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Jobless rate here dips in July

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in Hinesville decreased to 9.7 percent in July, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 9.8 percent in June. The preliminary June rate was 9.9 percent, but was revised down one-tenth of a percentage point. The jobless rate in metro Hinesville in July a year ago was 9.3 percent.

August 26, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Free seminar on real estate careers

Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors is sponsoring free career seminars designed to familiarize current and potential real estate licensees with basic information about the residential real estate profession. The seminars are at 7 p.m. Aug. 30 and

August 26, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


LCDA OKs timber assessment

With an eye toward future revenue and development, the Liberty County Development Authority board on Monday approved an evaluation of timber on its Tradeport East and West properties.

August 25, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Business News


Reverse mortgages aren't for everyone

You can scarcely turn on the TV without seeing ads for reverse mortgages. They're touted as a great tool for cash-strapped seniors to tap their home equity to pay off bills while remaining in their homes with no monthly mortgage payments.

August 24, 2011 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Business News


Lawmakers ratify gas tax freeze

ATLANTA - The Senate has unanimously voted to keep in place a freeze on Georgia's gas tax.

August 24, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


Aerospace jobs land in Liberty Co.

Gov. Nathan Deal announced this week that Firth Rixson Forgings LLC, a subsidiary of U.K.-based Firth Rixson Limited, will expand its forged metal operation in Midway as a result of increased business. The company anticipates creating 75-100 new jobs, bringing its total employees to 304 when in full production.

August 24, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Trade envoy gets pitch on port deepening

SAVANNAH - Georgia's port chief told a senior U.S. trade official Monday he supports the Obama administration's push to expand free trade, but he insisted the Port of Savannah needs a $600 million deepening of its shipping channel to fully reap the benefits.

August 23, 2011 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Business News


Airport considering new manager

Concerned about the state of upper airport management, the Midcoast Regional Airport Joint Management Board commissioned a cost-analysis study on Wednesday to determine how to move forward with its leadership.

August 23, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Business News


State jobless rate increases

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 10.1 percent in July, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 9.9 percent in June and the same as a year earlier.

August 22, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


Remarriage should refocus financial goals

A second marriage will bring many changes to your life, not the least of which may be changes in your financial strategy and goals.

August 20, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business News


Pre-school center joins chamber

Alice & Mary Wonderland Preschool Learning Center in Midway hosted a ribbon-cutting and grand-opening ceremony Aug. 9 in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.

August 19, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Fort Stewart vendor fair to help match local businesses with military

In an effort to help local businesses learn how to do business with the military, the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a vendor fair from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 30 at Club Stewart on Fort Stewart.

August 18, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Business News


Back-to-school budgeting tips

The days when you could send your kids off to the first day of school with a lunchbox and a hug are long gone. Today's back-to-school preparations likely include filling out piles of pre-enrollment paperwork, lining up carpools and, of course, the dreaded shopping excursions for clothes and school supplies.

August 18, 2011 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Business News


Don't let downgrade deter you

Just when you thought you could take a break from financial drama, following the resolution of the debt ceiling issue, here comes Act 2: the downgrade of the U.S. long-term credit rating. As a citizen, you may be feeling frustrated. As an investor, you might be getting worried. But is this concern really justified?

August 13, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business News


Reactor OK not expected until 2012

ATLANTA - The Southern Co. is unlikely to receive permission until early 2012 to build what could become the country's first new nuclear plant in a generation, according to a new timeline from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

August 13, 2011 | By Ray Henry Associated Press writer | Business News


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Former mayor on regional infrastructure panel

Former Hinesville Mayor Tom Ratcliffe just ended a term as chairman of the Coastal Regional Commission and has been named to head the CRC's ...

August 18, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Business News


Chamber names new information officer

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce has appointed Claudette Schomburg as its public information coordinator.

August 17, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Moses named to state bar Young Lawyers Division leadership post

Hinesville attorney Luke R. Moses of Jones Osteen & Jones has been appointed to serve in a leadership position for the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of ...

August 16, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Ga. Tech program looks to help integrate vets into workforce

Several Savannah business and military leaders – including Col. Jason Wolter, Garrison Commander of Fort Stewart; Mike Tucker, director of Coastal Workforce Board; Brad Patterson, HR ...

August 15, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Veteran journalist joins Courier staff

Eager to return to his love of reporting, longtime Morris Multimedia/Morris Technology employee Mark Swendra has joined the Coastal Courier and Bryan County News ...

August 14, 2017 | Staff report | Business News


Coastal Courier still local... still strong

We aren't changing.

August 13, 2017 | Staff report | Business News


Salon, boutique has ribbon cutting

Liberty County Minority Chamber hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Mieka's Hair Affair and Dee'stinctive Fashions on July 29 at 3707 East Oglethorpe Highway ...

August 12, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Businesses asked to donate supplies for teachers’ classrooms

Attention area teachers: If you find your classroom is running short on supplies, you'll have a chance to stock up later this month, and ...

August 12, 2017 | By Mark Swendra | Business News


Dick's now hiring for Pooler location

Dick's Sporting Goods has announced it is now hiring for its location opening soon in Pooler.

August 10, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News


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