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New home sales at 12-year low

WASHINGTON - The housing market plunged deeper into despair last month, with sales of new homes plummeting to their lowest level in more than 12 years.

January 13, 2008 | By Jeannine Aversa AP Economics Writer | Business


Holtzman promotes sales manager

George and Babs Holtzman, owners/brokers, have announced the promotion of Brian Maike to sales manager of Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors Residential Sales Division.

January 12, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


You may be paying too much for natural gas

ATLANTA - The Georgia Public Service Commission has modified its natural gas price comparison chart to better assist you in finding the natural gas price plan that best fits your needs. If you are on a variable rate plan, now is the time to see how your rate compares. You could be paying over $50 more this month for natural gas than you need to.

January 12, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Area adds jobs to workforce

The Georgia Department of Labor reports the Hinesville area added 100 payroll jobs last month; the county's unemployment rate declined one-half of one percent.

January 12, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Free seminar is on real estate careers

Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors is sponsoring free career seminars designed to familiarize current and potential real estate licensees with basic information about the residential real estate profession.

January 12, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Real estate transfers for Dec. 28

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from Dec. 10-14. The listings include the names of the sellers and buyers, the book and page where the deed can be found in deed books maintained in the clerk's office, the transfer tax (which gives an estimate of the price paid, based on $1 per $1,000) and a description of the property, which may be the subdivision and/or Georgia Militia District where it is located. Refer to the accompanying map for the GMD numbers.

January 12, 2008 | Staff report | Business


Liberty designated 'Entrepreneur Friendly'

The Georgia Department of Economic Development deemed Liberty County an "Entrepreneur Friendly" community on Dec. 13.

January 07, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Business


Home builders give back to community

The Home Builders Association of Greater Savannah is sponsoring a Christmas luncheon for area residents in need on Dec. 23 at Johnson Square. The first annual Christmas In The Square will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature a traditional Christmas holiday feast that includes turkey, sweet potatoes and all of the trimmings, said Patty Rietkovich, who is the HBAGS executive officer.

January 07, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


IRS implementing minimum tax patch

The Internal Revenue Service announced it will immediately begin the final reprogramming steps for its income-tax processing systems to prepare for the upcoming tax season following final passage of the Alternative Minimum Tax "patch" Wednesday by the House.

January 05, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


NeSmith recognizes teacher of year

January 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Two hair care shops sanctioned

Note: Hinesville people/business listed under voluntary cease and desist orders and unpaid fines.

January 05, 2008 | Staff report | Business


Courier seeks to honor volunteers

Do you know a Liberty County volunteer who deserves recognition for his or her efforts?

January 03, 2008 | Staff report | Business


Housing slump raises fear of recession

WASHINGTON -- Housing construction fell in November and single-family activity dropped to the lowest level in more than 16 years as a severe housing slump showed no signs of a turnaround.

January 02, 2008 | By Martin Crutsinger AP Economics Writer | Business


Gaskin recognized for customer service

Charles M. Gaskin Jr., a registered representative with Woodbury Financial Services in Midway has earned one of PLANCO's highest honors - membership in The Monarch Society for The Hartford Mutual Funds.

December 29, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Business


Ludowici gets take-out pizza

Ronnie's Pizza opened Dec. 7 n the Ludowici Plaza and, according to owner John Arnold Sr., the pizza will be worth picking up.

December 29, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


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Ameris Bancorp to buy The Coastal Bank

MOULTRIE -- Ameris Bancorp, the parent company of Ameris Bank, Tuesday announced the acquisition of The Coastal Bank (Coastal Bankshares, Inc), scheduled to close in the third quarter of 2014. Once this merger is finalized, Ameris Bank will be the largest community bank on the Georgia coast.

March 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Photography shop marks opening

Joanna Ng Photography was welcomed as a new member of the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 20 at the chamber offices in Hinesville.

March 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Homes for Heroes ranks area realtor high

Homes for Heroes recently named Lisa Scales with Keller Williams Realty Coastal Area Partners its No. 2 realtors affiliate nationwide in 2013, based on number of heroes served.

March 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Gun manufacturer cutting workforce

North Bryan-based engineering and weapons manufacturer Daniel Defense announced Tuesday a 14 percent net reduction in workforce due to current market conditions.

March 05, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Business


Job fair, business expo here in April

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a job fair and business expo from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 9 at the Shuman Recreation Center in Hinesville.

March 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Meat, seafood shop opens in Midway

Coastal Meat and Seafood held a grand opening and ribbon cutting, in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, Feb. 21 at 9784 Seagrass Plaza, suite C, on E. Oglethorpe Highway in Midway.

March 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Coastal Bank hires new mortgage originator

SAVANNAH - Gerald Lee recently was hired as a mortgage loan originator by The Coastal Bank at the bank's Hinesville office, 101 W. Henry St.

March 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Courier going to metered paywall

In an attempt to show potential new online readers what the Coastal Courier has to offer in the way of up-to-the-minute updates on intensely local news, sports, features and events, the multimedia company will launch its new metered paywall Saturday, March 1.

February 28, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


Report: Film company was denied access to track

After days of rumors, conjecture and finger-pointing, the office investigating last week's fatal train accident in Wayne County has issued a preliminary report.

February 26, 2014 | By Bill DeYoung Correspondent | Business


Airport operator hoping to promote it

MidCoast Regional Airport's new fixed-base operator told local Joint Management Board members Wednesday that efforts to reduce costs, train airport staff in fuel quality control and promote the airport are going well.

February 25, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


OMI drops suit against Richmond Hill

The public works company Operations Management International has dropped its $2 million lawsuit against Richmond Hill, a mere two months after it was filed.

February 25, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Business


Small scam can cost consumers plenty

When you check your credit-card statements every month for thefts, your eyes likely scan down the column of figures for large amounts that indicate scammers have used your card for major purchases.

February 23, 2014 | By David Uffington Columnist | Business


State revenue up in January

Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced that Georgia's net tax collections for the month of January totaled almost $1.81 billion for an increase of $76.25 million, or 4.4 percent, compared to the month-ended January 2013.

February 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Chamber, CVB launch new website

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau launched its new website Feb. 6.

February 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


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