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A crowd gathered at Machen Square in downtown Brunswick last Friday evening to listen to the magic of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas read by Scott Ryfun (WGIG’s Straight Talk host) and Oooo and Aahhhh over the Lighting of the Christmas Tree. Totally into the holiday season and enjoying themselves immensely were a couple from Atlanta visiting with local residents. From left: Janet Douglas and her pup Mack from Brunswick; Ashley Eubanks, Atlanta; Betty Smith, St. Simons Island; Mary Sue Ginn, South Carolina; and Jamie Eubanks, Atlanta. Islander staff photo - Shierling

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State senator pre-files bill to prevent illegals from receiving driver’s licenses

On Monday, November 17, Republican state Sen. Joshua McKoon of Columbus pre-filed Senate Bill 6, which would block state driver’s licenses for people who have received work permits and deportation deferrals through the federal deferred action program.
Senate Bill 6 would allow only those persons with lawful alien status to posses a driver’s license.
According to comments made to the Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC), McKoon described his legislation as a pre-emptive strike now that President Barack Obama is reportedly preparing to expand the deferred action program.
On Thursday, November 20 President Obama unveiled a major executive action on immigration policy, offering temporary legal status to millions of illegal immigrants, along with an indefinite reprieve from deportation.

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City asks county to support downtown tax district By Matthew J. Permar

City Planner Arne Glaeser came to the Glynn County Commission’s work session on November 18 asking for their support for a tax district “most likely for downtown Brunswick.”
The support would be in the form of a resolution that will be sent to the local legislative delegation to initiate local legislation for the “tax allocation district.”
Glaeser said the city commission and the Glynn Board of Education have already approved their resolutions.
“This is the first of several steps the city has to take to create the tax allocation district,” said Glaeser.

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Historical Society seeks funding help from County • Also asking for MOU for CG Station By Matthew J. Permar

In 2006 Glynn County informally turned the former Coast Guard Station on St. Simons Island over to the Coastal Georgia Historical Society (CGHS) to operate and maintain.
The CGHS has operated the facility as a public museum without a formal agreement with the County and is now looking to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalize their association with the County.

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