ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 8.1 percent in October, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.3 percent in September. The rate was seven-tenths of a percentage point lower than 8.8 percent in October a year ago.
Wesley Corbitt from the City of Rincon and Forrest Floyd from the Effingham County Board of Commissioners graduated from the Georgia Academy for Economic Development's 2013 Region 12 multi-day training program.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce and Industrial Development Authority held the annual industry appreciation golf tournament recently at Lost Plantation Golf Club. This event is held every year as a way to say thank you to local industries for all they give back to Effingham County. The City of Springfield provided lunch and Rincon provided the soft drinks to an appreciative field of golfers.
U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Augusta) has kicked off an economic development tour of the 12th District. Barrow will visit with Chamber of Commerce and economic development authorities in counties throughout the district to discuss projects that will boost the local economies and create jobs.
Dr. Joseph Ratchford has been named chief medical officer for Effingham Health System. Dr. Ratchford will provide clinical guidance over the hospital's continuing mission to offer excellence in health care for greater Effingham area residents.
Effingham County Industrial Development Authority members have decided not to allow a training school to set up in the old Doncasters building - but they will try to help the group find a suitable new home.
The Georgia Department of Agriculture has unveiled the second issue of the Georgia Grown magazine at the 36th annual Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition. The 132-page magazine is a comprehensive guide to Georgia's farms, forests, food and exports, and serves as a synopsis for state legislators, business leaders and consumers about the impact of agriculture on the state's economy.