The CivilianJobs.com Career Expo is set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, on Fort Stewart. Men and women transitioning from active duty to civilian life, retirees, veterans, members of the National Guard and Reserves and spouses are encouraged to attend.
MONROE, La., and DENVER - CenturyLink and Qwest Communications announced recently that their boards of directors have approved an agreement under which CenturyLink will acquire Qwest in a tax-free, stock-for-stock transaction. Under the terms of the agreement, Qwest shareholders will receive 0.1664 CenturyLink shares for each share of Qwest common stock they own at closing. Upon closing of the transaction, CenturyLink shareholders are expected to own approximately 50.5 percent and Qwest shareholders are expected to own approximately 49.5 percent of the combined company.
SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority will host the 2010 International Association of Ports and Harbors mid-term board meeting June 7-9. The previous biennial meeting was hosted by the Port of Dunkirk in France.
In Hinesville-Fort Stewart, home prices, including distressed sales, declined by 12.36 percent in February 2010 compared with February 2009, according to First American CoreLogic, a financial services company that specializes in surety and title insurance. Excluding foreclosures and other distressed transactions, the year-over-year house price index for February was down 8.01 percent, compared to January, when prices were down 6.12 percent.
As part of its continuing network investment to support growing demand for mobile devices and services, AT&T recently announced the activation of a new cell site on Fort Stewart that will enhance coverage for area residents and businesses in and around the military base.
As part of Comcast Cares Day, nearly 40 volunteers gathered Saturday at LeConte-Woodmanston Plantation to work on flower beds, mulch the garden and lay bricks on a walkway designed to honor those once enslaved on Liberty County plantations. The memorial, "The Walk: An African-American Tribute," will cover 50,000 square feet and bear the names of about 6,000 former slaves when it is complete.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Hinesville declined to 8.5 percent in March, down three-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 8.8 percent in February. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the area decreased to 2,791, down 74 from 2,865 in February.
Keller Williams announced recently that Beth Braun has joined the company and will work out of the Richmond Hill office. Braun has a background in listing and selling real estate for the past seven years in Liberty, Bryan and McIntosh counties. She has completed Graduate of Realtor Institute training and holds an associate broker license.
WASHINGTON - A spike in unemployment claims Thursday underscored the bumpiness of the economic rebound: Consumers are spending more. Factories are making more. But layoffs have not tapered off as fast as expected.
The Hinesville post office has received notice from the USPS recently that its automated postal center is targeted for removal because it doesn't get enough business.
The Shoney's restaurant in Fleming has shut its doors, but only temporarily.
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. – Dollar General has opened a new store in Midway, 167 Butler Ave., and has set its grand opening for Saturday, beginning 8 a.m.
Linda DeLoach, Century 21 Action Realty associate broker, has been recognized by Century 21 Real Estate for service and sales performance in 2009.
The Alliance of Administrators will host its 2010 Administrators Conference on the businesses of churches on April 23-24 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
ATLANTA - One of the world's largest carpet makers has agreed to an $18 million settlement with employees who claimed the company hired illegal immigrants in an effort to reduce wages.
SAVANNAH - Enmark recently announced a branding change to "enmarket."
Bill Gates, who is still the richest man in the world according to Forbes, is a big fan of college.
Upwards of 80 percent of Americans could restrict their eating habits to food grown within 50 miles of where they live, according to a new study published by the Sierra Nevada Research Institute at the University of California, which means that if consumers want it, there's more than enough potential to buy food exclusively from local markets.
Glenn Beck recently went on record saying he thinks former Texas Gov. Rick Perry deserves a little credit for ending the Texas drought.
Three "major hotels" are in the works to be built in Richmond Hill, their developer announced Friday.
Local business leaders and officials met again for another Progress Through People Luncheon earlier today. The luncheon featured the State of the County Address. Liberty County Commissioners Chairman Donald Lovette spoke on what makes a community poised for growth. He then shared stories from locals to show that Liberty is on course for growth. The end of Lovette's speech was littered with the refrain, "We can't stop" to express Liberty's need for continual progress.
It's well known that millennials are the most unmarried generation in American history, but a new report by Gallup suggests that tying the knot isn't the only union youngsters are avoiding.
The New York Times recently published an op-ed that offered defaulting on your loans as a viable way of escaping student debt. Pretty much everyone disagrees with that.
If you’re in the mood to get away from it all, $1 might seem more than a fair price to pay for a vacation in a resort destination.