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Property transfers March 2-18

Property transfers March 2-18

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Courts from March 2-18.

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Updated: mar. 27, 2015 3:00 p.m.
Soil is not warm enough to fertilize yet

Soil is not warm enough to fertilize yet

If you have been reading my offerings for a while, I hope this one feels familiar. If this is new information to you, I can only hope you are a new reader. If not, I need to find a better way to write.

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Updated: mar. 27, 2015 10:30 a.m.
Twitter uses venture capital to compete with Google's Android

Twitter uses venture capital to compete with Google's Android

Twitter is expanding beyond its 140 character tweets and is making a move into venture capital, investing in a company that wants to compete with Google's Android mobile operating system.
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Business After Hours April 2

Business After Hours April 2

The next Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours will be from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at H&L Tire and Auto Center, 60 Longwood Drive.

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How the Federal Reserve reconciles low unemployment and stagnant wages

How the Federal Reserve reconciles low unemployment and stagnant wages

When the Federal Reserve was established in 1913, over 30,000 different currencies were in some type of use throughout the United States. The lack of a uniform currency contributed to systemic weaknesses in the monetary system, including bank runs, unstable interest rates and prices, and an overall lack of confidence in banking institutions. Thanks to its capacity to mitigate each of the aforementioned issues, along with many others, the Federal Reserve has played a key role in stabilizing the United States economy.
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Bryan County News hires new managing editor

Bryan County News hires new managing editor

Jason Wermers has been named the new managing editor for the Bryan County News and BryanCountyNews.com.

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Head of area movie studio 'happy' with progress

Head of area movie studio 'happy' with progress

The head of the massive movie studio complex to be built in Effingham County told members of the Effingham Industrial Development Authority that progress continues to be made on the project.

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The middle class has had a rough couple of years

The middle class has had a rough couple of years

According to a new study released by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the percentage of homes that can claim a “middle-class” income has shrunk significantly since the year 2000.
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'Soft skills' are important at work, and in life

'Soft skills' are important at work, and in life

It's interesting living with a high school junior.
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Time for financial 'spring cleaning?'

Time for financial 'spring cleaning?'

We’ve just about arrived at spring, the time when many people spruce up their homes, yards and other parts of their surroundings.

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Updated: mar. 22, 2015 9:44 a.m.
Why you should begin planning for retirement in your 30s

Why you should begin planning for retirement in your 30s

The merits of saving for retirement were instilled in Neeraj Joshi by his parents early.
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In business and elsewhere, somebody's always watching you

In business and elsewhere, somebody's always watching you

Growing up in the 1980s, I remember liking Rockwell’s "Somebody’s Watching" Me. As far as I know, he was a one-hit wonder, but I find I still like that song. I even have it on my iTunes. At the time it was different and kind of funny.
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Port gets its largest-ever ship

Port gets its largest-ever ship

SAVANNAH — The Georgia Ports Authority welcomed the largest ship ever to call on the Port of Savannah on Wednesday when the ZIM Tianjin docked at Garden City Terminal.

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Updated: mar. 19, 2015 11:00 a.m.
Billions of dollars spent in March Madness

Billions of dollars spent in March Madness

March Madness is upon us again, and most people talking about it are focused on their brackets.
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Take advantage of today's 'golden age' of investing on the cheap

Take advantage of today's 'golden age' of investing on the cheap

An old conundrum holds that you can’t get a job without experience, but you can’t get experience without a job.
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Is it time to consider 'work-life integration' instead of balance?

Is it time to consider 'work-life integration' instead of balance?

As I was preparing to leave work one day last week, I ran into a colleague who did a double-take when he saw me.
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How to deal with religious discrimination as an employer

How to deal with religious discrimination as an employer

Employers can find it difficult to talk about religious accommodations in a job interview without crossing the line into discrimination.
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Men left out of the work-life balance conversation

Men left out of the work-life balance conversation

Often the discussion around work-life balances focuses on the subject of women and child care, but what about the work needs of men?
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If saving money isn't independence enough, try off-the-grid living

If saving money isn't independence enough, try off-the-grid living

While Roscoe Bartlett served as GOP congressman from Maryland for 20 years he constantly reminded people to be prepared for what seemed to be the least likely situations.
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Despite low returns, traditional savings accounts still popular

Despite low returns, traditional savings accounts still popular

Here’s a little math experiment. You have $1,000 you don’t need for the next year and you sock it away in an investment earning a modest .95 percent return. A year passes and you pocket $9.50 in earnings.
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If you make $50,000 a year, you can afford a home in these 10 cities

If you make $50,000 a year, you can afford a home in these 10 cities

Where in the United States can you buy a home without breaking the bank? A new report from HSH.com, a mortgage resource company, may help you make your decision.
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Tech industry needs to break down gender barriers to fill future jobs

Tech industry needs to break down gender barriers to fill future jobs

The tech industry needs to change its culture that has not been inviting for women, some observers say, if it wants to fill a projected growth in jobs.
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Don't let frustration drag you down, at home or work

Don't let frustration drag you down, at home or work

I'd like to start this week's column with a one-question quiz.
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Questions focus on pipeline jobs, uses

Questions focus on pipeline jobs, uses

Jobs created by a proposed pipeline through the area and the intention of the fuel it carries were questioned at a public meeting at the Country Inn & Suites in Hinesville Thursday.

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Five writing tips that will make you stand out

Five writing tips that will make you stand out

The ability to effectively communicate is critical to success in any business endeavor. Writing is one skill that, when done well, can set you apart from others. Writing is also very subjective and open to criticism based on individual writing styles and preferences.
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What’s the best way to respond to higher interest rates?

What’s the best way to respond to higher interest rates?

If the Federal Reserve raises short-term interest rates this year, as many financial professionals predict, what will it mean to you?

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Updated: mar. 08, 2015 3:00 p.m.
Marijuana legalization in Colorado brought about uncertainties after one year

Marijuana legalization in Colorado brought about uncertainties after one year

More than a year has passed since Colorado’s “Green Wednesday,” when hundreds of people braved the New Year's Day cold to queue outside the state’s 24 marijuana retail stores.
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What parents need to know about marijuana legalization

What parents need to know about marijuana legalization

The permission slip for an overnight high school DECA competition in Colorado banned students from bringing illegal drugs or alcohol.
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