Frank Callen Remembered

By | September 17, 2008

  The Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club Alumni and Friends Association commemorated the founder’s birthday on Sunday, September 14 with a memorial and wreath laying ceremony in Laurel Grove Cemetery. Frank Callen was born in Savannah, Georgia on September 18, 1886. He died in Savannah in January 1949. Frank Callen and his wife Irma Curley Callen are buried in … Continue reading “Frank Callen Remembered”

NAACP to hold Membership Meeting

By | September 17, 2008

The Savannah Branch of the NAACP will hold a Membership Meeting on Sunday, September 21, 2008, 4:00 p.m., at the New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 202 Fair Street in West Savannah. The major item on the agenda will be the election of the Nominating Committee for the officers of the Branch for the next two year term. Your presence at … Continue reading “NAACP to hold Membership Meeting”

King-Tisdell Award Recipient to Appear in Spike Lee Movie

By | September 17, 2008

The King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation announces that its Arts Award recipient for 2008, Omari Hardwick, will appear in the new Spike Lee film set to open in theatres around the country on September 26, 2008. The movie, “Miracle at St. Anna”, will be released by Touchstone Pictures and is directed by Spike Lee. The screenplay is written by James McBride, the … Continue reading “King-Tisdell Award Recipient to Appear in Spike Lee Movie”

Captain Jones Named Fire Officer of the Year

By | September 17, 2008

The Southside Optimist Club and Savannah Fire proudly recognize Captain William L. Jones as the 2008 Fire Officer of the Year. Captain Jones was honored with the award at an Optimist Club luncheon. Captain Jones has 30+ years of experience on the Savannah Fire Department. He currently serves in charge of Engine 9 on Savannah’s Eastside. He also regularly serves … Continue reading “Captain Jones Named Fire Officer of the Year”

Sustainable Fellwood Breaks Ground

By | September 17, 2008

Savannah’s Westside is entering a new era with the redevelopment of Sustainable Fellwood. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Tuesday, September 16, 2008, for the mixed-use, mixedincome redevelopment which will offer “green” affordable housing. Residents as well as the environment will benefit from the energy efficient heating and air conditioning units and water heaters. The new development at the 27- … Continue reading “Sustainable Fellwood Breaks Ground”

Sharpton’s Rallying Cry: ‘We Will Never Have This Opportunity Again’

By | September 17, 2008

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Rev. Al Sharpton, saying “We’ll never have this opportunity again,” took to the streets for what appeared to be an emergency cross country tour this week, hoping to rejuvenate the Obama excitement that appeared to have significantly waned after the Democratic National Convention last month. “What we’ve got to tell people is what’s at stake; that … Continue reading “Sharpton’s Rallying Cry: ‘We Will Never Have This Opportunity Again’”

Mayor Honored as “Healthy Hero” by AMERIGROUP

By | September 17, 2008

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The AMERIGROUP Foundation has announced that Savannah, Ga., Mayor Otis Johnson has been honored with its “Healthy Heroes” award. The occasion was celebrated in two ceremonies at the Savannah City Hall and the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum. “AMERIGROUP is pleased to honor those who work tirelessly to make a difference in our communities, and … Continue reading “Mayor Honored as “Healthy Hero” by AMERIGROUP”