WASHINGTON - The government and the mortgage industry are launching the most sweeping effort yet to help troubled homeowners by speeding up the process for renegotiating hundreds of thousands of delinquent loans held by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency, which seized control of the two mortgage finance companies in September, announced the plan Tuesday along with other government and industry officials, including Hope Now, an alliance of mortgage companies organized by the Bush administration last year.
ATLANTA (AP) _ It costs a lot to be 'working poor' - especially in metro Atlanta.
A single parent of three in Gwinnett County needs to make more than $62,000 a year to avoid going on government assistance, according to the author of a new report that examines the most basic costs of living for families in each of Georgia's 159 counties.
Among the businesses that allowed employees to wear costumes on was VIP Office Furniture & Supply in Hinesville.
The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from Sept. 15-26. The listings include the names of the sellers and buyers, the book and page where the deed can be found in deed books maintained in the clerk's office, the transfer tax (which gives an estimate of the price paid, based on $1 per $1,000) and a description of the property, which may be the subdivision and/or Georgia Militia District where it is located. Refer to the accompanying map for the GMD numbers.
Jeffery Arnold, a director for The Heritage Bank, recently graduated from the Community Bankers Association of Georgia's Bank Directors' College, a part of the Community Bankers University.
Valeria West of Hinesville has been included in the merit list for the summer quarter at Swainsboro Technical College.
When the construction site across from Liberty Regional Medical Center becomes the Hinesville Professional Center, John Carnes, owner of John Carnes construction, hopes it will be a hub for area professionals. Carnes owns the center and the land it's being built on. He plans to lease spaces when it's complete.
Even more decisions hang in the balance Tuesday as the Federal Communication Commission will vote on a proposal that could mean increased telephone and Internet service rates for much of the country.
In an effort to showcase Hinesville's holiday spirit and encourage residents to take advantage of local holiday shopping opportunities, the first of two downtown holiday open houses opens today from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
When they noticed a disparity in many contracted projects for women and minorities, members of the Liberty County Development Authority decided to take on a Minority/Women Business Enterprise initiative.
It was another good year at the state fair for Brewer's Christmas Tree Farm. The locally owned and operated business earned the most blue ribbons for Christmas trees (10 of 15
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 48 of Hinesville recently presented a plaque of appreciation to Rick Place, general manager of NaCon Body Shop, for the support his business has given to the DAV during its 2008 fundraisers. Chapter Commander Garlon Penland presented the plaque.
The Hinesville Area Board of Realtors held it's annual basket auction Oct. 15 at Coastal EMC in Midway.
ATLANTA - As winter approaches, the Georgia Department of Human Resources will again help Georgians struggling to keep up with the cost of heating their homes. DHR's Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program has received approximately $74.5 million in federal funds to assist low-income, elderly and disabled Georgians with heating bills.
LUDOWICI - According to Long County Development Authority Chairman Terry Gordon, Jones Creek Machinery is ready to move into the Long County Industrial Site.
Construction is under way on a new Tractor Supply Company store in Hinesville, the company's 54th Georgia location. The retailer is setting up shop in the former builder supply store and lumberyard at 766 W. Oglethorpe Highway, across from Walmart.