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 Federal Emergency Management Agency’s disaster recovery center has doled out almost $800,000 in disaster assistant to Glynn County residen…

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Though there have been no reported cases of disaster relief money being used fraudulently in Brunswick, the Georgia Emergency Management and H…

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Private area debris pickup to begin next Wednesday

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Glynn County Commissioners will meet today in a special called meeting to continue discussion of removing storm debris left in the wake of Hur…

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The Jekyll Island Authority board got a picture at a meeting Monday of the full scope of damage caused on the island by Hurricane Matthew.

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At a work session on Tuesday, the Glynn County Commissioners said they would make a decision on starting debris pickup in private roads and ga…

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The city of Brunswick and Glynn County Commissioners held a town hall meeting on Wednesday to inform and encourage residents whose homes susta…

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At 6 foot, 3 inches tall and a chiseled 250 pounds, Brad Faylor blends naturally into the new landscape that has taken shape at the end of Gar…

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Glynn County Commissioners were not entirely pleased at their meeting Thursday with Ceres Environmental and Witt O’Brien’s, two contractors th…

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The old Perry Elementary School site is filling up with debris left over from Hurricane Matthew after the company contracting with the city st…

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WOODBINE — Many Camden County residents suffered damages from Hurricane Matthew but it may not be enough to qualify for individual assistance …

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Glynn County is accepting applications for debris removal services in gated neighborhoods and on private roads following the Glynn County Comm…

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Federal Emergency Management Agency and U.S. Small Business Administration volunteers were visited by U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-1, on Wednesda…

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Ceres Environmental will not be picking up Hurricane Matthew debris on the south side of St. Simons Island Friday.

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ST. MARYS — Passenger ferry service to Cumberland Island National Seashore will resume Friday, more than three weeks after the barrier island …

A disaster recovery center has opened in Glynn County to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by Hurricane Matthew.

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When the Matthew’s Angels fundraising event began Sunday on Sea Island’s Rainbow Island, nearly $30,000 had been raised in ticket sales alone …

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Matthew’s Angels event gets boost from vodka company

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The Glynn County Commission decided go ahead with pickup of debris left by Hurricane Matthew on private roads and in gated neighborhoods despi…

Ceres Environmental Services has provided a storm debris removal schedule for Glynn County residents in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

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Help is now available for Glynn County residents who receive SNAP benefits as local food pantries near depletion due to lost food after power …

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As Hurricane Matthew went along its course, emergency officials up and down the East coast were working together to track the storm and keep c…

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Both the city of Brunswick and the Coastal Resources Division of the Department of Natural Resources are attempting to make it easier for area…

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The Glynn County Commission will vote on whether or not to nearly double the amount being paid to Ceres Environmental to pick up debris left i…

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As life begins to return to normal in the Golden Isles following Hurricane Matthew, Sea Island President and CEO Scott Steilen wants to say thanks.

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New federal recovery resources are now available for residents and businesses in Glynn and McIntosh counties that were affected by Hurricane M…

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The shelves of food banks around town are quickly running low, as many Glynn County residents attempt to get back on their feet following Hur…

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On the evening of Oct. 5, Amethea Keyser, nine months pregnant, packed her vehicle with a new car seat, a baby bag and all her medical records…

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Andy Jones had intended to evacuate his Maxwell Avenue home on St. Simons Island and hole up Friday night with family on the mainland during H…

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As a proud Old Town resident in Brunswick, I have come to appreciate a deeper understanding of what the word “community” really means.

Jay Wiggins was born and raised in Glynn County. The thought of taking a direct hit from Hurricane Matthew, with a devastating storm surge, wa…

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June Johnson smiles brightly and introduces you to Maxwell Reginald Peacefielding III, a chest-high heron crafted from iron and turquoise that…

With Hurricane Matthew now squarely in our rearview mirrors, it is time to consider the lessons he taught us.

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Disasters have a way of bringing out the best in people.

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ST. MARYS — Cumberland Island National Seashore is closed to the public until at least Oct. 31 because of damages caused by Hurricane Matthew.

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Ceres Environmental, the contractor that picked up storm debris left by Tropical Storm Hermine, began debris pickup on Friday on the mainland …

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Things are getting back to normal with storm recovery nearly complete on Jekyll Island. Residents are settling back into their homes and visit…

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The Brunswick Glynn Joint Water and Sewer Commission has gotten the sewer system up and running through the entire county as of Wednesday, and…

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Jim Wilder, an officer at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Brunswick, has lost track of the number of homes where his team of vo…

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The Glynn County Commission called off the local state of emergency that was declared last week in response to Hurricane Matthew at a special …

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, students from Glynn County schools opted to turn their days off from school into a day of service, clea…

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Residents in Glynn County who have been out of work as a result of Hurricane Matthew can receive assistance through the Georgia Department of Labor.

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The Glynn County Commission officially lifted the countywide state of emergency Thursday during a specially called meeting at the Old Glynn Co…

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ST. MARYS — Officials evaluating the preparations and response to Hurricane Matthew believe they prepared well for the storm, considering it’s…

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The Glynn County Commission will be holding a special called meeting today at 4 p.m. to hear a briefing on Hurricane Matthew recovery efforts …

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Several local agencies are currently working to help Glynn County residents affected by Hurricane Matthew.

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Just a couple of weeks before Hurricane Matthew blew through the Golden Isles, the Glynn County School System set up its first Twitter account.

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The Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers in Glynnco and Charleston suffered significant damage as a result of Hurricane Matthew and as a r…

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Whether it was $200,000 or $200, the Golden Isles’ tourism and service industries took a pounding this past week from Hurricane Matthew.

  • By Larry Hobbs lhobbs@goldenisles.news
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After weathering Hurricane Matthew in Charlotte, N.C., Glen and Debbie Townley fully expected the push Tuesday across the F.J. Torras Causeway…

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Mosquito Control Services is anticipating an increase in the mosquito population after Hurricane Matthew, but not as large of an increase as w…

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Patients were steadily returning to Southeast Georgia Health System’s Brunswick campus on Tuesday after a hurricane evacuation last week.

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

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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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UPDATE — 11:30 a.m.

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

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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…

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

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UPDATE — 4:38 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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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…

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

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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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…

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

Some flooding and fallen trees everywhere.

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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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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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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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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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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…

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

By Gary Armour

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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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…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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