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Minimum wage goes up Thursday

WASHINGTON -- About 2 million Americans get a raise Thursday as the federal minimum wage rises 70 cents. The bad news: Higher gas and food prices are swallowing it up, and some small businesses will pass the cost of the wage hike to consumers.

August 08, 2008 | By Christopher S. Rugaber Associated Press writer | Business


Hinesville on business-friendly ranking

Hinesville is ranked 103 on a recently-released rating of the 179 best small places in the U.S. for business and careers compiled by Forbes magazine.

August 05, 2008 | Staff report | Business


Area unemployment rate up in May

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Labor reported today that the unemployment rate in the metro Hinesville area rose to a preliminary 5.4 percent in May, up five-tenths of one percent from a revised 4.9 percent in April.

July 23, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Judge on bank's board of directors

Judge Charles Paul Rose Jr. has been elected to the board of directors of South Georgia Bank.

July 23, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


State now offers tax breaks for 'green' building

ATLANTA - Georgia residential consumers and business owners are now eligible for a Georgia income tax credit for installing certain "clean energy property" as a result of House Bill 670, which passsed the 2008 General Assembly.

July 23, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Medical components maker moving to Bryan County

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Gov. Sonny Perdue recently announced that Dicon Technologies, Inc., a medical component manufacturer and a supplier to U.S. troops, will construct a new facility in Bryan County. The company will create up to 100 jobs in the next five years and invest almost $3.7 million.

July 23, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Phone company using new name

Coastal Communications has officially taken the name of its parent company, CenturyTel, Inc.

July 23, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Georgia's initial unemployment insurance claims down in May, up for year

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that 44,711 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for unemployment insurance benefits in May, down 13.4 percent from April. Most of the decline in claims came in manufacturing industries.

July 03, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Labor department to televise 14th annual job fair

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor's 14th annual televised job fair will be carried statewide on Georgia Public Broadcasting from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, June 22. The live broadcast, entitled Job Fair 2008, will originate from Atlanta, Albany and Toccoa. The broadcast will be simulcast over WALB-TV channel 10 in Albany and WNEG-TV channel 32 in Toccoa.

July 03, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Governor Perdue announces $7M in OneGeorgia awards

STATESBORO - Gov. Sonny Perdue and members of the OneGeorgia Authority Board met today at Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro where they approved the grants and loans from the OneGeorgia Authority's portfolio of financing programs including Equity, EDGE, BRIDGE and E 9-1-1. These projects, along with their respective local leadership representatives, were recognized at the OneGeorgia board meeting.

June 27, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


LCDA hires director of work force development and existing business

At the May meeting of the Liberty County Development Authority, Ronald Tolley, the authority's CEO, announced the hiring of DeLisa Espada for the newly created position of director of work force development and existing business.

June 27, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Long Development Authority discusses labor-force requirements

The Long County Development Authority discussed setting labor-force requirements for future businesses that will be located in the Industrial Park in the county.

June 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Coastal's Adams promoted to business account executive

Coastal Communications, A CenturyTel company, recently announced the promotion of Michelle Adams to the position of business account executive.

June 20, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


VIP Office donates color copier to Tri-County Protective Agency

VIP Office Furniture & Supply, in an effort to get other businesses and community leaders to exhibit the same type of generosity, donated a desktop color copier to the Tri-County Protective Agency.

June 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Interstate Paper, Liberty County acknowledge beneficial relationship

When three privately owned corrugating manufacturers from the northeast began looking for a captive supply of linerboard back in the mid-1960s, a group of civic leaders showed them exactly what they needed in Liberty County, and Interstate Paper was born. Since then, Liberty County and Interstate Paper in Riceboro have shared a mutually beneficial relationship.

June 20, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


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Veterans launching craft brewery

Being former soldiers, Kevin Ryan, Dan Sartin and Jeff Hyatt have a common bond that's typical of all uniformed personnel, whether they're military, law enforcement or firefighters. They also share a love for good beer.

July 21, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


State revenue up 11% in June

Georgia's net tax collections for June totaled $1.76 billion for an increase of $182.25 million, or 11.5 percent, compared to the month-ended June 2013, Gov. Nathan Deal announced this week.

July 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Job fair for veterans on Stewart

FORSYTH - The Georgia Department of Corrections, in conjunction with the Georgia National Guard, will host several law-enforcement and public-safety agencies for a military personnel career fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at the 1BCT, building 705, on Fort Stewart.

July 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


LCDA approves bond resolution

The Liberty County Development Authority held a called meeting Tuesday to approve a resolution to restructure bond debt.

July 19, 2014 | Jeremy McAbee | Business


Planning commission recommends OK for store

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission on Tuesday approved a rezoning petition filed on behalf of a developer with plans to build a grocery store and gas station at 1422 W. Oglethorpe Highway.

July 18, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Business


Ludowici hoping to attract a McDonald's

Leaders from Ludowici met earlier this month with a representative from McDonald's USA about bringing a restaurant to the city.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Hinesville entrepreneur honored

Allstate exclusive agency owner William Lynn Bennett of Hinesville has been designated an Allstate Premier Agency for 2014.

July 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Williams named to tax-study committee

ATLANTA - District 168 state Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, has been appointed by Georgia House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, as a member of the Joint Study Committee on Property Tax Digest Impact on Education Funding.

July 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Davis named membership director

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently moved Lisa Davis to the position of membership director.

July 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Tractory Supply opening Hinesville store

Construction is under way on a new Tractor Supply Company store in Hinesville, the company's 54th Georgia location. The retailer is setting up shop in the former builder supply store and lumberyard at 766 W. Oglethorpe Highway, across from Walmart.

July 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


LCDA OKs $6M budget

The Liberty County Development Authority's Board of Directors met Monday morning to adopt the fiscal-year 2015 budget and hold a ceremonial note burning in recognition of paying off a 25-year loan.

July 02, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee jmcabee@coastalcourier.com | Business


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