Satilla Shores is a small coastal neighborhood that sits between the Brunswick River and the East River. The neighborhood is home to low-slung ranches built in the early twentieth century, shaded by dramatic oaks. It’s bordered on one side by the Little Satilla River, which forms a jigsaw puzzle of waterways. Despite the peacefulness of the neighborhood, residents have been concerned about property crimes.
The police department in Glynn County, Georgia, said it had not received any reports of burglaries in Satilla Shores. However, local media has reported one vehicle burglary in the neighborhood. Several residents of Satilla Shores have expressed frustration with the police department’s inaction in the case.
Ahmaud Arbery was murdered in the unincorporated coastal neighborhood on Feb. 23, 2020. He was on a run when he was shot and killed by an unknown man. After the shooting, his killer confessed to the crime and was put on trial. Three men are now facing trial. WJCL looks at what happened and why.
Although Brunswick and Glynn County are separate police jurisdictions, the two cities share a 911 call center. Between 2018 and 2020, residents in Brunswick and Glynn County called 911 operators 16,838 times. Many of the calls were from suburban areas and mostly white people. However, the city of Brunswick has a majority-minority population.
It is home to 63 schools
Satilla Shores is a community in Brunswick Georgia that is home to 63 schools. The community consists of five streets, each with two entrances. One of those entrances is near a home owned by Tony Shaw, who is black and lives in the neighborhood. He said he didn’t see Mr. Arbery, but his white neighbors weren’t used to seeing black faces.
This community sits on wooded riverside land between the Brunswick and East Rivers, and is bounded by Georgia Highway 17. Residents enjoy full attention when the wind blows to their right, and the town’s flag stretches to the fullest extent.
The city was a model for race relations in 1963, when White students and parents joined the battle to integrate public schools. Today, in a divided nation, the community is calling for racial healing. Its residents are feeling a sense of solidarity with those who have suffered from racism in the past.
The town has a history of racial tensions, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been brought in to investigate the shooting death of an unarmed black man. Ahmaud Arbery was shot on a street near Brunswick, Georgia, by Travis McMichael and his father, Gregory McMichael, who believed that Arbery was involved in recent burglaries. They also suspected him of carrying a shotgun.
The Satilla Shores neighborhood of Brunswick is a relatively small and quaint community. The majority of homes in the neighborhood were built in the 20th century and are surrounded by a jigsaw of waterways. Many of the residents of this community were concerned about crime and property crimes. Fortunately, residents have worked together to solve the problems. A black mayor presides over the city and both white and black people have worked to improve the community’s quality of life.
It has no burglaries
The residents of the Satilla Shores subdivision in Brunswick, Georgia have been pleasantly surprised by the low number of burglaries reported in the neighborhood. The homes in this small community are all low-slung ranches from the 20th century, and are shaded by dramatic oaks. The neighborhood borders the Little Satilla River, which forms a jigsaw of waterways in the area. A number of years ago, local residents were concerned about burglaries, break-ins, and other property crimes. But after reviewing the area’s homicides and other crimes reports, residents were pleasantly surprised to learn that Satilla Shores has had no burglaries.
In August 2013, a 25-year-old man was fatally shot in Satilla Shores. The suspect in the shooting was identified as Travis McMichael. The man shot the victim three times with a shotgun, killing him. The victim was unarmed. The shooting was captured on cell phone video by neighbor Roddie Bryan, who later joined the chase in his own truck.
Police say that the incident happened after a homeowner reported three burglaries. The first was a burglary in July. The second was the same year, but the last was reported three or four days after the first. The police department has no other information.