Month: August 2012

Letters to council? We made it easy!

We know it can be a pain to gather email addresses, write the email and hit send, especially when you want to write all members of city council. Click this image to email your entire city council! Your email client should open with council emails in the “to” field....

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It's kindergarten registration time!

Submitted by Melissa Lowery Aug. 7, 2012 It’s time for Kindergarten Registration!  If your child is 5 or will be turning 5 by the end of September then it’s time to register for school.  School hours are Monday thru Thursday form 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. until Aug. 23rd, then we’re back to normal school hours M-F, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.  You will need your child birth certificate, shot records and a household bill showing proof of residency.  Your child will not be able to attend until you meet the requirements.  Children do start work the first week of school so lets get them off to the right start and lets start on...

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Links to Old Yearbooks

Links to South Norfolk Yearbook images on Facebook Courtesy of Ms. Vicki Ford who shot all these yearbooks and posted them for all to enjoy on Facebook. Years we have…. South Norfolk High 1926, 1927, 1931, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1942, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1954 Oscar Smith 1955, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 South Norfolk Elementary School ……1960 Portlock Elementary School ………1959, 1962, 1976, Portlock High School….1945 Truitt Jr. High…….1963, 1976, 1977, 1984 G.W. Carver Elementary……1976 If...

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Love has a spark in Lakeside Park

Aug. 6, 2012 Congratulations to Joshua McCalla and Mykella Palmer on their engagement! Photo used with permission from Amy Sandoval Photography and the photo’s happy subjects. Will she soon be Mykella McCalla?...

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Confused about what's going on with the Belharbour property?

Aug. 4, 2012 Join the crowd. Here’s our take: There is a proposal (already approved by Planning) coming before the city commission to change the zoning on this property from “residential use” (to which it was changed for the failed, elite, high-rise residential project known as “Belharbour”) back to “industrial use” to accommodate the property’s new owners: Savannah, GA-based Seagate Handling, Inc. If approved, Seagate has promised 16 new jobs to the area. _____________ What is the proximity of South Norfolk residents to this property? Click the map and see! _____________ What is “Seagate?” Seagate Handling, Inc.’s “About Us” web page lists three businesses on the right side: Dulany Industries, Seagate Handling, and Savannah Bulk Terminal. At the bottom of that page are links to Dulany, Southern States Chemical, Seagate Handling and Savannah Bulk Terminal’s web site pages. Reading further, the page says that Dulaney Industries is the parent company of Southern States Chemical, “the largest supplier of sulfuric acid on the east coast, our facilities are serving customers 24 hours a day.” With a Southern States Chemical plant in Savannah and Wilmington, NC, a container storage location in Chesapeake, VA would likely enhance their sulfuric acid distribution operations. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to guess what Seagate Handling intends to store at the former-Belharbour property, at the foot South Norfolk’s newest and greatest claim to fame, her...

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