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Belt-tightening tips for your budget

Between holiday shopping bills now coming due, increased winter heating bills and the coming income tax season, many people are feeling the pinch. Your best bet for getting back on track is probably to trim expenses.

January 19, 2011 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Business


It's not too early to get ready for garden

It has been an interesting winter so far.

January 19, 2011 | By Don Gardner Columnist | Business


IRS has $7 million in refunds for Georgians

The Internal Revenue Service is looking for more than 4,700 Georgia taxpayers who are due refund checks worth more than a total of $7 million.

January 17, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business


Chamber app gives members easy access

Liberty County Chamber of Commerce members now can use their smart phones to download an application that gives them access to a member directory, along with information for businesses that are most relevant to consumers.

January 17, 2011 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Business


DoD details civilian pay freeze

Defense Department civilian employees affected by the federal pay freeze for 2011 and 2012 will still have the opportunity to receive performance awards, promotions and normal longevity increases, the American Forces Press Service reported recently.

January 17, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business


Fitness center opens in Ludowici

Residents of Long County and neighboring areas no longer have to fight traffic to get a good work out. A new fitness center recently opened in Ludowici.

January 17, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


LCDA staffer on GEDA board

ATLANTA - At its annual conference in Savannah, the Georgia Economic Developers Association named its 2011 board of directors and the chairmen and women of its volunteer working committees. The new terms of office began Jan. 1.

January 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business


Choosing a financial advisor isn't easy

As you navigate the financial world, you'll most likely deal with a wide array of investment choices, constantly changing tax laws, estate-planning issues and other areas. And then, to make things even more complex, you'll have to consider your own risk tolerance, time horizon and individual goals. If you're like most people, you don't have the time and expertise to create, monitor and adjust your investment strategy by yourself, so you'll need to get some help. But how can you choose a financial professional who is right for you?

January 14, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business


Get the most out of gift cards

If someone gave you a $50 bill, you probably wouldn't just stick it in a drawer and forget it.

January 12, 2011 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Business


Telephone company looks at big merger

CenturyLink, a communications company with local offices in Hinesville, recently announced it will merge with Qwest, considered by some to be a leader in the networks services market because of its national fiber-optic network.

January 12, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Business


New golf community planned for Bryan

Even though he's only played one round of golf in his entire life, Paul Fletcher has overseen the development of six communities with golf courses in Southeast United States, not including the one coming to South Bryan County.

January 11, 2011 | By Hallie D. Martin Special to the Courier | Business


Georgia Power boss defends rate hike

ATLANTA - Georgia Power's new president said last week that the electric utility had to raise prices to meet stricter emissions rules and maintain its system, but he's considering new ways to help customers cut costs.

January 11, 2011 | Associated Press | Business


Courier to offer premium content for a fee

Recently, the Coastal Courier launched a new, redesigned website that includes expanded news content, services, easy navigation, an event calendar, more audio and video and other local features.

January 10, 2011 | Staff report | Business


Bankruptcy filings rose in 2010

Many consumers apparently are learning their lessons the hard way when it comes to big spending during recession-era holiday seasons.

January 10, 2011 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Business


Patriot Express loans help vet entrepreneurs

Army veteran Mike Dushner didn't have the opportunity to apply for a Patriot Express loan when he retired from the service and started his own business, Sarge's Lawn Services, in 1994. Dushner said having that type of assistance from the Small Business Administration would have made those first years as his own boss a bit easier. Despite the challenges he faced, Dushner's hard work paid off.

January 07, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Business


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Dick's Sporting Goods coming to new shopping center

Jamey Flegal, director of real estate for Hutton Construction, announced Thursday that national athletic retail store Dick's Sporting Goods will be coming to the ...

May 05, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Business


Area technology company marks 32nd anniversary

Speros, a technology company headquartered in Savannah with an office in Hinesville, is celebrating 32 years of business.

May 05, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Store chain turning 40 with discounts, games

The original plan for Greg Parker was to go to law school. Running a convenience store and then building one of the most successful convenience ...

May 04, 2016 | Patrick Donahue | Business


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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