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Jobless rate up to 10.2 percent in August

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 10.2 percent in August, its highest level in six months. The August rate was up one-tenth of a percentage point from 10.1 percent in July. The state's jobless rate was also 10.2 percent in August a year ago.

September 16, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Papa Murphy's celebrates top ranking

VANCOUVER, Wash. - Papa Murphy's Pizza has landed on top of not one but two more best-in-class surveys. And to celebrate, Savannah-area stores will run customer-appreciation specials and more.

September 15, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Coast is getting more manufacturers, jobs

SAVANNAH - The call has gone out around the Coastal Empire for more than a year now.

September 15, 2011 | By Adam Van Brimmer Associated Press | Business News


MCRA board talks rental cars, flight school

From tile floors to fuel sales to flight schools, the MidCoast Regional Airport's Joint Management Board tackled a host of issues during its meeting last week.

September 15, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Business News


Guidelines for autumn lawn care

The 9/11 observances are past and football is back – two sure signs of fall. Another is the big-box advertising for fall lawn fertilizers – after the fall deadline for autumn fertilizer for most of us has passed.

September 14, 2011 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business News


Area counties in drought disaster declaration

Nearly all counties in Georgia, including Liberty and Long, have been declared an agricultural disaster area due to ongoing drought and excessive heat.

September 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Grandparents must balance gifts, goals

Grandparents Day falls on Sept. 11 this year. While not as widely observed as Mother's Day or Father's Day, Grandparents Day nonetheless serves a valuable purpose in reminding us of the importance of grandparents in the lives of their grandchildren.

September 10, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business News


Dentist opens renovated office

Darin Townsend Family Dental Center hosted a ribbon-cutting and grand-opening ceremony Aug. 31 at its newly renovated office.

September 10, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Apply now for for home weatherization help

The face of poverty no longer is what one might imagine. It includes two-income working families, single parents, men and women who have lost their jobs, those who cannot work because of illness or disabilities and people who only can find minimum-wage work because they lack education and job skills.

September 09, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Georgia Works get bipartisan boost

ATLANTA - With bipartisan buy-in and no big price tag, a Georgia program pairing job seekers with potential employers for on-the-job training is gaining momentum as President Barack Obama crafts a plan to tackle the nation's bedeviling unemployment problem.

September 09, 2011 | By Errin Haines Associated Press writer | Business News


AARP Tax-Aide seeks Hinesville area volunteers

AARP Tax-Aide, the nation's largest free, volunteer-run tax-preparation and assistance service, is seeking volunteers in the Hinesville area to help taxpayers who need assistance preparing and filing their 2012 tax returns.

September 08, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Lawmaker talks business at eatery

A slew of local business people and city and county officials gathered at What's the Scoop Café in Richmond Hill Tuesday morning to participate in a small business ideas session with U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga. 1st.

September 07, 2011 | By Crissie Elrick Correspondent | Business News


Change is coming to Hinesville

"This is you, honey. This is gorgeous," downtown business owner Rita Watson said as she zipped a customer into a floor-length sapphire ball gown on Wednesday.

September 06, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Business News


Keep investments working year round

On Sept. 5, we observe Labor Day, which is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.

September 04, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business News


LCDA wins award for year in review

The Southern Economic Development Council recently presented the Liberty County Development Authority with an Award of Merit in the SEDC 2011 Communications Awards competition in the "annual reports - large division" category for the LCDA's 2010 Year in Review.

September 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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Coastal EMC meeting attracts more than 800

More than 800 attended Coastal Electric Cooperative's 77th annual Meeting of the Members June 8 at Midway Middle School, where Riceboro native and WTOC ...

June 21, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Tech Foundation tour of historic churches visits Liberty

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau worked with the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Tourism Division, to help organize a Historic Rural Churches Tour ...

June 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Chamber honors YALL graduates

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently recognized members of the 2016-17 graduating class of Young Adult Liberty Leaders.

June 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Business leaders meet lawmakers

April Burriss, vice president of VIP Office Furniture and Supply, recently went to Washington, D.C., with Juanita Strickland, a VIP consultant.

June 17, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Cleaning business marks opening

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on June 6th, for K&M Xtreme Clean at the Chamber/CVB offices in downtown ...

June 16, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Electric co-op gives update on year’s successes, future challenges at 77th annual meeting

More than 800 were in attendance for Coastal Electric Cooperative's 77th annual Meeting of the Members, held June 8 at Midway Middle School, where ...

June 14, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Real estate business owners cut ribbon

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Friday, May 19 for A Plus Realty Group and the Real Estate Resource Center ...

June 06, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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