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Comcast donates $3,300 to area Head Start programs

SAVANNAH - The Comcast Foundation donated $2,480 to the Economic Opportunity Authority for Savannah-Chatham Inc.'s Head Start program and $820 to Liberty County Head Start.

July 17, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Allstate recognizes Hinesville office

Allstate Insurance Company has recognized Allstate agency owner Lynn Bennett with the Chairman's Conference Award for high standards in customer satisfaction, customer retention and profitable business growth.

July 17, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


STC program guarantees an interview

Job-seekers are out in droves and one local employer is looking to give the unemployed a competitive edge.

July 17, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Business


Small businesses weathering the storm

While some businesses in Liberty County seem to be here today and gone tomorrow, there still are a few establishments clawing their way through the tumultuous economy.

July 17, 2009 | Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Pouring for Paws raises $3,300

The third annual Pouring for Paws celebrity bartending event last Saturday night raised $3,300 for the Liberty Humane Shelter. The celebration at Revolutions Night Club even featured a performance by Cody Walden, a county musician from Ludowici.

July 15, 2009 | Patty Leon Staff writer | Business


Liberty Jewelers host after hours social

July 10, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


USA Discounters moving into local shopping plaza

Space is filling up at the Liberty Square Plaza as another national company moves in for business.

July 10, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Area jobless rate up; better than state

Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate jumped two-tenths of a percent to 7.4 percent in May, but is still below the state average.

July 10, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Dryden housing project progressing

More homes are going up in Hinesville as Liberty County developers continue to prepare for growth.

July 08, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Leadership Liberty graduates next group

Liberty County Chamber of Commerce has announced the graduation of it's fifth Leadership Liberty Class at Bluff Creek. Leadership Liberty is an adult leadership class designed to cultivate future leaders for Liberty County during a nine-month course. The chamber will begin accepting nominations for the 2009-10 class in August.

July 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


New law gives 'cash for clunkers'

Mike Reed, general manager of NeSmith Chevrolet in Hinesville, announced that President Barack Obama signed into law a program on June 30 that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is calling the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS). This is a government program that helps motorists purchase new, more fuel efficient vehicles when they trade in a less fuel efficient vehicle through credit of up to $4,500 from the government.

July 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


CenturyTel, EMBARQ merger complete

MONROE, La. - CenturyTel, Inc. and Embarq Corporation announced recently that they have completed their merger.

July 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Sonic crew in service olympics

OKLAHOMA CITY - The Hinesville Sonic Drive-In crew is one step closer to qualifying for the national finals of the 16th annual Dr Pepper Sonic Games, the competition that recognizes the best Sonic Drive-Ins in the country.

July 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Day care is 'center of recognition'

June 29, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Work begins on new office park

Another office park is going up in Hinesville - more proof news of the 5th BCT's absence on Fort Stewart may not hurt growth in Liberty County.

June 26, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


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Development authority deals with infastructure

The Liberty County Development Authority on Wednesday approved entering into a partnership with the city of Hinesville and the Liberty County Board of Commissioners to pay off an extension on MidCoast Regional Airport.

May 26, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Business


Hollywood's 'women problem' is on peak display, and there's a rather simple solution

With the release of the mega-expensive, and mega-anticipated, superhero tent-pole film “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” many critics have expressed fatigue at the manner in which Hollywood blockbusters portray their women heroes.

May 25, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


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


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