coastal georgia

Emily Jones / GPB News

On a recent hot and humid summer day, the St. Simon’s Island fishing pier offered some shade and a nice breeze for lots of people fishing and crabbing.

 

But that wasn’t all they were doing. Many were smoking. And their cigarette butts had to go somewhere.


Grant Blankenship

Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division - based at Fort Stewart in Coastal Georgia - received their ceremonial send-off Tuesday before returning to Korea for the first time since the Korean War.

They are scheduled to spend a nine-month rotation on the Korean peninsula.

Wikimedia Commons / From Riverside Natural History, by permission of Houghton, Mifflin & Co.

Cumberland Island is 14 miles of beaches, forests and marshes. Ecologist Carol Ruckdeschel has lived among the plants and animals there for 45 years. Her observations are presented in a recently published book: “A Natural History of Cumberland Island Georgia.”

Brian Brown

As metro Atlanta grows, the population of rural Georgia shrinks. Photographer Brian Brown is documenting the architecture of the country before it disappears. He started where he grew up, and created the website “Vanishing South Georgia.” Now he has sites devoted to North and Coastal Georgia, too. We talk with Brown about what there is to learn from decaying houses and shuttered storefronts.