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Presidential Dive Bar, World Champs & SCAD housing addition

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Quote of the day

The human mind always makes progress, but it is progress in spirals.

-Madame de Staël

The Presidential Dive Bar


Pinkie Master’s is Savannah’s most famous neighborhood dive bar. The Pabst Blue Ribbon sign, which hangs outside, is a bright beacon that attracts thirsty patrons like moths. This popular establishment has a little bit of political history behind one of its most well-known patrons. Pinkie Master’s was opened in 1953 by Luis Christopher Masterpolis (better known as Pinkie). Pinkie, a political thinker, was an early supporter of Jimmy Carter. As a result, Carter visited Pinkie Master’s bar several times while campaigning as a Georgia senator and governor. Popular legend has it that Carter announced his candidacy for the presidency from Pinkie’s bar. Although this story is unlikely to be true, Carter did stand at the bar on another occasion. After Carter became president, Pinkie died. In 1978, Carter visited Savannah and snuck out of the Desoto Hilton Hotel to meet his security guards, then stopped by Pinkie Master’s. Carter addressed the crowd at the bar, paying tribute to his friend Pinkie. A plaque was placed at the bar where Carter stood to commemorate this moment.

Pinkie Master’s had many owners over the years. When a former owner was evicted, he took his plaque with him. The plaque was eventually returned to its rightful place a year later. A ceremony was held at the place now known as The Original Pinkie Master’s on St. Patrick’s Day 2017 to reinstall the plaque. Jimmy Carter, the former President, even signed a letter of support saying that he will never forget the good times he had at your establishment. Pinkie was a key supporter of mine when I ran for Governor. When I returned to Savannah as President, Of the United States, I will never forget standing at the bar to thank you.”

News bites


Braves’ World Champions Trophy Tour to visit Savannah on St. Pat’s
The Atlanta Braves announced they are taking the 2021 World Series Trophy on tour. Among the stops will be Savannah on St. Patrick’s Day. Officials say… Read more.
Braves’ World Champions Trophy Tour to visit Savannah on St. Pat’s
The Atlanta Braves announced they are taking the 2021 World Series Trophy on tour. Among the stops will be Savannah on St. Patrick’s Day. Officials say… Read more.
Cargo surge pushes Port of Savannah to 5.6M container record
The Port of Savannah is reporting record cargo volumes for 2021 thanks to a surge in trade that saw its container yard cramped for space and ships waiting at sea. Read more.
Cargo surge pushes Port of Savannah to 5.6M container record
The Port of Savannah is reporting record cargo volumes for 2021 thanks to a surge in trade that saw its container yard cramped for space and ships waiting at sea. Read more.
Old Savannah Tours to host job fair next week
If you’re looking to get a job with Old Savannah Tours, then you’re in luck. The company is hosting a job fair from Jan. 31 until… Read more.
Old Savannah Tours to host job fair next week
If you’re looking to get a job with Old Savannah Tours, then you’re in luck. The company is hosting a job fair from Jan. 31 until… Read more.
New SCAD student housing high-rise coming to west River Street
Savannah’s riverfront skyline will look a lot different by the end of next year. Read more.
New SCAD student housing high-rise coming to west River Street
Savannah’s riverfront skyline will look a lot different by the end of next year. Read more.

Events


Today

Bruce Davidson: Face to Face » Telfair Museums
Bruce Davidson: Face to Face is an exhibition at Telfair Museums . Read more.
Bruce Davidson: Face to Face » Telfair Museums
Bruce Davidson: Face to Face is an exhibition at Telfair Museums . Read more.
Contemporary Spotlight: New Acquisitions from the Brandywine Workshop » Telfair Museums
Contemporary Spotlight: New Acquisitions from the Brandywine Workshop is an exhibition at Telfair Museums . Read more.
Contemporary Spotlight: New Acquisitions from the Brandywine Workshop » Telfair Museums
Contemporary Spotlight: New Acquisitions from the Brandywine Workshop is an exhibition at Telfair Museums . Read more.
Chul-Hyun Ahn: Beyond » Telfair Museums
Chul-Hyun Ahn: Beyond is an exhibition at Telfair Museums . Read more.
Chul-Hyun Ahn: Beyond » Telfair Museums
Chul-Hyun Ahn: Beyond is an exhibition at Telfair Museums . Read more.
Sips at The Station
Sips at the Station is Savannah’s best networking event benefiting our community and encouraging guests to discover all things local! Read more.
Sips at The Station
Sips at the Station is Savannah’s best networking event benefiting our community and encouraging guests to discover all things local! Read more.

