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Bus mechanic places in state contest

Liberty County School System mechanic Ron Farnsworth placed fourth in the Georgia State Technicians Competition on June 13. The competition was at the annual state technicians' workshop at North Georgia Technical College in Clarksville. Statewide, more than 50 technicians competed in both a written test and a hands-on component.

July 13, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Police seize counterfeit goods

Shoppers and vendors alike at Keller's Flea Market off Hwy. 17 in Savannah were in for a surprise Saturday when dozens of law enforcement officers raided the market for counterfeit merchandise.

July 13, 2011 | Staff report | Business News


Deal reappoints DeLoach to Jekyll Island Authority

Gov. Nathan Deal recently reappointed Homer "Buddy" DeLoach to the Jekyll Island Authority for a four-year term. DeLoach has been a member of the authority for one term, and this is his first reappointment.

July 12, 2011 | Meredith Brown mbrown@coastalcourier.com | Business News


Travelers spend $21 billion in Georgia

Domestic and international visitors spent $21 billion in Georgia in 2010, up 8.3 percent from 2009, according to the U.S. Travel Association.

July 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Weapons maker expanding in S.C.

The small arms manufacturer based at the Interstate Centre in Black Creek has announced it will be expanding – but not in Bryan County.

July 11, 2011 | Staff report | Business News


Money matters: City OKs airport budget, $271K in HUD funding

The Hinesville City Council on Thursday approved its $30,031 portion of the MidCoast Regional Airport budget for fiscal year 2012.

July 11, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Business News


Annuities 101

Nervous investors have faced many challenges over the last few years searching for safe havens. That's one reason many turn to annuities to ensure a steady stream of retirement income. But with so many types of annuities offered – and complex rules, fees and restrictions – it's not uncommon for investors to buy products not ideally suited to their needs.

July 06, 2011 | By Jason Alderman Columnist | Business News


Know your investments and how to respond

When you invest, you take some risks. While you can't totally avoid these risks, you can take steps to help reduce their impact and increase your comfort level. And the more comfortable you are with your investments, the easier it will be to follow a long-term strategy that can help you meet your goals.

July 03, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business News


Hinesville jobless rate at 8.7% in May

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler recently said that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Hinesville area increased to 8.7 percent in May, up two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 8.5 percent in April.

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


Allstate honors local agent

As a business leader and involved citizen in the Hinesville area, Allstate exclusive agency owner Lynn Bennett of the Bennett Agency has been designated an Allstate Premier Service Agent for 2011. Bennett's office in Jesup also was honored.

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


Firm announces Winn renovation contract

ATLANTA - The Southeast Division of McCarthy Building Companies Inc. recently announced its selection as construction manager by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District for the Winn Army Community Hospital renovation project on Fort Stewart.

July 03, 2011 | Provided by Business Wire | Business News


Committee recommends transit ‘wish list’ items

The Regional Transportation Roundtable Executive Committee gathered Wednesday to develop a constrained list of infrastructure projects that could be placed on next summer's Transportation Investment Act referendum.

July 02, 2011 | Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Business News


State contracts out I-95 maintenance

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Transportation is launching a three-year private road maintenance contract for Interstate 95 along the coast.

July 01, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


Jobs for spouses aim of initiative

WASHINGTON - In an effort to address military spouses' employment challenges, the Defense Department today launched a program to expand career opportunities for military spouses worldwide, and to recognize the skills and talents they bring to the employment table.

June 30, 2011 | By Elaine Sanchez American Forces Press Service | Business News


LCDA adopts 2012 budget, panel agrees to plan for ’13

In a 4-1 vote Tuesday, the Liberty County Development Authority adopted its $5,883,839 budget for fiscal year 2012. This coming year's budget was trimmed $3,471,313 from this past year's $9,355,152 general fund operations budget. LCDA's fiscal year is from July 1-June 30.

June 30, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | 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


Want to control vines in your yard? Get to work

Do you have an evil force in your yard that grows more powerful from the warmth of each passing day?

April 02, 2018 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


Rail project expected to double port capacity

SAVANNAH - On the heels of reporting 32 percent growth in containerized trade for October, a record for Savannah, the Georgia Ports Authority Monday approved rail ...

April 02, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Small business promoted at chamber of commerce luncheon

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce hosted its monthly Progress Through People luncheon Thursday with guest speaker Ryan Waldrep, assistant director of entrepreneur and small ...

March 29, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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