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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


Executive chef named at City Center

John G. Wilderman, resident of The Wilderman Group, announced the appointment of Kermit W. Griffin as executive chef at the Richmond Hill City Center. Griffin, who earned his bachelors degree in hotel resort and tourism management from the University of South Carolina, brings more than 10 years of culinary experience to the position, having started his career as a saucier/sous chef at Germantown Cricket Club in Philadelphia.

April 07, 2010 | Staff reports | Business


Dollar General expands in Midway

With the opening of a new and expanded Dollar General store in Midway, local residents now have a greater selection when it comes to shopping for groceries and other goods.

April 02, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Business


Businesses show wares, services on post

About 75 vendors sought to make a profitable match with the government during the 2010 Business and Outreach Expo held Wednesday on Fort Stewart.

April 02, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Business


Georgia joblessness at record 10.5 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Hinesville remained unchanged at 8.8 percent in February from a revised 8.8 percent in January. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the area increased to 2,890, up 34 from 2,856 in January.

April 02, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Real estate agent now licensed broker

RICHMOND HILL - Century 21 Ways Station announced recently that Jolonda T. Greene received her Georgia real estate associate broker's license.

April 02, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


NeSmith reaches out to youth baseball

Mike Reed, general manager of NeSmith Chevrolet in Hinesville, recently announced that the dealership is partnering with the Liberty County Recreation Department and Fort Stewart to provide athletes and coaches with baseball equipment, instructional clinics, a monetary donation and an opportunity to raise an additional $10,000 through a Chevy vehicle giveaway fundraiser. The effort by NeSmith is part of the Chevy Youth Baseball initiative, a nationwide campaign that runs through July.

April 02, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Condo auction reflects economic woes

At least 12 Richmond Hill luxury condos are slated to hit the auction block on April 17.

April 01, 2010 | By Ross Blair Staff writer | Business


State using federal money to spur jobs

ATLANTA - State human services officials will use more than $200 million in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act as an incentive for private- and public-sector employers to hire 20,000 Georgians this summer.

The department is offering huge incentives to employers under two programs, TeenWork, which seeks to hire 15,000 teens this summer, and Jobs for Georgia, which will provide incentives for employers to hire 5,000 adult workers.

April 01, 2010 | Associated Press | Business


Discount grocery opens in Hinesville

Since Save-A-Lot opened its doors to Hinesville residents earlier this month, store manager Fred Goings said business has been steady. The store features private-label brands in a warehouse-style setup designed to reduce costs for consumers.

March 29, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Special to the News | Business


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Real estate agent certified for military moves

Tina Flesher-Harrington with RE/MAX Accent in Richmond Hill has earned the Military Relocation Professional certification.

February 14, 2015 | Special to the News | Business


It's time to start planting vegetables

We are dodging freezes, getting windblown, seeing spring temperatures one day and scraping ice off the windshield the next.

February 13, 2015 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


Oil price drop not affecting domestic airfares, so shop smart for best deals

Oil prices are down. So are airline fuel costs. Passenger demand is expected to increase in the coming months.

February 13, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret Media Companies | Business


Property transfers Jan. 1-23

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from Jan. 1-23.

February 12, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


6 tips for standing out in job interviews

If you’ve been out of the job interview game for a while, jumping back in is intimidating. Should you emphasize your title? What relevant skills matter most? Where do you start? Whether you’re an accomplished job applicant or a newbie, here are tips for standing out from the crowd:

February 11, 2015 | Taylor Cotterell Deseret News | Business


Emotional labor: Getting paid for good work attitude

Every job has requirements. Factory workers are required to do specific tasks every day. Doctors have to abide by certain health and ethical codes in caring for patients. Cooks have to prepare food according to the menu.

February 11, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | Business


Marketing workshop set for Richmond Hill

Mike Blinder is a small-business owner and multimedia consultant, and one of his favorite things to do is share his experience and expertise in marketing.

February 11, 2015 | Special to the News | Business


What's best: tax software or a tax pro?

The first three months of the year mean many things to many people. Snow. Super Bowl. Groundhog Day. Valentine's Day. President's Day weekend. Mardi Gras. Lent. And the promise of pleasant spring to come.

February 10, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret Media Companies | Business


Is a messy desk a sign of creativity, or a cry for organizational help?

If you're reading this at work — or, because you've taken my advice and have a flexible schedule, your home office — take a quick look at your desk.

February 10, 2015 | Greg Kratz Deseret News | Business


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