<p>Customers have been through the doors of the new Enmark in Springfield for a few weeks now, and company and Springfield officials were happy to cut the ribbon on what is now the largest store in the chain.
<p>ATLANTA - The state Department of Labor announced that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 8.6 percent in December, up one-tenth of a percentage point from 8.5 percent in November. The rate was 9.4 percent in December a year ago.
<p> The Georgia Chamber of Commerce formally introduced its 2013 legislative priorities Wednesday during the annual Eggs and Issues Breakfast in Atlanta, identifying several key issues to be addressed during the 2013 General Assembly deemed vital to strengthening the state's business community and growing its economy.
<p>Women in Effingham County are in for a double treat with the arrival of Dr. Maryanna Barrett and Dr. Maria Paasch.
<p>ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Savannah declined to 7.7 percent in November, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 7.9 percent in October. The rate was 8.4 percent in November 2011.
<p>Parker's has opened a new state-of-the-art convenience store in Rincon in response to customer demand.
<p>ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 8.5 percent in November, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.7 percent in October. The rate was 9.5 percent in November a year ago.
<p>Gov. Nathan Deal announced that the state successfully sold $235 million in general obligation bonds to fund new construction projects, and repairs and renovations to existing facilities throughout the state. The state also sold two issues of refunding bonds to achieve debt service savings for debt previously issued by the state.
<p>SAVANNAH - Following a note of cautious optimism for the first quarter and a healthy gain in the second, the third quarter Coastal Empire Economic Monitor shows a continued, robust upswing in the area's economy and improvements across the board.
<p>The Effingham Chamber of Commerce will host a special business after hours event for area small business owners and managers on Dec. 6.
<p>Gov. Nathan Deal has announced a comprehensive assessment of economic development opportunities at Georgia's military base establishments and their surrounding communities as part of his ongoing effort to grow Georgia's economy through job creation.
<p>The Georgia Department of Labor will help Edwards Interiors, Inc., recruit about 45 workers for its manufacturing facility in Effingham County.
<p align="JUSTIFY">ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Savannah was unchanged at 7.9 percent from September to October. The rate was 8.9 percent in October 2011.
<p align="JUSTIFY">Farmers and ranchers have a chance to make a difference in how Farm Service Agency (FSA) Programs are administered, announced Pamela Poole, county executive director for the local USDA Farm Service Agency. The deadline for eligible voters to return FSA County Committee election ballots to their local FSA offices is Dec. 3.
<p align="justify">ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 8.7 percent in October, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 9.0 percent in September. The jobless rate was 9.7 percent in October a year ago.
<p>ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that metro Savannah's unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.7 percent from November to December, but was down from 8.1 percent in December a year ago.
<p>Gov. Nathan Deal highlighted the vital role the tourism industry plays in Georgia's economic prosperity at Tuesday's annual Tourism, Hospitality and Arts Day at the state Capitol.
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<p>U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Augusta) will team up with Google to host a workshop Thursday in Augusta encouraging small businesses to utilize the Internet to grow their businesses.
<p>The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 7.4 percent in December, down two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 7.6 percent in November. The rate was 8.7 percent in December a year ago.
<p>Gov. Nathan Deal announced Thursday that Daniel Defense, a leader in small arms manufacturing, will expand its existing operations in Black Creek adding 120 new jobs and investing $20 million into the project over the next five years.
<p>Effingham Industrial Development Authority members have granted a 60-day extension on a master plan for a massive studio project off Interstate 16.
<p>The Effingham Industrial Development Authority is hitting the restart button on a deal with a Chinese conglomerate.