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Unemployment rates up sharply

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the unemployment rate in the metro Hinesville area rose to 5.5 percent in January, up six-tenths of one percent from 4.9 percent in December. The unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area rose to 4.4 percent in January, up one-half of one percent from 3.9 percent in December, while the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia area rose to 4.6 percent in January, up six-tenths of one percent from 4.0 percent in December.

March 25, 2008 | Staff report | Business


Real estate office honored by parent

Century 21 Action Realty recently announced that its parents, Century 21 Real Estate LLC, has recognized the local office with the Centurion Office Award for its sales in 2007.

March 21, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Everything you wanted to know about bonds, almost

In the financial world, stocks tend to get most of the attention. But if you're going to make progress toward your long-term goals, you need to be aware of all types of investments, including bonds.

March 21, 2008 | By Matt Cardella Courier Columnist | Business


Experts believe recession will spare Liberty

Military cities, such as Hinesville and Columbus, will be strong points in the state's economy this year, according to a forecast by Georgia State University.

March 20, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Courier Correspondent | Business


Deeds for Feb. 11-15

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from Feb. 11-15. 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.

March 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Georgia's unemployment rate rises sharply

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Labor reported the state's unemployment rate rose to 5.2 percent in January, up six-tenths of a percent from 4.6 percent in December.

March 19, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


VIP promotes employee

VIP has promoted Cathy O'Hagan to retail operations executive for the company's retail location.

March 14, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Local financial consultant honored

Based on the past year, Charles Gaskin Jr., a Woodbury Financial Services financial professional, has been named to Woodbury Financial Services' Eagle's Circle.

March 12, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Target helping refinery blast victims

SAVANNAH -- United Way of the Coastal Empire has received another helping hand to help victims and families of the sugar refinery fire.

March 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Deeds Feb. 4-8

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from Feb. 4-8. 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.

March 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


DAV thanks car dealership for help

The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 46 presented an appreciation plaque to NeSmith Chevrolet on Feb. 18.

March 07, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Business


Workshop for tenants, landlords

The Liberty County Magistrate Court will conduct a Landlord/Tenant Workshop at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Liberty County Courthouse Annex second floor boardroom.

March 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Take Steps to Prevent Identity Theft

Identity theft is big business. In fact, each year, billions -- that's with a "b" -- of dollars are lost to identity theft, according to the Federal Trade Commission.

March 07, 2008 | By Matt Cardella Columnist | Business


Georgia lawmakers want to stretch stimulus rebates

A bipartisan bill being pushed by members of the Georgia House would help the $168 billion economic stimulus package recently approved by Congress last a little longer for Georgians.

March 06, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Business


Chevy dealer welcoming soldiers with gifts

Mike Reed, general manager of NeSmith Chevrolet here, announced Wednesday that the dealership is providing welcome home gift bags for 1,700 deployed soldiers returning to Fort Stewart from Iraq in the coming months.

March 01, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


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Development authority OKs budgets

The Liberty County Development Authority balanced and approved all of its budgets last week. The budget is for fiscal-year 2016, which runs from July 1 through June 30.

July 02, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Business


Canoochee employee honored by national

Joe Sikes recently was selected as one of the 2015 Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Brand Champions at the national CONNECT '15 conference held in Minneapolis.

June 26, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


What one of the richest men in America is doing to teach kids about money

Warren Buffett is one of the most succesful investors in history. He's currently worth over $70 billion, constantly ranking among the richest men in the world.

June 24, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Fed holding off on rate increases but says it could still happen this year

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen announced last week the economy is still not strong enough to warrant a hike for interest rates, though she is optimistic the anticipated hike could arrive as soon as September.

June 23, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | Business


Americans households have the highest credit card debt since recession

American consumers are accumulating credit card debt at the same rate as before the recession, despite paying down a huge chunk of that borrowing during the first quarter of this year, according to CardHub’s 2015 Credit Card Debt Study released this week.

June 22, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | Business


This is probably why you liked 'Jurassic World' so much

Last weekend, the newest installment in the Jurassic Park franchise, "Jurassic World," set the record for the highest opening weekend in history, beating out the previous champ, Marvel’s "The Avengers."

June 22, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Facebook billionaire donates $5 million to help undocumented immigrants pay for college

Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg announced Wednesday that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, had donated $5 million to a scholarship fund for undocumented immigrants.

June 21, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


New music store opens in Hinesville

Hinesville has a new musical instrument sales, repair and instructional store. Backline Productions Services LLC opened its doors in March but held its official grand opening May 16.

June 18, 2015 | Patty Leon | Business


What students should really look for in a college education

As tuition increases, more and more economists and public figures are calling for a more pragmatic approach to what it should mean to get a college degree. The president of the Association of American Universities, Hunter Rawlings, disagrees.

June 17, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


7 ways a small business can save on its taxes

One of the advantages to owning a small business is that you have additional tax deductions that are set up with business owners in mind. It’s hard to know which tax deductions are applicable to your individual situation, which is why you should work with an experienced tax accountant to maximize your write-offs.

June 17, 2015 | Troy Martin Deseret News | Business


Discount store to start hiring

Wal-Mart will hire up to 95 people to work at the new Walmart Neighborhood Market slated to open this fall in Hinesville.

June 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Is this the greatest high school graduation ever? Maybe

Ever heard of Kahuku High School in Hawaii? If not, now you'll probably never forget it.

June 16, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Everyone is still struggling to know what to make of 'trigger warnings'

After discussing his "mild racism" during his opening monologue for Saturday Night on May 16, stand-up comedian Louis C.K. ruffled some feathers by joking about knowing a "neighborhood child molester" in his youth.

June 15, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Are family-oriented work policies bad for business?

The rise of mandatory paid leave for both men and women who have children has been meteoric, according to The New Republic's Lauren Sandler.

June 15, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Is your potential employee confident or arrogant?

There's a fine line between confidence and arrogance, and unfortunately in business, it can be the make-or-break quality of a successful leader. Arrogant leaders are prone to being disagreeable and aggressive; they tend to push down their employees, drain away motivation and loyalty and paralyze productivity. Erika Napoletano, in a recent Entrepreneur.com article, calls arrogance “the idiot cousin of the confident businessperson.” Motivational sales trainer Patrick Henry Hansen, who has advised my company on a number of issues over the years, puts it this way: Confidence is always attractive, and arrogance is always repulsive.

June 14, 2015 | Taylor Cotterell Deseret News | Business


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