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Georgia's initial unemployment insurance claims rise in April

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that 51,604 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for unemployment insurance benefits in April, up 21.3 percent from March. The increase in claims came across-the-board in manufacturing, construction, trade and services.

June 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Hinesville unemployment rate dips in April, up for the year

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday that the unemployment rate in the metro Hinesville area declined to 4.9 percent in April, down one-tenth of 1 percent from a revised 5.0 percent in March. However, the rate was up from 4.6 percent in April 2007.

June 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Not all housing news is bad

USDA Rural Development celebrates Home Ownership Month each year in June. However, Sanches Deloach is celebrating a little early this year.

June 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


NeSmith Chevrolet's customer appreciation is Saturday

Mike Reed, general manager of NeSmith Chevrolet in Hinesville, has announced that the dealership will having a customer appreciation Saturday as a thank you to the community for the dealership being named GM Dealer of the Year.

May 30, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Need a job? This may help

Liberty County has recently made a state-recognized step to cut unemployment by applying for a Georgia Work Ready Community certification.

May 29, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Business


Long authority OKs one business, nixes another

LUDOWICI -- At a special meeting on May 9, the Long County Development Authority pulled the plug on a proposed new business, which appeared to be going into the industrial park on Highway 84.

May 28, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | Business


Savannah Tech adds online job search

SAVANNAH -- The Career Services Department of Savannah Technical College has launched a new program, eRecruiting.

May 23, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Georgia Power employees bike for cure

May 23, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


City promotes home purchases

Hinesville's Next Step program drew a lot of interest May 3 during its homebuyer education workshop, making it the largest to date.

May 23, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


MidCoast Regional Airport gets logo, motto

Officials recently announced the selection of a logo for the MidCoast Regional Airport at Wright Army Airfield, as well as a tagline that touts the joint-use facility as Georgia's Executive Choice.

May 23, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Local Coffee Shop recognized for military family support

May 22, 2008 | Staff report | Business


Local Comcast office helps Tri-County during Comcast Cares Day

Employees of the Comcast office in Hinesville were among the 50,000 Comcast employees, families and friends who participated in the seventh annual "Comcast Cares Day," one of the nation's largest single-day corporate volunteer efforts, Saturday.

May 22, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Business


Hinesville's jobless numbers drop in March, up over the year

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Labor reported last week that the unemployment rate in the metro Hinesville area declined to 5.0 percent in March, down two-tenths of one percent from 5.2 percent in February.

May 20, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Coastal Bank acquires of BankSouth in Savannah

SAVANNAH -- Coastal Bankshares, Inc. and its subsidiary, The Coastal Bank, have acquired BankSouth's Savannah branches as part of a plan to expand The Coastal Bank's footprint and increase assets.

May 20, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Job fair on May 15

A Liberty/Long County job fair, sponsored by the Liberty County Department of Labor Employee Committee of Hinesville, will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at Savannah Technical College's Hinesville campus.

May 17, 2008 | Staff report | Business


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Ludowici funeral home starts work on chapel

Howard Funeral Home last week held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new chapel that will stand at the corner of Oak and Third streets.

April 10, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


Strawberry farms blooming again

MACON - Tens of thousands of school children visit Georgia's strawberry farms each year, learning about the berries, how they're grown and what they look like in the field.

April 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Job fair canceled

A job fair that had been scheduled for the Shuman Recreation Center in Hinesville Wednesday has been canceled.

April 08, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Company earns ethics desingation

CH2M HILL has been named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for 2014.

April 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Phone company has safe-digging hotline

April is National Safe Digging Month, and CenturyLink reminds Hinesville residents to always call 811 before beginning any digging project.

April 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


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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