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Jobless claims up to 8.4 percent here

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported Wednesday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Hinesville area increased to 8.4 percent in November, up four-tenths of a percentage point from 8.0 percent in October. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the area increased to 2,779, up 181 from 2,598. The jobless rate in the metro Hinesville area in November 2009 was 7.5 percent.

December 24, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


LCDA recognized for marketing program

The Southern Economic Development Council, the oldest and largest regional economic development association in North America with 750 members from organizations in 17 states in the South, has chosen the Liberty County Development Authority as a recipient of the 2010 Communications Award in two categories.

December 24, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


State extends shrimp harvest 10 days

BRUNSWICK - Georgia officials are extending the state's food shrimp harvest season by 10 days, to Jan. 10.

December 22, 2010 | Associated Press | Business


Car dealer donates $36K worth of toys

CLAXTON - NeSmith Chevrolet Buick GMC distributed $36,718 in toys to three local organizations as a result of a 15-day "Facebook FunRaiser" that took place Dec. 1-15.

December 22, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Best things: Showing employee appreciation

It's no secret that the economy is rough right now and budgets are tight. Monetary holiday bonuses for employees and volunteers might not be in the cards for many business owners, managers and volunteer coordinators. However, there are many other ways to make hard workers feel appreciated.

December 22, 2010 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Staff writer | Business


CTC campus names employee of year

ATLANTA - Georgia's population has swelled to nearly 9.7 million, boosting its representation in Congress, numbers released by the U.S. Census show.

December 22, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Business


Load prepaid cards at your own risk

The government did us a favor when it created the CARD Act, which reined in banks and credit-card companies that had been collecting millions of extra dollars from consumers.

December 22, 2010 | By David Uffington Dollars and sense | Business


Realtor's teddy bears comfort kids

The Holtzman Companies recently donated a collection of teddy bears to the Hinesville Police Department to be given to children in crisis.

December 20, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Chamber to honor ambassador of year

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will soon name its first ambassador of the year. Local businesses are invited to help the chamber honor the ambassador by donating a service, good or promotional item to be included in a prize package.

December 17, 2010 | Staff report | Business


Smart financial moves brighten season

If you're like many people, you're watching your dollars extra carefully this year as you do your holiday shopping. And that's a good thing, because even in the best of times, it's never wise to go overboard on gifts. But by making the right moves during this holiday season, you can also help ensure that you stay on track toward your long-term financial goals.

December 17, 2010 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business


Shopping spree winner announced

Christmas came early for Charlene Parlett of Hinesville, whose name was drawn as the grand prize winner of a $500 downtown shopping spree courtesy of the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority. The drawing concluded a three-week promotion.

December 16, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Track your spending

If you have a computer and really don't know where all your money goes, your life can be easier if you invest in personal-finance budget software. Nearly all of the finance programs have reports that you can customize and generate. Want to know how much you're spending for groceries? Or how much miscellaneous cash went to coffee in the morning? The program will tell you. Your bank statement will include the debit-card amounts, which you'll need to add in, but not the cash you spend. You'll need to enter that as well.

December 16, 2010 | By David Uffington Dollars and sense | Business


Make sure you are cyber secure

When Ben Franklin famously wrote "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," I'm pretty sure he wasn't warning his readers about the perils of cyber crime. But in today's world of phishing, shoulder-surfing and computer spyware, his advice hits home.

December 15, 2010 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Business


Insurance company expands in Georgia

Area residents, as well as those across the state, now have another choice when it comes to picking an insurance provider.

December 15, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Grants available for pines

Grants are available to private landowners to help restore and conserve longleaf pine trees.

December 15, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


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Liberty County Development Authority gives positive report

Liberty County Leaders and business owners gathered for the monthly Progress Through People luncheon Thursday, hosted by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.

January 26, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Business


Grocery, customers give $47,000 to area food banks

ATLANTA - Area Kroger customers and associates over the holidays contributed more than $47,000 in six weeks to Kroger's 2015 Can Hunger campaign and ...

January 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Property transfers for Jan. 25

Property transfers recorded in the Liberty County Clerk of Courts Office Oct. 20-28, from book 1881, include:

January 25, 2016 | Staff report | Business


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