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Resham Adhikari (right), Engineering Specialist with FM Global insurance company, presented a $1,600 grant to Brunswick Fire Marshal Rhett Fairfield last week. Islander Staff Photo - Shierling
BFD receives smoke alarm grant
by Pamela Permar-Shierling

In an effort to put as many smoke alarms in every Brunswick home, the Brunswick Fire Department has received another grant.
This time the BFD has partnered with commercial property insurance company FM Global for a $1,600 grant.
Resham Adhikari, Global Engineering Specialist, presented the grant to Fire Marshal Rhett Fairfield last week.
According to Fairfield the grant will  purchase a field computer which will store commercial fire protection information.

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Judge hears arguments in Dollar General lawsuit
• Decision could come in two weeks
By Matthew J. Permar
Last Thursday morning Glynn County Superior Court Judge Stephen Kelley heard arguments in the Teramore Development v. Glynn County case.
Teramore Development, LLC has proposed to build a Dollar General store at 1810 Frederica Rd. and submitted a site plan to county Community Development Department on May 31 and it was on the Island Planning Commission (IPC) agenda on July 19.

Oglethorpe Center proposals
by Pamela Permar-Shierling

The Brunswick City Commission heard proposals from four architectural firms last week in response to an RFP (request for proposals) for planning, design, architectural and engineering services  for the Oglethorpe Conference Center scheduled to be built on Newcastle St. in downtown Brunswick.
Funding for the Center totaling $3.5 million was included in both SPLOST IV ($2 million) and SPLOST V ($1.5 million). The county has deeded their portion of the land to the city and the city is ready to move on the project.

Pilar Hotel denied again by IPC
By Matthew J. Permar
Coming back to the Island Planning Commission (IPC) for the third time last week with a site plan for the Pilar Hotel, Adam Swann was denied a third time by the IPC during their meeting on Thursday, September 20.
The hotel is proposed for 1200 Ocean Blvd. on St. Simons Island on the corner of Neptune Rd. across the street from the Crab Trap restaurant.

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Airport Commission gets construction update

• ARTrageous Bras helps SGHS raise money for cancer patients

• Glynn County's 'Drool at the Pool' dog event Neptune Park, Sunday, Oct. 2

• Ga. Pacific donates to Wayfarers Center

• Rep. Jones to introduce wire transfer fee bill

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