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All schools to have fulltime armed officer

School resource officers (SRO’s) will patrol the halls of Blackshear, Midway and Patterson Elementary Schools this coming school year, but who exactly will provide them is yet to be worked out.Officers from the Blackshear Police Department have been in place at PCHS for several years and one was add


County commission approved new St. Simons Island tree ordinance

Tree species are classified as large-, medium- or small-canopy based on the county Tree Board’s species list, said Miriam Lancaster, chairwoman of the tree ordinance committee.

BRUNSWICK NEWS - 2018-07-20 04:00:00

Downpours forecast to return today

Torrential downpours that dropped more than 2 inches of rain on the Golden Isles on Thursday are forecast to return today.“There will be more heavy rainfall Friday, and it looks like about a 70 percent chance,” said Andrew Kennedy, a meteorologist with NWS in Jacksonville. “... It’s likely to start

BRUNSWICK NEWS - 2018-07-20 04:00:00

Will you vote Tuesday?

Early voting is underway now and will continue through Friday, July 20, at the Pierce County Board of Elections and Registration, 312 Nichols Street, Blackshear. Early voting will take place from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day.


Utility commission approves developer's sewer proposal

Frederica Development is looking to build 200 more homes in Frederica Township, a gated private neighborhood on Lawrence Road, according to the proposal.

BRUNSWICK NEWS - 2018-07-20 04:00:00

Search for evidence at Chesser Island Landfill comes to an end

During a press conference held Friday, July 13, authorities announced the search for evidence at the Chesser Island Landfill outside of Folkston involving the disappearance of Joleen Cummings will end. Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper stated there were multiple items of interest found in the search

CHARLTONCOUNTYHERALD.COM - 2018-07-18 17:25:00

WATCH LIVE: Former Kingsland police officer in court, charged with manslaughter

Mobile users, click here to watch the trial live.A former Kingsland police officer will face a judge Tuesday morning after he was arrested and charged with the shooting death of 33-year-old Kingsland father.Zecheriah Presley is accused of shooting and killing Tony Green following a traffic stop on J


Ex-Kingsland cop charged with shooting man appears in court

Presley shot and killed Tony Green on June 20 after he said Green ran from a traffic stop, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. According to GBI, Presley caught Green, but Green eventually ran again. The two had a brief altercation and then Presley shot Green multiple times, according


Don't treat guns too casually

I was pleased with The Brunswick News’ June 11 editorial, “Accidental Shootings Show Importance of Gun Safety”.That previous week two more separate accidental shootings locally resulted in injuries, one victim a juvenile. The editors also reminded us of the accidental gun-fire that killed a promisin

BRUNSWICK NEWS - 2018-07-19 04:00:00

Second bond request held Tuesday

WOODBINE — Lawyers for a former Kingsland Police officer jailed since June 27 in the shooting death of an unarmed African-American man made a second appeal Tuesday to have their client released on bail.During a special called bond hearing held at the Camden County Courthouse in Woodbine, Glynn Count


Pirates' McClendon commits to Georgia

One of the Golden Isles’ top high school football prospects announced where he will be playing his college ball Monday, and it was a decision that no doubt made Georgia fans in the Isles and everywhere else happy.Brunswick High offensive lineman Warren McClendon announced Monday on Twitter that he h


11 arrested in 'Operation Friday the 13th' drug round-up

BRUNSWICK, Ga.- A long-term undercover operation resulted in 11 arrests Friday in a drug sting in Glynn County, police said.


Son of cop who killed agrees to no contact with victim's mother

The son of a suspended police officer who committed a double-murder suicide agreed Tuesday night to avoid contact with the mother of the woman whom his father killed.The agreement between Debra Gann and Bryce Sasser was reached in Glynn County Magistrate Court, with Judge Jennifer Lewis of Camden Co


Should cop have been arrested before murder? Attorney wants answers

Why Robert “Cory” Sasser was still hanging around locally on June 28 is now a moot point for Katie Kettles Sasser and Johnny Hall Jr., the two people authorities say the suspended Glynn County Police lieutenant shot dead that night before turning a gun on himself.But attorney Jason Clark still wants


Georgia Bulldogs jump into top 10 after 4-star addition of Warren McClendon

With 12 pledges, Georgia has at least two fewer commitments than any of the programs ranked ahead of it in the team rankings. No. 6 Ohio State has the next fewest with 14. No. 3 Oklahoma has 15 commitments, No. 7 Notre Dame LSU has 18, and No. 5 Michigan has 19. Alabama and Texas A&M rank No. 1 and


Georgia officer charged in fatal shooting to appear in court

WOODBINE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia police officer charged with voluntary manslaughter in a fatal shooting is scheduled to appear in court.A pretrial hearing is scheduled Tuesday morning for Zechariah Presley in Camden County Magistrate Court. Presley worked as a police officer in the small city of Kings


Brunch bill makes sense for local businesses

The state made it official earlier this month — restaurants can now serve alcohol starting at 11 a.m. on Sundays, one and a half hours earlier than previously allowed under a law that passed in 2011 making Sunday sales legal throughout the state.Dubbed the “Brunch Bill,” or the “Mimosa Mandate,” Sen


Officer charged; anger over shooting of black man lingers

KINGSLAND, Ga. (AP) — Anthony Dammond says the two gunshots sounded close enough that he jumped up from watching TV and stepped outside, where he peered into the darkness and saw a man running and clutching one leg as if he was wounded.


Final St. Simons tree ordinance hearing set for Thursday

A final public hearing on the proposed St. Simons Island tree ordinance is scheduled for the Glynn County Commission’s Thursday meeting.The ordinance would only apply to St. Simons Island, and its primary goal is to preserve at least 50 percent of the island’s tree canopy. The Mainland Planning Comm


YMCA to host Celebrate Reading Day

Joel Smoker, the president and CEO of YMCA of Coastal Georgia, reads “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” at the Y’s Celebrate Reading Day on Wednesday.