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Hinesville man earns Clayton Award

Clayton Homes, the nation's largest home builder, announced that Joe Belcher has been named the inaugural winner of the James L. Clayton Award. Belcher, who has been with the company for 25 years, serves as a zone sales manager in Hinesville.

June 21, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


State jobless rate dips in May

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 10.2 percent in May, down one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 10.3 percent in April. However, the jobless rate remains seven-tenths of a percentage point higher than the 9.5 percent at this same time last year. This is the 32nd consecutive month Georgia has exceeded the national unemployment rate, which is now 9.7 percent.

June 21, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Georgia Ports earn national award

NEW YORK - The Georgia Ports Authority won the 2010 Bronze Anvil Award from the Public Relations Society of America for superior performance in the design and execution of an individual public relations tactic within a broader public relations campaign. Honorees were recognized June 3 during the Silver Anvil Awards Evening at the Equitable Tower in New York City.

June 21, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Kroger recalls ice cream

Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin has alerted Georgians to the recall of some Kroger ice cream because it contains ingredients not listed on the label.

June 18, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


New JOJ attorney is area native

Attorney Carl Varnedoe has joined the Hinesville-based law firm of Jones, Osteen & Jones to focus his practice on personal injury and general civil litigation.

June 14, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Student wins manufacturer's logo contest

Gary Mitchell Jr., grandson of Liberty County's Lula M. Godbolt-Turman, won the 2010 Georgia Manufacturer's Appreciation Week Art Design Contest.

June 14, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


New thrift shop benefits homeless

The grand opening for K&K Thrift Shop was on June 5 and drew Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas and Liberty County Homeless Coalition President Herman Scott.

June 11, 2010 | By Charol Shearer Special to the Courier | Business


NeSmith gives $1,500 to youth baseball

Nesmith Chevrolet executive manager Mike Reed of Hinesville presented $500 donations May 20 to each of the youth baseball programs on Fort Stewart and the Liberty County Recreation Department. This is the second year the dealership has participated in the Chevy Youth Baseball Initiative, a national program that runs every March through July.

June 04, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Jekyll Island revitalization moves forward

JEKYLL ISLAND - The Jekyll Island Authority announced recently that three companies have been selected to join the Jekyll Island beach village project. They will build two new hotels and new retail space for the island. Following a request for proposal process, the board of directors approved the recommendations made by the Jekyll Island Authority evaluation committee, and project development agreements will be finalized with each company.

June 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Workshops for laid-off educators starting

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said the Georgia Department of Labor will begin a series of workshops this week to help thousands of laid-off Georgia education employees transition into new careers. The first workshops are today and Saturday at the Hilton Garden Inn in Albany, Atlanta Airport Marriott, Atlanta Marriott Century Center, Macon State College and the Marietta campus of Chattahoochee Technical College. All workshops will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

June 04, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Rotary hears of small business loans

At Tuesday's Rotary meeting Wendy Jeffers, senior lending officer for the Small Business Assistance Corporation, spoke about the current loans available through the Small Business Administration. Jeffers also informed the audience about the other assistance programs at their Liberty Street, Savannah, business resource center.

June 01, 2010 | Staff report | Business


April jobless numbers drop a little here

ATLANTA – The preliminary, unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Hinesville declined to 8 percent in April, down five-tenths of a percentage point in March, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.

May 29, 2010 | Staff report | Business


Georgia ports report 25 percent growth

SAVANNAH – Georgia Ports Authority's Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced this week that the GPA experienced 25.6 percent container growth in April and has recorded five consecutive months of double-digit growth through its ports.

May 29, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Foundry manager say work 'on track'

Firth Rixson Limited General Manager Chris Bohlmann spoke to the Richmond Hill Rotary Club on Thursday about the company's progress on the new Liberty County facility in Tradeport East and local job creation.

May 24, 2010 | By Katie McGurl Special to the Courier | Business


Bank hosting public document shredding

The Heritage Bank will offer a secure way to destroy confidential records and information with a free community shred day from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday in the bank parking lot at 300 S. Main St., Hinesville. "Shred It and Forget It" is open to the public.

May 21, 2010 | Staff report | Business


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Gas stations changing name

SAVANNAH - Enmark recently announced a branding change to "enmarket."

June 13, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


America's most famous college dropout thinks you should go to college

Bill Gates, who is still the richest man in the world according to Forbes, is a big fan of college.

June 12, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Eating locally is actually pretty easy, and that's good news for reducing food waste

Upwards of 80 percent of Americans could restrict their eating habits to food grown within 50 miles of where they live, according to a new study published by the Sierra Nevada Research Institute at the University of California, which means that if consumers want it, there's more than enough potential to buy food exclusively from local markets.

June 12, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Did Rick Perry's prayers end the Texas drought?

Glenn Beck recently went on record saying he thinks former Texas Gov. Rick Perry deserves a little credit for ending the Texas drought.

June 12, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


RH to get three 'major' motels

Three "major hotels" are in the works to be built in Richmond Hill, their developer announced Friday.

June 12, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher Correspondent | Business


State of the County address discusses Liberty's growth

Local business leaders and officials met again for another Progress Through People Luncheon earlier today. The luncheon featured the State of the County Address. Liberty County Commissioners Chairman Donald Lovette spoke on what makes a community poised for growth. He then shared stories from locals to show that Liberty is on course for growth. The end of Lovette's speech was littered with the refrain, "We can't stop" to express Liberty's need for continual progress.

June 11, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Business


Marriage isn't the only relationship that's in trouble for 20-somethings

It's well known that millennials are the most unmarried generation in American history, but a new report by Gallup suggests that tying the knot isn't the only union youngsters are avoiding.

June 10, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


One way to pay back your student loans that you should avoid at all costs

The New York Times recently published an op-ed that offered defaulting on your loans as a viable way of escaping student debt. Pretty much everyone disagrees with that.

June 10, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


The promise and pitfalls of timeshares

If you’re in the mood to get away from it all, $1 might seem more than a fair price to pay for a vacation in a resort destination.

June 10, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


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