As another school year sets in, you may be thinking about the day in which you'll be sending your children off to college. Can you afford to help them pay for school while still saving for your own retirement?
The following is a list of property transfers in Bryan County for July 2010:
STATESBORO - Great Dane Trailers will bring 400 jobs to Statesboro.
A new manufacturing facility set to be built will bring the jobs over the next four years. Gov. Sonny Perdue says it's a $33.5 million investment.
James M. Floyd Jr., president and CEO of Liberty Shares, Inc. and The Heritage Bank, announced recently that Philip F. Resch has accepted the positions of chief financial officer for both companies. He took over the posts in July.
SAVANNAH - Given today's tough economy, more people are considering the benefits and rewards of small business ownership. While creating a solid business plan is a great start, would-be business owners often lack financial backing and the knowledge to identify and secure financing from other sources. To that end, Savannah Technical College is hosting a free "Open for Business" technical workshop at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18.
Palmer Chiropractic celebrated its grand opening Tuesday in Richmond Hill and offers a full range of chiropractic services, according to Dr. Trace Palmer.
SAVANNAH - Sea Island Company has filed for federal bankruptcy protection with a plan to sell its luxury resorts that have been secluded getaways on the Georgia coast for wealthy travelers and American presidents since 1928.
The family-owned company filed a Chapter 11 plan in federal court Tuesday, saying it's unable to repay more than $600 million owed to to lenders including Synovus Bank, Bank of America and Bank of Scotland after the economic meltdown took a toll on Sea Island's resort and real-estate businesses.
Blistering summer days have air conditioning service professionals working up quite a sweat, answering more calls than usual in an attempt to keep area residents cool. As daytime temperatures continue to hover in the mid-90s with heat indexes up to 100 degrees, even afternoon rains give little relief when cool air is nowhere to be found.
SAVANNAH - Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced Monday that the GPA handled more than 2.63 million twenty-foot equivalent unit containers, added new services and maintained its position as the fourth-highest-volume container port in fiscal year 2010.
SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College's marketing and hospitality programs will host a free seminar on working in the international market from 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Aug. 24. The seminar will be in the Eckburg Auditorium at the Savannah Campus, 5717 White Bluff Road.
Work is expected to begin this fall on a new natural gas pipeline that will serve the Belfast Business Center, a 900-acre industrial park off Belfast Siding Road.
There's now an auto parts store in Pembroke. Autopro Parts and Accessories, opened on Thursday.
ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond announced Thursday that federal extended unemployment insurance benefits are now being paid to 90,994 jobless Georgians. The benefits were enacted by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama last July 22. The law extends the qualifying time for eligible recipients from June 2
The following real estate transactions were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court, Sept. 17-20:
ATLANTA - The jobless rate in the metro Savannah area and Coastal Georgia region dropped in August.
You probably have thought about what you'd like to do during your retirement years. But all your plans probably depend, to at least some extent, on your financial situation. What happens if you reach the age at which you wish to retire and you just don't have the money you thought you'd have?
SAVANNAH - Kroger customers and associates throughout the Savannah area donated more than $19,200 to the Second Harvest Coastal Georgia Food Bank to help replenish their pantry after the collapse of its freezer roof over Labor Day weekend.
The Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for It Works! and the Georgia Skinny Wrap at 10 a.m. Thursday at RHBC Chamber office at 2591 Highway 17, suite 100 in Richmond Hill.
I had a call this summer about a jasmine bed dying in a big circle about 20 feet in diameter. No, it was not alien spacecraft engines burning the jasmine and not raccoons making crop circles.
MIDWAY - An area manufacturer is among 255 companies worldwide selected to participate in a Massachusetts Institute of Technology study that explores whether manufacturing can be reinvigorated in the United States.
Fall is almost officially here - and if you're like most people, you're probably wondering how summer went by so fast. Those trips to the lake or the beach are fading in memory now, giving way to helping kids with homework, raking leaves and the other rites of autumn. And just as your day-to-day tasks change with the seasons, so, too, will your money management and investment activities at different phases of your life.
The owners of Life Moves Dance Studio broke ground Friday on their new location at 11260 Highway 144 between Richmond Hill Court and Parker's Square.
Now that we are past Labor Day, there are a few things you can do - and not do - around the yard before we get too deep into the NFL season.
SAVANNAH - Vice President Joe Biden visited the Georgia Port Authority's Garden City Ocean Terminal on Monday and discussed the importance of infrastructure investment to exports, economic competitiveness and job creation.
The following real estate transactions were filed with the Bryan County Clerk of Court, Sept. 9-16:
PawParazzi owners Jane and Alex Honor Saturday marked the pet store's move to a new location in Parkers Square shopping center at 11360 Ford Ave. in Richmond Hill.
The following real estate transactions were filed with the Bryan County Clerk of Court, Sept. 3-6:
National Grandparents Day is observed on Sept. 8. And although this "Day" is not as widely known as Mother's Day or Father's Day, it does remind us of the importance of grandparents. If you're a grandparent yourself, you may be thinking of ways to help your grandchildren on their journey through life. One of the greatest gifts you can give them may be financial support for their college education - and one way you can help provide this support could be found in the distributions you receive from your retirement accounts.