Tina Tyus-Shaw, WSAV News 3

Tina Tyus-Shaw

WSAV News 3

Savannah, GA, United States

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Recent articles by Tina:

Pay It Forward: Carol Habets’ blankets make a difference

Do you know someone Paying It Forward in the community? Send your nominations to payitforward@wsav.com. SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — It only takes one tragedy or one unfortunate incident to bring out humanity in the hearts of people. In fact, the world is filled with people who make it their purpose to give, whether it’s their time, their talents […] → Read More

Front Porch hosts inaugural awards luncheon

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – A powerful social services agency celebrated its inaugural awards luncheon on Thursday. The Front Porch is a community-based agency that helps young people avoid juvenile court by providing them with the services they need. WSAV News 3’s Tina Tyus-Shaw was proud to serve as emcee. Some passionate supporters received awards named […] → Read More

Local leader to host ‘Boost Brunch’ celebrating women

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — We are focusing on women in this segment as we look ahead to March—that’s when we celebrate Women’s History Month. Here’s an interesting fact as we keep former president Jimmy Carter in our prayers. Mr. Carter issued the first presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8 1980 as National Women’s […] → Read More

Local AKA chapter president talks community projects, Founders’ Day

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — It is the first black sorority in this country—Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA). We invited local AKA chapter president Nicole Fields to discuss past and present community projects as well as Founders’ Day. The Gamma Sigma Omega chapter’s Founders’ Day observance, “Capturing a Vision Fair” is February 26 at 4 p.m. at Jonesville Baptist Church on Montgomery Street. → Read More

St. Joseph’s/Candler to host kids fitness camp

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Parents, here’s an idea to keep your children engaged. Be Health at St. Joseph’s/ Candler is hosting a kids camp next week for winter break. Participants will experience the same fitness program that you’re seeing here from a previous kid’s fitness camp. It’s happening at the Outfitters At Heartwood in Richmond […] → Read More

Restaurant owner, city leaders talk safety concerns after break-ins

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – After break-ins at his restaurant, the owner of Ardsley Station is being proactive. This week, Tyler Kopkas invited the police chiefs of Savannah and Chatham County as well as city leaders and business owners to his restaurant on Victory Drive. The lunch meeting focused on homelessness, crime and challenges the Starland […] → Read More

Local nonprofit works to support homeless women

SAVANNAH, Ga (WSAV) — Divine Rest is dedicated to helping homeless individuals across the Coastal Empire by providing much need essentials to those in need. Georgette Jackson saw this area of need in the community and wasted no time. She first began by providing bottled water for homeless women with the support of volunteers. Once […] → Read More

‘It was a calling—my calling’: SPD hosts swearing-in ceremony for Chief Lenny Gunther

SAVANNAH, Ga (WSAV) — Police Chief Lenny Gunther took the oath with his family at his side. During his speech, Gunther said being police chief will be the most demanding challenge he’s ever encountered but also rewarding. “To serve our community, a community that has embraced and raised me is an honor. Our community has […] → Read More

Savannah City Council goes caroling to spread holiday cheer

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — The Savannah City Council is going caroling. The joy of Christmas was seen and heard from downtown and points in between Friday. Council members were smiling, running around, dancing, and spreading Christmas cheer in the city. Decked out in festive attire they boarded a trolley for Christmas caroling. The big kid […] → Read More

Buddy Check 3: Take advantage of mobile mammography van

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Caring plays a huge role in what we stand for at WSAV. Saint Joseph’s/Candler’s mobile mammography unit is dedicated to bringing mammograms to people in our communities. It is a source of hope, relief, and convenience for women. A month of planning was the perfect prescription to park the bus at […] → Read More

SCCPSS superintendent speaks on response to Savannah High School shooting hoax

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — WSAV is digging deeper into the district’s response to the Savannah High School shooting hoax call on Wednesday as parents were searching for answers about what was going on inside and outside savannah high school. Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Ann Levett spoke with WSAV via zoom. Watch the full […] → Read More

Lights display returns to Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (WSAV) — Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park is bringing back its third annual holiday light event. Holiday Nights & Lights drive-through event kicks off this Saturday and runs through Monday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Accompanying the light display will be hot chocolate and take notice of what might “be out of place in the park.” The event is free and open to the public. → Read More

‘Early detection can save your life’: WSAV, St. Joseph’s/Candler encourage mammograms

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. At WSAV we have so much to be thankful for. WSAV continues to take the lead encouraging women to make their breast health a priority. WSAV teamed with St. Joseph’s/Candler to schedule mammograms on a mobile mammography bus. […] → Read More

Connor’s Temple Baptist Church hosting candlelight musical

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Connor’s Temple Baptist Church is hosting a candlelight musical next month. The musical is apart of celebrating Mr. E. Larry McDuffie’s 86th birthday and his 71-year history in Gospel music. The Savannah Chapter of GMWA is hosting the event. The rehearsal dates are Dec. 9 at 6:30 p.m. and Dec. 10 at 5 p.m. → Read More

St. Joseph’s/Candler Telfair Pavilion lights 2022 holiday tree

SAVANNAH, Ga (WSAV) — Breast cancer survivors, patient navigators, supporters, and family came to watch the holiday tree light up at Telfair Pavilion. This moment celebrates hope and fundraising. A special tribute was given to survivors and to the warriors who have lost their battle with the disease. As guest speaker, newly diagnosed survivor Jill […] → Read More

Pay It Forward: Botanical Boy plants smiles one at a time

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — A local boy’s green thumb is not only helping build his future but also spread cheer to the community. “Coffee plant, purple waffle, and arrow head,” an ambitious 10-year-old Johannes Jones said while pointing at the many plants he had grown. News 3 caught up with Johannes who’s Paying It Forward […] → Read More

Photos: Paint the Town Pink fundraiser check presentation

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — A tremendous effort in our community to shine a light on the need for mammography support. The 16th annual Paint The Town Pink fundraiser results were announced Thursday at the Lewis Cancer and Research Pavilion. Twelve organizations donated more than $60,000. WSAV’s Buddy Check 3 program raised more than $1,600 thanks […] → Read More

‘It is a lot to handle,’ Rashanda Burnett fights second bout with breast cancer

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — WSAV is sharing the inspiring story of a woman fighting her second bout with breast cancer. She is determined to win, again. Rashanda Burnett’s creative hands have grown over the years. she was born with her talent just like her grandmother, the late Elizabeth Reid who ran Reids Florist in downtown […] → Read More

Nearly 300 women have mammograms on final day of Breast Cancer Awareness month

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — On the last day of Breast Cancer Awareness month, nearly 300 women put their breast health first. In the name of raising awareness, each woman chose to have one of the most important screenings on the annual a day for mammograms. Offices across the St. Joseph’s/Candler health system were busy all […] → Read More

Go Pink 365 fashion show benefits Buddy Check 3 program

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — The Savannah Theater was the backdrop for this year’s annual GO Pink 365 fashion show. The extravaganza is back after a 2-year break because of the pandemic. Models lit up the catwalk striking poses with confidence, wearing fabulous attire, and making a statement in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and […] → Read More