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Homestead exemption deadline nears

The filing deadline for homestead exemption and specialized exemptions regarding land is approaching.

February 06, 2009 | Staff report | Business


Grant, loan to EMC to spur area jobs

In hopes of creating about 550 new jobs for the area, Coastal Electric Cooperative is working with state agencies and the McIntosh County Industrial Development Authority to expand industry and encourage economic growth in Liberty County's southern neighbor.

February 04, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business


Ga. jobless rate hits 6.9%

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia area rose to an unadjusted rate of 6.9 percent in December, up 2.9 percentage points over the year from December 2007. The jobless rate in Coastal Georgia rose eight-tenths of one percentage point from a revised 6.1 percent in November.

January 30, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Wreath donors recognized

Wreaths for Warriors Walk recently presented certificates of appreciation and commemorative plaques to The Heritage Bank of Hinesville and GeoVista Credit Union.

January 30, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


CADDA addresses Long County Chamber

On Jan. 20, the Coastal Area District Development Authority gave a presentation to the Long County Chamber of Commerce on organization matters. The meeting at the Long County Senior Citizen's Center let CADDA illustrate to chamber members how local businesses can benefit from the authority's program.

January 30, 2009 | By Mike Riddle | Business


Civilians to manage barracks on Fort Stewart

Civilians man the gates of Fort Stewart, in process and out process 3rd Infantry Division soldiers and now post officials say they will also be responsible for the upkeep and management of the fort's barracks.

January 30, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones | Business


Confusion may force car dealer to close

Larry Mannion Sr., owner of Mannion & Mannion Motors, Inc., said he was startled by questions and reports from multiple media outlets, claiming he was defying a cease and desist order from the Georgia Board of Registration of Used Motor Vehicle Dealers for the Secretary of State last week.

January 30, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business


Insurance commisioner offers free assistance

Area residents with insurance problems or questions can receive assistance directly from the state commissioner's office by contacting his insurance investigator working in the area.

January 28, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Vacant business park invaded by wild hogs

Roaming hogs may be good game for hunters, but the Liberty County Development Authority isn't playing with the disastrous effects.

January 28, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Chamber honors business, civic leaders

Danny Creasy, the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's newest chairman, used a hunting analogy Thursday at the chamber's annual awards banquet to get the crowd excited about the upcoming year.

January 26, 2009 | By Alena Parker | Business


Local supplier gets deal with post housing contractor

Barbara Meador of VIP Office Furniture & Supply and Bob Walsh of National Office Furniture attended the grand opening of the single soldier's quarters on Fort Stewart.

January 23, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Updated lemon law widens coverage in state

ATLANTA –– Georgians who buy or lease a new car after Jan. 1 have greater protections against recurring problems with their vehicle, thanks to an update of the Georgia Lemon Law.

January 23, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


VIP names 2008 top salesperson

VIP Office Furniture & Supply named April Burriss the top salesperson for 2008.

January 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


E-mail scam circulating in area

The Heritage Bank is warning customers about an apparent e-mail scam that is using the bank's name.

January 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Labor leader calls jobless number 'sobering'

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that 128,625 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for state unemployment insurance benefits in December, an increase of 174 percent from December of 2007.

January 15, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


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How part-time work could affect your next parent-teacher conference

Roughly 17 percent of workers have “unstable” work schedules that can drastically change from week to week, according to a report by the Economic Policy Institute released this month, a trend that is hurting families and contributing to the cycle of poverty.

April 20, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Downtown merchants want more shoppers

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority is looking at ways to attract more shoppers downtown.

April 20, 2015 | By Tiffany King Staff writer | Business


Happiness research inspired one business owner to implement a minimum salary

Seattle business owner Dan Price has a unique understanding of the minimum wage. Instead of basing it on market forces or existing budgets, he ties his own company's base salary to happiness research, which is why all 120 of his employees will soon earn at least $70,000 per year.

April 19, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Business


Only half of Americans invest in stocks, and here are some reasons why

A recently published BankRate.com survey discovered roughly half of all working Americans and 75 percent of millennials do not own any stock or 401(k) plans.

April 18, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


Savannah Tech sets career fairs

Area employers are invited to participate in the multi-campus Savannah Technical College's School to Work Career Fairs.

April 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Did you file your taxes jointly or separately? Here's how that might make a difference

Americans might not hate taxes as much as everyone thinks.

April 17, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


The unexpected place where millennials are shopping

Retailers might have overvalued the way millennials shop online.

April 16, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Business


Adjunct professors are officially the new working poor

More than half of all welfare recipients (56 percent) rely on government assistance because their job doesn’t pay enough, not because they're unemployed, according to a new study released by the University of California, Berkeley.

April 16, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Property transfers April 13

Recent property transfers recorded in the Liberty County Clerk of Courts office include:

April 16, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Crowdsource funding bails out businesses taking unpopular stands

What happens when a local business needs to shutdown after taking a moral stand on an political issue like serving food at a LGBT wedding ceremony? It starts GoFundMe campaigns.

April 16, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


Area economy growing a fastest pace in decade

Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports that the Savannah-area economy continued to strengthen during the fourth quarter of 2014 and is expected to experience sustained growth at a healthy pace throughout 2015. Over the past year, the regional economy expanded at its fastest pace since 2004.

April 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Surcharge surprises tourism industry

Happening late in the evening of March 31, some hoped against hope that it was just an elaborate April Fools' Day prank.

April 16, 2015 | By Jim Morekis Correspondent | Business


Better balance is top desire of career-changers, survey says

It was about this time four years ago that I started to seriously consider making a career change.

April 16, 2015 | Greg Kratz Deseret News | Business


15 facts to make tax day a little more interesting

Not everything about tax day has to be horrible. There are plenty of interesting facts to keep your mind busy during the lead up to the IRS' deadline for tax filing.

April 14, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


What you should do when facing a tax audit

April 15 is understandably unnerving for many taxpayers.

April 14, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


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