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State jobless rate drops under 10%

ATLANTA - Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 9.9 percent in April, down one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 10 percent in March, Georgia's labor commissioner said.

May 24, 2011 | Associated Press | Business


Immigration reform worries onion region

LYONS - Signs point to an exodus in Vidalia onion country. Fliers on a Mexican storefront advertise free transportation for workers willing to pick jalapenos and banana peppers in Florida and blueberries in the Carolinas. Buying an outbound bus ticket now requires reservations.

May 20, 2011 | By Kate Brumback and Ray Henry Associated Press writers | Business


Property transfers for May 6-13

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from May 6-13:

May 18, 2011 | | Business


Salon opens in Pembroke

Pembroke and North Bryan County Chamber of Commerce officials helped owner Rebecca Mitchell cut the ceremonial ribbon Friday to mark the opening of the new 3-N-1 Hair Salon in Pembroke.

May 18, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Deal backs extending port road

SAVANNAH - Gov. Nathan Deal is lending is his support to building a new $140 million highway that would give trucks expanded access to the Port of Savannah.

May 17, 2011 | Associated Press | Business


Mitsubishi dedicates Savannah plant

SAVANNAH - A major Japanese manufacturer is celebrating the completion of the first phase of its gas-powered turbine plant near Savannah.

May 12, 2011 | Associated Press | Business


DoL launches job-seeking tool

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor (GDoL) is launching a month-long effort to help job seekers improve their chances for employment.

May 12, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Property transfers for May 2-5

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from May 2-5.

May 12, 2011 | Staff report | Business


Home health CEO honored

THA Group president and CEO Ellen B. Bolch recently received the AWWIN 2011 Monica La Rue Award. AWWIN (Assisting Working Women in Need) annually bestows this accolade on a woman who employs five or more women while continuing to motivate and inspire women to pursue their dreams and visions.

May 12, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


State fines HVAC contractors

MACON - The Georgia Construction Industry Licensing Board Division of Conditioned Air Contractors met April 20 and voted to accept cease and desist orders for unlicensed practice, including in Bryan County and some surrounding areas, for the following:

May 12, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Retirement plans for self-employed

For a variety of reasons, many people, particularly those in the baby boom generation, are considering retiring later than they might have originally planned. Take full advantage of those extra working years by contributing as much as you can to a retirement plan that can help you build resources, defer taxes and, ultimately, maximize income.

May 12, 2011 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


Corn epidemic proves need for diversity

Last time, I outlined how we improved corn yields and lowered production costs by backcrossing a gene that conferred pollen sterility to hybrid corn varieties. By 1956, just 12 years after the trait was discovered, 85 percent of all the corn grown in the United States and Canada carried the Texas cytoplasm male sterile (Tcms) gene.

May 12, 2011 | By Don Gardner Columnist | Business


Spill forces restaurant to close

A sewage spill took place Monday at the Quality Inn in Richmond Hill, forcing the restaurant at the motel to close.

May 12, 2011 | Staff report | Business


Jump N' Jacks opens with fun for whole family

Jump N' Jacks, Richmond Hill's new family fun center, held a ribbon cutting Friday afternoon to kick off its grand opening celebration.

May 09, 2011 | Katie McGurl Bryan County News | Business


Property transfers for April 25-28

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from April 25-28:

May 04, 2011 | Staff report | Business


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Faith leaders: your secret weapon in the fight against payday lending

When Pastor Chad Chaddick was ordained, he expected to be a teacher, a caretaker of the sick and elderly, a counselor and an evangelist to his community.

January 29, 2015 | Deborah Sutton Deseret Media Companies | Business


Riverkeeper pick RH PR firm

Richmond Hill-based Lesley Francis Public Relations has been selected to work with the nonprofit Ogeechee Riverkeeper.

January 29, 2015 | Special to the News | Business


College-bound? Fill out that FAFSA

We've just begun the new year, but the next academic year still is months away. Nonetheless, if you have a child who will be attending college in the fall, it's not too soon to start thinking about what might be a vital component of paying for his or her higher education: financial aid.

January 25, 2015 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


Port officials see bright future

GAINESVILLE -- Port of Savannah officials have their hands full with an ambitious deepening project, but they're also watching how the transportation funding debate plays out in the Georgia General Assembly.

January 23, 2015 | By Jeff Gill Gainesville Times | Business


Chamber oyster roast called a success

The Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce's January Business After Hours event, hosted by RE/MAX Accent, featured an oyster roast and chili bar from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday. The festivities, co-sponsored by South State Bank and held at the RE/MAX building on Richard Davis Drive in Richmond Hill, included door prizes, a raffle, refreshments and networking opportunities for attendees. Despite the cold, wet weather, the event was well-attended.

January 22, 2015 | Special to the News | Business


Caring for freeze-injured plants

Last week's freezes were not nice to many of our landscape plants, especially the tropical ones of which we are so fond.

January 17, 2015 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


Clinic opens RH location

Complete.MD Medical Care held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house on Friday at its Richmond Hill location, 9665 Ford Ave. Staffers Kerri Cook, RN, and Dr. Sidney P. Smith welcomed community members, local leaders, elected officials and friends to the facility, where light refreshments were served.

January 16, 2015 | | Business


Savannah venue hires RH PR firm

Lesley Francis Public Relations has been appointed to work with The Whitman to raise the mansion's profile amongst residents and visitors to Savannah.

January 15, 2015 | Special to the News | Business


Property transfers Dec. 18-31

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from Dec. 18-31:

January 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


How to make 2015 as good as 2014

If you're an investor, you probably had a pretty good year in 2014. But what's in store for 2015?

January 15, 2015 | For Laura Evans | Business


New year's resolutions can help finances

Now that 2015 is here, you may be thinking about making some New Year's resolutions.

January 10, 2015 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


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