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Metro jobless rate falls to 7.1 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that metro Savannah's unemployment rate declined to 7.1 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 7.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.2 percent in April a year ago.

May 23, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Banks chosen for hospital authority

Derrell E. Banks was chosen as the newest member of the Effingham Health System board of trustees to serve as the city of Springfield representative. He was selected to fill the seat vacated by Stephen Mobley.

May 23, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Ports handle record tonnage in April

Georgia Ports Authority moved 2.4 million tons of cargo in April, a 4.7 percent increase - or 108,532 tons - over the same month a year ago.

May 20, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Dollar General to hold grand opening for new Rincon store

Dollar General will have the grand opening Saturday at 8 a.m. for its new Rincon store at 114 South Columbia Ave.

May 20, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Studio shoots for late summer start to blockbuster project

The massive deal between a film studio and the Effingham Industrial Development Authority appears to be heading toward a groundbreaking later this year.

May 16, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


China trip could land big prospect for IDA

Representatives from the Effingham Industrial Development Authority are set to embark on a journey literally on the other side of the globe, with their sights on closing a potentially significant deal.

May 16, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Coldwell Banker honors Howe, Casey

The House Hunters of Savannah Team with Coldwell Banker Intercoastal Realty, Alicia Howe and Stephanie Casey, was ranked one of the top 10 teams for the first quarter of 2013 in adjusted gross commission, selling units and total units in Georgia for the Coldwell Banker franchise system.

May 15, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Coastal Bank promotes Bennett

The Coastal Bank has promoted Chap Bennett to executive vice president of commercial real estate and specialty lending. In his new position, Bennett will lead the bank's mortgage company and construction lending department in addition to its structured finance services.

May 15, 2013 | Staff report | Business


State DOL, STC to sponsor career expo

The Georgia Department of Labor's Savannah Career Center, the GDOL's Veterans Services Division and Savannah Technical College will sponsor the annual Southeast Georgia Career Expo, on May 16 from 1-5 p.m. in Savannah Tech's Eckburg Auditorium at 5717 White Bluff Road.

May 15, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Bennett joins Effingham Health System staff

Dr. John Bennett kicked off his arrival to the area by appearing in the Stand Up for America Day parade in Port Wentworth. He joined the Effingham Family Medicine team last month, and said he is excited to be out and about meeting people from around the community.

May 13, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Studio boasts of strong revenues, reviews for 2012

Medient Studios, Inc., has announced strong revenues for 2012, and issued a shareholders letter as part of its annual report.

May 13, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


IDA applauds Medient’s deal

The film studio planning a massive studio and development project in Effingham County has entered into a partnership with a major production equipment supplier.

May 13, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


EHS’ primary practices designated as rural health clinics

Effingham Health System announced that three of its primary practice locations have received designation by CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) as rural health clinics.

May 02, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Dasher Insurance receives senior partner designation

Dasher Insurance Agency has earned the Senior Partner designation from Grange Insurance, placing the agency in an elite group, for the 14th consecutive year.

May 02, 2013 | Staff report | Business


County close to adopting hotel-motel tax

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce could be line to receive hotel and motel tax receipts from the county in order to foster tourism efforts.

April 29, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | 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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