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Get ready for tax season

The holidays have passed, the new year has begun, and tax season is right around the corner. The earlier taxpayers prepare for the April 15 deadline, the easier it will be to file taxes. Here are some helpful hints for tax season preparation:

January 09, 2009 | By Alicia Saile Special to the Courier | Business


Durrence joins The Coastal Bank

SAVANNAH - The Coastal Bank announced that Marty Durrence has joined its team as the Liberty County market manager. In his new position, Durrence will oversee all operations for The Coastal Bank in Liberty County.

January 09, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Economy adding to shrimp industry woes

Longtime seafood vendor Joey Lawler said he is known throughout the region as the fish and shrimp man.

January 09, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business


Condos going up, readying for new troops

Besides an office park near Liberty Regional Medical Centerl, Carnes Construction is also developing 20 acres of condominiums off Sandy Run Road, behind Badcock's Furniture, in Hinesville.

January 07, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Holtzman companies reach out to needy

In a time when giving is especially appreciated, the Holtzman Companies were able to triple the donations that they received last year and help out three local organizations.

January 03, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business


Developers staying busy

Matt Sigman is one of the local private developers who doesn't seem to be fazed by talk of bracing for uncertainty as the economy recovers in the coming year.

January 02, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Car makers extending holiday shutdowns

DETROIT (AP) - Chrysler is closing all its North American manufacturing plants for at least a month, the starkest move yet taken by U.S. automakers as they anxiously await word about government loans.

The shutdown comes as General Motors Corp. said a report that it and Chrysler have restarted talks to combine the two ailing automakers is untrue.

January 02, 2009 | By Tom Krisher Associated Press writer | Business


AASU economic monitor sees regional recession

SAVANNAH -- The Coastal Empire Economic Monitor for the third quarter of 2008 shows that the regional economy continued to lose ground as the rate of decline accelerated due in part to worsening conditions in the regional housing and labor markets. The Economic Monitor, published by Armstrong Atlantic State University's Center for Regional Analysis, is available at http://www.econ.armstrong.edu/cra/monitor.htm.

January 01, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Holtzman reappointed to real estate board

ATLANTA – Gov. Sonny Perdue announced last week the reappointment of Hinesville resident George W. Holtzman to the Georgia Real Estate Commission.

January 01, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Jekyll Island cutting jobs

JEKYLL ISLAND - The Jekyll Island Authority is cutting jobs and scaling back workers' hours to cope with a sharp decline in revenue.

The authority voted Monday to cut 13 full-time and 35 part-time jobs. Work hours also will be reduced for 20 full-time and five part-time employees.

December 31, 2008 | Associated Press | Business


Baldinos continues holiday tradition

It's a good thing that Baldinos specializes in giant submarine sandwiches, as an estimated 300 to 400 people snaked around the interior and out the front door of the Hinesville restaurant's annual free Christmas Eve lunch on Wednesday.

December 29, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business


Thrift takes statewide role with cooperatives

Gum Branch resident and Canoochee Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) Director Connie Thrift was recently elected vice chairperson of the Georgia EMC Directors' Association.

December 29, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Feds close two banks, one in Georgia

NEW YORK - Regulators on Friday closed Haven Trust Bank, the fifth bank failure this year in Georgia.

Also closed was Sanderson State Bank in Texas, bringing to 25 the number of U.S. bank failures in 2008.

December 28, 2008 | By Sara Lepro Associated Press writer | Business


'Tis season for giving

Given the current state of the economy, this holiday season may be tougher on local families than in the past. However, some people are still able to dig into their pockets and find something to give to others.

December 27, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business


Italian eatery opens in Hinesville

Locals can now get authentic Italian food after Liberty County's only privately-owned Italian restaurant, Italiano's, opened last Monday.

December 27, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


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Ameris Bancorp to buy The Coastal Bank

MOULTRIE -- Ameris Bancorp, the parent company of Ameris Bank, Tuesday announced the acquisition of The Coastal Bank (Coastal Bankshares, Inc), scheduled to close in the third quarter of 2014. Once this merger is finalized, Ameris Bank will be the largest community bank on the Georgia coast.

March 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Photography shop marks opening

Joanna Ng Photography was welcomed as a new member of the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 20 at the chamber offices in Hinesville.

March 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Homes for Heroes ranks area realtor high

Homes for Heroes recently named Lisa Scales with Keller Williams Realty Coastal Area Partners its No. 2 realtors affiliate nationwide in 2013, based on number of heroes served.

March 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Gun manufacturer cutting workforce

North Bryan-based engineering and weapons manufacturer Daniel Defense announced Tuesday a 14 percent net reduction in workforce due to current market conditions.

March 05, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Business


Job fair, business expo here in April

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a job fair and business expo from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 9 at the Shuman Recreation Center in Hinesville.

March 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Meat, seafood shop opens in Midway

Coastal Meat and Seafood held a grand opening and ribbon cutting, in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, Feb. 21 at 9784 Seagrass Plaza, suite C, on E. Oglethorpe Highway in Midway.

March 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Coastal Bank hires new mortgage originator

SAVANNAH - Gerald Lee recently was hired as a mortgage loan originator by The Coastal Bank at the bank's Hinesville office, 101 W. Henry St.

March 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Courier going to metered paywall

In an attempt to show potential new online readers what the Coastal Courier has to offer in the way of up-to-the-minute updates on intensely local news, sports, features and events, the multimedia company will launch its new metered paywall Saturday, March 1.

February 28, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


Report: Film company was denied access to track

After days of rumors, conjecture and finger-pointing, the office investigating last week's fatal train accident in Wayne County has issued a preliminary report.

February 26, 2014 | By Bill DeYoung Correspondent | Business


Airport operator hoping to promote it

MidCoast Regional Airport's new fixed-base operator told local Joint Management Board members Wednesday that efforts to reduce costs, train airport staff in fuel quality control and promote the airport are going well.

February 25, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


OMI drops suit against Richmond Hill

The public works company Operations Management International has dropped its $2 million lawsuit against Richmond Hill, a mere two months after it was filed.

February 25, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Business


Small scam can cost consumers plenty

When you check your credit-card statements every month for thefts, your eyes likely scan down the column of figures for large amounts that indicate scammers have used your card for major purchases.

February 23, 2014 | By David Uffington Columnist | Business


State revenue up in January

Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced that Georgia's net tax collections for the month of January totaled almost $1.81 billion for an increase of $76.25 million, or 4.4 percent, compared to the month-ended January 2013.

February 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Chamber, CVB launch new website

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau launched its new website Feb. 6.

February 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


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