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WaMu becomes biggest bank to fail in US history

NEW YORK -- As the debate over a $700 billion bank bailout rages on in Washington, one of the nation's largest banks - Washington Mutual Inc. - has collapsed under the weight of its enormous bad bets on the mortgage market.

October 11, 2008 | By Madlen Read Associated Press writer | Business

Bank VP on Savannah Tech board

The Coastal Bank's executive vice president and chief operating officer, Jim LaHaise, has been named to the Savannah Technical College Foundation Board of Directors. As part of Savannah Tech's board, LaHaise will help shape the vision and the future of this regional technical college.

October 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Business

State officials on business junket

ATLANTA -- Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue is traveling to Europe for a weeklong economic development trip, even as he's asking state agencies to cut back on travel amid the state's budget crunch.

October 10, 2008 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Business

New lease may add jobs in Midway

The Liberty County Development Authority approved the transfer of the lease of Harbin Lumber Co. in the Midway Industrial Park to Vidalia Naval Services during a called meeting last week, a move they hope will mean more jobs.

October 07, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business

What the financial crisis means for us

Crumbling business on Wall Street has made its way down south to Liberty County as

October 04, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business

New power plants to burn wood

ATLANTA (AP) _ Leftover sawdust and wood chips will eventually provide electricity in Georgia under a deal state officials announced Thursday.

October 04, 2008 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Business

Government proposes massive financial bailout

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Urgently moving on multiple fronts to stem the worst financial crisis in decades, the government moved Friday to protect money market mutual funds against losses and temporarily banned short-selling of company stocks. The Treasury Department asked Congress to give it sweeping power to buy up toxic debt that has unhinged Wall Street.

October 04, 2008 | By Jeannine Aversa and Julie Hirschfeld Davis Associated Press writers | Business

Garnishments dip in Liberty County

County Clerk of Courts Barry Wilkes could not explain why Liberty County is seeing a decrease in creditors suing for property or forfeited wages while metro Atlanta offices recently have been falling behind because of so many garnishment filings.

October 02, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business

Most won't feel change to digital TV

Gov. Sonny Perdue started urging people last month in a press release to prepare now for the upcoming switch to all digital broadcast television, but Comcast cable, the area's only cable provider, said there's no need for its clients to worry.

September 27, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business

State jobless rate tops national

Unemployment across the country is the highest it's ever been in five years, according to a federal report released last week. The country saw unemployment jump from 4.7 percent in July 2007 to 6.1 percent last month. State and local officials acknowledged the soaring statistics and tried to explain why so many more people are without work.

September 25, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business

Courier deliveries delayed Friday morning

The press that prints the Coastal Courier broke down Thursday night, delaying delivery of the Friday's paper.

September 20, 2008 | Staff report | Business

Chemtall gets permits to expand

Citizens at a public meeting in March were united in saying a new SNF-Chemtall permit needed more study and more input, but the state Environmental Protection Division has approved the permit.

September 18, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Business

New shops, restaurant on MLK

It's been less than a year since North Main Construction started work, but Centre Plaza on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive is now complete and will open as early as next week.

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

Food Lion's second store here nearing completion

Food Lion is set to open a new store at 2389 W. Highway 196 in Hinesville later this fall. The store will be Food Lion's second in Hinesville, and the city's fourth grocery store overall.

September 06, 2008 | By Caroline Gotler Correspondent | Business

Scrapbooker makes her own memories

ST. CLOUD, Minn. - Judy Carter of Hinesville recently celebrated 10 years as a Creative Memories consultant as well as a significant birthday while visiting her home state of Minnesota and attending the 2008 Creative Memories National Convention, "Showcase," in Minneapolis.

September 06, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business

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Property transfers for Oct. 5

Deeds filed with the Liberty County Clerk of Courts Office from Aug. 18-21 included:

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Business

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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