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Liberty Transit offers free rides Dec. 24

Liberty Transit will offer free bus rides Tuesday, Dec. 24.

December 22, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Extended unemployment benefits ending

ATLANTA - Emergency Unemployment Compensation benefits for the nation's long-term unemployed workers are set to end Saturday, Dec. 28, impacting 39,559 workers in Georgia.

December 22, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


MidCoast Airport gets new operator

MidCoast Regional Airport this week welcomed a new fixed base operations management-services company to oversee all facets of the airport's general aviation operations.

December 21, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


City chosen for Main Street program

Hinesville recently was selected by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs as one of 19 cities to join the state's Main Street start-up program, according to a GDCA news release.

December 21, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Christkindlesmarkt is holiday favorite

In Europe, Christkindlesmarkts are as common as flea markets in America. They're Christmas markets held annually in Nuremberg, Germany.

December 20, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


New vet clinic reachs out to pets, people

A new, low-cost veterinary clinic is trying to bridge the gap for individuals and families who love their pets but have a hard time finding routine veterinary services, like yearly rabies vaccines and spay and neuter surgeries that they can afford.

December 16, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


Slay the energy vampires

You turn off the television when you're not watching it because it saves you money, right? Not so.

December 15, 2013 | By David Uffington Columnist | Business


State revenue up in November

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Tuesday that Georgia's net tax collections for November totaled $1.39 billion, an increase of nearly $49 million, or 3.6 percent, compared to the month-ended November 2012.

December 14, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Long Chamber names school system business of year

At its annual Christmas party, the Long County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday named the Long County School System its 2013 business of the year and installed officers for the coming year.

December 14, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


Don't bust the bank holiday shopping

Consumers need not stress over busting their piggy banks when shopping for holiday gifts.

December 11, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


Expect flood insurance rates to rise

Property owners and real-estate agents in Coastal Georgia are bracing for rising insurance rates due to federal legislation that has changed the way the National Flood Insurance Program operates. The new law is phasing out some subsidized rates, such as for vacation homes, and will raise insurance premiums for those properties at most risk of severe or repeated flooding.

December 11, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


Consignment shop opens on Screven

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce welcomed Finders Keepers Consignment as a new member Nov. 26 at 319 E. Gen. Screven Way in Hinesville.

December 08, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Cosmetics vendor joins chamber

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce welcomed independent beauty consultant Tianne Agosta of Mary Kay Cosmetics as a new member Nov. 26 at the chamber offices in Hinesville.

December 07, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


October jobless rate up in area

ATLANTA - Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate increased to 9.2 percent in October, the Georgia Department of Labor recently reported.

December 06, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Shoppers turn out for Black Friday

Now that Americans' collective Thanksgiving Day indulgence has been reduced to delicious leftovers, consumers have come out of their turkey-induced stupor and are ready to hunt for holiday sales.

December 02, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


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Sales-tax holiday Friday-Saturday

Georgia annual back-to-school sales-tax holiday is this weekend.

July 30, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Apartments planned for senior citizens

Renaissance Park, an upscale apartment complex for senior citizens, is under construction on Memorial Drive, across from the First Baptist Church.

July 30, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Hinesville jobless rate up to 8.7%

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Hinesville's unemployment rate increased to 8.7 percent in June, up .3 percent from 8.4 percent in May. The rate was 9.8 percent in June a year ago.

July 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Exiting soldiers get scoop on careers

Fort Stewart soldiers who are transitioning from the Army and those who recently left the service, as well as veterans and civilians, had an opportunity Thursday to compete for more than 1,100 state jobs available through the Georgia Department of Corrections and other law-enforcement agencies.

July 25, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Holtzmans selling realty office

Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors owners George Holtzman and his wife, Babs Holtzman, are releasing the day-to-day operational decisions and management. Leigh Smiley will transition from associate broker to managing broker/owner of the realty firm. George Holtzman still will serve as the qualifying broker and will continue to list and sell commercial and special residential properties.

July 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Materials testing lab picks Interstate Centre

West Penn Testing Group, a material-testing services provider, will locate to Ellabell, creating 70 jobs and investing $3 million into a facility over the next five years, according to Gov. Nathan Deal announced.

July 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Veterans launching craft brewery

Being former soldiers, Kevin Ryan, Dan Sartin and Jeff Hyatt have a common bond that's typical of all uniformed personnel, whether they're military, law enforcement or firefighters. They also share a love for good beer.

July 21, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


State revenue up 11% in June

Georgia's net tax collections for June totaled $1.76 billion for an increase of $182.25 million, or 11.5 percent, compared to the month-ended June 2013, Gov. Nathan Deal announced this week.

July 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


LCDA approves bond resolution

The Liberty County Development Authority held a called meeting Tuesday to approve a resolution to restructure bond debt.

July 19, 2014 | Jeremy McAbee | Business


Planning commission recommends OK for store

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission on Tuesday approved a rezoning petition filed on behalf of a developer with plans to build a grocery store and gas station at 1422 W. Oglethorpe Highway.

July 18, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Business


Ludowici hoping to attract a McDonald's

Leaders from Ludowici met earlier this month with a representative from McDonald's USA about bringing a restaurant to the city.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Hinesville entrepreneur honored

Allstate exclusive agency owner William Lynn Bennett of Hinesville has been designated an Allstate Premier Agency for 2014.

July 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Williams named to tax-study committee

ATLANTA - District 168 state Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, has been appointed by Georgia House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, as a member of the Joint Study Committee on Property Tax Digest Impact on Education Funding.

July 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Davis named membership director

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently moved Lisa Davis to the position of membership director.

July 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Tractory Supply opening Hinesville store

Construction is under way on a new Tractor Supply Company store in Hinesville, the company's 54th Georgia location. The retailer is setting up shop in the former builder supply store and lumberyard at 766 W. Oglethorpe Highway, across from Walmart.

July 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


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