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Avoid putting too much company stock in 401(k)

If you like the company you work for, show your loyalty by doing the best job you can and by taking part in work-related volunteer activities. However, when it comes to meeting your retirement goals, you'll want to invest with your head, not your heart - so think long and hard about funding your 401(k) with your company stock.

April 30, 2009 | Frank Bevenour Guest Columnist | Business


SBDC to hold series of QuickBooks workshops

A series of four workshops entitled "Automating Your Bookkeeping with QuickBooks" will be held beginning April 28. They will take place on Tuesday evenings from 6-9 p.m. in the computer lab on the second floor of the Coast Georgia Center for Continuing Education at 305 Fahm St., Savannah.

April 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


New program to allow faster diagnosis of possible strokes

Effingham Hospital is trying to strike a blow against the "stroke belt."

April 27, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Topping out for a top job

Between two flags, an evergreen tree held steady in the breeze Thursday morning at the EFACEC plant under construction at the Effingham Industrial Park.

April 23, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Metro Savannah jobless rate falls to 7.5 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area declined to a preliminary unadjusted rate of 7.5 percent in March, down from a revised 7.9 percent in February. The March jobless rate was up 3.0 percentage points from 4.5 percent at this same time last year.

April 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Builders finish The Springs complex

Scott J. Hoppa, vice president of McShane Construction Company's Southeast Region, announced the completion of the 352-unit, 430,000 square foot The Springs at Effingham multi-family apartment complex for developer/owner, Continental Properties Company, Inc. The project is situated on a 32-acre site located at 617 Towne Park West Dr. in Rincon.

April 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


A second revolvement for AgSouth

STATESBORO - AgSouth Farm Credit CEO Bill Spigener recently announced that the customer-owned cooperative returned more than $13.4 million in allocated surplus revolvements to its customers for the year ending Dec. 31, 2003. Earlier this year the association returned $28 million in patronage to members who did business with the cooperative in 2008.

April 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Jobless numbers hold steady

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 9.2 percent in March, unchanged from a revised 9.2 percent in February. The "unchanged" March unemployment rate is significant because this is the first time in 20 months that the rate did not increase over the previous month.

April 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


What to do after April 15? IRS has a few tips

ATLANTA - Tax day has come and gone for most people, but your dealings with taxes may not be over.

April 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


AASU economist to speak at Chamber breakfast

Dr. Michael Toma, a professor at Armstrong Atlantic State University specializing in macro and regional economics, will be the featured speaker for the next Effingham County Chamber Membership Breakfast set for April 22. The event will be held from 7:30-8:45 a.m. at the Family Life Center of Rincon United Methodist Church at 810 Fort Howard Rd. in Rincon.

April 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Create a strategy for maturing CDs

Some things, like fine wines, get better with age. But a certificate of deposit (CD) is not one of them. If you have a maturing CD, you need to decide what to do with it - and the earlier you make this decision, the better off you'll be. So if you've got one or more CDs coming due in the next few months, start planning now.

April 16, 2009 | Frank Bevenour Guest Columnist | Business


Credit union to hold home buying seminar

Georgia Heritage Federal Credit Union is offering a free home buying seminar April 21 at 6 p.m.

April 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


State initial jobless claims jump again

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that 96,306 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for state unemployment insurance benefits in March, an increase of 126.3 percent from March 2008.

April 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Deal close for longtime auto dealership

The lot sits empty - for now. But there may be cars for sale again soon at Springfield Ford.

April 09, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Shearouse to serve as YMCA finance chief

Harry H. Shearouse has been selected to serve as the finance chairman for the State YMCA of Georgia in Effingham County/Springfield for 2009.

April 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


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State jobless rate dips to 6.9 percent for December

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December was 6.9 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 7.2 percent in November. The rate in December 2013 was 7.4 percent.

January 26, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Ports end year with growth across the board

The Georgia Ports Authority ended 2014 with growth in all cargo sectors, including a 10.2 percent increase in 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) and a 7.4 percent increase in total tonnage.

January 26, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Study: Hospital contributes to economic health

Financial difficulties have forced a number of hospitals in Georgia to close in recent years, and some health care experts predict another dozen or more could close this year.

January 13, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


Effingham County Extension sets 2015 production meetings

Effingham County Extension will offer production meetings to all crop producers in the county.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Business


State welcomes Mercedes-Benz HQ

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Tuesday that Mercedes-Benz USA will relocate its headquarters to Atlanta, creating at least 800 jobs and investing approximately $74 million.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Murphy completes Leadership GHA

Marie W. Murphy, manager at ECB Occupational Medicine, a department of Effingham Health System, recently graduated from Leadership GHA, a prestigious health care leadership program of the Georgia Hospital Association.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Business


City approves final site plan for new Kroger

Final approvals still need to be obtained from other agencies, but the Rincon City Council has given its go-ahead for a planned new, larger Kroger.

January 06, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


IDA to join forces with other groups on big projects

Effingham County is joining forces with three neighboring counties to land industrial prospects looking to set up shop along I-16.

December 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Metro jobless rate dips to 6.1 percent

ATLANTA-Metro Savannah's unemployment rate for November was 6.1 percent, down six-tenths of a percentage point from 6.7 percent in October, the Georgia Department of Labor announced. The rate in November of last year was also 6.7 percent.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Young Farmers reap awards

The Effingham County Young Farmers organization recognized several local producers and supporters at its annual awards banquet at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

December 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


Victim Witness gets a hand from realtors

In Effingham County, some of Santa's elves have day jobs as real estate agents.

December 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


G-P Bucket Brigade fills a need

Effingham Fire Rescue doesn't have to look far back to find an example that a defibrillator can save a life.

December 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


Kroger planning bigger store for Rincon

Kroger has submitted plans for a substantially larger store that will be built next to Lowe's in Rincon.

December 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Marshall to direct two films for Studioplex City

The chief executive officer of Moon River Studios announced Thursday a two-picture deal with renowned director Penny Marshall.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Effingham jobless rate falls to 5.9 percent

Effingham County's unemployment rate fell to 5.9 percent for October, according to the state Department of Labor.

December 09, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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