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Property transfers for Aug. 5-11

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from August 5-11:

August 17, 2011 | Staff report | Business


Development panel elects officers

The Development Authority of Bryan County recently elected a new slate of officers for the 2011-12 year.

August 17, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Remarriage should refocus financial goals

If you're planning to get remarried, you have plenty of company: More than 40 percent of all U.S. weddings are second marriages for at least one of the participants, according to an estimate by the National Stepfamily Resource Center.

August 17, 2011 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


Reactor OK not expected until 2012

ATLANTA - The Southern Co. is unlikely to receive permission until early 2012 to build what could become the country's first new nuclear plant in a generation, according to a new timeline from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

August 13, 2011 | By Ray Henry Associated Press writer | Business


Don't let low rates sink plans

Over the past few years, if you've taken out a mortgage or another consumer loan, you've probably welcomed the low interest rates you may have received. But as an investor, if you've kept any retirement savings in fixed-rate investment vehicles, you may have seen low rates in a less favorable light. And that's why it may be time for you take a closer look at your financial strategy for working toward the retirement lifestyle you've envisioned.

August 11, 2011 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


Goodwill hires local woman

Jan Bass of Richmond Hill has been named director of marketing for Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire.

August 10, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Georgia Conservancy hires coastal leader

The Georgia Conservancy announced recently the selection of Clay Mobley as its coastal director.

August 10, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Property transfers for Aug. 1-5

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from Aug. 1-5:

August 10, 2011 | Staff report | Business


Georgia Power: Pollution rules may close plants

ATLANTA (AP) - The largest electric utility in Georgia said Thursday it must purchase power from outside suppliers in the coming years because pending anti-pollution rules may force the company to close or upgrade some of its existing plants.

August 06, 2011 | By Ray Henry Associated Press writer | Business


Coastal Bank in mortgage assistance programs

SAVANNAH - The Coastal Bank, a locally owned and operated community bank headquartered in Savannah, has been approved for two new mortgage loan and down payment assistance programs specifically designed to help low- to moderate-income mortgage customers.

August 05, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Property transfers for July 20-29

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from July 20-29:

August 03, 2011 | Staff report | Business


Vaccinate horses for West Nile

One of the few good things a drought brings is a reduction in mosquitoes. Now that the rain has returned, so have the mosquitoes. In the cushy, comfortable lives we have grown accustomed to, we seem to forget that mosquitoes are not just a nuisance. Gnats are a nuisance. Mosquitoes can kill you.

August 03, 2011 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


Pembroke Seafood Market opens

Co-owners Lisa Ferguson and Vernon Ferguson opened the Pembroke Seafood Market last week.

August 03, 2011 | | Business


Jobless rates up in area

ATLANTA - Jobless rates in Savannah, as well as the Coastal Georgia region, increased by a percent or more in June.

August 03, 2011 | Staff report | Business


Shop marks birthday with party

The Ice Cream Stop in Richmond Hill celebrated its second anniversary July 24 with a six-hour event complete with ice cream, birthday cake and bounce houses. Owner Bill Pollard, known as "Mr. Bill" to his patrons, said the shop stayed busy throughout the day and that close to 250 slices of ice cream cake were served.

August 03, 2011 | Staff report | Business


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Tax-free days extended for two years

Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday signed House Bill 958, legislation that will extend the statewide back-to-school tax-free holiday and ENERGY STAR and WaterSense appliance tax-free holiday weekends for an additional two years.

April 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


WaterWays Township honored

WaterWays Township, a 2,300-acre gated master-planned community in south Bryan County, recently was named "Community of the Year" by the Home Builders Association of Greater Savannah.

April 17, 2014 | | Business


News wins top advertising awards

The Coastal Courier and Bryan County News took home top awards from this year's Georgia Press Association 2014 Advertising Conference and Awards Banquet, held April 3-4 at Lake Blackshear Resort in Cordele.

April 14, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Business


Prepare for healthcare costs in retirement

As you save and invest for retirement, what are your ultimate goals? Do you plan on traveling the world? Purchasing a vacation home? Pursuing your hobbies?

April 13, 2014 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


Goodwill job fairs in May

SAVANNAH -In recognition of Goodwill Week, Goodwill of the Coastal Empire plans to provide 10 job fairs open to the public throughout the region.

April 13, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Sweet smell of a Fort Stewart burn

You may have noticed the smoke in the air from time to time as tree farmers conduct prescribed burns.

April 13, 2014 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


Phone company has safe-digging hotline

April is National Safe Digging Month, and CenturyLink reminds Bryan County residents to always call 811 before beginning any digging project.

April 12, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Enmark backing Light the Night Walk

SAVANNAH - Enmark Stations Inc. once again has made a commitment to sell paper icons in all 59 of its retail stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk.

April 11, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Strawberry farms blooming again

MACON - Tens of thousands of school children visit Georgia's strawberry farms each year, learning about the berries, how they're grown and what they look like in the field.

April 08, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Hinesville job fair canceled

A job fair that had been scheduled for the Shuman Recreation Center in Hinesville Wednesday has been canceled.

April 08, 2014 | Staff report | Business


McDonald's USA visits local restaurant

McDonald's USA President Jeff Stratton and the McDonald's leadership team made visits this week to five stores in the Savannah area, including Richmond Hill, to spend time in restaurants and meet with local owner-operators and crew.

April 07, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Even young need short-, long-term financial goals

If you're one of the "millennials" - the generation that began in the early 1980s - you are still in the early stages of your career.

April 06, 2014 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


Unemployment drops during February

ATLANTA -Jobless rates in the metro Savannah and Coastal Georgia areas decreased in February.

April 02, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Battle with invasive species continues

For as long as there have been humans, there has been trade.

March 30, 2014 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


Cope with investment turbulence

If you're like many travelers, you get a little nervous when your airplane goes through some turbulence. And if you're like a lot of investors, you may get somewhat jumpy when the financial markets are volatile. Yet flight turbulence probably isn't as scary as it seems, and the same may be true for market volatility - if you know how to respond.

March 30, 2014 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


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