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FHA program cuts mortgage rates

FHA Streamline interest rate reduction programs have much to offer. Have an FHA mortgage already? If yes, then the streamlined mortgage may be just the answer if the value of your house or credit has ever been brought into question by a mortgage lender.

June 15, 2011 | By Wes Barr Columnist | Business


Senate allows debit card swipe fee limit

WASHINGTON - Merchants triumphed over bankers in a battle for billions Wednesday as the Senate voted to let the Federal Reserve curb the fees that stores pay financial institutions when a customer swipes a debit card. It was murkier, however, whether the nation's consumers were winners or losers.

June 09, 2011 | By Alan Fram Associated Press writer | Business


City Center hires sales director

Kermit Griffin, executive director and chef at Richmond Hill City Center, recently announced the appointment of Andrea M. Powers as director of sales at the multi-use meeting and event facility.

June 08, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Property transfers for May 27-June 6

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from May 27-June 6:

June 08, 2011 | Staff report | Business


FHA mortgages have advantages

FHA mortgages are all the same, right? Actually, obtaining one of these loans in the local area offers one huge advantage. This of course, is only if you currently live or plan to live in the designated Military Impacted Areas (MIA) of Bryan or Liberty counties.

June 08, 2011 | By Wes Barr Columnist | Business


Crossing the Pembroke desert

Note: No sooner did I post this column about drought than it starts to rain in Pembroke. Native Americans do rain dances and the Great Spirit rewards them. I write about drought and God makes me a fool. I'm glad to be a fool for rain.

June 08, 2011 | By Don Gardner Columnist | Business


GSU moving some offices off campus

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University is moving some of its offices to downtown Statesboro in an expansion aimed at helping recruit and develop local businesses.

June 07, 2011 | Associated Press | Business


Property transfers for May 23-26

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

June 01, 2011 | Staff report | Business


Communication, patients kep in mortgage process

The rate is negotiated. The closing costs are settled. The mortgage company has all of my paperwork. When is this process going to be complete? Why can't my loan close this week?

June 01, 2011 | By Wes Barr Special to the News | Business


Jobless rate continues to fall in area

The jobless rates for both metro Savannah and the coastal Georgia area have dropped for the month of April, according to State State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler

June 01, 2011 | Staff report | Business


Record timber losses from storms, fires

LUDOWICI - After a wildfire torched most of his 400 acres of rural timberland, Tom Houston hired loggers to quickly harvest whatever blackened pine and cypress they could salvage – stripping the land bare save for a few scattered trees left standing like spent matchsticks.

May 25, 2011 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Business


Property transfers for May 16-20

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from May 16-20:

May 25, 2011 | Staff report | Business


Local heads accounting for Savannah firm

Pam Toteno of Richmond Hill has been appointed accounting manager at Bernard Williams Insurance and Financial Services in Savannah.

May 25, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Yontz to take helm at RH-BC Chamber

The Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce will be welcoming its new executive director next month.

May 25, 2011 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Business


Grow your own designer genes

As a species, we humans have become increasingly creative in manipulating the plants we grow for food and fiber.

May 25, 2011 | By Don Gardner Special to the News | Business


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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


Battle with invasive species continues

For as long as there have been humans, there has been trade.

March 30, 2014 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


Cope with investment turbulence

If you're like many travelers, you get a little nervous when your airplane goes through some turbulence. And if you're like a lot of investors, you may get somewhat jumpy when the financial markets are volatile. Yet flight turbulence probably isn't as scary as it seems, and the same may be true for market volatility - if you know how to respond.

March 30, 2014 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


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