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  1. St. Simons' Georgia-Florida crackdown not hurting hotel bookingsRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

    Whether its hotels are filling up with people glad that Glynn County authorities are cracking down on the drunken excess of St. Simons Island's so-called "Frat Beach" during the Georgia-Florida football weekend, or whether the island's hotels are filling up with college students willing to abide by the stepped-up law-enforcement presence, the bottom line is, well, the bottom line for local hospitality businesses.


  2. Airbnb, Homeaway say they welcome fair, simple regulationRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 22 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Representatives of two of the largest vacation-rental marketing companies said Tuesday they welcome government regulation as long as it's simple and fair. They laid out their position during the first hearing of a House committee appointed to see whether the state should play a role in addressing complaints over the growing trend to use online listings to market houses or spare bedrooms for rent to tourists.


  3. Glynn County commissioner: 'Last thing we want to do is arrest 200 or ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    "The last thing we want to do is arrest 200 or 300 students," said Glynn County Commissioner Bill Brunson, "but we're prepared to do it." beach party on St. Simons Island associated with the University of Georgia's rivalry football game with the University of Florida in nearby Jacksonville, Fla., set this year for Oct. 31. And while he's clear on the point that the county has had enough of the party, Brunson said Tuesday he hopes a letter sent to UGA this week above the signature of Glynn County Commission Chairman Dale Provenzano, detailing the coastal Georgia county's new no-nonsense approach to the party on what is dubbed "Frat Beach" during the Georgia-Florida weekend, will be all the deterrent that is needed.


  4. Party's over at Georgia-Florida 'Frat Beach'Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Finally tired of the toll an annual alcohol-fueled party on a St. Simons Island beach associated with the Georgia-Florida collegiate football game has taken on the island and its reputation, Glynn County of Glynn County commissioners are expected Thursday to approve sending a letter from Glynn County Board of Commissioners Chairman Dale Provenzano to the University of Georgia, as well as to Georgia Southern University in Statesboro and the College of Coastal Georgia in nearby Brunswick - and to high schools in Glynn and surrounding counties - announcing the county's no-fooling get-tough policy for this year's Georgia-Florida weekend.


  5. Kiwanis Club of Athens receives the 2015 Impact AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    The Kiwanis Club of Athens was recently recognized as the recipient of the 2015 Impact Award, presented by the Clarke County Board of Education. In presenting the award, the school district recognized the club's involvement with Stroud Elementary School in a variety of activities, including members volunteering in the school library and working at events such as the book fair and field day.


  6. Top court sides with Glynn County on 'party house'Read the original story

    Jul 14, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    The Georgia Supreme Court unanimously agreed Monday with Glynn County in its crackdown on a St. Simons Island house used for weddings that has frequently spurred complaints of noise, traffic and parking problems. The seven justices on the state's highest court ruled against Thomas and Lee Burton, who own the East Beach house named Villa de Suenos or House of Dreams but known locally as the "party house."


  7. 'Zero tolerance' of underage drinking on St. Simons beach for this year's Georgia-Florida gameRead the original story

    Jul 14, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Officials in coastal Georgia's Glynn County will look at the cost of increasing law-enforcement presence on St. Simons Island on the eve of the annual University of Georgia football game with the University of Florida, when the island's beach hosts a problematic party fueled by alcohol - much of it consumed by underage drinkers - that leaves the beach awash in trash. "It has gotten out of hand in recent years," said Kathryn Downs, public information officer for Glynn County.


  8. Man finds part of human skull on Georgia beach; identity is mysteryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 7, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Authorities say they're trying to identify part of a human skull found partially buried in the sand on a Georgia beach. Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering said a man walking his dog found the skull Monday near the former U.S. Coast Guard Station on St. Simons Island.


  9. Podcast: U.S. Open with Brian Harman, Georgia camps, talking wide receiversRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Eight golfers from the University of Georgia, including one who was on the team this past season, are slated to tee off in the U.S. Open this week. Brian Harman, the fourth year PGA Tour pro from UGA, joins the latest "Bulldog Bytes" podcast from Washington state as he gears up for the season's second major.


  10. Townspeople ponder future of 'frat beach' on Georgia islandRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    How do you control a revved up crowd of thousands of alcohol-drinking college-age adults who traditionally amass on the beach at St. Simons Island on the eve of the annual Georgia-Florida football game in Jacksonville? Eliminating alcohol on what is popularly known as "Frat Beach" during the University of Georgia-University of Florida football weekend is one proposal county officials and community representatives are considering. Some 30 people gathered Wednesday at the Brunswick-Glynn County Chamber of Commerce to begin working on a way to get a handle on the beach party that requires a presence of police and EMTS because of the amount of drinking that goes on Friday before the game.


  11. Forfeiture bill passes with jury amendmentRead the original story

    Apr 1, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    A bill that standardizes procedures for the seizure of private assets by police passed the Georgia Senate easily on Tuesday along with an amendment keeping felony offenders off juries. The measure by Rep. Alex Atwood, R-St.


  12. Athens man honored with Congressional Gold Medal for WWII serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Even before the U.S.'s entry into World War II, German U-boats regularly threatened American shipping along its Atlantic and Gulf coasts. Just six days before our official entry into the war, a group of civilians organized themselves as the Civil Air Patrol, volunteers who would serve their country by watching over the shipping lanes of the coast using their own planes or borrowed aircraft.


  13. St. Simons forms committee to examine UGA student beach parties during Georgia-Florida weekendRead the original story

    Mar 18, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    The annual Frat Beach drinking party on St. Simons Island during Georgia-Florida football weekend in late October is a disaster waiting to happen, island businessman Cap Fendig said, and he is asking the Glynn County Commission to intervene. The event draws University of Georgia fraternity and sorority members and others to the beach on the Friday before the game is played in Jacksonville, and the party often gets out of control, Fendig said.


  14. NeSmith: Grimsley's 'Hank' is great Southern readingRead the original story

    Feb 28, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Looking back, I stepped into a hole somewhere, and I've been trying to climb out ever since. To say my 1970s spat with Rheta Grimsley Johnson was minor is like calling the Mississippi River a big ol' drainage ditch.


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