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New lawmaker touches on session priorities

New lawmaker touches on session priorities

JESUP —U.S. Rep Earl “Buddy” Carter, R-Georgia, began a series of town-hall meetings last week in some of the coastal counties that make up Georgia’s 1st District.

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Updated: feb. 26, 2015 5:00 p.m.


The few, the proudly employed, the coding boot camp graduates

Matt Jensen had a plan to land a job as a coding developer in the computer industry. He would first earn a bachelor's degree in information systems, which would immerse him in business management, coding language and computer security.
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Patricia Arquette's equal pay speech draws criticism from both sides of the aisle

Patricia Arquette's equal pay speech draws criticism from both sides of the aisle

During her Academy Awards acceptance speech, actress Patricia Arquette delivered a message about equal pay for women.
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Is better love life another benefit of flexible work options?

Is better love life another benefit of flexible work options?

I'm always writing about the virtues of flexible schedules and work-life balance.
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Time for a job change? Here's how to tell

Time for a job change? Here's how to tell

Participating in your employer’s Going Out of Business sale is a solid indicator that a job change is inevitable. However, if your employer’s books are solidly in the black, how do you know the right time, if ever, to change jobs?
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Americans think communication is the most important skill to get ahead — are we right?

Americans think communication is the most important skill to get ahead — are we right?

The ability to communicate, whether written or spoken, was recently noted by the Pew Research Center as the skill American adults think is most necessary to be successful.
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Wal-Mart pay raise not as generous as some think

Wal-Mart pay raise not as generous as some think

Wal-Mart's recent decision to raise its minimum wage to $9 an hour may not be as altruistic as some would believe.
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Art is worth less now than ever, and it's not all Spotify's fault

Art is worth less now than ever, and it's not all Spotify's fault

Thanks to the Internet, the world has come to expect instant gratification in its quest for information. But the expectation of cheap, fast delivery has come at a price: It has become harder for artists, writers and musicians to make a living selling their work.
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Invest with the 'power of three'

Invest with the 'power of three'

Many factors will affect your results as an investor. Some of these factors are beyond your control, such as interest-rate movements or the eurozone debt crisis or the sales results of the companies in which you invest.

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Updated: feb. 22, 2015 10:00 a.m.
Lego races past Ferrari for title of world’s most powerful brand

Lego races past Ferrari for title of world’s most powerful brand

Lego has long been a favorite toy, but the company’s recent growth has spurred it to new heights.
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Authenticity: The key to successfully reaching millenial customers

Authenticity: The key to successfully reaching millenial customers

As millennials begin to overtake the baby boomers and Gen X in size it will become increasingly important for businesses to target them as customers.
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New ad agency offers digital options

New ad agency offers digital options

Business owners and managers in Bryan County now have a new digital agency to help grow their customer base.  

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Bank promotes four employees

Bank promotes four employees

The First Bank of Coastal Georgia board of directors approved promotions of four employees during its January meeting.  

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Updated: feb. 15, 2015 1:00 p.m.
Real estate agent certified for military moves

Real estate agent certified for military moves

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

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Updated: feb. 14, 2015 9:00 a.m.
It's time to start planting vegetables

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.

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Updated: feb. 13, 2015 7:00 p.m.
Oil price drop not affecting domestic airfares, so shop smart for best deals

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.
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Property transfers Jan. 1-23

Property transfers Jan. 1-23

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

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6 tips for standing out in job interviews

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:
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Emotional labor: Getting paid for good work attitude

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.
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Marketing workshop set for Richmond Hill

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.

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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.
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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.
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Realtors donate to children's fund

Realtors donate to children's fund

Local realtors donated $1,000 on behalf of Savannah Area Realtors on Tuesday to the Bryan County Children’s Fund.

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Updated: feb. 07, 2015 7:00 p.m.
PR professional named to South U. panel

PR professional named to South U. panel

South University in Savannah has created a program-advisory committee comprised of local communications professionals who will guide the institution’s growing public relations degree programs.

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Updated: feb. 06, 2015 7:00 p.m.
Next Business After Hours at museum

Next Business After Hours at museum

The Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce will host its February Business After Hours from 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Richmond Hill History Museum, 11460 Ford Ave.  

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Updated: feb. 06, 2015 10:01 a.m.
Erosion of traditional families is affecting income inequality

Erosion of traditional families is affecting income inequality

Income inequality may be a hot topic today, but it has been on Robert Lerman's mind for decades.
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