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New shops, restaurant on MLK

It's been less than a year since North Main Construction started work, but Centre Plaza on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive is now complete and will open as early as next week.

September 16, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Food Lion's second store here nearing completion

Food Lion is set to open a new store at 2389 W. Highway 196 in Hinesville later this fall. The store will be Food Lion's second in Hinesville, and the city's fourth grocery store overall.

September 06, 2008 | By Caroline Gotler Correspondent | Business


Scrapbooker makes her own memories

ST. CLOUD, Minn. - Judy Carter of Hinesville recently celebrated 10 years as a Creative Memories consultant as well as a significant birthday while visiting her home state of Minnesota and attending the 2008 Creative Memories National Convention, "Showcase," in Minneapolis.

September 06, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Island Realty hires sales representative

Islands Real Estate and Appraisal Company is adding Sarah McCartney to its team. She joins the company as a licensed real estate salesperson. The company has offered real estate sales, rental and appraisal services to coastal Georgia for 20 years. McCartney, her husband, Carey, and their two children have a long-term connection to Liberty County.

September 06, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Phone company change impacts workers; no customers

The area's phone company is in the final stages of transition from Coastal Communications to new ownership under CenturyTel, Inc.

September 02, 2008 | By Caroline Gotler Special to the Courier | Business


Area woman fined for pirating software

Diane Goins, a Richmond Hill resident, recently was slapped with a judgment for producing and selling counterfeit computer programs. The Southern District Federal Court of Georgia hit Goins, 55, with a $250,000 fine for selling bogus versions of Corel software on eBay.

August 30, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business


County named top location for business

Southern Business & Development magazine recently named Hinesville/Liberty County "One of the 250 Best Places in the South to Locate Your Company" in their 15th anniversary bonus edition.

August 26, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Real estate transactions for Aug. 8

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from July 21-25. 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.

August 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Program boosts account insurance at Heritage

Depositors with more than $100,000 no longer have to go to different banks to be covered by Federal deposit insurance.

August 26, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Islands Realty opens new office

August 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Glynn County resorts laying off workers

SEA ISLAND -- The largest private employer in Glynn County says it will immediately begin laying off 300 to 400 employees.

August 20, 2008 | Associated Press | Business


Governor opens consumer education site

ATLANTA - Governor Sonny Perdue announced today the Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs has launched a new Web site, www.ConsumerEd.com, which targets young adults to become smarter consumers. The Web site walks consumers through major purchasing and financial decisions, such as buying a car, purchasing a house, renting an apartment, making home improvements, dealing with credit and debt, managing money and avoiding foreclosure.

August 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


State mandates low-cost, free credit freezes

ATLANTA - Effective Aug. 1, low- and no-cost credit freezes will be available to all Georgians. A credit freeze allows consumers to bar access to their credit files with the three major credit reporting agencies, prohibiting identity thieves from fraudulently opening new accounts or lines of credit in a victim's name. Gov. Sonny Perdue signed the legislation into law May 13.

August 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Program ups account insurance at bank

Depositors with more than $100,000 no longer have to go to different banks to be covered by federal deposit insurance.

August 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Estimate Social Security benefits online

Michael J. Astrue, commissioner of Social Security, unveiled a new online calculator at www.socialsecurity.gov/estimator that will provide immediate and personalized benefit estimates to help people plan for their retirement. The Retirement Estimator is tied to a person's actual Social Security earnings record and eliminates the need to manually key in years of earnings information.

August 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


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Happiness research inspired one business owner to implement a minimum salary

Seattle business owner Dan Price has a unique understanding of the minimum wage. Instead of basing it on market forces or existing budgets, he ties his own company's base salary to happiness research, which is why all 120 of his employees will soon earn at least $70,000 per year.

April 19, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Business


Only half of Americans invest in stocks, and here are some reasons why

A recently published BankRate.com survey discovered roughly half of all working Americans and 75 percent of millennials do not own any stock or 401(k) plans.

April 18, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


Savannah Tech sets career fairs

Area employers are invited to participate in the multi-campus Savannah Technical College's School to Work Career Fairs.

April 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Did you file your taxes jointly or separately? Here's how that might make a difference

Americans might not hate taxes as much as everyone thinks.

April 17, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


The unexpected place where millennials are shopping

Retailers might have overvalued the way millennials shop online.

April 16, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Business


Adjunct professors are officially the new working poor

More than half of all welfare recipients (56 percent) rely on government assistance because their job doesn’t pay enough, not because they're unemployed, according to a new study released by the University of California, Berkeley.

April 16, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Property transfers April 13

Recent property transfers recorded in the Liberty County Clerk of Courts office include:

April 16, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Crowdsource funding bails out businesses taking unpopular stands

What happens when a local business needs to shutdown after taking a moral stand on an political issue like serving food at a LGBT wedding ceremony? It starts GoFundMe campaigns.

April 16, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


Area economy growing a fastest pace in decade

Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports that the Savannah-area economy continued to strengthen during the fourth quarter of 2014 and is expected to experience sustained growth at a healthy pace throughout 2015. Over the past year, the regional economy expanded at its fastest pace since 2004.

April 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Surcharge surprises tourism industry

Happening late in the evening of March 31, some hoped against hope that it was just an elaborate April Fools' Day prank.

April 16, 2015 | By Jim Morekis Correspondent | Business


Better balance is top desire of career-changers, survey says

It was about this time four years ago that I started to seriously consider making a career change.

April 16, 2015 | Greg Kratz Deseret News | Business


15 facts to make tax day a little more interesting

Not everything about tax day has to be horrible. There are plenty of interesting facts to keep your mind busy during the lead up to the IRS' deadline for tax filing.

April 14, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


What you should do when facing a tax audit

April 15 is understandably unnerving for many taxpayers.

April 14, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


Property transfers for March 23-April 2

Deeds filed with the Liberty County Clerk of Courts from March 23 through April 2 show the following property transfers:

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Majors in business and engineering may maximize chances of getting a high-paying job

For many high school and college students, the main reason they prepare for and go to college is to have a stable, high-paying job after graduation. The trick is to find the major that will maximize job opportunities as well as earning power.

April 13, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


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