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Convenience stores donate to schools

Parker's president and CEO Greg Parker presented a $1,500 check to Liberty County Board of Education members and school system administrators Thursday at Liberty Elementary School in Midway.

December 26, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Gas line being run to Tradeport East

Liberty County's Tradeport East Business Center is expected to benefit from a $46 million expansion of Atlanta Gas Light Company's Strategic Infrastructure Development and Enhancement customer-growth program.

December 26, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Extended unemployment benefits ending

ATLANTA - Emergency Unemployment Compensation benefits for the nation's long-term unemployed workers are set to end Saturday impacting 39,559 workers in Georgia.

December 26, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


OMI sues Richmond Hill for $2M

The public works giant Operations Management International Inc. is suing Richmond Hill for $2 million, alleging the city breached its contract when deciding to end its relationship with OMI in the middle of a five-year agreement.

December 24, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Business


City pulls prior conviction question from applications

The city of Hinesville has decided to eliminate the question on city employment applications that asks about criminal convictions. City-council members agreed with a motion made by Mayor Jim Thomas during Thursday's meeting to authorize the city personnel office to "ban the box" that some have argued discriminates against felons who've completed their prison sentence.

December 23, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Liberty Transit offers free rides Dec. 24

Liberty Transit will offer free bus rides Tuesday, Dec. 24.

December 22, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Extended unemployment benefits ending

ATLANTA - Emergency Unemployment Compensation benefits for the nation's long-term unemployed workers are set to end Saturday, Dec. 28, impacting 39,559 workers in Georgia.

December 22, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


MidCoast Airport gets new operator

MidCoast Regional Airport this week welcomed a new fixed base operations management-services company to oversee all facets of the airport's general aviation operations.

December 21, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


City chosen for Main Street program

Hinesville recently was selected by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs as one of 19 cities to join the state's Main Street start-up program, according to a GDCA news release.

December 21, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Christkindlesmarkt is holiday favorite

In Europe, Christkindlesmarkts are as common as flea markets in America. They're Christmas markets held annually in Nuremberg, Germany.

December 20, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


New vet clinic reachs out to pets, people

A new, low-cost veterinary clinic is trying to bridge the gap for individuals and families who love their pets but have a hard time finding routine veterinary services, like yearly rabies vaccines and spay and neuter surgeries that they can afford.

December 16, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


Slay the energy vampires

You turn off the television when you're not watching it because it saves you money, right? Not so.

December 15, 2013 | By David Uffington Columnist | Business


State revenue up in November

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Tuesday that Georgia's net tax collections for November totaled $1.39 billion, an increase of nearly $49 million, or 3.6 percent, compared to the month-ended November 2012.

December 14, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Long Chamber names school system business of year

At its annual Christmas party, the Long County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday named the Long County School System its 2013 business of the year and installed officers for the coming year.

December 14, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


Don't bust the bank holiday shopping

Consumers need not stress over busting their piggy banks when shopping for holiday gifts.

December 11, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


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Ameris Bancorp to buy The Coastal Bank

MOULTRIE -- Ameris Bancorp, the parent company of Ameris Bank, Tuesday announced the acquisition of The Coastal Bank (Coastal Bankshares, Inc), scheduled to close in the third quarter of 2014. Once this merger is finalized, Ameris Bank will be the largest community bank on the Georgia coast.

March 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Photography shop marks opening

Joanna Ng Photography was welcomed as a new member of the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 20 at the chamber offices in Hinesville.

March 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Homes for Heroes ranks area realtor high

Homes for Heroes recently named Lisa Scales with Keller Williams Realty Coastal Area Partners its No. 2 realtors affiliate nationwide in 2013, based on number of heroes served.

March 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Gun manufacturer cutting workforce

North Bryan-based engineering and weapons manufacturer Daniel Defense announced Tuesday a 14 percent net reduction in workforce due to current market conditions.

March 05, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Business


Job fair, business expo here in April

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a job fair and business expo from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 9 at the Shuman Recreation Center in Hinesville.

March 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Meat, seafood shop opens in Midway

Coastal Meat and Seafood held a grand opening and ribbon cutting, in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, Feb. 21 at 9784 Seagrass Plaza, suite C, on E. Oglethorpe Highway in Midway.

March 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Coastal Bank hires new mortgage originator

SAVANNAH - Gerald Lee recently was hired as a mortgage loan originator by The Coastal Bank at the bank's Hinesville office, 101 W. Henry St.

March 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Courier going to metered paywall

In an attempt to show potential new online readers what the Coastal Courier has to offer in the way of up-to-the-minute updates on intensely local news, sports, features and events, the multimedia company will launch its new metered paywall Saturday, March 1.

February 28, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


Report: Film company was denied access to track

After days of rumors, conjecture and finger-pointing, the office investigating last week's fatal train accident in Wayne County has issued a preliminary report.

February 26, 2014 | By Bill DeYoung Correspondent | Business


Airport operator hoping to promote it

MidCoast Regional Airport's new fixed-base operator told local Joint Management Board members Wednesday that efforts to reduce costs, train airport staff in fuel quality control and promote the airport are going well.

February 25, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


OMI drops suit against Richmond Hill

The public works company Operations Management International has dropped its $2 million lawsuit against Richmond Hill, a mere two months after it was filed.

February 25, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Business


Small scam can cost consumers plenty

When you check your credit-card statements every month for thefts, your eyes likely scan down the column of figures for large amounts that indicate scammers have used your card for major purchases.

February 23, 2014 | By David Uffington Columnist | Business


State revenue up in January

Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced that Georgia's net tax collections for the month of January totaled almost $1.81 billion for an increase of $76.25 million, or 4.4 percent, compared to the month-ended January 2013.

February 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Chamber, CVB launch new website

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau launched its new website Feb. 6.

February 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


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