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ACHCA names Morgan an Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award winner

The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) has named Norma Morgan, CNHA, FACHCA, administrator of Effingham Extended Care Facility in Springfield, as a 2016 recipient of the ACHCA Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award. The award, named in memory of ACHCA member Eli Pick, recognizes administrators whose teams have achieved dimensions of organizational quality that few others have been able to reach. Two hundred and eighty-eight administrators were awarded leadership awards nationally.

May 11, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Can you make your investments less ‘taxing’?

Tax Freedom Day, which typically occurs in late April, according to the Tax Foundation, is the day when the nation as a whole has earned enough money to pay off its total tax bill for the year. So you may want to use this opportunity to determine if you can liberate yourself

May 04, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Cold storage project gets $400K in state help

ATLANTA-House Majority Leader Jon Burns (R-Newington), state Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon), and state Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) announced that the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority was awarded $400,000 in equity grant funding from the OneGeorgia Authority to provide water infrastructure to Savannah Cold Storage/PortFresh Logistics.

May 03, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Curtain falls on Effingham studioplex project

The ambitious plans for a massive movie studio complex in Effingham County are now on the cutting room floor.

April 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Parker's celebrating 40 years of business

The original plan for Greg Parker was to go to law school. Running a convenience store and then building one of the most successful convenience store chains in the U.S. wasn't the idea.

April 24, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


State jobless rate rises to 5.5 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in March was 5.5 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from 5.4 percent in February. The rate was 6.2 percent in March 2015.

April 14, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Georgia Power base rates to remain flat through 2019

Georgia Power announced today that its base electric rates will remain flat through 2019.

April 14, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Give your investment portfolio a spring cleaning

Now that spring has officially sprung, you might look around your home and decide it's time for some sprucing up. But you don't have to confine your efforts to your house and yard - you can also engage in a little "spring cleaning" in your investment portfolio.

April 06, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Bienvenue, DRT

Surrounded by pine trees, DRT America's first U.S. facility may have a fitting environment.

April 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


IDA will build a road — but it may not lead to studio

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority remains committed to building an entrance road into its property north of Interstate 16 and off Old River Road. Whether it leads to a proposed movie studio remains a question.

April 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Company calls a halt to Palmetto Pipeline work

A company looking to build a controversial pipeline through much of eastern Georgia, including Effingham County, has announced it is suspending work on the project.

April 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Area unemployment rates on the rise

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia region in February was 5.5 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from 5.4 percent in January. The rate in February 2015 was 6.2 percent.

March 30, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Avoid problems by updating beneficiary designations

Like many people, you might not particularly enjoy thinking about your estate plans, but such planning is necessary to make sure your assets go where you want them to go. And it's just as important to regularly review your plans with your tax, legal and financial professionals in case any changes are needed. For instance, some of your wishes expressed in your will may be overridden by beneficiary designations you filled out years ago. If these designations become outdated, your assets could be passed to those you didn't intend.

March 30, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Should you retire in ‘stages’?

For many people, the concept of retirement can be scary, both emotionally and financially. If you, too, feel somewhat anxious about what awaits you, you might feel more comfortable in knowing that, depending on where you work, you might be able to retire in stages.

March 23, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Georgia Ports container trade up 8 percent

Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz reported 8 percent growth in containerized trade in February, compared to the same month a year ago.

March 23, 2016 | Staff report | Business


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New office for Energy One Credit Union

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting July 20 for Energy One Credit Union, which has moved its office from inside the Effingham ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Effingham jobless rate jumps to 5.2 percent

Unemployment in Effingham County rose to 5.2 percent in June, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Labor.

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Diversification is important for retirees

During your working years, your primary investment goal is generally growth - you need your money to grow so that you can eventually afford the comfortable ...

August 03, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Get your affairs in order for an orderly estate

You may be quite willing to plan an investment strategy for your retirement years. After all, it can be enjoyable to think about traveling the ...

July 27, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


State jobless rate falls to 5.1 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in June dropped to 5.1 percent, down two-tenths ...

July 27, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Georgia Ports approve inland terminal in Chatsworth

At its July board meeting, the Georgia Ports Authority approved a spending package of $19.7 million to construct the Appalachian Regional Port in Chatsworth.

July 27, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Savannah port gets call from its first vessel through expanded Panama Canal

The MOL Benefactor is the first vessel to call on Savannah through the new locks of the expanded Panama Canal. At a capacity of 10 ...

July 13, 2016 | Staff report | Business


GFB accepting hay contest entries

MACON-Georgia Farm Bureau members who grow Bermuda grass hay are encouraged to enter the 2016 GFB Quality Hay Contest. Hay entered in the contest ...

July 13, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Savannah area economy accelerating

Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports that the Savannah metro economy accelerated during the first quarter of 2016. Solid gains in ...

July 06, 2016 | Staff Report | Business


Hospital move to non-profit on track

Effingham Hospital's conversion to a non-profit corporation is on track for an October start, officials said Tuesday afternoon.

July 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Small business owners must protect their futures

If you're a small-business owner, you think a lot about today. Is your cash flow sufficient … today? Are your products and services competitive … today ...

July 06, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Parker’s promotes Risinger to inventory control lead

Parker's has promoted Priscilla Risinger to inventory control lead. In her new position, she supervises an inventory team to perform cash, retail and deli ...

July 06, 2016 | staff report | Business


Effingham jobless rate falls

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Effingham County's unemployment rate for May was 4.2 percent, down from 4.4 percent in ...

June 29, 2016 | Staff report | Business


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