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State jobless rate over 10% in December

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 10.2 percent in December, up two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 10 percent in November. The preliminary November rate of 10.1 percent reported last month has been revised downward by one-tenth of a percentage point. The rate was 10.3 percent in December 2009. This is the 39th consecutive month Georgia has exceeded the national unemployment rate, which is currently 9.4 percent.

January 21, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Belt-tightening tips for your budget

Between holiday shopping bills now coming due, increased winter heating bills and the coming income tax season, many people are feeling the pinch. Your best bet for getting back on track is probably to trim expenses.

January 19, 2011 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Business


Advisor named limited partner with Jones Financial

Laura Evans, an Edward Jones financial advisor in Richmond Hill, has accepted an invitation to become a limited partner in The Jones Financial Cos., the holding company for the St. Louis-based financial services firm.

January 19, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Property transfers for Jan. 4-10

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from Jan. 4 – Jan. 10

January 19, 2011 | Staff report | Business


It's not too early to get ready for garden

By Don Gardner

January 19, 2011 | By Don Gardner Columnist | Business


Construction starts on WaterWays

Local businessmen and Bryan County officials celebrated Friday morning the groundbreaking for the first home in the WaterWays Township in South Bryan. Fletcher Management Co. of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., is overseeing the development of the 2,300-acre subdivision off Oak Level Road near Red Bird Creek.

January 17, 2011 | Staff report | Business


IRS has $7 million in refunds for Georgians

The Internal Revenue Service is looking for more than 4,700 Georgia taxpayers who are due refund checks worth more than a total of $7 million.

January 17, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


DoD details civilian pay freeze

Defense Department civilian employees affected by the federal pay freeze for 2011 and 2012 will still have the opportunity to receive performance awards, promotions and normal longevity increases, the American Forces Press Service reported recently.

January 17, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


RH Chamber has annual banquet

The Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce had its banquet dinner Monday at Richmond Hill City Center.

January 12, 2011 | | Business


Get the most out of gift cards

If someone gave you a $50 bill, you probably wouldn't just stick it in a drawer and forget it.

January 12, 2011 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Business


Day spa under new ownership

Milan Day Spa is under new ownership as of Jan. 7, and a new image, new spa services and more are on tap for the Richmond Hill facility.

January 12, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Telephone company looks at big merger

CenturyLink, a communications company with local offices in Hinesville, recently announced it will merge with Qwest, considered by some to be a leader in the networks services market because of its national fiber-optic network.

January 12, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Business


New golf community planned for Bryan

Even though he's only played one round of golf in his entire life, Paul Fletcher has overseen the development of six communities with golf courses in Southeast United States, not including the one coming to South Bryan County.

January 11, 2011 | By Hallie D. Martin Staff writer | Business


Georgia Power boss defends rate hike

ATLANTA - Georgia Power's new president said last week that the electric utility had to raise prices to meet stricter emissions rules and maintain its system, but he's considering new ways to help customers cut costs.

January 11, 2011 | Associated Press | Business


Coastal launches mobile banking, texting

SAVANNAH - The Coastal Bank, a locally owned and operated community bank headquartered in Savannah, recently launched new mobile banking and text message banking services.

January 07, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


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Heating bill assistance available

The Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority Inc. will assist eligible households with heating bills.

October 30, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Businesses back Bryan Children's Fund

The following businesses have been given handcrafted angels to show their support the Bryan County Children's Fund, which annually provides gifts of toys and clothing to hundreds of local children who otherwise would have no presents to open on Christmas morning.

October 26, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Careful when transplanting woody plants

The advent of autumn means it's time to plant woody plants.

October 24, 2014 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


Elmgren's Services opens today

Elmgren's Services Garden Center cut the ribbon on its new location today, kicking off a weekend of grand opening events.

October 24, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Business


Low Country Eye opening new office

Low Country Eye Care will reopen Monday in its newly constructed, free-standing building at 1000 Gandy Dancer in the Station Exchange, moving from its current location in Ford Plaza.

October 24, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


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


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