ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 10.4 percent in January, topping the previous record high of 10.3 percent reported in December.
On Feb. 19, nine sales associates at Coldwell Banker Intercoastal Realty were recognized by the Savannah Board of Realtors as members of The Distinguished Sales Society. Those receiving the award are Sue Anderson, Kim Goode, Judy Quinney, Stephanie Casey, Emily Pigman, Ann Cade, Alicia Howe, James Presnell and Carrel Donnell.
Effingham Hospital Authority Chairman Rick Rafter told authority members a delegation's meeting Department of Housing and Urban Development officials was positive.
Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced that a new set of electrified refrigerated container racks were completed and came online in Container Berth Five (CB-5) last week. With the 10 new racks, Garden City Terminal now has a total of 44 racks, which accommodate 1,056 containers.
The Georgia State Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced the availability of $9.5 million in direct loan funds for Socially Disadvantaged (SDA) individuals who want to purchase or operate a family-size farm in fiscal year 2010.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce has announced that Tess Hynes has been named its executive director.
Lauren Lewis with the U.S. Census will be the featured speaker at Wednesday's Effingham Chamber of Commerce membership breakfast.
A disaster is going to hit the Citizens Bank of Effingham in Springfield on Wednesday - at least that's what it's going to look and feel like to the employees and customers as Senior Vice President Alan Lewis takes advantage of the planned outage by Georgia Power and conducts disaster training for his staff.
WEST POINT - Gov. Sonny Perdue joined with Mong-Koo Chung, Chairman of the Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group, Friday to celebrate the grand opening of Kia's first North American manufacturing facility, located in West Point. The ceremony was attended by approximately 500 dignitaries from both Korea and the U.S. including company representatives, dealers, and local and state officials.
ATLANTA-Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp reminded officers and registered agents of corporate entities registered in Georgia that the annual renewal period deadline is April 1.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Monday morning for Dr. Slavko Kukucka and the Rincon Medical Urgent Care Center located at 119 Chimney Road in Rincon. The center will provide urgent care services for the community and surrounding area. Dr. Kukucka has been practicing in the area for 13 years.
Effingham County builders and contractors have a new face to turn to for loans at The Coastal Bank's Rincon office.
The economy has been hard on just about everyone and local bankers are no exception. In fact, in many ways, a local bank's fate follows that of the community it serves. Just ask Michael Lee, president of Citizens Bank.
The Effingham Hospital Authority contract manager selection committee awarded the construction management contract for its modernization project to R.J. Griffin and Company and Rives E. Worrell Company, based in Savannah.
The economy for the first half of 2010 will feel a lot like 2009's, but things should improve toward the end of the year, said an economic expert.
State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined in January to 9.2 percent, the lowest rate since March 2009 when it was 9.1 percent. That is a decline of two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 9.4 percent in December. The jobless rate was 10.1 percent in January a year ago.
Mark L. Mudano, MD, board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, has joined the Effingham Health System family of providers. Dr. Mudano will begin seeing patients March 5 at Effingham Orthopaedic Services, a new specialty practice providing a wide-range of orthopaedic surgical services.
The Coastal Workforce Investment Board and its Effingham One-Stop Career Center were proud to see a steady turnout as the center hosted its first job fair Friday.
EMC Engineering Services, Inc. announces the promotion of Alec B. Metzger, P.E., to branch manager of the Statesboro branch office.
Rick Rafter has been re-elected as chairman of the Effingham County Hospital Authority.
In testimony before Congress, Georgia Ports Authority Director of Administration Jamie McCurry pushed Wednesday the need for greater federal funding for harbor maintenance and modernization.
The Georgia Ports Authority Board approved the purchase of four electric-powered rubber-tired gantry cranes (ERTG) last week, which are expected to introduce a cleaner and more efficient method of operation.
ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Savannah rose to 8.8 percent in December, up four-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in November. The jobless rate in metro Savannah in December a year ago was 9.0 percent.
Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced Monday that the Ports of Savannah and Brunswick experienced record volumes in calendar year 2011 and handled 26.1 million tons of cargo, an additional 1.1 million tons, or a 4.3 percent increase.
SALISBURY, N.C.-Delhaize America has announced it is closing 113 Food Lion stores, including its location in Rincon.
Ed Beaty is not too keen on desserts himself, but after seeing their popularity, he's quenching the cravings of Effingham's sweet tooth folks with his frozen yogurt shop.
Ronnie H. Brooks has been re-appointed to serve as the Rincon representative on the Effingham County Hospital Authority. Authority members chose Brooks from three candidates submitted by the Rincon City Council.
ALBANY-Heritage Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HBOS), the holding company for HeritageBank of the South, announced that its board of directors has approved a new stock repurchase program.
It's been a good year for Greg Smithey and Smithey's Wrecker Service, so much so he couldn't wait to express his thanks to his customers.
ALBANY-Heritage Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HBOS), the holding company for HeritageBank of the South, announced that its board of directors has approved a new stock repurchase program. The program authorizes the company to repurchase up to approximately 5 percent of its outstanding common stock, or approximately 435,000 shares.