ATLANTA - The 2009 filing season launched with a new look for the popular IRS Web site, improved online tools, new tax laws and enhanced electronic services that will better assist taxpayers and tax preparers.
A workshop entitled "Thinking of Starting a Business" will be held on Feb. 26 from 6-9 p.m. It will take place in the conference room of the Small Business Assistance Center, 111 East Liberty St., Savannah.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that 120,139 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for state unemployment insurance benefits in January, an increase of 80.7 percent from January 2008.
If you look at the performance of the stock market in recent weeks, you'll see some good days and even good weeks - followed by not-so-good days and rough weeks. But if you look beyond these volatile numbers, you might see a story that offers some encouragement for investors in the not-too-distant future. Specifically, you'll want to pay attention to these factors:
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) reported that the unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area rose to a preliminary unadjusted rate of 6.6 percent in December, up 2.7 percentage points over the year from December 2007. The jobless rate in metro Savannah rose eight-tenths of one percentage point from a revised 5.8 percent in November.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 8.1 percent in December, the highest rate in almost 26 years. The jobless rate was up 3.6 percentage points from 4.5 percent at this same time last year. The December unemployment rate was up seven-tenths of one percentage point from a revised 7.4 percent in November.
An e-mail scam using the name of The Heritage Bank began circulating earlier this week. The fraudulent email message says that the bank is "carrying out a scheduled yearly online banking system update" and requests that the recipient click on a provided link and update information.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that 128,625 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for state unemployment insurance benefits in December, an increase of 174 percent from December 2007.
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue discussed education, economic environment and transportation Tuesday morning at the Eggs and Issues Breakfast hosted by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce at the Georgia World Congress Center.
The owners of the new 24Seven Family Fitness Center say their business lives up to its name.
Tess Moore Hynes, a native of Effingham County and an MBA graduate of Georgia Southern University, has joined the staff of the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce, Chamber President Michael Lee announced.
Effingham Hospital Administrator Norma Jean Morgan helps hospital Board of Trustees Chairman Stephen Mobley, Dr. Joseph Ratchford and Neil Ratchford cut the ribbon Monday on the new office for Dr. Ratchford and partner Dr. Prakesh Patel. Behind them are state Rep. Jon Burns and Dr. Patel.
The Effingham Hospital's Board of Trustees has completed the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) hospital authority certification program.
Work is expected to start soon on a massive movie studio complex planned for southern Effingham County.
Business owners and managers in the Effingham County area now have a new digital agency to help grow their customer base.
Mike Blinder is a successful small business owner and one of his favorite things to do is share his experience and expertise.
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.
After 43 years with Morris Multimedia, Karen Tanksley won't be starting her work day holding a cup of coffee in her Rincon office.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Effingham County Extension will offer production meetings to all crop producers in the county.
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.
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.
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.
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