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Cricket Wireless opens in Hinesville

A new cell phone provider recently set up shop in Hinesville. The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce welcomed new member Cricket Wireless with a ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony at 438 B. Gen. Screven Way. Representatives from the city of Hinesville, community leaders, chamber members and friends attended the opening.

December 24, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Chamber welcomes accessory store

$20 and Below Accessories, a downtown Hinesville discount jewelry retail store, celebrated its grand opening recently with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce. Shop owner Vivian Smith, chamber members, friends and community leaders cut a ribbon at the shop, which is at 106 W. MLK Jr. Drive, across from the new Justice Center.

December 24, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Consider financial gifts to family

At this time of year, you may be thinking about finding the "perfect" gifts for various family members. You can find any number of thoughtful presents, but if you'd like to give something that can have an impact long after the holiday season is over, consider making a financial gift.

December 24, 2010 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business News


Chamber gets in spirit at Christmas tree farm

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce kicked off the holiday season at Brewer's Christmas Tree-Blueberry Farm in Midway. Brewer's has a Christmas tree selection that spans more than 500 acres. Owner Paschal Brewer was named grower of the year in 2003 and 2005. The farm also had the grand champion Christmas tree in 2009 at the Georgia National Fair.

December 24, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Pet shop opens at new location

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed new member Stewarts Pet Shop with a ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony at the shop's new location at 229 W. Gen. Screven Way, suite. A.

December 24, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Jobless claims up to 8.4 percent here

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported Wednesday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Hinesville area increased to 8.4 percent in November, up four-tenths of a percentage point from 8.0 percent in October. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the area increased to 2,779, up 181 from 2,598. The jobless rate in the metro Hinesville area in November 2009 was 7.5 percent.

December 24, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


LCDA recognized for marketing program

The Southern Economic Development Council, the oldest and largest regional economic development association in North America with 750 members from organizations in 17 states in the South, has chosen the Liberty County Development Authority as a recipient of the 2010 Communications Award in two categories.

December 24, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


State extends shrimp harvest 10 days

BRUNSWICK - Georgia officials are extending the state's food shrimp harvest season by 10 days, to Jan. 10.

December 22, 2010 | Associated Press | Business News


Car dealer donates $36K worth of toys

CLAXTON - NeSmith Chevrolet Buick GMC distributed $36,718 in toys to three local organizations as a result of a 15-day "Facebook FunRaiser" that took place Dec. 1-15.

December 22, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Best things: Showing employee appreciation

It's no secret that the economy is rough right now and budgets are tight. Monetary holiday bonuses for employees and volunteers might not be in the cards for many business owners, managers and volunteer coordinators. However, there are many other ways to make hard workers feel appreciated.

December 22, 2010 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Staff writer | Business News


CTC campus names employee of year

ATLANTA - Georgia's population has swelled to nearly 9.7 million, boosting its representation in Congress, numbers released by the U.S. Census show.

December 22, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Business News


Load prepaid cards at your own risk

The government did us a favor when it created the CARD Act, which reined in banks and credit-card companies that had been collecting millions of extra dollars from consumers.

December 22, 2010 | By David Uffington Dollars and sense | Business News


Realtor's teddy bears comfort kids

The Holtzman Companies recently donated a collection of teddy bears to the Hinesville Police Department to be given to children in crisis.

December 20, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Chamber to honor ambassador of year

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will soon name its first ambassador of the year. Local businesses are invited to help the chamber honor the ambassador by donating a service, good or promotional item to be included in a prize package.

December 17, 2010 | Staff report | Business News


Smart financial moves brighten season

If you're like many people, you're watching your dollars extra carefully this year as you do your holiday shopping. And that's a good thing, because even in the best of times, it's never wise to go overboard on gifts. But by making the right moves during this holiday season, you can also help ensure that you stay on track toward your long-term financial goals.

December 17, 2010 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business News


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Liberty's own Furniture Guy

Treasured tables, furniture and other pieces start off as rough pieces of old wood before David Betts puts his hand to it in his Midway ...

January 21, 2017 | By Alena Cowley Correspondent | Business News


Local eatery suffers minor damage from fire

UPDATE: According to Izola's Facebook Page the restaurant is once again open for business as of 11 a.m. today.

January 19, 2017 | Patty Leon | Business News


Bank donates $10,000 to food bank

SAVANNAH - America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia received a $10,000 check from South State Bank Friday to address food insecurity in Coastal Georgia.

January 16, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Starbucks on way to Hinesville

Coffee lovers, get ready. Starbucks is coming to the Oglethorpe Square Shopping Center.

January 16, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Business News


Hobby Lobby hopes to open store in March

OKLAHOMA CITY - Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., is predicting that it will open its new Hinesville store by mid March.

January 09, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Jobless rate down in November

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced last week that Metro Hinesville's jobless rate in November was 5.6 percent, down three-tenths of a ...

January 02, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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