Close to 5,000 acres of pristine land along the Medway River at the Midway I-95 interchange in Liberty County will not be developed into a master planned community any time soon, says Foram Group Chairman and CEO Loretta Cockrum.
SAVANNAH - Imperial Sugar and the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration are discussing a possible settlement of proposed fines against the company for a deadly 2008 refinery explosion near Savannah.
The talks have prompted an administrative law judge to postpone a hearing on the fines by the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission scheduled for next Tuesday in Savannah.
Chris McDermott of Richmond Hill was re-elected recently to a three-year term as a member director of the board of Georgia Transmission Corporation. She also serves on the board of directors for Coastal Electric Membership Corporation.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Public Service Commission is reviewing an Atlanta Gas Light Company request to increase base rates.
Hinesville's first farmers market this Thursday promises a host of bargains, including its hours of operation. The market will be held from 4-8 p.m. each Thursday, from May 6-Oct. 28, at Bradwell Park and along Commerce Street in downtown Hinesville.
The CivilianJobs.com Career Expo is set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, on Fort Stewart. Men and women transitioning from active duty to civilian life, retirees, veterans, members of the National Guard and Reserves and spouses are encouraged to attend.
MONROE, La., and DENVER - CenturyLink and Qwest Communications announced recently that their boards of directors have approved an agreement under which CenturyLink will acquire Qwest in a tax-free, stock-for-stock transaction. Under the terms of the agreement, Qwest shareholders will receive 0.1664 CenturyLink shares for each share of Qwest common stock they own at closing. Upon closing of the transaction, CenturyLink shareholders are expected to own approximately 50.5 percent and Qwest shareholders are expected to own approximately 49.5 percent of the combined company.
SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority will host the 2010 International Association of Ports and Harbors mid-term board meeting June 7-9. The previous biennial meeting was hosted by the Port of Dunkirk in France.
As part of its continuing network investment to support growing demand for mobile devices and services, AT&T recently announced the activation of a new cell site on Fort Stewart that will enhance coverage for area residents and businesses in and around the military base.
As part of Comcast Cares Day, nearly 40 volunteers gathered Saturday at LeConte-Woodmanston Plantation to work on flower beds, mulch the garden and lay bricks on a walkway designed to honor those once enslaved on Liberty County plantations. The memorial, "The Walk: An African-American Tribute," will cover 50,000 square feet and bear the names of about 6,000 former slaves when it is complete.
Keller Williams announced recently that Beth Braun has joined the company and will work out of the Richmond Hill office. Braun has a background in listing and selling real estate for the past seven years in Liberty, Bryan and McIntosh counties. She has completed Graduate of Realtor Institute training and holds an associate broker license.
WASHINGTON - A spike in unemployment claims Thursday underscored the bumpiness of the economic rebound: Consumers are spending more. Factories are making more. But layoffs have not tapered off as fast as expected.
The Hinesville post office has received notice from the USPS recently that its automated postal center is targeted for removal because it doesn't get enough business.
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. – Dollar General has opened a new store in Midway, 167 Butler Ave., and has set its grand opening for Saturday, beginning 8 a.m.
The following real estate transactions were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court, Nov. 8-15:
Goody's store manager Jake Pierson marked the grand opening of the new Richmond Hill store with a ribbon cutting Thursday. On hand to celebrate are members of the Richmond Hill City Council, Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce ambassadors, Goody's store associates and others. The new clothing retail store is at 9701 Ford Ave. next to Goodwill and is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.
At various times, many people may feel frustrated by the performance of their investments. For example, they expect growth, and they don't get it - or they think the value of their investment won't fluctuate much, but it does. However, some of this frustration might be alleviated if investors were more familiar with the nature of their investment vehicles.
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Gov. Nathan Deal announced Wednesday that Georgia's net tax collections for October totaled $1.46 billion, an increase of approximately $81.75 million, or 5.9 percent, compared to October 2012.
Ameris Bank launched its fourth annual "Helping Fight Hunger" initiative during October. The Richmond Hill branch collected more than 115 non-perishable food items, and more than 500,000 non-perishable food items collected companywide.
A Korean-owned logistics company says it will employ up to 50 people in a distribution center it is establishing near Midway.
SAVANNAH - United Way of the Coastal Empire recently announced it selected Savannah Technical College as a strategic-initiative partner for economic independence with a grant for $290,000.
Jaclyn Gilbert, a new associate at Harvey and Hendrix P.C. of Richmond Hill, recently passed the Georgia Bar Exam.
The following real estate transactions were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court, Nov. 1-7:
As construction equipment kicked up dust in the background, Caesarstone USA broke ground on its first North American manufacturing facility in a ceremony Tuesday afternoon at the Belfast Commerce Centre in Richmond Hill.
The Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual Taste of Richmond Hill Business After Hours from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday at the Richmond Hill City Center.
It appears utilities management company OMI isn't leaving Richmond Hill without at least a public attempt to strike a deal.
I prefer fact-based decisions. Results of decisions based on facts seem to have less unintended consequences than those based on emotion, faulty logic or what a revered ancestor did.
Georgia's business climate has been named No. 1 in the nation by Site Selection magazine, an economic-development trade publication.