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IDA rezoning request turned down

Audience members opposing a rezoning cheered Monday night as the Effingham County Planning Board recommended denying the Effingham Industrial Development Authority's request for more than 2,400 acres.

August 30, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


UGA’s SBDC to hold business startup workshop next month

A workshop entitled "Starting a Business" will be held Sept. 11. It is a three-hour class that begins at 6 p.m.

August 27, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Metro Savannah jobless rate inches upward

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Savannah rose to 9.2 percent in July, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 9.0 percent in June. The rate was 9.5 percent in July 2011.

August 27, 2012 | Staff report | Business


City finally hones in on zoning for store

After nearly two hours of discussion - and juggling the city's zoning ordinances - Rincon City Council members may have found a way to accommodate a proposed Dollar General store.

August 16, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


State jobless rate hits 9.3 percent for July

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 9.3 percent in July, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 9.0 percent in June. The jobless rate was 10 percent in July a year ago.

August 16, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Aunt Tinkie’s opens its doors in Springfield

Growing up in Effingham County, Mary Porter was known more by her nickname than her given name, she said.

August 13, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Chamber asks for hotel-motel tax

Tourism efforts in Effingham County could get a boost, if county commissioners and Rincon City Council members enact a proposal from the Effingham Chamber of Commerce.

August 09, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


RoadLink to hold job fair at ECCA

RoadLink IntermodaLogistics of Port Wentworth will host a job fair on Aug. 8 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Effingham College and Career Academy on Highway 21 South in Rincon.

August 06, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Sales tax holidays return to Georgia

It's back!

August 06, 2012 | By Sen. Buddy Carter | Business


Apartment complex sold for $30M

Panther Properties Investment has purchased the complex formerly known as the Springs of Effingham.

August 02, 2012 | PR Newswire | Business


Bank’s Guyton branch to close

The HeritageBank of the South's holding company it will be closing two branches, including one in Effingham County, and will be offering early retirement to some employees.

July 26, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Metro Savannah jobless rate jumps to 9.1 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Savannah rose to 9.1 percent in June, up seven-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in May. The rate was 9.6 percent in June 2011.

July 26, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Barrow to host two job fairs

U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Augusta) will host jobs fairs in Augusta and Statesboro on Aug. 11 and 21, respectively. The jobs fairs will match job seekers with local employers throughout the 12th District.

July 23, 2012 | Staff report | Business


State jobless rate inches up to 9 percent in June

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 9.0 percent in June, up one-tenth of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in May, the first increase in almost a year. The jobless rate was 9.9 percent in June a year ago.

July 19, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Don’t fall victim to investment 'biases'

If you're like most people, you go through many complex thoughts and emotions when choosing investments. In fact, a field of study called "behavioral finance" is devoted to understanding why people make their investment decisions. As part of their work, behavioral finance researchers examine "biases" that affect people's investment selections. And as an individual investor, you, too, can benefit from understanding these biases - so that you can avoid them.

July 16, 2012 | By Frank Bevenor Edward Jones | Business


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Medient sets up production slate for next two films

Medient Studios, Inc., announced it will be producing "Kickback," an espionage thriller inspired by real events in Russia.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Business


A banner month for Georgia Ports

The Georgia Ports Authority achieved its highest month on record in March, moving 2.61 million tons of cargo - a 15.5 percent increase over the same month a year ago.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Office of Workforce Development realigned

The Georgia Department of Economic Development announced that the Governor's Office of Workforce Development has been repositioned under the umbrella of GDEcD as the new Workforce Division. This streamlined structure is intended to ensure that the state's workforce development efforts are aligned with the economic realities of the marketplace and what businesses need to succeed in Georgia.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Business


State economic development group earns exports honor

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday that the Georgia Department of Economic Development has been selected to receive the Presidential "E Star" Award for excellence in providing export programs and services.

April 07, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Chamber set to host job fair on April 15

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to host an Effingham County job fair April 15 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Effingham College and Career Academy at 2940 Highway 21 N., Rincon.

April 03, 2014 | Staff report | Business


AASU report: Local economy expanded in 4th quarter of 2013

Armstrong Atlantic State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy expanded rapidly during the fourth quarter of 2013 and should continue to experience significant growth throughout 2014.

March 31, 2014 | Staff report | Business


AgSouth posts record earnings

Customers in Effingham and two neighboring counties will receive nearly $382,000 from AgSouth Farm Credit's record earnings in 2013.

March 31, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Ambassadors get up-close look at Effingham County

A little more of the world visited Effingham County on Thursday.

March 27, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Effingham jobless rate falls

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia region decreased to 7.2 percent in February, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 7.5 percent in January. The rate was 8.6 percent in February a year ago.

March 27, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Medient plans to start work on studio soon

A massive studio project planned for Effingham County has settled on a general contractor and has picked a construction start date.

March 24, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


EHS names Pizzino chief information officer

Mary B. Pizzino has been named the chief information officer of the Effingham Health System.

March 24, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Legislature approves additional $35M for port deepening

The $35 million in additional port deepening funds proposed by Gov. Nathan Deal has been approved by the state legislature and now awaits the governor's signature.

March 20, 2014 | Staff report | Business


State unemployment rate dips to 7.1 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 7.1 percent in February, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 7.3 percent in January. The rate was 8.5 percent in February a year ago.

March 20, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Chamber welcomes new businesses

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce celebrated ribbon cuttings for Howard Family Dental and That Dress.

March 17, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Ameris to acquire The Coastal Bank

Ameris Bancorp, the parent company of Ameris Bank, announces the acquisition of The Coastal Bank (Coastal Bankshares, Inc), scheduled to close in the third quarter of 2014. Once this merger is finalized, Ameris Bank will be the largest community bank on the Georgia coast.

March 17, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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