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  1. Loran Smith: Walk across Brooklyn Bridge checks off bucket-list itemRead the original story

    May 21, 2016 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Witnessing sunrise is one of life's glorious benefits. More often than not, Ol' Sol comes up over a body of water, enriching your life and cleansing your soul.

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  2. Kevin Kisner hopes practice rounds, tips pay offRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2016 | Athens Banner-Herald

    It helps that the former University of Georgia All-American grew up a little more than 20 miles from Augusta National Golf Club in Aiken, where he's staying this week with family and friends. Kisner earned his first PGA Tour win in November's RSM Classic in St. Simons Island.

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  3. Trout Unlimited to hold annual fundraising eventRead the original story

    Apr 3, 2016 | Athens Banner-Herald

    The Oconee River Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold its annual fundraising banquet Saturday at Flinchum's Phoenix, located in the middle of the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources' Whitehall Forest. A variety of items will be auctioned at the banquet, including original artwork, a two-day all-inclusive trip for two to Little St. Simons Island, clothing, jewelry, several guided fishing trips and a handmade rod and fishing gear rack.

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  4. Incorporation bill for St. Simons ruffles feathersRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2016 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Rep. Tom Taylor, R-Dunwoody, said he intends to introduce the bill next week after Monday's deadline for it to be acted on this year. He didn't say he necessarily supports creating a city out of the island but that he will sponsor the bill to open the door for its passage next year.

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  5. Georgia businessman requires handguns for his office workersRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2016 | Athens Banner-Herald

    The owner of a Georgia-based insurance firm is requiring all of his employees to get permits to carry concealed weapons and providing each of them with a handgun. Lance Toland of Lance Toland Associates said Tuesday that the slaying of his uncle several years ago influenced his decision to implement the policy for the 10 women and two men who work in the company's three offices.

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  6. 'Wild Treasury of Nature' is Athens artist Philip Juras' latest book and exhibitRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2016 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Athens artist Philip Juras has a new book of paintings, "The Wild Treasury of Nature: A Portrait of Little St. Simons Island," published by the University of Georgia Press. Little St. Simons is one of the least disturbed of the eastern coast's barrier islands.

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  7. Conservation Day activists get unplanned bonusRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2016 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Dozens of environmental and property-rights advocates were still roaming the statehouse halls late Wednesday afternoon when they snagged a victory they hadn't specifically been seeking. A bill to halt petroleum-pipeline construction landed in the hopper at the House of Representatives.

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  8. Conservation Day activists get unplanned bonusRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2016 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Dozens of environmental and property-rights advocates were still roaming the statehouse halls late Wednesday afternoon when they snagged a victory they hadn't specifically been seeking. A bill to halt petroleum-pipeline construction landed in the hopper at the House of Representatives.

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  9. Less reliance on standardized tests in Georgia Senate proposalRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2016 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Teacher evaluations would be less dependent on student-exam scores, and parents would be able to opt out of standardized tests under legislation introduced Wednesday in the Senate. Just three years ago, the legislature enacted a grading system for classroom instructors where half was based on test scores in compliance with federal mandates.

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

    Jan 30, 2016 | 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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  11. Survey: 3 in 5 support city for St. Simons, Sea IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2016 | 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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  12. Georgia bill would let cities, counties decide when fireworks could be litRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2016 | 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Frat Beach & GA/FL Greek Tailgate 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    Click here to see the 2015 Georgia/Florida gathering at Frat Beach in St. Simons Island which will remain one of UGA's greatest traditions by Spotted A phototgrapher John Paul Van Wert.

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  20. 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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