Domestic violence epidemic must end
There's a serious issue well afoot in this state and nation, and so far, the only response has been to simply talk about it. The problem: domestic violence.
Forget about all the controversy surrounding the NFL. It's just easier to move it into the national spotlight given the vulnerability of the s ...
Nation must be ready to commit
President Barack Obama and members of the U.S. Congress feel the nation had little choice but to launch airstrikes against the Islamic State, one of the newest threats to global peace and stabilization. The nation is now conducting an eradication campaign from the skies over Syria and Iraq with the ...
Slow down on roadways
Walk, don't run -- a common refrain in school hallways, or so it used to be. Teachers would shout it out anytime a young, energized boy or girl felt compelled to do more than move at a leisurely pace when exiting a classroom or the building itself. It was to ensure the student's safety, as well as t ...
Open drainage ditches pose hazard
Glynn County and Brunswick might want to consider conducting a study on the costs of open drainage ditches. Does the cost of upkeep, they should ask themselves, and the fact that the stagnant water they hold is a virtual breeding ground for mosquitoes make closing them in, piping them, the better op ...
Hospital proposal has no ulterior motives
The recent endorsement of Southeast Georgia Health System's plan to create a private component of itself by the Glynn County Commission and Brunswick City Commission is a vote of confidence in those in charge of the public health care system.
As expected, numerous false rumors popped up here and th ...
Commission must be commended for taking time to consider variances
The Brunswick City Commission must proceed carefully when determining whether to grant variances in areas of high visibility. Rules governing signage and other development details were made and passed for a reason, and their suspension for any project or projects should not be taken lightly or witho ...
Humane Society on right track with idea
The Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia has come up with a great idea, one that might even win the consent of the Glynn County Commission. It wants to launch a catch and release spay/neuter program that targets feral cat populations around the islands and mainland of Brunswick and the Golden Isl ...
Teen’s violent acts must be addressed
What is going on in this community that is prompting kids to severely beat up other kids and leave them on the ground unconscious? What is going on when a group of bored teenagers decide sto sucker punch an elderly gentleman, an individual they do not know and probably had never seen before, directl ...
Abuse of prescription drugs brings dangers
State Attorney General Sam Olens has the right idea. He's taking dead aim at prescription drug abuse, a problem that destroys individuals and tears apart families in all of Georgia's 159 counties. It can happen to anyone, it can happen anywhere and it can happen anytime. No community is immune. No c ...
America must defend itself against enemies
Americans are targets of just about every cause or individual with a beef against anything in this world today. That is especially true in these latest troubled times in the Mideast.
What the U.S. State Department and other government officials in Washington now fear is that the risks to Americans ...
Leaders must look at all angles of deer issue
There are three simple questions those who manage the state park on Jekyll must answer, the first being this: is there a deer problem on the barrier island? A no answer ends all discussion on the issue there.
If the answer is in the affirmative, however, then the next logical question would be this ...
Somber 9/11 anniversary on horizon
Let's commemorate Thursday, the 13th anniversary of the deadly terrorist attack on the United States, with two thoughts: sorrow for those who lost their lives and for the loved ones they left behind, as well as members of the military who have died defending their nation, and a commitment to do what ...
City should not have to beg county for senior program support
It is a shame, a crying shame, that the city of Brunswick has to beg Glynn County to help support a program that is important to senior citizens who live in the city and county. The city should not have to resort to this.
Right now, because of a decrease in federal and state funding, the program at ...
Search for fire chief uncomfortable reality
Residents of Glynn County might be wondering why County Administrator Alan Ours is paying a consultant, a professional job placement agency, to look high and low for a new chief for the county fire department. Does it mean that there is no one, no one at all, waiting in the ranks, someone who has th ...
ISIS must be stopped from mission
U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., uttered some strong words during a speech to the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce Thursday. He said there is only one way to deal with the latest threat to peace and life in Mideast: annihilate it.
He was referring to, of course, ISIS terrorist armies. Thi ...
Coordination, leadership help deter crime
The city of Brunswick has a greater, more pressing and compelling need to hire the best police chief it can find in the want ads. Crime, for the first time in some years, is up in the city proper.
The Brunswick Police Department reports that as of the end of July, crime had risen by some 9 percent. ...
Candidates backgrounds should be examined
There's a common echo in the many campaigns for the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives across this state and nation today. Most all candidates agree that the No. 1 problem in Washington today is the failure of Congress to sit down and seriously address the issues without letting politics ...
Position would conflict with existing authority
This Labor Day, Glynn County and Coastal Georgia in general have a lot to be thankful for. After virtually dozing through the Great Recession, their economies are slowly reawakening.
There's also a reawakening of the importance of what cities and counties can and must do to keep their economies and ...
Labor Day is a time for good, safe fun
Labor Day is the official/unofficial close of the summer vacation season, and residents of the Golden Isles are looking forward to a fun-filled or relaxing weekend with friends and family. Thousands of tourists also will be pouring into town to enjoy the nature trails and the beaches of our barrier ...
Mayor is right on call for action
Brunswick Mayor Cornell Harvey is issuing a new challenge to city residents and businesses.
He is asking everyone to stop complaining and to start doing.
The city can move mountains with the help of the community. It has before and it can again, but only if those who call this port town home swe ...
Time is now to avoid saltwater problems
State officials say Glynn County is OK for now as far as what it is pumping out of the Floridan Aquifer, our underground source of freshwater. Other than what is already in effect, no new restrictions are on the horizon.
It is a different story just north of here. Counties like Bryan and Liberty, s ...
City leaders should address speedy drivers
When the Brunswick City Commission meets to begin poring over goals, it should think about what it can do to keep motorists at or within the speed limit. Given the dense population of the city, the traffic and the number of students who attend school within its confines, a get-tough policy would be ...
Congress must address internet security
If members of the U.S. Congress can stop fighting each other long enough, then perhaps they can turn their attention to one of the biggest threats today to the nation's security, and that's Internet safety.
Just this week, the for-profit group Community Health Systems announced that Chinese hacker ...
Legislators must act
State Sen. William Ligon and Rep. Jason Spencer feel it will be difficult to get a handle on all the problems riddling the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services without the legislature having more oversight of the beleaguered agency.
They said this following reports that the agency crea ...
Glynn County should get back table it owns
Members of the Marshes of Glynn Board of Directors are about to find out what it takes to get something back from a former "best friend." The board says the Three Rivers Library System, of which the two libraries in the county were once part, has a historic table that belongs in the Brunswick-Glynn ...