ATLANTA — A House subcommittee quickly approved a bill Tuesday that would specify the acreage limiting development on Jekyll Island, settling nearly four decades of dispute.

Groups that have traditionally been at odds with one another all spoke in support of House Bill 715, telling the Resources Subcommittee of the House Natural Resources Committee that it is the result of careful negotiation. They asked the lawmakers not to make any changes that could unravel the unusual truce.


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