Effingham County Mega-Studio Moves Forward


The Effingham County Industrial Authority has approved a bond resolution for the industrial development bonds associated with the Medient Studios project. The up to $300 million in bonds are for capital expenditures associated with the construction of what is being billed as “the nation’s largest...

150,000 Square Foot Healthcare Facility to Open in Cherokee County


WellStar Health System has announced it will construct a 150,000 square foot health facility in Holly Springs, GA. The news follows a February announcement of the purchase of 62 acres and plans to hire 1000 workers for a new campus in Cherokee County. According to a report in the Atlanta Business...

Georgia, Georgia State, West Georgia, Clark Earn Top Honors for Online Masters Programs


MastersDegreeOnline.org has released their annual college masters program rankings. It is a tool for students in their search for the best online education and degree programs. There are 13 Masters Degree Programs that were considered for rankings. According to MastersDegreeOnline.org, each program...

Existing Home Sales Reach 2009 Levels; Atlanta Jumps Again


The latest report from the National Association of Realtors is good news for homeowners. Existing home sales rose 4.2% in May to a level of 5.2 million nationwide. This is the highest level of existing home sales since 2009. Prices for housing also continue to rise rapidly. The media price...

Carroll County Career Expo Announced


From the Georgia Department of Labor... Job seekers in West Georgia will have a unique opportunity to connect with businesses looking to fill current or future openings during a career expo sponsored by the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL). The expo will be held Thursday, June 27, from 1-5 p.m....

250 Jobs for Forsyth County


CBRE, the world’s largest commercial real estate firm, has announced that Walmart will build a new location on Peachtree Parkway in Cumming, GA. The Super Walmart will be 177,000 square feet and is expected to open in 2014. Once fully operational, the Cumming Walmart will employ an estimated 250...

Georgia Department of Labor & Uncle Sam Team Up


The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) has announced it will team up with the U.S. Army to try and fill a number of reservist positions. The GDOL Cobb-Cherokee Career Center will host a recruitment event Friday, June 21, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Training Room B at the career center, located at...

Two Georgia Companies Named Among Top Employers for Seniors


Marietta-based WellStar Health System and Atlanta-based Southern Company has been named by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) as among “Best Employers for Workers Over 50”. Wellstar earned the #10 spot on the list, while Southern Company comes in at #22. Overall, the National...

Savannah Economy Strong


Armstrong Atlantic State University forecasts the economic activity for the Savannah area, which includes Chatham, Bryan and Effingham counties. Armstrong’s Center for Regional Analysis has published the economic forecast in the Coastal Empire Economic Monitor which states the region remains strong...

Atlanta SkyView Ferris Wheel Under Construction


Construction is underway on Skyview, the 20-story Ferris wheel located next to Centennial Olympic Park, according to WXIA-TV and Atlanta Business Chronicle. The Ferris wheel arrives on Monday in hundreds of pieces, and is scheduled to be completed and opened July 2nd. Skyview will employ...

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