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Natural Hair Freedom Beauty, Health, and Wellness Expo

Posted on 21 February 2015 by Donte

hair2-21By Arthia Nixon
Florida/Georgia Star

Fling the flat irons and can the creamy crack because naturalistas are making Brunswick a destination on their hair journey. TContinue Reading

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Age is Nothing But a Number for Local Centenarians

Posted on 14 February 2015 by Donte

centenariansBy Arthia Nixon
Florida/Georgia Star

When Ponce de Leon set off of an expedition to find the fabled Fountain of Youth, many thought him to be a fool.

After all, where on earth could people live active lives well into their seventies, eighties, nineties and beyond one hundred? Had de Leon ventured to the north of where he travelled in the Caribbean and Florida, he just may have found the answer as many Georgians are proving you can live to be one hundred years young. TContinue Reading

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UCF Student Actor Recounts “Spiritual” Encounter with Oprah on ‘Selma’ Film Set

Posted on 01 February 2015 by Donte

majorBy Arthia Nixon
Florida/Georgia Star

(Atlanta, Georgia)… When Black History Month 2015 rolls in, a former University of Florida entertainment enthusiast says he will have greater appreciation for the American Civil Rights Movement after working on the set of the film Selma. TContinue Reading

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NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet and Image Awards

Posted on 18 January 2015 by Donte

ga_naacp17The Brunswick Georgia Branch of the NAACP held its annual Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday, December 12, 2014. TContinue Reading

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Future Gospel Hitmakers Hit Hinesville for Soul Glow

Posted on 10 January 2015 by Donte

wimberlyBy Arthia Nixon
Florida/Georgia Star
HINESVILLE, GA – Ingrid Bradley Wimberly serves as a praise and worship leader at House of Refuge in Hinesville, Georgia. TContinue Reading

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Posted on 03 January 2015 by Donte

ga_mayorsIn what is considered a milestone, we have for the first time Black men as Mayors in both Kingsland and Brunswick, Georgia. TContinue Reading

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Darien Mourns Pioneering Educator and Community Leader

Posted on 07 December 2014 by Donte

sbrownEvella S. Brown of Darien died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at her residence. Loved ones said goodbye during funeral services that were held on November 28th at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, with burial in Memory Garden. Viewing was held Wednesday at Darien Funeral Home. TContinue Reading

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America Gets Cooking to Stop Diabetes with J. Anthony Brown

Posted on 30 November 2014 by Donte

J. Anthony Brown, Muti-talented comedian, actor, writer, creative artist, entrepreneur and co-host of The Tom Joyner Morning Show, TContinue Reading

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Posted on 22 November 2014 by Donte

domesticDomestic violence awareness was the focus in the city of Brunswick recently. TContinue Reading

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Posted on 14 November 2014 by Donte

jones_1118The Brunswick Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating Linnes Tyler Jones, 29, of Brunswick. TContinue Reading

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Posted on 08 November 2014 by Donte

woman_electionBy Arthia Nixon
Florida/Georgia Star
Kendra McCrae is a woman who is quite well known in the seaside community of Brunswick, Georgia some 80 miles south of Savannah. TContinue Reading

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Posted on 01 November 2014 by Donte

bwk officerBy Arthia Nixon
Georgia/Florida Star

A female sergeant has emerged as the top cop with the Brunswick Police Department. TContinue Reading

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Legendary Jim Brown Native of St. Simons, Georgia

Posted on 25 October 2014 by Donte

Ali PremiereLiving Legend Jim Brown, famous for his career in the NFL and Movies, is a native of St. Simons Island in Georgia and he still calls it home. TContinue Reading

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St. Simons’ Harrington School opened for Gullah Geechee month

Posted on 18 October 2014 by Donte

harrington_schoolBY ARTHIA NIXON
Florida/Georgia Star

In about a decade, the Harrington School on St. Simons Island will be celebrating 100 years since the day it opened its doors for “colored children” TContinue Reading

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Slave Artifacts on Display in Glynn County

Posted on 11 October 2014 by Donte

chainAt the 2014 Annual Legislative Conference held at the King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort, St. Simons, GA.  TContinue Reading

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Posted on 10 October 2014 by Donte

WILLIAMS_web.Officer Darry Williams, a Brunswick, GA police officer, is charged with kidnapping after holding three hostages at gunpoint Wednesday, Oct. 8th. TContinue Reading

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Posted on 04 October 2014 by Donte

matthew_mangramDARIEN, Ga. – The town of Darien and Saint Augustine’s University in Raliegh, North Carolina are mourning the loss of a “promising” football star. TContinue Reading

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Zion Baptist Church BOOK and R.E.A.C.H. Ministries presents”Reaching Out to Readers DINNER THEATER”

Posted on 20 September 2014 by Donte

zionZion Baptist Church BOOK and R.E.A.C.H. Ministries presented an awesome, fun, uplifting evening of great entertainment and delicious food. TContinue Reading

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Posted on 13 September 2014 by Donte

ga_schoolsIn what is being called a “wake up call in the community”,local leaders have protested the Glynn County School Board’s decision to ban students TContinue Reading

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Brunswick Longshoremen’s Labor Day Event

Posted on 06 September 2014 by Donte

labor day event See more photos of Brunswick Longshoremen’s Labor Day Event in the print edition of The Georgia/Florida Star

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The Distinguished Men of Brass to hit Kingsland Catfish Festival

Posted on 30 August 2014 by Donte

The Distinguished men - IMG_4651This year’s Kingsland Catfish Festival is about to get a whole lot more brassy, now that The Distinguished Men of Brass will be serving as Grand Marshals. TContinue Reading

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Former US Ambassador Andrew Young and Michelle Nunn Visit Brunswick, Ga

Posted on 23 August 2014 by Donte

grop01On Saturday, August 16, I had the opportunity to be a part of a tremendous experience. TContinue Reading

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SIS Hosts Back to School Bowling Event For Brunswick Youth

Posted on 16 August 2014 by Donte

By Arthia Nixon
Florida/Georgia Star

Over 100 local children joined Sherry Reed and S.I.S (Sistas Inspiring Sistas) to take part in a back to
school bowling event. The event was sponsored by Shuck’s Seafood, Heavy Hytaz and Bowlarena. TContinue Reading

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Savannah Teacher to Sue Students and School Board Over Nude Photos

Posted on 09 August 2014 by Donte

teacherFired Myers Middle School teacher Lakeisha Jones plans on suing the Chatham County School Board and the 14 year-old students who saw naked photos of her.

Read more in the print edition of The Florida/Georgia Star newspapers

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Jacksonville track star killed in Ga. car crash

Posted on 03 August 2014 by Donte

LawrenceFormer Jacksonville high school and University of Georgia champion sprinter Torrin Lawrence died early Monday morning, July 28 in a car accident on Interstate 75 near Cordele, Ga. TContinue Reading

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