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Grand opening of River Oaks

River Oaks residents Janet and Dell Keith enjoyed the opportunity to mingle with visitors at the community's recent grand opening celebration. The new gated community is located on the banks of the Ogeechee River in Richmond Hill, recently hosted the event, which attracted nearly 200 visitors. As a one-time promotion, guests who bought villas at River Oaks during the grand opening event received a sports boat valued at $25,000 or $25,000 towards the purchase of a new villa. "We were delighted to showcase the incredible waterfront lifestyle at River Oaks," said Sue Onofrio, the community's director ...

December 13, 2007 | | Business


Her goal is to keep you up to date

My family is made of local people. My husband and I both grew up around here. When we left for my naval transfer, it didn't take long before we were ready to come back. Bryan County was growing before we left. It was booming when we got back. We are in awe of our community on a regular basis. We have lunches at the local restaurants - some are home grown, others are franchises. We drive five minutes for groceries, medical care, picture framing, designer shoes, formal gowns, spa treatments, hair dressers, and physical fitness. The drive to Savannah happens ...

December 13, 2007 | By April Groves Bryan County News | Business


With bonds, be wary of call risk

When you buy a bond, it's yours until you sell it or it matures, right? Not always. Sometimes, the bond issuer can buy it back early. If that happens, your investment strategies can change - so you'll want to be prepared to take action.

December 13, 2007 | By Laura Evans for the Bryan County News | Business


Gym Saturation? Not quite yet

Now that the turkey is finished and most of the leftovers are gone, we can sit back and reflect on just how much food we ate. On our table, there were just as many desserts as there were meal choices - and none of it was particularly healthy. So now that the waistbands on everybody's pants are fitting a little snugger, and it is bound to get worse come Christmas, what better time to start thinking about all the fitness options available in Richmond Hill.

December 13, 2007 | By April Groves Business Reporter for the Bryan County News | Business


Teach your kids to save and invest

Ideally, our children should learn good behavior from us. But when it comes to living within our means, and saving and investing for the future, we're not setting such a good example. Consider the following:

November 21, 2007 | By Laura Evans, Financial Advisor for the Bryan County News | Business


Bargain Bucks open in Richmond Hill

Another business has popped up in Richmond Hill. A ribbon cutting ceremony for Bargain Bucks, a discount store located at the intersection of Hwy. 17 and Harris Trail Road, took place on Oct. 2. The store is owned by the mother and daughter team of Elaine Myers and her daughter Tanya Cole and features a variety of party supplies, holiday items, toys, cleaning supplies and household goods at 40 percent below regular retail. Cole is banking on the fact that the store has 99 cent blown mylar balloons to be a draw to the new business. Pictured are (from left ...

November 21, 2007 | Ross Blair | Business


Effingham lands 600-job plant

Monday, Gov. Sonny Perdue announced that Portuguese manufacturer EFACEC Group plans to build its first U.S. plant in Effingham County, creating 600 jobs and $100 million in investment.

November 21, 2007 | Staff report | Business


ALCO store to open Nov. 8 in Pembroke

A new ALCO store will open in Pembroke on Thursday, Nov. 8. The store's Grand Opening celebration will start Thursday at 7 a.m. with refreshments followed by a ribbon cutting for local dignitaries and store staff at 7:45 a.m.

November 14, 2007 | | Business


Do you have the right IRA beneficiaries?

Do you invest in either a traditional or Roth IRA? If so, you're making a smart move, because an IRA offers you a tax-advantaged way to save money for retirement.

November 14, 2007 | Laura Evans | Business


Avoid frightening investment moves

Once again, it's Halloween. If you're an adult, you're probably more amused than frightened by the variety of ghouls, ghosts and goblins you'll see running around this week. However, although Halloween itself may not be particularly alarming, you can find some things in life that are truly scary - such as making bad investment moves.

