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Georgia joblessness at record 10.5 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Hinesville remained unchanged at 8.8 percent in February from a revised 8.8 percent in January. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the area increased to 2,890, up 34 from 2,856 in January.

April 02, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Real estate agent now licensed broker

RICHMOND HILL - Century 21 Ways Station announced recently that Jolonda T. Greene received her Georgia real estate associate broker's license.

April 02, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


NeSmith reaches out to youth baseball

Mike Reed, general manager of NeSmith Chevrolet in Hinesville, recently announced that the dealership is partnering with the Liberty County Recreation Department and Fort Stewart to provide athletes and coaches with baseball equipment, instructional clinics, a monetary donation and an opportunity to raise an additional $10,000 through a Chevy vehicle giveaway fundraiser. The effort by NeSmith is part of the Chevy Youth Baseball initiative, a nationwide campaign that runs through July.

April 02, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Condo auction reflects economic woes

At least 12 Richmond Hill luxury condos are slated to hit the auction block on April 17.

April 01, 2010 | By Ross Blair Special to the Courier | Business


State using federal money to spur jobs

ATLANTA - State human services officials will use more than $200 million in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act as an incentive for private- and public-sector employers to hire 20,000 Georgians this summer.

The department is offering huge incentives to employers under two programs, TeenWork, which seeks to hire 15,000 teens this summer, and Jobs for Georgia, which will provide incentives for employers to hire 5,000 adult workers.

April 01, 2010 | Associated Press | Business


Save-A-Lot drawing steady business

Since Save-A-Lot opened its doors to Hinesville residents earlier this month, store manager Fred Goings said business has been steady. The store features private-label brands in a warehouse-style setup designed to reduce costs for consumers.

March 29, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Business


LCDA discusses multi-agency pact to lure business

The Liberty County Development Authority approved a motion to enter into an intergovernmental agreement that would secure a joint marketing arrangement between four counties in Coastal Georgia, allowing them to work cooperatively to pitch the benefits of the region to potential business partners.

March 26, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Business


Job fair at Savannah Tech April 2

The Southeast Georgia Job Fair/Career Expo will be on Friday, April 2 at Savannah Technical College.

March 24, 2010 | Staff report | Business


State development officials speak in Long Co.

Tonya Cooper, the Georgia Department of Economic Development's existing industry and regional recruitment project manager, addressed the Long County Development Authority at a meeting in February.

March 22, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


Firth Rixon to begin hiring

March 19, 2010 | Staff report | Business


New Hinesville Pharmacy marks grand opening

Hinesville Pharmacy, formerly Whitman Pharmacy, has opened its new location at 481 E.G. Miles Parkway. The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony March 2 with 60 chamber members in attendance. The new pharmacy is directly across from Liberty Regional Medical Center. The newly namd Hinesville Pharmacy will maintain the same ownership and staff.

March 19, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


State jobless rate at 10.5 in February

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor says the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to a record 10.5 percent in February.

The rate is up one-tenth of a percentage point from the 10.4 percent reported in January. The February jobless rate was up 1.8 percentage points from 8.7 percent at this same time last year.

March 18, 2010 | Associated Press | Business


Trestle to Brunswick port being repaired

BRUNSWICK - Georgia Ports Authority officials say fire damage to a railroad trestle connecting to a shipping terminal in Glynn County is not as extensive as had been feared.

The trestle to the Colonels Island facility caught fire Monday. Authority spokesman Robert Morris says two rail cars carrying new Alabama-built Mercedes-Benz automobiles to the terminal burned, destroying all 16 autos.

March 17, 2010 | Associated Press | Business


Hinesville Board of Realtors hands out awards

The Hinesville Area Board of Realtors had its 2009 Distinguished Sales Society awards banquet on March 5 at Club Stewart. The pictures at right tell who won what.

March 15, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Georgia Power bills going up in April

ATLANTA - Georgia Power customers will see their bills go up again.

The Georgia Public Service Commission voted 4-1 on Thursday to let the utility raise prices starting April 1. The average residential customer will pay $9.91 more a month from June through September and $3.44 the other eight months of the year.

March 12, 2010 | Associated Press | Business


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Care act explained at Statesboro meeting

The Statesboro Area Society for Human Resource Management will present a public seminar, "Affordable Care Act - Current Regulations and Upcoming Changes for 2016," at 11 ...

February 12, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Bureau says tourists spent $105M in the county in 2014

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau has said tourism created 566 jobs and generated $105 million spent in the county in 2014.

February 12, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Department of Labor helping Savannah plant recruit workers

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor is helping Bramli USA Inc., a producer of housewares and industrial containers, recruit 20 workers for its Savannah plant.

February 12, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Coastal EMC opens office in Bryan County

RICHMOND HILL - Chris Fettes didn't suppress his excitement Feb. 1 about Coastal Electric Cooperative's new facility.

February 11, 2016 | By Brent Zell Bryan County News | Business


Credit union opens new branch in Hinesville

Navy Federal Credit Union opened a new branch Monday morning at the corner of South Main Street and Veterans Parkway in Hinesville.

February 09, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Business


Navy Federal opens new location in Hinesville

Navy Federal Credit Union opened a new branch location at the corner of South Main Street and Veterans Parkway in Hinesville Monday morning.

February 08, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Business


Area’s jobless rate holds steady

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for December was 5.6 percent, unchanged from November. The rate ...

February 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Coastal Electric Cooperative has ribbon-cutting for new Richmond Hill facility

RICHMOND HILL - Chris Fettes didn't suppress his excitement Monday about Coastal Electric Cooperative's new facility.

February 01, 2016 | By Brent Zell Bryan County News | Business


New grocery store opens on Hinesville’s eastern edge

"Hey! Guys, you know it's time to shop!" yelled cheerleaders from Lewis Frasier Middle School during the grand opening of the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market ...

January 30, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Business


2 eateries share Taste of Liberty title at Chamber’s Annual Banquet

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's annual banquet welcomed the new Board of Directors for 2016 and offered up the Taste of Liberty from ...

January 30, 2016 | Patty Leon | Business


Kinder Morgan official: Pipeline construction could start late this year

RINCON - Work on a proposed, hotly debated pipeline could start by the end of the year, according to a Kinder Morgan official.

January 29, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue Effingham Herald | Business


Metro Hinesville unemployment rate holds steady

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for December was 5.6 percent, unchanged from 5.6 percent ...

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


Property transfers for Jan. 28

Property transfers recorded in the Liberty County Clerk of Courts Office Oct. 21-30, from books 1881 and 1882, include:

January 27, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Stedman Graham: Master and define yourself

RICHMOND HILL - For a little bit last week, Stedman Graham was living like his longtime partner.

January 27, 2016 | By Brent Zell Bryan County News | Business


Georgia Tech report: Trees make money for state

Employees working in forestry earned more in wages and salaries in 2014 than people in any other Georgia manufacturing industry, according to a report issued ...

January 27, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


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