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Thinking career change? Check out trucking

Savannah Technical College will host two information sessions at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Liberty Campus for anyone interested in becoming a commercial truck driver. The campus is at 100 Technology Drive in Hinesville.

October 15, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Heating bill assistance available

The Coastal GA Area Community Action Authority, Inc. will assist eligible households with heating bills starting Monday, Nov. 1. Residents who are homebound or elderly - age 65 or older - will receive first priority. Also individuals who have life-threatening medical conditions and have had their electricity disconnected may apply. All other eligible families may apply starting Dec. 1. Payments will be made directly to the home energy supplier.

October 15, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


AT&T names area external affairs director

AT&T Georgia announced earlier this month that Kaylyn Padgett has been appointed as regional director for Southeast Georgia's external affairs. Padgett will be responsible for governmental, business and community relations in the following counties: Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Brantley, Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Candler, Charlton, Chatham, Clinch, Coffee, Echols, Effingham, Evans, Glynn, Jeff Davis, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Montgomery, Pierce, Tattnall, Telfair, Toombs, Treutlen, Ware, Wayne and Wheeler.

October 15, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


United Way offers help to families

SAVANNAH - Through the Georgia Fresh Start program, United Way of the Coastal Empire partnered with the Salvation Army to provide more than $300,000 in financial assistance to more than 900 people in Liberty, Bryan and Chatham counties. This one-time financial crisis assistance, up to $3,000 per household, was distributed to low-income families facing critical situations due to a loss of income or unfortunate economic circumstances.

October 15, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


New, large employer signs training pact

The Liberty County Development Authority hosted the official signing of the training agreement between Firth Rixson Forgings, LLC, and Georgia Quick Start during a ceremony Thursday. Under the agreement, 200 jobs reportedly will be created at the new Firth Rixson plant in Midway.

October 15, 2010 | By Seraine Page Special to the News | Business


Bank offering document shred day

Ever wonder if there's a better, safer place for paid bills and old checks as they fall from the fingertips and into the trash can?

October 06, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Staff writer | Business


Industrial park gets GRAD status

The county's industrial park in North Bryan, the Interstate Centre, was recently awarded a highly coveted Certificate of Recognition for complying with the requirements set forth by the Georgia Allies for the Georgia Ready for Accelerated Development (GRAD) Program.

October 06, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Property transfers for Sept. 28-30

The following are property transfers in Bryan County from Sept. 28-30:

October 06, 2010 | | Business


Clothing store wins exclusive contract

The Stella Rose Clothing & More Boutique at 11254 Ford Ave. in Richmond Hill announced recently an exclusive deal with a top British company.

October 06, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Pharmacy technician earns certificate

RICHMOND HILL - Cierra McNeese, CPhT, has passed the national pharmacy technician certification exam to become the fifth certified pharmacy technician at Richmond Hill Pharmacy.

October 01, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Gas South says pay option attracts users

ATLANTA - Gas South's pay-as-you-go program is now in its second year and the payment option developed for credit-challenged consumers is growing in popularity.

October 01, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Small business group honors lawmaker

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Federation of Independent Business on Monday named Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., a "guardian of small business" for his support of America's small business owners.

October 01, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Magnolia Manor gets new director

Magnolia Manor is pleased to announce Michelle Laidler as the new administrator of Magnolia Manor on the Coast.

September 29, 2010 | Staff report | Business


Vendors sought for Hinesville Oktoberfest

Vendor applications are being accepted for Hinesville's OktoberFest, which is planned for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15-16, in the downtown Bradwell Park area. The festival features authentic German entertainment and food, beer tent, food court and a marketplace full of arts and crafts vendors. Event organizers say they expect to top last year's crowd of about 5,000 attendees. Booth rentals are $75 per night if reserved before Oct. 1 and $100 after. The festival will be open from 4-midnight on Friday and from 11 a.m.-midnight on Saturday.

September 24, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Director says ports do create jobs

Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz addressed business leaders last week at the second annual Atlanta state of the port event. He discussed the importance of Georgia's deepwater ports in Savannah and Brunswick to the metro Atlanta area.

September 24, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


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News wins top advertising awards

The Coastal Courier and Bryan County News took home top awards from this year's Georgia Press Association 2014 Advertising Conference and Awards Banquet, held April 3-4 at Lake Blackshear Resort in Cordele.

April 14, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Business


Prepare for healthcare costs in retirement

As you save and invest for retirement, what are your ultimate goals? Do you plan on traveling the world? Purchasing a vacation home? Pursuing your hobbies?

April 13, 2014 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


Goodwill job fairs in May

SAVANNAH -In recognition of Goodwill Week, Goodwill of the Coastal Empire plans to provide 10 job fairs open to the public throughout the region.

April 13, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Sweet smell of a Fort Stewart burn

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

April 13, 2014 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


Phone company has safe-digging hotline

April is National Safe Digging Month, and CenturyLink reminds Bryan County residents to always call 811 before beginning any digging project.

April 12, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Enmark backing Light the Night Walk

SAVANNAH - Enmark Stations Inc. once again has made a commitment to sell paper icons in all 59 of its retail stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk.

April 11, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Business After Hours is April 17

Royal Oak Car Wash and Jeff's Beverage are hosting the Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce's next Business After Hours from 5:30-7 p.m. April 17 at 1792 Highway 17.

April 09, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Strawberry farms blooming again

MACON - Tens of thousands of school children visit Georgia's strawberry farms each year, learning about the berries, how they're grown and what they look like in the field.

April 08, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Hinesville job fair canceled

A job fair that had been scheduled for the Shuman Recreation Center in Hinesville Wednesday has been canceled.

April 08, 2014 | Staff report | Business


McDonald's USA visits local restaurant

McDonald's USA President Jeff Stratton and the McDonald's leadership team made visits this week to five stores in the Savannah area, including Richmond Hill, to spend time in restaurants and meet with local owner-operators and crew.

April 07, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Even young need short-, long-term financial goals

If you're one of the "millennials" - the generation that began in the early 1980s - you are still in the early stages of your career.

April 06, 2014 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


Unemployment drops during February

ATLANTA -Jobless rates in the metro Savannah and Coastal Georgia areas decreased in February.

April 02, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Battle with invasive species continues

For as long as there have been humans, there has been trade.

March 30, 2014 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


Cope with investment turbulence

If you're like many travelers, you get a little nervous when your airplane goes through some turbulence. And if you're like a lot of investors, you may get somewhat jumpy when the financial markets are volatile. Yet flight turbulence probably isn't as scary as it seems, and the same may be true for market volatility - if you know how to respond.

March 30, 2014 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


RH City Center gets new manager

Beverly Cosmann of Richmond Hill has been named the new general manager of the Richmond Hill City Center.

March 28, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


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