WASHINGTON - The housing market plunged deeper into despair last month, with sales of new homes plummeting to their lowest level in more than 12 years.
George and Babs Holtzman, owners/brokers, have announced the promotion of Brian Maike to sales manager of Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors Residential Sales Division.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Public Service Commission has modified its natural gas price comparison chart to better assist you in finding the natural gas price plan that best fits your needs. If you are on a variable rate plan, now is the time to see how your rate compares. You could be paying over $50 more this month for natural gas than you need to.
The Georgia Department of Labor reports the Hinesville area added 100 payroll jobs last month; the county's unemployment rate declined one-half of one percent.
Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors is sponsoring free career seminars designed to familiarize current and potential real estate licensees with basic information about the residential real estate profession.
The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from Dec. 10-14. The listings include the names of the sellers and buyers, the book and page where the deed can be found in deed books maintained in the clerk's office, the transfer tax (which gives an estimate of the price paid, based on $1 per $1,000) and a description of the property, which may be the subdivision and/or Georgia Militia District where it is located. Refer to the accompanying map for the GMD numbers.
The Georgia Department of Economic Development deemed Liberty County an "Entrepreneur Friendly" community on Dec. 13.
The Home Builders Association of Greater Savannah is sponsoring a Christmas luncheon for area residents in need on Dec. 23 at Johnson Square. The first annual Christmas In The Square will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature a traditional Christmas holiday feast that includes turkey, sweet potatoes and all of the trimmings, said Patty Rietkovich, who is the HBAGS executive officer.
The Internal Revenue Service announced it will immediately begin the final reprogramming steps for its income-tax processing systems to prepare for the upcoming tax season following final passage of the Alternative Minimum Tax "patch" Wednesday by the House.
Note: Hinesville people/business listed under voluntary cease and desist orders and unpaid fines.
Do you know a Liberty County volunteer who deserves recognition for his or her efforts?
WASHINGTON -- Housing construction fell in November and single-family activity dropped to the lowest level in more than 16 years as a severe housing slump showed no signs of a turnaround.
Charles M. Gaskin Jr., a registered representative with Woodbury Financial Services in Midway has earned one of PLANCO's highest honors - membership in The Monarch Society for The Hartford Mutual Funds.
Ronnie's Pizza opened Dec. 7 n the Ludowici Plaza and, according to owner John Arnold Sr., the pizza will be worth picking up.
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 7.4 percent in December, down two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 7.6 percent in November. The rate was 8.7 percent in December a year ago.
Based on a community-survey questionnaire completed by a newly formed retail-advisory board and supported by research conducted by Retail Strategies, Liberty County needs full-service and higher-end dining, more grocery stores, fast-food restaurants in outlying areas, big-box stores along with electronics, shoe and sporting-goods stores, and family entertainment.
Foods of the Farm held a ribbon cutting and grand opening in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday at 11239 Oglethorpe Highway. in Midway. Owners Scott and Theresa Morrison welcomed family, local residents and chamber staffers and members to the event.
ATLANTA - The Internal Revenue Service recently warned consumers about a sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, throughout the country.
The Liberty County Development Authority approved a contract Tuesday morning with The McDonald Firm LLC of Atlanta to lobby the state legislature for $4 million in funds to extend the runway at MidCoast Regional Airport.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced Thursday that Georgia's net tax collections for the month of December totaled $1.75 billion for an increase of $64 million, or 3.8 percent, compared to the month-ended December 2012.
Most soldiers stationed at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield will see an average 5 percent increase in their basic housing allowance, according to Chris Curry, housing chief for Stewart-Hunter's Directorate of Public Works.
Curves held a ribbon cutting Dec. 19 at 230 W. Gen. Screven Way, No. 106 in Hinesville in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host the Liberty County Development Authority at the Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Thursday, Jan. 30, the Liberty County Performing Arts Center in Flemington.
A requirement by Rayonier that Bryan County sign an arbitration clause in order to use county employees to dig dirt from the company's land rankled members of the Bryan County Board of Commissioners, but in the end the board voted 3-2 to enter into the agreement.
SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy expanded significantly during the third quarter of 2013 and should continue to experience growth in the first half of 2014.
The Hinesville Downtown Farmers Market is accepting vendor applications for the 2014 season.
Georgia Electric Membership Corporation named Coastal EMC in Midway the Electric Co-op of the Year during November's annual meeting of EMCs in Augusta. The local EMC also received the 2013 Georgia Electric Membership Corporation Community Service and Volunteerism Award.
The Liberty County Development Authority updated a number of its long-range plans Monday, including debt reduction and divesting itself of the water-reclamation facility at Tradeport East. The authority board held a planning workshop following a regular meeting early this week at Coastal EMC in Midway.
A new law designed to better protect Georgia's children who are in day-care centers went into effect New Year's Day.