ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue announced this week that both jobs and corporate investment increased in Georgia during the state's fiscal year 2010 as a result of the marketing activities of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. Companies invested $3.75 billion in communities around the state, a 46.7 percent increase from 2009, and created 19,462 jobs, an increase of 14.7 percent.
KC Brothers Construction owners James Rim and Wu Ni want to help build a bridge between Coastal Georgia and China. The Asian American builders are the only private citizens among the city of Hinesville's eight official delegates traveling to the Jiangxi province of south central China next month.
STATESBORO - Great Dane Trailers will bring 400 jobs to Statesboro.
A new manufacturing facility set to be built will bring the jobs over the next four years. Gov. Sonny Perdue says it's a $33.5 million investment.
James M. Floyd Jr., president and CEO of Liberty Shares, Inc. and The Heritage Bank, announced recently that Philip F. Resch has accepted the positions of chief financial officer for both companies. He took over the posts in July.
SAVANNAH - Given today's tough economy, more people are considering the benefits and rewards of small business ownership. While creating a solid business plan is a great start, would-be business owners often lack financial backing and the knowledge to identify and secure financing from other sources. To that end, Savannah Technical College is hosting a free "Open for Business" technical workshop at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18.
SAVANNAH - Sea Island Company has filed for federal bankruptcy protection with a plan to sell its luxury resorts that have been secluded getaways on the Georgia coast for wealthy travelers and American presidents since 1928.
The family-owned company filed a Chapter 11 plan in federal court Tuesday, saying it's unable to repay more than $600 million owed to to lenders including Synovus Bank, Bank of America and Bank of Scotland after the economic meltdown took a toll on Sea Island's resort and real-estate businesses.
Since the return of Goody's to Hinesville and its July 22 grand opening, the family clothing and accessories store continues to experience steady traffic. "It's been very heavy," assistant manager Lee Deen said. "We've had a little bit everywhere."
Denis Boissonneault from the Coastal Empire Flight Training school shared his love of aviation with Hinesville's Rotary Club Tuesday during the club's weekly meeting at the Western Sizzlin'.
SAVANNAH - Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced Monday that the GPA handled more than 2.63 million twenty-foot equivalent unit containers, added new services and maintained its position as the fourth-highest-volume container port in fiscal year 2010.
SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College's marketing and hospitality programs will host a free seminar on working in the international market from 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Aug. 24. The seminar will be in the Eckburg Auditorium at the Savannah Campus, 5717 White Bluff Road.
The Bryan County News is pleased to formally announce the appointment of Lori Wynn as its new editor.
After nearly a decade on the job, Executive Director Kenny Smiley is leaving his post with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.
ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond announced Thursday that federal extended unemployment insurance benefits are now being paid to 90,994 jobless Georgians. The benefits were enacted by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama last July 22. The law extends the qualifying time for eligible recipients from June 2
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported recently that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Hinesville rose to 8.9 percent in June, up eight-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 8.1 percent in May. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the metro area increased to 2,900, up 240 from 2,660.
U-Haul Company of Georgia recently announced that 196 Metal Structures has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held its annual Membership Appreciation Low Country Boil and Oyster Roast for members Friday at Bryant Commons in Hinesville ...
Interstate Credit Union will join with 56,000 credit unions around the world Thursday to celebrate International Credit Union Day.
Hinesville has seen new developments with the proposed Kroger Marketplace over the past two weeks.
Ameris Bank announces the sixth annual Helping Fight Hunger Food Drive Initiative during the month of October.
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. - After a record-breaking 4-H Paper Clover campaign in the spring, Tractor Supply Company, in partnership with National 4-H Council, is hosting another Paper ...
Deeds filed with the Liberty County Clerk of Courts Office from Aug. 18-21 included:
Georgia's annual sales-tax holiday for energy-efficient Energy Star products starts at 12:01 a.m. Friday and runs through midnight Sunday.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's monthly People Through Progress luncheon, held Sept. 17 at the Performing Arts Center, was sponsored by Keep Liberty ...
Clinton Walden has been hired as a licensed property and casualty agent at the Holtzman Insurance Agency in Hinesville.
Realtors Reginald Williams and Toria Wallace have joined Elaine Boggs Realty Group LLC.
The Savannah-area McDonald's restaurants surprised Jaden Hayes with a donation of more than 15,000 toys Sept. 12.
The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for August was 6.3 percent, down 0.5 percentage point from ...
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