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DoD honors two for work

Two Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield budget analysts recently received Department of Defense Certificates of Achievement.

June 15, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Local attorney on state Bar's board

ATLANTA – Carl R. Varnedoe of Jones, Osteen & Jones in Hinesville was elected to serve on the Board of Governors of the 42,000-member State Bar of Georgia and was installed June 4 during the organization's annual meeting at Myrtle Beach, S.C.

June 13, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Chamber recognizes new board member

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently recognized Anthony Burns, a newly elected board member who also serves as the engineering supervisor for Georgia Power. So far, Burns has served on several Chamber committees, including membership development, marketing and Bicycle Ride Across Georgia.

June 10, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Handle inherited stocks correction

When you inherit a sizable number of stocks, your overall financial picture can change significantly. But to make the most of your inheritance, you need to decide what to do with your new stocks. Should you keep them or sell them?

June 10, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business News


Senate allows debit card swipe fee limit

WASHINGTON - Merchants triumphed over bankers in a battle for billions Wednesday as the Senate voted to let the Federal Reserve curb the fees that stores pay financial institutions when a customer swipes a debit card. It was murkier, however, whether the nation's consumers were winners or losers.

June 09, 2011 | By Alan Fram Associated Press writer | Business News


Liberty certified ready for work

Gov. Nathan Deal officially recognized Liberty County as a Work Ready community.

June 09, 2011 | Seraine Page | Business News


GSU moving some offices off campus

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University is moving some of its offices to downtown Statesboro in an expansion aimed at helping recruit and develop local businesses.

June 07, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


BI students explore ports authority

Several Bradwell Institute students took a "follow the container" field trip May 17 to the Georgia Ports Authority's Garden City Terminal and then onto Port City Logistics, where they were given a tour of the warehouse and distribution center. The trip was organized by Savannah Technical College in support of Liberty County's Work Ready initiative.

June 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Mayor elected CRC vice chairman

Mayor Jim Thomas, the city of Hinesville's elected representative to the Coastal Regional Commission Council, was elected vice chairman at the entity's May meeting.

June 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Chamber welcomes Avon representative

Independent Avon representative Eileen Perry hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 19 in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce. Perry welcomed chamber staff, board members and ambassadors to the event, which was held at Main Street Park. Perry has been a representative of Avon for 25 years.

June 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Leadership class tours industries

The Liberty County Development Authority recently hosted the Leadership Liberty class. Participants received an overview of the LCDA and toured The Tire Rack, Elan Technology and the Port of Savannah.

June 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Invest beyond short-term CDs

Many people depend on certificates of deposit (CDs) to provide extra income, yet CD rates have been fairly low for a while. In recent months, in fact, one-year CDs were paying about 0.5 percent, two-year CDs topped out at around 1 percent and five-year CDs paid between 2 percent and 2.3 percent. Those rates are scanty enough, but they can seem even lower in an economic environment marked by rising food and gas prices.

June 03, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business News


Coastal EMC mixes business, fun at 71st annual meeting

Coastal Electric Cooperation's 71st annual meeting combined lighthearted entertainment with the democratic process Thursday at Midway Middle School. The cooperative is a not-for-profit electric distribution company that provides power to about 14,000 residents in Liberty, Bryan, Long and McIntosh counties.

June 03, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Business News


Jobless rate continues to fall in area

The jobless rates for both metro Savannah and the coastal Georgia area have dropped for the month of April, according to State State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler

June 01, 2011 | Staff report | Business News


Hinesville’s April jobless rate dips to 8.5 percent

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Hinesville area decreased to 8.5 percent in April, down one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 8.6 percent in March. The jobless rate in the Hinesville area in April a year ago was 8.1 percent.

May 31, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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Former mayor on regional infrastructure panel

Former Hinesville Mayor Tom Ratcliffe just ended a term as chairman of the Coastal Regional Commission and has been named to head the CRC's ...

August 18, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Business News


Chamber names new information officer

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce has appointed Claudette Schomburg as its public information coordinator.

August 17, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Moses named to state bar Young Lawyers Division leadership post

Hinesville attorney Luke R. Moses of Jones Osteen & Jones has been appointed to serve in a leadership position for the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of ...

August 16, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Ga. Tech program looks to help integrate vets into workforce

Several Savannah business and military leaders – including Col. Jason Wolter, Garrison Commander of Fort Stewart; Mike Tucker, director of Coastal Workforce Board; Brad Patterson, HR ...

August 15, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Veteran journalist joins Courier staff

Eager to return to his love of reporting, longtime Morris Multimedia/Morris Technology employee Mark Swendra has joined the Coastal Courier and Bryan County News ...

August 14, 2017 | Staff report | Business News


Coastal Courier still local... still strong

We aren't changing.

August 13, 2017 | Staff report | Business News


Salon, boutique has ribbon cutting

Liberty County Minority Chamber hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Mieka's Hair Affair and Dee'stinctive Fashions on July 29 at 3707 East Oglethorpe Highway ...

August 12, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Businesses asked to donate supplies for teachers’ classrooms

Attention area teachers: If you find your classroom is running short on supplies, you'll have a chance to stock up later this month, and ...

August 12, 2017 | By Mark Swendra | Business News


Dick's now hiring for Pooler location

Dick's Sporting Goods has announced it is now hiring for its location opening soon in Pooler.

August 10, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News


DOT honors local employee

Tabeter Moore of Hinesville was awarded a Simply Best Performance Award for her work as the equal opportunity compliance officer for District 5 of the ...

July 31, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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