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All's well for Medient

The first stirrings of the dirt are taking place on the sprawling Medient property.

May 22, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Senate passes bill for port deepening

The U.S. Senate's passage of the federal Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 has cleared the way for construction to begin on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, Georgia Ports Authority officials said Thursday. The House passed identical legislation Tuesday.

May 22, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Jobless rate holds steady

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Effingham County's unemployment rate remained unchanged in April, holding steady at March's 5.5 percent level.

May 22, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Labor Department to help CrossRoads recruit workers

The Georgia Department of Labor is helping CrossRoads Services Group recruit about 30 warehouse workers for its distribution center on Savannah's Crossroads Parkway near Pooler. The GDOL conducted a recruitment for the company last month.

May 21, 2014 | Staff report | Business


IDA turns down economic, financial study proposal

Effingham Industrial Development Authority members are close to approving their fiscal year 2015 budget - and it won't include a proposal for an economic and financial study of its Research Forest Tract.

May 19, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Ports to add 24 cranes

The Georgia Ports Authority Board approved Monday $86.5 million to purchase four new ship-to-shore cranes and 20 new rubber-tired gantry cranes used to handle containers at Garden City Terminal.

May 19, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Veteran training programs coming to Coastal Georgia

Georgia Workforce Development, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, has announced four new veteran training programs in Coastal Georgia, launched by Coastal Workforce Services.

May 16, 2014 | Staff report | Business


State jobless rate holds steady

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April was 7.0 percent, unchanged from March. However, the rate was significantly lower than in April a year ago when it was 8.3 percent.

May 16, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Sale of KAF parent company won’t affect settlements

The recently announced sale of its parent company will not affect a Screven County textile company's compliance with permit and testing mandates.

May 15, 2014 | By Holli Deal Bragg | Business


International Paper recruiting workers on Wednesday

The Georgia Department of Labor will help the International Paper Company recruit production workers for its facility in Savannah. The company manufactures paper and packaging products.

May 12, 2014 | Staff report | Business


IDA weighs proposal for planning help

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority is weighing a proposal on economic and infrastructure services for its Research Forest Tract.

May 08, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Medient enters pact for Asian markets

Medient Studios, Inc., has announced it has entered into a joint venture with Tarantella Pictures. Under the terms of the agreement, the two companies will jointly develop, finance, produce and distribute content for the Chinese and other Far East Asian markets, as part of the Medient's strategy to create a content and distribution pipeline for diversified audiences worldwide.

May 08, 2014 | Staff report | Business


State Chamber releases legislators’ scorecards

The Georgia Chamber has released its 2014 Legislative Scorecard, providing grades for members of the General Assembly based on their votes on certain pro-business measures considered during this year's session.

May 05, 2014 | Staff report | Business


A family affair of a ribbon cutting

Family Affair Restaurant on Highway 21 in Rincon hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate its grand opening.

May 05, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


What you should know about debt collectors

By BILL GEPHARDT, Deseret News

May 04, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


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New Medient CEO says work is ongoing

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.

July 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


New Medient architect familiar with area, studios

Medient Studios is bringing aboard a firm that knows something about designing massive production complexes.

July 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Harvey to step down from IDA

Rose Harvey is resigning from the Effingham Industrial Development Authority.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Business


State jobless rate rises to 7.4 percent for June

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.

July 17, 2014 | Staff report | Business


New Medient master plan expected soon

The revised master plan for a planned massive studioplex in Effingham County could be finished within two weeks, Industrial Development Authority members learned Thursday.

July 17, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Chamber effort teaches businesses how to protect themselves

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.

July 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


State high court rejects class-action suit on G-P

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.

July 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Former Medient CEO gets hearing date for injunction

A Nevada judge has granted a temporary restraining order to the former CEO and chairman of Medient Studios.

July 10, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Effingham IDA sets budget for upcoming fiscal year

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has approved a $6.49 million budget for its coming fiscal year, making no significant changes to its draft budget.

June 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Shareholder sues Medient

A Medient shareholder has filed suit against its current board of directors and its ousted CEO and board chairman, claiming the company has breached its fiduciary duty and the defendants are guilty of "gross mismanagement."

June 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Rural Physician Bus Tour makes a stop at Effingham Health System

Effingham Health System hosted physicians, health care organization representatives and health information technology experts June 25 during a Rural Physician Bus Tour, an event designed to provide information and technical assistance on the Meaningful Use Attestation process.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Morgan re-elected to Georgia Health Care Association board

Effingham Health System Chief Executive Officer Norma Jean Morgan recently was re-elected to the Georgia Health Care Association board of directors at the summer board meeting.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Business


SEC halts Medient stock trading

The ousted CEO and chairman of the board has filed suit against the remaining Medient Studios board members, and the Securities and Exchange Commission has suspended trading in Medient's stock until July 9.

June 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


CNBC rates Georgia tops for business

Gov. Nathan Deal is celebrating the announcement by CNBC that named Georgia as the No. 1 place for business in the nation.

June 26, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Slight rise in unemployment for Coastal Georgia

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia region increased to 7.5 percent in May, up eight-tenths of a percentage point from 6.7 percent in April. The rate was 8.1 percent in May a year ago.

June 26, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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