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32nd Savannah Black Heritage Festival Opens February 5th

By Savannah Tribune | January 20, 2021

“It will be a Virtual Experience, so get your iPhones, iPads, PC’s and television sets ready; invite family and friends near and far, and ask them to join you and safely enjoy the 32nd Annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival from the comforts of home,” says Shirley James, long-time festival coordinator. The Annual Festival, scheduled February 5 – 21, is going … Continue reading “32nd Savannah Black Heritage Festival Opens February 5th”

Mayor Johnson Named One Of Georgia Trend’s 100 Most Influential Georgians

By Savannah Tribune | January 20, 2021

Mayor Van R. Johnson, II, has been named among Georgia Trend’s 100 most influential Georgians in the 23rd iteration of the publication’s annual list of influential people around the Peach State. In their profile of Mayor Johnson, Georgia Trend highlighted the following: “Savannah’s 67th Mayor, Johnson has demonstrated leadership both locally and nationally, guiding his city through the COVID pandemic, … Continue reading “Mayor Johnson Named One Of Georgia Trend’s 100 Most Influential Georgians”

T-Mobile and SCCPSS Announce Partnership

By Savannah Tribune | January 20, 2021

T-Mobile is donating over $4 million to Savannah Chatham County School students as part of its Project 10Million program to deliver FREE wireless hotspots and FREE high-speed data to students. Project 10Million was started before the pandemic to address the digital inequality that exists in our country; T-Mobile has been working to provide discounted internet services to schools who, in … Continue reading “T-Mobile and SCCPSS Announce Partnership”

Celebrating The Legacy Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Savannah Tribune | January 20, 2021

A. Philip Randolph Institute partnered with Bishop Thomas Sills and Connors Temple Baptist Church to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a DayConcert in the parking lot across from the church. The event featured local artists, political leaders, community activists and clergy. The vendors included Healthy Savannah, Sistahs2Sisters Inc, The Front Porch and Mitchell’s Advisory Group Insurance Consultants. … Continue reading “Celebrating The Legacy Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”

Georgia Power Employees Partner With Local Businesses To Feed Local Health Care Workers For MLK Day

By Savannah Tribune | January 20, 2021

Every year, Georgia Power employees and their families honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy through community service projects across the state. The annual event is the company’s largest single day of service and emulates our employees’ mission of being, “a citizen of wherever we serve.” This year, the Citizens of Georgia Power-Savannah chapter, teamed up with Chicken Salad Chick … Continue reading “Georgia Power Employees Partner With Local Businesses To Feed Local Health Care Workers For MLK Day”

Brown Installed as 2nd Illustrious Commandress for Omar Court #91

By Savannah Tribune | January 20, 2021

Dt. Belinda Brown was recently installed as the new 2021, 32nd Illustrious Commandress for Omar Court #91, a woman auxiliary of A.E.A.O.N.M.S. of North and South America. Dt. Brown has been a continuously active member for thirteen years. She has held several offices to include: Assistant Recordress, Marshall, High Priestess, 2nd Lt. Commandress, 1st Lt. Commandress and Promotional Directress. Dt. … Continue reading “Brown Installed as 2nd Illustrious Commandress for Omar Court #91”

United Way Of The Coastal Empire Hosts A Community Service Project To Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Savannah Tribune | January 20, 2021

Make it a day on, not a day off. United Way of the Coastal Empire celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by hosting a community service project to benefit children at Greenbriar Children’s Center. United Way volunteers spruced up the building exterior with landscaping, painting, and much more. This beautification project helped enhance the appeal and comfort … Continue reading “United Way Of The Coastal Empire Hosts A Community Service Project To Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”

Savannah Teacher Named Extraordinary Educator

By Savannah Tribune | January 20, 2021

Crystal Strong, a teacher at Andrea B. Williams Elementary School has been named an Extraordinary Educator by Curriculum Associates, a leading education partner serving more than 10 million teachers and students in 50 states. She joins two other Georgia educators — Mariette Dargan of Augusta and Lindsey King of Alpharetta — who also received this honor. Strong is among 44 … Continue reading “Savannah Teacher Named Extraordinary Educator”

Salvation Army & TLMODA Delivered Grocery Boxes for Senior Citizens

By Savannah Tribune | January 20, 2021

Last Friday, Toyota/ Lexus Minority Owners Dealership Association (TLMODA) partnered with Chatham Parkway Toyota and The Salvation Army of Savannah (TSA) to provide over 200 food packages to local senior citizens during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. During this ‘COVID-19 Day of Service,’ Toyota and Lexus dealership staff and TSA distributed the grocery boxes of non-perishable items to Senior Citizens Inc., … Continue reading “Salvation Army & TLMODA Delivered Grocery Boxes for Senior Citizens”

Georgia Is A Better Place Because of Sandy West (1913 – 2021)

By Savannah Tribune | January 20, 2021

It is with great sadness, and many glorious memories, that The Ossabaw Island Foundation board and staff reflect on the news of the death of Eleanor “Sandy” Torrey West, on January 17, 2021 at her home in Garden City, Georgia. Mrs. West died on her 108th birthday. In many ways, Mrs. West embodied the spirit of Ossabaw Island, the third-largest … Continue reading “Georgia Is A Better Place Because of Sandy West (1913 – 2021)”