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Unemployment checks going up

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said today that the Georgia Department of Labor has begun mailing an additional $25 per week to more than 180,000 jobless Georgians who have a valid unemployment insurance claim with the Georgia Department of Labor.

"The weekly supplement to unemployment insurance benefits comes at a good time," said Commissioner Thurmond. "This recession is expected to last longer than many economists and the Federal Reserve initially projected. The additional $25 each week will help the many thousands of Georgians who've lost their jobs through no fault of their own better weather this economic ...

March 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Dow hits 11-year low

NEW YORK - The Dow Jones industrial average plunged below 7,000 Monday for the first time in more than 11 years as investors grow even more pessimistic about the health of banks, and in turn the economy.

A staggering $61.7 billion in quarterly losses at insurer American International Group Inc. touched off fresh fears about the health of the nation's financial system.

March 02, 2009 | By Tim Paradis AP business writer | Business


Congress OKs funds for intracoastal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In directing nearly $1 million in funding for Georgia's portion of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Congress affirmed a recent study by the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute that the channel is essential to Coastal Georgia's economy. Georgia Congressman Jack Kingston, who helped secure the funding, said it will be used to alleviate silting, which has caused transit boaters to avoid the area.

March 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


House OKs prepaying for nuke plant expansion

ATLANTA - Georgia Power customers could pay an average of $1.30 more per month on their electricity bills beginning in 2011 under a bill approved by the Legislature on Thursday.

The House voted 107-66 to approve the financing scheme that would begin collecting about $1.6 billion in costs for the utility to expand its nuclear plant near Augusta. The measure has already cleared the state Senate and now heads to Gov. Sonny Perdue for his signature.

February 27, 2009 | by Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Business


Savannah Tech stressing work-readiness

Thomas Hines, executive director of training operations for Savannah Technical College, told the Hinesville Rotary Club on Tuesday there's no doubt we're getting closer and closer to a globalized market. As a result, he said, Georgia needs to take measures to ensure we stay competitive in this new economic environment

February 27, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business


Appraisers urge caution selling gold

RESTON, Va. - The price of gold is once again selling at near all-time high prices. That, combined with tough economic times,

February 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


South Georgia lawyer leads litigation panel

SAVANNAH - David Michael Conner, a partner at the Savannah law firm of Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP, has been appointed chairman for the Council on Litigation Management, a national organization dedicated to standardizing litigation practices and promoting integrity in claims handling, asset protection and legal defense pertaining to the insurance industry and corporate legal departments.

February 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Teachers, students benefit from tax breaks

When it comes to higher education, students and their families may take advantage of credits to offset expenses like tuition and fees.

February 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


State jobless rate tops 8 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported today that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to a record-high preliminary 8.6 percent in January.

February 26, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Unemployment checks going up $25 a week

ATLANTA - Weekly unemployment benefits will rise by $25 a week in Georgia, state Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said Monday.

The boost comes from an infusion in federal stimulus money and will bring the average weekly unemployment check in Georgia to $292. The maximum check will rise to $355.

February 24, 2009 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Business


Zum Rosen Hof reopens

It took 12 weeks of renovations to restore downtown Hinesville's Zum Rosen Hof German restaurant after a fire gutted the interior, but as of yesterday the doors are open.

February 20, 2009 | By Patty Leon | Business


Real estate transfers for Feb. 15

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from Jan. 12-26. The listings include the names of the sellers and buyers, the book and page where the deed can be found in deed books maintained in the clerk's office, the transfer tax (which gives an estimate of the price paid, based on $1 per $1,000) and a description of the property, which may be the subdivision and/or Georgia Militia District where it is located. Refer to the accompanying map for the GMD numbers.

February 16, 2009 | Staff report | Business


Tax refunds going toward bills

A penny saved may be a penny earned.

February 16, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Midway store helps school earn equipment

Jim Woods and his staff at Midway IGA got first place in the Labels for Learning for Education competition sponsored by Cambell's Soup. Woods presented the 50,000 points his store earned to Liberty Elementary School. Each label is worth two or three points. Wendy Chenevert coordinates the Cambell's Soup labels campaign at Liberty Elementary, where each label's points are added up and traded in for learning materials such as computers, cameras and books.

February 13, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Holtzman to have real estate seminars

Coldwell Banker, Holtzman, Realtors is sponsoring free career seminars to familiarize current and potential real estate licensees with basic information on the residential real estate profession.

February 13, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


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Governor declares state 'camera ready'

Gov. Nathan Deal and the Georgia Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Office, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, announced Monday that all 159 Georgia counties have been designated Camera Ready.

September 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Millennials making too many credit mistakes

Some new research shows millennials are making a lot of mistakes when it comes to credit.

September 18, 2014 | By Paul Nelson KSL | Business


State revenue up in August over 2013

Georgia's net tax collections for the month of August totaled $1.39 billion for an increase of $47 million, or 3.5 percent, compared to the month-ended August 2013, Gov. Nathan Deal's office recently announced.

September 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Green spaces topic at PTP luncheon

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Liberty County Complex in Midway.

September 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Developer magazine ranks Georgia first

Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday announced that Area Development magazine has ranked Georgia as the No. 1 place in the nation in which to do business. Area Development is an executive magazine covering corporate site selection and relocation.

September 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Curves having open houses

Curves International Inc. announced last week that participating Curves, including the Hinesville location, are hosting open houses the week of Sept. 15-20, in which new members can receive 30 days free, in addition to a free workout.

September 12, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Veterans set opening date for brewery

SAVANNAH - Former soldiers Kevin Ryan, Dan Sartin and Jeff Hyatt, have been putting the entrepreneurial skills they learned in the Army to good use, launching their own craft brewery, Service Brewing Company.

September 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Job fair on post on Sept. 16

CivilianJobs.com, a site that helps connect America's military members with civilian careers, is holding a job fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, on Fort Stewart. The event is sponsored by the Fort Stewart Soldier for Life: Transition Assistance Program.

September 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Armstrong reports area economic growth

Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy continued to expand during the second quarter of 2014 and should experience strong growth throughout the year.

September 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Economist: Georgia's job engine humming

A Georgia State University economist is predicting that Georgia's economic growth will be solid in the coming years.

August 31, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


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