The ice bucket challenge is making the rounds on social media in a big way this summer. Everyone from athletes, celebs and your friends on Facebook are ready to dump a bucket of ice water over their head and film it, all to raise money for a cure to Lou Gehrig’s disease.
As America’s military prepares to downsize, many are trading in barracks for college dorms. Some are coming home with trauma from life in war zones. And even veterans without complications like post-traumatic stress disorder can feel out of place on campus.
Kids are heading back to school Thursday, and for many that will mean the end of long weekdays spent playing in city parks. GPB’s Emily Jones visited Hull Park in Savannah’s Chatham Crescent neighborhood to find out what keeps kids coming back summer after summer.
Of the thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America who have been streaming illegally into the United States recently, about 1,100 have been settled temporarily in Georgia, according to state and federal officials.
Friday night, the Savannah Children’s Choir gave an end of year camp concert at the Lucas Theatre. The camp organizers say the goal is to inspire confidence in children from diverse backgrounds while exposing them to a range of musical styles.