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.
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.
Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin has alerted Georgians to the recall of some Kroger ice cream because it contains ingredients not listed on the label.
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.
Gary Mitchell Jr., grandson of Liberty County's Lula M. Godbolt-Turman, won the 2010 Georgia Manufacturer's Appreciation Week Art Design Contest.
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.
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.
JEKYLL ISLAND - The Jekyll Island Authority announced recently that three companies have been selected to join the Jekyll Island beach village project. They will build two new hotels and new retail space for the island. Following a request for proposal process, the board of directors approved the recommendations made by the Jekyll Island Authority evaluation committee, and project development agreements will be finalized with each company.
ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said the Georgia Department of Labor will begin a series of workshops this week to help thousands of laid-off Georgia education employees transition into new careers. The first workshops are today and Saturday at the Hilton Garden Inn in Albany, Atlanta Airport Marriott, Atlanta Marriott Century Center, Macon State College and the Marietta campus of Chattahoochee Technical College. All workshops will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
At Tuesday's Rotary meeting Wendy Jeffers, senior lending officer for the Small Business Assistance Corporation, spoke about the current loans available through the Small Business Administration. Jeffers also informed the audience about the other assistance programs at their Liberty Street, Savannah, business resource center.
ATLANTA – The preliminary, unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Hinesville declined to 8 percent in April, down five-tenths of a percentage point in March, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.
SAVANNAH – Georgia Ports Authority's Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced this week that the GPA experienced 25.6 percent container growth in April and has recorded five consecutive months of double-digit growth through its ports.
Firth Rixson Limited General Manager Chris Bohlmann spoke to the Richmond Hill Rotary Club on Thursday about the company's progress on the new Liberty County facility in Tradeport East and local job creation.
The Heritage Bank will offer a secure way to destroy confidential records and information with a free community shred day from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday in the bank parking lot at 300 S. Main St., Hinesville. "Shred It and Forget It" is open to the public.
Richmond Hill resident and Ward's Auto Painting and Bodyworks owner Robbie Ward recently donated $1,000 to the fight against multiple sclerosis.
ATLANTA - Georgia Power has opened a new, state-of-the-art Social Media Center to meet the increasing demand for social media engagement and enhance customer service and ...
Dr. Elizabeth "Doll" Miller of Georgia Eye Institute helps more than human patients.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for May was 5.1 percent, down 0.2 percentage point ...
Leadership Southeast Georgia recently graduated the Class of 2016.
The Hinesville Fire Department has an Insurance Service Office rating of 3, which is saving homeowners money, Deputy Fire Chief Kristian Johanson said.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting June 9 for Dream Builders Learning Center.
SAVANNAH - Senior Citizens Inc. a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people age successfully, has named Daryle McCormick as its new director of transportation.
The gateway into Midway off of Interstate 95 just got a little bit nicer.
The Community of Inspired Women recently received $1,500 under the Grainger Matching Gift Program.
SouthCoast Health has added Dr. Caroline Kaufman Freeman, an optometrist who is a graduate of the University of Georgia, to its team of physicians.
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