The Georgia Ports Authority board of directors has elected Robert S. Jepson Jr. of Savannah to serve a second term as chairman of the board. Jepson was first appointed to the board in 2008 and previously served as vice chairman. The new vice chairman will be James A. Walters, and Stephen S. Green will serve as secretary/treasurer.
The Effingham Industrial Development Authority's deal with a film studio took another step forward, as IDA members approved a bond resolution for the project.
The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce is making plans to put the hotel-motel excise tax receipts coming its way to use to spur tourism efforts.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 8.3 percent in May. The rate was up one-tenth of a percentage point from 8.2 percent in April, but it was down eight-tenths of a percentage point from 9.1 percent in May a year ago.
Effingham Health System will be celebrating the relocation of its ECB (Effingham-Chatham-Bryan) Occupational Medicine office and the opening of a brand new physician office in the next few weeks.
Effingham Industrial Development Authority officials are hopeful another international project will be calling Effingham home soon.
SAVANNAH - At the close of 2012, the Savannah-area economy appeared poised to maintain its forward momentum into 2013. While the expected growth did not come to fruition during the first quarter of 2013, the economy did not falter, but rather, held steady in the face of faltering consumer confidence, according to Armstrong Atlantic State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor.
Georgia Southern University's College of Business Administration is working with the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce to help young professionals start their careers and contribute to their communities.
Four massive new ship-to-shore cranes arrived at Georgia Ports Authority's Garden City Terminal on Wednesday, bringing the total number of electric-powered container cranes to 25 - the most of any single terminal in the United States.
Georgia Power has introduced My Power Usage, a new online program at GeorgiaPower.com that provides customers with the information they need to better manage energy costs and help eliminate surprises at the end of their billing cycle.
U.S. District Judge Richard M. Gergel accepted the settlement agreement between all parties involved in the mediation over the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project in an order that dismissed the federal litigation pending against the proposed deepening of the harbor channel.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that metro Savannah's unemployment rate declined to 7.1 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 7.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.2 percent in April a year ago.
Derrell E. Banks was chosen as the newest member of the Effingham Health System board of trustees to serve as the city of Springfield representative. He was selected to fill the seat vacated by Stephen Mobley.
Georgia Ports Authority moved 2.4 million tons of cargo in April, a 4.7 percent increase - or 108,532 tons - over the same month a year ago.
Dollar General will have the grand opening Saturday at 8 a.m. for its new Rincon store at 114 South Columbia Ave.
Medient Studios, Inc., announced it will be producing "Kickback," an espionage thriller inspired by real events in Russia.
The Georgia Ports Authority achieved its highest month on record in March, moving 2.61 million tons of cargo - a 15.5 percent increase over the same month a year ago.
The Georgia Department of Economic Development announced that the Governor's Office of Workforce Development has been repositioned under the umbrella of GDEcD as the new Workforce Division. This streamlined structure is intended to ensure that the state's workforce development efforts are aligned with the economic realities of the marketplace and what businesses need to succeed in Georgia.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday that the Georgia Department of Economic Development has been selected to receive the Presidential "E Star" Award for excellence in providing export programs and services.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to host an Effingham County job fair April 15 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Effingham College and Career Academy at 2940 Highway 21 N., Rincon.
Armstrong Atlantic State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy expanded rapidly during the fourth quarter of 2013 and should continue to experience significant growth throughout 2014.
Customers in Effingham and two neighboring counties will receive nearly $382,000 from AgSouth Farm Credit's record earnings in 2013.
A little more of the world visited Effingham County on Thursday.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia region decreased to 7.2 percent in February, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 7.5 percent in January. The rate was 8.6 percent in February a year ago.
A massive studio project planned for Effingham County has settled on a general contractor and has picked a construction start date.
Mary B. Pizzino has been named the chief information officer of the Effingham Health System.
The $35 million in additional port deepening funds proposed by Gov. Nathan Deal has been approved by the state legislature and now awaits the governor's signature.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 7.1 percent in February, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 7.3 percent in January. The rate was 8.5 percent in February a year ago.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce celebrated ribbon cuttings for Howard Family Dental and That Dress.
Ameris Bancorp, the parent company of Ameris Bank, announces the acquisition of The Coastal Bank (Coastal Bankshares, Inc), scheduled to close in the third quarter of 2014. Once this merger is finalized, Ameris Bank will be the largest community bank on the Georgia coast.