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House OKs prepaying for nuke plant expansion

ATLANTA - Georgia Power customers could pay an average of $1.30 more per month on their electricity bills beginning in 2011 under a bill approved by the Legislature on Thursday.

The House voted 107-66 to approve the financing scheme that would begin collecting about $1.6 billion in costs for the utility to expand its nuclear plant near Augusta. The measure has already cleared the state Senate and now heads to Gov. Sonny Perdue for his signature.

February 27, 2009 | by Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Business


Savannah Tech stressing work-readiness

Thomas Hines, executive director of training operations for Savannah Technical College, told the Hinesville Rotary Club on Tuesday there's no doubt we're getting closer and closer to a globalized market. As a result, he said, Georgia needs to take measures to ensure we stay competitive in this new economic environment

February 27, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business


Appraisers urge caution selling gold

RESTON, Va. - The price of gold is once again selling at near all-time high prices. That, combined with tough economic times,

February 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


South Georgia lawyer leads litigation panel

SAVANNAH - David Michael Conner, a partner at the Savannah law firm of Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP, has been appointed chairman for the Council on Litigation Management, a national organization dedicated to standardizing litigation practices and promoting integrity in claims handling, asset protection and legal defense pertaining to the insurance industry and corporate legal departments.

February 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Teachers, students benefit from tax breaks

When it comes to higher education, students and their families may take advantage of credits to offset expenses like tuition and fees.

February 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


State jobless rate tops 8 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported today that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to a record-high preliminary 8.6 percent in January.

February 26, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Unemployment checks going up $25 a week

ATLANTA - Weekly unemployment benefits will rise by $25 a week in Georgia, state Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said Monday.

The boost comes from an infusion in federal stimulus money and will bring the average weekly unemployment check in Georgia to $292. The maximum check will rise to $355.

February 24, 2009 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Business


Zum Rosen Hof reopens

It took 12 weeks of renovations to restore downtown Hinesville's Zum Rosen Hof German restaurant after a fire gutted the interior, but as of yesterday the doors are open.

February 20, 2009 | By Patty Leon | Business


Real estate transfers for Feb. 15

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from Jan. 12-26. 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 16, 2009 | Staff report | Business


Tax refunds going toward bills

A penny saved may be a penny earned.

February 16, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Midway store helps school earn equipment

Jim Woods and his staff at Midway IGA got first place in the Labels for Learning for Education competition sponsored by Cambell's Soup. Woods presented the 50,000 points his store earned to Liberty Elementary School. Each label is worth two or three points. Wendy Chenevert coordinates the Cambell's Soup labels campaign at Liberty Elementary, where each label's points are added up and traded in for learning materials such as computers, cameras and books.

February 13, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Holtzman to have real estate seminars

Coldwell Banker, Holtzman, Realtors is sponsoring free career seminars to familiarize current and potential real estate licensees with basic information on the residential real estate profession.

February 13, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


State Fram lowers auto rates

DULUTH - Effective March 9, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, the largest insurer of autos in Georgia and in the nation, is lowering its overall auto insurance rate level in Georgia by an average of 1.5 percent.

February 13, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


In tough times, jewelers offer perk

The members of the Independent Jewelers Organization have banded together to spread some joy this Valentine's Day to people who are struggling due to job loss or home foreclosure. Gold Mender Jewelers in Hinesville has partnered with other IJO retail members to provide free sterling silver heart necklaces to about 100 deserving individuals.

February 13, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Dentists starts working on new office as justice center looms

Businesses continue to be bounced around as the county expands the cleared area for the new justice center downtown.

February 11, 2009 | Alena Parker | Business


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Georgia Power opens Social Media Center

ATLANTA - Georgia Power has opened a new, state-of-the-art Social Media Center to meet the increasing demand for social media engagement and enhance customer service and ...

June 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Area eye surgeon raises money for Humane Society

Dr. Elizabeth "Doll" Miller of Georgia Eye Institute helps more than human patients.

June 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate declines to 5.1 percent in May

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for May was 5.1 percent, down 0.2 percentage point ...

June 24, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.comr | Business


Leadership SE Georgia graduates 28

Leadership Southeast Georgia recently graduated the Class of 2016.

June 23, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


HFD touts cost savings of fire insurance rating

The Hinesville Fire Department has an Insurance Service Office rating of 3, which is saving homeowners money, Deputy Fire Chief Kristian Johanson said.

June 23, 2016 | Tiffany King | Business


Day-care center cuts ribbon

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting June 9 for Dream Builders Learning Center.

June 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Senior group hires transportation director

SAVANNAH - Senior Citizens Inc. a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people age successfully, has named Daryle McCormick as its new director of transportation.

June 14, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Liberty County CVB cuts ribbon on gazebo

The gateway into Midway off of Interstate 95 just got a little bit nicer.

June 10, 2016 | Tiffany King | Business


Women’s group earns $1,500 grant for its work

The Community of Inspired Women recently received $1,500 under the Grainger Matching Gift Program.

June 09, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


New optometrist working in Hinesville

SouthCoast Health has added Dr. Caroline Kaufman Freeman, an optometrist who is a graduate of the University of Georgia, to its team of physicians.

June 07, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


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