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Power company backs reactor review

ATLANTA - Atlanta-based Southern Co. said Thursday it supports President Barack Obama's call for a safety review of all the country's nuclear power plants in light of the ongoing crisis in Japan.

March 18, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


Don't procrastinate as tax deadline looms

Nobody likes being nagged, but I'm going to risk reader displeasure by reminding everyone that there are hefty financial consequences if you owe income taxes and do not file a return on time - or at least request a filing extension.

March 18, 2011 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Business News


Consider premium bonds when looking for income

As an investor, you want your money to grow so that you can achieve your important goals, such as a comfortable retirement or college for your children. But you also may invest to increase your cash flow. In fact, without a strong cash flow, you may be forced to dip into your growth-oriented investments to pay for short-term needs - and if you do this repeatedly, you could damage your prospects for attaining your long-term goals. That's why you'll want to look at different ways of boosting your cash flow - one of which may be premium bonds.

March 18, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Guest column | Business News


It's time to plant tomatoes, gardens

At last, it is time to get the warm-season crops for the home vegetable garden going again. We did our soil testing and liming in December, started tomatoes from seeds indoors in late January or February and planted asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, collards, kale, spring onions, garden peas, Irish potatoes, spinach and turnips.

March 16, 2011 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business News


House cuts unemployment tax hike

ATLANTA - The Georgia House has voted to soften a planned increase in the amount businesses pay into the unemployment insurance trust fund.

March 16, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


Local jobless rate up to 9%

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Hinesville area increased to 9 percent in January, up two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 8.8 percent in December. The jobless rate in the metro Hinesville area in January 2010 was 8.9 percent.

March 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


AAU basketball team joins chamber

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new member, the Liberty County Blazers, with a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony. Head coach Cedric Robertson is a native of Liberty County and a graduate of Liberty County High School. Liberty County Blazers is one of the county's new AAU basketball teams. The team was created in May 2009 and promotes physical fitness and sportsmanship while helping youths understand the fundamentals of basketball. The team is open to children who live in Liberty County.

March 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


LaQuinta opens Flemington motel

FLEMINGTON - The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of a hotel in Flemington. La Quinta Inn & Suites is the new three-story, 80-room, 30-suite hotel at 1740 E. Oglethorpe Highway. It officially has opened and is minutes from Hinesville/Fort Stewart city limits.

March 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Bike shop opens new facility

Custom Culture Biker Specialties recently celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Owner Shaun Haines and his staff showcased their new facility at 140 Mattie St.

March 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


401(k) review, rollover can be rewarding

Your 401(k) offers tax-deductible contributions, tax-deferred growth of earnings potential and a variety of investment options - so it's a great tool for building retirement savings. Yet like all tools, your 401(k) must be used properly to get the best results. That's why you should review your 401(k) at least annually and make whatever adjustments are needed.

March 11, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Column | Business News


Jobless rate hits 10.4% in state

ATLANTA - Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Atlanta increased to 10.4 percent in January, up three-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 10.1 percent in December.

March 10, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


Landmark eatery gone, new clinic on the way

Malick's, a family restaurant remembered by many in Hinesville for its simple but "dressed up" buffet and hometown friendly atmosphere, was torn down last week. In its place, an urgent-care clinic will be built.

March 10, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Business News


Georgia, S. Carolina slow joint port project

SAVANNAH - Georgia and South Carolina port officials agreed Tuesday to slow their work toward building a shared shipping terminal on the Savannah River after a long and unresolved debate over whether the new seaport would benefit or suffer from plans to deepen the harbor to the nearby Port of Savannah.

March 09, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


Presentation represents trees' value

State Rep. Jan Tankersley recently accepted a check for $37 billion check for Georgia forests on behalf of the state and the constituents of House District 158, which includes North Bryan.

March 09, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Tax filing deadline looms

Nobody likes being nagged, but I'm going to risk reader displeasure by reminding everyone that there are hefty financial consequences if you owe income taxes and do not file a return on time – or at least request a filing extension.

March 09, 2011 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Business News


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Young leaders learn about economic development

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce 2017-2018 Young Adult Liberty Leaders (YALL) class had its economic development session April 11, hosted by the Liberty County ...

April 18, 2018 | b | Business News


GPA grows trade, market share

The Georgia Ports Authority achieved 14 percent growth in March container volumes, moving 355,208 20-foot equivalent unit (TEU) containers.

April 17, 2018 | Staff Report | Business News


Liberty Cardiology Associates cuts ribbon on new practice

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held a grand opening and ribbon cutting on Friday for Liberty Cardiology Associates at 600 East Oglethorpe Highway in ...

April 17, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Is pollen season over yet?

Along with green grass and beautiful blooms, springtime in Georgia brings clouds of pollen.

April 16, 2018 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


Free deposit fraud workshop set

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a workshop to teach small business owners how to protect their business against deposit fraud from 3 ...

April 16, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Business News


UGA study: Ports support more than 439,000 jobs

Georgia's ports support 439,220 full- and part-time jobs across the state, including 58,700 jobs in the coastal region, according to a study ...

April 13, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Help your garden meet your needs

Are you thinking about planting your own vegetable garden? Growing your own may bring to mind images of endless amounts of fresh produce, but there ...

April 09, 2018 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


UGA study: Georgia Ports support more than 439,000 jobs

Georgia's ports support 439,220 full- and part-time jobs across the state, including 58,700 jobs in the coastal region, according to a study ...

April 04, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Ryan Waldrep talks small business at chamber luncheon

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce hosted its monthly Progress Through People luncheon recently with guest speaker Ryan Waldrep, assistant director of Entrepreneur and Small ...

April 03, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Memorial Health expanding heart care facilities

SAVANNAH - Memorial Health recently submitted a letter of intent to the Georgia Department of Community Health for a $30 million renovation to its Heart and ...

April 03, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Want to control vines in your yard? Get to work

Do you have an evil force in your yard that grows more powerful from the warmth of each passing day?

April 02, 2018 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


Rail project expected to double port capacity

SAVANNAH - On the heels of reporting 32 percent growth in containerized trade for October, a record for Savannah, the Georgia Ports Authority Monday approved rail ...

April 02, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Small business promoted at chamber of commerce luncheon

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce hosted its monthly Progress Through People luncheon Thursday with guest speaker Ryan Waldrep, assistant director of entrepreneur and small ...

March 29, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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