ATLANTA - Now through March 13, Kroger customers can buy a $1 or $5 paper icon at any Kroger cash register to benefit the "Rock Eagle 4-H Center Cabin Campaign." The statewide effort, which includes all 176 Kroger stores in Georgia, is designed to raise $100,000 to fund construction of the "Kroger Cabin," the first corporate-sponsored cabin on the Rock Eagle 4-H Center campus in Eatonton. During the past two years, Kroger has raised more than $171,000 toward the project, but $250,000 is needed to finish the cabin.
U.S. Patriot recently celebrated its Hinesville store's grand opening with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce at a ribbon cutting. The store is in the former Rite Aid building and is a woman-owned, veteran-owned military and law enforcement supplier based in Columbia, S.C.
Gov. Sonny Perdue and George Israel, CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, have announced the launch of Hire Work Ready, a new initiative designed to provide funding to small businesses that hire Work Ready-certified employees.
NEW YORK (AP) - Your next credit card statement is going to contain an ugly truth: how much that card really costs to use.
Shane's Rib Shack opened its Hinesville eatery last Thursday and manager Shane Burke, whose name is not connected to the business, said business has been brisk and steady. "We expected a good turnout, but it's been a bit more than we expected," he said. "It seems everybody in town loves it so we are trying to give them what they want." The complete story is in Friday's Coastal Courier.
SNF Chemtall has requested a modification of its wastewater pretreatment permit from Georgia's Environmental Protection Division, but some area residents would like an opportunity to discuss the issue before the permit is approved. A public comment period regarding the permit ends Feb. 28.
The Liberty County Board of Education will host a job fair from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Feb. 27.
South Georgia Bank President Bran Thompson extended a warm welcome to visitors on a cold, rainy morning for the bank's ribbon-cutting in Hinesville. The bank officially opened the doors to its fourth branch Friday, exchanging a temporary home on Highway 84 for new, permanent digs on Main Street.
Liberty County Development Authority members had a called meeting Thursday afternoon to review and approve details regarding the delivery of water service to the old Dorchester Consolidated School property.
ATLANTA - Starting Feb. 12, the state energy efficient appliance rebate program will provide Georgia residents with rebates ranging from $25-$199 on Energy Star rated appliances. Energy Star appliances eligible for the program include clothes washers, dishwashers, air conditioners, heat pumps, furnaces, water heaters, refrigerators and freezers. The total amount available for rebates is $8.6 million.
SNF, a global manufacturer of chemical products with operations in Liberty County and headquarters in Andrezieux, France, was recently named a recipient of the 2010 Crystal Peach Award by the Atlanta French-American Chamber of Commerce at an awards ceremony in Atlanta.
Whether you're a packrat, a fan of freebies or just the unfortunate recipient of too many hand-me-downs, a new online site has popped up to help you get rid of your extra stuff without the hassle of pricing dozens of knick-knacks and haggling with early-bird bargain hunters on your front lawn. For more details from this story, pick up a copy of Wednesday's Coastal Courier. Click here, to go to the Bookoo.com.
Hinesville business Data South Systems is ranked No. 13 on the "Bulldog 100: Fastest Growing Bulldog Businesses" list for 2010, released by the University of Georgia Alumni Association.
Efforts by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and its community partners to improve the skills of the local workforce are paying off.
Southeast Auto Service of Hinesville recently was selected by NAPA Auto Parts to become the designated NAPA AutoCare Center for Hinesville. Southeast Auto Service is one of two NAPA AutoCare Centers in Liberty County.
Arguably the most pervasive takeaway of The Pew Research Center's recent report on the religious landscape of America is that Christianity in America is on the decline, and religion itself may be falling out of fashion.
Americans seem to be falling in love with the single life.
When it comes to the modern American economy, location is everything. As recent studies have shown, your zip code makes a huge difference when it comes to upward mobility and career opportunities.
You can tell a lot about a person based on how he or she tips, at least according to author and researcher Kabir Sehghal.
In 1938, Congress passed the Fair Labor Standards Act as part of then president Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal. As a result, the 40-hour workweek (based on the eight-hour workday) became fully integrated, and legislated, as part of American corporate culture.
Liberty Real Estate Services held a grand opening April 30 for its new office in Ludowici.
American workers are leaving an average $1,336 each year on the table by not contributing enough money into their company's 401(k) savings plan to get the "free money" that comes from the employer's matching contribution, according to a report by Financial Engines.
While it's important to prepare thoroughly for an interview, it may be even more important to make an enduring impression.
Despite the fact that 15 to 20 percent of clinically recognized pregnancies end in miscarriage, Americans remain largely in the dark as to why and how often they happen, according to a new study by The American College of Obstetrician and Gynecologists.
Blue Bell Creameries' transfer station in Bryan County will remain open despite significant cost-cutting measures by the company, a Blue Bell spokesman said Tuesday.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting May 7 for The Wireless Company's Verizon retail store at 764 W. Oglethorpe Highway, Suite B in Hinesville.
If you’re like the majority of American workers, you’ve most likely felt stressed at work within the past week.
Concerns about overpopulation have been a mainstay in poverty eradication discussions for decades. But according to the Brookings Institution, the problem isn't only overhyped, it's also missing the bigger issue.
The Great Recession has shaped up to be one of the defining factors of the millennial generation.
With a wink to its core customer, the 18-25-year-old, non-discerning white male, McDonald’s released an ad in January mocking heath nuts.