Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced that a study by the Georgia Institute of Technology for the Georgia Forestry Commission shows that in 2011, economic activity generated by the forestry industry topped $25 billion in output and provided 118,459 jobs.
Just how will the Affordable Care Act affect small business owners and their employees? Will it change how you manage your business?
Little Miracles Daycare Learning Center hosted a ribbon cutting in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 8 at 200 Brantley Drive in Hinesville.
The Hinesville Downtown Farmers' Market, coming up to its fourth season, is accepting vendor applications for 2013.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Retail Association - the trade group that advocates for retail businesses in the state - recently reported that some remote sellers are not complying with a new state law that requires them to collect sales taxes.
The Long County Chamber of Commerce's Business After Hours gathering was at the Altamaha Federal Credit Union on Tuesday in Ludowici.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lenders took possession of fewer U.S. homes in 2012 than a year earlier, as the pace of new homes entering the path to foreclosure slowed and banks increasingly opted to allow troubled borrowers to sell their homes for less than what they owed on their mortgage.
If more than 23 plans stay their courses, Liberty County will see a lot of dirt moving in coming months to accommodate new subdivisions, a hotel, a retail center in Midway and a buffet.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Public Service Commission has voted to impose fees on cellphones being offered through the Lifeline program after it was targeted in widespread fraud and abuse allegations.
ATHENS - A Georgia-based restaurant firm says suspicious computer files have been found at some of its locations, prompting it to warn customers about the potential for fraud.
Anyone who's put a loved one to rest knows that death is not cheap. According to the National Funeral Directors Association, the average adult funeral cost $6,560 in 2009 (their most current data). That doesn't include such common add-ons as a cemetery plot, headstone, flowers, obituaries and limousine, which can add thousands to the bill.
Employers who created jobs within four Liberty Census tracts during 2012 may reap several thousands in annual tax credits, thanks to a military-zone designation from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
CHARLESTON - The two sides in a federal lawsuit over the $650 million deepening of the Savannah River shipping channel say progress is being made toward reaching a settlement.
Tanglez on Main hosted a ribbon cutting in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce on Dec. 4 at 129 South Main St. in Hinesville.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced Wednesday that Georgia's net tax collections for December totaled $1.69 billion for an increase of $150.75 million, or 9.8 percent, compared to December 2011.
Eddie Wells, co-owner of Firehouse Subs in Hinesville, is keeping his word about his company's support for first responders.
Some new reports say segments of the economy are springing back. Others aren't so positive.
To the millions of college and high school seniors who recently graduated: congratulations on a job well done. After the celebration dies down, you'll no doubt be eager to embark on life's next chapter, whether it's finding a job, preparing for college or enrolling in military or community service.
The Coastal Courier this year won three awards in the Georgia Press Association Better Newspaper Contest, including best website in Georgia in the bi- and tri-weekly publications division.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor is teaming with the State Employer Committee to offer a course on compliance challenges during an employment-law and legislative-issues update Wednesday in Morrow.
On the road to strengthening the area's economic vitality, Liberty County leaders last week acknowledged that workforce weaknesses could be hampering industrial growth. They have created a task force to face the concerns.
The Bennett Agency of Hinesville and Jesup has been designated an Allstate Premier Agency for 2013.
VIP Office Furniture and Supply recently was recognized by its peers within its industry.
Origami Owl by Charmed Perfection hosted a ribbon cutting in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce on May 23 at the chamber offices, 425 W. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.
Farmer's Natural Foods hosted its 30-year anniversary celebration and ribbon cutting in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce on May 2 at 754 E.G. Miles Parkway.
Barbara Meyers has been selected as chief executive officer of Gateway Behavioral Health Services.
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