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June jobless number not encouraging

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 10.0 percent in June, down one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 10.1 percent in May. This is the 33rd consecutive month Georgia has exceeded the national unemployment rate, which is now 9.5 percent.

July 16, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Insurance agent supports fight against cancer

The American Cancer Society in Richmond Hill received a $1,000 donation July 7 from volunteer Lynn Bennett.

July 14, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


State Chamber website on election

The Georgia Chamber's Election Central webpage is live. Visitors to the site will find links to candidate information, voter resources, and key election dates.

July 14, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Sales tax holiday taking a year off

ATLANTA - Back-to-school shoppers in Georgia won't get the benefit of a sales tax holiday this year.

July 14, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Port authority sees 25% container growth

SAVANNAH - Georgia Ports Authority's Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced recently that the GPA experienced 25.3 percent container growth in May and has recorded six consecutive months of double-digit growth.

July 09, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Bryan among targeted in forestry initiative

James E. Tillman, Sr., State Conservationist for the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia today announced that 19 more south Georgia counties are in the high priority category for funding for the Southeast Forestry Initiative (SFI). The goal of the SFI is to develop, enhance or restore pine savannah habitat by the management and restoration of longleaf pine on private lands. The application period for this Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program initiative ends July 9, 2010.

July 07, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Midway native passes bar

Alicia LaVon Mullice, a 2010 graduate of Atlanta's John Marshall Law School, completed the requirements for her degree in December 2009. She passed the February 2010 Georgia Bar examination and recently was sworn in to practice law in the state of Georgia by Liberty County Superior Court Chief Judge David Cavender. About 25 family members and friends attended the June 7 ceremony in the superior courtroom.

July 05, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Bank might close; staff to stay

Officials with Savannah Bank and Bryan Bank and Trust say they don't yet know if the former First National Bank in Richmond Hill will be closing in the coming months – but it is a possibility.

June 30, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Staff writer | Business


News wins GPA awards

The Bryan County News won three Georgia Press Association Awards in the 2010 Better Newspaper Contest.

June 28, 2010 | Staff report | Business


Time running out for USDA rural home loans

Time is running out for Georgia families who want to take advantage of more than $21 million in recovery act and regular funding to become homeowners in rural Georgia.

June 28, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Pembroke area businessman honored

Clayton Homes, the nation's largest home builder, announced that Joe Belcher has been named the inaugural winner of the James L. Clayton Award.

June 23, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Local banker finishes graduate school

Brad Brookshire, vice president of Bryan Bank & Trust, recently graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.

June 23, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Know when to claim credits, deductions

Tax credits and tax deductions are two common ways people lower their income tax bills. Although similar in intention, these two tax-reduction methods have fundamental differences and are not interchangeable.

June 23, 2010 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Business


May jobless numbers down slightly

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) reported Thursday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 10.2 percent in May, down one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 10.3 percent in April.

June 21, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Kroger recalls ice cream

Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin has alerted Georgians to the recall of some Kroger ice cream because it contains ingredients not listed on the label.

June 18, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


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Holiday Market draws all kinds of interest

There was a steady hustle and bustle of holiday shoppers at the fourth annual Holiday Market last Saturday at the J.F. Gregory Park pavilion.

December 20, 2014 | By Rachael Hartman Correspondent | Business


Start now to get good fishing from pond

We have a lot of residential subdivisions with ponds on them. We have a lot of farmsteads with ponds. If you have a pond, either your own private pond or one owned and managed by your homeowner's association, now is the time to start planning for next year's management of the pond.

December 19, 2014 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


H-ville Golden Corral building on market

The Golden Corral building on Highway 84 in Hinesville is back on the market. A Realtor's sign was placed on the property sometime this week.

December 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Howard Dental opens RH office

Howard Family Dental, which has been serving Southeastern Georgia since 1980, recently announced the grand opening of its new Richmond Hill office and the addition of Dr. Carlos Martinolas to the practice.

December 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Property transfers Nov. 14-Dec. 8

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from Nov. 14-Dec. 8.

December 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


RH clerk marks 28 years with city

Richmond Hill city clerk Ursula Lee recently celebrated 28 years of employment with the city. Lee began her work in 1986 as a receptionist/senior clerk and was promoted to assistant city clerk before becoming city clerk in 1997.

December 12, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Vandalism, pot busts, shots fired at fox

The following incidents are from Bryan County Sheriff's Department and Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

December 09, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Business


Here's a year-end financial check-list

As 2014 draws to a close, you may want to look back on the progress you've made this past year in various areas of your life - and that certainly includes progress toward your financial goals.

December 07, 2014 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


Prescribed burns prevent wildfires, help wildlife

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

December 05, 2014 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


Share your 'bounty' with loved ones

It's Thanksgiving, a holiday that once celebrated the harvest season. Although many of us may not be directly connected to agriculture, we still gather on Thanksgiving with our loved ones to share whatever "bounty" we have. This practice doesn't have to begin and end with food. Why not incorporate the spirit of sharing into your overall financial strategy?

November 30, 2014 | For Laura Evans | Business


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