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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...

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...

2010-10-15 11:00:00

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- After a summer of construction crews diligently working toward completing what is now the temporary convention center, the first event held in the Morgan Center Complex marked a major milestone for the Jekyll Island Authority (JIA). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101015/CL82961 ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101015/CL82961 ) "We are absolutely thrilled with the temporary structures and their surrounding campus,"...

2010-09-20 14:25:00

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jekyll Island Authority (JIA) Board of Directors approved the selection of Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC of Kennesaw, Georgia as the general contractor for construction of the new beach village revitalization project at their regular monthly meeting today. The beach village project includes public infrastructure and assets in addition to site preparation for private hotel and retail development. Brasfield & Gorrie will work with the JIA...

2010-08-18 12:45:00

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jekyll Island Conservation Planning Committee is hosting a public meeting Wednesday, September 8 in their efforts to attain valuable feedback for the development of their Conservation Plan. The meeting will be held on the island at McCormick's Grill, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This meeting marks the first in a series designed to encourage dialogue between the Committee and the interested public. "Because this is such a critical platform,...

2010-08-05 09:45:00

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jekyll Island Foundation together with the Jekyll Island Authority announced yesterday the hiring of Mac DeVaughn as the new Foundation Executive Director. DeVaughn will assume leadership of the fundraising arm of the Jekyll Island Authority replacing outgoing director Cindy McDonald who recently retired. The Jekyll Island Foundation is a public 501(c)3 with an independent board of directors and functions under an operational agreement with...

2010-08-05 08:26:00

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jekyll Island Foundation together with the Jekyll Island Authority announced today the hiring of Mac DeVaughn as the new Foundation Executive Director. DeVaughn will assume leadership of the fundraising arm of the Jekyll Island Authority replacing outgoing director Cindy McDonald who recently retired. With more than 20 years of development experience, DeVaughn has delivered proven fundraising success, managerial expertise and innovative...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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