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Local attorney on state Bar's board

ATLANTA – Carl R. Varnedoe of Jones, Osteen & Jones in Hinesville was elected to serve on the Board of Governors of the 42,000-member State Bar of Georgia and was installed June 4 during the organization's annual meeting at Myrtle Beach, S.C.

June 13, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Chamber recognizes new board member

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently recognized Anthony Burns, a newly elected board member who also serves as the engineering supervisor for Georgia Power. So far, Burns has served on several Chamber committees, including membership development, marketing and Bicycle Ride Across Georgia.

June 10, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Handle inherited stocks correction

When you inherit a sizable number of stocks, your overall financial picture can change significantly. But to make the most of your inheritance, you need to decide what to do with your new stocks. Should you keep them or sell them?

June 10, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business News


Senate allows debit card swipe fee limit

WASHINGTON - Merchants triumphed over bankers in a battle for billions Wednesday as the Senate voted to let the Federal Reserve curb the fees that stores pay financial institutions when a customer swipes a debit card. It was murkier, however, whether the nation's consumers were winners or losers.

June 09, 2011 | By Alan Fram Associated Press writer | Business News


Liberty certified ready for work

Gov. Nathan Deal officially recognized Liberty County as a Work Ready community.

June 09, 2011 | Seraine Page | Business News


GSU moving some offices off campus

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University is moving some of its offices to downtown Statesboro in an expansion aimed at helping recruit and develop local businesses.

June 07, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


BI students explore ports authority

Several Bradwell Institute students took a "follow the container" field trip May 17 to the Georgia Ports Authority's Garden City Terminal and then onto Port City Logistics, where they were given a tour of the warehouse and distribution center. The trip was organized by Savannah Technical College in support of Liberty County's Work Ready initiative.

June 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Mayor elected CRC vice chairman

Mayor Jim Thomas, the city of Hinesville's elected representative to the Coastal Regional Commission Council, was elected vice chairman at the entity's May meeting.

June 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Chamber welcomes Avon representative

Independent Avon representative Eileen Perry hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 19 in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce. Perry welcomed chamber staff, board members and ambassadors to the event, which was held at Main Street Park. Perry has been a representative of Avon for 25 years.

June 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Leadership class tours industries

The Liberty County Development Authority recently hosted the Leadership Liberty class. Participants received an overview of the LCDA and toured The Tire Rack, Elan Technology and the Port of Savannah.

June 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Invest beyond short-term CDs

Many people depend on certificates of deposit (CDs) to provide extra income, yet CD rates have been fairly low for a while. In recent months, in fact, one-year CDs were paying about 0.5 percent, two-year CDs topped out at around 1 percent and five-year CDs paid between 2 percent and 2.3 percent. Those rates are scanty enough, but they can seem even lower in an economic environment marked by rising food and gas prices.

June 03, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business News


Coastal EMC mixes business, fun at 71st annual meeting

Coastal Electric Cooperation's 71st annual meeting combined lighthearted entertainment with the democratic process Thursday at Midway Middle School. The cooperative is a not-for-profit electric distribution company that provides power to about 14,000 residents in Liberty, Bryan, Long and McIntosh counties.

June 03, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Business News


Jobless rate continues to fall in area

The jobless rates for both metro Savannah and the coastal Georgia area have dropped for the month of April, according to State State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler

June 01, 2011 | Staff report | Business News


Hinesville’s April jobless rate dips to 8.5 percent

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Hinesville area decreased to 8.5 percent in April, down one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 8.6 percent in March. The jobless rate in the Hinesville area in April a year ago was 8.1 percent.

May 31, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Chambers hosts Liberty Ball

Presented by Liberty Regional Medical Center and the Hinesville Area Arts Council, the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce hosted the Liberty Ball on May 14. The event, which celebrated the 234th birthday of the county, was well received by the community with close to 100 in attendance.

May 27, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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August trade heats up in Brunswick, Savannah ports

Auto and container volumes at the U.S. Southeast's busiest ports in Brunswick and Savannah experienced impressive growth in the month of August.

September 22, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Progress Through People set for Oct. 12

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a Progress Through People Luncheon at noon on Oct. 12 at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center ...

September 22, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Assure your well water is safe after flooding

As Hurricane Irma's fury crossed Liberty County flash flooding occurred in multiple areas. Many Liberty County citizens depend on well water for their drinking ...

September 18, 2017 | By Ashlyn Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


PTP luncheon focuses on KLB

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a Progress Through People Luncheon at noon on Sept. 21, at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center ...

September 15, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Courier owner wins top award at SNPA meeting

Charles H. Morris Sr., president and CEO of Morris Multimedia Inc., which owns the Coastal Courier, received the 2017 Frank W. Mayborn Leadership Award Monday ...

September 13, 2017 | Staff report | Business News


YMCA announces closures

All YMCA facilities (Effingham YMCA, Golden Isles YMCA, Habersham YMCA, Islands Family YMCA, Liberty County/ Armed Services YMCA, McIntosh County YMCA, Richmond Hill YMCA, Tybee ...

September 07, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Best of Liberty packs Dorchester Civic Center

More than 40,000 votes were cast by the Liberty County community for Best of Liberty 2017, the annual reader's choice contest.

September 02, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Business News


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