Jekyll exceeds United Way campaign goal

The Jekyll Island campaign for the United Way of Coastal Georgia exceeded its 2014/15 goal of $18,500.

The three-pronged campaign, consisting of the Jekyll Island Authority (JIA) work place, as well as the Jekyll Island resident and business campaigns, raised over $26,000, according to Nancy Kring Rowan, campaign chairperson.

Successful fundraising events, such as the Georgia Sea Turtle Center’s BBQ, Jekyll Island Fire Department’s Chili Cookout and the Nearest Faraway Virtual Race, helped make the campaign a success.

19-year-old indicted for carrying handgun

A Glynn County man has been indicted for allegedly bringing a handgun to Brunswick High School’s campus in December 2013 during a basketball game between the school’s crosstown rival, Glynn Academy.

Ahmaud Marquez Arbery, who was 19 at the time, was indicted Jan. 28 for allegedly carrying a Big Bear .380 caliber pistol with him when attempting to make entry into the Dec. 3, 2013 basketball game.

Glynn County School police said at the time that an officer noticed a gun in Arbery’s waistband, and he ran when the officer attempted to stop him. Officers put the campus in a lockdown mode during the foot chase.

In the course of the chase, one school resource officer fell and fractured his hand.

Arbery is now facing charges in Glynn County Superior Court of carrying a weapon within certain school areas, carrying a weapon without a license and three counts of obstructing an officer.

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