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Brunswick's McClendon anchors experienced offensive linen for Pirates

When it comes to the offensive side of the ball, Brunswick High coach Sean Pender said there are two key areas where a coach wants his most seasoned players.“On the offensive side of the ball, you want your experience to be on the O-line and quarterback,” Pender said.While the Pirates have two playe

BRUNSWICK NEWS - 2018-08-16 04:00:00

Woman, 19, charged with murder in Brunswick man's shooting

BRUNSWICK, Ga.- A Brunswick man is dead and a woman in custody after a shooting over the weekend less than a mile from the College of Coastal Georgia, authorities said.


Local woman now stable after gunshot to chest

A 30-year-old local woman has been upgraded to stable condition at a Jacksonville hospital, where she was flown in critical condition after a Savannah man allegedly shot her during the pre-dawn hours Sunday at the Palms Motel, 2715 U.S. Highway 17 in Brunswick, according to Capt. Wan Thorpe of the c

BRUNSWICK NEWS - 2018-08-14 16:19:00

Pender in command of young Brunswick squad in his second season

Technically, it is Sean Pender’s second year running Brunswick High’s football program. But after having 32 seniors graduate from his first Pirate team, the coach can’t help but feel a little déjà vu in his second season.“This year is a complete rebuilding process,” Pender said. “This year feels lik

BRUNSWICK NEWS - 2018-08-16 04:00:00

Local woman critical; Savannah man charged in shooting

A 30-year-old local woman is in critical condition with gunshot wounds at a Jacksonville hospital and a Savannah man is charged with shooting her during the pre-dawn hours Sunday at the Palms Motel, 2715 U.S. Highway 17 in Brunswick, according to Capt. Wan Thorpe of the city's police department.Brun


Local thespians, directors offer tips for auditions

For Amy Lovin, there is nothing quite like the glow of the spotlight. While creatively fulfilling, the local thespian notes, performances can come with a heaping helping of nerves.“Walking out (on stage) is like jumping off of a cliff. You are scared, nervous and excited. But when it comes together,

BRUNSWICK NEWS - 2018-08-16 04:00:00

Risley Alumni Association gives scholarship to Glynn Academy graduate

The Risley Alumni Association awarded a $1,500 scholarship to Brunswick High School graduate Tyjah A. Johnson. The Risley Alumni Association awards scholarships to outstanding seniors from Brunswick High School and Glynn Academy each year. Johnson plans to attend Vanderbilt University in the fall, w

BRUNSWICK NEWS - 2018-08-15 04:00:00

Local commissions need support with Terry Creek

The city, county and joint water and sewer commissions responded to the 2015 EPA proposed plan for the Terry Creek Superfund Site, and got it right. The EPA recently released a proposed Consent Decree that all but ignores our local commissions recommendations and vision for the future.The commission

BRUNSWICK NEWS - 2018-08-16 04:00:00

City defers action on Glynn Avenue design guidelines — again

Brothers Ron and Douglas Adams, who own property on the highway north of the Terry Creek Superfund Site, were at Wednesday’s meeting. Ron Adams, who is also the Glynn County Clerk of Superior Court, told commissioners he was dismayed by the zoning districts in the plan. He said they were arbitrary a

BRUNSWICK NEWS - 2018-08-16 04:00:00

County to hear denied event venue appeal

An appeal of the Islands Planning Commission’s decision to deny an event venue proposed for the north end of St. Simons Island is on the Glynn County Commission’s Thursday meeting agenda.Until June, the IPC and Mainland Planning Commission could unilaterally approve or deny site plans. A zoning amen

BRUNSWICK NEWS - 2018-08-15 04:00:00

Exchange Club of Brunswick welcomes district vice president and senior program director

The Exchange Club of Brunswick had guest speakers Mary Arocha, the district vice president, and Nicole Fairfield, senior program director at their weekly luncheon. Arocha spoke about programs for senior adults, military and children, while Fairfield discussed S.A.W. safety around water program, swim

BRUNSWICK NEWS - 2018-08-15 04:00:00

Darien bridge to remain open during replacement

Traffic going both ways across the bridge will be reduced to one lane during construction, according to a Georgia Senate press release. No details were given about how traffic would be managed, however.


Federal defendant pleads guilty to cocaine distribution

Another defendant pleaded guilty Monday in the federal case regarding an alleged crack, cocaine and marijuana distribution conspiracy centered around a backyard shed used as a stash location.Troy Crosby, 49, admitted to distribution of cocaine, which carries with it maximum penalties of 20 years in


Islanders' lawsuit against county over ordinance amendments amended

Another St. Simons Island resident is joining in on a recent lawsuit against Glynn County, that seeks to undo ordinance amendments restricting the powers of the Islands and Mainland planning commissions.John Bruce is joining St. Simons Island residents Shedrick Ramsey, Donna and George Hoh, Thomas N

BRUNSWICK NEWS - 2018-08-16 04:00:00

Training, timing aid St. Simons water rescue

When the emergency call came in Monday that the swift outgoing tides at Gould’s Inlet on St. Simons Island had swept four people out to sea, their predicament was a bit like déjà vu for Kyle Brown and Brandon Lambert.It was as if it had happened to them just yesterday. Well, Friday anyway.“Me and fi

BRUNSWICK NEWS - 2018-08-15 04:00:00

Another record year for Golden Isles tourism

Lodging tax collection in Glynn County rose 3 percent over last year, setting another record for the fifth consecutive year.The tax brought in $6.9 million during the fiscal year that ended June 30, and additional last-minute collections in coming weeks could help the Golden Isles Convention and Vis

BRUNSWICK NEWS - 2018-08-16 04:00:00

Softball season kicks into high gear

Against Camden, Madison King put Glynn up 1-0 in the with a double that plated Jordan Wallen in the second inning. Later in the inning, Mancil laid down a bunt that brought home Ali Grace Williams to make it 2-0.

BRUNSWICK NEWS - 2018-08-15 04:00:00

Chemical engineer turned baker offers tips for bread

The smell of freshly baked treats greets patrons as they step into the newly opened Village Oven at 1407 Union St., in Brunswick.The brand new bistro, just five weeks in operation, was formerly the site of a car wash, but has found new life as a Euro-inspired cafe. The latest locale to join the rank

BRUNSWICK NEWS - 2018-08-15 04:00:00

City to consider gateway design guidelines

The end result is a 61-page document that — if approved Wednesday — will guide development along the corridor in the long term. It includes acceptable design standards for streets, buildings, parking lots, lighting, fences and other new development. The guidelines would not apply to existing structu


Coastfest move will be good for Brunswick

Coastfest has been entertaining and enlightening children and adults for more than two decades. The Department of Natural Resources Coastal Resources Division event has since 1994 provided an opportunity for people to get a hands-on lesson about all things coastal.The event has traditionally been he