Ricardo Lewis, WSAV News 3

Ricardo Lewis

WSAV News 3

Savannah, GA, United States

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Past articles by Ricardo:

Savannah mayor announces initiative involving fathers to address gun violence

Savannah Mayor Van Johnson continues to address gun violence in the Hostess City with a new initiative calling on fathers to step up and do their part. → Read More

Doctors say vaccination rates continue to decrease as vaccine expiration dates near

State and local health officials continue to encourage Georgians to get vaccinated. Doctors say they're not seeing vaccination rates where they need to be. → Read More

Savannah mayor, other US mayors press Biden administration on gun violence prevention

After a deadly weekend of shootings, mayors across the country are addressing the high levels of gun violence and the steps that can be taken to protect Americans. → Read More

Attorney: 5 Savannah police officers fired after in-custody death

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Multiple members of the Savannah Police Department (SPD) have been terminated in connection to an in-custody death in April, according to attorneys for the family of William Harvey. According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), Harvey died of suicide by hanging in an interrogation room at Savannah police headquarters. The […] → Read More

Shooting injures 7 people including a 2-year old, Savannah Police investigating

Savannah Police are on the scene tonight of a shooting in the 200 block of Avery st. where multiple people are hurt. → Read More

Employers tackling the affordable housing crisis in the Hostess City

Affordable housing continues to be an issue in the Hostess City. Three major Savannah employers are tackling the crisis by helping neighbors become first-time homeowners. → Read More

Solarize Savannah launches bulk-purchase solar community campaign

Savannah is continuing its push to transition to 100 percent clean energy and with the help of one local group, the city is working to get Savannahians to switch up the way they consume energy. → Read More

Statesboro seeks input from residents for Downtown Master Plan

The city of Statesboro is asking for the community's help to create a Master Plan for the future of the city's historic downtown. → Read More

Local comic book shop connects fans to creators with Artist-in-Residence Program

Comic books can spark a reader's imagination taking them to places they've never been before. A local comic book shop is creating a new initiative to connect comic book fans with creators. → Read More

Savannah mayor proclaims June 4 as National Gun Violence Awareness Day

The city of Savannah is honoring the lives of victims and survivors of gun violence. June 4 will now be recognized as National Gun Violence Awareness Day in the city. → Read More

Masks will be optional in SCCPSS schools this fall, superintendent says

Masks will no longer be required for students and staff in the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System (SCCPSS) this fall. Superintendent Dr. Ann Levett announced Wednesday masks will be optional. This decision comes after Governor Brian Kemp’s latest order restricting school districts from making them mandatory. → Read More

Ga. Boys & Girls Clubs awarded $15M grant to address learning gaps

Boys & Girls Clubs across the state are getting a helping hand. Governor Brian Kemp announced $15 million will be awarded to address learning gaps caused by the pandemic. → Read More

Large crowds in downtown Savannah for first maskless holiday in over a year

Large crowds of locals and visitors took to the streets of downtown Savannah for Memorial Day. It’s a completely different scene compared to last year due to strict COVID-19 restrictions. → Read More

Savannah City Council phases out single-use plastics in city buildings

Savannah city leaders are working to improve the city's footprint. The council has banned the use of single-use plastics in city facilities. Climate change advocates are calling this move a small but very important step. → Read More

City of Savannah gives update on arena project, approves 4 purchasing items

Savannah City Council has approved nearly $10 million more in funding to go toward the Savannah Arena project. → Read More

City of Savannah working to own and maintain Evergreen Cemetery

The city of Savannah is taking on a new initiative to help improve the maintenance and condition of the historic Evergreen Cemetery. → Read More

City of Hinesville looks to promote business diversity and inclusion with expanded program

The city of Hinesville is seeking to promote business diversity and inclusion. → Read More

Local historic church near Yamacraw Village responds to possible demolition

A local church is responding to the Housing Authority of Savannah as they make plans to submit an application to demolish Yamacraw Village. The Historic First Bryan Baptist Church is worried about the impact the plan could have on them. → Read More

Tybee MLK, Historical Society unveils Tybee Island Wade-In storyboard markers

The city of Tybee Island is reflecting on the Civil Rights Movement and the huge changes made in the 1960s. The moments in history now have a permanent place on the island. → Read More

Savannah Housing Authority could demolish Yamacraw Village if application is approved

The Housing Authority of Savannah (HAS) is looking to upgrade a long-time public housing complex downtown. Demolition plans are in the works for Yamacraw Village that was built in 1941. → Read More