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State unemployment rate hits record

ATLANTA - The state Labor Department says Georgia's unemployment rate in February was 9.3 percent, the highest since rate-keeping was standardized by the federal government in 1976.

The department said Thursday that the previous record in Georgia was a revised 8.5 percent in January.

March 19, 2009 | Associated Press | Business


State fines 30 gas station for gouging

ATLANTA - More than 30 Georgia gas stations have paid fines to the state Office of Consumer Affairs over alleged price gouging in the wake of Gulf Coast hurricanes last fall.

Some stations have to pay up to $10,000 in fines to the state, while others must refund money to customers who can prove they bought gas during the price spike. The list includes a $20,000 fine against nine Tennessee-based Pilot Travel Center stations.

March 19, 2009 | Associated Press | Business


Developers look for population hike estimates

Developers, builders and real estate professionals pushed chairs into a circle Monday morning to discuss preparing for the new brigade coming to Fort Stewart.

March 18, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Bank opening in Midway

Interstate Paper is supporting another credit union set to open in Midway by the first week in April.

March 16, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


IDI earns silver LEED certification

IDI, a national industrial real estate developer consistently ranked in the top five industrial developers in the United States, recently received silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its 502,854-square-foot speculative building in Tradeport East Business Center.

March 14, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


SSU offers smart investment seminars

SAVANNAH - Savannah State University will offer a free seminar for individuals who want to learn more about investing in

March 14, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Badcock reopens, gives shelter $1,000

Badcock Furniture & More had a grand reopening and ribbon cutting Wednesday at its Hinesville

March 14, 2009 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Staff writer | Business


Downtown adding business

Downtown Hinesville is attracting new business, just as new city signs identifying the business district advertise.

March 14, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Jobless rate may rise

When it comes to a job, something is better than nothing for David Turner.

March 11, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


CenturyTel, EMBARQ merger gets OKs

MONROE, La. - CenturyTel, Inc. and EMBARQ announced that the Georgia, Mississippi and Nebraska Public Service Commissions and the Minnesota and Ohio Public Utilities Commissions have each granted approval of CenturyTel's pending acquisition of EMBARQ. CenturyTel operates with 31,500 access lines in Georgia.

March 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


New dental office going up in Midway

Midway soon will be home to Dr. Tad Jackson's newest dental office, proving Hinesville isn't the only municipality attracting development.

March 06, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Officials warn of solicitation scandal

ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel warned corporations recently that her office received numerous complaints about solicitations sent from a firm called "Compliance Services." The firm offers to complete corporate meeting minutes on behalf of Georgia corporations for a fee. The "Annual Minutes Requirement Statement" included in the offer is very similar to solicitations mailed during the past two years from firms named "Georgia Corporate Compliance" and "Georgia Corporate Headquarters."

March 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Real estste transfers for March 6

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from Jan. 26-30. The listings include the names of the sellers and buyers, the book and page where the deed can be found in deed books in the clerk's office, the transfer tax (which gives an estimate of the price paid, based on $1 per $1,000) and a description of the property, which may be the subdivision and/or Georgia Militia District where it is located. Refer to the accompanying map for the GMD numbers.

March 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


LCDA foots bill for Tradeport overage

Members of the Liberty County Development Authority said they felt forced to foot a $77,946 cost overrun from project delays to landscaping, hardscape and irrigation in Tradeport East. It is a $1.9 million project.

March 06, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Unemployment checks going up

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said today that the Georgia Department of Labor has begun mailing an additional $25 per week to more than 180,000 jobless Georgians who have a valid unemployment insurance claim with the Georgia Department of Labor.

"The weekly supplement to unemployment insurance benefits comes at a good time," said Commissioner Thurmond. "This recession is expected to last longer than many economists and the Federal Reserve initially projected. The additional $25 each week will help the many thousands of Georgians who've lost their jobs through no fault of their own better weather this economic ...

March 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


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Conference promotes business-friendly city

The city of Hinesville pulled out all the stops for the inaugural Mayor's Small Business Conference, a 2½-hour event held filled with workshops, panels and networking opportunities designed to entice people to invest their business in Hinesville.

May 28, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Business


Development magazine high on Liberty

Liberty County recently was featured among "America's Top Sites for Business Prosperity and an Enjoyable Life" by Trade & Industry Development magazine.

May 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Motorcycle shop crosses 30-year mark

Everyone dreams of taking a passion or hobby and finding a way to make a living from it.

May 27, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Business


Planners don't recommend mobile home plan

Anglers Edge on Colonel's Island will remain a subdivision for site-built homes - for now.

May 27, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Business


Young people seek part-time work, more flexibility, survey shows

The last few weeks have reminded me, yet again, that I really need more hours in every day.

May 26, 2015 | Greg Kratz Deseret News | Business


Should your company hire a rock star? Yankee fans wouldn't

Research reported by Harvard Business Review reports an interesting phenomenon. When “rock star” employees — Fortune 100 CEOs, chief software developers and top “hot shots” in advertising, consulting and law — get hired away, in many cases the luster of their all-star performances lessen.

May 26, 2015 | Taylor Cotterell Deseret News | Business


How strict should parents really be?

A new poll by YouGov found when it comes to the American family, strictness is seen as a virtue, not a vice.

May 26, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Tech company opens Hinesville office

Speros, a full-service technology company based in Savannah, held a grand opening Wednesday for its new satellite office in Hinesville.

May 26, 2015 | By Kayla Rand | Business


Development authority deals with infastructure

The Liberty County Development Authority on Wednesday approved entering into a partnership with the city of Hinesville and the Liberty County Board of Commissioners to pay off an extension on MidCoast Regional Airport.

May 26, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Business


Hollywood's 'women problem' is on peak display, and there's a rather simple solution

With the release of the mega-expensive, and mega-anticipated, superhero tent-pole film “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” many critics have expressed fatigue at the manner in which Hollywood blockbusters portray their women heroes.

May 25, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


One overlooked factor in the American religious landscape — fertility rates

Arguably the most pervasive takeaway of The Pew Research Center's recent report on the religious landscape of America is that Christianity in America is on the decline, and religion itself may be falling out of fashion.

May 23, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


There's a new trend among America's elderly class, and it's kind of depressing

Americans seem to be falling in love with the single life.

May 23, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Why housing costs are out of reach for millions of Americans

When it comes to the modern American economy, location is everything. As recent studies have shown, your zip code makes a huge difference when it comes to upward mobility and career opportunities.

May 23, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Tipping is more than just a kind gesture, it's window into cultural attitudes about money

You can tell a lot about a person based on how he or she tips, at least according to author and researcher Kabir Sehghal.

May 22, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Is the 40-hour workweek falling out of fashion?

In 1938, Congress passed the Fair Labor Standards Act as part of then president Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal. As a result, the 40-hour workweek (based on the eight-hour workday) became fully integrated, and legislated, as part of American corporate culture.

May 22, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


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