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.
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.
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."
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.
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?
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.
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.