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Take Steps to Prevent Identity Theft

Identity theft is big business. In fact, each year, billions -- that's with a "b" -- of dollars are lost to identity theft, according to the Federal Trade Commission.

March 07, 2008 | By Matt Cardella Columnist | Business


Georgia lawmakers want to stretch stimulus rebates

A bipartisan bill being pushed by members of the Georgia House would help the $168 billion economic stimulus package recently approved by Congress last a little longer for Georgians.

March 06, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Business


Chevy dealer welcoming soldiers with gifts

Mike Reed, general manager of NeSmith Chevrolet here, announced Wednesday that the dealership is providing welcome home gift bags for 1,700 deployed soldiers returning to Fort Stewart from Iraq in the coming months.

March 01, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Unemployment claims up in state in January

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that 66,468 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for unemployment insurance benefits in January, up 41.8 percent from December.

March 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Food Lion LLC launches annual Easter Seals Campaign

SALISBURY, N.C. -- Now through March 11, all Food Lion stores are conducting a Shop & Care campaign to support Easter Seals.

March 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Kroger offers $4 prescriptions

Consumers now have more money-saving options, banking as much as an extra $40, after Kroger debuted its new, $4 generic prescription drug program Feb. 6, widening the door to more than 300 medications.

February 29, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Business


United Way offering tree tax preparation

SAVANNAH -- Through a partnership between United Way's 2-1-1 program and Savannah-Chatham Asset Development Coalition, free tax preparation will be offered at several IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites throughout the Coastal Empire.

February 28, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Deeds Jan. 21-Feb. 1

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from Jan. 21-Feb. 1. 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.

February 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Coastal Bank CEO on state chamber board

SAVANNAH - Tom Wiley, The Coastal Bank's president and CEO, has been named to the board of directors for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.

February 26, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


First Citizens now allows remote deposits

GLENNVILLE - First Citizens Bank has announced the launch of remote express deposit, a service that allows companies to deposit checks electronically from their places of business.

February 21, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Rotarians learn more about Hampton Island

Scott Richardson with Hampton Island, an exclusive housing development near Riceboro, addressed the Hinesville Rotary Club at its weekly meeting on Jan. 29. During the 18th and 19th centuries, the island was a rice and cotton plantation. It later served as a Confederate outpost during the Civil War. Memberships to Hampton Island are $150,000, and more than half of the memberships include a homesite. Members are able to enjoy amenities such as the spas, an equestrian center, Davis Love III-designed golf course, an organic farm, boating and fishing. To learn more about Hampton Island, or to schedule a tour ...

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Financial planner earns investment honor

Charles Gaskin, a registered representative with Woodbury Financial Srvcs, Inc. in Midway, has earned one of PLANCO's highest honors - membership in the 2007 Captain's Club.

February 21, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Deeds Jan. 14-18

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from Jan. 14-18. 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.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


IRS moving quickly to stop tax scam

The Internal Revenue Service has issued a consumer warning for Georgia residents to be aware of a scam that is being operated in the area that involves the filing of a federal income tax return to get a refund of Social Security taxes paid.

February 21, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Merle Norman opens new location

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


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Volvo reportedly passes on Georgia

The Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting that Volvo has dropped a site in Bryan County for a new plant.

May 09, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


How your children are draining your retirement funds

For the modern baby boomer, having your millennial children move in with you can bring a sense of youth and vitality. But adjusting to this new liefstyle isn't all fun and games. In fact, new research says taking care of your children after they've graduated from college may be sucking your retirement reservoir dry.

May 08, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Business


Does Jesus want a higher minimum wage?

The debate over Jesus' political leanings continues.

May 07, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


The place where most young people want to work

It isn’t easy to understand millennials.

May 07, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Business


Travel and Tourism Week being marked

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau will celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week through Sunday.

May 07, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


6 reasons you might consider changing your financial adviser

A classic song warns breaking up is hard to do.

May 05, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


Board of realtors hands out awards

The Hinesville Area Board of Realtors held its annual awards banquet March 25 at Club Stewart, where 25 Realtors were awarded.

May 04, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Money doesn't necessarily equate to job satisfaction

Enjoying the job is as important as the salary. Just ask billionaire Richard Branson.

May 04, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


Americans don't think college is preparing students for work

Only 13 percent of Americans feel confident that colleges are doing an effective job of preparing students for the future, according to a Gallup poll released April 24.

May 04, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Eight percent sales tax at Wal-Mart?

Two customers complained Friday that Wal-Mart Supercenter on West Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville was charging them 8 percent sales tax. One even brought in two receipts stating that the tax rate charged was 8 percent.

May 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


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