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Pizzino, Murphy named to Leadership GHA

Michael W. Murphy, environment of care manager, and Mary M. Pizzino, health informatics manager of Effingham Hospital and Care Center in Springfield, have been accepted into the Leadership GHA Class of 2009-2010, a prestigious health care leadership program of the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA). Murphy and Pizzino are among only 22 hospital employees from around the state accepted into the program this year.

August 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Inc. puts Spine & Sport in its top 500

Inc. magazine ranked Spine & Sport of Savannah No. 357 on its 28th annual Inc. 500, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies.

August 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Glaze shines

August 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


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


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Action on movie studioplex is 'rocking and rolling'

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

February 26, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | 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


Free seminar offers Internet help

Mike Blinder is a successful small business owner and one of his favorite things to do is share his experience and expertise.

February 12, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Moon River completes deal with Fonu2

The reorganization of Moon River Studios is now complete, CEO Jake Shapiro said Tuesday afternoon, as its lease on its Effingham County property has been acquired by a new investor.

February 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Tanksley to bring long career to a close in April

After 43 years with Morris Multimedia, Karen Tanksley won't be starting her work day holding a cup of coffee in her Rincon office.

February 04, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


GSU Museum recognizes longtime supporter Planters Telephone

STATESBORO - The Georgia Southern University Museum recognized longtime supporter Planters Telephone Cooperative recently during the annual Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries Conference at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center.

February 03, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Effingham unemployment rate falls

The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Effingham County's unemployment rate for December 2014 fell to 5.4 percent, down from 5.5 percent in November 2014.

February 03, 2015 | Staff report | Business


State jobless rate dips to 6.9 percent for December

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December was 6.9 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 7.2 percent in November. The rate in December 2013 was 7.4 percent.

January 26, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Ports end year with growth across the board

The Georgia Ports Authority ended 2014 with growth in all cargo sectors, including a 10.2 percent increase in 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) and a 7.4 percent increase in total tonnage.

January 26, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Study: Hospital contributes to economic health

Financial difficulties have forced a number of hospitals in Georgia to close in recent years, and some health care experts predict another dozen or more could close this year.

January 13, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


Effingham County Extension sets 2015 production meetings

Effingham County Extension will offer production meetings to all crop producers in the county.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Business


State welcomes Mercedes-Benz HQ

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Tuesday that Mercedes-Benz USA will relocate its headquarters to Atlanta, creating at least 800 jobs and investing approximately $74 million.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Murphy completes Leadership GHA

Marie W. Murphy, manager at ECB Occupational Medicine, a department of Effingham Health System, recently graduated from Leadership GHA, a prestigious health care leadership program of the Georgia Hospital Association.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Business


City approves final site plan for new Kroger

Final approvals still need to be obtained from other agencies, but the Rincon City Council has given its go-ahead for a planned new, larger Kroger.

January 06, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


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