ATLANTA – State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said that 2,279 laid-off workers in metro Savannah filed initial claims for unemployment insurance benefits in January, a decrease of 418, or 15.5 percent, from 2,697 in December. Most of the decrease in claims came in accommodation and food services and manufacturing. And, there was a decline of 143, or 5.9 percent, from 2,422 claims filed in January 2010.
ATLANTA-State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area increased to 8.9 percent in December, up from a revised 8.8 percent in November. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the area increased to 15,856, up 330 from 15,526. The jobless rate in the metro Savannah area in December 2009 was 8.5 percent.
ATLANTA-The recovery from a devastating recession is under way, and the Coastal Empire should outpace the rest of the state in economic growth, a local economist told attendees at Effingham Day at the Capitol.
SAVANNAH-Georgia Ports Authority's (GPA) Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced Monday the Port of Savannah experienced nearly 20-percent growth in 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) for calendar year 2010 with 2,826,308 TEUs, a record for the Authority.
ATLANTA-State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 10.2 percent in December, up two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 10 percent in November.
If you're self-employed or you own a business, you've got a lot to think about: attracting new customers, maintaining cash flow, upgrading equipment and facilities - the list goes on and on. Yet, as busy as you are today, you can't forget about tomorrow - which means you need to have a solid retirement plan in place.
Effingham Chamber of Commerce representatives help Linda Purnell cut the ribbon on the Old Church Market Restaurant.
The restaurant, located in a former church, is at 120 N. Columbia Ave. in Rincon. Purnell said it had been a dream of her husband to have a restaurant, and when they saw this building available, she said, "it was so beautiful, we just had to open here."
The Old Church Market Restaurant specializes in Southern style, self service, country buffet cooking.
Restaurant hours are: Sundays from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; and closed ...
Longtime banker Harry H. Shearouse has been elected interim president and CEO of Citizens Bank of Effingham. The Springfield native, who has been chairman of the board at Citizens since 2003, helped organize the bank in 1997 and served as president/CEO for four years.
Shearouse will succeed Michael Lee, who has accepted a position as senior vice president with Ameris Bank based in Moultrie. Both appointments are effective Jan. 10.
"I am certainly familiar with the bank and our community so this should be a smooth transition," said Shearouse, who has more than 42 years of banking experience. "These ...
SAVANNAH-The Coastal Bank, headquartered in Savannah, recently launched new state-of-the-art mobile banking and Text Message Banking (TMB). The Coastal Bank is the first locally-owned financial institution to offer mobile banking and Text Message Banking to customers.
With the addition of these secure mobile banking tools, The Coastal Bank's business and consumer banking customers can have an expanded range of options for "on the go" banking. Customers have the ability to perform money management tasks quickly and securely through their Web-enabled smart phones or any WiFi connection.
The Coastal Bank has joined forces with Intuit Financial Services to provide ...
James M. Floyd Jr., president and chief executive officer of The Heritage Bank, announced Thursday that the bank has successfully completed discussions with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and has entered into a consent agreement with the regulatory agency.
The Heritage Bank is headquartered in Hinesville and has a branch in Rincon.
The agreement, mostly reflecting initiatives already implemented by the board of directors and bank management, is based on items identified in a periodic regulatory exam recently completed. According to Floyd, the agreement contains a number of stipulations including the reduction of the concentration of commercial real estate as ...
ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area increased to 8.9 percent in November, up six-tenths of a percentage point from 8.3 percent in October. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the area increased to 15,616, up 1,195 from 14,421. The jobless rate in the metro Savannah area in November 2009 was 8.1 percent.
Preliminary figures for November show Effingham County's unemployment rate jumped to 8.2 percent from 7.6 percent in October. Effingham's unemployment rate for November 2009 was ...
The Board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development announces Effingham County graduates from the 2010 Multi-Day Training Program in Region 12. 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 the ten counties of Coastal Georgia.
The curriculum provides insights into the complexities of economic and community development on the local, regional, and state levels.
Effingham County graduates at the Dec. 1 ceremony were George Shaw, Effingham County Planning and Engineering Department, and Bobby Tippins, Georgia Power.