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Budget now for holiday spending

It's tough sticking to your budget any time of year, but the holiday season presents special challenges with so many unexpected expenses and temptations. If you sometimes fall prey to holiday overspending, you might want to look for year-round small spending cuts in other areas of your life that, when added together, can result in big savings.

November 02, 2011 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Business News


Savannah area jobless drops in September

ATLANTA - Unemployment numbers for metro Savannah declined last month while same numbers for the coastal region remained unchanged.

November 02, 2011 | Staff report | Business News


Bank of America backs off debt card fee

NEW YORK - Bank of America Corp. is scrapping its plan to charge a $5 monthly fee for debit card purchases after outraged customers threatened an exodus.

November 02, 2011 | By Candice Choi Associated Press writer | Business News


New eateries planned for stretch of 84

If the signs ring true, Highway 84 soon will welcome two new restaurants in buildings once occupied by Western Sizzlin and the Colleseum.

November 02, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Business News


Avoid these scary investment moves

If you have kids - or even if you don't - you're probably aware that Halloween is fast approaching. Of course, you may find the ghouls, witches and creepy impersonations of celebrities to be more amusing than alarming. But as you go through life, you will find some things that generally are frightening, such as investment moves that are misdirected or go awry.

October 30, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business News


Rental business opens shop here

HomeSmart hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 14 in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce. Manager Tony Avila, along with staff members, welcomed elected city officials, chamber staff, board members, ambassadors, members and people from the community to the event.

October 29, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Jobless rate nears 10 percent here

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in Hinesville increased to 9.8 percent in September, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 9.6 percent in July. The jobless rate in Hinesville in September a year ago was 8.8 percent.

October 28, 2011 | Staff report | Business News


War’s end may be good for area business

Local business leaders appear cautiously optimistic regarding news that the war in Iraq is ending and troops stationed there will be coming home by the end of the year.

October 28, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Business News


Southern Co. sees industrial boost

ATLANTA - One of the nation's largest utilities says energy sales show that economic activity is picking up in the Southeast industrial sector, but it's offset by job losses elsewhere.

October 27, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


Governor: South Carolina will hear harbor deepening appeal

SAVANNAH - South Carolina environmental regulators will allow Georgia to plead its case for deepening the shared river channel to Savannah's booming seaport before the neighboring state decides whether to finalize its rejection of a permit for the $600 million project, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said Wednesday.

October 27, 2011 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Business News


Study: Rich get a lot richer, outpace middle class

WASHINGTON - The richest 1 percent of Americans have been getting far richer over the last three decades while the middle class and poor have seen their after-tax household income only crawl up in comparison, according to a government study.

October 27, 2011 | By Andrew Taylor Associated Press writer | Business News


Midway hires attorney to settle water dispute

Midway City Council at its October meeting voted down a minor preliminary move toward settling its water and sewer dispute with the Liberty County Development Authority and engaged an attorney to handle dealings with the LCDA.

October 26, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps and Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier | Business News


LCDA OKs TPE water repairs, proposed lease

The Liberty County Development Authority board approved an estimated $19,949 in water system repairs at Tradeport East Business Center and a proposed lease in the former Bioagra building during its Monday meeting.

October 26, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Business News


Do men and women invest differently

Several years ago, a book titled "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" was quite popular. As the title suggests, the book argues that men and women are vastly different from each other, particularly in their emotional needs and in the way they communicate.

October 23, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business News


Boggs Realty to join global network

Elaine Boggs Realty Group LLC, a local real estate company, recently was selected for membership in Chicago-based Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.

October 22, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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Liberty to celebrate Small Business Week

Liberty County and Hinesville will celebrate Georgia Small Business Week from March 19-23 by featuring small local businesses in various events and promotions sponsored by ...

February 20, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Business News


State tax revenues jump 16 percent in year

Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced that Georgia's net tax collections for January totaled nearly $2.57 billion, for an increase of $368.2 million ...

February 20, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Don't be over eager pruning crape myrtles

It is a sure sign that pruning season has begun when I start noticing crape myrtles with their heads lopped off.

February 19, 2018 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


Deal: January tax revenues up 16.7 percent

Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced that Georgia's net tax collections for January totaled nearly $2.57 billion, for an increase of $368.2 million ...

February 14, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Sago palms, how to spot, treat scales

Recently, I was contacted by a homeowner who was distraught over a white substance that appeared to be killing her cherished sago palms.

February 13, 2018 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


Elan expanding in Midway

Elan Technology, a manufacturer in Midway, has announced the approval of a rotary calciner project that includes construction of a 15,000 square foot building ...

February 12, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Hinesville animal rescue celebrates permanent building

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held a grand opening and ribbon cutting Jan. 31 for animal rescue Carpathia Paws at their now permanent location ...

February 07, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Business News


New salon opens in Oglethorpe Square

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Friday for Great Clips at their Oglethorpe Square Shopping Center location at 863 West ...

February 06, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Speed networking event set for tonight

The Community of Inspired Women will hold a speed networking event from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today at the Liberty County PAC at ...

February 06, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Be kind to bees, build a space for pollinators

Though we rarely stop to think about it, we are dependent upon the many services provided by insects and the healthy ecosystems that house them ...

February 05, 2018 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


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