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Extended unemployment benefits OKed

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond announced Thursday that federal extended unemployment insurance benefits are now being paid to 90,994 jobless Georgians. The benefits were enacted by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama last July 22. The law extends the qualifying time for eligible recipients from June 2

July 31, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Hinesville jobless rate up in June

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported recently that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Hinesville rose to 8.9 percent in June, up eight-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 8.1 percent in May. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the metro area increased to 2,900, up 240 from 2,660.

July 30, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


VIP marks 35 years

VIP Office Furniture and Supply celebrated 35 years in business July 22 with a luncheon. Barbara Pilkinton and Barbara Meador also celebrated 30 and 20 years, respectively, at VIP.

July 30, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Car dealer receives award

Quality Pre-Owned Vehicles of Hinesville, 734 E.G. Miles Parkway, recently was recognized as one of two dealerships nationwide to receive the U.S. MILES Program's platinum award.

July 30, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Just Uniforms opens new shop

Just Uniforms recently celebrated the grand opening of its second location with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception.

July 30, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Georgia job loss second in nation

The Georgia Department of Labor reported July 20 that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Savannah rose to 8.8 percent in June, up five-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 8.3 percent in May. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the metro area increased to 15,397, up 837 from 14,560.

July 28, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


State gets $30M for home loans from stimulus

Georgia has received $30 million in Recovery Act funds for direct home loans through USDA Rural Development for qualifying families considered to have low and very low incomes to purchase or build a home in a rural area.

July 28, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


City considers day laborer meeting point

Finding a central location where day laborers can meet was one of several topics taken up by the Hinesville City Council during a planning workshop earlier this month.

July 26, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Business News


Long County is certified Work Ready

Gov. Sonny Perdue recently announced that Long County is one of 11 communities in Georgia to earn a Certified Work Ready designation.

July 23, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business News


Coastal Bank hires Hinesville manager

SAVANNAH - The Coastal Bank recently hired Richelle Barrett as the bank manager at the Hinesville office. Her responsibilities include directing and managing the staff and operations of the branch.

July 23, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Saturday is 'Work Ready Day' in Liberty

Liberty County workers may take the Georgia Work Ready assessment test from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Savannah Technical College's Liberty Campus. The Work Ready initiative, which officials say ensures workers have valuable skills, easy access to training and world-class job opportunities, is sponsored by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, the Liberty County Board of Commissioners, the city of Hinesville, Savannah Technical College, the Liberty County Board of Education, the Liberty County Development Authority, the Department of Labor and several private organizations.

July 23, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Program offers real estate discounts to 'heroes'

Homes for Heroes, a company affiliated with realtors, lenders and other real estate service providers, facilitates rebates and discounts for military personnel, police officers, firefighters, teachers, first responders and others who serve communities and the nation. The program is now available in Hinesville.

July 23, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Workforce development in spotlight

Riceboro City Council member Chris Stacy shared the early results of his city's efforts to put young people to work during Thursday's mid-month county commission meeting. Through the Summer Youth Training program, teens living in Riceboro are placed in summer jobs to learn about the workplace and explore future career options.

July 19, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Business News


Linx2Linx offers communication services

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed a new member, Linx2Linx Service Teams, Inc.

July 16, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Larry's Giant Subs get second store here

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed a new member, Larry's Giant Subs, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

July 16, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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Georgia Power warns customers about scam

ATLANTA - Georgia Power has issued a renewed warning for customers of criminal scam artists attempting to defraud both business and residential customers over the phone.

April 25, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Pembroke gets new shopping center

Pembroke welcomed a new business to the historic downtown last week as Shops on Main opened it's doors to customers on April 11.

April 21, 2017 | By LeeAnna Tatum Correspondent | Business News


How the HDA brought Oglethorpe Square home

Liberty County residents used to have to leave town to go to Dick's Sporting Goods or TJ Maxx.

April 19, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Business News


Soldier, wife open pet store

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting April 7 for Aqua Brill Pet Store, 318A Welborn Street in Hinesville.

April 17, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Downtown gets a groundbreaking

Dryden Enterprises, Inc. broke ground Thursday at its new location along South Main Street between the Heritage Bank drive-thru and Brinkley Floor Covering.

April 16, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Business News


Ulta Beauty sets store opening here

Ulta Beauty will open its Hinesville store on the Oglethorpe Square on April 21.

April 13, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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