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Jobless rate up to 10.2 percent in August

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 10.2 percent in August, its highest level in six months. The August rate was up one-tenth of a percentage point from 10.1 percent in July. The state's jobless rate was also 10.2 percent in August a year ago.

September 17, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Postal service weighing Savannah processing center

ATLANTA - The U.S. Postal Service could close about a dozen mail processing facilities in Georgia as part of a nationwide cost-cutting effort as it struggles with finances.

September 16, 2011 | Associated Press | Business


Coast is getting more manufacturers, jobs

SAVANNAH - The call has gone out around the Coastal Empire for more than a year now.

September 16, 2011 | By Adam Van Brimmer Associated Press | Business


Papa Murphy's celebrates top ranking

VANCOUVER, Wash. - Papa Murphy's Pizza has landed on top of not one but two more best-in-class surveys. And to celebrate, Savannah-area stores will run customer-appreciation specials and more.

September 15, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Guidelines for autumn lawn care

The 9/11 observances are past and football is back – two sure signs of fall. Another is the big-box advertising for fall lawn fertilizers – after the fall deadline for autumn fertilizer for most of us has passed.

September 14, 2011 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


Coastal Therapy opens here

Coastal Therapy owner Martin Healy, along with staff members and representatives of the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce, marked the opening of Coastal Therapy at 60 Exchange St. in Richmond Hill on Aug. 31. Coastal Therapy is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and accepts appointments at other times upon request. For more information, call 459-1270.

September 14, 2011 | | Business


Property transfers for Sept. 2-9

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court, Sept. 2-9:

September 14, 2011 | | Business


Pembroke bank notes 60th year with independent group

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Independent Community Bankers of America recently congratulated First Bank of Coastal Georgia in Pembroke for reaching an important milestone as an ICBA member.

September 14, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Area counties in drought disaster declaration

Nearly all counties in Georgia, including Bryan, have been declared an agricultural disaster area due to ongoing drought and excessive heat.

September 14, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Georgia Works get bipartisan boost

ATLANTA - With bipartisan buy-in and no big price tag, a Georgia program pairing job seekers with potential employers for on-the-job training is gaining momentum as President Barack Obama crafts a plan to tackle the nation's bedeviling unemployment problem.

September 09, 2011 | By Errin Haines Associated Press writer | Business


Wildlife easement applications due soon

ATHENS - James E. Tillman, Sr., state conservationist for the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service in Georgia recently announced that the 2012 Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program applications are due by Sept. 30 to be considered for funding in 2012 fiscal year.

September 09, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Apply now for for home weatherization help

The face of poverty no longer is what one might imagine. It includes two-income working families, single parents, men and women who have lost their jobs, those who cannot work because of illness or disabilities and people who only can find minimum-wage work because they lack education and job skills.

September 09, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Home health agency expands online services

SAVANNAH - THA Group, a locally operated family of home health companies that serve Bryan County and surrounding areas, recently announced that it will partner with Cardiocom to expand its chronic telehealth program to provide advanced home telehealth technology to patients with chronic conditions.

September 08, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Kingston talks small business in Bryan

A slew of local business people and city and county officials gathered at What's the Scoop Café in Richmond Hill Tuesday morning to participate in a small business ideas session with 1st District Congressman Jack Kingston, R-Ga.

September 08, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Business


Real estate agents train to market

Selling a home is not always an easy accomplishment in today's challenging real estate climate. Selling a home quickly, prior to moving to a new job assignment, is often impossible.

September 07, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


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Property transfers Nov. 14-Dec. 8

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from Nov. 14-Dec. 8.

December 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


RH clerk marks 28 years with city

Richmond Hill city clerk Ursula Lee recently celebrated 28 years of employment with the city. Lee began her work in 1986 as a receptionist/senior clerk and was promoted to assistant city clerk before becoming city clerk in 1997.

December 12, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Vandalism, pot busts, shots fired at fox

The following incidents are from Bryan County Sheriff's Department and Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

December 09, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Business


Here's a year-end financial check-list

As 2014 draws to a close, you may want to look back on the progress you've made this past year in various areas of your life - and that certainly includes progress toward your financial goals.

December 07, 2014 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


Prescribed burns prevent wildfires, help wildlife

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

December 05, 2014 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


Share your 'bounty' with loved ones

It's Thanksgiving, a holiday that once celebrated the harvest season. Although many of us may not be directly connected to agriculture, we still gather on Thanksgiving with our loved ones to share whatever "bounty" we have. This practice doesn't have to begin and end with food. Why not incorporate the spirit of sharing into your overall financial strategy?

November 30, 2014 | For Laura Evans | Business


Put estate planning on holiday to-do list

It's that time of year again. Remember to pick up a turkey or a ham, decorate the house inside and out, and let's not forget the presents - something for everybody on the ever-growing list.

November 28, 2014 | By Michael Smith and Richard Barid Columnists | Business


Woman wins iPad from News

Congratulations to Melissa Edmonston, who won the iPad drawing sponsored by the Bryan County News at the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival last month in Richmond Hill.

November 28, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


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