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Consider premium bonds when looking for income

As an investor, you want your money to grow so that you can achieve your important goals, such as a comfortable retirement or college for your children. But you also may invest to increase your cash flow. In fact, without a strong cash flow, you may be forced to dip into your growth-oriented investments to pay for short-term needs - and if you do this repeatedly, you could damage your prospects for attaining your long-term goals. That's why you'll want to look at different ways of boosting your cash flow - one of which may be premium bonds.

March 18, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Guest column | Business News


It's time to plant tomatoes, gardens

At last, it is time to get the warm-season crops for the home vegetable garden going again. We did our soil testing and liming in December, started tomatoes from seeds indoors in late January or February and planted asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, collards, kale, spring onions, garden peas, Irish potatoes, spinach and turnips.

March 16, 2011 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business News


House cuts unemployment tax hike

ATLANTA - The Georgia House has voted to soften a planned increase in the amount businesses pay into the unemployment insurance trust fund.

March 16, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


Local jobless rate up to 9%

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Hinesville area increased to 9 percent in January, up two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 8.8 percent in December. The jobless rate in the metro Hinesville area in January 2010 was 8.9 percent.

March 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


AAU basketball team joins chamber

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new member, the Liberty County Blazers, with a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony. Head coach Cedric Robertson is a native of Liberty County and a graduate of Liberty County High School. Liberty County Blazers is one of the county's new AAU basketball teams. The team was created in May 2009 and promotes physical fitness and sportsmanship while helping youths understand the fundamentals of basketball. The team is open to children who live in Liberty County.

March 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


LaQuinta opens Flemington motel

FLEMINGTON - The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of a hotel in Flemington. La Quinta Inn & Suites is the new three-story, 80-room, 30-suite hotel at 1740 E. Oglethorpe Highway. It officially has opened and is minutes from Hinesville/Fort Stewart city limits.

March 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Bike shop opens new facility

Custom Culture Biker Specialties recently celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Owner Shaun Haines and his staff showcased their new facility at 140 Mattie St.

March 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


401(k) review, rollover can be rewarding

Your 401(k) offers tax-deductible contributions, tax-deferred growth of earnings potential and a variety of investment options - so it's a great tool for building retirement savings. Yet like all tools, your 401(k) must be used properly to get the best results. That's why you should review your 401(k) at least annually and make whatever adjustments are needed.

March 11, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Column | Business News


Jobless rate hits 10.4% in state

ATLANTA - Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Atlanta increased to 10.4 percent in January, up three-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 10.1 percent in December.

March 10, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


Landmark eatery gone, new clinic on the way

Malick's, a family restaurant remembered by many in Hinesville for its simple but "dressed up" buffet and hometown friendly atmosphere, was torn down last week. In its place, an urgent-care clinic will be built.

March 10, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Business News


Georgia, S. Carolina slow joint port project

SAVANNAH - Georgia and South Carolina port officials agreed Tuesday to slow their work toward building a shared shipping terminal on the Savannah River after a long and unresolved debate over whether the new seaport would benefit or suffer from plans to deepen the harbor to the nearby Port of Savannah.

March 09, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


Presentation represents trees' value

State Rep. Jan Tankersley recently accepted a check for $37 billion check for Georgia forests on behalf of the state and the constituents of House District 158, which includes North Bryan.

March 09, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Tax filing deadline looms

Nobody likes being nagged, but I'm going to risk reader displeasure by reminding everyone that there are hefty financial consequences if you owe income taxes and do not file a return on time – or at least request a filing extension.

March 09, 2011 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Business News


Alleged fake goods seized at RH shop

A Richmond Hill clothing store was shut down Thursday after an multi-agency undercover operation turned up what is believed to be counterfeit trademark brand clothing, shoes and other items.

March 09, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Political bickering threatening port

HARDEEVILLE, S.C. - Hardeeville welcomed its first veterinarian a few weeks ago the same way this job-hungry town in one of South Carolina's poorest counties celebrated openings last year of a new hardware store and a Mexican restaurant - with a ribbon cutting and a speech by the mayor.

March 07, 2011 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Business News


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Hinesville's dining options increasing

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November 22, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Business News


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November 14, 2017 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


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Parker’s opens 50th store, celebrates grand opening for new location in Savannah

Parker's, a nationally acclaimed convenience store leader, recently opened its 50th store, celebrating the grand opening of a new retail location in Savannah, Ga ...

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Chamber accepting nominations from the community

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations from the community for Business Leader of the Year, Business of the Year and Civic Leader ...

November 10, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Memorial Health taps new CEO, Advisory Board

Memorial Health announced Tuesday the selection of its new chief executive officer, Shayne George, and the appointment of members to its new Advisory Board.

November 10, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Georgia DOT hiring in Southeast Georgia

The Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) will host a job fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Department of Labor ...

November 10, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Brunswick on track to top nation's auto ports

At the annual state of the port address hosted by the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce recently, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch said ...

November 09, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


'Tis season to plant fruit trees, plants

While this is a good time of year to start enhancing your landscape with some new trees, shrubs and ornamentals, let's not forget about ...

November 07, 2017 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


Brunswick facility on track to become nation's No. 1 auto port

At the annual State of the Port address hosted by the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce recently, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch said ...

November 07, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Yu Spa looking to pamper clients

Lisa Guo opened Yu Spa in 2013 in order to carry on the specialized modalities used by massage therapists and body work professionals she grew ...

November 06, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Business News


Larry Hanson Named Executive Director of GMA

The Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) Board of Directors has named Valdosta, Ga., City Manager Larry Hanson as the executive director of the association. Hanson becomes ...

November 05, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Site Selection ranks Georgia No. 1 for business for fifth straight year

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Oct. 31 that Georgia has been named the No. 1 state in the nation in which to do business for the ...

November 04, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


State honors Midway company

Governor Nathan Deal presented the Georgia Automotive Awards Innovator of the Year award to Elan Technology on Oct. 24 at the Capitol.

November 03, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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