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Local unemployment rate up, rates worse elsewhere

Liberty County's May unemployment rate, though higher than last year's and last month's, still beat out the national rate, according to the Georgia Department of Labor. Liberty County's May jobless rate was 9.1 percent, up 0.3 percent from April's rate of 8.8. The rate was 8.7 percent in May 2010.

July 15, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Business News


Leadership group graduates more

Leadership Southeast Georgia, a regional leadership-development program for the 10-county southeast Georgia region, recently graduated the class of 2011 at a ceremony at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah.

July 13, 2011 | Staff Report | Business News


Bus mechanic places in state contest

Liberty County School System mechanic Ron Farnsworth placed fourth in the Georgia State Technicians Competition on June 13. The competition was at the annual state technicians' workshop at North Georgia Technical College in Clarksville. Statewide, more than 50 technicians competed in both a written test and a hands-on component.

July 13, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Police seize counterfeit goods

Shoppers and vendors alike at Keller's Flea Market off Hwy. 17 in Savannah were in for a surprise Saturday when dozens of law enforcement officers raided the market for counterfeit merchandise.

July 13, 2011 | Staff report | Business News


Deal reappoints DeLoach to Jekyll Island Authority

Gov. Nathan Deal recently reappointed Homer "Buddy" DeLoach to the Jekyll Island Authority for a four-year term. DeLoach has been a member of the authority for one term, and this is his first reappointment.

July 12, 2011 | Meredith Brown mbrown@coastalcourier.com | Business News


Travelers spend $21 billion in Georgia

Domestic and international visitors spent $21 billion in Georgia in 2010, up 8.3 percent from 2009, according to the U.S. Travel Association.

July 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Weapons maker expanding in S.C.

The small arms manufacturer based at the Interstate Centre in Black Creek has announced it will be expanding – but not in Bryan County.

July 11, 2011 | Staff report | Business News


Money matters: City OKs airport budget, $271K in HUD funding

The Hinesville City Council on Thursday approved its $30,031 portion of the MidCoast Regional Airport budget for fiscal year 2012.

July 11, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Business News


Annuities 101

Nervous investors have faced many challenges over the last few years searching for safe havens. That's one reason many turn to annuities to ensure a steady stream of retirement income. But with so many types of annuities offered – and complex rules, fees and restrictions – it's not uncommon for investors to buy products not ideally suited to their needs.

July 06, 2011 | By Jason Alderman Columnist | Business News


Know your investments and how to respond

When you invest, you take some risks. While you can't totally avoid these risks, you can take steps to help reduce their impact and increase your comfort level. And the more comfortable you are with your investments, the easier it will be to follow a long-term strategy that can help you meet your goals.

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


Hinesville jobless rate at 8.7% in May

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler recently said that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Hinesville area increased to 8.7 percent in May, up two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 8.5 percent in April.

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


Allstate honors local agent

As a business leader and involved citizen in the Hinesville area, Allstate exclusive agency owner Lynn Bennett of the Bennett Agency has been designated an Allstate Premier Service Agent for 2011. Bennett's office in Jesup also was honored.

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


Firm announces Winn renovation contract

ATLANTA - The Southeast Division of McCarthy Building Companies Inc. recently announced its selection as construction manager by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District for the Winn Army Community Hospital renovation project on Fort Stewart.

July 03, 2011 | Provided by Business Wire | Business News


Committee recommends transit ‘wish list’ items

The Regional Transportation Roundtable Executive Committee gathered Wednesday to develop a constrained list of infrastructure projects that could be placed on next summer's Transportation Investment Act referendum.

July 02, 2011 | Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Business News


State contracts out I-95 maintenance

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Transportation is launching a three-year private road maintenance contract for Interstate 95 along the coast.

July 01, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


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How to spot, handle cold damage on plants

The New Year has brought Liberty County and the surrounding areas some of the lowest temperatures in years, making life miserable for people, pets, livestock ...

January 22, 2018 | By Ashley Hoppers Columnist | Business News


Social media explained at workshop

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and CVB will host a social media workshop from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, in the ...

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


Chamber to celebrate local leaders, showcase local cuisine

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host the 2018 Chamber Annual Banquet and Taste of Liberty on Jan. 25. It is a one-night event ...

January 17, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Goodwill kicks off free community programs for 2018

Goodwill Southeast Georgia will offer two "New Year, Better Me" workshops in January to help job hunters kick start their search and connect them with ...

January 17, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Xplosive Fitness opens gym here

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting Dec. 15 for XPlosive Fitness at the center, 1146 E.G. Miles Parkway, Suite 204 ...

January 16, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Business News


It's time to prepare for spring

January marks your last chance to plant wildflower seed. Many of the seeds require cold weather to germinate, and if planted after January, they will ...

January 15, 2018 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


Chamber sets banquet, Taste of Liberty for Jan. 25

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's 2018 Taste of Liberty will be Thursday, Jan. 25.

January 15, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Business News


New fitness community opens in Hinesville

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Dec. 15 for XPlosive Fitness at the center's location, 1146 E.G. Miles Parkway ...

January 09, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Midway woman named to utility board

Holly Fields of Midway has been selected by the Coastal Electric Cooperative board of directors to fill the unexpired term of former Liberty County board ...

January 03, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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