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Coastal Bank acquires of BankSouth in Savannah

SAVANNAH -- Coastal Bankshares, Inc. and its subsidiary, The Coastal Bank, have acquired BankSouth's Savannah branches as part of a plan to expand The Coastal Bank's footprint and increase assets.

May 20, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Job fair on May 15

A Liberty/Long County job fair, sponsored by the Liberty County Department of Labor Employee Committee of Hinesville, will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at Savannah Technical College's Hinesville campus.

May 17, 2008 | Staff report | Business


GMH Military Housing Becomes Balfour Beatty Communities

NEWTON SQUARE, PA. -- GMH Military Housing, the former military housing division of GMH Communities Trust, announced Wednesday that it has been acquired by Balfour Beatty plc, a UK-based international engineering, construction, investment and services group, for an aggregate purchase price of $350.5 million.

May 17, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Long County Development Authority OKs two businesses for park

LUDOWICI -- The Long County Development Authority approved two new businesses to go into the Industrial Park on Highway 84 Tuesday.

May 17, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | Business


Land trust expands holdings into northwest Georgia

The Georgia Land Trust, which used a loan from the Open Space Institute to acquire a 201-acre tract adjacent to Fort Stewart, is branching out into other areas of the state.

May 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Georgia Power seeking rate hike

ATLANTA -- Georgia Power is asking the Public Service Commission for a 3 percent rate increase to cover the rising cost of buying coal and natural gas.

May 14, 2008 | Associated Press | Business


HABR awards banquet

May 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Coastal Bank's Liberty branch gets new president

SAVANNAH -- Banking professional G. Mike Odom Jr. recently joined The Coastal Bank as executive vice president and Liberty County division president.

May 10, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


HABR hears about challenges to real estate

Hazel Hendrix of Century 21 in Statesboro and the Georgia Association of Realtors Region 9 director talked about the challenges and issues in the real estate industry at the monthly Hinesville Board on Realtors meeting on April 16 at the Celebration Castle in Long County.

May 10, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Band, pancake feed at car dealer

CLAXTON -- Demere NeSmith, general manager of NeSmith Chevrolet Buick Pontiac GMC in Claxton, has announced the dealership will have a late night customer appreciation on Friday, 8-midnight.

May 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Yellow Co. announces site of 2008 Holiday Coastal Cottage

The Yellow Co. has announced that Yellow Bluff Coastal Cottages & Marina will be the site of the 2008 Holiday Coastal Cottage.

May 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Baconton hosting job fair

Baconton Missionary Baptist Church will host its second annual Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 26. Local establishments will be on hand with information about their companies and employment applications. Full-time, part-time and summer jobs will be available. For more information, call the church at 368-9154.

May 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Businessman adopts environmental guidelines for Glynn development

A Hinesville businessman's Spring Tide Communities recently announced plans to join the Pollution Prevention Assistance Division's Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia in a Glynn County development.

May 03, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


First unemployment claims jump in March

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Labor announced last week that 42,550 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for unemployment insurance benefits in March, up 3.9 percent from February.

May 03, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Agent wins three top Century 21 awards

Century 21 Real Estate Corp. has recognized Linda DeLoach of Century 21 Action Realty for service and sales performance over the past year by awarding her three of the most prestigious corporation awards:

April 30, 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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