Savannah Master Storyteller Patt Gunn Discusses Susie King Taylor and Renaming Historic Square
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by Kareem McMichael
13h ago
Taking place at Second African Baptist Church, the free lecture is part of a series: "The People, Places, and Stories that Define Savannah." The Historic Savannah Foundation, along with the Davenport House Museum, presents a special talk: "Susie King Taylor and the Making of Taylor Square." This event is part of their ongoing lecture series, "The People, Places, and Stories That Define Savannah ..read more
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Simple Soul marks first year serving Southern staples on Montgomery Street
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by Neil Gabbey
17h ago
In the front corner of Simple Soul of Savannah hangs a stunning photograph of Vernell Jackson. Donned in a crisp white blouse and patterned skirt, she rests her right hand casually atop a waist-high wall, her left arm akimbo ..read more
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Update on Sheriff John Wilcher provided by Chatham County Sheriff’s Office
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by Travis Jaudon
21h ago
Wilcher still recovering after ‘a cardiac event’ on Sunday morning, family says Chatham County Sheriff John T. Wilcher is still recovering, and improving daily, after suffering a cardiac event that put him in critical condition over the weekend. On Wednesday, June 19, the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) issued a press release with updates on his health and comments from his family expressing gratitude for the community’s support ..read more
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Bank of America Announces 2024 Savannah Student Leaders
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by Heike Currie
21h ago
Press Release from Bank of America: Paid summer internships connect Savannah teens to leadership training and work experience. Bank of America recently announced two Savannah high school students, Faith Agbehonou and Keylan Collins, who were selected as Student Leaders, recipients of an eight-week paid summer internship connecting students to employment, skills development and service. These community-minded students will gain practical work and leadership experience, and receive financial education coaching from Bank of America’s Better Money Habits curriculum, while working with local nonpro ..read more
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Mayor, City Council Members Lead Juneteenth 'Walk to the River'
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by Travis Jaudon
1d ago
Hundreds make memorable walk for inaugural event Leaders from all corners of the Savannah community gathered with residents on Wednesday morning to take part in the City’s official commemorative event honoring Juneteenth National Independence Day. Hundreds were in attendance for the inaugural “Juneteenth Walk to the River,” led by Savannah Mayor Van Johnson ..read more
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GBI charges Hinesville man for officer involved shooting incident in Savannah
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by Travis Jaudon
1d ago
"Whitehurst pulled his gun out and fired at the officer. The officer returned fire, hitting Whitehurst." The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) has charged Quayshon Whitehurst, 29, in connection to an officer involved shooting from Monday, June 17 in Savannah. “GBI agents have charged Whitehurst with aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and felony obstruction,” says a GBI press release from Tuesday afternoon ..read more
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Breaking Good News: Nonprofit Highlights
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by Chantel Britton
2d ago
Spreading good news about nonprofits, charity and goodwill in our community. Wells Fargo surprises Savannah youth during Junior Investment Club Competition ..read more
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Theater Around Town (June 19 - 23): Time Traveling Drag Queens, Greese, and More
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by Kareem McMichael
2d ago
This is a rundown of shows and activities in theater you can catch around town ..read more
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Forsyth Farmers’ Market announces summer slate of A Taste of African Heritage classes
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by Chantel Britton
2d ago
Featuring plant-based recipes from the African diaspora, ATOAH engages attendees in cooking and community building. Forsyth Farmers’ Market is gearing up to host their next edition of the A Taste of African Heritage classes, which engage the community in cooking plant-based recipes from within the African diaspora. These immersive classes, which are free and open to the public, are made possible through a partnership with Oldways, a nonprofit that promotes healthy eating through cultural food traditions ..read more
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Rep. Edna Jackson Appointed to House Study Committee on Disaster Mitigation and Resilience
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by Heike Currie
3d ago
Edna Jackson, disaster mitigation State Rep. Edna Jackson (D-Savannah) was recently selected by Speaker Jon Burns (R-Newington) to serve on the House Study Committee on Disaster Mitigation and Resilience. “The Savannah community has experienced our fair share of devastation at the hands of natural disasters throughout our state’s history,” said Rep. Jackson ..read more
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