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When evaluating performance, avoid some common mistakes

As an investor, you might think it's easy to evaluate your investments" performance. After all, the bigger the gain, the better, right? This statement is true enough, but as an investment strategy, it's incomplete - and, if followed rigidly, it could lead you to make some mistakes that could hinder your progress toward your financial goals.

April 08, 2010 | By Frank Bevenour | Business

Clock ticks on tax credit extension

Effingham County residents can benefit from the Homebuyer's Tax Credit Extension legislation, which has been extended to include sales occurring between Jan. 1, 2009 and April 30.

April 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Business

A sweet day for Sweetwater Grill

Sweetwater Grill co-owners Wyatt Aiken and Lori Masters couldn't have been happier as members of the Effingham Chamber of Commerce gathered Saturday morning for a formal ribbon cutting, to welcome the new restaurant to the county.

April 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Business

A double celebration

April 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Business

State eyes huge impact from EFACEC

EFACEC's power transformer manufacturing plant outside of Rincon looks to play a vital role in re-energizing the regional economy with a net state impact of $23.75 million and an additional Effingham County impact of $39 million by 2017, according to figures from the Georgia Department of Economic Development's Global Commerce Division.

April 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Business

Upgrades continue throughout Rincon

Georgia Power is getting ready to upgrade transformers in the Rincon commercial area in advance of a planned power outage April 12. The affected area will include the Subway Shop, the Sonic, the Days Inn, Effingham Herald offices and others in the commercial center along Highway 21.

April 05, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Business

Effingham Hospital Employee of the Year

Christine Hendrix, the social service coordinator at the Effingham Care Center, was named the Effingham Hospital and Care Center employee of the year for 2009.

April 01, 2010 | Staff Report | Business

Goody’s welcomed back to square

It didn't take long for the crowds to start filling up the reborn Goody's in Rincon.

March 25, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

Georgia Ports riding a wave of increased trade

Georgia Ports Authority's Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced Monday at its board meeting that the GPA continued to experience positive growth during February and has recorded three consecutive months of increased trade through its ports.

March 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Business

Back in business

The finishing touches are going in place for the rebirth of Goody's.

March 18, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

Notable achievements at Effingham Hospital

Kay R. Zettler, RHIT, recently completed the American Health Information Management Association in Chicago Cluster Coding certification

March 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Business

GSU seminar to cover ADA responsibilities for managers

Georgia Southern University invites business leaders to attend a 90-minute seminar and learn how the Americans with Disabilities Act affects them.

March 13, 2010 | Staff Report | Business

Metro jobless rate jumps

ATLANTA –- The Georgia Department of Labor reported Wednesday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Savannah rose to 9.3 percent in January, up eight-tenths of one percentage point from a revised 8.5 percent in December. Meanwhile the number of unemployed workers in the area increased to 16,315, up 1,496 from 14,819 in December.

March 13, 2010 | Staff Report | Business

A year after market low, how should you invest?

It's been about a year since stock prices hit their low point during the long bear market. Since then, of course, we've seen a big rally, but some of the decisions you made when the market was at its lowest point may still be affecting your portfolio's performance and prospects. So now that we've reached the one-year anniversary of the market bottom, it's a good time to see where you are today and how you can prepare for tomorrow.

March 13, 2010 | By Frank Bevenour | Business

USDA revises farmers trade aid program

Hobby Stripling, state executive director of USDA's Farm Service Agency in Georgia announced that USDA has a revised Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers Program. Under the program, the USDA provides technical assistance and cash benefits to eligible producers of raw agricultural commodities and fishermen who have been hurt by import competition.

March 13, 2010 | Staff Report | Business

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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