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Retailers crossing fingers for Black Friday

Local merchants are hopeful they will have a profitable holiday season, even in a slow economy. The busy pre-Christmas shopping period will kick off the day after Thanksgiving, known to retailers as "Black Friday."

November 25, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Business


LCDA put money behind promoting growth

The Liberty County Development Authority recently took action on several items.

November 20, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


State jobless rate at 10.2 in October

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose slightly to 10.2 percent in October, up one-tenth of a percent from a revised 10.1 percent in September.

November 20, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


VIP convention prizes spur promotion here

Barbara Meador, Cathy O'Hagan and MeLissa Green of VIP Office Furniture and Supply recently won prizes at the TriMega Focus 2009 conference in Hollywood, Fla. Meador won $1,000, O'Hagan won an iPod Nano and Green won a 750GB desktop hard drive.

November 20, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Bennett Agency owner earns service award

As a business leader and resident of the Hinesville/Liberty County area, Allstate agency owner Lynn Bennett, of the Bennett Agency, has been designated a premier service agency for 2009.

November 20, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Printing problem delays paper

 A major problem with the Courier's printer in Statesboro Saturday evening delayed delivery of Sunday's paper.

Courier publisher Mark Griffin said papers were to be delivered Sunday, but he apologized to readers for any inconvenience it caused.

November 15, 2009 | Staff report | Business


Hinesville Day Spa moves

The Hinesville Day Spa and Salon recently had a grand opening in its new location. Owner Sheela Eichhorn and her staff moved the spa to 951 E.G. Miles Parkway.

November 13, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Shane's Rib Shack coming to Hinesville

Fans of sweet, smoky barbecued pork and chicken have a new reason to lick their lips. Shane's Rib Shack barbecue restaurant is planning to open a franchise in Hinesville in December.

November 13, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Correspondent | Business


The Colleseum opens

Hinesville has a new sports bar. The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed new chamber members Tyrone Adams and Jodee Carleen, owners of the Colleseum, with a ribbon cutting and grand opening.

November 13, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Fish World & Pet Shop reopens

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently had a ribbon cutting and grand opening for Fish World and Pet Shop, a family owned and operated pet store in Hinesville that specializes in fresh- and saltwater fish. It also carries reptiles, small animals, birds and pet supplies.

November 13, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Holiday bazaar in Midway Nov. 28

Midway will have a holiday bazaar from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at the Midway Civic Center, 9397 E. Oglethorpe Highway. Merchants will showcase products and offer deals during the indoor shopping event. The family event is free to the public.

November 13, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Money offered to plant trees around post

Private lands surrounding Fort Stewart may soon be planted with longleaf pine seedlings, a native species that also will be reintroduced in other locations across the Georgia coast. The $200,000 project is being funded by federal stimulus money.

November 09, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Business


Heating help available to needy

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Human Services is helping Georgians struggling to keep up with the cost of heating their homes.

November 09, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Manufacturer gets OK

At its Tuesday meeting, the Liberty County Commission approved a motion to begin the clearing and grading stage for a three-building, 206,787-square-foot manufacturing facility in the Tradeport East Business Park across from the Target Distribution Center.

November 06, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business


Real estate agents further careers

Local Re/Max Accent realtor Terry Sherell Fortson recently earned a graduate realtor institute designation from the Georgia and National Associations of Realtors.

November 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


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One overlooked factor in the American religious landscape — fertility rates

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.

May 23, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


There's a new trend among America's elderly class, and it's kind of depressing

Americans seem to be falling in love with the single life.

May 23, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Why housing costs are out of reach for millions of Americans

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.

May 23, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Tipping is more than just a kind gesture, it's window into cultural attitudes about money

You can tell a lot about a person based on how he or she tips, at least according to author and researcher Kabir Sehghal.

May 22, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Is the 40-hour workweek falling out of fashion?

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.

May 22, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Grand opening for real estate office

Liberty Real Estate Services held a grand opening April 30 for its new office in Ludowici.

May 21, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


American employees miss out on average $1,300 annually, report says

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.

May 20, 2015 | Mandy Morgan Deseret News | Business


How quickly interviewers decide if they'll hire you or not

While it's important to prepare thoroughly for an interview, it may be even more important to make an enduring impression.

May 20, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Business


What Americans get wrong about miscarriages

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.

May 19, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Ice cream distribution center still open

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.

May 19, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher Correspondent | Business


Phone store opens new location

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.

May 19, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Yoga at work might help you control stress

If you’re like the majority of American workers, you’ve most likely felt stressed at work within the past week.

May 18, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Business


What does a Dutch cereal farm have to teach us about overpopulation?

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.

May 18, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


How The Great Recession affected your emotional health

The Great Recession has shaped up to be one of the defining factors of the millennial generation.

May 18, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


McDonald's unhealthy image and why it can't shake it

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.

May 18, 2015 | Deborah Sutton Deseret News | Business


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