The Musical Birthday Celebration Of McDuffie In The End Hits A Powerful Melody

By | December 14, 2016

The Musical Birthday Celebration for E. Larry McDuffie got under way on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 5pm at St. John Baptist Church where the Rev. George P. Lee III is Pastor. The sanctuary was filled to capacity from the lower level to the balcony as friends and family came from as far away as Washington D.C., Richmond, Virgina, North … Continue reading “The Musical Birthday Celebration Of McDuffie In The End Hits A Powerful Melody”

Former Mayor Jackson’s Official Portrait Unveiled

By | December 14, 2016

With a crowd of well-wishers in attendance, the Savannah City Council paid tribute to Immediate Past Mayor Edna Branch Jackson at the beginning of its regular Council Meeting on December 8, 2016. The ceremony culminated with the placing of her official portrait in City Hall among other former Mayors of Savannah. Before the unveiling of the official portrait, each member … Continue reading “Former Mayor Jackson’s Official Portrait Unveiled”

Savannah Fire And Emergency Services Holds Recruit Class Graduation

By | December 14, 2016

Savannah Fire Chief Charles G. Middleton and Savannah Mayor Eddie DeLoach and City Manager Rob Hernandez welcomed 18 new firefighters to the ranks of Savannah Fire & Emergency Services today, as members of SFES Recruit Class 2016-02 took the oath of office during an afternoon ceremony at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center on Hutchinson Island. The new firefighters … Continue reading “Savannah Fire And Emergency Services Holds Recruit Class Graduation”

Walmart And Sam’s Club Association Rally Behind Children’s Hospital To Raise MoreThan $155,000

By | December 14, 2016

A seven-week campaign by Walmart and Sam’s Club associates, customers and members raised more than $155,000 for the Dwaine and Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital as part of a national campaign for the Children’s Miracle Network. The campaign, which raised close to $37 million nationally for member hospitals in the Children’s Miracle Network, will help fund critical medical care for children. … Continue reading “Walmart And Sam’s Club Association Rally Behind Children’s Hospital To Raise MoreThan $155,000”

American Idol Winner FANTASIA Poses With Savannah Tribune’s Tanya Milton

By | December 14, 2016

After the recent performance of Grammy Award and third season American Idol winner: FANTASIA, she took the time to pose with Tanya Milton on December 1st at the Savannah Civic Center. This performance at the Civic Center was part of FANTASIA’S The Definition Of… Tour, which got under way on November 16th. The report of the gala event was that … Continue reading “American Idol Winner FANTASIA Poses With Savannah Tribune’s Tanya Milton”

SCAD Joins Union Mission For Holiday Giving

By | December 14, 2016

December 12, 2016 , The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) is joining local nonprofit Union Mission to bring gifts and holiday cheer to the area children and families on Friday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. More than 150 members of the SCAD community donated items on children’s holiday wish lists and will set up a holiday shop for … Continue reading “SCAD Joins Union Mission For Holiday Giving”

Fun Facts About The Month Of December

By | December 14, 2016

Hanukkah Christmas Boxing Day Kwanzaa Read A Book Day Human Rights Month Calendar Awareness Month National Handwashing Awareness Month National Fruit Cake Month December Tidbits Winter always begins on the 21st or 22nd of the month, it is the shortest day and longest night of the year. This day is called Winter or Southern Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. The … Continue reading “Fun Facts About The Month Of December”

Civil Rights Data Show More Work Is Needed To Reduce Inequities In K-12 Schools

By | December 14, 2016

Stark disparities exist in the amount of resources available to students. The CDRC data show sizeable variation across states in per pupil expenditures in 2013-2014. At one extreme, Washington, D.C. spent about $20,600 dollars per pupil, while at the other extreme, Utah spent less than a third of this, or only $6,500. Within states there are also inequities, and in … Continue reading “Civil Rights Data Show More Work Is Needed To Reduce Inequities In K-12 Schools”

Winners Of The Miss SCJ Pageant

By | December 14, 2016

The Miss SCJ pageant was held Saturday December 10, 2016 in the Johnson High School auditorium. The pageant is a six weeks where Junior and Senior young ladies participate in workshops to include, interview skills, professionalism, skin care, modeling and dance. In addition to workshops participates held a canned food drive and served as volunteers for the Rock and Roll … Continue reading “Winners Of The Miss SCJ Pageant”

100 Year Old Historical African American School To Be Restored

By | December 14, 2016

In 1919, WWI ended, prohibition began, women were given the vote, and the newly formed Georgia Literacy Commission reported that since the end of the Civil War in 1865, illiteracy among blacks dropped from 95% to only 29%. In less than two generations since the war, African Americans in Georgia had embraced education. WHY? Because education meant freedom. In 1919, … Continue reading “100 Year Old Historical African American School To Be Restored”