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LCDA OKs timber assessment

With an eye toward future revenue and development, the Liberty County Development Authority board on Monday approved an evaluation of timber on its Tradeport East and West properties.

August 25, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Business News


Reverse mortgages aren't for everyone

You can scarcely turn on the TV without seeing ads for reverse mortgages. They're touted as a great tool for cash-strapped seniors to tap their home equity to pay off bills while remaining in their homes with no monthly mortgage payments.

August 24, 2011 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Business News


Lawmakers ratify gas tax freeze

ATLANTA - The Senate has unanimously voted to keep in place a freeze on Georgia's gas tax.

August 24, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


Aerospace jobs land in Liberty Co.

Gov. Nathan Deal announced this week that Firth Rixson Forgings LLC, a subsidiary of U.K.-based Firth Rixson Limited, will expand its forged metal operation in Midway as a result of increased business. The company anticipates creating 75-100 new jobs, bringing its total employees to 304 when in full production.

August 24, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Trade envoy gets pitch on port deepening

SAVANNAH - Georgia's port chief told a senior U.S. trade official Monday he supports the Obama administration's push to expand free trade, but he insisted the Port of Savannah needs a $600 million deepening of its shipping channel to fully reap the benefits.

August 23, 2011 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Business News


Airport considering new manager

Concerned about the state of upper airport management, the Midcoast Regional Airport Joint Management Board commissioned a cost-analysis study on Wednesday to determine how to move forward with its leadership.

August 23, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Business News


State jobless rate increases

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 10.1 percent in July, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 9.9 percent in June and the same as a year earlier.

August 22, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


Remarriage should refocus financial goals

A second marriage will bring many changes to your life, not the least of which may be changes in your financial strategy and goals.

August 20, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business News


Pre-school center joins chamber

Alice & Mary Wonderland Preschool Learning Center in Midway hosted a ribbon-cutting and grand-opening ceremony Aug. 9 in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.

August 19, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Fort Stewart vendor fair to help match local businesses with military

In an effort to help local businesses learn how to do business with the military, the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a vendor fair from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 30 at Club Stewart on Fort Stewart.

August 18, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Business News


Back-to-school budgeting tips

The days when you could send your kids off to the first day of school with a lunchbox and a hug are long gone. Today's back-to-school preparations likely include filling out piles of pre-enrollment paperwork, lining up carpools and, of course, the dreaded shopping excursions for clothes and school supplies.

August 18, 2011 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Business News


Don't let downgrade deter you

Just when you thought you could take a break from financial drama, following the resolution of the debt ceiling issue, here comes Act 2: the downgrade of the U.S. long-term credit rating. As a citizen, you may be feeling frustrated. As an investor, you might be getting worried. But is this concern really justified?

August 13, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business News


Reactor OK not expected until 2012

ATLANTA - The Southern Co. is unlikely to receive permission until early 2012 to build what could become the country's first new nuclear plant in a generation, according to a new timeline from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

August 13, 2011 | By Ray Henry Associated Press writer | Business News


United Way’s investment process ongoing

The United Way of the Coastal Empire is undergoing its yearly community investment process to determine which nonprofit human-service agencies best serve the community's needs and should receive donor contributions for the 2012 year.

August 13, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Business News


A+ Tutoring Services joins chamber

A+ Tutoring Services hosted a ribbon-cutting and grand-opening ceremony in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce on Aug. 2 at Bethesda Church on Patriots Trail. Tiffany and Brian Griggs welcomed chamber staff, board members and ambassadors as well as friends and family.

August 12, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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August trade heats up in Brunswick, Savannah ports

Auto and container volumes at the U.S. Southeast's busiest ports in Brunswick and Savannah experienced impressive growth in the month of August.

September 22, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Progress Through People set for Oct. 12

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a Progress Through People Luncheon at noon on Oct. 12 at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center ...

September 22, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Assure your well water is safe after flooding

As Hurricane Irma's fury crossed Liberty County flash flooding occurred in multiple areas. Many Liberty County citizens depend on well water for their drinking ...

September 18, 2017 | By Ashlyn Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


PTP luncheon focuses on KLB

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a Progress Through People Luncheon at noon on Sept. 21, at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center ...

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


Courier owner wins top award at SNPA meeting

Charles H. Morris Sr., president and CEO of Morris Multimedia Inc., which owns the Coastal Courier, received the 2017 Frank W. Mayborn Leadership Award Monday ...

September 13, 2017 | Staff report | Business News


YMCA announces closures

All YMCA facilities (Effingham YMCA, Golden Isles YMCA, Habersham YMCA, Islands Family YMCA, Liberty County/ Armed Services YMCA, McIntosh County YMCA, Richmond Hill YMCA, Tybee ...

September 07, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Best of Liberty packs Dorchester Civic Center

More than 40,000 votes were cast by the Liberty County community for Best of Liberty 2017, the annual reader's choice contest.

September 02, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Business News


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