Georgiaree Godfrey, WSAV News 3

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Savannah, GA, United States

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Past articles by Georgiaree:

State senators review governor’s emergency orders

Governor McMaster has received some backlash behind his response to COVID-19 and some of the executive orders that were put in place. Now members of the Senate are reviewing the governor's powers when it comes to a state of emergency. → Read More

State employee bonuses, school nurses, and tourism marketing included in Senate budget

South Carolina lawmakers were back at the State House Wednesday afternoon. → Read More

Absentee voting expansion heads to governor’s desk; witness signature still required

South Carolina lawmakers were in Columbia Tuesday to pick up discussion on important items that have been put on the back burner because of COVID-19. → Read More

Coronavirus pandemic fuels used car boom

Coronavirus hit the auto industry hard. As factories shut down new car inventories dried up, leading more buyers to the used market. NBC's Susan McGinnis reports. → Read More

Amid rising evictions, CDC order puts evictions on pause through the end of the year

GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – According to housing experts, evictions are on the rise in South Carolina, and there may be a wave of them coming soon. Eviction moratoriums at the state and federal level have kept a lot of people in their homes since the start of the pandemic. An order from the Centers for […] → Read More

Coastal Carolina University police charge man with having rifle on campus

FLORENCE, SC – Coastal Carolina University police charged a man with having a firearm on campus after an officer said he saw a rifle the man’s car. Keyon Burns, 19, of Bluffton, who is not a student, according to the police report, drove past a guard shack at University Place without stopping just after midnight […] → Read More

Federal unemployment boost expired; will SC join Lost Wages Act?

COLUMBIA, SC (WCBD) – Thousands of South Carolinians are still filing for unemployment and it’s one of the biggest barriers in way of the state making big strides towards recovery. Federal unemployment benefits that were part of the CARES Act have expired. Now South Carolina lawmakers are reviewing the options on the table to continue […] → Read More

Extras wanted for ‘Outer Banks’ season two

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – A call was put out on Thursday for paid extras to appear in season two of Netflix’s ‘Outer Banks.’ The series begins filming season two in Charleston on August 31. According to the casting director, the greatest need will be for teens and young adults, however “there will be plenty of […] → Read More

Born in SC, she turns 116 today and is the oldest person in the U.S.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46) – Happy 116th birthday to Miss Hester Ford! FOX 46 Charlotte captured the moment Hester turned 115 last year when she had a party at Beatties Ford Road Library with her family. Hester was born in Lancaster County, South Carolina, and went on to have 12 children with her husband, and […] → Read More

Tourism industry struck the hardest by COVID-19; restaurants, hotels, and retail stores finding ways to improve

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD) – One of the industries that was hit the hardest by COVID-19 is the tourism industry, which includes all of the attractions we love, restaurants and hotels we like to frequent on the coast and our state parks. When the first cases of COVID-19 were reported in the state the tourism industry […] → Read More

SC remains low in rankings for state’s COVID-19 testing capacity

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD) – South Carolina still ranks pretty low for the state’s COVID-19 testing capacity. There has been improvement since the first outbreak of the virus, but a special group of lawmakers want to set those goals even higher. Some senate groups are taking a look at some recommendations that they hope the state […] → Read More

COVID-19 testing committee recommends more testing, accountability in SC

Health officials and lawmakers say the state needs to be testing more. → Read More

Man accused of stealing items from parents’ home, setting fire to outbuilding in McDowell Co.

A man faces multiple charges after he reportedly broke into his parents' home and stole items last month. → Read More

Anderson Co. Sheriff’s Office K-9 dies after being shot

Anderson County Sheriff's Office officials said one of their K-9's shot Tuesday night while helping to track two suspects died Wednesday. → Read More

Health officials concerned about the effects of the pandemic on the opioids crisis in the state

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD) – COVID-19 not only had a negative impact on the economy and education in the state, but it has also had an impact on a health crisis the state was already dealing with, opioids. Isolation and lack of access to health care are just two reasons the coronavirus pandemic is having an […] → Read More

Nearly 1,300 new confirmed virus cases, 44 additional deaths reported in SC

South Carolina reported 1,295 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 44 additional confirmed deaths Thursday. → Read More

State agencies working to locate thousands of missing students; last seen when schools closed in March

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD) – South Carolina state agencies are putting their efforts into overdrive to find children they are considering COVID truant, students that districts have not heard from since March. The State Department of Education is still working to locate more than 3,000 South Carolina students. When school closed in March, districts lost contact […] → Read More

GEER funds for SAFE grants still on hold while hearing continues

COLUMBIA, SC (WSPA) – The drama continues over Governor Henry McMaster announcing a more than $30 million commitment to private school education. Wednesday, in Orangeburg County, a circuit judge heard the arguments for and against the spending. South Carolina received $48 million as part of the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief fund.$32 million of that would […] → Read More

Equitable justice committee met to discuss the state’s shortcomings in criminal justice

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD) – Protests are continuing across the country as many demand criminal justice reform. South Carolina lawmakers are looking at what can be done to prevent a death like George Floyd’s or Breonna Taylor’s. The committee held a meeting Tuesday afternoon where members learned more about the state’s shortcomings in criminal justice. The […] → Read More

Several hurt after lightning strike at alpine coaster in NC

Several people were hurt Tuesday afternoon when lightning struck a tree at an alpine coaster in Avery County, North Carolina. → Read More