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Christmas comes to hospital

Dr. Joey L. Christmas will be joining the Effingham Hospital medical staff and begin seeing patients on July 1.

April 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


One Stop Center may open career doors

Even before the scissors sliced through the ribbon, the One Stop Center at the Effingham County annex was in use.

April 22, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Allen earns honor from New York Life, Grant Financial

Troy Lamar Allen from New York Life of Macon and the Grant Financial Group in Milledgeville has received the Rookie of the Year Award, a company award that recognizes agents who achieve case rate milestones in their first year of employment.

April 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Metro jobless rate shrinks

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Savannah declined to 8.8 percent in March, down four-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 9.2 percent in February.

April 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


CWIB, Department of Labor open One-Stop Center on Wednesday

The Effingham County One-Stop Center will have a grand opening Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

April 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


EFACEC begins to make its mark

The flagship that the Effingham Industrial Development Authority long sought for its tract at Highways 275 and 21 made quite a splash Monday morning.

April 20, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Expert: The recovery is on its way

After peering into a financial and economic chasm, the U.S. is beginning a slow climb back out of its predicament, Effingham Chamber of Commerce members learned Wednesday morning.

April 15, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Jobless rate hits new high

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to a record 10.6 percent in March, up one-tenth of a percentage point from 10.5 percent reported in February. The March jobless rate was up 1.6 percentage points from 9.0 percent at this same time last year.

April 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Herald office to be closed Monday for planned outage

April 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


State revenue figures climb

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Tuesday that net revenue collections for the month of March 2010 (FY 2010) totaled $998,239,000 compared to $987,986,000 for March 2009 (FY09), an increase of $10,523,000 or 1.0 percent. This is the first monthly increase in revenues since November 2008.

April 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


SBDC seminar to discuss ins and outs of owning a franchise business

A free seminar entitled "Is Franchise Business Ownership Right for You?" will be presented April 12 in the conference room of the Small Business Resource Center, 111 East Liberty St. Savannah.

April 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


When evaluating performance, avoid some common mistakes

As an investor, you might think it's easy to evaluate your investments" performance. After all, the bigger the gain, the better, right? This statement is true enough, but as an investment strategy, it's incomplete - and, if followed rigidly, it could lead you to make some mistakes that could hinder your progress toward your financial goals.

April 08, 2010 | By Frank Bevenour | Business


Clock ticks on tax credit extension

Effingham County residents can benefit from the Homebuyer's Tax Credit Extension legislation, which has been extended to include sales occurring between Jan. 1, 2009 and April 30.

April 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


A sweet day for Sweetwater Grill

Sweetwater Grill co-owners Wyatt Aiken and Lori Masters couldn't have been happier as members of the Effingham Chamber of Commerce gathered Saturday morning for a formal ribbon cutting, to welcome the new restaurant to the county.

April 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


A double celebration

April 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


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Curtain falls on Effingham studioplex project

The ambitious plans for a massive movie studio complex in Effingham County are now on the cutting room floor.

April 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Parker's celebrating 40 years of business

The original plan for Greg Parker was to go to law school. Running a convenience store and then building one of the most successful convenience ...

April 24, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


State jobless rate rises to 5.5 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in March was 5.5 percent, up one-tenth of a ...

April 14, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Georgia Power base rates to remain flat through 2019

Georgia Power announced today that its base electric rates will remain flat through 2019.

April 14, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Give your investment portfolio a spring cleaning

Now that spring has officially sprung, you might look around your home and decide it's time for some sprucing up. But you don't ...

April 06, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Bienvenue, DRT

Surrounded by pine trees, DRT America's first U.S. facility may have a fitting environment.

April 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


IDA will build a road — but it may not lead to studio

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority remains committed to building an entrance road into its property north of Interstate 16 and off Old River Road. Whether ...

April 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Company calls a halt to Palmetto Pipeline work

A company looking to build a controversial pipeline through much of eastern Georgia, including Effingham County, has announced it is suspending work on the project.

April 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Area unemployment rates on the rise

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia region in February was 5.5 percent, up one-tenth ...

March 30, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Avoid problems by updating beneficiary designations

Like many people, you might not particularly enjoy thinking about your estate plans, but such planning is necessary to make sure your assets go where ...

March 30, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Should you retire in ‘stages’?

For many people, the concept of retirement can be scary, both emotionally and financially. If you, too, feel somewhat anxious about what awaits you, you ...

March 23, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Georgia Ports container trade up 8 percent

Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz reported 8 percent growth in containerized trade in February, compared to the same month a year ago.

March 23, 2016 | Staff report | Business


State jobless rate holds steady

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in February was 5.4 percent, unchanged from January. The ...

March 23, 2016 | Staff report | Business


With OmniTRAX in the fold, IDA to re-look at its plans

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority's deal with a company to market and develop its Research Forest Tract could have a ripple effect on its ...

March 23, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


St. Joseph's/Candler Immediate Care opens

Effingham Chamber of Commerce representatives help St. Joseph's/Candler Immediate Care cut its ribbon. The office, at 5621 Highway 21 South, will treat children ...

March 16, 2016 | Staff report | Business


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