Women’s History Month

By Savannah Tribune | March 18, 2020

There are so many influential women in history, with powerful stories and they all need to be heard. Here are a few “first” African American women who stood as leaders for the black community and simply as strong, smart, motivated women. Mae Jemison born October 17, 1956, is an African American physician, engineer and former NASA astronaut. She studied at … Continue reading “Women’s History Month”

The Savannah Tribune Celebrates The Life of Deacon Robert Bess

By Savannah Tribune | March 18, 2020

Deacon Robert Lee Bess, 87, entered eternal rest Monday, March 2, 2020. Robert L. Bess was a champion of gentlemen. He conquered many with his soothing, kind expressions. When he spoke, it was sincerely from his heart. Although known for his quick wit, compassionate spirit, and infectious smile and laughter, Robert “Bob” Bess filled a gentleman’s space in the lives … Continue reading “The Savannah Tribune Celebrates The Life of Deacon Robert Bess”

Savannah Music Festival Announces Cancellation of 2020 Festival

By Savannah Tribune | March 18, 2020

The 2020 Savannah Music Festival has been cancelled at the request of Mayor Van Johnson, with support from public health officials. Dr. Lawton Davis, Health Director of the Coastal Health District of the Georgia Department of Public Health, states: “At a time of such uncertainty about the impact of COVID-19 on our community, we understand the concerns of community leaders. … Continue reading “Savannah Music Festival Announces Cancellation of 2020 Festival”

United Way Cancels Annual Meeting, Addresses Community Needs In Response To COVID-19

By Savannah Tribune | March 18, 2020

United Way of Coastal Empire cancelled its Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon scheduled for March 26th amid the COVID-19 concerns. The organization is prepared to support its partner agencies who are working on the front line to help affected individuals and families. Additionally, the United Way 211 call center continues to connect callers to local resources, such as food banks, … Continue reading “United Way Cancels Annual Meeting, Addresses Community Needs In Response To COVID-19”

Clinton Edminster for 2nd District County Commissioner

By Savannah Tribune | March 18, 2020

Edminster Moves March 19th Campaign Kickoff Online to Protect Public Health The campaign kickoff for Clinton Edminster, candidate for 2nd District County Commissioner, has been moved online. Out of consideration regarding public health concerns associated with COVID-19, the kickoff event will now be broadcast on Facebook Live from the campaign page “Clinton Edminster for 2nd District County Commissioner” – an … Continue reading “Clinton Edminster for 2nd District County Commissioner”

Savannah Branch NAACP March Mass Meeting Delayed

By Savannah Tribune | March 18, 2020

A “Meet the Candidates” event that was originally planned for the Savannah Branch NAACP March Mass Meeting has been delayed due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The Political Action Committee of the NAACP plans to reschedule the event in April, inviting Primary Election Candidates to introduce themselves to the NAACP membership and the community at-large. For more information, … Continue reading “Savannah Branch NAACP March Mass Meeting Delayed”

Dr. Hoskins-Brown Seeks Re-Election As District 2 School Board Representative

By Savannah Tribune | March 18, 2020

Dr. Dionne Hoskins-Brown has announced that she will seek re-election as the District 2 Representative of the Savannah Chatham County Board of Public Education. She was appointed in 2010 to serve the remainder of a term previously held by former mayor and District 2 representative Floyd Adams, Sr. She successfully ran for election in 2012 and for reelection in 2016. … Continue reading “Dr. Hoskins-Brown Seeks Re-Election As District 2 School Board Representative”

Drive Thru Food Distribution at America’s Second Harvest

By Savannah Tribune | March 18, 2020

America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia will host a Drive Thru Food Distribution on Saturday, March 21st from 9 am -12 pm, while supplies last. This is a first come, first served, stay in your car distribution. There will be a variety of goods and fresh produce distributed. The safety and well-being of our staff and the community is our … Continue reading “Drive Thru Food Distribution at America’s Second Harvest”

Secretary of State Postpones The Presidential Preference Primary

By Savannah Tribune | March 18, 2020

In light of the public health emergency posed by COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, in-person voting presents increased risk to voters and poll workers. Governor Kemp has declared a public health emergency. President Trump has declared a national emergency, said Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. “Events are moving rapidly and my highest priority is protecting the health of … Continue reading “Secretary of State Postpones The Presidential Preference Primary”

Social Distance Minimizes the Impact of COVID-19

By Savannah Tribune | March 18, 2020

As of Monday, March 16, Georgia has confirmed 121 cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) according to the state department of public health. Drastic measures have taken place to slow down the transmission of the virus. Businesses, schools, worship centers, and community events are canceling affairs or postponing them. Public officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend citizens to … Continue reading “Social Distance Minimizes the Impact of COVID-19”