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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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Gas stations changing name

SAVANNAH - Enmark recently announced a branding change to "enmarket."

June 13, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


America's most famous college dropout thinks you should go to college

Bill Gates, who is still the richest man in the world according to Forbes, is a big fan of college.

June 12, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Eating locally is actually pretty easy, and that's good news for reducing food waste

Upwards of 80 percent of Americans could restrict their eating habits to food grown within 50 miles of where they live, according to a new study published by the Sierra Nevada Research Institute at the University of California, which means that if consumers want it, there's more than enough potential to buy food exclusively from local markets.

June 12, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Did Rick Perry's prayers end the Texas drought?

Glenn Beck recently went on record saying he thinks former Texas Gov. Rick Perry deserves a little credit for ending the Texas drought.

June 12, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


RH to get three 'major' motels

Three "major hotels" are in the works to be built in Richmond Hill, their developer announced Friday.

June 12, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher Correspondent | Business


State of the County address discusses Liberty's growth

Local business leaders and officials met again for another Progress Through People Luncheon earlier today. The luncheon featured the State of the County Address. Liberty County Commissioners Chairman Donald Lovette spoke on what makes a community poised for growth. He then shared stories from locals to show that Liberty is on course for growth. The end of Lovette's speech was littered with the refrain, "We can't stop" to express Liberty's need for continual progress.

June 11, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Business


Marriage isn't the only relationship that's in trouble for 20-somethings

It's well known that millennials are the most unmarried generation in American history, but a new report by Gallup suggests that tying the knot isn't the only union youngsters are avoiding.

June 10, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


One way to pay back your student loans that you should avoid at all costs

The New York Times recently published an op-ed that offered defaulting on your loans as a viable way of escaping student debt. Pretty much everyone disagrees with that.

June 10, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


The promise and pitfalls of timeshares

If you’re in the mood to get away from it all, $1 might seem more than a fair price to pay for a vacation in a resort destination.

June 10, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


It's time, again, to leave my comfort zone

It was in September 2011, about three years and nine months ago, that I made a huge leap of faith.

June 09, 2015 | Greg Kratz Deseret News | Business


The key ingredient to a more fulfilling life

What's the key ingredient to a more fulfilling life? According to a new poll by YouGov, the answer might be marriage.

June 09, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Can free college really be done in America?

Bernie Sanders, the self-proclaimed socialist senator from Vermont (or, more appropriately, the democratic socialist from Vermont), doesn't seem to mind that very few pundits believe he has a shot at the presidency, despite the fact that he's one of only two declared candidates for the Democratic ticket in 2016.

June 09, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


It’s once again time to honor the area’s most-attractive businesses

I love to shop. I think that for some of us, shopping is our modernized version of the caveman's need to hunt. I make no apologies for this addiction - I mean, pastime.

June 09, 2015 | By Sara Swida KLB director | Business


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