ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported recently that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Hinesville rose to 8.9 percent in June, up eight-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 8.1 percent in May. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the metro area increased to 2,900, up 240 from 2,660.
The Georgia Department of Labor reported July 20 that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Savannah rose to 8.8 percent in June, up five-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 8.3 percent in May. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the metro area increased to 15,397, up 837 from 14,560.
Georgia has received $30 million in Recovery Act funds for direct home loans through USDA Rural Development for qualifying families considered to have low and very low incomes to purchase or build a home in a rural area.
John H. Sumner, broker/owner of Pursuit Real Estate Group announced a new national affiliation with Weichert, Realtors and will now be WEICHERT, REALTORS – Pursuit Real Estate Group, an independently owned and operated franchise of Weichert Real Estate Affiliates.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 10.0 percent in June, down one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 10.1 percent in May. This is the 33rd consecutive month Georgia has exceeded the national unemployment rate, which is now 9.5 percent.
The American Cancer Society in Richmond Hill received a $1,000 donation July 7 from volunteer Lynn Bennett.
The Georgia Chamber's Election Central webpage is live. Visitors to the site will find links to candidate information, voter resources, and key election dates.
ATLANTA - Back-to-school shoppers in Georgia won't get the benefit of a sales tax holiday this year.
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.
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, ...
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.
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.
The Bryan County News won three Georgia Press Association Awards in the 2010 Better Newspaper Contest.
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.
Clayton Homes, the nation's largest home builder, announced that Joe Belcher has been named the inaugural winner of the James L. Clayton Award.
RPI, aka Roofing Professionals of Richmond Hill, recently was presented with the 2013 Partner in Quality award for roofing excellence from Firestone Building Products Company LLC.
Simply Unique Catering manager Lavonda Fulwood-Curry cut the ribbon Oct. 1 marking the catering company's grand opening in Richmond Hill. The ceremony was hosted Oct. 1 by the Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce at the John W. Stevens Wildlife Education Center in J.F. Gregory Park. For more information about Simply Unique Catering, visit www.simplyuniquecateringrh.com.
People used to know how things worked. I have been up on my soapbox a few times railing about how Americans have lost touch with the land and do not know where their food comes from and what it takes to bring it to them. I have tried to sound a warning about where this disconnected thinking is leading, at least as much as political correctness will allow.
The following real estate transactions were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court, Sept. 24-30:
The Development Authority of Bryan County looked far and wide for a successor to Josh Fenn, who resigned in June to take over the Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce.
North Carolina-based Agri Supply will soon begin construction on a 30,000-square-foot distribution center on 10 acres in Interstate Centre off I-16 in Black Creek.
Curves recently announced that in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Richmond Hill residents can purchase a $10 punch card for 10 workouts, with proceeds going to American Cancer Society.
The Georgia Department of Labor will host a job-readiness kickoff 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Eckburg Auditorium at Savannah Technical College, 5717 White Bluff Road in Savannah.
Georgia Skinny Wrap team leader Jessica Mittia recently marked the opening of company's operation in Richmond Hill. With her are Richmond Hill CVB executive director Chris Sheppard, left, Mayor Harold Fowler, and Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce board member Sheila Page-Doney. For more information about the body-firming Skinny Wrap by It Works!, send an email to email@example.com or call 239-248-2776.
Mungo Homes recently celebrated the grand opening of the Buckhead East subdivision in South Bryan County near the County Administrative Complex off Capt. Matthew Freeman Drive. Buckhead East features new homes ranging from the $180,000s to the mid $300,000s and boast between 1,675 to 4,400 square feet. Two designer models are open daily. For more information, visit www.mungo.com.
McDonald's of Savannah is helping some of its employees pursue opportunities in higher education.
The following real estate transactions were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court, Sept. 17-20:
ATLANTA - The jobless rate in the metro Savannah area and Coastal Georgia region dropped in August.
You probably have thought about what you'd like to do during your retirement years. But all your plans probably depend, to at least some extent, on your financial situation. What happens if you reach the age at which you wish to retire and you just don't have the money you thought you'd have?
SAVANNAH - Kroger customers and associates throughout the Savannah area donated more than $19,200 to the Second Harvest Coastal Georgia Food Bank to help replenish their pantry after the collapse of its freezer roof over Labor Day weekend.