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State’s jobless number hits record high for May

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) reported today that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate jumped to 9.7 percent in May, the highest rate ever recorded in Georgia. The jobless rate was up five-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 9.2 percent in April.

June 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Savannah Tech, EFACEC to host job seminar

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College's Effingham Campus and EFACEC will host "Getting a manufacturing job with EFACEC" on June 24 at 5:30 p.m. at the Effingham Campus.

June 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Initial jobless claims up sharply from a year ago

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that 75,436 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for state unemployment insurance benefits in May, an increase of 68.7 percent from May 2008.

June 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Chamber honors a lifetime of work

The author of an authoritative tome on the life of John Adam Treutlen was honored with the award named after the state's first constitutional governor Thursday night.

June 08, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Lowe’s customer appreciation

June 08, 2009 | Debbie Neidlinger | Business


State cracking down on illegal going out of business sales

Joe Doyle, administrator of the Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs, has announced that the agency has entered into settlements with three different companies who allegedly held going-out-of-business sales that were not in compliance with Georgia law.

June 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Still rolling

General Motors' bankruptcy won't have any impact on the local Chevrolet dealership, Fuller Chevrolet General Manager Tommy Arden said.

June 04, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Business startup workshops coming

Two workshops entitled "Starting A Business" will be held during the month of June.

June 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Business after hours

Business after hours was recently held at Microtel.

June 01, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Coastal Bank to hold real estate tax credit seminar

The Coastal Bank will present a free real estate tax credit seminar in Rincon on June 2.

May 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Metro jobless rate at 7.7 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area was a preliminary 7.7 percent in April, up from a revised 7.5 percent in March.

May 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


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


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IDA waits for answers on Medient master plan

While Effingham Industrial Development Authority members expect to get the master plan for Medient Studios' project, they also still have a slew of questions.

August 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


State jobless rate up to 7.8 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July was 7.8 percent, up four-tenths of a percentage point from 7.4 percent in June. The rate in July of last year was 8.3 percent.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Medient unveils revised master plan

A studio planning on building a massive complex in Effingham County hopes to have its first building up and ready by the end of the year.

August 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Georgia Ports hit all-time high in container traffic in July

The Georgia Ports Authority reached an all-time high in container trade in July, moving 293,889 20-foot equivalent container units, a 19.2 percent increase over the previous year.

August 14, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Chamber membership drive rolls on

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce's drive has brought in 27 new members, one renewal and two members upping their involvement to members of distinction level, Chamber Executive Director Rick Lott said.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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


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