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Georgia joblessness at record 10.5 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Hinesville remained unchanged at 8.8 percent in February from a revised 8.8 percent in January. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the area increased to 2,890, up 34 from 2,856 in January.

April 02, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Real estate agent now licensed broker

RICHMOND HILL - Century 21 Ways Station announced recently that Jolonda T. Greene received her Georgia real estate associate broker's license.

April 02, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


NeSmith reaches out to youth baseball

Mike Reed, general manager of NeSmith Chevrolet in Hinesville, recently announced that the dealership is partnering with the Liberty County Recreation Department and Fort Stewart to provide athletes and coaches with baseball equipment, instructional clinics, a monetary donation and an opportunity to raise an additional $10,000 through a Chevy vehicle giveaway fundraiser. The effort by NeSmith is part of the Chevy Youth Baseball initiative, a nationwide campaign that runs through July.

April 02, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Condo auction reflects economic woes

At least 12 Richmond Hill luxury condos are slated to hit the auction block on April 17.

April 01, 2010 | By Ross Blair Special to the Courier | Business


State using federal money to spur jobs

ATLANTA - State human services officials will use more than $200 million in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act as an incentive for private- and public-sector employers to hire 20,000 Georgians this summer.

The department is offering huge incentives to employers under two programs, TeenWork, which seeks to hire 15,000 teens this summer, and Jobs for Georgia, which will provide incentives for employers to hire 5,000 adult workers.

April 01, 2010 | Associated Press | Business


Save-A-Lot drawing steady business

Since Save-A-Lot opened its doors to Hinesville residents earlier this month, store manager Fred Goings said business has been steady. The store features private-label brands in a warehouse-style setup designed to reduce costs for consumers.

March 29, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Business


LCDA discusses multi-agency pact to lure business

The Liberty County Development Authority approved a motion to enter into an intergovernmental agreement that would secure a joint marketing arrangement between four counties in Coastal Georgia, allowing them to work cooperatively to pitch the benefits of the region to potential business partners.

March 26, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Business


Job fair at Savannah Tech April 2

The Southeast Georgia Job Fair/Career Expo will be on Friday, April 2 at Savannah Technical College.

March 24, 2010 | Staff report | Business


State development officials speak in Long Co.

Tonya Cooper, the Georgia Department of Economic Development's existing industry and regional recruitment project manager, addressed the Long County Development Authority at a meeting in February.

March 22, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


Firth Rixon to begin hiring

March 19, 2010 | Staff report | Business


New Hinesville Pharmacy marks grand opening

Hinesville Pharmacy, formerly Whitman Pharmacy, has opened its new location at 481 E.G. Miles Parkway. The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony March 2 with 60 chamber members in attendance. The new pharmacy is directly across from Liberty Regional Medical Center. The newly namd Hinesville Pharmacy will maintain the same ownership and staff.

March 19, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


State jobless rate at 10.5 in February

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor says the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to a record 10.5 percent in February.

The rate is up one-tenth of a percentage point from the 10.4 percent reported in January. The February jobless rate was up 1.8 percentage points from 8.7 percent at this same time last year.

March 18, 2010 | Associated Press | Business


Trestle to Brunswick port being repaired

BRUNSWICK - Georgia Ports Authority officials say fire damage to a railroad trestle connecting to a shipping terminal in Glynn County is not as extensive as had been feared.

The trestle to the Colonels Island facility caught fire Monday. Authority spokesman Robert Morris says two rail cars carrying new Alabama-built Mercedes-Benz automobiles to the terminal burned, destroying all 16 autos.

March 17, 2010 | Associated Press | Business


Hinesville Board of Realtors hands out awards

The Hinesville Area Board of Realtors had its 2009 Distinguished Sales Society awards banquet on March 5 at Club Stewart. The pictures at right tell who won what.

March 15, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Georgia Power bills going up in April

ATLANTA - Georgia Power customers will see their bills go up again.

The Georgia Public Service Commission voted 4-1 on Thursday to let the utility raise prices starting April 1. The average residential customer will pay $9.91 more a month from June through September and $3.44 the other eight months of the year.

March 12, 2010 | Associated Press | Business


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Business After Hours at funeral home

Howard Funeral Home in Ludowici hosted the Long County Chamber of Commerce's Business After Hours Tuesday. About 30 people attended the gathering, with refreshments ...

May 03, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Chamber marks opening of consignment shop

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting April 8 for Savvy Upscale Consignments, at 1425A W. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.

May 02, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Port's container rate continues to grow

SAVANNAH - Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz reported 8 percent growth in containerized trade in February, compared to the same month a year ago.

April 29, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Restaurant sanitation scores for April 26

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in March by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens ...

April 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Convenience stores help fight lymphoma

Enmarket will sell paper icons in all 64 of its retail stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, including the Hinesville location, in support ...

April 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate falls to 5.9 percent in March

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for March was 5.9 percent, down 0.1 percentage point ...

April 21, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Insurance commissioner questions Allstate request

ATLANTA - Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is warning consumers that Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Co. has filed an overall statewide automobile rate increase of ...

April 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Restraurant sanitation scores for April 18

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in March by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens ...

April 18, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Time to talk about end-of-life issues is now

They say the only two things in life that are certain are death and taxes.

April 18, 2016 | By Richard Barid and Michael Smith Guest columnists | Business


New Hinesville shopping center to feature national retailers

A large shopping center coming to Hinesville will feature several nationally known brands when it is completed in April 2017.

April 18, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Business


New Long County flood maps topic at Tuesday open house

ATLANTA - Newly revised preliminary digital flood insurance rate maps for the Georgia coastal areas, including Long County, will be available for residents to review at ...

April 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


MacAljon opening plant in Richmond Hill

The MacAljon family of companies will hold an open house and ribbon cutting Tuesday at their new facility, 2801 Highway 17 Tuesday.

April 15, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


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