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Trade envoy gets pitch on port deepening

SAVANNAH - Georgia's port chief told a senior U.S. trade official Monday he supports the Obama administration's push to expand free trade, but he insisted the Port of Savannah needs a $600 million deepening of its shipping channel to fully reap the benefits.

August 23, 2011 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Business


State jobless rate increases

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 10.1 percent in July, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 9.9 percent in June and the same as a year earlier.

August 22, 2011 | Associated Press | Business


Preserving bounty from gardens, even hooved ones

I remember my mother and grandmother teaming up in the kitchen for several days to can tomatoes when I was just a little tyke. They may have canned other vegetables, but I remember the tomatoes.

August 18, 2011 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


Brush up on investment education

You don't need to have young children to be keenly aware that we've reached that "back-to-school" time of year.

August 18, 2011 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


Back-to-school budgeting tips

The days when you could send your kids off to the first day of school with a lunchbox and a hug are long gone. Today's back-to-school preparations likely include filling out piles of pre-enrollment paperwork, lining up carpools and, of course, the dreaded shopping excursions for clothes and school supplies.

August 18, 2011 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Business


Property transfers for Aug. 5-11

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from August 5-11:

August 17, 2011 | Staff report | Business


Development panel elects officers

The Development Authority of Bryan County recently elected a new slate of officers for the 2011-12 year.

August 17, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Remarriage should refocus financial goals

If you're planning to get remarried, you have plenty of company: More than 40 percent of all U.S. weddings are second marriages for at least one of the participants, according to an estimate by the National Stepfamily Resource Center.

August 17, 2011 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


Reactor OK not expected until 2012

ATLANTA - The Southern Co. is unlikely to receive permission until early 2012 to build what could become the country's first new nuclear plant in a generation, according to a new timeline from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

August 13, 2011 | By Ray Henry Associated Press writer | Business


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


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Pharmacy celebrating 30th anniversary

Richmond Hill Pharmacy will celebrate its 30th anniversary next week with giveaways of a Kindle Fire and $30 gift cards, free hot dogs, drinks and popcorn, as well as the annual sidewalk sale, Christmas open house and 11th annual health fair. During the celebration event, which is set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 7 at 2409 Highway 17 in Richmond Hill, pharmacists and staff will be present to answer questions and administer seasonal flu shots as well as pneumonia and shingles vaccines with a doctor's prescription.

October 31, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


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


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