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Jobless rate hits record high in Georgia

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate jumped to 9.7 percent in May, the highest rate ever recorded in Georgia. The jobless rate was up five-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 9.2 percent in April.

June 19, 2009 | Staff report | Business


New store in Ludowici

LUDOWICI - Ludowici Meats had its grand opening on June 6 with about 75 people on hand to join in on the fun.

June 15, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


Coastal Electric board gets new members

Some 800 residents voted to change leadership in Coastal Electric Cooperative last week and two newcomers were welcomed to the board of directors.

June 15, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Hampton Island puts dent in tax debt

Hampton Island Preserve recently put a huge dent - some $401,600 - in the $660,000 the development owes in delinquent property taxes, interest and late fees.

June 15, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Courier earns statewide awards

As part of their 2009 Better Newspaper Contest, The Georgia Press Association recognized two Coastal Courier reporters for their contributions to the field of journalism.

June 12, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business


West Rehab breaks gound for new building

West Rehab Services and the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce broke ground for the new clinic that is expected to be open in the fall.

June 12, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Senate may vote to let FDA regulate tobacco

WASHINGTON (AP) - A tobacco control bill set to win Senate approval would give the federal government broad new powers to monitor and change a toxic substance that contributes to some 400,000 deaths every year.

The legislation, heading for a vote Thursday, would for the first time give the Food and Drug Administration legal authority to regulate the sale, manufacturing and marketing of tobacco products.

June 11, 2009 | By Jim Abrams Associated Press writer | Business


Another motel picks Flemington

A La Quinta Inn will be going up on a grassy, vacant lot on Highway 84, but there are mixed reviews on what another hotel means for Liberty County.

June 10, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Tradeport entrance gets another start

With a $50,393 change order request on the table, Liberty County commissioners questioned why the engineering representative for a right turn lane on Islands Highway didn't plan to avoid the problem.

June 08, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Big Riceboro development hits snag

After Hampton Island Preserve manager Ron Leventhal vowed a lawsuit, Plum Creek was left sitting on the bank Tuesday night when Liberty County commissioners tabled a request to rezone land for the massive development.

June 05, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Phone company debuts new name, logo

MONROE, La. and OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - CenturyTel, Inc. and EMBARQ Corp. recently announce the selection of CenturyLink as the name of their combined company.

June 05, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Businesses help local fire department

When a couple of local businessmen heard the Gum Branch Fire Department was having problems with its water storage system, they realized it was in their best interest to see it was fixed.

June 05, 2009 | Staff report | Business


Pay-as-you go lets customers budget gas bill

ATLANTA ­- As the ongoing recession leaves a growing number of people with uncertain budgets and difficult choices, Gas South is providing consumers with a payment option to help ensure the availability of affordable residential natural gas service.

June 05, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Help available for recently unemployed

Cindy Landolt, executive director of Coastal Workforce Investment and Adult Funding, said often people feel are overwhelmed with frustration after losing a job, and don't feel they have necessary skills to find another, possibly better one.

May 29, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business


Planners recommend Allenhurst business center

More business means more noise, crime and less security, according to Jeff Lee during last week's Liberty County Planning Commission meeting.

May 29, 2009 | By Alena Parker | Business


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The best states for middle-class taxpayers

With tax day swiftly approaching, a number of studies by the personal finance research website Wallethub have examined what makes a state great for taxpayers.

April 11, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


AgSouth hires regional mortgage orginator

JESUP - Joey Lee has joined AgSouth Farm Credit as a mortgage originator for AgSouth Mortgages, the association's home-lending division.

April 08, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Personal issues are distracting employees from work, study finds

While I was at work one day last week, my father was in a hospital more than 1,000 miles away. He was undergoing a series of tests, and I was anxious to hear the results.

April 08, 2015 | Greg Kratz Deseret News | Business


Employee appreciation is vital but employers must also provide challenge

A new study, the 2015 Strengths@Work Survey, suggests that the path to great performance may be easier than we think. If we want employees to achieve their best we should appreciate them for the things they do the best—in other words, for the things that showcase where their natural strengths and abilities lie.

April 08, 2015 | Taylor Cotterell Deseret News | Business


International delegations visit Liberty

Visitors from Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada and Brazil recently learned why Liberty County is a solid location to "Come Grow Globally," as the Liberty County Development Authority's slogan says.

April 08, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Local to manage Savannah medical group

Charlene Parlett of Hinesville has joined Savannah Age Management Medicine in Pooler as a practice manager.

April 07, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Agents honored for time with firm

Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors recently celebrated anniversaries with two of its most tenured agents.

April 07, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Property transfers April 6

Property transfers recently recorded in the Liberty County Clerk of Courts office include:

April 06, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Ribbon cutting for Delectable Fruits

Delectable Fruits held a ribbon-cutting and grand opening March 18 at its new store at 1427A W. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.

April 06, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


A deadline’s a deadline is a deadline

In business, one of the most important things to remember and master is the ability to meet a deadline. Deadlines get tossed about in every profession and rarely are taken that serious, but are not something to take lightly. Fortunately for me, I learned the value of meeting a deadline at a young age.

April 02, 2015 | Jeremy Kartchner Deseret News | Business


Work-life integration proves popular with readers

When I started focusing my weekly writing on work-life balance a few years ago, I was asked to choose a catchy name for the column.

April 02, 2015 | Greg Kratz Deseret News | Business


Political polarization is a driving force in income inequality

Once again, researchers have found that political polarization is a driving force in income inequality.

March 31, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Barbaro hired by Chamber

Amber Barbaro has joined the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce as its membership coordinator.

March 30, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Metro area’s jobless rate drops

Metropolitan Hinesville's unemployment rate for February was 6.8 percent, down 0.2 percentage point from

March 30, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Twitter uses venture capital to compete with Google's Android

Twitter is expanding beyond its 140 character tweets and is making a move into venture capital, investing in a company that wants to compete with Google's Android mobile operating system.

March 27, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


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