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Effingham's jobless rate dips under 8 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area rose to 8.4 percent in December, up four-tenths of one percentage point from a revised 8.0 percent in November.

January 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Mansion on Forsyth Park honored again

SAVANNAH-Condé Nast Traveler recently featured the Mansion on Forsyth Park, a luxury hotel in Savannah, on the magazine's annual Gold List, which appears in the January 2010 issue. This marks the fifth consecutive year that the Mansion on Forsyth Park has been included on this elite list of top international properties.

January 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


GSU to offer HR development course

Human resource personnel can take their next career step through Georgia Southern University's spring-semester professional development course, a Continuing Education class at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah.

January 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Lakeview Manor celebrates

January 04, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Durden Consulting to move its offices to Rincon later this month

Durden Consulting Services, LLC, is moving its office to Effingham County.

January 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Goody's may return in March

Goody's department store is set to reopen as the anchor of the Fort Howard Square shopping center during March, about a year after shutting its doors.

January 04, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Business


Chamber to hold QuickBooks seminar

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a seminar on QuickBooks. The seminar will be held Jan. 15 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Effingham County Board of Education computer lab at 405 N. Ash St. in Springfield.

January 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Lakeview Manor to celebrate anniversary, expansion

Lakeview Manor is marking its 20th year of operation with another step forward.

December 28, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Hospital gets high marks on its audit

The Effingham Hospital Board of Trustees received the audit on their fiscal year 2009 from certified public accountant Jim L. Creamer Sr. of Draffin and Tucker.

December 24, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Springfield storage business expands

The national economy may be slow, but the local economy is picking up for Springfield.

December 24, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Area jobless rate shrinks

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area declined to 8.0 percent in November, down three-tenths of one percentage point from revised October figures.

December 24, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Ribbon cutting for Cuttin’ Up

December 24, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Chamber wraps up holiday shopping tour

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce wrapped up its annual holiday shopping tour in Rincon on Dec. 11. The event was held to spur local sales during the Christmas shopping season and started in Springfield on Dec. 5. Merchants throughout both cities offered discounts for those taking part.

December 15, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Business


Burke-Forehand to retire from USDA Rural Development

June Burke-Forehand will retire from the Statesboro office of USDA Rural Development on Dec. 31, with 23 years of service.

December 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Chamber’s holiday shopping tour winding up today

Join the Effingham Chamber of Commerce for the finale of the 5th Annual Holiday Shopping Tour in Rincon from 3-9 p.m. Friday.

December 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


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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


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


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