Close to 5,000 acres of pristine land along the Medway River at the Midway I-95 interchange in Liberty County will not be developed into a master planned community any time soon, says Foram Group Chairman and CEO Loretta Cockrum.
SAVANNAH - Imperial Sugar and the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration are discussing a possible settlement of proposed fines against the company for a deadly 2008 refinery explosion near Savannah.
The talks have prompted an administrative law judge to postpone a hearing on the fines by the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission scheduled for next Tuesday in Savannah.
Chris McDermott of Richmond Hill was re-elected recently to a three-year term as a member director of the board of Georgia Transmission Corporation. She also serves on the board of directors for Coastal Electric Membership Corporation.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Public Service Commission is reviewing an Atlanta Gas Light Company request to increase base rates.
Hinesville's first farmers market this Thursday promises a host of bargains, including its hours of operation. The market will be held from 4-8 p.m. each Thursday, from May 6-Oct. 28, at Bradwell Park and along Commerce Street in downtown Hinesville.
The CivilianJobs.com Career Expo is set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, on Fort Stewart. Men and women transitioning from active duty to civilian life, retirees, veterans, members of the National Guard and Reserves and spouses are encouraged to attend.
MONROE, La., and DENVER - CenturyLink and Qwest Communications announced recently that their boards of directors have approved an agreement under which CenturyLink will acquire Qwest in a tax-free, stock-for-stock transaction. Under the terms of the agreement, Qwest shareholders will receive 0.1664 CenturyLink shares for each share of Qwest common stock they own at closing. Upon closing of the transaction, CenturyLink shareholders are expected to own approximately 50.5 percent and Qwest shareholders are expected to own approximately 49.5 percent of the combined company.
SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority will host the 2010 International Association of Ports and Harbors mid-term board meeting June 7-9. The previous biennial meeting was hosted by the Port of Dunkirk in France.
As part of its continuing network investment to support growing demand for mobile devices and services, AT&T recently announced the activation of a new cell site on Fort Stewart that will enhance coverage for area residents and businesses in and around the military base.
As part of Comcast Cares Day, nearly 40 volunteers gathered Saturday at LeConte-Woodmanston Plantation to work on flower beds, mulch the garden and lay bricks on a walkway designed to honor those once enslaved on Liberty County plantations. The memorial, "The Walk: An African-American Tribute," will cover 50,000 square feet and bear the names of about 6,000 former slaves when it is complete.
Keller Williams announced recently that Beth Braun has joined the company and will work out of the Richmond Hill office. Braun has a background in listing and selling real estate for the past seven years in Liberty, Bryan and McIntosh counties. She has completed Graduate of Realtor Institute training and holds an associate broker license.
WASHINGTON - A spike in unemployment claims Thursday underscored the bumpiness of the economic rebound: Consumers are spending more. Factories are making more. But layoffs have not tapered off as fast as expected.
The Hinesville post office has received notice from the USPS recently that its automated postal center is targeted for removal because it doesn't get enough business.
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. – Dollar General has opened a new store in Midway, 167 Butler Ave., and has set its grand opening for Saturday, beginning 8 a.m.
The freeze of last week has left unprotected plants - especially the soft and juicy non-woody plants - limp, shriveled and starting to rot in the 70-degrees-Fahrenheit days of this weekend.
SAVANNAH - The Savannah Bank announced recently that Jon Seagraves has been named senior vice president and will assume the role of Bryan County market president upon the retirement of Dell Keith later this year.
SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy expanded significantly during the third quarter of 2013 and should continue to experience growth in the first half of 2014.
Georgia Electric Membership Corporation named Coastal EMC in Midway the Electric Co-op of the Year during November's annual meeting of EMCs in Augusta. The local EMC also received the 2013 Georgia Electric Membership Corporation Community Service and Volunteerism Award.
The following real estate transactions were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court, Dec. 20-31.
A new law designed to better protect Georgia's children who are in day-care centers went into effect New Year's Day.
The last couple of years have shown us just how tentative home ownership can be.
It's been said more than 100 people representing various governments and private entities were involved in the Development Authority of Bryan County's landing of Caesarstone Technologies, the first manufacturer to set up shop in Richmond Hill's Belfast Commerce Centre.
BEAUFORT, S.C. - CenturyLink has named Stephanie Cashwell its market development manager for South Carolina and Georgia. She will work in Beaufort, S.C.
We made it to another year! As always, there is something to do in the garden or in the yard. If you had the wisdom to not make a list of New Year's resolutions, good news: There is time to make some and set yourself up for disappointment!
MACON - Georgia Farm Bureau members in the organization's South Region re-elected Gerald Long of Decatur County to his third, three-year term as South Georgia vice president during the organization's 76th annual convention on Dec. 10.
Bryan County resident Jeffrey L. Williamson of J. L. Williamson Law Group LLC has been selected as one of Georgia Trend's Legal Elite for 2013.
ATLANTA - Unemployment rates in both metro Savannah and the coastal Georgia region dropped in November, according to a recent report from the state Department of Labor.
If you've been around longtime investors, you'll probably hear them say, ruefully, "If only I had gotten in on the ground floor of such-and-such computer or social media company, I'd be rich today." That may be true - but is it really relevant to anyone?
Richmond Hill Curves on Monday celebrated two members who reached workout milestones under extraordinary circumstances.