Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter will speak at the NAACP State Conference in Savannah Friday, Oct. 10, at 6:30 p.m., at Savannah State University. Carter will speak about her grandson, Jason Carter, who is running for governor.
While there is plenty of worry about how violent crime will affect tourism, the real concern is how it will affect the decision of residents whether or not to stay. The idea of leaving for a more safe locale seems almost inconceivable to those of us who’ve invested many years and whole lifetimes here. But Savannah’s just like anyplace else— people and businesses can decide it’s just not worth it anymore.