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Prepare for early, possible unwanted, retirement

Given the economic climate we're in, you may one day be faced with a downsizing or otherwise forced to retire earlier than you had planned. But even if that happens, you can still maintain control of your financial future - if you make the right moves.

January 21, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business


Belt-tightening tips for your budget

Between holiday shopping bills now coming due, increased winter heating bills and the coming income tax season, many people are feeling the pinch. Your best bet for getting back on track is probably to trim expenses.

January 19, 2011 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Business


It's not too early to get ready for garden

It has been an interesting winter so far.

January 19, 2011 | By Don Gardner Columnist | Business


IRS has $7 million in refunds for Georgians

The Internal Revenue Service is looking for more than 4,700 Georgia taxpayers who are due refund checks worth more than a total of $7 million.

January 17, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business


Chamber app gives members easy access

Liberty County Chamber of Commerce members now can use their smart phones to download an application that gives them access to a member directory, along with information for businesses that are most relevant to consumers.

January 17, 2011 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Business


DoD details civilian pay freeze

Defense Department civilian employees affected by the federal pay freeze for 2011 and 2012 will still have the opportunity to receive performance awards, promotions and normal longevity increases, the American Forces Press Service reported recently.

January 17, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business


Fitness center opens in Ludowici

Residents of Long County and neighboring areas no longer have to fight traffic to get a good work out. A new fitness center recently opened in Ludowici.

January 17, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


LCDA staffer on GEDA board

ATLANTA - At its annual conference in Savannah, the Georgia Economic Developers Association named its 2011 board of directors and the chairmen and women of its volunteer working committees. The new terms of office began Jan. 1.

January 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business


Choosing a financial advisor isn't easy

As you navigate the financial world, you'll most likely deal with a wide array of investment choices, constantly changing tax laws, estate-planning issues and other areas. And then, to make things even more complex, you'll have to consider your own risk tolerance, time horizon and individual goals. If you're like most people, you don't have the time and expertise to create, monitor and adjust your investment strategy by yourself, so you'll need to get some help. But how can you choose a financial professional who is right for you?

January 14, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business


Get the most out of gift cards

If someone gave you a $50 bill, you probably wouldn't just stick it in a drawer and forget it.

January 12, 2011 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Business


Telephone company looks at big merger

CenturyLink, a communications company with local offices in Hinesville, recently announced it will merge with Qwest, considered by some to be a leader in the networks services market because of its national fiber-optic network.

January 12, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Business


New golf community planned for Bryan

Even though he's only played one round of golf in his entire life, Paul Fletcher has overseen the development of six communities with golf courses in Southeast United States, not including the one coming to South Bryan County.

January 11, 2011 | By Hallie D. Martin Special to the Courier | Business


Georgia Power boss defends rate hike

ATLANTA - Georgia Power's new president said last week that the electric utility had to raise prices to meet stricter emissions rules and maintain its system, but he's considering new ways to help customers cut costs.

January 11, 2011 | Associated Press | Business


Courier to offer premium content for a fee

Recently, the Coastal Courier launched a new, redesigned website that includes expanded news content, services, easy navigation, an event calendar, more audio and video and other local features.

January 10, 2011 | Staff report | Business


Bankruptcy filings rose in 2010

Many consumers apparently are learning their lessons the hard way when it comes to big spending during recession-era holiday seasons.

January 10, 2011 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Business


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Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate drops in April

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for April was 5.3 percent, down 0.6 percentage point ...

May 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Realty board supports ESPLOST

The Hinesville Area Board of Realtors presented $1,000 Thursday to the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce to support the ESPLOST campaign.

May 23, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


State Bank to acquire S Bank

ATLANTA – State Bank Financial Corporation, the holding company for State Bank and Trust Company, and S Bankshares Inc. announced Thursday the signing of a definitive ...

May 19, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Society recognizes employees with Down syndrome, their employers

The seventh annual Night of Champions Thursday at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa – Hotel Grand Ballroom was emceed by celebrity chef Jamie ...

May 17, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Kroger raising money for Children's Miracle Network

SAVANNAHA - Area Kroger stores will soon be filled with "Miracle Balloons" for the grocer's annual fundraiser benefitting The Children's Hospital at Memorial University ...

May 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Georgia Eye Inst. opens in Glennville

The Glennville Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon-cutting for Glennville Eye Surgery Center, an affiliate of Georgia Eye Institute. Glennville Eye Surgery Center is ...

May 13, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Optim Healthcare marks opening of new office here

Optim Healthcare held a ribbon-cutting Thursday at its new Hinesville location, in the Central Station shopping center on Veterans Parkway.

May 12, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Business


Tourism takes spotlight for a week

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau celebrated National Travel and Tourism Week Monday through Saturday.

May 09, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


May 19 lecture on motivating millenials

SAVANNAH - Gabrielle Jackson Bosché, president and founder of the Millennial Solution and author of "5 Millennial Myths: The Handbook for Managing and Motivating Millennials," will ...

May 08, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Warehouser doubles port facility

SAVANNAH - Nordic Logistics and Warehousing has doubled capacity at its Savannah location, holding a ribbon cutting last month for a 200,000-square-foot cold storage and ...

May 07, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Dick’s Sporting Goods coming to new Hinesville shopping center

During the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Oglethorpe Square Shopping Center on West Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville, national athletic retailer Dick's Sporting Goods was ...

May 07, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Business


Georgia Power vows flat rates through 2019

ATLANTA - Georgia Power last month announced that its base electric rates will remain flat through 2019.

May 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


CH2M on ethics list

DENVER-The Ethisphere Institute has named CH2M to its list of the World's Most Ethical Companies for an eighth consecutive year.

May 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Wing Zone plans restaurant in Hinesville

Hinesville may have another restaurant coming within the next year.

May 06, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Business


McDonald’s having ‘cyber hiring’ day for workers

McDonald's restaurants in the area are looking to fill up to 1,000 positions as they staff up for the summer, one of the ...

May 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


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