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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


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


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


Foreclosure rate up 25 percent over 2007

MIAMI (AP) _ The number of homeowners caught in the wave of foreclosures in October grew 25 percent nationally over the same month in 2007, data released Thursday showed.

More than 279,500 U.S. homes received at least one foreclosure-related notice in October, an increase of 5 percent over September, according to RealtyTrac Inc. One in every 452 housing units received a foreclosure filing, such as a default notice, auction sale notice or bank repossession.

November 28, 2008 | By Adrian Sainz Associated Press writer | Business


IBM to help build broadband network on power lines

NEW YORK (AP) _ IBM Corp. is throwing its considerable weight behind an idea that seemed to have faded: broadband Internet access delivered over ordinary power lines.

November 27, 2008 | By Andrew Vanacore Associated Press writer | Business


Government launches mortgage restructuring

WASHINGTON - The government and the mortgage industry are launching the most sweeping effort yet to help troubled homeowners by speeding up the process for renegotiating hundreds of thousands of delinquent loans held by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

The Federal Housing Finance Agency, which seized control of the two mortgage finance companies in September, announced the plan Tuesday along with other government and industry officials, including Hope Now, an alliance of mortgage companies organized by the Bush administration last year.

November 26, 2008 | By Alan Zibel Associated Press writer | Business


Study: Life isn't cheap for 'working poor'

ATLANTA (AP) _ It costs a lot to be 'working poor' - especially in metro Atlanta.

A single parent of three in Gwinnett County needs to make more than $62,000 a year to avoid going on government assistance, according to the author of a new report that examines the most basic costs of living for families in each of Georgia's 159 counties.

November 26, 2008 | By Dionne Walker Associated Press writer | Business


Store's employees get in spirit of Halloween

Among the businesses that allowed employees to wear costumes on was VIP Office Furniture & Supply in Hinesville.

November 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Attorney finishes bank director course

Jeffery Arnold, a director for The Heritage Bank, recently graduated from the Community Bankers Association of Georgia's Bank Directors' College, a part of the Community Bankers University.

November 20, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Real estate transfers for Nov. 5

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from Sept. 15-26. The listings include the names of the sellers and buyers, the book and page where the deed can be found in deed books maintained in the clerk's office, the transfer tax (which gives an estimate of the price paid, based on $1 per $1,000) and a description of the property, which may be the subdivision and/or Georgia Militia District where it is located. Refer to the accompanying map for the GMD numbers.

November 20, 2008 | Staff report | Business


Midway salon owner earns acadmic honor

Valeria West of Hinesville has been included in the merit list for the summer quarter at Swainsboro Technical College.

November 18, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Office park going up across from hospital

When the construction site across from Liberty Regional Medical Center becomes the Hinesville Professional Center, John Carnes, owner of John Carnes construction, hopes it will be a hub for area professionals. Carnes owns the center and the land it's being built on. He plans to lease spaces when it's complete.

November 15, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


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Better balance is top desire of career-changers, survey says

It was about this time four years ago that I started to seriously consider making a career change.

April 16, 2015 | Greg Kratz Deseret News | Business


15 facts to make tax day a little more interesting

Not everything about tax day has to be horrible. There are plenty of interesting facts to keep your mind busy during the lead up to the IRS' deadline for tax filing.

April 14, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


What you should do when facing a tax audit

April 15 is understandably unnerving for many taxpayers.

April 14, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


Property transfers for March 23-April 2

Deeds filed with the Liberty County Clerk of Courts from March 23 through April 2 show the following property transfers:

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Majors in business and engineering may maximize chances of getting a high-paying job

For many high school and college students, the main reason they prepare for and go to college is to have a stable, high-paying job after graduation. The trick is to find the major that will maximize job opportunities as well as earning power.

April 13, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


How high taxes and regulation are killing one of the most prosperous states in the nation

Upstate New York is becoming Detroit with grass.

April 11, 2015 | William Tucker, American Media Institute Deseret News | Business


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


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