The Coastal Courier is pleased to formally announce the appointment of Hollie Moore Barnidge as its new managing editor. Barnidge, who has been with the Courier for nearly two years as the assistant managing editor, officially assumed the post Monday.
The Georgia Department of Labor reported the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 10.4 percent in January, topping the previous record high of 10.3 percent reported in December. The January jobless rate was up 2.0 percentage points from 8.4 percent at this same time last year.
ATLANTA - Kroger's Hinesville area customers and associates stepped up to help those in need with donations of $1,948 to the Manna House and Second Harvest through Kroger's 2009 "Can Hunger" program.
Does the long commute to work empty your wallet too often? Do you wish you could have a conversation with someone other than the radio to make the trip less boring? If so, you're in luck. The Coastal Regional Commission has partnered with a vanpool service to help area commuters who want to save money and build camaraderie in the process. For more details, pick up a copy of the Friday Coastal Courier.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NEW YORK (AP) - Your next credit card statement is going to contain an ugly truth: how much that card really costs to use.
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.
ATLANTA - Georgia Power has issued a renewed warning for customers of criminal scam artists attempting to defraud both business and residential customers over the phone.
Pembroke welcomed a new business to the historic downtown last week as Shops on Main opened it's doors to customers on April 11.
Liberty County residents used to have to leave town to go to Dick's Sporting Goods or TJ Maxx.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting April 7 for Aqua Brill Pet Store, 318A Welborn Street in Hinesville.
Dryden Enterprises, Inc. broke ground Thursday at its new location along South Main Street between the Heritage Bank drive-thru and Brinkley Floor Covering.
Ulta Beauty will open its Hinesville store on the Oglethorpe Square on April 21.
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