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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


Tire Rack hosts YALL members

March 12, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Courier names new managing editor

The Coastal Courier is pleased to formally announce the appointment of Hollie Moore Barnidge as its new managing editor. Barnidge, who has been with the Courier for nearly two years as the assistant managing editor, officially assumed the post Monday.

March 11, 2010 | Staff report | Business


Jobless rate up again

The Georgia Department of Labor reported the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 10.4 percent in January, topping the previous record high of 10.3 percent reported in December. The January jobless rate was up 2.0 percentage points from 8.4 percent at this same time last year.

March 10, 2010 | Staff reports | Business


Hinesville Kroger shoppers donate $2,000 with food

ATLANTA - Kroger's Hinesville area customers and associates stepped up to help those in need with donations of $1,948 to the Manna House and Second Harvest through Kroger's 2009 "Can Hunger" program.

March 08, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Workers can set up vanpool for commute

Does the long commute to work empty your wallet too often? Do you wish you could have a conversation with someone other than the radio to make the trip less boring? If so, you're in luck. The Coastal Regional Commission has partnered with a vanpool service to help area commuters who want to save money and build camaraderie in the process. For more details, pick up a copy of the Friday Coastal Courier.

March 05, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Business


Liberty Shares, Heritage Bank hires CFO

James M. Floyd Jr., president and CEO of Liberty Shares, Inc. and The Heritage Bank, announced recently that Robert B. "Rob" Briscoe has been named chief financial officer for both companies. He will begin Monday.

March 05, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Coastal Bank launches new Web site

SAVANNAH - The Coastal Bank, a community bank headquartered in Savannah, recently launched a new Web site offering personal and business customers expanded online banking capabilities.

March 05, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


State jobless numbers set another record

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor says the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to a record 10.4 percent in January, and Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond says the job crisis is getting worse.

The rate tops the previous record of 10.3 percent set in December. It's also up 2 percentage points from the 8.4 percent at this same time last year.

March 03, 2010 | Associated Press | Business


Courier changing news stand price

Effective March 3, the Coastal Courier is changing the newsstand price for weekday editions to 75 cents. The price of the Sunday paper will remain at 75 cents. Subscription or home delivery rates also will not change. The Courier last increased its weekday edition prices 14 years ago in January 1996 from 25 cents to 50 cents.

March 01, 2010 | Staff report | Business


Inside joke at business riles customer

A simple joke between two longtime friends backfired when a sign, meant as a personal gag, was hung in a Hinesville business and left up longer than intended. The sign angered an unknowing customer.

February 26, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Business


Kroger helping build cabin at 4-H camp

ATLANTA - Now through March 13, Kroger customers can buy a $1 or $5 paper icon at any Kroger cash register to benefit the "Rock Eagle 4-H Center Cabin Campaign." The statewide effort, which includes all 176 Kroger stores in Georgia, is designed to raise $100,000 to fund construction of the "Kroger Cabin," the first corporate-sponsored cabin on the Rock Eagle 4-H Center campus in Eatonton. During the past two years, Kroger has raised more than $171,000 toward the project, but $250,000 is needed to finish the cabin.

February 26, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Military, law equipment outlet opens here

U.S. Patriot recently celebrated its Hinesville store's grand opening with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce at a ribbon cutting. The store is in the former Rite Aid building and is a woman-owned, veteran-owned military and law enforcement supplier based in Columbia, S.C.

February 26, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


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Port wins clean air award

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority has received a 2016 Clean Air Excellence Award from the Environmental Protection Agency for its electric rubber-tired gantry crane program ...

July 28, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Metro Hinesville unemployment jumps to 6 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for June was 6 percent, up 1 percentage point from May ...

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


Program aims to retain African-American land

McIntosh Sustainable Environment and Economic Development, based in Darien, has received a grant from the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities to implement the ...

July 27, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Bank donates to Armstrong program to educate veterans

SAVANNAH - Bank of America Charitable Foundation recently donated $5,000 to Armstrong State University for the second consecutive year.

July 27, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Area leadership class seeks members

Leadership Southeast Georgia, a leadership development program for professionals across 10 counties, is calling for nominations for the 2017 course.

July 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Restaurant open today, ribbon cutting Thursday

Bojangles' will open a new franchise restaurant in Hinesville on Monday.

July 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Chamber helps Stoners Pizza Joint cut ribbon on new Hinesville shop

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting July 13 for Stoners Pizza Joint at 103-D Gen. Screven Way in Hinesville.

July 21, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Largest ship ever docks at port

SAVANNAH - The MOL Benefactor was the first vessel to call on Savannah through the new locks of the expanded Panama Canal. At a capacity of ...

July 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Coastal Co-op director earns top certification

Coastal Electric Cooperative Director John T. Woods III of Sunbury earned his Director Gold Certificate recently from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

July 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Coastal Solar adds sales specialist

Keith Freeman says he has been enamored with solar power since the 1970s while attending the University of Alabama.

July 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


HDDA discusses upcoming events

Hollie Moore Barnidge, the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority's Main Street program manager, addressed business leaders at the Hinesville Downtown Partners meeting Thursday at VIP ...

July 19, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Business


Security Finance celebrates grand reopening

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting July 8 for Security Finance. The ribbon cutting was held to celebrate the grand reopening ...

July 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Chamber forming next leadership class

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce is taking nominations for the 2016-17 class of Leadership Liberty.

July 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Group funds counseling for grieving kids

SAVANNAH - Howard Family Dental Foundation, the charitable foundation of a dental office group based in coastal Georgia and South Carolina, donated $30,000 last month ...

July 14, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Ludowici woman recognized in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS - Phallin Black of Ludowici was recognized during Plexus Worldwide's 2016 Dream On Convention last month at the MGM Grand Hotel. Black was ...

July 14, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


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