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The Glynn County Commission honored five police officers and three firefighters during their meeting last Thursday, August 18. The group was recognized for their heroic actions in a domestic dispute incident on April 28 that turned into a house fire. Those honored were: (second from left to right) Police Lieutenant Jimmie Turner, Officer Richard Leska, Officer Matthew Chappell, Fire Lieutenant / Paramedic T.E. Johnson, Police Sargent Eric Naugle, Fire Lieutenant Dana Maddox, Police Officer Darius Samples and Firefighter D.M. Holton. Police Chief Matt Doering (far left) and Fire Chief Randy Jordan (far right) were on hand to present the commendations. According to Doering, Turner and Naugle were first responders to the domestic dispute on Julliett Circle. The suspect made threats to family members and set the house on fire. Doering said, “As Officers Leska, Chappell, Samples and Fire Fighters Johnson, Maddox and Holton arrived, they all quickly worked together with seamless action as one team to put out the fire and rescue the woman from the burning home.” Doering said the teamwork was such that “police officers became fire fighters for the moment.” Islander Staff Photo - Permar

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Dollar General site plan rejected
By Matthew J. Permar
The applause was loud last week when Glynn County’s Island Planning Commission voted 4-2 to deny the site plan for a proposed Dollar General store on Frederica Rd. on St. Simons Island.
IPC member Stan Humphries made the motion to deny saying the site plan failed to comply with Section 619.4(a) of the county zoning ordinance. William Lawrence seconded and it passed with Humphries, Lawrence, Ed Meadows and Chairman Desiree Watson voting in favor. Preston Kirkendall and Joel Willis voted nay.
At the start of the meeting, staff stated that the applicant, Teramore Development, LLC,  asked for the site plan to be deferred to the September meeting.

McKinnon’s runway 16-34 rehab underway
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by Pamela Permar-Shierling
The rehabilitation of McKinnon Airport’s secondary runway, 16-34, is finally underway. The runway was closed last Monday and will remain closed to air traffic until early December.
The $2.2 million project has been split into three phases to try to capture eligible federal funding under the Airport Improvement Program (AIP).
The cost of each phase is as follows:
• Phase I - $1.4 million - paving;
• Phase II - $492,000 - lighting, electrical, and signage; and
• Phase III - $312,000 - taxiway lighting, airfield electrical improvements.

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