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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


SNF wins French-American award

SNF, a global manufacturer of chemical products with operations in Liberty County and headquarters in Andrezieux, France, was recently named a recipient of the 2010 Crystal Peach Award by the Atlanta French-American Chamber of Commerce at an awards ceremony in Atlanta.

February 12, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Locals tax yard sales online

Whether you're a packrat, a fan of freebies or just the unfortunate recipient of too many hand-me-downs, a new online site has popped up to help you get rid of your extra stuff without the hassle of pricing dozens of knick-knacks and haggling with early-bird bargain hunters on your front lawn. For more details from this story, pick up a copy of Wednesday's Coastal Courier. Click here, to go to the Bookoo.com.

February 10, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall | Business News


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Georgia Ports report record increases in goods moved

SAVANNAH- At its July board meeting, the Georgia Ports Authority reported record fiscal year results and approved the purchase of six new ship-to-shore cranes.

July 28, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Courier welcomes new staff members

The Coastal Courier and Courier Multimedia, welcome Kat Somers and Missy Wright to the advertising staff.

July 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Business News


City distributing annual financial report

The city of Hinesville recently published the 2016 Popular Annual Financial Report, a publication that is mailed to every household in the city.

July 21, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Portrait studio opens in Flemington

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a grand opening and ribbon cutting June 30 for Perfect Portraits, 1705 E. Oglethorpe Highway, Flemington.

July 18, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Take-out food delivery service covers county

The staff of Hinesville Takeout Express had a ribbon cutting at the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce office, 2018 E. Court St., Hinesville on June ...

July 18, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Former WACH surgeon now with Optim

SAVANNAH - Orthopedic surgeon David Sedory has joined the network of physicians at Optim Orthopedics, seeing patients at its Savannah, Richmond Hill and Hinesville clinics.

July 17, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Business adds U-Haul

GD Customz has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the area.

July 11, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Armstrong report bullish on area's economy

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor, which analyzes data and identifies trends affecting the regional economy, reports that the Savannah metro ...

July 11, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Utility developing next generation of workers

Five area high school students began work last month as part of Coastal Electric Cooperative's "Learners Today, Leaders Tomorrow" program.

July 10, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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