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Curtain falls on Effingham studioplex project

The ambitious plans for a massive movie studio complex in Effingham County are now on the cutting room floor.

April 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Parker's celebrating 40 years of business

The original plan for Greg Parker was to go to law school. Running a convenience store and then building one of the most successful convenience store chains in the U.S. wasn't the idea.

April 24, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


State jobless rate rises to 5.5 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in March was 5.5 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from 5.4 percent in February. The rate was 6.2 percent in March 2015.

April 14, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Georgia Power base rates to remain flat through 2019

Georgia Power announced today that its base electric rates will remain flat through 2019.

April 14, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Give your investment portfolio a spring cleaning

Now that spring has officially sprung, you might look around your home and decide it's time for some sprucing up. But you don't have to confine your efforts to your house and yard - you can also engage in a little "spring cleaning" in your investment portfolio.

April 06, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Bienvenue, DRT

Surrounded by pine trees, DRT America's first U.S. facility may have a fitting environment.

April 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


IDA will build a road — but it may not lead to studio

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority remains committed to building an entrance road into its property north of Interstate 16 and off Old River Road. Whether it leads to a proposed movie studio remains a question.

April 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Company calls a halt to Palmetto Pipeline work

A company looking to build a controversial pipeline through much of eastern Georgia, including Effingham County, has announced it is suspending work on the project.

April 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Area unemployment rates on the rise

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia region in February was 5.5 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from 5.4 percent in January. The rate in February 2015 was 6.2 percent.

March 30, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Avoid problems by updating beneficiary designations

Like many people, you might not particularly enjoy thinking about your estate plans, but such planning is necessary to make sure your assets go where you want them to go. And it's just as important to regularly review your plans with your tax, legal and financial professionals in case any changes are needed. For instance, some of your wishes expressed in your will may be overridden by beneficiary designations you filled out years ago. If these designations become outdated, your assets could be passed to those you didn't intend.

March 30, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Should you retire in ‘stages’?

For many people, the concept of retirement can be scary, both emotionally and financially. If you, too, feel somewhat anxious about what awaits you, you might feel more comfortable in knowing that, depending on where you work, you might be able to retire in stages.

March 23, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Georgia Ports container trade up 8 percent

Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz reported 8 percent growth in containerized trade in February, compared to the same month a year ago.

March 23, 2016 | Staff report | Business


State jobless rate holds steady

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in February was 5.4 percent, unchanged from January. The rate was 6.2 percent in February 2015.

March 23, 2016 | Staff report | Business


With OmniTRAX in the fold, IDA to re-look at its plans

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority's deal with a company to market and develop its Research Forest Tract could have a ripple effect on its other plans.

March 23, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


St. Joseph's/Candler Immediate Care opens

Effingham Chamber of Commerce representatives help St. Joseph's/Candler Immediate Care cut its ribbon. The office, at 5621 Highway 21 South, will treat children 9 months and older for minor injuries and illnesses.

March 16, 2016 | Staff report | Business


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ACHCA names Morgan an Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award winner

The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) has named Norma Morgan, CNHA, FACHCA, administrator of Effingham Extended Care Facility in Springfield, as a 2016 ...

May 11, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Can you make your investments less ‘taxing’?

Tax Freedom Day, which typically occurs in late April, according to the Tax Foundation, is the day when the nation as a whole has earned ...

May 04, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Cold storage project gets $400K in state help

ATLANTA-House Majority Leader Jon Burns (R-Newington), state Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon), and state Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) announced that the Effingham County Industrial Development ...

May 03, 2016 | Staff report | Business


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