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Firefighter David O’Neal of the Emerald Society hooks up the new flag that will be flown at the Ballard station with assistance from Firefighter Lt. Denny McBrayer and Firefighter Craig Renshaw. Bagpipe player Danny Shepard looks on in the background. “We all remember where were on Sept. 11 fifteen years ago,” said U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter during the Glynn County Fire Department Ballard Fire Station #1’s 911 Remembrance Ceremony Sunday after noon. Carter said he remembered vividly, “The events of that day changed lives forever,” he said. Carter, who serves on the federal Homeland Security Committee, said many events don’t make the news because, “We have heroes protecting us. Our country and way of life are under attack daily, but 9 / 11 did not bring us down as it was intended to do. It united us as Americans,” Carter said. Carter concluded saying, “Freedom isn’t free. I am thankful for all the people who defend our freedom. The greatness of America did not change on 9-11.” The Woodman of the World Chapter 320 co-sponsored the annual event with the Fire Department. Islander Staff Photo

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Starting Monday, September 12 Glynn County will pick up storm debris from Tropical Storm Hermine across the entire county at no cost to residents. Residents are advised to pile up their storm debris on the county right of way, keeping it away from mail and utility boxes, driveways and out from under low hanging trees. Yesterday the county commission contracted to have Ceres Environmental Services pick up the storm debris at a cost not to exceed $120,000. Ceres will make two passes through the county giving everyone amble time to get their debris the road. The clean up will take an estimated 3 weeks.

Important Dates to Remember

 Tuesday,   October 11  -   Registration deadline for Nov 8 General Election   (Monday is Columbus Day holiday)
  Monday,   October 17   -    Advance Voting Begins     (Ends Friday, November 4)
  Saturday,  October 29  -   Saturday Advance Voting
  Tuesday,   November 8  -   General Election    

Today's News

Glynn County Police have announced they are still investigating the shooting death of 49 year old Richard Hollis, 49, was found about 6:45 a.m. on Sept. 10, 2012, leaning dead against his car beside Georgia 99 at I-95 Exit 42. With the new request for information comes the reminder of a $10,000 reward that has been place since shortly after Hollis was found. Police Chief Matt Doering believes the case is solvable with the right information.

The Glynn Board of Education’s facilities committee discussed the new baseball complex in detail during yesterday’s meeting, but offered no cost estimates or budget information. The complex will be built next to Glynn Middle school on 10 acres purchased and donated by the Adam Wainwright Foundation. Funds for the complex will come from the $7.9 million of E-SPLOST 3 funds budgeted for the existing Edo Miller baseball field.

Governor Deal’s constitutional amendment to create a state-run school district for “chronically failing” schools around the state has opposition from the Committee to Keep Georgia Schools Local. The committee claims the amendment on the November ballot is “intentionally misleading” and they plan to launch television ads in opposition. The ads will focus on Atlanta area, but will run statewide. Under Deal’s plan, an appointed superintendent can select up to 20 schools each year and make them into charter schools, close them or overhaul management.

As the second day of jury selection go underway in the Justin Ross Harris case in Glynn County Superior Courtroom #2, the rain coming down outside worked it’s way down and began leaking into the courtroom. A short recess was called during which County maintenance determined the issued had to be addressed on the third floor. After the recess Cobb County Assistant District Attorney Chuck Boring worked through a lengthy series of general questions for the 36 perspective jurors.

JWSC educates island residents about north end sewer line project

By Matthew J. Permar
Years ago, when Charles Stewart was still the County Administrator, he held a town hall meeting with the residents of East Beach on St. Simons Island to give them information on the long overdue, major water and sewer line replacement project the county was about to undertake in their neighborhood.
Last week the Brunswick Glynn Joint Water and Sewer Commission (JWSC) did the same thing for residents of Sea Palms and the north end of St. Simons.
The two hour informational meeting was held in the conference room at Sea Palms on Wednesday evening September 7.
The sewer line project will connect Lift Station (LS) 2032 to the Dunbar Creek Treatment plant with 9,100 liner feet of 16 inch force main along Frederica Rd. and another 3,000 linear feet along Palmetto St.

County agrees to clean up storm debris
By Matthew J. Permar
According to comments on the WGIG Straight Talk radio show by County Commissioner Mark Stambaugh (At Large #1) last Friday, the brouhaha over whether the county was going to clean up storm debris last week kind of blew up on facebook®.
And while many people were concerned about it, the county commission did, in fact, vote unanimously to have the disaster clean up company, Ceres Environmental Services, come in and pick up residents’ storm debris from Hurricane / Tropical Storm Hermine.
Starting Monday, September 12 Ceres will pick up storm debris that homeowners pile up on county right of way.

• City signs agreement with Downtown Development Authority for Level 3 Building

Adkins bound over to Superior Court

• Love Foundation becomes Glynn County School System Corporate Athletic Sponsor

• Sounds by the Sea features Michael Hulett

• Local author publishes memoir

• On the Ball

• Pew News

• Back Talk

And much more!!!

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