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State jobless rate at all-time high

ATLANTA (AP) - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 10.4 percent in January, matching its all-time high.

March 03, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


Vote likely today on immigration bill

ATLANTA - State Rep. Matt Ramsey told his House colleagues that a bill he sponsored is necessary to crack down on the employment of illegal immigrants in Georgia.

March 03, 2011 | By Kate Brumback Associated Press writer | Business News


Ford Planation reports sales increase

Real estate sales at The Ford Plantation in Richmond Hill showed improvement in 2010 over 2009 results, despite an overall downturn in the national economy and the local real estate market, according to its developers.

March 02, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Loans available to small rural businesses

Loans of less than $50,000 are now available to small rural businesses in 49 counties, including Bryan, through the USDA Rural Development's Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program.

March 02, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Savannah funeral home webcasts services

Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors has conducted funerals in Savannah for nearly 130 years, but it's never too late for an old funeral home to learn new tricks.

March 02, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Conservation easments can earn landowners money

Did you know that now is a great time to make money on your land without having to sell or divide it? Contrary to what we all hear on the nightly news, your land can still put money in your pocket – no matter what is happening with condominiums in Las Vegas or Miami.

March 02, 2011 | By Fuller Callaway Guest columnist | Business News


Gas prices jump 20 cents is a week

TAMPA, Fla. - Oil and gas prices spiked last week after concerns Libya's oil exports would be disrupted became a reality. Libya supplies more than 1.6 million barrels of crude a day and disruptions cut exports by approximately one million barrels.

February 28, 2011 | AAA Auto Club South | Business News


Board of Realtors honors top producers

The Hinesville Area Board of Realtors had its awards luncheon Feb. 16, at the historic Dorchester Civic Center in Midway. All the board members attended, including HABR president Kathy Villafane, past HABR president Eric Lukkarinen, Georgia Real Estate Commission chairman George Holtzman, Georgia Association of Realtors past president Steve Fischer, Region 9 director Hazel Hendrix and former Hinesville Mayor Allen Brown. Paul Kennedy Catering provided the meal.

February 25, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


New agent at Elaine Boggs Realty

Dr. Lee'a Proffitt has joined Elaine Bogg's Realty as a sales associate, focusing on the coastal Georgia area of Liberty, Long and Bryan counties, including Midway and Hinesville.

February 25, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Brush up on estate-planning basics

During your lifetime, you make a lot of moves to provide financial security to your loved ones. You put away money for college for your children. You save and invest for your own retirement so that you won't burden your grown children with significant expenses. And you purchase adequate life insurance to enable your family to maintain its lifestyle should anything happen to you. Yet, if you're going to help preserve your family's financial well-being after you're gone, you also need to take one additional step: Create an estate plan.

February 25, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business News


Home prices plummet in big U.S. cities

WASHINGTON - Home prices are hitting new depths in most major U.S. cities and are expected to fall further over the next six months.

February 23, 2011 | By David Kravitz and Jenna Herron Associated Press writers | Business News


Search for Georgia's oldest worker is on

Nominations now are being accepted in the search for America's Outstanding Oldest Worker for 2011.

February 23, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Tourism team looks to help Liberty County

The Georgia Department of Economic Development's Tourism Product Development team stopped in Hinesville this week for a four-day trip to assist city and county officials in using resources to attract tourists to the area.

February 19, 2011 | Seraine Page | Business News


Jobless claims here jump in January

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Wednesday that 315 laid-off workers in Hinesville filed initial claims for unemployment insurance benefits in January, an increase of 59, or 23 percent, from 256 in December. Most of the increase in claims came in the construction industry. But, there was a decrease of 27, or 7.9 percent, from 342 claims filed in January 2010.

February 18, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Certain steps lead to comfortable retirement

We all want to enjoy a comfortable retirement. But to do so, we need to make different moves, and consider different issues, at different times of our lives.

February 18, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business News


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Georgia Power warns customers about scam

ATLANTA - Georgia Power has issued a renewed warning for customers of criminal scam artists attempting to defraud both business and residential customers over the phone.

April 25, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Pembroke gets new shopping center

Pembroke welcomed a new business to the historic downtown last week as Shops on Main opened it's doors to customers on April 11.

April 21, 2017 | By LeeAnna Tatum Correspondent | Business News


How the HDA brought Oglethorpe Square home

Liberty County residents used to have to leave town to go to Dick's Sporting Goods or TJ Maxx.

April 19, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Business News


Soldier, wife open pet store

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting April 7 for Aqua Brill Pet Store, 318A Welborn Street in Hinesville.

April 17, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Downtown gets a groundbreaking

Dryden Enterprises, Inc. broke ground Thursday at its new location along South Main Street between the Heritage Bank drive-thru and Brinkley Floor Covering.

April 16, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Business News


Ulta Beauty sets store opening here

Ulta Beauty will open its Hinesville store on the Oglethorpe Square on April 21.

April 13, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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