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EFACEC could hold groundbreaking as soon as February

Portuguese electrical components manufacturer EFACEC and the Effingham Industrial Development Authority signed a memorandum of understanding in November. Now, they're targeting February for a groundbreaking.

January 17, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


DNR extends shrimp season

Brunswick - Georgia Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Noel Holcomb has announced that Georgia's food shrimp harvest season will be extended through Jan. 31. Trawlers may continue to harvest shrimp in the Atlantic Ocean eastward of the sound-beach boundary. Individuals who use a cast net or a beach seine may also continue to legally harvest shrimp for human consumption.

January 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


SBA releases report on its high notes for 2007

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Small Business Administration released a 10-page report marking the agency's accomplishments during calendar year 2007.

January 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


STC to offer airframe, powerplant course

SAVANNAH - Beginning in January, Savannah Technical College will offer an airframe and powerplant prep course for individuals with experience in aviation mechanics who are interested in pursuing the FAA approved airframe and powerplant certification.

January 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


1st Self Storage adds U-Haul

SPRINGFIELD - Lonnie Pate, owner of 1st Self Storage, recently added U-Haul truck and trailer rentals to the services currently available.

January 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Which mutual funds are right for you?

About 96 million people own mutual funds, according to the Investment Company Institute, a trade organization for the mutual fund industry. So the chances are pretty good that you may already own some funds - but with more than 10,000 of them on the market, how can you know you're picking the right ones?

January 10, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Temcor growth continues

While many reports continue to address dwindling manufacturing here in the state of Georgia and nationwide, Temcor, world renowned for its design, manufacture and erection of clear span aluminum roofing and geodesic domes continues to add infrastructure. The 2007 Georgia Manufacturer of the Year and Georgia European Union Featured Export Product of the Year Platinum Award winner has added two more pieces of new machinery to its Rincon facility increasing production capacity in one work cell by 20 percent.

January 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Lowe's delivers for ECMS

January 09, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


GSU to host annual conference on children

Trends and techniques for working with young children will be focus of the 21st annual Southern Conference on Children at Georgia Southern University on Jan. 26.

January 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Butterducks releases Sweet Peach wine

Sweet Peach wine is the newest addition to the list of wines at Butterducks Winery and is made from the finest peaches in Georgia. This light white wine is bursting with the fresh smell and taste of Georgia peaches.

January 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


City is high on Lowe’s opening

Shoppers don't have to wait any longer for the long-awaited Lowe's in Rincon. In fact, the store got a head start on its own grand opening.

January 05, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


DDS sets statewide holiday schedule

The Department of Driver Services reminds customers that licensing centers will be closed during the holiday season on the following days:

January 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Will the subprime loan crunch affect you?

If you've even casually followed the news over the past several months, you've probably heard about "subprime loans." But the issue can be confusing, and if you're like most people, you really just want a couple of questions answered: How might these subprime loans affect the economy? And will I need to adjust my investment strategy?

January 03, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


GSU to sponsor HR prep course

STATESBORO - The Continuing Education Center at Georgia Southern University will sponsor a 36-hour intensive course that will prepare participants who are seeking certification as a professional in human resources or senior professional in human resources.

January 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Chamber hosts holiday business tour

January 01, 2008 | Photos by Sandi Van Orden | Business


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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


City approves plan for Gate store remodel

Rincon City Council members approved a preliminary site plan for a proposed reconfigured Gate convenience store at the corner of Fort Howard Road and Columbia Avenue.

December 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Riggs earns embalmer, funeral director licenses

Riggs Funeral Home of Guyton announced that office manager Heather Riggs has obtained her funeral director license and embalmer license. She earned the licenses through Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro.

December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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