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Holtzman adds life insurance agent

George and Babs Holtzman, owners of Holtzman Insurance Agency, Inc., are proud to have William "Bill" Johnston join their team. Johnston comes to Holtzman Insurance Agency as a Georgia licensed life agent.

December 13, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Shoppers ready for Black Friday

Tom and Joe Ainsworth will take advantage of the early morning doorbuster sales on the day after Thanksgiving, deemed the biggest shopping day of the year.

December 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Consumer confidence up a little in November

NEW YORK -- Consumer confidence rose in November amid receding gas prices, but Americans' views on the economy remain the gloomiest in decades as they grapple with massive layoffs, slumping home prices and dwindling retirement funds.

The New York-based Conference Board said Tuesday its Consumer Confidence Index now stands at 44.9, up from a revised 38.8 in October. Last month's reading was the lowest since the research group started tracking the index in 1967.

December 10, 2008 | By Anne D'Innocenzio Associated Press | Business


Hampton Island late with property taxes

Ron Leventhal, head of Hampton Island Management, Inc., said he is 80 percent confident the development's $400,000 delinquent tax bill will be paid by mid-December.

December 04, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Business


Imperial resumes refining sugar at plant

PORT WENTWORTH - Imperial Sugar's coastal Georgia plant is operating again for the first time since a February explosion killed 14 people and injured dozens more.

Company CEO John Sheptor said Wednesday the refinery in Port Wentworth resumed producing liquid sugar earlier this month and on Thursday will receive its first shipment of raw sugar since the explosion nearly 10 months ago.

December 04, 2008 | Associated Press | Business


Riceboro area development discussed

New schools, health and public safety, road access, water and sewer service, historic preservation and environmental concerns were among the topics addressed when citizens gathered Monday to discuss development in southeast Liberty County.

December 02, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Business


JCB cutting jobs at Pooler plant

POOLER - JCB Inc., manufacturer of construction equipment, says it will lay off 120 employees at its Pooler plant near Savannah.

The company said Thursday the layoffs represent about a quarter of its Pooler work force and that the cuts will take place on Friday.

November 29, 2008 | Associated Press | Business


Hinesville gets new doughnut shop

Liberty County residents now have easy access to hot, fresh doughnuts at the Donut Connection franchise that opened today in Willowbrook Plaza on Highway 196. Renovations on the old Ice Cream Zone started in early October and the doughnut shop is now ready for business, according to Rodney Rogers, store coordinator.

November 29, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


First time jobless claims jump 75%

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor has announced that first-time claims for unemployment insurance benefits in October increased by 75 percent from the same month last year.

November 29, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Development authority updates park's sign

November 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Foreclosure rate up 25 percent over 2007

MIAMI (AP) _ The number of homeowners caught in the wave of foreclosures in October grew 25 percent nationally over the same month in 2007, data released Thursday showed.

More than 279,500 U.S. homes received at least one foreclosure-related notice in October, an increase of 5 percent over September, according to RealtyTrac Inc. One in every 452 housing units received a foreclosure filing, such as a default notice, auction sale notice or bank repossession.

November 28, 2008 | By Adrian Sainz Associated Press writer | Business


IBM to help build broadband network on power lines

NEW YORK (AP) _ IBM Corp. is throwing its considerable weight behind an idea that seemed to have faded: broadband Internet access delivered over ordinary power lines.

November 27, 2008 | By Andrew Vanacore Associated Press writer | Business


Government launches mortgage restructuring

WASHINGTON - The government and the mortgage industry are launching the most sweeping effort yet to help troubled homeowners by speeding up the process for renegotiating hundreds of thousands of delinquent loans held by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

The Federal Housing Finance Agency, which seized control of the two mortgage finance companies in September, announced the plan Tuesday along with other government and industry officials, including Hope Now, an alliance of mortgage companies organized by the Bush administration last year.

November 26, 2008 | By Alan Zibel Associated Press writer | Business


Study: Life isn't cheap for 'working poor'

ATLANTA (AP) _ It costs a lot to be 'working poor' - especially in metro Atlanta.

A single parent of three in Gwinnett County needs to make more than $62,000 a year to avoid going on government assistance, according to the author of a new report that examines the most basic costs of living for families in each of Georgia's 159 counties.

November 26, 2008 | By Dionne Walker Associated Press writer | Business


Store's employees get in spirit of Halloween

Among the businesses that allowed employees to wear costumes on was VIP Office Furniture & Supply in Hinesville.

November 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


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Store chain donates to support troops

Kangaroo Express presented a $42,981 donation Nov. 17 to the Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation following its summer-long "Salute Our Troops" fundraising campaign. The donation brings the total amount raised by the campaign over the past four summers to $10 million.

November 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


New RH plant sets job fair

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor will host a job fair from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday at the Richmond Hill City Center to fill a number of positions with Caesarstone Technology at its new $120 million manufacturing facility in Richmond Hill.

November 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Hinesville Rotarians get the facts on Ebola

Hinesville's Rotary Club members on Tuesday learned about the Ebola epidemic and how to avoid it.

November 26, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Business


Magazine likes state's business climate

For the second consecutive year, Georgia has been ranked the No. 1 state for business by Site Selection magazine, an economic-development trade publication, Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced.

November 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Property transfers Nov. 10-14

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Courts F. Barry Wilkes' office between Nov. 10-14. The listings include the names of sellers and buyers; the book and page where the deed can be found in the deed books maintained in the clerk's office, the transfer tax (which gives you an estimate of the price paid, based on $1 per $1,000) and a description of the property, which may be a subdivision and or Georgia Militia District where it is.

November 24, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Kroger campaign helps food banks

Kroger stores in the Savannah area have launched the 2014 Can Hunger Campaign to benefit America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia.

November 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Property transfers Nov. 3-7

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Courts F. Barry Wilkes' office between Nov. 3-7. The listings include the names of sellers and buyers; the book and page where the deed can be found in the deed books maintained in the clerk's office, the transfer tax (which gives you an estimate of the price paid, based on $1 per $1,000) and a description of the property, which may be a subdivision and or Georgia Militia District where it is.

November 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Deal: October tax revenue up 6 percent

Georgia's net tax collections for October totaled $1.55 billion, an increase of $87 million, or 5.9 percent, compared to October 2013, Gov. Nathan Deal announced Thursday.

November 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


How low prices can be a bad thing

Cheap oil prices. Low inflation. Sound like a dream come true? In economics, dreams have a way of turning into nightmares.

November 11, 2014 | By Richard Barrington Deseret News | Business


Bank's food bank over $760,000

More than 760,000 nonperishable food items were collected company-wide during Ameris Bank's fifth annual "Helping Fight Hunger" initiative during the month of October.

November 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Landing the ideal holiday job

By most standards, Royce Leather has a rigorous hiring process.

November 08, 2014 | By Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


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