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Economy strong through summer

WASHINGTON -- The economy barreled ahead in the summer, growing at a 4.9 percent pace. The performance was the strongest in four years but isn't expected to last through the current quarter amid the housing slump and credit crunch. New-home sales edged up in October but sales activity still hovered near an 11-year low.

December 14, 2007 | By Jeannine Aversa Associated Press Economics Writer | Business


State offers ethanol distribution subsidy

ATLANTA - Retail gasoline stations planning to install infrastructure to dispense E85 fuel can now apply for financial assistance through the state of Georgia.

December 13, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Business


GSU workshop on customer srevice

A workshop at Georgia Southern University will show business owners and employees how to meet and exceed the needs of their customers.

December 13, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Business


Housing construction jump indicates apartment surge

WASHINGTON (AP) - Construction of new homes and apartments rebounded in October by the largest amount in eight months but the unexpected increase was not viewed as a signal of a housing turnaround.

December 11, 2007 | By Martin Crutsinger AP Economics Writer | Business


Peebles opens department store here

Hundreds of people stood in line Thursday morning anticipating the grand opening of Hinesville's newest department store, Peebles.

December 11, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Business


Old depot moves to new home

December 11, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Contributing Writer | Business


Real estate transfers for Nov. 16

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from Oct. 22-26. 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.

December 11, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Hinesville area added 100 new jobs in October

The Hinesville area added 100 new jobs in October, according to the Georgia Department of Labor monthly report released Friday.

December 11, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Contributing Writer | Business


Lieutenant governor sees business success

ATLANTA - Lt. Governor Casey Cagle praised the recent release of Site Selection Magazine's 2007 Top 20 Business Climate Rankings. The state of Georgia's business climate was ranked as second in the nation.

December 11, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Business


Some power customers could see bills lowered

Residents of the unincorporated area of Liberty County could join others across the state in seeing lower electric bills next year, according to a ruling by the Fulton Super-ior Court.

December 11, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Contributing Writer | Business


SBA Patriot Express initiative expands in Georgia

ATLANTA - The U.S. Small Business Administration Georgia District Office reports that 21 SBA guaranteed loans, totaling $1.3 million, have been issued to small businesses to date in Georgia under the Patriot Express Loan Initiative that promotes veteran-owned enterprises

December 11, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Business


Merchants explore revitalizing downtown

With a plan and a vision on how to revitalize the historic downtown business district, the new Hinesville Downtown Development Authority director, Vicki Davis, met with local merchants at Over Coffee on Tuesday morning.

December 11, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Business


Peterson rejoins Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors

Helene 'Hilly' Peterson has rejoined Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors, as a full-time sales associate working out of the General Stewart office.

December 11, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Business


Deeds Nov. 23

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from Nov. 5-9. 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.

December 11, 2007 | Staff report | Business


When choosing mutual funds look past short-term returns

What's the most prominent thing you notice about mutual fund advertisements? In most cases, it's the fund's return. Quite often, these returns are truly eye-popping. But if you look closer at the ads, you'll see that many of the highest returns are for short periods of time, such as one year or three years. And a mutual fund's short-term return is not, by itself, reason enough to buy that fund - so don't rush to your checkbook.

December 11, 2007 | By Matt Cardella Columnist | Business


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Bar and grill opens inside motel

JJ's Bar and Grill held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 14 at 726 W. Oglethorpe Highway inside the EconoLodge hotel.

December 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Property transfers Dec. 3-9

Property transfers recorded in the Liberty County Clerk of Courts Office Dec. 3-9 included:

December 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Financial service opens office here

Lendmark Financial Services LLC held a ribbon cutting Nov. 21 at the company's new Hinesville location, 119 W. Hendry St.

December 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Property transfers Dec. 1-2

The following warranty and quit-claim deeds were filed with the Liberty County clerk of courts office on Dec. 1 adn 2:

December 09, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


City earns financial-reporting award

The city of Hinesville's comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended Oct. 31, 2013 qualified for a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. The certificate is awarded by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada as the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting.

December 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


State revenue up 4.3 percent in November

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Thursday that Georgia's net tax collections for November totaled nearly $1.46 billion, an increase of approximately $60.5 million compared to November 2013. Year-to-date, net tax-revenue collections totaled

December 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Hundreds attend new RH plant's job fair

The lure of jobs making quartz kitchen countertops and tile brought hundreds of people to the Richmond Hill City Center on Tuesday, where the Georgia Department of Labor held a job fair for Caesarstone Technologies, the Israeli-based company building its first U.S. manufacturing plant at the Belfast Commerce Centre.

December 04, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Business


Property transfers Nov. 17-20

Recent property transactions recorded in the Liberty County Clerk of Courts office include:

December 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Jobless rate falls to 8% here in October

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for October was 8 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.2 percent in September. The rate in October of last year was 8.9 percent.

December 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Store chain donates to support troops

Kangaroo Express presented a $42,981 donation Nov. 17 to the Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation following its summer-long "Salute Our Troops" fundraising campaign. The donation brings the total amount raised by the campaign over the past four summers to $10 million.

November 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Hinesville Rotarians get the facts on Ebola

Hinesville's Rotary Club members on Tuesday learned about the Ebola epidemic and how to avoid it.

November 26, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Business


Magazine likes state's business climate

For the second consecutive year, Georgia has been ranked the No. 1 state for business by Site Selection magazine, an economic-development trade publication, Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced.

November 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Property transfers Nov. 10-14

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Courts F. Barry Wilkes' office between Nov. 10-14. The listings include the names of sellers and buyers; the book and page where the deed can be found in the deed books maintained in the clerk's office, the transfer tax (which gives you an estimate of the price paid, based on $1 per $1,000) and a description of the property, which may be a subdivision and or Georgia Militia District where it is.

November 24, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Kroger campaign helps food banks

Kroger stores in the Savannah area have launched the 2014 Can Hunger Campaign to benefit America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia.

November 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Property transfers Nov. 3-7

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Courts F. Barry Wilkes' office between Nov. 3-7. The listings include the names of sellers and buyers; the book and page where the deed can be found in the deed books maintained in the clerk's office, the transfer tax (which gives you an estimate of the price paid, based on $1 per $1,000) and a description of the property, which may be a subdivision and or Georgia Militia District where it is.

November 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


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