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Port authority sees 25% container growth

SAVANNAH - Georgia Ports Authority's Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced recently that the GPA experienced 25.3 percent container growth in May and has recorded six consecutive months of double-digit growth.

July 09, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Bryan among targeted in forestry initiative

James E. Tillman, Sr., State Conservationist for the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia today announced that 19 more south Georgia counties are in the high priority category for funding for the Southeast Forestry Initiative (SFI). The goal of the SFI is to develop, enhance or restore pine savannah habitat by the management and restoration of longleaf pine on private lands. The application period for this Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program initiative ends July 9, 2010.

July 07, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Midway native passes bar

Alicia LaVon Mullice, a 2010 graduate of Atlanta's John Marshall Law School, completed the requirements for her degree in December 2009. She passed the February 2010 Georgia Bar examination and recently was sworn in to practice law in the state of Georgia by Liberty County Superior Court Chief Judge David Cavender. About 25 family members and friends attended the June 7 ceremony in the superior courtroom.

July 05, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Bank might close; staff to stay

Officials with Savannah Bank and Bryan Bank and Trust say they don't yet know if the former First National Bank in Richmond Hill will be closing in the coming months – but it is a possibility.

June 30, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Staff writer | Business


News wins GPA awards

The Bryan County News won three Georgia Press Association Awards in the 2010 Better Newspaper Contest.

June 28, 2010 | Staff report | Business


Time running out for USDA rural home loans

Time is running out for Georgia families who want to take advantage of more than $21 million in recovery act and regular funding to become homeowners in rural Georgia.

June 28, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Pembroke area businessman honored

Clayton Homes, the nation's largest home builder, announced that Joe Belcher has been named the inaugural winner of the James L. Clayton Award.

June 23, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Local banker finishes graduate school

Brad Brookshire, vice president of Bryan Bank & Trust, recently graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.

June 23, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Know when to claim credits, deductions

Tax credits and tax deductions are two common ways people lower their income tax bills. Although similar in intention, these two tax-reduction methods have fundamental differences and are not interchangeable.

June 23, 2010 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Business


May jobless numbers down slightly

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) reported Thursday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 10.2 percent in May, down one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 10.3 percent in April.

June 21, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Kroger recalls ice cream

Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin has alerted Georgians to the recall of some Kroger ice cream because it contains ingredients not listed on the label.

June 18, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Property transfers for May

Bryan County Property Transfers Month of May, 2010

June 16, 2010 | | Business


Jekyll Island revitalization moves forward

JEKYLL ISLAND - The Jekyll Island Authority announced recently that three companies have been selected to join the Jekyll Island beach village project. They will build two new hotels and new retail space for the island. Following a request for proposal process, the board of directors approved the recommendations made by the Jekyll Island Authority evaluation committee, and project development agreements will be finalized with each company.

June 04, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


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


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College-bound? Fill out that FAFSA

We've just begun the new year, but the next academic year still is months away. Nonetheless, if you have a child who will be attending college in the fall, it's not too soon to start thinking about what might be a vital component of paying for his or her higher education: financial aid.

January 25, 2015 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


Port officials see bright future

GAINESVILLE -- Port of Savannah officials have their hands full with an ambitious deepening project, but they're also watching how the transportation funding debate plays out in the Georgia General Assembly.

January 23, 2015 | By Jeff Gill Gainesville Times | Business


Chamber oyster roast called a success

The Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce's January Business After Hours event, hosted by RE/MAX Accent, featured an oyster roast and chili bar from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday. The festivities, co-sponsored by South State Bank and held at the RE/MAX building on Richard Davis Drive in Richmond Hill, included door prizes, a raffle, refreshments and networking opportunities for attendees. Despite the cold, wet weather, the event was well-attended.

January 22, 2015 | Special to the News | Business


Caring for freeze-injured plants

Last week's freezes were not nice to many of our landscape plants, especially the tropical ones of which we are so fond.

January 17, 2015 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


Clinic opens RH location

Complete.MD Medical Care held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house on Friday at its Richmond Hill location, 9665 Ford Ave. Staffers Kerri Cook, RN, and Dr. Sidney P. Smith welcomed community members, local leaders, elected officials and friends to the facility, where light refreshments were served.

January 16, 2015 | | Business


Savannah venue hires RH PR firm

Lesley Francis Public Relations has been appointed to work with The Whitman to raise the mansion's profile amongst residents and visitors to Savannah.

January 15, 2015 | Special to the News | Business


Property transfers Dec. 18-31

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from Dec. 18-31:

January 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


How to make 2015 as good as 2014

If you're an investor, you probably had a pretty good year in 2014. But what's in store for 2015?

January 15, 2015 | For Laura Evans | Business


New year's resolutions can help finances

Now that 2015 is here, you may be thinking about making some New Year's resolutions.

January 10, 2015 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


Clinic sets ribbon-cutting for Friday

Complete.MD Medical Care will have a ribbon-cutting at 9:30 a.m. Friday, followed by an open house from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at its Richmond Hill location, 9665 Ford Ave.

January 08, 2015 | Special to the News | Business


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