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Tradeport entrance gets another start

With a $50,393 change order request on the table, Liberty County commissioners questioned why the engineering representative for a right turn lane on Islands Highway didn't plan to avoid the problem.

June 08, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Big Riceboro development hits snag

After Hampton Island Preserve manager Ron Leventhal vowed a lawsuit, Plum Creek was left sitting on the bank Tuesday night when Liberty County commissioners tabled a request to rezone land for the massive development.

June 05, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Phone company debuts new name, logo

MONROE, La. and OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - CenturyTel, Inc. and EMBARQ Corp. recently announce the selection of CenturyLink as the name of their combined company.

June 05, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Businesses help local fire department

When a couple of local businessmen heard the Gum Branch Fire Department was having problems with its water storage system, they realized it was in their best interest to see it was fixed.

June 05, 2009 | Staff report | Business


Pay-as-you go lets customers budget gas bill

ATLANTA ­- As the ongoing recession leaves a growing number of people with uncertain budgets and difficult choices, Gas South is providing consumers with a payment option to help ensure the availability of affordable residential natural gas service.

June 05, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Help available for recently unemployed

Cindy Landolt, executive director of Coastal Workforce Investment and Adult Funding, said often people feel are overwhelmed with frustration after losing a job, and don't feel they have necessary skills to find another, possibly better one.

May 29, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business


Planners recommend Allenhurst business center

More business means more noise, crime and less security, according to Jeff Lee during last week's Liberty County Planning Commission meeting.

May 29, 2009 | By Alena Parker | Business


Jobless numbers drop in Hinesville

While jobless numbers statewide, including Coastal Georgia as a whole were up in April, the employment picture in Hinesville actually improved last month.

May 29, 2009 | Staff report | Business


‘Pay-As-You-Go’ Program Provides Affordable Natural Gas Service for Credit-Challenged Customers

ATLANTA - As the ongoing recession leaves a growing number of people with uncertain budgets and difficult choices, Gas South is providing consumers with a payment option to help ensure the availability of affordable residential natural gas service. The Atlanta-based natural gas provider's pay-as-you-go program was developed for credit-challenged customers who may have recently relocated or are dealing with financial challenges that prevent them from paying the deposits required by other natural gas providers.

May 28, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


State offers incentives to job seekers

ATLANTA - Unemployed Georgians who participate in a state work training program will be eligible for money to help give their job search a boost.

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced on Wednesday that the new "Be Work Ready" initiative would give $50 or $100 gift cards to those who earn a state work ready certificate or who improve their job skills through free, online training. The money is designed to help offset job search expenses.

May 28, 2009 | Associated Press | Business


Initial jobless claims drop unexpectedly

WASHINGTON - The tally of newly laid-off people requesting jobless benefits fell last week, the government said Thursday, a sign that companies are cutting fewer workers.

But the number of people continuing to receive unemployment benefits rose to 6.78 million - the largest total on records dating back to 1967 and the 17th straight record week. The figures for continuing claims lag behind initial claims by one week.

May 28, 2009 | By Christopher Rugaber Associated Press writer | Business


8,000 homes on way to Riceboro area

Rave reviews followed the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission unanimous recommendation to rezone more than 10,000 acres of unincorporated Liberty County for a mixed-use development.

May 23, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Local stylist to work on BET program

BET Sunday Best gives singers a chance to show off their vocal abilities. A nationwide search is conducted in cities across the country and the top contestants perform weekly in front of a live audience in Atlanta, striving to win the title of "Sunday Best."

May 23, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


LCDA contract flap settled

After previous hesitations, the Liberty County Development Authority unanimously decided to contract with Strategic Business Solutions Unlimited for work on a minority and women business enterprise initiative.

May 20, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Congress looking at credit card limits

WASHINGTON - Unable to stop the tide of foreclosures and job losses, lawmakers are hoping to give voters at least some breathing room in the economic downturn by banning arbitrary credit card rate hikes and excessive fees.

Legislation that would impose new restrictions on the industry was expected to pass the Senate on Tuesday. With the House having endorsed a similar measure already, Democratic leaders said they hoped to send a final version to the president to sign by week's end.

May 19, 2009 | By Anne Flaherty Associated Press writer | Business


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Plugging into the sunshine

The recent passage of the Solar Financing and Free Market Act of 2015 has paved the way for affordable access to solar energy for homeowners ...

September 01, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Business


Area jobless rate rises in July

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for July was 6.9 percent, 0.2 percentage point from 6 ...

August 31, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate rises to 6.9 percent in July

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for July was 6.9 percent, 0.2 percentage point from 6 ...

August 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


New business aims to spread solar wealth

Editor's note: This is the first of two parts on the new available options for solar energy within Liberty County. Today, we look at ...

August 25, 2015 | Patty Leon | Business


Goodbye, Sal; hello, tea

The Liberty County Convention & Visitors Bureau announced a logo change this week, from Sal the salamander to a Mason jar with tea.

August 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Brunswick-based hospice accredited

BRUNSWICK - Heartland Hospice has received accreditation from the Community Health Accreditation Program Inc.

August 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Property transfers for Aug. 24

Deeds filed with the Liberty County Clerk of Courts between Aug. 3 and 9 include:

August 24, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Permits issued for movie studio

FONU2, Inc. announced Monday that Effingham County has approved Moon River Studios' initial permit request to begin construction of the entrance, roads, and water lines ...

August 19, 2015 | Effingham Herald | Business


VIP Office celebrates 40 years in Hinesville

VIP Office celebrated 40 years of business at its fourth annual Customer Appreciation Expo.

August 18, 2015 | Tiffany King | Business


Discount store's opening draws crowd

It was an exciting time for customers looking to welcome a new discount retailer to Hinesville.

August 15, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Business


Business wins advertising

Cathy Thomas and Rhonda Thomas, co-owners of Molly Maxine clothing and cosmetics boutique in downtown Hinesville, won $1,000 worth of free digital billboard advertising ...

August 14, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Discount store has ribbon cutting today

The newest Ollie's Bargain Outlet store will celebrate its grand opening in Hinesville with a ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. today at its ...

August 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


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