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Courier wins statewide news awards

The Coastal Courier recently earned several 2014 Georgia Press Association awards, which were formally announced last week at the association's annual Better Newspaper Contest awards ceremony and banquet on Jekyll Island. The prizes recognize the best newspapers in Georgia for their achievements in reporting, writing, photography, website content creation, newspaper-page and special-section design and videography.

June 16, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Dump the Pump day is Thursday

Liberty Transit is participating in the ninth annual national "Dump the Pump" day June 19. Anyone interested in trying public transit for the day will receive free rides. For route schedules and more information, go to www.libertytransit.org or call 877-4172.

June 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


LCDA proposes smaller budget

The Liberty County Development Authority Finance Committee Friday discussed a proposed 2015 budget that is nearly $1 million less than the current year's spending plan.

June 09, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Business


Deal puts brakes on gas tax

Gov. Nathan Deal announced this week that he will stop an increase in the motor-fuel tax scheduled to go into effect July 1.

June 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Why is it quicker to be an attorney than cosmetologist

Back in the day, people could work in various professions without the state getting involved. Now, as Morris M. Kleiner, a professor of public affairs at the University of Minnesota, points out, things are a little different.

June 04, 2014 | By Michael DeGroote Deseret News Service | Business


CEO pay at record high, others stagnate

Median pay packages for chief executives reached a new high last year of over $10 million, according to a study by the Associated Press and Equilar. This is the fourth year that compensation has climbed for top execs, as they continue to profit from the rising stock market.

June 03, 2014 | By Lane Anderson Deseret News Service | Business


Plans for lot at Main, Veterans unclear

For weeks, local residents have posed questions to the Coastal Courier about the 7.82-acre tract of land being cleared at the corner of South Main Street and Veterans Parkway. Along with the questions, there have been unsubstantiated rumors about what's being developed at the site.

May 30, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Business helps disabled veteran

Times have been hard for Brian Pelish and his family since he was medically discharged by the Army in 2006.

May 30, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Pet care service marks opening

Happy Tails Personalized Pet Care Services held its ribbon cutting May 20 at the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, 425 W. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.

May 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Liberty native promoted at Heritage

The Heritage Bank recently announced that Cameron C. Smith has been promoted to bank officer.

May 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Fashion shop opens doors

Fit to Style, a new clothing store in Hinesville, held a ribbon cutting May 16 at 481 E.G. Miles Parkway, suite D, with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce. The business held its official grand opening May 10.

May 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Jobless rate dips to 7.6% in April

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that metro Hinesville's unemployment rate decreased to 7.6 percent in April, down 0.3 percent from 7.9 percent in March. The rate was 8.5 percent in April a year ago.

May 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Courier running late this morning

Home delivery of Wednesday's Coastal is running late. Publisher Mark Griffin said the gathering of election results delayed the paper's press time, thus making it hard for carriers to get the papers out at the correct time.

May 21, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Google working on self-driving car

Having trouble adjusting to the new ban on driving and dialing? Google's self-driving car may offer the solution - in 2020.

May 20, 2014 | By Alyssa Banks KSL | Business


Hair salon cuts ribbon

Vanity Hair Salon held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its grand opening May 9 at 743 E.G. Miles Parkway.

May 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


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Governor declares state 'camera ready'

Gov. Nathan Deal and the Georgia Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Office, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, announced Monday that all 159 Georgia counties have been designated Camera Ready.

September 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Millennials making too many credit mistakes

Some new research shows millennials are making a lot of mistakes when it comes to credit.

September 18, 2014 | By Paul Nelson KSL | Business


State revenue up in August over 2013

Georgia's net tax collections for the month of August totaled $1.39 billion for an increase of $47 million, or 3.5 percent, compared to the month-ended August 2013, Gov. Nathan Deal's office recently announced.

September 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Green spaces topic at PTP luncheon

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Liberty County Complex in Midway.

September 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Developer magazine ranks Georgia first

Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday announced that Area Development magazine has ranked Georgia as the No. 1 place in the nation in which to do business. Area Development is an executive magazine covering corporate site selection and relocation.

September 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Curves having open houses

Curves International Inc. announced last week that participating Curves, including the Hinesville location, are hosting open houses the week of Sept. 15-20, in which new members can receive 30 days free, in addition to a free workout.

September 12, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Veterans set opening date for brewery

SAVANNAH - Former soldiers Kevin Ryan, Dan Sartin and Jeff Hyatt, have been putting the entrepreneurial skills they learned in the Army to good use, launching their own craft brewery, Service Brewing Company.

September 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Job fair on post on Sept. 16

CivilianJobs.com, a site that helps connect America's military members with civilian careers, is holding a job fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, on Fort Stewart. The event is sponsored by the Fort Stewart Soldier for Life: Transition Assistance Program.

September 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Armstrong reports area economic growth

Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy continued to expand during the second quarter of 2014 and should experience strong growth throughout the year.

September 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Economist: Georgia's job engine humming

A Georgia State University economist is predicting that Georgia's economic growth will be solid in the coming years.

August 31, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


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