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Small World Festival in planning stages

Fans of multicultural entertainment and discovery who missed Tuesday's Small World Festival planning meeting still have time to get in on the ground floor. The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority will host another meeting at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 26 in City Hall and residents who want to represent cultures and nations from around the world are encouraged to attend and help grow the event even more.

January 15, 2010 | Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Business


Georgia Power may start 'peak hour' billing

Georgia Power customers will be able to track their power use online after "smart" meters are installed in the next few years.

January 08, 2010 | Staff report | Business


Job seekers have local resources in career center

A new year means renewed hope of finding work for unemployed residents in Liberty County, and the state's labor department is offering resources to prepare job seekers for the hunt from start to finish.

January 08, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Business


Washington-based company wins security contract

Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Air Field will be stepping up security with the installation's new Intellicheck Mobilisa computerized identification scanning system.

January 08, 2010 | Staff report | Business


British-based opening Tradeport plant

The Liberty County Development Authority announced today the expansion of Firth Rixson, Ltd., a United Kingdom-based provider of highly engineered forged metal products, to Tradeport East Business Center near Midway.

January 04, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


New manufacturer to move here

The Liberty County Development Authority has said the company putting in a new plant in Tradeport East will formally announce its plans Monday afternoon.

January 04, 2010 | Staff report | Business


Local spa picks up where another fails

When Sheela Eichhorn heard people had lost money on gift cards when Vanilla Day Spa closed down in Savannah this week, she felt she had to help.

December 28, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Business


'Tis the season for returns

Forget about washing the sinkful of dirty dishes or gathering up those piles of wrapping paper, there's some after-Christmas shopping and gift-returning to be done.

December 28, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Business


Job rolls up a tad

The latest unemployment numbers released by the Georgia Department of Labor may hold a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel for Hinesville and Coastal Georgia.

December 28, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Business


Restaurant earns sign with persistence

It took four years of negotiating, but Juan's Mexicali owner Michael Moody finally got the city of Hinesville to approve a new sign for his restaurant. The sign was posted where a Wendy's sign once stood.

December 24, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Business


Lumpkin moves up in accounting firm

Certified public accountant Penny Hendry Lumpkin has been admitted as a member of the firm Barrs, Coiner & Lumpkin, LLC (formerly Carmichael, Clay & Barrs, LLC) in Brunswick.

December 24, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Discount grocery coming to Hinesville

Early next spring, thrifty shoppers will have more options to look forward to when the Save-A-Lot grocery store chain opens a location in Hinesville.

December 23, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Business


Small businesses rule city scene

Though debate continues over whether the economic recession will end in 2010, the mom-and-pop shops that opened in 2009 might just stick around another year, and Hinesville is inviting more businesses to bring their goods and services to town.

December 23, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Business


Holtzman Christmas drives give to charities

December 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Comcast rolls out faster Internet

SAVANNAH - Comcast, a provider of entertainment, information and communications products and services, recently announced it is launching next-generation DOCSIS 3.0 and moving from broadband to wideband in Savannah and surrounding areas, including several southeastern Georgia communities.

December 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


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Development authority OKs budgets

The Liberty County Development Authority balanced and approved all of its budgets last week. The budget is for fiscal-year 2016, which runs from July 1 through June 30.

July 02, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Business


Canoochee employee honored by national

Joe Sikes recently was selected as one of the 2015 Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Brand Champions at the national CONNECT '15 conference held in Minneapolis.

June 26, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


What one of the richest men in America is doing to teach kids about money

Warren Buffett is one of the most succesful investors in history. He's currently worth over $70 billion, constantly ranking among the richest men in the world.

June 24, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Fed holding off on rate increases but says it could still happen this year

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen announced last week the economy is still not strong enough to warrant a hike for interest rates, though she is optimistic the anticipated hike could arrive as soon as September.

June 23, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | Business


Americans households have the highest credit card debt since recession

American consumers are accumulating credit card debt at the same rate as before the recession, despite paying down a huge chunk of that borrowing during the first quarter of this year, according to CardHub’s 2015 Credit Card Debt Study released this week.

June 22, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | Business


This is probably why you liked 'Jurassic World' so much

Last weekend, the newest installment in the Jurassic Park franchise, "Jurassic World," set the record for the highest opening weekend in history, beating out the previous champ, Marvel’s "The Avengers."

June 22, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Facebook billionaire donates $5 million to help undocumented immigrants pay for college

Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg announced Wednesday that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, had donated $5 million to a scholarship fund for undocumented immigrants.

June 21, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


New music store opens in Hinesville

Hinesville has a new musical instrument sales, repair and instructional store. Backline Productions Services LLC opened its doors in March but held its official grand opening May 16.

June 18, 2015 | Patty Leon | Business


What students should really look for in a college education

As tuition increases, more and more economists and public figures are calling for a more pragmatic approach to what it should mean to get a college degree. The president of the Association of American Universities, Hunter Rawlings, disagrees.

June 17, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


7 ways a small business can save on its taxes

One of the advantages to owning a small business is that you have additional tax deductions that are set up with business owners in mind. It’s hard to know which tax deductions are applicable to your individual situation, which is why you should work with an experienced tax accountant to maximize your write-offs.

June 17, 2015 | Troy Martin Deseret News | Business


Discount store to start hiring

Wal-Mart will hire up to 95 people to work at the new Walmart Neighborhood Market slated to open this fall in Hinesville.

June 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Is this the greatest high school graduation ever? Maybe

Ever heard of Kahuku High School in Hawaii? If not, now you'll probably never forget it.

June 16, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Everyone is still struggling to know what to make of 'trigger warnings'

After discussing his "mild racism" during his opening monologue for Saturday Night on May 16, stand-up comedian Louis C.K. ruffled some feathers by joking about knowing a "neighborhood child molester" in his youth.

June 15, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Are family-oriented work policies bad for business?

The rise of mandatory paid leave for both men and women who have children has been meteoric, according to The New Republic's Lauren Sandler.

June 15, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


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