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Left photo: Taking part in the groundbreaking for Mariner’s Village, the new dormatory at the College of Coastal Georgia (CCGA), last week were: (not in order) Earl L. “Buddy” Carter, United States Representative, Dist. 1; Chancellor Hank M. Huckaby, University System of Georgia; William Ligon, State Senator, District 3; Alex Atwood, State Representative, District 179; Jeff Jones, State Representative, Dist. 167; Joe Wilkinson, State Representative, Dist. 52; Cornell Harvey, Mayor of Brunswick; Dale Provenzano, Glynn County Commission Chairman Dist. 2; Michael Browning, County Commission Dist. 1; Jim Bishop, USG Board of Regents 2007-2011; Kurt Ehlers, Managing Director of Corvias Campus Living; Dr. Gregory F. Aloia, CCG President; Mike Hodges, College Foundation Chair; Jeff Preston, CCGA Vice President for Business Affairs; Dr. Jason Umfress, CCGA Vice President for Student Affairs; Dr. Michael Butcher, Dean of Students/Director of Residence Life; Robert Mydell, Student Government Association President. Right Photo: Rep. Buddy Carter (left) and Chancellor Huckaby were two of the keynote speakers at the ceremony, along with Dr. Aloia. Islander Staff photos - Permar
College of Coastal Georgia breaks ground for the new Mariners Village dorm


The College of Coastal Georgia broke ground last week on Phase II of on-campus student residences.
Mariner Village Residence Hall will be built on the corner of Fourth Street and Mariners Way, south of Lakeside Village.
The Honorable Buddy Carter, U.S. Representative for Georgia District 1, was the keynote speaker.
Mariner Village will be a suite-type building similar to Lakeside Village with a bed count for 216 students, including six residence assistants, and the apartment of the Mariner Village residence hall director, a professional staff member.
The ground breaking marks a new milestone for the College’s growth, as envisioned by the campus strategic master plan, 2020 Vision: A Decade and Beyond (May 2009), and for the University System of Georgia as student housing is transferred to the management firm of Corvias Campus Living. The day-to-day operation and management of campus housing will be retained by the College.
Corvias Campus Living entered into a public-private partnership with the USG last November to construct and manage student housing at nine campuses, including the College of Coastal Georgia, for the next 65 years.


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5/11/2015

County extends stay on Island development
By Matthew J. Permar
Last week, the Glynn County Commission extended a moratorium on new development on St. Simons Island until August 20.
The moratorium, originally enacted on February 5 for 90 days, was set to expire on May 6. The purpose of the moratorium, which applies mainly to new, commercial and multi-family residential subdivisions, was to give the county time to revamp it’s zoning ordinances.
The revamp is a response to complaints from island residents who have been complaining about several new residential subdivisions, that are currently under construction, that they feel are detrimental to the ambiance of the island.

Kings Way path upgrade part of joint plan
• Land Trust funds design; County funds construction
Pamela Permar-Shierling
The “Master Trail Plan” for St. Simons Island was presented during the July 19, 2005 Island Planning Commission (IPC) meeting by members of the St. Simons Land Trust.
According to the minutes of that IPC meeting, the proposed trail plan, developed by the Path Foundation of Atlanta, was described as part of the St. Simons Island Land Trust’s overall “Greenprint Plan” for the island and is listed as a Priority number one.
If approved by the Glynn County Commission, construction will commence in approximately six phases.
Ed McBrayer of the Path Foundation told the IPC that a large part of the project would be to make the bike trails as safe as possible.

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