Mon., February 11, 2013 11:03am
Some coastal Georgia residents may see smoke rising from Cumberland Island in the next month as park rangers plan to burn dead vegetation and other debris.
Thu., January 31, 2013 3:00pm
A worker at Cumberland Island National Seashore has discovered the remains of what could be a Confederate warship. The islands off Georgia’s historic coast are no stranger to shipwrecks. But this particular vessel has captured the attention of residents more than most.
Mon., January 21, 2013 12:00pm
Park rangers on a remote barrier island off the Georgia coast say they have found a historical treasure — an 80-foot fragment of an old shipwreck nearly buried beneath the sand. Archaeologists from the National Park Service uncovered the wreckage last week.
Tue., December 18, 2012 1:13pm
Cumberland Island National Seashore officials are asking the public to give them guidance on the seashore's core values. It's all part of a an effort to update Foundation Documents at all of the National Park System's nearly 400 units across the country.
Wed., August 1, 2012 4:15pm
The National Park Service has given the go ahead for Cumberland Island National Seashore to raze three-homes that recently came into agency's possession. The decision finalizes a plan spelling out how the Seashore will use seven island homes that two years ago became public property under agreements signed in the 1970's.
Mon., July 30, 2012 11:32am
Georgia wildlife officials say they're seeing a sea turtle baby boom on the state's beaches. More than 2,000 turtle nests have been counted this year along Georgia's 100-mile coast.
Fri., May 25, 2012 12:00pm
New rules for dogs on St. Simons Island are drawing both cheers and jeers from dog lovers. On the one hand, Glynn County officials are banning dogs on the island's beach this summer when the sand is most popular, during the day. On the other hand, they're giving dog owners the discretion to unleash their dogs and let them roam free in the mornings and evenings.
Wed., January 11, 2012 10:30am
Cumberland Island's top official says investigators believe a 43-acre wilderness was started by a person, but they do not suspect it's a case of arson. Island Superintendent Fred Boyles declined Wednesday to provide details on the investigation into the fire that's been burning for the past week on the island off Georgia's coast. He says the investigation still isn't complete.
Tue., August 30, 2011 12:00pm
High surf from Hurricane Irene this weekend washed away more than sand. The endangered loggerhead sea turtles were near the end of their nesting season when the storm lashed the beaches. Turtle-watchers spotted numerous examples of nests that just disappeared after Irene.
Mon., August 8, 2011 12:00am
Visitors to Cumberland Island can request van tours to the island's remotest sections starting this week. Congress mandated the tours in 2004. National Seashore superintendent Fred Boyles says it took the park service seven years to begin the tours because officials had to put the van tours through a lengthy review process.