Thursday

Atlanta Rhythm Section at Victory North in Savannah on January 27, 2022
All Ages (Under 18 must be accompanied by parent or guardian)Presented by Filthy Nasty Productions Read more.
Atlanta Rhythm Section at Victory North in Savannah on January 27, 2022
All Ages (Under 18 must be accompanied by parent or guardian)Presented by Filthy Nasty Productions Read more.
Luncheon – Buy Local Savannah
Buy Local Past Presidents to Speak at January Luncheon on the Savannah RiverboatBuy Local Savannah will host its first luncheon of 2022 on Thursday, January 27 from 11 AM–1 PM on the Savannah Riverboat, located at 9 East River Street in Savannah. Read more.
Luncheon – Buy Local Savannah
Buy Local Past Presidents to Speak at January Luncheon on the Savannah RiverboatBuy Local Savannah will host its first luncheon of 2022 on Thursday, January 27 from 11 AM–1 PM on the Savannah Riverboat, located at 9 East River Street in Savannah. Read more.
Page not found – World Trade Center Savannah
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Page not found – World Trade Center Savannah
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Friday

DOG DAYS PRESENTS.. Okey Dokey / Nordista Freeze / Jalen Reyes
OKEY DOKEY + NORDISTA co headlining banger featuring Savannah folk drum hero JALEN REYES and his new damn band. Read more.
DOG DAYS PRESENTS.. Okey Dokey / Nordista Freeze / Jalen Reyes
OKEY DOKEY + NORDISTA co headlining banger featuring Savannah folk drum hero JALEN REYES and his new damn band. Read more.
Figure at Elan Savannah (
Figure up in here!Elan Savannah presentsFigureSupport:TBALine-Up:TBATickets: www.elansavannah.comThis event is 18 and up. Must show photo ID at the door. Sections on either side of the stage are sold as VIP… Read more.
Figure at Elan Savannah (
Figure up in here!Elan Savannah presentsFigureSupport:TBALine-Up:TBATickets: www.elansavannah.comThis event is 18 and up. Must show photo ID at the door. Sections on either side of the stage are sold as VIP… Read more.
WOW: A Really Good Comedy Show
A Stand Up comedy showcase featuring some of the best performers from all over the country! Read more.
WOW: A Really Good Comedy Show
A Stand Up comedy showcase featuring some of the best performers from all over the country! Read more.

Saturday

RUMOURS: a Tribute To Fleetwood Mac
The authentic recreation of Fleetwood Mac show is coming back to Victory North Savannah 2022!Formed in 2014, Rumours (also known as Rumours ATL) has taken the U.S. by storm with… Read more.
RUMOURS: a Tribute To Fleetwood Mac
The authentic recreation of Fleetwood Mac show is coming back to Victory North Savannah 2022!Formed in 2014, Rumours (also known as Rumours ATL) has taken the U.S. by storm with… Read more.
Dustin Sims Live at The Wormhole
Stand up comedy Live at The Wormhole- Dustin SimsDustin Sims is a comedian from Oxford, Alabama. Best known for his Snapchat videos and ‘Talking to Myself’ series. His unique style… Read more.
Dustin Sims Live at The Wormhole
Stand up comedy Live at The Wormhole- Dustin SimsDustin Sims is a comedian from Oxford, Alabama. Best known for his Snapchat videos and ‘Talking to Myself’ series. His unique style… Read more.
Zach Deputy @ District Live at Plant Riverside District
TicZach Deputy’s upcoming concert at District Live at Plant Riverside District in Savannah on Jan 25, 2022. Read more.
Zach Deputy @ District Live at Plant Riverside District
TicZach Deputy’s upcoming concert at District Live at Plant Riverside District in Savannah on Jan 25, 2022. Read more.

Sunday

Herbal Salves 101 | Cosmic Corner, Savannah, 
Herbal Salves 101 happening at Cosmic Corner, 305 east 38th street, Savannah, United States on Sun Jan 30 2022 at 01:00 pm to 02:00 pm Read more.
Herbal Salves 101 | Cosmic Corner, Savannah, 
Herbal Salves 101 happening at Cosmic Corner, 305 east 38th street, Savannah, United States on Sun Jan 30 2022 at 01:00 pm to 02:00 pm Read more.
Frosty balls | VFW Post 660, Savannah
Frosty balls happening at VFW Post 660, 5115 Ogeechee Rd, Savannah, GA 31405, Savannah, United States on Sun Feb 06 2022 at 09:00 am Read more.
Frosty balls | VFW Post 660, Savannah
Frosty balls happening at VFW Post 660, 5115 Ogeechee Rd, Savannah, GA 31405, Savannah, United States on Sun Feb 06 2022 at 09:00 am Read more.

Monday

BSF returns to Calvary- In person groups and online groups. In person Student Program. Lets go! | Calvary Baptist Temple, 4625 Waters Ave, Savannah
BSF returns to Calvary- In person groups and online groups. In person Student Program. Let’s go! happening at Calvary Baptist Temple, 4625 Waters Ave, Savannah GA, Savannah, United States on… Read more.
BSF returns to Calvary- In person groups and online groups. In person Student Program. Lets go! | Calvary Baptist Temple, 4625 Waters Ave, Savannah
BSF returns to Calvary- In person groups and online groups. In person Student Program. Let’s go! happening at Calvary Baptist Temple, 4625 Waters Ave, Savannah GA, Savannah, United States on… Read more.

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