The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently recognized Anthony Burns, a newly elected board member who also serves as the engineering supervisor for Georgia Power. So far, Burns has served on several Chamber committees, including membership development, marketing and Bicycle Ride Across Georgia.
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WASHINGTON - Merchants triumphed over bankers in a battle for billions Wednesday as the Senate voted to let the Federal Reserve curb the fees that stores pay financial institutions when a customer swipes a debit card. It was murkier, however, whether the nation's consumers were winners or losers.
Gov. Nathan Deal officially recognized Liberty County as a Work Ready community.
STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University is moving some of its offices to downtown Statesboro in an expansion aimed at helping recruit and develop local businesses.
Several Bradwell Institute students took a "follow the container" field trip May 17 to the Georgia Ports Authority's Garden City Terminal and then onto Port City Logistics, where they were given a tour of the warehouse and distribution center. The trip was organized by Savannah Technical College in support of Liberty County's Work Ready initiative.
Mayor Jim Thomas, the city of Hinesville's elected representative to the Coastal Regional Commission Council, was elected vice chairman at the entity's May meeting.
Independent Avon representative Eileen Perry hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 19 in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce. Perry welcomed chamber staff, board members and ambassadors to the event, which was held at Main Street Park. Perry has been a representative of Avon for 25 years.
The Liberty County Development Authority recently hosted the Leadership Liberty class. Participants received an overview of the LCDA and toured The Tire Rack, Elan Technology and the Port of Savannah.
Many people depend on certificates of deposit (CDs) to provide extra income, yet CD rates have been fairly low for a while. In recent months, in fact, one-year CDs were paying about 0.5 percent, two-year CDs topped out at around 1 percent and five-year CDs paid between 2 percent and 2.3 percent. Those rates are scanty enough, but they can seem even lower in an economic environment marked by rising food and gas prices.
Coastal Electric Cooperation's 71st annual meeting combined lighthearted entertainment with the democratic process Thursday at Midway Middle School. The cooperative is a not-for-profit electric distribution company that provides power to about 14,000 residents in Liberty, Bryan, Long and McIntosh counties.
The jobless rates for both metro Savannah and the coastal Georgia area have dropped for the month of April, according to State State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler
ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Hinesville area decreased to 8.5 percent in April, down one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 8.6 percent in March. The jobless rate in the Hinesville area in April a year ago was 8.1 percent.
Presented by Liberty Regional Medical Center and the Hinesville Area Arts Council, the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce hosted the Liberty Ball on May 14. The event, which celebrated the 234th birthday of the county, was well received by the community with close to 100 in attendance.
Brigitte Cabeza-Shanken of Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors recently earned a certified international property specialist designation and joins a worldwide network of global real-estate practitioners with expertise in working with international clients as well as serving the growing multicultural population in the United States.
ATLANTA - Georgia Power has issued a renewed warning for customers of criminal scam artists attempting to defraud both business and residential customers over the phone.
Pembroke welcomed a new business to the historic downtown last week as Shops on Main opened it's doors to customers on April 11.
Liberty County residents used to have to leave town to go to Dick's Sporting Goods or TJ Maxx.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting April 7 for Aqua Brill Pet Store, 318A Welborn Street in Hinesville.
Dryden Enterprises, Inc. broke ground Thursday at its new location along South Main Street between the Heritage Bank drive-thru and Brinkley Floor Covering.
Ulta Beauty will open its Hinesville store on the Oglethorpe Square on April 21.
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