WASHINGTON - The tally of newly laid-off people requesting jobless benefits fell last week, the government said Thursday, a sign that companies are cutting fewer workers.
But the number of people continuing to receive unemployment benefits rose to 6.78 million - the largest total on records dating back to 1967 and the 17th straight record week. The figures for continuing claims lag behind initial claims by one week.
Rave reviews followed the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission unanimous recommendation to rezone more than 10,000 acres of unincorporated Liberty County for a mixed-use development.
BET Sunday Best gives singers a chance to show off their vocal abilities. A nationwide search is conducted in cities across the country and the top contestants perform weekly in front of a live audience in Atlanta, striving to win the title of "Sunday Best."
After previous hesitations, the Liberty County Development Authority unanimously decided to contract with Strategic Business Solutions Unlimited for work on a minority and women business enterprise initiative.
WASHINGTON - Unable to stop the tide of foreclosures and job losses, lawmakers are hoping to give voters at least some breathing room in the economic downturn by banning arbitrary credit card rate hikes and excessive fees.
Legislation that would impose new restrictions on the industry was expected to pass the Senate on Tuesday. With the House having endorsed a similar measure already, Democratic leaders said they hoped to send a final version to the president to sign by week's end.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Georgia Southern University are continuing their workshop series by offering "Superior Customer Service and Business Etiquette"
Bankruptcy seems to be unwelcomed, but still an alternative for the "credit heavy," according Raven Owen, housing counselor with JCVision & Associates.
"This is the classic thing: No news is good news," Mike Reed, general manager of NeSmith Chevrolet in Hinesville, said Friday afternoon.
After months of work and fundraising, including the Dorchester Academy Kick-off Rally, the possibility of refurbishing the former boys dormitory is moving closer to reality. However, the hard work is not finished and the Dorchester Improvement Association still needs financial contributions.
Members of the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently attended two new business openenings and ribbon-cutting ceremonies in Midway. The Interstate Federal Credit Union on Highway 84, across from the Midway Post Office, is open for business. During the ceremony, Interstate Federal Credit Union President Stacie Branch and several of the union's board members, along with chamber board members and Midway Mayor Don Emmons, cut the ribbon at the new facility.
Job seekers can now register for Georgia Southern University's two newest career development workshops at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah.
Members of the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently attended two new business openenings and ribbon-cutting ceremonies in Midway. The New Body Tattoo Studio in the Midway Mall on Butler Avenue is ready for customers. At the ceremony, owner T.J. Newsome, along with family members, business associates, chamber board members, staffers and Midway Mayor Don Emmons, cut the ribbon.
To honor those wounded serving the nation and to celebrate National Military Appreciation Month, Pioneer Services has created the "Answer the Call Now" cell phone recycling program. The phones will be recycled for money, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to USA Cares' "Combat Injured Program," which assists wounded service members and their families with immediate financial needs.
The Long County Development Authority voted during its April meeting to help local developer Joe Raymer obtain financing for a deceleration lane on McDonald Street/Highway 57, which he needs to open a convenience store.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Last December, the University of Georgia released a study that showed continued deterioration of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway would cost Georgia's economy $124.5 million and 2,100 jobs. That study resonated in Washington recently when Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., announced that the Army Corps of Engineers approved nearly $6 million in funding for the waterway.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Membership Appreciation Lowcountry Boil and Oyster Roast for members on Oct. 7, at Bryant Commons ...
ATLANTA - The Joint High-Speed Broadband Communications Access for All Georgians Study Committee will have its third meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Glennville ...
Chick-Fil-A is finally coming to Hinesville.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a grand opening and ribbon cutting on Sept. 14 for Moe's Home Inspection Services at the Chamber ...
Thomas Hill Jewelers in Hinesville recently hosted a First Responder Appreciation Day.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a two-part Labor Law Workshop from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Sept. 29 and ...
Hinesville Area Board of Reatlors will have an art auction Saturday.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the following high school students have been accepted into the 2016-17 class of Young Adult ...
Looking for full-time employment? The Department of Juvenile Justice is offering employment opportunities at DJJ's secure facilities around the state. The agency has launched ...
The Savannah Electrical Training Alliance (SETA) will host a Skills Day Competition Oct. 22, the first of its kind in the region.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and CVB will host a YouTube Workshop from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept ...
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Thursday, Sept. 15 at Connection Church on Patriots Trail in ...
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held a grand opening and ribbon cutting on Aug. 24 for the new office of Low Country Eye Care ...
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