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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


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


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WaterWays Township honored

WaterWays Township, a 2,300-acre gated master-planned community in south Bryan County, recently was named "Community of the Year" by the Home Builders Association of Greater Savannah.

April 17, 2014 | | Business


News wins top advertising awards

The Coastal Courier and Bryan County News took home top awards from this year's Georgia Press Association 2014 Advertising Conference and Awards Banquet, held April 3-4 at Lake Blackshear Resort in Cordele.

April 14, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Business


Prepare for healthcare costs in retirement

As you save and invest for retirement, what are your ultimate goals? Do you plan on traveling the world? Purchasing a vacation home? Pursuing your hobbies?

April 13, 2014 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


Goodwill job fairs in May

SAVANNAH -In recognition of Goodwill Week, Goodwill of the Coastal Empire plans to provide 10 job fairs open to the public throughout the region.

April 13, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Sweet smell of a Fort Stewart burn

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

April 13, 2014 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


Phone company has safe-digging hotline

April is National Safe Digging Month, and CenturyLink reminds Bryan County residents to always call 811 before beginning any digging project.

April 12, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Enmark backing Light the Night Walk

SAVANNAH - Enmark Stations Inc. once again has made a commitment to sell paper icons in all 59 of its retail stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk.

April 11, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Strawberry farms blooming again

MACON - Tens of thousands of school children visit Georgia's strawberry farms each year, learning about the berries, how they're grown and what they look like in the field.

April 08, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Hinesville job fair canceled

A job fair that had been scheduled for the Shuman Recreation Center in Hinesville Wednesday has been canceled.

April 08, 2014 | Staff report | Business


McDonald's USA visits local restaurant

McDonald's USA President Jeff Stratton and the McDonald's leadership team made visits this week to five stores in the Savannah area, including Richmond Hill, to spend time in restaurants and meet with local owner-operators and crew.

April 07, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


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


RH City Center gets new manager

Beverly Cosmann of Richmond Hill has been named the new general manager of the Richmond Hill City Center.

March 28, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


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