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IRS free file available to nonfilers needing a return for stimulus payment

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.

April 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Smart moves can help women achieve their financial goals

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.

April 03, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Business seminar will focus on Fair Labor Standards Act

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."

April 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


State offers new Web info on elections

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.

April 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


SBA online course can help land government contracts

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.

March 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Ag Department's International Trade Office honored

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.

March 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


‘BusinessWeek’ top economist to hold two lectures in the area

Michael Mandel, award winning economic journalist, author and chief economist at BusinessWeek, will make two regional appearances in southeast Georgia.

March 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


(Almost) everything you wanted to know about bonds

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.

March 27, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Hospital names Davis as employee of the year

The Effingham County Hospital Board of Trustees has recognized Ricky Davis as the Effingham Hospital's employee of the year for 2008.

March 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Welcome aboard

March 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Business after hours-Blandford Elementary

March 25, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Business


Bartos chosen as BBB auto line arbitrator

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.

March 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


GSU to offer online real estate course

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.

March 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Wilkins named employee of the quarter

Jenny Wilkins was recognized as the 1st Self Storage employee of the quarter for 2008. Wilkins has been employed at 1st Storage since September.

March 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Mrs. UN to speak at GSU

STATESBORO - The reigning Mrs. United Nation U.S. will deliver the keynote address at The Women's Forum at Georgia Southern University.

March 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


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Studio CEO ‘happy’ with progress

The head of the massive movie studio complex to be built in Effingham County told members of the Effingham Industrial Development Authority that progress continues to be made on the project.

March 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Retiring Tanksley to be honored at reception

The Effingham Herald and CEO Charles H. Morris will host a reception for retiring Effingham Herald Publisher Karen Tanksley on April 2 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the community room at Effingham Chamber of Commerce, 520 W. 3rd Street in Springfield, according to Joe McGlamery, regional vice president for Morris' southeast Georgia publications.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Another big month for ports

The Georgia Ports Authority marked strong and sustained growth across all major markets in the month of February, including bulk, breakbulk, autos and machinery, and containerized freight.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Business


State DOL to help Rincon transformer plant recruit workers

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor will help Georgia Transformer Corporation (GTC), formerly EFACEC, recruit 32 workers for its manufacturing plant in Rincon. The company manufactures high-voltage transformers for utility companies.

March 19, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Effingham jobless rate holds steady at 5.4 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Effingham County's unemployment rate for January remained unchanged from December, staying level at 5.4 percent.

March 17, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Brown named employee of the year for EHS

Rose Brown loves her job with Effingham Health System.

March 10, 2015 | Staff report | Business


UPS honors Guyton driver

ATLANTA - UPS announced 71 elite drivers from Georgia, including an Effingham County resident, are among 1,445 newly inducted worldwide into the Circle of Honor, an honorary organization for UPS drivers who have achieved 25 or more years of accident-free driving.

March 10, 2015 | Staff report | Business


State unemployment rate tumbles to 6.3 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January was 6.4 percent, its lowest level since July 2008 when it was 6.3 percent. The rate was down two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 6.6 percent in December. The rate in January 2014 was 7.3 percent.

March 10, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Former Moon River board member joins FONU2

FONU2, Inc., announced Wednesday that Joseph Giamichael has been appointed to the company's board of directors and the company will move its corporate headquarters to Effingham County.

March 06, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


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