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Jobless numbers drop in Hinesville

While jobless numbers statewide, including Coastal Georgia as a whole were up in April, the employment picture in Hinesville actually improved last month.

May 29, 2009 | Staff report | Business


‘Pay-As-You-Go’ Program Provides Affordable Natural Gas Service for Credit-Challenged Customers

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. The Atlanta-based natural gas provider's pay-as-you-go program was developed for credit-challenged customers who may have recently relocated or are dealing with financial challenges that prevent them from paying the deposits required by other natural gas providers.

May 28, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


State offers incentives to job seekers

ATLANTA - Unemployed Georgians who participate in a state work training program will be eligible for money to help give their job search a boost.

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced on Wednesday that the new "Be Work Ready" initiative would give $50 or $100 gift cards to those who earn a state work ready certificate or who improve their job skills through free, online training. The money is designed to help offset job search expenses.

May 28, 2009 | Associated Press | Business


Initial jobless claims drop unexpectedly

WASHINGTON - The tally of newly laid-off people requesting jobless benefits fell last week, the government said Thursday, a sign that companies are cutting fewer workers.

But the number of people continuing to receive unemployment benefits rose to 6.78 million - the largest total on records dating back to 1967 and the 17th straight record week. The figures for continuing claims lag behind initial claims by one week.

May 28, 2009 | By Christopher Rugaber Associated Press writer | Business


8,000 homes on way to Riceboro area

Rave reviews followed the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission unanimous recommendation to rezone more than 10,000 acres of unincorporated Liberty County for a mixed-use development.

May 23, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Local stylist to work on BET program

BET Sunday Best gives singers a chance to show off their vocal abilities. A nationwide search is conducted in cities across the country and the top contestants perform weekly in front of a live audience in Atlanta, striving to win the title of "Sunday Best."

May 23, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


LCDA contract flap settled

After previous hesitations, the Liberty County Development Authority unanimously decided to contract with Strategic Business Solutions Unlimited for work on a minority and women business enterprise initiative.

May 20, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Congress looking at credit card limits

WASHINGTON - Unable to stop the tide of foreclosures and job losses, lawmakers are hoping to give voters at least some breathing room in the economic downturn by banning arbitrary credit card rate hikes and excessive fees.

Legislation that would impose new restrictions on the industry was expected to pass the Senate on Tuesday. With the House having endorsed a similar measure already, Democratic leaders said they hoped to send a final version to the president to sign by week's end.

May 19, 2009 | By Anne Flaherty Associated Press writer | Business


Business workshop on customer service

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Georgia Southern University are continuing their workshop series by offering "Superior Customer Service and Business Etiquette"

May 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Businesses using bankruptcy

Bankruptcy seems to be unwelcomed, but still an alternative for the "credit heavy," according Raven Owen, housing counselor with JCVision & Associates.

May 18, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Local GM, Chrysler dealers not being closed

"This is the classic thing: No news is good news," Mike Reed, general manager of NeSmith Chevrolet in Hinesville, said Friday afternoon.

May 18, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Businesses challenged to held Dorchester

After months of work and fundraising, including the Dorchester Academy Kick-off Rally, the possibility of refurbishing the former boys dormitory is moving closer to reality. However, the hard work is not finished and the Dorchester Improvement Association still needs financial contributions.

May 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Credit union opens in Midway

Members of the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently attended two new business openenings and ribbon-cutting ceremonies in Midway. The Interstate Federal Credit Union on Highway 84, across from the Midway Post Office, is open for business. During the ceremony, Interstate Federal Credit Union President Stacie Branch and several of the union's board members, along with chamber board members and Midway Mayor Don Emmons, cut the ribbon at the new facility.

May 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Job workshops cover resumes, interviews

Job seekers can now register for Georgia Southern University's two newest career development workshops at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah.

May 15, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Tattoo parlor opens for business

Members of the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently attended two new business openenings and ribbon-cutting ceremonies in Midway. The New Body Tattoo Studio in the Midway Mall on Butler Avenue is ready for customers. At the ceremony, owner T.J. Newsome, along with family members, business associates, chamber board members, staffers and Midway Mayor Don Emmons, cut the ribbon.

May 15, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


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How to know when something is actually on sale

The big screen television is, indeed, very big. And the brightly colored sign plastered on the corner is every bit as prominent.

April 11, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


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


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