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Jobless claims up to 8.4 percent here

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported Wednesday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Hinesville area increased to 8.4 percent in November, up four-tenths of a percentage point from 8.0 percent in October. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the area increased to 2,779, up 181 from 2,598. The jobless rate in the metro Hinesville area in November 2009 was 7.5 percent.

December 24, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


LCDA recognized for marketing program

The Southern Economic Development Council, the oldest and largest regional economic development association in North America with 750 members from organizations in 17 states in the South, has chosen the Liberty County Development Authority as a recipient of the 2010 Communications Award in two categories.

December 24, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


State extends shrimp harvest 10 days

BRUNSWICK - Georgia officials are extending the state's food shrimp harvest season by 10 days, to Jan. 10.

December 22, 2010 | Associated Press | Business News


Car dealer donates $36K worth of toys

CLAXTON - NeSmith Chevrolet Buick GMC distributed $36,718 in toys to three local organizations as a result of a 15-day "Facebook FunRaiser" that took place Dec. 1-15.

December 22, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Best things: Showing employee appreciation

It's no secret that the economy is rough right now and budgets are tight. Monetary holiday bonuses for employees and volunteers might not be in the cards for many business owners, managers and volunteer coordinators. However, there are many other ways to make hard workers feel appreciated.

December 22, 2010 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Staff writer | Business News


CTC campus names employee of year

ATLANTA - Georgia's population has swelled to nearly 9.7 million, boosting its representation in Congress, numbers released by the U.S. Census show.

December 22, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Business News


Load prepaid cards at your own risk

The government did us a favor when it created the CARD Act, which reined in banks and credit-card companies that had been collecting millions of extra dollars from consumers.

December 22, 2010 | By David Uffington Dollars and sense | Business News


Realtor's teddy bears comfort kids

The Holtzman Companies recently donated a collection of teddy bears to the Hinesville Police Department to be given to children in crisis.

December 20, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Chamber to honor ambassador of year

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will soon name its first ambassador of the year. Local businesses are invited to help the chamber honor the ambassador by donating a service, good or promotional item to be included in a prize package.

December 17, 2010 | Staff report | Business News


Smart financial moves brighten season

If you're like many people, you're watching your dollars extra carefully this year as you do your holiday shopping. And that's a good thing, because even in the best of times, it's never wise to go overboard on gifts. But by making the right moves during this holiday season, you can also help ensure that you stay on track toward your long-term financial goals.

December 17, 2010 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business News


Shopping spree winner announced

Christmas came early for Charlene Parlett of Hinesville, whose name was drawn as the grand prize winner of a $500 downtown shopping spree courtesy of the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority. The drawing concluded a three-week promotion.

December 16, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Track your spending

If you have a computer and really don't know where all your money goes, your life can be easier if you invest in personal-finance budget software. Nearly all of the finance programs have reports that you can customize and generate. Want to know how much you're spending for groceries? Or how much miscellaneous cash went to coffee in the morning? The program will tell you. Your bank statement will include the debit-card amounts, which you'll need to add in, but not the cash you spend. You'll need to enter that as well.

December 16, 2010 | By David Uffington Dollars and sense | Business News


Make sure you are cyber secure

When Ben Franklin famously wrote "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," I'm pretty sure he wasn't warning his readers about the perils of cyber crime. But in today's world of phishing, shoulder-surfing and computer spyware, his advice hits home.

December 15, 2010 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Business News


Insurance company expands in Georgia

Area residents, as well as those across the state, now have another choice when it comes to picking an insurance provider.

December 15, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Grants available for pines

Grants are available to private landowners to help restore and conserve longleaf pine trees.

December 15, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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Chamber names new information officer

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce has appointed Claudette Schomburg as its public information coordinator.

August 17, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Moses named to state bar Young Lawyers Division leadership post

Hinesville attorney Luke R. Moses of Jones Osteen & Jones has been appointed to serve in a leadership position for the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of ...

August 16, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Ga. Tech program looks to help integrate vets into workforce

Several Savannah business and military leaders – including Col. Jason Wolter, Garrison Commander of Fort Stewart; Mike Tucker, director of Coastal Workforce Board; Brad Patterson, HR ...

August 15, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Veteran journalist joins Courier staff

Eager to return to his love of reporting, longtime Morris Multimedia/Morris Technology employee Mark Swendra has joined the Coastal Courier and Bryan County News ...

August 14, 2017 | Staff report | Business News


Coastal Courier still local... still strong

We aren't changing.

August 13, 2017 | Staff report | Business News


Salon, boutique has ribbon cutting

Liberty County Minority Chamber hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Mieka's Hair Affair and Dee'stinctive Fashions on July 29 at 3707 East Oglethorpe Highway ...

August 12, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Businesses asked to donate supplies for teachers’ classrooms

Attention area teachers: If you find your classroom is running short on supplies, you'll have a chance to stock up later this month, and ...

August 12, 2017 | By Mark Swendra | Business News


Dick's now hiring for Pooler location

Dick's Sporting Goods has announced it is now hiring for its location opening soon in Pooler.

August 10, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News


DOT honors local employee

Tabeter Moore of Hinesville was awarded a Simply Best Performance Award for her work as the equal opportunity compliance officer for District 5 of the ...

July 31, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Georgia Ports report record increases in goods moved

SAVANNAH- At its July board meeting, the Georgia Ports Authority reported record fiscal year results and approved the purchase of six new ship-to-shore cranes.

July 28, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Courier welcomes new staff members

The Coastal Courier and Courier Multimedia, welcome Kat Somers and Missy Wright to the advertising staff.

July 27, 2017 | Staff Report | Business News


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