Jekyll Island should not resort to shooting deer
My family and friends take an annual trip to Jekyll Island to enjoy the great beaches and the exceptional golf courses.
One activity we like as a group is to view the deer population on the island. The idea of killing any of these beautiful and almost tame animals is sickening.
I am an avid hunte ...
President not living up to promises
In the letters to the editor, a reader charged that President Barack Obama was incompetent. Then someone defended the president.
With all due respect to the individual who defended the president, much like the president, he was long on verbiage and short on substance.
Here's some food for thought ...
Spotlight survey not accurate method of tracking populations
The Brunswick News editors accurately pointed out on Sept. 12 that the primary question about deer management in Jekyll Island state park is, "is there a deer problem?"
It's likely that there isn't a problem. First of all, the method used to estimate the size of the deer population was spotlight ...
Nunn signs being stolen from yards
I have become aware of at least 10 Michelle Nunn signs taken down under cover of night on St. Simons Island.
Whoever is responsible for this is engaging in very unethical behavior. Not respecting another point of view is un-American.
To me, this is the reason we have such gridlock in Washington. ...
Spending more money doesn't make better students
I attended the Common Core meeting in Jesup on Sept. 4 and was very disappointed that no Glynn County School Board member nor teacher spoke at the meeting. I was told that Superintendent Howard Mann was present.
The superintendents who spoke were in favor of Common Core and one of them actually sa ...
Funding for senior center of key importance for all
I would like to thank Kelly Quimby for the informative article concerning the Golden Isles Senior Citizens Foundation's efforts to obtain funding to keep the Roosevelt Harris Jr. Senior Citizens Center in operation.
I also thank The Brunswick News for its editorial in support of these efforts.
It' ...
Parents are to blame for fighting
In Saturday's Brunswick newspaper on the second page there is a story of a young girl who was beaten and left unconscious Friday.
The incident happened about 4 p.m. on the streets of Brunswick. This was not just some hair pulling and a slap to the face; her attacker beat her and she was left on th ...
Non-leathal method needed for deer population control
Your editorial concerning the Jekyll Island deer issue was on target.
However, an underlying issue remains: Is there a nonlethal method of population control that has been proven to work effectively? For example, the use of sterilization vaccines?
My limited research suggests the answer has been ...
Reader responds to letter on president
In reply to Mr. Gary Roseman's letter, no, our president fits every definition of incompetent, though his blunders may well have been intentional. See the Merriman dictionary for incompetence.
There were two astounding things about President Obama's most recent national teleprompter martial yawps - ...
President is out of touch
I doubt that President Obama read Mr. Nagel's letter in last Wednesday's paper, but his speech certainly reinforced Mr. Nagel's concerns of an out-of-touch and incompetent leader. Mr. Nagel's theme has repeated itself in America's news media with shocking regularity in the last few months, as devot ...
Illegal immigrants take work from Americans
I'm on the road 8-10 months of the year trying to provide for me and my wife.
I'd would rather stay home, but the wages in the area are so depressed because of all the illegals that the local home owners and contractors use.
People who hire illegals shouldn't say a thing when they go to the hospi ...
Media skews reports on athletes
It is becoming increasingly common for the media, entertainment media and the public to clamor for the firing of athletes or other celebrities if they become involved in certain types of scandals or negative behaviors, especially if video, audio or other evidence is revealed. Examples would be Ray R ...
Tranquilization could be the answer
With all the talk of deer management on Jekyll Island I do not ever recall seeing mentioned the option of tranquilization and relocation.
After 5 minutes of research it appears it has been done before.
Across the nation many communities are struggling with this problem. Shoot to kill appears the m ...
Writer inaccurately described president
A recent letter in the News bemoans the "stunning incompetence" (writer's words) of President Obama. Even if this were the case, incompetence is an issue we all have to deal with, be it the president, governor, members of Congress, etc. However, with regard to President Obama, I am not sure the case ...
Students deserved punishment for fighting
Interesting article on the front page of The News on Wednesday entitled "Group wants girls in school."
The eight girls were arrested, charged with battery and inciting a riot.
The incident was captured on school security cameras, and apparently several teachers were injured attempting to break up ...
Parents, not schools are responsible for teaching children right from wrong
The Rev. John Perry, president of the NAACP, said the school system is responsible for teaching students right from wrong during puberty and that its failure to do so led to five girls starting a fight that led to their permanent expulsion from school.
Are you kidding me? Maybe the Rev. Perry can o ...
Facts are coming to light
One of my newspapers is reporting, "positive trends in the costs of health care." I wonder how many of those desiring to get elected this fall will continue to promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)? Another publication has said Obama is the most effective President in managing our ...
President continues to display incompetent during term
Watching the stunning incompetence of our president is at once disconcerting and disappointing. As someone who did not vote for Barack Obama, there is a point when concern and pride for my country want him to do better, to be stronger and to be a leader that the greatest country on earth deserves.
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Jekyll Island homes need to be better maintained
In the last few weeks or months I have read any number of articles relaying concerns with cats, deer, racoons and marshland management on Jekyll Island.
A concern of mine falls closer to home. Of the relatively few homes on the island I believe a more than acceptable percentage are not adequately ...
Hunting suggestion could prove PR nightmare
The Jekyll Island Authority board has the following projects on its agenda: Club Hotel suites construction, Oceanfront Hotel demolition and construction, Fins restaurant remodel and startup, Retail Village phase 2 construction, Youth and Learning Center demolition and construction.
Why the JIA Boar ...
Low cost spay and neutering is answer to pet problem
The Jekyll Island Authority board has the following projects on its agenda: Club Hotel suites construction, Oceanfront Hotel demolition and construction, Fins restaurant remodel and startup, Retail Village phase 2 construction, Youth and Learning Center demolition and construction.
Why the JIA Boar ...
Coast Guard steps up to the plate
When our Brunswick Kiwanis Club needed help with our annual charity golf tournament, the Coast Guard of Brunswick responded with a team.
A few days later, when the Brunswick Kiwanis Club team served at Manna House, Coast Guard of Brunswick sent a group of young Coast Guard women and men to serve wi ...
Nunn would only support Democrats' agenda
Our two candidates for Senator are both familiar names. Sam Nunn was a great Senator but he retired early to sit on beads of the defense contractors. Ms. Nunn might make a good Senator but we dent need to give more power to Harry Reid . He stops all bills that make sense so Congress can be blamed fo ...
Solar farms could be a win-win
A lot of information is being reported in the news about solar energy and the proper place to locate the solar fields. I have visited several areas in the southwest and noted that solar power is being used in a lot of areas to both supplement a particular use and in a lot of cases even sell power ba ...
Professor should have order in class
This article would not have gotten my attention if it had not been for a recent trip to the Atlanta area. While visiting a retired teacher friend, she recounted some "bless you" incidents from her past school year. Having taught over thirty years, she now is a substitute teacher, usually filling in ...



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