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Stores report good holiday sales

For those wanting to get a head start on Christmas 2008, the days after Christmas have proven to be the time to get the best deals.

January 15, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Business


New home sales at 12-year low

WASHINGTON - The housing market plunged deeper into despair last month, with sales of new homes plummeting to their lowest level in more than 12 years.

January 13, 2008 | By Jeannine Aversa AP Economics Writer | Business


Holtzman promotes sales manager

George and Babs Holtzman, owners/brokers, have announced the promotion of Brian Maike to sales manager of Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors Residential Sales Division.

January 12, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


You may be paying too much for natural gas

ATLANTA - The Georgia Public Service Commission has modified its natural gas price comparison chart to better assist you in finding the natural gas price plan that best fits your needs. If you are on a variable rate plan, now is the time to see how your rate compares. You could be paying over $50 more this month for natural gas than you need to.

January 12, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Area adds jobs to workforce

The Georgia Department of Labor reports the Hinesville area added 100 payroll jobs last month; the county's unemployment rate declined one-half of one percent.

January 12, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Free seminar is on real estate careers

Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors is sponsoring free career seminars designed to familiarize current and potential real estate licensees with basic information about the residential real estate profession.

January 12, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Real estate transfers for Dec. 28

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from Dec. 10-14. The listings include the names of the sellers and buyers, the book and page where the deed can be found in deed books maintained in the clerk's office, the transfer tax (which gives an estimate of the price paid, based on $1 per $1,000) and a description of the property, which may be the subdivision and/or Georgia Militia District where it is located. Refer to the accompanying map for the GMD numbers.

January 12, 2008 | Staff report | Business


Liberty designated 'Entrepreneur Friendly'

The Georgia Department of Economic Development deemed Liberty County an "Entrepreneur Friendly" community on Dec. 13.

January 07, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Business


Home builders give back to community

The Home Builders Association of Greater Savannah is sponsoring a Christmas luncheon for area residents in need on Dec. 23 at Johnson Square. The first annual Christmas In The Square will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature a traditional Christmas holiday feast that includes turkey, sweet potatoes and all of the trimmings, said Patty Rietkovich, who is the HBAGS executive officer.

January 07, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


IRS implementing minimum tax patch

The Internal Revenue Service announced it will immediately begin the final reprogramming steps for its income-tax processing systems to prepare for the upcoming tax season following final passage of the Alternative Minimum Tax "patch" Wednesday by the House.

January 05, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


NeSmith recognizes teacher of year

January 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Two hair care shops sanctioned

Note: Hinesville people/business listed under voluntary cease and desist orders and unpaid fines.

January 05, 2008 | Staff report | Business


Courier seeks to honor volunteers

Do you know a Liberty County volunteer who deserves recognition for his or her efforts?

January 03, 2008 | Staff report | Business


Housing slump raises fear of recession

WASHINGTON -- Housing construction fell in November and single-family activity dropped to the lowest level in more than 16 years as a severe housing slump showed no signs of a turnaround.

January 02, 2008 | By Martin Crutsinger AP Economics Writer | Business


Gaskin recognized for customer service

Charles M. Gaskin Jr., a registered representative with Woodbury Financial Services in Midway has earned one of PLANCO's highest honors - membership in The Monarch Society for The Hartford Mutual Funds.

December 29, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Business


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Economist: Georgia's job engine humming

A Georgia State University economist is predicting that Georgia's economic growth will be solid in the coming years.

August 31, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Development authority wins marketing award

The Liberty County Development Authority recently received an award of excellence for one of its marketing projects at the Southern Economic Development Council annual conference, held Aug. 3-5 in Memphis, Tennessee.

August 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Wayne County mine application pulled

JESUP - DuPont Titanium Technologies has withdrawn its application for a surface mining permit in Wayne County with the Environmental Protection Division.

August 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Coastal Home Care gets new COO

Tom Hassett joined Coastal Home Care's leadership team as the chief operating officer.

August 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Barbecue restuarant opens in Ludowici

Ludowici B-B-Q held its grand opening last week, bringing another eatery into Long County.

August 23, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


Jobless rate up in July

ATLANTA - Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for July was 9.3 percent, up 0.5 percent from 8.8 percent in June, the state Department of Labor reported this week.

August 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Area workforce ranked in top 20

The Hinesville-Fort Stewart metropolitan statistical area recently was featured in the top 2 percent of MSAs nationwide for its workforce attributes in Area Development magazine's 100 Leading Locations for 2014.

August 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


LCPC updates Fleming subarea land-use map

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission on Tuesday approved a revised subarea land-use map for the Fleming community.

August 22, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Business


Development authority backs SNF expansion

During its Monday morning meeting, the Liberty County Development Authority approved the site plan for SNF Chemtall's warehouse expansion, Floquip. The approved plan included some variances, such as removing three parking spaces from the visitors' entrance in the cul-de-sac. It also included an exception to the minimum-standard required between the truck/visitors driveway and employee driveway.

August 21, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Chamber replaces administrative assistant

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently added Melissa Bloom to its staff as administrative assistant. She replaces Krista Maines, who recently moved to the finance-assistant position.

August 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


State revenue up 5.5% in July

Georgia's net tax collections for July totaled nearly $1.49 billion for an increase of $78 million, or 5.5 percent, compared to the month-ended July 2013, according to Gov. Nathan Deal.

August 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Long Co. Commission welcomes ambulance service

Dr. James Graham owns and directs Excelsior Ambulance Service, Long County's new service provider. He addressed the county commission Aug. 5.

August 13, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Business


MidCoast Regional to get new fuel supplier

MidCoast Regional Airport's Local Joint-Management Board on Thursday approved a new fuel-supply service contract with World Fuel Service.

August 13, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Business


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