The News has been the most reliable source for news on Georgia's lower coast since 1902.
Founded by brothers C.H. Leavy and L.J. Leavy, the paper has covered more than a century's worth of news and remains under Leavy family ownership, making it one of the oldest family-owned newspapers in Georgia and one of the few family controlled newspapers left in the nation. Today, the newspaper is under the ownership of a fourth generation of Leavys and is under the direction of publisher C.H. Leavy IV.
From the doings of America's industrial millionaires on Jekyll Island in the early 20th century to a historic meeting of world leaders on Sea Island in the 21st century, The News has reported every major story of consequence to the community, the state, the nation and the world.
The newspaper's coverage of community preparations leading up to the Group of 8 Summit on Sea Island in 2004 was named "Story of the Year" in 2005 by The Associated Press. In 2003, the newspaper was named one of the state's best with receipt of the Georgia Press Association's "General Excellence" award.
With an expanding staff and the addition of new technology and new products, The News is embarking on its second century of serving Brunswick and the Golden Isles with the latest and most up-to-date news.
How to submit news to The News
The News is committed to being "The Voice of the Coast" and welcomes reader input, assistance and participation in the process of gathering, reporting and distributing the news. Submit news using our online form or via regular mail. Submissions should be typewritten in brief, but thorough, form and include the signature and telephone number of the person submitting the information. Submit news to:
P.O. Box 1557
Brunswick, GA 31521
Or use the contact information for specific sections of The News to get your news directly to the proper section of the newspaper.
What's in The News
The News is published Mondays through Saturdays. Local news is the big focus of The News' coverage, filling the front page and pages 2A and 3A every day, plus obituaries on 4A, and three additional pages on Saturdays. (The News also provides a comprehensive report on the day's national and global events.) For local news, contact: Michael Hall, at (912) 265-8320 or use this e-mail link.
The Sports section keeps local fans informed about their favorite local, state and national teams, as well as sports abroad, every day. We also celebrate the achievements of local athletes, anglers and teams. Contact: Buddy Hughes, sports editor, at (912) 265-8320, ext. 319, or use this use this e-mail link.
Health and Fitness, Tuesday: The Health and Fitness section offers expert advice on a broad range of topics through local and national stories. Included each week are notices of workshops, support group meetings and special events. Contact: the health editor, at (912) 265-8320, or use this use this e-mail link.
Business, Saturday: The Business section includes local and state stories. On the local level, The News accepts items recognizing businesses and their progress. Our business pages are published every Sunday. Submissions must be received by noon two days before publication. Items should be brief and typed. Mail to:
P.O. Box 1557
Brunswick, GA 31521
Or use the online e-mail form
The Life section includes coverage of community activities, events and organizations. The section is published Mondays through Saturdays, with each day focusing on a particular aspect of life. Sundays report on bridal news, Tuesdays on health, Wednesdays on teens, Thursdays on the community, Fridays on lifestyles and Saturdays on religion.
Within the Life section is the Community Life Bulletin Board, a place where people can post their news about community and civic activities. To help you see your news in The News, it is helpful to our editors if all items are typed and include a contact phone number. Information and releases received are published largely in order received, and publication dates cannot be guaranteed. Either film photographs or digital photographs may be submitted. Photographs that are out of focus or of poor image quality, Polaroid prints and computer images printed on ordinary paper or faxed copies of photographs do not reproduce well and cannot be used.
Contact: Mary Starr, Community Life editor, at (912) 265-8320 , ext. 316. Or use the online e-mail form
To submit news by mail:
P.O. Box 1557
Brunswick, GA 31521
Celebrations, Sunday: We help you share the news of engagements, new marriages, 50th and higher anniversaries and births.
- To make sure that we have all of the necessary information, we ask that wedding, engagement and birth news come to us on The News forms. You can pick forms up at our offices at 3011 Altama Ave., Brunswick, and 261 Redfern Village, St. Simons Island, or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Community Life Coordinator, The News, P.O. Box 1557, Brunswick, Ga., 31521; or download forms. Regrettably, we cannot fax forms.
- Engagement announcements must be received no later than six weeks prior to the wedding but will not be published more than three months before the wedding. Because of the local focus of The News, engagement announcements must have a connection to The News' readership area: Either the fiancee, fiancé, a parent or grandparent must currently reside in the area. A photo of the future bride can run with the announcement. We cannot run photos of engaged couples.
- Wedding forms and photos need to be in our office no later then one month after the wedding date for consideration. Because of the local focus of The News, wedding announcements must have a connection to The News' readership area: Either the bride, groom, a parent or grandparent must currently reside in the area. Wedding photos should be of the bride or bride and groom in wedding attire.
- Tenth or more anniversary information must be submitted within 30 days of the anniversary or celebration.
- Other announcements (new arrivals, military news and of personal achievements), should be submitted in a timely manner. To submit this type of news by mail: Community Life The News P.O. Box 1557 Brunswick, GA 31521 Fax: 280-0926 Or use the online e-mail form
Health, Tuesday: We spotlight the health issues from a local and national perspective. To suggest ideas, contact Mary Starr, editor, at (912) 265-8320, ext, 316, or use this e-mail link.
Generations, Wednesday: We explore various topics as they impact different generations. To submit news, contact Mary Starr, editor, at (912) 265-8320, ext, 316, or use this e-mail link.
