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23 Mar, 2017, 08:20 ET For digitally distracted families, it's time to unplug and reconnect with each other on Jekyll Island

For families desperate to escape digital overload, Georgia's Jekyll Island is just the place to unplug, relax, explore, and reconnect with each...


16 Sep, 2016, 10:23 ET Jekyll Island And Southern Living Present 11th Annual Iconic Shrimp & Grits Festival

 Jekyll Island and Southern Living magazine are raising the bar at the 11th annual Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival, kicking off this...


07 Mar, 2016, 12:49 ET For Family Adventure and Exploration, Time to Book Summer Vacation at Jekyll Island

 It's time once again for families all over the U.S. to start planning summer vacations. Where can a family escape the everyday hustle and...


08 Oct, 2013, 10:12 ET Proposed Jekyll Island Master Plan Available for Public Review

The Jekyll Island Authority is currently updating its Master Plan, the agency's guiding document for overall management of the state-owned island...


17 Jul, 2013, 10:17 ET Jekyll Island Reports Growing Tourism, Adds Retail Tenants

The Jekyll Island Authority Board received positive reports during its monthly board meeting held July 15. Jekyll Island saw an increase in...


24 Jun, 2013, 08:00 ET Jekyll Island Revitalization Provides A Boost To Tourism

 Since opening slightly more than a year ago, the Jekyll Island Convention Center has consistently reported positive growth in the number of...


19 Nov, 2012, 14:29 ET Jekyll Island Westin Hotel Project Moving Forward

 The Westin Jekyll Island will now move forward, thanks in part to the Jekyll Island Tourism Development Fund.  The development of the...


20 May, 2012, 18:01 ET Jekyll Island Convention Center Officially Opens

More than 300 people gathered Sunday to celebrate the official grand opening of the new Jekyll Island Convention Center. Georgia Governor Nathan...


16 Apr, 2012, 15:40 ET New Jekyll Island Convention Center Proves Stylish and Sensible

The newly constructed Jekyll Island Convention Center is the only oceanfront convention facility on the east coast south of New Jersey, a...


01 Mar, 2012, 12:43 ET Jekyll Island Authority and Fanning Institute Launch Master Plan Update

Jekyll Island is one of the most unique public assets in Georgia. The island is owned by the State of Georgia and is open for public use, yet has...


17 Jan, 2012, 12:47 ET Jekyll Island Authority Announces Black History Month Celebration

 Jekyll Island will celebrate Black History Month with a variety of programs highlighting the experiences of African Americans on the Georgia...


23 May, 2011, 09:08 ET Prospective Brides and Grooms Invited to Share Their Wedding Dreams: Winning Entrant Will "Say 'I Do' Like a Millionaire" on Jekyll Island

Known in the late 1800s as the exclusive playground of the Pulitzers, Rockefellers, Morgans and Vanderbilts – all members of the esteemed...


02 Mar, 2011, 17:25 ET Jekyll Island Authority Annual Report Highlights Successful 2010

This past year has been an exciting and productive one for Jekyll Island. The Jekyll Island Authority (JIA) recently published a comprehensive...


24 Feb, 2011, 15:58 ET Jekyll Island's Shrimp & Grits Festival Honored at Southeast Festivals and Events Kaleidoscope Awards

Jekyll Island's Shrimp & Grits: The Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival received gold honors at the 8th Annual Southeast Festivals & Events...


25 Jan, 2011, 09:54 ET The Jekyll Island Authority Welcomes Improved Cell Phone Service on the Island

Early December the Jekyll Island Authority Board approved a request for two leases with New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC in order to improve coverage...


23 Nov, 2010, 12:03 ET Jekyll Island Authority Contributes Nearly $500,000 to Tree Relocation and Rehabilitation

With the revitalization of Jekyll Island underway, significant resources are being used to save and relocate trees that would otherwise be in the...


15 Oct, 2010, 12:00 ET Morgan Center Complex Hosts Inaugural Event

After a summer of construction crews diligently working toward completing what is now the temporary convention center, the first event held in the...


20 Sep, 2010, 15:25 ET Jekyll Island Authority Awards Construction Contract for Beach Village Revitalization Project

The Jekyll Island Authority (JIA) Board of Directors approved the selection of Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC of Kennesaw, Georgia as the general...


18 Aug, 2010, 10:56 ET Jekyll Island Authority Board Boasts Bright Outlook at Annual Meeting

The Jekyll Island Authority (JIA) Board along with executive staff members of the JIA met for its regular monthly meeting. As the designated Annual...


05 Aug, 2010, 14:49 ET Jekyll Island Foundation Announces New Foundation Director

The Jekyll Island Foundation announced today the hiring of McLendon S. DeVaughn (Mac DeVaughn) as the new Foundation Executive Director.  ...


20 Jul, 2010, 15:53 ET Good News as Summer Travel Increases on Jekyll Island

With revitalization underway, Jekyll Island is beginning to see a return of visitation despite the sluggish economy. At its regular meeting Monday,...


13 Apr, 2010, 10:48 ET The Georgia Sea Turtle Center and the Jekyll Island Authority To Celebrate Sea Turtles With the Annual Shell-E-Bration, Nest Fest and Turtle Crawl Triathlon

As coastal Georgia begins to welcome in warmer weather, it is also that time of year to welcome a very special annual visitor to Jekyll Island- the...


17 Mar, 2010, 09:50 ET The Jekyll Island Authority Announces 2010 Georgia Coast Birding & Nature Festival

Today the Jekyll Island Authority announced they will produce the 2010 Georgia Coast Birding & Nature Festival, scheduled for October 7-10 on...


04 Mar, 2010, 12:08 ET Give Yourself a Break This Spring at the Days Inn & Suites on Jekyll Island, Georgia

"Some of the best weather of the year is from mid-March to mid-April," explains Shirley Rahyon, general manager of the Days Inn & Suites on...


07 Jan, 2010, 15:00 ET Jekyll Island Authority Celebrates the Opening of New Hampton Inn & Suites, First New Hotel to the Island Since 1974

On January 7, 2010, the Jekyll Island Authority celebrated the opening of the Hampton Inn and Suites, the first new hotel to open on Jekyll...