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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


State eyes huge impact from EFACEC

EFACEC's power transformer manufacturing plant outside of Rincon looks to play a vital role in re-energizing the regional economy with a net state impact of $23.75 million and an additional Effingham County impact of $39 million by 2017, according to figures from the Georgia Department of Economic Development's Global Commerce Division.

April 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Upgrades continue throughout Rincon

Georgia Power is getting ready to upgrade transformers in the Rincon commercial area in advance of a planned power outage April 12. The affected area will include the Subway Shop, the Sonic, the Days Inn, Effingham Herald offices and others in the commercial center along Highway 21.

April 05, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Business


Effingham Hospital Employee of the Year

Christine Hendrix, the social service coordinator at the Effingham Care Center, was named the Effingham Hospital and Care Center employee of the year for 2009.

April 01, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Goody’s welcomed back to square

It didn't take long for the crowds to start filling up the reborn Goody's in Rincon.

March 25, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Georgia Ports riding a wave of increased trade

Georgia Ports Authority's Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced Monday at its board meeting that the GPA continued to experience positive growth during February and has recorded three consecutive months of increased trade through its ports.

March 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Back in business

The finishing touches are going in place for the rebirth of Goody's.

March 18, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


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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


ACHCA names Morgan an Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award winner

The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) has named Norma Morgan, CNHA, FACHCA, administrator of Effingham Extended Care Facility in Springfield, as a 2016 ...

May 11, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Can you make your investments less ‘taxing’?

Tax Freedom Day, which typically occurs in late April, according to the Tax Foundation, is the day when the nation as a whole has earned ...

May 04, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Cold storage project gets $400K in state help

ATLANTA-House Majority Leader Jon Burns (R-Newington), state Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon), and state Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) announced that the Effingham County Industrial Development ...

May 03, 2016 | Staff report | Business


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


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