Area News

Brief News for February 13, 2017

55 year old Douglas Morgan was arrested by Glynn County police early Saturday morning and charged with the murder of his wife. Police arrived at a home on Willow Road in Brunswick Friday night and found 48 year old Michelle Morgan dead from a gunshot wound to the chest. Morgan told police the shooting was…

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City – county getting closer on land bank agreement

After hearing a presentation about land banks at a recent joint work session, the Glynn County and Brunswick City Commissions moved a little closer toward an agreement allowing the city to create a land bank. The presentation was made by Chris Norman, the Executive Director of the Fulton County / City of Atlanta Land Bank…

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Under the Gold Dome Week 4

By: Sen. William T. Ligon, Jr. (R – Brunswick) We have successfully completed day 12 of the legislative session. The final calendar has now been determined for the remainder of our 40-day session. Crossover Day will be March 3rd, and the final day of the session is scheduled for March 30th. Of course, if we…

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City extends CUP deadline for Liberty Roll Off

Last Wednesday the Brunswick City Commission granted a three month extension to two of the stipulations stated in the Liberty Roll Off conditional use permit (CUP). The CUP was granted June 2016 with five stipulations and specific dates of completion. Brenda Daiss, Director of Planning and Codes for the city told commissioners that the first…

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Pilar developers seek to pay for sewer upgrade

In an effort to expedite their project, the developers of the proposed Pilar Hotel on St. Simons Island have submitted an ‘Unsolicited Proposal’ (USP) to the Brunswick Glynn Joint Water and Sewer Commission (JWSC). If approved the USP would allow the developer, Oak Cottages Partners, LLC (OCP), to pay for an upgrade to the sewer…

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February 6

The long overdue Urbana sewer replacement project is nearing an end. The water, sewer and storm drainage work is complete, leaving the road repaving, which is expected to be finished by February 20th. The news is not as good for another long overdue sewer and storm drainage project along Mansfield St. in downtown Brunswick. The…

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BHS athletic facilities increase in cost

In May 2015 the Glynn County Board of Education voted to spend $1.5 million on a turnkey baseball field for Brunswick High School. When complete the new field was to include seating /stands, lighting, sprinkler system, dugout, fencing, storage, batting cages and concession facilities. At a September 2015 facilities meeting the board had to juggle…

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Murphy talks to RUPA about island issues 

    Perhaps one of the more interesting questions posed to St. Simons Island’s freshman county commissioner Dr. Peter Murphy at the Residents United for Planning and Action’a (RUPA) annual meeting Thursday night Jan. 26 was the last one of the evening and came from island resident Lisa Norton. Noting the written version of her…

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NGF reports assessment of Jekyll golf

The meeting room above McCormick’s Grill at the Jekyll Island Golf Club was packed to overflowing last Wednesday night with permanent and part-time Jekyll residents who came to hear what the National Golf Association (NGF) consultant had to say about the health of Jekyll’s 63 holes of golf. In July of last year the Jekyll…

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