New optometrist working in Hinesville

SouthCoast Health has added Dr. Caroline Kaufman Freeman, an optometrist who is a graduate of the University of Georgia, to its team of physicians. She will see patients at 1326 Eisenhower Drive, Building One, in Savannah and at 455 S. Main St., Suite 201, in Hinesville. A native of ...

Convenience-store chain vows to provide health foods

Enmarket (formerly Enmark Stations) has partnered with Partnership for a Healthier America to provide healthier choices to customers in the effort to help end childhood obesity. The announcement was made at the Building a Healthier Future Summit, PHA’s annual conference, which brings together leaders from across sectors to develop ...

State Bank buys S Bank, all branches are to stay open for now

ATLANTA — State Bank Financial Corp., the holding company for State Bank and Trust Co., and S Bankshares Inc. announced last month the signing of a definitive agreement for State Bank to acquire S Bankshares and its wholly owned subsidiary, S Bank, in a cash and stock transaction with ...

Convention bureau wins ad award

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau has won an award for Best Print Campaign in the Georgia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus Best Ideas Competition. The competition was held in conjunction with the 2016 Winter Meeting in Columbus. According to the GACVB, the competition recognizes and rewards ...

Jobless rate down to 5.3% in April

ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Labor announced last week that Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate for April was percent, down percentage point from March. The rate in April 2015 was 6 percent. The rate declined as the number of jobs increased by 100, or percent, to ...

Cheer school opens in Ludowici

A new cheerleading school had a ribbon-cutting May 14 in Ludowici. Tammy Allen, owner and operator of Southeast Cheer, said the school will start by offering tumbling classes for ages 3-18. She also plans to have a competitive cheerleading squad that will “go as far as Nashville,” she said. ...

Salon moves to Allenhurst

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting May 12 to celebrate the relocation of Heaven Sent Salon, which is now at 2161 W. Oglethorpe Highway in Allenhurst. Owner Lisa Readye welcomed friends, clients and Chamber members. She said stylist Joanne Powell also moved to the new ...

Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate drops in April

ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate for April was percent, down percentage point from March. The rate in April 2015 was 6 percent. The rate declined as the number of jobs increased by 100, or percent, to 19,800 ...

State Bank to acquire S Bank

ATLANTA – State Bank Financial Corporation, the holding company for State Bank and Trust Company, and S Bankshares Inc. announced Thursday the signing of a definitive agreement for State Bank Financial to acquire S Bankshares and its wholly owned subsidiary, S Bank, in a cash and stock transaction with ...

Kroger raising money for Children’s Miracle Network

SAVANNAHA — Area Kroger stores will soon be filled with “Miracle Balloons” for the grocer’s annual fundraiser benefitting The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center — a member hospital of the Children’s Miracle Network. From today through May 28, customers in the Atlanta Division, which includes stores in ...