November 07, 2007 | | Business


Green groundbreaking

J.T. Turner Construction Co., Inc. is building a LEED certified home designed by Dawson Wissmach Architects at the Ford Plantation. The project's groundbreaking was held Friday, Oct. 19. This eco-friendly home is the first of its kind on the Plantation, said Director of Operations Tom Draffin. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and ...

November 07, 2007 | | Business


Business announcements

New checking account

November 07, 2007 | | Business


Bryan County, Pembroke property transfers

Bryan County property transfers from Sept. 5-Oct. 9.

November 03, 2007 | | Business


Phone company cuts 40 jobs

Coastal Communications recently annouced that is has reduced approximately 40 employees from its Hinesville workforce, a Sept. 18 release said.

October 09, 2007 | | Business


Coastal Communications announces layoffs

Coastal Communications announced today that it has reduced approximately 40 employees from its Hinesville, Georgia workforce.

October 05, 2007 | | Business


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Careful when transplanting woody plants

The advent of autumn means it's time to plant woody plants.

October 24, 2014 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


Elmgren's Services opens today

Elmgren's Services Garden Center cut the ribbon on its new location today, kicking off a weekend of grand opening events.

October 24, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Business


Low Country Eye opening new office

Low Country Eye Care will reopen Monday in its newly constructed, free-standing building at 1000 Gandy Dancer in the Station Exchange, moving from its current location in Ford Plaza.

October 24, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Open House for new garden center

Please join the Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce, Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler and other invited guests for Elmgren's Services Garden Center Ribbon Cutting and Open House, Friday, October 24th and Saturday, October 25th. The open house will run both days from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. The Ribbon Cutting will be at 10 a.m. on Friday.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Business


New furniture, gift shop in Pembroke

Members of the Pembroke Downtown Development Authority and city-council members helped Carla's Furniture and Gifts owner Carla Nelson, center, cut the ribbon on her new store Monday morning. Among those who attended the ribbon cutting were DDA board members Laverne Scott and Doyce Mullis, DDA head Sharroll Fanslau, and Pembroke Councilwoman Tiffany Walraven and Mayor Mary Warnell. The store is at 37 E. Bacon St., downtown. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/carlasfurnituregallery or call 653-7000.

October 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Ruffled Feathers cuts ribbon

A new boutique opened at the Pig-A-Dilly shopping plaza on Highway 17 in Richmond Hill last week.

October 17, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Bank helps fight hunger with drive

Ameris Bank's fifth annual "Helping Fight Hunger" initiative is in full swing. Non-perishable food items are being collected through October.

October 14, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Ruffle Feathers Boutique opens in Richmond Hill

A new boutique opened at the Pig-A-Dilly shopping plaza on Highway 17 in Richmond Hill last week.

October 13, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Business


Soil alive, don't put too much mulch on it

Have you ever noticed the car in front of you at the traffic signal that has water dripping out of its tailpipe?

October 10, 2014 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


Local DQ among hacked stores

Pembroke's Dairy Queen is on a list of restaurants that have been hit by a security breach during August, the company announced Thursday.

October 10, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Businesses touted for brightening holidays

Update: The following local businesses have signed on to support the Bryan County Children's Fund, which annually provides gifts of toys and clothing to hundreds of local kids who otherwise would have no presents to open on Christmas morning: Richmond Hill Transmission, Toni's Grooming, Cindy's Custom Framing, Espresso Hill.

October 10, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Business


Floquip expanding Midway operation

SNF Floquip has announced it will double its Midway Industrial Park plant, investing about $7 million in the expansion.

October 08, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Attorneys open Hinesville office

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce attended a ribbon cutting for Balbo and Gregg, Attorneys at Law, P.C., Sept. 26 at the practice's new Hinesville location, 410-A Gen. Screven Way.

October 07, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Port container growth continues

SAVANNAH - With nearly 13 percent growth in container traffic over the first two months of the fiscal year, the Georgia Ports Authority has made a strong start to FY2015.

October 06, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


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