Beginning May 21, 2014, all commercial motor vehicle drivers will be required to have their DOT physicals and associated medical certificates issued by a certified medical examiner. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act developed the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners to enhance the oversight of interstate drivers through the requirements listed under Section 391.41.
Heritage Financial Group, Inc., the holding company for HeritageBank of the South, announces the promotions of Kris Brinker, Elizabeth Ely and August Shearouse in the bank's East Georgia market.
Effingham County is one of 79 Georgia counties designated as a primary natural disaster because of damages and losses caused by excessive rain that began April 1.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor will host a Job Readiness Kickoff Oct. 10, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Eckburg Auditorium located at Savannah Tech, 5717 White Bluff Rd. in Savannah.
(Updated with reponse from DISH TV.) Deb Thompson, general manager at WSAV TV, sent the following as an explanation of what is happening and what may happen between WSAV-TV, its parent company and DISH TV. The current retransmission contract between WSAV and our parent company Media General with DISH Network will expire tonight (9/30/13) at midnight. If a new agreement is not reached by then, DISH, by law, cannot carry our station on its for-profit ...
"Yellow," produced by Medient Studios, was awarded best film at the Catalina Film Festival on Sunday.
ATLANTA -The Georgia Department of Labor announced that the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia region decreased to 8.5 percent in August, down eight-tenths of a percentage point from 9.3 percent in July. The rate was 9.1 percent in August a year ago.
Records set in containers moved, total tonnage, and truck and intermodal moves made August an impressive month for the Georgia Ports Authority, Executive Director Curtis Foltz reported to the GPA board Monday.
A local organization is hoping to find room at the Effingham Industrial Park. Representatives from BPEY asked the Effingham Industrial Development Authority about re-locating to the former Doncasters building. BPEY currently occupies more than 12,000 square feet in Rincon's Towne Park. "We are limited," said Daniel Adkins, director of operations for BPEY. "We are ready to make Doncasters an offer." BPEY started with 4,500 square feet and has expanded twice, said Joe Marchese, who owns ...
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Georgia's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 8.7 percent in August, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 8.8 percent in July.
After touring the Port of Savannah on Monday, Vice President Joe Biden called for expediting port improvement projects on the U.S. East Coast. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Fox, Senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson, U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson accompanied the vice president on the tour.
Manu Kumaran, chairman and chief executive officer of Medient Studios, Inc., received the UIBS Award for "Initiatives and Efforts in Promoting Films and Media Business Between USA and India" in Atlanta on Wednesday.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce has announced plans for a business Lunch 'n Learn meeting Wednesday from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Effingham College and Career Academy on Highway 21.
SAVANNAH - In his State of the Port address Thursday in Savannah, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz reported record cargo volumes, an influx of new business, and more than 1 million square feet of distribution center space leased or developed.
Jay Self still gets asked where the bench from "Forrest Gump" is. The director of the Savannah Film Commission and others said last week the Medient Studios project, now under construction, could be a draw one day for visitors to Effingham County. "There is a long life for this business in our area," he said. "This is going to benefit everyone. It's going to benefit our entire region. There are things it brings in we ...
For a short time, Effingham County's newest industry will be setting up shop in the Chamber of Commerce and Industrial Development Authority building.
Dr. Joseph Ratchford has been named chief medical officer for Effingham Health System. Dr. Ratchford will provide clinical guidance over the hospital's continuing mission to offer excellence in health care for greater Effingham area residents.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce welcomed Family Table Restaurant with a ribbon cutting.
Effingham County Industrial Development Authority members have decided not to allow a training school to set up in the old Doncasters building - but they will try to help the group find a suitable new home.
The Georgia Department of Agriculture has unveiled the second issue of the Georgia Grown magazine at the 36th annual Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition. The 132-page magazine is a comprehensive guide to Georgia's farms, forests, food and exports, and serves as a synopsis for state legislators, business leaders and consumers about the impact of agriculture on the state's economy.
Gov. Nathan Deal has announced that Shrivallabh Pittie Group, a leading textile manufacturer in India, will build its first U.S.-based manufacturing facility near Sylvania, creating 250 jobs and investing $70 million.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that 34,293 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for unemployment insurance benefits in September, down by 1,210, or 3.4 percent, from August when 35,503 claims were filed.