Between holiday shopping bills now coming due, increased winter heating bills and the coming income tax season, many people are feeling the pinch. Your best bet for getting back on track is probably to trim expenses.
It has been an interesting winter so far.
The Internal Revenue Service is looking for more than 4,700 Georgia taxpayers who are due refund checks worth more than a total of $7 million.
Liberty County Chamber of Commerce members now can use their smart phones to download an application that gives them access to a member directory, along with information for businesses that are most relevant to consumers.
Defense Department civilian employees affected by the federal pay freeze for 2011 and 2012 will still have the opportunity to receive performance awards, promotions and normal longevity increases, the American Forces Press Service reported recently.
Residents of Long County and neighboring areas no longer have to fight traffic to get a good work out. A new fitness center recently opened in Ludowici.
ATLANTA - At its annual conference in Savannah, the Georgia Economic Developers Association named its 2011 board of directors and the chairmen and women of its volunteer working committees. The new terms of office began Jan. 1.
As you navigate the financial world, you'll most likely deal with a wide array of investment choices, constantly changing tax laws, estate-planning issues and other areas. And then, to make things even more complex, you'll have to consider your own risk tolerance, time horizon and individual goals. If you're like most people, you don't have the time and expertise to create, monitor and adjust your investment strategy by yourself, so you'll need to get some help. But how can you choose a financial professional who is right for you?
If someone gave you a $50 bill, you probably wouldn't just stick it in a drawer and forget it.
CenturyLink, a communications company with local offices in Hinesville, recently announced it will merge with Qwest, considered by some to be a leader in the networks services market because of its national fiber-optic network.
Even though he's only played one round of golf in his entire life, Paul Fletcher has overseen the development of six communities with golf courses in Southeast United States, not including the one coming to South Bryan County.
ATLANTA - Georgia Power's new president said last week that the electric utility had to raise prices to meet stricter emissions rules and maintain its system, but he's considering new ways to help customers cut costs.
Recently, the Coastal Courier launched a new, redesigned website that includes expanded news content, services, easy navigation, an event calendar, more audio and video and other local features.
Many consumers apparently are learning their lessons the hard way when it comes to big spending during recession-era holiday seasons.
Army veteran Mike Dushner didn't have the opportunity to apply for a Patriot Express loan when he retired from the service and started his own business, Sarge's Lawn Services, in 1994. Dushner said having that type of assistance from the Small Business Administration would have made those first years as his own boss a bit easier. Despite the challenges he faced, Dushner's hard work paid off.
ATLANTA - Georgia Power has issued a renewed warning for customers of criminal scam artists attempting to defraud both business and residential customers over the phone.
Pembroke welcomed a new business to the historic downtown last week as Shops on Main opened it's doors to customers on April 11.
Liberty County residents used to have to leave town to go to Dick's Sporting Goods or TJ Maxx.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting April 7 for Aqua Brill Pet Store, 318A Welborn Street in Hinesville.
Dryden Enterprises, Inc. broke ground Thursday at its new location along South Main Street between the Heritage Bank drive-thru and Brinkley Floor Covering.
Ulta Beauty will open its Hinesville store on the Oglethorpe Square on April 21.
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