Leonard Honored by Harvard Law School

By | September 28, 2011

CAMBRIDGE, MA – On Saturday, September 17, 2011, Savannah native Dr. Walter Leonard received the Harvard Law School Medal of Freedom, the school’s highest honor. Leonard received the award during a gala dinner that served as the culminating event of the Harvard Law School’s 3rd Celebration of Black Alumni. After receiving the award from Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow, … Continue reading “Leonard Honored by Harvard Law School”

Just Good Friends, Inc. to Hold Annual Meeting in Savannah

By | September 28, 2011

Just Good Friends, Inc. is an organization of refined women who meet for fun and friendship. The group was organized in 1997 in Washington, DC by Celeste Burton, Marjorie Phillips and Melba Lawrence. The women range in ages from the 40s to 80s. Members meet monthly and host or attend fun-filled activities. Membership is by invitation. The organization meets on … Continue reading “Just Good Friends, Inc. to Hold Annual Meeting in Savannah”

American Business Women’s Association Presents Scholarship

By | September 28, 2011

By Brenda L. Roberts Dr. Carol Mulligan, President of the Historic Savannah Chapter of The American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) presented the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Scholarship at the September 8, 2011 meeting. The recipient, Ms. Chantel Britton, is the daughter of Clay and Michelle Britton of Savannah. She is a 2011 graduate of Savannah Arts Academy, and a freshman … Continue reading “American Business Women’s Association Presents Scholarship”

Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club Arranges Mural for West Broad Street YMCA

By | September 28, 2011

Professional Savannah artist and muralist, Francesco Montefiore, in cooperation with the Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club,isdonatingan8x5ft. mural to the West Broad Street YMCA. Montefiore has named the creation “FROM SAVANNAH TO SAVANNA.” The Y is one of several local charities which the club supports. Montefiore, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina from Italian family, recently moved to Savannah from South Florida where … Continue reading “Savannah Sunrise Rotary Club Arranges Mural for West Broad Street YMCA”

Atlanta Honors Xernona Clayton With a Street and Park Plaza Designation

By | September 28, 2011

Mayor Kasim Reed joined members of the Atlanta City Council, Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, and hundreds of other community and civic leaders on Tuesday, September 20, in recognizing the contributions of civil rights activist and broadcasting pioneer Xernona Clayton. Ms. Clayton was recognized for a lifetime of contributions to community and humanity with the dedication of an honorary street and … Continue reading “Atlanta Honors Xernona Clayton With a Street and Park Plaza Designation”

SSU Announces Hall of Fame Weekend/Football Stadium Reopening Schedule

By | September 28, 2011

The Savannah State University tiger football team will make its home debut in the renovated Theodore A. Wright Stadium against the Howard University Bison at 7 p.m., Oct. 1. The university has scheduled a series of events to celebrate the “coming home” game. Student Government Association President Ruben L. Chiza will preside over the official dedication and grand opening ceremony … Continue reading “SSU Announces Hall of Fame Weekend/Football Stadium Reopening Schedule”

Sports with Walter Moore

By | September 28, 2011

SSU 33 North Carolina Central 30 Antonio Bostick ran for two touchdowns and threw for another as Savannah State defeated North Carolina Central (1-3) at Kelly-Riddick Stadium before a crowd of 7,536. Bostick and Justin Babb both had touchdown runs of 7 yards in the first half to give SSU (1- 3) and 13-12 halftime lead. NCCU went ahead 15-13 … Continue reading “Sports with Walter Moore”

“Finally:” An Appreciation for the Rev. Carl W.S. Gilliard

By | September 28, 2011

On September 18, 2011 the community, local, state and national leadership came out to pay homage to the Rev. Carl W. Scott Gilliard. The event started with a procession of leadership with the theme trumpeted by the movie theme “Coming to America”. The packed house of family and community echoed the speaker WSOK’s own Mayor of the Gospel Community Mr. … Continue reading ““Finally:” An Appreciation for the Rev. Carl W.S. Gilliard”

Native Son Appointed Chairman of Surgery

By | September 28, 2011

Washington, D.C.- Dr. Lynt B. Johnson, MD, MBA has been named the Robert J. Coffey Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC. He is also Chief of Surgical Services. The Benedictine, Duke University, Harvard Medical School graduate established the first Transplant Institute at Georgetown and his team performed the first living donor liver … Continue reading “Native Son Appointed Chairman of Surgery”

Paradise Park Traffic Calming to Serve as Model

By | September 28, 2011

The City of Savannah on Friday celebrated the completion of a project that marks a new way for citizens to help solve thorny traffic problems in their neighborhoods. City officials and neighborhood residents cut the ribbon at a new minitraffic circle on Dyches Drive – one of more than half a dozen traffic calming devices installed at key intersections in … Continue reading “Paradise Park Traffic Calming to Serve as Model”