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EH receives Hospital of Choice Award

Effingham Hospital and Care Center was selected to receive the Hospital of Choice Award for the winter quarter from the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers from among 400 customer friendly hospitals throughout the U.S.

March 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


State’s unemployment rate hits new high mark

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to a record-high preliminary 8.6 percent in January. This is the highest seasonally adjusted rate recorded in Georgia since 1976, when the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) standardized unemployment rates among all states.

February 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


SBA moving for the best impact of stimulus package

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act contains a package of loan fee reductions, higher guarantees, new SBA programs, secondary market incentives, and enhancements to current SBA programs that will help unlock credit markets and begin economic recovery for the nation's small business sector.

February 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Fountain named manager at Maurice’s in Rincon

Maurices, a leading national specialty store for savvy, fashion-conscious customers with a 20-something attitude, has named Amy Fountain as the new store manager of the Rincon store.

February 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


IRS offers tips to avoid recovery rebate credit confusion

ATLANTA - In response to errors showing up on early tax filings, the Internal Revenue Service is urging taxpayers and tax preparers to make sure they properly determine eligibility for the recovery rebate credit before they file their 2008 federal tax returns.

February 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


New laws enacted for tax filing season

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.

February 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Business startup workshop coming

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.

February 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Number of first-time jobless filers in Georgia skyrockets

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.

February 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Watch for positive changes in the investment climate

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:

February 05, 2009 | Frank Bevenour Guest Columnist | Business


Metro jobless rate hits 6.6 percent

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.

February 05, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


State’s jobless number hits a 26-year high

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.

January 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Uncle Marco’s open for business

January 22, 2009 | Brittany McNair | Business


Bobby’s Hometown Restaurant opens

January 22, 2009 | Anniel Pelote | Business


E-mail bank scam circulating

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.

January 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


State initial jobless claims soaring

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.

January 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


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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


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