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Effingham jobless rate falls to 4.9 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced last Thursday that the unemployment rate in Effingham County for September was 4.9 percent, down from 5.1 percent in August and from 6 percent in September 2014.

October 28, 2015 | Staff report | Business


IDA, studio agree to drastically revised deal

The once grandiose plans for a massive movie studio complex in Effingham County appear to be getting a drastic cut.

October 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


IDA approves deal with cold storage firm on I-16 south tract

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has agreed to a land sale with a cold storage operation that hopes to start quickly.

October 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Chamber Lunch ‘n Learn will be action on movie making

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce announced its next Chamber Lunch 'n Learn business meeting which will be held Oct. 28 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Mars Theatre in downtown Springfield.

October 21, 2015 | Staff report | Business


When investing, put time on your side

Now that we're well into autumn, the days are getting noticeably shorter. The change in seasons reminds us that time is passing - and it's important to use that time wisely. When used well, in fact, time can be your greatest gift in many walks of life - and that's certainly true when you invest.

October 21, 2015 | By Ryan Waters | Business


FONU2 to produce James Brown documentary

FONU2, Inc. announced Tuesday it will be producing a documentary on James Brown, "the Godfather of Soul," in association with RKA Entertainment LLC and Loochie Records and Publishing LLC.

October 20, 2015 | Staff report | Business


French company to open operation in Effingham

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority and DRT have announced the company will be building a plant in the Effingham Industrial Park.

October 13, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Time for annual 401(k) review?

Once you've started contributing to your 401(k) plan and funded it with investments that are appropriate for your needs, you might think you're in good shape and that your 401(k) is now on "autopilot."

October 06, 2015 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Kolovich joins Optim Orthopedics

Optim Orthopedics has added orthopedist Gregory Kolovich, MD, who will be seeing patients in Rincon. Having recently completed his fellowship, Dr. Kolovich joins Optim from Harvard University in Boston, where he focused on hand and microsurgery.

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Business


What’s smarter — paying off debts or investing?

It probably doesn't happen as much as you'd like, but from time to time, you have some extra disposable income. When this happens, how should you use the funds? Assuming you have adequate emergency savings - typically, three to six months' worth of living expenses - should you pay off debts, or fund your IRA or another investment account?

September 29, 2015 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Unemployment in Effingham falls to 5.1 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that unemployment in Effingham County was down to 5.1 percent for August, a drop from the July rate of 5.6 percent.

September 29, 2015 | Staff report | Business


After another big year, port projects even more growth

In his annual state of the port address, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz reported on a year of extraordinary growth, and provided a review of the $142 million fiscal year 2016 capital expenditure plan.

September 29, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Palmetto Pipeline plans still going forward, executive says

The company proposing to build a billion-dollar pipeline through much of southeast Georgia, including Effingham County, expects to submit its environmental permit applications later this year, according to a senior official.

September 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


A new name, a new future

Called a re-grand opening, Saturday's event at Georgia Transformer served as a commitment from the plant's new management to the Rincon facility.

September 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Container volume up 16.6 percent at port

At the Georgia Ports Authority board meeting Monday, Executive Director Curtis Foltz reported a 16.6 percent calendar year to date increase in container volumes, as well as capital projects necessary for future growth.

September 22, 2015 | Staff report | Business


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With OmniTRAX in the fold, IDA to re-look at its plans

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority's deal with a company to market and develop its Research Forest Tract could have a ripple effect on its ...

March 23, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


St. Joseph's/Candler Immediate Care opens

Effingham Chamber of Commerce representatives help St. Joseph's/Candler Immediate Care cut its ribbon. The office, at 5621 Highway 21 South, will treat children ...

March 16, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Effingham unemployment rate rises by .4 percent

ATLANTA-Effingham County's unemployment rate for January jumped four-tenths of a point from December, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.

March 16, 2016 | Staff report | Business


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