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Jobless rate up to 10.2 percent in August

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 10.2 percent in August, its highest level in six months. The August rate was up one-tenth of a percentage point from 10.1 percent in July. The state's jobless rate was also 10.2 percent in August a year ago.

September 16, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Papa Murphy's celebrates top ranking

VANCOUVER, Wash. - Papa Murphy's Pizza has landed on top of not one but two more best-in-class surveys. And to celebrate, Savannah-area stores will run customer-appreciation specials and more.

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


Coast is getting more manufacturers, jobs

SAVANNAH - The call has gone out around the Coastal Empire for more than a year now.

September 15, 2011 | By Adam Van Brimmer Associated Press | Business News


MCRA board talks rental cars, flight school

From tile floors to fuel sales to flight schools, the MidCoast Regional Airport's Joint Management Board tackled a host of issues during its meeting last week.

September 15, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Business News


Guidelines for autumn lawn care

The 9/11 observances are past and football is back – two sure signs of fall. Another is the big-box advertising for fall lawn fertilizers – after the fall deadline for autumn fertilizer for most of us has passed.

September 14, 2011 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business News


Area counties in drought disaster declaration

Nearly all counties in Georgia, including Liberty and Long, have been declared an agricultural disaster area due to ongoing drought and excessive heat.

September 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Grandparents must balance gifts, goals

Grandparents Day falls on Sept. 11 this year. While not as widely observed as Mother's Day or Father's Day, Grandparents Day nonetheless serves a valuable purpose in reminding us of the importance of grandparents in the lives of their grandchildren.

September 10, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business News


Dentist opens renovated office

Darin Townsend Family Dental Center hosted a ribbon-cutting and grand-opening ceremony Aug. 31 at its newly renovated office.

September 10, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Apply now for for home weatherization help

The face of poverty no longer is what one might imagine. It includes two-income working families, single parents, men and women who have lost their jobs, those who cannot work because of illness or disabilities and people who only can find minimum-wage work because they lack education and job skills.

September 09, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Georgia Works get bipartisan boost

ATLANTA - With bipartisan buy-in and no big price tag, a Georgia program pairing job seekers with potential employers for on-the-job training is gaining momentum as President Barack Obama crafts a plan to tackle the nation's bedeviling unemployment problem.

September 09, 2011 | By Errin Haines Associated Press writer | Business News


AARP Tax-Aide seeks Hinesville area volunteers

AARP Tax-Aide, the nation's largest free, volunteer-run tax-preparation and assistance service, is seeking volunteers in the Hinesville area to help taxpayers who need assistance preparing and filing their 2012 tax returns.

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


Lawmaker talks business at eatery

A slew of local business people and city and county officials gathered at What's the Scoop Café in Richmond Hill Tuesday morning to participate in a small business ideas session with U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga. 1st.

September 07, 2011 | By Crissie Elrick Correspondent | Business News


Change is coming to Hinesville

"This is you, honey. This is gorgeous," downtown business owner Rita Watson said as she zipped a customer into a floor-length sapphire ball gown on Wednesday.

September 06, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Business News


Keep investments working year round

On Sept. 5, we observe Labor Day, which is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.

September 04, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business News


LCDA wins award for year in review

The Southern Economic Development Council recently presented the Liberty County Development Authority with an Award of Merit in the SEDC 2011 Communications Awards competition in the "annual reports - large division" category for the LCDA's 2010 Year in Review.

September 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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Young leaders learn about economic development

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce 2017-2018 Young Adult Liberty Leaders (YALL) class had its economic development session April 11, hosted by the Liberty County ...

April 18, 2018 | b | Business News


GPA grows trade, market share

The Georgia Ports Authority achieved 14 percent growth in March container volumes, moving 355,208 20-foot equivalent unit (TEU) containers.

April 17, 2018 | Staff Report | Business News


Liberty Cardiology Associates cuts ribbon on new practice

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held a grand opening and ribbon cutting on Friday for Liberty Cardiology Associates at 600 East Oglethorpe Highway in ...

April 17, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Is pollen season over yet?

Along with green grass and beautiful blooms, springtime in Georgia brings clouds of pollen.

April 16, 2018 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


Free deposit fraud workshop set

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a workshop to teach small business owners how to protect their business against deposit fraud from 3 ...

April 16, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Business News


UGA study: Ports support more than 439,000 jobs

Georgia's ports support 439,220 full- and part-time jobs across the state, including 58,700 jobs in the coastal region, according to a study ...

April 13, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Help your garden meet your needs

Are you thinking about planting your own vegetable garden? Growing your own may bring to mind images of endless amounts of fresh produce, but there ...

April 09, 2018 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


UGA study: Georgia Ports support more than 439,000 jobs

Georgia's ports support 439,220 full- and part-time jobs across the state, including 58,700 jobs in the coastal region, according to a study ...

April 04, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Ryan Waldrep talks small business at chamber luncheon

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce hosted its monthly Progress Through People luncheon recently with guest speaker Ryan Waldrep, assistant director of Entrepreneur and Small ...

April 03, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Memorial Health expanding heart care facilities

SAVANNAH - Memorial Health recently submitted a letter of intent to the Georgia Department of Community Health for a $30 million renovation to its Heart and ...

April 03, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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