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AARP Polls Reveal Top Concerns for Voters 50 and Older

By Savannah Tribune | September 23, 2020

More than half of voters 50-years and older in crucial battleground states are worried about contracting the novel coronavirus. At the same time, African Americans are particularly opposed to how President Donald Trump has handled the pandemic, according to extensive polling commissioned by AARP. AARP launched the poll on Tuesday, Sept. 15, one week before National Voter Education Day which … Continue reading “AARP Polls Reveal Top Concerns for Voters 50 and Older”

Commentary: Justice Ginsburg’s Death Could Prove Fatal to American Democracy

By Savannah Tribune | September 23, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg – affectionately known as The Notorious R.B.G. (after the famous moniker of the late hip-hop star, The Notorious B.I.G.) – held on as long as she could while fiercely battling metastatic pancreatic cancer. At 87, the popular Supreme Court Justice had battled cancer and several other maladies, for some time. Just days before her death, as her … Continue reading “Commentary: Justice Ginsburg’s Death Could Prove Fatal to American Democracy”

The Savannah-Safe Jazz Festival Is Livestreaming Worldwide

By Savannah Tribune | September 23, 2020

The Savannah Safe Jazz Festival will arrive on Sept. 23-27, lifting spirits worldwide as it is held online for the first time amidst the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19. Savannah- Safe Jazz Festival of 2020 will not stick to its usual script of drawing in tens of thousands of visitors from all over the world to gather at Forsyth Park. Instead, … Continue reading “The Savannah-Safe Jazz Festival Is Livestreaming Worldwide”

Shows Sweep The Emmy’s During A Diverse Year

By Savannah Tribune | September 23, 2020

This year’s 72nd Emmy Awards premiered on Sunday, September 20th on ABC from the Los Angeles Staples Center where winners accepted their awards virtually and remotely due to the currently ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Jimmy Kimmel hosted the show again after previously hosting in 2012 and 2016. The Canadian comedic sitcom, Schitt’s Creek, came in with 15 nominations and took home … Continue reading “Shows Sweep The Emmy’s During A Diverse Year”

United Way Of The Coastal Empire Sets $8 Million Community Campaign Goal

By Savannah Tribune | September 16, 2020

The United Way of the Coastal Empire kicked-off its 2020 annual fundraising with a goal of $8 million. Typically, kick-off means a big event with hundreds of donors and volunteers gathering at the Savannah Civic Center. Due to the pandemic, the organization celebrated the campaign entirely via social media and with creative support from local media friends. Funds raised from … Continue reading “United Way Of The Coastal Empire Sets $8 Million Community Campaign Goal”

Judge Roxanne Formey Sworn In As New Juvenile Court Judge

By Savannah Tribune | September 16, 2020

On Monday, August 31, 2020, a chapter closed for Judge LeRoy Burke, III as he retired from the Chatham County Juvenile Court. At the same time, a new chapter began as the new Juvenile Court Judge Roxanne Formey was sworn in. Judge Formey previously serviced as Judge/ Court Administrator and Clerk of Court for the Magistrate Court of Chatham County … Continue reading “Judge Roxanne Formey Sworn In As New Juvenile Court Judge”

The 18th SmartWomen Event Goes Virtual

By Savannah Tribune | September 16, 2020

Just because there is a pandemic doesn’t mean uninsured and underinsured women don’t need important breast health services, so the St. Joseph’s/Candler Smart- Women event will take place virtually this year at www.sjcsmartwomen.org. SmartWomen is an annual fundraiser for St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Mary Telfair Women’s Hospital, which includes the Mammography Fund at Telfair Pavilion that provides mammograms and other breast care … Continue reading “The 18th SmartWomen Event Goes Virtual”

Black Voters Matter Fund: GA Secretary Of State Announcement Is A Distraction From Real Injustice

By Savannah Tribune | September 16, 2020

LaTosha Brown and Cliff Albright, co-founders of Black Voters Matter Fund, issued the following statement in response Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s announcement alleging more than 1,000 instances of “double voting”: “The announcement from Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger shows just how desperate Republicans are to undermine the November election. Secretary Raffensperger’s accusations of socalled ‘double voting’ play … Continue reading “Black Voters Matter Fund: GA Secretary Of State Announcement Is A Distraction From Real Injustice”

Savannah-Safe Jazz Festival Livestreaming Worldwide to Lift Spirits Amidst COVID-19

By Savannah Tribune | September 16, 2020

The Savannah Safe Jazz Festival will arrive on Sept. 23-27, lifting spirits worldwide as it is held online for the first time amidst the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19. Savannah- Safe Jazz Festival of 2020 will not stick to its usual script of drawing in tens of thousands of visitors from all over the world to gather at Forsyth Park. Instead, … Continue reading “Savannah-Safe Jazz Festival Livestreaming Worldwide to Lift Spirits Amidst COVID-19”

Mayor Johnson, Governor Kemp & the DPH Ask Georgians to Follow 4 Things for Fall

By Savannah Tribune | September 09, 2020

Mayor Van R. Johnson, II joined Governor Brian Kemp and the DPH for a news conference on Friday, September 4th to encourage best practices and adherence to public health guidance to slow the spread of COVID-19 ahead of Labor Day weekend. Our public officials encouraged Georgians to wear a face-covering in public. Stay 6 feet away from others. Wash your … Continue reading “Mayor Johnson, Governor Kemp & the DPH Ask Georgians to Follow 4 Things for Fall”