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Brunswick K9 officer wins big, gives it away to officer in need
Brunswick Police Lt. Donald Babbin, center left, poses for a photo after winning a raffle during a conference in Maryland. He donated all of his winnings right back to firefighters battling wildfires in California.Provided photo
'Last piece of the puzzle' in place for downtown brewery
Brunswick city commissioners last week approved an application from a local brewing company for a $75,000 loan to stabilize a 130-year-old building downtown.The partners of the proposed Silver Bluff Brewing Co. plan to build a brewery, taproom and biergarten in the 1300 block of Newcastle Street. Bu
Land bank votes to target three neighborhoods
Members of the intergovernmental land bank authority on Monday honed their scope and saw first-hand the challenges they face during their regularly scheduled meeting.Brunswick city planner John Hunter showed the Glynn-Brunswick Land Bank Authority members a map he’d created in Google that plots out
Legacy dentist follows in father's footsteps
Dr. Nick Sasser, doctor of medicine in dentistry, recently joined the practice Hartnett & Sasser General Dentistry on Professional Drive in Brunswick. Sasser is a second-generation dentist and a native of Glynn County. He is accepting new patients.
Pines along highway 17 cut to finish sidewalk
City of Brunswick Public Works employees took the first step to finishing a stretch of sidewalk along U.S. Highway 17 on Friday, clearing some pine trees between Howard Coffin Park and the Sidney Lanier Bridge.“It’s taken a while to do,” Charnock said. “The Georgia Department of Transportation final
SSI lawsuits now part of Russell Library public archive
Few things are more indicative of St. Simons Island than beaches, tourism and real estate lawsuits.Recently, the Richard B. Russell Library for Political and Research Studies at the University of Georgia opened up a collection of case records for research dealing with several lawsuits on St. Simons
Library embarks on new chapter with major renovations
The Marshes of Glynn Library in Brunswick may have been closed on Monday, but staff and volunteers were busy as ever as they began preparing for a $3.5 million renovation.As part of the process, every book in the collection is being moved off their shelves and onto temporary carts that took two peop
Quilter shares warmth with children, families
Dolores Jenkins ran her hands over the quilt, stopping to trace the outline of a Christmas stocking she had sewn to the front.“I put this on there so they can use it at Christmas,” she said with a smile. “That way they will have somewhere to put something of their own.”The Yule Tide themed quilt is
Open house to be held for contractors interested in conference center project
Prospective vendors, contractors, subcontractors and construction managers who are interested in being involved with building a city-funded conference center in downtown Brunswick are invited to an open house at 5:30 p.m. today at Old City Hall, 1229 Newcastle St.The Urban Redevelopment Agency will
Brunswick's big bang fizzled with WWI's end
The street called Picric runs between Glynndale Drive and Crispin Boulevard in central Glynn County, but is cut in half by Interstate 95.The curiously-named street has popped up from time to time in my day job as The News’ police beat reporter, prompting me to wonder if Picric is a who or a what? Pi
Loose B-nut results in fuel starvation
The pilot reported that after takeoff, and about 150′ above the runway in Brunswick, Georgia, the Cirrus SR20’s engine had a total loss of power.
New youth pastor jumps into job
Alexandria Tipton, director of youth ministries, jumps outside of the First United Methodist Church in Brunswick. She recently joined the community roughly three weeks ago.
Cops: suspect told officer, 'I shot him'
As officers arrived Sunday morning to a shooting at 3621 Habersham St. in the Arco community, police said 19-year-old Sataria P. Jackson stepped outside of the home to meet them with a straightforward declaration:“I did something bad,” Jackson said, according to a Glynn County Police report. “I shot
Lawsuit claims county abused powers for Sea Island
The Glynn County Commission abused its power and violated local and state laws to change an ordinance so the Sea Island Co. can complete a beach development project, a lawsuit filed this week in Superior Court claims.The filing makes the county the target of a second lawsuit alleging it didn’t follo
Seeing the World with Data: 3D LiDAR with MapD and Uber’s deck.gl ~ GIS Lounge
Dipti Kothari, an intern with MapD, has developed an open source project that uses LiDAR to create a 3D visualization of tree coverage around buildings and the impact of rising sea levels on buildings on Jekyll Island, GA.
Work-based learning sees growth in Glynn County
Brunswick High School senior Grace Schott, right, looks over paperwork with State Farm agent Maggie Dutton at Dutton’s office on St. Simons island where Schott works through the Glynn County Work-based Learning program.
County, city to hear from EPA on Terry Creek outfall ditch cleanup
Glynn County and Brunswick City commissioners are scheduled to hold a joint meeting Tuesday to hear a presentation from the Environmental Protection Division on the Terry Creek Superfund site.In 2015, the two commissions, along with the Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water and Sewer Commission, asked
Brunswick High falls to Coffee in season debut
Brunswick High started its season Friday in Douglas against last year's Class 6A state runner-up Coffee. The Pirates would fall 20-7.Brunswick narrowly avoided a shutout, as the team’s lone scoring drive of the night was capped off with less than two minutes remaining in a game that Coffee controlle
Young Brunswick High squad opens against state runner-up Coffee
For the second straight season, Brunswick High will open the season in Douglas against Coffee. Last year, the Pirates were traveling to face a team that was ranked sixth in the preseason polls.This time, Brunswick will face a Trojan team ranked third in the Georgia Sports Writers Association preseas
Reading Rockets to expand to Head Start program
Zerik Samples, Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority chief development officer, reads a book to students in the Head Start program, where Reading Rockets plans to expand their program.