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Workshops for laid-off educators starting

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said the Georgia Department of Labor will begin a series of workshops this week to help thousands of laid-off Georgia education employees transition into new careers. The first workshops are today and Saturday at the Hilton Garden Inn in Albany, Atlanta Airport Marriott, Atlanta Marriott Century Center, Macon State College and the Marietta campus of Chattahoochee Technical College. All workshops will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

June 04, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


April jobless numbers drop a little in area

ATLANTA - The preliminary, unadjusted unemployment rate in Coastal Georgia declined to 8.6 percent in April, down six-tenths of a percentage point in March, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.

May 29, 2010 | Staff report | Business


Georgia ports report 25 percent growth

SAVANNAH – Georgia Ports Authority's Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced this week that the GPA experienced 25.6 percent container growth in April and has recorded five consecutive months of double-digit growth through its ports.

May 29, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Open house at Plantation Lumber

May 26, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Customer appreciation at Southeastern

Southeastern Bank hosted it s 2010 annual customer appreciation day on May 21. Visitors were treated to free hot dogs and refreshments and a classic car show from local favorites Over the Hill Gang.

May 26, 2010 | | Business


Foundry manager say work 'on track'

Firth Rixson Limited General Manager Chris Bohlmann spoke to the Richmond Hill Rotary Club on Thursday about the company's progress on the new Liberty County facility in Tradeport East and local job creation.

May 24, 2010 | By Katie McGurl Special to the News | Business


Move of 196 shortcut hurting businesses

Area shrimper Joey Lawler could haul in the catch of the season tomorrow, but as long as the relocated Highway 196 interchange limits how customers can get to him, he wouldn't see much profit from it.

May 20, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Special to the News | Business


Bumper peach crop expected

FORT VALLEY (AP) - The harvesting, packaging and selling of Georgia's peaches has begun, and growers are cautiously looking for a bumper crop this year.

Robert Dickey, owner of Dickey Farms in Musella, said conditions were so favorable that growers had to thin the crop.

May 20, 2010 | Associated Press | Business


Georgia Ports grows 26 percent in April

Georgia Ports Authority's Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced today that the GPA experienced 25.6 percent container growth in April and has recorded five consecutive months of double-digit growth through its ports.

May 20, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Despite hire, large landowner has no new plans

Close to 5,000 acres of pristine land along the Medway River at the Midway I-95 interchange in Liberty County will not be developed into a master planned community any time soon, says Foram Group Chairman and CEO Loretta Cockrum.

May 13, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Business


Property transfers for April

Bryan County:

May 12, 2010 | | Business


Imperial, OSHA in settlement talks

SAVANNAH - Imperial Sugar and the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration are discussing a possible settlement of proposed fines against the company for a deadly 2008 refinery explosion near Savannah.

The talks have prompted an administrative law judge to postpone a hearing on the fines by the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission scheduled for next Tuesday in Savannah.

May 12, 2010 | Associated Press | Business


Local woman on statewide utility board

Chris McDermott of Richmond Hill was re-elected recently to a three-year term as a member director of the board of Georgia Transmission Corporation. She also serves on the board of directors for Coastal Electric Membership Corporation.

May 06, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Gas company seeking rate hike

ATLANTA - The Georgia Public Service Commission is reviewing an Atlanta Gas Light Company request to increase base rates.

May 04, 2010 | Associated Press | Business


Hinesville starting farmers market

Hinesville's first farmers market this Thursday promises a host of bargains, including its hours of operation. The market will be held from 4-8 p.m. each Thursday, from May 6-Oct. 28, at Bradwell Park and along Commerce Street in downtown Hinesville.

May 03, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Business


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Howard Dental opens RH office

Howard Family Dental, which has been serving Southeastern Georgia since 1980, recently announced the grand opening of its new Richmond Hill office and the addition of Dr. Carlos Martinolas to the practice.

December 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


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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