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Sea Island Co. files for bankruptcy

SAVANNAH - Sea Island Company has filed for federal bankruptcy protection with a plan to sell its luxury resorts that have been secluded getaways on the Georgia coast for wealthy travelers and American presidents since 1928.

The family-owned company filed a Chapter 11 plan in federal court Tuesday, saying it's unable to repay more than $600 million owed to to lenders including Synovus Bank, Bank of America and Bank of Scotland after the economic meltdown took a toll on Sea Island's resort and real-estate businesses.

August 12, 2010 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Business News


Goody's foot traffic steady since opening

Since the return of Goody's to Hinesville and its July 22 grand opening, the family clothing and accessories store continues to experience steady traffic. "It's been very heavy," assistant manager Lee Deen said. "We've had a little bit everywhere."

August 09, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Columnist | Business News


Flight instructor shares love of flying

Denis Boissonneault from the Coastal Empire Flight Training school shared his love of aviation with Hinesville's Rotary Club Tuesday during the club's weekly meeting at the Western Sizzlin'.

August 06, 2010 | By Amy Johstono Courier intern | Business News


Ports handle record number of containers

SAVANNAH - Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced Monday that the GPA handled more than 2.63 million twenty-foot equivalent unit containers, added new services and maintained its position as the fourth-highest-volume container port in fiscal year 2010.

August 06, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Savannah Tech hosts marketing seminar

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College's marketing and hospitality programs will host a free seminar on working in the international market from 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Aug. 24. The seminar will be in the Eckburg Auditorium at the Savannah Campus, 5717 White Bluff Road.

August 06, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Bryan County News gets new editor

The Bryan County News is pleased to formally announce the appointment of Lori Wynn as its new editor.

August 02, 2010 | Staff report | Business News


Chamber director resigns

After nearly a decade on the job, Executive Director Kenny Smiley is leaving his post with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.

July 31, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall | Business News


Extended unemployment benefits OKed

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond announced Thursday that federal extended unemployment insurance benefits are now being paid to 90,994 jobless Georgians. The benefits were enacted by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama last July 22. The law extends the qualifying time for eligible recipients from June 2

July 31, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Hinesville jobless rate up in June

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported recently that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Hinesville rose to 8.9 percent in June, up eight-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 8.1 percent in May. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the metro area increased to 2,900, up 240 from 2,660.

July 30, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


VIP marks 35 years

VIP Office Furniture and Supply celebrated 35 years in business July 22 with a luncheon. Barbara Pilkinton and Barbara Meador also celebrated 30 and 20 years, respectively, at VIP.

July 30, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Car dealer receives award

Quality Pre-Owned Vehicles of Hinesville, 734 E.G. Miles Parkway, recently was recognized as one of two dealerships nationwide to receive the U.S. MILES Program's platinum award.

July 30, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Just Uniforms opens new shop

Just Uniforms recently celebrated the grand opening of its second location with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception.

July 30, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Georgia job loss second in nation

The Georgia Department of Labor reported July 20 that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Savannah rose to 8.8 percent in June, up five-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 8.3 percent in May. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the metro area increased to 15,397, up 837 from 14,560.

July 28, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


State gets $30M for home loans from stimulus

Georgia has received $30 million in Recovery Act funds for direct home loans through USDA Rural Development for qualifying families considered to have low and very low incomes to purchase or build a home in a rural area.

July 28, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


City considers day laborer meeting point

Finding a central location where day laborers can meet was one of several topics taken up by the Hinesville City Council during a planning workshop earlier this month.

July 26, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Business News


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Long County BoE honors janitors

The Long County School System announced Monday that all 18 members of the system's custodial staff were certified in the Buckeye Honors Program, which ...

February 22, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Oglethorpe Square Shopping Center Grand Opening

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Hinesville will be co-hosting a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting on Friday, March 10th ...

February 21, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Visitors bureau adds marketing job

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau has hired Erin Johnson as creative and content coordinator.

February 17, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Chamber hires new membership coordinator

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce has hire Victoria Phillips as membership coordinator.

February 16, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Bakery opens new shop downtown

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce helped Judi Mills cut a ribbon on the new location of her Southern Sweets Café & Bakery on Feb. 9.

February 14, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Oglethorpe Square opening moved to March 10

The grand opening for the new Oglethorpe Square Shopping Center has been rescheduled for March 10 at noon.

February 11, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Business News


Workshop on social media marketing

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and CVB will host a Lunch and Learn Social Media Workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m ...

February 07, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Hinesville joins Liberty's minority chamber

Hinesville has joined the Liberty County Minority Chamber, according to a city news release.

February 07, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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