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OMI sues Richmond Hill for $2M

The public works giant Operations Management International Inc. is suing Richmond Hill for $2 million, alleging the city breached its contract when deciding to end its relationship with OMI in the middle of a five-year agreement.

December 24, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Business


City pulls prior conviction question from applications

The city of Hinesville has decided to eliminate the question on city employment applications that asks about criminal convictions. City-council members agreed with a motion made by Mayor Jim Thomas during Thursday's meeting to authorize the city personnel office to "ban the box" that some have argued discriminates against felons who've completed their prison sentence.

December 23, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Liberty Transit offers free rides Dec. 24

Liberty Transit will offer free bus rides Tuesday, Dec. 24.

December 22, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Extended unemployment benefits ending

ATLANTA - Emergency Unemployment Compensation benefits for the nation's long-term unemployed workers are set to end Saturday, Dec. 28, impacting 39,559 workers in Georgia.

December 22, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


MidCoast Airport gets new operator

MidCoast Regional Airport this week welcomed a new fixed base operations management-services company to oversee all facets of the airport's general aviation operations.

December 21, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


City chosen for Main Street program

Hinesville recently was selected by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs as one of 19 cities to join the state's Main Street start-up program, according to a GDCA news release.

December 21, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Christkindlesmarkt is holiday favorite

In Europe, Christkindlesmarkts are as common as flea markets in America. They're Christmas markets held annually in Nuremberg, Germany.

December 20, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


New vet clinic reachs out to pets, people

A new, low-cost veterinary clinic is trying to bridge the gap for individuals and families who love their pets but have a hard time finding routine veterinary services, like yearly rabies vaccines and spay and neuter surgeries that they can afford.

December 16, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


Slay the energy vampires

You turn off the television when you're not watching it because it saves you money, right? Not so.

December 15, 2013 | By David Uffington Columnist | Business


State revenue up in November

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Tuesday that Georgia's net tax collections for November totaled $1.39 billion, an increase of nearly $49 million, or 3.6 percent, compared to the month-ended November 2012.

December 14, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Long Chamber names school system business of year

At its annual Christmas party, the Long County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday named the Long County School System its 2013 business of the year and installed officers for the coming year.

December 14, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


Don't bust the bank holiday shopping

Consumers need not stress over busting their piggy banks when shopping for holiday gifts.

December 11, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


Expect flood insurance rates to rise

Property owners and real-estate agents in Coastal Georgia are bracing for rising insurance rates due to federal legislation that has changed the way the National Flood Insurance Program operates. The new law is phasing out some subsidized rates, such as for vacation homes, and will raise insurance premiums for those properties at most risk of severe or repeated flooding.

December 11, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


Consignment shop opens on Screven

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce welcomed Finders Keepers Consignment as a new member Nov. 26 at 319 E. Gen. Screven Way in Hinesville.

December 08, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Cosmetics vendor joins chamber

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce welcomed independent beauty consultant Tianne Agosta of Mary Kay Cosmetics as a new member Nov. 26 at the chamber offices in Hinesville.

December 07, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


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Enmark backing Light the Night Walk

SAVANNAH - Enmark Stations Inc. once again has made a commitment to sell paper icons in all 59 of its retail stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk.

April 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Ludowici funeral home starts work on chapel

Howard Funeral Home last week held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new chapel that will stand at the corner of Oak and Third streets.

April 10, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


Strawberry farms blooming again

MACON - Tens of thousands of school children visit Georgia's strawberry farms each year, learning about the berries, how they're grown and what they look like in the field.

April 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Job fair canceled

A job fair that had been scheduled for the Shuman Recreation Center in Hinesville Wednesday has been canceled.

April 08, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Company earns ethics desingation

CH2M HILL has been named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for 2014.

April 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Phone company has safe-digging hotline

April is National Safe Digging Month, and CenturyLink reminds Hinesville residents to always call 811 before beginning any digging project.

April 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Port reports 6 percent container growth

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority has moved more than 2 million 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) so far this fiscal year, July-February, for an increase of 6.2 percent, or an additional 119,318 TEUs.

April 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


McDonald's promotion for free coffee

SAVANNAH - McCafé invites coffee drinkers in the Savannah area to wake up and taste the free coffee.

April 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Region's economy expected to grow

SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy expanded rapidly during the fourth quarter of 2013 and should continue to experience significant growth throughout 2014.

April 03, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Applebee's christens rennovations

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar, 1492 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville, held a ribbon cutting March 18 in recognition of the completion of its renovation. The event was held in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce on March 18.

March 31, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


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