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Hinesville attorney on publication's 'rising' list

Hinesville attorney Carl Varnedoe has added a statewide recognition to his growing list of awards.

October 17, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Coastal Bank honored by group

SAVANNAH - The Coastal Bank recently was presented with the Small Business Institute for Excellence in Commerce Georgia Excellence Award for 2013.

October 13, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Physical therapy clinic opens

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.

October 12, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Company bringing 25 jobs to Black Creek

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.

October 12, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Business


Port authority still pushing for work

The Savannah harbor-expansion project is on hold but supporters still have hope, Hinesville Rotary Club members learned Tuesday.

October 11, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


Downtown vying for Main Street recognition

Hinesville Downtown Development Partners gathered last Thursday in city hall to hear a speaker with their same goals in mind.

October 10, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


LCDA official changing jobs

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.

October 09, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Business


Job-readiness for veterans kickoff Oct. 10

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.

October 07, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Store focuses on showers

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.

October 06, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Liberty Tax launches ACA website

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Liberty Tax Service recently launched a website associated with the Affordable Care Act.

October 05, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Meat market caters to deer hunters

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.

October 03, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Workshop on service, loss prevention

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.

September 29, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Area Kroger customers give big

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.

September 28, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Jobless rate 9.3 percent here in August

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.

September 27, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Summit honors Midway child-care center

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.

September 26, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


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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


New hobby store opening in Pooler

Michaels, North America's largest arts-and-crafts specialty retailer, announced that a new store will open April 6 at 252 Pooler Parkway.

March 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


United Way picks MedBank to manage benefits

SAVANNAH - MedBank has been selected by United Way of the Coastal Empire to assume management of Access Benefits Online.

March 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Liberty banker gets hired in Darien

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.

March 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Legislature OKs more funding for harbor

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.

March 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Hobart closing Richmond Hill plant

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.

March 20, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Business


Main Street project going to council

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.

March 19, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Jobless rate rises here in January

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.

March 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


State revenue up over a year ago

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.

March 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Chamber offers Photoshop workshop

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.

March 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Public works contractor has new boss

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.

March 14, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Insurance company honors local agency

Holtzman Insurance Agency recently earned the Allstate Insurance Company's "Distinguished Agency Award."

March 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Ameris Bancorp to buy The Coastal Bank

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.

March 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


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