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Congress looking at credit card limits

WASHINGTON - Unable to stop the tide of foreclosures and job losses, lawmakers are hoping to give voters at least some breathing room in the economic downturn by banning arbitrary credit card rate hikes and excessive fees.

Legislation that would impose new restrictions on the industry was expected to pass the Senate on Tuesday. With the House having endorsed a similar measure already, Democratic leaders said they hoped to send a final version to the president to sign by week's end.

May 19, 2009 | By Anne Flaherty Associated Press writer | Business


Business workshop on customer service

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Georgia Southern University are continuing their workshop series by offering "Superior Customer Service and Business Etiquette"

May 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Businesses using bankruptcy

Bankruptcy seems to be unwelcomed, but still an alternative for the "credit heavy," according Raven Owen, housing counselor with JCVision & Associates.

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


Local GM, Chrysler dealers not being closed

"This is the classic thing: No news is good news," Mike Reed, general manager of NeSmith Chevrolet in Hinesville, said Friday afternoon.

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


Businesses challenged to held Dorchester

After months of work and fundraising, including the Dorchester Academy Kick-off Rally, the possibility of refurbishing the former boys dormitory is moving closer to reality. However, the hard work is not finished and the Dorchester Improvement Association still needs financial contributions.

May 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Credit union opens in Midway

Members of the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently attended two new business openenings and ribbon-cutting ceremonies in Midway. The Interstate Federal Credit Union on Highway 84, across from the Midway Post Office, is open for business. During the ceremony, Interstate Federal Credit Union President Stacie Branch and several of the union's board members, along with chamber board members and Midway Mayor Don Emmons, cut the ribbon at the new facility.

May 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Job workshops cover resumes, interviews

Job seekers can now register for Georgia Southern University's two newest career development workshops at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah.

May 15, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Tattoo parlor opens for business

Members of the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently attended two new business openenings and ribbon-cutting ceremonies in Midway. The New Body Tattoo Studio in the Midway Mall on Butler Avenue is ready for customers. At the ceremony, owner T.J. Newsome, along with family members, business associates, chamber board members, staffers and Midway Mayor Don Emmons, cut the ribbon.

May 15, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Phone recycling program helps soldiers

To honor those wounded serving the nation and to celebrate National Military Appreciation Month, Pioneer Services has created the "Answer the Call Now" cell phone recycling program. The phones will be recycled for money, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to USA Cares' "Combat Injured Program," which assists wounded service members and their families with immediate financial needs.

May 15, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Long authority to help business

The Long County Development Authority voted during its April meeting to help local developer Joe Raymer obtain financing for a deceleration lane on McDonald Street/Highway 57, which he needs to open a convenience store.

May 11, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


Intracoastal getting funding for dredging

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Last December, the University of Georgia released a study that showed continued deterioration of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway would cost Georgia's economy $124.5 million and 2,100 jobs. That study resonated in Washington recently when Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., announced that the Army Corps of Engineers approved nearly $6 million in funding for the waterway.

May 08, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Private eye opens shop here

A dream has come true for Cornealous Tillman.

May 08, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Businesses sponsor jewelry shows

A lunchtime jewelry fashion show was staged at The Sushi House in Hinesville on April 30. During the show, which was sponsored by Liberty Jewelers, The Sushi House and other local businesses, models wore the latest jewelry, handed out fliers for Mothers' Day sales and helped diners register for a drawing at Liberty Jewelers.

May 08, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Jobless claims unexpectedly plunge

WASHINGTON - New applications for jobless benefits plunged to the lowest level in 14 weeks, a possible sign that the massive wave of layoffs has peaked. Still, the number of unemployed workers getting benefits climbed to a new record.

The Labor Department reported Thursday that the number newly laid off workers applying for benefits dropped to 601,000 last week. That was far better than the rise to 635,000 claims that economists expected.

May 07, 2009 | By Martin Crutsinger AP economics writer | Business


State job fair to be televised

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor's 15th annual televised job fair will be carried statewide on Georgia Public Broadcasting Sunday, May 17, from 2-4 p.m. The live broadcast, entitled Job Fair 2009 - Preparing For Recovery, will originate from Atlanta, Albany, and Macon. The broadcast will be simulcast over WALB-TV Channel 10 in Albany and WMAZ-TV Channel 13 in Macon.

"Job Fair 2009 will offer viewers throughout the state an excellent opportunity to better understand the employment services available through the Georgia Department of Labor to help them survive the current recession," state Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond saod. "Job ...

May 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


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Convention bureau promotes Fireball Run

The Liberty County Convention & Visitors Bureau will host a booth on Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Hinesville Farmers Market in Bradwell Park.

September 02, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Work starts on disabled vet apartments

Construction on the Hineshouse Way 1 and 2 Apartments has begun.

September 01, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Construction begins for Hinesville Housing Authority apartment project

Construction on the Hineshouse Way 1 and 2 Apartments has begun.

September 01, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Plugging into the sunshine

The recent passage of the Solar Financing and Free Market Act of 2015 has paved the way for affordable access to solar energy for homeowners ...

September 01, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Business


Area jobless rate rises in July

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for July was 6.9 percent, 0.2 percentage point from 6 ...

August 31, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate rises to 6.9 percent in July

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for July was 6.9 percent, 0.2 percentage point from 6 ...

August 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


New business aims to spread solar wealth

Editor's note: This is the first of two parts on the new available options for solar energy within Liberty County. Today, we look at ...

August 25, 2015 | Patty Leon | Business


Goodbye, Sal; hello, tea

The Liberty County Convention & Visitors Bureau announced a logo change this week, from Sal the salamander to a Mason jar with tea.

August 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Brunswick-based hospice accredited

BRUNSWICK - Heartland Hospice has received accreditation from the Community Health Accreditation Program Inc.

August 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Property transfers for Aug. 24

Deeds filed with the Liberty County Clerk of Courts between Aug. 3 and 9 include:

August 24, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Permits issued for movie studio

FONU2, Inc. announced Monday that Effingham County has approved Moon River Studios' initial permit request to begin construction of the entrance, roads, and water lines ...

August 19, 2015 | Effingham Herald | Business


VIP Office celebrates 40 years in Hinesville

VIP Office celebrated 40 years of business at its fourth annual Customer Appreciation Expo.

August 18, 2015 | Tiffany King | Business


Discount store's opening draws crowd

It was an exciting time for customers looking to welcome a new discount retailer to Hinesville.

August 15, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Business


Business wins advertising

Cathy Thomas and Rhonda Thomas, co-owners of Molly Maxine clothing and cosmetics boutique in downtown Hinesville, won $1,000 worth of free digital billboard advertising ...

August 14, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


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