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Economic crisis is worldwide

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The world economy will slow sharply this year and next, with the United States likely sliding into recession reflecting mounting damage from the most dangerous financial jolt in more than a half-century.

October 23, 2008 | By Jeannine Aversa AP Economics writer | Business


Imperial Sugar ready to rebuild

PORT WENTWORTH -- Imperial Sugar is ready to start rebuilding portions of its Georgia plant devastated by a deadly explosion eight months ago.

October 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Credit getting tighter even here

The borrower may be servant to the lender, but according to Dr. John Howard Brown, credit is "the lifeblood of a modern economy," and should flow freely.

October 21, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


September jobs cut is deepest in five years

WASHINGTON -- Employers slashed payrolls by 159,000 in September, the most in more than five years, a worrisome sign that the economy is hurtling toward a deep recession.

October 18, 2008 | By Jeannine Aversa Associated Press writer | Business


State of ports address talks big business

Georgia Ports Authority's Executive Director Doug J. Marchand will deliver the annual state of the port address on Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. He will speak about the latest developments in Savannah's maritime transportation industry and what the future holds for the Port of Savannah.

October 18, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Natural gas provider files bankruptcy

ATLANTA - Natural gas marketer Catalyst Energy has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after losing its required line of credit.

October 18, 2008 | Associated Press | Business


Hinesville jobless rate at 6.6% in August

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the unemployment rate in Hinesville rose to a preliminary unadjusted rate of 6.6 percent in August, up 1.5 percentage points over the year from 5.1 percent in August 2007.

October 18, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Area bankers say they are solvent, strong

Community banks are facing an increased risk of insolvency, according to a measure of banks' health known as the Texas ratio. Based on data derived from

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


Stock futures point to at least partial rebound

NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks headed for a partial rebound Tuesday, a day after logging their steepest losses in years when the House voted down a proposed $700 billion rescue plan for the financial sector.

October 15, 2008 | By Tim Paradis Associated Press writer | Business


Real estate transfers for Sept. 28

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from Sept. 1-5. 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.

October 14, 2008 | Staff report | Business


Chili's launches 'create-a-pepper' to fight cancer

ATHENS – In support of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Chili's Grill and Bar announced its fifth annual "Create-A-Pepper" campaign during September by inviting people to get creative and raise funds to help St. Jude find cures and help children with cancer and other childhood diseases.

October 14, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Citigroup taking over Wachovia bankins

NEW YORK - In the latest byproduct of the widening global financial crisis, Citigroup Inc. will acquire the banking operations of Wachovia Corp. in a deal facilitated by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

October 14, 2008 | By Sara Pepro Associated Press writer | Business


Recent industrial recruits say business is holding

Tenants in the Tradeport East Business Center have each reported progress since finding a home in Liberty County and say they expect future success.

October 14, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Work starts on Ford Plantation

RICHMOND HILL - The Ford Plantation luxury community and private sporting club recently began renovations to automobile magnate Henry Ford's historic winter mansion.

October 11, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Energy, water conservation sales get tax holiday

ATLANTA - In an effort to help Georgians conserve energy and water, save money and protect the environment, Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Georgia's fourth annual Energy Star sales-tax holiday has been expanded for the first time to include WaterSense labeled products. Georgians will not pay state or local sales taxes on the purchase of energy efficient or water efficient products that cost $1,500 or less per item. The sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, and runs through midnight Sunday, Oct. 5.

October 11, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


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Economist: Georgia's job engine humming

A Georgia State University economist is predicting that Georgia's economic growth will be solid in the coming years.

August 31, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Development authority wins marketing award

The Liberty County Development Authority recently received an award of excellence for one of its marketing projects at the Southern Economic Development Council annual conference, held Aug. 3-5 in Memphis, Tennessee.

August 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Wayne County mine application pulled

JESUP - DuPont Titanium Technologies has withdrawn its application for a surface mining permit in Wayne County with the Environmental Protection Division.

August 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Coastal Home Care gets new COO

Tom Hassett joined Coastal Home Care's leadership team as the chief operating officer.

August 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Barbecue restuarant opens in Ludowici

Ludowici B-B-Q held its grand opening last week, bringing another eatery into Long County.

August 23, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


Jobless rate up in July

ATLANTA - Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for July was 9.3 percent, up 0.5 percent from 8.8 percent in June, the state Department of Labor reported this week.

August 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Area workforce ranked in top 20

The Hinesville-Fort Stewart metropolitan statistical area recently was featured in the top 2 percent of MSAs nationwide for its workforce attributes in Area Development magazine's 100 Leading Locations for 2014.

August 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


LCPC updates Fleming subarea land-use map

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission on Tuesday approved a revised subarea land-use map for the Fleming community.

August 22, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Business


Development authority backs SNF expansion

During its Monday morning meeting, the Liberty County Development Authority approved the site plan for SNF Chemtall's warehouse expansion, Floquip. The approved plan included some variances, such as removing three parking spaces from the visitors' entrance in the cul-de-sac. It also included an exception to the minimum-standard required between the truck/visitors driveway and employee driveway.

August 21, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Chamber replaces administrative assistant

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently added Melissa Bloom to its staff as administrative assistant. She replaces Krista Maines, who recently moved to the finance-assistant position.

August 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


State revenue up 5.5% in July

Georgia's net tax collections for July totaled nearly $1.49 billion for an increase of $78 million, or 5.5 percent, compared to the month-ended July 2013, according to Gov. Nathan Deal.

August 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Long Co. Commission welcomes ambulance service

Dr. James Graham owns and directs Excelsior Ambulance Service, Long County's new service provider. He addressed the county commission Aug. 5.

August 13, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Business


MidCoast Regional to get new fuel supplier

MidCoast Regional Airport's Local Joint-Management Board on Thursday approved a new fuel-supply service contract with World Fuel Service.

August 13, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Business


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