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Commissioner not sold on land deal

Development plans are on the minds of many people in Liberty County, and there is no shortage of controversy when it comes to such projects.

August 30, 2007 | By John Deike Staff Writer | Business


Icing the drink business

An inventive sole-proprietor named Darla Clarkson has used some creative methods to develop a called The Smooth Operator.

August 25, 2007 | By John Deike Staff Writer | Business


Stocks continue down Friday

NEW YORK ‑ Wall Street skidded further Friday as investors again succumbed to anxiety over tight credit conditions even after the Federal Reserve said it would do all it can to "facilitate the orderly functioning of financial markets." The Dow Jones industrials came off of their lows after the Fed added a second dose of liquidity to the markets.

The market, which has been gyrating for weeks over fears that credit is drying up, began to pare its losses after the Fed's latest injection of cash into the banking system Friday. The day's declines, however, showed the depths of ...

August 25, 2007 | By Tim Paradis AP Business Writer | Business


Real estate transfers for Aug. 10

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from July 9-20. 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.

August 25, 2007 | Staff report | Business


Jobless stats suggest strong national economy

WASHINGTON - The number of newly laid off people signing up for jobless benefits rose last week, suggesting that employment conditions, while softening a tad, still remain good.

August 25, 2007 | By Jeannine Aversa Associated Press Economics Writer | Business


YMCA director speaks at Rotary

Lee Boggess, director of the Liberty County YMCA, addresses the Rotary Club Tuesday about literacy worldwide. According to the 2000 census, 96 percent of people speak English well in Liberty County compared to the state's 98 percent average. Boggess also informed the group 20 percent of the world's population is illiterate.

August 18, 2007 | Staff report | Business


Vote for the best in Liberty County

The Reader Favorites Ballot is available online this year.

August 16, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Planned subdivisions taking different tact

Two planned subdivisions are expected to appear on Colonel's Island soon, and they are considered unique among the many developments going up in the county.

August 11, 2007 | By John Deike Staff Writer | Business


Real estate transfers for July 20

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from July 2-6. 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.

August 04, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Sawgrass Landing set for fall start

Sawgrass Landing, a planned $50 million residential and commercial development, is scheduled to begin construction in Midway this fall.

August 04, 2007 | By John Deike Staff Writer | Business


GSU graduate gets IT job

Three recent graduates from the College of Information Technology at Georgia Southern University have joined the consulting firm BravePoint, where, as new employees, they are first-time participants in a special training program.

August 04, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Business


New restaurant in Gum Branch

Moomie's Fried Chicken opened June 9 and offers fried chicken, chicken wings, gizzards, cornbread and more.

July 31, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Plaza owner, neighbors work to resolve concerns

The ongoing saga involving Liberty Square in Long County appears to be headed toward resolution.

July 31, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


Real estate transfers for July 13

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office between and June 18-22. 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 you 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.

July 28, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Mainship cutting jobs at Midway plant

Mainship Corp. recently announced it will shift production of its Pilot and Trawler models from its Midway plant to the main manufacturing facility of its parent company, Luhrs Marine Group, in St. Augustine, Fla.

July 28, 2007 | Staff report | Business


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Economist: Georgia's job engine humming

A Georgia State University economist is predicting that Georgia's economic growth will be solid in the coming years.

August 31, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Development authority wins marketing award

The Liberty County Development Authority recently received an award of excellence for one of its marketing projects at the Southern Economic Development Council annual conference, held Aug. 3-5 in Memphis, Tennessee.

August 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Wayne County mine application pulled

JESUP - DuPont Titanium Technologies has withdrawn its application for a surface mining permit in Wayne County with the Environmental Protection Division.

August 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


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


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