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First class mail:Just a little bit s-l-o-w-e-r

WASHINGTON - Already mocked by some as "snail mail," first-class U.S. mail will slow even more by next spring under plans by the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service to eliminate more than 250 processing centers. Nearly 30,000 workers would be laid off, too, as the post office struggles to respond to a shift to online communication and bill payments.

December 06, 2011 | By Hope Yen Associated Press writer | Business News

Area Krogers launch ‘Can Hunger’ effort

As food banks around the country begin collecting food for the holidays, Kroger is making it easy this year to help "can" hunger in Hinesville through donations to the Manna House, a Second Harvest satellite food bank.

December 02, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News

Hinesville’s jobless rate dips to 9.5 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced last week that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Hinesville decreased to 9.5 percent in October, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 9.8 percent in September. The jobless rate in metro Hinesville in October a year ago was 8.9 percent.

December 02, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News

Follow this handy year-end investment checklist

As an investor, you've pretty much seen it all in 2011 - including slow-but-steady gains early in the year, a market correction during the debt ceiling debate and the U.S. credit downgrade, and huge one-day price movements, both up and down - and there's still a month to go. But despite the volatility of the past 11 months, you can make some positive year-end investment moves, including the following:

December 02, 2011 | Matt Cardella | Business News

Parker’s PumpPal pricing to continue during lawsuit

SAVANNAH - Greg Parker, president and CEO of The Parker Companies, appeared in a special hearing before Chatham County Superior Court Judge Louisa Abbott at the Chatham County Courthouse in Savannah last week to argue for the right to advertise discounted PumpPal pricing on street signage. On Wednesday afternoon, Abbott ruled that Parker's can continue to promote PumpPal discounted gas pricing on street signage while the case continues in court.

December 02, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News

Talk to kids, parents about shared financial picture

It's Thanksgiving week. If you're fortunate, you can look around your Thanksgiving table and see several generations of your family. Of course, as you know, many types of cohesiveness are involved in knitting a family together.

November 24, 2011 | By Matt Cardella Columnist | Business News

Hobby, game store celebrates new location

Jungle Jake's and the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce cohosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 25 at the hobby shop's new location at 312B Memorial Drive in downtown Hinesville.

November 24, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News

Hinesville Home Center receives dealer award

Hinesville Home Center Inc. recently received the No. 1 Independent Dealer Award from Clayton Homes and the five-star service award. This award recognized the achievement of top sales for Clayton Homes. Lynn Simmons (left) was named top salesperson for the lot, which is managed by Lauren Jennings (right). Hinesville Home Center representatives wanted to thank their customers for giving them the opportunity to achieve this award. Also pictured is Kevin Clayton.

November 24, 2011 | Staff report | Business News

The Spa at Fort Stewart opens

The Spa at Fort Stewart hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 1 in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.

November 20, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News

Mega Pawn cuts ribbon on new shop

Mega Pawn hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 3 in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.

November 20, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News

Reasons to create long-term strategy

Some people buy investments here and there, every now and then. Others open an individual retirement account, put some money in it, then forget about it. But this type of haphazard investment behavior can lead to haphazard results.

November 20, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business News

Fairfield Inn staff work Habitat project

Employees at the Fairfield Inn and Suites in Hinesville recently helped with a Savannah-area Habitat for Humanity project by applying wind brackets and trestles to a structure. They also removed trash and helped carry supplies to the site to assist with the construction.

November 19, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News

LCDA roundtable for existing industry

The Liberty County Development Authority recently kicked off its existing-industry roundtable program with a luncheon presentation at Holton's Seafood in Midway.

November 19, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News

Local real estate numbers on the rise

A recent report from the Hinesville Area Board of Realtors brings good news to those with homes on the market: Sales figures for August, September and October were up from the previous year.

November 18, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Business News

Daycare staff trains in Atlanta

The Village Children's Learning Center Directors/Owners Fay and Michael Terry and 19 employees attended a two-day training session Oct. 14-15 at the Georgia Association on Young Children Conference at the Gwinnett Center in Atlanta.

November 16, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News

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Coastal EMC mailing $699K in checks

This week Coastal Electric Cooperative will mail 3,829 checks totaling $698,772 to people who received electricity from the co-op in 1987 and 1988 ...

December 14, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News

Protect trees during the cold

This weekend, even the most thick-blooded Georgians is bundle up in winter coats, hats and gloves. A cold front is moving across the state, and ...

December 11, 2017 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News

Enmarket buys Clyde’s

Savannah-based Enmarket Stations has boosted its convenience store reach with a 35-store deal bringing the company total to 90 stores in Georgia and the Carolinas.

December 07, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News

Picking the perfect tree

Since last weekend, I have noticed peculiar things happening in Coastal Georgia. Seemingly overnight, trees and shrubs are now adorned with shining ornaments, lights and ...

December 04, 2017 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News

Forestry to be topic of Savannah discussion

A tour to learn Georgians' hopes and concerns about forestry will present a "Tree Talk" in Savannah at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the ...

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

New riverkeeper hired for Ogeechee

Ogeechee Riverkeeper has hired Dr. Simona Perry as its new riverkeeper/executive director.

November 30, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News

Hinesville economy continues to recover from Hurricane Irma

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said that metro Hinesville continues to recover from the impact of Hurricane Irma.

November 29, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News

How to care for holiday plants

As we enter into the holiday season, many people are looking for the perfect gifts. For those who wish to communicate their well wishes with ...

November 28, 2017 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News

Midway plant growing

Arconic, a forged metal producer in the Liberty County Development Authority's Tradeport East business park, needs work space and parking space as it continues ...

November 27, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Business News

For the love of Liberty County

As a spouse of a retired U.S. Army veteran, I have traveled the world, and in my travels, I have achieved many successes. However ...

November 25, 2017 | By Sabrina Newby Special to the Courier | Business News


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