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State job fair to be televised

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor's 15th annual televised job fair will be carried statewide on Georgia Public Broadcasting Sunday, May 17, from 2-4 p.m. The live broadcast, entitled Job Fair 2009 - Preparing For Recovery, will originate from Atlanta, Albany, and Macon. The broadcast will be simulcast over WALB-TV Channel 10 in Albany and WMAZ-TV Channel 13 in Macon.

"Job Fair 2009 will offer viewers throughout the state an excellent opportunity to better understand the employment services available through the Georgia Department of Labor to help them survive the current recession," state Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond saod. "Job ...

May 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Fed chair expects economic growth in 2009

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Tuesday that the economy should pull out of a recession and start growing again later this year.

But in prepared testimony to Congress' Joint Economic Committee, Bernanke warned that even after a recovery gets under way, economic activity is likely to be subpar. That means businesses will stay cautious about hiring, driving up the nation's unemployment rate and causing "further sizable job losses" in the coming months, he said.

May 05, 2009 | Jeannine Aversa AP economics writer | Business


Tuna cannery locating in Lyons

ATLANTA - Toombs County, famous as the center of Georgia's Vidalia onion country, is about to get a new industry.

Chicken of the Sea International announced on Monday it plans to open a tuna canning plant in Lyons, investing $20 million and creating 200 jobs.

May 05, 2009 | Associated Press | Business


Georgia's oldest worker sought

Nominations are now being accepted in the search for America's oldest worker. Sponsored by nonprofit Experience Works, the nation's largest training and employment organization for older workers, the search is part of a national effort to raise awareness about the contributions older individuals make in today's workplace and to break down barriers often associated with their employment.

May 04, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Stimulus money will put 500 area youth to work

Federal stimulus dollars - to the tune of $1.4 million - will take 500 young people from the couch to the work force this summer.

May 04, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Cici's honored for helping neighborhood watch

Maria Fergosa, neighborhood watch coordinator for the Pine Ridge subdivision, and Hinesville Police Department Officer John Williams present a plaque to Cici's Pizza store manager Shawn Schulte on March 27 to thank the restaurant for sponsoring the Hinesville Neighborhood Watch Organization. Cici's provided refreshments for meetings, social functions and other events.

April 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Comcast Care Day aims at community

SAVANNAH – On Saturday, April 25, more than 180 local Comcast employees, along with their families and friends, volunteered to improve the Headstart programs in Savannah and Hinesville as part of Comcast's eighth annual "Comcast Cares Day." At the same time across the country, more than 50,000 Comcast volunteers participated in this annual day of service, which is one of the largest single days of corporate volunteer efforts in the country. Comcast Cares Day is one way that Comcast helps to power dreams and demonstrate a year-round commitment to making a difference in the communities it serves.

April 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


NeSmith announces GM's Total Confidence program

Mike Reed, general manager of NeSmith Chevrolet on Highway 84 East in Hinesville, recently announced General Motors' new Total Confidence Program, which provides consumers with product protection, family protection, vehicle value protection and payment protection with each new car purchased through April 30.

April 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Interstate Credit Union opens in Midway

Interstate Credit Union, headquartered in Jesup, will open its newest office in Midway, on East Oglethorpe Highway, today. The new office, across from the Midway post office, was built by Howe Construction of Atlanta and is a full-service branch offering checking accounts, savings accounts, personal loans and home mortgage loans.

April 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Company asking for OK of massive development

Governmental heads in Liberty County will be deciding in the next couple months whether to allow the state's largest landowner to develop inside county lines.

April 27, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Local businesses are 'thinking green'

Standing in a window of the newest hotdog stand in town, Chow Hound's owner Marrianne Rudy asks a customer if he would like some homemade beans or slaw to go with his dog.

April 22, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Business


NAACP forum focuses on job opportunities

Local job opportunities were a hot topic during the NAACP's State of the Community forum last week when audience members questioned minority representation.

