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Metzger named EMC manager in Boro

EMC Engineering Services, Inc. announces the promotion of Alec B. Metzger, P.E., to branch manager of the Statesboro branch office.

February 13, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Rafter to remain as hospital authority chairman

Rick Rafter has been re-elected as chairman of the Effingham County Hospital Authority.

February 09, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Ports officials make push for harbor deepening to Congress

In testimony before Congress, Georgia Ports Authority Director of Administration Jamie McCurry pushed Wednesday the need for greater federal funding for harbor maintenance and modernization.

February 02, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


GPA takes steps to cut down on diesel emissions

The Georgia Ports Authority Board approved the purchase of four electric-powered rubber-tired gantry cranes (ERTG) last week, which are expected to introduce a cleaner and more efficient method of operation.

January 30, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Metro Savannah jobless rate jumps to 8.8 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Savannah rose to 8.8 percent in December, up four-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in November. The jobless rate in metro Savannah in December a year ago was 9.0 percent.

January 26, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


GPA marks big year for 2011

Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced Monday that the Ports of Savannah and Brunswick experienced record volumes in calendar year 2011 and handled 26.1 million tons of cargo, an additional 1.1 million tons, or a 4.3 percent increase.

January 23, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Rincon Food Lion slated to close

SALISBURY, N.C.-Delhaize America has announced it is closing 113 Food Lion stores, including its location in Rincon.

January 12, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


Frozen treats fast becoming a favorite

Ed Beaty is not too keen on desserts himself, but after seeing their popularity, he's quenching the cravings of Effingham's sweet tooth folks with his frozen yogurt shop.

January 09, 2012 | By Calli Arnold | Business


Brooks to serve another term on hospital authority

Ronnie H. Brooks has been re-appointed to serve as the Rincon representative on the Effingham County Hospital Authority. Authority members chose Brooks from three candidates submitted by the Rincon City Council.

January 05, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


HeritageBank of the South to offer stock re-buy

ALBANY-Heritage Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HBOS), the holding company for HeritageBank of the South, announced that its board of directors has approved a new stock repurchase program.

January 02, 2012 | Staff Report | Business


After a big year, wrecker owner says ‘thanks’

It's been a good year for Greg Smithey and Smithey's Wrecker Service, so much so he couldn't wait to express his thanks to his customers.

December 29, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


HeritageBank of the South approves stock repurchase

ALBANY-Heritage Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HBOS), the holding company for HeritageBank of the South, announced that its board of directors has approved a new stock repurchase program. The program authorizes the company to repurchase up to approximately 5 percent of its outstanding common stock, or approximately 435,000 shares.

December 26, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


A gift for the new hospital

Vince Exley, of the Georgia Salzburger Society, presented a framed print to Norma Jean Morgan, CEO Effingham Health System, for the new hospital.

December 19, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Great Dane job fair draws a crowd in the thousands

A job fair expected to attract 1,500 people to Ogeechee Technical College Wednesday, had already processed that many applicants by noon. By 6 p.m., 3,500 people had filled out employment applications to be part of Great Dane's initial workforce when its 450,000-square-foot manufacturing plant opens in Statesboro early next year.

December 16, 2011 | By Jim Healy Special to the Effingham Herald | Business


State jobless rate dips under 10 percent

ATLANTA-Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 9.9 percent in November, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 10.2 percent in October. The one-month decline is the largest in 34 years. The jobless rate was 10.4 percent in November a year ago.

December 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


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IDA holds off on Medient supplemental agreement

A supplemental project agreement between the Effingham Industrial Development Authority and a film studio planning to build a massive production facility in Effingham is on hold, as the studio reorganizes its leadership.

June 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Site selector gets option on part of Treutlen site

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has entered into a purchase option with site selector for about 21 acres at the Governor Treutlen site.

June 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Foster to retire as bank’s leader

FCB Financial Holdings, Inc., parent of First Chatham Bank, has announced the retirement of Brian Foster as president and CEO of both the holding company and bank.

June 23, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Walters named new GPA board chairman

The Georgia Ports Authority board of directors elected James A. Walters of Gainesville to serve as chairman.

June 23, 2014 | Staff report | Business


State jobless rate jumps to 7.2 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May was 7.2 percent, up three-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 6.9 percent in April. The preliminary rate for April was 7.0 percent, but it was revised down one-tenth of a percentage point. The rate in May of last year was 8.4 percent.

June 19, 2014 | Staff report | Business


County renews hotel-motel tax pact with Chamber

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce's tourism efforts will get a continued boost, after the county commissioners approved extending the hotel-motel tax for another year.

June 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


New Medient CEO: Studio anxious to make movies

New Medient Studios chief executive officer Jake Shapiro said the company will get to the essence of its being - that of making movies.

June 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


WRRDA bill signing hailed as victory for harbor deepening

With President Obama's signing Tuesday of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014, the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) is authorized to begin construction.

June 13, 2014 | Staff report | Business


New direction for Medient

Work continued quietly Thursday afternoon at Medient Studios' office in Savannah. But behind the scenes, a day of upheaval and tumult had taken place.

June 12, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


HeritageBank of the South launches mobile check deposit

HeritageBank of the South has launched HBOS Mobile Check Deposit, a convenient new service allowing eligible customers to deposit checks directly into their HeritageBank of the South account using a smartphone or iPad.

June 12, 2014 | Staff report | Business


FSA county committee nominations set to begin

WASHINGTON - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the nomination period for local Farm Service Agency county committees begins June 15.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Report: Area economy growing fast

SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy expanded rapidly during the first quarter of 2014 and should continue to experience strong growth throughout the year.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Georgia Power names new coastal region manager

Georgia Power has named William Mock as plant manager of its Coastal Region electric generation facilities. In this role, Mock will oversee all operations at Plants Kraft, McIntosh, McManus and Mitchell.

June 05, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Dynacraft chooses Savannah port

Dynacraft, one of the nation's leading bicycle suppliers, has chosen the Port of Savannah as its new East Coast gateway.

June 05, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Medient to release critically-acclaimed ‘Yellow’ in August

Medient Studios, Inc., will release Nick Cassavetes' "Yellow" on Aug. 29 in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Chicago, followed by a planned expansion nationwide, the studio announced.

June 05, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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