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Area businessman honored by magazine

The Parker Companies, a fuel retailer at convience stores across Southeast Georgia and South Carolina, recently announced that company president and CEO Greg Parker has been honored as the Southeast C-Store Innovator of the Year.

November 06, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Improve finances in open enrollment

Late fall marks the beginning of the holiday season, which probably means that you'll have a lot going on over the next couple of months.

November 03, 2011 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


Budget now for holiday spending

It's tough sticking to your budget any time of year, but the holiday season presents special challenges with so many unexpected expenses and temptations. If you sometimes fall prey to holiday overspending, you might want to look for year-round small spending cuts in other areas of your life that, when added together, can result in big savings.

November 02, 2011 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Business


Bank of America backs off debt card fee

NEW YORK - Bank of America Corp. is scrapping its plan to charge a $5 monthly fee for debit card purchases after outraged customers threatened an exodus.

November 02, 2011 | By Candice Choi Associated Press writer | Business


Metro jobless rate drops in September

ATLANTA - Unemployment numbers for metro Savannah declined last month while same numbers for the coastal region remained unchanged.

November 02, 2011 | Staff report | Business


Property transfers for Oct. 25-28

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court, Oct. 25-28:

November 02, 2011 | Staff report | Business


Pets, owners celebrate Catnip grand opening

Catnip N Biscuits owners and staff, as well as members of the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce and city officials, marked the opening the doggie day care and luxury pet hotel in Richmond Hill with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday.

November 02, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Business


Heating assistance applications starting

The Coastal GA Area Community Action Authority is still assisting eligible households with heating bills.

October 31, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Avoid scary investment moves

If you have kids – or even if you don't – you're probably aware that Halloween is fast approaching. Of course, you may find the ghouls, witches and creepy impersonations of celebrities to be more amusing than alarming, but as you go through life you will find some things that are generally frightening – such as investment moves that are misdirected or go awry.

October 29, 2011 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


Councils to help control water allocation

Recently I have been talking about the benefits of having access to the Floridan aquifer for our water needs. Those needs are not just for domestic water use in our homes, but for commercial and industrial use as well.

October 28, 2011 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


Cell phone shop opens in city

Members of the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce and employees at Cellular Sales marked the opening of the authorized Verizon Wireless retailer Friday. The new showroom is at 70 Exchange St. in Richmond Hill. Regional director Brian Synder attended and chamber board members and store associates were on hand to celebrate. Cellular Sales is open 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 756-2330.

October 27, 2011 | | Business


Southern Co. sees industrial boost

ATLANTA - One of the nation's largest utilities says energy sales show that economic activity is picking up in the Southeast industrial sector, but it's offset by job losses elsewhere.

October 27, 2011 | Associated Press | Business


Governor: South Carolina will hear harbor deepening appeal

SAVANNAH - South Carolina environmental regulators will allow Georgia to plead its case for deepening the shared river channel to Savannah's booming seaport before the neighboring state decides whether to finalize its rejection of a permit for the $600 million project, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said Wednesday.

October 27, 2011 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Business


Study: Rich get a lot richer, outpace middle class

WASHINGTON - The richest 1 percent of Americans have been getting far richer over the last three decades while the middle class and poor have seen their after-tax household income only crawl up in comparison, according to a government study.

October 27, 2011 | By Andrew Taylor Associated Press writer | Business


Hill House Coffee Cafe opens

Richmond Hill's newest coffee shop, Hill House Coffee Café, marked its opening Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The owner is Ann Crockett. Hill House Coffee Café is open 6 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday serving coffee, breakfast, lunch and more. For more information, call 445-5256.

October 26, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


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Pine beetle can be beat; not by hugging trees

I got surprised again last week. I get used to working with local growers and gardeners and mercifully forget that there are people in charge of food and fiber resources who are well meaning but profoundly ignorant.

August 28, 2014 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


Business Briefs for Aug. 20

Quality rated:Richmond Hill Montessori Preschool recently became the first child-care center in Bryan County to become Quality Rated.

August 21, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


State tax collections up over 2013

Georgia's net tax collections for July totaled nearly $1.49 billion for an increase of $78 million, or 5.5 percent, compared to the month-ended July 2013, according to Gov. Nathan Deal.

August 21, 2014 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | Business


Ports Authority sets record

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority reached an all-time high in container trade in July, moving 293,889 20-foot equivalent container units, a 19.2 percent increase over the previous year.

August 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


State revenue up 5.5% in July

Georgia's net tax collections for July totaled nearly $1.49 billion for an increase of $78 million, or 5.5 percent, compared to the month-ended July 2013, according to Gov. Nathan Deal.

August 16, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Richmond Hill to hear request on RH Plantation change

Richmond Hill City Council accepted a request by a developer to again table its bid to allow multi-family housing on a tract near the entrance of Richmond Hill Plantation until Sept. 2.

August 11, 2014 | Jeff Whitten | Business


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