Coastal Communications has officially taken the name of its parent company, CenturyTel, Inc.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that 44,711 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for unemployment insurance benefits in May, down 13.4 percent from April. Most of the decline in claims came in manufacturing industries.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor's 14th annual televised job fair will be carried statewide on Georgia Public Broadcasting from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, June 22. The live broadcast, entitled Job Fair 2008, will originate from Atlanta, Albany and Toccoa. The broadcast will be simulcast over WALB-TV channel 10 in Albany and WNEG-TV channel 32 in Toccoa.
STATESBORO - Gov. Sonny Perdue and members of the OneGeorgia Authority Board met today at Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro where they approved the grants and loans from the OneGeorgia Authority's portfolio of financing programs including Equity, EDGE, BRIDGE and E 9-1-1. These projects, along with their respective local leadership representatives, were recognized at the OneGeorgia board meeting.
At the May meeting of the Liberty County Development Authority, Ronald Tolley, the authority's CEO, announced the hiring of DeLisa Espada for the newly created position of director of work force development and existing business.
The Long County Development Authority discussed setting labor-force requirements for future businesses that will be located in the Industrial Park in the county.
Coastal Communications, A CenturyTel company, recently announced the promotion of Michelle Adams to the position of business account executive.
VIP Office Furniture & Supply, in an effort to get other businesses and community leaders to exhibit the same type of generosity, donated a desktop color copier to the Tri-County Protective Agency.
When three privately owned corrugating manufacturers from the northeast began looking for a captive supply of linerboard back in the mid-1960s, a group of civic leaders showed them exactly what they needed in Liberty County, and Interstate Paper was born. Since then, Liberty County and Interstate Paper in Riceboro have shared a mutually beneficial relationship.
June is one of the most popular months for weddings. This may be due, in part, to June being named for Juno, the Roman goddess of women and marriage. Of course, Juno and her husband, Jupiter, probably had very little trouble with money, but if you are getting married this month, you and your spouse will need to work together on your finances - which means, among other things, that you will have to reconcile your investment styles.
ATLANTA -- Gov. Sonny Perdue on Monday halted what would have been a 2.9 cent per gallon jump in the state gasoline tax, saying the state should not be taking advantage of a tax windfall driven by spiking prices at the pump.
GLYNN COUNTY - Spring Tide Communities, LLC, a leading real estate development firm headquartered in coastal Georgia, recently hired Amanda Pommerenck as project manager. In her new position, Pommerenck oversees the site development of Independence, a master-planned community in Hinesville, and The Peninsula at Golden Isles, an environmentally-responsible community located in the heart of Glynn County.
SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College will host a Georgia Work Ready Business Workshop at 8:30 a.m. until noon June 10 in the Eckburg Auditorium on the Savannah Campus.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Fred's has launched an effort to help its customers make sure they receive the maximum amount possible on their tax rebate.
SAVANNAH -- Arby's is launching a national community fundraiser to raise money and awareness for youth-mentoring, and area residents may use it to make a difference in their own local communities.
For 2014 Bradwell Institute graduate Sharlisa Swift, some days at work look "like something you only see in movies."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Long County Chamber of Commerce recently held its quarterly Business After Hours event at the Candy Nook, one of Ludowici's newest businesses.
Alcoa is acquiring Firth Rixson, which employs more than 200 at its 240,000-square-foot operation in Tradeport East Business Center.
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.
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.
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.
Some new research shows millennials are making a lot of mistakes when it comes to credit.
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.