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WaMu becomes biggest bank to fail in US history

NEW YORK -- As the debate over a $700 billion bank bailout rages on in Washington, one of the nation's largest banks - Washington Mutual Inc. - has collapsed under the weight of its enormous bad bets on the mortgage market.

October 11, 2008 | By Madlen Read Associated Press writer | Business


Bank VP on Savannah Tech board

The Coastal Bank's executive vice president and chief operating officer, Jim LaHaise, has been named to the Savannah Technical College Foundation Board of Directors. As part of Savannah Tech's board, LaHaise will help shape the vision and the future of this regional technical college.

October 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


State officials on business junket

ATLANTA -- Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue is traveling to Europe for a weeklong economic development trip, even as he's asking state agencies to cut back on travel amid the state's budget crunch.

October 10, 2008 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Business


New lease may add jobs in Midway

The Liberty County Development Authority approved the transfer of the lease of Harbin Lumber Co. in the Midway Industrial Park to Vidalia Naval Services during a called meeting last week, a move they hope will mean more jobs.

October 07, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


What the financial crisis means for us

Crumbling business on Wall Street has made its way down south to Liberty County as

October 04, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


New power plants to burn wood

ATLANTA (AP) _ Leftover sawdust and wood chips will eventually provide electricity in Georgia under a deal state officials announced Thursday.

October 04, 2008 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Business


Government proposes massive financial bailout

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Urgently moving on multiple fronts to stem the worst financial crisis in decades, the government moved Friday to protect money market mutual funds against losses and temporarily banned short-selling of company stocks. The Treasury Department asked Congress to give it sweeping power to buy up toxic debt that has unhinged Wall Street.

October 04, 2008 | By Jeannine Aversa and Julie Hirschfeld Davis Associated Press writers | Business


Garnishments dip in Liberty County

County Clerk of Courts Barry Wilkes could not explain why Liberty County is seeing a decrease in creditors suing for property or forfeited wages while metro Atlanta offices recently have been falling behind because of so many garnishment filings.

October 02, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Most won't feel change to digital TV

Gov. Sonny Perdue started urging people last month in a press release to prepare now for the upcoming switch to all digital broadcast television, but Comcast cable, the area's only cable provider, said there's no need for its clients to worry.

September 27, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


State jobless rate tops national

Unemployment across the country is the highest it's ever been in five years, according to a federal report released last week. The country saw unemployment jump from 4.7 percent in July 2007 to 6.1 percent last month. State and local officials acknowledged the soaring statistics and tried to explain why so many more people are without work.

September 25, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Courier deliveries delayed Friday morning

The press that prints the Coastal Courier broke down Thursday night, delaying delivery of the Friday's paper.

September 20, 2008 | Staff report | Business


Chemtall gets permits to expand

Citizens at a public meeting in March were united in saying a new SNF-Chemtall permit needed more study and more input, but the state Environmental Protection Division has approved the permit.

September 18, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Business


New shops, restaurant on MLK

It's been less than a year since North Main Construction started work, but Centre Plaza on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive is now complete and will open as early as next week.

September 16, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Food Lion's second store here nearing completion

Food Lion is set to open a new store at 2389 W. Highway 196 in Hinesville later this fall. The store will be Food Lion's second in Hinesville, and the city's fourth grocery store overall.

September 06, 2008 | By Caroline Gotler Correspondent | Business


Scrapbooker makes her own memories

ST. CLOUD, Minn. - Judy Carter of Hinesville recently celebrated 10 years as a Creative Memories consultant as well as a significant birthday while visiting her home state of Minnesota and attending the 2008 Creative Memories National Convention, "Showcase," in Minneapolis.

September 06, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


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McDonald's promotion for free coffee

SAVANNAH - McCafé invites coffee drinkers in the Savannah area to wake up and taste the free coffee.

April 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Region's economy expected to grow

SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy expanded rapidly during the fourth quarter of 2013 and should continue to experience significant growth throughout 2014.

April 03, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Applebee's christens rennovations

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar, 1492 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville, held a ribbon cutting March 18 in recognition of the completion of its renovation. The event was held in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce on March 18.

March 31, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Hinesville jobless rate down to 8 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that metro Hinesville's unemployment rate decreased to 8 percent in February, down 0.3 percent from 8.3 percent in January. The rate was 8.9 percent in February a year ago.

March 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


New hobby store opening in Pooler

Michaels, North America's largest arts-and-crafts specialty retailer, announced that a new store will open April 6 at 252 Pooler Parkway.

March 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


United Way picks MedBank to manage benefits

SAVANNAH - MedBank has been selected by United Way of the Coastal Empire to assume management of Access Benefits Online.

March 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Liberty banker gets hired in Darien

Joseph R. Ford, a longtime resident of Liberty County, has joined Southeastern Bank as senior loan officer and assistant vice president of the bank's Darien office.

March 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Legislature OKs more funding for harbor

SAVANNAH - The $35 million in additional port-deepening funds proposed by Gov. Nathan Deal was approved by the state Legislature on Tuesday and awaits Deal's signature.

March 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Hobart closing Richmond Hill plant

The commercial food appliance manufacturer Hobart will close its Richmond Hill plant before the end of 2014, ending a 30-year relationship during which the company was the city's only industry.

March 20, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Business


Main Street project going to council

Hinesville Downtown Partners Tuesday discussed starting a Main Street start-up program here. The partners will ask city leaders for support Thursday at a council.

March 19, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Jobless rate rises here in January

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that metro Hinesville's unemployment rate increased to 8.2 percent in January, up 0.1 percent from 8.1 percent in December.

March 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


State revenue up over a year ago

Gov. Nathan Deal announced recently that Georgia's net tax collections for the month of February totaled almost $838 million for an increase of $42 million, or 5.3 percent, compared to the month-ended February 2013.

March 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Chamber offers Photoshop workshop

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau will hold a Photoshop workshop from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, at the chamber/CVB offices, 425 W. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.

March 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Public works contractor has new boss

Hinesville public works contractor OMI has a new director slated to take the reins from current Director Gregg Higgins. Guan Ellis joined OMI on Feb. 10 and is expected to take over in May.

March 14, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Insurance company honors local agency

Holtzman Insurance Agency recently earned the Allstate Insurance Company's "Distinguished Agency Award."

March 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


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