Tue., June 18, 2013 12:00pm
The Jekyll Island Authority is giving tour guide operators more time to provide input on a plan to test their knowledge of the island's history. The plan would require tour guides in the historic district to pass a test on Jekyll Island history.
Tue., June 11, 2013 4:43pm
This Saturday, Darien residents will remember one of the most controversial war acts during the Civil War. The town's buildings, churches, and most homes were set aflame by soldiers over 150 years ago. Today, the remains from the act are still preserved by the town's residents.
Mon., May 20, 2013 10:00am
Developers are set to start construction on a new convention hotel for Jekyll Island after long delays that largely resulted from difficulties getting a bank loan for the $41 million project. Members of the state park's governing board were scheduled attend a ground-breaking ceremony Monday for the 200-room Westin hotel.
Mon., May 13, 2013 10:00am
A task force appointed to make recommendations about Jekyll Island's future says the coastal state park may have exceeded the legal limit to how much of its land can be developed. The Jekyll Island Authority governs the island. It has asked Attorney General Sam Olens for a second opinion.
Wed., March 20, 2013 11:03am
A new study has found that the number of deer on Jekyll Island is far greater than what was estimated two years ago, and that some of the animals have health problems because of overpopulation.
Thu., March 14, 2013 6:47pm
Georgia Sea Turtle Center officials say eight of the injured reptiles from Georgia and Florida are receiving medical care at its Jekyll Island facility.
Mon., November 19, 2012 4:07pm
A spokesman for Jekyll Island's governing board says it approved a series of agreements with a developer to get a 200-room beachfront Westin Hotel project back on track.
Thu., November 15, 2012 4:00pm
Jekyll Island is losing convention business while it waits for a new hotel. Delays in the financing of a Westin resort have led to at least two groups to hold their meetings elsewhere.
Fri., October 19, 2012 10:15am
Officials on state-run Jekyll Island are defining what's developed and what's not. The distinction is important since Georgia law requires 65% of the island to be kept "undeveloped."
Tue., October 2, 2012 6:17pm
A spokesman says Gov. Nathan Deal would deny a tax break to a planned convention hotel on Jekyll Island because it would be unfair to competing hotels. Deal spokesman Brian Robinson said Tuesday the governor has given plenty of support to the island state park, where Georgia taxpayers have invested $50 million to build a new convention center and beachfront park. Robinson said subsidizing a hotel would be "a step further than we could go."