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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


Coldwell Banker associates honored

On Feb. 19, nine sales associates at Coldwell Banker Intercoastal Realty were recognized by the Savannah Board of Realtors as members of The Distinguished Sales Society. Those receiving the award are Sue Anderson, Kim Goode, Judy Quinney, Stephanie Casey, Emily Pigman, Ann Cade, Alicia Howe, James Presnell and Carrel Donnell.

March 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Hospital officials call HUD meeting ‘positive’

Effingham Hospital Authority Chairman Rick Rafter told authority members a delegation's meeting Department of Housing and Urban Development officials was positive.

March 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Upgrade to expand capacity at Garden City Terminal

Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced that a new set of electrified refrigerated container racks were completed and came online in Container Berth Five (CB-5) last week. With the 10 new racks, Garden City Terminal now has a total of 44 racks, which accommodate 1,056 containers.

March 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


State FSA targets funds for socially disadvantaged farmers

The Georgia State Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced the availability of $9.5 million in direct loan funds for Socially Disadvantaged (SDA) individuals who want to purchase or operate a family-size farm in fiscal year 2010.

March 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Hynes named Chamber director

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce has announced that Tess Hynes has been named its executive director.

March 08, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Business


Chamber counts on members for Census

Lauren Lewis with the U.S. Census will be the featured speaker at Wednesday's Effingham Chamber of Commerce membership breakfast.

March 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Bank to put its power outage to use in disaster training

A disaster is going to hit the Citizens Bank of Effingham in Springfield on Wednesday - at least that's what it's going to look and feel like to the employees and customers as Senior Vice President Alan Lewis takes advantage of the planned outage by Georgia Power and conducts disaster training for his staff.

March 04, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Business


Governor, state hail Kia’s grand opening

WEST POINT - Gov. Sonny Perdue joined with Mong-Koo Chung, Chairman of the Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group, Friday to celebrate the grand opening of Kia's first North American manufacturing facility, located in West Point. The ceremony was attended by approximately 500 dignitaries from both Korea and the U.S. including company representatives, dealers, and local and state officials.

March 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Kemp urges corporations to renew before deadline

ATLANTA-Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp reminded officers and registered agents of corporate entities registered in Georgia that the annual renewal period deadline is April 1.

March 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


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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


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


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