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Glynn County 4-H Agent Donna Stewart (seated) and Program Assistant Beth Walker are in the process of rebuilding the local 4-H program. Islander Staff Photo - Permar
4-H programs back in Glynn schools
By Matthew J. Permar

4-H has had a long and celebrated career in Glynn County thanks to people like Rudolph Beggs and Robi Gray.
And now, after an absence of about six months, the Glynn County University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office is again offering 4-H programs in local schools.
Donna Stewart, the former director of the 4-H Center on Jekyll Island, started volunteering at the local extension office not long after the Jekyll Island Authority closed the Jekyll center late last year.
Stewart is now the full time 4-H Agent and in late November hired Beth Walker formerly of the Tidelands Nature Center, also a 4-H program on Jekyll, as her 4-H Program Assistant.

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3/2/2015

Developers meet with JSWC to discuss island sewer issues
County Commission questions JSWC during Feb. 19 meeting
  By Matthew J. Permar


- Several local developers attended a special called meeting of the Brunswick Glynn Joint Water and Sewer Commission (JWSC) last week to discuss issues and air their concerns relating to ‘Basin 2030’ on St. Simons Island.
Basin 2030 covers the southeastern portion of St. Simons. The sewage for a number of residential subdivisions in the “basin” drains to Lift Station 2030, which is located behind Frederica Academy.
It was recently announced that the Lift Station and the 10 inch line that connects it to the Dunbar Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant are at capacity and in drastic need of replacement and repair.


BOE discusses ESPLOST
   By Pamela Permar-Shierling

- At the Board of Education retreat Thursday, February 26, board members discussed the possibility of a third Education - Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (ESPLOST).
“We need to start the conversation,” Board Chair Dr. Hank Yeargan said.
Al Boudreau, Executive Director of Operations for the school system, presented a preliminary program summary calling for a five year, $96 million ESPLOST with net projected revenues of $98 million.

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Investing in Educational Excellence (IE2) Partnership
      By Pamela Permar-Shierling

- Investing in Educational Excellence (IE2) is a result of House Bill 1209, which was signed into law during the 2008 Georgia Legislative Session.
O.C.G.A. § 20-2-84 requires each local school system to notify the Georgia Department of Education of its intention of operating as an IE2 School System, a Charter System, or a Status Quo School System no later than June 30, 2015.
The Glynn County School System is taking the steps to make this decision.


• Asbestos to be removed from old jail before building is razed
    By Matthew J. Permar

• Local generosity for Honor Flight exceeds expectations
    By Matthew J. Permar


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