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Forester replants 11 million trees in Georgia

JESUP -- Plum Creek Timber Company has announced this year's spring planting exceeded 11 million seedlings in Georgia. The effort is part of Plum Creek's plan to regenerate and grow forests for future generations.

August 09, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Minimum wage goes up Thursday

WASHINGTON -- About 2 million Americans get a raise Thursday as the federal minimum wage rises 70 cents. The bad news: Higher gas and food prices are swallowing it up, and some small businesses will pass the cost of the wage hike to consumers.

August 08, 2008 | By Christopher S. Rugaber Associated Press writer | Business


Hinesville on business-friendly ranking

Hinesville is ranked 103 on a recently-released rating of the 179 best small places in the U.S. for business and careers compiled by Forbes magazine.

August 05, 2008 | Staff report | Business


Area unemployment rate up in May

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Labor reported today that the unemployment rate in the metro Hinesville area rose to a preliminary 5.4 percent in May, up five-tenths of one percent from a revised 4.9 percent in April.

July 23, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Judge on bank's board of directors

Judge Charles Paul Rose Jr. has been elected to the board of directors of South Georgia Bank.

July 23, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


State now offers tax breaks for 'green' building

ATLANTA - Georgia residential consumers and business owners are now eligible for a Georgia income tax credit for installing certain "clean energy property" as a result of House Bill 670, which passsed the 2008 General Assembly.

July 23, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Medical components maker moving to Bryan County

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Gov. Sonny Perdue recently announced that Dicon Technologies, Inc., a medical component manufacturer and a supplier to U.S. troops, will construct a new facility in Bryan County. The company will create up to 100 jobs in the next five years and invest almost $3.7 million.

July 23, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Phone company using new name

Coastal Communications has officially taken the name of its parent company, CenturyTel, Inc.

July 23, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Georgia's initial unemployment insurance claims down in May, up for year

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that 44,711 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for unemployment insurance benefits in May, down 13.4 percent from April. Most of the decline in claims came in manufacturing industries.

July 03, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Labor department to televise 14th annual job fair

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor's 14th annual televised job fair will be carried statewide on Georgia Public Broadcasting from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, June 22. The live broadcast, entitled Job Fair 2008, will originate from Atlanta, Albany and Toccoa. The broadcast will be simulcast over WALB-TV channel 10 in Albany and WNEG-TV channel 32 in Toccoa.

July 03, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Governor Perdue announces $7M in OneGeorgia awards

STATESBORO - Gov. Sonny Perdue and members of the OneGeorgia Authority Board met today at Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro where they approved the grants and loans from the OneGeorgia Authority's portfolio of financing programs including Equity, EDGE, BRIDGE and E 9-1-1. These projects, along with their respective local leadership representatives, were recognized at the OneGeorgia board meeting.

June 27, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


LCDA hires director of work force development and existing business

At the May meeting of the Liberty County Development Authority, Ronald Tolley, the authority's CEO, announced the hiring of DeLisa Espada for the newly created position of director of work force development and existing business.

June 27, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Long Development Authority discusses labor-force requirements

The Long County Development Authority discussed setting labor-force requirements for future businesses that will be located in the Industrial Park in the county.

June 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Coastal's Adams promoted to business account executive

Coastal Communications, A CenturyTel company, recently announced the promotion of Michelle Adams to the position of business account executive.

June 20, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


VIP Office donates color copier to Tri-County Protective Agency

VIP Office Furniture & Supply, in an effort to get other businesses and community leaders to exhibit the same type of generosity, donated a desktop color copier to the Tri-County Protective Agency.

June 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


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Chamber sets marketing boot camp

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Liberty County Convention & Visitors Bureau, will host a digital-marketing and social-media boot camp from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, July 27, at the La Quinta Inn & Suites, 1740 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Flemington.

July 06, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Development authority OKs budgets

The Liberty County Development Authority balanced and approved all of its budgets last week. The budget is for fiscal-year 2016, which runs from July 1 through June 30.

July 02, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Business


Canoochee employee honored by national

Joe Sikes recently was selected as one of the 2015 Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Brand Champions at the national CONNECT '15 conference held in Minneapolis.

June 26, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


What one of the richest men in America is doing to teach kids about money

Warren Buffett is one of the most succesful investors in history. He's currently worth over $70 billion, constantly ranking among the richest men in the world.

June 24, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Fed holding off on rate increases but says it could still happen this year

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen announced last week the economy is still not strong enough to warrant a hike for interest rates, though she is optimistic the anticipated hike could arrive as soon as September.

June 23, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | Business


Americans households have the highest credit card debt since recession

American consumers are accumulating credit card debt at the same rate as before the recession, despite paying down a huge chunk of that borrowing during the first quarter of this year, according to CardHub’s 2015 Credit Card Debt Study released this week.

June 22, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | Business


This is probably why you liked 'Jurassic World' so much

Last weekend, the newest installment in the Jurassic Park franchise, "Jurassic World," set the record for the highest opening weekend in history, beating out the previous champ, Marvel’s "The Avengers."

June 22, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Facebook billionaire donates $5 million to help undocumented immigrants pay for college

Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg announced Wednesday that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, had donated $5 million to a scholarship fund for undocumented immigrants.

June 21, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


New music store opens in Hinesville

Hinesville has a new musical instrument sales, repair and instructional store. Backline Productions Services LLC opened its doors in March but held its official grand opening May 16.

June 18, 2015 | Patty Leon | Business


What students should really look for in a college education

As tuition increases, more and more economists and public figures are calling for a more pragmatic approach to what it should mean to get a college degree. The president of the Association of American Universities, Hunter Rawlings, disagrees.

June 17, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


7 ways a small business can save on its taxes

One of the advantages to owning a small business is that you have additional tax deductions that are set up with business owners in mind. It’s hard to know which tax deductions are applicable to your individual situation, which is why you should work with an experienced tax accountant to maximize your write-offs.

June 17, 2015 | Troy Martin Deseret News | Business


Discount store to start hiring

Wal-Mart will hire up to 95 people to work at the new Walmart Neighborhood Market slated to open this fall in Hinesville.

June 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Is this the greatest high school graduation ever? Maybe

Ever heard of Kahuku High School in Hawaii? If not, now you'll probably never forget it.

June 16, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


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