Voluntary Evacuations issued for St. Simons, Jekyll Island Due to Hurricane Matthew

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and the Glynn County Board of Commissioners issued a State of Emergency for Glynn County and 12 surrounding counties due to the projected path of Hurricane Matthew. Voluntary evacuations have been issued by officials for St. Simons, Jekyll Island, Sea Island and Little St. Simons Island. The storm is expected to […] [...more]

St. Simons Island named one of the “10 Most Beautiful US Towns to Visit in the Fall”

St. Simons Island named one of the “10 Most Beautiful US Towns to Visit in the Fall”

St. Simons Island has made its way onto The Huffington Post’s “10 Most Beautiful US Towns to Visit in the Fall.” It’s the only southern city that made that list, which also includes Avalon, California, Port Townsend, Washington, Hood River, Oregon, Vail, Colorado, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Newport, Rhode Island, Beacon and Woodstock, New York and Stowe, […] [...more]



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Voluntary Evacuations issued for St. Simons, Jekyll Island Due to Hurricane Matthew

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and the Glynn County Board of Commissioners issued a State of Emergency for Glynn County and 12 surrounding counties due to the projected path of Hurricane Matthew. Voluntary evacuations have been issued by officials for St. Simons, Jekyll Island, Sea Island and Little St. Simons Island. The storm is expected to […]

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What is Georgia’s State Seashell?

Knobbed Whelk (Busycon carica)! Christened the state seashell in 1987, the knobbed whelk is a whorled shell, eight inches long at maturity, displaying heavy spines, many knobs, and an orange or red mouth. Minerals in Georgia coastal waters cause ocher striations on the sand-colored, semi-gloss surface. This marine snail shell is found all along Georgia’s […]