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Invest beyond short-term CDs

Many people depend on certificates of deposit (CDs) to provide extra income, yet CD rates have been fairly low for a while. In recent months, in fact, one-year CDs were paying about 0.5 percent, two-year CDs topped out at around 1 percent and five-year CDs paid between 2 percent and 2.3 percent. Those rates are scanty enough, but they can seem even lower in an economic environment marked by rising food and gas prices.

June 03, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business News


Coastal EMC mixes business, fun at 71st annual meeting

Coastal Electric Cooperation's 71st annual meeting combined lighthearted entertainment with the democratic process Thursday at Midway Middle School. The cooperative is a not-for-profit electric distribution company that provides power to about 14,000 residents in Liberty, Bryan, Long and McIntosh counties.

June 03, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Business News


Jobless rate continues to fall in area

The jobless rates for both metro Savannah and the coastal Georgia area have dropped for the month of April, according to State State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler

June 01, 2011 | Staff report | Business News


Hinesville’s April jobless rate dips to 8.5 percent

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Hinesville area decreased to 8.5 percent in April, down one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 8.6 percent in March. The jobless rate in the Hinesville area in April a year ago was 8.1 percent.

May 31, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Chambers hosts Liberty Ball

Presented by Liberty Regional Medical Center and the Hinesville Area Arts Council, the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce hosted the Liberty Ball on May 14. The event, which celebrated the 234th birthday of the county, was well received by the community with close to 100 in attendance.

May 27, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Agent joins global real estate network

Brigitte Cabeza-Shanken of Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors recently earned a certified international property specialist designation and joins a worldwide network of global real-estate practitioners with expertise in working with international clients as well as serving the growing multicultural population in the United States.

May 27, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Tattoo parlor opens in Hinesville

Hard Knox Tattoo Co., 750 E.G. Miles Parkway, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening Tuesday in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.

May 27, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


LCDA OKs refinancing $25M debt

The Liberty County Development Authority approved the decision Monday to start decreasing its $25,177,965.38 debt to SunTrust Bank starting in July or August.

May 25, 2011 | Seraine Page | Business News


State jobless rate drops under 10%

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.

May 24, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


LCDA looks to refinance SunTrust Bank debts

The board of the Liberty County Development Authority met Friday to discuss terms for refinancing three short-term bank notes it has with SunTrust Bank that total $25,177,965.38.

May 23, 2011 | Hollie Moore Barnidge | Business News


Immigration reform worries onion region

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.

May 20, 2011 | By Kate Brumback and Ray Henry Associated Press writers | Business News


New businesses actually three things

Anthony and Allison McDaniel, owners of All is On Enterprises and A Timeless Memory Photography at 913 E.G. Miles Parkway, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce on May 6. The McDaniels welcomed chamber staff, board members and ambassadors, friends and family to the event, which was held at the newly renovated offices.

May 20, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Chamber ambassadors staying busy

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently kicked off its 2011 ambassador program.

May 20, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Save for retirement and education together

The school year is coming to a close, which means that if you have young children, you now are one year closer to college days - and college bills. At the same time, you are moving nearer to your own retirement. Can you save for college while you put away money for retirement? Yes - but it will take planning, patience and discipline.

May 20, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business News


Deal backs extending port road

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.

May 17, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


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Liberty's own Furniture Guy

Treasured tables, furniture and other pieces start off as rough pieces of old wood before David Betts puts his hand to it in his Midway ...

January 21, 2017 | By Alena Cowley Correspondent | Business News


Local eatery suffers minor damage from fire

UPDATE: According to Izola's Facebook Page the restaurant is once again open for business as of 11 a.m. today.

January 19, 2017 | Patty Leon | Business News


Bank donates $10,000 to food bank

SAVANNAH - America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia received a $10,000 check from South State Bank Friday to address food insecurity in Coastal Georgia.

January 16, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Starbucks on way to Hinesville

Coffee lovers, get ready. Starbucks is coming to the Oglethorpe Square Shopping Center.

January 16, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Business News


Hobby Lobby hopes to open store in March

OKLAHOMA CITY - Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., is predicting that it will open its new Hinesville store by mid March.

January 09, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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