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Membership on the rise in Effingham County Farm Bureau

Georgia Farm Bureau expanded its overall membership in fiscal year 2015, the first time in nine years the organization has experienced membership growth. Statewide GFB has 309,378 member families, up from 301,945 in 2014.

November 04, 2015 | Staff report | Business


There’s no big business like show business

Having a movie shot on location may bring with it some inconveniences, but state and local officials agree that it's worth the headaches.

November 04, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Kroger aims to open fuel center this month

The first section of the proposed new Kroger development could open this month, Rincon City Council officials learned.

November 04, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Moon River’s ‘Yellow’ gets nearer to release date

The critically-acclaimed film "Yellow" now has a distributor to put the movie on screens.

November 04, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Effingham jobless rate falls to 4.9 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced last Thursday that the unemployment rate in Effingham County for September was 4.9 percent, down from 5.1 percent in August and from 6 percent in September 2014.

October 28, 2015 | Staff report | Business


IDA, studio agree to drastically revised deal

The once grandiose plans for a massive movie studio complex in Effingham County appear to be getting a drastic cut.

October 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


IDA approves deal with cold storage firm on I-16 south tract

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has agreed to a land sale with a cold storage operation that hopes to start quickly.

October 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Chamber Lunch ‘n Learn will be action on movie making

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce announced its next Chamber Lunch 'n Learn business meeting which will be held Oct. 28 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Mars Theatre in downtown Springfield.

October 21, 2015 | Staff report | Business


When investing, put time on your side

Now that we're well into autumn, the days are getting noticeably shorter. The change in seasons reminds us that time is passing - and it's important to use that time wisely. When used well, in fact, time can be your greatest gift in many walks of life - and that's certainly true when you invest.

October 21, 2015 | By Ryan Waters | Business


FONU2 to produce James Brown documentary

FONU2, Inc. announced Tuesday it will be producing a documentary on James Brown, "the Godfather of Soul," in association with RKA Entertainment LLC and Loochie Records and Publishing LLC.

October 20, 2015 | Staff report | Business


French company to open operation in Effingham

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority and DRT have announced the company will be building a plant in the Effingham Industrial Park.

October 13, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Time for annual 401(k) review?

Once you've started contributing to your 401(k) plan and funded it with investments that are appropriate for your needs, you might think you're in good shape and that your 401(k) is now on "autopilot."

October 06, 2015 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Kolovich joins Optim Orthopedics

Optim Orthopedics has added orthopedist Gregory Kolovich, MD, who will be seeing patients in Rincon. Having recently completed his fellowship, Dr. Kolovich joins Optim from Harvard University in Boston, where he focused on hand and microsurgery.

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Business


What’s smarter — paying off debts or investing?

It probably doesn't happen as much as you'd like, but from time to time, you have some extra disposable income. When this happens, how should you use the funds? Assuming you have adequate emergency savings - typically, three to six months' worth of living expenses - should you pay off debts, or fund your IRA or another investment account?

September 29, 2015 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Unemployment in Effingham falls to 5.1 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that unemployment in Effingham County was down to 5.1 percent for August, a drop from the July rate of 5.6 percent.

September 29, 2015 | Staff report | Business


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New office for Energy One Credit Union

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting July 20 for Energy One Credit Union, which has moved its office from inside the Effingham ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Effingham jobless rate jumps to 5.2 percent

Unemployment in Effingham County rose to 5.2 percent in June, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Labor.

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Diversification is important for retirees

During your working years, your primary investment goal is generally growth - you need your money to grow so that you can eventually afford the comfortable ...

August 03, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Get your affairs in order for an orderly estate

You may be quite willing to plan an investment strategy for your retirement years. After all, it can be enjoyable to think about traveling the ...

July 27, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


State jobless rate falls to 5.1 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in June dropped to 5.1 percent, down two-tenths ...

July 27, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Georgia Ports approve inland terminal in Chatsworth

At its July board meeting, the Georgia Ports Authority approved a spending package of $19.7 million to construct the Appalachian Regional Port in Chatsworth.

July 27, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Savannah port gets call from its first vessel through expanded Panama Canal

The MOL Benefactor is the first vessel to call on Savannah through the new locks of the expanded Panama Canal. At a capacity of 10 ...

July 13, 2016 | Staff report | Business


GFB accepting hay contest entries

MACON-Georgia Farm Bureau members who grow Bermuda grass hay are encouraged to enter the 2016 GFB Quality Hay Contest. Hay entered in the contest ...

July 13, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Savannah area economy accelerating

Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports that the Savannah metro economy accelerated during the first quarter of 2016. Solid gains in ...

July 06, 2016 | Staff Report | Business


Hospital move to non-profit on track

Effingham Hospital's conversion to a non-profit corporation is on track for an October start, officials said Tuesday afternoon.

July 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Small business owners must protect their futures

If you're a small-business owner, you think a lot about today. Is your cash flow sufficient … today? Are your products and services competitive … today ...

July 06, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Parker’s promotes Risinger to inventory control lead

Parker's has promoted Priscilla Risinger to inventory control lead. In her new position, she supervises an inventory team to perform cash, retail and deli ...

July 06, 2016 | staff report | Business


Effingham jobless rate falls

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Effingham County's unemployment rate for May was 4.2 percent, down from 4.4 percent in ...

June 29, 2016 | Staff report | Business


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