It's that time of year when college students across the country reach for their backpacks and head back to campus - while their parents reach for their checkbooks and head for the Tylenol. If your children are still quite young, though, you can take steps now to reduce the headaches that may come from those big college bills.
ATLANTA - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that federal disaster loans are available to small businesses and small agricultural cooperatives located in all Georgia counties except Chattahoochee and Muscogee counties as a result of damages and losses to crops caused by drought that occurred Jan. 1, 2007 and continuing.
Construction on Port Wentworth's first Zaxby's is now well under way.
Many people rely on their IRAs and 401(k) plans to help them pay for their retirement years - and for good reason, because IRAs and 401(k)s are excellent retirement-savings vehicles. But once you reach the point where you are contributing the maximum amount to your IRA and 401(k) each year, what else can you do to build resources for retirement? You might want to consider annuities and cash value insurance.
Debbie Boykin and Kristine Morgan had been friends a long time when they decided to do something a little different.
MACON - Atlantic Southern Bank is pleased to announce the opening of their new corporate center located at 1701 Bass Rd. in Macon. The location is known as Northwinds, named by a local developer before the bank purchased the land. Corporate staff will be relocating on Monday, Aug. 20.
The Heritage Bank and Peoples Bank officials recently announced that the scheduled merger of these two banks has been completed. As of Aug. 17, Peoples Bank of Blackshear, Waycross and Homerville has officially changed its name to The Heritage Bank and all locations are operating as Heritage branches.
For an unprecedented sixth consecutive year, Microtel Inn & Suites has been ranked highest in guest satisfaction among economy/budget hotel chains. This ranking was the conclusion of 2007 study by J. D. Power and Associates. Microtel is the only brand in the hotel industry to have received this recognition six successive times.
Butterducks Winery at 3332 Blue Jay Road in Guyton has just recently purchased five more wine tanks. This brings their total capacity for making wine to almost 30,000 liters.
You may have heard that "real estate is always a good investment." However, that's a "blanket" statement and not terribly useful. In fact, it raises many questions: Does real estate really go up in value all the time? What type of real estate should I invest in? What percentage of my portfolio should be devoted to real estate? Once you know these answers, you'll be in a much better position to decide if, and how, you should incorporate real estate into your investment picture.
Harriette Armstrong, a loan officer for International Mortgage, was recognized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday for financing more than $1 million in home loans backed by the USDA.
Like most people, you probably gravitate toward things that you're familiar with and that you like. If you enjoy classical music, your shelves may be full of Beethoven and Ravel. If you love pasta, your cupboards may be bulging with spaghetti and ravioli. In most parts of your life, there's nothing wrong with this type of devotion - but, if it's carried over to your investment portfolio, you could run into problems.
If you have your parents during much of your adult life, consider yourself fortunate. As they age, however, you will need to become increasingly aware of added responsibilities you may have to assume. And by planning ahead, you can help make everyone's lives easier.
BI-LO is holding a job fair to accept applications and conduct interviews for various positions in the Pooler area.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce announced that it will hold a membership campaign for the first time in several years.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Savannah's unemployment rate increased to 7.4 percent in June, up five-tenths of a percentage point from 6.9 percent in May. The rate was 8.3 percent in June a year ago.
The Georgia Ports Authority moved more than 29 million tons of cargo, 3 million 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) and more than 700,000 auto and machinery units in fiscal year 2014, the GPA reported Monday.
The new chief executive officer of Medient Studios said the company got the ruling in its favor from a Nevada judge Wednesday afternoon it anticipated.
Work on what is expected to be the largest movie studio complex in the U.S. is continuing, and a revised master plan for the project is expected soon, the studio's CEO said Thursday.
Medient Studios is bringing aboard a firm that knows something about designing massive production complexes.
Rose Harvey is resigning from the Effingham Industrial Development Authority.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was 7.4 percent, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 7.2 percent in May. The rate in June of last year was 8.4 percent.
The revised master plan for a planned massive studioplex in Effingham County could be finished within two weeks, Industrial Development Authority members learned Thursday.
Many consumers recall being affected by, or at least hearing about, thieves hacking into credit and debit card data of millions of Target customers this past holiday season.
State Supreme Court justices ruled Friday that a group of homeowners are not entitled to bring a class-action lawsuit against Georgia-Pacific's Savannah River Mill.
A Nevada judge has granted a temporary restraining order to the former CEO and chairman of Medient Studios.