As a species, we humans have become increasingly creative in manipulating the plants we grow for food and fiber.
ATLANTA - Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 9.9 percent in April, down one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 10 percent in March, Georgia's labor commissioner said.
LYONS - Signs point to an exodus in Vidalia onion country. Fliers on a Mexican storefront advertise free transportation for workers willing to pick jalapenos and banana peppers in Florida and blueberries in the Carolinas. Buying an outbound bus ticket now requires reservations.
The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from May 6-13:
Pembroke and North Bryan County Chamber of Commerce officials helped owner Rebecca Mitchell cut the ceremonial ribbon Friday to mark the opening of the new 3-N-1 Hair Salon in Pembroke.
SAVANNAH - Gov. Nathan Deal is lending is his support to building a new $140 million highway that would give trucks expanded access to the Port of Savannah.
SAVANNAH - A major Japanese manufacturer is celebrating the completion of the first phase of its gas-powered turbine plant near Savannah.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor (GDoL) is launching a month-long effort to help job seekers improve their chances for employment.
The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from May 2-5.
THA Group president and CEO Ellen B. Bolch recently received the AWWIN 2011 Monica La Rue Award. AWWIN (Assisting Working Women in Need) annually bestows this accolade on a woman who employs five or more women while continuing to motivate and inspire women to pursue their dreams and visions.
MACON - The Georgia Construction Industry Licensing Board Division of Conditioned Air Contractors met April 20 and voted to accept cease and desist orders for unlicensed practice, including in Bryan County and some surrounding areas, for the following:
For a variety of reasons, many people, particularly those in the baby boom generation, are considering retiring later than they might have originally planned. Take full advantage of those extra working years by contributing as much as you can to a retirement plan that can help you build resources, defer taxes and, ultimately, maximize income.
Last time, I outlined how we improved corn yields and lowered production costs by backcrossing a gene that conferred pollen sterility to hybrid corn varieties. By 1956, just 12 years after the trait was discovered, 85 percent of all the corn grown in the United States and Canada carried the Texas cytoplasm male sterile (Tcms) gene.
A sewage spill took place Monday at the Quality Inn in Richmond Hill, forcing the restaurant at the motel to close.
Jump N' Jacks, Richmond Hill's new family fun center, held a ribbon cutting Friday afternoon to kick off its grand opening celebration.
Before your calendar fills up, here is a good Saturday activity for March.
When Pastor Chad Chaddick was ordained, he expected to be a teacher, a caretaker of the sick and elderly, a counselor and an evangelist to his community.
Richmond Hill-based Lesley Francis Public Relations has been selected to work with the nonprofit Ogeechee Riverkeeper.
We've just begun the new year, but the next academic year still is months away. Nonetheless, if you have a child who will be attending college in the fall, it's not too soon to start thinking about what might be a vital component of paying for his or her higher education: financial aid.
GAINESVILLE -- Port of Savannah officials have their hands full with an ambitious deepening project, but they're also watching how the transportation funding debate plays out in the Georgia General Assembly.
The Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce's January Business After Hours event, hosted by RE/MAX Accent, featured an oyster roast and chili bar from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday. The festivities, co-sponsored by South State Bank and held at the RE/MAX building on Richard Davis Drive in Richmond Hill, included door prizes, a raffle, refreshments and networking opportunities for attendees. Despite the cold, wet weather, the event was well-attended.
Last week's freezes were not nice to many of our landscape plants, especially the tropical ones of which we are so fond.
Complete.MD Medical Care held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house on Friday at its Richmond Hill location, 9665 Ford Ave. Staffers Kerri Cook, RN, and Dr. Sidney P. Smith welcomed community members, local leaders, elected officials and friends to the facility, where light refreshments were served.
Lesley Francis Public Relations has been appointed to work with The Whitman to raise the mansion's profile amongst residents and visitors to Savannah.
The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from Dec. 18-31:
If you're an investor, you probably had a pretty good year in 2014. But what's in store for 2015?
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