Domestic and international visitors spent $21 billion in Georgia in 2010, up 8.3 percent from 2009, according to the U.S. Travel Association.
The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from June 27 - July 1:
Nervous investors have faced many challenges over the last few years searching for safe havens. That's one reason many turn to annuities to ensure a steady stream of retirement income. But with so many types of annuities offered – and complex rules, fees and restrictions – it's not uncommon for investors to buy products not ideally suited to their needs.
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"OK! OK! OK! We get it!" you say. "Transgenic plant breeding is not a "Soylent Green" plot. But why do we have to go down this route? Why not just grow heirloom varieties using organic agriculture practices?"
Magnolia Manor on the Coast in Richmond Hill recently promoted Mary Walthour to coordinator of the assisted-living unit.
ATLANTA - The Southeast Division of McCarthy Building Companies Inc. recently announced its selection as construction manager by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District for the Winn Army Community Hospital renovation project on Fort Stewart.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Transportation is launching a three-year private road maintenance contract for Interstate 95 along the coast.
WASHINGTON - In an effort to address military spouses' employment challenges, the Defense Department today launched a program to expand career opportunities for military spouses worldwide, and to recognize the skills and talents they bring to the employment table.
ATLANTA – State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia area increased to 8.9 percent in May, up one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 8.8 percent in April. The jobless rate in the Coastal Georgia area in May a year ago was also 8.8 percent.
WaterWays Township, a 2,300-acre gated, planned community in south Bryan County, recently announced "Catch the Current," a series of previews to introduce its coastal lifestyle to the area.
When you invest, you take some risks. While you can't totally avoid these risks, you can take steps to help reduce their impact and increase your comfort level. And the more comfortable you are with your investments, the easier it will be to follow a long-term strategy that can help you meet your goals.
SAVANNAH - Vision Airlines is dropping its service to Savannah three months after the charter carrier added the coastal Georgia city to its schedule.
SAVANNAH - Alec Poitevint has been elected to serve a second year as board chairman of the Georgia Ports Authority.
SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority reached an all-time high in container trade in July, moving 293,889 20-foot equivalent container units, a 19.2 percent increase over the previous year.
Georgia's net tax collections for July totaled nearly $1.49 billion for an increase of $78 million, or 5.5 percent, compared to the month-ended July 2013, according to Gov. Nathan Deal.
Richmond Hill City Council accepted a request by a developer to again table its bid to allow multi-family housing on a tract near the entrance of Richmond Hill Plantation until Sept. 2.
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.
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.
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