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Shopping spree winner announced

Christmas came early for Charlene Parlett of Hinesville, whose name was drawn as the grand prize winner of a $500 downtown shopping spree courtesy of the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority. The drawing concluded a three-week promotion.

December 16, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Track your spending

If you have a computer and really don't know where all your money goes, your life can be easier if you invest in personal-finance budget software. Nearly all of the finance programs have reports that you can customize and generate. Want to know how much you're spending for groceries? Or how much miscellaneous cash went to coffee in the morning? The program will tell you. Your bank statement will include the debit-card amounts, which you'll need to add in, but not the cash you spend. You'll need to enter that as well.

December 16, 2010 | By David Uffington Dollars and sense | Business News


Make sure you are cyber secure

When Ben Franklin famously wrote "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," I'm pretty sure he wasn't warning his readers about the perils of cyber crime. But in today's world of phishing, shoulder-surfing and computer spyware, his advice hits home.

December 15, 2010 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Business News


Insurance company expands in Georgia

Area residents, as well as those across the state, now have another choice when it comes to picking an insurance provider.

December 15, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Grants available for pines

Grants are available to private landowners to help restore and conserve longleaf pine trees.

December 15, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Chamber hires new executive director

Liberty County Chamber of Commerce interim director Leah Poole officially accepted the permanent position as executive director of the chamber on Thursday morning.

December 10, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Business News


New sales manager at Jesup car dealer

JESUP - Chad NeSmith, general manager of NeSmith Walker Chevrolet Buick Pontiac GMC in Jesup, announced last week that the dealership hired Shawn Brookshire as the new general sales manager.

December 10, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Job growth is good sign for holidays

WASHINGTON - December is generally a bad time to look for work, and even worse now that the unemployment rate is nearing double digits. But there's reason for some optimism this holiday season.

December 10, 2010 | By Christopher S. Rugaber Associated Press writer | Business News


Medicaid workshops this week

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., will sponsor a series of workshops during the open enrollment season for the Medicare Part D prescription drug program.

December 07, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Help make the website you want to use

The Coastal Courier is getting near unveiling a new website. It is still under construction, but we thought you might like to get a look and tell is what you think or make suggestions on what you'd like on it. The address, for now, is beta.coastalcourier.com. Click there and it will take you to it. And we'd appreciate hearing about any problems you see so we can fix them before the site is live.

December 03, 2010 | Staff report | Business News


Hometown watchdog opens house

Liberty and Long counties' legal organ cut a ribbon on its remodeled office building Thursday. The Coastal Courier newspaper, established in 1871, celebrated yesterday the long-awaited renovation of its 30-year-old office building on South Main Street in downtown Hinesville.

December 03, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Business News


NeSmith donates toy for every Facebook 'like'

Demere Nesmith, dealer principal of NeSmith Chevrolet Buick GMC in Claxton, announced recently that the company is launching a 15-day "Facebook FunRaiser - The Great Toy Giveaway" to benefit Toys For Tots, Backus Children's Hospital and Salvation Army. Through Dec. 15, NeSmith will donate a toy for every new person that "likes" their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/nesmithchevroletclaxton.

December 03, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


County designated for emergency loans

Area farmers and others across the state may be eligible for low-interest federal emergency loans after the U.S. Department of Agriculture designated 151 counties as primary disaster areas due to drought and excessive heat since July 1.

December 01, 2010 | Staff report | Business News


Dealer giving away 3 cars for holidays

NeSmith Chevrolet Buick GMC of Claxton is hoping to make three people very happy this holiday season.

December 01, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Troop return boost Black Friday

Local retailers were busy the Friday after Thanksgiving, catering to cost conscious consumers, many of them soldiers recently returned to Fort Stewart from Iraq. Since October, about 5,000 3rd Infantry Division troops have redeployed. This week and next the bulk of the 3rd ID's 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team is expected to return home.

November 29, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Business News


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Shopping small can be a big deal

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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


What's living underfoot in Liberty County

Is something digging in your lawn? Many things dig in lawns, but not all are pests. The best way to learn who the culprit is ...

November 14, 2017 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


Canoochee has provided power since 1938

When Hurricane Irma threatened our community, employees of Canoochee EMC rose to the task. They prepared their line trucks, hunkered down during the hardest of ...

November 13, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Business News


Parker’s opens 50th store, celebrates grand opening for new location in Savannah

Parker's, a nationally acclaimed convenience store leader, recently opened its 50th store, celebrating the grand opening of a new retail location in Savannah, Ga ...

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


Chamber accepting nominations from the community

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations from the community for Business Leader of the Year, Business of the Year and Civic Leader ...

November 10, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Memorial Health taps new CEO, Advisory Board

Memorial Health announced Tuesday the selection of its new chief executive officer, Shayne George, and the appointment of members to its new Advisory Board.

November 10, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Georgia DOT hiring in Southeast Georgia

The Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) will host a job fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Department of Labor ...

November 10, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Brunswick on track to top nation's auto ports

At the annual state of the port address hosted by the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce recently, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch said ...

November 09, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


'Tis season to plant fruit trees, plants

While this is a good time of year to start enhancing your landscape with some new trees, shrubs and ornamentals, let's not forget about ...

November 07, 2017 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


Brunswick facility on track to become nation's No. 1 auto port

At the annual State of the Port address hosted by the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce recently, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch said ...

November 07, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Yu Spa looking to pamper clients

Lisa Guo opened Yu Spa in 2013 in order to carry on the specialized modalities used by massage therapists and body work professionals she grew ...

November 06, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Business News


Larry Hanson Named Executive Director of GMA

The Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) Board of Directors has named Valdosta, Ga., City Manager Larry Hanson as the executive director of the association. Hanson becomes ...

November 05, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Site Selection ranks Georgia No. 1 for business for fifth straight year

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Oct. 31 that Georgia has been named the No. 1 state in the nation in which to do business for the ...

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


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