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Shopping spree winner announced

Christmas came early for Charlene Parlett of Hinesville, whose name was drawn as the grand prize winner of a $500 downtown shopping spree courtesy of the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority. The drawing concluded a three-week promotion.

December 16, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Track your spending

If you have a computer and really don't know where all your money goes, your life can be easier if you invest in personal-finance budget software. Nearly all of the finance programs have reports that you can customize and generate. Want to know how much you're spending for groceries? Or how much miscellaneous cash went to coffee in the morning? The program will tell you. Your bank statement will include the debit-card amounts, which you'll need to add in, but not the cash you spend. You'll need to enter that as well.

December 16, 2010 | By David Uffington Dollars and sense | Business


Make sure you are cyber secure

When Ben Franklin famously wrote "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," I'm pretty sure he wasn't warning his readers about the perils of cyber crime. But in today's world of phishing, shoulder-surfing and computer spyware, his advice hits home.

December 15, 2010 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Business


Insurance company expands in Georgia

Area residents, as well as those across the state, now have another choice when it comes to picking an insurance provider.

December 15, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Grants available for pines

Grants are available to private landowners to help restore and conserve longleaf pine trees.

December 15, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Chamber hires new executive director

Liberty County Chamber of Commerce interim director Leah Poole officially accepted the permanent position as executive director of the chamber on Thursday morning.

December 10, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Business


New sales manager at Jesup car dealer

JESUP - Chad NeSmith, general manager of NeSmith Walker Chevrolet Buick Pontiac GMC in Jesup, announced last week that the dealership hired Shawn Brookshire as the new general sales manager.

December 10, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Job growth is good sign for holidays

WASHINGTON - December is generally a bad time to look for work, and even worse now that the unemployment rate is nearing double digits. But there's reason for some optimism this holiday season.

December 10, 2010 | By Christopher S. Rugaber Associated Press writer | Business


Medicaid workshops this week

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., will sponsor a series of workshops during the open enrollment season for the Medicare Part D prescription drug program.

December 07, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Help make the website you want to use

The Coastal Courier is getting near unveiling a new website. It is still under construction, but we thought you might like to get a look and tell is what you think or make suggestions on what you'd like on it. The address, for now, is beta.coastalcourier.com. Click there and it will take you to it. And we'd appreciate hearing about any problems you see so we can fix them before the site is live.

December 03, 2010 | Staff report | Business


Hometown watchdog opens house

Liberty and Long counties' legal organ cut a ribbon on its remodeled office building Thursday. The Coastal Courier newspaper, established in 1871, celebrated yesterday the long-awaited renovation of its 30-year-old office building on South Main Street in downtown Hinesville.

December 03, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Business


NeSmith donates toy for every Facebook 'like'

Demere Nesmith, dealer principal of NeSmith Chevrolet Buick GMC in Claxton, announced recently that the company is launching a 15-day "Facebook FunRaiser - The Great Toy Giveaway" to benefit Toys For Tots, Backus Children's Hospital and Salvation Army. Through Dec. 15, NeSmith will donate a toy for every new person that "likes" their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/nesmithchevroletclaxton.

December 03, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


County designated for emergency loans

Area farmers and others across the state may be eligible for low-interest federal emergency loans after the U.S. Department of Agriculture designated 151 counties as primary disaster areas due to drought and excessive heat since July 1.

December 01, 2010 | Staff report | Business


Dealer giving away 3 cars for holidays

NeSmith Chevrolet Buick GMC of Claxton is hoping to make three people very happy this holiday season.

December 01, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Troop return boost Black Friday

Local retailers were busy the Friday after Thanksgiving, catering to cost conscious consumers, many of them soldiers recently returned to Fort Stewart from Iraq. Since October, about 5,000 3rd Infantry Division troops have redeployed. This week and next the bulk of the 3rd ID's 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team is expected to return home.

November 29, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Business


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Port wins clean air award

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority has received a 2016 Clean Air Excellence Award from the Environmental Protection Agency for its electric rubber-tired gantry crane program ...

July 28, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Metro Hinesville unemployment jumps to 6 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for June was 6 percent, up 1 percentage point from May ...

July 28, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Program aims to retain African-American land

McIntosh Sustainable Environment and Economic Development, based in Darien, has received a grant from the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities to implement the ...

July 27, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Bank donates to Armstrong program to educate veterans

SAVANNAH - Bank of America Charitable Foundation recently donated $5,000 to Armstrong State University for the second consecutive year.

July 27, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Area leadership class seeks members

Leadership Southeast Georgia, a leadership development program for professionals across 10 counties, is calling for nominations for the 2017 course.

July 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Restaurant open today, ribbon cutting Thursday

Bojangles' will open a new franchise restaurant in Hinesville on Monday.

July 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Chamber helps Stoners Pizza Joint cut ribbon on new Hinesville shop

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting July 13 for Stoners Pizza Joint at 103-D Gen. Screven Way in Hinesville.

July 21, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Largest ship ever docks at port

SAVANNAH - The MOL Benefactor was the first vessel to call on Savannah through the new locks of the expanded Panama Canal. At a capacity of ...

July 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Coastal Co-op director earns top certification

Coastal Electric Cooperative Director John T. Woods III of Sunbury earned his Director Gold Certificate recently from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

July 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Coastal Solar adds sales specialist

Keith Freeman says he has been enamored with solar power since the 1970s while attending the University of Alabama.

July 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


HDDA discusses upcoming events

Hollie Moore Barnidge, the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority's Main Street program manager, addressed business leaders at the Hinesville Downtown Partners meeting Thursday at VIP ...

July 19, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Business


Security Finance celebrates grand reopening

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting July 8 for Security Finance. The ribbon cutting was held to celebrate the grand reopening ...

July 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Chamber forming next leadership class

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce is taking nominations for the 2016-17 class of Leadership Liberty.

July 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Group funds counseling for grieving kids

SAVANNAH - Howard Family Dental Foundation, the charitable foundation of a dental office group based in coastal Georgia and South Carolina, donated $30,000 last month ...

July 14, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Ludowici woman recognized in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS - Phallin Black of Ludowici was recognized during Plexus Worldwide's 2016 Dream On Convention last month at the MGM Grand Hotel. Black was ...

July 14, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


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