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Springfield Huddle House among those cited for wage violations

ATLANTA-The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division has identified significant violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and has obtained remedies for them at 28 Huddle House restaurants in Georgia, Missouri and West Virginia.

October 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


State unemployment jumps to 10.3 percent

ATLANTA-Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 10.3 percent in September, its highest level since January.

October 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Spine & Sport remains at top of fast-growing firms

Spine & Sport, a local, privately owned physical therapy and personal training company, has made the list of "Inc. Magazine's" 500|5,000 list of fastest growing companies in America for the third consecutive year.

October 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Chamber readies for Holiday Classic

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce announces plans for this year's 17th Annual Chamber Holiday Classic and Business Expo on Nov. 20 from noon to 4 p.m. at Effingham County High School.

October 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Addition at Curiosity Shoppe

The Curiosity Shoppe held a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday for its Christmas Shoppe addition. Pictured are owners Caroline and Allen Zeigler with three of their grandchildren, Evan Zeigler, Clark Heller and Rett Heller, cutting the ribbon.

September 27, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


GPA to expand its capacity at the Port of Savannah

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) Board of Directors approved a $4.75 million project Monday that will expand the Port of Savannah's capacity for refrigerated container storage by 45 percent.

September 26, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Savannah reaches No. 2 as export container port

Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced to a crowd of more than 1,100 Thursday at the annual State of the Port Address today that the Port of Savannah, according to the U.S Department of Commerce, had become the second busiest container port for the export of American goods.

September 22, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


New dates set for GSU project management course

The Division of Continuing Education of Georgia Southern University is offering Beginning and Advanced Project Management courses at the Coastal Georgia Center in downtown Savannah beginning Sept. 30.

September 19, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


All about tourism

Effingham Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rick Lott attended the Governor's Tourism Conference in Macon earlier this week.

September 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


It’s a brand-new look for Huddle House

Patrons were welcome to more than just a Big House platter Saturday morning at the Rincon Huddle House.

September 12, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Savannah Tech to offer commercial truck driving at Effingham campus

SAVANNAH-Savannah Technical College will offer seven-week, daytime instruction in Commercial Truck Driving with classes beginning Oct. 24 at both the Effingham and Liberty campus locations. Classes are limited to 12 students each; financial aid is available to qualified students.

September 12, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Mims named chief operating officer at Effingham Hospital

Effingham Hospital Chief Executive Officer Norma Jean Morgan announced that the board has approved a staff reorganization plan and several promotions that are aligned with the growth and expansion of services under way.

September 09, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Irrigation workshop to be held in Statesboro

The Ogeechee River Soil and Water Conservation District will host an irrigation workshop entitled "Looking to the Future: Advances in Irrigation," on Sept. 8 from 9 a.m.-noon at the Bulloch County Center for Agriculture in Statesboro.

September 06, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


EDA grant to bolster Gulfstream expansion

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration announced Monday a $955,472 grant to the Savannah Economic Development Authority to make critical infrastructure improvements needed to facilitate Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation's expansion plans in the Crossroads Business Park.

August 29, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Kemp warns Georgians of investment schemes

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced that the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) has released its annual list of financial products and practices that threaten to trap investors, many by taking advantage of investors troubled by lingering economic uncertainty and volatile stock markets.

August 29, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


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Effingham jobless rate up slightly from December’s mark

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia region increased to 7.5 percent in January, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 7.2 percent in December. The rate was 8.9 percent in January a year ago.

March 13, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Savannah Tech’s impact approaches $57M

In fiscal year 2012, Savannah Technical College had an economic impact on its four-county service area of nearly $57 million with spending directly or indirectly related to the college, according to a new study released by the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia.

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Business


State Labor Department to help AT&T recruit wire technicians

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor will help AT&T recruit a number of wire technicians to install U-verse integrated digital TV, high-speed internet, and voice services.

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Business


State jobless rate falls to 7.4 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 7.3 percent in January, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 7.4 percent in December. The rate was 8.6 percent in January a year ago.

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Business


IDA, Chamber to work on contract agreement

Effingham Industrial Development Authority members tabled action on their contract with the Effingham Chamber of Commerce. But IDA members backed the relationship between the two organizations.

March 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


‘Operation: Workforce’ tries to fill mission of jobs for vets

Operation: Workforce, an online one-stop shop portal for all veteran employment issues in Georgia, is currently serving more than 1,700 veterans and 730 Georgia employers. Created in November 2012, the site was launched by the Governor's Office of Workforce Development as a part of Gov. Nathan Deal's veteran-specific initiative to help connect our heroes with meaningful employment.

March 03, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Interest builds again in IDA’s Treutlen site

The loss of a Chinese phosphate company hasn't slowed the Effingham Industrial Development Authority.

February 27, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Effingham Women in Business to hold meet and greet, expo

Effingham Women in Business will host a meet and greet and mini business expo event March 11 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Faith Presbyterian Church's social hall. The church is located at 2000 Lexington Ave. in Rincon just past Macomber Ball Park.

February 27, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Medient expected to have master plan finished soon

Medient Studios is expected to present a master plan in the next 30 days for its planned production complex, according to Effingham Industrial Development Authority CEO John Henry.

February 24, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


PSC members support federal loans for Vogtle

Commissioners Lauren "Bubba" McDonald Jr. (R-Habersham County) and Doug Everett (R-Albany) are applauding the U.S. Energy Department's finalization of $6.5 billion in federal loan guarantees to assist Georgia Power with the construction of two new units at its Alvin W. Vogtle Nuclear Power Plant.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Georgia Ports start off 2014 with strong month

The Georgia Ports Authority opened calendar year 2014 with a strong January, achieving gains of 12.5 percent in 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) and 7.3 percent in overall tonnage, compared to January 2013.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Business


New group on the job at Effingham Hospital ER

Effingham Health System officially welcomed a team of doctors Monday who will take the hospital to "the next level of care," according to CEO Norma Jean Morgan.

February 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


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