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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


Job fair at Savannah Tech April 2

The Southeast Georgia Job Fair/Career Expo will be on Friday, April 2 at Savannah Technical College.

March 24, 2010 | Staff report | Business


Firth Rixon to begin hiring

March 19, 2010 | Staff report | Business


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


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Deadline near for FSA committee nominations

U. S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan Garcia reminds farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that Aug. 1 is the deadline for local FSA county committee nominations.

July 22, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Veterans launching craft brewery

Being former soldiers, Kevin Ryan, Dan Sartin and Jeff Hyatt have a common bond that's typical of all uniformed personnel, whether they're military, law enforcement or firefighters. They also share a love for good beer.

July 21, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Business


State revenue up 11% in June

Georgia's net tax collections for June totaled $1.76 billion for an increase of $182.25 million, or 11.5 percent, compared to the month-ended June 2013, Gov. Nathan Deal announced this week.

July 20, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Job fair for veterans on Stewart

FORSYTH - The Georgia Department of Corrections, in conjunction with the Georgia National Guard, will host several law-enforcement and public-safety agencies for a military personnel career fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at the 1BCT, building 705, on Fort Stewart.

July 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Keep homes dry to keep termites out

Dealing with termites costs over two billion dollars a year in the United States. In Georgia alone residents pay between two hundred million and three hundred million dollars for remedial control and repair of damage done by termites.

July 17, 2014 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


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