Mayor Johnson Announces Racial Equity And Leadership Taskforce

By Savannah Tribune | July 29, 2020

Today, Mayor Van R. Johnson, II, and former Mayor Dr. Otis Johnson announced the formation of the Racial Equity and Leadership (REAL) Savannah taskforce. The group will investigate disparities in our city and use data to identify, prioritize and tackle these issues. “There is bigger and deeper work that needs to be done, work that requires an objective and quantitative … Continue reading “Mayor Johnson Announces Racial Equity And Leadership Taskforce”

In Memoriam: Civil Rights Icon C.T. Vivian Dies at 95

By Savannah Tribune | July 29, 2020

The Rev. C.T. Vivian, the legendary civil rights activist who marched alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., has died. Rev. Vivian was 95. Vivian’s daughter, Denise Morse, confirmed her father’s death and told Atlanta’s NBC affiliate WXIA that he was “one of the most wonderful men who ever walked the earth.” Vivian reportedly suffered a stroke earlier this year, but … Continue reading “In Memoriam: Civil Rights Icon C.T. Vivian Dies at 95”

Converting Opportunity to Wealth In Our Community at the Hungry Club Forum: Part 3

By Savannah Tribune | July 29, 2020

On Saturday, August 1st at 9:30 AM, Savannah Chatham County and the surrounding areas are invited to participate in a virtual forum entitled, “Converting Opportunity to Wealth in Our Community: Part 3.” Hosted by the Hungry Club Forum of Savannah, Inc. (HCFS) and co-sponsored by Bishop Willie Ferrell, Pastor, Royal Church of Christ and James W. Riles, Owner, Riles & … Continue reading “Converting Opportunity to Wealth In Our Community at the Hungry Club Forum: Part 3”

Announcing the Savannah-Safe Jazz Festival 2020 Savannah Partnership with Savannah Jazz

By Savannah Tribune | July 29, 2020

The City of Savannah Mayor Johnson and the City Council have approved the alternative plan presented by Savannah Jazz for its 2020 Savannah Jazz Festival, one of the region’s most beloved cultural events. “We are beyond thrilled that the City is 100% supportive of our rigorous plan to produce the 39th free Jazz Festival,” said Paula Fogarty, Interim Executive Director. … Continue reading “Announcing the Savannah-Safe Jazz Festival 2020 Savannah Partnership with Savannah Jazz”

GPA Sets Tonnage Record for FY2020

By Savannah Tribune | July 29, 2020

The Port of Savannah handled 4.44 million twenty-foot equivalent container units in Fiscal Year 2020, down less than 1 percent compared to the previous year. Despite COVID-19 disruptions, total tons crossing all GPA docks reached a record 37.77 million, up 0.6 percent, or 223,000 tons, compared to FY2019. Container tons grew 2 percent (560,440 tons) to reach 33.5 million tons … Continue reading “GPA Sets Tonnage Record for FY2020”

Savannah Tree Foundation Prep Guide

By Savannah Tribune | July 29, 2020

In the Southeast, hurricanes and severe weather are as woven into our lives as live oaks and magnolias. At first glance, hurricanes and trees don’t mix. High winds and pounding rains place intense stress on trees. But the good news is that trees have evolved to withstand bad weather. If you keep your tree healthy, you can help keep it … Continue reading “Savannah Tree Foundation Prep Guide”

Chatham Co. Health Dept. Expands Hours at COVID-19 Testing Site

By Savannah Tribune | July 29, 2020

Beginning Monday, July 27th, the Chatham County Health Department’s COVID-19 testing site at the Savannah Civic Center will be open later each weekday. Every Monday through Friday, free COVID-19 testing will be available from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Testing will also be offered on alternating Saturdays from 8:30- 11:30 a.m. In August, the site will be open Saturday, August … Continue reading “Chatham Co. Health Dept. Expands Hours at COVID-19 Testing Site”

Step Up Savannah Launches The 2020 Neighborhood Leadership Academy

By Savannah Tribune | July 29, 2020

Step Up Savannah (SUS) is accepting applications for its 2020 Neighborhood Leadership Academy (NLA) . Due to COVID-19, the classes will be offered virtually this year. Applications are being accepted now through August 13. The classes will convene over a 12-week period, every Monday, starting September 13 – November 30. Step Up’s NLA brings together established and emerging leaders from … Continue reading “Step Up Savannah Launches The 2020 Neighborhood Leadership Academy”

The 2020 International Book Awards and Indie Book Awards Recognizes Leopold’s Ice Cream:

By Savannah Tribune | July 29, 2020

Leopold’s Ice Cream centennial celebration book, Leopold’s Ice Cream: A Century of Tasty Memories, 1919-2019 has received high honors internationally. The book has been named as an award-winning finalist for the 2020 International Book Awards in the following four categories: Biography, General Business, General History and United States History. It was also named one of the Best Cover Design finalists … Continue reading “The 2020 International Book Awards and Indie Book Awards Recognizes Leopold’s Ice Cream:”

Senior Volunteer Program of EOA

By Savannah Tribune | July 29, 2020

Share your time and special talents with others, join the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of EOA, we need your help to help others. Through RSVP seniors 55 and older serve in various community organizations 1 to 40 hours per week. Choose where you want to serve from the many local agencies we are affiliated with. Qualifications are to be … Continue reading “Senior Volunteer Program of EOA”