Hotel proposed for Ocean Blvd. on SSI
By Matthew J. Permar
Over the last decade or so at least two hotels have been proposed for the 1200 block of Ocean Blvd. on St. Simons Island, none of which have come to fruition.
Until now the most recent was about a year ago. A site plan was approved for a hotel at 1226 Ocean Blvd. on the site of the old Chelsea restaurant next door to the The Still package store, across the street from Crab Daddies restaurant.
A site plan application for a new hotel in the area was recently submitted to the Glynn County Community Development Department and will come before the Island Planning Commission on Tuesday, April 19.
Public defender says DA’s office holding up filings
By Pamela Permar-Shierling
Last week Brunswick Circuit Public Defender Kevin Gough told the media the District Attorney’s office has filed only 71 cases in Glynn County during the first quarter of this year.
This compares, he said, to 261 filed during the first quarter of 2015 and 158 filed during the first quarter of 2014. Gough said withholding and then filing large numbers of cases at one time hobbles the public defender’s ability to defend their clients.
Gough, whose term is up in July, does not think he will be reappointed for a second four year term. He also believes District Attorney Jackie Johnson is purposely holding up the cases until a replacement public defender is appointed.
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