ATLANTA - The state Labor Department says Georgia's unemployment rate in February was 9.3 percent, the highest since rate-keeping was standardized by the federal government in 1976.
The department said Thursday that the previous record in Georgia was a revised 8.5 percent in January.
ATLANTA - More than 30 Georgia gas stations have paid fines to the state Office of Consumer Affairs over alleged price gouging in the wake of Gulf Coast hurricanes last fall.
Some stations have to pay up to $10,000 in fines to the state, while others must refund money to customers who can prove they bought gas during the price spike. The list includes a $20,000 fine against nine Tennessee-based Pilot Travel Center stations.
Developers, builders and real estate professionals pushed chairs into a circle Monday morning to discuss preparing for the new brigade coming to Fort Stewart.
Interstate Paper is supporting another credit union set to open in Midway by the first week in April.
IDI, a national industrial real estate developer consistently ranked in the top five industrial developers in the United States, recently received silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its 502,854-square-foot speculative building in Tradeport East Business Center.
SAVANNAH - Savannah State University will offer a free seminar for individuals who want to learn more about investing in
Badcock Furniture & More had a grand reopening and ribbon cutting Wednesday at its Hinesville
Downtown Hinesville is attracting new business, just as new city signs identifying the business district advertise.
When it comes to a job, something is better than nothing for David Turner.
MONROE, La. - CenturyTel, Inc. and EMBARQ announced that the Georgia, Mississippi and Nebraska Public Service Commissions and the Minnesota and Ohio Public Utilities Commissions have each granted approval of CenturyTel's pending acquisition of EMBARQ. CenturyTel operates with 31,500 access lines in Georgia.
Midway soon will be home to Dr. Tad Jackson's newest dental office, proving Hinesville isn't the only municipality attracting development.
ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel warned corporations recently that her office received numerous complaints about solicitations sent from a firm called "Compliance Services." The firm offers to complete corporate meeting minutes on behalf of Georgia corporations for a fee. The "Annual Minutes Requirement Statement" included in the offer is very similar to solicitations mailed during the past two years from firms named "Georgia Corporate Compliance" and "Georgia Corporate Headquarters."
The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from Jan. 26-30. The listings include the names of the sellers and buyers, the book and page where the deed can be found in deed books 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.
Members of the Liberty County Development Authority said they felt forced to foot a $77,946 cost overrun from project delays to landscaping, hardscape and irrigation in Tradeport East. It is a $1.9 million project.
ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said today that the Georgia Department of Labor has begun mailing an additional $25 per week to more than 180,000 jobless Georgians who have a valid unemployment insurance claim with the Georgia Department of Labor.
"The weekly supplement to unemployment insurance benefits comes at a good time," said Commissioner Thurmond. "This recession is expected to last longer than many economists and the Federal Reserve initially projected. The additional $25 each week will help the many thousands of Georgians who've lost their jobs through no fault of their own better weather this economic ...
The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau will celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week through Sunday.