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Liberty Shares, Heritage Bank hires CFO

James M. Floyd Jr., president and CEO of Liberty Shares, Inc. and The Heritage Bank, announced recently that Robert B. "Rob" Briscoe has been named chief financial officer for both companies. He will begin Monday.

March 05, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Coastal Bank launches new Web site

SAVANNAH - The Coastal Bank, a community bank headquartered in Savannah, recently launched a new Web site offering personal and business customers expanded online banking capabilities.

March 05, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


State jobless numbers set another record

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor says the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to a record 10.4 percent in January, and Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond says the job crisis is getting worse.

The rate tops the previous record of 10.3 percent set in December. It's also up 2 percentage points from the 8.4 percent at this same time last year.

March 03, 2010 | Associated Press | Business News


Courier changing news stand price

Effective March 3, the Coastal Courier is changing the newsstand price for weekday editions to 75 cents. The price of the Sunday paper will remain at 75 cents. Subscription or home delivery rates also will not change. The Courier last increased its weekday edition prices 14 years ago in January 1996 from 25 cents to 50 cents.

March 01, 2010 | Staff report | Business News


Inside joke at business riles customer

A simple joke between two longtime friends backfired when a sign, meant as a personal gag, was hung in a Hinesville business and left up longer than intended. The sign angered an unknowing customer.

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


Kroger helping build cabin at 4-H camp

ATLANTA - Now through March 13, Kroger customers can buy a $1 or $5 paper icon at any Kroger cash register to benefit the "Rock Eagle 4-H Center Cabin Campaign." The statewide effort, which includes all 176 Kroger stores in Georgia, is designed to raise $100,000 to fund construction of the "Kroger Cabin," the first corporate-sponsored cabin on the Rock Eagle 4-H Center campus in Eatonton. During the past two years, Kroger has raised more than $171,000 toward the project, but $250,000 is needed to finish the cabin.

February 26, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Military, law equipment outlet opens here

U.S. Patriot recently celebrated its Hinesville store's grand opening with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce at a ribbon cutting. The store is in the former Rite Aid building and is a woman-owned, veteran-owned military and law enforcement supplier based in Columbia, S.C.

February 26, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Hire Work Ready program aids small business

Gov. Sonny Perdue and George Israel, CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, have announced the launch of Hire Work Ready, a new initiative designed to provide funding to small businesses that hire Work Ready-certified employees.

February 22, 2010 | Staff report | Business News


New credit card law is mixed blessing

NEW YORK (AP) - Your next credit card statement is going to contain an ugly truth: how much that card really costs to use.

February 22, 2010 | By Eileen AJ Connelly AP personal finance writer | Business News


New barbecue place opens in Hville

Shane's Rib Shack opened its Hinesville eatery last Thursday and manager Shane Burke, whose name is not connected to the business, said business has been brisk and steady. "We expected a good turnout, but it's been a bit more than we expected," he said. "It seems everybody in town loves it so we are trying to give them what they want." The complete story is in Friday's Coastal Courier.

February 19, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Business News


Chemtall wants to modify discharge permit

SNF Chemtall has requested a modification of its wastewater pretreatment permit from Georgia's Environmental Protection Division, but some area residents would like an opportunity to discuss the issue before the permit is approved. A public comment period regarding the permit ends Feb. 28.

February 19, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Business News


School job fair is Feb, 27

The Liberty County Board of Education will host a job fair from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Feb. 27.

February 17, 2010 | Staff Report | Business News


South Georiga Bank opens investment here

South Georgia Bank President Bran Thompson extended a warm welcome to visitors on a cold, rainy morning for the bank's ribbon-cutting in Hinesville. The bank officially opened the doors to its fourth branch Friday, exchanging a temporary home on Highway 84 for new, permanent digs on Main Street.

February 15, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff write | Business News


LCDA irons out water service details

Liberty County Development Authority members had a called meeting Thursday afternoon to review and approve details regarding the delivery of water service to the old Dorchester Consolidated School property.

February 15, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Business News


Energy Star appliance rebates start today

ATLANTA - Starting Feb. 12, the state energy efficient appliance rebate program will provide Georgia residents with rebates ranging from $25-$199 on Energy Star rated appliances. Energy Star appliances eligible for the program include clothes washers, dishwashers, air conditioners, heat pumps, furnaces, water heaters, refrigerators and freezers. The total amount available for rebates is $8.6 million.

February 12, 2010 | Staff report | Business News


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Home inspection business opens

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a grand opening and ribbon cutting on Sept. 14 for Moe's Home Inspection Services at the Chamber ...

September 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Accident response prompts First Responder Appreciation

Thomas Hill Jewelers in Hinesville recently hosted a First Responder Appreciation Day.

September 19, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


New overtime laws topic at Chamber seminar

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a two-part Labor Law Workshop from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Sept. 29 and ...

September 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Realtors plan art auction as fundraiser

Hinesville Area Board of Reatlors will have an art auction Saturday.

September 15, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Chamber names young leaders

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the following high school students have been accepted into the 2016-17 class of Young Adult ...

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


DJJ launches month-long candidate search

Looking for full-time employment? The Department of Juvenile Justice is offering employment opportunities at DJJ's secure facilities around the state. The agency has launched ...

September 09, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


SETA to hold skills day competition

The Savannah Electrical Training Alliance (SETA) will host a Skills Day Competition Oct. 22, the first of its kind in the region.

September 09, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Chamber to hold YouTube workshop

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and CVB will host a YouTube Workshop from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept ...

September 09, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Progress Through People lunch set for Sept. 15 in Flemington

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Thursday, Sept. 15 at Connection Church on Patriots Trail in ...

September 08, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Low Country Eye Care cuts ribbon on Hinesville office

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held a grand opening and ribbon cutting on Aug. 24 for the new office of Low Country Eye Care ...

September 07, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Midway Dental celebrates

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held an anniversary celebration and ribbon cutting Tuesday for the office of Midway Family Dental at 1718 North Coastal ...

September 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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September 06, 2016 | Staff Report | Business News


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