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Locals graduate from development academy

The Georgia Academy for Economic Development recently announced the local graduates from the 2009 region 12 multi-day training program.

December 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Georgia Power asks for rate hike

ATLANTA - Georgia Power has asked the Public Service Commission to approve increased fuel charges that would raise the bill for the typical residential customer by $6.98 a month.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported on it's Web site that the utility asked the Georgia PSC to approve the request Tuesday.

December 17, 2009 | Associated Press | Business


Project Thunder memorandum gets OK

The board of the Liberty County Development Authority approved a final memorandum of understanding Tuesday morning with the company behind Project Thunder, a large-scale development that's anticipated to bring at least 200 jobs to the area sometime late next year.

December 16, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Business


Secretary of Army has no solution for lost brigade

Last week's meeting between the secretary of the Army and local proponents of troop increases for Fort Stewart revealed some measure of compensation may be possible for community investors and the Army post, but no promises were made.

December 16, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Business


Shane's Rib Shack ready to open here

ATLANTA - Shane's Rib Shack, a Petrus Brands company, is expanding further into South Georgia with six new locations, including Hinesville, Savannah, Pooler and Valdosta, and into South Carolina with future store openings in Beaufort.

December 14, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Step taken for new plant

Liberty County Development Authority board members met early Tuesday to review a memorandum of understanding that would bring them a step closer to welcoming a sizeable, though still unnamed, employer to the area.

December 14, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Business


Courier wins statewide education award

The Georgia School Boards Association has awarded the Coastal Courier the GSBA Beacon Award for its coverage of local education.

December 11, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Business


LCDA marketer in leadership class

Anna Chafin, director of marketing and research for the Liberty County Development Authority, has been named to the Leadership Georgia Class of 2010.

December 11, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


State's job market shows little improvement

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that 72,298 laid-off workers filed initial claims for state unemployment insurance benefits in November, a decrease of 2,182 from November 2008.

December 11, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Credit union starts work on new Ludowici branch

The Altamaha Federal Credit Union broke ground Friday for its Ludowici office on Highway 84..

December 09, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


Realty Executives opens remodeled office

The new Realty Executives Liberty Office building recently opened at 401 S. Main St. in Hinesville.

December 04, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Jobless numbers still up in area; better than state's

Joblessness in the Hinesville area was up again in October, but still tracking better than the state's.

November 30, 2009 | Staff report | Business


Local, daily newsletter starts Tuesday

The Coastal Courier debuts a free, daily e-mail publication, Good Morning Liberty, on Tuesday.

November 30, 2009 | Staff report | Business


New airport manager hopes to boost business

MidCoast Regional Airport welcomed Greg Schramuk as the new general manager this month, and he is prepared to help the airport's business take off. Schramuk has education, training and flight experience by his side; he holds a degree in aviation management and a commercial pilot's license with a certified instructor endorsement.

November 28, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Correspondent | Business


Retailers crossing fingers for Black Friday

Local merchants are hopeful they will have a profitable holiday season, even in a slow economy. The busy pre-Christmas shopping period will kick off the day after Thanksgiving, known to retailers as "Black Friday."

November 25, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Business


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Gas stations changing name

SAVANNAH - Enmark recently announced a branding change to "enmarket."

June 13, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


America's most famous college dropout thinks you should go to college

Bill Gates, who is still the richest man in the world according to Forbes, is a big fan of college.

June 12, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Eating locally is actually pretty easy, and that's good news for reducing food waste

Upwards of 80 percent of Americans could restrict their eating habits to food grown within 50 miles of where they live, according to a new study published by the Sierra Nevada Research Institute at the University of California, which means that if consumers want it, there's more than enough potential to buy food exclusively from local markets.

June 12, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Did Rick Perry's prayers end the Texas drought?

Glenn Beck recently went on record saying he thinks former Texas Gov. Rick Perry deserves a little credit for ending the Texas drought.

June 12, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


RH to get three 'major' motels

Three "major hotels" are in the works to be built in Richmond Hill, their developer announced Friday.

June 12, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher Correspondent | Business


State of the County address discusses Liberty's growth

Local business leaders and officials met again for another Progress Through People Luncheon earlier today. The luncheon featured the State of the County Address. Liberty County Commissioners Chairman Donald Lovette spoke on what makes a community poised for growth. He then shared stories from locals to show that Liberty is on course for growth. The end of Lovette's speech was littered with the refrain, "We can't stop" to express Liberty's need for continual progress.

June 11, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Business


Marriage isn't the only relationship that's in trouble for 20-somethings

It's well known that millennials are the most unmarried generation in American history, but a new report by Gallup suggests that tying the knot isn't the only union youngsters are avoiding.

June 10, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


One way to pay back your student loans that you should avoid at all costs

The New York Times recently published an op-ed that offered defaulting on your loans as a viable way of escaping student debt. Pretty much everyone disagrees with that.

June 10, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


The promise and pitfalls of timeshares

If you’re in the mood to get away from it all, $1 might seem more than a fair price to pay for a vacation in a resort destination.

June 10, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


It's time, again, to leave my comfort zone

It was in September 2011, about three years and nine months ago, that I made a huge leap of faith.

June 09, 2015 | Greg Kratz Deseret News | Business


The key ingredient to a more fulfilling life

What's the key ingredient to a more fulfilling life? According to a new poll by YouGov, the answer might be marriage.

June 09, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Can free college really be done in America?

Bernie Sanders, the self-proclaimed socialist senator from Vermont (or, more appropriately, the democratic socialist from Vermont), doesn't seem to mind that very few pundits believe he has a shot at the presidency, despite the fact that he's one of only two declared candidates for the Democratic ticket in 2016.

June 09, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


It’s once again time to honor the area’s most-attractive businesses

I love to shop. I think that for some of us, shopping is our modernized version of the caveman's need to hunt. I make no apologies for this addiction - I mean, pastime.

June 09, 2015 | By Sara Swida KLB director | Business


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