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Senate allows debit card swipe fee limit

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.

June 09, 2011 | By Alan Fram Associated Press writer | Business News


Liberty certified ready for work

Gov. Nathan Deal officially recognized Liberty County as a Work Ready community.

June 09, 2011 | Seraine Page | Business News


GSU moving some offices off campus

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University is moving some of its offices to downtown Statesboro in an expansion aimed at helping recruit and develop local businesses.

June 07, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


BI students explore ports authority

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.

June 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Mayor elected CRC vice chairman

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.

June 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Chamber welcomes Avon representative

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.

June 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Leadership class tours industries

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.

June 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Invest beyond short-term CDs

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.

June 03, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business News


Coastal EMC mixes business, fun at 71st annual meeting

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.

June 03, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Business News


Jobless rate continues to fall in area

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

June 01, 2011 | Staff report | Business News


Hinesville’s April jobless rate dips to 8.5 percent

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.

May 31, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Chambers hosts Liberty Ball

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.

May 27, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Agent joins global real estate network

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.

May 27, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Tattoo parlor opens in Hinesville

Hard Knox Tattoo Co., 750 E.G. Miles Parkway, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening Tuesday in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.

May 27, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


LCDA OKs refinancing $25M debt

The Liberty County Development Authority approved the decision Monday to start decreasing its $25,177,965.38 debt to SunTrust Bank starting in July or August.

May 25, 2011 | Seraine Page | Business News


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Pembroke gets new shopping center

Pembroke welcomed a new business to the historic downtown last week as Shops on Main opened it's doors to customers on April 11.

April 21, 2017 | By LeeAnna Tatum Correspondent | Business News


How the HDA brought Oglethorpe Square home

Liberty County residents used to have to leave town to go to Dick's Sporting Goods or TJ Maxx.

April 19, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Business News


Soldier, wife open pet store

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting April 7 for Aqua Brill Pet Store, 318A Welborn Street in Hinesville.

April 17, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Downtown gets a groundbreaking

Dryden Enterprises, Inc. broke ground Thursday at its new location along South Main Street between the Heritage Bank drive-thru and Brinkley Floor Covering.

April 16, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Business News


Ulta Beauty sets store opening here

Ulta Beauty will open its Hinesville store on the Oglethorpe Square on April 21.

April 13, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Hobby Lobby gets official welcome

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting March 13 for Hobby Lobby in Oglethorpe Square Shopping Center, 863 W. Oglethorpe Highway, Hinesville.

April 03, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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