Back To School Expo 2012

By Savannah Tribune | July 25, 2012

Vote “Yes” For TSPLOST: It Is Good For Savannah

By | July 25, 2012

TSPLOST is the Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. It is a statewide referendum on the July 31, 2012 ballot. If it passes, a 1 percent sales tax will be collected for ten years to help improve roads and enhance other transportation related services in Georgia. For the purpose of collecting and administering the funds, Georgia is divided into … Continue reading “Vote “Yes” For TSPLOST: It Is Good For Savannah”

American Career Development Grand Opening Held

By | July 25, 2012

On July 18, 2012, American Career Development Corporation located at 645 Indian St. conducted its grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony and launched Savannah’s premiere record label and media production company known as Razor Sharp Records South. The company rolled out the red carpet for special guests which included Mayor Edna Jackson, Senator Lester G. Jackson III, Pastor Hazel Scott of … Continue reading “American Career Development Grand Opening Held”

Sally Ride, First American Woman to Orbit Earth Dies

By | July 25, 2012

Sally K. Ride, the first American woman to orbit Earth, died Monday after fighting a battle with pancreatic cancer . She was 61- years-old. Ride was chosen as an astronaut in 1978, Ride entered space with four male colleagues on June 18, 1983, on the shuttle Challenger. This was the seventh flight of the program. However, Ride wasn’t the first … Continue reading “Sally Ride, First American Woman to Orbit Earth Dies”

Girl Scouts Celebrate 100 Years of Girl Scouting

By | July 25, 2012

On May 15th 2012, 10 Girl Scouts and five moms flew from Crested Butte, Colorado to Savannah, Georgia to celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting. Along with celebrating Girl Scouting by visiting the Juliette Low Birthplace, the girls also wanted to do something for the Savannah community. The girls chose Greenbriar Children’s Center as well as The Magdalene Women and … Continue reading “Girl Scouts Celebrate 100 Years of Girl Scouting”

2012 Woodville-Tompkins Homecoming to be Held

By | July 25, 2012

Attention Woodville- Tompkins WOLVERINES! The Woodville-Tompkins Scholarship Foundation proudly presents the 2012 Woodville-Tompkins Homecoming, “The Party with a Purpose: To Help Our Students”. Saturday, September 1, 2012, 11am- 5pm on the campus of Woodville-Tompkins, 151 Coach Joe Turner Street. Join classes from 1945-1990 as we remember the “good old days” at Woodville- Tompkins High School! Admission is only $5.00 for … Continue reading “2012 Woodville-Tompkins Homecoming to be Held”

CCSO Explorer Post 876 Makes Strong Showing at Summerfest

By | July 25, 2012

Chatham County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 876 competed with several other Explorer Posts from across the southeast at Summerfest 2012. The law enforcement competitions were held July 23, 2012 at the Savannah Civic Center. The CCSO Explorers placed first in the Cell Extraction competition and third place in the Felony Traffic Stop, Accident Investigation and Room Search competitions. CCSO Explorer … Continue reading “CCSO Explorer Post 876 Makes Strong Showing at Summerfest”

Countdown to the International AIDS Conference

By | July 25, 2012

People are already descending on Washington, D.C., in preparation for the 19th International AIDS Conference, which is opened July 22-27. This is the first International AIDS Conference held in the U.S. in 20 years. Leading up to the conference, the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of a drug called Truvada for the purposes of preexposure prophylaxis. Pre-exposure prophylaxis … Continue reading “Countdown to the International AIDS Conference”

Savannah-Chatham Public Schools End Cell Phone Ban

By | July 25, 2012

The school board has lifted a ban on cellphones and other electronic devices; the ban lasted five years. The majority of the school board members supported the academic technology policy. The members believe that electronics can be used to enhance instruction and students already bring them to school. The new regulation allows students to bring electronic devices to school to … Continue reading “Savannah-Chatham Public Schools End Cell Phone Ban”

NAACP Convention Highlighted Voting Challenges

By | July 25, 2012

The NAACP’s recently concluded their national convention and it had its share of highlights. They included dramatic and powerful addresses by political and civil rights leaders and a host of workshops aimed at empowering members for active participation in the November presidential election. The speech by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney also drew a lot of attention. Though Romney received … Continue reading “NAACP Convention Highlighted Voting Challenges”