Jay Self still gets asked where the bench from "Forrest Gump" is.
A business that often deals in fantasy and fiction is closing in on being a reality in Effingham County.
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.
Where Chick-fil-A is going in Rincon isn't the question.
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.
Participants at the annual Effingham Chamber of Commerce community retreat welcomed what is about to be Effingham's most recent addition to its businesses.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced last week that Effingham County's preliminary unemployment rate for July was 7.6 percent, holding steady from June's revised rate of 7.6 percent.
Effingham County Chamber of Commerce representatives helped cut the ribbon Tuesday to celebrate the grand opening of a new Parker's convenience store in Faulkville.
Gov. Nathan Deal will lead a high-level delegation of state of Georgia officials and business leaders to China and Japan from Aug. 22-30. The mission will visit Shanghai, Qingdao and Jinan in the People's Republic of China as well as Tokyo. Delegates will meet with prominent members of government and corporate communities to explore business, trade and tourism opportunities.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 8.8 percent in July. The rate was three-tenths of a percentage point higher than the revised 8.5 percent in June, but three-tenths of a percentage point lower than 9.1 percent in July a year ago.
STATESBORO - U.S. Rep. John Barrow will host a veterans and military job fair at Georgia Southern University's Nessmith-Lane Conference Center, 847 Plant Dr., on Tuesday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has approved the master plan submitted by a movie production company that is re-locating to the county.
Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler will be a keynote speaker during an employment law and legislative issues update set for Aug. 20 in the Coastal Georgia region.
U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Augusta) will host his annual job fairs in the 12th District, with one scheduled for Augusta and another for Statesboro.
Effingham Health System announces the addition of a Toshiba Vantage Titan MRI System. The new MRI will offer EHS patients the opportunity to experience more comfortable magnetic resonance imaging exams, and higher-quality results.
Work is expected to start soon on a massive movie studio complex planned for southern Effingham County.
STATESBORO - The Georgia Chamber of Commerce took no position on the original version of House Bill 170. But the state's largest business advocacy organization has endorsed subsequent versions, and Georgia Chamber CEO Chris Clark said Monday that annual spending for highway improvements in the state needs to be increased by $1 billion.
Business owners and managers in the Effingham County area now have a new digital agency to help grow their customer base.
Mike Blinder is a successful small business owner and one of his favorite things to do is share his experience and expertise.
The reorganization of Moon River Studios is now complete, CEO Jake Shapiro said Tuesday afternoon, as its lease on its Effingham County property has been acquired by a new investor.
After 43 years with Morris Multimedia, Karen Tanksley won't be starting her work day holding a cup of coffee in her Rincon office.
STATESBORO - The Georgia Southern University Museum recognized longtime supporter Planters Telephone Cooperative recently during the annual Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries Conference at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center.
The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Effingham County's unemployment rate for December 2014 fell to 5.4 percent, down from 5.5 percent in November 2014.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December was 6.9 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 7.2 percent in November. The rate in December 2013 was 7.4 percent.
The Georgia Ports Authority ended 2014 with growth in all cargo sectors, including a 10.2 percent increase in 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) and a 7.4 percent increase in total tonnage.
Financial difficulties have forced a number of hospitals in Georgia to close in recent years, and some health care experts predict another dozen or more could close this year.
Effingham County Extension will offer production meetings to all crop producers in the county.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced Tuesday that Mercedes-Benz USA will relocate its headquarters to Atlanta, creating at least 800 jobs and investing approximately $74 million.
Marie W. Murphy, manager at ECB Occupational Medicine, a department of Effingham Health System, recently graduated from Leadership GHA, a prestigious health care leadership program of the Georgia Hospital Association.
Final approvals still need to be obtained from other agencies, but the Rincon City Council has given its go-ahead for a planned new, larger Kroger.
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