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City helping residents own their own homes

Carmen Emmanuel is looking forward to being a homeowner "with those keys in my hand," and "knowing that something is finally mine."

August 09, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Real estate transactions for July 23

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from June 30-July 11. The listings include the names of the sellers and buyers, the book and page where the deed can be found in deed books 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.

August 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Forester replants 11 million trees in Georgia

JESUP -- Plum Creek Timber Company has announced this year's spring planting exceeded 11 million seedlings in Georgia. The effort is part of Plum Creek's plan to regenerate and grow forests for future generations.

August 09, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Minimum wage goes up Thursday

WASHINGTON -- About 2 million Americans get a raise Thursday as the federal minimum wage rises 70 cents. The bad news: Higher gas and food prices are swallowing it up, and some small businesses will pass the cost of the wage hike to consumers.

August 08, 2008 | By Christopher S. Rugaber Associated Press writer | Business


Hinesville on business-friendly ranking

Hinesville is ranked 103 on a recently-released rating of the 179 best small places in the U.S. for business and careers compiled by Forbes magazine.

August 05, 2008 | Staff report | Business


Area unemployment rate up in May

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Labor reported today that the unemployment rate in the metro Hinesville area rose to a preliminary 5.4 percent in May, up five-tenths of one percent from a revised 4.9 percent in April.

July 23, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Judge on bank's board of directors

Judge Charles Paul Rose Jr. has been elected to the board of directors of South Georgia Bank.

July 23, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


State now offers tax breaks for 'green' building

ATLANTA - Georgia residential consumers and business owners are now eligible for a Georgia income tax credit for installing certain "clean energy property" as a result of House Bill 670, which passsed the 2008 General Assembly.

July 23, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Medical components maker moving to Bryan County

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Gov. Sonny Perdue recently announced that Dicon Technologies, Inc., a medical component manufacturer and a supplier to U.S. troops, will construct a new facility in Bryan County. The company will create up to 100 jobs in the next five years and invest almost $3.7 million.

July 23, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Phone company using new name

Coastal Communications has officially taken the name of its parent company, CenturyTel, Inc.

July 23, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Georgia's initial unemployment insurance claims down in May, up for year

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that 44,711 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for unemployment insurance benefits in May, down 13.4 percent from April. Most of the decline in claims came in manufacturing industries.

July 03, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Labor department to televise 14th annual job fair

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor's 14th annual televised job fair will be carried statewide on Georgia Public Broadcasting from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, June 22. The live broadcast, entitled Job Fair 2008, will originate from Atlanta, Albany and Toccoa. The broadcast will be simulcast over WALB-TV channel 10 in Albany and WNEG-TV channel 32 in Toccoa.

July 03, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Governor Perdue announces $7M in OneGeorgia awards

STATESBORO - Gov. Sonny Perdue and members of the OneGeorgia Authority Board met today at Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro where they approved the grants and loans from the OneGeorgia Authority's portfolio of financing programs including Equity, EDGE, BRIDGE and E 9-1-1. These projects, along with their respective local leadership representatives, were recognized at the OneGeorgia board meeting.

June 27, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


LCDA hires director of work force development and existing business

At the May meeting of the Liberty County Development Authority, Ronald Tolley, the authority's CEO, announced the hiring of DeLisa Espada for the newly created position of director of work force development and existing business.

June 27, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Long Development Authority discusses labor-force requirements

The Long County Development Authority discussed setting labor-force requirements for future businesses that will be located in the Industrial Park in the county.

June 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


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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


Career expo lets soldiers see options

Hundreds of soldiers, veterans and military spouses came to Club Stewart on Tuesday for a career expo hosted by the Noncommissioned Officers Association.

April 12, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Enmark backing Light the Night Walk

SAVANNAH - Enmark Stations Inc. once again has made a commitment to sell paper icons in all 59 of its retail stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk.

April 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


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