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State plans hearing on nuclear plant costs

ATLANTA - Utility regulators are planning hearings on the cost of adding two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle in eastern Georgia.

The state's Public Service Commission will hear testimony next week on how much money Georgia Power has spent on what is expected to be a $14 billion project. The Southern Co. subsidiary says the project remains on schedule and under budget.

May 20, 2010 | Associated Press | Business


Bumper peach crop expected

FORT VALLEY (AP) - The harvesting, packaging and selling of Georgia's peaches has begun, and growers are cautiously looking for a bumper crop this year.

Robert Dickey, owner of Dickey Farms in Musella, said conditions were so favorable that growers had to thin the crop.

May 20, 2010 | Associated Press | Business


Georgia Ports grows 26 percent in April

Georgia Ports Authority's Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced today that the GPA experienced 25.6 percent container growth in April and has recorded five consecutive months of double-digit growth through its ports.

May 20, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


GeoVista donates to shelter, challenges others

GeoVista Federal Credit Union employees seem to understand the plight of unwanted and abandoned animals housed at the Liberty Humane Shelter.

May 19, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Business


Free ribs! I'm so there

May 19, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Builders offer preview of medical center

B3 Developers and WMA Architects will host a reception and preview of the Hinesville Medical Arts Center from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 19.

May 14, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Despite hire, large landowner has no new plans

Despite recently hiring a new property manager for Georgia and South Carolina, the Foram Group is not close to developing close to 5,000 acres of pristine land along the Medway River at the Midway I-95 interchange in Liberty County, according to Foram Chairman and CEO Loretta Cockrum.

May 13, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Business


Imperial, OSHA in settlement talks

SAVANNAH - Imperial Sugar and the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration are discussing a possible settlement of proposed fines against the company for a deadly 2008 refinery explosion near Savannah.

The talks have prompted an administrative law judge to postpone a hearing on the fines by the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission scheduled for next Tuesday in Savannah.

May 12, 2010 | Associated Press | Business


$800,000 to help prepare for new foundry

The Liberty County Development Authority has received $823,000 in federal grant money from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to help construct water and sewer lines, roadways and reclaimed water facilities to support Firth Rixson's new 200,000-square-foot manufacturing facility at Tradeport East. The announcement was made Friday by the LCDA. For more details on this story, pick up a copy of Wednesday's Coastal Courier.

May 12, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Business


Job seekers united with potential employers at Fort Stewart expo

Job seekers got a leg up on a competitive job market Wednesday by attending a career expo at Fort Stewart.

May 07, 2010 | detheridge@coastalcourier.com | Business


RH woman on statewide utility board

Chris McDermott of Richmond Hill was re-elected recently to a three-year term as a member director of the board of Georgia Transmission Corporation. She also serves on the board of directors for Coastal Electric Membership Corporation.

May 06, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Gas company seeking rate hike

ATLANTA - The Georgia Public Service Commission is reviewing an Atlanta Gas Light Company request to increase base rates.

May 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Plant to start hiring

Firth Rixson, Ltd., a provider of engineered forged and specialty metal products, announced Wednesday that Firth Rixson Forgings LLC, the company's latest closed die forging operation in Midway, will begin accepting job applications Monday. For more details, pick up a copy of Friday's Coastal Courier.

April 30, 2010 | Staff report | Business


Post job expo aims at military

The CivilianJobs.com Career Expo is set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, on Fort Stewart. Men and women transitioning from active duty to civilian life, retirees, veterans, members of the National Guard and Reserves and spouses are encouraged to attend.

April 30, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Local phone company, Qwest to merge

MONROE, La., and DENVER - CenturyLink and Qwest Communications announced recently that their boards of directors have approved an agreement under which CenturyLink will acquire Qwest in a tax-free, stock-for-stock transaction. Under the terms of the agreement, Qwest shareholders will receive 0.1664 CenturyLink shares for each share of Qwest common stock they own at closing. Upon closing of the transaction, CenturyLink shareholders are expected to own approximately 50.5 percent and Qwest shareholders are expected to own approximately 49.5 percent of the combined company.

April 30, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


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Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate rises to 6.9 percent in July

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for July was 6.9 percent, 0.2 percentage point from 6 ...

August 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


New business aims to spread solar wealth

Editor's note: This is the first of two parts on the new available options for solar energy within Liberty County. Today, we look at ...

August 25, 2015 | Patty Leon | Business


Goodbye, Sal; hello, tea

The Liberty County Convention & Visitors Bureau announced a logo change this week, from Sal the salamander to a Mason jar with tea.

August 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Brunswick-based hospice accredited

BRUNSWICK - Heartland Hospice has received accreditation from the Community Health Accreditation Program Inc.

August 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Property transfers for Aug. 24

Deeds filed with the Liberty County Clerk of Courts between Aug. 3 and 9 include:

August 24, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Permits issued for movie studio

FONU2, Inc. announced Monday that Effingham County has approved Moon River Studios' initial permit request to begin construction of the entrance, roads, and water lines ...

August 19, 2015 | Effingham Herald | Business


VIP Office celebrates 40 years in Hinesville

VIP Office celebrated 40 years of business at its fourth annual Customer Appreciation Expo.

August 18, 2015 | Tiffany King | Business


Discount store's opening draws crowd

It was an exciting time for customers looking to welcome a new discount retailer to Hinesville.

August 15, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Business


Business wins advertising

Cathy Thomas and Rhonda Thomas, co-owners of Molly Maxine clothing and cosmetics boutique in downtown Hinesville, won $1,000 worth of free digital billboard advertising ...

August 14, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Discount store has ribbon cutting today

The newest Ollie's Bargain Outlet store will celebrate its grand opening in Hinesville with a ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. today at its ...

August 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Long County Library hosts Business After Hours

The Long County Library was the host site for the Long County Chamber of Commerce's latest Business After Hours event July 14.

August 06, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


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