Attorney Walthour to speak at NCNW Harambee Breakfast

Bess Walthour
Bess Walthour

The Savannah Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW) will hold its 6th Annual Harambee Breakfast Saturday, February 26, 2011, 9:00 am at Memorial Hospital’s Hoskins Center Auditorium. This year’s speaker will be Bess L. Walthour, an Assistant District Attorney assigned to the Juvenile Court.

Atty. Walthour joined the Chatham County DA’s office in 2009. She comes to the office with extensive legal experience in the public sector. Her previous appointments include serving as a public defender in Georgia’s Atlantic Judicial Circuit Public Defender’s Office, State of Georgia Public Defender Standard Council, and the Juvenile Division of the Dekalb County Public Defender Office. She was also a staff attorney in the Small Business Administration in the Atlanta District Office and a general attorney for the Department of the Army, Missile Command Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, AL, and a general attorney for the Veterans Administration’s Board of Veterans Appeal. She also serves on the Selective Service Board. Although she is an accomplished attorney, Ms. Walthour states that her greatest accomplishment is raising two successful sons, now adults, as a single mother “with good family support.” One son is an attorney, the other is a businessman.

Ms. Walthour holds a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology from Howard University, a Master of Law degree in International Business Law from Emory University School of Law and a law degree from Howard University School of Law. She also Studied abroad at the Central European University; Budapest, Hungary. She was her class Valedictorian at Beach High School and is a native of Savannah.

Prior to her return to Savannah in 2009, Ms. Walthour was an active volunteer with religious and community organizations including the American Red Cross, the March of Dimes, and, as the Chair of the District United Methodist Women.

The NCNW invites the entire community to this event. A new feature for this year’s breakfast will be a silent auction of exciting items for attendees to bid on.

Proceeds from this event will be used to fund the local organization’s new Mentoring Program for girls aged 8 to 17 and the Sister II Sister Program for their mothers at the West Broad Street Y.

The ticket donation is $25.00. For ticket information, please contact the NCNW at 912-401-5925 or by email at

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