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Paychecks won't drop at end of month

WASHINGTON - Calling quits on a bruising election-year fight, negotiators on Capitol Hill announced an agreement late Wednesday on legislation to renew a payroll tax cut for 160 million workers and jobless benefits for millions more.

February 16, 2012 | By Andrew Taylor Associated Press writer | Business


Energy secretary: Vogtle reactors may spur nuclear resurgence

WAYNESBORO - With workers behind him already assembling the towering steel capsule that will contain one of the nation's first new commercial nuclear reactors in a generation, Energy Secretary Steven Chu said Wednesday the Plant Vogtle expansion in Georgia will influence other American utilities weighing new investments in nuclear power.

February 16, 2012 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Business


Obama budget includes funds for port expansion

ATLANTA - President Barack Obama on Monday proposed $2.8 million towards deepening the shipping channel to the Port of Savannah - far less than the $105 million supporters wanted, but they say the amount is enough to keep the effort on the federal radar.

February 14, 2012 | By Errin Haines Associated Press writer | Business


Free amplified phones offered

Georgians who are deaf or hard of hearing - from 1 percent hearing loss to profound deafness - now can obtain a new amplified cordless phone for free, thanks to the Georgia Council for the Hearing Impaired Inc.

February 13, 2012 | Special to the News | Business


Coastal Electric cited for military support

Georgia Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, an agency of the Department of Defense, recently honored Coastal Electrical CEO Whit Hollowell with a Patriot Award for supporting his employees who serve in the Georgia National Guard and Reserve.

February 12, 2012 | Special to the News | Business


Here's how to ensure a great Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is almost upon us. To celebrate, you may want to present your loved ones with chocolates, flowers or any number of other traditional gifts. But if your valentine also happens to be your spouse or your life partner, you also might want to show your love in another way - by making sure you have adequate insurance.

February 12, 2012 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


New tanning salon opens

Bronze Tanning celebrated the opening of its newest location in Richmond Hill with a ribbon cutting ceremony Jan. 31.

February 10, 2012 | Special to the News | Business


Fort Stewart moves 'lemon lot'

If you're thinking about buying or selling a car, pickup truck, boat, recreational vehicle, motorcycle or just a trailer, consider Fort Stewart's privately owned vehicle resale lot, or as it's more commonly known, the "lemon lot."

February 09, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Business


Feds kick in more money for harbor deepening planning

SAVANNAH - The agency overseeing plans to deepen the river channel to the Port of Savannah announced Wednesday it will funnel an additional $2.5 million in federal funding toward pre-construction planning, which Georgia port officials said should help keep the projected on target for completion by 2016.

February 09, 2012 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Business


Property transfers for Jan. 30-Feb. 3

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court, Jan. 30 - Feb. 3:

February 08, 2012 | | Business


West Point grad hired as VP at consulting firm

Management Performance Groups Inc. - a consulting firm based in Richmond Hill and Meridian, Miss. - recently appointed Pete Grimm as the vice president of business development.

February 08, 2012 | Special to the News | Business


Solar power shining into area

A Hinesville homeowner last week joined the slowly growing ranks of energy consumers who are turning to the sun's rays for more than warmth.

February 06, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Correspondent | Business


State overhauls professional licensing

ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp recently announced a plan to streamline the operations at his agency's professional licensing boards division through more efficient procedures in license application review and code enforcement.

February 05, 2012 | Special to the News | Business


Learn from Super Bowl teams

It's Super Bowl time again. And whether you're a sports fan or not, you can probably learn something from the Super Bowl teams that you can apply to other endeavors - such as investing.

February 03, 2012 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


Master Naturalist Program starting

The 2012 Coastal Georgia Master Naturalist Program is now open for registration.

February 03, 2012 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


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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


Soil alive, don't put too much mulch on it

Have you ever noticed the car in front of you at the traffic signal that has water dripping out of its tailpipe?

October 10, 2014 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


Local DQ among hacked stores

Pembroke's Dairy Queen is on a list of restaurants that have been hit by a security breach during August, the company announced Thursday.

October 10, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Businesses touted for brightening holidays

Update: The following local businesses have signed on to support the Bryan County Children's Fund, which annually provides gifts of toys and clothing to hundreds of local kids who otherwise would have no presents to open on Christmas morning: Richmond Hill Transmission, Toni's Grooming, Cindy's Custom Framing, Espresso Hill.

October 10, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Business


Floquip expanding Midway operation

SNF Floquip has announced it will double its Midway Industrial Park plant, investing about $7 million in the expansion.

October 08, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Attorneys open Hinesville office

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce attended a ribbon cutting for Balbo and Gregg, Attorneys at Law, P.C., Sept. 26 at the practice's new Hinesville location, 410-A Gen. Screven Way.

October 07, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Port container growth continues

SAVANNAH - With nearly 13 percent growth in container traffic over the first two months of the fiscal year, the Georgia Ports Authority has made a strong start to FY2015.

October 06, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


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