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State unemployment number dips

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 10.4 percent in April, down one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 10.5 percent in March. The April jobless rate was up 1.2 percentage points from 9.2 percent at this same time last year. This is the 31st consecutive month Georgia has exceeded the national rate, which is now 9.9 percent.

May 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Ports huge boom continues in April

Georgia Ports Authority's (GPA) Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced Monday that the GPA experienced 25.6 percent container growth in April and has recorded five consecutive months of double-digit growth through its ports.

May 17, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Georgia Power sets outages, upgrades

Georgia Power's outages and upgrades will continue Monday, beginning at 9 a.m. and lasting up to eight hours.

May 13, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


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May 13, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


USDA payments program deadline approaches

Pamela Poole, Executive Director of USDA's Effingham-Bryan-Chatham County Farm Service Agency reminds farmers of the approaching deadline to enroll eligible farms into the 2010 Direct and Counter Cyclical Payments Program or DCP.

May 13, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Chamber to host small business summit

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce will host its 2nd Annual Small Business Summit on May 18 from 11 a.m.-4:15 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express Conference Center in Port Wentworth.

May 10, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Business


Lott to join Chamber as marketing director

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce has hired Rick Lott as its new marketing and events director.

May 06, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Hospital happy about feasibility study results

Effingham County commissioners have been given a copy of a feasibility study draft on Effingham Hospital's modernization and expansion plans, a draft that has hospital officials beaming.

May 06, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Georgia Power schedules one outage for next week

Georgia Power will conduct one outage next week as part of its transmission upgrades.

May 06, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Power outages to resume

Georgia Power will resume its schedule of planned outages and upgrades next week.

April 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Christmas comes to hospital

Dr. Joey L. Christmas will be joining the Effingham Hospital medical staff and begin seeing patients on July 1.

April 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


One Stop Center may open career doors

Even before the scissors sliced through the ribbon, the One Stop Center at the Effingham County annex was in use.

April 22, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Allen earns honor from New York Life, Grant Financial

Troy Lamar Allen from New York Life of Macon and the Grant Financial Group in Milledgeville has received the Rookie of the Year Award, a company award that recognizes agents who achieve case rate milestones in their first year of employment.

April 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Metro jobless rate shrinks

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Savannah declined to 8.8 percent in March, down four-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 9.2 percent in February.

April 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


CWIB, Department of Labor open One-Stop Center on Wednesday

The Effingham County One-Stop Center will have a grand opening Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

April 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


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State jobless rate stays at 5.5 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced Thursday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in April was 5.5 percent, unchanged from ...

May 25, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Morgan retires at Effingham Health System

Norma Jean Morgan, the chief executive officer of Effingham Health System, has retired effective immediately.

May 25, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Hospital shakes up administrative staff

As the Effingham Health System begins changes in the services offered, there also now are changes among the organization's top management.

May 25, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


IDA hitting a busy stretch

It's been the busiest period for the Effingham Industrial Development Authority that John Henry can remember in his 11 years there.

May 25, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


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