Trish Williford, WSAV News 3

Trish Williford

WSAV News 3

Savannah, GA, United States

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Past articles by Trish:

Savannah considers 1st archaeology ordinance

Leaders of Georgia’s oldest city are considering new protections for historic relics unearthed by development project. → Read More

Savannah State University implementing new security measures on campus

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Savannah State University is taking steps to quell violence on campus. When new interim president Kimberly Ballard-Washington arrived in July, she formed a committee to focus only on security. She wanted changes put in place immediately. The move comes after several episodes of violence on SSU’s campus. Most recently, a student […] → Read More

New information revealed about suspect charged in River Street murder

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — A hearing was set for a man charged in the deadly shooting of a Savannah husband and father. Ronnie Cooper is accused of killing Marcus Chaney. His hearing was continued until the end of the month. But, News 3 is learning he has a lengthy criminal record. Police say last month, […] → Read More

NC woman accused of tying up, castrating husband

CARTERET CO., N.C. (WITN) – A North Carolina woman is accused of tying up and castrating her husband. Victoria Frabutt was arrested Tuesday morning at the couple’s home outside of Newport and charged with malicious castration and kidnapping. WITN reports Frabutt is heard on a 911 call telling the operator that she used a pair […] → Read More

UPDATE: Suspect arrested for vandalizing pier on Tybee

Police have arrested a suspect accused of vandalizing the pier on Tybee Island this past weekend. → Read More

Georgia leaders on Dorian: We were very lucky

CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WSAV) – From power outages to damage reports, News 3 is on your side with everything you need to know as our lives get back to normal following Hurricane Dorian. The great news is leaders announced early Thursday that Chatham County is back open. Governor Brian Kemp lifted the mandatory evacuation order […] → Read More

Many Tybee Island residents planning to ride out Hurricane Dorian

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (WSAV) — Many people living on Tybee Island have decided to hunker down and ride out Hurricane Dorian. Tybee Island leaders are preparing for the storm. Mayor Jason Buelterman says there are back up sewage station pumps now in place in case the power goes out. Most people on the island have […] → Read More

Presidential candidate brings ‘people first’ campaign to Lowcountry

BEAUFORT, S.C. (WSAV) — A Democratic Presidential Candidate took his “people first’ message back to the Low Country. Former HUD Secretary Julian Castro was in Beaufort Friday. He was welcomed by a crowd of around 200 supporters. All of them waited to hear his plan for change in the White House. The candidate says it […] → Read More

Savannah mayor, council still debating on design for new arena

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — In just two weeks, the City of Savannah will break ground on a new $165 million arena. But leaders still can’t come to an agreement on how the new facility should look. The design team, Perkins and Will, created three different designs for the new arena. Back in March, the team […] → Read More

City leaders, residents celebrate second phase of Waters Avenue Streetscape improvements

SAVANNAH, Ga., (WSAV) — Revitalizing Savannah’s Waters Avenue. It’s a dream many people in that community say they never thought would happen. Thursday, Savannah City leaders celebrated the second phase of the Waters Avenue Streetscape Improvement project. If you take a short drive along Waters between Anderson and Wheaton Streets, you’ll see new sidewalks with […] → Read More

Savannah Police: Walmart shooting social media post just a hoax

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Many people are reacting to a post on social media that warns people to stay away from Walmart stores this weekend. The post claims that several gunmen would travel to various Walmart stores and shoot people. Savannah Police officials heard about the warning, too. Friday, they spoke to News 3 about […] → Read More

‘Downtown Savannah 2033’ master plan unveiled to council

What will Savannah look like over the next decade? City leaders are already getting a snapshot view in their ‘Downtown Savannah Master Plan for 2033’ plan. → Read More

New businesses opening along Savannah’s Waters Avenue corridor, many owned by millennials

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Have you noticed? New businesses are opening along Savannah’s Waters Avenue Corridor. It’s all part of the city’s Streetscape Improvement Project. And, many of those businesses are owned by millennials. A community center, a wedding chapel, even a new athletic club have popped up along Waters Avenue over the past few […] → Read More

Savannah leaders to decide if LA-based company will operate civic center, new arena

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Savannah city leaders voted to demolish the decades-old Savannah Civic Center back in June. But, the building won’t be torn down for another three years. Now, leaders are debating who will run the civic center in the meantime, and what will happen to its employees. Now, the question is — should […] → Read More

Some residents oppose proposed landfill in West Chatham County

WEST CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WSAV) – Some people living in West Chatham County are seeing red over a proposed landfill in their neighborhood. Leaders want to build it along Bush Road off Highway 204. But, people who live there are asking them to halt the project. “This road cannot handle the traffic,” says Gene Barnes, […] → Read More

Multi-million dollar early learning center expected to be built in Eastside Savannah

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – An early childhood learning center is expected to be built in Eastside Savannah. City leaders approved millions of dollars in SPLOST funding towards the project. The proposed future site of the Eastside Early Learning Center is located off Wheaton Street. 110 kids will be allowed to attend from birth to three […] → Read More

Attack suspect still sought in Savannah bar incident caught on camera

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Authorities are still looking for a man accused of assaulting a woman at a Savannah bar, breaking and dislocating her jaw. The incident was reported nearly two months ago. According to the Savannah Police Department (SPD), the incident happened on Saturday, May 25 at Savannah Smiles on Williamson Street. A month […] → Read More

Hardeeville Police releases list of 10 most wanted criminals

Ten suspects made the list of Hardeeville's most wanted criminals and the police chief wants them off the streets and behind bars. → Read More

UPDATE: Two arrested after SWAT situation in Savannah neighborhood

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Savannah Police and members of Savannah SWAT are out in a neighborhood in West Savannah. Police say a suspect barricaded themselves inside a home on the 600 block of West 48th street. SWAT members, several Savannah Police officers and EMS personnel showed up while negotiators tried to arrest the suspect. Police […] → Read More

Chatham County Commission approves 2019-2020 budget

CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WSAV) – Chatham County leaders have passed a $240 million budget for the next fiscal year. That budget includes plans for completing the transfer of the E-911 System to the county. But, two vital county offices may receive more funding than expected. There are 40 attorneys working in the district attorney’s office […] → Read More