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CenturyTel, EMBARQ merger gets OKs

MONROE, La. - CenturyTel, Inc. and EMBARQ announced that the Georgia, Mississippi and Nebraska Public Service Commissions and the Minnesota and Ohio Public Utilities Commissions have each granted approval of CenturyTel's pending acquisition of EMBARQ. CenturyTel operates with 31,500 access lines in Georgia.

March 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


New dental office going up in Midway

Midway soon will be home to Dr. Tad Jackson's newest dental office, proving Hinesville isn't the only municipality attracting development.

March 06, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Officials warn of solicitation scandal

ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel warned corporations recently that her office received numerous complaints about solicitations sent from a firm called "Compliance Services." The firm offers to complete corporate meeting minutes on behalf of Georgia corporations for a fee. The "Annual Minutes Requirement Statement" included in the offer is very similar to solicitations mailed during the past two years from firms named "Georgia Corporate Compliance" and "Georgia Corporate Headquarters."

March 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Real estste transfers for March 6

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from Jan. 26-30. 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.

March 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


LCDA foots bill for Tradeport overage

Members of the Liberty County Development Authority said they felt forced to foot a $77,946 cost overrun from project delays to landscaping, hardscape and irrigation in Tradeport East. It is a $1.9 million project.

March 06, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Unemployment checks going up

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said today that the Georgia Department of Labor has begun mailing an additional $25 per week to more than 180,000 jobless Georgians who have a valid unemployment insurance claim with the Georgia Department of Labor.

"The weekly supplement to unemployment insurance benefits comes at a good time," said Commissioner Thurmond. "This recession is expected to last longer than many economists and the Federal Reserve initially projected. The additional $25 each week will help the many thousands of Georgians who've lost their jobs through no fault of their own better weather this economic ...

March 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Dow hits 11-year low

NEW YORK - The Dow Jones industrial average plunged below 7,000 Monday for the first time in more than 11 years as investors grow even more pessimistic about the health of banks, and in turn the economy.

A staggering $61.7 billion in quarterly losses at insurer American International Group Inc. touched off fresh fears about the health of the nation's financial system.

March 02, 2009 | By Tim Paradis AP business writer | Business


Congress OKs funds for intracoastal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In directing nearly $1 million in funding for Georgia's portion of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Congress affirmed a recent study by the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute that the channel is essential to Coastal Georgia's economy. Georgia Congressman Jack Kingston, who helped secure the funding, said it will be used to alleviate silting, which has caused transit boaters to avoid the area.

March 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


House OKs prepaying for nuke plant expansion

ATLANTA - Georgia Power customers could pay an average of $1.30 more per month on their electricity bills beginning in 2011 under a bill approved by the Legislature on Thursday.

The House voted 107-66 to approve the financing scheme that would begin collecting about $1.6 billion in costs for the utility to expand its nuclear plant near Augusta. The measure has already cleared the state Senate and now heads to Gov. Sonny Perdue for his signature.

February 27, 2009 | by Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Business


Savannah Tech stressing work-readiness

Thomas Hines, executive director of training operations for Savannah Technical College, told the Hinesville Rotary Club on Tuesday there's no doubt we're getting closer and closer to a globalized market. As a result, he said, Georgia needs to take measures to ensure we stay competitive in this new economic environment

February 27, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business


Appraisers urge caution selling gold

RESTON, Va. - The price of gold is once again selling at near all-time high prices. That, combined with tough economic times,

February 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


South Georgia lawyer leads litigation panel

SAVANNAH - David Michael Conner, a partner at the Savannah law firm of Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP, has been appointed chairman for the Council on Litigation Management, a national organization dedicated to standardizing litigation practices and promoting integrity in claims handling, asset protection and legal defense pertaining to the insurance industry and corporate legal departments.

February 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Teachers, students benefit from tax breaks

When it comes to higher education, students and their families may take advantage of credits to offset expenses like tuition and fees.

February 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


State jobless rate tops 8 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported today that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to a record-high preliminary 8.6 percent in January.

February 26, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Unemployment checks going up $25 a week

ATLANTA - Weekly unemployment benefits will rise by $25 a week in Georgia, state Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said Monday.

The boost comes from an infusion in federal stimulus money and will bring the average weekly unemployment check in Georgia to $292. The maximum check will rise to $355.

February 24, 2009 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Business


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Store chain turning 40 with discounts, games

The original plan for Greg Parker was to go to law school. Running a convenience store and then building one of the most successful convenience ...

May 04, 2016 | Patrick Donahue | Business


Business After Hours at funeral home

Howard Funeral Home in Ludowici hosted the Long County Chamber of Commerce's Business After Hours Tuesday. About 30 people attended the gathering, with refreshments ...

May 03, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Chamber marks opening of consignment shop

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting April 8 for Savvy Upscale Consignments, at 1425A W. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.

May 02, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Port's container rate continues to grow

SAVANNAH - Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz reported 8 percent growth in containerized trade in February, compared to the same month a year ago.

April 29, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Restaurant sanitation scores for April 26

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in March by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens ...

April 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Convenience stores help fight lymphoma

Enmarket will sell paper icons in all 64 of its retail stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, including the Hinesville location, in support ...

April 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate falls to 5.9 percent in March

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for March was 5.9 percent, down 0.1 percentage point ...

April 21, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Insurance commissioner questions Allstate request

ATLANTA - Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is warning consumers that Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Co. has filed an overall statewide automobile rate increase of ...

April 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Restraurant sanitation scores for April 18

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in March by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens ...

April 18, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Time to talk about end-of-life issues is now

They say the only two things in life that are certain are death and taxes.

April 18, 2016 | By Richard Barid and Michael Smith Guest columnists | Business


New Hinesville shopping center to feature national retailers

A large shopping center coming to Hinesville will feature several nationally known brands when it is completed in April 2017.

April 18, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Business


New Long County flood maps topic at Tuesday open house

ATLANTA - Newly revised preliminary digital flood insurance rate maps for the Georgia coastal areas, including Long County, will be available for residents to review at ...

April 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


MacAljon opening plant in Richmond Hill

The MacAljon family of companies will hold an open house and ribbon cutting Tuesday at their new facility, 2801 Highway 17 Tuesday.

April 15, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


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