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State patrol identifies woman killed in head-on crash

The Georgia State Patrol on Thursday identified a woman killed Wednesday afternoon in a head-on collision on U.S. Highway 17 near Peek Road in Glynn County as Barbara Burton, 49, of St. Simons Island. Burton was flown by helicopter from the scene of the 3 p.m. crash to UF Health Shands Hospital in J

BRUNSWICK NEWS - 2018-03-22 19:37:00

One pleads, one sentenced in federal meth-for-guns case

One of the people accused of running a Hortense-based methamphetamine and firearms operation pleaded guilty and one co-conspirator received his sentence Monday in U.S. District Court in Brunswick. Ira Anderson, 66, pleaded guilty to maintaining a residence for others to distribute meth and to posses

BRUNSWICK NEWS - 2018-03-23 04:00:00

Woman dies in head on-collision

A 49-year-old St. Simons Island woman died Wednesday afternoon when the Jeep Patriot she was driving crossed into the southbound lane of U.S. Highway 17 and collided head on with a Waste Management truck, Georgia State Patrol Cpl. Richard Sikes said. The crash occurred around 3 p.m. as the woman was

BRUNSWICK NEWS - 2018-03-22 04:00:00

Cops: Man crashes through gate at FLETC, causes damage

Police said a Florida man crashed his vehicle through the security gates Tuesday night at the heavily-guarded Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, smashing into another driver before speeding back out of the complex with security officers in hot pursuit. Several FLETC security vehicles pursued t

BRUNSWICK NEWS - 2018-03-23 04:00:00

Alleged cocaine distribution network run from shed

+8 +8 +8 +8 A federal law enforcement agent testified Wednesday the stash for an alleged significant drug-trafficking conspiracy was in a shed on the property of a Brunswick pawn shop manager. The testimony came during a run of bond hearings for six of 11 defendants accused in the conspiracy

BRUNSWICK NEWS - 2018-03-22 04:00:00

Let's Confirm You're In Our Delivery Area

If voters were distracted when they agreed to partially fund the construction of a conference center in downtown Brunswick, it's understandable. The vote on Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax IV was held Sept. 18, 2001 - a week to the day after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Turnout for the referen


City defers loan application for second time

City commissioners for the second time Wednesday deferred an application for a building stabilization loan. Karen North, owner of a former gas station building at 1200 Gloucester St. in Brunswick applied for a $7,050 loan from the city to rehabilitate the building under the city's stabilization loan

BRUNSWICK NEWS - 2018-03-22 04:00:00

Conference center is golden ticket for downtown

I respectfully disagree with neighbors and friends who believe a conference center hotel is not a worthy pursuit for downtown Brunswick. In fact, it is the golden ticket to the success of all the downtown businesses. Tourism is a major industry for the Gotden Isles. Brunswick does not need to compet

BRUNSWICK NEWS - 2018-03-22 04:00:00

Sea Island files updates to rock groin plans

Sea Island Co.'s plan for a 350-foot, T-head rock groin proposed for the island's south end is alive and well, and a recently filed addendum to the plan includes some significant changes to the original plan. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Savannah District issued a public notice Tuesday detailin

BRUNSWICK NEWS - 2018-03-23 04:00:00

Conference should not happen just because

Is the conference center infeasible? When the Oglethorpe Conference Center project was conceived over a decade ago, did many in Brunswick weigh the near- or long-term benefits and costs regarding placement in downtown Brunswick? I am talking dollars and cents. Sure there were broad proclamations of

BRUNSWICK NEWS - 2018-03-23 04:00:00

Cops: Thieves saw through Dollar Tree safe for $360

Brunswick police said thieves put Homeric efforts into a heist overnight Sunday at the local Dollar Tree, prying open the back door, scaling the interior office wall and sawing open the store's steel safe - all for $360. That is the estimated take the crooks escaped with from the break-in, which a m


Bark for Life to return to Glynn Saturday

On Saturday, Brunswick's Mary Ross Waterfront Park will go to the dogs. That's when pups from near and far will descend on the downtown location to strut their stuff during the annual Bark for Life, an element of Relay for Life. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the park. This year'

BRUNSWICK NEWS - 2018-03-22 04:00:00

Hotel, conference center not right in downtown

I can give the city a market-feasability study for free on the convention center. Let's see - the only hotel in recent memory in downtown Brunswick was the Days Inn on Gloucester Street that went out of business. The water and sewer utility paid above market value for it then spent another huge sum

BRUNSWICK NEWS - 2018-03-22 04:00:00

Mysterious sea creature washes ashore in St. Simons Island

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - A mysterious sea creature washed ashore in St. Simons Island and it has beachgoers scratching their heads. Jeff Warren and his son were at Wolf Island National Wildlife Refuge just north of St. Simons Island in Georgia Friday when they came upon the creature on a barrier is


Scientists identify mysterious dead Coastal Georgia 'sea monster'

Jeff Warren didn't know what he'd found when he and his son came upon a washed up carcass on the beach at Wolf Island National Wildlife Refuge near Darien on Saturday. What he at first thought was a dead seal on closer inspection looked more like a baby sea monster or a throw back to the Jurassic.


Woman indicted on federal cocaine charges

A McIntosh County woman faces multiple federal charges after an investigation revealed she was allegedly part of a cocaine conspiracy. Ellen Marie McIver was charged in a March 7 indictment on counts of conspiracy, distribution of cocaine and possession with intent to distribute cocaine. As of the m


Glynn Middle teacher charged with sexual misconduct

Police allege that Tyler Coen sent sexually explicit material electronically to students while he was a teacher at Glynn Middle School, county police chief of staff Brian Scott said. Coen, 23, was arrested around 4 p.m. Monday afternoon and charged with two counts of computer or electronic pornograp


Glynn teacher accused of child molestation, child porn

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - A 23-year-old teacher at Glynn Middle School was arrested Monday on two counts of child molestation, and two counts of child exploitation and electronic pornography. Investigators said the charges stem from inappropriate electronic communications Tyler Coen has had, since December


Police: Brantley man found murdered in northern Glynn County

Police say a 22-year-old Brantley County man found shot to death Saturday morning inside a vehicle in remote northern Glynn County was murdered, according to Glynn County Police Chief of Staff Brian Scott. Hunters called police at around 7:15 a.m. after discovering the body inside a green Dodge Stra


City, county commissions to discuss St. Simons toll booth

The tollbooth on the F.J. Torras Causeway closed on a September morning in 2003 with then-Glynn County Commissioners Jerome Clark and Cap Fendig tossing in the final 35-cent tolls the booth would see. Former state Rep. Jerry Keen said an engineering study had found that 85 percent of the people payi