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.
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.
The Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for It Works! and the Georgia Skinny Wrap at 10 a.m. Thursday at RHBC Chamber office at 2591 Highway 17, suite 100 in Richmond Hill.
I had a call this summer about a jasmine bed dying in a big circle about 20 feet in diameter. No, it was not alien spacecraft engines burning the jasmine and not raccoons making crop circles.
MIDWAY - An area manufacturer is among 255 companies worldwide selected to participate in a Massachusetts Institute of Technology study that explores whether manufacturing can be reinvigorated in the United States.
Fall is almost officially here - and if you're like most people, you're probably wondering how summer went by so fast. Those trips to the lake or the beach are fading in memory now, giving way to helping kids with homework, raking leaves and the other rites of autumn. And just as your day-to-day tasks change with the seasons, so, too, will your money management and investment activities at different phases of your life.
The owners of Life Moves Dance Studio broke ground Friday on their new location at 11260 Highway 144 between Richmond Hill Court and Parker's Square.
Now that we are past Labor Day, there are a few things you can do - and not do - around the yard before we get too deep into the NFL season.
SAVANNAH - Vice President Joe Biden visited the Georgia Port Authority's Garden City Ocean Terminal on Monday and discussed the importance of infrastructure investment to exports, economic competitiveness and job creation.
The following real estate transactions were filed with the Bryan County Clerk of Court, Sept. 9-16:
PawParazzi owners Jane and Alex Honor Saturday marked the pet store's move to a new location in Parkers Square shopping center at 11360 Ford Ave. in Richmond Hill.
The following real estate transactions were filed with the Bryan County Clerk of Court, Sept. 3-6:
National Grandparents Day is observed on Sept. 8. And although this "Day" is not as widely known as Mother's Day or Father's Day, it does remind us of the importance of grandparents. If you're a grandparent yourself, you may be thinking of ways to help your grandchildren on their journey through life. One of the greatest gifts you can give them may be financial support for their college education - and one way you can ...
The Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce will hold its next Business After Hours from 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 19 at United Way of the Coastal Empire Bryan County office, 9611 Ford Ave., behind the Richmond Hill Public Library.