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Coastal Bank launches new Web site

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.

March 05, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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


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Canoochee EMC power provider since 1938

When Hurricane Irma threatened our community, employees of Canoochee EMC rose to the task. They prepared their line trucks, hunkered down during the hardest of ...

October 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Business News


Spa helping raise awareness of domestic violence

Hinesville Day Spa owner Sheela Eichhorn and managers Charla Baggs and Carol West are raising funds to fight domestic violence and increase awareness of it ...

October 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Business News


Learn how to mix a mean cocktail

SAVANNAH – Learn how to stir & shake classic cocktails developed from tried and true recipes. Savannah's new Prohibition-style Speakeasy cocktail bar, Congress Street Up, started ...

October 15, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Georgia Trust seeks nominations

ATLANTA, - The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation is seeking nominations for its 2018 Preservation Awards, an annual list of preservation projects and individuals in the ...

October 15, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Statesboro Agency recognized

The Statesboro-Area Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) chapter in Statesboro, was recently awarded the "Best Project of the Year" by the SHRM Georgia State ...

October 15, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Raising awareness about domestic violence

A place known for promoting relaxation and serenity is looking to open people's eyes when it comes to the issues of domestic violence.

October 12, 2017 | Patty Leon | Business News


Leadership Liberty gets physical at Youth Challenge

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce kicked off its 2017-18 Leadership Liberty class on Sept. 29-30 at the LaQuinta Inn and Suites in Flemington.

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


Yu Spa looking to pamper clients

Lisa Guo opened Yu Spa in 2013 in order to carry on the specialized modalities used by massage therapists and body work professionals she grew ...

October 09, 2017 | Patty Leon | Business News


Gynecology center opens in Hinesville

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting on Sept. 15 for H.E.R Wellness Center, LLC at 1763 Hwy. 196 W ...

October 02, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Rusty Pig, Hinesville closes

The Rusty Pig restaurant in Hinesville officially closed Sept. 22. The Courier reached out to their corporate office, but they had not responded by press ...

October 01, 2017 | Patty Leon | Business News


GSU planning business incubator here

It will be a beginning for Georgia Southern University in January as the merge of Armstrong State University into GSU reaches its final stages.

October 01, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Business News


Metro Hinesville ties jobs record in August; most since 2011

Metro Hinesville tied a record in August for total jobs, reaching 20,600 for the second time in six years, according to State Labor Commissioner ...

September 29, 2017 | Staff Report | Business News


Insurance head: Storm claims exceed $300 million

Atlanta – With more than 50,000 property related insurance claims reported, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens estimates that insured losses in Georgia from Hurricane Irma has ...

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


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