Alex Bozarjian, WSAV News 3

Alex Bozarjian

WSAV News 3

Savannah, GA, United States

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Past articles by Alex:

Coastal Health District set to toss ‘several hundred’ COVID vaccine doses due to low demand

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – The Chatham County Health Department is down to giving only about 200 COVID-19 shots a week compared to the 1,400 a day they were administering earlier this year. Dr. Lawton Davis, director of the Coastal Health District, says much of the current vaccine supply may go to waste by the end […] → Read More

‘We need to support each other’: Local Cubans speak out amid protests on island

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Political unrest in Cuba is causing a ripple effect across the United States. Protests erupted in the streets of Havana and in various U.S. cities this week. Since then, the government has blocked internet access to many people living on the island. Cynthia Santana has relatives that still live there, but […] → Read More

Chatham Co. community transmission sees uptick as CDC relaxes mask guidance in schools

CHATHAM CO., Ga. (WSAV)- On Friday, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced vaccinated teachers and students don’t need to wear masks inside school buildings. It’s a blanket rule for the whole country, but it could affect places with low vaccination rates, like Georgia, differently. In June, the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System (SCCPSS) […] → Read More

Savannah hospitals maintain normal operations ahead of Elsa

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Based on expected impacts from Elsa, Memorial Health isn’t changing its normal operations. St. Joseph’s/Candler was hit by a ransomware attack last month, but they say most of their systems are back up and running and ready for any storm-related emergency. Dr. Sanjay Iyer, who works in the Emergency Department at […] → Read More

St. Joseph’s/Candler works to restore remaining systems after hack

St. Joseph's/Candler hospital officials say they're making progress on getting systems back up and running after a ransomware attack two weeks ago. → Read More

Savannah mayor: City to allow large-scale events with no capacity limits starting July 1

Starting July 1, the city of Savannah will allow large-scale events with no limits on capacity, Mayor Van Johnson announced during his weekly press conference. → Read More

‘There’s no reason for it’: Local health official says COVID deaths are entirely preventable

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Experts say no one should be dying from COVID-19 if they’re eligible for the vaccine. Recent data shows almost all deaths linked to the disease are in unvaccinated people. “As a health professional, is that frustrating?” WSAV News 3 asked. “Yes, there’s no reason for it,” answered Dr. Lawton Davis, director […] → Read More

‘This one had a lot of symbolism’: Renowned sculptor shares story behind Savannah World War II memorial

Many have seen and admired the World War II memorial that sits on River Street in downtown Savannah, but few know the story behind it. → Read More

Meet this week’s Perfect Pet: Albus

SAVANNAH,Ga. (WSAV) – Meet this week’s Perfect Pet, Albus! He’s a deaf dog but he knows a lot of commands. He can sit, he can stop and he can stay. He’s also potty trained and crate trained. Albus is good with other dogs. and he would actually prefer a friend which would help him figure […] → Read More

Renegade Paws Rescue at 200% capacity; how you can help

A local animal shelter ovewhelmed with rescues is turning to the community for support. → Read More

How do big companies get hacked for ransom? Local expert weighs in

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – St. Joseph’s/Candler (SJ/C) officials say they’re still working diligently to get their main computer system back up and running. SJ/C was hit by a ransomware attack last Thursday, and some are still wondering how this could happen. In the past, when major companies like SJ/C are hacked, they are stuck between […] → Read More

Elton John adds dates to final tour, including stadium shows

NEW YORK (AP) — Elton John has announced the final dates for his farewell tour, which includes stops at big stadiums in the U.S. “Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road: The Final Tour” will visit Frankfurt, Germany, on May 27, 2022 and will make several stops throughout Europe, including Milan, Liverpool and Paris. John also […] → Read More

Meet this week’s Perfect Pet: Crawford

Crawford is energetic and lovable. → Read More

DPH commissioner visits Savannah in push to increase vaccinations

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Top state officials continue to stress that raising vaccination rates is their top priority. Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey made the trek to the Hostess City and spoke at Mayor Van Johnson’s press conference Tuesday. The visit was part of a statewide tour to encourage people […] → Read More

Meet this week’s Perfect Pet: Peach

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Meet this week’s Perfect Pet, Peach! This bully is not shy at all and loves to give kisses. She’s great with dogs, kids, and people in general. Peach is great at reading the room and she won’t hesitate to smile for pictures. She’s our very first Perfect Pet to be featured […] → Read More

City council to consider $1.2 million contract for ‘drainage improvements’ at the Placentia Canal

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV)- Savannah’s city council will meet this week to discuss a possible 1.2 million dollar contract for ‘drainage improvements’ at the Placentia Canal. The project will address bottlenecks at Savannah State University, which can often lead to storm flooding. The plan is to replace reinforced concrete pipe culverts, which will allow for bigger […] → Read More

Local COVID-19 immunity likely significantly higher than just those vaccinated

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – COVID-19 infection rates have local experts feeling optimistic. Hospitalizations and deaths are declining in both the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry, which means we could be inching closer to herd immunity. Fully vaccinated residents in Chatham County only make up 33% of the population, while over in South Carolina, Beaufort County is […] → Read More

Richmond Hill man recovers from COVID-19 at home after 94 days in hospital

Brian Grant is resting at home now with his family, but doctors say his recovery is nothing short of a miracle. → Read More

Meet this week’s Perfect Pet: Edina

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Meet this week’s Perfect Pet, Edina! Edina’s foster mom would say her butt is her best feature mostly because she shakes it every time she sees you. She’s a chunky monkey, but very sweet and low maintenance. She’s house trained and doesn’t really have any bad habits, other than chasing squirrels […] → Read More

Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport expects 10,000 daily passengers Memorial Day weekend

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – If you’re flying out of the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport this weekend, officials say you should give yourself some extra time. An airport spokesperson says the number of people hitting the friendly skies for business or pleasure is now exceeding pre-pandemic levels. On the cusp of a busy Memorial Day weekend, […] → Read More