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Odyssey Hospice earns Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval

By demonstrating compliance with the Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety, Odyssey Hospice has earned the Joint Commission's Goal Seal of Approval.
Odyssey Hospice received the accreditation award after The Joint Commission found that it had demonstrated compliance with The Joint
Commission's national standards for home care organizations. The unannounced on-site survey occurred in June 2010.
"In becoming accredited, Odyssey Hospice was evaluated against a set of national standards by a Joint Commission surveyor experienced in the delivery of home care services," said Margherita Labson, R.N., executive director, Home Care Accreditation, The ...

August 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Snyder joins Coastal Concrete’s team

Coastal Concrete, a leading commercial and residential concrete company headquartered in Rincon, recently hired Ronnie Snyder as technical services manager. In his new position, Snyder is responsible for complicated concrete mix design, quality control and quality assurance as well as internal and external technical training.
Snyder is a National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Certified Concrete Professional and Certified Concrete Technologist. Before joining Coastal Concrete, he worked at The Euclid Chemical Company in Charlotte, N.C.
"Ronnie is an outstanding asset to our team," said Wayne Tanner, CEO at Coastal Concrete. "He brings a wealth of technical knowledge to his position ...

August 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


GSU seminar to cover how to manage workplace stress

When did work - and life - get so stressful? From front-office receptionist to line-foreman, no one in modern America has a stress-free work life.
On Aug. 3, Georgia Southern University's Continuing Education Center offers a 2-hour, skills-packed seminar for the overwhelmed, the over-busy, and anyone else needing help with workplace issues.
"Work Smarter: Managing Stress in the Workplace" will run 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education building on campus in Statesboro.
Space is limited, so registration is on a first-come-first serve basis.
Presenter Jewel Daniels is the author of "It Takes Tenacity, 15 Power Moves to ...

July 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


GSU seminar to cover how to manage workplace stress

When did work - and life - get so stressful? From front-office receptionist to line-foreman, no one in modern America has a stress-free work life.
On Aug. 3, Georgia Southern University's Continuing Education Center offers a 2-hour, skills-packed seminar for the overwhelmed, the over-busy, and anyone else needing help with workplace issues.
"Work Smarter: Managing Stress in the Workplace" will run 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education building on campus in Statesboro.
Space is limited, so registration is on a first-come-first serve basis.
Presenter Jewel Daniels is the author of "It Takes Tenacity, 15 Power Moves to ...

July 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Kia supplier lands near West Point

Seoul, Korea-based manufacturer Hanil E-Hwa will locate a new manufacturing facility in LaGrange in Troup County, investing $8.45 million and creating 173 jobs over the next three years, Gov. Sonny Perdue announced. Hanil E-Hwa is one of a growing number of Kia suppliers locating in the west Georgia region near the automotive manufacturer's Georgia operation.
"Kia suppliers like Hanil E-Hwa continue to strengthen the recovering economy in west Georgia and throughout the state," Perdue said. "I am proud to say that we can now directly attribute the creation of nearly 3,000 jobs in this region to Kia ...

July 19, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Delegation takes to the skies for aerospace industry

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue is leading a delegation of Georgia community and business leaders on a business mission to the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) in the United Kingdom to promote Georgia's advantages for the aerospace industry.
"Georgia's specialized training programs in aerospace are providing the state a deep pool of skilled workers in this industry," Perdue said. "Our highly-skilled workforce is just one of Georgia's strategic assets for this flourishing sector that we'll showcase to the industry-leading companies who attend this event."
During the air show and subsequent stops in Stockholm, Sweden and Dusseldorf, Germany through ...

July 19, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Ken’s anxious to open in Guyton

As eager as Guyton area residents are for Ken's IGA to open its doors, the store's owner is just as anxious.

July 15, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Howe named Coldwell Banker agent of the month

Alicia Howe is Coldwell Banker Intercoastal Realty's agent of the month for June.
She has shown outstanding performance and community activities throughout the month, according to the firm, and they added they are pleased to have her on their team.
Howe can be reached at 272-8183.
Coldwell Banker Intercoastal Realty is located at 5805 Highway 21South Rincon and can be reached at 826-0927. Coldwell Banker Intercoastal Realty has been an affiliate of the Coldwell Banker System for 10 years.

