Representative Mickey Stephens Joins Legislators to Study Latest Health Developments

By | December 30, 2009

State Representative Mickey Stephens (DSavannah) joined a group of state legislators from across the nation who met with national health experts during an invitation-only two day conference Dec. 11-12 in San Francisco, Calif. Meeting attendees learned about the latest developments in treating cancer with oral medications, a chemotherapy regime that has many fewer side effects than intravenous medicines. The problem … Continue reading “Representative Mickey Stephens Joins Legislators to Study Latest Health Developments”

Four-Star General Named to MCGHealth Board

By | December 30, 2009

Augusta, Ga. — Larry R. Ellis has been appointed to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of MCGHealth. Ellis is the Chief Executive Officer of Ellis Services and Solutions Enterprises in Atlanta. He joined the Board of Directors of Point Blank Solutions in December 2004 and served as President and Chief Executive Officer through April 2009. He serves … Continue reading “Four-Star General Named to MCGHealth Board”

Georgia Historical Society’s Georgia Days to Include Aaron and Turner

By | December 30, 2009

The Georgia Historical Society (GHS) has announced the schedule of events for Georgia Days 2010, to be held February 2-13 in commemoration of the 277th anniversary of the founding of the Georgia colony. Thousands of parents, students, educators, and government officials participate in the Society’s annual statewide event. Taking a page from modern history and popular culture, the Society has … Continue reading “Georgia Historical Society’s Georgia Days to Include Aaron and Turner”

Civil Rights Icon Percy Sutton Dies

By | December 30, 2009

(NNPA) – Percy Sutton, best known outside New York for his involvement in the civil rights movement and founding a communications empire, died on December 26. He was 89. Sutton was born in San Antonio, Texas, the youngest of 15 children of a former slave and his wife. According to the New York Times, Sutton received education at three historically … Continue reading “Civil Rights Icon Percy Sutton Dies”

Savannah’s Black Heritage Festival 2010 Set for February 6-21

By | December 30, 2009

The 21st Annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival kicks off its celebration on February 6, 2010, and will continue through Sunday, February 21st with some pre- and post-festival events. This year’s theme is “Our Journey from a Glorious Past”. The festival is presented by The City of Savannah and Savannah State University, and all events and activities are free of admission, … Continue reading “Savannah’s Black Heritage Festival 2010 Set for February 6-21”

Family of Nigerian Bomb Suspect Pens Open Letter Expressing Shock

By | December 30, 2009

The family of a young Nigerian traveller who allegedly attempted to detonate a powerful explosive while travelling to Detroit from Amsterdam, has issued a statement that provides more details of the alleged conversion of their son to extremist beliefs. The statement was prepared by the suspect’s father, Dr. Alhaji Umaru AbdulMutallab, a banker and a member of Nigeria’s powerful ruling … Continue reading “Family of Nigerian Bomb Suspect Pens Open Letter Expressing Shock”

Georgia Receives High Marks for Educational Data System

By | December 30, 2009

Georgia is one of only 11 states that have the 10 Essential Elements of developing and using longitudinal data systems to improve student achievement, according to a national report released recently. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce report, Leaders and Laggards, also showed Georgia ahead of other states in the use of data to impact classroom instruction. “These two reports verify … Continue reading “Georgia Receives High Marks for Educational Data System”

Community Events

By | December 30, 2009

Bridges to Our Future The Hungry Club Forum invited the community to attend Bridges to Our Future. The event will be held on Saturday, January 2, 2010. Mayor Otis S. Johnson will be the speaker for this event. The event will take place 9:30 a.m. in the Multipurpose Annex of the West Broad Street YMCA, 1110 May Street. Program registration … Continue reading “Community Events”

Plumb-Lining Church Music

By | December 30, 2009

By: Debora Y. Fonteneau, Ph.D., M.Div. For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little… Also I will make justice the measuring line, and righteousness the plummet. Isaiah 28: 10; 17. Before leaving Savannah State as Band Director and Assistant Professor of Music, Lorne Lee wanted to get … Continue reading “Plumb-Lining Church Music”

Second Ebenezer to hold Watch Night Service, and Announce New Service Time

By | December 30, 2009

The Pastor and Members of Second Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 800 Colbert Street, cordially extends an invitation to the community to attend our Annual Watch Night Service on Thursday, December 31, at 10:30 p.m. Beginning January 3, 2009, Sunday School will be held at 9:45 a.m. services will be held at 11:00 a.m. and Bible study every Wednesday at 7:00 … Continue reading “Second Ebenezer to hold Watch Night Service, and Announce New Service Time”