The incorporation of St. Simons and Sea islands has been in the news for years. This is a collection of stories covering the debate surrounding incorporation.

  • By HANK ROWLAND
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He supported it in the Senate Friday, but now that Sen. René Kemp knows what the legislation could lead to -- a second city in Glynn County --…

  • By JOSH RAYBURN The Brunswick News
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If St. Simons Island voters want to break off from Glynn County and incorporate in the next few years, their success could be bolstered by the…

  • By HANK ROWLAND
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If St. Simons and Sea islands were to incorporate, what would it be called, the city of St. Simons Island? Or how about the city of St. Simons…

  • By JOSH RAYBURN
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An independent city made up of St. Simons and Sea islands would be a viable one, according to the University of Georgia.

  • By JOSH RAYBURN
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At least one "Yes" vote is guaranteed in a July straw poll -- the one belonging to Bill Jones III.

  • By JOSH RAYBURN
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The push for island independence continues this week as leaders from other incorporated cities come to town to talk of their experiences with …

  • By JOSH RAYBURN
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When it comes to the islands and mainland, Tony Thaw is split in two. But on the issue of incorporation of St. Simons and Sea islands as a cit…

  • By JOSH RAYBURN
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No matter what any group of counties says, a new city is the best, most economical way to go.

  • By JOSH RAYBURN
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With a family history here stretching back more than 100 years, Richard Lyons keeps an eye on Glynn County's future.

  • By DAVID ROYER
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A push by state legislators to incorporate an Atlanta suburb could stoke local efforts to turn St. Simons and Sea islands into an independent city.

  • By DAVID ROYER
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Island separatists in Glynn County are charging forward with a renewed push for independence on the coat tails of current state legislation.

  • By DAVID ROYER
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Uli Keller says he won't stand in the way of incorporation if St. Simons Island residents want it, and he won't deny any other Georgia city th…

  • By DAVID ROYER
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Incorporation supporters say their hopes for a city of St. Simons and Sea islands have been buoyed by a bill signed Friday by Gov. Sonny Perdue.

  • By KEITH LAING
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Brunswick Mayor Brad Brown and Glynn County Commissioner Don Hogan found just what they were looking for Thursday at a joint meeting of the ci…

  • By KEITH LAING
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There have been opinions aplenty on creation of a city of St. Simons and Sea islands, but the fate of the would-be municipality could be deter…

  • By KEITH LAING The Brunswick News
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Glynn County residents turned to the Bible and patriotism to make their stands Tuesday on whether St. Simons and Sea islands should be allowed…

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  • By KEITH LAING
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A University of Georgia study that makes supporters certain that creating a new city from St. Simons and Sea islands would be a good idea has …

  • By CHRIS BRENNAMAN
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Any decision on whether Glynn County should have a second city should belong to all voters, not just those living on the islands where one cou…

  • By KEITH LAING
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Glynn County Commission Chair Cap Fendig will be faced with the possibility of having to deal with a second city.

  • By KEITH LAING
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The Golden Isles will remain on the minds of the four members of Glynn County's delegation to the Georgia General Assembly as they prepare to …

  • By KEITH LAING
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When the Glynn County Commission made Don Hogan the new chairman of the seven-member governing body, it picked perhaps its most ardent critic …

  • By KEITH LAING
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A group of Glynn County residents who once cautioned citizens to "say know" to the proposed incorporation of St. Simons and Sea islands has de…

  • By BJ CORBITT
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State Rep. Jerry Keen, R-St. Simons Island, says allowing all Glynn County voters to vote on whether St. Simons and Sea islands can form their…

  • By BJ CORBITT
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State Sen. Jeff Chapman, R-Brunswick, put the brakes on a movement to incorporate St. Simons and Sea islands Wednesday.

  • By KEITH LAING
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Proponents of creating a second city in Glynn County say they will continue to push for a vote on incorporation of St. Simons and Sea islands.

  • By ANNA FERGUSON
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Although Dunwoody is 325 miles north of Brunswick, recent activity in the Georgia General Assembly in respect to the metro Atlanta suburb may …

  • By JESS DAVIS
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Residents took the opportunity at a political forum Tuesday to ask two incumbents in the Georgia General Assembly why they did not support leg…

  • By KELLY QUIMBY The Brunswick News
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A band of St. Simons Island residents is resurrecting the idea of forming a second city in Glynn County.

  • By KELLY QUIMBY The Brunswick News
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Proponents of incorporating St. Simons Island will have their work cut out for them if they plan to proceed with the idea, state and county of…

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A group on St. Simons Island is examining whether the island community should consider incorporating, and it wants to know what others think a…

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For the past several months, a group of 20 to 40 people have been meeting to discuss pursuing incorporation for St. Simons and Sea Islands. Th…

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The three men at the forefront of Citizens for SSI, the group pushing to make St. Simons and Sea islands a city, have a wide-ranging backgroun…

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Keeping campaign promises, showing Glynn County female leadership, putting together a strategic plan for the community and building a new jail…

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The Floridan aquifer, coastal marsh buffers and Common Core standards were among the top issues discussed at the Brunswick town hall meeting Tuesday.

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A flurry of property development on St. Simons Island has residents and citizens’ groups concerned and taking a closer look at incorporation.

