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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


Urgent Care Center opens

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Monday morning for Dr. Slavko Kukucka and the Rincon Medical Urgent Care Center located at 119 Chimney Road in Rincon. The center will provide urgent care services for the community and surrounding area. Dr. Kukucka has been practicing in the area for 13 years.

February 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Parker joins Coastal Bank team in Effingham

Effingham County builders and contractors have a new face to turn to for loans at The Coastal Bank's Rincon office.

February 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Banks adapting, too

The economy has been hard on just about everyone and local bankers are no exception. In fact, in many ways, a local bank's fate follows that of the community it serves. Just ask Michael Lee, president of Citizens Bank.

February 04, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Business


Hospital picks contractor for expansion plans

The Effingham Hospital Authority contract manager selection committee awarded the construction management contract for its modernization project to R.J. Griffin and Company and Rives E. Worrell Company, based in Savannah.

February 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Outlook brightens for second half of 2010

The economy for the first half of 2010 will feel a lot like 2009's, but things should improve toward the end of the year, said an economic expert.

February 01, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


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New Kroger Marketplace expected to have an impact

The new Kroger Marketplace is not just big in size but also is expected to have a big impact.

June 21, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Shoppers eager to explore new Kroger

With a wine steward, a sushi chef, a grilling station and yes, a Starbucks, waiting inside, shoppers waiting eagerly for the opening of the new ...

June 21, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Solar energy workshop to be held in Statesboro

Coastal Solar Power Company of Hinesville, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is holding a solar energy symposium/workshop June 24 at ...

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Doors open for new Kroger Marketplace

The new Kroger Marketplace in Rincon is set to open today at 7 a.m., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. The new ...

June 15, 2016 | By Caitlyn Richtman Herald Intern | Business


Effingham jobless rate falls to 4.4 percent

The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Effingham County's unemployment rate for April dipped to 4.4 percent, down from 4.7 percent in ...

May 31, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Job fair for veterans, others to be held Thursday

About 20 employers will be recruiting a number of workers at a career fair for veterans and other job seekers Thursday in Savannah.

May 31, 2016 | Staff report | Business


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


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