ALBANY - Heritage Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HBOS), the holding company for HeritageBank of the South, has announced that HeritageBank of the South has entered into a definitive whole-bank purchase and assumption agreement with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to acquire Frontier Bank, a full-service bank based in LaGrange.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January was 8.7 percent, unchanged from December. The rate was 9.3 percent in January a year ago.
Dukal Corporation, a leading supplier of disposable medical products, has chosen the Port of Savannah as its major port of entry and established new distribution center space in Savannah's Foreign Trade Zone.
EFACEC Power has completed the largest power transformer built in the U.S. in decades, a 900 MVA (megavolt ampere) unit. It is the largest not just for its rating but also for its size.
Carter Boyd has joined the Effingham County Farm Bureau team as the agency manager, Effingham County Farm Bureau President Stuart Exley announced.
Effingham Women in Business will host a meet-and-greet and mini business expo March 12 from 6:30-8 p.m. in Faith Presbyterian Church's social hall. The church is at 2000 Lexington Ave. in Rincon, just past Macomber Ball Park.
Michael Murphy, environment of care manager for Effingham Health System, has been awarded an Emergency Management Healthcare Professional Certification.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce helped the Rincon Thrift Shop celebrate its grand opening recently.
Alliant GMCF, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (Q10) for Georgia, has recognized Effingham Health System's Care Center for improving the quality of health care.
Gov. Nathan Deal joined Georgia tourism leaders for the annual Tourism and Hospitality Day to spotlight the major contribution the industry makes to Georgia's economy.
Effingham Hospital has been recognized as one of the top critical access hospitals in the state.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Savannah rose to 8.2 percent in December, up five-tenths of a percentage point from 7.7 percent in November. The rate was 8.7 percent in December 2011.
Customers have been through the doors of the new Enmark in Springfield for a few weeks now, and company and Springfield officials were happy to cut the ribbon on what is now the largest store in the chain.
ATLANTA - The state Department of Labor announced that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 8.6 percent in December, up one-tenth of a percentage point from 8.5 percent in November. The rate was 9.4 percent in December a year ago.
The Georgia Chamber of Commerce formally introduced its 2013 legislative priorities Wednesday during the annual Eggs and Issues Breakfast in Atlanta, identifying several key issues to be addressed during the 2013 General Assembly deemed vital to strengthening the state's business community and growing its economy.
U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Augusta) will team up with Google to host a workshop Thursday in Augusta encouraging small businesses to utilize the Internet to grow their businesses.
The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 7.4 percent in December, down two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 7.6 percent in November. The rate was 8.7 percent in December a year ago.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced Thursday that Daniel Defense, a leader in small arms manufacturing, will expand its existing operations in Black Creek adding 120 new jobs and investing $20 million into the project over the next five years.
Effingham Industrial Development Authority members have granted a 60-day extension on a master plan for a massive studio project off Interstate 16.
The Effingham Industrial Development Authority is hitting the restart button on a deal with a Chinese conglomerate.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced Tuesday it will expand its aircraft service and support organization by adding a new worldwide product support distribution center located in the NorthPort Industrial Park near the Interstate 95 and Georgia Highway 21 interchange in Savannah.
Dr. Toni Sylvester began practicing in Effingham County a year ago because she saw a need in the community.
Armstrong Atlantic State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy expanded significantly during the third quarter of 2013 and should continue to experience growth in the first half of 2014.