July 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Southern Designs and Signs makes the cut

Store manager Shane Fulcher, Sharon Mason and Corey Conaway cut the ribbon to Effingham newest graphics specialists, Southern Designs and Signs at their grand opening Thursday morning. Rincon City Manager Michael Phillips (left) gave his blessing with a catalog in hand, as owner Terry Proctor watched from the sidelines. Located in the building in front of the YMCA on Patriot Road, they offer school uniforms, signs, corporate wear, business materials and more.

July 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


OSHA, Imperial Sugar settle on $6M in fines

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Wednesday it has resolved litigation with Imperial Sugar Co. stemming from the February 2008 explosion at its Port Wentworth plant and subsequently discovered safety and health violations at the company's Gramercy, La., facility.
"The 2008 explosion took the lives of 14 people and seriously injured dozens of others. Clearly, health and safety must become this company's top priority," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. "This agreement requires Imperial Sugar to make extensive changes to its safety practices, and it underscores the ...

July 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Coastal Bank decides not to participate in Reg-E opt-in

SAVANNAH-The Coastal Bank, a leading community bank headquartered in Savannah, recently announced that it is eliminating overdraft fees for non-recurring electronic transactions on all consumer accounts now that Reg-E mandatory compliance rules are in effect.
Regulation E prohibits financial institutions from charging consumers fees for paying overdrafts on automated teller machine (ATM) and one-time debit card transactions unless a consumer opts into an overdraft service for these electronic transactions.
The Coastal Bank is the first local community bank to publicly elect not to participate in the Reg-E opt-in. Overdraft fees will still apply to overdrawn checks on consumer accounts ...

July 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Kangeter joins Coldwell Banker

Caroline Kangeter has joined Coldwell Banker, Intercoastal Realty as a new sales associate. The office is at 5805 Highway 21 South in Rincon.
"We are excited to welcome Caroline to our team as a new sales associate. Coldwell Banker will only benefit from the excitement and energy she joins us with," said James Presnell, broker.
Kangeter has lived in the area for more than 30 years. She knows Effingham, Bryan, and Chatham counties extensively. She can be reached at 826-0927 or 667-7557.

July 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


EPA grant will repower GPA cranes

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has been awarded a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Diesel Emissions Reduction Act grant in conjunction with the National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program. The $2.72 million award will repower GPA-owned equipment with higher tier engines that reduce air emissions.
"When we officially adopted the Environmental Policy last year, the GPA made a commitment to do everything it could to conduct port operations in an environmentally sensitive and responsible manner," said GPA Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz. "I'm very pleased the new engines will increase fuel efficiency by burning cleaner, emitting less pollution ...

June 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Poitevint takes helm of GPA board of directors

SAVANNAH-The Board of Directors of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) today elected Alec L. Poitevint II of Bainbridge to serve as chairman of the Board.
Poitevint was first appointed to the Board of Directors in July 2007 by Gov. Sonny Perdue and previously served as vice chairman. He is the chairman and president of Southeastern Minerals, Inc. and its affiliated companies headquartered in Bainbridge. Poitevint will follow Stephen S. Green, who has served as GPA's Chairman of the Board for the past three years. "I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the people of Georgia," Poitevint ...

June 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Container traffic booming at Georgia Ports Authority

SAVANNAH-Georgia Ports Authority's (GPA) Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced Monday that the GPA experienced 25.3-percent container growth in May and has recorded six consecutive months of double-digit growth.
"May was the sixth busiest month ever recorded for container throughput and continued the string of double-digit growth experienced since last December," Foltz said. "The growth experienced in the second half of this fiscal year continues to signal improved economic recovery, retail inventory re-stocking and ongoing strength in U.S. products overseas with significant export increases."
Overall tonnage for May 2010 reported gains of 12.4 percent, which ...

June 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


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ACHCA names Morgan an Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award winner

The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) has named Norma Morgan, CNHA, FACHCA, administrator of Effingham Extended Care Facility in Springfield, as a 2016 ...

May 11, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Can you make your investments less ‘taxing’?

Tax Freedom Day, which typically occurs in late April, according to the Tax Foundation, is the day when the nation as a whole has earned ...

May 04, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Cold storage project gets $400K in state help

ATLANTA-House Majority Leader Jon Burns (R-Newington), state Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon), and state Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) announced that the Effingham County Industrial Development ...

May 03, 2016 | Staff report | Business


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