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87 counties post double digit unemployment

ATLANTA - More than half of Georgia's 159 counties have posted double-digit unemployment rates, according to an analysis from the state Labor Department.

Georgia has a record-high 9.3 percent jobless rate, more than a percentage point above the national average of 8.1 percent.

March 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Business News


Power sources make growth possible

Coastal Electric Cooperative Vice President Mark Bolton told Hinesville Rotarians Thursday that in terms of development and growth, electricity is usually taken for granted.

March 25, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business News


Road work contractor faces fines

The contractor for the construction on Memorial Drive has been fined $124,250 by the federal Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for safety violations.

March 25, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business News


States missing out on extended jobless benefits

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - More than a half-million unemployed workers in Ohio and other states including Georgia are missing out on extended federal benefits because of the way laws in their states are written.

The economic stimulus package allows states with high unemployment to provide up to 20 weeks of extended federal benefits to workers who have exhausted other government benefits. But 13 states and the District of Columbia have laws written in a way that prevent them from qualifying for the money, according to a study by the National Employment Law Project, which promotes policies and programs that assist workers.

March 23, 2009 | Associated Press | Business News


Guests mingle, talk business

LUDOWICI - The Long County Board of Education hosted the Long County Chamber of Commerce's Business After Hours at the board office on March 17.

March 23, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business News


Fair Tuesday covers working, contracts on post

There will be a workshop on how to get contracts and work on Fort Stewart on the post on Tuesday.

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


Development reps tour IDI building

March 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Business News


Kroger to aid people living with muscular dystrophy

ATLANTA – The arrival of March signaled the start of Kroger's Atlanta Division annual Muscular Dystrophy Association fundraiser, where customers are encouraged to purchase $1 green shamrocks or $5 gold shamrocks at their local stores' cash registers. The fundraiser ends April 4 with a goal of raising $410,000.

March 20, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business News


State unemployment rate hits record

ATLANTA - The state Labor Department says Georgia's unemployment rate in February was 9.3 percent, the highest since rate-keeping was standardized by the federal government in 1976.

The department said Thursday that the previous record in Georgia was a revised 8.5 percent in January.

March 19, 2009 | Associated Press | Business News


State fines 30 gas station for gouging

ATLANTA - More than 30 Georgia gas stations have paid fines to the state Office of Consumer Affairs over alleged price gouging in the wake of Gulf Coast hurricanes last fall.

Some stations have to pay up to $10,000 in fines to the state, while others must refund money to customers who can prove they bought gas during the price spike. The list includes a $20,000 fine against nine Tennessee-based Pilot Travel Center stations.

March 19, 2009 | Associated Press | Business News


Developers look for population hike estimates

Developers, builders and real estate professionals pushed chairs into a circle Monday morning to discuss preparing for the new brigade coming to Fort Stewart.

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


Bank opening in Midway

Interstate Paper is supporting another credit union set to open in Midway by the first week in April.

March 16, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business News


IDI earns silver LEED certification

IDI, a national industrial real estate developer consistently ranked in the top five industrial developers in the United States, recently received silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its 502,854-square-foot speculative building in Tradeport East Business Center.

March 14, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business News


SSU offers smart investment seminars

SAVANNAH - Savannah State University will offer a free seminar for individuals who want to learn more about investing in

March 14, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Badcock reopens, gives shelter $1,000

Badcock Furniture & More had a grand reopening and ribbon cutting Wednesday at its Hinesville

March 14, 2009 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Staff writer | Business News


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Savannah Tech work program earns $15,000

SAVANNAH - AT&T recently announced that Savannah Technical College Foundation won $15,000 for third place in of the inaugural $20k for 2020 workforce development ...

August 23, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Countywide job fair for Bryan County jobs

The Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce, the Development Authority of Bryan County and the North Bryan County Chamber of Commerce will host a ...

August 21, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Gardeners need Serenity Prayer this muggy summer

It has been a frustrating year for gardeners. The spring gardens sputtered out early and deflated the enthusiasm for planning a fall garden.

August 20, 2016 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business News


Study contends Medicaid expansion helps state finances

For each dollar that Georgia would have to spend on Medicaid expansion, it would gain $8.68 to $9.42 in federal spending, a new ...

August 18, 2016 | By Andy Miller Georgia Health News | Business News


New surgeon at Atlantic Foot & Ankle

Atlantic Foot & Ankle Specialists is proud to announce the arrival of their newest physician, foot and ankle surgeon Thomas John Legacki III, DPM, to their ...

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


State Bank earnings up

ATLANTA - State Bank Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STBZ) on Thursday announced unaudited financial results for the quarter ended June 30. Net income for the second quarter ...

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


Area unemployment rate jumps 1 percent during June

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for June was 6 percent, up 1 percentage point from May ...

August 05, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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