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Jobless numbers down in December

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor recently announced that metro Hinesville's unemployment rate decreased to 8.3 percent in December, down 0.1 percent from 8.4 percent in November.

February 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


AAFES working on services

There's more to the Army and Air Force Exchange Service than just the Main Exchange. Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's AAFES manager George Ricker said AAFES is about 98 percent self-supporting and includes more than just the products and services offered at local exchanges, which date back to 1895.

February 08, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Leadership class visits General Assembly

The 2013-14 Leadership Liberty class traveled Monday to Atlanta and visited with state Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, and Sen. Buddy Carter, R-Pooler.

February 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Foreigners invest in industry here

More than two-thirds of the industry in Liberty County is the result of foreign investment, Development Authority CEO Ron Tolley told chamber of commerce members Thursday.

February 03, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


Job program trains offenders

The Governor's Office of Workforce Development recently announced the allocation of more than $107,000 in grant funding for offender training in six Local Workforce Investment Areas across the state.

February 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Port job fair to be rescheduled

ATLANTA - Recruiting day for the Georgia Ports Authority scheduled for today at the Georgia Department of Labor's Savannah Career Center has been postponed.

January 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Development group wants projects in SPLOST

The Liberty County Development Authority voted Monday to recommend county leaders consider adding two road-improvement projects and a water-and-sewer project to the next special-purpose local-option sales tax referendum, which will go to voters for approval in November.

January 29, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


Comcast expanding its platform

SAVANNAH - Comcast recently announced the launch of its new X1 video platform for customers in the Savannah area, including Liberty County.

January 28, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


To Courier print subscribers

The Courier Courier staff is attempting to deliver the Wednesday edition a few hours earlier due to expected winter storm conditions Tuesday night and Wednesday. However, if conditions persist, delivery may be delayed. Thank you for your patience during these expected storm conditions. Sorry about any inconvenience.

January 28, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Arms maker expanding, 120 more jobs in Bryan

Daniel Defense will expand its operations at the Interstate Centre in Black Creek in a $20 million project expected to add 120 new jobs over the next five years, Gov. Nathan Deal announced Thursday afternoon.

January 28, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Winter storm insurance tips

Atlanta – With snow and icy precipitation in the forecast, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians of some important insurance and fire safety tips for winter.

January 28, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Chambers honors individuals, businesses

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce spotlighted community leaders and volunteers, along with local businesses, during the chamber's annual awards banquet and Taste of Liberty on Friday inside the former Blockbuster building in Hinesville.

January 27, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


Port authority recruiting on Thursday

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor will host a recruitment Thursday to help the Georgia Ports Authority fill several jobs in five different occupations.

January 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Growth partnership struggles to survive

Fewer than half the members of the Fort Stewart Growth Management Partnership attended a meeting Tuesday at the Liberty County Courthouse Annex. Those who showed discussed goals and objectives for 2014 and whether the organization should attempt to revitalize itself or fold. Attendees agreed the partnership should try to team up with the Southeast Georgia Friends of Fort Stewart and Hunter, but could not vote on the matter without a quorum. There also were not enough voting members to elect new officers.

January 24, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Panel's closed session questioned

The Liberty County Development Authority went into an unwarranted executive session Jan. 6, during a meeting and workshop, according to Georgia Press Association attorney David Hudson.

January 24, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


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McDonald's promotion for free coffee

SAVANNAH - McCafé invites coffee drinkers in the Savannah area to wake up and taste the free coffee.

April 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Region's economy expected to grow

SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy expanded rapidly during the fourth quarter of 2013 and should continue to experience significant growth throughout 2014.

April 03, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Applebee's christens rennovations

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar, 1492 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville, held a ribbon cutting March 18 in recognition of the completion of its renovation. The event was held in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce on March 18.

March 31, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Hinesville jobless rate down to 8 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that metro Hinesville's unemployment rate decreased to 8 percent in February, down 0.3 percent from 8.3 percent in January. The rate was 8.9 percent in February a year ago.

March 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


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