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Contract for work around Firth Rixson debated

During a Liberty County Development Authority meeting on Tuesday, officials decided on a construction company to receive a contract to develop utility lines and an access road at the Firth Rixson foundry in Tradeport East.

August 27, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Business News


State, local jobless rates improve slightly

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported this week that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined slightly to 9.9 percent in July, down one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 10 percent in June. This is the 34th consecutive month Georgia has exceeded the national unemployment rate, which is 9.5 percent.

August 27, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Port study: Diesel additive adds fuel efficiency

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority's Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced last week that the GPA's diesel additive study yielded a five-percent reduction in fuel consumption, as well as decreased emissions.

August 27, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


State jobless rate dips

The Georgia Department of Labor reported today that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined slightly to 9.9 percent in July, down one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 10.0 percent in June. This is the 34th consecutive month Georgia has exceeded the national unemployment rate, which is currently 9.5 percent.

August 25, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Career center earns veteran award

The Hinesville Career Center with the Department of Labor recently received the 2009 Veterans Group Award. The International Association of Workplace Professionals presents the annual award to entities that provide outstanding career counseling services to veterans.

August 25, 2010 | Staff report | Business News


Local named GSU PR student of year

Hinesville native Katrina M. Sage, 24, recently was named Georgia Southern University's 2009-10 public relations student of the year and designer of the year.

August 23, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


BBQ place opens in west Hinesville

Clarke's Homestyle BBQ Jamaican and American Cuisine opened its new location Aug. 3 at 1008 W. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville. The restaurant, along with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, had a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony. The new eatery, which is next door to Harris Ace Hardware, offers a full menu, drinks and meeting spaces.

August 20, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


VIP welcomes back employee

After an eight-month recovery, Barbara Meador of VIP Office Furniture and Supply returned to work full-time this week. Meador fell down a flight of stairs Dec. 17, and had been recuperating.

August 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Business News


Governor says jobs, investment increases

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue announced this week that both jobs and corporate investment increased in Georgia during the state's fiscal year 2010 as a result of the marketing activities of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. Companies invested $3.75 billion in communities around the state, a 46.7 percent increase from 2009, and created 19,462 jobs, an increase of 14.7 percent.

August 20, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Builders making trip to bridge culture gap

KC Brothers Construction owners James Rim and Wu Ni want to help build a bridge between Coastal Georgia and China. The Asian American builders are the only private citizens among the city of Hinesville's eight official delegates traveling to the Jiangxi province of south central China next month.

August 18, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Business News


Statesboro plant to create 400 jobs

STATESBORO - Great Dane Trailers will bring 400 jobs to Statesboro.

A new manufacturing facility set to be built will bring the jobs over the next four years. Gov. Sonny Perdue says it's a $33.5 million investment.

August 17, 2010 | Associated Press | Business News


Courier building wins Win-dex Award

August 16, 2010 | Staff report | Business News


Heritage Bank hires new CFO

James M. Floyd Jr., president and CEO of Liberty Shares, Inc. and The Heritage Bank, announced recently that Philip F. Resch has accepted the positions of chief financial officer for both companies. He took over the posts in July.

August 13, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Free workshop on business finances

SAVANNAH - Given today's tough economy, more people are considering the benefits and rewards of small business ownership. While creating a solid business plan is a great start, would-be business owners often lack financial backing and the knowledge to identify and secure financing from other sources. To that end, Savannah Technical College is hosting a free "Open for Business" technical workshop at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18.

August 13, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Sea Island Co. files for bankruptcy

SAVANNAH - Sea Island Company has filed for federal bankruptcy protection with a plan to sell its luxury resorts that have been secluded getaways on the Georgia coast for wealthy travelers and American presidents since 1928.

The family-owned company filed a Chapter 11 plan in federal court Tuesday, saying it's unable to repay more than $600 million owed to to lenders including Synovus Bank, Bank of America and Bank of Scotland after the economic meltdown took a toll on Sea Island's resort and real-estate businesses.

August 12, 2010 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Business News


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Liberty's own Furniture Guy

Treasured tables, furniture and other pieces start off as rough pieces of old wood before David Betts puts his hand to it in his Midway ...

January 21, 2017 | By Alena Cowley Correspondent | Business News


Local eatery suffers minor damage from fire

UPDATE: According to Izola's Facebook Page the restaurant is once again open for business as of 11 a.m. today.

January 19, 2017 | Patty Leon | Business News


Bank donates $10,000 to food bank

SAVANNAH - America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia received a $10,000 check from South State Bank Friday to address food insecurity in Coastal Georgia.

January 16, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Starbucks on way to Hinesville

Coffee lovers, get ready. Starbucks is coming to the Oglethorpe Square Shopping Center.

January 16, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Business News


Hobby Lobby hopes to open store in March

OKLAHOMA CITY - Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., is predicting that it will open its new Hinesville store by mid March.

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


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