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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


Metro Savannah jobless rate hits 10 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area rose to 10 percent in July, up 1.4 percentage points from a revised 8.6 percent in June.

August 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


State’s unemployment rate breaks 10 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 10.3 percent in July, up two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 10.1 percent in June.

August 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Pizzino, Murphy named to Leadership GHA

Michael W. Murphy, environment of care manager, and Mary M. Pizzino, health informatics manager of Effingham Hospital and Care Center in Springfield, have been accepted into the Leadership GHA Class of 2009-2010, a prestigious health care leadership program of the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA). Murphy and Pizzino are among only 22 hospital employees from around the state accepted into the program this year.

August 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Inc. puts Spine & Sport in its top 500

Inc. magazine ranked Spine & Sport of Savannah No. 357 on its 28th annual Inc. 500, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies.

August 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Glaze shines

August 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Good news, bad news in July’s jobless claims numbers

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced that 93,988 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for state unemployment insurance (UI) benefits in July, an increase of 58.9 percent from July 2008. The last time the over-the-year increase in initial claims was less than 58.9 percent was November 2008, when an increase of 54.7 percent was recorded.

August 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Signs of the times

In a literal "sign of the times," the old Springfield Ford signs are coming down and Effingham Auto Sales signs are taking their places as Joe Pope and his team make the move across the street.

August 10, 2009 | Rick Lott | Business


Atlantic Southern records 2Q loss

Atlantic Southern Financial Group (NASDAQ: ASFN) reported a net operating loss of $4.3 million, or $1.01 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2009. The net operating loss was primarily driven by elevated credit costs including a $5.7 million provision in the allowance for loan losses.

August 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Can you invest for college or retirement?

You most likely need to save and invest for retirement. But if you have children, you also may want to put money away for their college education. Are these two goals mutually exclusive?

August 06, 2009 | Frank Bevenour Guest Columnist | Business


Stores, shoppers ready for sales tax free weekend

In spite of a down economy, Georgia's tax-free shopping will take place this weekend.

July 30, 2009 | Rick Lott | Business


Adding to the collection

SAVANNAH - The goal, Richard Kessler said, is to have exuberant guests.

July 30, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


IDA: Tier status isn’t helping Effingham

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority continues to host prospects, but CEO John Henry warned members that the county's own success may be a detriment.

July 30, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


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Tanksley to bring long career to a close in April

After 43 years with Morris Multimedia, Karen Tanksley won't be starting her work day holding a cup of coffee in her Rincon office.

February 04, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


GSU Museum recognizes longtime supporter Planters Telephone

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.

February 03, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Effingham unemployment rate falls

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.

February 03, 2015 | Staff report | Business


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


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