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Local company among UGA's fastest growing

Hinesville business Data South Systems is ranked No. 13 on the "Bulldog 100: Fastest Growing Bulldog Businesses" list for 2010, released by the University of Georgia Alumni Association.

February 10, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Business


Business community strives for 'work ready' status

Efforts by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and its community partners to improve the skills of the local workforce are paying off.

February 08, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Business


Southeast Auto becomes NAPA center

Southeast Auto Service of Hinesville recently was selected by NAPA Auto Parts to become the designated NAPA AutoCare Center for Hinesville. Southeast Auto Service is one of two NAPA AutoCare Centers in Liberty County.

February 05, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


LCDA members attend planning session in Atlanta

The Liberty County Development Authority recently had a two-day planning session to discuss short and long-term goals. The session was at the Centergy building in Atlanta, which houses the Georgia Department of Economic Development and the economic development arms of Georgia EMC, Georgia Power and the Electric Cities of Georgia.

February 05, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Sleep center gets accreditation

WESTCHESTER, Ill. - The Southeast Sleep Disorders Center in Hinesville recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

February 05, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Supplies for Haiti pass through airport

Charlie Martin with MidCoast Regional Airport refuels a plane loaded with medical supplies headed to Haiti Jan. 25. Martin said he stayed after hours to insure delivery after the pilot contacted the civilian-military airport on Fort Stewart. Also with the support of LCDA and Liberty County the airport has established after hours flight support for air evacuation helicopter services that serve Southeast Georgia.

February 01, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Realty Executives resets downtown face

The Realty Executive Offices at 401 S. Main St. recently underwent a renovation, which included totally rehabilitating the 1978, one-story structure and building a second story.

January 29, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Jobless rate jumps to 8 percent here

ATLANTA - Unemployment in the Hinesville area jumped five-tenths of a percent to 8 percent in December, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.

January 29, 2010 | Staff report | Business


Chamber honors businesses, installs officers

Local business owners gathered at Club Stewart on Thursday for the 2010 Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's annual banquet and awards dinner. The event, sponsored by The Auto Super Center and owner Kevin Thomas, recognized locally owned and operated businesses that managed to thrive in 2009 despite the recession and the cancellation of a promised fifth brigade at Fort Stewart.

January 25, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff write | Business


Store introducing gallery for comic book art, artists

If visions of superheroes and supervillains dance in your head, Jungle Jake's could be the place for you to express your graphic novel-inspired creativity. Jason Lee, owner of the secondhand bookstore that was later reinvented as a comic-book and collectibles store, is tweaking his focus one more time to suit the unique interests of Jungle Jake's clientele.

January 22, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Business


USA Discounters opens store here

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce welcomed its newest member, USA Discounters with a tibbon cutting ceremony recently.

January 22, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Pharmacy moving, getting new name

Whitman Pharmacy has announced it will move to a new location at 481 E.G. Miles Parkway on Feb. 8.

January 22, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Search on for country's oldest worker

Nominations are being accepted in the search for America's Outstanding Oldest Worker.

January 22, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


City celebrates new subdivision opening

Longtime Hinesville developer Dryden Enterprises and members of city government and the Chamber of Commerce gathered Friday to cut the ribbon on Dryden's latest residential community, Griffin Park.

January 15, 2010 | Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Business


Brunswick Mercedes processing center opens

BRUNSWICK - The Port of Brunswick's newest vehicle processing center for Mercedes-Benz USA opened Monday with the arrival of more than 1,600 Mercedes-Benz automobiles. The shipment was the first delivery of the import vehicles to Brunswick's Colonel's Island Terminal. Ports America, Inc. is the stevedore for the MOL vessel, M/V Paradise Ace.

January 15, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


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Ice cream distribution center still open

Blue Bell Creameries' transfer station in Bryan County will remain open despite significant cost-cutting measures by the company, a Blue Bell spokesman said Tuesday.

May 19, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher Correspondent | Business


Phone store opens new location

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting May 7 for The Wireless Company's Verizon retail store at 764 W. Oglethorpe Highway, Suite B in Hinesville.

May 19, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Yoga at work might help you control stress

If you’re like the majority of American workers, you’ve most likely felt stressed at work within the past week.

May 18, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Business


What does a Dutch cereal farm have to teach us about overpopulation?

Concerns about overpopulation have been a mainstay in poverty eradication discussions for decades. But according to the Brookings Institution, the problem isn't only overhyped, it's also missing the bigger issue.

May 18, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


How The Great Recession affected your emotional health

The Great Recession has shaped up to be one of the defining factors of the millennial generation.

May 18, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


McDonald's unhealthy image and why it can't shake it

With a wink to its core customer, the 18-25-year-old, non-discerning white male, McDonald’s released an ad in January mocking heath nuts.

May 18, 2015 | Deborah Sutton Deseret News | Business


Hair salon moves locations

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting April 17 for Essence Hair Salon to celebrate the opening of its new salon at 452 W. Gen. Screven Way, Suite D in Hinesville.

May 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Stephen Colbert just made a lot of teachers in South Carolina very happy

Former late-night cable news satirist — and heir to David Letterman's throne at CBS' "Late Night" — Stephen Colbert has made headlines for his announcement Thursday that he has organized the funds to cover every public school grant request currently listed on DonorsChoose.org in his home state of South Carolina.

May 18, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Sixth-grade girl writes stirring poem that encourages children to never give up on their dreams

One of the most talked about moments from the Women in the World Summit 2015, an annual event that aims to explore "the struggles and triumphs of women and girls around the globe" that was held in New York City from April 22 to April 24, was a stirring poem from a sixth-grader.

May 16, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Lease or buy: That's the (car) question

A generation or so ago, options for buying a car were limited.

May 16, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


5 job interview tips you haven't heard before

It’s graduation season, and that means hundreds of thousands of graduates nationwide are now turning their attention to landing their dream jobs.

May 16, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Business


What's the happiest country in the world? It depends on how you define happiness

What's the happiest country in the world? The answer isn't as simple as the question.

May 15, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


State now allows debit-card payroll

Georgia employers now have another option for paying their employees: prepaid payroll debit cards, according to a recent bulletin from the Georgia Chamber of Commerce's Center for Competitiveness.

May 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Store donates tools to Career Academy

Hinesville's Tractor Supply Co. recently donated $1,000 in tools and equipment to support the construction pathway at Liberty College and Career Academy. Store manager Matt Greig became aware of the program at LCCA from two media specialists who work in the district and then contacted LCCA. The tools will be used in the construction pathway on skills that help make students employable in the construction and carpentry trades.

May 14, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Will a guaranteed basic income replace welfare?

The efficiency of the American welfare state is no minor issue of debate. Each year, the president and Congress negotiate the best ways to distribute funds in the federal budget, and each year there are those who call for major reforms to the social safety net, from both the left and the right. Some, typically from the conservatives in Congress, call for reduced spending on welfare initiatives, while others, typically the liberals, call for increases and expansions.

May 14, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


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