With a storm surge predicted to be as high as 12 feet accompanied by waves of more than 20-feet high at the coast, Hurricane Matthew appeared to be on a collision course for the Golden Isles.

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The strongest hurricane in nearly a decade is expected to be well offshore when it reaches local latitudes this weekend, bringing a chance of …

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Folks in the Golden Isles are likely to experience tropical storm conditions Friday with the arrival of Hurricane Matthew, which battered the …

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Tropical storm force conditions from the passing of Hurricane Matthew could reach the Golden Isles as early as Thursday night, say forecasters…

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Glynn County declared a state of emergency Wednesday morning and ordered a voluntary evacuation of St. Simons, Jekyll and other barrier island…

The Glynn County Commission has declared a state of emergency for Glynn County as Hurricane Matthew works its way up along the coast of Florid…

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For residents digging in their heels to ride out the storm, now is the time to ensure all necessary items and plans are in place. Those stayin…

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Glynn County Animal Control began arranging to have all animals in the shelter moved to the Waycross fairgrounds Wednesday morning in advance …

  • By ANDREW SMITH The News
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The impending effects of Hurricane Matthew had Golden Isles residents scrambling for gas and other necessities on Wednesday. Local gas station…

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Glynn County Commissioners have called for a mandatory evacuation for all areas east of Interstate 95, including Oak Grove Island and Blythe I…

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With a possible 8- to 12-foot storm surge along the Georgia Coast as a result of Hurricane Matthew, the Glynn County Commission has ordered a …

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By early Thursday afternoon, a single oil lantern still sat on the shelf at Central Hardware on Norwich Street in Brunswick.

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With a possible 8- to 12-foot storm surge along the Georgia Coast as a result of Hurricane Matthew, the Glynn County Commission has ordered a …

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Melvin Geer did not need to be ordered off of St. Simons Island in advance of the threat posed by Hurricane Matthew.

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ST. MARYS — Robert Lineberger was sailing from Miami to North Carolina when he realized he could not outrun Hurricane Matthew.

Jay Wiggins, director of Glynn County Emergency Management Agency, talks about the importance of residents evacuating immediately.

The National Hurricane Center updated the progress of Hurricane Matthew at 2 a.m. Friday, saying that the eye of the hurricane was moving clos…

The National Hurricane Center updated the progress of Hurricane Matthew at 5 a.m. Friday, saying that the eye of the hurricane was moving para…

The Southeast Georgia Heath System Brunswick campus hospital closed its emergency room at 7 a.m. Friday and evacuated some 180 inpatients, in …

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Sustained winds of 60 to 65 mph are expected to impact the Golden Isles beginning early this afternoon as Hurricane Matthew moves up the Flori…

This new storm surge map from the National Weather Service shows the most recent predictions after Hurricane Matthew shifted slightly to the e…

A tornado warning has been issued for the areas of North Florida and southern Camden County by the National Weather Service. 

The Sidney Lanier Bridge has closed due to strong winds. Click here for a map of other road closures in Glynn County.

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ST. MARYS — Hurricane Matthew had an early impact to areas of downtown St. Marys when winds associated with the storm toppled a tree into powe…

According to the most recent 11 a.m. public advisory from the National Weather Service Hurricane Center, Hurricane Matthew is moving toward th…

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ST. SIMONS ISLAND — A Glynn County Police Department squad car drove slowly through eerily dark and desolate neighborhood streets in the south…

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Conditions continue to deteriorate in St. Marys, but areas of the city still have electricity.

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VALDOSTA — After evacuating from Louisiana to escape Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Antonia McIver arrived early at the Winn Dixie parking lot Thu…

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At 11 a.m. a man stood in the door of the Waffle House on Altama Avenue.

The National Weather Service Hurricane Center issued a 2 p.m. Hurricane Matthew update, noting that the storm remains heading in a north-north…

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Shortly after heavy rain and noticeable winds began hitting Glynn and Camden counties Thursday afternoon, reports of more than 100 power outag…

Water levels continue to rise in downtown St. Marys as high tide nears. Local businesses, including the Riverview Hotel have water flowing int…

US Highway 17 is flooded and appears to be impassible at its intersection with F.J. Torras Causeway.

Around 3 p.m. Friday streets south of Gloucester Street started filling with water, making them impassable and getting worse with every passin…

About three hours into the downpour and wind storm that is Hurricane Matthew, the National Weather Service's Hurricane Center reports that the…

Osborne Street in downtown St. Marys is flooded for three blocks with water coming inside many structures in surrounding areas. Motorists in p…

The F.J. Torras Causeway connecting St. Simons Island to the mainland remains open but rising waters have covered lanes in some places, Glynn …

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The Glynn County Emergency Operations Center as the area is feeling the impacts of tropical storm force winds, which will continue to increase…

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Flood waters are lowering in St. Marys, as the high tide subsides. Hurricane-force wind gusts are battering the downtown area, with the worst …

