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Armstrong recognized by USDA for home financing

Harriette Armstrong, a loan officer for International Mortgage, was recognized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday for financing more than $1 million in home loans backed by the USDA.

September 01, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Do all your stocks and mutual funds look alike?

Like most people, you probably gravitate toward things that you're familiar with and that you like. If you enjoy classical music, your shelves may be full of Beethoven and Ravel. If you love pasta, your cupboards may be bulging with spaghetti and ravioli. In most parts of your life, there's nothing wrong with this type of devotion - but, if it's carried over to your investment portfolio, you could run into problems.

August 30, 2007 | Jeff Hupman | Business


Citizens Bank celebrates Port Wentworth grand opening

August 28, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Are you financially prepared to help aging parents’ needs?

If you have your parents during much of your adult life, consider yourself fortunate. As they age, however, you will need to become increasingly aware of added responsibilities you may have to assume. And by planning ahead, you can help make everyone's lives easier.

August 23, 2007 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Howell joins Atlantic Southern

August 18, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Lord Eye Center announces its new affiliation

Statesboro - Lord Eye Center, one of the largest privately-owned eye care centers in Georgia, recently announced an affiliation with Woolfson Eye Institute of Atlanta.

August 18, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Tractor Supply names Reid as manager

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. - Steven Reid has been named store manager at the Rincon Tractor Supply Company store that is under construction, according to district manager Jeff Johnson.

August 18, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Kessler named Coastal Bank VP

SAVANNAH - The Coastal Bank headquartered in Savannah, recently hired Wayne Kessler as a vice president and credit officer. In his new position, he is responsible for managing the bank's credit and underwriting services.

August 18, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Chamber to launch entrepreneur-friendly initiative

Effingham County Chamber President Freddy Long announced the formation of a new Chamber task force that will assist would-be entrepreneurs and small businesses in Effingham County.

August 18, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Does IPO spell investment success?

If you've ever spent any time among investors, you're bound to have heard someone say: "If only I had gotten in on the ground floor of Company A (or Company B or Company C)." In investment terms, "getting in on the ground floor" means buying a company's stock shares when they first go on sale - an initial public offering (IPO), to use the official term. But is it really that desirable to invest in an IPO?

August 16, 2007 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Busy first day at Citizens Bank branch

August 14, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Protecting yourself against identity theft

First, the bad news: There's still plenty of identity theft out there. Now, the better news: There's not as much as in previous years. And now, the best news: You can do a lot to protect yourself from being victimized.

August 09, 2007 | Jeff Hupman | Business


Citizens Bank gets 'perfect location' for Port Wentworth

The constant whir of cars speeding on the nearby road may have served as a reminder to Citizens Bank of Effingham officials why they chose to expand to Port Wentworth.

August 09, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Lost Plantation to finish developing

Lost Plantation, a Lamar Smith Signature Development community located in Rincon, recently completed a new pool and pavilion and has announced plans to develop the neighborhood's remaining home sites. Two phases of custom home sites are currently available, with prices ranging from the $70,000s to the $90,000s.

August 04, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Bennett named vice chairman of bankers group

SAVANNAH - The Coastal Bank announces that senior vice president Chap Bennett has been elected the Division One vice chairman for the Community Bankers Association of Georgia, a leading organization which represents community banks across the state.

August 04, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


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Morgan re-elected to Georgia Health Care Association board

Effingham Health System Chief Executive Officer Norma Jean Morgan recently was re-elected to the Georgia Health Care Association board of directors at the summer board meeting.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Business


SEC halts Medient stock trading

The ousted CEO and chairman of the board has filed suit against the remaining Medient Studios board members, and the Securities and Exchange Commission has suspended trading in Medient's stock until July 9.

June 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


CNBC rates Georgia tops for business

Gov. Nathan Deal is celebrating the announcement by CNBC that named Georgia as the No. 1 place for business in the nation.

June 26, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Slight rise in unemployment for Coastal Georgia

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia region increased to 7.5 percent in May, up eight-tenths of a percentage point from 6.7 percent in April. The rate was 8.1 percent in May a year ago.

June 26, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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


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