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Assistance available for heating bills

The Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority Inc. will assist eligible households with heating bills. Georgia's heating-assistance program began Tuesday for homebound and elderly households 65 years or older. The public can apply beginning Dec. 1. Payments will be made directly to the home energy supplier.

November 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Pay-as-you-go plan helps credit-challenged customers

As temperatures cool and economic struggles continue, consumers across Georgia are looking for savings and value during home heating season. This trend is evident in the continued growth of Gas South's pay-as-you-go program, which has a three-year track record of providing affordable residential natural gas service to credit-challenged consumers in Georgia.

November 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Budget now for holiday spending

It's tough sticking to your budget any time of year, but the holiday season presents special challenges with so many unexpected expenses and temptations. If you sometimes fall prey to holiday overspending, you might want to look for year-round small spending cuts in other areas of your life that, when added together, can result in big savings.

November 02, 2011 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Business News


Savannah area jobless drops in September

ATLANTA - Unemployment numbers for metro Savannah declined last month while same numbers for the coastal region remained unchanged.

November 02, 2011 | Staff report | Business News


Bank of America backs off debt card fee

NEW YORK - Bank of America Corp. is scrapping its plan to charge a $5 monthly fee for debit card purchases after outraged customers threatened an exodus.

November 02, 2011 | By Candice Choi Associated Press writer | Business News


New eateries planned for stretch of 84

If the signs ring true, Highway 84 soon will welcome two new restaurants in buildings once occupied by Western Sizzlin and the Colleseum.

November 02, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Business News


Avoid these scary investment moves

If you have kids - or even if you don't - you're probably aware that Halloween is fast approaching. Of course, you may find the ghouls, witches and creepy impersonations of celebrities to be more amusing than alarming. But as you go through life, you will find some things that generally are frightening, such as investment moves that are misdirected or go awry.

October 30, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business News


Rental business opens shop here

HomeSmart hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 14 in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce. Manager Tony Avila, along with staff members, welcomed elected city officials, chamber staff, board members, ambassadors, members and people from the community to the event.

October 29, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Jobless rate nears 10 percent here

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in Hinesville increased to 9.8 percent in September, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 9.6 percent in July. The jobless rate in Hinesville in September a year ago was 8.8 percent.

October 28, 2011 | Staff report | Business News


War’s end may be good for area business

Local business leaders appear cautiously optimistic regarding news that the war in Iraq is ending and troops stationed there will be coming home by the end of the year.

October 28, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Business News


Southern Co. sees industrial boost

ATLANTA - One of the nation's largest utilities says energy sales show that economic activity is picking up in the Southeast industrial sector, but it's offset by job losses elsewhere.

October 27, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


Governor: South Carolina will hear harbor deepening appeal

SAVANNAH - South Carolina environmental regulators will allow Georgia to plead its case for deepening the shared river channel to Savannah's booming seaport before the neighboring state decides whether to finalize its rejection of a permit for the $600 million project, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said Wednesday.

October 27, 2011 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Business News


Study: Rich get a lot richer, outpace middle class

WASHINGTON - The richest 1 percent of Americans have been getting far richer over the last three decades while the middle class and poor have seen their after-tax household income only crawl up in comparison, according to a government study.

October 27, 2011 | By Andrew Taylor Associated Press writer | Business News


Midway hires attorney to settle water dispute

Midway City Council at its October meeting voted down a minor preliminary move toward settling its water and sewer dispute with the Liberty County Development Authority and engaged an attorney to handle dealings with the LCDA.

October 26, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps and Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier | Business News


LCDA OKs TPE water repairs, proposed lease

The Liberty County Development Authority board approved an estimated $19,949 in water system repairs at Tradeport East Business Center and a proposed lease in the former Bioagra building during its Monday meeting.

October 26, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Business News


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Chamber wants nominations for awards

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations from the community for business leader of the year, business of the year and civic leader ...

December 18, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Coastal EMC mailing $699K in checks

This week Coastal Electric Cooperative will mail 3,829 checks totaling $698,772 to people who received electricity from the co-op in 1987 and 1988 ...

December 14, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Protect trees during the cold

This weekend, even the most thick-blooded Georgians is bundle up in winter coats, hats and gloves. A cold front is moving across the state, and ...

December 11, 2017 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


Enmarket buys Clyde’s

Savannah-based Enmarket Stations has boosted its convenience store reach with a 35-store deal bringing the company total to 90 stores in Georgia and the Carolinas.

December 07, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Picking the perfect tree

Since last weekend, I have noticed peculiar things happening in Coastal Georgia. Seemingly overnight, trees and shrubs are now adorned with shining ornaments, lights and ...

December 04, 2017 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


Forestry to be topic of Savannah discussion

A tour to learn Georgians' hopes and concerns about forestry will present a "Tree Talk" in Savannah at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the ...

December 04, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


New riverkeeper hired for Ogeechee

Ogeechee Riverkeeper has hired Dr. Simona Perry as its new riverkeeper/executive director.

November 30, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Hinesville economy continues to recover from Hurricane Irma

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said that metro Hinesville continues to recover from the impact of Hurricane Irma.

November 29, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News


How to care for holiday plants

As we enter into the holiday season, many people are looking for the perfect gifts. For those who wish to communicate their well wishes with ...

November 28, 2017 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


Midway plant growing

Arconic, a forged metal producer in the Liberty County Development Authority's Tradeport East business park, needs work space and parking space as it continues ...

November 27, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Business News


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