Our Town, Thursday: We spotlight the people, events and tales unique to the coastal corner of the state. To submit news, contact Our Town editor, at (912) 265-8320, or use this e-mail link.
Perspectives, Friday: We take a deeper look at important issues of living. Columnist Ronda Rich, the "Dixie Diva, " offers up a funny take on life Southern Style each week. To suggest ideas, contact Mary Starr, editor, at (912) 265-8320, ext, 316, or use this e-mail link.
Coastal Scene, Saturday: The Coastal Scene page brings a local flavor to the Entertainment section that publishes daily, offering tips for things to do, see and taste over the weekend. To submit news, contact Coastal Scene Editor, at (912) 265-8320. Notices of entertainment events may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed to 280-0926 or mailed to Coastal Scene, The News, P.O. Box 1557, Brunswick GA 31521. Or use the online form.
Enlightenment, Saturday: Enlightenment, the religion section, takes an in-depth look at issues of faith on the local to national level. The Rev. David Yarborough, pastor of a local community church, writes a column every Saturday called "What's the Word." Yarborough, a native of the area and a University of Georgia journalism major, relates Biblical principles to everyday life in his writings.
Faith Matters, the church calendar, provides local churches a platform to announce special church activities on a weekly basis. The deadline for Sunday through Friday events is 5 p.m. the preceding Thursday. Saturday events must be submitted two weeks in advance.
P.O. Box 1557
Brunswick, GA 31521
Or use the online online form.
The News publishes a complete digital edition online of each days print edition available to paid subscribers to either the print or digital editions and a limited digital edition available by open access to all Internet users.
How to have an obituary published in The News
Obituaries for individuals with direct connections to The News circulation area of Glynn, Brantley, Camden and McIntosh counties, and containing similar types of information, are published. Obituaries should include the following information: full name and brief biography (such as place of birth, education, employment and special interests) of the deceased; date of death; time and place of funeral and burial; name of funeral home; name and city of residence of immediate family survivors (spouse, children, parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters) and number of grandchildren.
Family-placed obituaries, which may contain additional information or tributes, are paid.
If you have questions about practices The News follows for obituaries, call Alan Broz at (912) 267-5991.
How to send a letter to the editor
The News welcomes the public's opinions in it "Letters to the Editor " portion of the Commentary page. Letters are published Wednesdays and Fridays.
Letters to the editor on topics of general interest should be 250 words or less and contain the signature, address and telephone number of the author. Addresses and telephone numbers will not be published, but are used for verification. The letters section will not include letters sent to others. Letters are subject to standard editing for conciseness and clarity. To have your letter considered for publication, send your letter to:
Letters to the Editor
P.O. Box 1557
Brunswick, Georgia 31521
E-mail: email@example.com and place Letter to Editor in the subject field
Fax: (912) 280-0926 or use the online email form
Our other publications
In addition to its daily newspaper, The News also publishes Coastal Illustrated, a biweekly newspaper covering social and civic activities, Golden Isles Magazine, a bimonthly lifestyle magazine, and The Golden Isles News & Advertiser, a free distribution select market coverage newspaper.
How to use The News in school
The News encourages organizations to promote the reading of newspapers. Our Newspapers in Education Program is designed to show the elementary through high school students how to use a newspaper to their benefit. Newspapers are and will always be the most credible source for educating the public.
Contact: Summer Whitten, Newspapers in Education coordinator, at (912) 265-1104, ext. 365, or use this e-mail link.
How to subscribe to The News
Have our newspaper delivered daily to your home or business. There is no better source for getting all the local news. We keep you on top of your community's happenings. We also provide a strong mix of state and national news, as well as national columnists, sports columns and much more. We have something for everyone of all ages, from The Mini Page to our Perspectives page. You owe it to yourself to subscribe today.
To subscribe, call (912) 265-1104 or use the online form
Did you miss your newspaper?
If you are a subscriber and did not receive your newspaper, please call our circulation department at 265-1104 before 10 am. Mondays through Fridays or 11 am Saturdays for re-delivery.
How to advertise in The News
Promote your business through The News. Why? Because we enjoy the highest and most reliable household penetration around the southeast coast of Georgia. We circulate into the households of our four-county area - Glynn, Camden, McIntosh, and Brantley. This coverage equates to approximately 40,000 people who pick up our paper daily to find the best deals and the biggest news around Georgia's coast. We also have the highest readership on St. Simons Island, Sea Island and Jekyll Island.
Do you have pre-printed material? The News can provide the most economical route for delivering your message. There is no hassle with high postage cost, and most important of all, your message doesn't lose its clout like "junk mail." For information on display advertising that appears in news sections of the newspaper, contact advertising manager at (912) 265-8320, or use this email link.
How to sell your "stuff," find a car, get a job or rent an apartment
We are proud of our classified advertising section, and so are our customers who regularly use it. The best place to hire a new employee, to sell a big or small piece of real estate or to get rid of used items is in The News Classifieds. Call Alan Broz, Kacey Rowell or Patricia Merritt at 267-5991 or use the online form.
Join our team
If you would like to be considered for employment with The News, please send your resumes to the appropriate department head at The News, P.O. Box 1557, Brunswick, GA 31521
Advertising: Bill Cranford, advertising director
Newsroom: Michael Hall, managing editor