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Hinesville jobless rate at 6.6% in August

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the unemployment rate in Hinesville rose to a preliminary unadjusted rate of 6.6 percent in August, up 1.5 percentage points over the year from 5.1 percent in August 2007.

October 18, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Area bankers say they are solvent, strong

Community banks are facing an increased risk of insolvency, according to a measure of banks' health known as the Texas ratio. Based on data derived from

October 16, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Stock futures point to at least partial rebound

NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks headed for a partial rebound Tuesday, a day after logging their steepest losses in years when the House voted down a proposed $700 billion rescue plan for the financial sector.

October 15, 2008 | By Tim Paradis Associated Press writer | Business


Real estate transfers for Sept. 28

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from Sept. 1-5. The listings include the names of the sellers and buyers, the book and page where the deed can be found in deed books maintained in the clerk's office, the transfer tax (which gives an estimate of the price paid, based on $1 per $1,000) and a description of the property, which may be the subdivision and/or Georgia Militia District where it is located. Refer to the accompanying map for the GMD numbers.

October 14, 2008 | Staff report | Business


Chili's launches 'create-a-pepper' to fight cancer

ATHENS – In support of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Chili's Grill and Bar announced its fifth annual "Create-A-Pepper" campaign during September by inviting people to get creative and raise funds to help St. Jude find cures and help children with cancer and other childhood diseases.

October 14, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Citigroup taking over Wachovia bankins

NEW YORK - In the latest byproduct of the widening global financial crisis, Citigroup Inc. will acquire the banking operations of Wachovia Corp. in a deal facilitated by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

October 14, 2008 | By Sara Pepro Associated Press writer | Business


Recent industrial recruits say business is holding

Tenants in the Tradeport East Business Center have each reported progress since finding a home in Liberty County and say they expect future success.

October 14, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Work starts on Ford Plantation

RICHMOND HILL - The Ford Plantation luxury community and private sporting club recently began renovations to automobile magnate Henry Ford's historic winter mansion.

October 11, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Energy, water conservation sales get tax holiday

ATLANTA - In an effort to help Georgians conserve energy and water, save money and protect the environment, Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Georgia's fourth annual Energy Star sales-tax holiday has been expanded for the first time to include WaterSense labeled products. Georgians will not pay state or local sales taxes on the purchase of energy efficient or water efficient products that cost $1,500 or less per item. The sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, and runs through midnight Sunday, Oct. 5.

October 11, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Recession could hit homes here, experts say

President Bush warned Wednesday that the country could experience a recession if the federal government does not take action on the proposed $700 billion bailout, and area experts say the financial crisis can come as close as anyone's front door step.

October 11, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


WaMu becomes biggest bank to fail in US history

NEW YORK -- As the debate over a $700 billion bank bailout rages on in Washington, one of the nation's largest banks - Washington Mutual Inc. - has collapsed under the weight of its enormous bad bets on the mortgage market.

October 11, 2008 | By Madlen Read Associated Press writer | Business


Bank VP on Savannah Tech board

The Coastal Bank's executive vice president and chief operating officer, Jim LaHaise, has been named to the Savannah Technical College Foundation Board of Directors. As part of Savannah Tech's board, LaHaise will help shape the vision and the future of this regional technical college.

October 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


State officials on business junket

ATLANTA -- Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue is traveling to Europe for a weeklong economic development trip, even as he's asking state agencies to cut back on travel amid the state's budget crunch.

October 10, 2008 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Business


New lease may add jobs in Midway

The Liberty County Development Authority approved the transfer of the lease of Harbin Lumber Co. in the Midway Industrial Park to Vidalia Naval Services during a called meeting last week, a move they hope will mean more jobs.

October 07, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


What the financial crisis means for us

Crumbling business on Wall Street has made its way down south to Liberty County as

October 04, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


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Port reports 6 percent container growth

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority has moved more than 2 million 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) so far this fiscal year, July-February, for an increase of 6.2 percent, or an additional 119,318 TEUs.

April 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


McDonald's promotion for free coffee

SAVANNAH - McCafé invites coffee drinkers in the Savannah area to wake up and taste the free coffee.

April 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Region's economy expected to grow

SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy expanded rapidly during the fourth quarter of 2013 and should continue to experience significant growth throughout 2014.

April 03, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Applebee's christens rennovations

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar, 1492 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville, held a ribbon cutting March 18 in recognition of the completion of its renovation. The event was held in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce on March 18.

March 31, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Hinesville jobless rate down to 8 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that metro Hinesville's unemployment rate decreased to 8 percent in February, down 0.3 percent from 8.3 percent in January. The rate was 8.9 percent in February a year ago.

March 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


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