Sports retailer opens Sylvester location

SYLVESTER, Ga. — National sporting goods retailer Hibbett Sporting Goods Inc., operating as Hibbett Sports, has opened its newest store in Sylvester.

The new store opened at 619 E. Franklin St. in the Sylvester Plaza Thursday and will employ approximately eight full- and part-time team members.

Hibbett Sports stocks a large selection of athletic footwear, athletic apparel and team athletic equipment.

Georgia has been a target of the company’s expansion for several years. With the addition of the Sylvester location, the company has 89 stores in Georgia. Of those stores, Dalton was the first to open in 1992.

The new Sylvester location joins a growing number of Hibbett Sports stores in Southwest Georgia, including stores in Albany, Tifton and Cordele.