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Kenny Hutchinson (right) and Johnathan Hickman of Read’s Movers unload the top of the large wood conference table that was donated to the Brunswick Library years ago from the Greyfield Inn by the Carnegie family of Cumberland Island. In June of last year, mistakenly believing it was theirs, the Three Rivers Regional Library System (TRRLS) administration took the table with them to their new offices in Jesup after a local Superior Court judge evicted them from the Brunswick Library. At the time, the Board of Trustees for the Brunswick and St. Simons Island Libraries voted to withdraw from TRRLS to form the Marshes of Glynn Libraries (MOGL). After the TRRLS director resigned recently, the TRRLS Board, the MOGL Board and the Glynn County Commission voted to drop all lawsuits, which paved the way for the table to be returned. The large piece of nearly inch thick glass that sits atop the table, presented the movers with a challenge as their company supervisors had not told them about it. After a phone call to their office, Hickman and Hutchinson, along with fellow mover Kelvin Moss, did a first rate job of securing the table and getting it back to Brunswick in one piece. Mullis said, “We are so happy to have the table back. It is an antique that means a lot to a lot of people in this community. The movers did a great job bringing it back.” Islander staff photo - Permar

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Harris to chair Honor Flight committee By Matthew J. Permar

If you ask him, Duane Harris will tell you that his selection last Tuesday as chairman of the Coastal Georgia Honor Flight organization was more of an appointment than an election.
But that doesn’t change the fact that Harris is highly qualified for the position as he has already made an Honor Flight to Washington D.C. with his late father.
“When Dr. Valerie Hepburn called me last week,” Harris told The Islander, “and asked me the chair the committee organizing the first ever Coastal Georgia Honor Flight, I could not have been more excited.”

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It’s official! Brunswick’s Fleet Blessing back for ‘15 by Pamela Permar Shierling

A group of very committed volunteers has formed to bring back Brunswick’s Blessing of the Fleet, which used to be a major coastal event and one of the largest in the area.
During their Sept. 2 meeting they officially named the event the Brunswick Blessing of the Fleet Festival, and it will be held May 9 and May 10, 2015 which is Mother’s Day Weekend.
The committee is considering two sites: Mary Ross Park and as well as holding the event under the new Sidney Lanier Bridge (SLB) at Liberty Ship Park.
The committee is leaning towards the Liberty Ship Park site because of the shade and abundance of parking. Plus, attendees can stand on the remaining portion of the old SLB to watch the shrimp fleet as it passes.

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Details of OCR complaint filed in 2012 by Pamela Permar Shierling

In August 2012 Brunswick resident Robert Griffin filed an OCR (Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Dept. of Education) complaint against the Glynn County School District alleging discrimination on the basis of race.
The complaint alleged racial discrimination in hiring practices including “administrators, teachers and other non-instructional personnel.”
On Sept. 10, 2012, the school system received notification of the complaint from OCR. The letter stated that OCR had completed its evaluation of the complaint and would proceed with an investigation of the school system’s discrimination on the basis of race.

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