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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


Some to lose emergency unemployment compensation Saturday

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that some recipients of federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) in Georgia will lose extended unemployment benefits after Saturday. EUC was established in 2008 to aid the long-term unemployed.

July 05, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Keeping the 4th Georgia-grown

As the smells of food on the grill and fireworks fill the air this 4th of July, Georgia Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black would like consumers to remember some important food safety priorities.

July 02, 2012 | Staff report | Business


IDA’s skyline reaches new heights with cell tower

Travelers along Highway 21 between Rincon and Springfield will notice a new feature on the skyline.

July 02, 2012 | Staff report | Business


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G-P Bucket Brigade fills a need

Effingham Fire Rescue doesn't have to look far back to find an example that a defibrillator can save a life.

December 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


Kroger planning bigger store for Rincon

Kroger has submitted plans for a substantially larger store that will be built next to Lowe's in Rincon.

December 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Marshall to direct two films for Studioplex City

The chief executive officer of Moon River Studios announced Thursday a two-picture deal with renowned director Penny Marshall.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Effingham jobless rate falls to 5.9 percent

Effingham County's unemployment rate fell to 5.9 percent for October, according to the state Department of Labor.

December 09, 2014 | Staff report | Business


City approves plan for Gate store remodel

Rincon City Council members approved a preliminary site plan for a proposed reconfigured Gate convenience store at the corner of Fort Howard Road and Columbia Avenue.

December 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Riggs earns embalmer, funeral director licenses

Riggs Funeral Home of Guyton announced that office manager Heather Riggs has obtained her funeral director license and embalmer license. She earned the licenses through Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro.

December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Business


IDA to seek annexation for Research Forest parcel

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has agreed to ask Rincon to annex a portion of the Research Forest Tract, provided the city follows through on a set of stipulations.

November 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Moon River’s schedule gets the OK from IDA

The development schedule for a planned massive Effingham County movie production facility is finished and in the hands of the Effingham Industrial Development Authority.

November 24, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Restaurant to thank customers before closing doors

It will be customer appreciation day at Baibry's Wednesday, as its owners and staff thank its legion of loyal patrons.

November 24, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Investment firm buys EFACEC

A manufacturer of power transformers that has called Effingham County home for three years has been purchased by a private investment firm.

November 19, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Dr. William Kohloff joining Effingham Health System

Effingham Health System welcomes Dr. William J. Kolhoff as a hospitalist and primary care physician. He will be joining Dr. John Bennett and Dr. Claude Sanks in caring for Effingham Hospital's inpatients as a hospitalist and he will be the primary care physician at Effingham Family Medicine in Rincon.

November 18, 2014 | Staff report | Business


A record month for ports

The Georgia Ports Authority announced Monday that its terminals in Brunswick and Savannah moved a combined 2.79 million tons of freight in October, a record for the authority.

November 18, 2014 | Staff report | Business


IDA to review plans for Research Forest Tract

Effingham Industrial Development Authority members will meet Thursday to discuss the Research Forest Tract.

November 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


PSC hearings on Vogtle report to start today

The Georgia Public Service Commission will begin hearings today on the Georgia Power Company 11th Plant Vogtle construction monitoring (VCM) report in Docket 29849. The hearing will start at 10 a.m. in Room 110 at the Commission offices at 244 Washington St., S.W. Atlanta. Additional hearings are scheduled for Dec. 16 and Jan. 20, 2015.

November 05, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Storie named executive assistant at Moon River

Moon River Studios, Inc., has announced the appointment of Aubrey Storie as executive assistant to the chief executive officer.

November 05, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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