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Back-to-school budgeting tips

The days when you could send your kids off to the first day of school with a lunchbox and a hug are long gone. Today's back-to-school preparations likely include filling out piles of pre-enrollment paperwork, lining up carpools and, of course, the dreaded shopping excursions for clothes and school supplies.

August 18, 2011 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Business


Property transfers for Aug. 5-11

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from August 5-11:

August 17, 2011 | Staff report | Business


Development panel elects officers

The Development Authority of Bryan County recently elected a new slate of officers for the 2011-12 year.

August 17, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Remarriage should refocus financial goals

If you're planning to get remarried, you have plenty of company: More than 40 percent of all U.S. weddings are second marriages for at least one of the participants, according to an estimate by the National Stepfamily Resource Center.

August 17, 2011 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


Reactor OK not expected until 2012

ATLANTA - The Southern Co. is unlikely to receive permission until early 2012 to build what could become the country's first new nuclear plant in a generation, according to a new timeline from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

August 13, 2011 | By Ray Henry Associated Press writer | Business


Don't let low rates sink plans

Over the past few years, if you've taken out a mortgage or another consumer loan, you've probably welcomed the low interest rates you may have received. But as an investor, if you've kept any retirement savings in fixed-rate investment vehicles, you may have seen low rates in a less favorable light. And that's why it may be time for you take a closer look at your financial strategy for working toward the retirement lifestyle you've envisioned.

August 11, 2011 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


Goodwill hires local woman

Jan Bass of Richmond Hill has been named director of marketing for Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire.

August 10, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Georgia Conservancy hires coastal leader

The Georgia Conservancy announced recently the selection of Clay Mobley as its coastal director.

August 10, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Property transfers for Aug. 1-5

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from Aug. 1-5:

August 10, 2011 | Staff report | Business


Georgia Power: Pollution rules may close plants

ATLANTA (AP) - The largest electric utility in Georgia said Thursday it must purchase power from outside suppliers in the coming years because pending anti-pollution rules may force the company to close or upgrade some of its existing plants.

August 06, 2011 | By Ray Henry Associated Press writer | Business


Coastal Bank in mortgage assistance programs

SAVANNAH - The Coastal Bank, a locally owned and operated community bank headquartered in Savannah, has been approved for two new mortgage loan and down payment assistance programs specifically designed to help low- to moderate-income mortgage customers.

August 05, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Property transfers for July 20-29

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from July 20-29:

August 03, 2011 | Staff report | Business


Vaccinate horses for West Nile

One of the few good things a drought brings is a reduction in mosquitoes. Now that the rain has returned, so have the mosquitoes. In the cushy, comfortable lives we have grown accustomed to, we seem to forget that mosquitoes are not just a nuisance. Gnats are a nuisance. Mosquitoes can kill you.

August 03, 2011 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


Pembroke Seafood Market opens

Co-owners Lisa Ferguson and Vernon Ferguson opened the Pembroke Seafood Market last week.

August 03, 2011 | | Business


Jobless rates up in area

ATLANTA - Jobless rates in Savannah, as well as the Coastal Georgia region, increased by a percent or more in June.

August 03, 2011 | Staff report | Business


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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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