Social and Community News

CCSO Furnishes Entire Cottage at The Boy’s and Girl’s Ranch

By Savannah Tribune | June 21, 2017

Thanks to the fundraising efforts of last year’s Mud Run and last month’s Poker Run the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office was able to completely furnish and entire cottage at the Boy’s and Girl’s Ranch. Chatham County Sheriff John Wilcher presented a check to the Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Homes in the amount of $20,066.94 which will go towards new beds, mattresses, … Continue reading “CCSO Furnishes Entire Cottage at The Boy’s and Girl’s Ranch”

Operation Clean Sweep Moves To Cuyler/Brownville Neighborhood

By Savannah Tribune | June 21, 2017

The City of Savannah is joining forces with local residents and other organizations for a summer neighborhood cleanup in the Cuyler/Brownville Neighborhood on Saturday, June 24 from 9 a.m. until noon. The event will kick off at 9 a.m. in the City owned vacant lot located at West 37th and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. Activities will include litter and … Continue reading “Operation Clean Sweep Moves To Cuyler/Brownville Neighborhood”

Garden City Housing Team Demolishes Residence To Enable Rebuild

By Savannah Tribune | June 21, 2017

The Garden City Housing Team obtained a Community Home Investment Program (CHIP) grant that will allow for the demolition of a Garden City resident’s unsafe home with a complete rebuild to follow at no cost to the homeowner. Please come to see the demolition and meet the resident and Garden City Housing Team overseeing this project. WHERE: 3916 5th Street, … Continue reading “Garden City Housing Team Demolishes Residence To Enable Rebuild”

Savannah Attorneys Re-Elected To Board of Governors of State Bar of Georgia

By Savannah Tribune | June 21, 2017

Lester B. Johnson III of Lester B. Johnson III P.C. and John B. Manly of John B. Manly P.C., both of Savannah, were re-elected to serve on the Board of Governors of the 49,000-member State Bar of Georgia. Both were installed June 10 during the organization’s Annual Meeting. Johnson will continue to serve in the Eastern Judicial Circuit, Post 2 … Continue reading “Savannah Attorneys Re-Elected To Board of Governors of State Bar of Georgia”

Health Department to Provide FREE Vision, Hearing, Dental, & Nutrition Screening for School Students

By Savannah Tribune | June 21, 2017

The Chatham County Health Department (Eisenhower Drive location only).will offer free vision, hearing, dental, and nutrition screening for Chatham County school students. No appointment necessary. (Normally a $30 fee applies when getting the screening at the health department). This program will be held at 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 12, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 25 … Continue reading “Health Department to Provide FREE Vision, Hearing, Dental, & Nutrition Screening for School Students”

Neighborhood Leadership Academy at Savannah State University

By Savannah Tribune | June 21, 2017

Do you want to learn more about our community while sharpening your leadership and advocacy skills? If so, consider joining Step Up Savannah this fall for the Neighborhood Leadership Academy (NLA) at Savannah State University. NLA brings together leaders from diverse segments of the community to enhance their leadership skills with a focus on advocacy, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. … Continue reading “Neighborhood Leadership Academy at Savannah State University”

National Study Shows Savannah’s Arts and Culture Industry Generates $135.9 Million In Economic Activity

By Savannah Tribune | June 21, 2017

The nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $135,939,836 in annual economic activity in the greater Savannah area— supporting 4,548 full-time equivalent jobs and generating $14,711,000 in local and state government revenues, according to the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 national economic impact study. The most comprehensive economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry ever conducted in the … Continue reading “National Study Shows Savannah’s Arts and Culture Industry Generates $135.9 Million In Economic Activity”

Rise Biscuits Donuts To Open in Downtown Savannah

By Savannah Tribune | June 21, 2017

Rise Biscuits Donuts, Durham, NC’s award-winning concept featuring both sweet and savory breakfast and lunch options, will open Saturday, July 1 on Broughton Street in Downtown Savannah. To celebrate its grand opening, Rise Downtown Savannah will be donating 10% of opening day sales to the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society, a family support group that benefits people with Down Syndrome and … Continue reading “Rise Biscuits Donuts To Open in Downtown Savannah”

East Side Block Party Celebrates Savannah’s Young Writers and Artists

By Savannah Tribune | June 21, 2017

Deep Center will host the free and public East Side Block Party and Dramatic Reading, on July 1st at 2 p.m. at East Broad Elementary School. The event celebrates the stories, history, and culture of Savannah’s East Side and presents the work of young writers who participated in Deep’s Block by Block program along with the works of Savannah’s leading … Continue reading “East Side Block Party Celebrates Savannah’s Young Writers and Artists”

Step Up Savannah Accepting Nominations for Creating Opportunity Awards

By Savannah Tribune | June 21, 2017

The Creating Opportunity Awards, given annually by Step Up, recognize community champions who’s work embodies Step Up’s vision: We believe Savannah is a community where all people have hope and opportunity, where we challenge injustice, where all community members Step Up to reduce poverty. The Creating Opportunity Awards consists of the three categories- Outstanding Business Champion – for a business … Continue reading “Step Up Savannah Accepting Nominations for Creating Opportunity Awards”