The Georgia Department of Community Affairs recently announced a new down payment assistance option to its Georgia Dream Homeownership Program. The Georgia Dream "Plus" option offers down payment and closing cost assistance for first-time home buyers with incomes up to 100 percent of their area median incomes.
SNF, the largest industrial employer in Liberty County, recently won the 2009 Governor's International Award in the international trade, small/medium business category at an event in Atlanta sponsored by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Metro Atlanta Chamber and World Trade Center Atlanta.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony at the gazebo on South Main Street for new home-based business owners James and Karen Bell of Rottweiler Vending and Ardysslife.com/kbell.
School Uniforms Outlet recently marked its two-year anniversary. The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce celebrated with store owners Darryl and Jacqueline Stewart at an anniversary party.
Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors and The Coastal Bank will have a free, first-time home buying seminar at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the bank, 101 S. Main St. The public is invited.
ATLANTA - Energy-saving and water-efficient products will be sold without sales taxes in Georgia for a four-day period beginning Thursday.
Georgians will not pay state or local sales taxes on the purchase of energy star-qualified or WaterSense-labeled products that cost $1,500 or less per item.
For those who want to participate in the Leadership Liberty program, the sign-up deadline is quickly approaching.
At its September meeting, the Long County Board of Education heard a presentation by Jeff Ricketson, the project director for the Fort Stewart Growth Management Partnership.
Jim Blake's shopping center is a family affair that combines retail know-how with an entrepreneurial flair to bring new options to shoppers between Walthourville and the edge of Hinesville.
At its annual conference in Savannah, the Georgia Economic Developers Association named Anna Chafin, director of marketing and research for the Liberty County Development Authority, to its board of directors.
The Hinesville/Fort Stewart Post Office recently earned a five-star rating as part of the U.S. Postal Service's new five-star customer service program. Ratings are based on surveys by The Gallup Organization.
Federal stimulus funds are now available to help Liberty and Long County landowners establish longleaf pine forests on storm-damaged woodland areas in need of reforestation.
Community leaders are expressing optimism and excitement following Monday's announcement by Gov. Sonny Perdue that Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas Inc. will locate a manufacturing plant in Pooler.
Howard Paul, president of Benedetto Guitars in Savannah, visited Hinesville last week to give Rotarians a quick rundown of the history and current of state of guitar manufacturing and popularity - especially regarding hand-crafted guitars, Paul's forte.
Blockbuster Video recently announced plans to close up to 960 stores in the upcoming year, but it's not yet certain which stores, including the Hinesville location, will survive the chopping block.
Oil prices are down. So are airline fuel costs. Passenger demand is expected to increase in the coming months.