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VIP hires local as designer

VIP Office Furniture & Supply recently hired Markie Floyd in the furniture sales division.

July 31, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Ports report increasing activity

SAVANNAH - Georgia Ports Authority's Chairman of the Board Steve Green announced Thursday the GPA handled more than 2.4 million TEUs (20-foot equivalent unit containers), added additional services and maintained its position as America's fourth-highest volume container port in fiscal year 2009.

July 31, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Long business celebrates cowboys

The County Line Barn in Long County hosted the fifth Annual Day of the American Cowboy Saturday.

July 31, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


Tax free shopping starts Thursday

The state's tax-free weekend in preparation for the a new school year starts tomorrow, but some local shoppers and businesses differed on whether the savings outweigh the costs of waiting.

July 29, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Postal Services adds automated kioski here

DULUTH - As part of an ongoing effort to provide quick, easy and convenient access, the United States Postal Service has installed an automated postal center self-service kiosk at the Hinesville Post Office, 744 W. Oglethorpe Hwy.

July 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Hinesville jobless rate hits 8.3 percent

The Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Hinesville area rose to 8.3 percent in June, up one percentage point from a revised 7.3 percent in May.

July 24, 2009 | Staff report | Business


Development authority fetes local companies

At the recent unveiling of the Liberty County Development Authority logo, the authority recognized Interstate Paper

July 24, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Standard named CenturyLunk GM

BEAUFORT-GREENWOOD, S.C. - CenturyTel has named Durand Standard general manager for South Carolina and Georgia.

July 24, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Local business owners on magazine cover

The owners of Southeast Auto Service were recently featured on the cover and in the feature article for SelfEmployed magazine.

July 24, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Ports authority re-elect chairman

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority's Board of Directors recently unanimously re-elected Stephen S. Green of Savannah to serve an additional one-year term as chairman for fiscal year 2010 - July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010 - and approved capital improvement projects designed to increase capacity and efficiency.

July 24, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Authority unveils new logo, marketing plan

Pad sites in Tradeport East may not be empty for long, as the Liberty County Development Authority ignites a marketing effort to bring more companies - in turn, more jobs and more money - to the area.

July 22, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Comcast donates $3,300 to area Head Start programs

SAVANNAH - The Comcast Foundation donated $2,480 to the Economic Opportunity Authority for Savannah-Chatham Inc.'s Head Start program and $820 to Liberty County Head Start.

July 17, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Allstate recognizes Hinesville office

Allstate Insurance Company has recognized Allstate agency owner Lynn Bennett with the Chairman's Conference Award for high standards in customer satisfaction, customer retention and profitable business growth.

July 17, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


STC program guarantees an interview

Job-seekers are out in droves and one local employer is looking to give the unemployed a competitive edge.

July 17, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Business


Small businesses weathering the storm

While some businesses in Liberty County seem to be here today and gone tomorrow, there still are a few establishments clawing their way through the tumultuous economy.

July 17, 2009 | Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


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Volvo reportedly passes on Georgia

The Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting that Volvo has dropped a site in Bryan County for a new plant.

May 09, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


How your children are draining your retirement funds

For the modern baby boomer, having your millennial children move in with you can bring a sense of youth and vitality. But adjusting to this new liefstyle isn't all fun and games. In fact, new research says taking care of your children after they've graduated from college may be sucking your retirement reservoir dry.

May 08, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Business


Does Jesus want a higher minimum wage?

The debate over Jesus' political leanings continues.

May 07, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


The place where most young people want to work

It isn’t easy to understand millennials.

May 07, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Business


Travel and Tourism Week being marked

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau will celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week through Sunday.

May 07, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


6 reasons you might consider changing your financial adviser

A classic song warns breaking up is hard to do.

May 05, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


Board of realtors hands out awards

The Hinesville Area Board of Realtors held its annual awards banquet March 25 at Club Stewart, where 25 Realtors were awarded.

May 04, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Money doesn't necessarily equate to job satisfaction

Enjoying the job is as important as the salary. Just ask billionaire Richard Branson.

May 04, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


Americans don't think college is preparing students for work

Only 13 percent of Americans feel confident that colleges are doing an effective job of preparing students for the future, according to a Gallup poll released April 24.

May 04, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Eight percent sales tax at Wal-Mart?

Two customers complained Friday that Wal-Mart Supercenter on West Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville was charging them 8 percent sales tax. One even brought in two receipts stating that the tax rate charged was 8 percent.

May 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


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