WASHINGTON - December is generally a bad time to look for work, and even worse now that the unemployment rate is nearing double digits. But there's reason for some optimism this holiday season.
U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., will sponsor a series of workshops during the open enrollment season for the Medicare Part D prescription drug program.
The Coastal Courier is getting near unveiling a new website. It is still under construction, but we thought you might like to get a look and tell is what you think or make suggestions on what you'd like on it. The address, for now, is beta.coastalcourier.com. Click there and it will take you to it. And we'd appreciate hearing about any problems you see so we can fix them before the site is live.
Liberty and Long counties' legal organ cut a ribbon on its remodeled office building Thursday. The Coastal Courier newspaper, established in 1871, celebrated yesterday the long-awaited renovation of its 30-year-old office building on South Main Street in downtown Hinesville.
Demere Nesmith, dealer principal of NeSmith Chevrolet Buick GMC in Claxton, announced recently that the company is launching a 15-day "Facebook FunRaiser - The Great Toy Giveaway" to benefit Toys For Tots, Backus Children's Hospital and Salvation Army. Through Dec. 15, NeSmith will donate a toy for every new person that "likes" their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/nesmithchevroletclaxton.
Area farmers and others across the state may be eligible for low-interest federal emergency loans after the U.S. Department of Agriculture designated 151 counties as primary disaster areas due to drought and excessive heat since July 1.
NeSmith Chevrolet Buick GMC of Claxton is hoping to make three people very happy this holiday season.
Local retailers were busy the Friday after Thanksgiving, catering to cost conscious consumers, many of them soldiers recently returned to Fort Stewart from Iraq. Since October, about 5,000 3rd Infantry Division troops have redeployed. This week and next the bulk of the 3rd ID's 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team is expected to return home.
Ever heard the saying, "One man's trash is another's man's treasure?" Well, Liberty County residents can put this old adage to the test next week at the Treasure Hunters Roadshow.
Shopping local contributes to the prosperity of the community and it just may foot the bill for your holiday gifts, too. As part of a program launched by the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority and the Downtown Business Partners, one customer will win a $500 downtown shopping spree. In addition, 12 downtown Hinesville businesses are offering in-store prizes totaling more than $1,100 in value.
Georgia's Environmental Protection Division has issued a permit allowing Firth Rixson Forgings LLC to discharge 80 tons of particulates, including mercury, from its plant in the Tradeport East Business Center.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported Wednesday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Hinesville area decreased to 8.1 percent in October, down one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 8.2 percent in September.
Thanksgiving is a good time to be thankful for those charitable, educational and religious groups that provide your community with valuable services. And now may be a good time to consider supporting these groups because, if you contribute before the year is over, you may "do well by doing good" through valuable tax deductions.
Black Friday is going to be crazier than usual this year.
The Coastal Georgia Transition Council will host "Supports in the Workplace," a panel discussion on the supports available to individuals with disabilities in the workforce, from 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 7 at the Hoskins Center at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah. Vocational Rehabilitation, Goodwill, Kicklighter Resource Center, and the Coastal Center for Developmental Services Inc. will be represented in the panel.
Pembroke welcomed a new business to the historic downtown last week as Shops on Main opened it's doors to customers on April 11.
Liberty County residents used to have to leave town to go to Dick's Sporting Goods or TJ Maxx.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting April 7 for Aqua Brill Pet Store, 318A Welborn Street in Hinesville.
Dryden Enterprises, Inc. broke ground Thursday at its new location along South Main Street between the Heritage Bank drive-thru and Brinkley Floor Covering.
Ulta Beauty will open its Hinesville store on the Oglethorpe Square on April 21.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting March 13 for Hobby Lobby in Oglethorpe Square Shopping Center, 863 W. Oglethorpe Highway, Hinesville.
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