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Area jobless rates see little change

ATLANTA – The jobless rate for the metro Savannah area decreased slightly while it remained unchanged for Coastal Georgia last month.

August 31, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


The natural disaster that didn't miss

As I watched the track of Hurricane Irene move off Florida and Georgia and out onto the Atlantic, F.J. Raymond's comment, "Next to being shot at and missed, nothing is really quite as satisfying as an income tax refund," kept bouncing around in my head.

August 31, 2011 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


Property transfers for Aug. 23-26

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from Aug. 23-26:

August 31, 2011 | Staff report | Business


Kudzu-eating bug spreading

ATHENS - Researchers say a kudzu-eating bug first spotted in Georgia a couple of years ago has now spread to Alabama, South Carolina and North Carolina.

August 30, 2011 | Associated Press | Business


Officials break ground for new homes

Homes of Integrity Construction celebrated Wednesday the official groundbreaking of Heathrow at Sterling Links, the newest development in the Richmond Hill golf community.

August 27, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Business


Property transfers for Aug. 12-19

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from Aug. 12-19.

August 25, 2011 | Staff report | Business


Reverse mortgages aren't for everyone

You can scarcely turn on the TV without seeing ads for reverse mortgages. They're touted as a great tool for cash-strapped seniors to tap their home equity to pay off bills while remaining in their homes with no monthly mortgage payments.

August 24, 2011 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Business


WBA members marks anniversary

Palmer Chiropractic, a member of the Women's Business Alliance, is celebrating its first anniversary in Richmond Hill.

August 24, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Lawmakers ratify gas tax freeze

ATLANTA - The Senate has unanimously voted to keep in place a freeze on Georgia's gas tax.

August 24, 2011 | Associated Press | Business


Up to 100 new jobs in Liberty County

A Midway company's expansion is expected to bring up to 100 new jobs to Liberty County.

August 24, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Trade envoy gets pitch on port deepening

SAVANNAH - Georgia's port chief told a senior U.S. trade official Monday he supports the Obama administration's push to expand free trade, but he insisted the Port of Savannah needs a $600 million deepening of its shipping channel to fully reap the benefits.

August 23, 2011 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Business


State jobless rate increases

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 10.1 percent in July, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 9.9 percent in June and the same as a year earlier.

August 22, 2011 | Associated Press | Business


Preserving bounty from gardens, even hooved ones

I remember my mother and grandmother teaming up in the kitchen for several days to can tomatoes when I was just a little tyke. They may have canned other vegetables, but I remember the tomatoes.

August 18, 2011 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


Brush up on investment education

You don't need to have young children to be keenly aware that we've reached that "back-to-school" time of year.

August 18, 2011 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


Back-to-school budgeting tips

The days when you could send your kids off to the first day of school with a lunchbox and a hug are long gone. Today's back-to-school preparations likely include filling out piles of pre-enrollment paperwork, lining up carpools and, of course, the dreaded shopping excursions for clothes and school supplies.

August 18, 2011 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | 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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