The Savannah Tribune Remembers Janie R. Toomer

By | May 30, 2012

The Savannah Tribune joins the community in mourning the loss of Mrs. Janie R. Toomer and Mrs. Frenchye M. Bynes. These two ladies represent the epitome of what it means to be a pillar of the community. Mr. Janie R. Toomer was a trailblazer among African-American female business owners in Savannah. Her business acumen distinguished her as a leader and … Continue reading “The Savannah Tribune Remembers Janie R. Toomer”

The Savannah Tribune Remembers Frenchye M. Bynes

By | May 30, 2012

Mrs. Frenchye Mason Bynes was born in Jackson, Mississippi on January 24, 1923. She was the second of three children born to DeWitt and Cleotha Ward Mason. She departed this life on Saturday, May 26, 2012 in Savannah, Georgia. In 1942 she married Frank Howard Bynes, Sr. and to this union five children were born. Both her husband Frank H. … Continue reading “The Savannah Tribune Remembers Frenchye M. Bynes”

City of Savannah Youth Council Graduates

By | May 30, 2012

Fifty-three 8th graders graduated from the City of Savannah Youth Council program during a ceremony on Wednesday, May 23. Remarks were made by Mayor Edna Jackson, Alderman Van R. Johnson II, and Youth Council coordinator Carliss Bates. Several Youth Council members offered reflections on the yearlong program, which saw them participate in community service projects, make regular speeches and appearances … Continue reading “City of Savannah Youth Council Graduates”

Obama Launches $26 Million Multi- Agency Competition

By | May 30, 2012

The Obama Administration announced a $26 million multi-agency Advanced Manufacturing Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge to foster innovation-fueled job creation through public-private partnerships. These coordinated investments will help catalyze and leverage private capital, build an entrepreneurial ecosystem, and promote cluster-based development in regions across the United States. This is the third round of the Jobs Accelerator competition, which is being … Continue reading “Obama Launches $26 Million Multi- Agency Competition”

Center Runs for Chatham County Commission District 3

By | May 30, 2012

Savannah attorney Tony Center, son of former Savannah City Alderman Leo Center, and Chair of the Chatham County Democratic Committee, qualified to run for Chatham County Commission District 3. District 3 is presently represented by Pat Shay. Shay decided not to run for re-election. “I hope to bring to the commission the same intensity of research, questioning, and resolution that … Continue reading “Center Runs for Chatham County Commission District 3”

Sen. Lester Jackson Launches Candidacy for Re-Election

By | May 30, 2012

State Sen. Lester Jackson (D-Savannah) officially qualified Wednesday as a candidate for re-election to a third term in the Senate, representing District 2 (Savannah/Chatham County). “During my 14 years in the Georgia General Assembly, including the past four years in the Senate and the previous 10 years in the House of Representatives, I have established a proven record of effective … Continue reading “Sen. Lester Jackson Launches Candidacy for Re-Election”

Malinda J. Hodge Runs for 2nd District School Board

By | May 30, 2012

On Friday, May 25, 2012, Mrs. Malinda Hodge announced her candidacy and qualified for the 2nd District School Board Seat. Mrs. Hodge is a lifelong resident of Savannah- Chatham County. She is a graduate of the Savannah- Chatham County Public School System and she attended Savannah State University. She is an advocate for education. Mrs. Hodge is currently a member … Continue reading “Malinda J. Hodge Runs for 2nd District School Board”

Hines Announces Re-Election for Chatham School Board District 5

By | May 30, 2012

Mrs. Irene Gadson- Hines, incumbent for Savannah-Chatham County Public School Board District Five, is announcing candidacy for re-election. She is presently completing six years as School Board Representative of District Five. She is a retired educator after thirty-one years of teaching. Twenty-five of those years were spent at Windsor Forest High School as a biology instructor. She is proud to … Continue reading “Hines Announces Re-Election for Chatham School Board District 5”

Savannah Celebrates Its Fashion’s Night Out

By | May 30, 2012

From Manhattan to Milan, Atlanta to Australia, patrons worldwide will emerge on Thursday evening, September 6, 2012 from 6pm to 11pm for the fourth annual after-hours shopping extravaganza Fashion’s Night Out. After a hugely successful pedestrian traffic-only event in downtown Savannah for more than 4000 people, the City of Savannah has earned its place alongside fashion centers like New York, … Continue reading “Savannah Celebrates Its Fashion’s Night Out”

United Way Give-a-Way Kick-Off Luncheon Held

By | May 30, 2012

The Give-a-Way kickoff luncheon was held on May 24, 2012 at noon at the Savannah Morning News auditorium. The luncheon is a fast-paced, entertaining and thought-provoking event, featuring our area’s top professional women exchanging heart-to-heart conversations about the challenges facing women and children in the Coastal Empire community. The Give-a-Way kick-off luncheon is made possible through the generous support of … Continue reading “United Way Give-a-Way Kick-Off Luncheon Held”