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Economy strong through summer

WASHINGTON -- The economy barreled ahead in the summer, growing at a 4.9 percent pace. The performance was the strongest in four years but isn't expected to last through the current quarter amid the housing slump and credit crunch. New-home sales edged up in October but sales activity still hovered near an 11-year low.

December 14, 2007 | By Jeannine Aversa Associated Press Economics Writer | Business


State offers ethanol distribution subsidy

ATLANTA - Retail gasoline stations planning to install infrastructure to dispense E85 fuel can now apply for financial assistance through the state of Georgia.

December 13, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Business


GSU workshop on customer srevice

A workshop at Georgia Southern University will show business owners and employees how to meet and exceed the needs of their customers.

December 13, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Business


Housing construction jump indicates apartment surge

WASHINGTON (AP) - Construction of new homes and apartments rebounded in October by the largest amount in eight months but the unexpected increase was not viewed as a signal of a housing turnaround.

December 11, 2007 | By Martin Crutsinger AP Economics Writer | Business


Peebles opens department store here

Hundreds of people stood in line Thursday morning anticipating the grand opening of Hinesville's newest department store, Peebles.

December 11, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Business


Old depot moves to new home

December 11, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Contributing Writer | Business


Real estate transfers for Nov. 16

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from Oct. 22-26. 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.

December 11, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Hinesville area added 100 new jobs in October

The Hinesville area added 100 new jobs in October, according to the Georgia Department of Labor monthly report released Friday.

December 11, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Contributing Writer | Business


Lieutenant governor sees business success

ATLANTA - Lt. Governor Casey Cagle praised the recent release of Site Selection Magazine's 2007 Top 20 Business Climate Rankings. The state of Georgia's business climate was ranked as second in the nation.

December 11, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Business


Some power customers could see bills lowered

Residents of the unincorporated area of Liberty County could join others across the state in seeing lower electric bills next year, according to a ruling by the Fulton Super-ior Court.

December 11, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Contributing Writer | Business


SBA Patriot Express initiative expands in Georgia

ATLANTA - The U.S. Small Business Administration Georgia District Office reports that 21 SBA guaranteed loans, totaling $1.3 million, have been issued to small businesses to date in Georgia under the Patriot Express Loan Initiative that promotes veteran-owned enterprises

December 11, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Business


Merchants explore revitalizing downtown

With a plan and a vision on how to revitalize the historic downtown business district, the new Hinesville Downtown Development Authority director, Vicki Davis, met with local merchants at Over Coffee on Tuesday morning.

December 11, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Business


Peterson rejoins Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors

Helene 'Hilly' Peterson has rejoined Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors, as a full-time sales associate working out of the General Stewart office.

December 11, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Business


Deeds Nov. 23

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from Nov. 5-9. 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.

December 11, 2007 | Staff report | Business


When choosing mutual funds look past short-term returns

What's the most prominent thing you notice about mutual fund advertisements? In most cases, it's the fund's return. Quite often, these returns are truly eye-popping. But if you look closer at the ads, you'll see that many of the highest returns are for short periods of time, such as one year or three years. And a mutual fund's short-term return is not, by itself, reason enough to buy that fund - so don't rush to your checkbook.

December 11, 2007 | By Matt Cardella Columnist | Business


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Enmark backing Light the Night Walk

SAVANNAH - Enmark Stations Inc. once again has made a commitment to sell paper icons in all 59 of its retail stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk.

April 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Ludowici funeral home starts work on chapel

Howard Funeral Home last week held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new chapel that will stand at the corner of Oak and Third streets.

April 10, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


Strawberry farms blooming again

MACON - Tens of thousands of school children visit Georgia's strawberry farms each year, learning about the berries, how they're grown and what they look like in the field.

April 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Job fair canceled

A job fair that had been scheduled for the Shuman Recreation Center in Hinesville Wednesday has been canceled.

April 08, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Company earns ethics desingation

CH2M HILL has been named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for 2014.

April 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Phone company has safe-digging hotline

April is National Safe Digging Month, and CenturyLink reminds Hinesville residents to always call 811 before beginning any digging project.

April 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Port reports 6 percent container growth

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority has moved more than 2 million 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) so far this fiscal year, July-February, for an increase of 6.2 percent, or an additional 119,318 TEUs.

April 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


McDonald's promotion for free coffee

SAVANNAH - McCafé invites coffee drinkers in the Savannah area to wake up and taste the free coffee.

April 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Region's economy expected to grow

SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy expanded rapidly during the fourth quarter of 2013 and should continue to experience significant growth throughout 2014.

April 03, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Applebee's christens rennovations

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar, 1492 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville, held a ribbon cutting March 18 in recognition of the completion of its renovation. The event was held in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce on March 18.

March 31, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


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