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Container volume up 16.6 percent at port

At the Georgia Ports Authority board meeting Monday, Executive Director Curtis Foltz reported a 16.6 percent calendar year to date increase in container volumes, as well as capital projects necessary for future growth.

September 22, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Charitable giving pays off — for everyone

Americans are pretty generous - in fact, 83 percent of us donated money to charitable organizations last year, according to a Gallup survey.

September 22, 2015 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Moon River says default will be rectified soon

A default on Moon River Studios' purchase of a Florida movie and lighting equipment is expected to be resolved shortly, the studios' board chairman said Friday.

September 22, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Isakson calls start of Savannah port dredging 'a great victory'

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., applauded the official beginning of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project as dredging began to deepen the seaward half of the harbor, which extends 18.5 miles from Fort Pulaski into the Atlantic Ocean.

September 16, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Economic monitor predicts more growth

Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-metro economy continues its streak of winning growth through the first half of 2015. Gains were strongly supported by port activity, retail sales, regional employment and the U.S. coincident index of economic activity, despite marginal dips into electricity sales and consumer confidence throughout the southern Atlantic states.

September 16, 2015 | Staff report | Business


What to do with an inheritance

Will you ever receive a sizable inheritance? You can't plan on it. But if you do get one, you can plan on using it to help achieve some of your key financial goals.

September 15, 2015 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Moon River expects groundbreaking soon

With several of its benchmarks now out of the way, Moon River Studios is gearing up for a new groundbreaking.

September 15, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Coastal Georgia jobless rate inches up

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced that the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia region in July was 6.4 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from 6.3 percent in June. The rate in July 2014 was 8.3 percent.

September 08, 2015 | Staff report | Business


The risks of not investing

You've no doubt heard about the risks associated with investing. This investment carries this type of risk, while that investment carries another one. And it is certainly true that all investments do involve some form of risk. But what about not investing? Isn't there some risk associated with that, too?

September 08, 2015 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Could you afford to live to 100?

Here's an interesting statistic: Over the past three decades, the centenarian population in the U.S. has grown about 66 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

September 02, 2015 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Chamber annual retreat takes a new direction

ST. SIMONS ISLAND-The Effingham Chamber of Commerce's annual community retreat took a different direction this year.

August 25, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


IDA turns on the financing power for solar farm

Effingham County Industrial Development Authority members have given a green light to a solar power project.

August 25, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Goodbye child care costs, hello college savings

If you're a working parent, you know firsthand about the difficulties of finding quality, affordable care for your children. But eventually, your kids head off to school, and those child care bills go away, or at least diminish greatly. When that happens, you could start putting away money for another one of your children's milestones: college.

August 19, 2015 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Effingham Extended Care Facility reaches Gold standard

Effingham Extended Care Facility has been recognized as a 2015 recipient of the Gold– Excellence in Quality Award for superior performance in the long term and post-acute care profession. The award is one of three distinct awards possible through the National Quality Award Program, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL).

August 19, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Kessler wins GFB hay contest

Effingham County Farm Bureau member Andrew Kessler won the use of a Vermeer 604N baler, compliments of the Vermeer Manufacturing Company for winning the 2014 GFB Hay Contest with his sample of Tift 85 hay.

August 19, 2015 | 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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