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Big Riceboro development hits snag

After Hampton Island Preserve manager Ron Leventhal vowed a lawsuit, Plum Creek was left sitting on the bank Tuesday night when Liberty County commissioners tabled a request to rezone land for the massive development.

June 05, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Phone company debuts new name, logo

MONROE, La. and OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - CenturyTel, Inc. and EMBARQ Corp. recently announce the selection of CenturyLink as the name of their combined company.

June 05, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Businesses help local fire department

When a couple of local businessmen heard the Gum Branch Fire Department was having problems with its water storage system, they realized it was in their best interest to see it was fixed.

June 05, 2009 | Staff report | Business


Pay-as-you go lets customers budget gas bill

ATLANTA ­- As the ongoing recession leaves a growing number of people with uncertain budgets and difficult choices, Gas South is providing consumers with a payment option to help ensure the availability of affordable residential natural gas service.

June 05, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Help available for recently unemployed

Cindy Landolt, executive director of Coastal Workforce Investment and Adult Funding, said often people feel are overwhelmed with frustration after losing a job, and don't feel they have necessary skills to find another, possibly better one.

May 29, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business


Planners recommend Allenhurst business center

More business means more noise, crime and less security, according to Jeff Lee during last week's Liberty County Planning Commission meeting.

May 29, 2009 | By Alena Parker | Business


Jobless numbers drop in Hinesville

While jobless numbers statewide, including Coastal Georgia as a whole were up in April, the employment picture in Hinesville actually improved last month.

May 29, 2009 | Staff report | Business


‘Pay-As-You-Go’ Program Provides Affordable Natural Gas Service for Credit-Challenged Customers

ATLANTA - As the ongoing recession leaves a growing number of people with uncertain budgets and difficult choices, Gas South is providing consumers with a payment option to help ensure the availability of affordable residential natural gas service. The Atlanta-based natural gas provider's pay-as-you-go program was developed for credit-challenged customers who may have recently relocated or are dealing with financial challenges that prevent them from paying the deposits required by other natural gas providers.

May 28, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


State offers incentives to job seekers

ATLANTA - Unemployed Georgians who participate in a state work training program will be eligible for money to help give their job search a boost.

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced on Wednesday that the new "Be Work Ready" initiative would give $50 or $100 gift cards to those who earn a state work ready certificate or who improve their job skills through free, online training. The money is designed to help offset job search expenses.

May 28, 2009 | Associated Press | Business


Initial jobless claims drop unexpectedly

WASHINGTON - The tally of newly laid-off people requesting jobless benefits fell last week, the government said Thursday, a sign that companies are cutting fewer workers.

But the number of people continuing to receive unemployment benefits rose to 6.78 million - the largest total on records dating back to 1967 and the 17th straight record week. The figures for continuing claims lag behind initial claims by one week.

May 28, 2009 | By Christopher Rugaber Associated Press writer | Business


8,000 homes on way to Riceboro area

Rave reviews followed the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission unanimous recommendation to rezone more than 10,000 acres of unincorporated Liberty County for a mixed-use development.

May 23, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Local stylist to work on BET program

BET Sunday Best gives singers a chance to show off their vocal abilities. A nationwide search is conducted in cities across the country and the top contestants perform weekly in front of a live audience in Atlanta, striving to win the title of "Sunday Best."

May 23, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


LCDA contract flap settled

After previous hesitations, the Liberty County Development Authority unanimously decided to contract with Strategic Business Solutions Unlimited for work on a minority and women business enterprise initiative.

May 20, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Congress looking at credit card limits

WASHINGTON - Unable to stop the tide of foreclosures and job losses, lawmakers are hoping to give voters at least some breathing room in the economic downturn by banning arbitrary credit card rate hikes and excessive fees.

Legislation that would impose new restrictions on the industry was expected to pass the Senate on Tuesday. With the House having endorsed a similar measure already, Democratic leaders said they hoped to send a final version to the president to sign by week's end.

May 19, 2009 | By Anne Flaherty Associated Press writer | Business


Business workshop on customer service

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Georgia Southern University are continuing their workshop series by offering "Superior Customer Service and Business Etiquette"

May 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


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Hinesville Kroger to host job fair this weekend

Kroger's Atlanta Division will host a three-day division-wide job fair in hopes of filling more than 2,000 open positions for its 185 stores ...

July 31, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Sales tax holiday is Friday-Saturday

Georgia's holiday on sales tax for back-to-school goods is Friday and Saturday. The exemption is on the state's 4 percent tax and not ...

July 30, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Surgeon hired by BJI office

JESUP - The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia announces the addition of Amber Aragon, M.D., to its staff.

July 28, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Area's unemployment up a bit in June

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for June was 6.6 percent, up 0.1 percentage point from ...

July 28, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Holtzmans honored by Allstate for sales, service

George and Babs Holtzman of Hinesville have achieved the 2014 National Conference Award given by Allstate Insurance Company. The Holtzmans are former owners of Holtzman ...

July 28, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Savannah brewery wins big at US Open

Coastal Empire Beer Co. of Savannah won silver and gold medals in blind tastings earlier this month at the 2015 United States Open Beer Championship ...

July 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Vaden Automotive adds 2 dealerships

Vaden Automotive Group, which has a dealership in Hinesville, has added two dealerships - Infiniti of Hilton Head and Vaden Nissan of Hilton Head, bringing its ...

July 22, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Restaurant still coming to Ludowici

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. An article on the ...

July 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Property transfers for July 20

Deeds recently filed with the Liberty County Clerk of Courts included:

July 20, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Superintendent to speak at luncheon

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Thursday, Aug. 6, at Connection Church on Patriots Trail in ...

July 19, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Atlantic Area CASA recognizes top volunteers

Atlantic Area Court Appointed Special Advocates and Hargray co-hosted Business After Hours on Thursday evening at LaQuinta Inn in Hinesville.

July 17, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Business


Ribbon cuttings for two businesses

Two businesses, The Pour House Bar and Grill and Cake South, recently marked their openings with ribbon cuttings.

July 13, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Vaden buys two new dealerships

SAVANNAH – Vaden Automotive Group, which has a dealership in Hinesville, has added two dealerships, Infiniti of Hilton Head and Vaden Nissan of Hilton Head, bringing ...

July 11, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Counseling service targets military families' finances

Active members of the military, veterans and their families routinely face complex challenges in their daily lives. Thankfully, there is a growing awareness of the ...

July 10, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


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