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Gas company seeking rate hike

ATLANTA - The Georgia Public Service Commission is reviewing an Atlanta Gas Light Company request to increase base rates.

May 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Business News

Plant to start hiring

Firth Rixson, Ltd., a provider of engineered forged and specialty metal products, announced Wednesday that Firth Rixson Forgings LLC, the company's latest closed die forging operation in Midway, will begin accepting job applications Monday. For more details, pick up a copy of Friday's Coastal Courier.

April 30, 2010 | Staff report | Business News

Post job expo aims at military

The Career Expo is set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, on Fort Stewart. Men and women transitioning from active duty to civilian life, retirees, veterans, members of the National Guard and Reserves and spouses are encouraged to attend.

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

Local phone company, Qwest to merge

MONROE, La., and DENVER - CenturyLink and Qwest Communications announced recently that their boards of directors have approved an agreement under which CenturyLink will acquire Qwest in a tax-free, stock-for-stock transaction. Under the terms of the agreement, Qwest shareholders will receive 0.1664 CenturyLink shares for each share of Qwest common stock they own at closing. Upon closing of the transaction, CenturyLink shareholders are expected to own approximately 50.5 percent and Qwest shareholders are expected to own approximately 49.5 percent of the combined company.

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

Shipping convention in Savannah

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority will host the 2010 International Association of Ports and Harbors mid-term board meeting June 7-9. The previous biennial meeting was hosted by the Port of Dunkirk in France.

April 30, 2010 | Staff report | Business News

Hville-Stewart home prices decrease

In Hinesville-Fort Stewart, home prices, including distressed sales, declined by 12.36 percent in February 2010 compared with February 2009, according to First American CoreLogic, a financial services company that specializes in surety and title insurance. Excluding foreclosures and other distressed transactions, the year-over-year house price index for February was down 8.01 percent, compared to January, when prices were down 6.12 percent.

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

New cell tower activiated on post

As part of its continuing network investment to support growing demand for mobile devices and services, AT&T recently announced the activation of a new cell site on Fort Stewart that will enhance coverage for area residents and businesses in and around the military base.

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

Comcast workers spruce up LeConte

As part of Comcast Cares Day, nearly 40 volunteers gathered Saturday at LeConte-Woodmanston Plantation to work on flower beds, mulch the garden and lay bricks on a walkway designed to honor those once enslaved on Liberty County plantations. The memorial, "The Walk: An African-American Tribute," will cover 50,000 square feet and bear the names of about 6,000 former slaves when it is complete.

April 26, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Business News

Hinesville jobless rate dips in March

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Hinesville declined to 8.5 percent in March, down three-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 8.8 percent in February. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the area decreased to 2,791, down 74 from 2,865 in February.

April 23, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News

Midway woman hired by real estate firm

Keller Williams announced recently that Beth Braun has joined the company and will work out of the Richmond Hill office. Braun has a background in listing and selling real estate for the past seven years in Liberty, Bryan and McIntosh counties. She has completed Graduate of Realtor Institute training and holds an associate broker license.

April 23, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News

Economic rebound will be bumpy

WASHINGTON - A spike in unemployment claims Thursday underscored the bumpiness of the economic rebound: Consumers are spending more. Factories are making more. But layoffs have not tapered off as fast as expected.

April 19, 2010 | By Jeannine Aversa AP economics writer | Business News

Post office may lose self-service center

The Hinesville post office has received notice from the USPS recently that its automated postal center is targeted for removal because it doesn't get enough business.

April 16, 2010 | Staff report | Business News

Shoney's closed; apparently not for good

The Shoney's restaurant in Fleming has shut its doors, but only temporarily.

April 16, 2010 | Staff report | Business News

Grand opening at Midway store Saturday

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. – Dollar General has opened a new store in Midway, 167 Butler Ave., and has set its grand opening for Saturday, beginning 8 a.m.

April 16, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News

Century 21 honors local broker

Linda DeLoach, Century 21 Action Realty associate broker, has been recognized by Century 21 Real Estate for service and sales performance in 2009.

April 16, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News

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Pine beetles threatening trees again

Many landowners in southeastern Georgia have seen their pine trees die this summer. Even if you were fortunate enough that the pines on your own ...

October 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News

Western-themed bar and grill opens

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting and grand opening for Boots Sports Bar and Grill on Sept. 30 at the restaurant ...

October 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News

Business recovery loans offered

Small Business Assistance Corporation has federal funds available to assist small businesses in Coastal Georgia, including Liberty and Long counties.

October 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News

County, city list licensed contractors

Because of the prevalence of scam artists who moved into an area after a disaster to offer services and then don't perform any of ...

October 13, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News

Storm hits Sunday's Coastal Courier

Dear loyal readers,

October 07, 2016 | Staff Report | Business News

Luncheon will showcase two locally produced movies

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's next Progress Through People Luncheon will focus on two short movies that were shot in Liberty County.

October 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News

Best of Liberty 2016 honors voters picks

If you are called the best in town, you must be doing something right.

October 03, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Business News


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