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Savannah Native Wins Miss Congeniality Award in Miss Georgia USA 2020 Pageant

By Savannah Tribune | December 04, 2019

Last weekend Savannah’s own Shaunii Rawls traveled to McDonough, GA along with 56 other contestants to compete for the Miss Georgia USA 2020 title. Rawls captured Miss Congeniality 2020. Shaunii Rawls was chosen by her fellow 56 competitors to receive the title at the Miss USA/Miss Universe event. Rawls received the coveted award because she personified the spirit of competition … Continue reading “Savannah Native Wins Miss Congeniality Award in Miss Georgia USA 2020 Pageant”

Stay Flu Free: Chatham County Health Department Hosts No-Cost Flu Vaccine Day Dec. 12, 2019

By Savannah Tribune | December 04, 2019

Haven’t had your flu shot yet? Now you’ve got another good reason to get vaccinated: The Chatham County Health Department is hosting a one-day flu shot clinic on December 12th, offering vaccinations at no cost to you. “A flu shot is your best protection against getting the flu,” says Dr. Lawton Davis, Health Director of the Coastal Health District. “No … Continue reading “Stay Flu Free: Chatham County Health Department Hosts No-Cost Flu Vaccine Day Dec. 12, 2019”

Unforgettable Bakery/Cafe and Friends Provide Thanksgiving Dinner

By Savannah Tribune | December 04, 2019

Belinda Baptiste, a Haitian who moved to the U.S. in 1978 has a passion for helping people. She moved to Savannah in 2007 and opened Unforgettable Bakery and Cafe. She has been helping people ever since. For the 5th year Unforgettable has provided Thanksgiving dinner. On last Thursday, First African Baptist Church, who has been providing transportation for the last … Continue reading “Unforgettable Bakery/Cafe and Friends Provide Thanksgiving Dinner”

Centennial Gala To Be Held

By Savannah Tribune | December 04, 2019

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Alpha Theta Zeta Chapter will be celebrating Zeta Phi Beta’s 100 years of scholarship, service, sisterhood, and finer womanhood with a Centennial Founders’ Day Gala. The gala will be held at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, The General Lewis E. Lyles Rotunda, on Saturday, January 25, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. Tickets … Continue reading “Centennial Gala To Be Held”

SSU Football Members Participate In C2YRead Program

By Savannah Tribune | December 04, 2019

Savannah State University family and alumni have been excited about the winning season of the SSU football team. But there is another arena of participating by the football athletes that receives little press: they are active in the local community. Since Spring 2019 semester, the football players have mentored youngsters in the local schools, chaperoned at middle school dances, volunteered … Continue reading “SSU Football Members Participate In C2YRead Program”

Letter to the Editor: Bucket List Items

By Savannah Tribune | December 04, 2019

Hubby and I drove to Savannah recently to check off a bucket list item. I always wanted to see The Doobie Brothers in concert. I tell you, the irony of 70 somethings celebrating and rocking to great oldies is a sight to behold. Some were with walkers. Some wielded canes, but for the latter half of the concert every person … Continue reading “Letter to the Editor: Bucket List Items”

Georgia Power Launches Annual Winter Weather Preparedness Campaign

By Savannah Tribune | December 04, 2019

Georgia Power encourages its 2.6 million customers to be winter-weather ready, as the company is once again partnering with FEMA, GEMA, GDOT and the National Weather Service for Winter Weather Preparedness Week (WWPW), which will take place Dec. 2 – 6. The 2019 campaign revolves around an online video series hosted on Georgia Power’s You- Tube channel. Each day of … Continue reading “Georgia Power Launches Annual Winter Weather Preparedness Campaign”

Savannah African Art Museum In Need Of Volunteer Docents To Lead Tours

By Savannah Tribune | December 04, 2019

The Savannah African Art Museum is looking for eager volunteer docents with good communication skills to lead tours for diverse groups – from elementary school children to older adults. This is a wonderful opportunity for volunteers interested in learning and teaching about the history and art of West and Central Africa. Those who volunteer their time and talents will gain … Continue reading “Savannah African Art Museum In Need Of Volunteer Docents To Lead Tours”

5th Annual Santa’s Pantry Community Food Drive Sort And Distribute

By Savannah Tribune | December 04, 2019

Join us to help supplement food-insecure families over the long winter break! TechSav, Voices for Schools, and LB4 & After Foundation are pleased to announce the launch of our 5th annual Santa’s Pantry Community Food Drive. In collaboration with a number of local organizations and business partners, we provide bags of non-perishable food items to as many families as possible, … Continue reading “5th Annual Santa’s Pantry Community Food Drive Sort And Distribute”

The Salvation Army And Panera’s Largest Franchisee Announce National Partnership For 2019 Holiday Season

By Savannah Tribune | December 04, 2019

Covelli Enterprises, Panera Bread’s largest franchisee, has committed to raising at least $75,000 this December within its restaurants for The Salvation Army as part of its first-ever National Partnership with the organization. The partnership will involve active fundraising within 161 Panera Bread locations, 7 Dairy Queens, and 5 O’Charley’s across 8 states where Covelli Enterprises owns and operates restaurants. On … Continue reading “The Salvation Army And Panera’s Largest Franchisee Announce National Partnership For 2019 Holiday Season”