Jekyll Island delays long-planned hotel for convention hub

...and failed deals with two developers, Jekyll Island has put off until next year finding...private money has proven more difficult. Jekyll Island's main convention hotel, a 200-room...finally opened at the end of April.Jekyll Island officials say they still need more...

Jekyll Island eyes big change to conservation law

...room is left for future development on Jekyll Island, the state park's governing...change in the law being pursued by the Jekyll Island Authority has merit. The authority...fixed acreage that total construction on Jekyll Island can't exceed."Going by the...

Jekyll oversight chair supports change in park law

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. - A major change to the state law that has limited development on Jekyll Island for 42 years should win approval...state senator in charge of oversight for Jekyll Island said Thursday.Since 1971, the...

Lawmakers weigh big change for Jekyll Island

...development of hotels and attractions on Jekyll Island has long been governed by a seemingly...groups and the state authority that manages Jekyll Island want to do away with using a percentage...compromise was hatched last year as the Jekyll Island Authority and environmentalists...

Jekyll Island tries to regain appeal, attract conventions

...Georgia's new beach front convention center on Jekyll Island won't open for two months, its...gatherings to other resorts years ago.What Jekyll Island had to offer had grown outdated...said Butch Bishop, a co-owner of Jekyll Island's grocery store and a variety store...

Jekyll preservation at center of hotel debate

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. - There's a place on Jekyll Island where a person can peer across the narrow waterway...getaway for the wealthy. When he stands on Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island, home to gnarled trees and unspoiled sand - a beach...

Jekyll Island plan retooled to draw more tourists

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. - Plans for upgrading Jekyll Island to attract more tourists and conventions evolved Monday...Mike Chatham, the project's lead architect, told the Jekyll Island Authority board the plan was retooled to place more...

Advisory group: Jekyll Island has exceeded development limit

...decades-old state law passed to protect Jekyll Island's unspoiled beaches, salt marshes...conservationists and coastal residents concluded Jekyll Island long ago exceeded its maximum footprint...The conclusions were so jarring that the Jekyll Island Authority, the agency that operates...

Attorney general rules Jekyll Island must count marsh as land

SAVANNAH, Ga. - State law requires Jekyll Island officials to count marsh that stands...conclusion of a task force appointed by the Jekyll Island Au thor ity that said the island...development. The group said that for decades Jekyll officials wrongly included hundreds of...

Jekyll Island picks new development partners

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. --- The Jekyll Island Authority chose three developers Monday to take over key...an investment estimated at $80 million to $100 million -- Jekyll Island's board of directors voted to divide them among firms...