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Load prepaid cards at your own risk

The government did us a favor when it created the CARD Act, which reined in banks and credit-card companies that had been collecting millions of extra dollars from consumers.

December 22, 2010 | By David Uffington Dollars and sense | Business


Track your spending

If you have a computer and really don't know where all your money goes, your life can be easier if you invest in personal-finance budget software. Nearly all of the finance programs have reports that you can customize and generate. Want to know how much you're spending for groceries? Or how much miscellaneous cash went to coffee in the morning? The program will tell you. Your bank statement will include the debit-card amounts, which you'll need to add in, but not the cash you spend. You'll need to enter that as well.

December 16, 2010 | By David Uffington Dollars and sense | Business


Company helps fund BC United Way goal

Out of all of those who contributed to the United Way of Bryan County, Janice Blunt especially wanted to recognize one Richmond Hill business for its support.

December 15, 2010 | By Hallie D. Martin Staff writer | Business


Make sure you are cyber secure

When Ben Franklin famously wrote "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," I'm pretty sure he wasn't warning his readers about the perils of cyber crime. But in today's world of phishing, shoulder-surfing and computer spyware, his advice hits home.

December 15, 2010 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Business


Insurance company expands in Georgia

Bryan County residents, as well as those across the state, now have another choice when it comes to picking an insurance provider.

December 15, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Grants available for pines

Grants are available to private landowners to help restore and conserve longleaf pine trees.

December 15, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


New sales manager at Jesup car dealer

JESUP - Chad NeSmith, general manager of NeSmith Walker Chevrolet Buick Pontiac GMC in Jesup, announced last week that the dealership hired Shawn Brookshire as the new general sales manager.

December 10, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Job growth is good sign for holidays

WASHINGTON - December is generally a bad time to look for work, and even worse now that the unemployment rate is nearing double digits. But there's reason for some optimism this holiday season.

December 10, 2010 | By Christopher S. Rugaber Associated Press writer | Business


Help make the website you want to use

The Bryan County News is getting near unveiling a new website. It is still under construction, but we thought you might like to get a look and tell is what you think or make suggestions on what you'd like on it. The address, for now, is beta.bryancountynews.net. Click there and it will take you to it. And we'd appreciate hearing about any problems you see so we can fix them before the site is live. Email any comments or suggestions to webed@bryancountynews.net.

December 08, 2010 | Staff report | Business


South Bryan getting new neighborhood

A new neighborhood is in the works in the Buckhead subdivision in South Bryan that will add more than three dozen homes in the next few years, according to the builder.

December 08, 2010 | By Hallie D. Martin Staff writer | Business


Equestrian joins plantation staff

The Ford Plantation recently hired Sheryl Jordan as the new equestrian center manager.

December 08, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Property transfers for Nov. 30-Dec. 6

The following property transfers were filed with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from Nov. 30-Dec. 6:

December 08, 2010 | Staff report | Business


Medicaid workshops this week

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., will sponsor a series of workshops during the open enrollment season for the Medicare Part D prescription drug program.

December 07, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


NeSmith donates toy for every Facebook 'like'

Demere Nesmith, dealer principal of NeSmith Chevrolet Buick GMC in Claxton, announced recently that the company is launching a 15-day "Facebook FunRaiser - The Great Toy Giveaway" to benefit Toys For Tots, Backus Children's Hospital and Salvation Army. Through Dec. 15, NeSmith will donate a toy for every new person that "likes" their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/nesmithchevroletclaxton.

December 03, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


County designated for emergency loans

Bryan County farmers and others across the state may be eligible for low-interest federal emergency loans after the U.S. Department of Agriculture designated 151 counties as primary disaster areas due to drought and excessive heat since July 1.

December 01, 2010 | Staff report | Business


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Economist: Georgia's job engine humming

A Georgia State University economist is predicting that Georgia's economic growth will be solid in the coming years.

August 31, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Pine beetle can be beat; not by hugging trees

I got surprised again last week. I get used to working with local growers and gardeners and mercifully forget that there are people in charge of food and fiber resources who are well meaning but profoundly ignorant.

August 28, 2014 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


Business Briefs for Aug. 20

Quality rated:Richmond Hill Montessori Preschool recently became the first child-care center in Bryan County to become Quality Rated.

August 21, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


State tax collections up over 2013

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.

August 21, 2014 | Special to the News editor@bryancountynews.net | Business


Ports Authority sets record

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.

August 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


State revenue up 5.5% in July

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.

August 16, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


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