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.
The Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Business After Hours from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday at the Holiday Inn Express at 4601 Highway 17.
STATESBORO - U.S. Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., will host a veterans and military job fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Georgia Southern University's Nessmith-Lane Conference Center, 847 Plant Drive.
The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court, July 26-31:
Ericka Danielle Oliver of Pembroke was recently awarded the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential in recognition of outstanding work with young children.