Mercer Statue to be Placed in Ellis Square

By | April 22, 2009

The life-size bronze statue of Johnny Mercer has been granted a home. Mayor Otis Johnson and City Council voted unanimously to approve the statue’s placement in Ellis Square. On November 18, 2009 — the date that would have been Johnny Mercer’s 100th birthday — his statue will be dedicated in Ellis Square. During this celebra- tion, many events will be … Continue reading “Mercer Statue to be Placed in Ellis Square”

Elliott Named State Above and Beyond Citizen

By | April 22, 2009

The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation today announced the Above & Beyond Citizen Honors state finalist for Georgia for 2009. After a nationwide search and selection process, a panel of judges, consisting exclusively of Medal of Honor recipients, selected Reverend Michael Elliott due to his conspicuous selflessness in service to his fellow Americans by going above and beyond the call … Continue reading “Elliott Named State Above and Beyond Citizen”

Savannahians Rally Behind First Komen’s Race For the Cure

By | April 22, 2009

Mark A. Goldstein, age 76 introduces himself by saying that he has been given an opportunity and whatever contribution he can make is an effort to take advantage of that opportunity. Mark is a member of National “Honorary Team New Balance,” created by New Balance Athletic Shoe. Annually, he participates in many Susan G. Komen “Race for the Cure” events … Continue reading “Savannahians Rally Behind First Komen’s Race For the Cure”

Anitra Williams Crowned Miss Mardi Gras

By | April 22, 2009

The Brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated held their Mardi Gras 2009 on Friday April 18 at the Savannah Civic Center. This year, the brothers crowned Anitra Williams Miss Mardi Gras. Second runner-up was India Calhoun, and third runner-up was Tamika Patterson. Anitra is currently employed with the Savannah- Chatham Board of Education as a Career and Technical Education … Continue reading “Anitra Williams Crowned Miss Mardi Gras”

Mitchell to Keynote Hungry Club Breakfast

By | April 22, 2009

Businessman and former Maryland State Senator Clarence M. Mitchell, III, will be the keynote speaker at the 3rd Annual Community Appreciation Reception and Luncheon of the Hungry Club Forum of Savannah, Inc. (HCFS), on Saturday May 2, 2009, in the Joe Addison Banquet Room of Geneva Geneva’s Restaurant, located at 2812 Bee Road. A welcome reception at 11:30 AM will … Continue reading “Mitchell to Keynote Hungry Club Breakfast”

Black in America

By | April 22, 2009

Taqwaa Saleem My last entry in "Black in America" was at the beginning of the six weeks before Easter known as Lent. I didn’t write in that time of fasting and praying because I was trying my best to decrease so that my thoughts could increase and be expressed more clearly. As the Easter holiday was just celebrated, I’m excited … Continue reading “Black in America”

Letter to the Editor

By | April 22, 2009

To the Editor: The Junior League of Savannah is an organization of over 1000 women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities. The Junior League of Savannah is the largest volunteer organization in the Coastal Empire with members in the Savannah, Brunswick and South Carolina Low Country areas. In recognition of National Volunteer Week, April … Continue reading “Letter to the Editor”

Town Hall Meeting With Chatham County Delegation

By | April 22, 2009

Representatives Bob Bryant, Craig Gordon and Mickey Stephens will host a Town Hall Meeting with Senator Lester Jackson at 7:30 am on May 5, 2009. The meeting will be held on the 3rd floor of the Con-Ed Building, located at Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Gwinnett Street. The purpose of this Town Hall Meeting is to inform constituents about … Continue reading “Town Hall Meeting With Chatham County Delegation”

Clearing That Mental Fog

By | April 22, 2009

More and more I hear folk talking about brain fog. Persons in Chemotherapy the most, but also persons of all ages. Trouble recalling names and dates, newly learned materials, details of events and information from along ago. This brain fog affects persons in every age range, from teenagers -difficulty learning, working professionals, retirees, as well as the elderly. We call … Continue reading “Clearing That Mental Fog”

Obama Administration Announces New Campaign to Refocus on HIV/AIDS Crisis

By | April 22, 2009

Officials from the White House, Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced recently a new five-year national communication campaign, Act Against AIDS, which highlights this alarming statistic and aims to combat complacency about the HIV/AIDS crisis in the United States. According to CDC data released last year, about 56,000 Americans become … Continue reading “Obama Administration Announces New Campaign to Refocus on HIV/AIDS Crisis”