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Hinesville shopping area sells for $6.5 million

Liberty Square, a 108,752-square-foot shopping center in Hinesville, sold for $6.5 million last week.

April 12, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Time running out for homebuyer tax break

Members of the military can benefit from the homebuyer tax credit extension legislation, which has been extended to include sales until April 30.

April 09, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Senators seek funds for harbor expansion

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., recently announced they are seeking $105 million in federal funds to continue the deepening of the Savannah Harbor to ensure the country's fastest-growing container port can accommodate large cargo carriers.

April 09, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Flower Pot Nursery cuts ribbon

The Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for the Flower Pot Nursery on March 24.

April 07, 2010 | Staff reports | Business


Executive chef named at City Center

John G. Wilderman, resident of The Wilderman Group, announced the appointment of Kermit W. Griffin as executive chef at the Richmond Hill City Center. Griffin, who earned his bachelors degree in hotel resort and tourism management from the University of South Carolina, brings more than 10 years of culinary experience to the position, having started his career as a saucier/sous chef at Germantown Cricket Club in Philadelphia.

April 07, 2010 | Staff reports | Business


Dollar General expands in Midway

With the opening of a new and expanded Dollar General store in Midway, local residents now have a greater selection when it comes to shopping for groceries and other goods.

April 02, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Business


Businesses show wares, services on post

About 75 vendors sought to make a profitable match with the government during the 2010 Business and Outreach Expo held Wednesday on Fort Stewart.

April 02, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Business


Georgia joblessness at record 10.5 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Hinesville remained unchanged at 8.8 percent in February from a revised 8.8 percent in January. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the area increased to 2,890, up 34 from 2,856 in January.

April 02, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Real estate agent now licensed broker

RICHMOND HILL - Century 21 Ways Station announced recently that Jolonda T. Greene received her Georgia real estate associate broker's license.

April 02, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


NeSmith reaches out to youth baseball

Mike Reed, general manager of NeSmith Chevrolet in Hinesville, recently announced that the dealership is partnering with the Liberty County Recreation Department and Fort Stewart to provide athletes and coaches with baseball equipment, instructional clinics, a monetary donation and an opportunity to raise an additional $10,000 through a Chevy vehicle giveaway fundraiser. The effort by NeSmith is part of the Chevy Youth Baseball initiative, a nationwide campaign that runs through July.

April 02, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Condo auction reflects economic woes

At least 12 Richmond Hill luxury condos are slated to hit the auction block on April 17.

April 01, 2010 | By Ross Blair Staff writer | Business


State using federal money to spur jobs

ATLANTA - State human services officials will use more than $200 million in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act as an incentive for private- and public-sector employers to hire 20,000 Georgians this summer.

The department is offering huge incentives to employers under two programs, TeenWork, which seeks to hire 15,000 teens this summer, and Jobs for Georgia, which will provide incentives for employers to hire 5,000 adult workers.

April 01, 2010 | Associated Press | Business


Discount grocery opens in Hinesville

Since Save-A-Lot opened its doors to Hinesville residents earlier this month, store manager Fred Goings said business has been steady. The store features private-label brands in a warehouse-style setup designed to reduce costs for consumers.

March 29, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Special to the News | Business


Liberty panel signs onto multi-county development pact

The Liberty County Development Authority approved a motion to enter into an intergovernmental agreement that would secure a joint marketing arrangement between four counties in Coastal Georgia, allowing them to work cooperatively to pitch the benefits of the region to potential business partners.

March 26, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Special to the News | Business


Meet Sharon Lape, Lanier parapro of year

Editor's note: Meet Sharon Lape, who was recently named the paraprofessional of the year at Lanier Primary School for the 2010-2011 school year. Here's her story.

March 24, 2010 | | 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


Richmond Hill to hear request on RH Plantation change

Richmond Hill City Council accepted a request by a developer to again table its bid to allow multi-family housing on a tract near the entrance of Richmond Hill Plantation until Sept. 2.

August 11, 2014 | Jeff Whitten | Business


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