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Imperial Sugar ready to rebuild

PORT WENTWORTH -- Imperial Sugar is ready to start rebuilding portions of its Georgia plant devastated by a deadly explosion eight months ago.

October 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Business

Credit getting tighter even here

The borrower may be servant to the lender, but according to Dr. John Howard Brown, credit is "the lifeblood of a modern economy," and should flow freely.

October 21, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business

September jobs cut is deepest in five years

WASHINGTON -- Employers slashed payrolls by 159,000 in September, the most in more than five years, a worrisome sign that the economy is hurtling toward a deep recession.

October 18, 2008 | By Jeannine Aversa Associated Press writer | Business

State of ports address talks big business

Georgia Ports Authority's Executive Director Doug J. Marchand will deliver the annual state of the port address on Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. He will speak about the latest developments in Savannah's maritime transportation industry and what the future holds for the Port of Savannah.

October 18, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business

Natural gas provider files bankruptcy

ATLANTA - Natural gas marketer Catalyst Energy has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after losing its required line of credit.

October 18, 2008 | Associated Press | Business

Hinesville jobless rate at 6.6% in August

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the unemployment rate in Hinesville rose to a preliminary unadjusted rate of 6.6 percent in August, up 1.5 percentage points over the year from 5.1 percent in August 2007.

October 18, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business

Area bankers say they are solvent, strong

Community banks are facing an increased risk of insolvency, according to a measure of banks' health known as the Texas ratio. Based on data derived from

October 16, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business

Stock futures point to at least partial rebound

NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks headed for a partial rebound Tuesday, a day after logging their steepest losses in years when the House voted down a proposed $700 billion rescue plan for the financial sector.

October 15, 2008 | By Tim Paradis Associated Press writer | Business

Real estate transfers for Sept. 28

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from Sept. 1-5. 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.

October 14, 2008 | Staff report | Business

Chili's launches 'create-a-pepper' to fight cancer

ATHENS – In support of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Chili's Grill and Bar announced its fifth annual "Create-A-Pepper" campaign during September by inviting people to get creative and raise funds to help St. Jude find cures and help children with cancer and other childhood diseases.

October 14, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business

Citigroup taking over Wachovia bankins

NEW YORK - In the latest byproduct of the widening global financial crisis, Citigroup Inc. will acquire the banking operations of Wachovia Corp. in a deal facilitated by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

October 14, 2008 | By Sara Pepro Associated Press writer | Business

Recent industrial recruits say business is holding

Tenants in the Tradeport East Business Center have each reported progress since finding a home in Liberty County and say they expect future success.

October 14, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business

Work starts on Ford Plantation

RICHMOND HILL - The Ford Plantation luxury community and private sporting club recently began renovations to automobile magnate Henry Ford's historic winter mansion.

October 11, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business

Energy, water conservation sales get tax holiday

ATLANTA - In an effort to help Georgians conserve energy and water, save money and protect the environment, Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Georgia's fourth annual Energy Star sales-tax holiday has been expanded for the first time to include WaterSense labeled products. Georgians will not pay state or local sales taxes on the purchase of energy efficient or water efficient products that cost $1,500 or less per item. The sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, and runs through midnight Sunday, Oct. 5.

October 11, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business

Recession could hit homes here, experts say

President Bush warned Wednesday that the country could experience a recession if the federal government does not take action on the proposed $700 billion bailout, and area experts say the financial crisis can come as close as anyone's front door step.

October 11, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business

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Georgia Energy Star sales-tax holiday starts Friday

Georgia's annual sales-tax holiday for energy-efficient Energy Star products starts at 12:01 a.m. Friday and runs through midnight Sunday.

October 01, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business

Keep Liberty Beautiful hosts Progress Through People luncheon

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's monthly People Through Progress luncheon, held Sept. 17 at the Performing Arts Center, was sponsored by Keep Liberty ...

September 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Business

Walden joins Holtzman Agency as new agent

Clinton Walden has been hired as a licensed property and casualty agent at the Holtzman Insurance Agency in Hinesville.

September 26, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business

Williams, Wallace join Boggs Group

Realtors Reginald Williams and Toria Wallace have joined Elaine Boggs Realty Group LLC.

September 26, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business

Area McDonald’s donate 15,000 toys to Savannah boy

The Savannah-area McDonald's restaurants surprised Jaden Hayes with a donation of more than 15,000 toys Sept. 12.

September 26, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business

Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate declines to 6.3 percent in August

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for August was 6.3 percent, down 0.5 percentage point from ...

September 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Business

Grocery chain to put large store here

A Kroger Marketplace might be headed for Hinesville after the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission recommended approval of the supersized grocery store at its meeting Tuesday.

September 21, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Business


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