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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


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


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Heating bill assistance available

The Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority Inc. will assist eligible households with heating bills.

October 30, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Businesses back Bryan Children's Fund

The following businesses have been given handcrafted angels to show their support the Bryan County Children's Fund, which annually provides gifts of toys and clothing to hundreds of local children who otherwise would have no presents to open on Christmas morning.

October 26, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


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


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