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State jobless rate tops 8 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported today that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to a record-high preliminary 8.6 percent in January.

February 26, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Unemployment checks going up $25 a week

ATLANTA - Weekly unemployment benefits will rise by $25 a week in Georgia, state Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said Monday.

The boost comes from an infusion in federal stimulus money and will bring the average weekly unemployment check in Georgia to $292. The maximum check will rise to $355.

February 24, 2009 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Business


Zum Rosen Hof reopens

It took 12 weeks of renovations to restore downtown Hinesville's Zum Rosen Hof German restaurant after a fire gutted the interior, but as of yesterday the doors are open.

February 20, 2009 | By Patty Leon | Business


Real estate transfers for Feb. 15

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from Jan. 12-26. 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.

February 16, 2009 | Staff report | Business


Tax refunds going toward bills

A penny saved may be a penny earned.

February 16, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Midway store helps school earn equipment

Jim Woods and his staff at Midway IGA got first place in the Labels for Learning for Education competition sponsored by Cambell's Soup. Woods presented the 50,000 points his store earned to Liberty Elementary School. Each label is worth two or three points. Wendy Chenevert coordinates the Cambell's Soup labels campaign at Liberty Elementary, where each label's points are added up and traded in for learning materials such as computers, cameras and books.

February 13, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Holtzman to have real estate seminars

Coldwell Banker, Holtzman, Realtors is sponsoring free career seminars to familiarize current and potential real estate licensees with basic information on the residential real estate profession.

February 13, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


State Fram lowers auto rates

DULUTH - Effective March 9, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, the largest insurer of autos in Georgia and in the nation, is lowering its overall auto insurance rate level in Georgia by an average of 1.5 percent.

February 13, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


In tough times, jewelers offer perk

The members of the Independent Jewelers Organization have banded together to spread some joy this Valentine's Day to people who are struggling due to job loss or home foreclosure. Gold Mender Jewelers in Hinesville has partnered with other IJO retail members to provide free sterling silver heart necklaces to about 100 deserving individuals.

February 13, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Dentists starts working on new office as justice center looms

Businesses continue to be bounced around as the county expands the cleared area for the new justice center downtown.

February 11, 2009 | Alena Parker | Business


Website for military families up, running

A new, online community has been established for military families of Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.

February 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Building impact fees cut by $1,000

As Hinesville braces for a wave of population growth, the mayor said increasing affordable housing has become important for the city.

February 09, 2009 | Lauren Hunsberger | Business


Area businesses are still hiring

By-products of the recent economic downturn - job losses, floundering businesses and dwindling retirement accounts - no doubt have members of the United States work force fearing for their financial futures. However, there are still a few employment opportunities out there - if you know where to look for them. Coincidentally, Hinesville and the surrounding Liberty County area just may be good starting points.

February 09, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business


Yellow Bluff mum about bankruptcy

Yellow Bluff Development is tight-lipped about filing bankruptcy under Chapter 11 on Jan. 6, but the legal move may affect locals connected to the Midway corporation.

February 09, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


New coffee shop opens in Flemington

The New Brew Coffee Shop recently opened in Flemington and the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held a

February 07, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


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If saving money isn't independence enough, try off-the-grid living

While Roscoe Bartlett served as GOP congressman from Maryland for 20 years he constantly reminded people to be prepared for what seemed to be the least likely situations.

March 17, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | Business


Johnson returns as office manager

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently announced the rehiring of Erin Johnson, after a brief absence, to assume the position of office manager.

March 16, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Despite low returns, traditional savings accounts still popular

Here’s a little math experiment. You have $1,000 you don’t need for the next year and you sock it away in an investment earning a modest .95 percent return. A year passes and you pocket $9.50 in earnings.

March 15, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


If you make $50,000 a year, you can afford a home in these 10 cities

Where in the United States can you buy a home without breaking the bank? A new report from HSH.com, a mortgage resource company, may help you make your decision.

March 13, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Business


Tech industry needs to break down gender barriers to fill future jobs

The tech industry needs to change its culture that has not been inviting for women, some observers say, if it wants to fill a projected growth in jobs.

March 12, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


Don't let frustration drag you down, at home or work

I'd like to start this week's column with a one-question quiz.

March 11, 2015 | Greg Kratz Deseret News | Business


Molly Maxine Merle Norman ribbon cutting

Molly Maxine Merle Norman held a grand opening and ribbon cutting Feb. 25 at its new store at 122 S. Main St. in downtown Hinesville.

March 09, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Questions focus on pipeline jobs, uses

Jobs created by a proposed pipeline through the area and the intention of the fuel it carries were questioned at a public meeting at the Country Inn & Suites in Hinesville Thursday.

March 09, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Five writing tips that will make you stand out

The ability to effectively communicate is critical to success in any business endeavor. Writing is one skill that, when done well, can set you apart from others. Writing is also very subjective and open to criticism based on individual writing styles and preferences.

March 09, 2015 | Jeremy Kartchner Deseret News | Business


Marijuana legalization in Colorado brought about uncertainties after one year

More than a year has passed since Colorado’s “Green Wednesday,” when hundreds of people braved the New Year's Day cold to queue outside the state’s 24 marijuana retail stores.

March 07, 2015 | Deborah Sutton Deseret Media Companies | Business


What parents need to know about marijuana legalization

The permission slip for an overnight high school DECA competition in Colorado banned students from bringing illegal drugs or alcohol.

March 07, 2015 | Deborah Sutton Deseret News | Business


Does government aid to the poor do more harm than good?

Overall, 49 percent of Americans believe that government programs designed to help the poor do more good than harm, according to new study released by the Pew Research Center.

March 06, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Dredging contract approved for port

Deepening the Savannah harbor can begin following Thursday's award of a $134.5 million contract to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co. of Oak Brook, Illinois, by the Army Corps of Engineers. The contract covers deepening of the outer harbor, from near Fort Pulaski for 18.5 miles into the Atlantic Ocean.

March 06, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Ole Times Country Buffett set to open mid-March

Those with hankerings for some slow-smoked barbecue ribs and briskets can get their bibs, forks and knives ready.

March 06, 2015 | Patty Leon | Business


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