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Georgia launches jobs-focused defense initiative

Gov. Nathan Deal has announced a comprehensive assessment of economic development opportunities at Georgia's military base establishments and their surrounding communities as part of his ongoing effort to grow Georgia's economy through job creation.

November 29, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Job fair to recruit workers for Edwards Interiors

The Georgia Department of Labor will help Edwards Interiors, Inc., recruit about 45 workers for its manufacturing facility in Effingham County.

November 26, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Metro Savannah jobless rate stays unchanged

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Savannah was unchanged at 7.9 percent from September to October. The rate was 8.9 percent in October 2011.

November 22, 2012 | Staff report | Business


FSA county committee election under way

Farmers and ranchers have a chance to make a difference in how Farm Service Agency (FSA) Programs are administered, announced Pamela Poole, county executive director for the local USDA Farm Service Agency. The deadline for eligible voters to return FSA County Committee election ballots to their local FSA offices is Dec. 3.

November 22, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Jobless rate dips to 8.7 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 8.7 percent in October, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 9.0 percent in September. The jobless rate was 9.7 percent in October a year ago.

November 15, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Effingham jobless rate at 7.2 percent for September

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Savannah declined to 8.0 percent in September, down six-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 8.6 percent in August. The rate was 9.2 percent in September 2011.

October 25, 2012 | Staff report | Business


State apple crop comes in early

MACON - Georgia's apple crop came in ahead of schedule due to warmer-than-normal temperatures earlier this year, meaning apple lovers can get an early bite of the fall fruit.

October 18, 2012 | Staff report | Business


State jobless rate tumbles to 9 percent for September

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 9.0 percent in September, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 9.2 percent in August. The jobless rate was 9.8 percent in September a year ago.

October 18, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Double-digit growth in autos, TEUs at ports

The Georgia Ports Authority announced Monday that the authority posted increases across all reporting categories for the first two months of fiscal year 2013.

October 08, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Long-term jobless may be eligible for additional benefits

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that some long-term unemployed workers may now be eligible for additional Emergency Unemployment Compensation in Georgia. The GDOL is mailing notifications to those who may be eligible and instructing them to begin filing for benefits.

October 08, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Deal announces a sales tax holiday for energy-, water-saving items

Gov. Nathan Deal has announced that Georgians can save money while conserving energy and water during the upcoming ENERGY STAR and WaterSense sales tax holiday.

October 01, 2012 | Staff report | Business


State says investment, jobs created set a record

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday that jobs and investment generated by the Global Commerce division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development jumped by almost a third during the state's most recent fiscal year. The department reported that the 403 company expansions or locations with which it assisted created 28,776 jobs, an increase of 29 percent from last fiscal year, and $5.97 billion in investment, a 32 percent increase. These statistics reflect a trend of continued growth since the state's 2009 fiscal year.

October 01, 2012 | Staff report | Business


One-Stop to hold job fair

The Effingham One-Stop will host a job fair Wednesday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

October 01, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Metro Savannah jobless rate falls to 8.6 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Savannah declined to 8.6 percent in August, down five-tenths of a percentage point from 9.1 in July. The rate was 9.5 in August 2011.

September 27, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Commissioners debate merits of excise tax

Effingham County officials are continuing to ponder whether to enact an excise tax the state is abandoning.

September 24, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | 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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