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'Tis the season for returns

Forget about washing the sinkful of dirty dishes or gathering up those piles of wrapping paper, there's some after-Christmas shopping and gift-returning to be done.

December 28, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Business


Job rolls up a tad

The latest unemployment numbers released by the Georgia Department of Labor may hold a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel for Hinesville and Coastal Georgia.

December 28, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Business


Restaurant earns sign with persistence

It took four years of negotiating, but Juan's Mexicali owner Michael Moody finally got the city of Hinesville to approve a new sign for his restaurant. The sign was posted where a Wendy's sign once stood.

December 24, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Business


Lumpkin moves up in accounting firm

Certified public accountant Penny Hendry Lumpkin has been admitted as a member of the firm Barrs, Coiner & Lumpkin, LLC (formerly Carmichael, Clay & Barrs, LLC) in Brunswick.

December 24, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Discount grocery coming to Hinesville

Early next spring, thrifty shoppers will have more options to look forward to when the Save-A-Lot grocery store chain opens a location in Hinesville.

December 23, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Business


Small businesses rule city scene

Though debate continues over whether the economic recession will end in 2010, the mom-and-pop shops that opened in 2009 might just stick around another year, and Hinesville is inviting more businesses to bring their goods and services to town.

December 23, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Business


Holtzman Christmas drives give to charities

December 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Comcast rolls out faster Internet

SAVANNAH - Comcast, a provider of entertainment, information and communications products and services, recently announced it is launching next-generation DOCSIS 3.0 and moving from broadband to wideband in Savannah and surrounding areas, including several southeastern Georgia communities.

December 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Locals graduate from development academy

The Georgia Academy for Economic Development recently announced the local graduates from the 2009 region 12 multi-day training program.

December 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Georgia Power asks for rate hike

ATLANTA - Georgia Power has asked the Public Service Commission to approve increased fuel charges that would raise the bill for the typical residential customer by $6.98 a month.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported on it's Web site that the utility asked the Georgia PSC to approve the request Tuesday.

December 17, 2009 | Associated Press | Business


Project Thunder memorandum gets OK

The board of the Liberty County Development Authority approved a final memorandum of understanding Tuesday morning with the company behind Project Thunder, a large-scale development that's anticipated to bring at least 200 jobs to the area sometime late next year.

December 16, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Business


Secretary of Army has no solution for lost brigade

Last week's meeting between the secretary of the Army and local proponents of troop increases for Fort Stewart revealed some measure of compensation may be possible for community investors and the Army post, but no promises were made.

December 16, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Business


Shane's Rib Shack ready to open here

ATLANTA - Shane's Rib Shack, a Petrus Brands company, is expanding further into South Georgia with six new locations, including Hinesville, Savannah, Pooler and Valdosta, and into South Carolina with future store openings in Beaufort.

December 14, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Step taken for new plant

Liberty County Development Authority board members met early Tuesday to review a memorandum of understanding that would bring them a step closer to welcoming a sizeable, though still unnamed, employer to the area.

December 14, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Business


Courier wins statewide education award

The Georgia School Boards Association has awarded the Coastal Courier the GSBA Beacon Award for its coverage of local education.

December 11, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Business


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Grand opening for real estate office

Liberty Real Estate Services held a grand opening April 30 for its new office in Ludowici.

May 21, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


American employees miss out on average $1,300 annually, report says

American workers are leaving an average $1,336 each year on the table by not contributing enough money into their company's 401(k) savings plan to get the "free money" that comes from the employer's matching contribution, according to a report by Financial Engines.

May 20, 2015 | Mandy Morgan Deseret News | Business


How quickly interviewers decide if they'll hire you or not

While it's important to prepare thoroughly for an interview, it may be even more important to make an enduring impression.

May 20, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Business


What Americans get wrong about miscarriages

Despite the fact that 15 to 20 percent of clinically recognized pregnancies end in miscarriage, Americans remain largely in the dark as to why and how often they happen, according to a new study by The American College of Obstetrician and Gynecologists.

May 19, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


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


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