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Job fair for veterans on Stewart

FORSYTH - The Georgia Department of Corrections, in conjunction with the Georgia National Guard, will host several law-enforcement and public-safety agencies for a military personnel career fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at the 1BCT, building 705, on Fort Stewart.

July 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


LCDA OKs $6M budget

The Liberty County Development Authority's Board of Directors met Monday morning to adopt the fiscal-year 2015 budget and hold a ceremonial note burning in recognition of paying off a 25-year loan.

July 02, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee jmcabee@coastalcourier.com | Business


Rincon movie studio now in question

The ousted CEO and chairman of the board has filed suit against the remaining Medient Studios board members, and the Securities and Exchange Commission has suspended trading in Medient's stock until July 9.

June 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue Coastal Courier Correspondent | Business


Tax assessment appeals due by July 7

Some Liberty County residents have expressed concern over this year's property-tax assessments.

June 28, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Business


Deal completes economic-development mission to Israel

Gov. Nathan Deal is wrapping up a five-day mission to Israel that included a delegation of state of Georgia officials and business leaders.

June 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@bryancountynews.net | Business


CNBC ranks Georgia top in the US for business

Financial-news TV network CNBC recently named Georgia as the No. 1 place for business in the nation.

June 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@bryancountynews.net | Business


Hinesville’s jobless rate up in May

ATLANTA - Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate increased to 8.4 percent in May, up 0.8 percent from 7.6 percent in April, the Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday.

June 27, 2014 | Special to the News editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Holmes honored at expo

Tom Holmes of Midway received the Frontline Leadership Award for a small business at the Georgia Manufacturing Expo on June 13 in Duluth.

June 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


LCDA to pursue permitting for business park

The Liberty County Development Authority's special-projects committee met Wednesday to further discuss budget priorities before the final fiscal-year 2015 budget is adopted Monday.

June 27, 2014 | Jeremy McAbee | Business


Bryan County industry called 'deal of year'

Caesarstone, the Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Development Authority of Bryan County recently received the annual Eagle Star "Deal of the Year" Award by conexx: America Israel Business Connector, a nonprofit that helps bring mutual economic advances to Israeli and Southeastern economies.

June 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Finance website ranks Hinesville 'on rise'

Hinesville ranks second among 37 Georgia cities with populations greater than 20,000, according to a June 13 report for NerdWallet.com by analyst Maggie Clark.

June 20, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Tips to save money at hotels

People don't have to sleep in their cars or in tents to save money on vacation. There are several easy ways to save money on accommodations.

June 19, 2014 | By Michael DeGroote Deseret News Service | Business


Courier wins statewide news awards

The Coastal Courier recently earned several 2014 Georgia Press Association awards, which were formally announced last week at the association's annual Better Newspaper Contest awards ceremony and banquet on Jekyll Island. The prizes recognize the best newspapers in Georgia for their achievements in reporting, writing, photography, website content creation, newspaper-page and special-section design and videography.

June 16, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Dump the Pump day is Thursday

Liberty Transit is participating in the ninth annual national "Dump the Pump" day June 19. Anyone interested in trying public transit for the day will receive free rides. For route schedules and more information, go to www.libertytransit.org or call 877-4172.

June 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


LCDA proposes smaller budget

The Liberty County Development Authority Finance Committee Friday discussed a proposed 2015 budget that is nearly $1 million less than the current year's spending plan.

June 09, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Business


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Hinesville jobless rate up to 8.7%

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Hinesville's unemployment rate increased to 8.7 percent in June, up .3 percent from 8.4 percent in May. The rate was 9.8 percent in June a year ago.

July 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Exiting soldiers get scoop on careers

Fort Stewart soldiers who are transitioning from the Army and those who recently left the service, as well as veterans and civilians, had an opportunity Thursday to compete for more than 1,100 state jobs available through the Georgia Department of Corrections and other law-enforcement agencies.

July 25, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Holtzmans selling realty office

Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors owners George Holtzman and his wife, Babs Holtzman, are releasing the day-to-day operational decisions and management. Leigh Smiley will transition from associate broker to managing broker/owner of the realty firm. George Holtzman still will serve as the qualifying broker and will continue to list and sell commercial and special residential properties.

July 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Materials testing lab picks Interstate Centre

West Penn Testing Group, a material-testing services provider, will locate to Ellabell, creating 70 jobs and investing $3 million into a facility over the next five years, according to Gov. Nathan Deal announced.

July 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Veterans launching craft brewery

Being former soldiers, Kevin Ryan, Dan Sartin and Jeff Hyatt have a common bond that's typical of all uniformed personnel, whether they're military, law enforcement or firefighters. They also share a love for good beer.

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


State revenue up 11% in June

Georgia's net tax collections for June totaled $1.76 billion for an increase of $182.25 million, or 11.5 percent, compared to the month-ended June 2013, Gov. Nathan Deal announced this week.

July 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


LCDA approves bond resolution

The Liberty County Development Authority held a called meeting Tuesday to approve a resolution to restructure bond debt.

July 19, 2014 | Jeremy McAbee | Business


Planning commission recommends OK for store

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission on Tuesday approved a rezoning petition filed on behalf of a developer with plans to build a grocery store and gas station at 1422 W. Oglethorpe Highway.

July 18, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Business


Ludowici hoping to attract a McDonald's

Leaders from Ludowici met earlier this month with a representative from McDonald's USA about bringing a restaurant to the city.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Hinesville entrepreneur honored

Allstate exclusive agency owner William Lynn Bennett of Hinesville has been designated an Allstate Premier Agency for 2014.

July 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Williams named to tax-study committee

ATLANTA - District 168 state Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, has been appointed by Georgia House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, as a member of the Joint Study Committee on Property Tax Digest Impact on Education Funding.

July 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Davis named membership director

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently moved Lisa Davis to the position of membership director.

July 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Tractory Supply opening Hinesville store

Construction is under way on a new Tractor Supply Company store in Hinesville, the company's 54th Georgia location. The retailer is setting up shop in the former builder supply store and lumberyard at 766 W. Oglethorpe Highway, across from Walmart.

July 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


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