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Natural gas provider files bankruptcy

ATLANTA - Natural gas marketer Catalyst Energy has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after losing its required line of credit.

October 18, 2008 | Associated Press | Business

Hinesville jobless rate at 6.6% in August

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the unemployment rate in Hinesville rose to a preliminary unadjusted rate of 6.6 percent in August, up 1.5 percentage points over the year from 5.1 percent in August 2007.

October 18, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business

Area bankers say they are solvent, strong

Community banks are facing an increased risk of insolvency, according to a measure of banks' health known as the Texas ratio. Based on data derived from

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

Stock futures point to at least partial rebound

NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks headed for a partial rebound Tuesday, a day after logging their steepest losses in years when the House voted down a proposed $700 billion rescue plan for the financial sector.

October 15, 2008 | By Tim Paradis Associated Press writer | Business

Real estate transfers for Sept. 28

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from Sept. 1-5. The listings include the names of the sellers and buyers, the book and page where the deed can be found in deed books maintained 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.

October 14, 2008 | Staff report | Business

Chili's launches 'create-a-pepper' to fight cancer

ATHENS – In support of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Chili's Grill and Bar announced its fifth annual "Create-A-Pepper" campaign during September by inviting people to get creative and raise funds to help St. Jude find cures and help children with cancer and other childhood diseases.

October 14, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business

Citigroup taking over Wachovia bankins

NEW YORK - In the latest byproduct of the widening global financial crisis, Citigroup Inc. will acquire the banking operations of Wachovia Corp. in a deal facilitated by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

October 14, 2008 | By Sara Pepro Associated Press writer | Business

Recent industrial recruits say business is holding

Tenants in the Tradeport East Business Center have each reported progress since finding a home in Liberty County and say they expect future success.

October 14, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business

Work starts on Ford Plantation

RICHMOND HILL - The Ford Plantation luxury community and private sporting club recently began renovations to automobile magnate Henry Ford's historic winter mansion.

October 11, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business

Energy, water conservation sales get tax holiday

ATLANTA - In an effort to help Georgians conserve energy and water, save money and protect the environment, Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Georgia's fourth annual Energy Star sales-tax holiday has been expanded for the first time to include WaterSense labeled products. Georgians will not pay state or local sales taxes on the purchase of energy efficient or water efficient products that cost $1,500 or less per item. The sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, and runs through midnight Sunday, Oct. 5.

October 11, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business

Recession could hit homes here, experts say

President Bush warned Wednesday that the country could experience a recession if the federal government does not take action on the proposed $700 billion bailout, and area experts say the financial crisis can come as close as anyone's front door step.

October 11, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business

WaMu becomes biggest bank to fail in US history

NEW YORK -- As the debate over a $700 billion bank bailout rages on in Washington, one of the nation's largest banks - Washington Mutual Inc. - has collapsed under the weight of its enormous bad bets on the mortgage market.

October 11, 2008 | By Madlen Read Associated Press writer | Business

Bank VP on Savannah Tech board

The Coastal Bank's executive vice president and chief operating officer, Jim LaHaise, has been named to the Savannah Technical College Foundation Board of Directors. As part of Savannah Tech's board, LaHaise will help shape the vision and the future of this regional technical college.

October 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Business

State officials on business junket

ATLANTA -- Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue is traveling to Europe for a weeklong economic development trip, even as he's asking state agencies to cut back on travel amid the state's budget crunch.

October 10, 2008 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Business

New lease may add jobs in Midway

The Liberty County Development Authority approved the transfer of the lease of Harbin Lumber Co. in the Midway Industrial Park to Vidalia Naval Services during a called meeting last week, a move they hope will mean more jobs.

October 07, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business

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Small Business Saturday in Hinesville Nov. 28

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority recently announced its participation in the sixth annual Small Business Saturday on Nov. 28.

November 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business

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

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