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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


Ceremony marks new burial method

DAHLONEGA - A Methodist church leader and representatives of a Virginia company were in north Georgia to launch an alternative burial method in which memorial trees are chosen as a final resting place for cremated ashes.

November 15, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


Miners exploring SE Georgia for zircon

BRUNSWICK - An official with a mining company says it's exploring in southeast Georgia's Brantley and Charlton counties for the mineral zircon and could eventually turn its attention to Glynn County.

November 15, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


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Chamber to celebrate local leaders, showcase local cuisine

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host the 2018 Chamber Annual Banquet and Taste of Liberty on Jan. 25. It is a one-night event ...

January 17, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Goodwill kicks off free community programs for 2018

Goodwill Southeast Georgia will offer two "New Year, Better Me" workshops in January to help job hunters kick start their search and connect them with ...

January 17, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Xplosive Fitness opens gym here

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting Dec. 15 for XPlosive Fitness at the center, 1146 E.G. Miles Parkway, Suite 204 ...

January 16, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Business News


It's time to prepare for spring

January marks your last chance to plant wildflower seed. Many of the seeds require cold weather to germinate, and if planted after January, they will ...

January 15, 2018 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


Chamber sets banquet, Taste of Liberty for Jan. 25

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's 2018 Taste of Liberty will be Thursday, Jan. 25.

January 15, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Georgia Ports topic at Thursday lunch

Georgia Ports Authority staff will be featured at a Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Thursday.

January 15, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Business News


New fitness community opens in Hinesville

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Dec. 15 for XPlosive Fitness at the center's location, 1146 E.G. Miles Parkway ...

January 09, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Midway woman named to utility board

Holly Fields of Midway has been selected by the Coastal Electric Cooperative board of directors to fill the unexpired term of former Liberty County board ...

January 03, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Business leaders need to consider all perspectives

A leader is someone who guides others daily, challenges others when needed, inspires others and displays the characteristics of a leader. The personal qualifications of ...

December 30, 2017 | By Amy Freeman, MHRM Columnist | Business News


Savannah area weathered Hurricane Irma

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor, which analyzes regional economy, reports that the Savannah metro economy weathered the effects of Hurricane ...

December 28, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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