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Don't fall prey to car buying scams

Ever heard of a yo-yo scam? How about a spot-delivery scam?

January 05, 2014 | By David Uffington King Features | Business


Phone company hires marketer

BEAUFORT, S.C. - CenturyLink has named Stephanie Cashwell its market development manager for South Carolina and Georgia. She will work in Beaufort, S.C.

January 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Nominations sought to honor businesses

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for outstanding business leader of the year, outstanding business of the year and outstanding non-profit leader of the year.

January 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Marketing classes focuses on social media

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and CVB will hold a marketing workshop from 2:30-5 p.m. Jan. 13, at the chamber/CVB offices, 425 W. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville. The class will focus on developing marketing plans for small businesses and creating fliers using available software.

January 03, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


H-ville ranked high for job seekers

NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy website, recently conducted a study to find the best places for job seekers in Georgia. Hinesville was ranked in the top 10.

December 31, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Sanitation workers pull holiday shifts

Like police, fire and hospital personnel and active-duty military members, city and county sanitation crews work while most residents are home with their families and friends on Christmas and New Year's Day.

December 31, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


Governor: 2013 job creation at record

Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced that the Global Commerce Division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development produced a 10 percent increase in job creation during the state's most recent fiscal year.

December 28, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Unemployment drops around Hinesville

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that metro Hinesville's unemployment rate decreased to 8.4 percent in November, down 0.8 percent from 9.2 percent in October.

December 27, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


CenturyLink offers security, monitor system

CenturyLink is offering Hinesville customers a new, interactive service that helps protect and manage their homes with monitored home security, home automation and energy management features.

December 27, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


W-ville getting new retail space

A wooden sign in a vacant lot on Highway 84 in Walthourville has proclaimed "Shopping Center Coming Soon" for several years. It appears it is finally coming true.

December 27, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Savannah Tech rebuilds Red Cross trailer

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College recently came to the rescue of an old trailer of the Southeast Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross.

December 26, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Convenience stores donate to schools

Parker's president and CEO Greg Parker presented a $1,500 check to Liberty County Board of Education members and school system administrators Thursday at Liberty Elementary School in Midway.

December 26, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Gas line being run to Tradeport East

Liberty County's Tradeport East Business Center is expected to benefit from a $46 million expansion of Atlanta Gas Light Company's Strategic Infrastructure Development and Enhancement customer-growth program.

December 26, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Extended unemployment benefits ending

ATLANTA - Emergency Unemployment Compensation benefits for the nation's long-term unemployed workers are set to end Saturday impacting 39,559 workers in Georgia.

December 26, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


OMI sues Richmond Hill for $2M

The public works giant Operations Management International Inc. is suing Richmond Hill for $2 million, alleging the city breached its contract when deciding to end its relationship with OMI in the middle of a five-year agreement.

December 24, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Business


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Port reports 6 percent container growth

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority has moved more than 2 million 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) so far this fiscal year, July-February, for an increase of 6.2 percent, or an additional 119,318 TEUs.

April 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


McDonald's promotion for free coffee

SAVANNAH - McCafé invites coffee drinkers in the Savannah area to wake up and taste the free coffee.

April 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Region's economy expected to grow

SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy expanded rapidly during the fourth quarter of 2013 and should continue to experience significant growth throughout 2014.

April 03, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Applebee's christens rennovations

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar, 1492 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville, held a ribbon cutting March 18 in recognition of the completion of its renovation. The event was held in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce on March 18.

March 31, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Hinesville jobless rate down to 8 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that metro Hinesville's unemployment rate decreased to 8 percent in February, down 0.3 percent from 8.3 percent in January. The rate was 8.9 percent in February a year ago.

March 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


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