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Jobless claims up more than double over 2008

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor says 96,306 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for state unemployment insurance benefits in March, an increase of 126.3 percent from March of 2008.

The department said Thursday the metropolitan areas with the highest percentage of increase in claims were Gainesville, up 249.4 percent; Rome, up 218.4 percent; and Brunswick, up 185.0 percent.

April 09, 2009 | Associated Press | Business


LCDA may refinance its headquarters

The Liberty County Development Authority is looking to permanently finance its $2.5 million building on Highway 84.

April 03, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Home buying seminar is April 25

Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors, along with The Coastal Bank, is pleased to announce a free first-time, home buying seminar at 7:02 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at The Coastal Bank, 101 S. Main St., Hinesville.

April 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Jones Medical Equipment opens here

April 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


$250 payments for SS beneficiaries on way

Vice President Joe Biden and Michael J. Astrue, commissioner of Social Security, announced recently that the federal government will send out $250 economic recovery payments to people who receive Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits beginning in early May and continuing throughout the month. No action is required to get

April 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Board of realtors honors agents productivity

The Hinesville Area Board of Realtors had its award banquet Friday at Group Therapy Bar and Grill.

April 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Heritage Bank buying two branches in Glynn Co.

The Heritage Bank announced Monday that it has signed an agreement to acquire the two Glynn County branches of Security Bank.

April 01, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Chamber hears how area is 'Work Ready'

Tom Hines, executive director of training operations at Savannah Technical College, explained the Georgia Work Ready Initiative program to a crowd of about 50 during Thursday's Progress through People luncheon, sponsored by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.

April 01, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Long development authority elects chairwoman

LUDOWICI - The Long County Development Authority elected Christy Wingate as chairwoman, replacing the late Terry Gordon.

March 30, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


Coldwell Banker, Holtzman honored for sales

Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors was named the No. 1 company in units closed with 21-35 agents in the Southern region for independently owned and operated affiliated companies in the Coldwell Banker system in 2008.

March 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Officials to discuss nuke plant near Baxley

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff has scheduled an open house for Thursday, April 2, and will be available to discuss and answer questions about the agency's assessment of safety performance during 2008 at the Hatch nuclear power plant. The plant, operated by Southern Nuclear Operating Co., is about 11 miles north of Baxley and about 20 miles south of Vidalia.

March 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Local certified in corporate etiquette

McLEAN, Va. - Hinesville resident Daisy Jones was recently trained and certified as a corporate etiquette and international protocol consultant by The Protocol School of Washington.

March 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


87 counties post double digit unemployment

ATLANTA - More than half of Georgia's 159 counties have posted double-digit unemployment rates, according to an analysis from the state Labor Department.

Georgia has a record-high 9.3 percent jobless rate, more than a percentage point above the national average of 8.1 percent.

March 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Power sources make growth possible

Coastal Electric Cooperative Vice President Mark Bolton told Hinesville Rotarians Thursday that in terms of development and growth, electricity is usually taken for granted.

March 25, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business


Road work contractor faces fines

The contractor for the construction on Memorial Drive has been fined $124,250 by the federal Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for safety violations.

March 25, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


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Curves having open houses

Curves International Inc. announced last week that participating Curves, including the Hinesville location, are hosting open houses the week of Sept. 15-20, in which new members can receive 30 days free, in addition to a free workout.

September 12, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


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