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What the financial crisis means for us

Crumbling business on Wall Street has made its way down south to Liberty County as

October 04, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business

New power plants to burn wood

ATLANTA (AP) _ Leftover sawdust and wood chips will eventually provide electricity in Georgia under a deal state officials announced Thursday.

October 04, 2008 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Business

Government proposes massive financial bailout

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Urgently moving on multiple fronts to stem the worst financial crisis in decades, the government moved Friday to protect money market mutual funds against losses and temporarily banned short-selling of company stocks. The Treasury Department asked Congress to give it sweeping power to buy up toxic debt that has unhinged Wall Street.

October 04, 2008 | By Jeannine Aversa and Julie Hirschfeld Davis Associated Press writers | Business

Garnishments dip in Liberty County

County Clerk of Courts Barry Wilkes could not explain why Liberty County is seeing a decrease in creditors suing for property or forfeited wages while metro Atlanta offices recently have been falling behind because of so many garnishment filings.

October 02, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business

Most won't feel change to digital TV

Gov. Sonny Perdue started urging people last month in a press release to prepare now for the upcoming switch to all digital broadcast television, but Comcast cable, the area's only cable provider, said there's no need for its clients to worry.

September 27, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business

State jobless rate tops national

Unemployment across the country is the highest it's ever been in five years, according to a federal report released last week. The country saw unemployment jump from 4.7 percent in July 2007 to 6.1 percent last month. State and local officials acknowledged the soaring statistics and tried to explain why so many more people are without work.

September 25, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business

Courier deliveries delayed Friday morning

The press that prints the Coastal Courier broke down Thursday night, delaying delivery of the Friday's paper.

September 20, 2008 | Staff report | Business

Chemtall gets permits to expand

Citizens at a public meeting in March were united in saying a new SNF-Chemtall permit needed more study and more input, but the state Environmental Protection Division has approved the permit.

September 18, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Business

New shops, restaurant on MLK

It's been less than a year since North Main Construction started work, but Centre Plaza on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive is now complete and will open as early as next week.

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

Food Lion's second store here nearing completion

Food Lion is set to open a new store at 2389 W. Highway 196 in Hinesville later this fall. The store will be Food Lion's second in Hinesville, and the city's fourth grocery store overall.

September 06, 2008 | By Caroline Gotler Correspondent | Business

Scrapbooker makes her own memories

ST. CLOUD, Minn. - Judy Carter of Hinesville recently celebrated 10 years as a Creative Memories consultant as well as a significant birthday while visiting her home state of Minnesota and attending the 2008 Creative Memories National Convention, "Showcase," in Minneapolis.

September 06, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business

Island Realty hires sales representative

Islands Real Estate and Appraisal Company is adding Sarah McCartney to its team. She joins the company as a licensed real estate salesperson. The company has offered real estate sales, rental and appraisal services to coastal Georgia for 20 years. McCartney, her husband, Carey, and their two children have a long-term connection to Liberty County.

September 06, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business

Phone company change impacts workers; no customers

The area's phone company is in the final stages of transition from Coastal Communications to new ownership under CenturyTel, Inc.

September 02, 2008 | By Caroline Gotler Special to the Courier | Business

Area woman fined for pirating software

Diane Goins, a Richmond Hill resident, recently was slapped with a judgment for producing and selling counterfeit computer programs. The Southern District Federal Court of Georgia hit Goins, 55, with a $250,000 fine for selling bogus versions of Corel software on eBay.

August 30, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business

County named top location for business

Southern Business & Development magazine recently named Hinesville/Liberty County "One of the 250 Best Places in the South to Locate Your Company" in their 15th anniversary bonus edition.

August 26, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business

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Open house for Homes for Heroes

The Lisa Scales Team/Homes for Heroes, in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, held an open house Nov. 9 at the Liberty ...

November 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business

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

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