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Conservation easments can earn landowners money

Did you know that now is a great time to make money on your land without having to sell or divide it? Contrary to what we all hear on the nightly news, your land can still put money in your pocket – no matter what is happening with condominiums in Las Vegas or Miami.

March 02, 2011 | By Fuller Callaway Guest columnist | Business News


Gas prices jump 20 cents is a week

TAMPA, Fla. - Oil and gas prices spiked last week after concerns Libya's oil exports would be disrupted became a reality. Libya supplies more than 1.6 million barrels of crude a day and disruptions cut exports by approximately one million barrels.

February 28, 2011 | AAA Auto Club South | Business News


Board of Realtors honors top producers

The Hinesville Area Board of Realtors had its awards luncheon Feb. 16, at the historic Dorchester Civic Center in Midway. All the board members attended, including HABR president Kathy Villafane, past HABR president Eric Lukkarinen, Georgia Real Estate Commission chairman George Holtzman, Georgia Association of Realtors past president Steve Fischer, Region 9 director Hazel Hendrix and former Hinesville Mayor Allen Brown. Paul Kennedy Catering provided the meal.

February 25, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


New agent at Elaine Boggs Realty

Dr. Lee'a Proffitt has joined Elaine Bogg's Realty as a sales associate, focusing on the coastal Georgia area of Liberty, Long and Bryan counties, including Midway and Hinesville.

February 25, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Brush up on estate-planning basics

During your lifetime, you make a lot of moves to provide financial security to your loved ones. You put away money for college for your children. You save and invest for your own retirement so that you won't burden your grown children with significant expenses. And you purchase adequate life insurance to enable your family to maintain its lifestyle should anything happen to you. Yet, if you're going to help preserve your family's financial well-being after you're gone, you also need to take one additional step: Create an estate plan.

February 25, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business News


Home prices plummet in big U.S. cities

WASHINGTON - Home prices are hitting new depths in most major U.S. cities and are expected to fall further over the next six months.

February 23, 2011 | By David Kravitz and Jenna Herron Associated Press writers | Business News


Search for Georgia's oldest worker is on

Nominations now are being accepted in the search for America's Outstanding Oldest Worker for 2011.

February 23, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Tourism team looks to help Liberty County

The Georgia Department of Economic Development's Tourism Product Development team stopped in Hinesville this week for a four-day trip to assist city and county officials in using resources to attract tourists to the area.

February 19, 2011 | Seraine Page | Business News


Jobless claims here jump in January

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Wednesday that 315 laid-off workers in Hinesville filed initial claims for unemployment insurance benefits in January, an increase of 59, or 23 percent, from 256 in December. Most of the increase in claims came in the construction industry. But, there was a decrease of 27, or 7.9 percent, from 342 claims filed in January 2010.

February 18, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Certain steps lead to comfortable retirement

We all want to enjoy a comfortable retirement. But to do so, we need to make different moves, and consider different issues, at different times of our lives.

February 18, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business News


Cagle to talk education, job creation at local luncheon

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle will visit Liberty County on Feb. 25 for a legislative luncheon, hosted by the chamber of commerce, to talk about the upcoming Liberty College and Career Academy and other issues.

February 17, 2011 | Seraine Page | Business News


Protect your family with estate planning

We've just celebrated yet another Valentine's Day. Candy and flowers are fun, but what if you want something that will last longer than a sugar rush and beautiful blooms? Is there something that will protect the people you love when you can't? Something that helps to ensure they have the lives you want them to have even if your life takes an unexpected turn? How about a gift that shows not only love but also forethought and originality?

February 16, 2011 | By Richard Barid and Michael Smith Financial columnists | Business News


Schools to host job fair Feb. 26

The Liberty County School System will have its third annual career fair from 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 26 at the board of education building at 200 Bradwell St. Resumes and applications will be accepted for classified and certified positions throughout the district for the 2011-12 academic year. Free parking is available for participants.

February 16, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Deal: Disappointed in federal funds for port

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal says he's disappointed that President Barack Obama's proposed budget didn't contain more federal money to deepen the shipping channel to Savannah's port.

February 15, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


Tourism revival team to visit here this week

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Economic Development's Tourism Product Development team will gather in Hinesville Monday-Thursday as part of an initiative to assist Georgia communities in utilizing their resources to attract tourists to their area.

February 15, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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Home inspection business opens

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a grand opening and ribbon cutting on Sept. 14 for Moe's Home Inspection Services at the Chamber ...

September 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Accident response prompts First Responder Appreciation

Thomas Hill Jewelers in Hinesville recently hosted a First Responder Appreciation Day.

September 19, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


New overtime laws topic at Chamber seminar

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a two-part Labor Law Workshop from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Sept. 29 and ...

September 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Realtors plan art auction as fundraiser

Hinesville Area Board of Reatlors will have an art auction Saturday.

September 15, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Chamber names young leaders

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the following high school students have been accepted into the 2016-17 class of Young Adult ...

September 13, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


DJJ launches month-long candidate search

Looking for full-time employment? The Department of Juvenile Justice is offering employment opportunities at DJJ's secure facilities around the state. The agency has launched ...

September 09, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


SETA to hold skills day competition

The Savannah Electrical Training Alliance (SETA) will host a Skills Day Competition Oct. 22, the first of its kind in the region.

September 09, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Chamber to hold YouTube workshop

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and CVB will host a YouTube Workshop from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept ...

September 09, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Progress Through People lunch set for Sept. 15 in Flemington

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Thursday, Sept. 15 at Connection Church on Patriots Trail in ...

September 08, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Low Country Eye Care cuts ribbon on Hinesville office

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held a grand opening and ribbon cutting on Aug. 24 for the new office of Low Country Eye Care ...

September 07, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Midway Dental celebrates

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held an anniversary celebration and ribbon cutting Tuesday for the office of Midway Family Dental at 1718 North Coastal ...

September 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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