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.
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.
BRUNSWICK - Georgia officials are extending the state's food shrimp harvest season by 10 days, to Jan. 10.
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.
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.
ATLANTA - Georgia's population has swelled to nearly 9.7 million, boosting its representation in Congress, numbers released by the U.S. Census show.
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.
The Holtzman Companies recently donated a collection of teddy bears to the Hinesville Police Department to be given to children in crisis.
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.
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.
Christmas came early for Charlene Parlett of Hinesville, whose name was drawn as the grand prize winner of a $500 downtown shopping spree courtesy of the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority. The drawing concluded a three-week promotion.
If you have a computer and really don't know where all your money goes, your life can be easier if you invest in personal-finance budget software. Nearly all of the finance programs have reports that you can customize and generate. Want to know how much you're spending for groceries? Or how much miscellaneous cash went to coffee in the morning? The program will tell you. Your bank statement will include the debit-card amounts, which you'll need to add in, but not the cash you spend. You'll need to enter that as well.
When Ben Franklin famously wrote "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," I'm pretty sure he wasn't warning his readers about the perils of cyber crime. But in today's world of phishing, shoulder-surfing and computer spyware, his advice hits home.
Area residents, as well as those across the state, now have another choice when it comes to picking an insurance provider.
Grants are available to private landowners to help restore and conserve longleaf pine trees.
ATLANTA - Georgia Power has issued a renewed warning for customers of criminal scam artists attempting to defraud both business and residential customers over the phone.
Pembroke welcomed a new business to the historic downtown last week as Shops on Main opened it's doors to customers on April 11.
Liberty County residents used to have to leave town to go to Dick's Sporting Goods or TJ Maxx.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting April 7 for Aqua Brill Pet Store, 318A Welborn Street in Hinesville.
Dryden Enterprises, Inc. broke ground Thursday at its new location along South Main Street between the Heritage Bank drive-thru and Brinkley Floor Covering.
Ulta Beauty will open its Hinesville store on the Oglethorpe Square on April 21.
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