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First unemployment claims jump in March

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Labor announced last week that 42,550 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for unemployment insurance benefits in March, up 3.9 percent from February.

May 03, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Agent wins three top Century 21 awards

Century 21 Real Estate Corp. has recognized Linda DeLoach of Century 21 Action Realty for service and sales performance over the past year by awarding her three of the most prestigious corporation awards:

April 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Fill 'er up with a tree

Ross Harding from the Herty Advanced Material Development Center believes people should start looking at trees as a source for fuel, even in their cars.

April 30, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Business


Long resident needs help with late husband's shoe shop

Last month, Willie F. Johnson, owner of Johnson Shoe Shop in Ludowici, died after a long illness.

April 23, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | Business


Professor talks up business startup investing

Rotary President Father Will Carter jokingly said he would be "taking notes" when guest speaker Dr. Ervin Williams said his presentation was entitled Entrepreneurs and Angels.

April 23, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Business


Long's Town Square Village breaks ground

RMR and Associates had a groundbreaking Tuesday, initiating the first step of a multi-faceted projected, which will culminate in what will eventually be Long County's The Town Square Village."

April 22, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Courier Correspondent | Business


NeSmith named GM dealer of year

NEW YORK -- Martin NeSmith of NeSmith Chevrolet-Buick-Pontiac-GMC was named a General Motors Dealer of the Year last month in New York City and received a Jack Smith Leadership Award.

April 18, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


VIP earns sales award

VIP Office Furniture and Supply, a coastal area office supplies and office furniture dealer, recently received a sales award from National Office Furniture.

April 12, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Jesup-based business earns top honor in statewide contest

Harris Ace Hardware & Building Supply was recently chosen as a 2008 Georgia Family Business of the Year winner.

April 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Filing state tax return not required to get federal rebate

ATLANTA -- In May, the United States Treasury will begin sending economic stimulus payments to more than 130 million households.

April 09, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


April 15 tax deadline approaches

ATLANTA -- With the April 15 tax filing deadline fast approaching, the Georgia Department of Revenue has some reminders for the state's taxpayers.

April 09, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Vehicle dealer fined for not posting buyers guides

MACON -- A Hinesville car dealer was among 25 others sanctioned at a Feb. 20 Georgia Board of Registration of Used Motor Vehicle Dealers special meeting for licensees to appeal.

April 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Unemployment insurance claims up in state over last year

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that 40,963 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for unemployment insurance benefits in February, an increase of 37.7 percent from February of 2007, when 29,738 were filed.

April 09, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Deeds March 3-14

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from March 3-14. 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.

April 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Hugo Boss expanding distribution center here

Hugo Boss, a leading manufacturer of upscale men's and women's clothing and accessories, is expanding its Midway distribution center.

April 08, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


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Ameris Bancorp to buy The Coastal Bank

MOULTRIE -- Ameris Bancorp, the parent company of Ameris Bank, Tuesday announced the acquisition of The Coastal Bank (Coastal Bankshares, Inc), scheduled to close in the third quarter of 2014. Once this merger is finalized, Ameris Bank will be the largest community bank on the Georgia coast.

March 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Photography shop marks opening

Joanna Ng Photography was welcomed as a new member of the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 20 at the chamber offices in Hinesville.

March 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Homes for Heroes ranks area realtor high

Homes for Heroes recently named Lisa Scales with Keller Williams Realty Coastal Area Partners its No. 2 realtors affiliate nationwide in 2013, based on number of heroes served.

March 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Gun manufacturer cutting workforce

North Bryan-based engineering and weapons manufacturer Daniel Defense announced Tuesday a 14 percent net reduction in workforce due to current market conditions.

March 05, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Business


Job fair, business expo here in April

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a job fair and business expo from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 9 at the Shuman Recreation Center in Hinesville.

March 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Meat, seafood shop opens in Midway

Coastal Meat and Seafood held a grand opening and ribbon cutting, in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, Feb. 21 at 9784 Seagrass Plaza, suite C, on E. Oglethorpe Highway in Midway.

March 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Coastal Bank hires new mortgage originator

SAVANNAH - Gerald Lee recently was hired as a mortgage loan originator by The Coastal Bank at the bank's Hinesville office, 101 W. Henry St.

March 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Courier going to metered paywall

In an attempt to show potential new online readers what the Coastal Courier has to offer in the way of up-to-the-minute updates on intensely local news, sports, features and events, the multimedia company will launch its new metered paywall Saturday, March 1.

February 28, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


Report: Film company was denied access to track

After days of rumors, conjecture and finger-pointing, the office investigating last week's fatal train accident in Wayne County has issued a preliminary report.

February 26, 2014 | By Bill DeYoung Correspondent | Business


Airport operator hoping to promote it

MidCoast Regional Airport's new fixed-base operator told local Joint Management Board members Wednesday that efforts to reduce costs, train airport staff in fuel quality control and promote the airport are going well.

February 25, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


OMI drops suit against Richmond Hill

The public works company Operations Management International has dropped its $2 million lawsuit against Richmond Hill, a mere two months after it was filed.

February 25, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Business


Small scam can cost consumers plenty

When you check your credit-card statements every month for thefts, your eyes likely scan down the column of figures for large amounts that indicate scammers have used your card for major purchases.

February 23, 2014 | By David Uffington Columnist | Business


State revenue up in January

Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced that Georgia's net tax collections for the month of January totaled almost $1.81 billion for an increase of $76.25 million, or 4.4 percent, compared to the month-ended January 2013.

February 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Chamber, CVB launch new website

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau launched its new website Feb. 6.

February 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


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