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AMR hopes it’s tuned into music needs of the community

Effingham County musicians' prayers have been answered. No longer will they have to drive into Savannah for their musical instrument needs. From guitar picks and strings to clarinet reeds and drum heads, AMR Music may have what they need.

May 31, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Kennedy honored with Enterprising Achiever Award in New York City

Erin Kennedy was presented with the National Association of Insurance Women (NAIW) NYC Chapter's Helen M. Garvin Enterprising Achiever award.

May 31, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Showing their support

Effingham Hospital and Care Center employees celebrated National Hospital and Care Center Week by showing their support for Effingham Hospital's modernization and expansion plans.

May 31, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Dakota’s ready for debut

A new restaurant is getting ready to open in Rincon and it's going to be a large one. Dakota's Grille and Spirits is opening in the former location of T-Bones on Highway 21. Restaurant manager Robert Henson said the restaurant will hold about 175 people and will feature a separate banquet room that can accommodate 50.

May 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Power outages slated for next week

Georgia Power has scheduled its next round of outages and upgrades for next week.

May 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Answering these five questions can help you pursue your goals

As you strive to achieve your long-term goals, such as a comfortable retirement, you may, at times, feel frustrated over events you can't influence, such as the up-and-down movements of the financial markets. Yet there is much you can control - once you determine the answers to just five key questions.

May 27, 2010 | By Frank Bevenour | Business


Unemployment slips to 8.3 percent for metro Savannah

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Savannah declined to 8.3 percent in April, down five-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 8.8 percent in March. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the metro area decreased to 14,618 down 806 from 15,424 in March.

May 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Study: Deepwater ports bolstered state’s economy during recession

Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced Wednesday the results of a study that confirms Georgia's deepwater ports continue to be one of the state's strongest economic engines, fostering the development of virtually every industry.

May 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Big in small business

Springfield law firm Ratchford and Rafter was named the Effingham County Small Business of the Year at the Effingham Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Summit on Tuesday.

May 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Georgia Power plans outages, upgrades for coming week

Georgia Power's next round of outages and upgrades will take place May 24-28. The outage times will vary by customer. A door knocker will describe the specific day and duration of the outages.

May 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


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


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