ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor says 96,306 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for state unemployment insurance benefits in March, an increase of 126.3 percent from March of 2008.
The department said Thursday the metropolitan areas with the highest percentage of increase in claims were Gainesville, up 249.4 percent; Rome, up 218.4 percent; and Brunswick, up 185.0 percent.
The Liberty County Development Authority is looking to permanently finance its $2.5 million building on Highway 84.
Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors, along with The Coastal Bank, is pleased to announce a free first-time, home buying seminar at 7:02 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at The Coastal Bank, 101 S. Main St., Hinesville.
Vice President Joe Biden and Michael J. Astrue, commissioner of Social Security, announced recently that the federal government will send out $250 economic recovery payments to people who receive Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits beginning in early May and continuing throughout the month. No action is required to get
The Hinesville Area Board of Realtors had its award banquet Friday at Group Therapy Bar and Grill.
The Heritage Bank announced Monday that it has signed an agreement to acquire the two Glynn County branches of Security Bank.
Tom Hines, executive director of training operations at Savannah Technical College, explained the Georgia Work Ready Initiative program to a crowd of about 50 during Thursday's Progress through People luncheon, sponsored by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.
LUDOWICI - The Long County Development Authority elected Christy Wingate as chairwoman, replacing the late Terry Gordon.
Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors was named the No. 1 company in units closed with 21-35 agents in the Southern region for independently owned and operated affiliated companies in the Coldwell Banker system in 2008.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff has scheduled an open house for Thursday, April 2, and will be available to discuss and answer questions about the agency's assessment of safety performance during 2008 at the Hatch nuclear power plant. The plant, operated by Southern Nuclear Operating Co., is about 11 miles north of Baxley and about 20 miles south of Vidalia.
McLEAN, Va. - Hinesville resident Daisy Jones was recently trained and certified as a corporate etiquette and international protocol consultant by The Protocol School of Washington.
ATLANTA - More than half of Georgia's 159 counties have posted double-digit unemployment rates, according to an analysis from the state Labor Department.
Georgia has a record-high 9.3 percent jobless rate, more than a percentage point above the national average of 8.1 percent.
Coastal Electric Cooperative Vice President Mark Bolton told Hinesville Rotarians Thursday that in terms of development and growth, electricity is usually taken for granted.
The contractor for the construction on Memorial Drive has been fined $124,250 by the federal Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for safety violations.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's June Progress Through People Luncheon, including the State of the County address, will be at noon Thursday at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center, 2140 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Flemington. Tickets are $15 for Chamber members and $20 for non-members.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting for Believing in the NuYu mentoring program May 29 at the Chamber office at 425 W. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.
Angler's Edge will not be turned into a mobile-home subdivision.