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Telephone company looks at big merger

CenturyLink, a communications company with local offices in Hinesville, recently announced it will merge with Qwest, considered by some to be a leader in the networks services market because of its national fiber-optic network.

January 12, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Business News


New golf community planned for Bryan

Even though he's only played one round of golf in his entire life, Paul Fletcher has overseen the development of six communities with golf courses in Southeast United States, not including the one coming to South Bryan County.

January 11, 2011 | By Hallie D. Martin Special to the Courier | Business News


Georgia Power boss defends rate hike

ATLANTA - Georgia Power's new president said last week that the electric utility had to raise prices to meet stricter emissions rules and maintain its system, but he's considering new ways to help customers cut costs.

January 11, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


Courier to offer premium content for a fee

Recently, the Coastal Courier launched a new, redesigned website that includes expanded news content, services, easy navigation, an event calendar, more audio and video and other local features.

January 10, 2011 | Staff report | Business News


Bankruptcy filings rose in 2010

Many consumers apparently are learning their lessons the hard way when it comes to big spending during recession-era holiday seasons.

January 10, 2011 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Business News


Patriot Express loans help vet entrepreneurs

Army veteran Mike Dushner didn't have the opportunity to apply for a Patriot Express loan when he retired from the service and started his own business, Sarge's Lawn Services, in 1994. Dushner said having that type of assistance from the Small Business Administration would have made those first years as his own boss a bit easier. Despite the challenges he faced, Dushner's hard work paid off.

January 07, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Business News


Coastal launches mobile banking, texting

SAVANNAH - The Coastal Bank, a locally owned and operated community bank headquartered in Savannah, recently launched new mobile banking and text message banking services.

January 07, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Baldinos hosts customers for holiday

Baldinos Giant Jersey Subs in Hinesville recently continued its annual tradition of inviting customers in for free lunch on Christmas Eve. The restaurant has been hosting the event for more than 30 years. The eatery's staff served sub sandwiches and drinks to the huge holiday crowd.

January 07, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Holtzman sets free real estate seminars

Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors is sponsoring free career seminars to familiarize current and potential real estate licensees with basic information about the residential real estate profession.

January 07, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


New parents have more than money to consider

If you've just had a new baby, your life is filled with more joy (but less sleep). You're probably already aware of the time and effort you must invest in raising your child, but you may not have thought as much about another aspect - the financial one.

January 07, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business News


Bank tests account fee choices in Ga.

NEW YORK (AP) - Bank of America is rolling out a pilot program in three states that will offer its customers menu of checking accounts with a variety of fee options.

January 06, 2011 | By Eileen Aj Connelly Associated Press writer | Business News


State panel to back lower income tax

ATLANTA (AP) - The head of a panel weighing an overhaul of Georgia's tax code said Wednesday the group will likely recommend lowering the state's personal and corporate income tax rates and instead taxing more goods and services.

January 06, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Business News


Bank, FDIC in consent agreement

After discussions with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, The Heritage Bank agreed last week to take actions to shore up its business.

January 05, 2011 | By Hallie D. Martin Special to the Courier | Business News


Area feeling gas-price pinch

Gas prices at most area service stations have surpassed $3 a gallon once again.

January 03, 2011 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Business News


Local bank to host free shred day on Jan. 8

The Heritage Bank will offer a free, secure way to destroy confidential records and information with a community shred day from 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8.

December 30, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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Liberty to celebrate Small Business Week

Liberty County and Hinesville will celebrate Georgia Small Business Week from March 19-23 by featuring small local businesses in various events and promotions sponsored by ...

February 20, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Business News


State tax revenues jump 16 percent in year

Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced that Georgia's net tax collections for January totaled nearly $2.57 billion, for an increase of $368.2 million ...

February 20, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Don't be over eager pruning crape myrtles

It is a sure sign that pruning season has begun when I start noticing crape myrtles with their heads lopped off.

February 19, 2018 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


Deal: January tax revenues up 16.7 percent

Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced that Georgia's net tax collections for January totaled nearly $2.57 billion, for an increase of $368.2 million ...

February 14, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Sago palms, how to spot, treat scales

Recently, I was contacted by a homeowner who was distraught over a white substance that appeared to be killing her cherished sago palms.

February 13, 2018 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


Elan expanding in Midway

Elan Technology, a manufacturer in Midway, has announced the approval of a rotary calciner project that includes construction of a 15,000 square foot building ...

February 12, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Hinesville animal rescue celebrates permanent building

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held a grand opening and ribbon cutting Jan. 31 for animal rescue Carpathia Paws at their now permanent location ...

February 07, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Business News


New salon opens in Oglethorpe Square

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Friday for Great Clips at their Oglethorpe Square Shopping Center location at 863 West ...

February 06, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Speed networking event set for tonight

The Community of Inspired Women will hold a speed networking event from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today at the Liberty County PAC at ...

February 06, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Be kind to bees, build a space for pollinators

Though we rarely stop to think about it, we are dependent upon the many services provided by insects and the healthy ecosystems that house them ...

February 05, 2018 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


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