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Phone company hires marketer

BEAUFORT, S.C. - CenturyLink has named Stephanie Cashwell its market development manager for South Carolina and Georgia. She will work in Beaufort, S.C.

January 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Nominations sought to honor businesses

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for outstanding business leader of the year, outstanding business of the year and outstanding non-profit leader of the year.

January 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Marketing classes focuses on social media

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and CVB will hold a marketing workshop from 2:30-5 p.m. Jan. 13, at the chamber/CVB offices, 425 W. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville. The class will focus on developing marketing plans for small businesses and creating fliers using available software.

January 03, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


H-ville ranked high for job seekers

NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy website, recently conducted a study to find the best places for job seekers in Georgia. Hinesville was ranked in the top 10.

December 31, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Sanitation workers pull holiday shifts

Like police, fire and hospital personnel and active-duty military members, city and county sanitation crews work while most residents are home with their families and friends on Christmas and New Year's Day.

December 31, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


Governor: 2013 job creation at record

Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced that the Global Commerce Division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development produced a 10 percent increase in job creation during the state's most recent fiscal year.

December 28, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Unemployment drops around Hinesville

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that metro Hinesville's unemployment rate decreased to 8.4 percent in November, down 0.8 percent from 9.2 percent in October.

December 27, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


CenturyLink offers security, monitor system

CenturyLink is offering Hinesville customers a new, interactive service that helps protect and manage their homes with monitored home security, home automation and energy management features.

December 27, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


W-ville getting new retail space

A wooden sign in a vacant lot on Highway 84 in Walthourville has proclaimed "Shopping Center Coming Soon" for several years. It appears it is finally coming true.

December 27, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Savannah Tech rebuilds Red Cross trailer

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College recently came to the rescue of an old trailer of the Southeast Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross.

December 26, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Convenience stores donate to schools

Parker's president and CEO Greg Parker presented a $1,500 check to Liberty County Board of Education members and school system administrators Thursday at Liberty Elementary School in Midway.

December 26, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Gas line being run to Tradeport East

Liberty County's Tradeport East Business Center is expected to benefit from a $46 million expansion of Atlanta Gas Light Company's Strategic Infrastructure Development and Enhancement customer-growth program.

December 26, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Extended unemployment benefits ending

ATLANTA - Emergency Unemployment Compensation benefits for the nation's long-term unemployed workers are set to end Saturday impacting 39,559 workers in Georgia.

December 26, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


OMI sues Richmond Hill for $2M

The public works giant Operations Management International Inc. is suing Richmond Hill for $2 million, alleging the city breached its contract when deciding to end its relationship with OMI in the middle of a five-year agreement.

December 24, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Business


City pulls prior conviction question from applications

The city of Hinesville has decided to eliminate the question on city employment applications that asks about criminal convictions. City-council members agreed with a motion made by Mayor Jim Thomas during Thursday's meeting to authorize the city personnel office to "ban the box" that some have argued discriminates against felons who've completed their prison sentence.

December 23, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


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Hinesville jobless rate up to 8.7%

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Hinesville's unemployment rate increased to 8.7 percent in June, up .3 percent from 8.4 percent in May. The rate was 9.8 percent in June a year ago.

July 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Exiting soldiers get scoop on careers

Fort Stewart soldiers who are transitioning from the Army and those who recently left the service, as well as veterans and civilians, had an opportunity Thursday to compete for more than 1,100 state jobs available through the Georgia Department of Corrections and other law-enforcement agencies.

July 25, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Holtzmans selling realty office

Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors owners George Holtzman and his wife, Babs Holtzman, are releasing the day-to-day operational decisions and management. Leigh Smiley will transition from associate broker to managing broker/owner of the realty firm. George Holtzman still will serve as the qualifying broker and will continue to list and sell commercial and special residential properties.

July 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Materials testing lab picks Interstate Centre

West Penn Testing Group, a material-testing services provider, will locate to Ellabell, creating 70 jobs and investing $3 million into a facility over the next five years, according to Gov. Nathan Deal announced.

July 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Veterans launching craft brewery

Being former soldiers, Kevin Ryan, Dan Sartin and Jeff Hyatt have a common bond that's typical of all uniformed personnel, whether they're military, law enforcement or firefighters. They also share a love for good beer.

July 21, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


State revenue up 11% in June

Georgia's net tax collections for June totaled $1.76 billion for an increase of $182.25 million, or 11.5 percent, compared to the month-ended June 2013, Gov. Nathan Deal announced this week.

July 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


LCDA approves bond resolution

The Liberty County Development Authority held a called meeting Tuesday to approve a resolution to restructure bond debt.

July 19, 2014 | Jeremy McAbee | Business


Planning commission recommends OK for store

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission on Tuesday approved a rezoning petition filed on behalf of a developer with plans to build a grocery store and gas station at 1422 W. Oglethorpe Highway.

July 18, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Business


Ludowici hoping to attract a McDonald's

Leaders from Ludowici met earlier this month with a representative from McDonald's USA about bringing a restaurant to the city.

July 14, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Hinesville entrepreneur honored

Allstate exclusive agency owner William Lynn Bennett of Hinesville has been designated an Allstate Premier Agency for 2014.

July 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Williams named to tax-study committee

ATLANTA - District 168 state Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, has been appointed by Georgia House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, as a member of the Joint Study Committee on Property Tax Digest Impact on Education Funding.

July 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Davis named membership director

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently moved Lisa Davis to the position of membership director.

July 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Tractory Supply opening Hinesville store

Construction is under way on a new Tractor Supply Company store in Hinesville, the company's 54th Georgia location. The retailer is setting up shop in the former builder supply store and lumberyard at 766 W. Oglethorpe Highway, across from Walmart.

July 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


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