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Foresters brace for wildfire season

SAVANNAH - Foresters say what looks like a busy wildfire season is off to an early start in southern Georgia, where drought conditions have left woods and timberland as dry as tinder.

March 21, 2011 | Associated Press | Business


City halts licenses for Internet gaming businesses

The Hinesville City Council placed a six-month moratorium Thursday on issuing business licenses to businesses, like some Internet cafes, that engage in Internet gaming or sweepstakes. These activities involve electronic machines and devices, Internet services and telephone cards, city officials said.

March 21, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Business


Power company backs reactor review

ATLANTA - Atlanta-based Southern Co. said Thursday it supports President Barack Obama's call for a safety review of all the country's nuclear power plants in light of the ongoing crisis in Japan.

March 18, 2011 | Associated Press | Business


Don't procrastinate as tax deadline looms

Nobody likes being nagged, but I'm going to risk reader displeasure by reminding everyone that there are hefty financial consequences if you owe income taxes and do not file a return on time - or at least request a filing extension.

March 18, 2011 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Business


Consider premium bonds when looking for income

As an investor, you want your money to grow so that you can achieve your important goals, such as a comfortable retirement or college for your children. But you also may invest to increase your cash flow. In fact, without a strong cash flow, you may be forced to dip into your growth-oriented investments to pay for short-term needs - and if you do this repeatedly, you could damage your prospects for attaining your long-term goals. That's why you'll want to look at different ways of boosting your cash flow - one of which may be premium bonds.

March 18, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Guest column | Business


It's time to plant tomatoes, gardens

At last, it is time to get the warm-season crops for the home vegetable garden going again. We did our soil testing and liming in December, started tomatoes from seeds indoors in late January or February and planted asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, collards, kale, spring onions, garden peas, Irish potatoes, spinach and turnips.

March 16, 2011 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


House cuts unemployment tax hike

ATLANTA - The Georgia House has voted to soften a planned increase in the amount businesses pay into the unemployment insurance trust fund.

March 16, 2011 | Associated Press | Business


Local jobless rate up to 9%

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Hinesville area increased to 9 percent in January, up two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 8.8 percent in December. The jobless rate in the metro Hinesville area in January 2010 was 8.9 percent.

March 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business


AAU basketball team joins chamber

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new member, the Liberty County Blazers, with a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony. Head coach Cedric Robertson is a native of Liberty County and a graduate of Liberty County High School. Liberty County Blazers is one of the county's new AAU basketball teams. The team was created in May 2009 and promotes physical fitness and sportsmanship while helping youths understand the fundamentals of basketball. The team is open to children who live in Liberty County.

March 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business


LaQuinta opens Flemington motel

FLEMINGTON - The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of a hotel in Flemington. La Quinta Inn & Suites is the new three-story, 80-room, 30-suite hotel at 1740 E. Oglethorpe Highway. It officially has opened and is minutes from Hinesville/Fort Stewart city limits.

March 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business


Bike shop opens new facility

Custom Culture Biker Specialties recently celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Owner Shaun Haines and his staff showcased their new facility at 140 Mattie St.

March 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business


401(k) review, rollover can be rewarding

Your 401(k) offers tax-deductible contributions, tax-deferred growth of earnings potential and a variety of investment options - so it's a great tool for building retirement savings. Yet like all tools, your 401(k) must be used properly to get the best results. That's why you should review your 401(k) at least annually and make whatever adjustments are needed.

March 11, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Column | Business


Jobless rate hits 10.4% in state

ATLANTA - Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Atlanta increased to 10.4 percent in January, up three-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 10.1 percent in December.

March 10, 2011 | Associated Press | Business


Landmark eatery gone, new clinic on the way

Malick's, a family restaurant remembered by many in Hinesville for its simple but "dressed up" buffet and hometown friendly atmosphere, was torn down last week. In its place, an urgent-care clinic will be built.

March 10, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Business


Georgia, S. Carolina slow joint port project

SAVANNAH - Georgia and South Carolina port officials agreed Tuesday to slow their work toward building a shared shipping terminal on the Savannah River after a long and unresolved debate over whether the new seaport would benefit or suffer from plans to deepen the harbor to the nearby Port of Savannah.

March 09, 2011 | Associated Press | Business


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Body shop raises $1,000 to fight multiple sclerosis

Richmond Hill resident and Ward's Auto Painting and Bodyworks owner Robbie Ward recently donated $1,000 to the fight against multiple sclerosis.

June 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Georgia Power opens Social Media Center

ATLANTA - Georgia Power has opened a new, state-of-the-art Social Media Center to meet the increasing demand for social media engagement and enhance customer service and ...

June 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Area eye surgeon raises money for Humane Society

Dr. Elizabeth "Doll" Miller of Georgia Eye Institute helps more than human patients.

June 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate declines to 5.1 percent in May

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for May was 5.1 percent, down 0.2 percentage point ...

June 24, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.comr | Business


Leadership SE Georgia graduates 28

Leadership Southeast Georgia recently graduated the Class of 2016.

June 23, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


HFD touts cost savings of fire insurance rating

The Hinesville Fire Department has an Insurance Service Office rating of 3, which is saving homeowners money, Deputy Fire Chief Kristian Johanson said.

June 23, 2016 | Tiffany King | Business


Day-care center cuts ribbon

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting June 9 for Dream Builders Learning Center.

June 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Senior group hires transportation director

SAVANNAH - Senior Citizens Inc. a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people age successfully, has named Daryle McCormick as its new director of transportation.

June 14, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Liberty County CVB cuts ribbon on gazebo

The gateway into Midway off of Interstate 95 just got a little bit nicer.

June 10, 2016 | Tiffany King | Business


Women’s group earns $1,500 grant for its work

The Community of Inspired Women recently received $1,500 under the Grainger Matching Gift Program.

June 09, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


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