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Chamber hears how area is 'Work Ready'

Tom Hines, executive director of training operations at Savannah Technical College, explained the Georgia Work Ready Initiative program to a crowd of about 50 during Thursday's Progress through People luncheon, sponsored by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.

April 01, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Long development authority elects chairwoman

LUDOWICI - The Long County Development Authority elected Christy Wingate as chairwoman, replacing the late Terry Gordon.

March 30, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


Coldwell Banker, Holtzman honored for sales

Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors was named the No. 1 company in units closed with 21-35 agents in the Southern region for independently owned and operated affiliated companies in the Coldwell Banker system in 2008.

March 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Officials to discuss nuke plant near Baxley

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff has scheduled an open house for Thursday, April 2, and will be available to discuss and answer questions about the agency's assessment of safety performance during 2008 at the Hatch nuclear power plant. The plant, operated by Southern Nuclear Operating Co., is about 11 miles north of Baxley and about 20 miles south of Vidalia.

March 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Local certified in corporate etiquette

McLEAN, Va. - Hinesville resident Daisy Jones was recently trained and certified as a corporate etiquette and international protocol consultant by The Protocol School of Washington.

March 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


87 counties post double digit unemployment

ATLANTA - More than half of Georgia's 159 counties have posted double-digit unemployment rates, according to an analysis from the state Labor Department.

Georgia has a record-high 9.3 percent jobless rate, more than a percentage point above the national average of 8.1 percent.

March 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Power sources make growth possible

Coastal Electric Cooperative Vice President Mark Bolton told Hinesville Rotarians Thursday that in terms of development and growth, electricity is usually taken for granted.

March 25, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business


Road work contractor faces fines

The contractor for the construction on Memorial Drive has been fined $124,250 by the federal Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for safety violations.

March 25, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


States missing out on extended jobless benefits

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - More than a half-million unemployed workers in Ohio and other states including Georgia are missing out on extended federal benefits because of the way laws in their states are written.

The economic stimulus package allows states with high unemployment to provide up to 20 weeks of extended federal benefits to workers who have exhausted other government benefits. But 13 states and the District of Columbia have laws written in a way that prevent them from qualifying for the money, according to a study by the National Employment Law Project, which promotes policies and programs that assist workers.

March 23, 2009 | Associated Press | Business


Guests mingle, talk business

LUDOWICI - The Long County Board of Education hosted the Long County Chamber of Commerce's Business After Hours at the board office on March 17.

March 23, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


Fair Tuesday covers working, contracts on post

There will be a workshop on how to get contracts and work on Fort Stewart on the post on Tuesday.

March 23, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Development reps tour IDI building

March 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Kroger to aid people living with muscular dystrophy

ATLANTA – The arrival of March signaled the start of Kroger's Atlanta Division annual Muscular Dystrophy Association fundraiser, where customers are encouraged to purchase $1 green shamrocks or $5 gold shamrocks at their local stores' cash registers. The fundraiser ends April 4 with a goal of raising $410,000.

March 20, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


State unemployment rate hits record

ATLANTA - The state Labor Department says Georgia's unemployment rate in February was 9.3 percent, the highest since rate-keeping was standardized by the federal government in 1976.

The department said Thursday that the previous record in Georgia was a revised 8.5 percent in January.

March 19, 2009 | Associated Press | Business


State fines 30 gas station for gouging

ATLANTA - More than 30 Georgia gas stations have paid fines to the state Office of Consumer Affairs over alleged price gouging in the wake of Gulf Coast hurricanes last fall.

Some stations have to pay up to $10,000 in fines to the state, while others must refund money to customers who can prove they bought gas during the price spike. The list includes a $20,000 fine against nine Tennessee-based Pilot Travel Center stations.

March 19, 2009 | Associated Press | Business


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Development authority backs SNF expansion

During its Monday morning meeting, the Liberty County Development Authority approved the site plan for SNF Chemtall's warehouse expansion, Floquip. The approved plan included some variances, such as removing three parking spaces from the visitors' entrance in the cul-de-sac. It also included an exception to the minimum-standard required between the truck/visitors driveway and employee driveway.

August 21, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Chamber replaces administrative assistant

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently added Melissa Bloom to its staff as administrative assistant. She replaces Krista Maines, who recently moved to the finance-assistant position.

August 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


State revenue up 5.5% in July

Georgia's net tax collections for July totaled nearly $1.49 billion for an increase of $78 million, or 5.5 percent, compared to the month-ended July 2013, according to Gov. Nathan Deal.

August 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Long Co. Commission welcomes ambulance service

Dr. James Graham owns and directs Excelsior Ambulance Service, Long County's new service provider. He addressed the county commission Aug. 5.

August 13, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Business


MidCoast Regional to get new fuel supplier

MidCoast Regional Airport's Local Joint-Management Board on Thursday approved a new fuel-supply service contract with World Fuel Service.

August 13, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Business


Maines hired at chamber as admiin assistant

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently added Krista Maines to its staff as administrative assistant.

August 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Bank donates toward SPLOST campaign

The Liberty County branch of Ameris Bank recently donated $1,500 to the 2014 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) marketing campaign.

August 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting

Jones Medical Equipment, with support from the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the company's one-year anniversary Aug. 1 at 481 E.G. Miles Parkway in Hinesville.

August 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Veterans group board member speaks to Hinesville Rotarians

John Caravella, a Vietnam veteran and board member of Veterans Heart Georgia, was the guest speaker Tuesday at the Hinesville Rotary Club's weekly meeting at the La Quinta Inn & Suites.

August 06, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Business


Tradeport East to get new high-pressure gas line

The Tradeport East Business Center in Midway soon will receive a high-pressure gas line thanks to a $46 million expansion of Atlanta Gas Light's Strategic Infrastructure Development and Enhancement program.

August 05, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Business


Georgia Ports set tonnage record

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority moved more than 29 million tons of cargo, 3 million 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) and more than 700,000 auto and machinery units in fiscal year 2014.

July 31, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


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