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The tough national economic conditions are putting a strain on numerous Georgia households. Many consumers are weighed down by enormous amounts of debt and are struggling just to keep their heads above water. As a result, companies that promise to help you pay off your debt seem to be sprouting up left and right. These "debt adjustment" companies often make grandiose claims about how they will significantly cut consumers' credit card debt and resolve money problems. Yet many of these companies are not reputable, and consumers who trust them with money could end up in even worse financial straits. There ...

December 13, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business

Hinesville jobless rate climbs to 7.2%

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported today that the unemployment rate in metro Hinesville rose to a preliminary unadjusted rate of 7.2 percent in October, up 2.2 percentage points over the year from October of 2007. The jobless rate in metro Hinesville rose six-tenths of one percentage point from a revised 6.6 percent in September.

December 13, 2008 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Business

Holtzman adds life insurance agent

George and Babs Holtzman, owners of Holtzman Insurance Agency, Inc., are proud to have William "Bill" Johnston join their team. Johnston comes to Holtzman Insurance Agency as a Georgia licensed life agent.

December 13, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business

Shoppers ready for Black Friday

Tom and Joe Ainsworth will take advantage of the early morning doorbuster sales on the day after Thanksgiving, deemed the biggest shopping day of the year.

December 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Business

Consumer confidence up a little in November

NEW YORK -- Consumer confidence rose in November amid receding gas prices, but Americans' views on the economy remain the gloomiest in decades as they grapple with massive layoffs, slumping home prices and dwindling retirement funds.

The New York-based Conference Board said Tuesday its Consumer Confidence Index now stands at 44.9, up from a revised 38.8 in October. Last month's reading was the lowest since the research group started tracking the index in 1967.

December 10, 2008 | By Anne D'Innocenzio Associated Press | Business

Hampton Island late with property taxes

Ron Leventhal, head of Hampton Island Management, Inc., said he is 80 percent confident the development's $400,000 delinquent tax bill will be paid by mid-December.

December 04, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Business

Imperial resumes refining sugar at plant

PORT WENTWORTH - Imperial Sugar's coastal Georgia plant is operating again for the first time since a February explosion killed 14 people and injured dozens more.

Company CEO John Sheptor said Wednesday the refinery in Port Wentworth resumed producing liquid sugar earlier this month and on Thursday will receive its first shipment of raw sugar since the explosion nearly 10 months ago.

December 04, 2008 | Associated Press | Business

Riceboro area development discussed

New schools, health and public safety, road access, water and sewer service, historic preservation and environmental concerns were among the topics addressed when citizens gathered Monday to discuss development in southeast Liberty County.

December 02, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Business

JCB cutting jobs at Pooler plant

POOLER - JCB Inc., manufacturer of construction equipment, says it will lay off 120 employees at its Pooler plant near Savannah.

The company said Thursday the layoffs represent about a quarter of its Pooler work force and that the cuts will take place on Friday.

November 29, 2008 | Associated Press | Business

Hinesville gets new doughnut shop

Liberty County residents now have easy access to hot, fresh doughnuts at the Donut Connection franchise that opened today in Willowbrook Plaza on Highway 196. Renovations on the old Ice Cream Zone started in early October and the doughnut shop is now ready for business, according to Rodney Rogers, store coordinator.

November 29, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business

First time jobless claims jump 75%

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor has announced that first-time claims for unemployment insurance benefits in October increased by 75 percent from the same month last year.

November 29, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business

Development authority updates park's sign

November 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Business

Foreclosure rate up 25 percent over 2007

MIAMI (AP) _ The number of homeowners caught in the wave of foreclosures in October grew 25 percent nationally over the same month in 2007, data released Thursday showed.

More than 279,500 U.S. homes received at least one foreclosure-related notice in October, an increase of 5 percent over September, according to RealtyTrac Inc. One in every 452 housing units received a foreclosure filing, such as a default notice, auction sale notice or bank repossession.

November 28, 2008 | By Adrian Sainz Associated Press writer | Business

IBM to help build broadband network on power lines

NEW YORK (AP) _ IBM Corp. is throwing its considerable weight behind an idea that seemed to have faded: broadband Internet access delivered over ordinary power lines.

November 27, 2008 | By Andrew Vanacore Associated Press writer | Business

Government launches mortgage restructuring

WASHINGTON - The government and the mortgage industry are launching the most sweeping effort yet to help troubled homeowners by speeding up the process for renegotiating hundreds of thousands of delinquent loans held by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

The Federal Housing Finance Agency, which seized control of the two mortgage finance companies in September, announced the plan Tuesday along with other government and industry officials, including Hope Now, an alliance of mortgage companies organized by the Bush administration last year.

November 26, 2008 | By Alan Zibel Associated Press writer | Business

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Bank's food drive collects 845,000 items

Ameris Bank recently completed its sixth annual Helping Fight Hunger Food Drive Initiative, which was held at all seven Ameris Bank branches throughout the Coastal ...

November 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business

City honors Chamber, CVB's 'Fireball Run' efforts

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau and Liberty County Chamber of Commerce staff were honored for their efforts with the filming of "Fireball Run ...

November 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business

Local U-Haul dealer honored

All American Storage and U-Haul, at 1146 E.G. Miles Parkway, Suite 101, in Hinesville, has achieved U-Haul's 10-year award.

November 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business

Griffin leaves Courier for education job

Mark Griffin, regional publisher of the several area newspapers and magazines, is leaving this week to take the position of coordinator of community education for ...

November 18, 2015 | Staff Report | Business

Liberty County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Thursday for Coastal Solar Power Co. at 229 W. Gen. Screven Way, Suite O, in ...

November 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business

Bulloch County lands 100-job factory

STATESBORO - With slightly more than 100 jobs, but more than $70 million in investment in the plant, Aspen Aerogels' factory will be the largest new ...

November 18, 2015 | Al Hackle | Business

Kroger collects for Second Harvest

As food banks around the country begin collecting food for the holidays, Kroger launches its "Can Hunger" in Savannah-area stores through donations to America's ...

November 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business

Girl Scouts pick area company for tech support

SAVANNAH - The Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia has selected Speros, a technology company headquartered in Savannah with an office in Hinesville, as its technology partner.

November 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business

Property transfers for Nov. 16

Property transfers recorded in the Liberty County Clerks of Courts Office for Sept. 9-11 (all in book 1876):

November 17, 2015 | Staff report | Business

Ga. Dept. of Labor to host Caesarstone recruitment

The Georgia Department of Labor will help Caesarstone Technologies USA recruit up to 45 employees for its manufacturing facility in Richmond Hill from 10 a ...

November 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business

Bank donates to food bank

Anita Wyatt, branch manager of Wells Fargo Bank in Hinesville, presents a $1,000 check to Manna House Food Bank's Executive Director the Rev ...

November 14, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business

Web show thanks LCCVB staff member

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau recently announce that Program Manager Amanda Scott was named an associate producer of the "Fireball Run" online series ...

November 13, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business

Bone and Joint Institute takes another partner

JESUP - The Bone and Joint Institute of South Georgia has announced that Dr. J. Matthew Valosen has become a partner in the practice.

November 13, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business

Now filming — in Liberty County

A sitcom about life in a Southern trailer park will film in Liberty County next spring.

November 10, 2015 | Tiffany King | Business

Photographer opens shop in Flemington

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Thursday for Ng Photography at its studio located at 226 Old Sunbury Road in Flemington ...

November 10, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business

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