Ben Senger, WSAV News 3

Ben Senger

WSAV News 3

Savannah, GA, United States

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Past articles by Ben:

Volunteers clean up Tybee Island beach during international coastal cleanup

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (WSAV) — Volunteers on Tybee Island took part in a global effort today, to eradicate beach trash. This year’s international coastal cleanup was called “Turn the Tide on Trash.” The grassroots group, Tybee Clean Beach, organized the effort and dozens of people took part. They all met at the pier to get […] → Read More

Go Red for Women digital auction now open

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — The American Heart Association Southern Coast is pivoting in 2021 and has replaced the annual Go Red for Women Luncheon with a digital auction. Proceeds help improve the lives of women by raising awareness about heart disease and stroke. WSAV’s Ben Senger talked with Ansley Howze, director of development for the […] → Read More

‘We need all of our voices’: Sen. Warnock reflects on Black History Month

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Raphael Warnock made history in January, becoming Georgia’s first Black senator. He says he’s grateful to be a part of the American story, one that can’t be told without embracing the Black history-makers that came before him. The Savannah native sat down with WSAV News 3 to talk about Black History […] → Read More

Southern Coast Heart Ball auction ends soon

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – The Southern Coast Heart Ball, a fundraiser for the American Heart Association, has gone virtual this year. Organizers have gathered a wide variety of options for their online auction, including rounds of golf, trips to the spa, island getaways and delicious meals. Get your bid in soon — the auction closes […] → Read More

National Wear Red Day is Friday

The American Heart Association is hoping you will wear red on Friday to raise awareness for heart disease — the number one killer of women. They ask you to post a picture to social media using the following hashtags: #WearRedandGive, #WeGotThis, #GoRedCHS #GoRedForWomen #GoRed #GoRedGetFit #Healthyforgood #HealthyHearts #Heart #Hearts #Women #Survivor #KnowYourNumbers #Volunteer #Dogood #AHA […] → Read More

Then and Now: Palmetto Bluff

The Coastal Empire and the Lowcountry look much different now than they did decades ago. WSAV is taking a closer look at some of our area's most iconic locations and how they’ve changed over time. → Read More

LIVE: White House announces Medicare plan to provide insulin for $35 a month

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare recipients will be able to get prescription plans that limit copays for insulin, a potential savings of hundreds of dollars, the White House announced Tuesday in a pivot to pocketbook issues that could influence November’s election. The new benefit — to be formally unveiled at a Rose Garden event Tuesday afternoon […] → Read More

Hargray HHI Bridge Run to mark 28 years

Hundreds of runners are getting ready for a local tradition. The 28th annual Hargray Hilton Head Island Bridge Run is taking place on Saturday, Nov. 9. They’ll compete in 5k or 10k runs that go over the Broad Creek on the Cross Island Bridge. This event has raised more than $45,000 for local charities over […] → Read More

Historic church seeking funds for restoration

A comprehensive restoration project is underway at the First African Baptist Church on Franklin Square in Savannah. Friday, church leaders said their project just became more expensive because structural issues were discovered. Crews had to remove the top of the bell tower and the bell this week because the foundation of the tower is deteriorating. […] → Read More

Savannah Greek Festival returns next week

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – A favorite local tradition is marking its 69th year next week. That’s when the Savannah Greek Festival will return to St. Paul’s Hellenic Center. Volunteers have been busy packing pastries this week to get ready for the big crowds. This year’s festival begins Thursday, Oct. 10 and runs through Saturday, Oct. […] → Read More

Holiday Hope: Letter from Tina and Ben

Dear Friends: Christmas will be here before we know it, and many families will struggle to put something under the tree for their children. Thankfully, past experience has taught us that the Coastal... → Read More

St. Jude Dream Home contest nears conclusion

The 2018 St. Jude Dream Home will be given away next Wednesday, June 27, live on WSAV News 3 at 6 p.m. → Read More

St. Jude Dream Home tickets near sell-out; final open house hours announced

Tickets to win the St. Jude Dream Home are now trending toward a sell-out. Less than 1,500 tickets remain with less than one week until the live drawing on WSAV. Click here to buy tickets for the contest. You can also call 1-800-383-9844 to talk to an agent who will help you reserve a ticket over the phone. The 3,800 square foot home sits in a brand new development in Richmond Hill called The… → Read More

St. Jude Dream Home bonus prize deadline approaches

The deadline is approaching for the bonus prize in the 2018 St. Jude Dream Home contest. → Read More

St. Jude Dream Home opens for tours

The 2018 St. Jude Dream Home is now complete and ready for potential winners of the giveaway to take a look around. → Read More

School bond referendum fails in Beaufort County

Beaufort County voters rejected a measure to fund a $76 million bond what would have paid for six construction projects. → Read More

SCCPSS school board candidates attend forum

The six candidates vying for three contested seats on the SCCPSS board of education met at Georgia Southern’s Armstrong Center Tuesday night, April 17. → Read More

St. Jude Dream Home tickets now on sale

Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 St. Jude Dream Home giveaway. One lucky person will win the brand-new home under construction right now in Richmond Hill. → Read More

Celebrity appraisers to visit Savannah

You have a chance this weekend to learn the history of your family heirlooms or see how much they may be worth -- from celebrity appraisers. It’s part of the Savannah Antiques and Architecture Weekend. These “verbal valuations” are happening Saturday, March 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The location is Cranmer Hall on → Read More

20 years since ‘Midnight’ movie

It's been 20 years since Hollywood came to Savannah to make a movie version of the book, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. It's a movie that helped put Savannah on the map and WSAV's Ben Senger talked with some of the key players about how it felt to be a → Read More