Former Mayor Edna Branch Jackson Named Woman Of The Year

By Savannah Tribune | August 05, 2020

United Way of the Coastal Empire’s WOMEN UNITED ® announced former Mayor Edna Branch Jackson as the 2020 Woman of the Year. United Way President and CEO Brynn Grant held a Facebook live interview event on Thursday, July 30 to honor Jackson and present an award. “As part of the Women Who Rule campaign, United Way WOMEN UNITED® honors an … Continue reading “Former Mayor Edna Branch Jackson Named Woman Of The Year”

“It’s a Runoff Election”

By Savannah Tribune | August 05, 2020

In a runoff election, the candidate with the greatest number of votes wins outright in the first round if he/she obtains more than a predefined fraction of the votes (called the threshold for the first-round victory). If no candidate wins in the first round, then a second round is held between the two candidates with the most first-round votes. The … Continue reading ““It’s a Runoff Election””

Gordon & Jackson Propose Renaming Talmadge Bridge to “John Lewis Freedom Bridge”

By Savannah Tribune | August 05, 2020

State Representative Craig Gordon and State Senator Lester Jackson prefiled legislation to rename the Talmadge Bridge in Savannah the “John Lewis Freedom Bridge” after the late Congressman John Lewis. “It is only fitting that this remarkable and distinguished Georgian be appropriately recognized by dedicating one of the largest bridges in this state in his memory,” said Rep. Gordon in a … Continue reading “Gordon & Jackson Propose Renaming Talmadge Bridge to “John Lewis Freedom Bridge””

Mayor Johnson Announces Housing Savannah Taskforce

By Savannah Tribune | August 05, 2020

Mayor Van R. Johnson, II announced the formation of the Housing Savannah taskforce today. The group will investigate and develop an action plan for affordable housing in Savannah – housing that can be attainable for the average Savannahian for less than 30 percent of gross household income. “Housing that is affordable is a priority for the Savannah City Council,” said … Continue reading “Mayor Johnson Announces Housing Savannah Taskforce”

“Magic” Johnson To Fund PPP Loans

By Savannah Tribune | August 05, 2020

Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., President and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) announced today that he and the NNPA have agreed to assist the efforts of Earvin “Magic” Johnson, majority owner of EquiTrust, the nation’s largest minority-owned insurance company, and MBE Capital Partners (MBECP), the largest certified minority owned asset-based lender to fund over $100 million in … Continue reading ““Magic” Johnson To Fund PPP Loans”

SCAD Supports Black Lives Matter With Murals in Savannah and Atlanta

By Savannah Tribune | August 05, 2020

The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) alumni artists Tayler Ayers (M.A. creative business leadership; B.F.A., fibers, 2019) and Will Penny (M.F.A., painting, 2013; B.F.A., painting, 2008) have created public artworks in support of the Black Lives Matter Movement for SCAD locations in Savannah and Atlanta. The striking, vinylon glass murals are featured on the exterior of prominent buildings … Continue reading “SCAD Supports Black Lives Matter With Murals in Savannah and Atlanta”

Amazon Opens New Delivery Station in Port Wentworth

By Savannah Tribune | August 05, 2020

Amazon’s new delivery station in Port Wentworth is officially open for business. Amazon welcomed associates inside the 117,000 square-foot building for the first time this month to celebrate its Day 1 of operation. The delivery station has already created over 50 new full-time jobs paying at least $15 per hour with comprehensive benefits packages. Additionally, the delivery station empowers six … Continue reading “Amazon Opens New Delivery Station in Port Wentworth”

Private Tutoring Group Providing Opportunities to Georgia Southern Students Through Pandemic, Beyond

By Savannah Tribune | August 05, 2020

Georgia Southern University senior Brittney Brown enjoys making a difference in the lives of young children. Through W.E. MOVE Tutoring Group, a nonprofit organization started by Georgia Southern staff member S. Marie Williams, Brown can do just that by tutoring and mentoring elementary school students. “Being a part of W.E. MOVE helped me understand my importance as a young, educated … Continue reading “Private Tutoring Group Providing Opportunities to Georgia Southern Students Through Pandemic, Beyond”

Here Are 10 Tips For Responding To The 2020 Census

By Savannah Tribune | August 05, 2020

It’s now time to respond to the 2020 Census! The U.S. Census Bureau has been preparing for this oncea decade population count for years. The question is: Are you ready? Here are 10 quick tips to help you to respond and it should take just a few minutes: If you don’t regularly check the mail, please do so now. By … Continue reading “Here Are 10 Tips For Responding To The 2020 Census”

Health Department to Provide No Cost Vision, Hearing, Dental, & Nutrition Screening for School Students

By Savannah Tribune | August 05, 2020

Chatham County Health Department (Eisenhower Drive location only). No cost vision, hearing, dental, and nutrition screening for Chatham County school students. (Normally a $30 fee applies when getting the screening at the health department). By appointment only. By appointment, August 10th – 14th Chatham County Health Department, 1395 Eisenhower Drive WHY: Although the start of school may look a little … Continue reading “Health Department to Provide No Cost Vision, Hearing, Dental, & Nutrition Screening for School Students”