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Area businessman honored by magazine

The Parker Companies, a fuel retailer at convience stores across Southeast Georgia and South Carolina, recently announced that company president and CEO Greg Parker has been honored as the Southeast C-Store Innovator of the Year.

November 05, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Assistance available for heating bills

The Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority Inc. will assist eligible households with heating bills. Georgia's heating-assistance program began Tuesday for homebound and elderly households 65 years or older. The public can apply beginning Dec. 1. Payments will be made directly to the home energy supplier.

November 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Pay-as-you-go plan helps credit-challenged customers

As temperatures cool and economic struggles continue, consumers across Georgia are looking for savings and value during home heating season. This trend is evident in the continued growth of Gas South's pay-as-you-go program, which has a three-year track record of providing affordable residential natural gas service to credit-challenged consumers in Georgia.

November 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Budget now for holiday spending

It's tough sticking to your budget any time of year, but the holiday season presents special challenges with so many unexpected expenses and temptations. If you sometimes fall prey to holiday overspending, you might want to look for year-round small spending cuts in other areas of your life that, when added together, can result in big savings.

November 02, 2011 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Business News


Savannah area jobless drops in September

ATLANTA - Unemployment numbers for metro Savannah declined last month while same numbers for the coastal region remained unchanged.

November 02, 2011 | Staff report | Business News


Bank of America backs off debt card fee

NEW YORK - Bank of America Corp. is scrapping its plan to charge a $5 monthly fee for debit card purchases after outraged customers threatened an exodus.

November 02, 2011 | By Candice Choi Associated Press writer | Business News


New eateries planned for stretch of 84

If the signs ring true, Highway 84 soon will welcome two new restaurants in buildings once occupied by Western Sizzlin and the Colleseum.

November 02, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Business News


Avoid these scary investment moves

If you have kids - or even if you don't - you're probably aware that Halloween is fast approaching. Of course, you may find the ghouls, witches and creepy impersonations of celebrities to be more amusing than alarming. But as you go through life, you will find some things that generally are frightening, such as investment moves that are misdirected or go awry.

October 30, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business News


Rental business opens shop here

HomeSmart hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 14 in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce. Manager Tony Avila, along with staff members, welcomed elected city officials, chamber staff, board members, ambassadors, members and people from the community to the event.

October 29, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Jobless rate nears 10 percent here

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in Hinesville increased to 9.8 percent in September, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 9.6 percent in July. The jobless rate in Hinesville in September a year ago was 8.8 percent.

October 28, 2011 | Staff report | Business News


War’s end may be good for area business

Local business leaders appear cautiously optimistic regarding news that the war in Iraq is ending and troops stationed there will be coming home by the end of the year.

October 28, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Business News


Southern Co. sees industrial boost

ATLANTA - One of the nation's largest utilities says energy sales show that economic activity is picking up in the Southeast industrial sector, but it's offset by job losses elsewhere.

October 27, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


Governor: South Carolina will hear harbor deepening appeal

SAVANNAH - South Carolina environmental regulators will allow Georgia to plead its case for deepening the shared river channel to Savannah's booming seaport before the neighboring state decides whether to finalize its rejection of a permit for the $600 million project, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said Wednesday.

October 27, 2011 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Business News


Study: Rich get a lot richer, outpace middle class

WASHINGTON - The richest 1 percent of Americans have been getting far richer over the last three decades while the middle class and poor have seen their after-tax household income only crawl up in comparison, according to a government study.

October 27, 2011 | By Andrew Taylor Associated Press writer | Business News


Midway hires attorney to settle water dispute

Midway City Council at its October meeting voted down a minor preliminary move toward settling its water and sewer dispute with the Liberty County Development Authority and engaged an attorney to handle dealings with the LCDA.

October 26, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps and Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier | Business News


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Young leaders learn about economic development

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce 2017-2018 Young Adult Liberty Leaders (YALL) class had its economic development session April 11, hosted by the Liberty County ...

April 18, 2018 | b | Business News


GPA grows trade, market share

The Georgia Ports Authority achieved 14 percent growth in March container volumes, moving 355,208 20-foot equivalent unit (TEU) containers.

April 17, 2018 | Staff Report | Business News


Liberty Cardiology Associates cuts ribbon on new practice

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held a grand opening and ribbon cutting on Friday for Liberty Cardiology Associates at 600 East Oglethorpe Highway in ...

April 17, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Is pollen season over yet?

Along with green grass and beautiful blooms, springtime in Georgia brings clouds of pollen.

April 16, 2018 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


Free deposit fraud workshop set

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a workshop to teach small business owners how to protect their business against deposit fraud from 3 ...

April 16, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Business News


UGA study: Ports support more than 439,000 jobs

Georgia's ports support 439,220 full- and part-time jobs across the state, including 58,700 jobs in the coastal region, according to a study ...

April 13, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Help your garden meet your needs

Are you thinking about planting your own vegetable garden? Growing your own may bring to mind images of endless amounts of fresh produce, but there ...

April 09, 2018 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


UGA study: Georgia Ports support more than 439,000 jobs

Georgia's ports support 439,220 full- and part-time jobs across the state, including 58,700 jobs in the coastal region, according to a study ...

April 04, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Ryan Waldrep talks small business at chamber luncheon

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce hosted its monthly Progress Through People luncheon recently with guest speaker Ryan Waldrep, assistant director of Entrepreneur and Small ...

April 03, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Memorial Health expanding heart care facilities

SAVANNAH - Memorial Health recently submitted a letter of intent to the Georgia Department of Community Health for a $30 million renovation to its Heart and ...

April 03, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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