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First class mail:Just a little bit s-l-o-w-e-r

WASHINGTON - Already mocked by some as "snail mail," first-class U.S. mail will slow even more by next spring under plans by the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service to eliminate more than 250 processing centers. Nearly 30,000 workers would be laid off, too, as the post office struggles to respond to a shift to online communication and bill payments.

December 06, 2011 | By Hope Yen Associated Press writer | Business News


Area Krogers launch ‘Can Hunger’ effort

As food banks around the country begin collecting food for the holidays, Kroger is making it easy this year to help "can" hunger in Hinesville through donations to the Manna House, a Second Harvest satellite food bank.

December 02, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Hinesville’s jobless rate dips to 9.5 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced last week that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Hinesville decreased to 9.5 percent in October, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 9.8 percent in September. The jobless rate in metro Hinesville in October a year ago was 8.9 percent.

December 02, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Follow this handy year-end investment checklist

As an investor, you've pretty much seen it all in 2011 - including slow-but-steady gains early in the year, a market correction during the debt ceiling debate and the U.S. credit downgrade, and huge one-day price movements, both up and down - and there's still a month to go. But despite the volatility of the past 11 months, you can make some positive year-end investment moves, including the following:

December 02, 2011 | Matt Cardella | Business News


Parker’s PumpPal pricing to continue during lawsuit

SAVANNAH - Greg Parker, president and CEO of The Parker Companies, appeared in a special hearing before Chatham County Superior Court Judge Louisa Abbott at the Chatham County Courthouse in Savannah last week to argue for the right to advertise discounted PumpPal pricing on street signage. On Wednesday afternoon, Abbott ruled that Parker's can continue to promote PumpPal discounted gas pricing on street signage while the case continues in court.

December 02, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Talk to kids, parents about shared financial picture

It's Thanksgiving week. If you're fortunate, you can look around your Thanksgiving table and see several generations of your family. Of course, as you know, many types of cohesiveness are involved in knitting a family together.

November 24, 2011 | By Matt Cardella Columnist | Business News


Hobby, game store celebrates new location

Jungle Jake's and the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce cohosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 25 at the hobby shop's new location at 312B Memorial Drive in downtown Hinesville.

November 24, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Hinesville Home Center receives dealer award

Hinesville Home Center Inc. recently received the No. 1 Independent Dealer Award from Clayton Homes and the five-star service award. This award recognized the achievement of top sales for Clayton Homes. Lynn Simmons (left) was named top salesperson for the lot, which is managed by Lauren Jennings (right). Hinesville Home Center representatives wanted to thank their customers for giving them the opportunity to achieve this award. Also pictured is Kevin Clayton.

November 24, 2011 | Staff report | Business News


The Spa at Fort Stewart opens

The Spa at Fort Stewart hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 1 in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.

November 20, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Mega Pawn cuts ribbon on new shop

Mega Pawn hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 3 in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.

November 20, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Reasons to create long-term strategy

Some people buy investments here and there, every now and then. Others open an individual retirement account, put some money in it, then forget about it. But this type of haphazard investment behavior can lead to haphazard results.

November 20, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business News


Fairfield Inn staff work Habitat project

Employees at the Fairfield Inn and Suites in Hinesville recently helped with a Savannah-area Habitat for Humanity project by applying wind brackets and trestles to a structure. They also removed trash and helped carry supplies to the site to assist with the construction.

November 19, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


LCDA roundtable for existing industry

The Liberty County Development Authority recently kicked off its existing-industry roundtable program with a luncheon presentation at Holton's Seafood in Midway.

November 19, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Local real estate numbers on the rise

A recent report from the Hinesville Area Board of Realtors brings good news to those with homes on the market: Sales figures for August, September and October were up from the previous year.

November 18, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Business News


Daycare staff trains in Atlanta

The Village Children's Learning Center Directors/Owners Fay and Michael Terry and 19 employees attended a two-day training session Oct. 14-15 at the Georgia Association on Young Children Conference at the Gwinnett Center in Atlanta.

November 16, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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Young leaders learn about economic development

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce 2017-2018 Young Adult Liberty Leaders (YALL) class had its economic development session April 11, hosted by the Liberty County ...

April 18, 2018 | b | Business News


GPA grows trade, market share

The Georgia Ports Authority achieved 14 percent growth in March container volumes, moving 355,208 20-foot equivalent unit (TEU) containers.

April 17, 2018 | Staff Report | Business News


Liberty Cardiology Associates cuts ribbon on new practice

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held a grand opening and ribbon cutting on Friday for Liberty Cardiology Associates at 600 East Oglethorpe Highway in ...

April 17, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Is pollen season over yet?

Along with green grass and beautiful blooms, springtime in Georgia brings clouds of pollen.

April 16, 2018 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


Free deposit fraud workshop set

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a workshop to teach small business owners how to protect their business against deposit fraud from 3 ...

April 16, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Business News


UGA study: Ports support more than 439,000 jobs

Georgia's ports support 439,220 full- and part-time jobs across the state, including 58,700 jobs in the coastal region, according to a study ...

April 13, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Help your garden meet your needs

Are you thinking about planting your own vegetable garden? Growing your own may bring to mind images of endless amounts of fresh produce, but there ...

April 09, 2018 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


UGA study: Georgia Ports support more than 439,000 jobs

Georgia's ports support 439,220 full- and part-time jobs across the state, including 58,700 jobs in the coastal region, according to a study ...

April 04, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Ryan Waldrep talks small business at chamber luncheon

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce hosted its monthly Progress Through People luncheon recently with guest speaker Ryan Waldrep, assistant director of Entrepreneur and Small ...

April 03, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Memorial Health expanding heart care facilities

SAVANNAH - Memorial Health recently submitted a letter of intent to the Georgia Department of Community Health for a $30 million renovation to its Heart and ...

April 03, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Want to control vines in your yard? Get to work

Do you have an evil force in your yard that grows more powerful from the warmth of each passing day?

April 02, 2018 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


Rail project expected to double port capacity

SAVANNAH - On the heels of reporting 32 percent growth in containerized trade for October, a record for Savannah, the Georgia Ports Authority Monday approved rail ...

April 02, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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