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Initial jobless claims drop unexpectedly

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.

May 28, 2009 | By Christopher Rugaber Associated Press writer | Business News


8,000 homes on way to Riceboro area

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.

May 23, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business News


Local stylist to work on BET program

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."

May 23, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business News


LCDA contract flap settled

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.

May 20, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business News


Congress looking at credit card limits

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.

May 19, 2009 | By Anne Flaherty Associated Press writer | Business News


Business workshop on customer service

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Georgia Southern University are continuing their workshop series by offering "Superior Customer Service and Business Etiquette"

May 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Businesses using bankruptcy

Bankruptcy seems to be unwelcomed, but still an alternative for the "credit heavy," according Raven Owen, housing counselor with JCVision & Associates.

May 18, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business News


Local GM, Chrysler dealers not being closed

"This is the classic thing: No news is good news," Mike Reed, general manager of NeSmith Chevrolet in Hinesville, said Friday afternoon.

May 18, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business News


Businesses challenged to held Dorchester

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.

May 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Credit union opens in Midway

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.

May 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Business News


Job workshops cover resumes, interviews

Job seekers can now register for Georgia Southern University's two newest career development workshops at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah.

May 15, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Tattoo parlor opens for business

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.

May 15, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Phone recycling program helps soldiers

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.

May 15, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Long authority to help business

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.

May 11, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business News


Intracoastal getting funding for dredging

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.

May 08, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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Lowcountry boil for Chamber members Oct. 7

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 ...

September 29, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


State internet access panel to meet in Glennville

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 ...

September 28, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Chick-Fil-A confirmed for shopping center

Chick-Fil-A is finally coming to Hinesville.

September 28, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Business News


Home inspection business opens

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 ...

September 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Accident response prompts First Responder Appreciation

Thomas Hill Jewelers in Hinesville recently hosted a First Responder Appreciation Day.

September 19, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


New overtime laws topic at Chamber seminar

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 ...

September 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Realtors plan art auction as fundraiser

Hinesville Area Board of Reatlors will have an art auction Saturday.

September 15, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Chamber names young leaders

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 ...

September 13, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


DJJ launches month-long candidate search

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 ...

September 09, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


SETA to hold skills day competition

The Savannah Electrical Training Alliance (SETA) will host a Skills Day Competition Oct. 22, the first of its kind in the region.

September 09, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Chamber to hold YouTube workshop

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 ...

September 09, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Progress Through People lunch set for Sept. 15 in Flemington

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 ...

September 08, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Low Country Eye Care cuts ribbon on Hinesville office

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 ...

September 07, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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