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BI-LO to hold job fair

BI-LO is holding a job fair to accept applications and conduct interviews for various positions in the Pooler area. » Read More
Chamber eager to launch membership drive

Chamber eager to launch membership drive

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce announced that it will hold a membership campaign for the first time in several years. » Read More

Effingham, area jobless rates rise

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Savannah's unemployment rate increased to 7.4 percent in June, up five-tenths of a percentage point from 6.9 percent in May. ... » Read More
A banner year for Georgia Ports

A banner year for Georgia Ports

The Georgia Ports Authority moved more than 29 million tons of cargo, 3 million 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) and more than 700,000 auto and machinery units in fiscal year 2014, the GPA... » Read More
Medient wins round in court against former CEO

Medient wins round in court against former CEO

The new chief executive officer of Medient Studios said the company got the ruling in its favor from a Nevada judge Wednesday afternoon it anticipated. » Read More
New Medient CEO says work is ongoing

New Medient CEO says work is ongoing

Work on what is expected to be the largest movie studio complex in the U.S. is continuing, and a revised master plan for the project is expected soon, the studio's CEO said Thursday. » Read More
New Medient architect familiar with area, studios

New Medient architect familiar with area, studios

Medient Studios is bringing aboard a firm that knows something about designing massive production complexes. » Read More

Harvey to step down from IDA

Rose Harvey is resigning from the Effingham Industrial Development Authority. » Read More

State jobless rate rises to 7.4 percent for June

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was 7.4 percent, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 7.2 percent in M... » Read More

New Medient master plan expected soon

The revised master plan for a planned massive studioplex in Effingham County could be finished within two weeks, Industrial Development Authority members learned Thursday. » Read More
Chamber effort teaches businesses how to protect themselves

Chamber effort teaches businesses how to protect themselves

Many consumers recall being affected by, or at least hearing about, thieves hacking into credit and debit card data of millions of Target customers this past holiday season. » Read More

State high court rejects class-action suit on G-P

State Supreme Court justices ruled Friday that a group of homeowners are not entitled to bring a class-action lawsuit against Georgia-Pacific's Savannah River Mill. » Read More

Former Medient CEO gets hearing date for injunction

A Nevada judge has granted a temporary restraining order to the former CEO and chairman of Medient Studios. » Read More

Effingham IDA sets budget for upcoming fiscal year

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has approved a $6.49 million budget for its coming fiscal year, making no significant changes to its draft budget. » Read More

Shareholder sues Medient

A Medient shareholder has filed suit against its current board of directors and its ousted CEO and board chairman, claiming the company has breached its fiduciary duty and the defendants are guilty... » Read More
Rural Physician Bus Tour makes a stop at Effingham Health System

Rural Physician Bus Tour makes a stop at Effingham Health System

Effingham Health System hosted physicians, health care organization representatives and health information technology experts June 25 during a Rural Physician Bus Tour, an event designed to provide... » Read More
Morgan re-elected to Georgia Health Care Association board

Morgan re-elected to Georgia Health Care Association board

Effingham Health System Chief Executive Officer Norma Jean Morgan recently was re-elected to the Georgia Health Care Association board of directors at the summer board meeting. » Read More

SEC halts Medient stock trading

The ousted CEO and chairman of the board has filed suit against the remaining Medient Studios board members, and the Securities and Exchange Commission has suspended trading in Medient's stock unti... » Read More

CNBC rates Georgia tops for business

Gov. Nathan Deal is celebrating the announcement by CNBC that named Georgia as the No. 1 place for business in the nation. » Read More

Slight rise in unemployment for Coastal Georgia

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia region increased to 7.5 percent in May, up eight-tenths of a percentage point from 6.7... » Read More
IDA holds off on Medient supplemental agreement

IDA holds off on Medient supplemental agreement

A supplemental project agreement between the Effingham Industrial Development Authority and a film studio planning to build a massive production facility in Effingham is on hold, as the studio reor... » Read More

Site selector gets option on part of Treutlen site

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has entered into a purchase option with site selector for about 21 acres at the Governor Treutlen site. » Read More
Foster to retire as bank’s leader

Foster to retire as bank’s leader

FCB Financial Holdings, Inc., parent of First Chatham Bank, has announced the retirement of Brian Foster as president and CEO of both the holding company and bank. » Read More

Walters named new GPA board chairman

The Georgia Ports Authority board of directors elected James A. Walters of Gainesville to serve as chairman. » Read More

State jobless rate jumps to 7.2 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May was 7.2 percent, up three-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 6.9 p... » Read More

County renews hotel-motel tax pact with Chamber

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce's tourism efforts will get a continued boost, after the county commissioners approved extending the hotel-motel tax for another year. » Read More
New Medient CEO: Studio anxious to make movies

New Medient CEO: Studio anxious to make movies

New Medient Studios chief executive officer Jake Shapiro said the company will get to the essence of its being - that of making movies. » Read More

WRRDA bill signing hailed as victory for harbor deepening

With President Obama's signing Tuesday of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014, the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) is authorized to begin construction. » Read More
New direction for Medient

New direction for Medient

Work continued quietly Thursday afternoon at Medient Studios' office in Savannah. But behind the scenes, a day of upheaval and tumult had taken place. » Read More

HeritageBank of the South launches mobile check deposit

HeritageBank of the South has launched HBOS Mobile Check Deposit, a convenient new service allowing eligible customers to deposit checks directly into their HeritageBank of the South account using ... » Read More

FSA county committee nominations set to begin

WASHINGTON - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the nomination period for local Farm Service Agency county committees begins June 15. » Read More

Report: Area economy growing fast

SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy expanded rapidly during the first quarter of 2014 and should continue to ex... » Read More
Georgia Power names new coastal region manager

Georgia Power names new coastal region manager

Georgia Power has named William Mock as plant manager of its Coastal Region electric generation facilities. In this role, Mock will oversee all operations at Plants Kraft, McIntosh, McManus and Mit... » Read More

Dynacraft chooses Savannah port

Dynacraft, one of the nation's leading bicycle suppliers, has chosen the Port of Savannah as its new East Coast gateway. » Read More
Medient to release critically-acclaimed ‘Yellow’ in August

Medient to release critically-acclaimed ‘Yellow’ in August

Medient Studios, Inc., will release Nick Cassavetes' "Yellow" on Aug. 29 in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Chicago, followed by a planned expansion nationwide, the studio announc... » Read More
Black hopes Georgia Grown takes root in Effingham

Black hopes Georgia Grown takes root in Effingham

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black hopes Effingham County businesses will get on board with a growing initiative in his department. » Read More

Former NY governor joins Medient board

Medient Studios, Inc., announced that former New York Gov. David Paterson has accepted his nomination to join the board of directors of Medient. » Read More
EHS staff members earn Lean Six Sigma Green Belts

EHS staff members earn Lean Six Sigma Green Belts

Ten Effingham Health System team members have earned Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification. » Read More


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