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Rincon Food Lion slated to close

SALISBURY, N.C.-Delhaize America has announced it is closing 113 Food Lion stores, including its location in Rincon.

January 12, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Frozen treats fast becoming a favorite

Ed Beaty is not too keen on desserts himself, but after seeing their popularity, he's quenching the cravings of Effingham's sweet tooth folks with his frozen yogurt shop.

January 09, 2012 | By Calli Arnold | Business


Brooks to serve another term on hospital authority

Ronnie H. Brooks has been re-appointed to serve as the Rincon representative on the Effingham County Hospital Authority. Authority members chose Brooks from three candidates submitted by the Rincon City Council.

January 05, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


HeritageBank of the South to offer stock re-buy

ALBANY-Heritage Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HBOS), the holding company for HeritageBank of the South, announced that its board of directors has approved a new stock repurchase program.

January 02, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


After a big year, wrecker owner says ‘thanks’

It's been a good year for Greg Smithey and Smithey's Wrecker Service, so much so he couldn't wait to express his thanks to his customers.

December 29, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


HeritageBank of the South approves stock repurchase

ALBANY-Heritage Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HBOS), the holding company for HeritageBank of the South, announced that its board of directors has approved a new stock repurchase program. The program authorizes the company to repurchase up to approximately 5 percent of its outstanding common stock, or approximately 435,000 shares.

December 26, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


A gift for the new hospital

Vince Exley, of the Georgia Salzburger Society, presented a framed print to Norma Jean Morgan, CEO Effingham Health System, for the new hospital.

December 19, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Great Dane job fair draws a crowd in the thousands

A job fair expected to attract 1,500 people to Ogeechee Technical College Wednesday, had already processed that many applicants by noon. By 6 p.m., 3,500 people had filled out employment applications to be part of Great Dane's initial workforce when its 450,000-square-foot manufacturing plant opens in Statesboro early next year.

December 16, 2011 | By Jim Healy Special to the Effingham Herald | Business


State jobless rate dips under 10 percent

ATLANTA-Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 9.9 percent in November, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 10.2 percent in October. The one-month decline is the largest in 34 years. The jobless rate was 10.4 percent in November a year ago.

December 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Verizon brings 4G LTE service to Rincon

More Verizon Wireless customers in more areas of the Savannah metropolitan area can take advantage of Verizon Wireless' 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network.

December 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Citizens of Georgia Power bake up holiday help

With the help of local contractors (Airco Industrial, The Mcgraley Company, TOPSSCO Sales and Service, Citizens of Georgia Power, Action Insulation, Industrial Technical Coatings, White Electric and Alstom Power), employees at Georgia Power's Plant McIntosh in Rincon will be donating $6,370 to help families in the community. For more than 20 years, the employees at Plant McIntosh have supported the Effingham County Empty Stocking Fund with their annual Baked Goods Auction. On-site security officer, Buford Ulysses Tuggleson (Plant McIntosh employee Clay Carpenter) served as auctioneer with his helper Kerry Rahn modeling with the cakes.

December 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Business after hours

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce and Reiser and Reiser ushered in the holidays during a recent business after hours in Guyton.

December 13, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Dickey graduates from Georgia Academy

Brian Dickey of Georgia Power graduated from the Georgia Academy for Economic Development, taking part in the Region 12 multi-day training program. Class participants represented a number of professional and non-professional economic development fields, including elected officials, public servants, business leaders, educators, and social service providers from Coastal Georgia. The curriculum provides insights into the complexities of economic and community development on the local, regional and state levels.

December 12, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


‘Last Mile’ closer to completion

ATLANTA-The Port of Savannah's long-anticipated "last mile" project - the Jimmy Deloach (Parkway) Connector - moved closer to reality Friday as the Georgia Department of Transportation awarded a $73 million contract for its construction.

December 05, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Chamber to hold Eggs and Issues breakfast Dec. 8

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce announces its annual Eggs and Issues Breakfast, scheduled for Dec. 8 at 7:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Rincon.

December 02, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


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IDA approves work for well on Medient tract

The plans for the largest movie studio complex in North America took a small but necessary step Wednesday evening.

April 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Effingham IDA joins forces with World Trade Center Savannah

World Trade Center Savannah announced Monday that the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority has become a founding investor partner.

April 21, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Gulfstream named manufacturer of the year

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal presented Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation with the Georgia Manufacturer of the Year award in the large company category. A large company is considered to have more than 500 employees.

April 21, 2014 | Staff report | Business


State jobless rate falls to 7 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 7.0 percent in March, the lowest rate since September 2008 when it was 6.8 percent. The rate was 7.1 percent in February and 8.4 percent in March a year ago.

April 17, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Job fair brings a crowd

The past four months have been frustrating for Katie Waldhour.

April 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


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


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