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Ga. jobless rate hits 6.9%

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia area rose to an unadjusted rate of 6.9 percent in December, up 2.9 percentage points over the year from December 2007. The jobless rate in Coastal Georgia rose eight-tenths of one percentage point from a revised 6.1 percent in November.

January 30, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Wreath donors recognized

Wreaths for Warriors Walk recently presented certificates of appreciation and commemorative plaques to The Heritage Bank of Hinesville and GeoVista Credit Union.

January 30, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


CADDA addresses Long County Chamber

On Jan. 20, the Coastal Area District Development Authority gave a presentation to the Long County Chamber of Commerce on organization matters. The meeting at the Long County Senior Citizen's Center let CADDA illustrate to chamber members how local businesses can benefit from the authority's program.

January 30, 2009 | By Mike Riddle | Business


Civilians to manage barracks on Fort Stewart

Civilians man the gates of Fort Stewart, in process and out process 3rd Infantry Division soldiers and now post officials say they will also be responsible for the upkeep and management of the fort's barracks.

January 30, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones | Business


Confusion may force car dealer to close

Larry Mannion Sr., owner of Mannion & Mannion Motors, Inc., said he was startled by questions and reports from multiple media outlets, claiming he was defying a cease and desist order from the Georgia Board of Registration of Used Motor Vehicle Dealers for the Secretary of State last week.

January 30, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business


Insurance commisioner offers free assistance

Area residents with insurance problems or questions can receive assistance directly from the state commissioner's office by contacting his insurance investigator working in the area.

January 28, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Vacant business park invaded by wild hogs

Roaming hogs may be good game for hunters, but the Liberty County Development Authority isn't playing with the disastrous effects.

January 28, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Chamber honors business, civic leaders

Danny Creasy, the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's newest chairman, used a hunting analogy Thursday at the chamber's annual awards banquet to get the crowd excited about the upcoming year.

January 26, 2009 | By Alena Parker | Business


Local supplier gets deal with post housing contractor

Barbara Meador of VIP Office Furniture & Supply and Bob Walsh of National Office Furniture attended the grand opening of the single soldier's quarters on Fort Stewart.

January 23, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Updated lemon law widens coverage in state

ATLANTA –– Georgians who buy or lease a new car after Jan. 1 have greater protections against recurring problems with their vehicle, thanks to an update of the Georgia Lemon Law.

January 23, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


VIP names 2008 top salesperson

VIP Office Furniture & Supply named April Burriss the top salesperson for 2008.

January 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


E-mail scam circulating in area

The Heritage Bank is warning customers about an apparent e-mail scam that is using the bank's name.

January 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Labor leader calls jobless number 'sobering'

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that 128,625 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for state unemployment insurance benefits in December, an increase of 174 percent from December of 2007.

January 15, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Area reacts to Goody's closing

"I'm devastated," Melinda Stonecipher said of Goody's closing. "This is one of my favorite stores."

January 14, 2009 | By Alena Parker | Business


Goody's said to be closing stores

Company officials are not confirming it, but media reports nationwide say Goody's Family Clothing Stores is liquidating its assets, which means the Hinesville store will close.

January 12, 2009 | Staff report | Business


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New RH industry recruiting in Savannah

Caesarstone Technology is having a job fair for management positions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at the Georgia Department of Labor's Savannah Career Center at 5520 White Bluff Road.

October 16, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Business


Bank helps fight hunger with drive

Ameris Bank's fifth annual "Helping Fight Hunger" initiative is in full swing. Non-perishable food items are being collected through October.

October 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Local DQ among hacked stores

Hinesville's Dairy Queen is on a list of restaurants that have been hit by a security breach during August, the company announced Thursday.

October 10, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Floquip expanding Midway operation

SNF Floquip has announced it will double its Midway Industrial Park plant, investing about $7 million in the expansion.

October 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Attorneys open Hinesville office

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce attended a ribbon cutting for Balbo and Gregg, Attorneys at Law, P.C., Sept. 26 at the practice's new Hinesville location, 410-A Gen. Screven Way.

October 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Port container growth continues

SAVANNAH - With nearly 13 percent growth in container traffic over the first two months of the fiscal year, the Georgia Ports Authority has made a strong start to FY2015.

October 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Kroger customers raise $112K

ATLANTA - Customers in Kroger's Atlanta Division, which includes Liberty County, raised more than $112,000 from Sept. 7-27 during the Great American Milk Drive supporting Feeding America.

October 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Development authority member trains

Melissa Carter Ray recently completed development authority training, provided by the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government, for local leaders who have been appointed or reappointed to an authority.

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


SavTech to host military career fair

Savannah Technical College will host a Military Career Fair and Hiring Event from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, in building 705 (100 W. 15th St.) on Fort Stewart.

September 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Courier to upgrade, move features

The Coastal Courier, Liberty County's long-standing source for local news and event information, will reduce its printing schedule beginning the first week of October. As we transition to a two-edition-per-week frequency, all of Friday's features, including the community calendar, entertainment news, local sports, business news and Living Well will be rolled into either the Wednesday or Sunday editions. Advertising circulars and local advertising offers also will be combined with the Wednesday and Sunday editions. The Sunday edition will also include two full pages of color comics, a feature many readers have requested.

September 29, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Tanning salon re-opens in Midway

Into the Sun Tanning Salon hosted a grand re-opening and ribbon cutting Sept. 18 to celebrate its new location at 21 Isle of Wight Road in Midway.

September 28, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


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