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Georgia Power seeking bump in electricity rates

The Georgia Public Service Commission is reviewing Georgia Power's request for an increase in its base rates filed with the PSC.

July 01, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Jobless rate rises across county, metro Savannah

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that metro Savannah's unemployment rate increased to 7.9 percent in May, up eight-tenths of a percentage point from 7.1 percent in April.

June 27, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Jepson re-elected as chairman of GPA board

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.

June 25, 2013 | Staff report | Business


IDA approves bond resolution for Medient

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.

June 24, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Chamber ready to check out hotel-motel tax

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.

June 20, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


More jobs created, but state jobless number rises

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.

June 20, 2013 | Staff report | Business


EHS to open new offices in Effingham, Chatham counties

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.

June 17, 2013 | Staff report | Business


IDA CEO says trip to China beneficial but no deal yet

Effingham Industrial Development Authority officials are hopeful another international project will be calling Effingham home soon.

June 13, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


AASU report says economy is holding steady

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.

June 10, 2013 | Staff report | Business


GSU to help launch program for young professionals

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.

June 10, 2013 | Staff report | Business


New cranes make their way to port

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.

June 06, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Georgia Power customers can track usage online

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.

June 03, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Court settlement will allow port construction to start

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.

May 30, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Metro jobless rate falls to 7.1 percent

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.

May 23, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Banks chosen for hospital authority

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.

May 23, 2013 | Staff report | Business


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Gnann’s Fix-It celebrates 50 years

The nature of the business has changed to a degree, but the name has never wavered.

April 24, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


In honor of Earth Day, GPA restores wetlands

The Georgia Ports Authority celebrated Earth Day by unveiling nearly 14 acres of recently-created wetlands. The two-and-a-half-year, $3.7 million project treats 100 million gallons of water annually and creates natural wildlife habitat in the heart of the nation's fourth- busiest container terminal.

April 24, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Effingham jobless rate falls to 5.6 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Effingham County's preliminary unemployment rate for March was 5.6 percent, down from 5.8 percent in February and down from 6.4 percent in March 2013.

April 24, 2014 | Staff report | Business


IDA approves work for well on Medient tract

The plans for the largest movie studio complex in North America took a small but necessary step Wednesday evening.

April 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Effingham IDA joins forces with World Trade Center Savannah

World Trade Center Savannah announced Monday that the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority has become a founding investor partner.

April 21, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Gulfstream named manufacturer of the year

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal presented Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation with the Georgia Manufacturer of the Year award in the large company category. A large company is considered to have more than 500 employees.

April 21, 2014 | Staff report | Business


State jobless rate falls to 7 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 7.0 percent in March, the lowest rate since September 2008 when it was 6.8 percent. The rate was 7.1 percent in February and 8.4 percent in March a year ago.

April 17, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Job fair brings a crowd

The past four months have been frustrating for Katie Waldhour.

April 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


Medient sets up production slate for next two films

Medient Studios, Inc., announced it will be producing "Kickback," an espionage thriller inspired by real events in Russia.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Business


A banner month for Georgia Ports

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.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Office of Workforce Development realigned

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.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Business


State economic development group earns exports honor

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.

April 07, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Chamber set to host job fair on April 15

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.

April 03, 2014 | Staff report | Business


AASU report: Local economy expanded in 4th quarter of 2013

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.

March 31, 2014 | Staff report | Business


AgSouth posts record earnings

Customers in Effingham and two neighboring counties will receive nearly $382,000 from AgSouth Farm Credit's record earnings in 2013.

March 31, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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