STATESBORO - AgSouth Farm Credit CEO Bill Spigener recently announced that the customer-owned cooperative returned more than $13.4 million in allocated surplus revolvements to its customers for the year ending Dec. 31, 2003. Earlier this year the association returned $28 million in patronage to members who did business with the cooperative in 2008.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 9.2 percent in March, unchanged from a revised 9.2 percent in February. The "unchanged" March unemployment rate is significant because this is the first time in 20 months that the rate did not increase over the previous month.
ATLANTA - Tax day has come and gone for most people, but your dealings with taxes may not be over.
Dr. Michael Toma, a professor at Armstrong Atlantic State University specializing in macro and regional economics, will be the featured speaker for the next Effingham County Chamber Membership Breakfast set for April 22. The event will be held from 7:30-8:45 a.m. at the Family Life Center of Rincon United Methodist Church at 810 Fort Howard Rd. in Rincon.
Some things, like fine wines, get better with age. But a certificate of deposit (CD) is not one of them. If you have a maturing CD, you need to decide what to do with it - and the earlier you make this decision, the better off you'll be. So if you've got one or more CDs coming due in the next few months, start planning now.
Georgia Heritage Federal Credit Union is offering a free home buying seminar April 21 at 6 p.m.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that 96,306 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for state unemployment insurance benefits in March, an increase of 126.3 percent from March 2008.
The lot sits empty - for now. But there may be cars for sale again soon at Springfield Ford.
Harry H. Shearouse has been selected to serve as the finance chairman for the State YMCA of Georgia in Effingham County/Springfield for 2009.
Effingham Hospital Board of Trustees were told the "History of Medicine in Effingham County 1734-2009," being prepared by Effingham historian Betty Ford Renfro, is scheduled for completion in August for the celebration of the establishment of Effingham Hospital's 40th anniversary.
ATLANTA - All or part of unemployment benefits received in 2009 will be tax free for many unemployed workers, according to the Internal Revenue Service.
Taxpayers who pay someone to do their taxes should choose a preparer wisely. If you choose to use a paid tax preparer, it is important that you find a qualified tax professional.
In an uncertain economy, it's natural for people to "tighten their belts" by cutting down on their spending. And yet by having too much cash on hand today, you could actually slow your progress toward your financial goals of tomorrow.
The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce will hold a small business summit for business owners and entrepreneurs on Saturday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Effingham campus of Savannah Technical College.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area rose to a preliminary unadjusted rate of 8 percent in February, up 3.5 percentage points over the year from February of 2008.
ATLANTA - The state Department of Labor announced that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September was 7.9 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.1 percent in August. The rate in September of last year was 8.0 percent.
The master plan, development schedule and supplemental agreement between Moon River Studios and the Effingham Industrial Development Authority could be approved as soon as Thursday evening.
The Georgia Department of Labor will help Caesarstone, a new manufacturing company in Richmond Hill, recruit for a number of positions.
Moon River Studios, Inc., announced the appointment of Steven Bahlmann as its new chief financial officer, secretary and treasurer. As CFO, Bahlmann will be responsible for the financial management of the company, accounting, strategic planning and investor relationships.
Construction on the initial soundstages for a massive studio project could happen as soon as January, Moon River Studios CEO Jake Shapiro said Thursday.
Gulfstream Aerospace has introduced an all-new family of business jets: the Gulfstream G500 and G600. The two new aircraft optimize speed, wide-cabin comfort and efficiency to offer customers best-in-class performance with advanced safety features.
"Georgia and its congressional delegation have fought long and hard to see this project through to fruition - a project that is vitally important for economic development and job creation not only in the Southeast, but nationally as well," said Gov. Nathan Deal. "After years of regulatory purgatory, we finally cleared the last hurdle and hope to begin dredging in the Savannah River before the end of the year. This pivotal link in our logistics network will aid in the prompt delivery of valuable cargo to and from every corner of Georgia and, in turn, preserve and create jobs and encourage ...
Eighteen farms, including Effingham County's Triple J Farms, were honored Friday at the Georgia Centennial Farm Awards.
A final master plan and supplemental agreement between the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority and a movie production company could be finished in the next few weeks.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the preliminary unemployment rate in Effingham County was 6.7 percent for August, up slightly from 6.6 percent in June.
In his annual state of the port address Thursday, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz reported 1,900 new jobs and 2.7 million square feet of industrial expansion tied to a year of growth for Georgia's deepwater ports.