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Medient’s ‘Yellow’ named best film at Catalina fest

"Yellow," produced by Medient Studios, was awarded best film at the Catalina Film Festival on Sunday.

September 30, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Jobless rate for August dips in region, Effingham

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.

September 30, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Ports set records for containers, tonnage, trucks moved

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.

September 30, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Group eyes moving into old Doncasters building

A local organization is hoping to find room at the Effingham Industrial Park.

September 23, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


State jobless rate dips to 8.7 percent

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.

September 23, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Biden calls for deepening of East Coast ports

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.

September 16, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Medient CEO honored by USA India Business Summit

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.

September 12, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Chamber to hold Lunch ’n Learn

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.

September 12, 2013 | Staff report | Business


GPA: Another big year for Savannah’s ports

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.

September 12, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Studio could be a tourist draw, too

Jay Self still gets asked where the bench from "Forrest Gump" is.

September 05, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


A groundbreaking day

A business that often deals in fantasy and fiction is closing in on being a reality in Effingham County.

August 29, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Studio promising big things from the start

Cameras are expected to start rolling by the end of March at the Medient Studioplex in Effingham County, with the studio's first film rolling out about a year later.

August 29, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


Chick-fil-A plans get thumbs-up from Rincon

Where Chick-fil-A is going in Rincon isn't the question.

August 29, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


IDA, state land major Chinese firm to Effingham

State officials and the Effingham Industrial Development Authority are welcoming a large Chinese firm to Effingham County, after an announcement Thursday that the company would open a headquarters and manufacturing plant in Effingham.

August 26, 2013 | Staff Report | Business


Medient CEO: We want to be good neighbors

Participants at the annual Effingham Chamber of Commerce community retreat welcomed what is about to be Effingham's most recent addition to its businesses.

August 26, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


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State jobless rate dips to 7.9 percent

ATLANTA - The state Department of Labor announced that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September was 7.9 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.1 percent in August. The rate in September of last year was 8.0 percent.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Studio, IDA close to finishing deal

The master plan, development schedule and supplemental agreement between Moon River Studios and the Effingham Industrial Development Authority could be approved as soon as Thursday evening.

October 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Manufacturing company looking to hire employees

The Georgia Department of Labor will help Caesarstone, a new manufacturing company in Richmond Hill, recruit for a number of positions.

October 16, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Moon River announces new CFO

Moon River Studios, Inc., announced the appointment of Steven Bahlmann as its new chief financial officer, secretary and treasurer. As CFO, Bahlmann will be responsible for the financial management of the company, accounting, strategic planning and investor relationships.

October 16, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Studio shooting for early 2015 start

Construction on the initial soundstages for a massive studio project could happen as soon as January, Moon River Studios CEO Jake Shapiro said Thursday.

October 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Gulfstream unveils two new business jets

Gulfstream Aerospace has introduced an all-new family of business jets: the Gulfstream G500 and G600. The two new aircraft optimize speed, wide-cabin comfort and efficiency to offer customers best-in-class performance with advanced safety features.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Harbor deepening ready to commence

"Georgia and its congressional delegation have fought long and hard to see this project through to fruition - a project that is vitally important for economic development and job creation not only in the Southeast, but nationally as well," said Gov. Nathan Deal. "After years of regulatory purgatory, we finally cleared the last hurdle and hope to begin dredging in the Savannah River before the end of the year. This pivotal link in our logistics network will aid in the prompt delivery of valuable cargo to and from every corner of Georgia and, in turn, preserve and create jobs and encourage ...

October 09, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Triple J Farms honored as Georgia Centennial Farm

Eighteen farms, including Effingham County's Triple J Farms, were honored Friday at the Georgia Centennial Farm Awards.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Studio ready to start hiring

A final master plan and supplemental agreement between the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority and a movie production company could be finished in the next few weeks.

September 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Effingham unemployment rate up slightly for August

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the preliminary unemployment rate in Effingham County was 6.7 percent for August, up slightly from 6.6 percent in June.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Business


GPA: Ports creating wave of growth

In his annual state of the port address Thursday, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz reported 1,900 new jobs and 2.7 million square feet of industrial expansion tied to a year of growth for Georgia's deepwater ports.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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