Robert E. James Named Chairman of the St. Joseph’s/Candler Board of Trustees

By Savannah Tribune | March 10, 2021

Businessman and community leader Robert James has been named Chairman of the St. Joseph’s/Candler Board of Trustees. James joined the Board of Trustees in 2010 and previously served as the Vice-Chairman. Frank Brown has been named Vice-Chairman. The SJ/C Board of Trustees is made up of volunteers who guide the vision of the health system. “I’ve worked with Bob James … Continue reading “Robert E. James Named Chairman of the St. Joseph’s/Candler Board of Trustees”

Local Leaders Stand With CCDC In Protest of Georgia HB531 and SB241

By Savannah Tribune | March 10, 2021

On Friday, March 5, 2021, local City and County Democratic leaders joined the Chatham County Democratic Committee in protest of HB 531 and SB 241 – the most blatant attack on voter rights since Jim Crow. SB 241 would end no-excuse mail voting, implement new ID requirements, and add witness requirements for mail-in voters resulting in the worst voter suppression … Continue reading “Local Leaders Stand With CCDC In Protest of Georgia HB531 and SB241”

In Memoriam: Civil Rights Icon Vernon Jordan Dies at 85

By Savannah Tribune | March 10, 2021

Vernon Jordan, the former National Urban League president and civil rights leader, has died at 85. Vickee Jordan Adams, the icon’s daughter, confirmed his death on Tuesday. “My father passed away last night at around 10 p.m. surrounded by loved ones, his wife and daughter, by his side,” Adams noted in a statement. NAACP President Derrick Johnson said the world … Continue reading “In Memoriam: Civil Rights Icon Vernon Jordan Dies at 85”

The Weeping Time: Largest Slave Auction In American History Goes Virtual & Viral

By Savannah Tribune | March 10, 2021

Savannah is the home to the largest sale of enslaved men, women and children of African descent in American history, which occurred on March 2-3, 1859. To satisfy a gambling debt, slaveowner Pierce M. Butler then had 436 men, women and children transported in chains to Savannah from both the Hampton Plantation, in St. Simons Island, GA, and the Butler … Continue reading “The Weeping Time: Largest Slave Auction In American History Goes Virtual & Viral”

Women’s History Month Featuring

By Savannah Tribune | March 10, 2021

Harriet Tubman

• Civil War Spy/Soldier
1861-1865
• 1st woman to lead
armed military assault

Mu Phi Chapter 2021 Talent Hunt

By Savannah Tribune | March 10, 2021

Like so many events being held virtually this year, the Mu Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. 2021 Talent Hunt was no different. COVID-19 could dampen the spirits of our two superstar competitors. The virtual competition was held on February 19, with the competitors submitting their video performances to be judged remotely by the competition panel. With a … Continue reading “Mu Phi Chapter 2021 Talent Hunt”

SSU Hosts Herty Hall Ribbon Cutting and Grand Re-Opening

By Savannah Tribune | March 10, 2021

Savannah State University hosted a ribbon cutting and grand re-opening in celebration of Herty Hall last Friday, March 5. Home to the math department, the complete remodel includes new spaces for research and student collaboration, a research computer lab, faculty offices, new classroom furniture, lighting, heating ventilation and air conditioning. Interim President Kimberly Ballard-Washington made welcoming remarks, followed by timed, … Continue reading “SSU Hosts Herty Hall Ribbon Cutting and Grand Re-Opening”

Jenkins High Staff Raise Soap Donations for Ronald McDonald House

By Savannah Tribune | March 10, 2021

Teachers and staff of H.V. Jenkins High School recently worked together to donate over five months’ worth of laundry detergent to the local Ronald McDonald House. The donation drive was organized by two teachers in the building who turned it into a spirited competition to fill what had been identified as a top need at RMH. Dubbed “Super- Bowl 2.0,” … Continue reading “Jenkins High Staff Raise Soap Donations for Ronald McDonald House”

Coastal Heritage Society Announces Family Day

By Savannah Tribune | March 10, 2021

Coastal Heritage Society will host Family Day on Saturday, March 13th at all six of its museums. Guests can enjoy interactive exhibits and engaging tours at each site through family-friendly, immersive activities that illustrate the narratives of Savannah’s past. Georgia State Railroad Museum will have blacksmithing demonstrations throughout the day and will once again welcome visitors to take a Site … Continue reading “Coastal Heritage Society Announces Family Day”

MKR Observance Day Association, Inc.

By Savannah Tribune | March 10, 2021

The Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Day Association’s 2021 Memorial Scholarship Application is now available. This scholarship is available to all high school seniors in Savannah, Georgia. Because of COVID, the SAT/ ACT scores do not have to be provided. Applications can be found online at www. mlkingsavannah.com under the “Events” tab. You may also pick up an application at … Continue reading “MKR Observance Day Association, Inc.”