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April jobless numbers drop a little here

ATLANTA – The preliminary, unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Hinesville declined to 8 percent in April, down five-tenths of a percentage point in March, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.

May 29, 2010 | Staff report | Business News


Georgia ports report 25 percent growth

SAVANNAH – Georgia Ports Authority's Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced this week that the GPA experienced 25.6 percent container growth in April and has recorded five consecutive months of double-digit growth through its ports.

May 29, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Foundry manager say work 'on track'

Firth Rixson Limited General Manager Chris Bohlmann spoke to the Richmond Hill Rotary Club on Thursday about the company's progress on the new Liberty County facility in Tradeport East and local job creation.

May 24, 2010 | By Katie McGurl Special to the Courier | Business News


Bank hosting public document shredding

The Heritage Bank will offer a secure way to destroy confidential records and information with a free community shred day from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday in the bank parking lot at 300 S. Main St., Hinesville. "Shred It and Forget It" is open to the public.

May 21, 2010 | Staff report | Business News


LCDA hosts Leadership Liberty

May 21, 2010 | Staff Report | Business News


Move of 196 shortcut hurting businesses

Area shrimper Joey Lawler could haul in the catch of the season tomorrow, but as long as the relocated Highway 196 interchange limits how customers can get to him, he wouldn't see much profit from it.

May 20, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Business News


State plans hearing on nuclear plant costs

ATLANTA - Utility regulators are planning hearings on the cost of adding two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle in eastern Georgia.

The state's Public Service Commission will hear testimony next week on how much money Georgia Power has spent on what is expected to be a $14 billion project. The Southern Co. subsidiary says the project remains on schedule and under budget.

May 20, 2010 | Associated Press | Business News


Bumper peach crop expected

FORT VALLEY (AP) - The harvesting, packaging and selling of Georgia's peaches has begun, and growers are cautiously looking for a bumper crop this year.

Robert Dickey, owner of Dickey Farms in Musella, said conditions were so favorable that growers had to thin the crop.

May 20, 2010 | Associated Press | Business News


Georgia Ports grows 26 percent in April

Georgia Ports Authority's Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced today that the GPA experienced 25.6 percent container growth in April and has recorded five consecutive months of double-digit growth through its ports.

May 20, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


GeoVista donates to shelter, challenges others

GeoVista Federal Credit Union employees seem to understand the plight of unwanted and abandoned animals housed at the Liberty Humane Shelter.

May 19, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Business News


Free ribs! I'm so there

May 19, 2010 | Staff Report | Business News


Builders offer preview of medical center

B3 Developers and WMA Architects will host a reception and preview of the Hinesville Medical Arts Center from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 19.

May 14, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Despite hire, large landowner has no new plans

Despite recently hiring a new property manager for Georgia and South Carolina, the Foram Group is not close to developing close to 5,000 acres of pristine land along the Medway River at the Midway I-95 interchange in Liberty County, according to Foram Chairman and CEO Loretta Cockrum.

May 13, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Business News


Imperial, OSHA in settlement talks

SAVANNAH - Imperial Sugar and the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration are discussing a possible settlement of proposed fines against the company for a deadly 2008 refinery explosion near Savannah.

The talks have prompted an administrative law judge to postpone a hearing on the fines by the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission scheduled for next Tuesday in Savannah.

May 12, 2010 | Associated Press | Business News


$800,000 to help prepare for new foundry

The Liberty County Development Authority has received $823,000 in federal grant money from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to help construct water and sewer lines, roadways and reclaimed water facilities to support Firth Rixson's new 200,000-square-foot manufacturing facility at Tradeport East. The announcement was made Friday by the LCDA. For more details on this story, pick up a copy of Wednesday's Coastal Courier.

May 12, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Business News


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Realtor marks anniversary with ribbon cutting

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting for Lindy Blanchard in celebration of her first anniversary as a realtor and joining the ...

November 28, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Parkers opens 60th store in Walthourville

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a grand opening and ribbon cutting on Oct. 24 for Parker's Store 60, at its new location ...

November 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Saturday is for local shopping

You've heard of Black Friday.

November 24, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten | Business News


Program aims to help families keep land

There are several resources now available to African American landowners that aren't quite sure how to manage their land or deal with heirs' property ...

November 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Boutique opens in Hinesville

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting last month for Charming Chics Boutique at 2363 Highway 196 West, in the Food Lion ...

November 17, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Class tours PD, new shopping center

The 2016-2017 Leadership Liberty class visited the city of Hinesville on Nov. 2 as part of its nine-month development class, specifically to learn about city ...

November 17, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


West Rehab adds physical therapist in Hinesville

West Rehab and Sports Medicine recently hired Stephen Morris, PT, DPT, CMTPT, as a physical therapist at its Hinesville clinic at 475 S. Main St.

November 15, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Chamber has ribbon cutting for tanning salon

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a grand opening and ribbon cutting Oct. 31 for Sol Terra Tanning Salon at 103 W. General Screven ...

November 15, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Federal money available for home heating aid

The Administration for Children and Families has released $49,887,842 to help low-income families in Georgia stay warm during winter months, cool during summer ...

November 14, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Movie partially shot in Liberty opens Dec. 2

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau, a Camera Ready liaison to the film industry for Liberty County, has announced that a horror movie with ...

November 14, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


After fire, one of Hinesville's oldest downtown businesses back in business

One of Hinesville's oldest downtown businesses is back in business.

November 13, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Business News


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