100 Black Men Honor Dr. David Satcher at Benefit Gala

By | April 08, 2009

The 100 Black Men of Savannah, Inc. held its annnual Fundraising Benefit Gala on Saturday, April 4 at the Hyatt Regency Savannah. Members welcomed Dr. David Satcher who served as keynote speaker for the event. The gala is designed to raise funds to support scholarships for students involved in the 100’s Leadership Mentoring Academy. Upon graduation from high school, students … Continue reading “100 Black Men Honor Dr. David Satcher at Benefit Gala”

Haliburton Named VP for University Advancement at SSU

By | April 08, 2009

Savannah State University (SSU) President Earl G. Yarbrough Sr. has named Joanndra “Joy” C. Haliburton as vice president for University Advancement effective March 2. As vice president and a member of the president’s leadership team, Haliburton will direct all university programs related to fundraising and oversee the areas of alumni affairs, communications and development. “Increasing partnerships that will yield more … Continue reading “Haliburton Named VP for University Advancement at SSU”

Books, Brownies and Berries at Wesley Community Centers

By | April 08, 2009

On Thursday, April 2, Wesley Community Centers, Inc., and the Rotary Club of Savannah presented Books, Berries, and Brownies, a fun literary event in which local celebrities came in and read to the children. Special guest readers included Mayor Otis Johnson, Ph.D, Dr. Thomas Lockamy, School Superintendent, and Kim Gusby of WSAV. The Savannah Tribune’s own Tanya Y. Milton, Vice-President … Continue reading “Books, Brownies and Berries at Wesley Community Centers”

Local Musicians Featured on Bobby Jones Gospel Showcase

By | April 08, 2009

It is said that the second time around is a charm. Well that is truly the case for recording artist and songstress, Lori Lewis, who was invited back a second time to perform on the 2009 Bobby Jones Gospel Music Showcase in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 28-29. The audience all stood and praised God, as Lori sang “I’ll Follow Wherever … Continue reading “Local Musicians Featured on Bobby Jones Gospel Showcase”

Superintendent’s Student of the Month

By | April 08, 2009

The Superintendent’s Student of the Month is Taylor O. Mackie, a senior at Savannah Arts Academy. Taylor was selected because of his grades, accomplishments and outgoing nature. Taylor has shown improvement each year of his academic career. His 9th grade GPA was 88 and despite a challenging curriculum, including several AP courses, his 12th grade GPA stands at 96. Taylor … Continue reading “Superintendent’s Student of the Month”

Microsoft Offers Unprecedented Savings for Minority Students

By | April 08, 2009

Microsoft Corp. kicked off its ultimate deal campaign with the Ultimate Steal Promotion that is targeting 12 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Hispanic student organizations at colleges and universities in the U.S. The campaign was created to offer students attending these institutions opportunities to purchase the Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 Suite at a much discounted price, $59.95 (U.S.) … Continue reading “Microsoft Offers Unprecedented Savings for Minority Students”

Community Leaders Join Step Up Savannah Board

By | April 08, 2009

Six new members have joined the Step Up Savannah, Inc. governing board, reflecting the range of its collaborative partners: Business and government leaders, social service providers, and neighborhood leaders. The collaborative is focused on moving poor families toward economic self sufficiency by targeting workforce development and training, and financial education. The new board members include:Virginia Brown, executive director, Coastal Empire … Continue reading “Community Leaders Join Step Up Savannah Board”

American Cancer Society Awards Community Investment Grant

By | April 08, 2009

The South Atlantic Division of the American Cancer Society recently awarded a Targeted Community Investment Grant to the Southeast Georgia Cancer Alliance in Chatham County and Southeast Georgia. The Targeted Community Investment Grant Program financially supports state, regional and local projects consistent with the Society’s fight against cancer. The Southeast Georgia Cancer Alliance was presented $10,000 as part of this … Continue reading “American Cancer Society Awards Community Investment Grant”

Department of Human Resources Seeks Public Feedback

By | April 08, 2009

The Georgia Department of Human Resources (DHR) Division of Public Health (DPH) invites the public to participate in a 60-day review period of Babies Can’t Wait (BCW), a statewide early intervention system for infants and toddlers with special needs and their families. DHR has developed a new federal grant application for Babies Can’t Wait that will be effective July 1, … Continue reading “Department of Human Resources Seeks Public Feedback”

Barrow Announces Pay Increase For Middle Class Families

By | April 08, 2009

Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) announced that middleclass Georgians will see their take-home pay increase effective April 1. Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that Congress enacted and President Obama signed into law in February, individuals earning less than $95,000 per year will not have as much of their income withheld from their paychecks for federal income tax withholding. The … Continue reading “Barrow Announces Pay Increase For Middle Class Families”