WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Internal Revenue Service announced that individuals who normally do not file a tax return but must do so this year in order to receive their 2008 economic stimulus payment can now use the IRS Free File program to help them file returns for 2007.
All of us face challenges in our efforts to achieve our long-term financial goals, such as a comfortable retirement. But if you're a woman, the unfortunate truth is that you may have more hurdles to overcome than a man. However, knowledge is power, and as long as you are aware of what you are up against, you can take steps to boost your chances for success.
Human resource professionals, supervisors and other business leaders are invited to attend a seminar in Savannah that will focus on "Recent Developments in the Fair Labor Standards Act."
Secretary of State Karen Handel announced the launch of two new Web site resources, an elections update mailing list and an RSS feed. These resources will help Georgians stay informed about important election dates and deadlines, and the latest information from the agency's seven divisions.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Small Business Administration this week launched its latest free online course, Business Opportunities: A Guide to Winning Federal Contracts. The instructional, self-paced guide is easy to follow and available on SBA's Web site at www.sba.gov/training.
The Georgia Department of Agriculture's International Trade Office is to be honored by the Southern U.S. Trade Association this month for its work with the Association's Market Access Program.
Michael Mandel, award winning economic journalist, author and chief economist at BusinessWeek, will make two regional appearances in southeast Georgia.
In the financial world, stocks tend to get most of the attention. But if you're going to make progress toward all your long-term goals, you need to be aware of all types of investments - and bonds can be an important part of your portfolio.
The Effingham County Hospital Board of Trustees has recognized Ricky Davis as the Effingham Hospital's employee of the year for 2008.
Rincon attorney Ramona Murphy Bartos of the Bartos Law Firm, LLC, has been recently selected as an arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Auto Line program in the region serviced by Better Business Bureau, Southeast Atlantic, Inc.
STATESBORO - The Continuing Education Center at Georgia Southern University is offering an online real estate licensing course that prepares aspiring agents for the real estate salesperson exam.
Jenny Wilkins was recognized as the 1st Self Storage employee of the quarter for 2008. Wilkins has been employed at 1st Storage since September.
STATESBORO - The reigning Mrs. United Nation U.S. will deliver the keynote address at The Women's Forum at Georgia Southern University.
Work is expected to start soon on a massive movie studio complex planned for southern Effingham County.
STATESBORO - The Georgia Chamber of Commerce took no position on the original version of House Bill 170. But the state's largest business advocacy organization has endorsed subsequent versions, and Georgia Chamber CEO Chris Clark said Monday that annual spending for highway improvements in the state needs to be increased by $1 billion.
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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