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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


Notable achievements at Effingham Hospital

Kay R. Zettler, RHIT, recently completed the American Health Information Management Association in Chicago Cluster Coding certification

March 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


GSU seminar to cover ADA responsibilities for managers

Georgia Southern University invites business leaders to attend a 90-minute seminar and learn how the Americans with Disabilities Act affects them.

March 13, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Metro jobless rate jumps

ATLANTA –- The Georgia Department of Labor reported Wednesday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Savannah rose to 9.3 percent in January, up eight-tenths of one percentage point from a revised 8.5 percent in December. Meanwhile the number of unemployed workers in the area increased to 16,315, up 1,496 from 14,819 in December.

March 13, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


A year after market low, how should you invest?

It's been about a year since stock prices hit their low point during the long bear market. Since then, of course, we've seen a big rally, but some of the decisions you made when the market was at its lowest point may still be affecting your portfolio's performance and prospects. So now that we've reached the one-year anniversary of the market bottom, it's a good time to see where you are today and how you can prepare for tomorrow.

March 13, 2010 | By Frank Bevenour | Business


USDA revises farmers trade aid program

Hobby Stripling, state executive director of USDA's Farm Service Agency in Georgia announced that USDA has a revised Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers Program. Under the program, the USDA provides technical assistance and cash benefits to eligible producers of raw agricultural commodities and fishermen who have been hurt by import competition.

March 13, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


New high for state unemployment

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 10.4 percent in January, topping the previous record high of 10.3 percent reported in December.

March 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


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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


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


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