JoAnn Merrigan, WSAV News 3

JoAnn Merrigan

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Cheyenne, WY, United States

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Meet the candidates: Libertarian vying for 165th District seat wants school vouchers

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Clinton Cowart is a Libertarian who decided to run in the traditionally Democratic 165th District to fill the vacant state representative seat. “I got tired of complaining about the degradation of the city and the county, much less the state, and finally, I thought that maybe it’s time to put up […] → Read More

Candidate for 165th race promises energy and vision

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – At age 27, Antwan Lang is the youngest of the five candidates vying to fill the term vacated by late state representative Mickey Stephens in the 165th district. But he says he already has legislative experience and would bring vision and energy to the the job. “And I’m really happy that […] → Read More

Meet the candidates: Livable wages is priority for Sabrina Greene-Kent

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Sabrina Greene-Kent, a candidate in the 165th District special election, has a vision — and a lofty one at that. “I want to make Savannah-Chatham County number one around the world with increased wages,” she said. There are a total of five candidates seeking to fill the term left by the […] → Read More

Meet the candidates: Former Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson vies for District 165 seat

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – She’s a familiar face in city politics, and now former Savanah Mayor Edna Jackson is aiming for the Georgia statehouse. Jackson is running in the special election for state representative in the 165th District, which mostly includes East Savannah. “Let me do it for Savannah and Chatham County,” Jackson said. She […] → Read More

Port of Savannah: Working day and night on supply chain backlog

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – The recent backlog of ships trying to unload goods at the Port of Savannah is the result of a multitude of issues that involve the supply chain according Griff Lynch who is the executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority. In the meantime, Lynch says they’re working 24-7 to unload as […] → Read More

Social Security bump: Savannah woman calls it ‘a blessing’

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Renee Maxwell, who lives in Savannah, can’t wait for the cost of living adjustment announced by the Social Security Administration to take effect. “I’m so happy they decided to give a raise and I’m just happy for all of us who are going to receive it,” said Maxwell. The 5.9 percent […] → Read More

Chatham County Commission and school board work together on new district maps

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Who you vote for in terms of representation on the Chatham County Commission and Savannah-Chatham County Public School board may change because of the 2020 census. Commission and school board members met Monday to review proposed changes in district maps that are called for by a growing population in Chatham County. […] → Read More

Pooler business owner: workers are looking for incentives and benefits

POOLER, Ga. (WSAV) — Moira Sheehan owns CARma Auto Care and could use a few new employees to handle the workload. She’s says she’s always offered good pay insurance but now her recruitment incentives include a $3,000 hiring bonus, high hourly pay, vacation and even more which says includes gas cards or free lunch every […] → Read More

How Hurricane Matthew proved to be a reality check for Chatham County

Five years ago, Chatham County experienced Hurricane Matthew, which left tens of millions of dollars in damages in its wake. → Read More

October is National Cyber Security Month, experts say change your passwords and more

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and if you think you could never be a target, you are probably wrong. The hackers are out in droves. “This has now become an industry, it’s no longer just a bunch of people sitting in a basement somewhere and hacking in from some […] → Read More

Controversy over Weeping Time site heating up again

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — The controversy over the Weeping Time site is heating up again. There’s now legal action over a proposed housing development on a place some still argue is sacred ground. Members of the Weeping Time Coalition are filing a notice with the mayor and the city, claiming a recent land survey was […] → Read More

Father of Crocker children in court, faces death penalty if convicted

EFFINGHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WSAV) — It’s a case that happened two years ago but one that still horrifies many, the death of the two Crocker children in Effingham County. A brother and sister were found buried in their backyard. Friday, their father Elwyn Crocker Sr. was back in court. If convicted, Crocker could face the […] → Read More

Long County vaccination clinic gives gift cards to those getting shots

LUDOWICI, Ga. (WSAV) – More than 60 people who received COVID vaccine shots Thursday at the Long County Health Department clinic received something else — a $100 gift card. According to officials with the Coastal Health District, the vaccination rate in Long County stands at just 19 percent, the lowest in the district and one […] → Read More

Georgia senators push for Medicaid expansion, Republican says it’s ‘socialist medicine’ policy

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Georgia’s Democratic senators are promising to fulfill one of their campaign promises to expand Medicaid. “We must expand Medicaid because people are literally dying, especially the working poor,” said Sen. Raphael Warnock. He recently appeared with Sen. Jon Ossoff and several other senators to say they are working to get a […] → Read More

Some already lining up in Chatham County for COVID booster shots

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – After President Joe Biden received a COVID-19 booster vaccine from Pfizer on Monday, several hundred people have already lined up at the Chatham County Health Department to do the same. “The booster is sort of like a little swift kick in the seat to remind your immune system to pay attention,” […] → Read More

Savannah woman warns about kidnapping phone scam

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Brandyn Reagan spent what she calls “9 minutes of agony” Wednesday night after answering a call that her phone said was from her mother. “The phone said ‘Mom” and it was her ring tone,” said Reagan. But when Reagan picked up the phone she heard a woman crying. “It sounded like […] → Read More

Mayor of Riceboro dies of Covid

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – 35-year-old Joe Harris had been mayor of his hometown of Riceboro since January. But now the city council must meet to figure out who will lead the town after Harris died early Tuesday morning of complications of Covid-19. “I’m deeply saddened by the loss of Joe Harris,” said Pearlie Axson, a […] → Read More

Son marches 63 miles to ask for federal investigation into father’s death

Savannah, Ga. (WSAV) – Brook Bacon began a march five days ago on behalf of his late father who was killed by a state trooper in Screven County. He made it to his final destination on Monday which was the federal courthouse in Savannah. Bacon had walked 63 miles and was joined by members of […] → Read More

Family of man killed in Screven County traffic stop last year still pushing for criminal charges

About a dozen people braved wet weather Thursday as they began a five-day march from Sylvania to Savannah to draw attention to the case of Julian Lewis, an unarmed African American man who was killed during an attempted traffic stop last year. → Read More

Local doctor still urges COVID vaccination, says shot is best protection against variants

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Dr. Stephen Thacker, a pediatric infectious disease physician who serves as Memorial Health’s associate chief medical officer, told reporters Monday that up to 140 people are hospitalized with COVID-19. He said 41 of them have been hospitalized for over three weeks, and while no longer infectious, are not yet well enough […] → Read More