Fresh, local, seasonal produce will soon be available for home delivery from the county's only farm that delivers. Madrac Farms in Rincon will begin taking orders Saturday at the Olde Effingham Days festival in downtown Springfield, and then by telephone and Internet on Monday.
STATESBORO-AgSouth Farm Credit distributed more than $45 million in profits to its customers in late March and early April in two separate dividend payments.
The proposed deepening of the Savannah Harbor is expected to bring in more ships and more business for one of the world's busiest ports - and Georgia Ports Authority officials are trying to prepare for the continued wave of ships and cargo.
After much discussion, the Effingham Hospital Board of Trustees has voted to change the name of its organization to Effingham Health System upon completion of the modernization project.
Family and staff joined Effingham County Chamber of Commerce ambassadors at the ribbon cutting for the Rusty Pig BBQ in Rincon. Doug Marrie is the restaurant manager. The restaurant is at 360 S. Columbia Ave. in Rincon and its phone number is 826-4233.
ATLANTA-State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area declined to 9.0 percent in February, down two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 9.2 percent in January. The jobless rate in the metro Savannah area in February 2010 was also 9.2 percent.
ATLANTA-During a time when Georgia's economy took a nosedive, Georgia hospitals continued to provide the state a major boost by pumping almost $39.1 billion into its economy in 2009, according to a recent report commissioned by the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA), the state's largest hospital trade association. This is an increase of more than $918 million from 2008, and an increase of approximately $3 billion from 2007.
There are patients who say they wouldn't have made it through their cancer treatment without her.
SAVANNAH-Last week, a more than 332,000-pound gas turbine was offloaded shipside directly onto a super trailer at the Georgia Ports Authority's (GPA) Ocean Terminal. This oversized or "project cargo" was one of five heavy-lift pieces in the shipment that also included 50 crates.
BRUNSWICK–The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) announced today that it experienced 16.3 percent container volume growth in February 2011 with additional impressive gains in automobiles, machinery and wood pulp.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce announces a new tourism grant program available to Effingham County non-profit organizations working on tourism-related projects.
ATLANTA – Area physicians met with local area legislators in Atlanta to discuss how health insurance programs supported by the state of Georgia affect patients and physicians' ability to care for patients.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce announces a new Tourism Grant program available to Effingham County non-profit organizations working on tourism-related projects.
Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced that Maersk has added the Port of Savannah to its newest all-water service, Spondylus. Named for the seashell that once was used as currency for trade by Andeans in Ecuador, the new service will call on Savannah weekly.
There's now elbow room - and more - at the newly-opened Verizon Wireless store in Rincon.
Starting Sept. 6, this fall's 12-week Certificate in Professional HR Management class in Savannah provides an in-depth study of key areas in human resources.
ALBANY-Heritage Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HBOS), the holding company for HeritageBank of the South, announced unaudited financial results for the quarter ended June 30. Key aspects of the Company's results for the second quarter of 2011 include:
ATLANTA-In the first six months of 2011, Insurance Commissioner Ralph T. Hudgens' said his department has helped thousands of Georgians settle disputes with their insurance companies in the first six months of 2011. Without his help, Hudgens said, policyholders might not have seen the $6.2 million of insurance claims that was returned.
Georgia Southern University will launch a series of workplace health and safety training seminars in Savannah and Statesboro this summer and fall.
A workshop entitled "Starting a Business" will be held on Aug. 18. It is a three hour class that begins at 6 p.m.
Karen Tanksley, publisher of the Effingham Herald, presented Effingham County Chamber President Brooke Graham with a check for more than $1,200 to the Chamber last week.
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) and the Georgia Ports Authority, which owns and operates the Port of Savannah, renewed their ties Wednesday with the signing of a memorandum of understanding. The MOU, renewable for five years, was first signed in July 2003 and aims to unify efforts to encourage mutual economic benefits.
ATLANTA – State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Savannah increased to 9.5 percent in June, up 1.0 percent from a revised 8.5 percent in May. The jobless rate in metro Savannah in June a year ago was 8.8 percent.
Hobby Stripling, state executive director of Georgia's USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA), reminds producers of the need for insurance coverage for crops in order to be eligible for the agency's disaster assistance programs. Producers must purchase at least catastrophic (CAT) level of insurance for all insurable crops and/or FSA's Noninsured Crop Assistance Program (NAP) coverage for non insurable crops to be eligible.
The Coastal Bank has been officially approved for two new mortgage loan and down payment assistance programs specifically designed to help low to moderate income mortgage customers.
Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced Monday that the GPA handled more than 2.9 million TEUs (20-foot Equivalent Unit containers) at the Port of Savannah, more than 465,000 automobiles and machinery units at the Port of Brunswick and nearly 2.2 million breakbulk tons for all terminals in fiscal year 2011 (July 1, 2010-June 30, 2011).
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is issuing a call for all area vendors interested in participating in this year's Effingham Oktoberfest to apply now.
A workshop entitled "Starting a Business" will be held July 21. It is a three-hour class that begins at 6 p.m.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, will host a one-day "Construction Quality Management for Contractors" course on Aug. 17.
Being back on Laurel Street in downtown Springfield is a welcome sight for Steve Harrell.