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City halts licenses for Internet gaming businesses

The Hinesville City Council placed a six-month moratorium Thursday on issuing business licenses to businesses, like some Internet cafes, that engage in Internet gaming or sweepstakes. These activities involve electronic machines and devices, Internet services and telephone cards, city officials said.

March 21, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Business News


Power company backs reactor review

ATLANTA - Atlanta-based Southern Co. said Thursday it supports President Barack Obama's call for a safety review of all the country's nuclear power plants in light of the ongoing crisis in Japan.

March 18, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


Don't procrastinate as tax deadline looms

Nobody likes being nagged, but I'm going to risk reader displeasure by reminding everyone that there are hefty financial consequences if you owe income taxes and do not file a return on time - or at least request a filing extension.

March 18, 2011 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Business News


Consider premium bonds when looking for income

As an investor, you want your money to grow so that you can achieve your important goals, such as a comfortable retirement or college for your children. But you also may invest to increase your cash flow. In fact, without a strong cash flow, you may be forced to dip into your growth-oriented investments to pay for short-term needs - and if you do this repeatedly, you could damage your prospects for attaining your long-term goals. That's why you'll want to look at different ways of boosting your cash flow - one of which may be premium bonds.

March 18, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Guest column | Business News


It's time to plant tomatoes, gardens

At last, it is time to get the warm-season crops for the home vegetable garden going again. We did our soil testing and liming in December, started tomatoes from seeds indoors in late January or February and planted asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, collards, kale, spring onions, garden peas, Irish potatoes, spinach and turnips.

March 16, 2011 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business News


House cuts unemployment tax hike

ATLANTA - The Georgia House has voted to soften a planned increase in the amount businesses pay into the unemployment insurance trust fund.

March 16, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


Local jobless rate up to 9%

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Hinesville area increased to 9 percent in January, up two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 8.8 percent in December. The jobless rate in the metro Hinesville area in January 2010 was 8.9 percent.

March 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


AAU basketball team joins chamber

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new member, the Liberty County Blazers, with a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony. Head coach Cedric Robertson is a native of Liberty County and a graduate of Liberty County High School. Liberty County Blazers is one of the county's new AAU basketball teams. The team was created in May 2009 and promotes physical fitness and sportsmanship while helping youths understand the fundamentals of basketball. The team is open to children who live in Liberty County.

March 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


LaQuinta opens Flemington motel

FLEMINGTON - The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of a hotel in Flemington. La Quinta Inn & Suites is the new three-story, 80-room, 30-suite hotel at 1740 E. Oglethorpe Highway. It officially has opened and is minutes from Hinesville/Fort Stewart city limits.

March 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Bike shop opens new facility

Custom Culture Biker Specialties recently celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Owner Shaun Haines and his staff showcased their new facility at 140 Mattie St.

March 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


401(k) review, rollover can be rewarding

Your 401(k) offers tax-deductible contributions, tax-deferred growth of earnings potential and a variety of investment options - so it's a great tool for building retirement savings. Yet like all tools, your 401(k) must be used properly to get the best results. That's why you should review your 401(k) at least annually and make whatever adjustments are needed.

March 11, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Column | Business News


Jobless rate hits 10.4% in state

ATLANTA - Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Atlanta increased to 10.4 percent in January, up three-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 10.1 percent in December.

March 10, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


Landmark eatery gone, new clinic on the way

Malick's, a family restaurant remembered by many in Hinesville for its simple but "dressed up" buffet and hometown friendly atmosphere, was torn down last week. In its place, an urgent-care clinic will be built.

March 10, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Business News


Georgia, S. Carolina slow joint port project

SAVANNAH - Georgia and South Carolina port officials agreed Tuesday to slow their work toward building a shared shipping terminal on the Savannah River after a long and unresolved debate over whether the new seaport would benefit or suffer from plans to deepen the harbor to the nearby Port of Savannah.

March 09, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


Presentation represents trees' value

State Rep. Jan Tankersley recently accepted a check for $37 billion check for Georgia forests on behalf of the state and the constituents of House District 158, which includes North Bryan.

March 09, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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Coastal EMC mailing $699K in checks

This week Coastal Electric Cooperative will mail 3,829 checks totaling $698,772 to people who received electricity from the co-op in 1987 and 1988 ...

December 14, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Protect trees during the cold

This weekend, even the most thick-blooded Georgians is bundle up in winter coats, hats and gloves. A cold front is moving across the state, and ...

December 11, 2017 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


Enmarket buys Clyde’s

Savannah-based Enmarket Stations has boosted its convenience store reach with a 35-store deal bringing the company total to 90 stores in Georgia and the Carolinas.

December 07, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Picking the perfect tree

Since last weekend, I have noticed peculiar things happening in Coastal Georgia. Seemingly overnight, trees and shrubs are now adorned with shining ornaments, lights and ...

December 04, 2017 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


Forestry to be topic of Savannah discussion

A tour to learn Georgians' hopes and concerns about forestry will present a "Tree Talk" in Savannah at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the ...

December 04, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


New riverkeeper hired for Ogeechee

Ogeechee Riverkeeper has hired Dr. Simona Perry as its new riverkeeper/executive director.

November 30, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Hinesville economy continues to recover from Hurricane Irma

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said that metro Hinesville continues to recover from the impact of Hurricane Irma.

November 29, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News


How to care for holiday plants

As we enter into the holiday season, many people are looking for the perfect gifts. For those who wish to communicate their well wishes with ...

November 28, 2017 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


Midway plant growing

Arconic, a forged metal producer in the Liberty County Development Authority's Tradeport East business park, needs work space and parking space as it continues ...

November 27, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Business News


For the love of Liberty County

As a spouse of a retired U.S. Army veteran, I have traveled the world, and in my travels, I have achieved many successes. However ...

November 25, 2017 | By Sabrina Newby Special to the Courier | Business News


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