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2012-12-04 05:04:26

3D simulations will support virtual hands-on training delivered at Federal Law Enforcement Training Center sites. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) December 03, 2012 NGRAIN®, the leading provider of interactive 3D simulation software and solutions for maintenance training and support, today announced that it has been selected by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) to deliver a Small Arms Virtual Task Trainer (VTT) solution. Instructors will use the solution to train professionals who...

2012-06-21 10:25:22

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga., June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 2012 is a historic year to remember for the Jekyll Island Club Hotel on Jekyll Island, Georgia, as the renowned Four-Star Resort celebrates two historic milestones: the 125th Anniversary of the Jekyll Island Club, and the 25th Anniversary of the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120621/CL28720) The Jekyll Island Club was originally built in 1886 as a winter retreat for America's wealthy elite. Restored to...

2012-04-16 10:24:31

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga., April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The newly constructed Jekyll Island Convention Center is the only oceanfront convention facility on the east coast south of New Jersey, a fact not lost on the building's design team. Throughout the 128,000-square foot building, hints of the coastal environment are found. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120416/CL88302) The natural green, tan and blue hues that make up the overall color scheme of the center reflect both...

2012-01-17 11:47:00

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga., Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jekyll Island will celebrate Black History Month with a variety of programs highlighting the experiences of African Americans on the Georgia coast. Special events offered throughout the month of February include living history performances, musical traditions, arts and crafts, and newfound discoveries. On Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 7:00pm a Civil War Living History event will feature the story of Susie King Taylor as portrayed by Sherrie...

2011-12-12 10:41:00

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga., Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 2012 will bring the Jekyll Island Club Hotel into an exciting new era. The hotel is celebrating 125 years of history and 25 years of hospitality. Celebrate with us as we journey through 2012 with specials and promotions all celebrating our milestone anniversaries. The hotel has partnered with the Jekyll Island Museum to put together an entire year's worth of promotions celebrating the history and heritage of the Jekyll Island Club...

2011-02-12 00:00:46

Modified Draft of Conservation Plan to be posted March 7 for Public Review Jekyll Island (PRWEB) February 11, 2011 The Jekyll Island Conservation Plan Committee, which includes members from a cross-section of conservation organizations such as the Jekyll Island Authority, the Georgia Conservancy, the Nature Conservancy, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Little St. Simons Island and two biologists chosen as representatives of the general public, have announced a revised timeline...

2011-01-25 08:54:00

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga., Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Early December the Jekyll Island Authority Board approved a request for two leases with New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC in order to improve coverage of AT&T cell phone service on Jekyll Island. The antennas will provide 3G capabilities and be placed on two additional water towers, one on the North and another at the South end of the island. These towers are expected to be in-service sometime during the first quarter of 2011. Currently...

2011-01-03 09:15:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bobolink Foundation of Chicago, IL and Wells Fargo today announced that they have reached an agreement to conserve the 600+ acre Cannon's Point peninsula on Saint Simons Island, Georgia. The tract is the last and largest piece of natural undeveloped property on the island and is currently owned by Wells Fargo. The Bobolink Foundation, whose trustees include Wendy and Henry M. Paulson, Jr., plans to partner with former Georgia Pacific CEO A.D....

2010-12-07 13:45:00

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Governor Sonny Perdue, the Jekyll Island Authority (JIA) Board of Directors, staff, legislative and business representatives and members of the community gathered just north of the former convention center this afternoon to commemorate the beginning of construction on the new Jekyll Island convention center and beach village. The new Jekyll Island convention center replaces the former center and will be the only oceanfront convention...

2010-11-23 11:03:00

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga., Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- With the revitalization of Jekyll Island underway, significant resources are being used to save and relocate trees that would otherwise be in the way and possibly harmed during construction. The Jekyll Island Authority will spend nearly $500,000 in tree relocation activities including a five-year "aftercare" program to ensure the likelihood of survival. The trees are being relocated from the area that will soon become the new Jekyll Island...