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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


State officials on business junket

ATLANTA -- Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue is traveling to Europe for a weeklong economic development trip, even as he's asking state agencies to cut back on travel amid the state's budget crunch.

October 10, 2008 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Business


New lease may add jobs in Midway

The Liberty County Development Authority approved the transfer of the lease of Harbin Lumber Co. in the Midway Industrial Park to Vidalia Naval Services during a called meeting last week, a move they hope will mean more jobs.

October 07, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


What the financial crisis means for us

Crumbling business on Wall Street has made its way down south to Liberty County as

October 04, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


New power plants to burn wood

ATLANTA (AP) _ Leftover sawdust and wood chips will eventually provide electricity in Georgia under a deal state officials announced Thursday.

October 04, 2008 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Business


Government proposes massive financial bailout

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Urgently moving on multiple fronts to stem the worst financial crisis in decades, the government moved Friday to protect money market mutual funds against losses and temporarily banned short-selling of company stocks. The Treasury Department asked Congress to give it sweeping power to buy up toxic debt that has unhinged Wall Street.

October 04, 2008 | By Jeannine Aversa and Julie Hirschfeld Davis Associated Press writers | Business


Garnishments dip in Liberty County

County Clerk of Courts Barry Wilkes could not explain why Liberty County is seeing a decrease in creditors suing for property or forfeited wages while metro Atlanta offices recently have been falling behind because of so many garnishment filings.

October 02, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Most won't feel change to digital TV

Gov. Sonny Perdue started urging people last month in a press release to prepare now for the upcoming switch to all digital broadcast television, but Comcast cable, the area's only cable provider, said there's no need for its clients to worry.

September 27, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


State jobless rate tops national

Unemployment across the country is the highest it's ever been in five years, according to a federal report released last week. The country saw unemployment jump from 4.7 percent in July 2007 to 6.1 percent last month. State and local officials acknowledged the soaring statistics and tried to explain why so many more people are without work.

September 25, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Courier deliveries delayed Friday morning

The press that prints the Coastal Courier broke down Thursday night, delaying delivery of the Friday's paper.

September 20, 2008 | Staff report | Business


Chemtall gets permits to expand

Citizens at a public meeting in March were united in saying a new SNF-Chemtall permit needed more study and more input, but the state Environmental Protection Division has approved the permit.

September 18, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Business


New shops, restaurant on MLK

It's been less than a year since North Main Construction started work, but Centre Plaza on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive is now complete and will open as early as next week.

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


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Manufacturers seek apprentices

For 2014 Bradwell Institute graduate Sharlisa Swift, some days at work look "like something you only see in movies."

October 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Development authority member trains

Melissa Carter Ray recently completed development authority training, provided by the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government, for local leaders who have been appointed or reappointed to an authority.

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


SavTech to host military career fair

Savannah Technical College will host a Military Career Fair and Hiring Event from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, in building 705 (100 W. 15th St.) on Fort Stewart.

September 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Courier to upgrade, move features

The Coastal Courier, Liberty County's long-standing source for local news and event information, will reduce its printing schedule beginning the first week of October. As we transition to a two-edition-per-week frequency, all of Friday's features, including the community calendar, entertainment news, local sports, business news and Living Well will be rolled into either the Wednesday or Sunday editions. Advertising circulars and local advertising offers also will be combined with the Wednesday and Sunday editions. The Sunday edition will also include two full pages of color comics, a feature many readers have requested.

September 29, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Tanning salon re-opens in Midway

Into the Sun Tanning Salon hosted a grand re-opening and ribbon cutting Sept. 18 to celebrate its new location at 21 Isle of Wight Road in Midway.

September 28, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Jobless rate down slightly in area

ATLANTA - Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for August was 9.1 percent, down 0.1 percent from 9.2 percent in July, the Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday.

September 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Tractor Supply opens Saturday

Hinesville's Tractor Supply Company store will hold its grand opening Saturday with specially priced merchandise deals that will be honored through Sunday. The store officially opened for business Sept. 20.

September 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Alcoa's purchase of Firth praised

A pending business transaction will weld Firth Rixson, a Liberty County aerospace manufacturer headquartered in Sheffield, United Kingdom, and Alcoa, a Pittsburgh-headquartered aluminum industry pioneer.

September 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Candy Nook hosts Long County Chamber

The Long County Chamber of Commerce recently held its quarterly Business After Hours event at the Candy Nook, one of Ludowici's newest businesses.

September 25, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


Alcoa to buy Firth Rixson

Alcoa is acquiring Firth Rixson, which employs more than 200 at its 240,000-square-foot operation in Tradeport East Business Center.

September 24, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


How much of your pay do you take home?

Ten percent of middle-aged Americans have their wages slashed by debtors, NPR reported last week, and over $50 billion in consumer credit card debt will likely be added to America's existing debt in 2014, according to a recent study by CardHub.

September 23, 2014 | By Linsy Hunsaker Deseret News | Business


Courier to roll out new print schedule

The Coastal Courier, Liberty County's long-standing source for local news and event information, will reduce its printing schedule beginning the first week of October. As we transition to a two-edition-per-week frequency, readers can expect the Friday publication's content and features to be rolled into larger Wednesday and Sunday editions.

September 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Governor declares state 'camera ready'

Gov. Nathan Deal and the Georgia Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Office, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, announced Monday that all 159 Georgia counties have been designated Camera Ready.

September 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Millennials making too many credit mistakes

Some new research shows millennials are making a lot of mistakes when it comes to credit.

September 18, 2014 | By Paul Nelson KSL | Business


State revenue up in August over 2013

Georgia's net tax collections for the month of August totaled $1.39 billion for an increase of $47 million, or 3.5 percent, compared to the month-ended August 2013, Gov. Nathan Deal's office recently announced.

September 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


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