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High winds from Hurricane Matthew’s approach toppled a huge oak tree at McKay Drive around 6 p.m., blocking the entrance and exit for the enti…

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Into the late evening hours Friday as Hurricane Matthew blazed down upon the Golden Isles as it moved north from northeast Florida, the Nation…

Into the late evening hours Friday as Hurricane Matthew blazed down upon the Golden Isles as it moved north from northeast Florida, the Nation…

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It appears St. Marys was spared from the brunt of the storm as the eye of Matthew passed the area. Bands of heavy rain and gusty wind hammered…

The majority of Glynn County was without power by 9 p.m. Friday, Georgia Power maps show, as Hurricane Matthew delivered its worst to the area…

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The eye of Hurricane Matthew is passing 100 miles offshore. The wind flow has shifted in a southerly direction which will greatly reduce the i…

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Despite the county’s mandatory evacuation order, Jim and Jeanne Kane decided to ride out Hurricane Matthew at their homestead in the St. Clair…

The eye of Hurricane Matthew has passed the Golden Isles and moved northward toward Savannah and coastal South Carolina. The most severe surge…

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Around 8:30 a.m. Friday, heavy rain began to fall on Brunswick and though water pooled on roadways, light traffic remained constant from Glync…

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IMPORTANT: GSP is not allowing anyone into Glynn County at the moment. They will announce at noon when people can expect to return.

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Glynn County public schools will be closed Monday and Tuesday in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, school officials said at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. 

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Making the decision to leave the comfort of home to escape a major hurricane or any natural disaster can be difficult, even when the chances f…

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ST. MARYS — City cleanup crews started removing fallen trees and limbs blocking local streets around 6 a.m. Saturday in St. Marys.

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Some flooding and fallen trees everywhere.

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The News is currently riding over with the Glynn County Sheriff's Department to tour areas with considerable storm damage.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal will hold a press conference at 2 p.m. today at the Brunswick-Golden Isles Airport to talk about the response in the …

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Nearly three hours after the planned start of a 3 p.m. escorted media tour of St. Simons Island on Saturday, Glynn County Board of Commissione…

A press release from Glynn County is saying St. Simons Island residents could possibly get a chance to get on the island Monday. 

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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Sunday said blocking the return of residents to Glynn County - and turning thousands away Saturday - in the afterm…

Southeast Georgia Health System reopened the Glynn Immediate Care Center at 3400 Parkwood Drive, Brunswick and the Glynco Immediate Care Cente…

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As Hurricane Matthew raged Friday night outside their home off of South Harrington Drive, Terry Dixon’s labrador retriever shot him an express…

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Glynn County School officials are reminding residents that public schools are closed Monday and Tuesday. 

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Sea Island will allow residents and caretakers who are already on St. Simons Island onto Sea Island from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

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As of 8 a.m. this morning Jekyll Island has moved into Phase 2 of its re-entry plan.

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College of Coastal Georgia Vice President for Academic Affairs Tracy Pellett announced classes will resume Thursday for both Brunswick and Cam…

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Glynn County officials announced this morning that although power and wastewater infrastructure repair is ongoing, at 10 a.m. today, the count…

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Owners of businesses on the barriers islands and their employees are being allowed back on the islands today, county officials said.

A 21-year-old Brunswick man was arrested for allegedly breaking into businesses over the weekend, two of more than 30 burglaries reported in t…

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Glynn County Schools officials announced Monday that schools will be closed for the rest of this week. 

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UPDATE — 4:38 p.m.

Southeast Georgia Health System hospitals in Brunswick and Camden County are open for emergency services. 

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As Hurricane Matthew raged Friday night outside their home off of South Harrington Drive, Terry Dixon’s Labrador retriever shot him an express…

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At noon Tuesday, Glynn County will move into Phase 3 of the re-entry plan for St. Simons Island. 

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Glynn County Animal Control and the Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia brought their animals back into the county Sunday and Monday, retu…

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Exhaustion and frustration have been commonplace since Hurricane Matthew struck the Golden Isles Friday.

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Jekyll Island re-opened Monday morning and residents returned home after evacuating last week due to Hurricane Matthew.

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Residents returning to the Somersby Pointe neighborhood post-evacuation were met with an interesting welcome message upon their return.

Residents of St. Simons Island will get to go home today.

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Like many business owners, Jenni and Dave Boczar began sizing up the threat posed by Hurricane Matthew in the middle of last week. The couple …

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They may have been among Hurricane Matthew’s first victims in Brunswick.

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ST. MARYS — Camden County is recovering quickly from Hurricane Matthew thanks to help from the Army National Guard.

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As of 9:30 a.m. the Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water & Sewer Commission has lifted the boil water advisory for St. Simons Island.

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UPDATE — 11:30 a.m.

  • By ROB NOVIT rnovit@goldenisles.news
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With a vivid smile, Jeremiah Wright carried meals for lunch on Monday, distributed by a Salvation Army canteen on G Street in Brunswick.

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St. Simons Island will be open to everyone at 8 a.m. Wednesday.