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Montgomery St. Changing To Two-Way Traffic

By Savannah Tribune | November 01, 2017

To provide better access to the new Cultural Arts Center, currently under construction at Montgomery and Oglethorpe, City Council approved the conversion of Montgomery Street from one-way to two-way traffic from Liberty Street to Broughton Street. The recommendation to covert the street to two-way traffic came after an extensive traffic study and evaluation of the existing roadway network, completed by … Continue reading “Montgomery St. Changing To Two-Way Traffic”

Daylight Saving Time Ends

By Savannah Tribune | November 01, 2017

Daylight Saving Time is coming to an end. Agent Gregg Miller of Country Financial and the Georgia Arson Control Board (GAC) would like to remind the citizens of Chatham County to change their clocks when Daylight Saving Time ends in November; and they can also use the opportunity to change the batteries in their smoke detectors. Daylight Saving Time ends … Continue reading “Daylight Saving Time Ends”

The Tom Joyner Foundation Announces Full Ride Scholarship Program

By Savannah Tribune | November 01, 2017

The Tom Joyner Foundation® announced the ‘Full Ride’ scholarship program that will cover all the expenses of one student planning to attend a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in the fall of 2018. “We’re looking for another amazing young person who already is changing the world – and wants to go to an HBCU where they can pursue their … Continue reading “The Tom Joyner Foundation Announces Full Ride Scholarship Program”

City Seeks Public Input On Confederate Memorial

By Savannah Tribune | November 01, 2017

The City of Savannah has created a Confederate Memorial Task Force to draft recommendations for City leadership concerning the future of Savannah’s Confederate Memorial, located in Forsyth Park. As part of that process, the Task Force is seeking public input from Savannah’s citizens. The City of Savannah will be accepting input from now through 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 13, … Continue reading “City Seeks Public Input On Confederate Memorial”

2017 Groove Back Conference!

By Savannah Tribune | November 01, 2017

This powerful and impactful conference is coming to Savannah on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm at Kingdom Life Christian Fellowship, 425 W. Montgomery Crossroads. The conference is hosted by Maxine Bryant, author of i want my groove back!…God’s Way, along with her team of God-anointed women. For years Maxine has hosted Groove-Back parties in the … Continue reading “2017 Groove Back Conference!”

Savannah Stopover Music Festival Announces Official 2018 Poster Contest

By Savannah Tribune | November 01, 2017

Savannah Stopover Music Festival recently announced a poster competition to create the official poster for the 2018 festival, which will take place March 8th-10th, 2018 in Savannah’s Historic District. “This is the 8th year of the poster contest and we’re thrilled to be bringing it back, with a slight twist”, said Kayne Lanahan, the festival’s founder. ”In the past, the … Continue reading “Savannah Stopover Music Festival Announces Official 2018 Poster Contest”

McGirt Sister’s, Craig Williamson and ILA Scholarship Recipients

By Savannah Tribune | November 01, 2017

Shalia Fallon McGirt and Paula Fantasia McGirt are sisters and both ladies received college scholarships. Shalia is a Calvary Day High School graduate. She graduated on May 21, 2017 with high academic achievements. Among several college acceptances, Shalia has decided to attend the Armstrong campus of Georgia Southern University. For the last four years, Shalia has worked tirelessly on her … Continue reading “McGirt Sister’s, Craig Williamson and ILA Scholarship Recipients”

Holiday Decorations Returning Soon to Downtown Savannah

By Savannah Tribune | November 01, 2017

Holiday spirit will once again be returning to downtown Savannah, as City Council approved an agreement at today’s regular Council meeting for the installation and lighting of Savannah’s holiday tree. The tree will be placed on Bull Street just north of Broughton Street from Tuesday, November 21, 2017 through Wednesday, January 3, 2018. The tree lighting event is scheduled for … Continue reading “Holiday Decorations Returning Soon to Downtown Savannah”

AKA’s Impact Childhood Hunger

By Savannah Tribune | November 01, 2017

America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia reports, that 1 in 4 children in Georgia live in food insecure households, which is well above the national average. Poor nutrition during childhood can lead to health problems later in life such as obesity, hypertension, diabetes and coronary heart disease. To make a difference and bring awareness to Childhood Hunger, Alpha Kappa Alpha … Continue reading “AKA’s Impact Childhood Hunger”

City Unveils Plans for New Savannah Police Department

By Savannah Tribune | November 01, 2017

The City of Savannah’s Police Transition Team presented the plans for a new Savannah Police Department (SPD) at a City Council Workshop. The presentation including the unveiling on a new shoulder patch for the officers, badge, uniform hat, vehicle decals and new precincts and substations. The SPD’s new patch incorporates the City’s skyline, highlighting the gold dome of City Hall … Continue reading “City Unveils Plans for New Savannah Police Department”