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HeritageBank of the South announces promotions

Heritage Financial Group, Inc., the holding company for HeritageBank of the South, announces the promotions of Kris Brinker, Elizabeth Ely and August Shearouse in the bank's East Georgia market.

October 07, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Effingham one of 79 counties eligible for aid

Effingham County is one of 79 Georgia counties designated as a primary natural disaster because of damages and losses caused by excessive rain that began April 1.

October 03, 2013 | Staff report | Business


State Department of Labor to hold job readiness kickoff

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor will host a Job Readiness Kickoff Oct. 10, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Eckburg Auditorium located at Savannah Tech, 5717 White Bluff Rd. in Savannah.

October 03, 2013 | Staff report | Business


WSAV, DISH TV agreement to end at midnight

(Updated with reponse from DISH TV.)

October 01, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Medient’s ‘Yellow’ named best film at Catalina fest

"Yellow," produced by Medient Studios, was awarded best film at the Catalina Film Festival on Sunday.

September 30, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Jobless rate for August dips in region, Effingham

ATLANTA -The Georgia Department of Labor announced that the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia region decreased to 8.5 percent in August, down eight-tenths of a percentage point from 9.3 percent in July. The rate was 9.1 percent in August a year ago.

September 30, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Ports set records for containers, tonnage, trucks moved

Records set in containers moved, total tonnage, and truck and intermodal moves made August an impressive month for the Georgia Ports Authority, Executive Director Curtis Foltz reported to the GPA board Monday.

September 30, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Group eyes moving into old Doncasters building

A local organization is hoping to find room at the Effingham Industrial Park.

September 23, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


State jobless rate dips to 8.7 percent

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Georgia's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 8.7 percent in August, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 8.8 percent in July.

September 23, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Biden calls for deepening of East Coast ports

After touring the Port of Savannah on Monday, Vice President Joe Biden called for expediting port improvement projects on the U.S. East Coast. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Fox, Senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson, U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson accompanied the vice president on the tour.

September 16, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Medient CEO honored by USA India Business Summit

Manu Kumaran, chairman and chief executive officer of Medient Studios, Inc., received the UIBS Award for "Initiatives and Efforts in Promoting Films and Media Business Between USA and India" in Atlanta on Wednesday.

September 12, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Chamber to hold Lunch ’n Learn

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce has announced plans for a business Lunch 'n Learn meeting Wednesday from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Effingham College and Career Academy on Highway 21.

September 12, 2013 | Staff report | Business


GPA: Another big year for Savannah’s ports

SAVANNAH - In his State of the Port address Thursday in Savannah, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz reported record cargo volumes, an influx of new business, and more than 1 million square feet of distribution center space leased or developed.

September 12, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Studio could be a tourist draw, too

Jay Self still gets asked where the bench from "Forrest Gump" is.

September 05, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


A groundbreaking day

A business that often deals in fantasy and fiction is closing in on being a reality in Effingham County.

August 29, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


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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


EHS names Pizzino chief information officer

Mary B. Pizzino has been named the chief information officer of the Effingham Health System.

March 24, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Legislature approves additional $35M for port deepening

The $35 million in additional port deepening funds proposed by Gov. Nathan Deal has been approved by the state legislature and now awaits the governor's signature.

March 20, 2014 | Staff report | Business


State unemployment rate dips to 7.1 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 7.1 percent in February, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 7.3 percent in January. The rate was 8.5 percent in February a year ago.

March 20, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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