Georgia Power Ambassadors donate to NKGC
The Georgia Power Ambassadors recently donated a trunk load of pet supplies, food and treats to No Kill Glynn County (NKGC). It was presented by Tean Jackson.
Private jet makes rough landing at St. Simons Island Airport
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. — A small plane made a hard landing at the St. Simons Island Airport earlier Thursday. It happened around 2:36 p.m. An Embraer private jet arriving from White Plains, New York, encountered difficulties during its landing. Police and Glynn County Fire Rescue, along with airport personnel, were promptly dispatched to the scene to provide assistance.
Runway closed after hard landing at St. Simons Island Airport
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (WSAV) – A runway at the St. Simons Island Airport is closed as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) investigates a hard landing, according to the Glynn County Board of Commissioners. Shortly after 2:30 p.m. Thursday, officials said an Embraer private jet arriving from White Plains, New York, experienced difficulties while landing. […]
Hard landing closes runway at SSI airport
A hard landing by a private jet at St. Simons Island Airport Thursday afternoon prompted the closure of a runway. An Embraer jet carrying eight people, including the pilots, arriving from White Plains, New York, encountered difficulties during its landing at around 2:36 p.m. and executed a hard landing after the landing gear collapsed on the runway, a statement from Glynn County said.
Private jet makes hard landing at St. Simons Island airport, no injuries reported
A small jet made a hard landing at St. Simons Island Airport earlier on Thursday.
FEMA gives information on hurricane assistance applications
LOWNDES CO. – FEMA releases information on assistance letters for Lowndes, Cook, and Glynn County survivors explaining application status. Survivors in Cook, Glynn and Lowndes counties who applied for assistance from FEMA after Hurricane Idalia will receive an eligibility letter from FEMA in the mail or via email. The...
New court clerk focused on customer service, serving public
Rebecca Walden didn’t know exactly what to do when Glynn County Clerk of Superior Court Ron Adams offered her the job of deputy clerk. “I thought he had lost his mind, but he had faith in me,” Walden said. “He needed someone who was outside of the office who didn’t know anybody and could take charge.”
FEMA opens Hurricane Disaster Recovery Center in Glynn County
GLYNN COUNTY, Ga. (WSAV) – A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) is now open in Glynn County in the wake of Hurricane Idalia. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is operating from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week at: Trained specialists will be available to help residents navigate the recovery process, FEMA assistance […]
Hospitalizations remain low in health district's southern counties
Southern counties in the Coastal Health District are faring better than their northern counterparts when comparing the number of COVID-19 cases requiring hospital care. At the end of last week, hospital admissions due to COVID in Glynn, Camden and McIntosh counties remained at a low level, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
Disaster Recovery Center opens in Glynn County for Hurricane Idalia survivors
GLYNN COUNTY, Ga. – The State of Georgia and FEMA opened a Disaster Recovery Center to assist Hurricane Idalia survivors from Cook, Glynn and Lowndes counties. This center is designed to help survivors through the recovery process by having highly trained specialists who can walk them through the process and explain the types of assistance available from FEMA.
Study: Polluting chemicals found in high levels in local people
Hal Hart wasn’t totally surprised to learn he had higher-than-average levels of polluting chemicals in his blood. He has lived in Glynn County his entire life, not far from industrial operations whose tarnished environmental legacies have left behind federal Superfund cleanup sites and several other areas of concern that require environmental mitigation.
Environmental contamination lawsuit remanded to local court
Brunswick’s lawsuit against Honeywell, Georgia Power and Allied Chemical must be tried in Glynn County Superior Court, a federal judge has ruled. Chief U.S. District Court Judge J. Randal Hall, Southern District of Georgia, ruled earlier this month on a motion by the city filed back in December 2022 agreeing with the municipal government’s argument that the federal courts have no jurisdiction in the case.
4-story, multifamily development will be built for employees of Sea Island Company
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. — In Glynn County, a vote by the Islands Planning Commission Tuesday night got a lot of pushback. It was a packed house as residents urged the commission not to amend an ordinance that would allow a local company to house its employees in a four story development. In the end, Sea Island Company got the green light.
Interim schools police chief to take over as interviews begin
Glynn County Schools Police Maj. Jim Thomas will serve as the interim chief of the schools police department after Rod Ellis’ retirement. Thomas will take over the interim role as the school administration begins interviewing candidates to replace Ellis, who’s last day on the job is Sept. 29.
County continues discussion on hiring lobbyist
After tabling a discussion on hiring a lobbyist earlier this month, Glynn County commissioners resurrected consideration of paying someone to represent the county’s interests in the state capital year-round. Commissioner Sammy Tostensen asked commissioners at Tuesday’s special-called meeting to consider adding his request on the agenda for an upcoming...
Disaster assistance center open for Glynn County residents
A disaster recovery center is open in Glynn County to serve individuals and businesses impacted by Hurricane Idalia. The center is at the Ballard Park Gym, 30 Nimitz Drive, in Brunswick and is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
County approves rezoning request
The Glynn County Commission approved a rezoning request to allow the construction of a pole barn at 500 Touchstone Parkway at Thursday’s meeting. During a public hearing, the applicant explained the 25.5-acre site was split zoned with a portion of it one-family residential and the remainder forest agricultural. He asked for the entire tract to be zoned forest agricultural.
Burruss inmate charged in sodomy
An inmate at Burruss Prison has been charged with false imprisonment and sodomy against a fellow inmate. According to the arrest warrant signed on Sept. 13, Frederick Anthony Reed placed a knife to the neck of the inmate and demanded that he get naked and allow Reed to perform oral sex on him on Aug. 17, from 1 a.m. to 2 a.m.