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Kroger stores can 'round-up' donations

This weekend, Kroger customers will be able to "round up" their purchases to the next dollar to help support the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance.

September 10, 2010 | By Seraine Page Special to the News | Business


No recent movement on sewage plant permit

The Liberty County Development Authority has not recently made any significant decisions regarding a proposed wastewater treatment plant at Tradeport East.

September 06, 2010 | By Seraine Page Special to the News | Business


One of largest ships visits Savannah

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority welcomed the largest vessel ever to call on the Port of Savannah last week when the 8,500-TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) M/V CMA CGM Figaro docked at the Garden City Terminal.

September 03, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Contract for foundry access awarded

Liberty County Development Authority board members met Monday to withdraw the panel's vote to have Griffin Contracting work on the utilities portion of the new Firth Rixson facility in Tradeport East.

September 01, 2010 | By Seraine Page Special to the Courier | Business


Foundry applies for air discharge permit

State environmental officials are expected to act next month on a permit that would allow Firth Rixson Forgings to discharge 80 tons of particulates, including mercury, from its plant in the Tradeport East Business Center.

September 01, 2010 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Business


Contract for work around Firth Rixson debated

During a Liberty County Development Authority meeting on Tuesday, officials decided on a construction company to receive a contract to develop utility lines and an access road at the Firth Rixson foundry in Tradeport East.

August 27, 2010 | By Seraine Page Special to the News | Business


State jobless rates worsen

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported this week that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined slightly to 9.9 percent in July, down one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 10 percent in June. This is the 34th consecutive month Georgia has exceeded the national unemployment rate, which is 9.5 percent.

August 27, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Port study: Diesel additive adds fuel efficiency

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority's Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced last week that the GPA's diesel additive study yielded a five-percent reduction in fuel consumption, as well as decreased emissions.

August 27, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


State jobless rate dips

The Georgia Department of Labor reported today that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined slightly to 9.9 percent in July, down one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 10.0 percent in June. This is the 34th consecutive month Georgia has exceeded the national unemployment rate, which is currently 9.5 percent.

August 25, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Governor says jobs, investment increases

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue announced this week that both jobs and corporate investment increased in Georgia during the state's fiscal year 2010 as a result of the marketing activities of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. Companies invested $3.75 billion in communities around the state, a 46.7 percent increase from 2009, and created 19,462 jobs, an increase of 14.7 percent.

August 20, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Dying does not come cheap

In the past few recessionary years, most of us have gotten used to closely watching our expenses for everything from child rearing to college to retirement funding. Another important area where comparison shopping makes sense is funerals. Yes, funerals.

August 19, 2010 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Business


Saving for college and retirement

As another school year sets in, you may be thinking about the day in which you'll be sending your children off to college. Can you afford to help them pay for school while still saving for your own retirement?

August 19, 2010 | Submitted by Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


Real estate transfers for Aug. 18

The following is a list of property transfers in Bryan County for July 2010:

August 19, 2010 | Staff report | Business


Statesboro plant to create 400 jobs

STATESBORO - Great Dane Trailers will bring 400 jobs to Statesboro.

A new manufacturing facility set to be built will bring the jobs over the next four years. Gov. Sonny Perdue says it's a $33.5 million investment.

August 17, 2010 | Associated Press | Business


Heritage Bank hires new CFO

James M. Floyd Jr., president and CEO of Liberty Shares, Inc. and The Heritage Bank, announced recently that Philip F. Resch has accepted the positions of chief financial officer for both companies. He took over the posts in July.

August 13, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


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McDonald's USA visits local restaurant

McDonald's USA President Jeff Stratton and the McDonald's leadership team made visits this week to five stores in the Savannah area, including Richmond Hill, to spend time in restaurants and meet with local owner-operators and crew.

April 07, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Even young need short-, long-term financial goals

If you're one of the "millennials" - the generation that began in the early 1980s - you are still in the early stages of your career.

April 06, 2014 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


Unemployment drops during February

ATLANTA -Jobless rates in the metro Savannah and Coastal Georgia areas decreased in February.

April 02, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


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