Jessica Coombs, WSAV News 3

Jessica Coombs

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Cheyenne, WY, United States

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Recent articles by Jessica:

Finding forever families: A Lowcountry animal shelter advocates for adoptions

BEAUFORT, S.C. (WSAV) – With life slowly returning to normal, animal shelters in the Lowcountry hope people will continue to make adoptions. Staff at the Hilton Head Humane Association said they are committed to finding forever families for homeless animals. “There’s so many times where someone comes in and they’re thinking about adopting and it’s […] → Read More

Canstruction collaboration inspires community action

Putting a spotlight on hunger and food insecurity one can at a time, Canstruction a nationwide exhibition, uses innovation and creativity to inspire action. → Read More

Clear the Shelters: Renegade Paws Rescue’s mission to save unwanted, abused dogs

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Renegade Paws Rescue was formed two years ago with a mission to save unwanted, abused and abandoned dogs in the Coastal Empire. Rather than an in-house shelter, all of the organization’s rescues live with foster parents. “It’s incredibly rewarding to see these dogs go from scared and unsure to ready to […] → Read More

Food bank school pantry program feeds thousands

The fear of not being able to put food on the table is a reality for a growing number of families in across the country. → Read More

Hostess City celebrates inaugural ‘Savannah Day’

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — On Sunday, the Hostess City is celebrating the inaugural “Savannah Day,” officially designated by Mayor Van Johnson. The city encourages Savannahians to get out and celebrate. Residents are encouraged to share their adventures and spread the word on social media with hashtags like #SavannahDay, #MySavannah and #SavannahStrong. Also, the Hostess City […] → Read More

America’s Second Harvest leads fight against hunger in coastal Georgia

Organizations across the country are stepping up to help families at risk this Hunger Action Month. → Read More

Savannah police surprise elderly woman with act of kindness she’ll never forget

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — After working a grueling 12-hour shift, most Savannah police officers would go home for a much-needed rest. But Sgt. Andy Arnsdorff and Officer Jeff Crosby changed out of their uniforms and got to work, helping a woman in need. Earlier this week another officer noticed the grass was overgrown and the […] → Read More

Memorial Health urges vaccinations as pediatric COVID-19 cases climb

As federal officials push to get people across the country vaccinated, hospitals in Chatham County said they’re focusing on those with compromised immune systems. → Read More

Ga. Rep. Mickey Stephens passes away at age 77

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Georgia Representative and Savannah native, Mickey Stephens passed away Saturday. Stephens was 77. Stephens represented the Hostess City in the General Assembly first from 2002 to 2003, and then again when he was re-elected in 2014. He had been sick for some time and took a leave from his official duties […] → Read More

Savannah testing sites ‘overwhelmed’ amid COVID surge

With local COVID-19 transmission numbers back in the red, the Coastal Health District said they are grappling with a surge of people pouring into testing sites like the Savannah Civic Center. → Read More

Garden City caps off back-to-school giveaways

GARDEN CITY, Ga. (WSAV) — The final back-to-school giveaway was held on Saturday in Garden City. The goal was to help local students get the supplies they need to succeed this school year. Families drove through the parking lot of the Garden City Recreation Center, where volunteers placed school supplies and boxed food in their […] → Read More

Crews work to clean up oil spill near Golden Ray wreckage

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (WSAV) — Crews are working to clean up an oil spill at the sight of the Golden Ray wreckage in St. Simons Sound. According to Georgia health officials, there’s so much oil it could impact the water and beaches on both Jekyll and St. Simons Islands. Officials in charge of removing the golden […] → Read More

‘A critical situation’: Agencies offer aid as eviction moratorium expires

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Eviction Moratorium will expire on Saturday, July 31st. The Biden Adminstration called on state agencies Thursday to provide emergency rental assistance to renters and landlords with critical needs. → Read More

SC gubernatorial candidate meets with voters on Hilton Head Island

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (WSAV) — Some Lowcountry residents got a chance to meet one of South Carolina’s gubernatorial candidates Saturday. Mia McLeod currently serves as a member of the South Carolina Senate from the 22nd district and is eyeing the governor’s office. She met with potential voters at Cherry Hill School Saturday afternoon on […] → Read More

SNAP application no longer required for free student meals in Georgia schools

More than 46 percent of households who utilize the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) have children. → Read More

Lowcountry business grapples with damage from Tropical Storm Danny

With staffing shortages, a lack of customers, and the financial toll from closures; business owners continue to grapple with the pandemic's impact. In the Lowcountry, a restaurant is now also facing damges caused by Tropical Storm Danny. → Read More

Savannah vs. Augusta: Ronald McDonald House brings back virtual kayak race

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire is once again taking on its sister charity house in Augusta for the virtual kayak race. → Read More

UPDATE: Port Wentworth boil water advisory lifted

PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. (WSAV) — A boil water advisory in effect for some Port Wentworth residents was lifted Tuesday. The city issued the precautionary advisory Saturday following an incident with the water system. City officials said some residents experienced very low water pressure because of a valve malfunction. However, water pressure was stabilized on Saturday. […] → Read More

Boil water advisory in Port Wentworth

PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. (WSAV) — Some residents in Port Wentworth are experiencing very low water pressure because of a valve malfunction, according to City Officials. The officials said those experiencing water outages or low water pressure should boil their tap water for drinking, cooking, preparing food. giving to pets or brushing their teeth. Boil the […] → Read More

Tybee Island City Council considering change in marijuana possession law

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (WSAV) — The Tybee Island City Council is considering changing its marijuana possession laws. The change would make possession of up to two ounces of marijuana a misdemeanor with no jail time. The first reading of the new proposal passed with a 4 to 2 vote, with the next vote scheduled for August. The council’s next step would be deciding how to handle previous offenders. → Read More