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Do kids a favor, teach them about interest

One of the most valuable financial lessons you can share with your kids before they leave the nest is to explain what interest rates are and how they work. The important financial transactions they'll conduct as adults likely will be affected in some way by interest rates, whether as a lender or a borrower.

April 20, 2011 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Business News


County outperforms region in income, job growth

From 2001-2010, Liberty County saw the largest percentage of average annual per capita income growth and was second only to Chatham County in job creation in the 10-county coastal region, according to Georgia Trend's April 2011 issue.

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


State revenue up 10 percent in March

Georgia saw healthy boosts in revenue for the month of March and for the fiscal quarter, Gov. Nathan Deal reported last week.

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


Mortgage has big impact on financial goals

If you're purchasing a new home or refinancing your existing one, you've got some mortgage-related decisions to consider. And since your mortgage may well be the biggest financial transaction you ever make - and one that can affect your long-term financial goals, such as retirement - you'll want to weigh your options carefully.

April 15, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business News


Coastal Home Care opens branch here

Coastal Home Care recently celebrated the grand opening of its fourth practice with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new location at 531 S. Main St. in Hinesville.

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


Sears honors management of local store

Sears Hometown Stores named its Hinesville location a 2011 premier dealer. The annual award recognizes Sears Hometown Stores across the country that consistently offer the greatest customer service, outstanding store performance and standards, as well as exceptional demonstrations of local community involvement. In January, the Hinesville store was one of 190 locations throughout the country to receive the national recognition at the annual Hometown Celebration in Orlando, Fla.

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


Drivers cut back as gas prices rise

Soaring gas prices are starting to take a toll on American drivers.

April 14, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


Avoid hidden tax triggers in retirement

Tax season is upon us – but before you break out that box of old receipts in search of every last deduction, think about whether you're taking advantage of all the tax benefits associated with saving for retirement.

April 14, 2011 | By Jill Perlin Columnist | Business News


Dublin church to pray for lower gas prices

DUBLIN - Members of a central Georgia church plan to gather at gas pumps to pray for lower prices.

April 12, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


Jobless rate dips to 8.8 percent in Feb.

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said last week that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Hinesville area declined to 8.8 percent in February, down two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 9.0 percent in January.

April 08, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Bank to recycle electronics for free

The Coastal Bank, a locally owned and operated community bank headquartered in Savannah, will accept electronic items for recycling, free of charge, at all area branches and at the bank's operations center in Pooler from April 18-22 in honor of Earth Week. The electronics-recycling program is offered in partnership with Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire Inc.

April 08, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


McDonalds to be hiring more in area

McDonald's and its franchisees are looking to hire additional talent for crew and restaurant-management positions at their Hinesville-area restaurants April 19.

April 08, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Tax preparation office franchise recognized

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Liberty Tax Service, which has a Hinesville branch, recently was recognized for its franchise opportunities when the company was ranked on three business lists: Entrepreneur magazine's "Franchise 500" list; Black Enterprise's"40 Best Franchises for African Americans" list; and Poder's "Top 25 Franchise Opportunities for Hispanics" list.

April 08, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Stress busters for 'sandwich generation'

You may be too busy to realize it, but April is Stress Awareness Month.

April 08, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business News


State budget deals includes harbor money

ATLANTA - State lawmakers said Thursday they have struck a partial budget deal that would buy new police cars, hire more tax collectors and commit state funding for dredging the Port of Savannah.

April 08, 2011 | By Ray Henry Associated Press writer | Business News


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Canoochee EMC power provider since 1938

When Hurricane Irma threatened our community, employees of Canoochee EMC rose to the task. They prepared their line trucks, hunkered down during the hardest of ...

October 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Business News


Spa helping raise awareness of domestic violence

Hinesville Day Spa owner Sheela Eichhorn and managers Charla Baggs and Carol West are raising funds to fight domestic violence and increase awareness of it ...

October 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Business News


Learn how to mix a mean cocktail

SAVANNAH – Learn how to stir & shake classic cocktails developed from tried and true recipes. Savannah's new Prohibition-style Speakeasy cocktail bar, Congress Street Up, started ...

October 15, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Georgia Trust seeks nominations

ATLANTA, - The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation is seeking nominations for its 2018 Preservation Awards, an annual list of preservation projects and individuals in the ...

October 15, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Statesboro Agency recognized

The Statesboro-Area Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) chapter in Statesboro, was recently awarded the "Best Project of the Year" by the SHRM Georgia State ...

October 15, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Raising awareness about domestic violence

A place known for promoting relaxation and serenity is looking to open people's eyes when it comes to the issues of domestic violence.

October 12, 2017 | Patty Leon | Business News


Leadership Liberty gets physical at Youth Challenge

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce kicked off its 2017-18 Leadership Liberty class on Sept. 29-30 at the LaQuinta Inn and Suites in Flemington.

October 10, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Yu Spa looking to pamper clients

Lisa Guo opened Yu Spa in 2013 in order to carry on the specialized modalities used by massage therapists and body work professionals she grew ...

October 09, 2017 | Patty Leon | Business News


Gynecology center opens in Hinesville

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting on Sept. 15 for H.E.R Wellness Center, LLC at 1763 Hwy. 196 W ...

October 02, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Rusty Pig, Hinesville closes

The Rusty Pig restaurant in Hinesville officially closed Sept. 22. The Courier reached out to their corporate office, but they had not responded by press ...

October 01, 2017 | Patty Leon | Business News


GSU planning business incubator here

It will be a beginning for Georgia Southern University in January as the merge of Armstrong State University into GSU reaches its final stages.

October 01, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Business News


Metro Hinesville ties jobs record in August; most since 2011

Metro Hinesville tied a record in August for total jobs, reaching 20,600 for the second time in six years, according to State Labor Commissioner ...

September 29, 2017 | Staff Report | Business News


Insurance head: Storm claims exceed $300 million

Atlanta – With more than 50,000 property related insurance claims reported, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens estimates that insured losses in Georgia from Hurricane Irma has ...

September 28, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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