Jessica Coombs, WSAV News 3

Jessica Coombs

WSAV News 3

Cheyenne, WY, United States

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Past articles by Jessica:

Vending machine builds brighter futures one book at a time

HINESVILLE, Ga (WSAV) — Fifty-four percent of adults in the United States read below a 6th-grade level. Teachers at a Hinesville middle school are finding innovative ways to keep students on track as they pivot through pandemic challenges. They said they’re helping build brighter futures, one book at a time. “It’s not about where you […] → Read More

Nonprofit gifts college tuition to children of fallen patriots

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Losing loved ones to war is a heavy burden many military families experience —leaving many single-parent households with financial struggles. Brianna and Anthony Pallanes said education wasn’t even a consideration when they lost their dad, as they worked to figure out how to move forward with the hole left behind and […] → Read More

Tybee Island leaders urge caution during roadway accident peak season

On Tybee Island, around 90,000 people visited over Memorial Day weekend. City officials said peak tourist season is statistically when they have the most fatal car crashes. → Read More

Savannah mayor renews calls for gun policy changes

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – A call for gun policy from Savannah Mayor Van Johnson who said more than 180 mayors from across the country are working against a partisan ‘gridlock’ in the nation’s capital. → Read More

Georgia educators hope scholarship program will ease math, science teacher shortage

Schools across the country are struggling to find teachers. In Georgia, there’s a severe shortage of science and math educators. WSAV spoke with a local university about how it’s trying to fill the gap. → Read More

Local food bank says canned goods supply is ‘critically low’

Food banks in the United States are reporting severe shortages of non-perishable goods. America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia siad their supply is”critically low.” → Read More

Savannah florist says supply is there but planning ahead will get you your arrangements on time

Mother’s Day is the second busiest holiday of the year for florists. With supply chain disruptions slowing down shipments across the country, WSAV spoke with a local store owner who said they’re not having any problems getting the supplies they need, but it is taking a longer time to get those orders. → Read More

Major expansion planned for National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force

A major expansion is in store for the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force. The 10 million dollar campaign is underway with plans to update and expand their exhibits and facilities. → Read More

Local agencies raise awareness for child abuse prevention

April is Child Abuse Prevention month. Advocates say at least one in seven children in the United States will experience some form of physical or emotional abuse. → Read More

‘Our shelters are full’: Call for help from overrun shelters, rescues

adoptable dogs. And that is a reflection on the larger problem that we have with spay and neuter as well as community resources here in our community. If spay and neuter were more common, more accessible required by our local county, we wouldn’t see so many extra animals at risk for euthanasia,” Cody Shelley a volunteer and foster parent with Renegade Paws Rescue explained. → Read More

Rose Grant-Wiseman named WSAV’s 2022 Remarkable Woman

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Rose Grant-Wiseman was named WSAV’s 2022 Remarkable Woman. Rose will no go on as a nominee in Nexstar’s national Remarkable Women Initivie. WSAV also wants to thank Camela, Debry, and Suerena for their outstanding service to their communities. To read more about Rose, click or tap here. → Read More

Remarkable Women: Suerena Duvall fostered more than 100 kids while fighting for food security

As a four-year-old, Suerena Duvall suffered second and third degree burns when her flannel nightgown caught on fire as she tried to stay warm by an open fire. Spending months in the hospital, the community caregiver said years of bullying led her to find her faith—choosing to not let adversity stand in the way of her making a difference. → Read More

Remarkable Women: Sheldon Boys & Girls Club leader shapes futures one child at a time

Motivating young people to pursue their potential is the focus of WSAV’s Remarkable Women finalist from the Lowcountry. → Read More

St. Pat’s foot traffic brings big boost to local businesses

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — It’s been a rough two years for small local businesses, but St. Patrick’s Day has provided some much needed traffic for them. From staffing shortages to inflation, small businesses continue to face challenges from the pandemic. Local hospitality workers say the profits they get during the parade can keep them afloat […] → Read More

Remarkable Women: Rose Grant-Wiseman devotes life to helping children overcome trauma

Empathy defines the life of WSAV’s Remarkable Women Finalist Rose Grant-Wiseman, an advocate with a mission to never leave any child behind. → Read More

Doctors examine COVID-19’s long-term impacts on cognition

Across the country, medical organizations are researching the long-term impacts COVID-19 is having on cognition. → Read More

Remarkable Women: Carmela Spikes-Williams uses positive outlook to pave paths to success

As a community leader, mother of seven, and eternal optimist, Carmela Spikes-Williams is known in her community as someone who will always help you forge a path forward. → Read More

Herschel Walker speaks to Savannah students about overcoming adversity

A former NFL star with a long lineup of accolades, including the Heisman Trophy, made a stop in Savannah on Thursday. → Read More

Historic Savannah Foundation tackles affordable housing with new pilot program

Buying a home isn’t an option for thousands of families across the country. In Savannah, a local organization is working to create more affordable options while they preserve the city’s rich history. → Read More

Savannah mourns passing of former first district alderman

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — The community is mourning the passing of former First District Alderman David Jones who was known as a distinguished police officer in Savannah. “Alderman Jones was a fierce advocate for Savannah’s west-side neighborhoods and families and he cared that things were done right,” Mayor Van Johnson wrote in a Facebook post. […] → Read More