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Get ready for tax season

The holidays have passed, the new year has begun, and tax season is right around the corner. The earlier taxpayers prepare for the April 15 deadline, the easier it will be to file taxes. Here are some helpful hints for tax season preparation:

January 09, 2009 | By Alicia Saile Special to the Courier | Business

Durrence joins The Coastal Bank

SAVANNAH - The Coastal Bank announced that Marty Durrence has joined its team as the Liberty County market manager. In his new position, Durrence will oversee all operations for The Coastal Bank in Liberty County.

January 09, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business

Economy adding to shrimp industry woes

Longtime seafood vendor Joey Lawler said he is known throughout the region as the fish and shrimp man.

January 09, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business

Condos going up, readying for new troops

Besides an office park near Liberty Regional Medical Centerl, Carnes Construction is also developing 20 acres of condominiums off Sandy Run Road, behind Badcock's Furniture, in Hinesville.

January 07, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business

Holtzman companies reach out to needy

In a time when giving is especially appreciated, the Holtzman Companies were able to triple the donations that they received last year and help out three local organizations.

January 03, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business

Developers staying busy

Matt Sigman is one of the local private developers who doesn't seem to be fazed by talk of bracing for uncertainty as the economy recovers in the coming year.

January 02, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business

Car makers extending holiday shutdowns

DETROIT (AP) - Chrysler is closing all its North American manufacturing plants for at least a month, the starkest move yet taken by U.S. automakers as they anxiously await word about government loans.

The shutdown comes as General Motors Corp. said a report that it and Chrysler have restarted talks to combine the two ailing automakers is untrue.

January 02, 2009 | By Tom Krisher Associated Press writer | Business

AASU economic monitor sees regional recession

SAVANNAH -- The Coastal Empire Economic Monitor for the third quarter of 2008 shows that the regional economy continued to lose ground as the rate of decline accelerated due in part to worsening conditions in the regional housing and labor markets. The Economic Monitor, published by Armstrong Atlantic State University's Center for Regional Analysis, is available at

January 01, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business

Holtzman reappointed to real estate board

ATLANTA – Gov. Sonny Perdue announced last week the reappointment of Hinesville resident George W. Holtzman to the Georgia Real Estate Commission.

January 01, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business

Jekyll Island cutting jobs

JEKYLL ISLAND - The Jekyll Island Authority is cutting jobs and scaling back workers' hours to cope with a sharp decline in revenue.

The authority voted Monday to cut 13 full-time and 35 part-time jobs. Work hours also will be reduced for 20 full-time and five part-time employees.

December 31, 2008 | Associated Press | Business

Baldinos continues holiday tradition

It's a good thing that Baldinos specializes in giant submarine sandwiches, as an estimated 300 to 400 people snaked around the interior and out the front door of the Hinesville restaurant's annual free Christmas Eve lunch on Wednesday.

December 29, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business

Thrift takes statewide role with cooperatives

Gum Branch resident and Canoochee Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) Director Connie Thrift was recently elected vice chairperson of the Georgia EMC Directors' Association.

December 29, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business

Feds close two banks, one in Georgia

NEW YORK - Regulators on Friday closed Haven Trust Bank, the fifth bank failure this year in Georgia.

Also closed was Sanderson State Bank in Texas, bringing to 25 the number of U.S. bank failures in 2008.

December 28, 2008 | By Sara Lepro Associated Press writer | Business

'Tis season for giving

Given the current state of the economy, this holiday season may be tougher on local families than in the past. However, some people are still able to dig into their pockets and find something to give to others.

December 27, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business

Italian eatery opens in Hinesville

Locals can now get authentic Italian food after Liberty County's only privately-owned Italian restaurant, Italiano's, opened last Monday.

December 27, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business

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Ameris Bank starting food drive

Ameris Bank announces the sixth annual Helping Fight Hunger Food Drive Initiative during the month of October.

October 08, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business

Paper Clover campaign supports 4-H youth

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. - After a record-breaking 4-H Paper Clover campaign in the spring, Tractor Supply Company, in partnership with National 4-H Council, is hosting another Paper ...

October 07, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business

Property transfers for Oct. 5

Deeds filed with the Liberty County Clerk of Courts Office from Aug. 18-21 included:

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Business

Georgia Energy Star sales-tax holiday starts Friday

Georgia's annual sales-tax holiday for energy-efficient Energy Star products starts at 12:01 a.m. Friday and runs through midnight Sunday.

October 01, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business

Keep Liberty Beautiful hosts Progress Through People luncheon

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's monthly People Through Progress luncheon, held Sept. 17 at the Performing Arts Center, was sponsored by Keep Liberty ...

September 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Business

Walden joins Holtzman Agency as new agent

Clinton Walden has been hired as a licensed property and casualty agent at the Holtzman Insurance Agency in Hinesville.

September 26, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business

Williams, Wallace join Boggs Group

Realtors Reginald Williams and Toria Wallace have joined Elaine Boggs Realty Group LLC.

September 26, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business

Area McDonald’s donate 15,000 toys to Savannah boy

The Savannah-area McDonald's restaurants surprised Jaden Hayes with a donation of more than 15,000 toys Sept. 12.

September 26, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business

Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate declines to 6.3 percent in August

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for August was 6.3 percent, down 0.5 percentage point from ...

September 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Business

Grocery chain to put large store here

A Kroger Marketplace might be headed for Hinesville after the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission recommended approval of the supersized grocery store at its meeting Tuesday.

September 21, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Business


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