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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


Tire Rack hosts YALL members

March 12, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Courier names new managing editor

The Coastal Courier is pleased to formally announce the appointment of Hollie Moore Barnidge as its new managing editor. Barnidge, who has been with the Courier for nearly two years as the assistant managing editor, officially assumed the post Monday.

March 11, 2010 | Staff report | Business


Jobless rate up again

The Georgia Department of Labor reported the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 10.4 percent in January, topping the previous record high of 10.3 percent reported in December. The January jobless rate was up 2.0 percentage points from 8.4 percent at this same time last year.

March 10, 2010 | Staff reports | Business


Hinesville Kroger shoppers donate $2,000 with food

ATLANTA - Kroger's Hinesville area customers and associates stepped up to help those in need with donations of $1,948 to the Manna House and Second Harvest through Kroger's 2009 "Can Hunger" program.

March 08, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Workers can set up vanpool for commute

Does the long commute to work empty your wallet too often? Do you wish you could have a conversation with someone other than the radio to make the trip less boring? If so, you're in luck. The Coastal Regional Commission has partnered with a vanpool service to help area commuters who want to save money and build camaraderie in the process. For more details, pick up a copy of the Friday Coastal Courier.

March 05, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Business


Liberty Shares, Heritage Bank hires CFO

James M. Floyd Jr., president and CEO of Liberty Shares, Inc. and The Heritage Bank, announced recently that Robert B. "Rob" Briscoe has been named chief financial officer for both companies. He will begin Monday.

March 05, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Coastal Bank launches new Web site

SAVANNAH - The Coastal Bank, a community bank headquartered in Savannah, recently launched a new Web site offering personal and business customers expanded online banking capabilities.

March 05, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


State jobless numbers set another record

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor says the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to a record 10.4 percent in January, and Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond says the job crisis is getting worse.

The rate tops the previous record of 10.3 percent set in December. It's also up 2 percentage points from the 8.4 percent at this same time last year.

March 03, 2010 | Associated Press | Business


Courier changing news stand price

Effective March 3, the Coastal Courier is changing the newsstand price for weekday editions to 75 cents. The price of the Sunday paper will remain at 75 cents. Subscription or home delivery rates also will not change. The Courier last increased its weekday edition prices 14 years ago in January 1996 from 25 cents to 50 cents.

March 01, 2010 | Staff report | Business


Inside joke at business riles customer

A simple joke between two longtime friends backfired when a sign, meant as a personal gag, was hung in a Hinesville business and left up longer than intended. The sign angered an unknowing customer.

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


Kroger helping build cabin at 4-H camp

ATLANTA - Now through March 13, Kroger customers can buy a $1 or $5 paper icon at any Kroger cash register to benefit the "Rock Eagle 4-H Center Cabin Campaign." The statewide effort, which includes all 176 Kroger stores in Georgia, is designed to raise $100,000 to fund construction of the "Kroger Cabin," the first corporate-sponsored cabin on the Rock Eagle 4-H Center campus in Eatonton. During the past two years, Kroger has raised more than $171,000 toward the project, but $250,000 is needed to finish the cabin.

February 26, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


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Volvo reportedly passes on Georgia

The Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting that Volvo has dropped a site in Bryan County for a new plant.

May 09, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


How your children are draining your retirement funds

For the modern baby boomer, having your millennial children move in with you can bring a sense of youth and vitality. But adjusting to this new liefstyle isn't all fun and games. In fact, new research says taking care of your children after they've graduated from college may be sucking your retirement reservoir dry.

May 08, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Business


Does Jesus want a higher minimum wage?

The debate over Jesus' political leanings continues.

May 07, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


The place where most young people want to work

It isn’t easy to understand millennials.

May 07, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Business


Travel and Tourism Week being marked

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau will celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week through Sunday.

May 07, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


6 reasons you might consider changing your financial adviser

A classic song warns breaking up is hard to do.

May 05, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


Board of realtors hands out awards

The Hinesville Area Board of Realtors held its annual awards banquet March 25 at Club Stewart, where 25 Realtors were awarded.

May 04, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Money doesn't necessarily equate to job satisfaction

Enjoying the job is as important as the salary. Just ask billionaire Richard Branson.

May 04, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


Americans don't think college is preparing students for work

Only 13 percent of Americans feel confident that colleges are doing an effective job of preparing students for the future, according to a Gallup poll released April 24.

May 04, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Eight percent sales tax at Wal-Mart?

Two customers complained Friday that Wal-Mart Supercenter on West Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville was charging them 8 percent sales tax. One even brought in two receipts stating that the tax rate charged was 8 percent.

May 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


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