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USDA has sign-up for disaster programs

Three new ad hoc disaster programs will soon be available to assist farmers and ranchers who suffered losses caused by natural disasters in recent years, announced Sara Smith, Wayne-Camden-Glynn-Long-Liberty-McIntosh County Executive Director for the USDA Farm Service Agency.

September 15, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Business


Business looks for ways to fill deployment gap

Due in part to the military deployment, RG's Burgers and Real Fries is suffering a blowback in sales, a problem that is indicative of many local businesses.

September 15, 2007 | By John Deike Staff Writer | Business


Real estate sales fall 36% in the year

Hinesville's real estate sales have fallen 36 percent in the last year, and local Realtors expect the numbers to continue to dwindle as thousands of soldiers remain in Iraq.

September 15, 2007 | By John Deike Staff | Business


Real estate transfers for Aug. 31

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from Aug. 13-17. 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.

September 15, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Hinesville mayor discusses city's future

During Thursday's People Through Progress Luncheon hosted by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, outgoing Hinesville Mayor Tom Ratcliffe spoke with guests about making Hinesville "the southern living, community of choice in coastal Georgia for a day or for a lifetime."

September 14, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Business


Midway annexes 379 acres of new development

Midway has approved an agreement that will annex the entire 379-acre Glebe-Martin mixed-use project into the city, and finance water and water treatment service for the new development as well as for municipality.

September 11, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Business


Real estate transfers for Aug. 24

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from Aug. 6-10. 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.

September 08, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Downtown area growing

Despite the slow progress of revitalizing Hinesville's downtown district, a local developer has heeded the community's call, and is currently erecting a building on MLK.

September 08, 2007 | By John Deike Staff Writer | Business


Georgia's among worse foreclosure rate in nation

LOS ANGELES - Foreclosure filings rose 9 percent from June to July and surged 93 percent over the same period last year, with Nevada, Georgia and Michigan accounting for the highest foreclosure rates nationwide, a research firm said Tuesday.

September 06, 2007 | Associated Press | Business


Just what you don't need

P.J. Wasson liked to hit the flea markets and consignment shops. But she always thought, if the right place became available, she would open her own store, but with a twist.

September 06, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


Retail space nearly ready

Hinesville City Councilmen Charles Frasier recently finished the vertical construction on his retail and office space development on South Main Street near the unfinished Frank Cochran Drive extension. Frasier is currently working on bringing a clothing store to the new development, and said he is eager to satisfy the many requests of nearby residents who have expressed the desire for an eatery on the south side of town.

September 06, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Development rule compliance questioned

Recent construction oversights are building concern among environmentalists who have questioned the efficiency of the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission, and the state's Environmental Protection Division.

September 06, 2007 | By John Deike Staff Writer | Business


Real estate transfers for Aug. 17

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from July 23-Aug. 3. 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.

September 01, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


State expands TANF work aid

Georgia's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program that provides assistance to poor families, recently instituted the Work Support Program to help working families once they leave TANF with ongoing employment intervention support services.

September 01, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Business


Seminars on real estate careers

Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors will sponsor free career seminars to familiarize current and potential real estate licensees with information on the residential real estate profession. The seminars are planned for 10 a.m. Aug. 25 and 7 p.m. Aug. 28 at Holtzman's office.

September 01, 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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