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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


Georgia named No. 1 state to do business

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday that Georgia, for the second consecutive year, has been ranked the No. 1 state in the nation for business by Site Selection magazine, one of the nation's top economic development trade publications.

November 04, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Prospective buyer eyes purchase of EFACEC

Effingham Industrial Development Authority members have approved amending its memorandum of understanding with EFACEC and approving a transfer and assumption to a new company.

October 29, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


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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 of the company's board doesn't believe that will slow much down.

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 to all of the company's stakeholders.

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. Positive gains were led by expansion in port activity, electricity sales, tourism, retail sales and overall employment growth.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Business


All-time high in volume, tonnage for Georgia Ports

The Georgia Ports Authority set all-time records for both container volumes and total tonnage in May with strong growth across several key business sectors.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Walters re-elected as GPA chairman

The board of directors of the Georgia Ports Authority has re-elected James A. Walters of Gainesville to serve as chairman.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Effingham jobless rate rises to 5.3 percent

The Georgia Department of Labor announced that unemployment in Effingham County was 5.3 percent in May, up from April's figure of 4.9 percent.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Effingham Health System's Morgan to lead GCHA board

Georgia Health Care Association members have elected Norma Jean Morgan, chief executive officer of the Effingham Health System, as chair of the GHCA board of directors. Morgan will provide guidance and direction to the association that represents long term and post-acute care providers serving communities throughout the state of Georgia.

June 23, 2015 | Staff report | Business


IDA to help STC manufacturing expansion gear up

SAVANNAH-At its May meeting, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority voted to support the expansion of workforce development training with the construction of a precision manufacturing lab at the Effingham Campus of Savannah Technical College.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Effingham jobless rate falls to 4.9 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Effingham County's unemployment rate for April was 4.9 percent, down from 5.1 percent in March.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Scarbrough to lead studio’s social media

FONU2, Inc. announced that Lisa Scarbrough has joined Moon River Studios as vice president of social media.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Moon River parent company to seek EB-5 financing

FONU2, Inc. has announced that it has engaged Lexden Capital, LLC to advise and manage EB-5 financing for the benefit of the company's construction of sound stages, offices, and film support services on its 1,560 acre property in Effingham County.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Corps commander discusses harbor deepening work

Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, visited the Port of Savannah on Thursday for an update on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Corps commander, Ports chief update harbor deepening progress

Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, visited the Port of Savannah on Thursday for an update on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project.

May 28, 2015 | Staff report | Business


ACHCA names Morgan recipient of Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award

ALEXANDRIA, VA-The American College of Health Care Administrators named Norma Jean Morgan, CNHA, FACHCA, administrator of Effingham Extended Care Facility in Springfield as a 2015 recipient of the ACHCA Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award. The award, named in memory of visionary ACHCA member Eli Pick, recognizes administrators whose teams have achieved dimensions of organizational quality that few others have been able to reach. Two hundred and fifty-seven administrators were awarded leadership awards nationally.

May 26, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Chamber job fair brings in crowd of employers, applicants

Jobseekers eagerly awaited the Effingham Chamber of Commerce's second annual job fair. So much so they were lined up well before the doors of the Effingham College and Career Academy opened.

May 19, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


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