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Office for hearing impaired opening

The Georgia Council for the Hearing Impaired is opening an office in Hinesville.

February 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


County's industrial and manufacturing boom continues

Economists predict a major recession wouldn't affect Southeast Georgia.

February 09, 2008 | By Linda Sickler Special to the Courier | Business


Credit counselor retiring

SAVANNAH - When Sonny Colley walks into his Waters Avenue office he says his usual cheery good mornings to the staff and shares his infectious smile.

February 08, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Budget honored for sales to military

Budget Car Sales has been named the MILES Program 2007 Top National Producer in the Intermediate Market category and received the recognition Jan. 22.

February 08, 2008 | By Emily Peterson Staff Writer | Business


Single-family homes sales lowest in 25 years

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sales of existing homes fell in December, closing out a horrible year for housing in which sales of single-family homes plunged by the largest amount in 25 years. The median home price dropped for the entire year, the first time that has occurred in four decades.

February 08, 2008 | By Martin Crutsinger AP Economics Writer | Business


Credit Union celebrates, makes changes

Fort Stewart Georgia Federal Credit Union celebrated its 43rd birthday in 2007, and entered its 44th year with several changes.

February 08, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Coffee shop marks first year

With its eclectic coffee bean painted floor, appetizing menu and an assortment of coffees, teas and smoothies, Over Coffee, in downtown Hinesville, celebrated its first year in business Saturday with a ribbon cutting and a customer appreciation day.

February 06, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports Editor | Business


Notary public applications now online locally

F. Barry Wilkes, clerk of superior court of Liberty County, recently announced that notary public applications may now be completed online.

February 05, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Area jobs down in December

Jobs in the Hinesville area declined by 100, or one-half of one percent, from 19,100 to 19,000, according to Georgia Department of Labor figures for December released Thursday.

February 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Liberty Tax service opens new location

February 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Deeds Jan. 7-11

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from Jan. 7-11. The listings include the names of the sellers and buyers, the book and page where the deed can be found in deed books maintained in the clerk's office, the transfer tax (which gives an estimate of the price paid, based on $1 per $1,000) and a description of the property, which may be the subdivision and/or Georgia Militia District where it is located. Refer to the accompanying map for the GMD numbers.

February 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Local bank growing

A bank founded in Hinesville 53 years ago, The Coastal Bank, and its parent Coastal Bankshares, Inc. recently signed an agreement that in effect merges parts of Greensboro-based BankSouth into Coastal.

February 05, 2008 | By Pat Watkins Editor | Business


Locals lobby legislature

A delegation of the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce attended two Georgia Chamber of Commerce events in Atlanta last week, as the General Assembly convened the 2008 session.

February 05, 2008 | By Emily Peterson Staff Writer | Business


Wall Street pulls back from early gain

NEW YORK (AP) - Wall Street turned lower Friday as skittish investors, unable to hold on to much optimism about the economy, drew little comfort from President Bush's economic stimulus plan.

February 02, 2008 | By Madlen Read AP Business Writer | Business


Wall Street trades mixed after Intel report

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks turned mixed Wednesday after Intel Corp. announced disappointing earnings and JPMorgan Chase & Co. offered some relief for investors concerned about the health of banks.

January 31, 2008 | By Tim Paradis AP Business Writer | Business


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Ameris Bancorp to buy The Coastal Bank

MOULTRIE -- Ameris Bancorp, the parent company of Ameris Bank, Tuesday announced the acquisition of The Coastal Bank (Coastal Bankshares, Inc), scheduled to close in the third quarter of 2014. Once this merger is finalized, Ameris Bank will be the largest community bank on the Georgia coast.

March 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Photography shop marks opening

Joanna Ng Photography was welcomed as a new member of the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 20 at the chamber offices in Hinesville.

March 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Homes for Heroes ranks area realtor high

Homes for Heroes recently named Lisa Scales with Keller Williams Realty Coastal Area Partners its No. 2 realtors affiliate nationwide in 2013, based on number of heroes served.

March 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Gun manufacturer cutting workforce

North Bryan-based engineering and weapons manufacturer Daniel Defense announced Tuesday a 14 percent net reduction in workforce due to current market conditions.

March 05, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Business


Job fair, business expo here in April

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a job fair and business expo from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 9 at the Shuman Recreation Center in Hinesville.

March 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Meat, seafood shop opens in Midway

Coastal Meat and Seafood held a grand opening and ribbon cutting, in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, Feb. 21 at 9784 Seagrass Plaza, suite C, on E. Oglethorpe Highway in Midway.

March 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Coastal Bank hires new mortgage originator

SAVANNAH - Gerald Lee recently was hired as a mortgage loan originator by The Coastal Bank at the bank's Hinesville office, 101 W. Henry St.

March 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Courier going to metered paywall

In an attempt to show potential new online readers what the Coastal Courier has to offer in the way of up-to-the-minute updates on intensely local news, sports, features and events, the multimedia company will launch its new metered paywall Saturday, March 1.

February 28, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


Report: Film company was denied access to track

After days of rumors, conjecture and finger-pointing, the office investigating last week's fatal train accident in Wayne County has issued a preliminary report.

February 26, 2014 | By Bill DeYoung Correspondent | Business


Airport operator hoping to promote it

MidCoast Regional Airport's new fixed-base operator told local Joint Management Board members Wednesday that efforts to reduce costs, train airport staff in fuel quality control and promote the airport are going well.

February 25, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


OMI drops suit against Richmond Hill

The public works company Operations Management International has dropped its $2 million lawsuit against Richmond Hill, a mere two months after it was filed.

February 25, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Business


Small scam can cost consumers plenty

When you check your credit-card statements every month for thefts, your eyes likely scan down the column of figures for large amounts that indicate scammers have used your card for major purchases.

February 23, 2014 | By David Uffington Columnist | Business


State revenue up in January

Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced that Georgia's net tax collections for the month of January totaled almost $1.81 billion for an increase of $76.25 million, or 4.4 percent, compared to the month-ended January 2013.

February 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Chamber, CVB launch new website

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau launched its new website Feb. 6.

February 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


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