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Car dealer buying golf course

Longtime area car dealer O.C. Welch is getting into the golf course business.

October 28, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Lawmakers praise bill with money for port

Two area legislators praised a bill that brought the deepening of the Savannah harbor one step closer to reality.

October 28, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


EPA says power-plant carbon pollution down

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday released its third year of greenhouse-gas data detailing carbon-pollution emissions and trends broken down by industrial sector, greenhouse gas, geographic region and individual facility.

October 27, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Governor praises bill for port work

On Thursday, Gov. Nathan Deal hailed Wednesday's U.S. House passage of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act as a "breakthrough moment" in the effort to deepen the Savannah Harbor.

October 25, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Coastal Bank hires local vice president

Danny Creasy has been hired as vice president and Hinesville branch manager of The Coastal Bank.

October 24, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


City contractors have picnic

Liberty Transit Authority contractor Veolia Transportation and the city's public works contractor OMI had a joint picnic and awards presentation at Gum Branch Park Saturday afternoon. OMI, the city's public works contractor, now maintains the authority's buses.

October 22, 2013 | Staff report | Business


RH Council votes against OMI contract

Calling it a move that will save taxpayers money and keep millage rates low, the Richmond Hill City Council voted unanimously Tuesday against keeping the private company OMI to run the city's public works department next year.

October 22, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Business


Reminder: Gov. Deal visits Wednesday

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Wednesday during his visit to Liberty County. Deal is scheduled to appear and address citizens from 10:45 a.m.-noon at Olvey Field in Hinesville. The event is free and open to the public. The Bradwell Institute Gym will serve as an alternate location in the event of inclement weather.

October 21, 2013 | Staff Report | Business


Guide promotes Georgia agriculture

MOULTRIE - The Georgia Department of Agriculture unveiled the second issue of the Georgia Grown magazine at the 36th annual Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition, Commissioner Gary Black announced Tuesday.

October 19, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Textile industry returning to Sylvania

SYLVANIA - Tuesday's announcement by ShriVallabh Pittie Group means that a company new to American manufacturing will build a $70 million cotton-yarn factory in Screven County, creating 200-250 jobs.

October 19, 2013 | By Al Hackle Correspondent | Business


State tax revenue up in September

Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced that Georgia's net tax collections for September totaled $1.72 billion for an increase of $132 million, or 8.3 percent, compared to September 2012.

October 19, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Long Chamber hears about media

Coastal Courier Managing Editor Hollie Moore Barnidge spoke at the Long County Chamber of Commerce's Progress Through People Breakfast on Tuesday.

October 19, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


Hinesville attorney on publication's 'rising' list

Hinesville attorney Carl Varnedoe has added a statewide recognition to his growing list of awards.

October 17, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Coastal Bank honored by group

SAVANNAH - The Coastal Bank recently was presented with the Small Business Institute for Excellence in Commerce Georgia Excellence Award for 2013.

October 13, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Physical therapy clinic opens

Concentra Physical Therapy had a ribbon cutting and open house Oct. 1 in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce at 1146 E.G. Miles Parkway in Hinesville.

October 12, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


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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


Hinesville jobless rate down to 8 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that metro Hinesville's unemployment rate decreased to 8 percent in February, down 0.3 percent from 8.3 percent in January. The rate was 8.9 percent in February a year ago.

March 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


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