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Georgia Power boss defends rate hike

ATLANTA - Georgia Power's new president said last week that the electric utility had to raise prices to meet stricter emissions rules and maintain its system, but he's considering new ways to help customers cut costs.

January 11, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


Courier to offer premium content for a fee

Recently, the Coastal Courier launched a new, redesigned website that includes expanded news content, services, easy navigation, an event calendar, more audio and video and other local features.

January 10, 2011 | Staff report | Business News


Bankruptcy filings rose in 2010

Many consumers apparently are learning their lessons the hard way when it comes to big spending during recession-era holiday seasons.

January 10, 2011 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Business News


Patriot Express loans help vet entrepreneurs

Army veteran Mike Dushner didn't have the opportunity to apply for a Patriot Express loan when he retired from the service and started his own business, Sarge's Lawn Services, in 1994. Dushner said having that type of assistance from the Small Business Administration would have made those first years as his own boss a bit easier. Despite the challenges he faced, Dushner's hard work paid off.

January 07, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Business News


Coastal launches mobile banking, texting

SAVANNAH - The Coastal Bank, a locally owned and operated community bank headquartered in Savannah, recently launched new mobile banking and text message banking services.

January 07, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Baldinos hosts customers for holiday

Baldinos Giant Jersey Subs in Hinesville recently continued its annual tradition of inviting customers in for free lunch on Christmas Eve. The restaurant has been hosting the event for more than 30 years. The eatery's staff served sub sandwiches and drinks to the huge holiday crowd.

January 07, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Holtzman sets free real estate seminars

Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors is sponsoring free career seminars to familiarize current and potential real estate licensees with basic information about the residential real estate profession.

January 07, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


New parents have more than money to consider

If you've just had a new baby, your life is filled with more joy (but less sleep). You're probably already aware of the time and effort you must invest in raising your child, but you may not have thought as much about another aspect - the financial one.

January 07, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business News


Bank tests account fee choices in Ga.

NEW YORK (AP) - Bank of America is rolling out a pilot program in three states that will offer its customers menu of checking accounts with a variety of fee options.

January 06, 2011 | By Eileen Aj Connelly Associated Press writer | Business News


State panel to back lower income tax

ATLANTA (AP) - The head of a panel weighing an overhaul of Georgia's tax code said Wednesday the group will likely recommend lowering the state's personal and corporate income tax rates and instead taxing more goods and services.

January 06, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Business News


Bank, FDIC in consent agreement

After discussions with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, The Heritage Bank agreed last week to take actions to shore up its business.

January 05, 2011 | By Hallie D. Martin Special to the Courier | Business News


Area feeling gas-price pinch

Gas prices at most area service stations have surpassed $3 a gallon once again.

January 03, 2011 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Business News


Local bank to host free shred day on Jan. 8

The Heritage Bank will offer a free, secure way to destroy confidential records and information with a community shred day from 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 8.

December 30, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Liberty Co. leaders graduate from economic development program

The Board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development announces Liberty County graduates from the 2010 Multi-Day Training Program in Region 12.

December 27, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Cricket Wireless opens in Hinesville

A new cell phone provider recently set up shop in Hinesville. The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce welcomed new member Cricket Wireless with a ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony at 438 B. Gen. Screven Way. Representatives from the city of Hinesville, community leaders, chamber members and friends attended the opening.

December 24, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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Hinesville's dining options increasing

The packed parking lot and lines of cars extending out to MacArthur Drive can only mean one thing - Cook Out is officially open.

November 22, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Business News


What's living underfoot in Liberty County

Is something digging in your lawn? Many things dig in lawns, but not all are pests. The best way to learn who the culprit is ...

November 14, 2017 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


Canoochee has provided power since 1938

When Hurricane Irma threatened our community, employees of Canoochee EMC rose to the task. They prepared their line trucks, hunkered down during the hardest of ...

November 13, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Business News


Parker’s opens 50th store, celebrates grand opening for new location in Savannah

Parker's, a nationally acclaimed convenience store leader, recently opened its 50th store, celebrating the grand opening of a new retail location in Savannah, Ga ...

November 11, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Chamber accepting nominations from the community

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations from the community for Business Leader of the Year, Business of the Year and Civic Leader ...

November 10, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Memorial Health taps new CEO, Advisory Board

Memorial Health announced Tuesday the selection of its new chief executive officer, Shayne George, and the appointment of members to its new Advisory Board.

November 10, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Georgia DOT hiring in Southeast Georgia

The Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) will host a job fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Department of Labor ...

November 10, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Brunswick on track to top nation's auto ports

At the annual state of the port address hosted by the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce recently, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch said ...

November 09, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


'Tis season to plant fruit trees, plants

While this is a good time of year to start enhancing your landscape with some new trees, shrubs and ornamentals, let's not forget about ...

November 07, 2017 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


Brunswick facility on track to become nation's No. 1 auto port

At the annual State of the Port address hosted by the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce recently, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch said ...

November 07, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Yu Spa looking to pamper clients

Lisa Guo opened Yu Spa in 2013 in order to carry on the specialized modalities used by massage therapists and body work professionals she grew ...

November 06, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Business News


Larry Hanson Named Executive Director of GMA

The Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) Board of Directors has named Valdosta, Ga., City Manager Larry Hanson as the executive director of the association. Hanson becomes ...

November 05, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Site Selection ranks Georgia No. 1 for business for fifth straight year

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Oct. 31 that Georgia has been named the No. 1 state in the nation in which to do business for the ...

November 04, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


State honors Midway company

Governor Nathan Deal presented the Georgia Automotive Awards Innovator of the Year award to Elan Technology on Oct. 24 at the Capitol.

November 03, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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