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UGA Master Naturalist Program to return

One of the great legacies my predecessor David Moulder left to Coastal Georgia is the Master Naturalist Program.

February 02, 2011 | By Don Gardner Columnist | Business


Area jobless numbers increase

ATLANTA – The preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Savannah and Coastal Georgia areas increased in December, according to reports from the office of State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler.

February 02, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Property transfers for Jan. 20-28

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from Jan. 20-28:

February 02, 2011 | Staff report | Business


New home care business in area

A new business that helps seniors stay independent in their own homes is now serving the Richmond Hill and Savannah areas.

February 02, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Edward Jones on best company list

The financial-services firm Edward Jones ranked No. 11 on Fortune magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For 2011" list in its 12th appearance on the prestigious list, according to Laura Evans, financial adviser for Edward Jones in Richmond Hill.

February 02, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Ford Plantation named wedding venue

The Ford Plantation in Richmond Hill has been named best wedding venue by the 2011 Bride's Choice Awards with the online wedding planning resource Wedding Wire.

January 31, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Equipment plant schedules job fair

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor's Savannah Career Center will help JCB, one of the world's largest manufacturers of construction equipment, recruit workers for its plant in Pooler in Chatham County.

January 28, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Attorney opens Pembroke practice

Attorney Matthew L. Waters has opened a new law firm at 41 N. College St. in Pembroke and is offering serves in family law, real estate transactions, criminal law, corporate law, collections services, estate planning and more.

January 26, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Property transfers for Jan. 10-18

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from Jan. 10-18:

January 26, 2011 | Staff report | Business


260-room Jekyll Island hotel closing

JEKYLL ISLAND - A 260-room hotel on Jekyll Island is about to close its doors.

January 25, 2011 | Associated Press | Business


Port Authority wants SC deepening too

SAVANNAH - Georgia port officials pledged Monday to support a deeper shipping channel for rival seaport Charleston, S.C., while they also seek federal permission and funding to dredge the waterway to the Port of Savannah.

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


Firth Rixson ready to open foundry here

Firth Rixson on Wednesday formally announced the grand opening of its new facility in Midway during a two-day customer appreciation event at the site in Tradeport East Business Park. The company also officially announced the signing of a contract with Rolls-Royce, owned by BMW, to produce parts for the foreign cars at the new facility.

January 21, 2011 | By Seraine Page Special to the News | Business


State jobless rate over 10% in December

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 10.2 percent in December, up two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 10 percent in November. The preliminary November rate of 10.1 percent reported last month has been revised downward by one-tenth of a percentage point. The rate was 10.3 percent in December 2009. This is the 39th consecutive month Georgia has exceeded the national unemployment rate, which is currently 9.4 percent.

January 21, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Belt-tightening tips for your budget

Between holiday shopping bills now coming due, increased winter heating bills and the coming income tax season, many people are feeling the pinch. Your best bet for getting back on track is probably to trim expenses.

January 19, 2011 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Business


Advisor named limited partner with Jones Financial

Laura Evans, an Edward Jones financial advisor in Richmond Hill, has accepted an invitation to become a limited partner in The Jones Financial Cos., the holding company for the St. Louis-based financial services firm.

January 19, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


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Careful when transplanting woody plants

The advent of autumn means it's time to plant woody plants.

October 24, 2014 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


Elmgren's Services opens today

Elmgren's Services Garden Center cut the ribbon on its new location today, kicking off a weekend of grand opening events.

October 24, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Business


Low Country Eye opening new office

Low Country Eye Care will reopen Monday in its newly constructed, free-standing building at 1000 Gandy Dancer in the Station Exchange, moving from its current location in Ford Plaza.

October 24, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Open House for new garden center

Please join the Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce, Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler and other invited guests for Elmgren's Services Garden Center Ribbon Cutting and Open House, Friday, October 24th and Saturday, October 25th. The open house will run both days from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. The Ribbon Cutting will be at 10 a.m. on Friday.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Business


New furniture, gift shop in Pembroke

Members of the Pembroke Downtown Development Authority and city-council members helped Carla's Furniture and Gifts owner Carla Nelson, center, cut the ribbon on her new store Monday morning. Among those who attended the ribbon cutting were DDA board members Laverne Scott and Doyce Mullis, DDA head Sharroll Fanslau, and Pembroke Councilwoman Tiffany Walraven and Mayor Mary Warnell. The store is at 37 E. Bacon St., downtown. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/carlasfurnituregallery or call 653-7000.

October 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Ruffled Feathers cuts ribbon

A new boutique opened at the Pig-A-Dilly shopping plaza on Highway 17 in Richmond Hill last week.

October 17, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Bank helps fight hunger with drive

Ameris Bank's fifth annual "Helping Fight Hunger" initiative is in full swing. Non-perishable food items are being collected through October.

October 14, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Ruffle Feathers Boutique opens in Richmond Hill

A new boutique opened at the Pig-A-Dilly shopping plaza on Highway 17 in Richmond Hill last week.

October 13, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Business


Soil alive, don't put too much mulch on it

Have you ever noticed the car in front of you at the traffic signal that has water dripping out of its tailpipe?

October 10, 2014 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


Local DQ among hacked stores

Pembroke's Dairy Queen is on a list of restaurants that have been hit by a security breach during August, the company announced Thursday.

October 10, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Businesses touted for brightening holidays

Update: The following local businesses have signed on to support the Bryan County Children's Fund, which annually provides gifts of toys and clothing to hundreds of local kids who otherwise would have no presents to open on Christmas morning: Richmond Hill Transmission, Toni's Grooming, Cindy's Custom Framing, Espresso Hill.

October 10, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Business


Floquip expanding Midway operation

SNF Floquip has announced it will double its Midway Industrial Park plant, investing about $7 million in the expansion.

October 08, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Attorneys open Hinesville office

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce attended a ribbon cutting for Balbo and Gregg, Attorneys at Law, P.C., Sept. 26 at the practice's new Hinesville location, 410-A Gen. Screven Way.

October 07, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Port container growth continues

SAVANNAH - With nearly 13 percent growth in container traffic over the first two months of the fiscal year, the Georgia Ports Authority has made a strong start to FY2015.

October 06, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


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