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Chamber sets marketing boot camp

Chamber sets marketing boot camp

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Liberty County Convention & Visitors Bureau, will host a digital-marketing and social-media boot camp from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, July 27, at the La Quinta Inn & Suites, 1740 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Flemington.

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Posted: Jul 6, 3:36 p.m.
Development authority OKs budgets

Development authority OKs budgets

The Liberty County Development Authority balanced and approved all of its budgets last week. The budget is for fiscal-year 2016, which runs from July 1 through June 30.

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Posted: Jul 2, 10:49 a.m.
Canoochee employee honored by national

Canoochee employee honored by national

Joe Sikes recently was selected as one of the 2015 Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Brand Champions at the national CONNECT ’15 conference held in Minneapolis.

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Posted: Jun 25, 12:21 p.m. | Updated: Jun 26, 10:00 a.m.
What one of the richest men in America is doing to teach kids about money

What one of the richest men in America is doing to teach kids about money

Warren Buffett is one of the most succesful investors in history. He's currently worth over $70 billion, constantly ranking among the richest men in the world.
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Posted: Jun 24, 4:39 a.m.
Fed holding off on rate increases but says it could still happen this year

Fed holding off on rate increases but says it could still happen this year

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen announced last week the economy is still not strong enough to warrant a hike for interest rates, though she is optimistic the anticipated hike could arrive as soon as September.
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Posted: Jun 23, 1:49 p.m.
Americans households have the highest credit card debt since recession

Americans households have the highest credit card debt since recession

American consumers are accumulating credit card debt at the same rate as before the recession, despite paying down a huge chunk of that borrowing during the first quarter of this year, according to CardHub’s 2015 Credit Card Debt Study released this week.
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Posted: Jun 22, 4:09 p.m.
This is probably why you liked 'Jurassic World' so much

This is probably why you liked 'Jurassic World' so much

Last weekend, the newest installment in the Jurassic Park franchise, "Jurassic World," set the record for the highest opening weekend in history, beating out the previous champ, Marvel’s "The Avengers."
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Posted: Jun 22, 3:09 p.m.
Facebook billionaire donates $5 million to help undocumented immigrants pay for college

Facebook billionaire donates $5 million to help undocumented immigrants pay for college

Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg announced Wednesday that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, had donated $5 million to a scholarship fund for undocumented immigrants.
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Posted: Jun 21, 11:19 a.m.
New music store opens in Hinesville

New music store opens in Hinesville

Hinesville has a new musical instrument sales, repair and instructional store. Backline Productions Services LLC opened its doors in March but held its official grand opening May 16.

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Posted: Jun 18, 2:26 p.m.
What students should really look for in a college education

What students should really look for in a college education

As tuition increases, more and more economists and public figures are calling for a more pragmatic approach to what it should mean to get a college degree. The president of the Association of American Universities, Hunter Rawlings, disagrees.
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Posted: Jun 17, 6:09 p.m.
7 ways a small business can save on its taxes

7 ways a small business can save on its taxes

One of the advantages to owning a small business is that you have additional tax deductions that are set up with business owners in mind. It’s hard to know which tax deductions are applicable to your individual situation, which is why you should work with an experienced tax accountant to maximize your write-offs.
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Posted: Jun 17, 6:09 p.m.
Discount store to start hiring

Discount store to start hiring

Wal-Mart will hire up to 95 people to work at the new Walmart Neighborhood Market slated to open this fall in Hinesville.

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Posted: Jun 17, 11:58 a.m.
Is this the greatest high school graduation ever? Maybe

Is this the greatest high school graduation ever? Maybe

Ever heard of Kahuku High School in Hawaii? If not, now you'll probably never forget it.
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Posted: Jun 16, 9:09 p.m.
Everyone is still struggling to know what to make of 'trigger warnings'

Everyone is still struggling to know what to make of 'trigger warnings'

After discussing his "mild racism" during his opening monologue for Saturday Night on May 16, stand-up comedian Louis C.K. ruffled some feathers by joking about knowing a "neighborhood child molester" in his youth.
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Posted: Jun 15, 8:09 p.m.
Are family-oriented work policies bad for business?

Are family-oriented work policies bad for business?

The rise of mandatory paid leave for both men and women who have children has been meteoric, according to The New Republic's Lauren Sandler.
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Posted: Jun 15, 4:09 p.m.

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