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Johnson Announces His Candidacy For Mayor

By Savannah Tribune | February 20, 2019

Monday, February 18, 2019, Savannah Alderman Van Johnson announced his intention to run for mayor in the municipal election to be held in November. He filed his declaration of intent to raise campaign funds last Friday. Johnson began his announcement with “My name is Van Johnson and I want to be your Mayor!” He acknowledged, “This is not a decision … Continue reading “Johnson Announces His Candidacy For Mayor”

Historical Markers To Be Unveiled In Southside Savannah

By Savannah Tribune | February 20, 2019

A ceremony will be held Friday, February 22, to unveil one of four new historical markers in the White Bluff and Coffee Bluff area. The event will begin at 10:15 a.m. at the Crusader Center, 81 Coffee Bluff Villa Road, and is being celebrated as part of the Savannah Black Heritage Festival. The festival is presented by Savannah State University … Continue reading “Historical Markers To Be Unveiled In Southside Savannah”

Women Sharing the Helm of Leadership to Move Our Community Forward:

By Savannah Tribune | February 20, 2019

The Hungry Club Forum of Savannah, Inc. (HCFS), “Harnessing the Power of Collaboration on the issues of today and tomorrow,” will celebrate National Women’s History Month with a collaboration of leaders and advocates. The HCFS’s 2019 theme is “Women Sharing the Helm of Leadership to Move Our Community Forward.” The monthly first-Saturday forum will be held on Saturday March 2, … Continue reading “Women Sharing the Helm of Leadership to Move Our Community Forward:”

Abrams To Keynote Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Annual Heritage Dinner

By Savannah Tribune | February 20, 2019

The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus (GLBC) will host their annual Heritage Dinner, to celebrate “Soldiers of Justice.” The event will begin at 7 PM on Tuesday, February 26th at the Georgia World Congress Center, featuring remarks from GLBC members, and dynamic keynote speaker, 2018 Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee and former House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams. The Heritage Dinner offers a … Continue reading “Abrams To Keynote Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Annual Heritage Dinner”

Sen. Lester Jackson Appointed Chairman Of Senate Urban Affairs Committee

By Savannah Tribune | February 20, 2019

Dr. Lester Jackson, Georgia State Senator (D- Savannah) has been appointed by the Senate Committee on Assignments to serve as chairman of the Senate Urban Affairs Committee for the 2019- 2020 Legislative Session. Jackson is one of four Democrats appointed to chair a Senate Committee. Dr Jackson will serve on the following committees: Education & Youth, Finance, Health and Human … Continue reading “Sen. Lester Jackson Appointed Chairman Of Senate Urban Affairs Committee”

Sons Of Mystro Perform In Savannah

By Savannah Tribune | February 13, 2019

Violin Virt uosos, the Sons of Mystro, will perform for the 30th Annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival, Friday, February 15, 7:30 p.m., in the Fine Arts Auditorium, Georgia Southern-Armstrong Campus. These siblings, who are classically trained violinists, are “a musical duo who play all genres of popular music, using the violin instead of their voices to express song.” The Sons … Continue reading “Sons Of Mystro Perform In Savannah”

The Savannah Community Celebrates The Life Of Mr. David Forest Richards, Jr.

By Savannah Tribune | February 13, 2019

Adams Funeral Services announces the passing of Mr. David Forest Richards, Jr., 89, who transitioned on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Chief Warrant Officer 4 David F. Richards, Jr. is a native of Sedalia, Missouri born to the late David F. Richards, Sr. and Julia Christina Diggs Richards. He is a World War … Continue reading “The Savannah Community Celebrates The Life Of Mr. David Forest Richards, Jr.”

Stacey Abrams Thanks Local Supporters

By Savannah Tribune | February 13, 2019

Hundreds of hard-working civic volunteers walked into Savannah Station – a historic train depot – to answer Stacey Abrams’ invitation to join her in a “Fair Fight Action” campaign to change Georgia’s electorate system. Abrams delivered the battle cry on Thursday to her supporters to retain an inclusive voter poll in the political landscape during 2020. Abrams will decide next … Continue reading “Stacey Abrams Thanks Local Supporters”

The Savannah Community Mourns The Loss Of Pastor Scottie Swinney

By Savannah Tribune | February 13, 2019

The Reverend Scottie Swinney of Savannah, GA peacefully went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, January 31, 2019, at the age of 57, after a brief illness. He was the esteemed pastor of the historic St. Philip A.M.E. Church, 613 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard since 2012. A native of Augusta, GA, the Rev. Swinney graduated from George P. … Continue reading “The Savannah Community Mourns The Loss Of Pastor Scottie Swinney”

Savannah Black Heritage Festival Hosts Grand Festival Day

By Savannah Tribune | February 13, 2019

The Savannah Black Heritage Festival held their Grand Festival Day last Saturday, February 9th at the Savannah Civic Center. Grand Festival Day began with a historic Health Walk tracing the steps of W. W. Law’s Postal route. The Annual Adult Health Fair was held with screenings, exercise demonstrations and more. The Ribbon Cutting ceremony held at 3:30p.m. launched local performances … Continue reading “Savannah Black Heritage Festival Hosts Grand Festival Day”