Stadium sports new digital sign

Thanks to the generosity of two local sponsors, Georgia Pacific Brunswick Cellulose and Rich Products Corporation the Glynn County Stadium has a new multi color, digital sign on Fourth St. Right now the sign sports Old Glory in honor of Independence Day but will change during sporting events. The computer operated sign will be used…

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BOE hires Superintendent

After a 10 minute closed session Thursday, June 29, the Board of Education (BOE) voted unanimously to hire Dr. Virgil Cole (left) as the school system’s new superintendent. Cole comes from Henry County and will serve a three year term beginning July 10. He will be paid $160,000 a year with a guaranteed 3% increase…

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County, DNR team up for quick fix at Gould’s Inlet

 Last week, at the urging of Islands County Commissioner Peter Murphy (Dist. 2), Glynn’s Public Works Department spent about $500 for materials and built steps from the old Gould’s Inlet boardwalk down to the beach. Public Works Director Dave Austin worked with Spud Woodward and Carl Burgess of the Dept. of Natural Resources to expedite…

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Literary Guild, Libraries, volunteers thank Bruce Rumage

Board members of the Literary Guild of St. Simons Island and Friends of the Brunswick / Glynn Public Library along with volunteers who worked the book sales over the years recently bid farewell to Bruce and Page Rumage as they prepare to leave St. Simons Island. Bruce was presented with a citation thanking him for…

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Magnolia Garden Club donates money, seeds to Safe Harbor for garden

 The children at Safe Harbor Children’s Center will be able to plant and grow vegetables in their own garden thanks to Magnolia Garden Club and Lowes Garden Center of Brunswick. Lowes donated $100 worth of seeds, hand tools, mulch. Members of Magnolia Garden presented a check for $300 to Leslie Hartman, Safe Harbor Director, for…

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2017 YMCA Tribute Honorees

Honorees standing from left: Rose Andrews, Beth Boone, Janice Applegate, Event Co-Chair, Oatanisha Dawson, Keynote Speaker, Cynthia Whittenburg, Event Dedication Recipient, Dawn Hart, Event Co-Chair, Melissa Reese, Sharon Wyman, and Lydia Watkins. Seated from left: Jessica Burkett, Senetra Haywood, Sherri Jones, Christi Lambert, Dianne Mallard, Celeste Merrix, Carrene G. “CG” Rosser,and Nancy Kring Rowan. Sponsors…

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Litter program switches from education to enforcement

 Since last March Keep Golden Isles Beautiful (KGIB), the Golden Isles Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and Glynn County have been working to educate the public on the community’s recently updated, more stringent littering laws. They are now ready to begin enforcing the new laws that have been adopted by the Glynn County and Brunswick…

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EPA Terry Creek interim record of decision ignores City / County wishes

Last week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued an Interim Action Record of Decision (IROD) specifying the interim remedy for the outfall ditch at the Terry Creek / Hercules superfund site on Hwy. 17 in Brunswick. The official name of the area is ‘Operable Unit 1: Outfall Ditch at the Terry Creek Dredge Spoil…

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Professor DoDad visits St. Simons Island Public Library for summer reading program

 Professor DoDad visited the St. Simons Island Public Library on Thursday, June 22, to perform his show “Under Construction.” More than 100 children and their caregivers were in attendance at the event, which is part of the Marshes of Glynn Libraries (MOGL) 2017 Summer Reading Program. The theme for this summer’s program is “Build a…

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UDC announces essay contest winner

Alastair Campbell of Frederica Academy won the United Daughters of the Confederacy’s Local and Fifth District Essay Contest for 10th graders. The topic this year was “Inventions by Confederate Soldiers Used by Today’s Military.” Alastair is the son of Nichoel N. Cambell and the grandson of Kareen H. Narciso, both of St. Simons Island. A…

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