Carver Wins $50 Million Tax Credit Award

By Savannah Tribune | July 22, 2020

Carver Financial Corporation, the holding company for Carver State Bank, was notified today that it will receive an allocation of $50 million in New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) from the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund. Today’s award is the second won by Carver, which also received a $30 million award in 2018. Carver deploys … Continue reading “Carver Wins $50 Million Tax Credit Award”

Honorable Rep. John Lewis Dies At 80 After Years of Activism

By Savannah Tribune | July 22, 2020

The honorable Representative John Lewis died on Friday from cancer after a full life dedicated to the battle against racial inequality. Rep. Lewis announced his diagnosis of pancreatic cancer on Dec. 29, but he vowed to fight it with the same esteem that he had with his lifelong work. “I have been in some kind of fight — for freedom, … Continue reading “Honorable Rep. John Lewis Dies At 80 After Years of Activism”

Mayor Johnson & Gov. Cuomo Establish Church Testing Sites In Savannah COVID-19 Hotspots

By Savannah Tribune | July 22, 2020

Mayor Van R. Johnson, II and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Monday, July 20th that New York State will establish two testing sites in COVID-19 Hotspots in Savannah. The sites, located in Temple of Glory Community Church and Kingdom Life Christian Fellowship, will provide up to 500 tests per day. Both sites are located in highly-impacted minority communities. “Savannah … Continue reading “Mayor Johnson & Gov. Cuomo Establish Church Testing Sites In Savannah COVID-19 Hotspots”

Pastor Matthew Southall Brown, Sr. Celebrates His 98th Birthday

By Savannah Tribune | July 22, 2020

Last Saturday, July 18th over 30 decorated vehicles lined up at A. E. Beach High School in preparation to parade down Victory Drive at Stevens St. to celebrate the 98th birthday of Pastor Matthew Southall Brown, Sr, with a celebratory parade of cars. The procession began at 10 a.m,. Pastor Brown was seated on the porch of 925 West Victory … Continue reading “Pastor Matthew Southall Brown, Sr. Celebrates His 98th Birthday”

“Drive-In” Installation Service Planned

By Savannah Tribune | July 22, 2020

Connors Temple Baptist Church will install its fifth pastor, Dr. Thomas Jermaine Sills, on Sunday, July 26, 2020, at 5:00 P.M. The service will take place on the parking lot across the street from the church. The installation message will be delivered by Bishop Larry B. Aiken, Senior Pastor of Memorial Missionary Baptist Church in Kansas City, Missouri. Bishop Aiken … Continue reading ““Drive-In” Installation Service Planned”

Hire Dynamics to Hold Drive-Through Job Fair to Fill 100 Positions at Local Distribution Centers

By Savannah Tribune | July 22, 2020

Hire Dynamics, a staffing company will hold a drive- through job fair on Thursday, July 23, 2020, 10am-2pm. Hire Dynamics is looking to fill approximately 100 positions for roles that include general laborers, forklift operators, roll clamp operators, assemblers, heavy equipment operators, dispatchers, and lumpers. Hire Dynamics recently adopted this job fair format and is beginning to implement it throughout … Continue reading “Hire Dynamics to Hold Drive-Through Job Fair to Fill 100 Positions at Local Distribution Centers”

Senator Lester Jackson’s Health Insurance Copay Bill Signed Into Law

By Savannah Tribune | July 22, 2020

A bill sponsored by Sen. Lester Jackson, SB 28, was signed into law by Governor Kemp on Thursday, July 16. This legislation mandates that insurance copayments must be reasonably priced in accordance with its corresponding health benefit plan. “High insurance copayments should not keep Georgians from receiving the care they need,” said Sen. Jackson. “I was proud to author this … Continue reading “Senator Lester Jackson’s Health Insurance Copay Bill Signed Into Law”

CAT Reducing Customer Service Evening Hours This Week

By Savannah Tribune | July 22, 2020

Chatham Area Transit is reducing the nightly operating hours for customer service assistance this week. As a result, customer service will operate from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mon.- Fri., rather than shutting down at 8 p.m. At this time, the weekend schedule will remain 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Customer service can be reached during operating hours by calling … Continue reading “CAT Reducing Customer Service Evening Hours This Week”

Be a SUPERHERO

By Savannah Tribune | July 22, 2020

Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood—kids battling cancer, accident victims being raced into emergency rooms, and new moms with complicated childbirths. Unfortunately, superheroes are in short supply as only 3 out of 100 Americans donate blood. While tens of thousands of donors gave blood in response to an initial blood shortage caused by this coronavirus outbreak, … Continue reading “Be a SUPERHERO”

Free Mammograms for Women Who Meet Eligibility Criteria

By Savannah Tribune | July 22, 2020

The Chatham County Health Department’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP) is partnering with the St. Joseph’s/Candler Mobile Mammography Program to offer free mammograms – by appointment only – from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, July 27, at the Chatham County Health Department located at 1395 Eisenhower Drive in Savannah. Women who meet certain annual income guidelines and … Continue reading “Free Mammograms for Women Who Meet Eligibility Criteria”