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Despite hire, large landowner has no new plans

Despite recently hiring a new property manager for Georgia and South Carolina, the Foram Group is not close to developing close to 5,000 acres of pristine land along the Medway River at the Midway I-95 interchange in Liberty County, according to Foram Chairman and CEO Loretta Cockrum.

May 13, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Business


Imperial, OSHA in settlement talks

SAVANNAH - Imperial Sugar and the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration are discussing a possible settlement of proposed fines against the company for a deadly 2008 refinery explosion near Savannah.

The talks have prompted an administrative law judge to postpone a hearing on the fines by the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission scheduled for next Tuesday in Savannah.

May 12, 2010 | Associated Press | Business


$800,000 to help prepare for new foundry

The Liberty County Development Authority has received $823,000 in federal grant money from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to help construct water and sewer lines, roadways and reclaimed water facilities to support Firth Rixson's new 200,000-square-foot manufacturing facility at Tradeport East. The announcement was made Friday by the LCDA. For more details on this story, pick up a copy of Wednesday's Coastal Courier.

May 12, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Business


Job seekers united with potential employers at Fort Stewart expo

Job seekers got a leg up on a competitive job market Wednesday by attending a career expo at Fort Stewart.

May 07, 2010 | detheridge@coastalcourier.com | Business


RH woman on statewide utility board

Chris McDermott of Richmond Hill was re-elected recently to a three-year term as a member director of the board of Georgia Transmission Corporation. She also serves on the board of directors for Coastal Electric Membership Corporation.

May 06, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Gas company seeking rate hike

ATLANTA - The Georgia Public Service Commission is reviewing an Atlanta Gas Light Company request to increase base rates.

May 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Plant to start hiring

Firth Rixson, Ltd., a provider of engineered forged and specialty metal products, announced Wednesday that Firth Rixson Forgings LLC, the company's latest closed die forging operation in Midway, will begin accepting job applications Monday. For more details, pick up a copy of Friday's Coastal Courier.

April 30, 2010 | Staff report | Business


Post job expo aims at military

The CivilianJobs.com Career Expo is set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, on Fort Stewart. Men and women transitioning from active duty to civilian life, retirees, veterans, members of the National Guard and Reserves and spouses are encouraged to attend.

April 30, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Local phone company, Qwest to merge

MONROE, La., and DENVER - CenturyLink and Qwest Communications announced recently that their boards of directors have approved an agreement under which CenturyLink will acquire Qwest in a tax-free, stock-for-stock transaction. Under the terms of the agreement, Qwest shareholders will receive 0.1664 CenturyLink shares for each share of Qwest common stock they own at closing. Upon closing of the transaction, CenturyLink shareholders are expected to own approximately 50.5 percent and Qwest shareholders are expected to own approximately 49.5 percent of the combined company.

April 30, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Shipping convention in Savannah

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority will host the 2010 International Association of Ports and Harbors mid-term board meeting June 7-9. The previous biennial meeting was hosted by the Port of Dunkirk in France.

April 30, 2010 | Staff report | Business


Hville-Stewart home prices decrease

In Hinesville-Fort Stewart, home prices, including distressed sales, declined by 12.36 percent in February 2010 compared with February 2009, according to First American CoreLogic, a financial services company that specializes in surety and title insurance. Excluding foreclosures and other distressed transactions, the year-over-year house price index for February was down 8.01 percent, compared to January, when prices were down 6.12 percent.

April 30, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


New cell tower activiated on post

As part of its continuing network investment to support growing demand for mobile devices and services, AT&T recently announced the activation of a new cell site on Fort Stewart that will enhance coverage for area residents and businesses in and around the military base.

April 30, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Comcast workers spruce up LeConte

As part of Comcast Cares Day, nearly 40 volunteers gathered Saturday at LeConte-Woodmanston Plantation to work on flower beds, mulch the garden and lay bricks on a walkway designed to honor those once enslaved on Liberty County plantations. The memorial, "The Walk: An African-American Tribute," will cover 50,000 square feet and bear the names of about 6,000 former slaves when it is complete.

April 26, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Business


Hinesville jobless rate dips in March

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Hinesville declined to 8.5 percent in March, down three-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 8.8 percent in February. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the area decreased to 2,791, down 74 from 2,865 in February.

April 23, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Midway woman hired by real estate firm

Keller Williams announced recently that Beth Braun has joined the company and will work out of the Richmond Hill office. Braun has a background in listing and selling real estate for the past seven years in Liberty, Bryan and McIntosh counties. She has completed Graduate of Realtor Institute training and holds an associate broker license.

April 23, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


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Navy Federal opens new location in Hinesville

Navy Federal Credit Union opened a new branch location at the corner of South Main Street and Veterans Parkway in Hinesville Monday morning.

February 08, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Business


Area’s jobless rate holds steady

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for December was 5.6 percent, unchanged from November. The rate ...

February 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Coastal Electric Cooperative has ribbon-cutting for new Richmond Hill facility

RICHMOND HILL - Chris Fettes didn't suppress his excitement Monday about Coastal Electric Cooperative's new facility.

February 01, 2016 | By Brent Zell Bryan County News | Business


New grocery store opens on Hinesville’s eastern edge

"Hey! Guys, you know it's time to shop!" yelled cheerleaders from Lewis Frasier Middle School during the grand opening of the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market ...

January 30, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Business


2 eateries share Taste of Liberty title at Chamber’s Annual Banquet

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's annual banquet welcomed the new Board of Directors for 2016 and offered up the Taste of Liberty from ...

January 30, 2016 | Patty Leon | Business


Kinder Morgan official: Pipeline construction could start late this year

RINCON - Work on a proposed, hotly debated pipeline could start by the end of the year, according to a Kinder Morgan official.

January 29, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue Effingham Herald | Business


Metro Hinesville unemployment rate holds steady

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for December was 5.6 percent, unchanged from 5.6 percent ...

January 28, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Property transfers for Jan. 28

Property transfers recorded in the Liberty County Clerk of Courts Office Oct. 21-30, from books 1881 and 1882, include:

January 27, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Stedman Graham: Master and define yourself

RICHMOND HILL - For a little bit last week, Stedman Graham was living like his longtime partner.

January 27, 2016 | By Brent Zell Bryan County News | Business


Georgia Tech report: Trees make money for state

Employees working in forestry earned more in wages and salaries in 2014 than people in any other Georgia manufacturing industry, according to a report issued ...

January 27, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Hinesville banker picked as officer of Leadership SE Georgia

SAVANNAH - Leadership Southeast Georgia recently announced the election of its 2016 Board of Directors. Among the board members is Sherrie Struble, vice president of The ...

January 27, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Liberty County Development Authority gives positive report

Liberty County Leaders and business owners gathered for the monthly Progress Through People luncheon Thursday, hosted by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.

January 26, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Business


Grocery, customers give $47,000 to area food banks

ATLANTA - Area Kroger customers and associates over the holidays contributed more than $47,000 in six weeks to Kroger's 2015 Can Hunger campaign and ...

January 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Property transfers for Jan. 25

Property transfers recorded in the Liberty County Clerk of Courts Office Oct. 20-28, from book 1881, include:

January 25, 2016 | Staff report | Business


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