Local Organizations Spotlight Disparities In Upcoming Redistricting Hearings

By Savannah Tribune | July 28, 2021

Savannah-area advocates and community groups are concerned that the Brunswick redistricting hearing leaves out community members from other parts of coastal Georgia, especially rapidly diversifying cities like Savannah. Last Monday, July 26th, Savannah residents caravanned to the Brunswick redistricting hearing. “Our communities have been historically excluded from political and economic power and our electoral system has often served to concretize … Continue reading “Local Organizations Spotlight Disparities In Upcoming Redistricting Hearings”

Savannah City Council Selects New City Manager

By Savannah Tribune | July 28, 2021

Last Thursday, Savannah City Council voted unanimously to name Joseph “Jay” Melder as Savannah’s first permanent City Manager since 2019. Jay Melder was selected following a national search and an extensive interview process, including community panel interviews with finalists. “I am extremely honored that the Mayor and City Council have expressed their confidence in me to be the next City … Continue reading “Savannah City Council Selects New City Manager”

SAAM Volunteer Spotlight: Connie Williams

By Savannah Tribune | July 28, 2021

Connie Williams’ volunteer work with the Savannah African Art Museum came about so naturally it seems to have been predetermined. Connie, a native of Indiana who made her way to Savannah by way of Kentucky, has volunteered as a Docent at SAAM since March, but the building blocks for their eventual meeting seem to have been put in place years … Continue reading “SAAM Volunteer Spotlight: Connie Williams”

Colonial Group Unveils Historical Marker To Celebrate 100 Years In Business

By Savannah Tribune | July 28, 2021

Savannah- based Colonial Group Inc. celebrated 100 years in business on July 21 as representatives of the family-owned company unveiled a historical marker in cooperation with the Georgia Historical Society (GHS) on the site of Colonial’s first service station in Savannah’s historic district. The occasion was also observed by The Honorable Ben Watson, State Senator for Georgia Senate District 1, … Continue reading “Colonial Group Unveils Historical Marker To Celebrate 100 Years In Business”

PUBLISHER’S NOTE

By Savannah Tribune | July 28, 2021

On Monday, July 26th, several of us from Savannah were in attendance, and spoke, at the Georgia General Assembly’s Joint Reapportionment and Redistricting Hearing in Brunswick, GA. For this week’s edition, I am respectfully yielding to a response from the Honorable Van Johnson, Mayor, City of Savannah. The Mayor’s Response to Monday’s Joint Reapportionment and Redistricting Hearing “As our state … Continue reading “PUBLISHER’S NOTE”

Center Parc Credit Union Announces 17 Local Partners for Construction of New Flagship Financial Center

By Savannah Tribune | July 28, 2021

Center Parc Credit Union has announced their collaboration with 17 local partners for the construction of their new flagship financial center. The 17 local partners will include subcontractors in the areas of design, building, painting, plumbing, and electrical. The subcontractors are: Whitaker Laboratory, River City Constructors, James Steel Erectors, IBP Savannah, Southern Roof & Woodcare, Savannah Architectural Supply, All American … Continue reading “Center Parc Credit Union Announces 17 Local Partners for Construction of New Flagship Financial Center”

ASALH Hosts Forum On African American Mayors In Savannah

By Savannah Tribune | July 28, 2021

The local branch of ASALH (Association for the Study of African American Life and History) will present a branch Founders Day forum on the history of Savannah’s African American mayors, beginning with Floyd Adams, who was inaugurated into his first term in 1996. The forum, to be held on Sunday, August 15, at 4 pm, at Kingdom Life Christian Fellowship, … Continue reading “ASALH Hosts Forum On African American Mayors In Savannah”

Letter to The Editor

By Savannah Tribune | July 28, 2021

Dear Editor, As we look to move forward and put the coronavirus pandemic behind us, we must ensure that all we have done in our recovery is not in vain. As the Pastor of the First African Baptist Church, the oldest continuous Black church in North America, it is my mission to help serve “the least, the last, and the … Continue reading “Letter to The Editor”

SPD Chief Appoints Major Over Criminal Investigations Division

By Savannah Tribune | July 28, 2021

Chief Roy Minter officially announced the appointment of Capt. Ben Herron to the rank of major “Ben Herron brings a wealth of knowledge not only of policing but of policing in Savannah,” Chief Roy Minter said. “He has served the citizens of Savannah for more than 30 years and has commanded multiple divisions within the Savannah Police Department. He has … Continue reading “SPD Chief Appoints Major Over Criminal Investigations Division”

Deep Speaks Spring 2021 To Feature Savannah’s Most Talented Young Writers

By Savannah Tribune | July 28, 2021

Deep Center is delighted to present the newest iteration of Deep Speaks Spring 2021, a celebration of fearless, authentic, creative writing read by Savannah’s young people. For Spring 2021, authors will be celebrated with performances on our Instagram channel, as well as in two new pieces on our website by program manager Inés Rodriguez: Young Author Project Celebrates a Virtual … Continue reading “Deep Speaks Spring 2021 To Feature Savannah’s Most Talented Young Writers”