Keller Deal recently joined the administrative staff at Kicklighter Resource Center, LLC/ Kicklighter Academy as the director of marketing. In this position, she will be responsible for advertising, advocacy and community education.
SAVANNAH - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has recently granted First Chatham Bank special status as a member of the SBA's Preferred Lender Program (PLP) based on the work of Quadrant Financial Inc., the bank's commercial and capital markets lending division.
THA (the Healthcare Alternative) Group is pleased to announce that their non-profit hospice, Island Hospice, has been licensed and accredited to provide end-of-life care services in their Georgia locations.
Fred Warnell, member of the Georgia Forestry Commission board of directors, attended the historic groundbreaking for the nation's first commercial cellulosic ethanol plant last Tuesday. More than 700 people joined the celebration near Soperton to welcome Range Fuels as a landmark corporate neighbor.
STATESBORO - A workshop at Georgia Southern University will show business owners and employees how to meet and exceed the needs of their customers.
It has a new name, a new look and a lot of new stores.
Judging by the line that extended to the end of the shopping center, the newly-renamed Fort Howard Square, on a frigid morning, shoppers couldn't wait for the ribbon cutting at Goody's on Friday.
The revitalization of the newly-renamed Fort Howard Square continues to move along as clothier maurices had its grand opening Friday.
maurices, a leading national specialty store for savvy, fashion-conscious customers with a 20-something attitude, is celebrating the grand opening of its new young women's fashion retail store at Fort Howard Square (behind Arby's) in Rincon, formerly the Rincon South Shopping Center.
Ideally, our children should learn good behavior from us. But when it comes to living within our means, and saving and investing for the future, we're not setting such a good example. Consider the following:
Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin has announced that he is dropping the proposal to add dye to raw milk sold as pet food. The addition of dye was proposed as a possible amendment to the rules relating to Georgia Feed Laws and was intended to prevent any confusion between milk sold for human consumption with that sold for animal consumption.
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced recently that federal disaster loans are available to small businesses and small agricultural cooperatives located in all Georgia counties as a result of damages and losses to crops caused by drought that began Jan. 1.
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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