🌱 I-95 Closures + Savannah State And TBC Blood Drive

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Here are the top four stories today in Savannah:

  1. In order to inspect the Savannah River Bridges, the Georgia Department of Transportation Bridge Office has scheduled I-95 lane closures starting at 9 am on Tuesday, Mar. 29. Inspections will start on the northbound bridge lasting around two hours then move to the southbound bridge. Message signs and barrels will be utilized to alert the public of the upcoming changes. (All On Georgia)
  2. Savannah State University has partnered with The Blood Connection (TBC) for the first time to host a blood drive. The blood drive will be held on Mar. 28 near the King Frazier Student Center in the Kennedy parking lot from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm Each blood donor will receive a $10 eGift card and an HBCU blood donor t-shirt, while supplies last. Donors are encouraged to make an appointment, but walk-ins are welcome. (WSAV-TV)
  3. In two days, organizers built a Savannah St. Patrick’s Day float to show support for Ukraine. The float was adorned in blue and yellow. As the float continued its procession, the St. Patrick’s Day parade-goers went from dancing and partying to clapping and cheering in support. (Savannah MorningNews)
  4. Members of the community gathered at the Economic Opportunity Authority in Savannah Saturday for a rally against gun violence. Speakers of the event said they had enough following recent shootings within the city. The rally host, Stephanie Collier, said the community must come together to find solutions to this issue. (fox28media.com)

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Today in Savannah:

  • Ben Tucker Instrument Library and Instrument Donation Drive – The DeSoto Savannah (12:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • Enter the Savannah Stage Company’s First Friday Raffle! Join them each month for the chance to win prizes! Winners will be announced on Instagram on the First Friday of April, May, and June! This month, they’re featuring a date night with tickets to quilters presented by Collective Face Theater Ensembleplus dinner from Texas Road House. Learn how to enter at the link. (Facebook)
  • the Lucas Theater for the Arts is hosting a screening of “The Room” with Greg Sestero live on Apr. 13 – tickets are available now! (Facebook)
  • the Savannah Children’s Theater will be performing The Lightning Thief desde Apr. 1 to 3 and Apr. 8 to 10. Tickets are on sale now! (Facebook)

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kayla harrison

About me: Kayla Harrison is a Writing Arts professor, as well as a freelance writer for content creation agency Lightning Media Partners. In her free time, you can find her listening to podcasts, writing poetry, and visiting local coffee shops.

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