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Coastal Family Pharmacies opens Hinesville shop

Hinesville Pharmacy, formerly Whitman Pharmacy, has opened its new location at 481 E.G. Miles Parkway. The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony March 2 with 60 chamber members in attendance. The new pharmacy is directly across from Liberty Regional Medical Center. The newly namd Hinesville Pharmacy will maintain the same ownership and staff.

March 19, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


State jobless rate at 10.5 in February

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Department of Labor says the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to a record 10.5 percent in February.

The rate is up one-tenth of a percentage point from the 10.4 percent reported in January. The February jobless rate was up 1.8 percentage points from 8.7 percent at this same time last year.

March 18, 2010 | Associated Press | Business


What sells for St. Patrick's Day

Celebration party store in the Kroger shopping center at 551 Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville has helped a lot of area folks "get their green on" for St. Patrick's Day today. Most people buy items to wear or give to friends for the "everything-Irish" holiday, according to Celebration staff.

March 17, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Business


Trestle to Brunswick port being repaired

BRUNSWICK - Georgia Ports Authority officials say fire damage to a railroad trestle connecting to a shipping terminal in Glynn County is not as extensive as had been feared.

The trestle to the Colonels Island facility caught fire Monday. Authority spokesman Robert Morris says two rail cars carrying new Alabama-built Mercedes-Benz automobiles to the terminal burned, destroying all 16 autos.

March 17, 2010 | Associated Press | Business


Georgia Power bills going up in April

ATLANTA - Georgia Power customers will see their bills go up again.

The Georgia Public Service Commission voted 4-1 on Thursday to let the utility raise prices starting April 1. The average residential customer will pay $9.91 more a month from June through September and $3.44 the other eight months of the year.

March 12, 2010 | Associated Press | Business


Jobless rate up again

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) reported the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 10.4 percent in January, topping the previous record high of 10.3 percent reported in December. The January jobless rate was up 2.0 percentage points from 8.4 percent at this same time last year.

March 10, 2010 | Staff reports | Business


Vanpool program could save commuters money

Does the long commute to work empty your wallet too often? Do you wish you could have a conversation with someone other than the radio to make the trip less boring? If so, you're in luck. The Coastal Regional Commission has partnered with

March 05, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Special to the News | Business


Coastal Bank launches new Web site

SAVANNAH - The Coastal Bank, a community bank headquartered in Savannah, recently launched a new Web site offering personal and business customers expanded online banking capabilities.

March 05, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Liberty Shares, Heritage Bank hires CFO

James M. Floyd Jr., president and CEO of Liberty Shares, Inc. and The Heritage Bank, announced recently that Robert B. "Rob" Briscoe has been named chief financial officer for both companies. He will begin Monday.

March 05, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Investing for growth and rising income

Just a few years ago, economists were talking about the possible re-emergence of an economic phenomenon not seen in many decades: deflation, or declining prices of goods and services. Recently, however, inflation has risen from extremely low levels, driven largely by increased energy and grocery prices. As a consumer, you might fight the effects of inflation by driving less or by cutting back on certain types of food. But as an investor, what can you do to help keep your financial assets from losing purchasing power?

August 14, 2008 | | Business


Bank opening is 'actually quite exciting'

This morning at 10, Bryan Bank & Trust will have (or has had depending on when you get your paper) a ribbon cutting at it is newest location on Hwy. 17 and Harris Trail.

August 14, 2008 | | Business


Gas prices impacting some local eateries

Businesses around the country this year have been hit hard by record high gas prices, and Richmond Hill is no exception. Restaurants in particular have taken a blow, especially those that use extra gas for deliveries.

August 14, 2008 | by Caroline Gotler | Business


It's all about the delivery

I enjoy political theory. That is an understatement. I eat the morning news for breakfast is probably closer to the truth. Many facets are fascinating to me, but today I am going to focus on one. Hang tight, this is still a business column, I promise.

August 07, 2008 | | Business


Bonds vs. bond funds

As an investor, you may find that bonds can be a valuable part of your portfolio. But choosing to invest in bonds is one thing - and choosing how to invest in them is another. Basically, you've got two choices: individual bonds or bond-based mutual funds. Which approach is right for you?

August 07, 2008 | | Business


First Bank of Coastal Georgia gets 5 stars

First Bank of Coastal Georgia has earned a 5-Star rating according to Bauer Financial, Inc., an independent bank rating firm, said Doyce E. Mullis, president and CEO.

August 07, 2008 | | 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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