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Annuities 101

Nervous investors have faced many challenges over the last few years searching for safe havens. That's one reason many turn to annuities to ensure a steady stream of retirement income. But with so many types of annuities offered – and complex rules, fees and restrictions – it's not uncommon for investors to buy products not ideally suited to their needs.

July 06, 2011 | By Jason Alderman Columnist | Business


Earn your financial independence day

Special to the News

July 06, 2011 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


It's a small world after all

"OK! OK! OK! We get it!" you say. "Transgenic plant breeding is not a "Soylent Green" plot. But why do we have to go down this route? Why not just grow heirloom varieties using organic agriculture practices?"

July 06, 2011 | By Don Gardner Columnist | Business


Magnolia manor promotes staffer

Magnolia Manor on the Coast in Richmond Hill recently promoted Mary Walthour to coordinator of the assisted-living unit.

July 05, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Firm announces Winn renovation contract

ATLANTA - The Southeast Division of McCarthy Building Companies Inc. recently announced its selection as construction manager by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District for the Winn Army Community Hospital renovation project on Fort Stewart.

July 01, 2011 | Provided by Business Wire | Business


State contracts out I-95 maintenance

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Transportation is launching a three-year private road maintenance contract for Interstate 95 along the coast.

July 01, 2011 | Associated Press | Business


Jobs for spouses aim of initiative

WASHINGTON - In an effort to address military spouses' employment challenges, the Defense Department today launched a program to expand career opportunities for military spouses worldwide, and to recognize the skills and talents they bring to the employment table.

June 30, 2011 | By Elaine Sanchez American Forces Press Service | Business


Coastal joblessness up in May

ATLANTA – State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia area increased to 8.9 percent in May, up one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 8.8 percent in April. The jobless rate in the Coastal Georgia area in May a year ago was also 8.8 percent.

June 29, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Property transfers for June 17-24

June 29, 2011 | | Business


WaterWays to preview development

WaterWays Township, a 2,300-acre gated, planned community in south Bryan County, recently announced "Catch the Current," a series of previews to introduce its coastal lifestyle to the area.

June 29, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Know investment risks, how to respond

When you invest, you take some risks. While you can't totally avoid these risks, you can take steps to help reduce their impact and increase your comfort level. And the more comfortable you are with your investments, the easier it will be to follow a long-term strategy that can help you meet your goals.

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


Savannah international loses airline

SAVANNAH - Vision Airlines is dropping its service to Savannah three months after the charter carrier added the coastal Georgia city to its schedule.

June 28, 2011 | Associated Press | Business


Port authority re-elects chairman

SAVANNAH - Alec Poitevint has been elected to serve a second year as board chairman of the Georgia Ports Authority.

June 28, 2011 | Associated Press | Business


DoD honors two for work

Two Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield budget analysts recently received Department of Defense Certificates of Achievement.

June 15, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Property transfers for June 6-10

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from June 6-10:

June 15, 2011 | Staff report | Business


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Get more 'green' on investments

In honor of Earth Day on April 22, here are a few financial suggestions:

April 20, 2014 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


Windows XP users abandoned

If you've been on the Internet for a number of years and have refused to buy the latest and greatest things that have come out, you might currently have an unsupported operating system.

April 20, 2014 | By David Uffington King Features | Business


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


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