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HeritageBank of the South approves stock repurchase

ALBANY-Heritage Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HBOS), the holding company for HeritageBank of the South, announced that its board of directors has approved a new stock repurchase program. The program authorizes the company to repurchase up to approximately 5 percent of its outstanding common stock, or approximately 435,000 shares.

December 26, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


A gift for the new hospital

Vince Exley, of the Georgia Salzburger Society, presented a framed print to Norma Jean Morgan, CEO Effingham Health System, for the new hospital.

December 19, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Great Dane job fair draws a crowd in the thousands

A job fair expected to attract 1,500 people to Ogeechee Technical College Wednesday, had already processed that many applicants by noon. By 6 p.m., 3,500 people had filled out employment applications to be part of Great Dane's initial workforce when its 450,000-square-foot manufacturing plant opens in Statesboro early next year.

December 16, 2011 | By Jim Healy Special to the Effingham Herald | Business


State jobless rate dips under 10 percent

ATLANTA-Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 9.9 percent in November, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 10.2 percent in October. The one-month decline is the largest in 34 years. The jobless rate was 10.4 percent in November a year ago.

December 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Verizon brings 4G LTE service to Rincon

More Verizon Wireless customers in more areas of the Savannah metropolitan area can take advantage of Verizon Wireless' 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network.

December 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Citizens of Georgia Power bake up holiday help

With the help of local contractors (Airco Industrial, The Mcgraley Company, TOPSSCO Sales and Service, Citizens of Georgia Power, Action Insulation, Industrial Technical Coatings, White Electric and Alstom Power), employees at Georgia Power's Plant McIntosh in Rincon will be donating $6,370 to help families in the community. For more than 20 years, the employees at Plant McIntosh have supported the Effingham County Empty Stocking Fund with their annual Baked Goods Auction. On-site security officer, Buford Ulysses Tuggleson (Plant McIntosh employee Clay Carpenter) served as auctioneer with his helper Kerry Rahn modeling with the cakes.

December 15, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Business after hours

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce and Reiser and Reiser ushered in the holidays during a recent business after hours in Guyton.

December 13, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Dickey graduates from Georgia Academy

Brian Dickey of Georgia Power graduated from the Georgia Academy for Economic Development, taking part in the Region 12 multi-day training program. Class participants represented a number of professional and non-professional economic development fields, including elected officials, public servants, business leaders, educators, and social service providers from Coastal Georgia. The curriculum provides insights into the complexities of economic and community development on the local, regional and state levels.

December 12, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


‘Last Mile’ closer to completion

ATLANTA-The Port of Savannah's long-anticipated "last mile" project - the Jimmy Deloach (Parkway) Connector - moved closer to reality Friday as the Georgia Department of Transportation awarded a $73 million contract for its construction.

December 05, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Chamber to hold Eggs and Issues breakfast Dec. 8

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce announces its annual Eggs and Issues Breakfast, scheduled for Dec. 8 at 7:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Rincon.

December 02, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


IDA renews Henry’s contract as CEO with glowing review

Members of the Effingham Industrial Development Authority have given CEO John Henry a positive evaluation and renewed his contract.

November 28, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Jobless rate in Coastal Georgia falls to 9.5 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Monday that the preliminary unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia area decreased to 9.5 percent in October, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 9.8 percent in September. The jobless rate in the Coastal Georgia area in October a year ago was 9.3 percent.

November 28, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Verizon to expand area 4G service

Verizon Wireless has announced that it is expanding the world's first large-scale 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in Savannah on Dec. 15. As of November 17, Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network is available in 179 markets across the country and supports 16 4G LTE-enabled devices.

November 28, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Mill keeps humming right along after 25 years

From his office overlooking the vast parking lot at Georgia-Pacific's Savannah River Mill, Kelly Wolff has the job he's always wanted.

November 22, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Schnitzel Shack bridges the continents in Effingham

Schnitzel Shack has become a welcome addition to the Effingham County community.

November 22, 2011 | By Calli Arnold | Business


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Savannah SHRM chapter hosts annual retreat

The Savannah Area Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management hosted their annual HR retreat for 125 attendees from Georgia, Florida and South Carolina on July 24 in downtown Savannah at the Embassy Suites.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Medient ready to deliver revised master plan

The new master plan for a planned massive film production studio could be in the hands of Effingham County officials as soon as Friday, the studio CEO said.

August 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Governor praises film industry impact on state

Georgia-lensed feature films and television productions generated an economic impact of $5.1 billion during fiscal year 2014, Gov. Nathan Deal announced.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Annual farm tour gets into county’s agribusiness

The annual Effingham County Young Farmers tour let participants see how advanced agriculture has become - and get a glimpse of a burgeoning new agribusiness endeavor.

August 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


SouthCoast undergoes a rebranding, name change

The Savannah-based medical organization formerly known as SouthCoast Medical Group has re-branded officially as SouthCoast Health. The change will be reflected in the organization's name, logo, Web site and overall visual identity.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Zeigler earns personal financial representative title from Allstate

Effingham County's Dusty Zeigler is among an elite group of Allstate insurance agency owners who recently earned the personal financial representative title.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Guyton Animal Hospital opens its doors

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Thursday for the new Guyton Animal Hospital.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Business


BI-LO to hold job fair

BI-LO is holding a job fair to accept applications and conduct interviews for various positions in the Pooler area.

July 29, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Chamber eager to launch membership drive

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce announced that it will hold a membership campaign for the first time in several years.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Effingham, area jobless rates rise

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Savannah's unemployment rate increased to 7.4 percent in June, up five-tenths of a percentage point from 6.9 percent in May. The rate was 8.3 percent in June a year ago.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Business


A banner year for Georgia Ports

The Georgia Ports Authority moved more than 29 million tons of cargo, 3 million 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) and more than 700,000 auto and machinery units in fiscal year 2014, the GPA reported Monday.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Medient wins round in court against former CEO

The new chief executive officer of Medient Studios said the company got the ruling in its favor from a Nevada judge Wednesday afternoon it anticipated.

July 24, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


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