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Feds close two banks, one in Georgia

NEW YORK - Regulators on Friday closed Haven Trust Bank, the fifth bank failure this year in Georgia.

Also closed was Sanderson State Bank in Texas, bringing to 25 the number of U.S. bank failures in 2008.

December 28, 2008 | By Sara Lepro Associated Press writer | Business


'Tis season for giving

Given the current state of the economy, this holiday season may be tougher on local families than in the past. However, some people are still able to dig into their pockets and find something to give to others.

December 27, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business


Italian eatery opens in Hinesville

Locals can now get authentic Italian food after Liberty County's only privately-owned Italian restaurant, Italiano's, opened last Monday.

December 27, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Local financial advisor offers positive spin on economy

He may be in the minority with his line of thinking, but local financial adviser Derek Sills isn't worried about the current recession.

December 26, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Coastal Courier | Business


Riverkeeper threatens suit on Rayonier

BRUNSWICK - Environmentalists have filed a 60-day notice that they intend to sue Rayonier Inc., saying the company pollutes the Altamaha River with foul-smelling wastewater from its Jesup pulp mill.

Attorneys for the Altamaha Riverkeeper said Tuesday that Rayonier has done little over the past 10 years to reduce the stinking, coffee-colored water it discharges. The Riverkeeper group says the company agreed in 2002 to clean them up.

December 26, 2008 | Associated Press | Business


Auto bailout plan moves to Senate

WASHINGTON - A House-passed bill to speed $14 billion in loans to Detroit's automakers stands on shaky ground in a bailout-weary Congress, undermined by Republican opposition that could derail the emergency aid in the Senate.

Republicans are challenging lame-duck President George W. Bush on the proposal, arguing that any support for the domestic auto industry should carry significant concessions from autoworkers and creditors and reject tougher environmental rules imposed by House Democrats.

December 26, 2008 | By Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Ken Thomas Associated Press writers | Business


Auto bailout talks intensify

WASHINGTON -- Tense talks are continuing on a bill to provide financial aid to the auto industry as the White House pushes tougher consequences than congressional Democrats embrace for failure by the carmakers to bring costs under control.

The Bush administration would allow a "car czar" envisioned in the legislation to force the companies into bankruptcy if they weren't doing enough to cut labor costs, restructure their debt and downsize to stay afloat.

December 24, 2008 | By Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Ken Thomas Associated Press writers | Business


Hinesville sweets shop open for business

It's original cookies by the dozen and homemade cakes by the layer since Lynn Simmons rolled out Tu's Sweets and Treats bakery shop on Frank Cochran Drive.

December 22, 2008 | By Alena Parker | Business


Shopping season starts strong here

Havoc.

December 16, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Research any debt adjustment offers

The tough national economic conditions are putting a strain on numerous Georgia households. Many consumers are weighed down by enormous amounts of debt and are struggling just to keep their heads above water. As a result, companies that promise to help you pay off your debt seem to be sprouting up left and right. These "debt adjustment" companies often make grandiose claims about how they will significantly cut consumers' credit card debt and resolve money problems. Yet many of these companies are not reputable, and consumers who trust them with money could end up in even worse financial straits. There ...

December 13, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Hinesville jobless rate climbs to 7.2%

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported today that the unemployment rate in metro Hinesville rose to a preliminary unadjusted rate of 7.2 percent in October, up 2.2 percentage points over the year from October of 2007. The jobless rate in metro Hinesville rose six-tenths of one percentage point from a revised 6.6 percent in September.

December 13, 2008 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Business


Holtzman adds life insurance agent

George and Babs Holtzman, owners of Holtzman Insurance Agency, Inc., are proud to have William "Bill" Johnston join their team. Johnston comes to Holtzman Insurance Agency as a Georgia licensed life agent.

December 13, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Shoppers ready for Black Friday

Tom and Joe Ainsworth will take advantage of the early morning doorbuster sales on the day after Thanksgiving, deemed the biggest shopping day of the year.

December 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Consumer confidence up a little in November

NEW YORK -- Consumer confidence rose in November amid receding gas prices, but Americans' views on the economy remain the gloomiest in decades as they grapple with massive layoffs, slumping home prices and dwindling retirement funds.

The New York-based Conference Board said Tuesday its Consumer Confidence Index now stands at 44.9, up from a revised 38.8 in October. Last month's reading was the lowest since the research group started tracking the index in 1967.

December 10, 2008 | By Anne D'Innocenzio Associated Press | Business


Hampton Island late with property taxes

Ron Leventhal, head of Hampton Island Management, Inc., said he is 80 percent confident the development's $400,000 delinquent tax bill will be paid by mid-December.

December 04, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Business


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Knocking doors: What to know before signing up for that summer sales job

After his third day of selling satellite television service door-to-door, Tristan Torgersen packed his bags and left.

January 27, 2015 | Deborah Sutton Deseret News | Business


Property transfers Jan. 14-22

Deeds filed in the Liberty County Clerk of Courts Office between Jan. 14 and 22 include:

January 27, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Are you part of the global 'baby shortage'?

Dropping birthrates and shrinking families are starting to have a negative effect on the global economy.

January 25, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


Port official sees bright future

GAINESVILLE -- Port of Savannah officials have their hands full with an ambitious deepening project, but they're also watching how the transportation funding debate plays out in the Georgia General Assembly.

January 23, 2015 | By Jeff Gill Gainesville Times | Business


Want success at work? Find a partner with these 5 personality traits

Companies across America want their employees' spouses to feel more included at the office, according to an article I wrote earlier this month.

January 22, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Business


Don't keep this secret from your spouse if you want a happier marriage

According to a new report cited by CNN Money, Americans lie to their spouses about what they spend their money on. The report said one in five Americans don't tell their spouse about a purchase of $500 or more. And 7.2 million Americans haven’t told their spouses about a secret bank account they have.

January 22, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Business


Property transfers Jan. 2-14

Property transfers filed with the Liberty County Clerk of Courts between Jan. 2 and 14 include:

January 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Property transfers Jan. 2-8

Deeds filed with the Liberty County Clerk of Courts from Jan. 2-8 included:

January 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Real estate agent earns certification

Jeanne Evans with Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors in Hinesville has earned the nationally recognized military relocation professional certification.

January 13, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Development class graduates locals

The board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development recently announced the graduates from the 2014 Region 12 multi-day training program.

January 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


RH preschool owner honored by state

Richmond Hill resident Audrey Singleton, owner of the Richmond Hill Montessori Preschool, recently was recognized by the Georgia Child Care Association. For her 20 years of service to childhood education, fellow child-care facility owners who felt Singleton had made a commitment to the industry throughout the year nominated her for the honor.

January 08, 2015 | By Tiffany Stroud Correspondent | Business


Hinesville Rotarians review 2014, set goals for 2015

Hinesville Rotary Club members voted Tuesday to approve new officers for 2015-16.

January 06, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Business


Property transfers Dec. 22-29

The following warranty and quit-claim deeds were filed with the Liberty County clerk of courts office Dec. 22-29:

January 06, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


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