Savannah State University Hosts Make-Up Commencement For Spring Graduates

By Savannah Tribune | December 16, 2020

Savannah State University (SSU) hosted its 196th undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremony again on Saturday, Dec. 12 at T. A. Wright Stadium for the spring Class of 2020 whose in-person graduation was postponed earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ceremony began at 9 a.m. in honor of 415 students, the largest graduating class in SSU history, who … Continue reading “Savannah State University Hosts Make-Up Commencement For Spring Graduates”

Country Music’s Charley Pride Passes At 86

By Savannah Tribune | December 16, 2020

Charley Frank Pride, a country music superstar, legend and trailblazer, passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2020 from complications related to COVID-19 at the age of 86 in Dallas, Texas. Charley Pride was born to poor sharecroppers in Sledge, Mississippi on March 18, 1934 as the fourth of eleven children. At 14, he taught himself to play guitar on the … Continue reading “Country Music’s Charley Pride Passes At 86”

Top Georgia AIA Design Award Goes To Savannah’s Cultural Arts Center

By Savannah Tribune | December 16, 2020

On Friday, December 4th, the Georgia Association of the American Institute of Architects announced the winners of their statewide 2020 design awards competition. Gunn Meyerhoff Shay Architects of Savannah was selected for one of the top awards for design excellence, out of more than 140 entrants from all over Georgia, for their design of the Savannah Cultural Arts Center. This … Continue reading “Top Georgia AIA Design Award Goes To Savannah’s Cultural Arts Center”

Atlanta Hawks Announce Historic Agreement With Black-Owned Banks

By Savannah Tribune | December 16, 2020

The Atlanta Hawks announced Wednesday that it has agreed to refinance the construction loan for the Emory Sports Medicine Complex with a syndicate of Black-owned banks. The $35 million loan marks the first time a professional sports franchise has had a significant loan underwritten exclusively by Black banks. The groundbreaking transaction was facilitated with the support of the newly-formed National … Continue reading “Atlanta Hawks Announce Historic Agreement With Black-Owned Banks”

Savannah Nearly Doubles Municipal Equality Index

By Savannah Tribune | December 16, 2020

The City of Savannah has nearly doubled its Human Rights Campaign Municipal Equality Index or MEI (www.hrc.org/ resources/municipal-equality index) in less than six months. One of the big goals of Mayor Van Johnson’s LGBTQ+ taskforce, PROUD Savannah, was to increase this rating. Since the establishment of PROUD Savannah on July 15, the City of Savannah’s Municipal Equality Index has increased … Continue reading “Savannah Nearly Doubles Municipal Equality Index”

Senior Citizens, Inc. Announces $2,500 Holiday Donation from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Cora Bett Thomas Realty

By Savannah Tribune | December 16, 2020

Senior Citizens, Inc. (SCI), a nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for area seniors, announced today that the organization has received a $2,500 donation from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Cora Bett Thomas Realty to provide for meals during the holiday season. “Senior Citizens does a tremendous job in our community ensuring that older adults are able to stay in … Continue reading “Senior Citizens, Inc. Announces $2,500 Holiday Donation from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Cora Bett Thomas Realty”

Family Promise, Area Partners To Deliver Donated Gifts With ‘Christmas Caravan’

By Savannah Tribune | December 16, 2020

Family Promise is gearing up for its first-ever “Christmas Caravan,” which will spread holiday cheer to families in need throughout the Coastal Empire. Family Promise’s “Adopt-A-Family for the Holidays” program resulted in dozens of generous community members “adopting” about 70 families across Chatham, Effingham and Bryan counties. Over the past month, donors have been purchasing gifts for the families they … Continue reading “Family Promise, Area Partners To Deliver Donated Gifts With ‘Christmas Caravan’”

Journey of a Successful Dreamer Book Signing

By Savannah Tribune | December 16, 2020

Scribe Tree Publishing is hosting a book signing event for Savannah, GA native, Miller Bargeron, Jr., author of Journey of a Successful Dreamer, on December 19, 2020. The event will be held at the Whitfield Center, 106 East 37 Street, Savannah, GA 31401, at 6:00 p.m. Released on November 23, 2020, Journey of a Successful Dreamer is an inspiring and … Continue reading “Journey of a Successful Dreamer Book Signing”

Senior Volunteer Program of EOA

By Savannah Tribune | December 16, 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”

Free Hearing Screenings Every Thursday

By Savannah Tribune | December 16, 2020

The Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 East 66th St., a nonprofit organization serving clients with speech pathology and audiology needs, offers free hearing screenings which are open to the public every Thursday from 9-11 a.m. Children ages three years old to adults of all ages are screened on a first-come, first-serve basis by a trained audiology assistant. If necessary, … Continue reading “Free Hearing Screenings Every Thursday”