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DeLoach joins Citizens

Effingham County native Jamie DeLoach has joined the management training program at Citizens Bank, according to an announcement by Michael T. Lee, president and CEO. DeLoach previously served as a financial advisor at Wachovia Securities in Savannah.

June 09, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


When is the right time for a trust?

None of us can predict the future, so if you want to make sure your family and other heirs receive what you want them to have, it's not too soon to do your estate planning. Trusts can be a key part of those plans. But under what circumstances might you need to establish a trust?

June 07, 2007 | By Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Citizens taps Mosley

Lisa Mosley has been named manager of Citizens Bank's new office in Port Wentworth according to Michael T. Lee, president and chief executive officer. The office is scheduled to open in early summer at 7224 Highway 21.

June 02, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Roofer honored for work with G-P mill

D. C. Taylor Co., a commercial and industrial roofing contractor with offices in Atlanta, was a finalist for the National Roofing Contractors Association's Gold Circle Awards for outstanding workmanship on low-slope roofing systems.

June 02, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Allmond earns Choo-Choo honor

VNS Corporation honored the Pro Sales Force for Choo Choo Build-It Mart and Wholesale Building Products at its 19th Annual Pro Sales Banquet on April 19 in Vidalia.

May 31, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Conditions worsen for Georgia farmers

Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin is concerned about the effect of the drought on all of the state's crops, especially those already damaged and/or held up by the recent freeze.

May 31, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Pulpwood strong in weak timber market

ALBANY - In spite of generally depressed timber markets, Southern pulpwood prices have shown surprising strength in recent months, raising hopes that a supply glut resulting from a government tree-planting program two decades ago may be nearing an end.

May 31, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Atlantic Southern promotes three of its staff members

Atlantic Southern Bank announces the promotion of three staff members:

May 31, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Quality counts when buying bonds

One of the reasons you invest in bonds - perhaps the main reason - is the interest payments you'll receive. So, naturally, you'd like these payments to be as large as possible. However, "chasing" high rates may not always work out in your favor. But when buying bonds, you can hardly go wrong when you look for quality.

May 31, 2007 | By Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


SBA launches online assessment

The U.S. Small Business Administration recently introduced a new online training resource for budding entrepreneurs to provide the fundamentals of starting a small business. The Small Business Primer Strategies for Success online training is a free course designed to assist individuals who are thinking about starting a small business or who are in the early stages of running a business.

May 31, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners receives awards for performance

Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners' Relocation Department was honored for its outstanding performance during the last year.

May 29, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Pros, cons of investment clubs

Investment clubs are quite popular these days. In fact, even if you aren't in a club yourself, the chances are pretty good that you know someone who is. Should you consider joining such a club?

May 24, 2007 | By Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Business start-up workshops to be held

A workshop entitled "Thinking of Starting a Business" will be held twice during the month of May.

May 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Kight resigns Hospital Board Chairman position

C. Murray Kight submitted his resignation as chairman of the Board of the Trustees at the Effingham Hospital Authority's meeting Tuesday. His resignation is effective June 1.

May 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Smart financial moves pay off after layoffs

If you get laid off or "downsized," it's unquestionably a tough break, and it can be stressful in many ways. However, if you make the right investment-related moves, the loss of a job doesn't necessarily mean you have lost the opportunity to achieve your important financial goals.

May 24, 2007 | By Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


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New Medient CEO says work is ongoing

Work on what is expected to be the largest movie studio complex in the U.S. is continuing, and a revised master plan for the project is expected soon, the studio's CEO said Thursday.

July 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


New Medient architect familiar with area, studios

Medient Studios is bringing aboard a firm that knows something about designing massive production complexes.

July 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Harvey to step down from IDA

Rose Harvey is resigning from the Effingham Industrial Development Authority.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Business


State jobless rate rises to 7.4 percent for June

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was 7.4 percent, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 7.2 percent in May. The rate in June of last year was 8.4 percent.

July 17, 2014 | Staff report | Business


New Medient master plan expected soon

The revised master plan for a planned massive studioplex in Effingham County could be finished within two weeks, Industrial Development Authority members learned Thursday.

July 17, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Chamber effort teaches businesses how to protect themselves

Many consumers recall being affected by, or at least hearing about, thieves hacking into credit and debit card data of millions of Target customers this past holiday season.

July 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


State high court rejects class-action suit on G-P

State Supreme Court justices ruled Friday that a group of homeowners are not entitled to bring a class-action lawsuit against Georgia-Pacific's Savannah River Mill.

July 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Former Medient CEO gets hearing date for injunction

A Nevada judge has granted a temporary restraining order to the former CEO and chairman of Medient Studios.

July 10, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Effingham IDA sets budget for upcoming fiscal year

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has approved a $6.49 million budget for its coming fiscal year, making no significant changes to its draft budget.

June 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Shareholder sues Medient

A Medient shareholder has filed suit against its current board of directors and its ousted CEO and board chairman, claiming the company has breached its fiduciary duty and the defendants are guilty of "gross mismanagement."

June 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Rural Physician Bus Tour makes a stop at Effingham Health System

Effingham Health System hosted physicians, health care organization representatives and health information technology experts June 25 during a Rural Physician Bus Tour, an event designed to provide information and technical assistance on the Meaningful Use Attestation process.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Morgan re-elected to Georgia Health Care Association board

Effingham Health System Chief Executive Officer Norma Jean Morgan recently was re-elected to the Georgia Health Care Association board of directors at the summer board meeting.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Business


SEC halts Medient stock trading

The ousted CEO and chairman of the board has filed suit against the remaining Medient Studios board members, and the Securities and Exchange Commission has suspended trading in Medient's stock until July 9.

June 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


CNBC rates Georgia tops for business

Gov. Nathan Deal is celebrating the announcement by CNBC that named Georgia as the No. 1 place for business in the nation.

June 26, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Slight rise in unemployment for Coastal Georgia

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia region increased to 7.5 percent in May, up eight-tenths of a percentage point from 6.7 percent in April. The rate was 8.1 percent in May a year ago.

June 26, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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