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Don't let low rates sink plans

Over the past few years, if you've taken out a mortgage or another consumer loan, you've probably welcomed the low interest rates you may have received. But as an investor, if you've kept any retirement savings in fixed-rate investment vehicles, you may have seen low rates in a less favorable light. And that's why it may be time for you take a closer look at your financial strategy for working toward the retirement lifestyle you've envisioned.

August 11, 2011 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


Goodwill hires local woman

Jan Bass of Richmond Hill has been named director of marketing for Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire.

August 10, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Georgia Conservancy hires coastal leader

The Georgia Conservancy announced recently the selection of Clay Mobley as its coastal director.

August 10, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Property transfers for Aug. 1-5

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from Aug. 1-5:

August 10, 2011 | Staff report | Business


Georgia Power: Pollution rules may close plants

ATLANTA (AP) - The largest electric utility in Georgia said Thursday it must purchase power from outside suppliers in the coming years because pending anti-pollution rules may force the company to close or upgrade some of its existing plants.

August 06, 2011 | By Ray Henry Associated Press writer | Business


Coastal Bank in mortgage assistance programs

SAVANNAH - The Coastal Bank, a locally owned and operated community bank headquartered in Savannah, has been approved for two new mortgage loan and down payment assistance programs specifically designed to help low- to moderate-income mortgage customers.

August 05, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Property transfers for July 20-29

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from July 20-29:

August 03, 2011 | Staff report | Business


Vaccinate horses for West Nile

One of the few good things a drought brings is a reduction in mosquitoes. Now that the rain has returned, so have the mosquitoes. In the cushy, comfortable lives we have grown accustomed to, we seem to forget that mosquitoes are not just a nuisance. Gnats are a nuisance. Mosquitoes can kill you.

August 03, 2011 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


Pembroke Seafood Market opens

Co-owners Lisa Ferguson and Vernon Ferguson opened the Pembroke Seafood Market last week.

August 03, 2011 | | Business


Jobless rates up in area

ATLANTA - Jobless rates in Savannah, as well as the Coastal Georgia region, increased by a percent or more in June.

August 03, 2011 | Staff report | Business


Shop marks birthday with party

The Ice Cream Stop in Richmond Hill celebrated its second anniversary July 24 with a six-hour event complete with ice cream, birthday cake and bounce houses. Owner Bill Pollard, known as "Mr. Bill" to his patrons, said the shop stayed busy throughout the day and that close to 250 slices of ice cream cake were served.

August 03, 2011 | Staff report | Business


Property transfers for July 15-19

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from July 15-19:

July 28, 2011 | Staff report | Business


Looming debt crisis scaring investors

A fast-approaching deadline is bound to heighten anxiety. That's what happening on Wall Street as investors grow increasingly uneasy about the political stalemate over raising the nation's debt ceiling.

July 28, 2011 | By Dave Carpenter AP business writer | Business


Ports 2011 cargo volume sets record

SAVANNAH - Savannah's booming seaport posted double-digit growth in the past fiscal year, pushing its cargo volume to a new record of 2.9 million containers, Georgia's ports chief announced Monday.

July 28, 2011 | Associated Press | Business


What the debt ceiling debate means to investors

Special to the News

July 28, 2011 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


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Georgia Ports set tonnage record

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority moved more than 29 million tons of cargo, 3 million 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) and more than 700,000 auto and machinery units in fiscal year 2014.

July 31, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Sales-tax holiday Friday-Saturday

Georgia annual back-to-school sales-tax holiday is this weekend.

July 30, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Coastal Advisory Council meeting set for Thursday

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Coastal Management Program's Coastal Advisory Council's 2014 annual meeting will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday at the Susan Shipman Environmental Learning Center, 1 Conservation Way in Brunswick.

July 30, 2014 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | Business


Coastal Endodontics adds dentist

Coastal Endodontics announced the addition of a new dentist to its staff. Dr. Matthew Palazzolo, a board eligible endodontist with a certificate in Endodontics, is an active member of both the American Association of Endodontists and the American Dental Association, according to a press release.

July 23, 2014 | | Business


Deadline near for FSA committee nominations

U. S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan Garcia reminds farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that Aug. 1 is the deadline for local FSA county committee nominations.

July 22, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Veterans launching craft brewery

Being former soldiers, Kevin Ryan, Dan Sartin and Jeff Hyatt have a common bond that's typical of all uniformed personnel, whether they're military, law enforcement or firefighters. They also share a love for good beer.

July 21, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Business


State revenue up 11% in June

Georgia's net tax collections for June totaled $1.76 billion for an increase of $182.25 million, or 11.5 percent, compared to the month-ended June 2013, Gov. Nathan Deal announced this week.

July 20, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Keep homes dry to keep termites out

Dealing with termites costs over two billion dollars a year in the United States. In Georgia alone residents pay between two hundred million and three hundred million dollars for remedial control and repair of damage done by termites.

July 17, 2014 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


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