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Get familiar with the basics of estate planning

If you still have many years to go until retirement, you may not consider drawing up an estate plan to be a high priority. And yet, as long as you have a family and financial assets, you do need to think about estate planning - no matter what age you are.

May 28, 2009 | Frank Bevenour Guest Columnist | Business


BB&T names Knick assistant vice president

RINCON - BB&T has promoted Taryn Knick to assistant vice president. Knick, who joined the bank in 1998, is a financial center leader in BB&T's Rincon branch at 470 S. Columbia Avenue.

May 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Chamber honors small businesses

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce honored four outstanding small businesses at its monthly membership breakfast Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Rincon's Memorial Chapel.

May 21, 2009 | Lindsay Webb | Business


Initial unemployment claims up more than 60 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that 84,346 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for state unemployment insurance benefits in April, an increase of 63.4 percent from April 2008. By comparison, March's year-over-year increase was 126.3 percent, continuing a trend of "triple-digit" monthly increases in 2009.

May 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


State jobless rate holds steady

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 9.3 percent in April, up slightly from a revised 9.2 percent in March and February.

May 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Chamber breakfast to highlight small business of the year

Four locally-owned small businesses will be recognized at the Effingham County Chamber's monthly membership breakfast, slated for Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church-Rincon's Memorial Chapel.

May 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Weston completes banking school

Glenn Weston of Citizens Bank recently graduated from the Georgia Banking School, a three-year program offered by the Georgia Bankers Association (GBA). Weston received advanced training in numerous courses covering all aspects of banking, economics and related subjects.

May 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Lowe’s, MDA set Shamrock records

RINCON - Defying typical nonprofit fundraising across the U.S. this year, Lowe's is at the top of a long list of retail and restaurant partners to report a record-breaking $18 million in Shamrocks Against Dystrophy sales.

May 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


What can investors learn from gardeners?

Spring is here. If you're a gardener, you know it will soon be time for you to put in your flowers or vegetables. But even if you don't have a green thumb, you can still take advantage of the season by "planting the seeds" for the growth of another valuable piece of property - your investment portfolio.

May 14, 2009 | Frank Bevenour Guest Columnist | Business


SBDC to present workshop on using email marketing

A free workshop entitled "The Power of Email Marketing" will be offered on May 29 at the Coastal Georgia Center at 305 Fahm St., Savannah. This is an all-day workshop beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 3:30 p.m.

May 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Carter named to Coastal Bank board

SAVANNAH - The Coastal Bank recently elected state Rep. Buddy Carter to serve on its board of directors. Rep. Carter, who represents House District 159 in south Effingham County and west Chatham County, was officially named to the board at the bank's annual meeting.

May 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


IDA welcomes firm to Effingham Industrial Park

Effingham County Industrial Development Authority CEO John Henry announced the location of a new firm during the annual existing industry appreciation dinner Friday.

May 11, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Industry of the year

Terry Proctor of E and P Holdings Group, Inc. accepts the spotlight industry of the year award from Effingham IDA CEO John Henry.

May 11, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Davita honors Standefer

DaVita-Effingham North Dialysis of Springfield honored Lillian Standefer during National DaVita Village Greeter Week from April 19-24.

May 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


State job fair to hit the airwaves

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor's 15th annual televised job fair will be carried statewide on Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) May 17, from 2-4 p.m. The live broadcast, entitled Job Fair 2009 – Preparing For Recovery, will originate from Atlanta, Albany and Macon. The broadcast will be simulcast over WALB-TV Channel 10 in Albany and WMAZ-TV Channel 13 in Macon.

May 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


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Tanksley to bring long career to a close in April

After 43 years with Morris Multimedia, Karen Tanksley won't be starting her work day holding a cup of coffee in her Rincon office.

February 04, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


GSU Museum recognizes longtime supporter Planters Telephone

STATESBORO - The Georgia Southern University Museum recognized longtime supporter Planters Telephone Cooperative recently during the annual Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries Conference at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center.

February 03, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Effingham unemployment rate falls

The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Effingham County's unemployment rate for December 2014 fell to 5.4 percent, down from 5.5 percent in November 2014.

February 03, 2015 | Staff report | Business


State jobless rate dips to 6.9 percent for December

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December was 6.9 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 7.2 percent in November. The rate in December 2013 was 7.4 percent.

January 26, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Ports end year with growth across the board

The Georgia Ports Authority ended 2014 with growth in all cargo sectors, including a 10.2 percent increase in 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) and a 7.4 percent increase in total tonnage.

January 26, 2015 | Staff report | Business


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