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Verizon to expand area 4G service

Verizon Wireless has announced that it is expanding the world's first large-scale 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in Savannah on Dec. 15. As of November 17, Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network is available in 179 markets across the country and supports 16 4G LTE-enabled devices.

November 28, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Mill keeps humming right along after 25 years

From his office overlooking the vast parking lot at Georgia-Pacific's Savannah River Mill, Kelly Wolff has the job he's always wanted.

November 22, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Schnitzel Shack bridges the continents in Effingham

Schnitzel Shack has become a welcome addition to the Effingham County community.

November 22, 2011 | By Calli Arnold | Business


Ports’ business remains on a rising tide

Business at the Savannah ports continues to be strong, Effingham Industrial Development Authority members learned Thursday morning, and ports officials expect the growth to continue.

November 17, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Despite third quarter loss, AgSouth says it’s still strong

AgSouth Farm Credit CEO Bill Spigener recently announced that the customer-owned cooperative had net earnings of $9.3 million during the third quarter of 2011. Year-to-date earnings total nearly $26.4 million and were below 2010 earnings by approximately $3 million.

November 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Snooks to open doors as auction house

The doors of the old Snooks grocery store will open again Nov. 15 and customers are expected to file in, hoping for good deals.

November 10, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


HeritageBank reports quarterly net income of $1.7M

ALBANY-Heritage Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HBOS), the holding company for HeritageBank of the South, announced unaudited financial results for the quarter ending Sept. 30. Key aspects of the Company's results for the third quarter of 2011 include:

November 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Coastal Bank dialing up Operation Phone Home

The Coastal Bank has launched a community-wide initiative to raise money for the USO's Operation Phone Home, which provides pre-paid phone cards to deployed military personnel to call loved ones while away from their families this holiday season.

November 04, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Steady first quarter growth for Georgia Ports

Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced today the ports saw a growth rate of 5.0 percent in the first quarter of FY2012, moving 6.5 million tons of freight. Over the same period in FY2011, the port moved 6.2 million tons of cargo.

November 04, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Industry tees it up

The annual Local Industry Appreciation golf outing was held last Friday at Lost Plantation Golf Course.

November 04, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Gulfstream soaring

Business is soaring at Gulfstream Aerospace, and along with it, so is its employment rolls.

November 03, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


A new vision for Effingham Eye Care

Effingham Eye Care and Optical opened its new home on Highway 21 South recently as Drs. Kerry and Sarah Freeman cut the ribbon on their new building.

November 01, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


DeLoach named manager of Coastal Bank’s Rincon branch

The Coastal Bank announces the hire of Jamie DeLoach as branch manager at the Rincon office.

November 01, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Move to deepen Savannah Harbor gets a push

Gov. Nathan Deal, Curtis Foltz, GPA's Executive Director, Panama Canal Authority Administrator Alberto Alemán Zubieta and business leaders gathered Wednesday for a panel discussion in Savannah. The leaders spoke about the ports' impact on jobs and commerce, their importance to the Southeast's economic future and the need to deepen the Port of Savannah.

October 28, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Appearance but little else changing for auto dealership

As general manager of the dealership, Tommy Arden doesn't want anybody to fret over the letters and iconic Chevrolet symbol having been pulled down from Fuller Chevrolet's façade. In fact, it represents a change in the appearance of the longtime Effingham County business.

October 27, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


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Chamber welcomes new businesses

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce celebrated ribbon cuttings for Howard Family Dental and That Dress.

March 17, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Ameris to acquire The Coastal Bank

Ameris Bancorp, the parent company of Ameris Bank, announces the acquisition of The Coastal Bank (Coastal Bankshares, Inc), scheduled to close in the third quarter of 2014. Once this merger is finalized, Ameris Bank will be the largest community bank on the Georgia coast.

March 17, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Effingham jobless rate up slightly from December’s mark

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia region increased to 7.5 percent in January, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 7.2 percent in December. The rate was 8.9 percent in January a year ago.

March 13, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Savannah Tech’s impact approaches $57M

In fiscal year 2012, Savannah Technical College had an economic impact on its four-county service area of nearly $57 million with spending directly or indirectly related to the college, according to a new study released by the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia.

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Business


State Labor Department to help AT&T recruit wire technicians

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor will help AT&T recruit a number of wire technicians to install U-verse integrated digital TV, high-speed internet, and voice services.

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Business


State jobless rate falls to 7.4 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 7.3 percent in January, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 7.4 percent in December. The rate was 8.6 percent in January a year ago.

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Business


IDA, Chamber to work on contract agreement

Effingham Industrial Development Authority members tabled action on their contract with the Effingham Chamber of Commerce. But IDA members backed the relationship between the two organizations.

March 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


‘Operation: Workforce’ tries to fill mission of jobs for vets

Operation: Workforce, an online one-stop shop portal for all veteran employment issues in Georgia, is currently serving more than 1,700 veterans and 730 Georgia employers. Created in November 2012, the site was launched by the Governor's Office of Workforce Development as a part of Gov. Nathan Deal's veteran-specific initiative to help connect our heroes with meaningful employment.

March 03, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Interest builds again in IDA’s Treutlen site

The loss of a Chinese phosphate company hasn't slowed the Effingham Industrial Development Authority.

February 27, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Effingham Women in Business to hold meet and greet, expo

Effingham Women in Business will host a meet and greet and mini business expo event March 11 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Faith Presbyterian Church's social hall. The church is located at 2000 Lexington Ave. in Rincon just past Macomber Ball Park.

February 27, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Medient expected to have master plan finished soon

Medient Studios is expected to present a master plan in the next 30 days for its planned production complex, according to Effingham Industrial Development Authority CEO John Henry.

February 24, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


PSC members support federal loans for Vogtle

Commissioners Lauren "Bubba" McDonald Jr. (R-Habersham County) and Doug Everett (R-Albany) are applauding the U.S. Energy Department's finalization of $6.5 billion in federal loan guarantees to assist Georgia Power with the construction of two new units at its Alvin W. Vogtle Nuclear Power Plant.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Georgia Ports start off 2014 with strong month

The Georgia Ports Authority opened calendar year 2014 with a strong January, achieving gains of 12.5 percent in 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) and 7.3 percent in overall tonnage, compared to January 2013.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Business


New group on the job at Effingham Hospital ER

Effingham Health System officially welcomed a team of doctors Monday who will take the hospital to "the next level of care," according to CEO Norma Jean Morgan.

February 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


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