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Blue Heron receives grant for work on Courier building

Blue Heron Main Street Properties was awarded a grant of $2,500 on Tuesday for façade renovations to the Coastal Courier building as part of the Hinesville Downtown Façade Grant Rehabilitation Program.

June 30, 2010 | By Amy Johstono | Business


Time running out for USDA rural home loans

Time is running out for Georgia families who want to take advantage of more than $21 million in recovery act and regular funding to become homeowners in rural Georgia.

June 28, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Local stores stay the course

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority and Liberty County Chamber of Commerce continue to revitalize the Hinesville's downtown shopping district through the Shop Local Initiative, and the effort is paying off.

June 28, 2010 | By Amy Johstono | Business


Would-be business owners get boost

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center will have a workshop, "Starting a Business," at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 15.

June 25, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Hinesville jobless rate hit 8.2 percent in May

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Hinesville rose to 8.2 percent in May, up three-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 7.9 percent in April. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the metro area increased to 2,679, up 83 from 2,596 in April.

June 25, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Media chain owner joins ranks of GPA's Golden Club

Last week, Morris Multimedia President Charles Hill Morris Sr. was honored by the Georgia Press Association at the organization's annual convention on Jekyll Island for 50 years of service to the newspaper industry. He joins the ranks of GPA's prestigious Golden Club.

June 25, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Know when to claim credits, deductions

Tax credits and tax deductions are two common ways people lower their income tax bills. Although similar in intention, these two tax-reduction methods have fundamental differences and are not interchangeable.

June 23, 2010 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Business


Hinesville man earns Clayton Award

Clayton Homes, the nation's largest home builder, announced that Joe Belcher has been named the inaugural winner of the James L. Clayton Award. Belcher, who has been with the company for 25 years, serves as a zone sales manager in Hinesville.

June 21, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


State jobless rate dips in May

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 10.2 percent in May, down one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 10.3 percent in April. However, the jobless rate remains seven-tenths of a percentage point higher than the 9.5 percent at this same time last year. This is the 32nd consecutive month Georgia has exceeded the national unemployment rate, which is now 9.7 percent.

June 21, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Georgia Ports earn national award

NEW YORK - The Georgia Ports Authority won the 2010 Bronze Anvil Award from the Public Relations Society of America for superior performance in the design and execution of an individual public relations tactic within a broader public relations campaign. Honorees were recognized June 3 during the Silver Anvil Awards Evening at the Equitable Tower in New York City.

June 21, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Kroger recalls ice cream

Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin has alerted Georgians to the recall of some Kroger ice cream because it contains ingredients not listed on the label.

June 18, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


New JOJ attorney is area native

Attorney Carl Varnedoe has joined the Hinesville-based law firm of Jones, Osteen & Jones to focus his practice on personal injury and general civil litigation.

June 14, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Student wins manufacturer's logo contest

Gary Mitchell Jr., grandson of Liberty County's Lula M. Godbolt-Turman, won the 2010 Georgia Manufacturer's Appreciation Week Art Design Contest.

June 14, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


New thrift shop benefits homeless

The grand opening for K&K Thrift Shop was on June 5 and drew Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas and Liberty County Homeless Coalition President Herman Scott.

June 11, 2010 | By Charol Shearer Special to the Courier | Business


NeSmith gives $1,500 to youth baseball

Nesmith Chevrolet executive manager Mike Reed of Hinesville presented $500 donations May 20 to each of the youth baseball programs on Fort Stewart and the Liberty County Recreation Department. This is the second year the dealership has participated in the Chevy Youth Baseball Initiative, a national program that runs every March through July.

June 04, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


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Dick's Sporting Goods coming to new shopping center

Jamey Flegal, director of real estate for Hutton Construction, announced Thursday that national athletic retail store Dick's Sporting Goods will be coming to the ...

May 05, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Business


Area technology company marks 32nd anniversary

Speros, a technology company headquartered in Savannah with an office in Hinesville, is celebrating 32 years of business.

May 05, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Store chain turning 40 with discounts, games

The original plan for Greg Parker was to go to law school. Running a convenience store and then building one of the most successful convenience ...

May 04, 2016 | Patrick Donahue | Business


Business After Hours at funeral home

Howard Funeral Home in Ludowici hosted the Long County Chamber of Commerce's Business After Hours Tuesday. About 30 people attended the gathering, with refreshments ...

May 03, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Chamber marks opening of consignment shop

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting April 8 for Savvy Upscale Consignments, at 1425A W. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.

May 02, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Port's container rate continues to grow

SAVANNAH - Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz reported 8 percent growth in containerized trade in February, compared to the same month a year ago.

April 29, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Restaurant sanitation scores for April 26

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in March by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens ...

April 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Convenience stores help fight lymphoma

Enmarket will sell paper icons in all 64 of its retail stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, including the Hinesville location, in support ...

April 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate falls to 5.9 percent in March

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for March was 5.9 percent, down 0.1 percentage point ...

April 21, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Insurance commissioner questions Allstate request

ATLANTA - Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is warning consumers that Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Co. has filed an overall statewide automobile rate increase of ...

April 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Restraurant sanitation scores for April 18

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in March by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens ...

April 18, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Time to talk about end-of-life issues is now

They say the only two things in life that are certain are death and taxes.

April 18, 2016 | By Richard Barid and Michael Smith Guest columnists | Business


New Hinesville shopping center to feature national retailers

A large shopping center coming to Hinesville will feature several nationally known brands when it is completed in April 2017.

April 18, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Business


New Long County flood maps topic at Tuesday open house

ATLANTA - Newly revised preliminary digital flood insurance rate maps for the Georgia coastal areas, including Long County, will be available for residents to review at ...

April 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


MacAljon opening plant in Richmond Hill

The MacAljon family of companies will hold an open house and ribbon cutting Tuesday at their new facility, 2801 Highway 17 Tuesday.

April 15, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


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