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  1. Georgia officials push for overhaul of state fireworks lawRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 30 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Since the law was signed by Gov. Nathan Deal last May, some government officials have taken issue with it, saying it allows for the blanket use of consumer fireworks without any local control. Three Republican lawmakers are taking a second look at the law and proposing changes that would restore some oversight of fireworks to local officials, The Savannah Morning News reported.

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  2. Survey: 3 in 5 support city for St. Simons, Sea IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 26 | Athens Banner-Herald

    A majority of voters living on St. Simons Island and Sea Island favor a referendum this year on the creation of a city, according to a survey released late Monday by a group supporting cityhood. Rep. Jeff Jones, a Republican who represents the islands, was unconvinced because of what he said the poll didn't get into.

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  3. Georgia bill would let cities, counties decide when fireworks could be litRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 20 | Athens Banner-Herald

    People who want to shoot fireworks in Georgia would be limited to whenever their local governments will allow, except on two holidays, under legislation sponsored by Rep. Alex Atwood, R-Saint Simons Island. A law enacted last year allows fireworks to be blasted any day between 10 a.m. and midnight or 2 a.m. for New Years and Independence Day.

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  4. Small plane crash lands on Georgia home; no serious injuriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Authorities on the Georgia coast say two people suffered only minor injuries when a small plane crash landed on the roof of a house on St. Simons Island. Assistant Chief Tommy Dixon of the Glynn County Fire Department said the plane came down at about 11 a.m. Tuesday after taking off from Jacksonville, Florida.

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  5. Georgia vacation rentals to pay $5 tax, but no law changesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    People who rent their homes or bedrooms to vacationers should be collecting state taxes, including a new $5 nightly tax, but properties rented fewer than 15 nights a year should be exempt, a House committee decided Monday. The 15-night exemption is designed to protect residents in Athens and Augusta who rent bedrooms or their homes only during the six University of Georgia home football games or during the weeklong Masters Tournament.

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  6. Vietnam veterans honored in BrunswickRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Serving in one of the most disputed wars in American history, Vietnam, meant many of those in the Ballard Park gym on Nov. 23 never received a genuine "thank you" upon their return from combat. Coming back from a war heavily protested by a younger generation, many of the men and women who answered the call of duty were treated with ridicule and disrespect.

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  7. Ronda Rich: Thankful for a few hours with a friendRead the original story

    Nov 21, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    An email arrived in the middle of the night back in August. Its message was to tell me that my precious friend Randy Parks, one of the dearest friends of my life, was back in the hospital with congestive heart failure.

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  8. Frat Beach 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Highlight photos from the annual "Frat Beach" party on St. Simons Island, that combines the college fall break and the fiery football rivalry between the University of Georgia Bulldogs and Florida University Gators.

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  9. Frat Beach & GA/FL Greek Tailgate 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    The 2015 Georgia/Florida game produced another fantastic gathering at Frat Beach in St. Simons Island which will remain one of UGA's greatest traditions.

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  10. Officials pleased with outcome of annual 'Frat Beach' partyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Officials say they're pleased with the outcome of the so-called "Frat Beach" party on St. Simons Island's East Beach. The Brunswick News reports that about 6,000 college students descended to the beach Friday afternoon during the annual Georgia-Florida football weekend.

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  11. Crackdown on Georgia-Florida pregame 'Frat Beach' successfulRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    A well-publicized crackdown on underage drinking and other excesses at the St. Simons Island beach that becomes a popular party spot for young people on the day before the Georgia-Florida collegiate football game in Jacksonville, Fla., was successful in bringing the problematic behavior under control, according to a Glynn County commissioner who was instrumental in the effort. "There were a few arrests," Commissioner Bill Brunson said Saturday as the game was getting under way, but none, he added, were for particularly serious offenses.

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  12. Photos: Georgia students take to St. Simons Island for fall breakRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Click here to see photos from 'Frat Beach' on St. Simons Island the day before the football game between Georgia and Florida.

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  13. UGA sorority members reminded in email to be wary of behavior on Frat BeachRead the original story

    Oct 28, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    An email sent out to University of Georgia sorority members this week served as a reminder that Frat Beach, the annual celebration on St. Simons Island coinciding with the Georgia-Florida football game, is not the party place it's been in years past. Or, more to the point, " 'What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas' does not apply in St. Simons or Jacksonville," the email reads. 1 comment

  14. Golderman: Frat Beach 'tradition' not worthy of UGARead the original story

    Oct 28, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    At the end of the month, my hometown of St. Simons Island will again be the scene of the annual University of Georgia party known as Frat Beach. Part of the Georgia-Florida football weekend, the event has been defended as a unifying tradition for UGA students, but it is far from it.

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  15. Emails follow losses: Frustrated fans let UGA decision-makers know how they feelRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    That's a good thing for people like Danny Smith, who have something to get off their chests about the football team under coach Mark Richt, especially when the Bulldogs lost back-to-back SEC games to Alabama and Tennessee earlier this month. Smith, a season ticket holder who lives in Tunnel Hill near Dalton, fired off an email to Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity at 10:55 p.m. on Oct. 10, hours after the Bulldogs lost 38-31 in Knoxville.

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  16. Yarbrough: Fishing, flaggers and a fine young manRead the original story

    Oct 19, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    I mentioned a few weeks back the Bass Federation/Fishing League Worldwide High School Fishing Southeastern Conference Championship tournament scheduled for Lake Lanier. It has come and gone.

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  17. Red Dress Boutique nominated as top 10 football town businessesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    The Red Dress Boutique, located in downtown Athens, was nominated by the public through UPS as one of the top 10 football town businesses in the country, and now your vote could elevate to the nation's top football town business. In a news release, UPS noted these are "small businesses that transform themselves to handle massive demand and make gameday even more special year after year."

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

    Oct 9, 2015 | 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.

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

    Sep 22, 2015 | 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.

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  20. 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.

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