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Answering these five questions can help you pursue your goals

As you strive to achieve your long-term goals, such as a comfortable retirement, you may, at times, feel frustrated over events you can't influence, such as the up-and-down movements of the financial markets. Yet there is much you can control - once you determine the answers to just five key questions.

May 27, 2010 | By Frank Bevenour | Business


Unemployment slips to 8.3 percent for metro Savannah

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Savannah declined to 8.3 percent in April, down five-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 8.8 percent in March. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the metro area decreased to 14,618 down 806 from 15,424 in March.

May 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Study: Deepwater ports bolstered state’s economy during recession

Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced Wednesday the results of a study that confirms Georgia's deepwater ports continue to be one of the state's strongest economic engines, fostering the development of virtually every industry.

May 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Big in small business

Springfield law firm Ratchford and Rafter was named the Effingham County Small Business of the Year at the Effingham Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Summit on Tuesday.

May 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Georgia Power plans outages, upgrades for coming week

Georgia Power's next round of outages and upgrades will take place May 24-28. The outage times will vary by customer. A door knocker will describe the specific day and duration of the outages.

May 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


State unemployment number dips

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 10.4 percent in April, down one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 10.5 percent in March. The April jobless rate was up 1.2 percentage points from 9.2 percent at this same time last year. This is the 31st consecutive month Georgia has exceeded the national rate, which is now 9.9 percent.

May 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Ports huge boom continues in April

Georgia Ports Authority's (GPA) Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced Monday that the GPA experienced 25.6 percent container growth in April and has recorded five consecutive months of double-digit growth through its ports.

May 17, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Georgia Power sets outages, upgrades

Georgia Power's outages and upgrades will continue Monday, beginning at 9 a.m. and lasting up to eight hours.

May 13, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


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May 13, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


USDA payments program deadline approaches

Pamela Poole, Executive Director of USDA's Effingham-Bryan-Chatham County Farm Service Agency reminds farmers of the approaching deadline to enroll eligible farms into the 2010 Direct and Counter Cyclical Payments Program or DCP.

May 13, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Chamber to host small business summit

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce will host its 2nd Annual Small Business Summit on May 18 from 11 a.m.-4:15 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express Conference Center in Port Wentworth.

May 10, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Business


Lott to join Chamber as marketing director

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce has hired Rick Lott as its new marketing and events director.

May 06, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Hospital happy about feasibility study results

Effingham County commissioners have been given a copy of a feasibility study draft on Effingham Hospital's modernization and expansion plans, a draft that has hospital officials beaming.

May 06, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Georgia Power schedules one outage for next week

Georgia Power will conduct one outage next week as part of its transmission upgrades.

May 06, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Power outages to resume

Georgia Power will resume its schedule of planned outages and upgrades next week.

April 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


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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


IDA enters into partnership to develop Research Forest Tract

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority has announced a development agreement with OmniTRAX, Inc. to develop its 2,600-acre industrial property known as the Research ...

March 04, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Davis named EHS employee of the year

Recently, the Effingham Hospital Authority and Effingham Health System hosted an appreciation banquet to honor the team members and departments of the year for 2015.

March 02, 2016 | Staff report | Business


IDA approves bid for I-16 tract road

Work could begin soon on the Effingham Industrial Development Authority's Interstate 16 northern tract entrance road.

March 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


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