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Sea Island Co. files for bankruptcy

SAVANNAH - Sea Island Company has filed for federal bankruptcy protection with a plan to sell its luxury resorts that have been secluded getaways on the Georgia coast for wealthy travelers and American presidents since 1928.

The family-owned company filed a Chapter 11 plan in federal court Tuesday, saying it's unable to repay more than $600 million owed to to lenders including Synovus Bank, Bank of America and Bank of Scotland after the economic meltdown took a toll on Sea Island's resort and real-estate businesses.

August 12, 2010 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Business


No rest for weary as temperature soars

Blistering summer days have air conditioning service professionals working up quite a sweat, answering more calls than usual in an attempt to keep area residents cool. As daytime temperatures continue to hover in the mid-90s with heat indexes up to 100 degrees, even afternoon rains give little relief when cool air is nowhere to be found.

August 09, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Business


Ports handle record number of containers

SAVANNAH - Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced Monday that the GPA handled more than 2.63 million twenty-foot equivalent unit containers, added new services and maintained its position as the fourth-highest-volume container port in fiscal year 2010.

August 06, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Savannah Tech hosts marketing seminar

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College's marketing and hospitality programs will host a free seminar on working in the international market from 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Aug. 24. The seminar will be in the Eckburg Auditorium at the Savannah Campus, 5717 White Bluff Road.

August 06, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


DQ opens Richmond Hill location

August 04, 2010 | | Business


Restaurant opens in Pembroke

August 04, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Gas pipeline headed to business park

Work is expected to begin this fall on a new natural gas pipeline that will serve the Belfast Business Center, a 900-acre industrial park off Belfast Siding Road.

August 04, 2010 | By Jeff Whitten Staff writer | Business


Auto part store opens in Pembroke

There's now an auto parts store in Pembroke. Autopro Parts and Accessories, opened on Thursday.

August 02, 2010 | Staff report | Business


Extended unemployment benefits OKed

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond announced Thursday that federal extended unemployment insurance benefits are now being paid to 90,994 jobless Georgians. The benefits were enacted by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama last July 22. The law extends the qualifying time for eligible recipients from June 2

July 31, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Jobless rate up in area in June

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported recently that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Hinesville rose to 8.9 percent in June, up eight-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 8.1 percent in May. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the metro area increased to 2,900, up 240 from 2,660.

July 30, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Georgia job loss second in nation

The Georgia Department of Labor reported July 20 that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Savannah rose to 8.8 percent in June, up five-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 8.3 percent in May. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the metro area increased to 15,397, up 837 from 14,560.

July 28, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


State gets $30M for home loans from stimulus

Georgia has received $30 million in Recovery Act funds for direct home loans through USDA Rural Development for qualifying families considered to have low and very low incomes to purchase or build a home in a rural area.

July 28, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Real estate firm switches affiliation

John H. Sumner, broker/owner of Pursuit Real Estate Group announced a new national affiliation with Weichert, Realtors and will now be WEICHERT, REALTORS – Pursuit Real Estate Group, an independently owned and operated franchise of Weichert Real Estate Affiliates.

July 21, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


June jobless number not encouraging

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 10.0 percent in June, down one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 10.1 percent in May. This is the 33rd consecutive month Georgia has exceeded the national unemployment rate, which is now 9.5 percent.

July 16, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Insurance agent supports fight against cancer

The American Cancer Society in Richmond Hill received a $1,000 donation July 7 from volunteer Lynn Bennett.

July 14, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


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Start now to get good fishing from pond

We have a lot of residential subdivisions with ponds on them. We have a lot of farmsteads with ponds. If you have a pond, either your own private pond or one owned and managed by your homeowner's association, now is the time to start planning for next year's management of the pond.

December 19, 2014 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


H-ville Golden Corral building on market

The Golden Corral building on Highway 84 in Hinesville is back on the market. A Realtor's sign was placed on the property sometime this week.

December 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Howard Dental opens RH office

Howard Family Dental, which has been serving Southeastern Georgia since 1980, recently announced the grand opening of its new Richmond Hill office and the addition of Dr. Carlos Martinolas to the practice.

December 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Property transfers Nov. 14-Dec. 8

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from Nov. 14-Dec. 8.

December 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


RH clerk marks 28 years with city

Richmond Hill city clerk Ursula Lee recently celebrated 28 years of employment with the city. Lee began her work in 1986 as a receptionist/senior clerk and was promoted to assistant city clerk before becoming city clerk in 1997.

December 12, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Vandalism, pot busts, shots fired at fox

The following incidents are from Bryan County Sheriff's Department and Richmond Hill Police Department reports.

December 09, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Business


Here's a year-end financial check-list

As 2014 draws to a close, you may want to look back on the progress you've made this past year in various areas of your life - and that certainly includes progress toward your financial goals.

December 07, 2014 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


Prescribed burns prevent wildfires, help wildlife

You may begin noticing smoke in the air from time to time as tree farmers conduct prescribed burns.

December 05, 2014 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


Share your 'bounty' with loved ones

It's Thanksgiving, a holiday that once celebrated the harvest season. Although many of us may not be directly connected to agriculture, we still gather on Thanksgiving with our loved ones to share whatever "bounty" we have. This practice doesn't have to begin and end with food. Why not incorporate the spirit of sharing into your overall financial strategy?

November 30, 2014 | For Laura Evans | Business


Put estate planning on holiday to-do list

It's that time of year again. Remember to pick up a turkey or a ham, decorate the house inside and out, and let's not forget the presents - something for everybody on the ever-growing list.

November 28, 2014 | By Michael Smith and Richard Barid Columnists | Business


Woman wins iPad from News

Congratulations to Melissa Edmonston, who won the iPad drawing sponsored by the Bryan County News at the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival last month in Richmond Hill.

November 28, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


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