Danni Dikes, WSAV News 3

Danni Dikes

WSAV News 3

Savannah, GA, United States

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Past articles by Danni:

Savannah Fire extinguishes three early-morning fires Sunday

UPDATE: Crews are currently on scene of a fourth fire. Debris at a recycling center in the 1900 block of Louisville Road is burning. We will continue to update this story. SAVANNAH, Ga (WSAV) – The Savannah Fire Department extinguished a string of fires early Sunday morning. The first fire happened around 2:45 a.m. Savannah […] → Read More

Week-long crackdown on distracted driving begins in Pooler

POOLER, Ga (WSAV) – Law enforcement agencies are warning drivers to keep their eyes and minds on the road. Monday began a statewide crackdown on distracted driving. The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety says Georgia State Patrol, Pooler Police, and the Effingham County Sheriff’s Department are joining the week-long nationwide enforcement effort. Distracted Driving Awareness […] → Read More

Savannah alderman says iconic globe will not be demolished, possibly relocated

Just about anyone who lives in Savannah has seen the giant globe on the Southside. However, News 3 has learned plans for the new development could mean the end of the six decades-old landmark. → Read More

Commissioners could require residents in unincorporated area to pay Chatham Fire subscription

Chatham County commissioners are considering an ordinance that would require all citizens in the unincorporated area to pay for private fire services. → Read More

36-year-old youngest COVID-19 victim in Bulloch County

STATESBORO, Ga (WSAV) – A 36-year-old woman is now the youngest person to die of COVID-19 in Bulloch County. That’s following a New York Times report two weeks ago that ranked Statesboro as one of the top cities with the worst coronavirus outbreaks in the country. “If you look at the past month, we were […] → Read More

Savannah graves submerged after weekend rain causes flooding in Woodville Cemetery

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Heavy rain over the weekend caused flooding at one Savannah cemetery. That water unearthed a burial vault. A family member of the deceased reached out to WSAV after seeing the painful pictures on social media. “I see that picture over and over again in my head. When my mom first passed […] → Read More

Community remembers Chadwick Boseman as inspiration to kids at Frank Callen Boys and Girls Club

Chadwick Boseman, the actor who played icons on-screen, is now being remembered as a hero himself. → Read More

Hundreds of area students and teachers return to the classroom Monday

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Five school districts across our area will offer both an in-person and virtual learning option today. One district will begin the school year completely online. Appling, Bryan, Bulloch, Coffee, and Screven counties offer face-to-face instruction Monday. The decision comes with mounting anxiety and concern amid the pandemic. Jasper county students will […] → Read More

Richmond Hill father of 3, former Marine killed helping driver in distress on I-95

A Richmond Hill family is grieving the loss of a father, husband, and former Marine. → Read More

Georgia Southern launches university’s first diversity action plan

Georgia Southern University is striving to create a more welcoming environment for its students and staff this fall. → Read More

Savannah Campus Police Officer shares poetry, perspective on nationwide protests

SAVANNAH, Ga (WSAV) – A Campus Police Officer with the SCCPSS Board of Education Police Department is answering the call to action during this time of widespread protest. Bilaal Muhammad writes poetry with the purpose of creating dialogue to ignite change. The School Resource Officer said that an artist speaks to the times and this […] → Read More

Savannah visionary and historic preservationist dies

SAVANNAH, Ga (WSAV) – A Savannah luminary who helped to preserve the city’s rich history has died. Emma Morel Adler passed away on Sunday at the age of 90. The Savannah native served on the Savannah-Chatham County School Board. The cultural conservationist, alongside former School Board President Saxon Pope Bargeron, formed the “Friends of Massie” […] → Read More

10K reward in 8 year old’s fatal shooting

A 10-thousand dollar reward is being offered for information regarding the death of an 8-year old girl in Atlanta. The child was killed while riding in the car with her mother Saturday night. → Read More

Drivers experience long lines at new Chatham County COVID-19 testing site after July 4th weekend

SAVANNAH, Ga (WSAV) – The Chatham County Health Department is making some changes to its COVID-19 drive-thru testing operation. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), Coastal Health District opened up a new specimen collection site on Monday morning at the Savannah Civic Center. Drivers were met with long lines starting at 7 a.m. Traffic […] → Read More

‘Grim Reaper’ takes COVID-19 message to Jacksonville beaches

A lawyer in Florida has been traveling all over the state, dressed as death himself, warning people of the coronavirus. → Read More

SCCPSS holds pilot-program to test safety protocols before reopening schools in the fall

SAVANNAH, Ga (WSAV) – Savannah Chatham County Public Schools leaders are putting their plans into action for how to keep your child safe in the classroom. The district is holding a pilot program this week to simulate what school will be like in the fall for teachers and students. Dr. Ann Levett invited News 3 […] → Read More

Tybee Island council members propose cap on STVRs, moratorium on new licenses

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga (WSAV) – Property owners and realtors are concerned about an item on Tybee Island City Council’s agenda. The proposal would cap the number of short term vacation rentals in residential neighborhoods, and potentially enact a moratorium on registering property as a vacation rental for 90 days. Jenny Rutherford, a realtor who lives […] → Read More

Savannah Comrades protest to demand no evictions as a result of COVID-19

SAVANNAH, Ga (WSAV) – A group of protestors stood outside of the Chatham County Courthouse on Monday to demand that the City of Savannah leaders help families who are facing eviction as a result of the pandemic. It comes on the heels of another extension to the statewide judicial emergency order. The courts now have […] → Read More

Chatham Co. Commission Chair candidates await results

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Results for the Chatham County Commission Chair are still taking shape as two current commissioners, Chester Ellis and Jay Jones, vie for the Democratic nomination. On the other side of the ticket, Jason Buelterman, Tybee Island’s former mayor, is up against Billy Hair, who has held the seat twice. “My approach […] → Read More

Poll workers implement safety protocols amid pandemic, encourage people to vote

SAVANNAH, Ga (WSAV) – Poll workers want to assure voters that they are doing everything they can on Tuesday to keep their precincts safe amid the pandemic. Clerks are limiting the number of people inside each precinct, and markers on the ground indicate where voters should stand to maintain social distancing. Voters are required to […] → Read More