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Ga. jobless rate hits 6.9%

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia area rose to an unadjusted rate of 6.9 percent in December, up 2.9 percentage points over the year from December 2007. The jobless rate in Coastal Georgia rose eight-tenths of one percentage point from a revised 6.1 percent in November.

January 30, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Wreath donors recognized

Wreaths for Warriors Walk recently presented certificates of appreciation and commemorative plaques to The Heritage Bank of Hinesville and GeoVista Credit Union.

January 30, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


CADDA addresses Long County Chamber

On Jan. 20, the Coastal Area District Development Authority gave a presentation to the Long County Chamber of Commerce on organization matters. The meeting at the Long County Senior Citizen's Center let CADDA illustrate to chamber members how local businesses can benefit from the authority's program.

January 30, 2009 | By Mike Riddle | Business


Civilians to manage barracks on Fort Stewart

Civilians man the gates of Fort Stewart, in process and out process 3rd Infantry Division soldiers and now post officials say they will also be responsible for the upkeep and management of the fort's barracks.

January 30, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones | Business


Confusion may force car dealer to close

Larry Mannion Sr., owner of Mannion & Mannion Motors, Inc., said he was startled by questions and reports from multiple media outlets, claiming he was defying a cease and desist order from the Georgia Board of Registration of Used Motor Vehicle Dealers for the Secretary of State last week.

January 30, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business


Insurance commisioner offers free assistance

Area residents with insurance problems or questions can receive assistance directly from the state commissioner's office by contacting his insurance investigator working in the area.

January 28, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Vacant business park invaded by wild hogs

Roaming hogs may be good game for hunters, but the Liberty County Development Authority isn't playing with the disastrous effects.

January 28, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Chamber honors business, civic leaders

Danny Creasy, the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's newest chairman, used a hunting analogy Thursday at the chamber's annual awards banquet to get the crowd excited about the upcoming year.

January 26, 2009 | By Alena Parker | Business


Local supplier gets deal with post housing contractor

Barbara Meador of VIP Office Furniture & Supply and Bob Walsh of National Office Furniture attended the grand opening of the single soldier's quarters on Fort Stewart.

January 23, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Updated lemon law widens coverage in state

ATLANTA –– Georgians who buy or lease a new car after Jan. 1 have greater protections against recurring problems with their vehicle, thanks to an update of the Georgia Lemon Law.

January 23, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


VIP names 2008 top salesperson

VIP Office Furniture & Supply named April Burriss the top salesperson for 2008.

January 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


E-mail scam circulating in area

The Heritage Bank is warning customers about an apparent e-mail scam that is using the bank's name.

January 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Labor leader calls jobless number 'sobering'

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that 128,625 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for state unemployment insurance benefits in December, an increase of 174 percent from December of 2007.

January 15, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Area reacts to Goody's closing

"I'm devastated," Melinda Stonecipher said of Goody's closing. "This is one of my favorite stores."

January 14, 2009 | By Alena Parker | Business


Goody's said to be closing stores

Company officials are not confirming it, but media reports nationwide say Goody's Family Clothing Stores is liquidating its assets, which means the Hinesville store will close.

January 12, 2009 | Staff report | Business


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Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate drops in April

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for April was 5.3 percent, down 0.6 percentage point ...

May 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Realty board supports ESPLOST

The Hinesville Area Board of Realtors presented $1,000 Thursday to the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce to support the ESPLOST campaign.

May 23, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


State Bank to acquire S Bank

ATLANTA – State Bank Financial Corporation, the holding company for State Bank and Trust Company, and S Bankshares Inc. announced Thursday the signing of a definitive ...

May 19, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Society recognizes employees with Down syndrome, their employers

The seventh annual Night of Champions Thursday at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa – Hotel Grand Ballroom was emceed by celebrity chef Jamie ...

May 17, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Kroger raising money for Children's Miracle Network

SAVANNAHA - Area Kroger stores will soon be filled with "Miracle Balloons" for the grocer's annual fundraiser benefitting The Children's Hospital at Memorial University ...

May 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Georgia Eye Inst. opens in Glennville

The Glennville Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon-cutting for Glennville Eye Surgery Center, an affiliate of Georgia Eye Institute. Glennville Eye Surgery Center is ...

May 13, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Optim Healthcare marks opening of new office here

Optim Healthcare held a ribbon-cutting Thursday at its new Hinesville location, in the Central Station shopping center on Veterans Parkway.

May 12, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Business


Tourism takes spotlight for a week

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau celebrated National Travel and Tourism Week Monday through Saturday.

May 09, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


May 19 lecture on motivating millenials

SAVANNAH - Gabrielle Jackson Bosché, president and founder of the Millennial Solution and author of "5 Millennial Myths: The Handbook for Managing and Motivating Millennials," will ...

May 08, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Warehouser doubles port facility

SAVANNAH - Nordic Logistics and Warehousing has doubled capacity at its Savannah location, holding a ribbon cutting last month for a 200,000-square-foot cold storage and ...

May 07, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Dick’s Sporting Goods coming to new Hinesville shopping center

During the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Oglethorpe Square Shopping Center on West Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville, national athletic retailer Dick's Sporting Goods was ...

May 07, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Business


Georgia Power vows flat rates through 2019

ATLANTA - Georgia Power last month announced that its base electric rates will remain flat through 2019.

May 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


CH2M on ethics list

DENVER-The Ethisphere Institute has named CH2M to its list of the World's Most Ethical Companies for an eighth consecutive year.

May 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Wing Zone plans restaurant in Hinesville

Hinesville may have another restaurant coming within the next year.

May 06, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Business


McDonald’s having ‘cyber hiring’ day for workers

McDonald's restaurants in the area are looking to fill up to 1,000 positions as they staff up for the summer, one of the ...

May 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


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