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Credit getting tighter even here

The borrower may be servant to the lender, but according to Dr. John Howard Brown, credit is "the lifeblood of a modern economy," and should flow freely.

October 21, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


September jobs cut is deepest in five years

WASHINGTON -- Employers slashed payrolls by 159,000 in September, the most in more than five years, a worrisome sign that the economy is hurtling toward a deep recession.

October 18, 2008 | By Jeannine Aversa Associated Press writer | Business


State of ports address talks big business

Georgia Ports Authority's Executive Director Doug J. Marchand will deliver the annual state of the port address on Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. He will speak about the latest developments in Savannah's maritime transportation industry and what the future holds for the Port of Savannah.

October 18, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Natural gas provider files bankruptcy

ATLANTA - Natural gas marketer Catalyst Energy has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after losing its required line of credit.

October 18, 2008 | Associated Press | Business


Hinesville jobless rate at 6.6% in August

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the unemployment rate in Hinesville rose to a preliminary unadjusted rate of 6.6 percent in August, up 1.5 percentage points over the year from 5.1 percent in August 2007.

October 18, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Area bankers say they are solvent, strong

Community banks are facing an increased risk of insolvency, according to a measure of banks' health known as the Texas ratio. Based on data derived from

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


Stock futures point to at least partial rebound

NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks headed for a partial rebound Tuesday, a day after logging their steepest losses in years when the House voted down a proposed $700 billion rescue plan for the financial sector.

October 15, 2008 | By Tim Paradis Associated Press writer | Business


Real estate transfers for Sept. 28

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from Sept. 1-5. 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.

October 14, 2008 | Staff report | Business


Chili's launches 'create-a-pepper' to fight cancer

ATHENS – In support of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Chili's Grill and Bar announced its fifth annual "Create-A-Pepper" campaign during September by inviting people to get creative and raise funds to help St. Jude find cures and help children with cancer and other childhood diseases.

October 14, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Citigroup taking over Wachovia bankins

NEW YORK - In the latest byproduct of the widening global financial crisis, Citigroup Inc. will acquire the banking operations of Wachovia Corp. in a deal facilitated by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

October 14, 2008 | By Sara Pepro Associated Press writer | Business


Recent industrial recruits say business is holding

Tenants in the Tradeport East Business Center have each reported progress since finding a home in Liberty County and say they expect future success.

October 14, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Work starts on Ford Plantation

RICHMOND HILL - The Ford Plantation luxury community and private sporting club recently began renovations to automobile magnate Henry Ford's historic winter mansion.

October 11, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Energy, water conservation sales get tax holiday

ATLANTA - In an effort to help Georgians conserve energy and water, save money and protect the environment, Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Georgia's fourth annual Energy Star sales-tax holiday has been expanded for the first time to include WaterSense labeled products. Georgians will not pay state or local sales taxes on the purchase of energy efficient or water efficient products that cost $1,500 or less per item. The sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, and runs through midnight Sunday, Oct. 5.

October 11, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Recession could hit homes here, experts say

President Bush warned Wednesday that the country could experience a recession if the federal government does not take action on the proposed $700 billion bailout, and area experts say the financial crisis can come as close as anyone's front door step.

October 11, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


WaMu becomes biggest bank to fail in US history

NEW YORK -- As the debate over a $700 billion bank bailout rages on in Washington, one of the nation's largest banks - Washington Mutual Inc. - has collapsed under the weight of its enormous bad bets on the mortgage market.

October 11, 2008 | By Madlen Read Associated Press writer | Business


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Photography shop marks opening

Joanna Ng Photography was welcomed as a new member of the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 20 at the chamber offices in Hinesville.

March 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Homes for Heroes ranks area realtor high

Homes for Heroes recently named Lisa Scales with Keller Williams Realty Coastal Area Partners its No. 2 realtors affiliate nationwide in 2013, based on number of heroes served.

March 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Gun manufacturer cutting workforce

North Bryan-based engineering and weapons manufacturer Daniel Defense announced Tuesday a 14 percent net reduction in workforce due to current market conditions.

March 05, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Business


Job fair, business expo here in April

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a job fair and business expo from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 9 at the Shuman Recreation Center in Hinesville.

March 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Meat, seafood shop opens in Midway

Coastal Meat and Seafood held a grand opening and ribbon cutting, in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, Feb. 21 at 9784 Seagrass Plaza, suite C, on E. Oglethorpe Highway in Midway.

March 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Coastal Bank hires new mortgage originator

SAVANNAH - Gerald Lee recently was hired as a mortgage loan originator by The Coastal Bank at the bank's Hinesville office, 101 W. Henry St.

March 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Courier going to metered paywall

In an attempt to show potential new online readers what the Coastal Courier has to offer in the way of up-to-the-minute updates on intensely local news, sports, features and events, the multimedia company will launch its new metered paywall Saturday, March 1.

February 28, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


Report: Film company was denied access to track

After days of rumors, conjecture and finger-pointing, the office investigating last week's fatal train accident in Wayne County has issued a preliminary report.

February 26, 2014 | By Bill DeYoung Correspondent | Business


Airport operator hoping to promote it

MidCoast Regional Airport's new fixed-base operator told local Joint Management Board members Wednesday that efforts to reduce costs, train airport staff in fuel quality control and promote the airport are going well.

February 25, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


OMI drops suit against Richmond Hill

The public works company Operations Management International has dropped its $2 million lawsuit against Richmond Hill, a mere two months after it was filed.

February 25, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Business


Small scam can cost consumers plenty

When you check your credit-card statements every month for thefts, your eyes likely scan down the column of figures for large amounts that indicate scammers have used your card for major purchases.

February 23, 2014 | By David Uffington Columnist | Business


State revenue up in January

Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced that Georgia's net tax collections for the month of January totaled almost $1.81 billion for an increase of $76.25 million, or 4.4 percent, compared to the month-ended January 2013.

February 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Chamber, CVB launch new website

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau launched its new website Feb. 6.

February 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Urban agriculture topic at breakfast

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host an Eggs and Issues Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at the CenturyLink 50x50 building on Patriot's Trail in Hinesville.

February 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


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