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Local jobless rate up to 9%

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Hinesville area increased to 9 percent in January, up two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 8.8 percent in December. The jobless rate in the metro Hinesville area in January 2010 was 8.9 percent.

March 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


AAU basketball team joins chamber

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new member, the Liberty County Blazers, with a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony. Head coach Cedric Robertson is a native of Liberty County and a graduate of Liberty County High School. Liberty County Blazers is one of the county's new AAU basketball teams. The team was created in May 2009 and promotes physical fitness and sportsmanship while helping youths understand the fundamentals of basketball. The team is open to children who live in Liberty County.

March 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


LaQuinta opens Flemington motel

FLEMINGTON - The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of a hotel in Flemington. La Quinta Inn & Suites is the new three-story, 80-room, 30-suite hotel at 1740 E. Oglethorpe Highway. It officially has opened and is minutes from Hinesville/Fort Stewart city limits.

March 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Bike shop opens new facility

Custom Culture Biker Specialties recently celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Owner Shaun Haines and his staff showcased their new facility at 140 Mattie St.

March 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


401(k) review, rollover can be rewarding

Your 401(k) offers tax-deductible contributions, tax-deferred growth of earnings potential and a variety of investment options - so it's a great tool for building retirement savings. Yet like all tools, your 401(k) must be used properly to get the best results. That's why you should review your 401(k) at least annually and make whatever adjustments are needed.

March 11, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Column | Business News


Jobless rate hits 10.4% in state

ATLANTA - Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Atlanta increased to 10.4 percent in January, up three-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 10.1 percent in December.

March 10, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


Landmark eatery gone, new clinic on the way

Malick's, a family restaurant remembered by many in Hinesville for its simple but "dressed up" buffet and hometown friendly atmosphere, was torn down last week. In its place, an urgent-care clinic will be built.

March 10, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Business News


Georgia, S. Carolina slow joint port project

SAVANNAH - Georgia and South Carolina port officials agreed Tuesday to slow their work toward building a shared shipping terminal on the Savannah River after a long and unresolved debate over whether the new seaport would benefit or suffer from plans to deepen the harbor to the nearby Port of Savannah.

March 09, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


Presentation represents trees' value

State Rep. Jan Tankersley recently accepted a check for $37 billion check for Georgia forests on behalf of the state and the constituents of House District 158, which includes North Bryan.

March 09, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Tax filing deadline looms

Nobody likes being nagged, but I'm going to risk reader displeasure by reminding everyone that there are hefty financial consequences if you owe income taxes and do not file a return on time – or at least request a filing extension.

March 09, 2011 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Business News


Alleged fake goods seized at RH shop

A Richmond Hill clothing store was shut down Thursday after an multi-agency undercover operation turned up what is believed to be counterfeit trademark brand clothing, shoes and other items.

March 09, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Political bickering threatening port

HARDEEVILLE, S.C. - Hardeeville welcomed its first veterinarian a few weeks ago the same way this job-hungry town in one of South Carolina's poorest counties celebrated openings last year of a new hardware store and a Mexican restaurant - with a ribbon cutting and a speech by the mayor.

March 07, 2011 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Business News


Vann's marks move to new spot

Vann's Bar & Grill has opened at its new location at 176 East Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.

March 04, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Variable annuities may boost retirement fund

Here's a sobering statistic: 46 percent of workers surveyed had little or no confidence that they will have enough money to live comfortably throughout their retirement years, according to the 2010 Retirement Confidence Survey, issued by the Employee Benefit Research Institute. So you may want to explore all possible retirement-savings vehicles - including a variable annuity.

March 04, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business News


Midway man joins Angus Association

Samuel T. Brown of Midway is a new member of the American Angus Association, according to Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo.

March 04, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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Visitors bureau adds marketing job

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau has hired Erin Johnson as creative and content coordinator.

February 17, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Chamber hires new membership coordinator

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce has hire Victoria Phillips as membership coordinator.

February 16, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Bakery opens new shop downtown

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce helped Judi Mills cut a ribbon on the new location of her Southern Sweets Café & Bakery on Feb. 9.

February 14, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Oglethorpe Square opening moved to March 10

The grand opening for the new Oglethorpe Square Shopping Center has been rescheduled for March 10 at noon.

February 11, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Business News


Workshop on social media marketing

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and CVB will host a Lunch and Learn Social Media Workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m ...

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


Hinesville joins Liberty's minority chamber

Hinesville has joined the Liberty County Minority Chamber, according to a city news release.

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


Hospital CFO finishes leadership course

ATLANTA - Derek Rozier, chief financial officer at Liberty Regional Medical Center, graduated Jan. 13 from the Leadership GHA Class of 2016-17, a health care leadership ...

February 03, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Correction: Public works contractor hires new regional boss

A story posted about EOM Operations hiring Gregg Higgins as regional director. in correctly said EOM is Hinesville's public works contrector. ESG won the ...

February 03, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Realty board donates to school children

The Hinesville Area Board of Realtors donated hats and gloves to the Liberty County School System to help keep students in need warm.

February 03, 2017 | Staff report | Business News


Hinesville joins Liberty County Minority Chamber

Hinesville has joined the Liberty County Minority Chamber, according to a press release issued Thursday by the city.

February 02, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Business News


Calendar planning meeting Feb. 13

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce/CVB will host a community calendar planning meeting at noon Monday, Feb. 13.

January 31, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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