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State jobless rate rises to 8.8 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 8.8 percent in July. The rate was three-tenths of a percentage point higher than the revised 8.5 percent in June, but three-tenths of a percentage point lower than 9.1 percent in July a year ago.

August 15, 2013 | Staff report | Business


GSU, Barrow to host job fair for veterans

STATESBORO - U.S. Rep. John Barrow will host a veterans and military job fair at Georgia Southern University's Nessmith-Lane Conference Center, 847 Plant Dr., on Tuesday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

August 15, 2013 | Staff report | Business


IDA OKs studio’s master plan

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has approved the master plan submitted by a movie production company that is re-locating to the county.

August 15, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


State DOL to offer update on issues, law

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler will be a keynote speaker during an employment law and legislative issues update set for Aug. 20 in the Coastal Georgia region.

August 12, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Barrow to host annual job fairs in Augusta, Statesboro

U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Augusta) will host his annual job fairs in the 12th District, with one scheduled for Augusta and another for Statesboro.

August 08, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Effingham Health System adds state-of-the-art MRI

Effingham Health System announces the addition of a Toshiba Vantage Titan MRI System. The new MRI will offer EHS patients the opportunity to experience more comfortable magnetic resonance imaging exams, and higher-quality results.

August 08, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Medient agrees to buy movie sales company

Medient Studios, Inc. has signed a memorandum of understanding to acquire 100 percent ownership of Germany-based Atlas International Film GmbH.

August 05, 2013 | Staff report | Business


DOT to halt road work near major shopping areas for weekend

Motorists heading out to the mall for back-to-school shopping during the sales tax holiday can better enjoy their travels through major shopping districts in southeast Georgia. The Georgia Department of Transportation announced that construction-related lane closures on all interstate and major state system highways within five miles of shopping malls or major shopping districts will be suspended beginning Friday at 8 a.m. until Saturday at 10 p.m.

August 05, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Another banner year for the ports

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority marked record volumes for fiscal year 2013 in total tonnage, bulk cargo, total auto-machinery units and freight moved by intermodal rail.

July 29, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Effingham’s jobless rate rises

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Effingham County's unemployment rate for June was 7.6 percent, a rise of half a percentage point from the revised May figure of 7.1 percent. State statistics also show that Effingham's labor force size decreased, even as the number of unemployed workers rose.

July 25, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Brunswick port growing its wheat export business

A bumper crop of wheat has led to a booming export business at the Port of Brunswick, with the first export vessel of the season departing Thursday.

July 25, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Medient, IDA take another step forward

A film studio planning a mammoth development in Effingham County took another of its needed many big steps Monday afternoon.

July 22, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


State jobless rate climbs to 8.6 percent in June

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 8.6 percent in June. The rate was up three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.3 percent in May, but it was down five-tenths of a percentage point from 9.1 percent in June a year ago.

July 22, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Mobile center allows ports to keep going in a storm

The Georgia Ports Authority recently unveiled a new mobile command center. The MCC is a deployable unit from which the GPA can manage its entire operation.

July 18, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Medient gets its cue for studio groundbreaking

The groundbreaking has been set for Medient Studios' massive development planned in Effingham County.

July 15, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


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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


IDA holds off on Medient supplemental agreement

A supplemental project agreement between the Effingham Industrial Development Authority and a film studio planning to build a massive production facility in Effingham is on hold, as the studio reorganizes its leadership.

June 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Site selector gets option on part of Treutlen site

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has entered into a purchase option with site selector for about 21 acres at the Governor Treutlen site.

June 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Foster to retire as bank’s leader

FCB Financial Holdings, Inc., parent of First Chatham Bank, has announced the retirement of Brian Foster as president and CEO of both the holding company and bank.

June 23, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Walters named new GPA board chairman

The Georgia Ports Authority board of directors elected James A. Walters of Gainesville to serve as chairman.

June 23, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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