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Georgia Ports set tonnage record

Georgia Ports set tonnage record

SAVANNAH — The Georgia Ports Authority moved more than 29 million tons of cargo, 3 million 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) and more than 700,000 auto and machinery units in fiscal year 2014.

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Posted: Jul 30, 1:03 p.m. | Updated: Jul 31, 3:00 p.m.


Sales-tax holiday Friday-Saturday

Georgia annual back-to-school sales-tax holiday is this weekend.

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Posted: Jul 30, 12:56 p.m.
Apartments planned for senior citizens

Apartments planned for senior citizens

Renaissance Park, an upscale apartment complex for senior citizens, is under construction on Memorial Drive, across from the First Baptist Church.

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Posted: Jul 30, 10:28 a.m.
Hinesville jobless rate up to 8.7%

Hinesville jobless rate up to 8.7%

ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Hinesville’s unemployment rate increased to 8.7 percent in June, up .3 percent from 8.4 percent in May. The rate was 9.8 percent in June a year ago.

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Posted: Jul 25, 11:20 a.m.
Exiting soldiers get scoop on careers

Exiting soldiers get scoop on careers

Fort Stewart soldiers who are transitioning from the Army and those who recently left the service, as well as veterans and civilians, had an opportunity Thursday to compete for more than 1,100 state jobs available through the Georgia Department of Corrections and other law-enforcement agencies.

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Posted: Jul 25, 10:35 a.m.
Holtzmans selling realty office

Holtzmans selling realty office

Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors owners George Holtzman and his wife, Babs Holtzman, are releasing the day-to-day operational decisions and management. Leigh Smiley will transition from associate broker to managing broker/owner of the realty firm. George Holtzman still will serve as the qualifying broker and will continue to list and sell commercial and special residential properties.

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Posted: Jul 23, 9:39 a.m.
Materials testing lab picks Interstate Centre

Materials testing lab picks Interstate Centre

West Penn Testing Group, a material-testing services provider, will locate to Ellabell, creating 70 jobs and investing $3 million into a facility over the next five years, according to Gov. Nathan Deal announced.

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Posted: Jul 22, 11:11 a.m.
Veterans launching craft brewery

Veterans launching craft brewery

Being former soldiers, Kevin Ryan, Dan Sartin and Jeff Hyatt have a common bond that’s typical of all uniformed personnel, whether they’re military, law enforcement or firefighters. They also share a love for good beer.

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Posted: Jul 21, 9:47 a.m.
State revenue up 11% in June

State revenue up 11% in June

Georgia’s net tax collections for June totaled $1.76 billion for an increase of $182.25 million, or 11.5 percent, compared to the month-ended June 2013, Gov. Nathan Deal announced this week.

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Posted: Jul 18, 11:32 a.m. | Updated: Jul 19, 2:30 p.m.
LCDA approves bond resolution

LCDA approves bond resolution

The Liberty County Development Authority held a called meeting Tuesday to approve a resolution to restructure bond debt.

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Posted: Jul 18, 6:56 p.m. | Updated: Jul 19, 9:00 a.m.
Planning commission recommends OK for store

Planning commission recommends OK for store

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission on Tuesday approved a rezoning petition filed on behalf of a developer with plans to build a grocery store and gas station at 1422 W. Oglethorpe Highway.

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Posted: Jul 18, 11:56 a.m.
Ludowici hoping to attract a McDonald's

Ludowici hoping to attract a McDonald's

Leaders from Ludowici met earlier this month with a representative from McDonald’s USA about bringing a restaurant to the city.

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Posted: Jul 14, 12:54 p.m.
Hinesville entrepreneur honored

Hinesville entrepreneur honored

Allstate exclusive agency owner William Lynn Bennett of Hinesville has been designated an Allstate Premier Agency for 2014.

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Posted: Jul 11, 12:45 p.m. | Updated: Jul 11, 7:00 p.m.
Williams named to tax-study committee

Williams named to tax-study committee

ATLANTA — District 168 state Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, has been appointed by Georgia House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, as a member of the Joint Study Committee on Property Tax Digest Impact on Education Funding.

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Posted: Jul 11, 12:40 p.m. | Updated: Jul 11, 5:00 p.m.
Davis named membership director

Davis named membership director

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently moved Lisa Davis to the position of membership director.

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Posted: Jul 11, 12:39 p.m. | Updated: Jul 11, 4:00 p.m.
Tractory Supply opening Hinesville store

Tractory Supply opening Hinesville store

Construction is under way on a new Tractor Supply Company store in Hinesville, the company’s 54th Georgia location. The retailer is setting up shop in the former builder supply store and lumberyard at 766 W. Oglethorpe Highway, across from Walmart.

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Posted: Jul 11, 10:01 a.m.

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