City leadership on right path
Brunswick Mayor Cornell Harvey and the City Commission are wasting no time reaching out to the community and its assets. Just recently, for example, the city and College of Coastal Georgia talked about how they could be of service to each other.
City Hall and the Downtown Development Authority are ...
Children, teens need guidance in the home
You know our nation has serious issues when kids who are teenagers and barely teenagers go around and beat homeless people to death. Two allegedly joined an 18-year-old in doing just that recently in New Mexico.
Of course, Brunswick has had more than its share of shocking teenage crime. There was t ...
Ballot issues affect every local resident
How do you feel about taxes, about losing more of your income to government? Are you OK with decisions made at the county courthouse, Atlanta and Washington that will require you to give up more of your earnings?
What do you think about new laws or government regulations that take away a piece or c ...
Solicitation ordinance could aid homeowners
A man's home is his castle, or so someone once said before the invention of door-to-door salesmen -- before the front door knocker became an open invitation to every Tom, Dick and Harry who wanted to pitch merchandise or an idea to the individual or family who dwelled inside.
Now, thanks to an ordi ...
Security issues paramount due to 9/11
Illegal immigration and what to do about it is once again a hot topic of debate across the country. Oh, yes, it's an election year, of course.
It is one of the reasons why this controversial issue is making headlines again. Americans want Congress to address the problem, and unlike some in the lawm ...
Another sales tax will need concise wish list
Public officials in Glynn County are beginning to hint around that voters in this community may soon be asked to approve another 1 percent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. A mention of it surfaced during a recent discussion of the millions of dollars that will be needed for improvements at th ...
Cute, cuddly raccoons pose danger to people
They're cute and just north of being cuddly, but they're dangerous - extremely so, in many instances. This is reason enough to keep a safe distance from animals like raccoons and foxes.
Biologists with the state Department of Natural Resources, as well as officials with the Coastal Health District, ...
Commissioners should listen to public
One would think by now that the Glynn County Commission would realize that ignoring issues does not make them go away. The movement to declare the county dog pound a no-kill center, for example, is still with us.
In fact, Glynn County Commissioner Bob Coleman is holding a town hall meeting to disc ...
EDITORIAL-SAT-071214
For those wondering whether leaving an X-rated video in a work locker on city property is OK, consider this: if the photos on a video are too risque or too raunchy to take home, then chances are better than even that they are too risque or too raunchy to take to or leave at work.
Deputy Fire Chief ...
Defense must be key part of national budget
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel repeated a warning during a visit to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay that he has been trumpeting across the nation for some time now.
Although he did not say it in these exact words -- and he never would for obvious political reasons -- the biggest enemy of the ...
Board of Education should be applauded
Members of the Glynn County Board of Education are to be commended. They resisted what some governments, can't resist. They voted to cut property taxes for both city and county residents in the new budget year that began July 1.
The amount turns out to be a relatively low sum of money, but that's b ...
Oglethorpe block may be key to waterfront success
Time will tell whether the city will do something it has talked about for more than a decade but done nothing about. Time will tell whether it will proceed with plans to develop what is known as the Oglethorpe block, which includes the site of the once grand Oglethorpe Hotel at the north entrance of ...
Never leave children, animals in hot cars
Do not leave children or animals in a car in the heat of summer. Do not leave young children alone ever or in any place.
Tragedy or near tragedy can visit any parent or family member who violates this common sense rule. Lucky families might escape it, even if only narrowly, and many do, but do not ...
Volunteering another way to improve community
Just recently, we reminded residents of Coastal Georgia that they can help keep their communities, state and nation strong by participating in the democratic process of electing the men and women who will represent them at home, in Atlanta and in Washington. The vote is a powerful weapon against bad ...
Officials doing good job in taking care of community
Government and public safety officials, local and state, are doing an excellent job at looking over the safety of the community and its thousands of summer-time visitors. It's the kind of teamwork that prevents tragedies. It's a pro-active state of networking that, without exaggeration, literally sa ...
Rise in rabid animal attacks raises concern
Here we are, in the middle of summer, and health and state officials are warning the community and its residents about rabid animals and about the dangers of crossing paths with one. Just recently, a raccoon being cared for by a resident was discovered to have rabies on St. Simons Island.
This foll ...
Voting is a right given by forefathers
Our country will be 238 years old Friday, a good time to ask how far have we come as a nation of people. Answer: other than having a slew of conveniences and 37 more stars on the flag for 37 more states, not far.
There are still millions of Americans who believe they are being taxed unfairly and wi ...
Take precautions for safe July 4th holiday
For those planning to travel somewhere this Fourth of July weekend, please be careful.
The Triple A is predicting a record number of individuals and families will be on the road and eagerly headed for some destination within 50 miles of their home during what will be a three-day holiday weekend for ...
Time for action is now
Details of yet another study by the federal government revealed nothing Congress or the American people did not already know. Yes, there are issues - serious issues at that - with and within the Department of Veterans Affairs.
In short, the agency is not doing its job.
Everyone is well aware of t ...
Both sides of issue make good points
In a debate, where does a tie go to? Who wins when both sides present equally valid points and concerns? These kind of questions tend to pop up whenever a controversial plan or a potentially contentious proposal surfaces in this coastal community.
The latest is the debate over a plan announced rece ...
Camden County has the right ideal when it comes to Main Street director
Camden County might be on to something. Its cities are pondering the feasibility of hiring one director to oversee all Main Street programs in the Southeast Georgia county.
What a savings that would be. Instead of struggling to pay for three directors, the three municipalities would contribute towa ...
Give armed forces all they need
Georgia's delegation to Congress is hurrahing passage of the appropriations bill that will ensure the continuation of the F-10, an aircraft designed to specifically support ground forces against tanks and other mass-killing armored weaponry. They found that it would be best to keep the special low-f ...
Vigilance is critical during swimming
When at the beach, river or swimming pool, enjoy yourself. Relax in the sun, play in the sand, cool yourself in the water.
But please, please, please, never take your eyes off young family members who are with you. It takes only a second for a child to disappear in an undertow or under a wave and o ...
Steve Scalise proves to be a rising conservative star
"Reinvigorating the leadership" is how one senior House staffer described the ascendency of Steve Scalise, the Louisiana Republican who won a first-ballot victory for the position of GOP whip. The staffer went on to portray Scalise as not a member of the Washington establishment. Indeed, Scalise is ...
City and county should come to some sort of agreement
For the record, the Brunswick City Commission could retake control and management of its own recreation programs and facilities - that is, if that is what it wanted to do. Howard Coffin Park is in the city and it belongs to the city.
The problem is that the city wants the sales tax revenue that it ...