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State fines 30 gas station for gouging

ATLANTA - More than 30 Georgia gas stations have paid fines to the state Office of Consumer Affairs over alleged price gouging in the wake of Gulf Coast hurricanes last fall.

Some stations have to pay up to $10,000 in fines to the state, while others must refund money to customers who can prove they bought gas during the price spike. The list includes a $20,000 fine against nine Tennessee-based Pilot Travel Center stations.

March 19, 2009 | Associated Press | Business


Developers look for population hike estimates

Developers, builders and real estate professionals pushed chairs into a circle Monday morning to discuss preparing for the new brigade coming to Fort Stewart.

March 18, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Bank opening in Midway

Interstate Paper is supporting another credit union set to open in Midway by the first week in April.

March 16, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


IDI earns silver LEED certification

IDI, a national industrial real estate developer consistently ranked in the top five industrial developers in the United States, recently received silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its 502,854-square-foot speculative building in Tradeport East Business Center.

March 14, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


SSU offers smart investment seminars

SAVANNAH - Savannah State University will offer a free seminar for individuals who want to learn more about investing in

March 14, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Badcock reopens, gives shelter $1,000

Badcock Furniture & More had a grand reopening and ribbon cutting Wednesday at its Hinesville

March 14, 2009 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Staff writer | Business


Downtown adding business

Downtown Hinesville is attracting new business, just as new city signs identifying the business district advertise.

March 14, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Jobless rate may rise

When it comes to a job, something is better than nothing for David Turner.

March 11, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


CenturyTel, EMBARQ merger gets OKs

MONROE, La. - CenturyTel, Inc. and EMBARQ announced that the Georgia, Mississippi and Nebraska Public Service Commissions and the Minnesota and Ohio Public Utilities Commissions have each granted approval of CenturyTel's pending acquisition of EMBARQ. CenturyTel operates with 31,500 access lines in Georgia.

March 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


New dental office going up in Midway

Midway soon will be home to Dr. Tad Jackson's newest dental office, proving Hinesville isn't the only municipality attracting development.

March 06, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Officials warn of solicitation scandal

ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel warned corporations recently that her office received numerous complaints about solicitations sent from a firm called "Compliance Services." The firm offers to complete corporate meeting minutes on behalf of Georgia corporations for a fee. The "Annual Minutes Requirement Statement" included in the offer is very similar to solicitations mailed during the past two years from firms named "Georgia Corporate Compliance" and "Georgia Corporate Headquarters."

March 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Real estste transfers for March 6

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from Jan. 26-30. The listings include the names of the sellers and buyers, the book and page where the deed can be found in deed books 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.

March 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


LCDA foots bill for Tradeport overage

Members of the Liberty County Development Authority said they felt forced to foot a $77,946 cost overrun from project delays to landscaping, hardscape and irrigation in Tradeport East. It is a $1.9 million project.

March 06, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Unemployment checks going up

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said today that the Georgia Department of Labor has begun mailing an additional $25 per week to more than 180,000 jobless Georgians who have a valid unemployment insurance claim with the Georgia Department of Labor.

"The weekly supplement to unemployment insurance benefits comes at a good time," said Commissioner Thurmond. "This recession is expected to last longer than many economists and the Federal Reserve initially projected. The additional $25 each week will help the many thousands of Georgians who've lost their jobs through no fault of their own better weather this economic ...

March 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Dow hits 11-year low

NEW YORK - The Dow Jones industrial average plunged below 7,000 Monday for the first time in more than 11 years as investors grow even more pessimistic about the health of banks, and in turn the economy.

A staggering $61.7 billion in quarterly losses at insurer American International Group Inc. touched off fresh fears about the health of the nation's financial system.

March 02, 2009 | By Tim Paradis AP business writer | Business


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Area workforce ranked in top 20

The Hinesville-Fort Stewart metropolitan statistical area recently was featured in the top 2 percent of MSAs nationwide for its workforce attributes in Area Development magazine's 100 Leading Locations for 2014.

August 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


LCPC updates Fleming subarea land-use map

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission on Tuesday approved a revised subarea land-use map for the Fleming community.

August 22, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Business


Development authority backs SNF expansion

During its Monday morning meeting, the Liberty County Development Authority approved the site plan for SNF Chemtall's warehouse expansion, Floquip. The approved plan included some variances, such as removing three parking spaces from the visitors' entrance in the cul-de-sac. It also included an exception to the minimum-standard required between the truck/visitors driveway and employee driveway.

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


Chamber replaces administrative assistant

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently added Melissa Bloom to its staff as administrative assistant. She replaces Krista Maines, who recently moved to the finance-assistant position.

August 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


State revenue up 5.5% in July

Georgia's net tax collections for July totaled nearly $1.49 billion for an increase of $78 million, or 5.5 percent, compared to the month-ended July 2013, according to Gov. Nathan Deal.

August 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Long Co. Commission welcomes ambulance service

Dr. James Graham owns and directs Excelsior Ambulance Service, Long County's new service provider. He addressed the county commission Aug. 5.

August 13, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Business


MidCoast Regional to get new fuel supplier

MidCoast Regional Airport's Local Joint-Management Board on Thursday approved a new fuel-supply service contract with World Fuel Service.

August 13, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Business


Maines hired at chamber as admiin assistant

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently added Krista Maines to its staff as administrative assistant.

August 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Bank donates toward SPLOST campaign

The Liberty County branch of Ameris Bank recently donated $1,500 to the 2014 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) marketing campaign.

August 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting

Jones Medical Equipment, with support from the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the company's one-year anniversary Aug. 1 at 481 E.G. Miles Parkway in Hinesville.

August 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Veterans group board member speaks to Hinesville Rotarians

John Caravella, a Vietnam veteran and board member of Veterans Heart Georgia, was the guest speaker Tuesday at the Hinesville Rotary Club's weekly meeting at the La Quinta Inn & Suites.

August 06, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Business


Tradeport East to get new high-pressure gas line

The Tradeport East Business Center in Midway soon will receive a high-pressure gas line thanks to a $46 million expansion of Atlanta Gas Light's Strategic Infrastructure Development and Enhancement program.

August 05, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Business


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