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Wrigley will remake its iconic advertising jingles

The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co., which operates its largest chewing gum factory in Flowery Branch, has announced it will team up with pop sensation Chris Brown, rising country star and reality show champion Julianne Hough and hip-hop artist Ne-Yo to re-record three of the Wrigley's brands well-known jingles: the unforgettable Doublemint "Double Your Pleasure" (1960); the famous Juicy Fruit "Taste is Gonna Move Ya" (1983); and the Big Red "Kiss a Little Longer" (1979).

August 15, 2008 | From staff reports | Business


Small-business center offers classes

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center will offer marketing and QuickBooks classes in August.

August 15, 2008 | From staff reports | Business


New Oakwood lab helps keep poultry flocks healthy

A new biosecure necropsy building opened last week at the Georgia Poultry Laboratory in Oakwood. The $100,000 facility allows post-mortem examination of chickens without the possibility of introducing disease into the main laboratory building.

August 13, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Business


Newsmakers in business

Wilheit joins Georgia Cancer Coalition Board

August 13, 2008 | From staff reports | Business


Hamilton State Bancshares plans to acquire Jefferson State Bank

Hamilton State Bancshares, a Braselton-based bank holding company, announced Monday that it will acquire Jefferson State Bank of Cumming.

The acquisition has been approved by both bank boards and now requires regulatory approval and the approval of Jefferson State Bank shareholders. The acquisition is expected to be finalized in the fourth quarter of 2008.

August 12, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Business


North Georgia Freight acquires Dahlonega Transport

North Georgia Freight has acquired the assets and operations of Dahlonega Transport, a nationwide truckload carrier of general commodities.

August 12, 2008 | By Staff Reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Business


Skaggs: Fewer than 10 queens led fire ant invasion of United States

Invasive fire ants plague most of the Southeast, rooting out native species and delivering blistering bites to whatever gets in their way. Amazingly, they all likely came from fewer than a dozen stowaways that landed in Mobile, Ala., in the mid-1930s, says a University of Georgia researcher.

August 11, 2008 | Billy Skaggs | Business


Soy concerns have Tyson recalling chicken

Tyson Foods Inc. voluntarily has recalled 51,360 pounds of frozen raw chicken breast tenderloins because of concerns it may contain soy.

August 11, 2008 | From staff reports | Business


Public Service Commission sets more hearings about Atmos' rate hike request

Tuesday in Atlanta, the Georgia Public Service Commission will hold the second round of public hearings on a request from Atmos Energy Corp. for a rate increase.

August 11, 2008 | From staff reports | Business


Area housing may be on the rebound

It isn't the best of times, but there are signs that the worst of times in the Hall County real estate market may be nearing an end.

August 10, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Business


Newsmakers, Aug. 3

Attorney Walker honored by State Bar of Georgia

August 10, 2008 | | Business


Computer Care: Knowing a little about your printer can yield better results

Whether you're working on a text document or a digital image, chances are eventually you are going to print them. Every printer is different, although basically the same. Most computer users don't go beyond clicking the print button, but there are many options if you look a bit deeper.

August 09, 2008 | Arthur Glazer | Business


Skaggs: Drought makes controlling weeds much more difficult for farmers

The ongoing drought of 2007 and 2008 has brought on many challenges to those working in agriculture and agribusiness such as limited water for crops, livestock wells running dry, and limited hay and feed production. However, another challenge faced by farmers also is further complicated by drought - weed control.

August 04, 2008 | Billy Skaggs | Business


PSC staff advises smaller Atmos Energy rate increase

The public interest advocacy staff of the Georgia Public Service Commission has recommended that Atmos Energy be granted only one-third of its requested $6.15 million rate increase.

August 04, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Business


Newsmakers, July 27

Wilbanks is assistant VP at Peach State Bank

Heather Wilbanks has been promoted to assistant vice president at Peach State Bank & Trust. Wilbanks oversees the private banking division and joined the bank in 2005. Wilbanks is a 1999 graduate of North Georgia College & State University and has completed studies at the Georgia Banking School. A resident of North Hall, she and her husband, Matthew, have one son, Colton. They attend New Haven Church, where she is a member of the softball team. "Heather has made a valuable contribution to the success of Peach State Bank during her tenure here, and ...

August 03, 2008 | From staff reports | Business


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Newsmakers in business, May 24

Hyder joins Peach State Bank as senior loan officer

May 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Business


2 families pair up to produce locally grown meat

There's two donkeys named Thelma and Louise, who think they're dogs. Gus the Rooster, who is very protective of his ladies - lashing out at the occasional henhouse visitor. And, two lambs: Easter, who was born during Holy Week, and Pumpkin Pie, who had a recent cameo in a local church musical.

May 16, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Business


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