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Don't procrastinate as tax deadline looms

Nobody likes being nagged, but I'm going to risk reader displeasure by reminding everyone that there are hefty financial consequences if you owe income taxes and do not file a return on time - or at least request a filing extension.

March 18, 2011 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Business News


Consider premium bonds when looking for income

As an investor, you want your money to grow so that you can achieve your important goals, such as a comfortable retirement or college for your children. But you also may invest to increase your cash flow. In fact, without a strong cash flow, you may be forced to dip into your growth-oriented investments to pay for short-term needs - and if you do this repeatedly, you could damage your prospects for attaining your long-term goals. That's why you'll want to look at different ways of boosting your cash flow - one of which may be premium bonds.

March 18, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Guest column | Business News


It's time to plant tomatoes, gardens

At last, it is time to get the warm-season crops for the home vegetable garden going again. We did our soil testing and liming in December, started tomatoes from seeds indoors in late January or February and planted asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, collards, kale, spring onions, garden peas, Irish potatoes, spinach and turnips.

March 16, 2011 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business News


House cuts unemployment tax hike

ATLANTA - The Georgia House has voted to soften a planned increase in the amount businesses pay into the unemployment insurance trust fund.

March 16, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


Local jobless rate up to 9%

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Hinesville area increased to 9 percent in January, up two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 8.8 percent in December. The jobless rate in the metro Hinesville area in January 2010 was 8.9 percent.

March 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


AAU basketball team joins chamber

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new member, the Liberty County Blazers, with a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony. Head coach Cedric Robertson is a native of Liberty County and a graduate of Liberty County High School. Liberty County Blazers is one of the county's new AAU basketball teams. The team was created in May 2009 and promotes physical fitness and sportsmanship while helping youths understand the fundamentals of basketball. The team is open to children who live in Liberty County.

March 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


LaQuinta opens Flemington motel

FLEMINGTON - The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of a hotel in Flemington. La Quinta Inn & Suites is the new three-story, 80-room, 30-suite hotel at 1740 E. Oglethorpe Highway. It officially has opened and is minutes from Hinesville/Fort Stewart city limits.

March 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Bike shop opens new facility

Custom Culture Biker Specialties recently celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Owner Shaun Haines and his staff showcased their new facility at 140 Mattie St.

March 11, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


401(k) review, rollover can be rewarding

Your 401(k) offers tax-deductible contributions, tax-deferred growth of earnings potential and a variety of investment options - so it's a great tool for building retirement savings. Yet like all tools, your 401(k) must be used properly to get the best results. That's why you should review your 401(k) at least annually and make whatever adjustments are needed.

March 11, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Column | Business News


Jobless rate hits 10.4% in state

ATLANTA - Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Atlanta increased to 10.4 percent in January, up three-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 10.1 percent in December.

March 10, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


Landmark eatery gone, new clinic on the way

Malick's, a family restaurant remembered by many in Hinesville for its simple but "dressed up" buffet and hometown friendly atmosphere, was torn down last week. In its place, an urgent-care clinic will be built.

March 10, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Business News


Georgia, S. Carolina slow joint port project

SAVANNAH - Georgia and South Carolina port officials agreed Tuesday to slow their work toward building a shared shipping terminal on the Savannah River after a long and unresolved debate over whether the new seaport would benefit or suffer from plans to deepen the harbor to the nearby Port of Savannah.

March 09, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


Presentation represents trees' value

State Rep. Jan Tankersley recently accepted a check for $37 billion check for Georgia forests on behalf of the state and the constituents of House District 158, which includes North Bryan.

March 09, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Tax filing deadline looms

Nobody likes being nagged, but I'm going to risk reader displeasure by reminding everyone that there are hefty financial consequences if you owe income taxes and do not file a return on time – or at least request a filing extension.

March 09, 2011 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Business News


Alleged fake goods seized at RH shop

A Richmond Hill clothing store was shut down Thursday after an multi-agency undercover operation turned up what is believed to be counterfeit trademark brand clothing, shoes and other items.

March 09, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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City distributing annual financial report

The city of Hinesville recently published the 2016 Popular Annual Financial Report, a publication that is mailed to every household in the city.

July 21, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Portrait studio opens in Flemington

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a grand opening and ribbon cutting June 30 for Perfect Portraits, 1705 E. Oglethorpe Highway, Flemington.

July 18, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Take-out food delivery service covers county

The staff of Hinesville Takeout Express had a ribbon cutting at the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce office, 2018 E. Court St., Hinesville on June ...

July 18, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Former WACH surgeon now with Optim

SAVANNAH - Orthopedic surgeon David Sedory has joined the network of physicians at Optim Orthopedics, seeing patients at its Savannah, Richmond Hill and Hinesville clinics.

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


Business adds U-Haul

GD Customz has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the area.

July 11, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Armstrong report bullish on area's economy

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor, which analyzes data and identifies trends affecting the regional economy, reports that the Savannah metro ...

July 11, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Utility developing next generation of workers

Five area high school students began work last month as part of Coastal Electric Cooperative's "Learners Today, Leaders Tomorrow" program.

July 10, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Realtor has ribbon cutting

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting on June 16 for Marge Wester, a realtor with Keller Williams Realty at the Chamber ...

July 05, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Impact of corporate move on Riceboro mill unclear

Officials are not yet saying whether the acquisition of a controlling interest in the company that owns Interstate Paper will change operations at its Riceboro ...

July 03, 2017 | Staff report | Business News


Restaurant's opening made into a happening

The sun wasn't up yet, but folks waiting for the opening of Hinesville's first Chick-fil-A were already lined up Thursday. Many spent the ...

July 01, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Business News


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