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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


Ports break record for TEUs moved

The Georgia Ports Authority moved a record 3.66 million 20-foot equivalent container units in fiscal year 2015, an increase of more than half a million TEUs.

July 28, 2015 | Staff report | Business


State opens inland terminal in mountains

Gov. Nathan Deal, the Georgia Ports Authority, Murray County and CSX Transportation signed a memorandum of agreement Tuesday to establish the Appalachian Regional Port in Chatsworth. Its service area will include North Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and parts of Kentucky.

July 28, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Chamber to host Lunch ’n Learn at ECCA

Effingham Chamber of Commerce is announcing its next Chamber Lunch 'n Learn meeting to be held Aug. 12 from 11:30 a.m.-1p.m. at the Effingham College and Career Academy on Highway 21.

July 21, 2015 | Staff report | Business


DuVall joins Moon River as vice president of equipment rental

FONU2, Inc. announced that Robert DuVall has joined Moon River Studios as vice president of equipment rental.

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Business


ATLANTA—The Georgia Department of Labor will host a recruitment this week in Savannah. The recruitme

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia-lensed feature film and television productions generated an economic impact of more than $6 billion during fiscal year 2015 (July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015). The 248 film and television productions shot in Georgia represent $1.7 billion in spending in the state.

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Business


State Labor Department to help recruit for area Burger King locations

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor will host a recruitment this week in Savannah. The recruitment will be held in the GDOL's Savannah Career Center at 5520 White Bluff Road.

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Business


IDA nears deal with Project Douglas

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority is closing on landing a prospect for its Governor Treutlen site.

July 07, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Extended Care Facility named one of the best in state

U.S. News & World Report has named Effingham County Extended Care Facility as one of the Best Nursing Homes In Georgia for 2015. The rating was based on information from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

July 07, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Moon River completes purchase of AppleBox

Moon River Studios announced Monday it has completed the acquisition of AppleBox Productions, north Florida's largest grip and lighting equipment house. Moon River Studios is the largest film studio development project in the nation.

July 07, 2015 | Staff report | Business


FONU2 takes steps to issue shares to Medient stockholders

FONU2, Inc. announced it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to register the FONU2 shares that were issued to the Medient shareholders as part of the acquisition of the Effingham County IDA lease and on behalf of Eagle Productions. Eagle Productions is the special purpose vehicle that was formed to produce the major motion picture "Effa."

July 07, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Work plugs along as studio waits on master plan approval

It will be an extra four weeks for the Moon River Studios' master plan to perhaps meet the Effingham County commissioners' approval, but the chairman of the company's board doesn't believe that will slow much down.

June 30, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


FONU2 launches new site for company, studio

FONU2, Inc has announced the launch of its new Web site. The Web site www.fonu2.com is intended to provide greater visibility and information to all of the company's stakeholders.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Armstrong center's report: Local economy surging

Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-metro economy is experiencing impressive growth even as the rest of the nation struggles. Positive gains were led by expansion in port activity, electricity sales, tourism, retail sales and overall employment growth.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Business


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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 ...

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 ...

March 16, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Effingham unemployment rate rises by .4 percent

ATLANTA-Effingham County's unemployment rate for January jumped four-tenths of a point from December, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.

March 16, 2016 | Staff report | Business


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