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Verizon-Alltel merger seen as benefit for both

Alltel customers will be able to hear Verizon now in the wake of Verizon's acquisition of its former cell carrier competitor.

October 05, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Search soon to start for new Chamber director

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce will begin a search for a new director soon.

October 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Lessons from a bear market

If you invest for many years, you'll eventually encounter both bull and bear markets. Although you obviously prefer seeing the bull, you may actually learn more from the bear - and when it's "hibernating," you can put these lessons to good use in making investment moves for the future.

September 28, 2009 | Frank Bevenour Guest Columnist | Business


Georgia-Pacific earns SFI’s President’s Award

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Georgia-Pacific LLC has been recognized for its outstanding efforts in increasing understanding of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative fiber sourcing program and how it supports family forest owners across North America.

September 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Metro jobless rate plummets

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area declined to 8.5 percent in August, down 1.4 percentage point from a revised 9.9 percent in July. The reduction in the rate is primarily due to work force shrinkage.

September 25, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


A new turn for megasite

POOLER - The long-awaited and much-anticipated announcement Monday at the sprawling megasite off I-16 and I-95 is expected to have far-reaching effects, state and local officials said.

September 21, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


State Chamber CEO to speak to Effingham Chamber

George M. Israel III, president and CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, will be the keynote speaker at the Effingham County Chamber's membership breakfast on Sept. 30. The breakfast will be held at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center at 7:30 a.m.

September 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


SBA makes swine flu guide available

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Small Business Administration Administrator Karen Mills and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced the availability of a preparedness guide designed to assist small businesses in planning for the possibility of an H1N1 flu outbreak this fall.

September 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Kansas-based CST Industries acquires Temcor

Kansas City, Kan. - CST Industries, Inc. (CST), a global leader in the design, manufacture and installation of storage tanks and covers, announced it has acquired Temcor, Inc.

September 17, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Dr. Wall joins Effingham Smiles

Dr. Marie Bandy Wall has joined Dr. Craig Martinson and his team at Effingham Smiles.

September 17, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


GSU to offer manager training

Georgia Southern University will present a new section of its supervisor-training course from Sept. 23-Nov. 11 in Savannah.

September 17, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Hebert promoted to loan officer

Van McCall, chief lending officer of AgSouth Farm Credit, announced that Adam Hebert has been promoted to commercial loan officer at AgSouth Farm Credit. Hebert is located in the Statesboro location at 40 S Main St. and will be primarily servicing Emanuel, Candler and Effingham counties.

September 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Is the time right for you to make investment moves?

Like a tiresome dinner guest, the recession has long outstayed its welcome. But there are some clear signs that the economy has begun to turn around. If that is indeed the case, how should you, as an individual investor, respond?

September 10, 2009 | Frank Bevenour Guest Columnist | Business


‘Staying the course’ can pay off for investors

While stock prices were going through their dizzying descent, some people gave up on investing and decided that, from now on, they would put all their money in savings accounts, piggy banks, under their pillows - anywhere but in the market. Another group took a "wait-and-see" approach and told themselves they'd start investing again when they were sure that things had turned around. But a third group quietly decided to "stay the course" and continued investing.

August 27, 2009 | Frank Bevenour Guest Columnist | Business


Microtel tops in guest satisfaction

For an eighth consecutive year, Microtel Inn & Suites has been ranked highest in guest satisfaction among economy/budget hotel chains. This ranking was the conclusion of 2009 study by J. D. Power and Associates.

August 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


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State jobless rate dips to 6.9 percent for December

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.

January 26, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Ports end year with growth across the board

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.

January 26, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Study: Hospital contributes to economic health

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.

January 13, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


Effingham County Extension sets 2015 production meetings

Effingham County Extension will offer production meetings to all crop producers in the county.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Business


State welcomes Mercedes-Benz HQ

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.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Murphy completes Leadership GHA

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.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Business


City approves final site plan for new Kroger

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.

January 06, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


IDA to join forces with other groups on big projects

Effingham County is joining forces with three neighboring counties to land industrial prospects looking to set up shop along I-16.

December 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Metro jobless rate dips to 6.1 percent

ATLANTA-Metro Savannah's unemployment rate for November was 6.1 percent, down six-tenths of a percentage point from 6.7 percent in October, the Georgia Department of Labor announced. The rate in November of last year was also 6.7 percent.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Young Farmers reap awards

The Effingham County Young Farmers organization recognized several local producers and supporters at its annual awards banquet at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

December 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


Victim Witness gets a hand from realtors

In Effingham County, some of Santa's elves have day jobs as real estate agents.

December 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


G-P Bucket Brigade fills a need

Effingham Fire Rescue doesn't have to look far back to find an example that a defibrillator can save a life.

December 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


Kroger planning bigger store for Rincon

Kroger has submitted plans for a substantially larger store that will be built next to Lowe's in Rincon.

December 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Marshall to direct two films for Studioplex City

The chief executive officer of Moon River Studios announced Thursday a two-picture deal with renowned director Penny Marshall.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Effingham jobless rate falls to 5.9 percent

Effingham County's unemployment rate fell to 5.9 percent for October, according to the state Department of Labor.

December 09, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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