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A dream has come true for Cornealous Tillman.

May 08, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business

Businesses sponsor jewelry shows

A lunchtime jewelry fashion show was staged at The Sushi House in Hinesville on April 30. During the show, which was sponsored by Liberty Jewelers, The Sushi House and other local businesses, models wore the latest jewelry, handed out fliers for Mothers' Day sales and helped diners register for a drawing at Liberty Jewelers.

May 08, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business

Jobless claims unexpectedly plunge

WASHINGTON - New applications for jobless benefits plunged to the lowest level in 14 weeks, a possible sign that the massive wave of layoffs has peaked. Still, the number of unemployed workers getting benefits climbed to a new record.

The Labor Department reported Thursday that the number newly laid off workers applying for benefits dropped to 601,000 last week. That was far better than the rise to 635,000 claims that economists expected.

May 07, 2009 | By Martin Crutsinger AP economics writer | Business

State job fair to be televised

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor's 15th annual televised job fair will be carried statewide on Georgia Public Broadcasting Sunday, May 17, from 2-4 p.m. The live broadcast, entitled Job Fair 2009 - Preparing For Recovery, will originate from Atlanta, Albany, and Macon. The broadcast will be simulcast over WALB-TV Channel 10 in Albany and WMAZ-TV Channel 13 in Macon.

"Job Fair 2009 will offer viewers throughout the state an excellent opportunity to better understand the employment services available through the Georgia Department of Labor to help them survive the current recession," state Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond saod. "Job ...

May 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business

Fed chair expects economic growth in 2009

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Tuesday that the economy should pull out of a recession and start growing again later this year.

But in prepared testimony to Congress' Joint Economic Committee, Bernanke warned that even after a recovery gets under way, economic activity is likely to be subpar. That means businesses will stay cautious about hiring, driving up the nation's unemployment rate and causing "further sizable job losses" in the coming months, he said.

May 05, 2009 | Jeannine Aversa AP economics writer | Business

Tuna cannery locating in Lyons

ATLANTA - Toombs County, famous as the center of Georgia's Vidalia onion country, is about to get a new industry.

Chicken of the Sea International announced on Monday it plans to open a tuna canning plant in Lyons, investing $20 million and creating 200 jobs.

May 05, 2009 | Associated Press | Business

Georgia's oldest worker sought

Nominations are now being accepted in the search for America's oldest worker. Sponsored by nonprofit Experience Works, the nation's largest training and employment organization for older workers, the search is part of a national effort to raise awareness about the contributions older individuals make in today's workplace and to break down barriers often associated with their employment.

May 04, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business

Stimulus money will put 500 area youth to work

Federal stimulus dollars - to the tune of $1.4 million - will take 500 young people from the couch to the work force this summer.

May 04, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business

Cici's honored for helping neighborhood watch

Maria Fergosa, neighborhood watch coordinator for the Pine Ridge subdivision, and Hinesville Police Department Officer John Williams present a plaque to Cici's Pizza store manager Shawn Schulte on March 27 to thank the restaurant for sponsoring the Hinesville Neighborhood Watch Organization. Cici's provided refreshments for meetings, social functions and other events.

April 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business

Comcast Care Day aims at community

SAVANNAH – On Saturday, April 25, more than 180 local Comcast employees, along with their families and friends, volunteered to improve the Headstart programs in Savannah and Hinesville as part of Comcast's eighth annual "Comcast Cares Day." At the same time across the country, more than 50,000 Comcast volunteers participated in this annual day of service, which is one of the largest single days of corporate volunteer efforts in the country. Comcast Cares Day is one way that Comcast helps to power dreams and demonstrate a year-round commitment to making a difference in the communities it serves.

April 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business

NeSmith announces GM's Total Confidence program

Mike Reed, general manager of NeSmith Chevrolet on Highway 84 East in Hinesville, recently announced General Motors' new Total Confidence Program, which provides consumers with product protection, family protection, vehicle value protection and payment protection with each new car purchased through April 30.

April 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business

Interstate Credit Union opens in Midway

Interstate Credit Union, headquartered in Jesup, will open its newest office in Midway, on East Oglethorpe Highway, today. The new office, across from the Midway post office, was built by Howe Construction of Atlanta and is a full-service branch offering checking accounts, savings accounts, personal loans and home mortgage loans.

April 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business

Company asking for OK of massive development

Governmental heads in Liberty County will be deciding in the next couple months whether to allow the state's largest landowner to develop inside county lines.

April 27, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business

Local businesses are 'thinking green'

Standing in a window of the newest hotdog stand in town, Chow Hound's owner Marrianne Rudy asks a customer if he would like some homemade beans or slaw to go with his dog.

April 22, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Business

NAACP forum focuses on job opportunities

Local job opportunities were a hot topic during the NAACP's State of the Community forum last week when audience members questioned minority representation.

April 22, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business

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Ameris Bank starting food drive

Ameris Bank announces the sixth annual Helping Fight Hunger Food Drive Initiative during the month of October.

October 08, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business

Paper Clover campaign supports 4-H youth

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. - After a record-breaking 4-H Paper Clover campaign in the spring, Tractor Supply Company, in partnership with National 4-H Council, is hosting another Paper ...

October 07, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business

Property transfers for Oct. 5

Deeds filed with the Liberty County Clerk of Courts Office from Aug. 18-21 included:

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Business

Georgia Energy Star sales-tax holiday starts Friday

Georgia's annual sales-tax holiday for energy-efficient Energy Star products starts at 12:01 a.m. Friday and runs through midnight Sunday.

October 01, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business

Keep Liberty Beautiful hosts Progress Through People luncheon

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's monthly People Through Progress luncheon, held Sept. 17 at the Performing Arts Center, was sponsored by Keep Liberty ...

September 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Business

Walden joins Holtzman Agency as new agent

Clinton Walden has been hired as a licensed property and casualty agent at the Holtzman Insurance Agency in Hinesville.

September 26, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business

Williams, Wallace join Boggs Group

Realtors Reginald Williams and Toria Wallace have joined Elaine Boggs Realty Group LLC.

September 26, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business

Area McDonald’s donate 15,000 toys to Savannah boy

The Savannah-area McDonald's restaurants surprised Jaden Hayes with a donation of more than 15,000 toys Sept. 12.

September 26, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business

Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate declines to 6.3 percent in August

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for August was 6.3 percent, down 0.5 percentage point from ...

September 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Business

Grocery chain to put large store here

A Kroger Marketplace might be headed for Hinesville after the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission recommended approval of the supersized grocery store at its meeting Tuesday.

September 21, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Business


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