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2008-08-05 12:00:55

By Emily Stranger, The Brunswick News, Ga. Aug. 5--Glynn Academy students will answer to a new principal when they return to classes Aug. 13. Davis Baker, who has been the high school's principal the past two years, submitted his resignation Monday to School Superintendent Michael Bull, effective at the end of the work day. Bull announced the news of Baker's resignation at about 11:15 a.m. Monday to a room full of teachers and school personnel on the Glynn Academy campus. He said...

2008-08-05 12:00:28

By Emily Stranger, The Brunswick News, Ga. Aug. 5--A 24-year-old man en route to Tallahassee, Fla., drowned Sunday in what police describe as a murky lake at a hostel in southern Glynn County. According to the Glynn County police report, Marquis Dominic Manuel went swimming at 4:40 p.m. in a lake on the grounds of The Hostel in the Forest at 3901 U.S. 82. He was swimming toward a dock in the middle of the lake when he went under, said Glynn County Coroner Jimmy Durden. Witnesses...

2008-08-05 12:00:12

By Kevin Price, The Brunswick News, Ga. Aug. 5--Linda Randall was no different than a lot of kids when she was growing up in Brunswick. She loved to swim, and if she wasn't at her home on Canal Road, there was a better than average chance she was down at Bailey's Pond, the popular swimming hole for the neighborhood kids in the summertime. "We were always down there," Randall said. "We were down there every day in the summertime." Randall is still around the water most every day, but...

2008-08-02 15:00:12

By Anna Ferguson, The Brunswick News, Ga. Aug. 2--The southern Georgia and northern Florida coastline could see fewer live bombs if an environmental safety document wins the approval of the U.S. Navy. If the Jacksonville Range Complex Environmental Impact Statement gets the go-ahead from the Navy, live explosions would be replaced with non-explosive bombs. That would be good news for boaters and marine life. It would equate to fewer disturbances on the water and less risk for...

2008-08-01 12:00:59

By Brandee A. Thomas, The Brunswick News, Ga. Aug. 1--Less than a month on the job, new Glynn County schools assistant superintendent Michael Kemp is looking to shake things up by toughening standards for students to be promoted to the next grade level. "My goal is to make sure that every graduate is prepared to enter the work force or college without needing academic remediation," said Kemp, who is assistant superintendent of student achievement. Instead of requiring a high school...

2008-08-01 12:00:47

By Mary Starr, The Brunswick News, Ga. Aug. 1--Perhaps because there are so many people of Scots-Irish heritage in the United States, Celtic music has a huge following on this side of the Atlantic. Fans of the music, with themes that range from melancholy to humorous, and the pace of which can often be mournfully slow or rollicking, will be in for a treat Sunday when Savannah-based Celtic musician Harry O'Donoghue drops in to "A Little Light Music" on the lawn of the St. Simons...

2008-08-01 12:00:37

By Jess Davis, The Brunswick News, Ga. Aug. 1--More than 33,000 Glynn County residents were called Thursday afternoon in a first-of-its-kind test of the county's emergency notification system. They received an automated phone message lasting about 15 seconds that told them it was a test of the system and that in the event of a real emergency, more details would follow. It took 47 minutes to complete the test, which tried 33,009 phone numbers more than 74,000 times -- up to three...

2008-07-31 12:00:55

By Brandee A. Thomas, The Brunswick News, Ga. Jul. 31--Some Glynn County school teachers may want to do a little homework themselves before heading back to their classrooms next month. The school system will implement this coming school year a new teacher evaluation process that top administrators predict will shake up the status quo. "I think this will radically change what we do in Glynn County for the better. It will have a dynamic impact on student achievement," Charlotte Lawson,...

2008-07-30 12:01:10

By Anna Ferguson, The Brunswick News, Ga. Jul. 30--With the nation buzzing about an energy crisis and a debate over off-shore drilling unfolding, the answer to the current oil conundrum may be right here in the Golden Isles. And that answer has nothing to do with oceans and oil rigs. "We can't drill our way out of this energy crisis," said Dorin Schumacher, chairman and president of the St. Simons Island-based Consortium for Plant Biotechnology Research. "Innovation is the only way...

2008-07-30 12:01:06

By Brandee A. Thomas, The Brunswick News, Ga. Jul. 30--If Glynn County were a school bus, its school principals would be the drivers who must focus on where their schools are going next academic year, administrators say. "We really are going to focus on creating a culture of success at your schools," Michael Kemp, assistant superintendent of student achievement, said Tuesday at a meeting of principals and top school district administrators. "We have to capitalize on our greatest asset...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.