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Cable techs being recruited

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor will again help AT&T recruit technicians to install U-verse integrated digital TV, high-speed internet and voice services.

April 03, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Urban agriculture topic at breakfast

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host an Eggs and Issues Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at the CenturyLink 50x50 building on Patriot's Trail in Hinesville.

February 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Industries amping up local recruiting

A group of manufacturers in Liberty County has banded together to try to recruit more employees who live in Liberty County.

February 13, 2014 | By Pat Watkins | Business


Registration open for cable company's charity day

SAVANNAH - The 13th annual Comcast Cares Day, the nation's largest single-day corporate volunteer event, according to a news release, is scheduled for Saturday, April 26, across the country.

February 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Jobless numbers down in December

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor recently announced that metro Hinesville's unemployment rate decreased to 8.3 percent in December, down 0.1 percent from 8.4 percent in November.

February 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


AAFES working on services

There's more to the Army and Air Force Exchange Service than just the Main Exchange. Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's AAFES manager George Ricker said AAFES is about 98 percent self-supporting and includes more than just the products and services offered at local exchanges, which date back to 1895.

February 08, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Leadership class visits General Assembly

The 2013-14 Leadership Liberty class traveled Monday to Atlanta and visited with state Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, and Sen. Buddy Carter, R-Pooler.

February 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Foreigners invest in industry here

More than two-thirds of the industry in Liberty County is the result of foreign investment, Development Authority CEO Ron Tolley told chamber of commerce members Thursday.

February 03, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


Job program trains offenders

The Governor's Office of Workforce Development recently announced the allocation of more than $107,000 in grant funding for offender training in six Local Workforce Investment Areas across the state.

February 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Port job fair to be rescheduled

ATLANTA - Recruiting day for the Georgia Ports Authority scheduled for today at the Georgia Department of Labor's Savannah Career Center has been postponed.

January 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Development group wants projects in SPLOST

The Liberty County Development Authority voted Monday to recommend county leaders consider adding two road-improvement projects and a water-and-sewer project to the next special-purpose local-option sales tax referendum, which will go to voters for approval in November.

January 29, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


Comcast expanding its platform

SAVANNAH - Comcast recently announced the launch of its new X1 video platform for customers in the Savannah area, including Liberty County.

January 28, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


To Courier print subscribers

The Courier Courier staff is attempting to deliver the Wednesday edition a few hours earlier due to expected winter storm conditions Tuesday night and Wednesday. However, if conditions persist, delivery may be delayed. Thank you for your patience during these expected storm conditions. Sorry about any inconvenience.

January 28, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Arms maker expanding, 120 more jobs in Bryan

Daniel Defense will expand its operations at the Interstate Centre in Black Creek in a $20 million project expected to add 120 new jobs over the next five years, Gov. Nathan Deal announced Thursday afternoon.

January 28, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Winter storm insurance tips

Atlanta – With snow and icy precipitation in the forecast, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians of some important insurance and fire safety tips for winter.

January 28, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


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Ameris Bancorp to buy The Coastal Bank

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.

March 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Photography shop marks opening

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.

March 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Homes for Heroes ranks area realtor high

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.

March 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Gun manufacturer cutting workforce

North Bryan-based engineering and weapons manufacturer Daniel Defense announced Tuesday a 14 percent net reduction in workforce due to current market conditions.

March 05, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Business


Job fair, business expo here in April

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a job fair and business expo from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 9 at the Shuman Recreation Center in Hinesville.

March 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Meat, seafood shop opens in Midway

Coastal Meat and Seafood held a grand opening and ribbon cutting, in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, Feb. 21 at 9784 Seagrass Plaza, suite C, on E. Oglethorpe Highway in Midway.

March 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Coastal Bank hires new mortgage originator

SAVANNAH - Gerald Lee recently was hired as a mortgage loan originator by The Coastal Bank at the bank's Hinesville office, 101 W. Henry St.

March 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Courier going to metered paywall

In an attempt to show potential new online readers what the Coastal Courier has to offer in the way of up-to-the-minute updates on intensely local news, sports, features and events, the multimedia company will launch its new metered paywall Saturday, March 1.

February 28, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


Report: Film company was denied access to track

After days of rumors, conjecture and finger-pointing, the office investigating last week's fatal train accident in Wayne County has issued a preliminary report.

February 26, 2014 | By Bill DeYoung Correspondent | Business


Airport operator hoping to promote it

MidCoast Regional Airport's new fixed-base operator told local Joint Management Board members Wednesday that efforts to reduce costs, train airport staff in fuel quality control and promote the airport are going well.

February 25, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


OMI drops suit against Richmond Hill

The public works company Operations Management International has dropped its $2 million lawsuit against Richmond Hill, a mere two months after it was filed.

February 25, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Business


Small scam can cost consumers plenty

When you check your credit-card statements every month for thefts, your eyes likely scan down the column of figures for large amounts that indicate scammers have used your card for major purchases.

February 23, 2014 | By David Uffington Columnist | Business


State revenue up in January

Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced that Georgia's net tax collections for the month of January totaled almost $1.81 billion for an increase of $76.25 million, or 4.4 percent, compared to the month-ended January 2013.

February 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Chamber, CVB launch new website

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau launched its new website Feb. 6.

February 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


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