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Get ready for tax season

The holidays have passed, the new year has begun, and tax season is right around the corner. The earlier taxpayers prepare for the April 15 deadline, the easier it will be to file taxes. Here are some helpful hints for tax season preparation:

January 09, 2009 | By Alicia Saile Special to the Courier | Business


Durrence joins The Coastal Bank

SAVANNAH - The Coastal Bank announced that Marty Durrence has joined its team as the Liberty County market manager. In his new position, Durrence will oversee all operations for The Coastal Bank in Liberty County.

January 09, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Economy adding to shrimp industry woes

Longtime seafood vendor Joey Lawler said he is known throughout the region as the fish and shrimp man.

January 09, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business


Condos going up, readying for new troops

Besides an office park near Liberty Regional Medical Centerl, Carnes Construction is also developing 20 acres of condominiums off Sandy Run Road, behind Badcock's Furniture, in Hinesville.

January 07, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Holtzman companies reach out to needy

In a time when giving is especially appreciated, the Holtzman Companies were able to triple the donations that they received last year and help out three local organizations.

January 03, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business


Developers staying busy

Matt Sigman is one of the local private developers who doesn't seem to be fazed by talk of bracing for uncertainty as the economy recovers in the coming year.

January 02, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Car makers extending holiday shutdowns

DETROIT (AP) - Chrysler is closing all its North American manufacturing plants for at least a month, the starkest move yet taken by U.S. automakers as they anxiously await word about government loans.

The shutdown comes as General Motors Corp. said a report that it and Chrysler have restarted talks to combine the two ailing automakers is untrue.

January 02, 2009 | By Tom Krisher Associated Press writer | Business


AASU economic monitor sees regional recession

SAVANNAH -- The Coastal Empire Economic Monitor for the third quarter of 2008 shows that the regional economy continued to lose ground as the rate of decline accelerated due in part to worsening conditions in the regional housing and labor markets. The Economic Monitor, published by Armstrong Atlantic State University's Center for Regional Analysis, is available at http://www.econ.armstrong.edu/cra/monitor.htm.

January 01, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Holtzman reappointed to real estate board

ATLANTA – Gov. Sonny Perdue announced last week the reappointment of Hinesville resident George W. Holtzman to the Georgia Real Estate Commission.

January 01, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Jekyll Island cutting jobs

JEKYLL ISLAND - The Jekyll Island Authority is cutting jobs and scaling back workers' hours to cope with a sharp decline in revenue.

The authority voted Monday to cut 13 full-time and 35 part-time jobs. Work hours also will be reduced for 20 full-time and five part-time employees.

December 31, 2008 | Associated Press | Business


Baldinos continues holiday tradition

It's a good thing that Baldinos specializes in giant submarine sandwiches, as an estimated 300 to 400 people snaked around the interior and out the front door of the Hinesville restaurant's annual free Christmas Eve lunch on Wednesday.

December 29, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business


Thrift takes statewide role with cooperatives

Gum Branch resident and Canoochee Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) Director Connie Thrift was recently elected vice chairperson of the Georgia EMC Directors' Association.

December 29, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Feds close two banks, one in Georgia

NEW YORK - Regulators on Friday closed Haven Trust Bank, the fifth bank failure this year in Georgia.

Also closed was Sanderson State Bank in Texas, bringing to 25 the number of U.S. bank failures in 2008.

December 28, 2008 | By Sara Lepro Associated Press writer | Business


'Tis season for giving

Given the current state of the economy, this holiday season may be tougher on local families than in the past. However, some people are still able to dig into their pockets and find something to give to others.

December 27, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business


Italian eatery opens in Hinesville

Locals can now get authentic Italian food after Liberty County's only privately-owned Italian restaurant, Italiano's, opened last Monday.

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


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Region's economy expected to grow

SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy expanded rapidly during the fourth quarter of 2013 and should continue to experience significant growth throughout 2014.

April 03, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Applebee's christens rennovations

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar, 1492 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville, held a ribbon cutting March 18 in recognition of the completion of its renovation. The event was held in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce on March 18.

March 31, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Hinesville jobless rate down to 8 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that metro Hinesville's unemployment rate decreased to 8 percent in February, down 0.3 percent from 8.3 percent in January. The rate was 8.9 percent in February a year ago.

March 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


New hobby store opening in Pooler

Michaels, North America's largest arts-and-crafts specialty retailer, announced that a new store will open April 6 at 252 Pooler Parkway.

March 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


United Way picks MedBank to manage benefits

SAVANNAH - MedBank has been selected by United Way of the Coastal Empire to assume management of Access Benefits Online.

March 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Liberty banker gets hired in Darien

Joseph R. Ford, a longtime resident of Liberty County, has joined Southeastern Bank as senior loan officer and assistant vice president of the bank's Darien office.

March 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Legislature OKs more funding for harbor

SAVANNAH - The $35 million in additional port-deepening funds proposed by Gov. Nathan Deal was approved by the state Legislature on Tuesday and awaits Deal's signature.

March 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Hobart closing Richmond Hill plant

The commercial food appliance manufacturer Hobart will close its Richmond Hill plant before the end of 2014, ending a 30-year relationship during which the company was the city's only industry.

March 20, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Business


Main Street project going to council

Hinesville Downtown Partners Tuesday discussed starting a Main Street start-up program here. The partners will ask city leaders for support Thursday at a council.

March 19, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Jobless rate rises here in January

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that metro Hinesville's unemployment rate increased to 8.2 percent in January, up 0.1 percent from 8.1 percent in December.

March 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


State revenue up over a year ago

Gov. Nathan Deal announced recently that Georgia's net tax collections for the month of February totaled almost $838 million for an increase of $42 million, or 5.3 percent, compared to the month-ended February 2013.

March 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Chamber offers Photoshop workshop

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau will hold a Photoshop workshop from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, at the chamber/CVB offices, 425 W. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.

March 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Public works contractor has new boss

Hinesville public works contractor OMI has a new director slated to take the reins from current Director Gregg Higgins. Guan Ellis joined OMI on Feb. 10 and is expected to take over in May.

March 14, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Insurance company honors local agency

Holtzman Insurance Agency recently earned the Allstate Insurance Company's "Distinguished Agency Award."

March 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Ameris Bancorp to buy The Coastal Bank

MOULTRIE -- Ameris Bancorp, the parent company of Ameris Bank, Tuesday announced the acquisition of The Coastal Bank (Coastal Bankshares, Inc), scheduled to close in the third quarter of 2014. Once this merger is finalized, Ameris Bank will be the largest community bank on the Georgia coast.

March 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


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