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States missing out on extended jobless benefits

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - More than a half-million unemployed workers in Ohio and other states including Georgia are missing out on extended federal benefits because of the way laws in their states are written.

The economic stimulus package allows states with high unemployment to provide up to 20 weeks of extended federal benefits to workers who have exhausted other government benefits. But 13 states and the District of Columbia have laws written in a way that prevent them from qualifying for the money, according to a study by the National Employment Law Project, which promotes policies and programs that assist workers.

March 23, 2009 | Associated Press | Business


Guests mingle, talk business

LUDOWICI - The Long County Board of Education hosted the Long County Chamber of Commerce's Business After Hours at the board office on March 17.

March 23, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


Fair Tuesday covers working, contracts on post

There will be a workshop on how to get contracts and work on Fort Stewart on the post on Tuesday.

March 23, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Development reps tour IDI building

March 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Kroger to aid people living with muscular dystrophy

ATLANTA – The arrival of March signaled the start of Kroger's Atlanta Division annual Muscular Dystrophy Association fundraiser, where customers are encouraged to purchase $1 green shamrocks or $5 gold shamrocks at their local stores' cash registers. The fundraiser ends April 4 with a goal of raising $410,000.

March 20, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


State unemployment rate hits record

ATLANTA - The state Labor Department says Georgia's unemployment rate in February was 9.3 percent, the highest since rate-keeping was standardized by the federal government in 1976.

The department said Thursday that the previous record in Georgia was a revised 8.5 percent in January.

March 19, 2009 | Associated Press | Business


State fines 30 gas station for gouging

ATLANTA - More than 30 Georgia gas stations have paid fines to the state Office of Consumer Affairs over alleged price gouging in the wake of Gulf Coast hurricanes last fall.

Some stations have to pay up to $10,000 in fines to the state, while others must refund money to customers who can prove they bought gas during the price spike. The list includes a $20,000 fine against nine Tennessee-based Pilot Travel Center stations.

March 19, 2009 | Associated Press | Business


Developers look for population hike estimates

Developers, builders and real estate professionals pushed chairs into a circle Monday morning to discuss preparing for the new brigade coming to Fort Stewart.

March 18, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Bank opening in Midway

Interstate Paper is supporting another credit union set to open in Midway by the first week in April.

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


IDI earns silver LEED certification

IDI, a national industrial real estate developer consistently ranked in the top five industrial developers in the United States, recently received silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its 502,854-square-foot speculative building in Tradeport East Business Center.

March 14, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


SSU offers smart investment seminars

SAVANNAH - Savannah State University will offer a free seminar for individuals who want to learn more about investing in

March 14, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Badcock reopens, gives shelter $1,000

Badcock Furniture & More had a grand reopening and ribbon cutting Wednesday at its Hinesville

March 14, 2009 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Staff writer | Business


Downtown adding business

Downtown Hinesville is attracting new business, just as new city signs identifying the business district advertise.

March 14, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Jobless rate may rise

When it comes to a job, something is better than nothing for David Turner.

March 11, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


CenturyTel, EMBARQ merger gets OKs

MONROE, La. - CenturyTel, Inc. and EMBARQ announced that the Georgia, Mississippi and Nebraska Public Service Commissions and the Minnesota and Ohio Public Utilities Commissions have each granted approval of CenturyTel's pending acquisition of EMBARQ. CenturyTel operates with 31,500 access lines in Georgia.

March 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


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State of County address set

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's June Progress Through People Luncheon, including the State of the County address, will be at noon Thursday at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center, 2140 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Flemington. Tickets are $15 for Chamber members and $20 for non-members.

June 08, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Believing in the NuYu

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting for Believing in the NuYu mentoring program May 29 at the Chamber office at 425 W. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.

June 08, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Commissioners reject coastal rezoning plan

Angler's Edge will not be turned into a mobile-home subdivision.

June 08, 2015 | Tiffany King | Business


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