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A determined group of St. Simons Island residents are convinced the island must become citified to preserve its laid-back character and moss-d…

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A group that hopes to turn St. Simons Island and Sea Island into a municipality has hired the Carl Vinson Institute of Government to conduct a…

The Citizens for St. Simons Island and Sea Island group will meet at 6 p.m. tonight at St. William's Catholic Church. The meeting is being hel…

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A group that sees city limit signs in the future of St. Simons and Sea islands will update the public on the progress it has made toward that …

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A grassroots group pushing for St. Simons Island to become a city presented its argument for incorporation to more than 200 residents Tuesday …

  • By HANK ROWLAND The Brunswick News
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Legislation calling for a vote on creating a city of St. Simons can be done without the consent of Glynn County’s state delegation, but gettin…

A group pushing for St. Simons Island to become a city will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. today at St. William Catholic Church, 2300 Frederica Road…

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George Ragsdale said Monday his island incorporation group is not interested in convincing local legislators that cityhood is the best step fo…

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Glynn County’s delegation to the Georgia General Assembly is pushing for township over incorporation for St. Simons Island.

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Glynn County’s legislative delegation believes the concept of a township might be a better fit for the needs of St. Simons Island than taking …

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The recent recommendations of a state legislative committee could throw a roadblock in the plans of a group that wants to establish St. Simons…

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The recent recommendations of a state legislative committee could throw a wrench in the plans of a group that wants to establish St. Simons Is…

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St. Simons Island’s chances for becoming a city may have hit a snag, but efforts to create an island township are right on track, said members…

  • The Brunswick News
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Sen. William Ligon, R-St. Simons Island, introduced measures in the state Legislature Wednesday that would give independent leaning unincorpor…

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Glynn County Commissioner Dale Provenzano wants the people of St. Simons Island to have an opportunity to vote on island incorporation, but he…

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A member of Glynn of Glynn County's state delegation says he is considering introducing legislation that would allow St. Simons Island residen…

  • By HANK ROWLAND The Brunswick News
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Two of the three members of Glynn County’s delegation to the Georgia General Assembly say they will support legislation calling for a vote on …

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A grassroots group of St. Simons and Sea Island residents calling for incorporation is on a roll that picked up some serious momentum last wee…

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State Rep. Jeff Jones said Monday he will sponsor a bill that could lead to cityhood for St. Simons Island, but he first wants assurances that…

  • The Brunswick News
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Brunswick and Glynn County, meet the Village of St. Simons Island — the proposed name of the new city that residents of St. Simons and Sea isl…

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State Rep. Jeff Jones is making it official, serving notice in The Brunswick News Saturday that he is sponsoring a bill that will lay the grou…

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In a best-scenario for the grassroots group that hopes to create an island city in the Golden Isles, the Village of St. Simons would elect its…

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If St. Simons Island becomes a city, what impact will it have on the dollars-and-cents bottom line for the rest of unincorporated Glynn County…

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Glynn County's freshman legislator says he is no longer supporting a measure that would allow island residents to vote on incorporation in 2016.

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The movement to turn St. Simons Island into a city came to a halt Wednesday with a decision by Rep. Jeff Jones to pull his support of an islan…

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A state representative from the Atlanta area has revived the cityhood movement for St. Simons Island, agreeing to support an island incorporat…

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St. Simons Islanders who long for self-rule suffered another setback in Atlanta this week with news of the failure of a proposed township bill…

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A state representative from the Atlanta area has revived the cityhood movement for St. Simons Island, agreeing to support an island incorporat…

  • The Brunswick News
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The incorporation of St. Simons Island and Sea Island moved further away from reality this year when the Georgia House of Representatives adjo…

  • By LARRY HOBBS The Brunswick News
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Legislation setting up a vote on the incorporation of St. Simons Island and Sea Island is still alive, says George Ragsdale, leader of the cit…

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Commissioner Provenzano, you’ve got company.

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Tired of playing tug-of-war with a fellow legislator from the Atlanta area and the local group pushing for island incorporation, state Rep. Je…

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If St. Simons Island ever does become a city, its leaders might very well follow the example of other recently-formed Georgia municipalities a…

  • By HANK ROWLAND The Brunswick News
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A bill that could lead to St. Simons and Sea islands becoming their own city was introduced in the closing hours of the state General Assembly…

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The Atlanta area state representative who agreed to sponsor a bill to make St. Simons Island a city has been arrested for allegedly driving un…

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The recent DUI arrest of the Atlanta-area state representative who was sponsoring St. Simons Island’s incorporation bill should have no bearin…

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With the chances of turning St. Simons Island into a city presently sitting at slim and distant, the grassroots organization that was formed t…

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The grassroots group that formed to turn St. Simons Island into a city will hold a meeting Thursday to discuss other options for controlling g…

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The Atlanta-area state representative who sponsored a failed St. Simons Island incorporation bill earlier this year has pleaded guilty to DUI.

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Short of an outright city of St. Simons Island, a planning commission with some muscle or a municipality that is hamstrung may be the best rou…

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If St. Simons and Sea islands were to be incorporated as a city, Glynn County and the City of Brunswick would have to increase property tax ra…

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Brunswick city officials are paying close attention to incorporation efforts seeking to make St. Simons and Sea islands their own city.

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St. Simons Island’s ties to the mainland are as clear as the two-way traffic on the F.J. Torras Causeway, which buzzes daily with folks commut…

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The Brunswick and Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce recently voiced its opinion on a number of key issues in Glynn County. The statements and s…

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A group that has pushed for cityhood on St. Simons Island and Sea Island in the past wants to talk to other community organizations about how …