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House cuts unemployment tax hike

ATLANTA - The Georgia House has voted to soften a planned increase in the amount businesses pay into the unemployment insurance trust fund.

March 16, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


Local jobless rate up to 9%

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Hinesville area increased to 9 percent in January, up two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 8.8 percent in December. The jobless rate in the metro Hinesville area in January 2010 was 8.9 percent.

March 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


AAU basketball team joins chamber

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new member, the Liberty County Blazers, with a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony. Head coach Cedric Robertson is a native of Liberty County and a graduate of Liberty County High School. Liberty County Blazers is one of the county's new AAU basketball teams. The team was created in May 2009 and promotes physical fitness and sportsmanship while helping youths understand the fundamentals of basketball. The team is open to children who live in Liberty County.

March 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


LaQuinta opens Flemington motel

FLEMINGTON - The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of a hotel in Flemington. La Quinta Inn & Suites is the new three-story, 80-room, 30-suite hotel at 1740 E. Oglethorpe Highway. It officially has opened and is minutes from Hinesville/Fort Stewart city limits.

March 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Bike shop opens new facility

Custom Culture Biker Specialties recently celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Owner Shaun Haines and his staff showcased their new facility at 140 Mattie St.

March 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


401(k) review, rollover can be rewarding

Your 401(k) offers tax-deductible contributions, tax-deferred growth of earnings potential and a variety of investment options - so it's a great tool for building retirement savings. Yet like all tools, your 401(k) must be used properly to get the best results. That's why you should review your 401(k) at least annually and make whatever adjustments are needed.

March 11, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Column | Business News


Jobless rate hits 10.4% in state

ATLANTA - Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Atlanta increased to 10.4 percent in January, up three-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 10.1 percent in December.

March 10, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


Landmark eatery gone, new clinic on the way

Malick's, a family restaurant remembered by many in Hinesville for its simple but "dressed up" buffet and hometown friendly atmosphere, was torn down last week. In its place, an urgent-care clinic will be built.

March 10, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Business News


Georgia, S. Carolina slow joint port project

SAVANNAH - Georgia and South Carolina port officials agreed Tuesday to slow their work toward building a shared shipping terminal on the Savannah River after a long and unresolved debate over whether the new seaport would benefit or suffer from plans to deepen the harbor to the nearby Port of Savannah.

March 09, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


Presentation represents trees' value

State Rep. Jan Tankersley recently accepted a check for $37 billion check for Georgia forests on behalf of the state and the constituents of House District 158, which includes North Bryan.

March 09, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Tax filing deadline looms

Nobody likes being nagged, but I'm going to risk reader displeasure by reminding everyone that there are hefty financial consequences if you owe income taxes and do not file a return on time – or at least request a filing extension.

March 09, 2011 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Business News


Alleged fake goods seized at RH shop

A Richmond Hill clothing store was shut down Thursday after an multi-agency undercover operation turned up what is believed to be counterfeit trademark brand clothing, shoes and other items.

March 09, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Political bickering threatening port

HARDEEVILLE, S.C. - Hardeeville welcomed its first veterinarian a few weeks ago the same way this job-hungry town in one of South Carolina's poorest counties celebrated openings last year of a new hardware store and a Mexican restaurant - with a ribbon cutting and a speech by the mayor.

March 07, 2011 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Business News


Vann's marks move to new spot

Vann's Bar & Grill has opened at its new location at 176 East Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.

March 04, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Variable annuities may boost retirement fund

Here's a sobering statistic: 46 percent of workers surveyed had little or no confidence that they will have enough money to live comfortably throughout their retirement years, according to the 2010 Retirement Confidence Survey, issued by the Employee Benefit Research Institute. So you may want to explore all possible retirement-savings vehicles - including a variable annuity.

March 04, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business News


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Protect trees during the cold

This weekend, even the most thick-blooded Georgians is bundle up in winter coats, hats and gloves. A cold front is moving across the state, and ...

December 11, 2017 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


Deadline looms for recovery help

Farmers, ranchers and non-industrial forestland owners that suffered damage due to Hurricane Irma will have until Dec. 15 to apply for a special statewide incentives ...

December 11, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Workshop aims at DOT contracting

The Georgia Department of Transportation and its Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Supportive Services program is holding a free workshop noon-3 p.m. Wednesday at the Hinesville ...

December 11, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Enmarket buys Clyde’s

Savannah-based Enmarket Stations has boosted its convenience store reach with a 35-store deal bringing the company total to 90 stores in Georgia and the Carolinas.

December 07, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Picking the perfect tree

Since last weekend, I have noticed peculiar things happening in Coastal Georgia. Seemingly overnight, trees and shrubs are now adorned with shining ornaments, lights and ...

December 04, 2017 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


Forestry to be topic of Savannah discussion

A tour to learn Georgians' hopes and concerns about forestry will present a "Tree Talk" in Savannah at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the ...

December 04, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


New riverkeeper hired for Ogeechee

Ogeechee Riverkeeper has hired Dr. Simona Perry as its new riverkeeper/executive director.

November 30, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Hinesville economy continues to recover from Hurricane Irma

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said that metro Hinesville continues to recover from the impact of Hurricane Irma.

November 29, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News


How to care for holiday plants

As we enter into the holiday season, many people are looking for the perfect gifts. For those who wish to communicate their well wishes with ...

November 28, 2017 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


Midway plant growing

Arconic, a forged metal producer in the Liberty County Development Authority's Tradeport East business park, needs work space and parking space as it continues ...

November 27, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Business News


For the love of Liberty County

As a spouse of a retired U.S. Army veteran, I have traveled the world, and in my travels, I have achieved many successes. However ...

November 25, 2017 | By Sabrina Newby Special to the Courier | Business News


Shopping small can be a big deal

Having and supporting small business is an essential part of any local economy, however, during the holiday season it is easy for the local spots ...

November 24, 2017 | By Leah Poole Special to the Courier | Business News


Drop those pruners

During the long, hot dog days of late summer I always notice that I get fewer calls from home gardeners. That was especially true this ...

November 24, 2017 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


Hinesville's dining options increasing

The packed parking lot and lines of cars extending out to MacArthur Drive can only mean one thing - Cook Out is officially open.

November 22, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Business News


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