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Governor suspends hike in statewide gasoline tax

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Friday that he will stop an increase in the motor fuel tax scheduled to go into effect July 1.

June 11, 2012 | Staff report | Business


A record month for hospital’s OR

Effingham Health System announced that Surgical Services (OR) had a record-breaking month in April.

May 31, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Wiley's celebrates 25th anniversary

Wiley's Home Center in Rincon recently celebrated its 25th anniversary recently. The family-owned business opened its showroom on Highway 21 in 1987 and added its warehouse a year later.

May 24, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Unemployment hits 8.4 percent in metro Savannah

ATLANTA-State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced Thursday that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Savannah rose to 8.4 percent in April, up one-tenth of a percentage point from 8.3 percent in March. The rate was also 8.4 percent in April 2011.

May 24, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Unemployment hits 8.4 percent in metro Savannah

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced Thursday that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Savannah rose to 8.4 percent in April, up one-tenth of a percentage point from 8.3 percent in March. The rate was also 8.4 percent in April 2011.

May 24, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Dr. Cornwell named EHS chief of staff

Dr. James Cornwell Jr., has been elected Effingham Health System chief of staff by his colleagues.

May 24, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Dr. Clarke joins staff of Effingham Family Medicine

Effingham Health System announces that Suzanne Clarke, board-certified in family medicine, has joined the practitioners of Effingham Family Medicine.

May 24, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Savannah River Mill honored for 1M safe hours

Georgia-Pacific's Savannah River Mill recently achieved a significant safety milestone when it celebrated operating more than 1 million work hours without a lost-time accident. In recognition of the achievement, Georgia-Pacific Chief Executive Officer and President Jim Hannan presented employees with the company's CEO Safety Excellence award at a celebration lunch.

May 21, 2012 | Staff report | Business


UGA study says ports support more than 350K jobs

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Thursday the release of the study "The Economic Impact of Georgia's Deepwater Ports" by the Selig Center for Economic Growth at UGA's Terry College of Business.

May 17, 2012 | Staff report | Business


State unemployment rate declines

ATLANTA-State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined for the ninth consecutive month in April to 8.9 percent, the first time in more than three years the rate has dropped below nine percent. The rate fell one-tenth of a percentage point from 9.0 percent in March. The jobless rate was 9.8 percent in April a year ago.

May 17, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Skilled Nursing Center earns five-star rating

Effingham Skilled Nursing Center has received a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), thereby placing it among the top 10 percent of nursing homes in the country.

May 17, 2012 | Staff report | Business


STC, Labor Department to sponsor job expo

The Georgia Department of Labor and Savannah Technical College will co-sponsor a career expo May 16, at the STC campus, 5717 White Bluff Rd., in Savannah. The expo will be from 2-6 p.m. in the auditorium.

May 10, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Ports officials hope Last Mile clears the roads

As the port of Savannah continues to grow and ships, railcars and trucks roll in and out, port officials also are anxious to make the roads around the port better - and safer.

May 07, 2012 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


GDOL to team up with Military Sealift Command

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor's (GDOL) Brunswick Career Center will help Military Sealift Command (MSC) fill a number of job openings for civilian employees to work on civilian-crew ships that transport equipment and supplies to U.S. military forces worldwide. The recruitment will be held Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the career center, located at 2517 Tara Lane.

April 30, 2012 | Staff report | Business


DOL taking unemployment insurance claims online

ATLANTA-State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said that the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) is among 10 states that have launched a new electronic system designed to increase efficiency and reduce costs of operating the state's unemployment insurance (UI) program.

April 30, 2012 | Staff report | Business


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Area economy back on the fast track

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - As director of Armstrong State University's Center for Regional Analysis, Michael Toma has been a bearer of grim economic tidings over the last several years. But Thursday morning, his remarks on the region's outlook appeared to be much more well-received.

August 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


IDA waits for answers on Medient master plan

While Effingham Industrial Development Authority members expect to get the master plan for Medient Studios' project, they also still have a slew of questions.

August 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


State jobless rate up to 7.8 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July was 7.8 percent, up four-tenths of a percentage point from 7.4 percent in June. The rate in July of last year was 8.3 percent.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Medient unveils revised master plan

A studio planning on building a massive complex in Effingham County hopes to have its first building up and ready by the end of the year.

August 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Georgia Ports hit all-time high in container traffic in July

The Georgia Ports Authority reached an all-time high in container trade in July, moving 293,889 20-foot equivalent container units, a 19.2 percent increase over the previous year.

August 14, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Chamber membership drive rolls on

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce's drive has brought in 27 new members, one renewal and two members upping their involvement to members of distinction level, Chamber Executive Director Rick Lott said.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Savannah SHRM chapter hosts annual retreat

The Savannah Area Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management hosted their annual HR retreat for 125 attendees from Georgia, Florida and South Carolina on July 24 in downtown Savannah at the Embassy Suites.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Medient ready to deliver revised master plan

The new master plan for a planned massive film production studio could be in the hands of Effingham County officials as soon as Friday, the studio CEO said.

August 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Governor praises film industry impact on state

Georgia-lensed feature films and television productions generated an economic impact of $5.1 billion during fiscal year 2014, Gov. Nathan Deal announced.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Annual farm tour gets into county’s agribusiness

The annual Effingham County Young Farmers tour let participants see how advanced agriculture has become - and get a glimpse of a burgeoning new agribusiness endeavor.

August 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


SouthCoast undergoes a rebranding, name change

The Savannah-based medical organization formerly known as SouthCoast Medical Group has re-branded officially as SouthCoast Health. The change will be reflected in the organization's name, logo, Web site and overall visual identity.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Zeigler earns personal financial representative title from Allstate

Effingham County's Dusty Zeigler is among an elite group of Allstate insurance agency owners who recently earned the personal financial representative title.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Guyton Animal Hospital opens its doors

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Thursday for the new Guyton Animal Hospital.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Business


BI-LO to hold job fair

BI-LO is holding a job fair to accept applications and conduct interviews for various positions in the Pooler area.

July 29, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Chamber eager to launch membership drive

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce announced that it will hold a membership campaign for the first time in several years.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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