The Coastal Courier debuts a free, daily e-mail publication, Good Morning Liberty, on Tuesday.
MidCoast Regional Airport welcomed Greg Schramuk as the new general manager this month, and he is prepared to help the airport's business take off. Schramuk has education, training and flight experience by his side; he holds a degree in aviation management and a commercial pilot's license with a certified instructor endorsement.
Local merchants are hopeful they will have a profitable holiday season, even in a slow economy. The busy pre-Christmas shopping period will kick off the day after Thanksgiving, known to retailers as "Black Friday."
The Liberty County Development Authority recently took action on several items.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose slightly to 10.2 percent in October, up one-tenth of a percent from a revised 10.1 percent in September.
Barbara Meador, Cathy O'Hagan and MeLissa Green of VIP Office Furniture and Supply recently won prizes at the TriMega Focus 2009 conference in Hollywood, Fla. Meador won $1,000, O'Hagan won an iPod Nano and Green won a 750GB desktop hard drive.
As a business leader and resident of the Hinesville/Liberty County area, Allstate agency owner Lynn Bennett, of the Bennett Agency, has been designated a premier service agency for 2009.
A major problem with the Courier's printer in Statesboro Saturday evening delayed delivery of Sunday's paper.
Courier publisher Mark Griffin said papers were to be delivered Sunday, but he apologized to readers for any inconvenience it caused.
The Hinesville Day Spa and Salon recently had a grand opening in its new location. Owner Sheela Eichhorn and her staff moved the spa to 951 E.G. Miles Parkway.
Fans of sweet, smoky barbecued pork and chicken have a new reason to lick their lips. Shane's Rib Shack barbecue restaurant is planning to open a franchise in Hinesville in December.
Hinesville has a new sports bar. The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed new chamber members Tyrone Adams and Jodee Carleen, owners of the Colleseum, with a ribbon cutting and grand opening.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently had a ribbon cutting and grand opening for Fish World and Pet Shop, a family owned and operated pet store in Hinesville that specializes in fresh- and saltwater fish. It also carries reptiles, small animals, birds and pet supplies.
Midway will have a holiday bazaar from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at the Midway Civic Center, 9397 E. Oglethorpe Highway. Merchants will showcase products and offer deals during the indoor shopping event. The family event is free to the public.
Private lands surrounding Fort Stewart may soon be planted with longleaf pine seedlings, a native species that also will be reintroduced in other locations across the Georgia coast. The $200,000 project is being funded by federal stimulus money.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Human Services is helping Georgians struggling to keep up with the cost of heating their homes.
Happening late in the evening of March 31, some hoped against hope that it was just an elaborate April Fools' Day prank.
It was about this time four years ago that I started to seriously consider making a career change.