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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


Cagle to talk education, job creation at local luncheon

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle will visit Liberty County on Feb. 25 for a legislative luncheon, hosted by the chamber of commerce, to talk about the upcoming Liberty College and Career Academy and other issues.

February 17, 2011 | Seraine Page | Business News


Protect your family with estate planning

We've just celebrated yet another Valentine's Day. Candy and flowers are fun, but what if you want something that will last longer than a sugar rush and beautiful blooms? Is there something that will protect the people you love when you can't? Something that helps to ensure they have the lives you want them to have even if your life takes an unexpected turn? How about a gift that shows not only love but also forethought and originality?

February 16, 2011 | By Richard Barid and Michael Smith Financial columnists | Business News


Schools to host job fair Feb. 26

The Liberty County School System will have its third annual career fair from 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 26 at the board of education building at 200 Bradwell St. Resumes and applications will be accepted for classified and certified positions throughout the district for the 2011-12 academic year. Free parking is available for participants.

February 16, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Deal: Disappointed in federal funds for port

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal says he's disappointed that President Barack Obama's proposed budget didn't contain more federal money to deepen the shipping channel to Savannah's port.

February 15, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


Tourism revival team to visit here this week

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Economic Development's Tourism Product Development team will gather in Hinesville Monday-Thursday as part of an initiative to assist Georgia communities in utilizing their resources to attract tourists to their area.

February 15, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Realtors installs 2011 officers

The Hinesville Area Board of Realtors installed its new officers at the organization's Dec. 4 Christmas party at the Richmond Hill City Center.

February 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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Canoochee EMC power provider since 1938

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Spa helping raise awareness of domestic violence

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Learn how to mix a mean cocktail

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October 15, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Georgia Trust seeks nominations

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October 15, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Statesboro Agency recognized

The Statesboro-Area Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) chapter in Statesboro, was recently awarded the "Best Project of the Year" by the SHRM Georgia State ...

October 15, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Raising awareness about domestic violence

A place known for promoting relaxation and serenity is looking to open people's eyes when it comes to the issues of domestic violence.

October 12, 2017 | Patty Leon | Business News


Leadership Liberty gets physical at Youth Challenge

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce kicked off its 2017-18 Leadership Liberty class on Sept. 29-30 at the LaQuinta Inn and Suites in Flemington.

October 10, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Yu Spa looking to pamper clients

Lisa Guo opened Yu Spa in 2013 in order to carry on the specialized modalities used by massage therapists and body work professionals she grew ...

October 09, 2017 | Patty Leon | Business News


Gynecology center opens in Hinesville

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting on Sept. 15 for H.E.R Wellness Center, LLC at 1763 Hwy. 196 W ...

October 02, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Rusty Pig, Hinesville closes

The Rusty Pig restaurant in Hinesville officially closed Sept. 22. The Courier reached out to their corporate office, but they had not responded by press ...

October 01, 2017 | Patty Leon | Business News


GSU planning business incubator here

It will be a beginning for Georgia Southern University in January as the merge of Armstrong State University into GSU reaches its final stages.

October 01, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Business News


Metro Hinesville ties jobs record in August; most since 2011

Metro Hinesville tied a record in August for total jobs, reaching 20,600 for the second time in six years, according to State Labor Commissioner ...

September 29, 2017 | Staff Report | Business News


Insurance head: Storm claims exceed $300 million

Atlanta – With more than 50,000 property related insurance claims reported, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens estimates that insured losses in Georgia from Hurricane Irma has ...

September 28, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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