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Saving is good; it is not investing

It's a good thing to have some savings. When you put the money in a low-risk account, you can be pretty sure it will be readily available when you need it. Nonetheless, "saving" is not "investing" - and knowing the difference could pay off for you far into the future.

February 23, 2014 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


Small scam can cost consumers plenty

When you check your credit-card statements every month for thefts, your eyes likely scan down the column of figures for large amounts that indicate scammers have used your card for major purchases.

February 23, 2014 | By David Uffington Columnist | Business


PR firm hires marketing assistant

Lesley Francis Public Relations has appointed Richmond Hill native Ashley Roberts as the boutique PR agency's newest marketing assistant.

February 22, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Station Exchange properties moving

Bedford Falls Properties recently announced the sale of a property in Richmond Hill's Station Exchange development.

February 20, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Ten ways to show you care in Valentine's

You've heard it said that actions speak louder than words. So with Valentine's Day around the corner, how will you show your loved ones that you care this year?

February 16, 2014 | By Richard Barid and Michael Smith Columnists | Business


State revenue up in January

Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced that Georgia's net tax collections for the month of January totaled almost $1.81 billion for an increase of $76.25 million, or 4.4 percent, compared to the month-ended January 2013.

February 16, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


SouthCoast Medical opens campus

Dr. Douglas Perry and others had grand opening of the new SouthCoast Medical Group Campus at 89 Interchange Drive in Richmond Hill, the former location of Jump N' Jacks Family Fun Center.

February 15, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Treat lawns for summer weeds now

It is time to apply the single most cost-effective weed control treatment to our lawns - the winter pre-emerge herbicide treatment.

February 13, 2014 | By Don Gardner Extension Agent | Business


Next Business After Hours on Feb.20

The Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce will have its Business After Hours from 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 20 at Southeastern Bank, 2004 Highway 17.

February 13, 2014 | | Business


Registration open for cable company charity day

SAVANNAH - The 13th annual Comcast Cares Day, the nation's largest single-day corporate volunteer event, according to a news release, is scheduled for Saturday, April 26, across the country.

February 10, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


AAFES working on services

There's more to the Army and Air Force Exchange Service than just the Main Exchange. Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's AAFES manager George Ricker said AAFES is about 98 percent self-supporting and includes more than just the products and services offered at local exchanges, which date back to 1895.

February 08, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Business


SouthCoast Medical sets open house

SouthCoast Medical Group Medical Campus in Richmond Hill will host an open house from 10 a.m.-noon Thursday at 89 Interchange Drive in the former Jump N' Jacks Family Fun Center.

February 03, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Job program trains offenders

The Governor's Office of Workforce Development recently announced the allocation of more than $107,000 in grant funding for offender training in six Local Workforce Investment Areas across the state.

February 02, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


New club opens in Richmond Hill

Flashback owner Billy Jenkins Friday marked the opening of bar and restaurant in Richmond Hill. Flashback, located at 10010 Ford Ave., across from The Savannah Bank, is open from 3-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday and from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday-Saturday.

January 31, 2014 | | Business


Master naturalist program set

This morning was either a winter wonderland or much ado about nothing. I would like to see snow, but we are not the best of drivers on dry roads and ice adds adrenaline to an otherwise pleasantly uneventful commute. Either way, I hope you protected your pipes, pets and plants.

January 30, 2014 | By Don Gardner Extension Agent | Business


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Ports set monthly record high

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority achieved its highest month on record in March, moving 2.61 million tons of cargo - a 15.5 percent increase over the same month a year ago.

April 19, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


CenturyLink offers assistance program

CenturyLink is spreading the word about low-income assistance programs that help qualifying consumers obtain reduced-price voice and high-speed Internet services.

April 19, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Tax-free days extended for two years

Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday signed House Bill 958, legislation that will extend the statewide back-to-school tax-free holiday and ENERGY STAR and WaterSense appliance tax-free holiday weekends for an additional two years.

April 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


WaterWays Township honored

WaterWays Township, a 2,300-acre gated master-planned community in south Bryan County, recently was named "Community of the Year" by the Home Builders Association of Greater Savannah.

April 17, 2014 | | Business


News wins top advertising awards

The Coastal Courier and Bryan County News took home top awards from this year's Georgia Press Association 2014 Advertising Conference and Awards Banquet, held April 3-4 at Lake Blackshear Resort in Cordele.

April 14, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Business


Prepare for healthcare costs in retirement

As you save and invest for retirement, what are your ultimate goals? Do you plan on traveling the world? Purchasing a vacation home? Pursuing your hobbies?

April 13, 2014 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


Goodwill job fairs in May

SAVANNAH -In recognition of Goodwill Week, Goodwill of the Coastal Empire plans to provide 10 job fairs open to the public throughout the region.

April 13, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Sweet smell of a Fort Stewart burn

You may have noticed the smoke in the air from time to time as tree farmers conduct prescribed burns.

April 13, 2014 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


Phone company has safe-digging hotline

April is National Safe Digging Month, and CenturyLink reminds Bryan County residents to always call 811 before beginning any digging project.

April 12, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Enmark backing Light the Night Walk

SAVANNAH - Enmark Stations Inc. once again has made a commitment to sell paper icons in all 59 of its retail stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk.

April 11, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Strawberry farms blooming again

MACON - Tens of thousands of school children visit Georgia's strawberry farms each year, learning about the berries, how they're grown and what they look like in the field.

April 08, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Hinesville job fair canceled

A job fair that had been scheduled for the Shuman Recreation Center in Hinesville Wednesday has been canceled.

April 08, 2014 | Staff report | Business


McDonald's USA visits local restaurant

McDonald's USA President Jeff Stratton and the McDonald's leadership team made visits this week to five stores in the Savannah area, including Richmond Hill, to spend time in restaurants and meet with local owner-operators and crew.

April 07, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Even young need short-, long-term financial goals

If you're one of the "millennials" - the generation that began in the early 1980s - you are still in the early stages of your career.

April 06, 2014 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


Unemployment drops during February

ATLANTA -Jobless rates in the metro Savannah and Coastal Georgia areas decreased in February.

April 02, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


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