Beach Institute Presents: The Chittlin Circuit Review, Works by Rik Freeman

By | January 26, 2011

On Sunday, February 6, 2011, the Beach Institute will open its exhibition for 2011in collaboration with the Savannah Black Heritage Festival. The Chittlin Circuit Review, is an exhibit of works by artist and muralist, Rik Freeman. The opening reception will take place at 3:00pm in the West Gallery of the Beach Institute with a gallery talk by the artist. The … Continue reading “Beach Institute Presents: The Chittlin Circuit Review, Works by Rik Freeman”

Reese Named CAT Executive Director

By | January 26, 2011

Veolia Transportation COO Ken Westbrook has announced that Dr. Chadwick Reese has been named as the new Executive Director for Chatham Area Transit Authority. Dr. Reese succeeds previous Executive Director Charles Odimgbe who resigned in November 2010. In making the announcement, Westbrook said, “Chad has a broadbased expertise in operations, planning, finance, grants, human resources and transit development in multi-modal … Continue reading “Reese Named CAT Executive Director”

NAACP Installs Officers and Executive Committee

By | January 26, 2011

The Savannah Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) held its Installation Service for President, Officers and Executive Committee on Sunday, January 23, 2011 at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. Officers include: President-Al Scott; Richard Shinhoster, First Vice President; Willie C. Macon, Second Vice President; Dr. Sandra McCord Best, Third Vice President; Lynette Hymes, Secretary; and … Continue reading “NAACP Installs Officers and Executive Committee”

AWWIN Presents Circle of Hands Breakfast and Conference

By | January 26, 2011

Join AWWIN for the present the the First Circle of Hands Breakfast & Conference, Friday, February 4-5, at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, One International Drive. We at AWWIN are excited about the collaboration with the Southern Women’s Show. To present the kickoff breakfast for both organizations, What an Honor! The Breakfast is Friday, Feb 4 at 8:30AM. … Continue reading “AWWIN Presents Circle of Hands Breakfast and Conference”

Webb Named 2012 District Teacher of the Year

By | January 26, 2011

The Teacher of the Year Gala was held on Friday, January 21, 2011 the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. The Gala is held each year to honor Teacher of the Year nominees from each school, and to name the Teacher of the Year for the next year. The 2012 Teacher of the Year is Melissa Webb, second grade teacher … Continue reading “Webb Named 2012 District Teacher of the Year”

Governor Nathan Deal Addresses Prayer Convocation

By | January 26, 2011

On his first public appearance before a group at the Capitol during his inaugural weekend, Georgia’s 82nd Governor Nathan Deal spoke to the 1st Eugene C. Tillman, Sr. Memorial Prayer Convocation. During his remarks the governor made reference to the prophet Micah and his obligation as governor. The Rev. Thurmond N. Tillman, son of the late Rep. Eugene C. Tillman, … Continue reading “Governor Nathan Deal Addresses Prayer Convocation”

Art Exhibit Focuses on City Hall

By | January 26, 2011

The latest Art in City Hall exhibition features works exploring the iconic seat of Savannah City Government itself. Savannah College of Art and Design students enrolled in the School of Building Arts completed the pieces as part of a 10- week project under Professor LaRaine Papa Montgomery analyzing good design and planning in the City of Savannah. Students used Savannah … Continue reading “Art Exhibit Focuses on City Hall”

Beach High Classes of 1946 Annual Christmas Luncheon Held

By | January 26, 2011

Beach High School’s January, June and August Classes of 1946, held their Annual Christmas Fellowship Luncheon at Johnny Harris Banquet Room on Wednesday December 29th, 2010 at 1 pm. More than fifty classmates and family members gathered in a festive atmosphere to renew old acquaintances and to reminisce about years gone by. The Classes of 1946 were honored by Dr. … Continue reading “Beach High Classes of 1946 Annual Christmas Luncheon Held”

YMCA of Coastal GA Launches Priceless Gifts Campaign

By | January 26, 2011

The YMCA of Coastal Georgia kicked off their annual Priceless Gifts Campaign on Monday, January 24, 2011. In 2010 the YMCA provided $2.2 million in financial assistance to more than 25,000 children, individuals and families in their four county service area. The funds raised during this campaign will continue to support the financial assistance program at the nine branches of … Continue reading “YMCA of Coastal GA Launches Priceless Gifts Campaign”

Savannah Cited as a Leading City Employing New Strategies to Help Low-Income Families

By | January 26, 2011

The City of Savannah is a leader in developing innovative anti-poverty strategies, according to a report released by the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) on municipal financial empowerment. The new field – “municipal financial empowerment” – goes beyond traditional efforts aimed at building residents’ income by increasing knowledge of and access to affordable financial products, encouraging savings and investment, and … Continue reading “Savannah Cited as a Leading City Employing New Strategies to Help Low-Income Families”