ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported Wednesday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Hinesville area increased to 8.4 percent in November, up four-tenths of a percentage point from 8.0 percent in October. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the area increased to 2,779, up 181 from 2,598. The jobless rate in the metro Hinesville area in November 2009 was 7.5 percent.
The Southern Economic Development Council, the oldest and largest regional economic development association in North America with 750 members from organizations in 17 states in the South, has chosen the Liberty County Development Authority as a recipient of the 2010 Communications Award in two categories.
BRUNSWICK - Georgia officials are extending the state's food shrimp harvest season by 10 days, to Jan. 10.
CLAXTON - NeSmith Chevrolet Buick GMC distributed $36,718 in toys to three local organizations as a result of a 15-day "Facebook FunRaiser" that took place Dec. 1-15.
It's no secret that the economy is rough right now and budgets are tight. Monetary holiday bonuses for employees and volunteers might not be in the cards for many business owners, managers and volunteer coordinators. However, there are many other ways to make hard workers feel appreciated.
ATLANTA - Georgia's population has swelled to nearly 9.7 million, boosting its representation in Congress, numbers released by the U.S. Census show.
The government did us a favor when it created the CARD Act, which reined in banks and credit-card companies that had been collecting millions of extra dollars from consumers.
The Holtzman Companies recently donated a collection of teddy bears to the Hinesville Police Department to be given to children in crisis.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will soon name its first ambassador of the year. Local businesses are invited to help the chamber honor the ambassador by donating a service, good or promotional item to be included in a prize package.
If you're like many people, you're watching your dollars extra carefully this year as you do your holiday shopping. And that's a good thing, because even in the best of times, it's never wise to go overboard on gifts. But by making the right moves during this holiday season, you can also help ensure that you stay on track toward your long-term financial goals.
Christmas came early for Charlene Parlett of Hinesville, whose name was drawn as the grand prize winner of a $500 downtown shopping spree courtesy of the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority. The drawing concluded a three-week promotion.
If you have a computer and really don't know where all your money goes, your life can be easier if you invest in personal-finance budget software. Nearly all of the finance programs have reports that you can customize and generate. Want to know how much you're spending for groceries? Or how much miscellaneous cash went to coffee in the morning? The program will tell you. Your bank statement will include the debit-card amounts, which you'll need to add in, but not the cash you spend. You'll need to enter that as well.
When Ben Franklin famously wrote "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," I'm pretty sure he wasn't warning his readers about the perils of cyber crime. But in today's world of phishing, shoulder-surfing and computer spyware, his advice hits home.
Area residents, as well as those across the state, now have another choice when it comes to picking an insurance provider.
Grants are available to private landowners to help restore and conserve longleaf pine trees.
Navy Federal Credit Union opened a new branch location at the corner of South Main Street and Veterans Parkway in Hinesville Monday morning.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for December was 5.6 percent, unchanged from November. The rate ...
RICHMOND HILL - Chris Fettes didn't suppress his excitement Monday about Coastal Electric Cooperative's new facility.
"Hey! Guys, you know it's time to shop!" yelled cheerleaders from Lewis Frasier Middle School during the grand opening of the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market ...
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's annual banquet welcomed the new Board of Directors for 2016 and offered up the Taste of Liberty from ...
RINCON - Work on a proposed, hotly debated pipeline could start by the end of the year, according to a Kinder Morgan official.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for December was 5.6 percent, unchanged from 5.6 percent ...
Property transfers recorded in the Liberty County Clerk of Courts Office Oct. 21-30, from books 1881 and 1882, include:
RICHMOND HILL - For a little bit last week, Stedman Graham was living like his longtime partner.
Employees working in forestry earned more in wages and salaries in 2014 than people in any other Georgia manufacturing industry, according to a report issued ...
SAVANNAH - Leadership Southeast Georgia recently announced the election of its 2016 Board of Directors. Among the board members is Sherrie Struble, vice president of The ...
Liberty County Leaders and business owners gathered for the monthly Progress Through People luncheon Thursday, hosted by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.
ATLANTA - Area Kroger customers and associates over the holidays contributed more than $47,000 in six weeks to Kroger's 2015 Can Hunger campaign and ...
Property transfers recorded in the Liberty County Clerk of Courts Office Oct. 20-28, from book 1881, include:
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