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Program boosts account insurance at Heritage

Depositors with more than $100,000 no longer have to go to different banks to be covered by Federal deposit insurance.

August 26, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Islands Realty opens new office

August 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Glynn County resorts laying off workers

SEA ISLAND -- The largest private employer in Glynn County says it will immediately begin laying off 300 to 400 employees.

August 20, 2008 | Associated Press | Business


Governor opens consumer education site

ATLANTA - Governor Sonny Perdue announced today the Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs has launched a new Web site, www.ConsumerEd.com, which targets young adults to become smarter consumers. The Web site walks consumers through major purchasing and financial decisions, such as buying a car, purchasing a house, renting an apartment, making home improvements, dealing with credit and debt, managing money and avoiding foreclosure.

August 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


State mandates low-cost, free credit freezes

ATLANTA - Effective Aug. 1, low- and no-cost credit freezes will be available to all Georgians. A credit freeze allows consumers to bar access to their credit files with the three major credit reporting agencies, prohibiting identity thieves from fraudulently opening new accounts or lines of credit in a victim's name. Gov. Sonny Perdue signed the legislation into law May 13.

August 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Program ups account insurance at bank

Depositors with more than $100,000 no longer have to go to different banks to be covered by federal deposit insurance.

August 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Estimate Social Security benefits online

Michael J. Astrue, commissioner of Social Security, unveiled a new online calculator at www.socialsecurity.gov/estimator that will provide immediate and personalized benefit estimates to help people plan for their retirement. The Retirement Estimator is tied to a person's actual Social Security earnings record and eliminates the need to manually key in years of earnings information.

August 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Credit union opens military branch in Hinesville

Navy Federal Credit Union recently celebrated the opening of its newest branch in Hinesville, one of several new branch offices planned for 2008.

August 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Coastal jobless numbers up in June

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the unemployment rate in the coastal Georgia area rose to a preliminary 5.3 percent in June, up four-tenths of one percent from a revised 4.9 percent in May.

August 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Veterans urged to explore business benefits

WASHINGTON, D.C., - U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston is encouraging all interested veterans to attend an Aug. 19 Small Business Administration symposium in Savannah to learn about programs and services available to veterans. The half-day seminar will cover agency programs and services, including the Patriot Express loan program for both active and retired military personnel who are starting or expanding small businesses.

August 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Real estate transactions for July 16

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from June 23-27. The listings include the names of the sellers and buyers, the book and page where the deed can be found in deed books 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.

August 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Georgia, South Carolina will share new port

SAVANNAH -- The port authorities in Georgia and South Carolina will share ownership of the Jasper Ocean Terminal site, under plans set for approval soon.

August 09, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Holtzman completes commercial property training

George W. Holtzman of Coldwell Banker Commercial Holtzman, Realtors recently graduated from the Coldwell Banker commercial emerging broker training program.

August 09, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


State offers tax credits for 'clean' energy

ATLANTA - Georgia residential consumers and business owners are now eligible for a Georgia income tax credit for installing certain "clean energy property" as a result of House Bill 670, which passsed the 2008 General Assembly.

August 09, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


City helping residents own their own homes

Carmen Emmanuel is looking forward to being a homeowner "with those keys in my hand," and "knowing that something is finally mine."

August 09, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


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Hinesville jobless rate up to 8.7%

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Hinesville's unemployment rate increased to 8.7 percent in June, up .3 percent from 8.4 percent in May. The rate was 9.8 percent in June a year ago.

July 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Exiting soldiers get scoop on careers

Fort Stewart soldiers who are transitioning from the Army and those who recently left the service, as well as veterans and civilians, had an opportunity Thursday to compete for more than 1,100 state jobs available through the Georgia Department of Corrections and other law-enforcement agencies.

July 25, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Holtzmans selling realty office

Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors owners George Holtzman and his wife, Babs Holtzman, are releasing the day-to-day operational decisions and management. Leigh Smiley will transition from associate broker to managing broker/owner of the realty firm. George Holtzman still will serve as the qualifying broker and will continue to list and sell commercial and special residential properties.

July 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Materials testing lab picks Interstate Centre

West Penn Testing Group, a material-testing services provider, will locate to Ellabell, creating 70 jobs and investing $3 million into a facility over the next five years, according to Gov. Nathan Deal announced.

July 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Veterans launching craft brewery

Being former soldiers, Kevin Ryan, Dan Sartin and Jeff Hyatt have a common bond that's typical of all uniformed personnel, whether they're military, law enforcement or firefighters. They also share a love for good beer.

July 21, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


State revenue up 11% in June

Georgia's net tax collections for June totaled $1.76 billion for an increase of $182.25 million, or 11.5 percent, compared to the month-ended June 2013, Gov. Nathan Deal announced this week.

July 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


LCDA approves bond resolution

The Liberty County Development Authority held a called meeting Tuesday to approve a resolution to restructure bond debt.

July 19, 2014 | Jeremy McAbee | Business


Planning commission recommends OK for store

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission on Tuesday approved a rezoning petition filed on behalf of a developer with plans to build a grocery store and gas station at 1422 W. Oglethorpe Highway.

July 18, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Business


Ludowici hoping to attract a McDonald's

Leaders from Ludowici met earlier this month with a representative from McDonald's USA about bringing a restaurant to the city.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Hinesville entrepreneur honored

Allstate exclusive agency owner William Lynn Bennett of Hinesville has been designated an Allstate Premier Agency for 2014.

July 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Williams named to tax-study committee

ATLANTA - District 168 state Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, has been appointed by Georgia House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, as a member of the Joint Study Committee on Property Tax Digest Impact on Education Funding.

July 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Davis named membership director

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently moved Lisa Davis to the position of membership director.

July 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Tractory Supply opening Hinesville store

Construction is under way on a new Tractor Supply Company store in Hinesville, the company's 54th Georgia location. The retailer is setting up shop in the former builder supply store and lumberyard at 766 W. Oglethorpe Highway, across from Walmart.

July 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


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