Ben Senger, WSAV News 3

Ben Senger

WSAV News 3

Savannah, GA, United States

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Past articles by Ben:

Pay It Forward: A sweet donation

On a Friday in June, the community’s love for River Street Sweets helped a key nonprofit feed thousands. → Read More

Dancing Stars of Coastal Georgia raise $206k for Alzheimer’s Association

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — An annual fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association returned to the Savannah Convention Center Saturday after being virtual for the past two years because of COVID-19. Eight fundraisers were paired with professional dancers and spent the past several months learning dance routines and raising funds. The fundraising continued in the ballroom on […] → Read More

Bluffton Self Help asking community to stock the food pantry shelves

BLUFFTON, S.C. (WSAV) — A key Lowcountry non-profit organization needs help stocking the shelves. Bluffton Self Help leaders say the food pantry has only two weeks’ worth of non-perishable food right now. That’s not enough to meet the needs of the community in the busy summer months, leaders said. They prefer to have six weeks […] → Read More

WSAV NOW: Rear Admiral Susan Bryer-Joyner speaks with WSAV

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Rear Admiral Susan Bryer-Joyner visited her alma matter Jenkins High School Wednesday during Savannah Navy week and spoke with WSAV. WSAV’s very own Ben Senger caught up with Bryer-Joyner at the conclusion of the Jasper Green Ceremony. → Read More

Local students raise $515k for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — High school students on 11 teams raised $515,787 for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society(LLS) over a seven-week period. It was part of the 6th annual Students of the Year campaign, which wrapped up Friday night during a grand finale celebration at Savannah Station. The teams were made up of 28 students […] → Read More

Saint Peter the Apostle hosts Halloween costume parade

CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WSAV) — The Halloween celebrations started today in schools all over the region. Students at Saint Peter the Apostle on Wilmington island got into the Halloween spirit Friday by hosting an outdoor costume parade. The lower grades got to go trick-or-treating at various stations in the parking lot, while the junior high […] → Read More

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