Hinesville attorney Carl Varnedoe has added a statewide recognition to his growing list of awards.
SAVANNAH - The Coastal Bank recently was presented with the Small Business Institute for Excellence in Commerce Georgia Excellence Award for 2013.
Concentra Physical Therapy had a ribbon cutting and open house Oct. 1 in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce at 1146 E.G. Miles Parkway in Hinesville.
BRYAN COUNTY - North Carolina-based Agri Supply soon will begin construction on a 30,000-square-foot distribution center on 10 acres in Interstate Centre off I-16 in Black Creek.
The Savannah harbor-expansion project is on hold but supporters still have hope, Hinesville Rotary Club members learned Tuesday.
Hinesville Downtown Development Partners gathered last Thursday in city hall to hear a speaker with their same goals in mind.
Anna Chafin, Liberty County Development Authority marketing and research director for eight years, has been hired as the chief executive officer of the Development Authority of Bryan County.
The Georgia Department of Labor will host a job-readiness kickoff 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Eckburg Auditorium at Savannah Technical College, 5717 White Bluff Road in Savannah.
The Shower Store LLC held a ribbon cutting, grand opening and open house Sept. 27 in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce at 438 Gen. Screven Way.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Liberty Tax Service recently launched a website associated with the Affordable Care Act.
The meat market in downtown Ludowici has reopened and is enjoying steady business, partly from patrons who frequented the previous business and partly from new customers, including deer hunters.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau will hold a customer-service and loss-prevention workshop from 2:30-5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, at 425 W. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.
SAVANNAH - Kroger customers and associates throughout the Savannah area donated more than $19,200 to the Second Harvest Coastal Georgia Food Bank to help replenish their pantry after the collapse of its freezer roof over Labor Day weekend.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Hinesville's unemployment rate decreased to 9.3 percent in August, down seven-tenths of a percentage point from 10 percent in July. The rate also was 9.3 percent in August a year ago.
ATLANTA - A Midway child-care center recently was named a Georgia SHAPE Award winner at the 2013 Farm to Preschool Summit. Family Day Care Home operator Eva Polite of Midway was among 11 providers and centers across the state to be honored at the Sept. 13-14 event, which was coordinated by Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning, the Georgia Department of Public Health and Georgia Organics. The award winners were recognized for going above and beyond Georgia's licensing standards in the areas of nutrition and physical activity.
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.
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.
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.
Michaels, North America's largest arts-and-crafts specialty retailer, announced that a new store will open April 6 at 252 Pooler Parkway.
SAVANNAH - MedBank has been selected by United Way of the Coastal Empire to assume management of Access Benefits Online.
Joseph R. Ford, a longtime resident of Liberty County, has joined Southeastern Bank as senior loan officer and assistant vice president of the bank's Darien office.
SAVANNAH - The $35 million in additional port-deepening funds proposed by Gov. Nathan Deal was approved by the state Legislature on Tuesday and awaits Deal's signature.
The commercial food appliance manufacturer Hobart will close its Richmond Hill plant before the end of 2014, ending a 30-year relationship during which the company was the city's only industry.
Hinesville Downtown Partners Tuesday discussed starting a Main Street start-up program here. The partners will ask city leaders for support Thursday at a council.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that metro Hinesville's unemployment rate increased to 8.2 percent in January, up 0.1 percent from 8.1 percent in December.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced recently that Georgia's net tax collections for the month of February totaled almost $838 million for an increase of $42 million, or 5.3 percent, compared to the month-ended February 2013.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau will hold a Photoshop workshop from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, at the chamber/CVB offices, 425 W. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.
Hinesville public works contractor OMI has a new director slated to take the reins from current Director Gregg Higgins. Guan Ellis joined OMI on Feb. 10 and is expected to take over in May.
Holtzman Insurance Agency recently earned the Allstate Insurance Company's "Distinguished Agency Award."
MOULTRIE -- Ameris Bancorp, the parent company of Ameris Bank, Tuesday announced the acquisition of The Coastal Bank (Coastal Bankshares, Inc), scheduled to close in the third quarter of 2014. Once this merger is finalized, Ameris Bank will be the largest community bank on the Georgia coast.