Lawton Named Interim Chief of Police for SSU

By Savannah Tribune | April 11, 2018

Major Brian K. Lawton has been named the interim chief of police for Savannah State University effective today, April 9, 2018. Lawton began his law enforcement career with the Georgia State University Police Department in 2000, where he has served on various assignments for the campus. Lawton has been leading the Patrol Division at all the Georgia State campuses that … Continue reading “Lawton Named Interim Chief of Police for SSU”

Savannah Civil Rights Legend Vanda Patton Passes At 79

By Savannah Tribune | April 11, 2018

Vanda Trappio Patton, one of the legendary “foot soldiers” of the Civil Rights Movement in Savannah, Georgia, died April 6, 2018, at 79, from age-related illnesses. Patton was among those African Americans in Savannah who at first were doubtful about civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.’s unwavering commitment to the strategic use of nonviolence to end racial oppression in … Continue reading “Savannah Civil Rights Legend Vanda Patton Passes At 79”

Coastal Jazz Presents: Tribute to Duke Ellington

By Savannah Tribune | April 11, 2018

Coastal Jazz Association (CJA) presents the Duke Ellington Tribute Concert featuring the Savannah Jazz Orchestra and special guest Melvin Jones, Sunday, April 15th at the The Harbor Ballroom, downstairs at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa from 5-7p.m. This is the biggest monthly concert of the year. Purchase tickets today, seating is limited. Edward Kennedy (“Duke”) Ellington was … Continue reading “Coastal Jazz Presents: Tribute to Duke Ellington”

Vaden Automotive Celebrates 50 Years and Grand Re-Opening of Dan Vaden Chevrolet/Cadillac

By Savannah Tribune | April 11, 2018

Vaden Automotive is celebrating 50 years in business and held the grand re-opening of Dan Vaden Chevrolet and Vaden Cadillac Savannah last Friday, April 6th at 9393 Abercorn Street. Mayor Eddie De- Loach along with members from the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, local dignitaries and the leadership from Vaden including President, Jane Vaden Thacher were in attendance. “This year … Continue reading “Vaden Automotive Celebrates 50 Years and Grand Re-Opening of Dan Vaden Chevrolet/Cadillac”

66 Young Black Elected Officials Release National Agenda to Combat Police Brutality

By Savannah Tribune | April 11, 2018

The National Black Caucus of the Young Elected Officials Network released a new police brutality agenda. The Young Elected Officials (YEO) Network is a nonpartisan program of People For the American Way Foundation. The letter was signed by 66 young black elected officials. It calls for a jointed effort to end police brutality and gun violence. “If we are truly … Continue reading “66 Young Black Elected Officials Release National Agenda to Combat Police Brutality”

Tye Whitely Announces Her Candidacy For School Board President

By Savannah Tribune | April 11, 2018

Local education center director and award winning parent volunteer Tyesha “Tye” Whitely officially announced her candidacy for Chatham County School Board President Feb 11,2018 via FaceBook Live. Tye is a Savannah native who was part of Savannah Art’s Academy first class. She graduated with honors from Savannah High School in 1999. She is a graduate of Morris Brown College where … Continue reading “Tye Whitely Announces Her Candidacy For School Board President”

United Way Highlights 2017 Accomplishments, Honors Volunteers

By Savannah Tribune | April 11, 2018

United Way of the Coastal Empire thanked individuals who volunteered their time to make 2017 a success, celebrated the community giving that the organization relies so much upon, and welcomed new board members and officers who will lead the charge for this year’s campaign and community investment process. Approximately 400 people attended the Annual Meeting and Awards luncheon held on … Continue reading “United Way Highlights 2017 Accomplishments, Honors Volunteers”

Connecting Careers And Culture At Savannah African Art Museum

By Savannah Tribune | April 11, 2018

Maxime Mballa Tagny is an undergraduate senior studying Industrial Design at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). Maxime Mballa-Tagny is a Cameroonian native who moved to the United States with his family in 2012. After completing his secondary education in New York, Mballa-Tagny was accepted to study in SCAD’s Industrial Design program in 2016. Mballa-Tagny shares that residing in … Continue reading “Connecting Careers And Culture At Savannah African Art Museum”

Moon To Participate In Leadership Academy

By Savannah Tribune | April 11, 2018

Teen Nate Moon, Jr, has been accepted to participate in the Vivien Coe Richard National Top Teens Leadership Academy, sponsored by Top Ladies of Distinction Inc., July 14-21, 2018 in Houston, Texas. The academy is designed to develop within the Top Teen those leadership qualities that enhance leadership abilities. The teens will participate in activities designed for emerging leaders. They … Continue reading “Moon To Participate In Leadership Academy”

Earl T. Shinhoster Youth Leadership Institute Prepare for WeeklongProgram

By Savannah Tribune | April 11, 2018

The Earl T. Shinhoster Youth Leadership Institute is currently accepting applications for its 2018 summer session. Get ready to grow as a local, national and global youth leader. The Institute will be held July 9 – 13, from 9:00 am -5:00 pm at the Beach Institute, 502 E. Harris Street. Registration is open to youth ages 12 to 17. Youth … Continue reading “Earl T. Shinhoster Youth Leadership Institute Prepare for WeeklongProgram”