Tom Hines, executive director of training operations at Savannah Technical College, explained the Georgia Work Ready Initiative program to a crowd of about 50 during Thursday's Progress through People luncheon, sponsored by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.
LUDOWICI - The Long County Development Authority elected Christy Wingate as chairwoman, replacing the late Terry Gordon.
Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors was named the No. 1 company in units closed with 21-35 agents in the Southern region for independently owned and operated affiliated companies in the Coldwell Banker system in 2008.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff has scheduled an open house for Thursday, April 2, and will be available to discuss and answer questions about the agency's assessment of safety performance during 2008 at the Hatch nuclear power plant. The plant, operated by Southern Nuclear Operating Co., is about 11 miles north of Baxley and about 20 miles south of Vidalia.
McLEAN, Va. - Hinesville resident Daisy Jones was recently trained and certified as a corporate etiquette and international protocol consultant by The Protocol School of Washington.
ATLANTA - More than half of Georgia's 159 counties have posted double-digit unemployment rates, according to an analysis from the state Labor Department.
Georgia has a record-high 9.3 percent jobless rate, more than a percentage point above the national average of 8.1 percent.
Coastal Electric Cooperative Vice President Mark Bolton told Hinesville Rotarians Thursday that in terms of development and growth, electricity is usually taken for granted.
The contractor for the construction on Memorial Drive has been fined $124,250 by the federal Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for safety violations.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - More than a half-million unemployed workers in Ohio and other states including Georgia are missing out on extended federal benefits because of the way laws in their states are written.
The economic stimulus package allows states with high unemployment to provide up to 20 weeks of extended federal benefits to workers who have exhausted other government benefits. But 13 states and the District of Columbia have laws written in a way that prevent them from qualifying for the money, according to a study by the National Employment Law Project, which promotes policies and programs that assist workers.
LUDOWICI - The Long County Board of Education hosted the Long County Chamber of Commerce's Business After Hours at the board office on March 17.
There will be a workshop on how to get contracts and work on Fort Stewart on the post on Tuesday.
ATLANTA – The arrival of March signaled the start of Kroger's Atlanta Division annual Muscular Dystrophy Association fundraiser, where customers are encouraged to purchase $1 green shamrocks or $5 gold shamrocks at their local stores' cash registers. The fundraiser ends April 4 with a goal of raising $410,000.
ATLANTA - The state Labor Department says Georgia's unemployment rate in February was 9.3 percent, the highest since rate-keeping was standardized by the federal government in 1976.
The department said Thursday that the previous record in Georgia was a revised 8.5 percent in January.
ATLANTA - More than 30 Georgia gas stations have paid fines to the state Office of Consumer Affairs over alleged price gouging in the wake of Gulf Coast hurricanes last fall.
Some stations have to pay up to $10,000 in fines to the state, while others must refund money to customers who can prove they bought gas during the price spike. The list includes a $20,000 fine against nine Tennessee-based Pilot Travel Center stations.
Happening late in the evening of March 31, some hoped against hope that it was just an elaborate April Fools' Day prank.
It was about this time four years ago that I started to seriously consider making a career change.