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Should you add ‘munis’ to investment portfolio?

It's election season. Although you won't be selecting either a new president or a new Congress, you may well have the opportunity to vote on something that can affect your city or state: municipal bonds. However, just because you vote to give your state or local government permission to issue municipal bonds doesn't mean you have to invest in them. But should you?

October 29, 2009 | Frank Bevenour Guest Columnist | Business

Cotton commission nomination meetings to be held next month

MACON - Georgia cotton producers have the opportunity to nominate fellow producers to fill two positions that will soon expire on the Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Cotton. The Georgia Cotton Commission is producer funded, organized for the purpose of coordinating research, promotion and educational programs to benefit the cotton industry.

October 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Business

Stimulus funds to help reforest Georgia land

The Georgia Forestry Commission has embarked on a reforestation project made possible by funding from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The first of five grants totaling $9.7 million will provide for the planting of seedlings in a suburban Atlanta forest.

October 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Business

Small businesses big in Georgia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Small businesses will play an important role in the economic future of Georgia.

October 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Business

Welcoming Odyssey Health Care

October 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Business

Effingham Women in Business

October 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Business

Georgia Southern University to host Fair Labor Standards Act seminar

Should hourly-pay employees be paid for time spent traveling, attending training, taking a break at work or putting on protective clothing? Which types of travel and training are considered work?

October 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Business

Keep inflation in mind when investing

As an investor, you're always aware of the potential effects of market volatility on your portfolio. But you also need to pay attention to another factor that could impact your investments' return - inflation.

October 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Business

Verizon-Alltel merger seen as benefit for both

Alltel customers will be able to hear Verizon now in the wake of Verizon's acquisition of its former cell carrier competitor.

October 05, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business

Search soon to start for new Chamber director

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce will begin a search for a new director soon.

October 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Business

Lessons from a bear market

If you invest for many years, you'll eventually encounter both bull and bear markets. Although you obviously prefer seeing the bull, you may actually learn more from the bear - and when it's "hibernating," you can put these lessons to good use in making investment moves for the future.

September 28, 2009 | Frank Bevenour Guest Columnist | Business

Georgia-Pacific earns SFI’s President’s Award

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Georgia-Pacific LLC has been recognized for its outstanding efforts in increasing understanding of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative fiber sourcing program and how it supports family forest owners across North America.

September 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Business

Metro jobless rate plummets

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area declined to 8.5 percent in August, down 1.4 percentage point from a revised 9.9 percent in July. The reduction in the rate is primarily due to work force shrinkage.

September 25, 2009 | Staff Report | Business

A new turn for megasite

POOLER - The long-awaited and much-anticipated announcement Monday at the sprawling megasite off I-16 and I-95 is expected to have far-reaching effects, state and local officials said.

September 21, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business

State Chamber CEO to speak to Effingham Chamber

George M. Israel III, president and CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, will be the keynote speaker at the Effingham County Chamber's membership breakfast on Sept. 30. The breakfast will be held at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center at 7:30 a.m.

September 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Business

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What’s smarter — paying off debts or investing?

It probably doesn't happen as much as you'd like, but from time to time, you have some extra disposable income. When this happens ...

September 29, 2015 | By Ryan Waters | Business

Unemployment in Effingham falls to 5.1 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that unemployment in Effingham County was down to 5.1 percent for August, a drop from the ...

September 29, 2015 | Staff report | Business

After another big year, port projects even more growth

In his annual state of the port address, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz reported on a year of extraordinary growth, and provided a ...

September 29, 2015 | Staff report | Business

Palmetto Pipeline plans still going forward, executive says

The company proposing to build a billion-dollar pipeline through much of southeast Georgia, including Effingham County, expects to submit its environmental permit applications later this ...

September 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

A new name, a new future

Called a re-grand opening, Saturday's event at Georgia Transformer served as a commitment from the plant's new management to the Rincon facility.

September 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

September 02, 2015 | By Ryan Waters | Business

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