ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that metro Hinesville's unemployment rate decreased to 8 percent in February, down 0.3 percent from 8.3 percent in January. The rate was 8.9 percent in February a year ago.
Michaels, North America's largest arts-and-crafts specialty retailer, announced that a new store will open April 6 at 252 Pooler Parkway.
SAVANNAH - MedBank has been selected by United Way of the Coastal Empire to assume management of Access Benefits Online.
Joseph R. Ford, a longtime resident of Liberty County, has joined Southeastern Bank as senior loan officer and assistant vice president of the bank's Darien office.
SAVANNAH - The $35 million in additional port-deepening funds proposed by Gov. Nathan Deal was approved by the state Legislature on Tuesday and awaits Deal's signature.
The commercial food appliance manufacturer Hobart will close its Richmond Hill plant before the end of 2014, ending a 30-year relationship during which the company was the city's only industry.
Hinesville Downtown Partners Tuesday discussed starting a Main Street start-up program here. The partners will ask city leaders for support Thursday at a council.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that metro Hinesville's unemployment rate increased to 8.2 percent in January, up 0.1 percent from 8.1 percent in December.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced recently that Georgia's net tax collections for the month of February totaled almost $838 million for an increase of $42 million, or 5.3 percent, compared to the month-ended February 2013.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau will hold a Photoshop workshop from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, at the chamber/CVB offices, 425 W. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.
Hinesville public works contractor OMI has a new director slated to take the reins from current Director Gregg Higgins. Guan Ellis joined OMI on Feb. 10 and is expected to take over in May.
Holtzman Insurance Agency recently earned the Allstate Insurance Company's "Distinguished Agency Award."
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.
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.
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.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Hinesville's unemployment rate increased to 8.7 percent in June, up .3 percent from 8.4 percent in May. The rate was 9.8 percent in June a year ago.
Fort Stewart soldiers who are transitioning from the Army and those who recently left the service, as well as veterans and civilians, had an opportunity Thursday to compete for more than 1,100 state jobs available through the Georgia Department of Corrections and other law-enforcement agencies.
Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors owners George Holtzman and his wife, Babs Holtzman, are releasing the day-to-day operational decisions and management. Leigh Smiley will transition from associate broker to managing broker/owner of the realty firm. George Holtzman still will serve as the qualifying broker and will continue to list and sell commercial and special residential properties.
West Penn Testing Group, a material-testing services provider, will locate to Ellabell, creating 70 jobs and investing $3 million into a facility over the next five years, according to Gov. Nathan Deal announced.
Being former soldiers, Kevin Ryan, Dan Sartin and Jeff Hyatt have a common bond that's typical of all uniformed personnel, whether they're military, law enforcement or firefighters. They also share a love for good beer.
Georgia's net tax collections for June totaled $1.76 billion for an increase of $182.25 million, or 11.5 percent, compared to the month-ended June 2013, Gov. Nathan Deal announced this week.
The Liberty County Development Authority held a called meeting Tuesday to approve a resolution to restructure bond debt.
The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission on Tuesday approved a rezoning petition filed on behalf of a developer with plans to build a grocery store and gas station at 1422 W. Oglethorpe Highway.
Leaders from Ludowici met earlier this month with a representative from McDonald's USA about bringing a restaurant to the city.
Allstate exclusive agency owner William Lynn Bennett of Hinesville has been designated an Allstate Premier Agency for 2014.
ATLANTA - District 168 state Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, has been appointed by Georgia House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, as a member of the Joint Study Committee on Property Tax Digest Impact on Education Funding.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently moved Lisa Davis to the position of membership director.
Construction is under way on a new Tractor Supply Company store in Hinesville, the company's 54th Georgia location. The retailer is setting up shop in the former builder supply store and lumberyard at 766 W. Oglethorpe Highway, across from Walmart.
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