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Local phone company, Qwest to merge

MONROE, La., and DENVER - CenturyLink and Qwest Communications announced recently that their boards of directors have approved an agreement under which CenturyLink will acquire Qwest in a tax-free, stock-for-stock transaction. Under the terms of the agreement, Qwest shareholders will receive 0.1664 CenturyLink shares for each share of Qwest common stock they own at closing. Upon closing of the transaction, CenturyLink shareholders are expected to own approximately 50.5 percent and Qwest shareholders are expected to own approximately 49.5 percent of the combined company.

April 30, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Shipping convention in Savannah

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority will host the 2010 International Association of Ports and Harbors mid-term board meeting June 7-9. The previous biennial meeting was hosted by the Port of Dunkirk in France.

April 30, 2010 | Staff report | Business


New cell tower activiated on post

As part of its continuing network investment to support growing demand for mobile devices and services, AT&T recently announced the activation of a new cell site on Fort Stewart that will enhance coverage for area residents and businesses in and around the military base.

April 30, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Comcast workers spruce up LeConte

As part of Comcast Cares Day, nearly 40 volunteers gathered Saturday at LeConte-Woodmanston Plantation to work on flower beds, mulch the garden and lay bricks on a walkway designed to honor those once enslaved on Liberty County plantations. The memorial, "The Walk: An African-American Tribute," will cover 50,000 square feet and bear the names of about 6,000 former slaves when it is complete.

April 26, 2010 | By Patty Leon Special to the News | Business


Keller Williams hires Midway woman

Keller Williams announced recently that Beth Braun has joined the company and will work out of the Richmond Hill office. Braun has a background in listing and selling real estate for the past seven years in Liberty, Bryan and McIntosh counties. She has completed Graduate of Realtor Institute training and holds an associate broker license.

April 23, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Economic rebound will be bumpy

WASHINGTON - A spike in unemployment claims Thursday underscored the bumpiness of the economic rebound: Consumers are spending more. Factories are making more. But layoffs have not tapered off as fast as expected.

April 19, 2010 | By Jeannine Aversa AP economics writer | Business


H-ville P.O. may lose self-service center

The Hinesville post office has received notice from the USPS recently that its automated postal center is targeted for removal because it doesn't get enough business.

April 16, 2010 | Staff report | Business


Grand opening at Midway store Saturday

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. – Dollar General has opened a new store in Midway, 167 Butler Ave., and has set its grand opening for Saturday, beginning 8 a.m.

April 16, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Hinesville confab delves into church business

The Alliance of Administrators will host its 2010 Administrators Conference on the businesses of churches on April 23-24 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

April 16, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Carpet maker agrees to $18M settlement

ATLANTA - One of the world's largest carpet makers has agreed to an $18 million settlement with employees who claimed the company hired illegal immigrants in an effort to reduce wages.

April 15, 2010 | Associated Press | Business


Income tax deadline is Thursday

Whether you're still struggling to finish your taxes or you haven't even started, remember that Thursday is the day to either postmark and mail completed returns or file for an extension.

April 14, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Special to the News | Business


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


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Faith leaders: your secret weapon in the fight against payday lending

When Pastor Chad Chaddick was ordained, he expected to be a teacher, a caretaker of the sick and elderly, a counselor and an evangelist to his community.

January 29, 2015 | Deborah Sutton Deseret Media Companies | Business


Riverkeeper pick RH PR firm

Richmond Hill-based Lesley Francis Public Relations has been selected to work with the nonprofit Ogeechee Riverkeeper.

January 29, 2015 | Special to the News | Business


College-bound? Fill out that FAFSA

We've just begun the new year, but the next academic year still is months away. Nonetheless, if you have a child who will be attending college in the fall, it's not too soon to start thinking about what might be a vital component of paying for his or her higher education: financial aid.

January 25, 2015 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


Port officials see bright future

GAINESVILLE -- Port of Savannah officials have their hands full with an ambitious deepening project, but they're also watching how the transportation funding debate plays out in the Georgia General Assembly.

January 23, 2015 | By Jeff Gill Gainesville Times | Business


Chamber oyster roast called a success

The Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce's January Business After Hours event, hosted by RE/MAX Accent, featured an oyster roast and chili bar from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday. The festivities, co-sponsored by South State Bank and held at the RE/MAX building on Richard Davis Drive in Richmond Hill, included door prizes, a raffle, refreshments and networking opportunities for attendees. Despite the cold, wet weather, the event was well-attended.

January 22, 2015 | Special to the News | Business


Caring for freeze-injured plants

Last week's freezes were not nice to many of our landscape plants, especially the tropical ones of which we are so fond.

January 17, 2015 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


Clinic opens RH location

Complete.MD Medical Care held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house on Friday at its Richmond Hill location, 9665 Ford Ave. Staffers Kerri Cook, RN, and Dr. Sidney P. Smith welcomed community members, local leaders, elected officials and friends to the facility, where light refreshments were served.

January 16, 2015 | | Business


Savannah venue hires RH PR firm

Lesley Francis Public Relations has been appointed to work with The Whitman to raise the mansion's profile amongst residents and visitors to Savannah.

January 15, 2015 | Special to the News | Business


Property transfers Dec. 18-31

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from Dec. 18-31:

January 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


How to make 2015 as good as 2014

If you're an investor, you probably had a pretty good year in 2014. But what's in store for 2015?

January 15, 2015 | For Laura Evans | Business


New year's resolutions can help finances

Now that 2015 is here, you may be thinking about making some New Year's resolutions.

January 10, 2015 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


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