Latest Jekyll Island Authority Stories

2010-07-22 16:35:00

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jekyll Island Authority (JIA) is requesting information (RFI) that will assist with revising and refining the Jekyll Island Master Plan. The RFI is the first step in a process intended as a widely inclusive review of Jekyll Island's Master Plan. The Master Plan directs long range conservation and preservation, assures optimum operation of public amenities, guides maintenance and capital investment in infrastructure, and promotes economic...

2010-04-13 09:48:00

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- As coastal Georgia begins to welcome in warmer weather, it is also that time of year to welcome a very special annual visitor to Jekyll Island- the sea turtle! Nesting season begins mid-May and continues through August and hundreds of these amazing sea creatures come home to nest on Jekyll Island's sprawling beaches. Jekyll Island is home to the internationally-acclaimed Georgia Sea Turtle Center (GSTC), an operating sea turtle rehabilitation...

2010-03-17 08:50:00

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Jekyll Island Authority announced they will produce the 2010 Georgia Coast Birding & Nature Festival, scheduled for October 7-10 on Jekyll Island. The Authority has hired Lydia Thompson as the festival's Event Coordinator. Started in 2002, this marks the eighth year of the Georgia Coast Birding and Nature Festival. Annually this event brings bird watchers from around the world to Jekyll Island and the Brunswick-Golden Isles area...

2010-01-07 14:00:00

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 7, 2010, the Jekyll Island Authority celebrated the opening of the Hampton Inn and Suites, the first new hotel to open on Jekyll Island since 1974. The 138-room, beachfront property is jointly owned by Jekyll Ocean Oaks, LLC, an affiliate of the ownership group of the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. New Castle Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel development and ownership company and third-party manager, will operate the hotel. "Hampton...

2008-12-01 18:53:00

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a called board meeting Monday, the Jekyll Island Authority approved a Private Partnering Agreement with Linger Longer Communities, establishing a public-private partnership intended to bring about revitalization and long-term sustainability of Jekyll Island. Linger Longer was selected by the Jekyll Island Authority in September 2007 as the revitalization partner, and has since worked with the Authority on a final Beach Village plan...

2008-07-15 18:00:23

To: TRAVEL EDITORS Contact: Eric Garvey, Jekyll Island State Park Authority, +1-912- 635-4081, EGarvey@jekyllisland.com JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jekyll Island State Park Authority (JIA) today announced it's intentions to set greater restrictions on lights near its natural beaches in order to protect sea turtles from the adverse effects of artificial light. The move, once approved as a new ordinance for the state-owned island, will likely be the model for beach...

2007-09-25 15:00:19

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the Jekyll Island Authority began seeking a revitalization partner in June, the question has been asked: What does the future hold? (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070925/CLTU110 ) The answers began to emerge on Monday: additional green space, environmental sensitivity, historic preservation, a focus on conservation, full public beach access, and a wide variety of lodging and recreation opportunities for all Georgians....

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  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
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  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
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