April 22, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Bank of America posts 1stQ profit; stocks fall

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Bank of America Corp. posted strong first-quarter earnings Monday as higher revenue from the purchase of Merrill Lynch & Co. helped offset a surge in credit costs. Wall Street, concerned about banks' continuing loan problems, looked past Bank of America's profit and fell sharply.

Bank of America's results surpassed analysts' expectations. But like other banking companies, it is still stuggling with fallout from the recession, taking a hefty $13.4 billion provision for credit losses.

April 20, 2009 | By Ieva M. Augstums Associated Press writer | Business


Local company keeps focus on community

Waltrich Plastic Corp. is a family owned and operated company that has found a winning formula to foster families in the workplace, and giving back to the community.

April 17, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Savannah church sets career workshops

Savannah Christian Church will host two employment workshops, offering free practical advice for jobseekers.

April 17, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


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Bar and grill opens inside motel

JJ's Bar and Grill held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 14 at 726 W. Oglethorpe Highway inside the EconoLodge hotel.

December 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Property transfers Dec. 3-9

Property transfers recorded in the Liberty County Clerk of Courts Office Dec. 3-9 included:

December 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Financial service opens office here

Lendmark Financial Services LLC held a ribbon cutting Nov. 21 at the company's new Hinesville location, 119 W. Hendry St.

December 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Property transfers Dec. 1-2

The following warranty and quit-claim deeds were filed with the Liberty County clerk of courts office on Dec. 1 adn 2:

December 09, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


City earns financial-reporting award

The city of Hinesville's comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended Oct. 31, 2013 qualified for a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. The certificate is awarded by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada as the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting.

December 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


State revenue up 4.3 percent in November

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Thursday that Georgia's net tax collections for November totaled nearly $1.46 billion, an increase of approximately $60.5 million compared to November 2013. Year-to-date, net tax-revenue collections totaled

December 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Hundreds attend new RH plant's job fair

The lure of jobs making quartz kitchen countertops and tile brought hundreds of people to the Richmond Hill City Center on Tuesday, where the Georgia Department of Labor held a job fair for Caesarstone Technologies, the Israeli-based company building its first U.S. manufacturing plant at the Belfast Commerce Centre.

December 04, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Business


Property transfers Nov. 17-20

Recent property transactions recorded in the Liberty County Clerk of Courts office include:

December 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Jobless rate falls to 8% here in October

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for October was 8 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.2 percent in September. The rate in October of last year was 8.9 percent.

December 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Store chain donates to support troops

Kangaroo Express presented a $42,981 donation Nov. 17 to the Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation following its summer-long "Salute Our Troops" fundraising campaign. The donation brings the total amount raised by the campaign over the past four summers to $10 million.

November 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Hinesville Rotarians get the facts on Ebola

Hinesville's Rotary Club members on Tuesday learned about the Ebola epidemic and how to avoid it.

November 26, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Business


Magazine likes state's business climate

For the second consecutive year, Georgia has been ranked the No. 1 state for business by Site Selection magazine, an economic-development trade publication, Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced.

November 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Property transfers Nov. 10-14

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Courts F. Barry Wilkes' office between Nov. 10-14. The listings include the names of sellers and buyers; the book and page where the deed can be found in the deed books maintained in the clerk's office, the transfer tax (which gives you an estimate of the price paid, based on $1 per $1,000) and a description of the property, which may be a subdivision and or Georgia Militia District where it is.

November 24, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Kroger campaign helps food banks

Kroger stores in the Savannah area have launched the 2014 Can Hunger Campaign to benefit America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia.

November 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Property transfers Nov. 3-7

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Courts F. Barry Wilkes' office between Nov. 3-7. The listings include the names of sellers and buyers; the book and page where the deed can be found in the deed books maintained in the clerk's office, the transfer tax (which gives you an estimate of the price paid, based on $1 per $1,000) and a description of the property, which may be a subdivision and or Georgia Militia District where it is.

November 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


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