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Alderman Van Johnson Appointed To NLC Advisory Board

By Savannah Tribune | December 20, 2017

The National League of Cities’ (NLC) new president has appointed City of Savannah Alderman Van Johnson to serve as a Vice Chair of the NLC Advisory Council for the 2018 calendar year. The Advisory Council is made up of past board members who are still in elected local office. Alderman Johnson just completed a four-year elected term on the NLC … Continue reading “Alderman Van Johnson Appointed To NLC Advisory Board”

Montford Crowned Miss Black Savannah US Ambassador

By Savannah Tribune | December 20, 2017

A preliminary division of the National Miss Black US Ambassador and Teen Miss Black US Ambassador Scholarship pageant, the Miss Black Georgia US Ambassador pageant will be held January 2018 in Savannah, GA. The Miss Black Georgia US Ambassador Scholarship program is proud to announce the crowning of one of our newest local ambassadors. Ashleigh Montford was recently named Miss … Continue reading “Montford Crowned Miss Black Savannah US Ambassador”

Principal Andrea B. Williams To Be Memorialized

By Savannah Tribune | December 13, 2017

Principal Andrea B. Williams passed away unexpectedly on November 8, 2017. As a 34 year employee of Savannah-Chatham Public Schools, she provided an immeasurable contribution to the growth of our school district. Principal Williams was also an integral part of Spencer Elementary and the surrounding community, serving as principal of the school since 2007. Her contributions to the school climate, … Continue reading “Principal Andrea B. Williams To Be Memorialized”

Savannah State University Holds 191st Commencement Ceremony

By Savannah Tribune | December 13, 2017

Savannah State University held their 191st Commencement Ceremony last Friday in the Student Union Building and Saturday in Tiger Arena. Mrs. Vanessa Miller Kaigler was the Graduate Ceremony speaker. A native of Savannah, Ga., Mrs. Vanessa Miller-Kaigler is a two-time graduate of Savannah State. She is currently Deputy Superintendent and Chief Operations Officer Savannah-Chatham County Public School System. Mr. Albert … Continue reading “Savannah State University Holds 191st Commencement Ceremony”

Armstrong Hosts 2017 Fall Commencement, Honoring Nearly 600 Graduates

By Savannah Tribune | December 13, 2017

Armstrong recognized students receiving master’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees and associate’s degrees in a wide range of fields. Students from the College of Liberal Arts, College of Education, College of Health Professions and College of Science and Technology celebrated in a colorful march, showcasing decorated graduation caps. In a packed arena, Armstrong Interim President Jennifer L. Frum, Ph.D., welcomed the 2017 … Continue reading “Armstrong Hosts 2017 Fall Commencement, Honoring Nearly 600 Graduates”

“The Up of the Down Beat: A Musical Journey” by Teddy Adams

By Savannah Tribune | December 13, 2017

Teddy Adams’s new book “The Up of the Down Beat: A Musical Journey” is the memoir of an accomplished jazz musician, mentor, educator and composer. The recent release is an engaging reflection on the life and work of a professional musician from his musical awakening in Savannah in the lat fifties through a remarkable career playing with some of the … Continue reading ““The Up of the Down Beat: A Musical Journey” by Teddy Adams”

Miss SCJ Pageant Winners Announced

By Savannah Tribune | December 13, 2017

The Miss SCJ pageant was held Saturday December 9, 2017 in the Johnson High School auditorium. The pageant is a six week program 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 … Continue reading “Miss SCJ Pageant Winners Announced”

Musical Explorers Concerts This Week At Lucas Theatre: Presenting Blues, Ring Shout & Opera

By Savannah Tribune | December 06, 2017

This week, nearly 11,000 local K-2 students are attending Savannah Music Festival’s (SMF) Musical Explorers concerts, which present Eric Culberson Band (blues), McIntosh County Shouters (ring shout) and Rebecca Flaherty (opera). Over the past three years, SMF has introduced students and teachers to eighteen musical styles through curriculum guides, an interactive website, teacher trainings and classroom exercises that help integrate … Continue reading “Musical Explorers Concerts This Week At Lucas Theatre: Presenting Blues, Ring Shout & Opera”

The Savannah Community Celebrates The Life of Lester B. Johnson, Jr.

By Savannah Tribune | December 06, 2017

Dr. Lester B. Johnson, Jr., 91, passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Candler/St. Joseph’s Hospital. He was a second generation Savannahian, the son of Lester B. Johnson, Sr. and Lucille Baldwin Spencer Johnson. A product of local public schools, he was a graduate from Alfred E. Beach High School where he was President of his Class in 1944. … Continue reading “The Savannah Community Celebrates The Life of Lester B. Johnson, Jr.”

Chatham County Police Department Swearing In Ceremony

By Savannah Tribune | December 06, 2017

The swearing in ceremony of Jeffrey M. Hadley as Chatham County Chief of Police was held last Monday at the Southwest Branch Library (Savannah Mall). A national search by a third-party employment recruiter (Stanton Chase of Atlanta), highly recommended Jeffrey M. Hadley, public safety chief of Kalamazoo, Michigan, for the position of the head of the Chatham County Police Department. … Continue reading “Chatham County Police Department Swearing In Ceremony”