Andrew Davis, WSAV News 3

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Savannah, GA, United States

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Recent articles by Andrew:

Jasper County about to improve high-traffic roads

JASPER COUNTY, SC (WSAV) – It’s a gateway for travelers between I-95 and the rest of the Lowcountry. Soon that improved highway in Jasper County will help make it smooth sailing for drivers headed home – or to the beach. Odds are you may not know where Highway 462 is, but you have driven it […] → Read More

Hilton Head hosting fundraiser for Ukraine animal relief this weekend

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (WSAV) – As the fighting in Ukraine continues – so do local efforts to help animals in the war-torn country. Jeff Prekop owns Groomingdales on Hilton Head Island. He has already made a voluntary trip to Ukraine earlier this year to help bring animals to safety and has created his own […] → Read More

Murdaugh attorneys asking for ‘blood spatter’ evidence to be banned from trial

COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. (WSAV) — Alex Murdaugh’s attorneys are asking not to allow any evidence or testimony about “blood spatter” evidence connected to the murders of Paul and Maggie Murdaugh to be allowed in court. The defense team filed a motion Wednesday claiming prosecutors and investigators “unable to build a solid case against Mr. Murdaugh […] → Read More

Alan Perry elected mayor of Hilton Head Island in runoff

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (WSAV) — The results are in and the people of Hilton Head now know who their next mayor will be. Longtime Hilton Head resident, Alan Perry defeated former schoolboard member Joann Orischak in Tuesday’s runoff election. Perry was behind by about 400 votes in the midterm elections and neither candidate got […] → Read More

Court delays civil trial related to Mallory Beach’s death

HAMPTON COUNTY, S.C. (WSAV) — The civil trial connected to Mallory Beach’s death will not happen in January after all. Judge Daniel Hall granted the request of Alex Murdaugh’s attorneys to delay the civil case. Murdaugh’s lawyers had asked for the delay so Alex could be focused on his upcoming criminal murder trial. Mallory Beach’s […] → Read More

Mistakes people make while serving up their holiday feasts

BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. (WSAV) — Thanksgiving is about family, friends, and food. But amid all the fun, safety is not always top of mind. Fire doubles in size every 15-20 seconds. So things can go wrong in a matter of moments. Forty-six million turkeys will be consumed in America this holiday season. But it is […] → Read More

Bluffton police officer’s turkey drive helping hundreds

BLUFFTON, SC (WSAV) – His family name is legendary. Now one Bluffton police officer is doing his part to make a name for himself with his big heart and giving spirit. Bluffton High School students were drafted into service during their lunch hour to do some work, and make sure others will eat this holiday. […] → Read More

Poona Ford helps hand out turkeys at Boys & Girls Club

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (WSAV) – An NFL star and local football legend came back to Hilton Head Island Saturday to give something back to his hometown. People were lined up around the block at the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island as Seattle Seahawks defense lineman Poona Ford helped hand out 100 […] → Read More

PEP celebrates Thanksgiving and Statewide Award

BLUFFTON, SC (WSAV) – Thanksgiving came a little early for the members of PEP in Bluffton. More than 100 members of “Programs for Exceptional People”, their families and staff gathered for a big holiday feast, turkey included. The food for more than 100 people was provided by culinary students from the University of South Carolina […] → Read More

Community Thanksgiving meal serving up fun and fellowship on Hilton Head Island

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (WSAV) — Hilton Head Island is usually popular with tourists year-round, but on Thanksgiving people come from all over the area and the nation for one reason, turkey. The bird was served up with fun and fellowship at the Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Hudson’s. Gloria and Allen LaCoe and some of […] → Read More

Beaufort County Schools superintendent receives raise, support from district

BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. (WSAV) — Education leaders in Beaufort County say their schools are on the right track, and the man in charge has a lot to do with that. Dr. Frank Rodriguez, Beaufort County Schools Superintendent, just received a 5% salary increase and a vote of support for the entire district. “Our goal as […] → Read More

Alex Murdaugh offers alibi for night of wife and son’s murders

COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WSAV) – Alex Murdaugh says he was not present at the time, place, and date of his wife and son’s murders and because he wasn’t present, he doesn’t know the time they were committed. That’s the base of a statement released in Colleton County court documents late Thursday. A statement that also […] → Read More

Beaufort County committees to start book reviews this week

BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. (WSAV) — Some Beaufort County parents want books they feel are “lewd” or “inappropriate” to be taken off school shelves. The school district is listening to and investigating complaints but the final decision on what should or should not be in libraries will not only be up to them. Those decisions will […] → Read More

$5 million grant designed to help Lowcountry teacher retention issues

BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. (WSAV) — WSAV has detailed the teacher shortage throughout the Lowcountry and the entire nation for months. Now the federal government is stepping in to help one local college and the Beaufort County School district with their issue. There were 1,600 teacher openings in the state of South Carolina last year, which […] → Read More

Could charges against Parris Island drill instructor be sign of change?

BEAUFORT, S.C. (WSAV) — Three Marine recruits have died on Parris Island in the last 18 months. The latest has led to criminal charges against one of the people whose job is to train Marines and get them ready for combat. Dalton Beals’ mom, Stacie, wanted him to go to college not the Marines. But […] → Read More

Hilton Head mayor race heads to runoff

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C (WSAV) — Election Day may be over but the Hilton Head mayoral race is still undecided. Neither JoAnn Orischak nor Alan Perry got the 50% of the vote needed to win, so there will be a runoff. Orishack and Perry both live on Hilton Head Island, both care about the Island […] → Read More

Senior drill instructor charged in connection to 2021 death of Marine recruit

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. (WSAV) — A senior drill instructor at Parris Island is facing a series of charges, including negligent homicide connected to the death of a Marine recruit at the base last year. A Marine incident report showed that Dalton Beals had a temperature of 107 degrees and suffered from hyperthermia when he died […] → Read More

GOP Rep. Nancy Mace wins reelection in SC 1st District

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace of South Carolina has won reelection, defeating Democratic challenger Annie Andrews to retain her 1st Congressional district seat for the GOP. “This was huge,” Mace told WSAV. “It goes to show where people, the direction the country is headed is the wrong direction and they want […] → Read More

First Congressional District candidates talk about the issues before Election Day

SOUTH CAROLINA (WSAV) — The race for the First Congressional District in South Carolina is down to its last day with both candidates believing they have the momentum to win the seat for their party. Both Nancy Mace and Dr. Annie Andrews have been willing to take shots at their opponent, as they solidify their […] → Read More

Federal trial of former Palmetto State Bank CEO, accused Murdaugh accomplice, starts in Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WSAV) — The former Lowcountry bank CEO accused of helping Alex Murdaugh steal millions from his clients is now in front of a federal judge. Pre-trial motions started in Russell Laffitte’s federal case Monday in a Charleston court. Laffitte, the fired Palmetto Bank CEO is facing six charges including three counts of misapplication […] → Read More