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Studio promising big things from the start

Cameras are expected to start rolling by the end of March at the Medient Studioplex in Effingham County, with the studio's first film rolling out about a year later.

August 29, 2013 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


Chick-fil-A plans get thumbs-up from Rincon

Where Chick-fil-A is going in Rincon isn't the question.

August 29, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


IDA, state land major Chinese firm to Effingham

State officials and the Effingham Industrial Development Authority are welcoming a large Chinese firm to Effingham County, after an announcement Thursday that the company would open a headquarters and manufacturing plant in Effingham.

August 26, 2013 | Staff Report | Business


Medient CEO: We want to be good neighbors

Participants at the annual Effingham Chamber of Commerce community retreat welcomed what is about to be Effingham's most recent addition to its businesses.

August 26, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Effingham’s jobless rate holds steady at 7.6 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced last week that Effingham County's preliminary unemployment rate for July was 7.6 percent, holding steady from June's revised rate of 7.6 percent.

August 26, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Parker’s cuts ribbon in Faulkville

Effingham County Chamber of Commerce representatives helped cut the ribbon Tuesday to celebrate the grand opening of a new Parker's convenience store in Faulkville.

August 22, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Governor to lead state trade mission to Far East

Gov. Nathan Deal will lead a high-level delegation of state of Georgia officials and business leaders to China and Japan from Aug. 22-30. The mission will visit Shanghai, Qingdao and Jinan in the People's Republic of China as well as Tokyo. Delegates will meet with prominent members of government and corporate communities to explore business, trade and tourism opportunities.

August 19, 2013 | Staff report | Business


State jobless rate rises to 8.8 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 8.8 percent in July. The rate was three-tenths of a percentage point higher than the revised 8.5 percent in June, but three-tenths of a percentage point lower than 9.1 percent in July a year ago.

August 15, 2013 | Staff report | Business


GSU, Barrow to host job fair for veterans

STATESBORO - U.S. Rep. John Barrow will host a veterans and military job fair at Georgia Southern University's Nessmith-Lane Conference Center, 847 Plant Dr., on Tuesday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

August 15, 2013 | Staff report | Business


IDA OKs studio’s master plan

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has approved the master plan submitted by a movie production company that is re-locating to the county.

August 15, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


State DOL to offer update on issues, law

Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler will be a keynote speaker during an employment law and legislative issues update set for Aug. 20 in the Coastal Georgia region.

August 12, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Barrow to host annual job fairs in Augusta, Statesboro

U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Augusta) will host his annual job fairs in the 12th District, with one scheduled for Augusta and another for Statesboro.

August 08, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Effingham Health System adds state-of-the-art MRI

Effingham Health System announces the addition of a Toshiba Vantage Titan MRI System. The new MRI will offer EHS patients the opportunity to experience more comfortable magnetic resonance imaging exams, and higher-quality results.

August 08, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Medient agrees to buy movie sales company

Medient Studios, Inc. has signed a memorandum of understanding to acquire 100 percent ownership of Germany-based Atlas International Film GmbH.

August 05, 2013 | Staff report | Business


DOT to halt road work near major shopping areas for weekend

Motorists heading out to the mall for back-to-school shopping during the sales tax holiday can better enjoy their travels through major shopping districts in southeast Georgia. The Georgia Department of Transportation announced that construction-related lane closures on all interstate and major state system highways within five miles of shopping malls or major shopping districts will be suspended beginning Friday at 8 a.m. until Saturday at 10 p.m.

August 05, 2013 | Staff report | Business


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Effingham jobless rate up slightly from December’s mark

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia region increased to 7.5 percent in January, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 7.2 percent in December. The rate was 8.9 percent in January a year ago.

March 13, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Savannah Tech’s impact approaches $57M

In fiscal year 2012, Savannah Technical College had an economic impact on its four-county service area of nearly $57 million with spending directly or indirectly related to the college, according to a new study released by the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia.

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Business


State Labor Department to help AT&T recruit wire technicians

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor will help AT&T recruit a number of wire technicians to install U-verse integrated digital TV, high-speed internet, and voice services.

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Business


State jobless rate falls to 7.4 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 7.3 percent in January, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 7.4 percent in December. The rate was 8.6 percent in January a year ago.

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Business


IDA, Chamber to work on contract agreement

Effingham Industrial Development Authority members tabled action on their contract with the Effingham Chamber of Commerce. But IDA members backed the relationship between the two organizations.

March 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


‘Operation: Workforce’ tries to fill mission of jobs for vets

Operation: Workforce, an online one-stop shop portal for all veteran employment issues in Georgia, is currently serving more than 1,700 veterans and 730 Georgia employers. Created in November 2012, the site was launched by the Governor's Office of Workforce Development as a part of Gov. Nathan Deal's veteran-specific initiative to help connect our heroes with meaningful employment.

March 03, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Interest builds again in IDA’s Treutlen site

The loss of a Chinese phosphate company hasn't slowed the Effingham Industrial Development Authority.

February 27, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Effingham Women in Business to hold meet and greet, expo

Effingham Women in Business will host a meet and greet and mini business expo event March 11 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Faith Presbyterian Church's social hall. The church is located at 2000 Lexington Ave. in Rincon just past Macomber Ball Park.

February 27, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Medient expected to have master plan finished soon

Medient Studios is expected to present a master plan in the next 30 days for its planned production complex, according to Effingham Industrial Development Authority CEO John Henry.

February 24, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


PSC members support federal loans for Vogtle

Commissioners Lauren "Bubba" McDonald Jr. (R-Habersham County) and Doug Everett (R-Albany) are applauding the U.S. Energy Department's finalization of $6.5 billion in federal loan guarantees to assist Georgia Power with the construction of two new units at its Alvin W. Vogtle Nuclear Power Plant.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Georgia Ports start off 2014 with strong month

The Georgia Ports Authority opened calendar year 2014 with a strong January, achieving gains of 12.5 percent in 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) and 7.3 percent in overall tonnage, compared to January 2013.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Business


New group on the job at Effingham Hospital ER

Effingham Health System officially welcomed a team of doctors Monday who will take the hospital to "the next level of care," according to CEO Norma Jean Morgan.

February 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


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