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Would-be business owners get boost

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center will have a workshop, "Starting a Business," at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 15.

June 25, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Hinesville jobless rate hit 8.2 percent in May

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Hinesville rose to 8.2 percent in May, up three-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 7.9 percent in April. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the metro area increased to 2,679, up 83 from 2,596 in April.

June 25, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Media chain owner joins ranks of GPA's Golden Club

Last week, Morris Multimedia President Charles Hill Morris Sr. was honored by the Georgia Press Association at the organization's annual convention on Jekyll Island for 50 years of service to the newspaper industry. He joins the ranks of GPA's prestigious Golden Club.

June 25, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Know when to claim credits, deductions

Tax credits and tax deductions are two common ways people lower their income tax bills. Although similar in intention, these two tax-reduction methods have fundamental differences and are not interchangeable.

June 23, 2010 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Business News


Hinesville man earns Clayton Award

Clayton Homes, the nation's largest home builder, announced that Joe Belcher has been named the inaugural winner of the James L. Clayton Award. Belcher, who has been with the company for 25 years, serves as a zone sales manager in Hinesville.

June 21, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


State jobless rate dips in May

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 10.2 percent in May, down one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 10.3 percent in April. However, the jobless rate remains seven-tenths of a percentage point higher than the 9.5 percent at this same time last year. This is the 32nd consecutive month Georgia has exceeded the national unemployment rate, which is now 9.7 percent.

June 21, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Georgia Ports earn national award

NEW YORK - The Georgia Ports Authority won the 2010 Bronze Anvil Award from the Public Relations Society of America for superior performance in the design and execution of an individual public relations tactic within a broader public relations campaign. Honorees were recognized June 3 during the Silver Anvil Awards Evening at the Equitable Tower in New York City.

June 21, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Kroger recalls ice cream

Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin has alerted Georgians to the recall of some Kroger ice cream because it contains ingredients not listed on the label.

June 18, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


New JOJ attorney is area native

Attorney Carl Varnedoe has joined the Hinesville-based law firm of Jones, Osteen & Jones to focus his practice on personal injury and general civil litigation.

June 14, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Student wins manufacturer's logo contest

Gary Mitchell Jr., grandson of Liberty County's Lula M. Godbolt-Turman, won the 2010 Georgia Manufacturer's Appreciation Week Art Design Contest.

June 14, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


New thrift shop benefits homeless

The grand opening for K&K Thrift Shop was on June 5 and drew Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas and Liberty County Homeless Coalition President Herman Scott.

June 11, 2010 | By Charol Shearer Special to the Courier | Business News


NeSmith gives $1,500 to youth baseball

Nesmith Chevrolet executive manager Mike Reed of Hinesville presented $500 donations May 20 to each of the youth baseball programs on Fort Stewart and the Liberty County Recreation Department. This is the second year the dealership has participated in the Chevy Youth Baseball Initiative, a national program that runs every March through July.

June 04, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Jekyll Island revitalization moves forward

JEKYLL ISLAND - The Jekyll Island Authority announced recently that three companies have been selected to join the Jekyll Island beach village project. They will build two new hotels and new retail space for the island. Following a request for proposal process, the board of directors approved the recommendations made by the Jekyll Island Authority evaluation committee, and project development agreements will be finalized with each company.

June 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Business News


Workshops for laid-off educators starting

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said the Georgia Department of Labor will begin a series of workshops this week to help thousands of laid-off Georgia education employees transition into new careers. The first workshops are today and Saturday at the Hilton Garden Inn in Albany, Atlanta Airport Marriott, Atlanta Marriott Century Center, Macon State College and the Marietta campus of Chattahoochee Technical College. All workshops will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

June 04, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Rotary hears of small business loans

At Tuesday's Rotary meeting Wendy Jeffers, senior lending officer for the Small Business Assistance Corporation, spoke about the current loans available through the Small Business Administration. Jeffers also informed the audience about the other assistance programs at their Liberty Street, Savannah, business resource center.

June 01, 2010 | Staff report | Business News


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Realtor marks anniversary with ribbon cutting

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting for Lindy Blanchard in celebration of her first anniversary as a realtor and joining the ...

November 28, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Parkers opens 60th store in Walthourville

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a grand opening and ribbon cutting on Oct. 24 for Parker's Store 60, at its new location ...

November 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Saturday is for local shopping

You've heard of Black Friday.

November 24, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten | Business News


Program aims to help families keep land

There are several resources now available to African American landowners that aren't quite sure how to manage their land or deal with heirs' property ...

November 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Boutique opens in Hinesville

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting last month for Charming Chics Boutique at 2363 Highway 196 West, in the Food Lion ...

November 17, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Class tours PD, new shopping center

The 2016-2017 Leadership Liberty class visited the city of Hinesville on Nov. 2 as part of its nine-month development class, specifically to learn about city ...

November 17, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


West Rehab adds physical therapist in Hinesville

West Rehab and Sports Medicine recently hired Stephen Morris, PT, DPT, CMTPT, as a physical therapist at its Hinesville clinic at 475 S. Main St.

November 15, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Chamber has ribbon cutting for tanning salon

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a grand opening and ribbon cutting Oct. 31 for Sol Terra Tanning Salon at 103 W. General Screven ...

November 15, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Federal money available for home heating aid

The Administration for Children and Families has released $49,887,842 to help low-income families in Georgia stay warm during winter months, cool during summer ...

November 14, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Movie partially shot in Liberty opens Dec. 2

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau, a Camera Ready liaison to the film industry for Liberty County, has announced that a horror movie with ...

November 14, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


After fire, one of Hinesville's oldest downtown businesses back in business

One of Hinesville's oldest downtown businesses is back in business.

November 13, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Business News


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