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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


Effingham jobless rate up slightly from December’s mark

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia region increased to 7.5 percent in January, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 7.2 percent in December. The rate was 8.9 percent in January a year ago.

March 13, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Savannah Tech’s impact approaches $57M

In fiscal year 2012, Savannah Technical College had an economic impact on its four-county service area of nearly $57 million with spending directly or indirectly related to the college, according to a new study released by the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia.

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Business


State Labor Department to help AT&T recruit wire technicians

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor will help AT&T recruit a number of wire technicians to install U-verse integrated digital TV, high-speed internet, and voice services.

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Business


State jobless rate falls to 7.4 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 7.3 percent in January, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 7.4 percent in December. The rate was 8.6 percent in January a year ago.

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Business


IDA, Chamber to work on contract agreement

Effingham Industrial Development Authority members tabled action on their contract with the Effingham Chamber of Commerce. But IDA members backed the relationship between the two organizations.

March 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


‘Operation: Workforce’ tries to fill mission of jobs for vets

Operation: Workforce, an online one-stop shop portal for all veteran employment issues in Georgia, is currently serving more than 1,700 veterans and 730 Georgia employers. Created in November 2012, the site was launched by the Governor's Office of Workforce Development as a part of Gov. Nathan Deal's veteran-specific initiative to help connect our heroes with meaningful employment.

March 03, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Interest builds again in IDA’s Treutlen site

The loss of a Chinese phosphate company hasn't slowed the Effingham Industrial Development Authority.

February 27, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Effingham Women in Business to hold meet and greet, expo

Effingham Women in Business will host a meet and greet and mini business expo event March 11 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Faith Presbyterian Church's social hall. The church is located at 2000 Lexington Ave. in Rincon just past Macomber Ball Park.

February 27, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Medient expected to have master plan finished soon

Medient Studios is expected to present a master plan in the next 30 days for its planned production complex, according to Effingham Industrial Development Authority CEO John Henry.

February 24, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


PSC members support federal loans for Vogtle

Commissioners Lauren "Bubba" McDonald Jr. (R-Habersham County) and Doug Everett (R-Albany) are applauding the U.S. Energy Department's finalization of $6.5 billion in federal loan guarantees to assist Georgia Power with the construction of two new units at its Alvin W. Vogtle Nuclear Power Plant.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Georgia Ports start off 2014 with strong month

The Georgia Ports Authority opened calendar year 2014 with a strong January, achieving gains of 12.5 percent in 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) and 7.3 percent in overall tonnage, compared to January 2013.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Business


New group on the job at Effingham Hospital ER

Effingham Health System officially welcomed a team of doctors Monday who will take the hospital to "the next level of care," according to CEO Norma Jean Morgan.

February 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


Planned Rincon Chick-fil-A clears hurdle

An approved development agreement may help start the work on a highly-anticipated venture in Rincon.

February 13, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


USDA taking rural enterprise business grant applications

Applications are currently being accepted for the USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grant for projected 2014 funding of the program. The RBEG program provides grants for rural projects that finance and facilitate development of small and emerging rural businesses, help fund distance learning networks, and help fund employment related adult education programs.

February 10, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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New Kroger Marketplace expected to have an impact

The new Kroger Marketplace is not just big in size but also is expected to have a big impact.

June 21, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Shoppers eager to explore new Kroger

With a wine steward, a sushi chef, a grilling station and yes, a Starbucks, waiting inside, shoppers waiting eagerly for the opening of the new ...

June 21, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Solar energy workshop to be held in Statesboro

Coastal Solar Power Company of Hinesville, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is holding a solar energy symposium/workshop June 24 at ...

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Doors open for new Kroger Marketplace

The new Kroger Marketplace in Rincon is set to open today at 7 a.m., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. The new ...

June 15, 2016 | By Caitlyn Richtman Herald Intern | Business


Effingham jobless rate falls to 4.4 percent

The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Effingham County's unemployment rate for April dipped to 4.4 percent, down from 4.7 percent in ...

May 31, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Job fair for veterans, others to be held Thursday

About 20 employers will be recruiting a number of workers at a career fair for veterans and other job seekers Thursday in Savannah.

May 31, 2016 | Staff report | Business


GPA approves budget, including Jasper port backing

The Georgia Ports Authority has approved its fiscal year 2017 budget, including $116 million for capital infrastructure improvements. The funds will cover 15 projects, including ...

May 26, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Don’t keep family in the dark about plans

You might work diligently at building a financial roadmap for your retirement years and a comprehensive estate plan. But you can't just create these ...

May 25, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


State jobless rate stays at 5.5 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced Thursday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in April was 5.5 percent, unchanged from ...

May 25, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Morgan retires at Effingham Health System

Norma Jean Morgan, the chief executive officer of Effingham Health System, has retired effective immediately.

May 25, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Hospital shakes up administrative staff

As the Effingham Health System begins changes in the services offered, there also now are changes among the organization's top management.

May 25, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


IDA hitting a busy stretch

It's been the busiest period for the Effingham Industrial Development Authority that John Henry can remember in his 11 years there.

May 25, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Chamber job fair set for Wednesday

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to host a job fair on May 25 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the ...

May 19, 2016 | Staff report | Business


State jobless rate stays at 5.5 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced Thursday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in April was 5.5 percent, unchanged from ...

May 19, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Kroger to hold job fair

The Kroger at 461 South Columbia Ave. will be hosting a job fair at the Kroger Marketplace store Saturday to fill an immediate need for ...

May 11, 2016 | Staff report | Business


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