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  1. Hart to Heart: Celebrate spring with a getawayRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2015 | SavannahNow

    Azaleas will be blooming soon and that means time to come out of hibernation and explore our blooming coastal area. Rent bikes and pedal the more than 20 miles of flat trails on Jekyll.

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  2. New wildlife viewing area opens on Jekyll IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2015 | SavannahNow

    The board of the Jekyll Island Authority will officially open the visitor's area Monday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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  3. SEHS students meet award winning authorRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2015 | SavannahNow

    She won Georgia Author of the Year Awards in 2006, 2008 and 2009. She also is the recipient of three "Mom's Choice Awards" and is a silver medal winner of the Independent Publisher Book Awards, the 2014 Great Southeast Book Festival winner in the regional literature category, 2014 San Francisco Book Festival winner in the wild card category, 2014 New York Book Festival winner in the young adult category, and was the 2014 New England Book Festival runner-up in regional literature.

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  4. Jekyll Island backs off proposal to use shooters to thin deer herdRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | SavannahNow

    Jekyll Island will hold its fire on a proposal to have sharpshooters kill deer at the state park, and instead will study whether the abundant deer population is damaging the island's maritime forests. The Jekyll Island Authority Board voted unanimously Tuesday to gather more information, months after a staff report last July estimated the island has far too many white-tailed deer and recommended using professional riflemen employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to reduce their numbers.

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  5. Jekyll Island to revisit deer policy after months of silenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2015 | SavannahNow

    After an outcry from horrified residents and months of review, Jekyll Island officials plan to revisit a recommendation that the state park hire professional sharpshooters to reduce the number of deer living on the island state park. White-tailed deer have become abundantly visible in the trees lining the island's roads and golf course fairways.

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  6. Editorial: Jekyll bobcat is the cat's pajamasRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2014 | SavannahNow

    A bobcat stalks its two siblings at the Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah, Ga in this photo taken Dec. 30. The three bobcats were found under an abandoned farmhouse and nursed by a house cat in Newberry S.C. The bobcats, almost 2 years old, had been in quarantine before being put on display at the Center's bobcat habitat. THE ONLY prior evidence that bobcats may live on Georgia's Jekyll Island was a photo that showed animal pelts hanging in a gamekeeper's cabin.

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  7. Researchers to pinpoint Ogeechee pollution at Kings FerryRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 20, 2014 | SavannahNow

    Kings Ferry was once a treasured spot for swimming and fishing, a river beach convenient for families who didn't want to make a trek to Tybee. People still come to the county park and boat ramp, located where U.S. 17 crosses the Ogeechee, but for almost a decade they've been playing here at their own risk.

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  8. BiS in brief: Kroger offers fundraising push for food bankRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | SavannahNow

    Kroger customers from now through Dec. 24 can buy $1, $3 or $5 icons to help provide food for area families in need. All donations collected at the 11 stores in the Savannah area will benefit America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia.

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  9. Twilight Tattoo honors 3rd ID's historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2014 | SavannahNow

    The 3rd Infantry Division Tuesday evening celebrated its upcoming 97th birthday during its annual Twilight Tattoo ceremony. Cutting the division's cake with a saber at Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field were, from left to right, Maj.

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  10. Editorial: Cheers to county for planning aheadRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 | SavannahNow

    SAVANNAH CITY Council is spending $10,000 - slightly more than $1,000 per elected official - on a two-day trip to St. Simons Island to plan for next year's city budget. Why? Granted, that's not a huge sum, at least when compared to the city's $171 million annual budget.

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  11. Birders' Eye View: Don't miss those magic momentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2014 | SavannahNow

    There are those times when the feeders, the trees, the fields, the lakes and even the beaches are simply devoid of birds. Sometimes the birds are too high in the trees.

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  12. Port of Brunswick sees double-digit growthRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 | SavannahNow

    At Tuesday's State of the Brunswick Port address, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz had nothing but good news for the crowd gathered at the Jekyll Island Convention Center to learn how Georgia's other port had fared in fiscal 2014. "Our deepwater terminals in Brunswick achieved broad growth in all business sectors, including forest and farm products as well as breakbulk cargo, auto and machinery units," Foltz said.

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  13. Tybee loggerhead turtle set freeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2014 | SavannahNow

    TOP: Chantal Audran holds Ike the yearling loggerhead as veterinarian Terry Norton examines him at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island on Friday. ABOVE: At nearly three pounds, Ike was declared big for his age, but fit for release into the Gulf Stream.

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