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Auto bailout talks intensify

WASHINGTON -- Tense talks are continuing on a bill to provide financial aid to the auto industry as the White House pushes tougher consequences than congressional Democrats embrace for failure by the carmakers to bring costs under control.

The Bush administration would allow a "car czar" envisioned in the legislation to force the companies into bankruptcy if they weren't doing enough to cut labor costs, restructure their debt and downsize to stay afloat.

December 24, 2008 | By Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Ken Thomas Associated Press writers | Business


Hinesville sweets shop open for business

It's original cookies by the dozen and homemade cakes by the layer since Lynn Simmons rolled out Tu's Sweets and Treats bakery shop on Frank Cochran Drive.

December 22, 2008 | By Alena Parker | Business


Shopping season starts strong here

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December 16, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Research any debt adjustment offers

The tough national economic conditions are putting a strain on numerous Georgia households. Many consumers are weighed down by enormous amounts of debt and are struggling just to keep their heads above water. As a result, companies that promise to help you pay off your debt seem to be sprouting up left and right. These "debt adjustment" companies often make grandiose claims about how they will significantly cut consumers' credit card debt and resolve money problems. Yet many of these companies are not reputable, and consumers who trust them with money could end up in even worse financial straits. There ...

December 13, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Hinesville jobless rate climbs to 7.2%

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported today that the unemployment rate in metro Hinesville rose to a preliminary unadjusted rate of 7.2 percent in October, up 2.2 percentage points over the year from October of 2007. The jobless rate in metro Hinesville rose six-tenths of one percentage point from a revised 6.6 percent in September.

December 13, 2008 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Business


Holtzman adds life insurance agent

George and Babs Holtzman, owners of Holtzman Insurance Agency, Inc., are proud to have William "Bill" Johnston join their team. Johnston comes to Holtzman Insurance Agency as a Georgia licensed life agent.

December 13, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Shoppers ready for Black Friday

Tom and Joe Ainsworth will take advantage of the early morning doorbuster sales on the day after Thanksgiving, deemed the biggest shopping day of the year.

December 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Consumer confidence up a little in November

NEW YORK -- Consumer confidence rose in November amid receding gas prices, but Americans' views on the economy remain the gloomiest in decades as they grapple with massive layoffs, slumping home prices and dwindling retirement funds.

The New York-based Conference Board said Tuesday its Consumer Confidence Index now stands at 44.9, up from a revised 38.8 in October. Last month's reading was the lowest since the research group started tracking the index in 1967.

December 10, 2008 | By Anne D'Innocenzio Associated Press | Business


Hampton Island late with property taxes

Ron Leventhal, head of Hampton Island Management, Inc., said he is 80 percent confident the development's $400,000 delinquent tax bill will be paid by mid-December.

December 04, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Business


Imperial resumes refining sugar at plant

PORT WENTWORTH - Imperial Sugar's coastal Georgia plant is operating again for the first time since a February explosion killed 14 people and injured dozens more.

Company CEO John Sheptor said Wednesday the refinery in Port Wentworth resumed producing liquid sugar earlier this month and on Thursday will receive its first shipment of raw sugar since the explosion nearly 10 months ago.

December 04, 2008 | Associated Press | Business


Riceboro area development discussed

New schools, health and public safety, road access, water and sewer service, historic preservation and environmental concerns were among the topics addressed when citizens gathered Monday to discuss development in southeast Liberty County.

December 02, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Business


Hinesville gets new doughnut shop

Liberty County residents now have easy access to hot, fresh doughnuts at the Donut Connection franchise that opened today in Willowbrook Plaza on Highway 196. Renovations on the old Ice Cream Zone started in early October and the doughnut shop is now ready for business, according to Rodney Rogers, store coordinator.

November 29, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


First time jobless claims jump 75%

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor has announced that first-time claims for unemployment insurance benefits in October increased by 75 percent from the same month last year.

November 29, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Development authority updates park's sign

November 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


JCB cutting jobs at Pooler plant

POOLER - JCB Inc., manufacturer of construction equipment, says it will lay off 120 employees at its Pooler plant near Savannah.

The company said Thursday the layoffs represent about a quarter of its Pooler work force and that the cuts will take place on Friday.

November 29, 2008 | Associated Press | Business


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Coastal Home Care gets new COO

Tom Hassett joined Coastal Home Care's leadership team as the chief operating officer.

August 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Barbecue restuarant opens in Ludowici

Ludowici B-B-Q held its grand opening last week, bringing another eatery into Long County.

August 23, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


Jobless rate up in July

ATLANTA - Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for July was 9.3 percent, up 0.5 percent from 8.8 percent in June, the state Department of Labor reported this week.

August 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Area workforce ranked in top 20

The Hinesville-Fort Stewart metropolitan statistical area recently was featured in the top 2 percent of MSAs nationwide for its workforce attributes in Area Development magazine's 100 Leading Locations for 2014.

August 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


LCPC updates Fleming subarea land-use map

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission on Tuesday approved a revised subarea land-use map for the Fleming community.

August 22, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Business


Development authority backs SNF expansion

During its Monday morning meeting, the Liberty County Development Authority approved the site plan for SNF Chemtall's warehouse expansion, Floquip. The approved plan included some variances, such as removing three parking spaces from the visitors' entrance in the cul-de-sac. It also included an exception to the minimum-standard required between the truck/visitors driveway and employee driveway.

August 21, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Chamber replaces administrative assistant

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently added Melissa Bloom to its staff as administrative assistant. She replaces Krista Maines, who recently moved to the finance-assistant position.

August 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


State revenue up 5.5% in July

Georgia's net tax collections for July totaled nearly $1.49 billion for an increase of $78 million, or 5.5 percent, compared to the month-ended July 2013, according to Gov. Nathan Deal.

August 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Long Co. Commission welcomes ambulance service

Dr. James Graham owns and directs Excelsior Ambulance Service, Long County's new service provider. He addressed the county commission Aug. 5.

August 13, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Business


MidCoast Regional to get new fuel supplier

MidCoast Regional Airport's Local Joint-Management Board on Thursday approved a new fuel-supply service contract with World Fuel Service.

August 13, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Business


Maines hired at chamber as admiin assistant

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently added Krista Maines to its staff as administrative assistant.

August 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Bank donates toward SPLOST campaign

The Liberty County branch of Ameris Bank recently donated $1,500 to the 2014 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) marketing campaign.

August 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting

Jones Medical Equipment, with support from the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the company's one-year anniversary Aug. 1 at 481 E.G. Miles Parkway in Hinesville.

August 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Veterans group board member speaks to Hinesville Rotarians

John Caravella, a Vietnam veteran and board member of Veterans Heart Georgia, was the guest speaker Tuesday at the Hinesville Rotary Club's weekly meeting at the La Quinta Inn & Suites.

August 06, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Business


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