Remembering When…

By | February 24, 2016

Carver State Bank, the oldest locally owned bank in Savannah, was chartered on February 23, 1927. Throughout its history there have been only three bank presidents: Louis B. Toomer II, for 34 years, from 1927 until 1961; Lawrence D. Perry for 10 years, from 1961 to 1971 and currently Robert E. James who was named president in 1971. Louis B. … Continue reading “Remembering When…”

Carver to Kick O Anniversary With Pilgrimage to Founder’s Monument

By | February 24, 2016

The Directors, Officers and Staff of Carver State Bank will lead a group of Savannah residents in a pilgrimage from the Bank’s Main Office at 701 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard to Chatham Square to visit the monument that honors the contributions of the Bank’s founder to the Savannah community. “Our pilgrimage from the current Main Office to visit the … Continue reading “Carver to Kick O Anniversary With Pilgrimage to Founder’s Monument”

“Weeping Time” Gathering Reflects On History

By | February 24, 2016

As a part of the 2016 Savannah Black Heritage Festival, a “gathering” was held at the historical marker of the “Weeping Time” last Saturday. The marker is located on Augusta Ave in West Savannah . Historian and author Vaughnette Goode-Walker delivered a compelling talk about the events of March 2nd and 3rd, 1859 when one of the largest slave sales … Continue reading ““Weeping Time” Gathering Reflects On History”

A-Town Get Down Festival Coming This Weekend

By | February 24, 2016

Savannah’ s 6th Annual A-Town Get Down Music and Art Festival returns on Saturday, February 27, bringing together more than 25 live bands and visual artists for an all-day festival fit for all ages. The event will be held from noon until midnight at the Charles H. Morris Center in historic Savannah, Georgia. This year, the festival is free from … Continue reading “A-Town Get Down Festival Coming This Weekend”

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Savannah Alumnae Chapter: The Atlanta Take Over

By | February 24, 2016

All roads led to Atlanta, Georgia January 30-February 1, 2016 for Georgia State Cluster, which also included Founders Day Celebration and Delta Days at the State Capitol. More than one thousand eight hundred members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. who reside in the state of Georgia gathered to rededicate themselves to the ideals and purposes of the sorority. The … Continue reading “Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Savannah Alumnae Chapter: The Atlanta Take Over”

Historic Carver Village Seeks Federal Historic Designation

By | February 24, 2016

In an effort to raise funds to support required signage for federal historic designation by the State of Georgia and federal government, the Historic Carver Village Neighborhood Association will host a “Historical Carver Village Family Luncheon” on Saturday, March 5, 2015 from 11:00am to 4:00pm at the Community Center, 905 Collat Street, Savannah, Georgia 31415. Suggested donation is $10.00 per … Continue reading “Historic Carver Village Seeks Federal Historic Designation”

Attorney Tom Bordeaux To Run For Judge For Chatham County Probate Court

By | February 24, 2016

Tom Bordeaux, a Savannah lawyer with over 35 years of experience, will run for Judge of the Chatham County Probate Court in the election to be held this spring. Attorney Bordeaux already has a long record of public service, having represented a majority African-American district in the Georgia House of Representatives for 16 years(1990-2006) and, more recently, as alderman at-large … Continue reading “Attorney Tom Bordeaux To Run For Judge For Chatham County Probate Court”

Monica Kaufman Pearson Drops Gems At SRPI

By | February 24, 2016

Confident, effervescent, inspiring and engaging; these are just a few adjectives that define the retired veteran television journalist, Monica Kaufman Pearson. Kaufman Pearson visited Savannah, GA as the keynote speaker during the Southern Regional Press Institute, held at Savannah State University this past Friday. There, she regaled listeners by speaking on her start in the world of Journalism and offering … Continue reading “Monica Kaufman Pearson Drops Gems At SRPI”

United Way Hands On Savannah Calls For Nominations For Volunteer Awards

By | February 24, 2016

Do you know a volunteer or volunteer administrator who goes the extra mile? United Way Hands On Savannah is calling for nominations for its 37th Annual Volunteer Recognition Awards. The nomination form is available online at www.handsonsavannah.org. Entries must be received by March 9, 2016. Nominating a volunteer or volunteer administrator who stands out from the crowd is a great … Continue reading “United Way Hands On Savannah Calls For Nominations For Volunteer Awards”

“How Does Cold Weather Affect My Eyes?” By Dr. J. A. Parker

By | February 24, 2016

As much as the temperatures have fluctuated recently in the low country, many of you may be wondering why your eyes have been “feeling” and “seeing” a little differently. The atmosphere around us (whether hot or cold) can cause dry eye symptoms. These symptoms include a dry, scratchy, gritty feeling in the eyes, blurred vision, and often times teary eyes. … Continue reading ““How Does Cold Weather Affect My Eyes?” By Dr. J. A. Parker”