News Line for Brunswick

Blight a growing issue in city
The difference between Brunswick resident Miriam Jenkins' property on Willet Street and the abandoned yard next door is striking.
Source: Brunswick News

Brunswick city manager one of three finalists for Orange Park job
City Manager Bill Weeks has been named a finalist for the town manager job in Orange Park.
Source: Florida Times-Union

Brunswick wants Glynn County to give back its recreation department along with $700,000
Glynn County took over the city’s troubled recreation department last year as part of a settlement reached after a protracted and contentious debate over how to split revenue from a 1 cent local option sales tax.
Source: Florida Times-Union

Glynn County needs Brunswick to give up downtown alleys
Glynn County has a plan in the works concerning what to do with a downtown block that it spent $4 million on several years ago when it planned to expand its jail.
Source: Florida Times-Union

St. Marys to interview final candidates
Three finalists for the St. Marys city manager's job will meet in person with elected officials Thursday for private and public interviews.
Source: Brunswick News

Downtown made gains in fiscal 2013
Downtown Brunswick garnered a lot of interest during 2013, prompting one manager to say the area has successfully recovered from the economic recession.
Source: Brunswick News

Controversy over city trash bills quiets
Backlash against a city ordinance that restructures Brunswick's garbage collection billing policy has all but quieted.
Source: Brunswick News

St. Marys brainstorms on gateway project
Some residents and elected officials in St. Marys agree improvements are needed along the southernmost gateway to the city at Interstate 95. Now, they have to figure out what improvements to make and how much they can afford to spend.
Source: Brunswick News

Boards brainstorm future
It was a rare occurrence in the office of the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce Monday, where representatives from nearly every Glynn County government entity gathered in a single room to discuss the community's economic future.
Source: Brunswick News

Perry building site receives bid
Plans to redevelopment a site along Brunswick's Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard are off to a slow start, but the city has attracted at least one developer with an interest in making an investment.
Source: Brunswick News

Commission still searching for director
The Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water Sewer Commission says it has three different options it can pursue in its search for a new executive director after the candidate it offered the job to turned it down Jan. 24.
Source: Brunswick News

New Dollar General may give boost to Brunswick revitalization efforts
The discount chain’s ambitious expansion plans included a store that could play a role — even it wasn’t intended — in Brunswick’s revitalization plans along what was once the city’s main shopping corridor.
Source: Jacksonville Times-Union

Cornell Harvey takes oath as Brunswick's mayor
The city swore in its first African-American mayor before plenty of witnesses Wednesday night.Parking spaces were difficult to find outside Old City Hall as a crowd of 200-plus crammed into the upstairs meeting room to see Cornell L. Harvey take the oath of office.
Source: Florida Times-Union

Swearing In New Leaders
Camera flashes erupted at Old City Hall Wednesday as newly elected Mayor Cornell Harvey took the oath of office at the beginning of the first Brunswick City Commission meeting of 2014.
Source: Brunswick News

Survey results: Merge police, garbage
Brunswick and Glynn County should combine their police and fire departments, along with their separate trash collections, members of the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce who responded to a chamber survey say.
Source: Brunswick News

Liquor stores prepare to open Sundays in city
Regardless of how they felt about the issue as it neared a vote in November, most liquor store owners in the city are indicating they will be open for business on the first Sunday of 2014.
Source: Brunswick News

Brunswick Mayor Bryan Thompson leaving office after difficult eight years
There’s nothing monumental on the agenda of the City Commission’s final meeting of the year Wednesday so outgoing Mayor Bryan Thompson can breathe a sigh of relief as he bangs the gavel to adjourn the panel for his last time.
Source: Florida Times-Union

Officials eye more housing
As a 52-unit affordable housing development at Fourth and Norwich streets draws near to completion, Brunswick officials are turning their sights to the next area of the city pegged for revitalization.
Source: Brunswick News

Commissioner Cornell Harvey elected Brunswick's next mayor
City Commissioner Cornell Harvey will be Brunswick’s next mayor.
Source: Florida Times-Union

Brunswick voters back at the polls Tuesday in runoffs for mayor, 2 commission seats
Voters will go to the polls Tuesday in runoffs to decide who their next mayor and who will fill a couple of commission seats. It will likely be a contest of who can get their voters back to the polls because participation typically drops on in runoffs.
Source: Florida Times-Union

Brunswick voters back at the polls Tuesday in runoffs for mayor, 2 commission seats
Voters will go to the polls Tuesday in runoffs to decide who their next mayor and who will fill a couple of commission seats.
Source: Florida Times-Union

Lending a helping hand
The city of Brunswick is about to benefit from the aim of an ambitious Boy Scout.
Source: Brunswick News

Runoffs in all 3 Brunswick races
Those still interested in the outcome will have to go back Dec. 3 for runoffs in all three races.
Source: Florida Times-Union

Election Day: Voters to cast ballots in Brunswick
Residents of the city of Brunswick will cast a ballot for mayor, South Ward commissioner and North Ward commissioner.
Source: Brunswick News