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State jobless rate dips in May

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 10.2 percent in May, down one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 10.3 percent in April. However, the jobless rate remains seven-tenths of a percentage point higher than the 9.5 percent at this same time last year. This is the 32nd consecutive month Georgia has exceeded the national unemployment rate, which is now 9.7 percent.

June 21, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Georgia Ports earn national award

NEW YORK - The Georgia Ports Authority won the 2010 Bronze Anvil Award from the Public Relations Society of America for superior performance in the design and execution of an individual public relations tactic within a broader public relations campaign. Honorees were recognized June 3 during the Silver Anvil Awards Evening at the Equitable Tower in New York City.

June 21, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Kroger recalls ice cream

Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin has alerted Georgians to the recall of some Kroger ice cream because it contains ingredients not listed on the label.

June 18, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


New JOJ attorney is area native

Attorney Carl Varnedoe has joined the Hinesville-based law firm of Jones, Osteen & Jones to focus his practice on personal injury and general civil litigation.

June 14, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Student wins manufacturer's logo contest

Gary Mitchell Jr., grandson of Liberty County's Lula M. Godbolt-Turman, won the 2010 Georgia Manufacturer's Appreciation Week Art Design Contest.

June 14, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


New thrift shop benefits homeless

The grand opening for K&K Thrift Shop was on June 5 and drew Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas and Liberty County Homeless Coalition President Herman Scott.

June 11, 2010 | By Charol Shearer Special to the Courier | Business


NeSmith gives $1,500 to youth baseball

Nesmith Chevrolet executive manager Mike Reed of Hinesville presented $500 donations May 20 to each of the youth baseball programs on Fort Stewart and the Liberty County Recreation Department. This is the second year the dealership has participated in the Chevy Youth Baseball Initiative, a national program that runs every March through July.

June 04, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Jekyll Island revitalization moves forward

JEKYLL ISLAND - The Jekyll Island Authority announced recently that three companies have been selected to join the Jekyll Island beach village project. They will build two new hotels and new retail space for the island. Following a request for proposal process, the board of directors approved the recommendations made by the Jekyll Island Authority evaluation committee, and project development agreements will be finalized with each company.

June 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Workshops for laid-off educators starting

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said the Georgia Department of Labor will begin a series of workshops this week to help thousands of laid-off Georgia education employees transition into new careers. The first workshops are today and Saturday at the Hilton Garden Inn in Albany, Atlanta Airport Marriott, Atlanta Marriott Century Center, Macon State College and the Marietta campus of Chattahoochee Technical College. All workshops will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

June 04, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Rotary hears of small business loans

At Tuesday's Rotary meeting Wendy Jeffers, senior lending officer for the Small Business Assistance Corporation, spoke about the current loans available through the Small Business Administration. Jeffers also informed the audience about the other assistance programs at their Liberty Street, Savannah, business resource center.

June 01, 2010 | Staff report | Business


April jobless numbers drop a little here

ATLANTA – The preliminary, unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Hinesville declined to 8 percent in April, down five-tenths of a percentage point in March, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.

May 29, 2010 | Staff report | Business


Georgia ports report 25 percent growth

SAVANNAH – Georgia Ports Authority's Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced this week that the GPA experienced 25.6 percent container growth in April and has recorded five consecutive months of double-digit growth through its ports.

May 29, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Foundry manager say work 'on track'

Firth Rixson Limited General Manager Chris Bohlmann spoke to the Richmond Hill Rotary Club on Thursday about the company's progress on the new Liberty County facility in Tradeport East and local job creation.

May 24, 2010 | By Katie McGurl Special to the Courier | Business


Bank hosting public document shredding

The Heritage Bank will offer a secure way to destroy confidential records and information with a free community shred day from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday in the bank parking lot at 300 S. Main St., Hinesville. "Shred It and Forget It" is open to the public.

May 21, 2010 | Staff report | Business


LCDA hosts Leadership Liberty

May 21, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


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Construction begins for Hinesville Housing Authority apartment project

Construction on the Hineshouse Way 1 and 2 Apartments has begun.

September 01, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Plugging into the sunshine

The recent passage of the Solar Financing and Free Market Act of 2015 has paved the way for affordable access to solar energy for homeowners ...

September 01, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Business


Area jobless rate rises in July

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for July was 6.9 percent, 0.2 percentage point from 6 ...

August 31, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate rises to 6.9 percent in July

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for July was 6.9 percent, 0.2 percentage point from 6 ...

August 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


New business aims to spread solar wealth

Editor's note: This is the first of two parts on the new available options for solar energy within Liberty County. Today, we look at ...

August 25, 2015 | Patty Leon | Business


Goodbye, Sal; hello, tea

The Liberty County Convention & Visitors Bureau announced a logo change this week, from Sal the salamander to a Mason jar with tea.

August 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Brunswick-based hospice accredited

BRUNSWICK - Heartland Hospice has received accreditation from the Community Health Accreditation Program Inc.

August 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Property transfers for Aug. 24

Deeds filed with the Liberty County Clerk of Courts between Aug. 3 and 9 include:

August 24, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Permits issued for movie studio

FONU2, Inc. announced Monday that Effingham County has approved Moon River Studios' initial permit request to begin construction of the entrance, roads, and water lines ...

August 19, 2015 | Effingham Herald | Business


VIP Office celebrates 40 years in Hinesville

VIP Office celebrated 40 years of business at its fourth annual Customer Appreciation Expo.

August 18, 2015 | Tiffany King | Business


Discount store's opening draws crowd

It was an exciting time for customers looking to welcome a new discount retailer to Hinesville.

August 15, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Business


Business wins advertising

Cathy Thomas and Rhonda Thomas, co-owners of Molly Maxine clothing and cosmetics boutique in downtown Hinesville, won $1,000 worth of free digital billboard advertising ...

August 14, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Discount store has ribbon cutting today

The newest Ollie's Bargain Outlet store will celebrate its grand opening in Hinesville with a ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. today at its ...

August 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


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