NCAA Penalizes Savannah State Football and Men’s Basketball Teams

By | June 19, 2013

The Savannah State football and men’s basketball teams have been penalized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) because of low Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores, the NCAA announced. The SSU football team is facing Level One APR penalties and postseason ineligibility for the 2013-14 season while the men’s basketball team is facing Level One APR penalties. “We knew these … Continue reading “NCAA Penalizes Savannah State Football and Men’s Basketball Teams”

Practicing the ABCs of Pool Safety

By | June 19, 2013

Summertime is a time for pool parties and water fun, but those activities can be dangerous, especially for children. In fact, drowning is the number one killer of children under the age of 5. What makes this statistic even more tragic is that young children, ages 1 to 4, are more likely to drown in a residential swimming pool than … Continue reading “Practicing the ABCs of Pool Safety”

Savannah Firefighters Week Long Focus on Health and Safety

By | June 19, 2013

Savannah Fire & Emergency Services will be participating in the annual International Fire and EMS Safety and Health Week June 16th – 22nd. The week-long observance is sponsored by the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) and encourages participating fire departments to suspend all nonemergency activities during the week and focus on safety … Continue reading “Savannah Firefighters Week Long Focus on Health and Safety”

Warmer Weather Signifies the Start of Mosquito Season

By | June 19, 2013

Summer is quickly approaching which means that mosquito activity will soon become more widespread. Mosquitoes can carry West Nile Virus (WNV) which can cause mild to serious illness. The best way to prevent WNV is to avoid mosquito bites. Following the 5 Ds of Prevention can help lessen the risk of getting bitten by mosquitoes: – DRAIN all standing water … Continue reading “Warmer Weather Signifies the Start of Mosquito Season”

Change Your Water, Change Your Life!

By | June 19, 2013

Ionized alkaline water makes you feel fantastic, gives you more energy, makes you smarter and more handsome or beautiful. Would you like to know the secret? THE SECRET…. It makes you feel fantastic because your cells are hydrated and happy, it gives you more energy because it is oxygenated, it makes you smarter because it hydrates your brain and it … Continue reading “Change Your Water, Change Your Life!”

Chatham County Youth Commission Presents Graduates And Award Winners

By | June 19, 2013

Friday, June 14, 2013 during the Chatham County Commission Meeting, the Chatham County Youth Commission presented their 2013 graduates, the recipients of the 2013 Beverly M. Whitehead Award and the recipients of the Brandon Brown Youth Commissioner of the Year Award. The 2013 Beverly M. Whitehead Award was presented to Wells Fargo for their work with the Chatham County Youth … Continue reading “Chatham County Youth Commission Presents Graduates And Award Winners”

Sen. Jackson Co-Hosted HUD Capacity Building/Grant Writing Training

By | June 19, 2013

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, in collaboration with state Sens. Lester Jackson (D-Savannah) and Horacena Tate (D-Atlanta) hosted a free Capacity Building/ Grant Writing Training and “Facing Foreclosure with Facts Not Fear” Panel last Tuesday at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront, “Federal funds have been allocated to several states to assist homeowners … Continue reading “Sen. Jackson Co-Hosted HUD Capacity Building/Grant Writing Training”

Clean Fuels Showcase/Seminar Held

By | June 19, 2013

Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols hosted his third annual Alternative Fueled Vehicle Roadshow in Savannah last Thursday The Roadshow showcases the practical impact of clean, alternative fuels in today’s vehicles. Attendees got a close look at propane, biofuels, natural gas, electric (EV) and compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles along with answers to questions on cost, safety, maintenance and financing considerations. … Continue reading “Clean Fuels Showcase/Seminar Held”

Chatham County Health Department Holds Ribbon Cutting

By | June 19, 2013

The Chatham County Health Department held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Dr. Martha B. Fay Public Health Center located on Sallie Mood Dr. directly behind the old building located on Eisenhower. The new facility opened in May, but administrators hosted an open house on Monday for the public. The 33,000 square foot building is home to multiple exam rooms … Continue reading “Chatham County Health Department Holds Ribbon Cutting”

Juneteenth Festival To Be Held

By | June 19, 2013

Community altruist and gospel icon Lester Lec’k White will be among this year’s honorees at the annual Juneteenth Festival, a celebration of emancipation from bondage to be held on Saturday, June 29, 2013 in the historic Wells Park located at 38th and Montgomery Sts. This event depicts “a breath of fresh air” as well as a “new beginning for hundreds … Continue reading “Juneteenth Festival To Be Held”