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Former Moon River board member joins FONU2

FONU2, Inc., announced Wednesday that Joseph Giamichael has been appointed to the company's board of directors and the company will move its corporate headquarters to Effingham County.

March 06, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Studio cites progress with finances, plans

Work is expected to start soon on a massive movie studio complex planned for southern Effingham County.

March 03, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Georgia Chamber backs revised transportation plan

STATESBORO - The Georgia Chamber of Commerce took no position on the original version of House Bill 170. But the state's largest business advocacy organization has endorsed subsequent versions, and Georgia Chamber CEO Chris Clark said Monday that annual spending for highway improvements in the state needs to be increased by $1 billion.

March 03, 2015 | By Al Hackle | Business


New Ad Agency offers Digital Options

Business owners and managers in the Effingham County area now have a new digital agency to help grow their customer base.

February 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Free seminar offers Internet help

Mike Blinder is a successful small business owner and one of his favorite things to do is share his experience and expertise.

February 12, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Moon River completes deal with Fonu2

The reorganization of Moon River Studios is now complete, CEO Jake Shapiro said Tuesday afternoon, as its lease on its Effingham County property has been acquired by a new investor.

February 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Tanksley to bring long career to a close in April

After 43 years with Morris Multimedia, Karen Tanksley won't be starting her work day holding a cup of coffee in her Rincon office.

February 04, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


GSU Museum recognizes longtime supporter Planters Telephone

STATESBORO - The Georgia Southern University Museum recognized longtime supporter Planters Telephone Cooperative recently during the annual Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries Conference at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center.

February 03, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Effingham unemployment rate falls

The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Effingham County's unemployment rate for December 2014 fell to 5.4 percent, down from 5.5 percent in November 2014.

February 03, 2015 | Staff report | Business


State jobless rate dips to 6.9 percent for December

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December was 6.9 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 7.2 percent in November. The rate in December 2013 was 7.4 percent.

January 26, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Ports end year with growth across the board

The Georgia Ports Authority ended 2014 with growth in all cargo sectors, including a 10.2 percent increase in 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) and a 7.4 percent increase in total tonnage.

January 26, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Study: Hospital contributes to economic health

Financial difficulties have forced a number of hospitals in Georgia to close in recent years, and some health care experts predict another dozen or more could close this year.

January 13, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


Effingham County Extension sets 2015 production meetings

Effingham County Extension will offer production meetings to all crop producers in the county.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Business


State welcomes Mercedes-Benz HQ

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Tuesday that Mercedes-Benz USA will relocate its headquarters to Atlanta, creating at least 800 jobs and investing approximately $74 million.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Murphy completes Leadership GHA

Marie W. Murphy, manager at ECB Occupational Medicine, a department of Effingham Health System, recently graduated from Leadership GHA, a prestigious health care leadership program of the Georgia Hospital Association.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Business


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Scene set for studioplex work to start

Major work on a proposed massive studio complex can start soon, after the Effingham County commissioners approved the Moon River Studios' master plan.

July 28, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Jobless rate in metro Savannah, coastal Georgia inches up

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia region in June was 6.4 percent, up four-tenths ...

July 28, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Ports break record for TEUs moved

The Georgia Ports Authority moved a record 3.66 million 20-foot equivalent container units in fiscal year 2015, an increase of more than half a ...

July 28, 2015 | Staff report | Business


State opens inland terminal in mountains

Gov. Nathan Deal, the Georgia Ports Authority, Murray County and CSX Transportation signed a memorandum of agreement Tuesday to establish the Appalachian Regional Port in ...

July 28, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Chamber to host Lunch ’n Learn at ECCA

Effingham Chamber of Commerce is announcing its next Chamber Lunch 'n Learn meeting to be held Aug. 12 from 11:30 a.m.-1p.m ...

July 21, 2015 | Staff report | Business


DuVall joins Moon River as vice president of equipment rental

FONU2, Inc. announced that Robert DuVall has joined Moon River Studios as vice president of equipment rental.

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Business


ATLANTA—The Georgia Department of Labor will host a recruitment this week in Savannah. The recruitme

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia-lensed feature film and television productions generated an economic impact of more than $6 billion during fiscal year 2015 (July ...

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Business


State Labor Department to help recruit for area Burger King locations

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor will host a recruitment this week in Savannah. The recruitment will be held in the GDOL's Savannah Career ...

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Business


IDA nears deal with Project Douglas

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority is closing on landing a prospect for its Governor Treutlen site.

July 07, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Extended Care Facility named one of the best in state

U.S. News & World Report has named Effingham County Extended Care Facility as one of the Best Nursing Homes In Georgia for 2015. The rating ...

July 07, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Moon River completes purchase of AppleBox

Moon River Studios announced Monday it has completed the acquisition of AppleBox Productions, north Florida's largest grip and lighting equipment house. Moon River Studios ...

July 07, 2015 | Staff report | Business


FONU2 takes steps to issue shares to Medient stockholders

FONU2, Inc. announced it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to register the FONU2 shares ...

July 07, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Work plugs along as studio waits on master plan approval

It will be an extra four weeks for the Moon River Studios' master plan to perhaps meet the Effingham County commissioners' approval, but the chairman ...

June 30, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


FONU2 launches new site for company, studio

FONU2, Inc has announced the launch of its new Web site. The Web site www.fonu2.com is intended to provide greater visibility and information ...

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Armstrong center's report: Local economy surging

Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-metro economy is experiencing impressive growth even as the rest of the nation struggles ...

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Business


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