Local merchants are hopeful they will have a profitable holiday season, even in a slow economy. The busy pre-Christmas shopping period will kick off the day after Thanksgiving, known to retailers as "Black Friday."
The Liberty County Development Authority recently took action on several items.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose slightly to 10.2 percent in October, up one-tenth of a percent from a revised 10.1 percent in September.
Barbara Meador, Cathy O'Hagan and MeLissa Green of VIP Office Furniture and Supply recently won prizes at the TriMega Focus 2009 conference in Hollywood, Fla. Meador won $1,000, O'Hagan won an iPod Nano and Green won a 750GB desktop hard drive.
As a business leader and resident of the Hinesville/Liberty County area, Allstate agency owner Lynn Bennett, of the Bennett Agency, has been designated a premier service agency for 2009.
A major problem with the Courier's printer in Statesboro Saturday evening delayed delivery of Sunday's paper.
Courier publisher Mark Griffin said papers were to be delivered Sunday, but he apologized to readers for any inconvenience it caused.
The Hinesville Day Spa and Salon recently had a grand opening in its new location. Owner Sheela Eichhorn and her staff moved the spa to 951 E.G. Miles Parkway.
Fans of sweet, smoky barbecued pork and chicken have a new reason to lick their lips. Shane's Rib Shack barbecue restaurant is planning to open a franchise in Hinesville in December.
Hinesville has a new sports bar. The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed new chamber members Tyrone Adams and Jodee Carleen, owners of the Colleseum, with a ribbon cutting and grand opening.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently had a ribbon cutting and grand opening for Fish World and Pet Shop, a family owned and operated pet store in Hinesville that specializes in fresh- and saltwater fish. It also carries reptiles, small animals, birds and pet supplies.
Midway will have a holiday bazaar from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at the Midway Civic Center, 9397 E. Oglethorpe Highway. Merchants will showcase products and offer deals during the indoor shopping event. The family event is free to the public.
Private lands surrounding Fort Stewart may soon be planted with longleaf pine seedlings, a native species that also will be reintroduced in other locations across the Georgia coast. The $200,000 project is being funded by federal stimulus money.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Human Services is helping Georgians struggling to keep up with the cost of heating their homes.
At its Tuesday meeting, the Liberty County Commission approved a motion to begin the clearing and grading stage for a three-building, 206,787-square-foot manufacturing facility in the Tradeport East Business Park across from the Target Distribution Center.
Local Re/Max Accent realtor Terry Sherell Fortson recently earned a graduate realtor institute designation from the Georgia and National Associations of Realtors.
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.
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.
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.
A generation or so ago, options for buying a car were limited.
It’s graduation season, and that means hundreds of thousands of graduates nationwide are now turning their attention to landing their dream jobs.
What's the happiest country in the world? The answer isn't as simple as the question.
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.
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.
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.
“If you were taking a new job and had your choice of a boss, would you prefer to work for a man or a woman?”
Almost one-third of Americans aren’t saving for retirement, according to a 2014 survey from the Employee Benefit Research Institute.
Of all the myths surrounding the mystical characteristics of the millennial generation, the belief that they don't have jobs is now the most demonstrably false.
Speros, a national technology company headquartered in Savannah, will open a satellite office in Hinesville on May 20.
At our digital marketing agency, we help all kinds of local businesses, and especially dentists and doctors, improve their online visibility to grow their brand. To help a business grow, I first have to determine the underlying factors inhibiting their growth. In doing this, we typically see the same few problems again and again. Based on my experience, here are the main reasons why businesses often don’t grow as they should.
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