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State jobless rate dips

The Georgia Department of Labor reported today that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined slightly to 9.9 percent in July, down one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 10.0 percent in June. This is the 34th consecutive month Georgia has exceeded the national unemployment rate, which is currently 9.5 percent.

August 25, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Career center earns veteran award

The Hinesville Career Center with the Department of Labor recently received the 2009 Veterans Group Award. The International Association of Workplace Professionals presents the annual award to entities that provide outstanding career counseling services to veterans.

August 25, 2010 | Staff report | Business


Local named GSU PR student of year

Hinesville native Katrina M. Sage, 24, recently was named Georgia Southern University's 2009-10 public relations student of the year and designer of the year.

August 23, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


BBQ place opens in west Hinesville

Clarke's Homestyle BBQ Jamaican and American Cuisine opened its new location Aug. 3 at 1008 W. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville. The restaurant, along with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, had a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony. The new eatery, which is next door to Harris Ace Hardware, offers a full menu, drinks and meeting spaces.

August 20, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


VIP welcomes back employee

After an eight-month recovery, Barbara Meador of VIP Office Furniture and Supply returned to work full-time this week. Meador fell down a flight of stairs Dec. 17, and had been recuperating.

August 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Governor says jobs, investment increases

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue announced this week that both jobs and corporate investment increased in Georgia during the state's fiscal year 2010 as a result of the marketing activities of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. Companies invested $3.75 billion in communities around the state, a 46.7 percent increase from 2009, and created 19,462 jobs, an increase of 14.7 percent.

August 20, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Builders making trip to bridge culture gap

KC Brothers Construction owners James Rim and Wu Ni want to help build a bridge between Coastal Georgia and China. The Asian American builders are the only private citizens among the city of Hinesville's eight official delegates traveling to the Jiangxi province of south central China next month.

August 18, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Business


Statesboro plant to create 400 jobs

STATESBORO - Great Dane Trailers will bring 400 jobs to Statesboro.

A new manufacturing facility set to be built will bring the jobs over the next four years. Gov. Sonny Perdue says it's a $33.5 million investment.

August 17, 2010 | Associated Press | Business


Courier building wins Win-dex Award

August 16, 2010 | Staff report | Business


Heritage Bank hires new CFO

James M. Floyd Jr., president and CEO of Liberty Shares, Inc. and The Heritage Bank, announced recently that Philip F. Resch has accepted the positions of chief financial officer for both companies. He took over the posts in July.

August 13, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Free workshop on business finances

SAVANNAH - Given today's tough economy, more people are considering the benefits and rewards of small business ownership. While creating a solid business plan is a great start, would-be business owners often lack financial backing and the knowledge to identify and secure financing from other sources. To that end, Savannah Technical College is hosting a free "Open for Business" technical workshop at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18.

August 13, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Sea Island Co. files for bankruptcy

SAVANNAH - Sea Island Company has filed for federal bankruptcy protection with a plan to sell its luxury resorts that have been secluded getaways on the Georgia coast for wealthy travelers and American presidents since 1928.

The family-owned company filed a Chapter 11 plan in federal court Tuesday, saying it's unable to repay more than $600 million owed to to lenders including Synovus Bank, Bank of America and Bank of Scotland after the economic meltdown took a toll on Sea Island's resort and real-estate businesses.

August 12, 2010 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Business


Goody's foot traffic steady since opening

Since the return of Goody's to Hinesville and its July 22 grand opening, the family clothing and accessories store continues to experience steady traffic. "It's been very heavy," assistant manager Lee Deen said. "We've had a little bit everywhere."

August 09, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Columnist | Business


Flight instructor shares love of flying

Denis Boissonneault from the Coastal Empire Flight Training school shared his love of aviation with Hinesville's Rotary Club Tuesday during the club's weekly meeting at the Western Sizzlin'.

August 06, 2010 | By Amy Johstono Courier intern | Business


Ports handle record number of containers

SAVANNAH - Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced Monday that the GPA handled more than 2.63 million twenty-foot equivalent unit containers, added new services and maintained its position as the fourth-highest-volume container port in fiscal year 2010.

August 06, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


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Ports Authority wins EPA clean air award

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority has received a 2016 Clean Air Excellence Award from the Environmental Protection Agency for its electric rubber-tired gantry crane program ...

July 10, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Kroger stores raising money for USO

ATLANTA - Kroger is joining forces with the United Service Organization through July 9 to support American troops and their families by allowing customers to round ...

July 09, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


State says tourism numbers continue to grow

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Economic Development's Tourism division recently announced that Georgia welcomed an estimated 102.4 million visitors in 2015, an increase ...

July 08, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Bank's parent completes $26M capital raise

Liberty Shares Inc., the parent company of The Heritage Bank, announced the successful completion of a previously announced $26 million capital raise.

July 08, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


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