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Senior Citizens, Inc. Officially Opened New Center for Successful Aging at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

By Savannah Tribune | January 13, 2021

On January 8 at 10 a.m., SCI President Patti Lyons, board leadership, local dignitaries, and key donors held a ribbon-cutting for SCI’s new Center for Successful Aging, a stateof the-art facility and total renovation of the nonprofit’s campus. Serving Savannah and surrounding communities since 1959, SCI provides more than 10 major programs and services to address the changing needs of … Continue reading “Senior Citizens, Inc. Officially Opened New Center for Successful Aging at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony”

DPH Launches COVID Vaccine Locator Ahead Of Phase 1A+ of Vaccine Administration

By Savannah Tribune | January 13, 2021

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is launching a COVID vaccine locator on the DPH website at https:// dph.georgia.gov. The tool allows users to search by county for a vaccine provider in their community, and provides location and contact information for the provider. This is not a centralized scheduling tool. County health departments and private providers are included in … Continue reading “DPH Launches COVID Vaccine Locator Ahead Of Phase 1A+ of Vaccine Administration”

Savannah CARES Task Force to Host Resident Outreach Interviews

By Savannah Tribune | January 13, 2021

The Savannah Citizens Accountability and Review of Emergency Services (CARES) task force will host interactive meetings with residents to gather comments, concerns and feedback on contact and interactions between them and police. “The committee is eager to meet with community members so that we, and the city, can better understand how our police department is perceived in the community,” said … Continue reading “Savannah CARES Task Force to Host Resident Outreach Interviews”

Democracy Must Be Restored

By Savannah Tribune | January 13, 2021

The events of this past week will influence the very idea of democracy forever. As the United States Capitol suffered an indecent insurrection, the world watched in horror as the President of The United States, encouraged his base to violently attack Congress. However, this was not just an attack on The United States, this was an attack on global democracy. … Continue reading “Democracy Must Be Restored”

Fixing Democracy Must Start With Moral Leaders

By Savannah Tribune | January 13, 2021

Dante said, “The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who in time of moral crisis preserve their neutrality.” We are at a crisis point in the history of our nation. It is a sad reality that religious, political, educational, and business leaders are remaining silent to the misrepresentation of the truth by the president. It is obvious that … Continue reading “Fixing Democracy Must Start With Moral Leaders”

A Message from Georgia House of Representatives

By Savannah Tribune | January 13, 2021

As a newly elected member of your Georgia General Assembly, I am honored to serve you in the Georgia House of Representatives. This past year with a world-wide pandemic, a national presidential election, and change in leadership in the U.S. Senate, we will see major issues coming through the Georgia General Assembly. These issues will have a major impact on … Continue reading “A Message from Georgia House of Representatives”

Toyota Lexus Minority Owners Dealership Association to Sponsor 2nd ‘COVID-19 Day of Service’ on January 15

By Savannah Tribune | January 13, 2021

The Toyota Lexus Minority Owners Dealership Association (TLMODA) is once again working with The Salvation Army to address the increasing food shortage across the country by filling the pantries of families in need during the coronavirus pandemic. On Jan. 15, 2021, TLMODA Dealers including Chatham Parkway Toyota in Savannah and The Salvation Army will distribute more than 1,400 food boxes … Continue reading “Toyota Lexus Minority Owners Dealership Association to Sponsor 2nd ‘COVID-19 Day of Service’ on January 15”

Savannah Native Selected to Serve Aboard Oldest Commissioned Warship

By Savannah Tribune | January 13, 2021

U.S. Navy Airman Tasheyana Harden, a native of Savannah, Georgia, checked aboard USS Constitution, Jan. 5. Duty aboard USS Constitution is one of the Navy’s special programs, and all prospective crew members must meet a high standard of sustained excellence and interview to be selected for the assignment. “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge … Continue reading “Savannah Native Selected to Serve Aboard Oldest Commissioned Warship”

Nearly 9,000 People Turn to HERO for Help With Food, Rent and Utilities During the Coronavirus Pandemic

By Savannah Tribune | January 13, 2021

In a year of hurt, people across the Savannah area have needed help like never before. Many of them have never had to ask for assistance and don’t know where to begin. But nearly 9,000 found the help they needed with HeroHelpMe. com. Officially called the Health Effective Resource Organizations, or HERO, database, the online health and social services network … Continue reading “Nearly 9,000 People Turn to HERO for Help With Food, Rent and Utilities During the Coronavirus Pandemic”

Chatham County Commissioners Take Oath of Office

By Savannah Tribune | January 13, 2021

The Chatham County Board of Commissioners’ took their oath of office last Monday in the Chatham County Courthouse Chambers The event was streamed virtually for public viewing. The full video can be viewed on the Chatham County Facebook Page Chairman-elect Chester A. Ellis, Commissioner Bobby Lockett, District 3, and Commissioner Dean Kicklighter, District 7, were sworn in by the Honorable … Continue reading “Chatham County Commissioners Take Oath of Office”