Latest St. Simons, Georgia Stories

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....

2010-04-21 15:53:00

LITTLE ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- "Green" is not only the color of the lush ancient maritime forest in spring and picturesque marshlands in summer, but "green" is also a way of living on Little St. Simons Island 365 days of the year. Earth Day presents an opportunity to support sustainable practices that have enormous positive impacts on Planet Earth. It's also a time for a simple reminder - get outdoors, refresh the spirit and enjoy the earth and its beauty....

2008-08-27 18:00:30

By TERRY DICKSON ST. SIMONS ISLAND -- Tropical Storm Fay could make it a little harder to get to the beach this Labor Day weekend. The storm damaged 11 of the island's beach walkovers so badly they had to be closed, said Candice Temple, spokeswoman for the Glynn County Commission. Most of the damage, however, was south of the former Coast Guard station, which is the most popular access point on St. Simons Island because of its wide, dry beach, big parking lot and new bath house....

2008-08-01 18:00:17

TOWN HALL MEETINGS SET ON ELECTRONIC LICENSING A town hall-style public meeting to discuss the new electronic sales system for Georgia hunting and fishing licenses will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 12 at Altamaha Technical College in Jesup. The meeting is one of three being conducted by the state Department of Natural Resources. The others will held Aug. 7 in Rome and Aug. 20 in Forsyth. The state's electronic licensing system is scheduled to go online Jan. 1. It is intended to augment existing...

2008-07-19 12:00:27

By Anna Ferguson, The Brunswick News, Ga. Jul. 19--Gray clouds and scattered rain hung over the Golden Isles this week, putting a damper on beach-going vacation plans but easing significantly the area's dry conditions. Between a 24-hour period beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday and ending 8 a.m. Friday, the National Weather Service in Jacksonville reported .24 inches of rain in the Brunswick-St. Simons Island region. An additional .20 inches was measured during the next six hours, ending at...

2008-07-14 12:00:34

By Brandee A. Thomas, The Brunswick News, Ga. Jul. 14--It sits a ways back from the road, slightly obscured from view by overgrown tree limbs and other underbrush. You can't tell by looking at it, but the little building on South Harrington Road, with white-washed paneling that has been bruised and battered by the elements over the years, is a significant piece of the history of St. Simons Island. The one-room school was constructed in the 1920s and educated the African-American...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.