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State unemployment down to 7.4%

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 7.4 percent in December, down two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 7.6 percent in November. The rate was 8.7 percent in December a year ago.

January 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Advisors: Liberty needs groceries, fine dining

Based on a community-survey questionnaire completed by a newly formed retail-advisory board and supported by research conducted by Retail Strategies, Liberty County needs full-service and higher-end dining, more grocery stores, fast-food restaurants in outlying areas, big-box stores along with electronics, shoe and sporting-goods stores, and family entertainment.

January 22, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


Midway store, cafe uses local produce

Foods of the Farm held a ribbon cutting and grand opening in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday at 11239 Oglethorpe Highway. in Midway. Owners Scott and Theresa Morrison welcomed family, local residents and chamber staffers and members to the event.

January 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


IRS warns of phone scam

ATLANTA - The Internal Revenue Service recently warned consumers about a sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, throughout the country.

January 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


LCDA wants to extend MidCoast runway

The Liberty County Development Authority approved a contract Tuesday morning with The McDonald Firm LLC of Atlanta to lobby the state legislature for $4 million in funds to extend the runway at MidCoast Regional Airport.

January 15, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


State revenue up 3.8 percent in December

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Thursday that Georgia's net tax collections for the month of December totaled $1.75 billion for an increase of $64 million, or 3.8 percent, compared to the month-ended December 2012.

January 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Most soldiers' housing allowance increased

Most soldiers stationed at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield will see an average 5 percent increase in their basic housing allowance, according to Chris Curry, housing chief for Stewart-Hunter's Directorate of Public Works.

January 13, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Gym marks new ownership

Curves held a ribbon cutting Dec. 19 at 230 W. Gen. Screven Way, No. 106 in Hinesville in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.

January 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Development group at next PTP luncheon

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host the Liberty County Development Authority at the Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Thursday, Jan. 30, the Liberty County Performing Arts Center in Flemington.

January 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Bryan County bows to company to get road

A requirement by Rayonier that Bryan County sign an arbitration clause in order to use county employees to dig dirt from the company's land rankled members of the Bryan County Board of Commissioners, but in the end the board voted 3-2 to enter into the agreement.

January 09, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Business


AASU report: Regional economy is recovering

SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy expanded significantly during the third quarter of 2013 and should continue to experience growth in the first half of 2014.

January 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Farmers market seeking vendors

The Hinesville Downtown Farmers Market is accepting vendor applications for the 2014 season.

January 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Coastal EMC voted best in state

Georgia Electric Membership Corporation named Coastal EMC in Midway the Electric Co-op of the Year during November's annual meeting of EMCs in Augusta. The local EMC also received the 2013 Georgia Electric Membership Corporation Community Service and Volunteerism Award.

January 08, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


Development panel plans long term

The Liberty County Development Authority updated a number of its long-range plans Monday, including debt reduction and divesting itself of the water-reclamation facility at Tradeport East. The authority board held a planning workshop following a regular meeting early this week at Coastal EMC in Midway.

January 08, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


New law tightens background checks on child-care providers

A new law designed to better protect Georgia's children who are in day-care centers went into effect New Year's Day.

January 07, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


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State revenue up in August over 2013

Georgia's net tax collections for the month of August totaled $1.39 billion for an increase of $47 million, or 3.5 percent, compared to the month-ended August 2013, Gov. Nathan Deal's office recently announced.

September 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Green spaces topic at PTP luncheon

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Liberty County Complex in Midway.

September 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Developer magazine ranks Georgia first

Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday announced that Area Development magazine has ranked Georgia as the No. 1 place in the nation in which to do business. Area Development is an executive magazine covering corporate site selection and relocation.

September 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Curves having open houses

Curves International Inc. announced last week that participating Curves, including the Hinesville location, are hosting open houses the week of Sept. 15-20, in which new members can receive 30 days free, in addition to a free workout.

September 12, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Veterans set opening date for brewery

SAVANNAH - Former soldiers Kevin Ryan, Dan Sartin and Jeff Hyatt, have been putting the entrepreneurial skills they learned in the Army to good use, launching their own craft brewery, Service Brewing Company.

September 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Job fair on post on Sept. 16

CivilianJobs.com, a site that helps connect America's military members with civilian careers, is holding a job fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, on Fort Stewart. The event is sponsored by the Fort Stewart Soldier for Life: Transition Assistance Program.

September 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Armstrong reports area economic growth

Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy continued to expand during the second quarter of 2014 and should experience strong growth throughout the year.

September 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Economist: Georgia's job engine humming

A Georgia State University economist is predicting that Georgia's economic growth will be solid in the coming years.

August 31, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Development authority wins marketing award

The Liberty County Development Authority recently received an award of excellence for one of its marketing projects at the Southern Economic Development Council annual conference, held Aug. 3-5 in Memphis, Tennessee.

August 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Wayne County mine application pulled

JESUP - DuPont Titanium Technologies has withdrawn its application for a surface mining permit in Wayne County with the Environmental Protection Division.

August 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


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