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Jobless claims up 76 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that 56,652 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for unemployment insurance benefits in September, an increase of 76.3 percent from September 2007.

November 01, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Insurance office moves into new office

Lynn Bennett, principal agent and owner of The Bennett Agency of Allstate Insurance in Hinesville, recently moved his business into a newly constructed building at 820 W. Oglethorpe Highway, west of Wal-Mart on Highway 84.

November 01, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


SCANA Energy customers eligible for credit

ATLANTA - Certain SCANA Energy customers have only a short time left to apply for up to a $25 credit if they have switched to any other SCANA variable or fixed plan. The deadline to apply is Oct. 31.

November 01, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


VIP hires new sales, design team

Katie Woodard has joined VIP Office Furniture and Supply as the newest member of the furniture sales and design team.

November 01, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Wall Street starts week stronger

NEW YORK -- Wall Street snapped back from last week's devastating losses after major governments announced further steps to support the global banking system, including plans by the U.S. Treasury to buy stocks of some banks. All the major indexes rose well over 6 percent, and the Dow Jones industrials gained 500 points.

October 28, 2008 | By Tim Paradis AP business writer | Business


Real estate company trying 10-day sale

In a nationwide promotion, Coldwell Banker will reduce its prices up to

October 25, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


VIP supports cancer awareness

Employees at VIP Office Furniture and Supply took part in Lee National Denim Day in support of breast cancer awareness. VIP employees dressed in pink and made donations to the cause.

October 25, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Wall Street swinging widely

NEW YORK -- Stock prices are swinging sharply on Wall Street, with investors still selling heavily but also scooping up stocks that have been decimated by more than a week of huge losses. The Dow Jones industrials are showing the market's volatility. They fell nearly 700 points soon after trading began, regained all of that deficit to show an advance - and then turned lower again.

October 25, 2008 | Associated Press | Business


Lot awaiting business

Landowner George Holtzman said he is clearing a lot just west of McLarry's Curve in Flemington in hopes of attracting a business.

October 25, 2008 | Staff report | Business


Economic crisis is worldwide

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The world economy will slow sharply this year and next, with the United States likely sliding into recession reflecting mounting damage from the most dangerous financial jolt in more than a half-century.

October 23, 2008 | By Jeannine Aversa AP Economics writer | Business


Imperial Sugar ready to rebuild

PORT WENTWORTH -- Imperial Sugar is ready to start rebuilding portions of its Georgia plant devastated by a deadly explosion eight months ago.

October 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Credit getting tighter even here

The borrower may be servant to the lender, but according to Dr. John Howard Brown, credit is "the lifeblood of a modern economy," and should flow freely.

October 21, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


September jobs cut is deepest in five years

WASHINGTON -- Employers slashed payrolls by 159,000 in September, the most in more than five years, a worrisome sign that the economy is hurtling toward a deep recession.

October 18, 2008 | By Jeannine Aversa Associated Press writer | Business


State of ports address talks big business

Georgia Ports Authority's Executive Director Doug J. Marchand will deliver the annual state of the port address on Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. He will speak about the latest developments in Savannah's maritime transportation industry and what the future holds for the Port of Savannah.

October 18, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Natural gas provider files bankruptcy

ATLANTA - Natural gas marketer Catalyst Energy has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after losing its required line of credit.

October 18, 2008 | Associated Press | Business


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Sales-tax holiday Friday-Saturday

Georgia annual back-to-school sales-tax holiday is this weekend.

July 30, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Apartments planned for senior citizens

Renaissance Park, an upscale apartment complex for senior citizens, is under construction on Memorial Drive, across from the First Baptist Church.

July 30, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Hinesville jobless rate up to 8.7%

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Hinesville's unemployment rate increased to 8.7 percent in June, up .3 percent from 8.4 percent in May. The rate was 9.8 percent in June a year ago.

July 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Exiting soldiers get scoop on careers

Fort Stewart soldiers who are transitioning from the Army and those who recently left the service, as well as veterans and civilians, had an opportunity Thursday to compete for more than 1,100 state jobs available through the Georgia Department of Corrections and other law-enforcement agencies.

July 25, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Holtzmans selling realty office

Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors owners George Holtzman and his wife, Babs Holtzman, are releasing the day-to-day operational decisions and management. Leigh Smiley will transition from associate broker to managing broker/owner of the realty firm. George Holtzman still will serve as the qualifying broker and will continue to list and sell commercial and special residential properties.

July 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Materials testing lab picks Interstate Centre

West Penn Testing Group, a material-testing services provider, will locate to Ellabell, creating 70 jobs and investing $3 million into a facility over the next five years, according to Gov. Nathan Deal announced.

July 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Veterans launching craft brewery

Being former soldiers, Kevin Ryan, Dan Sartin and Jeff Hyatt have a common bond that's typical of all uniformed personnel, whether they're military, law enforcement or firefighters. They also share a love for good beer.

July 21, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


State revenue up 11% in June

Georgia's net tax collections for June totaled $1.76 billion for an increase of $182.25 million, or 11.5 percent, compared to the month-ended June 2013, Gov. Nathan Deal announced this week.

July 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


LCDA approves bond resolution

The Liberty County Development Authority held a called meeting Tuesday to approve a resolution to restructure bond debt.

July 19, 2014 | Jeremy McAbee | Business


Planning commission recommends OK for store

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission on Tuesday approved a rezoning petition filed on behalf of a developer with plans to build a grocery store and gas station at 1422 W. Oglethorpe Highway.

July 18, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Business


Ludowici hoping to attract a McDonald's

Leaders from Ludowici met earlier this month with a representative from McDonald's USA about bringing a restaurant to the city.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Hinesville entrepreneur honored

Allstate exclusive agency owner William Lynn Bennett of Hinesville has been designated an Allstate Premier Agency for 2014.

July 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Williams named to tax-study committee

ATLANTA - District 168 state Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, has been appointed by Georgia House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, as a member of the Joint Study Committee on Property Tax Digest Impact on Education Funding.

July 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Davis named membership director

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently moved Lisa Davis to the position of membership director.

July 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Tractory Supply opening Hinesville store

Construction is under way on a new Tractor Supply Company store in Hinesville, the company's 54th Georgia location. The retailer is setting up shop in the former builder supply store and lumberyard at 766 W. Oglethorpe Highway, across from Walmart.

July 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


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