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Avoid hidden tax triggers in retirement

Tax season is upon us – but before you break out that box of old receipts in search of every last deduction, think about whether you're taking advantage of all the tax benefits associated with saving for retirement.

April 14, 2011 | By Jill Perlin Columnist | Business News


Dublin church to pray for lower gas prices

DUBLIN - Members of a central Georgia church plan to gather at gas pumps to pray for lower prices.

April 12, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


Jobless rate dips to 8.8 percent in Feb.

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said last week that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Hinesville area declined to 8.8 percent in February, down two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 9.0 percent in January.

April 08, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Bank to recycle electronics for free

The Coastal Bank, a locally owned and operated community bank headquartered in Savannah, will accept electronic items for recycling, free of charge, at all area branches and at the bank's operations center in Pooler from April 18-22 in honor of Earth Week. The electronics-recycling program is offered in partnership with Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire Inc.

April 08, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


McDonalds to be hiring more in area

McDonald's and its franchisees are looking to hire additional talent for crew and restaurant-management positions at their Hinesville-area restaurants April 19.

April 08, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Tax preparation office franchise recognized

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Liberty Tax Service, which has a Hinesville branch, recently was recognized for its franchise opportunities when the company was ranked on three business lists: Entrepreneur magazine's "Franchise 500" list; Black Enterprise's"40 Best Franchises for African Americans" list; and Poder's "Top 25 Franchise Opportunities for Hispanics" list.

April 08, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Stress busters for 'sandwich generation'

You may be too busy to realize it, but April is Stress Awareness Month.

April 08, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business News


State budget deals includes harbor money

ATLANTA - State lawmakers said Thursday they have struck a partial budget deal that would buy new police cars, hire more tax collectors and commit state funding for dredging the Port of Savannah.

April 08, 2011 | By Ray Henry Associated Press writer | Business News


Liberty OKs Greenway project participation

Last week, the Chatham County Board of Commissioners threw its support behind the Coastal Georgia Greenway project, a 155-mile stretch that would include various trails that start in South Carolina, wind through coastal Georgia and end in Florida.

April 08, 2011 | Seraine Page | Business News


Commercial castnet deadline coming

BRUNSWICK - Officials at the Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources have announced plans for the 2011 commercial food shrimp castnet lottery.

April 06, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Tech company opens near Stewart, Hunter

Radiance Technologies Inc. of Huntsville, Ala., has opened an office in Savannah.

April 06, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


German counsul visits Liberty County

Dr. Lutz Gorgens, consul general of the Federal Republic of Germany, recently visited Liberty County and toured the German-based Hugo Boss distribution center in the Midway Industrial Park and Tradeport East Business Center. Gorgens, right; speaks with Mike Heagy, left, vice president of distribution for Hugo Boss; and Ron Tolley, center, CEO of the Liberty County Development Authority.

April 01, 2011 | Staff Report | Business News


Are your investments getting enough exercise

Now that spring is here, you may find it easier to get outside to run, bike or take part in other physical pursuits that you enjoy. As you know, the more active you are, the more efficiently your body will work. And the same can hold true for your investments: The more exercise they get, the more potential they have to work on your behalf.

April 01, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Column special to Courier | Business News


State lawmakers hear about reactors here

ATLANTA - State lawmakers will soon hear from a power company executive about the safety of four nuclear reactors in Georgia.

March 31, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


Procrastination can be a costly habit

I'm the last person to cast aspersions on anyone who procrastinates, given my own occasional lapses in that area. I'll leave it to the self-help gurus to supply behavior-modification techniques. What I will say, however, is that procrastination can be a very costly habit.

March 30, 2011 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Business News


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Protect trees during the cold

This weekend, even the most thick-blooded Georgians is bundle up in winter coats, hats and gloves. A cold front is moving across the state, and ...

December 11, 2017 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


Deadline looms for recovery help

Farmers, ranchers and non-industrial forestland owners that suffered damage due to Hurricane Irma will have until Dec. 15 to apply for a special statewide incentives ...

December 11, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Workshop aims at DOT contracting

The Georgia Department of Transportation and its Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Supportive Services program is holding a free workshop noon-3 p.m. Wednesday at the Hinesville ...

December 11, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Enmarket buys Clyde’s

Savannah-based Enmarket Stations has boosted its convenience store reach with a 35-store deal bringing the company total to 90 stores in Georgia and the Carolinas.

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


Picking the perfect tree

Since last weekend, I have noticed peculiar things happening in Coastal Georgia. Seemingly overnight, trees and shrubs are now adorned with shining ornaments, lights and ...

December 04, 2017 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


Forestry to be topic of Savannah discussion

A tour to learn Georgians' hopes and concerns about forestry will present a "Tree Talk" in Savannah at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the ...

December 04, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


New riverkeeper hired for Ogeechee

Ogeechee Riverkeeper has hired Dr. Simona Perry as its new riverkeeper/executive director.

November 30, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Hinesville economy continues to recover from Hurricane Irma

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said that metro Hinesville continues to recover from the impact of Hurricane Irma.

November 29, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News


How to care for holiday plants

As we enter into the holiday season, many people are looking for the perfect gifts. For those who wish to communicate their well wishes with ...

November 28, 2017 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


Midway plant growing

Arconic, a forged metal producer in the Liberty County Development Authority's Tradeport East business park, needs work space and parking space as it continues ...

November 27, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Business News


For the love of Liberty County

As a spouse of a retired U.S. Army veteran, I have traveled the world, and in my travels, I have achieved many successes. However ...

November 25, 2017 | By Sabrina Newby Special to the Courier | Business News


Shopping small can be a big deal

Having and supporting small business is an essential part of any local economy, however, during the holiday season it is easy for the local spots ...

November 24, 2017 | By Leah Poole Special to the Courier | Business News


Drop those pruners

During the long, hot dog days of late summer I always notice that I get fewer calls from home gardeners. That was especially true this ...

November 24, 2017 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


Hinesville's dining options increasing

The packed parking lot and lines of cars extending out to MacArthur Drive can only mean one thing - Cook Out is officially open.

November 22, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Business News


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