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Good news, bad news in July’s jobless claims numbers

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced that 93,988 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for state unemployment insurance (UI) benefits in July, an increase of 58.9 percent from July 2008. The last time the over-the-year increase in initial claims was less than 58.9 percent was November 2008, when an increase of 54.7 percent was recorded.

August 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Signs of the times

In a literal "sign of the times," the old Springfield Ford signs are coming down and Effingham Auto Sales signs are taking their places as Joe Pope and his team make the move across the street.

August 10, 2009 | Rick Lott | Business


Atlantic Southern records 2Q loss

Atlantic Southern Financial Group (NASDAQ: ASFN) reported a net operating loss of $4.3 million, or $1.01 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2009. The net operating loss was primarily driven by elevated credit costs including a $5.7 million provision in the allowance for loan losses.

August 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Can you invest for college or retirement?

You most likely need to save and invest for retirement. But if you have children, you also may want to put money away for their college education. Are these two goals mutually exclusive?

August 06, 2009 | Frank Bevenour Guest Columnist | Business


Stores, shoppers ready for sales tax free weekend

In spite of a down economy, Georgia's tax-free shopping will take place this weekend.

July 30, 2009 | Rick Lott | Business


Adding to the collection

SAVANNAH - The goal, Richard Kessler said, is to have exuberant guests.

July 30, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


IDA: Tier status isn’t helping Effingham

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority continues to host prospects, but CEO John Henry warned members that the county's own success may be a detriment.

July 30, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Chamber backs ‘Pack-A-Pack’

It's back-to-school time. Join the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce in welcoming students back to school.

July 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Housing market on the rebound?

A two-year decline in real estate sales is showing signs of slowing, according to local real estate professionals.

July 27, 2009 | Rick Lott | Business


Grandview group urges county action

The group marketing an expansive tract off Old Augusta Road is ready to bring in prospects - but they need water, sewer and roads, too.

July 27, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Have your parents made their financial plans?

As an adult, you're fortunate if you still have your parents. However, as they get older, you may well have to assist them in some key areas of their life. Specifically, they may need you to get involved in some of their financial issues. And if you do, you may need to focus on two areas: leaving a legacy and managing finances during retirement.

July 27, 2009 | Frank Bevenour Guest Columnist | Business


Metro Savannah jobless rate rises to 8.6 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area rose to 8.6 percent in June, up seven-tenths of one percentage point from a revised 7.9 percent in May.

July 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Volume down, but Savannah keeps status as 4th-busiest port

Georgia Ports Authority's Chairman of the Board Steve Green announced the GPA handled more than 2.4 million TEUs (20-foot Equivalent Unit containers), added additional services and maintained its position as America's fourth highest volume container port in fiscal year 2009.

July 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Effingham Chamber to offer ID theft prevention seminars

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce will hold a second in a series of Identity Theft Prevention Seminars on Aug. 12-13.

July 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Stoner steps down from Chamber

Effingham County Chamber of Commerce Director Ken Stoner is stepping down from his position, and his last day on the job is today.

July 23, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


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State DOL to help Rincon transformer plant recruit workers

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor will help Georgia Transformer Corporation (GTC), formerly EFACEC, recruit 32 workers for its manufacturing plant in Rincon. The company manufactures high-voltage transformers for utility companies.

March 19, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Effingham jobless rate holds steady at 5.4 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Effingham County's unemployment rate for January remained unchanged from December, staying level at 5.4 percent.

March 17, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Brown named employee of the year for EHS

Rose Brown loves her job with Effingham Health System.

March 10, 2015 | Staff report | Business


UPS honors Guyton driver

ATLANTA - UPS announced 71 elite drivers from Georgia, including an Effingham County resident, are among 1,445 newly inducted worldwide into the Circle of Honor, an honorary organization for UPS drivers who have achieved 25 or more years of accident-free driving.

March 10, 2015 | Staff report | Business


State unemployment rate tumbles to 6.3 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January was 6.4 percent, its lowest level since July 2008 when it was 6.3 percent. The rate was down two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 6.6 percent in December. The rate in January 2014 was 7.3 percent.

March 10, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Former Moon River board member joins FONU2

FONU2, Inc., announced Wednesday that Joseph Giamichael has been appointed to the company's board of directors and the company will move its corporate headquarters to Effingham County.

March 06, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Studio cites progress with finances, plans

Work is expected to start soon on a massive movie studio complex planned for southern Effingham County.

March 03, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Georgia Chamber backs revised transportation plan

STATESBORO - The Georgia Chamber of Commerce took no position on the original version of House Bill 170. But the state's largest business advocacy organization has endorsed subsequent versions, and Georgia Chamber CEO Chris Clark said Monday that annual spending for highway improvements in the state needs to be increased by $1 billion.

March 03, 2015 | By Al Hackle | Business


New Ad Agency offers Digital Options

Business owners and managers in the Effingham County area now have a new digital agency to help grow their customer base.

February 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


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