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Downtown jeweler changes name

A downtown Hinesville business recently announced a name change. The Gold Mender Jewelers officially will become Thomas Hill Jewelers, effective mid-September.

September 03, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


One of largest ships visits Savannah

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority welcomed the largest vessel ever to call on the Port of Savannah last week when the 8,500-TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) M/V CMA CGM Figaro docked at the Garden City Terminal.

September 03, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Contract for foundry access awarded

Liberty County Development Authority board members met Monday to withdraw the panel's vote to have Griffin Contracting work on the utilities portion of the new Firth Rixson facility in Tradeport East.

September 01, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Business News


Foundry applies for air discharge permit

State environmental officials are expected to act next month on a permit that would allow Firth Rixson Forgings to discharge 80 tons of particulates, including mercury, from its plant in the Tradeport East Business Center.

September 01, 2010 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Business News


Contract for work around Firth Rixson debated

During a Liberty County Development Authority meeting on Tuesday, officials decided on a construction company to receive a contract to develop utility lines and an access road at the Firth Rixson foundry in Tradeport East.

August 27, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Business News


State, local jobless rates improve slightly

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported this week that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined slightly to 9.9 percent in July, down one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 10 percent in June. This is the 34th consecutive month Georgia has exceeded the national unemployment rate, which is 9.5 percent.

August 27, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Port study: Diesel additive adds fuel efficiency

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority's Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced last week that the GPA's diesel additive study yielded a five-percent reduction in fuel consumption, as well as decreased emissions.

August 27, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


State jobless rate dips

The Georgia Department of Labor reported today that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined slightly to 9.9 percent in July, down one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 10.0 percent in June. This is the 34th consecutive month Georgia has exceeded the national unemployment rate, which is currently 9.5 percent.

August 25, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Career center earns veteran award

The Hinesville Career Center with the Department of Labor recently received the 2009 Veterans Group Award. The International Association of Workplace Professionals presents the annual award to entities that provide outstanding career counseling services to veterans.

August 25, 2010 | Staff report | Business News


Local named GSU PR student of year

Hinesville native Katrina M. Sage, 24, recently was named Georgia Southern University's 2009-10 public relations student of the year and designer of the year.

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


BBQ place opens in west Hinesville

Clarke's Homestyle BBQ Jamaican and American Cuisine opened its new location Aug. 3 at 1008 W. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville. The restaurant, along with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, had a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony. The new eatery, which is next door to Harris Ace Hardware, offers a full menu, drinks and meeting spaces.

August 20, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


VIP welcomes back employee

After an eight-month recovery, Barbara Meador of VIP Office Furniture and Supply returned to work full-time this week. Meador fell down a flight of stairs Dec. 17, and had been recuperating.

August 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Business News


Governor says jobs, investment increases

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue announced this week that both jobs and corporate investment increased in Georgia during the state's fiscal year 2010 as a result of the marketing activities of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. Companies invested $3.75 billion in communities around the state, a 46.7 percent increase from 2009, and created 19,462 jobs, an increase of 14.7 percent.

August 20, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Builders making trip to bridge culture gap

KC Brothers Construction owners James Rim and Wu Ni want to help build a bridge between Coastal Georgia and China. The Asian American builders are the only private citizens among the city of Hinesville's eight official delegates traveling to the Jiangxi province of south central China next month.

August 18, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Business News


Statesboro plant to create 400 jobs

STATESBORO - Great Dane Trailers will bring 400 jobs to Statesboro.

A new manufacturing facility set to be built will bring the jobs over the next four years. Gov. Sonny Perdue says it's a $33.5 million investment.

August 17, 2010 | Associated Press | Business News


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VIP personnel in Washington D.C.

April Burriss, left, vice president of VIP Office Furniture and Supply, recently went to Washington, D.C., with Juanita Strickland, a VIP consultant. They attended ...

June 28, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Chamber, CVB add staff

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau announced the appointment of Delese Garrett to the CVB staff and Carol Stone to ...

June 27, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Coastal EMC meeting attracts more than 800

More than 800 attended Coastal Electric Cooperative's 77th annual Meeting of the Members June 8 at Midway Middle School, where Riceboro native and WTOC ...

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


Tech Foundation tour of historic churches visits Liberty

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau worked with the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Tourism Division, to help organize a Historic Rural Churches Tour ...

June 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Chamber honors YALL graduates

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently recognized members of the 2016-17 graduating class of Young Adult Liberty Leaders.

June 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Business leaders meet lawmakers

April Burriss, vice president of VIP Office Furniture and Supply, recently went to Washington, D.C., with Juanita Strickland, a VIP consultant.

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


Cleaning business marks opening

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on June 6th, for K&M Xtreme Clean at the Chamber/CVB offices in downtown ...

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


Electric co-op gives update on year’s successes, future challenges at 77th annual meeting

More than 800 were in attendance for Coastal Electric Cooperative's 77th annual Meeting of the Members, held June 8 at Midway Middle School, where ...

June 14, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News


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