ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that 128,625 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for state unemployment insurance benefits in December, an increase of 174 percent from December of 2007.
"I'm devastated," Melinda Stonecipher said of Goody's closing. "This is one of my favorite stores."
Company officials are not confirming it, but media reports nationwide say Goody's Family Clothing Stores is liquidating its assets, which means the Hinesville store will close.
SAVANNAH – The Business and Services Division at Savannah Technical College has hired a new department head and instructor for cosmetology, Kimberly Cutter.
The holidays have passed, the new year has begun, and tax season is right around the corner. The earlier taxpayers prepare for the April 15 deadline, the easier it will be to file taxes. Here are some helpful hints for tax season preparation:
SAVANNAH - The Coastal Bank announced that Marty Durrence has joined its team as the Liberty County market manager. In his new position, Durrence will oversee all operations for The Coastal Bank in Liberty County.
Longtime seafood vendor Joey Lawler said he is known throughout the region as the fish and shrimp man.
Besides an office park near Liberty Regional Medical Centerl, Carnes Construction is also developing 20 acres of condominiums off Sandy Run Road, behind Badcock's Furniture, in Hinesville.
In a time when giving is especially appreciated, the Holtzman Companies were able to triple the donations that they received last year and help out three local organizations.
Matt Sigman is one of the local private developers who doesn't seem to be fazed by talk of bracing for uncertainty as the economy recovers in the coming year.
DETROIT (AP) - Chrysler is closing all its North American manufacturing plants for at least a month, the starkest move yet taken by U.S. automakers as they anxiously await word about government loans.
The shutdown comes as General Motors Corp. said a report that it and Chrysler have restarted talks to combine the two ailing automakers is untrue.
SAVANNAH -- The Coastal Empire Economic Monitor for the third quarter of 2008 shows that the regional economy continued to lose ground as the rate of decline accelerated due in part to worsening conditions in the regional housing and labor markets. The Economic Monitor, published by Armstrong Atlantic State University's Center for Regional Analysis, is available at http://www.econ.armstrong.edu/cra/monitor.htm.
ATLANTA – Gov. Sonny Perdue announced last week the reappointment of Hinesville resident George W. Holtzman to the Georgia Real Estate Commission.
JEKYLL ISLAND - The Jekyll Island Authority is cutting jobs and scaling back workers' hours to cope with a sharp decline in revenue.
The authority voted Monday to cut 13 full-time and 35 part-time jobs. Work hours also will be reduced for 20 full-time and five part-time employees.
It's a good thing that Baldinos specializes in giant submarine sandwiches, as an estimated 300 to 400 people snaked around the interior and out the front door of the Hinesville restaurant's annual free Christmas Eve lunch on Wednesday.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently announced the rehiring of Erin Johnson, after a brief absence, to assume the position of office manager.
Here’s a little math experiment. You have $1,000 you don’t need for the next year and you sock it away in an investment earning a modest .95 percent return. A year passes and you pocket $9.50 in earnings.
Where in the United States can you buy a home without breaking the bank? A new report from HSH.com, a mortgage resource company, may help you make your decision.
The tech industry needs to change its culture that has not been inviting for women, some observers say, if it wants to fill a projected growth in jobs.
I'd like to start this week's column with a one-question quiz.
Molly Maxine Merle Norman held a grand opening and ribbon cutting Feb. 25 at its new store at 122 S. Main St. in downtown Hinesville.
Jobs created by a proposed pipeline through the area and the intention of the fuel it carries were questioned at a public meeting at the Country Inn & Suites in Hinesville Thursday.
The ability to effectively communicate is critical to success in any business endeavor. Writing is one skill that, when done well, can set you apart from others. Writing is also very subjective and open to criticism based on individual writing styles and preferences.
More than a year has passed since Colorado’s “Green Wednesday,” when hundreds of people braved the New Year's Day cold to queue outside the state’s 24 marijuana retail stores.
The permission slip for an overnight high school DECA competition in Colorado banned students from bringing illegal drugs or alcohol.
Overall, 49 percent of Americans believe that government programs designed to help the poor do more good than harm, according to new study released by the Pew Research Center.
Deepening the Savannah harbor can begin following Thursday's award of a $134.5 million contract to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co. of Oak Brook, Illinois, by the Army Corps of Engineers. The contract covers deepening of the outer harbor, from near Fort Pulaski for 18.5 miles into the Atlantic Ocean.
Those with hankerings for some slow-smoked barbecue ribs and briskets can get their bibs, forks and knives ready.
Deeds filed with the Liberty County Clerk of Courts from Feb. 18-26, show the following property transfers: