BRUNSWICK - Environmentalists have filed a 60-day notice that they intend to sue Rayonier Inc., saying the company pollutes the Altamaha River with foul-smelling wastewater from its Jesup pulp mill.
Attorneys for the Altamaha Riverkeeper said Tuesday that Rayonier has done little over the past 10 years to reduce the stinking, coffee-colored water it discharges. The Riverkeeper group says the company agreed in 2002 to clean them up.
WASHINGTON - A House-passed bill to speed $14 billion in loans to Detroit's automakers stands on shaky ground in a bailout-weary Congress, undermined by Republican opposition that could derail the emergency aid in the Senate.
Republicans are challenging lame-duck President George W. Bush on the proposal, arguing that any support for the domestic auto industry should carry significant concessions from autoworkers and creditors and reject tougher environmental rules imposed by House Democrats.
WASHINGTON -- Tense talks are continuing on a bill to provide financial aid to the auto industry as the White House pushes tougher consequences than congressional Democrats embrace for failure by the carmakers to bring costs under control.
The Bush administration would allow a "car czar" envisioned in the legislation to force the companies into bankruptcy if they weren't doing enough to cut labor costs, restructure their debt and downsize to stay afloat.
It's original cookies by the dozen and homemade cakes by the layer since Lynn Simmons rolled out Tu's Sweets and Treats bakery shop on Frank Cochran Drive.
The tough national economic conditions are putting a strain on numerous Georgia households. Many consumers are weighed down by enormous amounts of debt and are struggling just to keep their heads above water. As a result, companies that promise to help you pay off your debt seem to be sprouting up left and right. These "debt adjustment" companies often make grandiose claims about how they will significantly cut consumers' credit card debt and resolve money problems. Yet many of these companies are not reputable, and consumers who trust them with money could end up in even worse financial straits. There ...
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported today that the unemployment rate in metro Hinesville rose to a preliminary unadjusted rate of 7.2 percent in October, up 2.2 percentage points over the year from October of 2007. The jobless rate in metro Hinesville rose six-tenths of one percentage point from a revised 6.6 percent in September.
George and Babs Holtzman, owners of Holtzman Insurance Agency, Inc., are proud to have William "Bill" Johnston join their team. Johnston comes to Holtzman Insurance Agency as a Georgia licensed life agent.
Tom and Joe Ainsworth will take advantage of the early morning doorbuster sales on the day after Thanksgiving, deemed the biggest shopping day of the year.
NEW YORK -- Consumer confidence rose in November amid receding gas prices, but Americans' views on the economy remain the gloomiest in decades as they grapple with massive layoffs, slumping home prices and dwindling retirement funds.
The New York-based Conference Board said Tuesday its Consumer Confidence Index now stands at 44.9, up from a revised 38.8 in October. Last month's reading was the lowest since the research group started tracking the index in 1967.
Ron Leventhal, head of Hampton Island Management, Inc., said he is 80 percent confident the development's $400,000 delinquent tax bill will be paid by mid-December.
PORT WENTWORTH - Imperial Sugar's coastal Georgia plant is operating again for the first time since a February explosion killed 14 people and injured dozens more.
Company CEO John Sheptor said Wednesday the refinery in Port Wentworth resumed producing liquid sugar earlier this month and on Thursday will receive its first shipment of raw sugar since the explosion nearly 10 months ago.
New schools, health and public safety, road access, water and sewer service, historic preservation and environmental concerns were among the topics addressed when citizens gathered Monday to discuss development in southeast Liberty County.
POOLER - JCB Inc., manufacturer of construction equipment, says it will lay off 120 employees at its Pooler plant near Savannah.
The company said Thursday the layoffs represent about a quarter of its Pooler work force and that the cuts will take place on Friday.
Liberty County residents now have easy access to hot, fresh doughnuts at the Donut Connection franchise that opened today in Willowbrook Plaza on Highway 196. Renovations on the old Ice Cream Zone started in early October and the doughnut shop is now ready for business, according to Rodney Rogers, store coordinator.
The Coastal Courier, Liberty County's long-standing source for local news and event information, will reduce its printing schedule beginning the first week of October. As we transition to a two-edition-per-week frequency, readers can expect the Friday publication's content and features to be rolled into larger Wednesday and Sunday editions.
Gov. Nathan Deal and the Georgia Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Office, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, announced Monday that all 159 Georgia counties have been designated Camera Ready.
Some new research shows millennials are making a lot of mistakes when it comes to credit.
Georgia's net tax collections for the month of August totaled $1.39 billion for an increase of $47 million, or 3.5 percent, compared to the month-ended August 2013, Gov. Nathan Deal's office recently announced.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Liberty County Complex in Midway.
Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday announced that Area Development magazine has ranked Georgia as the No. 1 place in the nation in which to do business. Area Development is an executive magazine covering corporate site selection and relocation.
Curves International Inc. announced last week that participating Curves, including the Hinesville location, are hosting open houses the week of Sept. 15-20, in which new members can receive 30 days free, in addition to a free workout.
SAVANNAH - Former soldiers Kevin Ryan, Dan Sartin and Jeff Hyatt, have been putting the entrepreneurial skills they learned in the Army to good use, launching their own craft brewery, Service Brewing Company.
CivilianJobs.com, a site that helps connect America's military members with civilian careers, is holding a job fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, on Fort Stewart. The event is sponsored by the Fort Stewart Soldier for Life: Transition Assistance Program.
Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy continued to expand during the second quarter of 2014 and should experience strong growth throughout the year.
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