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Isakson calls start of Savannah port dredging 'a great victory'

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., applauded the official beginning of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project as dredging began to deepen the seaward half of the harbor, which extends 18.5 miles from Fort Pulaski into the Atlantic Ocean.

September 16, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Economic monitor predicts more growth

Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-metro economy continues its streak of winning growth through the first half of 2015. Gains were strongly supported by port activity, retail sales, regional employment and the U.S. coincident index of economic activity, despite marginal dips into electricity sales and consumer confidence throughout the southern Atlantic states.

September 16, 2015 | Staff report | Business


What to do with an inheritance

Will you ever receive a sizable inheritance? You can't plan on it. But if you do get one, you can plan on using it to help achieve some of your key financial goals.

September 15, 2015 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Moon River expects groundbreaking soon

With several of its benchmarks now out of the way, Moon River Studios is gearing up for a new groundbreaking.

September 15, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Coastal Georgia jobless rate inches up

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced that the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia region in July was 6.4 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from 6.3 percent in June. The rate in July 2014 was 8.3 percent.

September 08, 2015 | Staff report | Business


The risks of not investing

You've no doubt heard about the risks associated with investing. This investment carries this type of risk, while that investment carries another one. And it is certainly true that all investments do involve some form of risk. But what about not investing? Isn't there some risk associated with that, too?

September 08, 2015 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Could you afford to live to 100?

Here's an interesting statistic: Over the past three decades, the centenarian population in the U.S. has grown about 66 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

September 02, 2015 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Chamber annual retreat takes a new direction

ST. SIMONS ISLAND-The Effingham Chamber of Commerce's annual community retreat took a different direction this year.

August 25, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


IDA turns on the financing power for solar farm

Effingham County Industrial Development Authority members have given a green light to a solar power project.

August 25, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Goodbye child care costs, hello college savings

If you're a working parent, you know firsthand about the difficulties of finding quality, affordable care for your children. But eventually, your kids head off to school, and those child care bills go away, or at least diminish greatly. When that happens, you could start putting away money for another one of your children's milestones: college.

August 19, 2015 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Effingham Extended Care Facility reaches Gold standard

Effingham Extended Care Facility has been recognized as a 2015 recipient of the Gold– Excellence in Quality Award for superior performance in the long term and post-acute care profession. The award is one of three distinct awards possible through the National Quality Award Program, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL).

August 19, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Kessler wins GFB hay contest

Effingham County Farm Bureau member Andrew Kessler won the use of a Vermeer 604N baler, compliments of the Vermeer Manufacturing Company for winning the 2014 GFB Hay Contest with his sample of Tift 85 hay.

August 19, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Studio gets county permits

FONU2, Inc. announced Monday that Effingham County has approved Moon River Studios' initial permit request to begin construction of the entrance, roads, and water lines for the film production studio facility.

August 18, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Scene set for studioplex work to start

Major work on a proposed massive studio complex can start soon, after the Effingham County commissioners approved the Moon River Studios' master plan.

July 28, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Jobless rate in metro Savannah, coastal Georgia inches up

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia region in June was 6.4 percent, up four-tenths of a percentage point from 6.0 percent in May. The rate in June 2014 was 7.9 percent.

July 28, 2015 | Staff report | Business


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Are you prepared for financial disasters?

"Be prepared" is the Scout motto, and it's also pretty good advice for anyone seeking to guard against various disasters - including financial ones.

February 02, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Dennis named Herald general manager

Kim Dennis has been named as the general manager of the Effingham Herald, Morris Multimedia Vice President Joe McGlamery announced Monday.

February 02, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Effingham jobless rate rises slightly

ATLANTA-Effingham County's unemployment rate was up slightly for December, according to the state Department of Labor.

February 02, 2016 | Staff report | Business


EHS names Baker-Witt as chief transformation officer

The Effingham Health System announces that Fran Baker-Witt, RN, BSN, MBA, NHA, has accepted the position of Chief Transformation Officer with the organization effective Jan ...

January 27, 2016 | Staff report | Business


FONU2 announces film, financing deal

FONU2, Inc. announced Monday that in co-production with Myles Nestel and Craig Chapman of The Solution Entertainment Group LLC, Scott Mann and James Edward Barker ...

January 19, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Effingham Health System chosen for Medicare program

Effingham Health System was selected as one of 100 new Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations, providing Medicare beneficiaries with access to high-quality, coordinated ...

January 19, 2016 | Staff report | Business


IDA clearing way for new lease with studioplex

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has taken one of the steps needed to go forward with a reworked Moon River Studios deal.

January 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Effingham jobless rate drops to 4.5 percent

Effingham County's unemployment rate declined to 4.5 percent for November, according to the state Department of Labor.

December 29, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Elbow room

As the Effingham Health System expanded and moved into a new facility, hospital officials have been finding new uses for the old spaces.

December 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Road work for new Kroger set to start

Work on improvements to Highway 21 in conjunction with the new Kroger being built will begin just as soon as the check is in hand.

December 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Maximize the benefits of your charitable giving

It's certainly the season for giving - and when you make charitable gifts, you can both give and receive.

December 15, 2015 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Butterducks wins 10 medals at Georgia Wine Challenge

Bill Utter of Butterducks won 10 medals in the recent Georgia Wine Challenge.

December 15, 2015 | Staff report | Business


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