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New agent at Elaine Boggs Realty

Dr. Lee'a Proffitt has joined Elaine Bogg's Realty as a sales associate, focusing on the coastal Georgia area of Liberty, Long and Bryan counties, including Midway and Hinesville.

February 25, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Brush up on estate-planning basics

During your lifetime, you make a lot of moves to provide financial security to your loved ones. You put away money for college for your children. You save and invest for your own retirement so that you won't burden your grown children with significant expenses. And you purchase adequate life insurance to enable your family to maintain its lifestyle should anything happen to you. Yet, if you're going to help preserve your family's financial well-being after you're gone, you also need to take one additional step: Create an estate plan.

February 25, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business News


Home prices plummet in big U.S. cities

WASHINGTON - Home prices are hitting new depths in most major U.S. cities and are expected to fall further over the next six months.

February 23, 2011 | By David Kravitz and Jenna Herron Associated Press writers | Business News


Search for Georgia's oldest worker is on

Nominations now are being accepted in the search for America's Outstanding Oldest Worker for 2011.

February 23, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Tourism team looks to help Liberty County

The Georgia Department of Economic Development's Tourism Product Development team stopped in Hinesville this week for a four-day trip to assist city and county officials in using resources to attract tourists to the area.

February 19, 2011 | Seraine Page | Business News


Jobless claims here jump in January

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Wednesday that 315 laid-off workers in Hinesville filed initial claims for unemployment insurance benefits in January, an increase of 59, or 23 percent, from 256 in December. Most of the increase in claims came in the construction industry. But, there was a decrease of 27, or 7.9 percent, from 342 claims filed in January 2010.

February 18, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Certain steps lead to comfortable retirement

We all want to enjoy a comfortable retirement. But to do so, we need to make different moves, and consider different issues, at different times of our lives.

February 18, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business News


Cagle to talk education, job creation at local luncheon

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle will visit Liberty County on Feb. 25 for a legislative luncheon, hosted by the chamber of commerce, to talk about the upcoming Liberty College and Career Academy and other issues.

February 17, 2011 | Seraine Page | Business News


Protect your family with estate planning

We've just celebrated yet another Valentine's Day. Candy and flowers are fun, but what if you want something that will last longer than a sugar rush and beautiful blooms? Is there something that will protect the people you love when you can't? Something that helps to ensure they have the lives you want them to have even if your life takes an unexpected turn? How about a gift that shows not only love but also forethought and originality?

February 16, 2011 | By Richard Barid and Michael Smith Financial columnists | Business News


Schools to host job fair Feb. 26

The Liberty County School System will have its third annual career fair from 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 26 at the board of education building at 200 Bradwell St. Resumes and applications will be accepted for classified and certified positions throughout the district for the 2011-12 academic year. Free parking is available for participants.

February 16, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Deal: Disappointed in federal funds for port

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal says he's disappointed that President Barack Obama's proposed budget didn't contain more federal money to deepen the shipping channel to Savannah's port.

February 15, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


Tourism revival team to visit here this week

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Economic Development's Tourism Product Development team will gather in Hinesville Monday-Thursday as part of an initiative to assist Georgia communities in utilizing their resources to attract tourists to their area.

February 15, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Realtors installs 2011 officers

The Hinesville Area Board of Realtors installed its new officers at the organization's Dec. 4 Christmas party at the Richmond Hill City Center.

February 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Garage helps women understand cars

On Jan. 15, PM Do It Yourself Garage hosted its first monthly, free ladies vehicle maintenance class. Although the event is mainly for ladies, several young men attended.

February 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Jobless requests may show upward trend

WASHINGTON - The number of people applying for unemployment benefits plunged last week to the lowest level in nearly three years, continuing a downward trend that suggests hiring could pick up this year.

February 11, 2011 | By Jeannine Aversa Associated Press writer | Business News


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Young leaders learn about economic development

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce 2017-2018 Young Adult Liberty Leaders (YALL) class had its economic development session April 11, hosted by the Liberty County ...

April 18, 2018 | b | Business News


GPA grows trade, market share

The Georgia Ports Authority achieved 14 percent growth in March container volumes, moving 355,208 20-foot equivalent unit (TEU) containers.

April 17, 2018 | Staff Report | Business News


Liberty Cardiology Associates cuts ribbon on new practice

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held a grand opening and ribbon cutting on Friday for Liberty Cardiology Associates at 600 East Oglethorpe Highway in ...

April 17, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Is pollen season over yet?

Along with green grass and beautiful blooms, springtime in Georgia brings clouds of pollen.

April 16, 2018 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


Free deposit fraud workshop set

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a workshop to teach small business owners how to protect their business against deposit fraud from 3 ...

April 16, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Business News


UGA study: Ports support more than 439,000 jobs

Georgia's ports support 439,220 full- and part-time jobs across the state, including 58,700 jobs in the coastal region, according to a study ...

April 13, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Help your garden meet your needs

Are you thinking about planting your own vegetable garden? Growing your own may bring to mind images of endless amounts of fresh produce, but there ...

April 09, 2018 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


UGA study: Georgia Ports support more than 439,000 jobs

Georgia's ports support 439,220 full- and part-time jobs across the state, including 58,700 jobs in the coastal region, according to a study ...

April 04, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Ryan Waldrep talks small business at chamber luncheon

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce hosted its monthly Progress Through People luncheon recently with guest speaker Ryan Waldrep, assistant director of Entrepreneur and Small ...

April 03, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Memorial Health expanding heart care facilities

SAVANNAH - Memorial Health recently submitted a letter of intent to the Georgia Department of Community Health for a $30 million renovation to its Heart and ...

April 03, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Want to control vines in your yard? Get to work

Do you have an evil force in your yard that grows more powerful from the warmth of each passing day?

April 02, 2018 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


Rail project expected to double port capacity

SAVANNAH - On the heels of reporting 32 percent growth in containerized trade for October, a record for Savannah, the Georgia Ports Authority Monday approved rail ...

April 02, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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