Tina Tyus-Shaw, WSAV News 3

Tina Tyus-Shaw

WSAV News 3

Savannah, GA, United States

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Savannah hosts ‘Driving into Wellness’ event for seniors

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — The City of Savannah’s Senior Services held a free event Thursday for seniors focused on wellness. The “Driving into Wellness” event was free and attendees enjoyed food trucks, raffles, yoga, games, and a car show. The event kicked off at 11 a.m. Check out a photo gallery below. → Read More

Pay It Forward: Savannah couple’s mission trip highlights humanitarian efforts in Ukraine

At a time when people in Ukraine desperately need help, some Savannahians are answering the call. → Read More

Buddy Check 3: Crystal Higgins

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime according to health experts. In 2022, 287,850 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the United States. A little over 43,000 women are expected to die, according to breastcancer.org. WSAV was […] → Read More

United Way Women Who Rule honor its Woman of the Year, Ellen Bolch

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — So many people make our community phenomenal. Caring power in our community was on full display Tuesday. The United Way of the Coastal Empire welcomed back the women who rule luncheon after a two-year pause because of COVID. This program celebrates incredible women who lead and help pave the way for […] → Read More

Pay it Forward: Argentina Grader

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Every so often you meet a person who leaves a lasting impression on your life, and when you part ways, you never think you will see that person again. Still, the impact they made on your life was unforgettable. That was recently the case with me. Nearly 15 years ago, I met […] → Read More

SCAD alum celebrates opening of Savannah’s first design house

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — A dream came true today for a Savannah fashion designer. Surrounded by family, clients, and friends, Daniette, a SCAD alum celebrated the opening of the first design house in the Hostess City. A mentee of the late fashion icon, Andre Leon Talley, Thomas started sketching clothes at a young age. Her […] → Read More

Buddy Check 3: Dr. Catherine Ronaghan talks new role with St. Joseph’s/Candler

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Every third day of the month — which is this Sunday — we encourage women to check their breast health. Friday, we put the spotlight on a change for women who depend on breast care with our partner St. Joseph’s/Candler. While the baton has been passed, I found out you’re in […] → Read More

Tina Tyus-Shaw wins lifetime achievement award at 2022 Geeche Soul Awards

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — WSAV’s very own Tina Tyus-Shaw won an award at the 2022 Geechee Soul Awards Friday evening. Tina won a lifetime achievement award. “LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT for your accomplishments in Media Television and being a Queen who inspires many,” the reward reads. → Read More

Women’s History Month: WSAV’s Tina Tyus-Shaw encourages local elementary school girls to ‘use their superpowers’

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — “You are it!” That was the message WSAV’s Tina Tyus-Shaw gave today when she visited with girls at Waldo Pafford Elementary School in Hinesville. This delightful audience was smart, intelligent, beautiful, and engaging. The 4th and 5th graders were excited about learning the power of affirming themselves every day to achieve […] → Read More

Buddy Check 3: Crystal Higgins will never give up

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Her mantra is get up, dress up, and never give up. “This is for all my survivor sisters,” says Crystal Higgins. Higgins is fierce, a guiding light, and a champion of breast health. In 2015, nine years after beating breast cancer she asked me to join her high above the street. […] → Read More

Longtime St. Joseph’s/Candler oncologist retires after 26 years

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — St. Joseph’s/Candler said goodbye to longtime oncologist Dr. Susan Mahany on Monday. Dr. Susan Mahany has been an advocate and a healer for women in need of breast procedures for nearly three decades. Dr. Susan Mahany decided to take a step toward a career to save lives 26 years ago. As a wife and […] → Read More

Popular Black-owned vegan restaurant brings food truck to Savannah

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — The Hostess City was the stopover for a popular Black-owned vegan restaurant Saturday. Hundreds braved the chilly weather on Indian Street in downtown Savannah for a taste of Slutty Vegan. “As soon as they posted on social media that they were coming to Savannah, I was like ‘okay I’m here,’ Ilana […] → Read More

Masquerade ball held in Bluffton to honor MLK

BLUFFTON, S.C. (WSAV) — While many Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances have been canceled due to COVID concerns, the fourth annual Black Excellence Masquerade Ball went on as planned. Members of the Bluffton MLK Day Observance Committee say they took extra precautions to make sure event guests were safe when they attended the event […] → Read More

‘Thriving and surviving’: Nurse practitioner shares breast cancer journey

BEAUFORT, S.C. (WSAV) – Beaufort family nurse practitioner Iselyn Hamilton-Austin is a pro at her specialty — pediatrics. She’s thrilled to share her undeniable strength after a surprising discovery 15 years ago. “It was like 30 days before my wedding and I was doing…my regular check and I found a small lump,” Iselyn said, adding, […] → Read More

Savannah Jazz Christmas Concert and Jam makes triumphant return

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — The annual Savannah Jazz Christmas Concert and Jam — one of the most beloved concerts of the year returned to the Hostess City — returned Saturday night. Described as one of the happiest shows of the year, the annual event brought together an all-star formation of homegrown talent at the J.W […] → Read More

Buddy Check 3: Woman reflects on her battle with breast cancer 37 years later

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — On Buddy Check 3 Day, WSAV News 3’s Tina Tyus-Shaw talked to a Savannah woman about battling a killer and using her voice to help save lives. “When I was 18, for the first time I was told I had dense breasts,” the woman tells Tyus-Shaw. 37 years later Cindy Burns […] → Read More

Holiday Nights and Lights event to kick off holiday season on Hilton Head Island

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (WSAV) — Families can look forward to a drive-thru holiday light show at one of Hilton Head Island’s historic sites this holiday season. Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park‘s drive-thru experience is set for Dec. 4 through 6, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The free light display can be viewed at the […] → Read More

Sheriff’s office presents check to Susan G. Komen foundation, money raised from pink flamingo fundraiser

SAVANNAH, Ga, (WSAV) – The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) presented a check for $8,052 to the Susan G. Komen foundation. The CCSO raised the money through their pink flamingo fundraiser. Throughout the month of October, for every $35 donation, CCSO delivered 10 pink, plastic flamingos to an unsuspecting lawn to roost for one week. […] → Read More

Dillard’s donates garments to Savannah’s Safe Shelter

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Wednesday evening Dillard’s delivered undergarments to Savannah’s Safe Shelter. The gifts are for women who have left abusive homes, many with only the clothes on their backs. The items were purchased thanks to donated dollars from customers in October and November. The donation is part of Dillard’s mission to support the […] → Read More

Group has deal to buy Savannah home that was museum

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A group says it has an agreement to buy a Savannah house that last year was labeled one of Georgia’s most endangered historic sites. The Historic Savannah Foundation announced Tuesday that it has a contract to purchase the Kiah House Museum. Virginia Kiah was a civil rights activist, artist and teacher […] → Read More