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Jobless rate rises to 7.8 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in metro Savannah rose to 8.3 percent in January, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.1 percent in December. The rate was 8.9 percent in January 2012.

March 14, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Rafter Law Firm cuts the ribbon

Rick Rafter celebrated the official opening of his law practice and office in Springfield with a ribbon cutting.

March 14, 2013 | Staff report | Business


HeritageBank of the South purchases LaGrange bank

ALBANY - Heritage Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HBOS), the holding company for HeritageBank of the South, has announced that HeritageBank of the South has entered into a definitive whole-bank purchase and assumption agreement with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to acquire Frontier Bank, a full-service bank based in LaGrange.

March 11, 2013 | Staff report | Business


State unemployment rate holds steady at 8.7 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January was 8.7 percent, unchanged from December. The rate was 9.3 percent in January a year ago.

March 07, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Medical supplier Dukal picks Savannah as port

Dukal Corporation, a leading supplier of disposable medical products, has chosen the Port of Savannah as its major port of entry and established new distribution center space in Savannah's Foreign Trade Zone.

March 07, 2013 | Staff report | Business


A big day for EFACEC

EFACEC Power has completed the largest power transformer built in the U.S. in decades, a 900 MVA (megavolt ampere) unit. It is the largest not just for its rating but also for its size.

February 28, 2013 | Staff Report | Business


Boyd joins Effingham Farm Bureau

Carter Boyd has joined the Effingham County Farm Bureau team as the agency manager, Effingham County Farm Bureau President Stuart Exley announced.

February 28, 2013 | Staff report | Business


EWIB to hold mini business expo

Effingham Women in Business will host a meet-and-greet and mini business expo March 12 from 6:30-8 p.m. in Faith Presbyterian Church's social hall. The church is at 2000 Lexington Ave. in Rincon, just past Macomber Ball Park.

February 28, 2013 | Staff report | Business


EHS' Murphy earns state certification

Michael Murphy, environment of care manager for Effingham Health System, has been awarded an Emergency Management Healthcare Professional Certification.

February 28, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Thrift shop cuts ribbon

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce helped the Rincon Thrift Shop celebrate its grand opening recently.

February 25, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Effingham Care Center honored

Alliant GMCF, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (Q10) for Georgia, has recognized Effingham Health System's Care Center for improving the quality of health care.

February 18, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Tourism’s impact pays off for Georgia

Gov. Nathan Deal joined Georgia tourism leaders for the annual Tourism and Hospitality Day to spotlight the major contribution the industry makes to Georgia's economy.

February 11, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Effingham Hospital named a top critical access facility

Effingham Hospital has been recognized as one of the top critical access hospitals in the state.

February 04, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Area jobless rate jumps half a point

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Savannah rose to 8.2 percent in December, up five-tenths of a percentage point from 7.7 percent in November. The rate was 8.7 percent in December 2011.

January 24, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Enmark, city welcome new store

Customers have been through the doors of the new Enmark in Springfield for a few weeks now, and company and Springfield officials were happy to cut the ribbon on what is now the largest store in the chain.

January 21, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


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Riggs earns embalmer, funeral director licenses

Riggs Funeral Home of Guyton announced that office manager Heather Riggs has obtained her funeral director license and embalmer license. She earned the licenses through Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro.

December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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