ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area declined to 8.0 percent in November, down three-tenths of one percentage point from revised October figures.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce wrapped up its annual holiday shopping tour in Rincon on Dec. 11. The event was held to spur local sales during the Christmas shopping season and started in Springfield on Dec. 5. Merchants throughout both cities offered discounts for those taking part.
June Burke-Forehand will retire from the Statesboro office of USDA Rural Development on Dec. 31, with 23 years of service.
Join the Effingham Chamber of Commerce for the finale of the 5th Annual Holiday Shopping Tour in Rincon from 3-9 p.m. Friday.
As shoppers grabbed carts and eagerly waited to start combing through the aisles, Sean Dubois couldn't wait to get going either.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce was out in force with its Ambassadors to cut the ribbon officially welcoming the 2 Fiddlers Crafts store to Effingham County.
We've pretty much seen it all this past year- a bear market, a long rally and even a period of neither-up-nor-down. But even though we've only got a few weeks left of 2009, you still have time to make some moves that can pay off for you in 2010 - and beyond.
The Georgia Ports Authority's Ocean Terminal received a 269-ton piece of heavy-lift cargo this month bound for the SCANA electric plant in Jasper County, S.C.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area was unchanged at 8.3 percent from September to October.
The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Eggs and Issues Breakfast, on Dec 3. The event will be held in the Social Hall of Springfield United Methodist Church, 210 Cleveland St., Springfield at 7:30 a.m.
DARIEN - The board of directors of Southeastern Bank is pleased to announce the election of Marie Wright Murphy to the position of vice president and market manager of the Richmond Hill office.
SAVANNAH - "Condé Nast Traveler" recently featured Savannah's Mansion on Forsyth Park on the magazine's annual list of the "Top 100 Hotels in the United States." This marks the third consecutive year that the Mansion on Forsyth Park has been named to the elite list of top U.S. properties, which appears in Condé Nast Traveler's November issue.
In a possible sign of hope in an otherwise tough economy, three businesses are set to open in Rincon. A children's bookstore, a handcrafted gift store and a restaurant are in various stages of opening their doors.
If you thought the Chamber's annual Holiday Classic was just a business expo, you may want to think again - and make plans to go to Effingham County High School on Sunday from noon to 4:30 p.m. to see the different booths that will be open there.
Rincon City Council members approved a preliminary site plan for a proposed reconfigured Gate convenience store at the corner of Fort Howard Road and Columbia Avenue.
Riggs Funeral Home of Guyton announced that office manager Heather Riggs has obtained her funeral director license and embalmer license. She earned the licenses through Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro.