Vendor applications are being accepted for Hinesville's OktoberFest, which is planned for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15-16, in the downtown Bradwell Park area. The festival features authentic German entertainment and food, beer tent, food court and a marketplace full of arts and crafts vendors. Event organizers say they expect to top last year's crowd of about 5,000 attendees. Booth rentals are $75 per night if reserved before Oct. 1 and $100 after. The festival will be open from 4-midnight on Friday and from 11 a.m.-midnight on Saturday.
Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz addressed business leaders last week at the second annual Atlanta state of the port event. He discussed the importance of Georgia's deepwater ports in Savannah and Brunswick to the metro Atlanta area.
The following are the property transfers in Bryan County for Sept. 14-20:
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reports that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 10 percent in August.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., is co-sponsoring legislation to permanently extend tax relief provisions passed by Congress in 2001 and 2003. If Congress fails to take action, this tax relief would expire at the end of this year.
The Board of Directors of Bryan Bank has elected Al Dixon as a director of the bank.
Gov. Sonny Perdue recently announced the launch of Work Ready Connect, the state's new online employment marketplace.
The following are the property transfers in Bryan County for Sept. 1-13:
Even with most 3rd ID soldiers deployed, a large crowd of service members, military spouses and dependents and retirees wound through a maze of exhibitors' booths Friday during the fall Community Showcase at Club Stewart on Fort Stewart.
The following are the property transfers in Bryan County for the month of August:
The Downtown Development Authority met at Pembroke City Hall on Aug. 19. Six members were present, along with representatives from the city and the development authority secretary, Hannah DeLoach.
This weekend, Kroger customers will be able to "round up" their purchases to the next dollar to help support the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance.
The Liberty County Development Authority has not recently made any significant decisions regarding a proposed wastewater treatment plant at Tradeport East.
SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority welcomed the largest vessel ever to call on the Port of Savannah last week when the 8,500-TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) M/V CMA CGM Figaro docked at the Garden City Terminal.
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.
ATLANTA -Jobless rates in the metro Savannah and Coastal Georgia areas decreased in February.
For as long as there have been humans, there has been trade.
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.