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Weapons maker expanding in S.C.

The small arms manufacturer based at the Interstate Centre in Black Creek has announced it will be expanding – but not in Bryan County.

July 11, 2011 | Staff report | Business News


Money matters: City OKs airport budget, $271K in HUD funding

The Hinesville City Council on Thursday approved its $30,031 portion of the MidCoast Regional Airport budget for fiscal year 2012.

July 11, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Business News


Annuities 101

Nervous investors have faced many challenges over the last few years searching for safe havens. That's one reason many turn to annuities to ensure a steady stream of retirement income. But with so many types of annuities offered – and complex rules, fees and restrictions – it's not uncommon for investors to buy products not ideally suited to their needs.

July 06, 2011 | By Jason Alderman Columnist | Business News


Know your investments and how to respond

When you invest, you take some risks. While you can't totally avoid these risks, you can take steps to help reduce their impact and increase your comfort level. And the more comfortable you are with your investments, the easier it will be to follow a long-term strategy that can help you meet your goals.

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


Hinesville jobless rate at 8.7% in May

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler recently said that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Hinesville area increased to 8.7 percent in May, up two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 8.5 percent in April.

July 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Allstate honors local agent

As a business leader and involved citizen in the Hinesville area, Allstate exclusive agency owner Lynn Bennett of the Bennett Agency has been designated an Allstate Premier Service Agent for 2011. Bennett's office in Jesup also was honored.

July 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Firm announces Winn renovation contract

ATLANTA - The Southeast Division of McCarthy Building Companies Inc. recently announced its selection as construction manager by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District for the Winn Army Community Hospital renovation project on Fort Stewart.

July 03, 2011 | Provided by Business Wire | Business News


Committee recommends transit ‘wish list’ items

The Regional Transportation Roundtable Executive Committee gathered Wednesday to develop a constrained list of infrastructure projects that could be placed on next summer's Transportation Investment Act referendum.

July 02, 2011 | Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Business News


State contracts out I-95 maintenance

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Transportation is launching a three-year private road maintenance contract for Interstate 95 along the coast.

July 01, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


Jobs for spouses aim of initiative

WASHINGTON - In an effort to address military spouses' employment challenges, the Defense Department today launched a program to expand career opportunities for military spouses worldwide, and to recognize the skills and talents they bring to the employment table.

June 30, 2011 | By Elaine Sanchez American Forces Press Service | Business News


LCDA adopts 2012 budget, panel agrees to plan for ’13

In a 4-1 vote Tuesday, the Liberty County Development Authority adopted its $5,883,839 budget for fiscal year 2012. This coming year's budget was trimmed $3,471,313 from this past year's $9,355,152 general fund operations budget. LCDA's fiscal year is from July 1-June 30.

June 30, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Business News


Coastal joblessness up in May

ATLANTA – State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia area increased to 8.9 percent in May, up one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 8.8 percent in April. The jobless rate in the Coastal Georgia area in May a year ago was also 8.8 percent.

June 29, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


WaterWays to preview development

WaterWays Township, a 2,300-acre gated, planned community in south Bryan County, recently announced "Catch the Current," a series of previews to introduce its coastal lifestyle to the area.

June 29, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Savannah international loses airline

SAVANNAH - Vision Airlines is dropping its service to Savannah three months after the charter carrier added the coastal Georgia city to its schedule.

June 28, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


Port authority re-elects chairman

SAVANNAH - Alec Poitevint has been elected to serve a second year as board chairman of the Georgia Ports Authority.

June 28, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


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Former mayor on regional infrastructure panel

Former Hinesville Mayor Tom Ratcliffe just ended a term as chairman of the Coastal Regional Commission and has been named to head the CRC's ...

August 18, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Business News


Chamber names new information officer

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce has appointed Claudette Schomburg as its public information coordinator.

August 17, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Moses named to state bar Young Lawyers Division leadership post

Hinesville attorney Luke R. Moses of Jones Osteen & Jones has been appointed to serve in a leadership position for the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of ...

August 16, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Ga. Tech program looks to help integrate vets into workforce

Several Savannah business and military leaders – including Col. Jason Wolter, Garrison Commander of Fort Stewart; Mike Tucker, director of Coastal Workforce Board; Brad Patterson, HR ...

August 15, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Veteran journalist joins Courier staff

Eager to return to his love of reporting, longtime Morris Multimedia/Morris Technology employee Mark Swendra has joined the Coastal Courier and Bryan County News ...

August 14, 2017 | Staff report | Business News


Coastal Courier still local... still strong

We aren't changing.

August 13, 2017 | Staff report | Business News


Salon, boutique has ribbon cutting

Liberty County Minority Chamber hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Mieka's Hair Affair and Dee'stinctive Fashions on July 29 at 3707 East Oglethorpe Highway ...

August 12, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Businesses asked to donate supplies for teachers’ classrooms

Attention area teachers: If you find your classroom is running short on supplies, you'll have a chance to stock up later this month, and ...

August 12, 2017 | By Mark Swendra | Business News


Dick's now hiring for Pooler location

Dick's Sporting Goods has announced it is now hiring for its location opening soon in Pooler.

August 10, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News


DOT honors local employee

Tabeter Moore of Hinesville was awarded a Simply Best Performance Award for her work as the equal opportunity compliance officer for District 5 of the ...

July 31, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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