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September jobs cut is deepest in five years

WASHINGTON -- Employers slashed payrolls by 159,000 in September, the most in more than five years, a worrisome sign that the economy is hurtling toward a deep recession.

October 18, 2008 | By Jeannine Aversa Associated Press writer | Business


State of ports address talks big business

Georgia Ports Authority's Executive Director Doug J. Marchand will deliver the annual state of the port address on Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. He will speak about the latest developments in Savannah's maritime transportation industry and what the future holds for the Port of Savannah.

October 18, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Natural gas provider files bankruptcy

ATLANTA - Natural gas marketer Catalyst Energy has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after losing its required line of credit.

October 18, 2008 | Associated Press | Business


Hinesville jobless rate at 6.6% in August

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the unemployment rate in Hinesville rose to a preliminary unadjusted rate of 6.6 percent in August, up 1.5 percentage points over the year from 5.1 percent in August 2007.

October 18, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Area bankers say they are solvent, strong

Community banks are facing an increased risk of insolvency, according to a measure of banks' health known as the Texas ratio. Based on data derived from

October 16, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Stock futures point to at least partial rebound

NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks headed for a partial rebound Tuesday, a day after logging their steepest losses in years when the House voted down a proposed $700 billion rescue plan for the financial sector.

October 15, 2008 | By Tim Paradis Associated Press writer | Business


Real estate transfers for Sept. 28

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from Sept. 1-5. The listings include the names of the sellers and buyers, the book and page where the deed can be found in deed books maintained in the clerk's office, the transfer tax (which gives an estimate of the price paid, based on $1 per $1,000) and a description of the property, which may be the subdivision and/or Georgia Militia District where it is located. Refer to the accompanying map for the GMD numbers.

October 14, 2008 | Staff report | Business


Chili's launches 'create-a-pepper' to fight cancer

ATHENS – In support of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Chili's Grill and Bar announced its fifth annual "Create-A-Pepper" campaign during September by inviting people to get creative and raise funds to help St. Jude find cures and help children with cancer and other childhood diseases.

October 14, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Citigroup taking over Wachovia bankins

NEW YORK - In the latest byproduct of the widening global financial crisis, Citigroup Inc. will acquire the banking operations of Wachovia Corp. in a deal facilitated by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

October 14, 2008 | By Sara Pepro Associated Press writer | Business


Recent industrial recruits say business is holding

Tenants in the Tradeport East Business Center have each reported progress since finding a home in Liberty County and say they expect future success.

October 14, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Work starts on Ford Plantation

RICHMOND HILL - The Ford Plantation luxury community and private sporting club recently began renovations to automobile magnate Henry Ford's historic winter mansion.

October 11, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Energy, water conservation sales get tax holiday

ATLANTA - In an effort to help Georgians conserve energy and water, save money and protect the environment, Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Georgia's fourth annual Energy Star sales-tax holiday has been expanded for the first time to include WaterSense labeled products. Georgians will not pay state or local sales taxes on the purchase of energy efficient or water efficient products that cost $1,500 or less per item. The sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, and runs through midnight Sunday, Oct. 5.

October 11, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Recession could hit homes here, experts say

President Bush warned Wednesday that the country could experience a recession if the federal government does not take action on the proposed $700 billion bailout, and area experts say the financial crisis can come as close as anyone's front door step.

October 11, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


WaMu becomes biggest bank to fail in US history

NEW YORK -- As the debate over a $700 billion bank bailout rages on in Washington, one of the nation's largest banks - Washington Mutual Inc. - has collapsed under the weight of its enormous bad bets on the mortgage market.

October 11, 2008 | By Madlen Read Associated Press writer | Business


Bank VP on Savannah Tech board

The Coastal Bank's executive vice president and chief operating officer, Jim LaHaise, has been named to the Savannah Technical College Foundation Board of Directors. As part of Savannah Tech's board, LaHaise will help shape the vision and the future of this regional technical college.

October 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


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Shredder open to public in Ludowici

A mobile shredder will be at Altamaha Credit Union in Ludowici from 4-6 p.m. Thursday. It is open to anyone who wants to bring documents that need to be shredded, free of charge and unlimited amount of shred.

April 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Windows XP users abandoned

If you've been on the Internet for a number of years and have refused to buy the latest and greatest things that have come out, you might currently have an unsupported operating system.

April 20, 2014 | By David Uffington King Features | Business


Ports set monthly record high

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority achieved its highest month on record in March, moving 2.61 million tons of cargo - a 15.5 percent increase over the same month a year ago.

April 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Photog, cupcake store mark openings

KMP Studio and KT's Kupkakes and Kandii held a joint ribbon cutting and grand opening in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce on March 28 at 445 E.G. Miles Parkway in Hinesville.

April 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Baby clothes resale shop opens in Midway

Bottoms Up held a ribbon cutting for the grand opening of its new business space April 8 at 217 C Butler St. in Midway. The event was done with support from the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.

April 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Custom vehicle shop opens in Flemington

Keoni Lino recently opened Lino's Street Customs LLC at 1661-C E. Oglethorpe Highway, across from the La Quinta Inn in Flemington. To celebrate, a grand opening was held April 10.

April 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


CenturyLink offers assistance program

CenturyLink is spreading the word about low-income assistance programs that help qualifying consumers obtain reduced-price voice and high-speed Internet services.

April 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Tax-free days extended for two years

Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday signed House Bill 958, legislation that will extend the statewide back-to-school tax-free holiday and ENERGY STAR and WaterSense appliance tax-free holiday weekends for an additional two years.

April 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Money needed for turn lane at I-95 interchange

Despite buzz last year that Midway residents would be able to satisfy their Big Mac cravings without having to leave city limits, McDonald's never did set up shop at the Highway 84/Interstate 95 interchange. Rumor had it that the halted restaurant plan boiled down to an expensive right-turn lane required by the Georgia Department of Transportation.

April 17, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Business


Attorneys move offices for new eatery

Hinesville attorneys Jay and Joel Osteen have moved their office - literally. Their old office building on the corner of Oglethorpe Highway and Fraser Street and a smaller building next door were moved early Sunday morning to a rural, unincorporated area of Long County.

April 16, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Courier wins top ad awards

The Coastal Courier and Bryan County News took home top awards from this year's Georgia Press Association 2014 Advertising Conference and Awards Banquet, held April 3-4 at Lake Blackshear Resort in Cordele.

April 14, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


Native hired by international firm

ATLANTA - Colliers International Atlanta has named Hinesville native Rod Mullice Sr. vice president and national director of its newly formed Transit Oriented Development group.

April 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


State tax revenues up 12 percent in March

Gov. Nathan Deal announced this week that Georgia's net tax collections for the month of March totaled $1.32 billion for an increase of nearly $144.5 million, or 12.3 percent, compared to the month-ended March 2013.

April 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Sweet smell of a Fort Stewart burn

You may have noticed the smoke in the air from time to time as tree farmers conduct prescribed burns.

April 13, 2014 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


Chamber welcomes business service provider

Team Clift 5LINX held a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, March 25 at the Chamber of Commerce in Hinesville.

April 12, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


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