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Fair Count and NCNW Partner for ‘Sisters for the Census’ National Campaign

By Savannah Tribune | April 01, 2020

Today, Fair Count, in partnership with the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), launched the ‘Sisters for the Census’ national campaign to increase awareness among women to get an accurate count in the 2020 Census, particularly focusing on Black women and families. The launch happened as a virtual roundtable discussion on Facebook Live with Fair Count Founder Stacey Abrams, NCNW … Continue reading “Fair Count and NCNW Partner for ‘Sisters for the Census’ National Campaign”

Remembering The Life and Legacy of Reverend Dr. Joseph E. Lowery

By Savannah Tribune | April 01, 2020

Late last Friday, Reverend Dr. Joseph E. Lowery peacefully “transitioned from earth to eternity,” The King Center in Atlanta tweeted. Dr. Lowery is accredited as the “Dean of the Civil Rights Movement.” He was a husband, a father, a pastor, and a renowned freedom fighter. He is remembered for his charm, witty wordplay, and the ability to connect with people … Continue reading “Remembering The Life and Legacy of Reverend Dr. Joseph E. Lowery”

Election Day Must Remain on May 19th Declare Concerned Citizens and Voting Rights Advocates

By Savannah Tribune | April 01, 2020

Responding to House Speaker David Ralston’s request that Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger move the May 19 election until at least June 23, ProGeorgia and its affiliates issued the following statement: “On March 14, 2020, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger made the wise decision to postpone voting in the March 24, 2020 presidential preference primary until May 19th in … Continue reading “Election Day Must Remain on May 19th Declare Concerned Citizens and Voting Rights Advocates”

Governor Issues Executive Order Keeping All Public Schools Closed Through April 24th

By Savannah Tribune | April 01, 2020

Based on the Executive Order issued by Governor Kemp calling for the extension of the closure of all public schools in Georgia, SCCPSS announces a closure beyond the current announced return dates of April 1st for school-based staff and April 2nd for students. All SCCPSS schools will now remain closed through April 24, 2020. More information regarding the return date … Continue reading “Governor Issues Executive Order Keeping All Public Schools Closed Through April 24th”

Road to the 2020 Primary Election Leads To The Hungry Club Forum On-Line

By Savannah Tribune | April 01, 2020

The Hungry Club Forum of Savannah, Inc. (HCFS) “Harnessing the Power of Collaboration on the issues of today and tomorrow,” will hold its regular first-Saturday forum entitled, “Road to the 2020 Primary: What Does An Agenda For Community Progress Look Like?- Part 1,” on Saturday April 4, 2020, at 9:30 AM, on Facebook Live. According to Diana Harvey Johnson, President, … Continue reading “Road to the 2020 Primary Election Leads To The Hungry Club Forum On-Line”

Barbershop Employees Read Books To Children On Facebook During Coronavirus Shutdown

By Savannah Tribune | April 01, 2020

The staff from Barbers of the Lowcountry is taking the downtime from the coronavirus to read popular children’s books live from the barbershop’s Facebook page at 7 p.m. every night since Friday, March 27. “When it comes to business, we often think about our older clientele. It’s rare we get an opportunity to reach out to our little guys and … Continue reading “Barbershop Employees Read Books To Children On Facebook During Coronavirus Shutdown”

Union Mission to Postpone 2020 Raising Hope

By Savannah Tribune | April 01, 2020

Union Mission will pospone Raising Hope scheduled for April 23,, 2020 at the DeSoto Savannah, due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19. I t is Union Mission’s intent to reschedule this important community fundraiser and recognize all the sponsors, ticket holders and tables purchased. Union Mission’s staff and Board will continue to monitor and evaluate the landscape based of Federal, State, … Continue reading “Union Mission to Postpone 2020 Raising Hope”

My First Weekend In Quarentined

By Savannah Tribune | April 01, 2020

After a week of online classes, my first weekend of social distancing commenced. Friday night came and went: I took an afternoon run, followed by a lasagna making night. However, Saturday was when the boredom began. I woke up around 10:30 to the joyous sound of my dog, Julio, barking at an innocent bird flying past our door. Gradually I … Continue reading “My First Weekend In Quarentined”

Tune In Today

By Savannah Tribune | April 01, 2020

The first concert of the 2020 Savannah Music Festival was scheduled for today, Thursday, March 26 at 12:30 p.m. Since that is no longer possible, SMF is instead launching an online alternative to broadcast the spirit of the festival entitled SMF at Noon30. Every day at 12:30 p.m. ET, from March 26 through April 11, at-home and in-studio video performances … Continue reading “Tune In Today”

New Voting Process In Place for May 19th Election

By Savannah Tribune | April 01, 2020

All in-person absentee voting has ended Saturday March 14, 2020. In-person voting was suspended on March 15, 2020 and it will resume on April 27, 2020 to coincide with the May 19, 2020 statewide General Primary Election. Secretary Raffensperger made this change because of the escalating threat and the spread of the COVID-19 virus and out of the concern for … Continue reading “New Voting Process In Place for May 19th Election”