• Wild Plant Conservation Association

    The Wild Plant Conservation Association, was established by members of the Tbilisi Institute of Botany. For eight years they taught botany to school children to two secondary schools in Tbilisi. The students were mostly internally displaced children from Abkhazia representing quite impoverished part of Georgian society.The project aimed to giving something positive for the children to focus on.
    The children studied botany, biology, techniques of plant propagation, worked at a greenhouse. The pro
  • Kveda Bakhvi School Project

    Bakhvi is a beautiful village in the region of Guria. During his last trip to Georgia, the late Frank H. Greinke, one of the pioneer investors in Georgia, visited the village and its impoverished Secondary School. Frank was very moved by a warm welcome, but disturbed to witness the condition of the school not being repaired since 1986. The school building was missing half of the roof and the floor in two classrooms collapsed presenting a danger to children, as well as teachers. The school lacked
  • Children’s Department, National Cancer Center

    In 2001 the U.S. Air Force Captain Ben Ungerman, stationed in Georgia, raised money to renovate the common room in the Children’s Department of National Cancer Center. Later that year Dr. Levan Bakanidze asked AFG to continue the work started by Captain Ungerman. AFG visited the Children’s Department of the National Cancer Center. Even though, the newly refurbished common room was inviting, the rest of the Children’s Department was appalling with dark and dingy hallways and roo
  • Bobokvati Clinic

    In 2003, AFG was approached by a Georgian doctor residing in New York with the request to visit the Bobokvati Clinic. According to the doctor they needed to know that, “Someone, somewhere in the world cared. It would give them hope”. Bobokvati Clinic is located in Adjara, Western Georgia and cares for 7,000 patients. This region used to be the most prosperous part of Georgia, where tourism, tea and citrus cultivation were profound. In 1993, the clinic was flooded and since then the g
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  • Art Education Project for Vulnerable Children

    Lena Kiladze has been the volunteer art teacher with the former street children at Dzegvi Orphanage/Bediani Village since 1995. Aware of the value of art and music in the development of these vulnerable children, Lena has now expanded the program to include socially unprotected children from other AFG sponsored projects. Her program includes teaching art by bringing volunteer artists and musicians to the children, taking the children to their first ballet, concert and museum as well as bringing
  • The First Step

    Kaspi Orphanage was a state orphanage for children with mental and physical disabilities. The children of Kaspi Orphanage were badly neglected by the staff forced to live in inhuman and degrading living conditions.
    The First Step Foundation was started in 1998 by Jane Corboy, wife of the European Union Ambassador to Georgia, and Nino Kadagidze-Zhvania, widow of the former Prime Minister of Georgia.The First Step established pilot programs to provide appropriate care for children with special nee
  • St. Nino’s Medical Clinic

    Mother Elizabeth is the abbess of St. Nino’s Nunnery in Poka, Javakheti. Poka is a five-hour drive south of Tbilisi. The 2,000 residents are ethnically Armenian Georgian citizens, who do not speak Georgian. This lively, energetic, jolly nun filled the nunnery with art works of her friend Georgian artists. According to Mother Elizabeth “It is so freezing in Poka that for five months this small village is cut off from the rest of Georgia.”In 2001 Mother Elizabeth established a sc
  • NGO New Life

    In 1998, Nata Rostomashvili and Mariam Dagundaridze started the School for children with mental and physical disabilities in Telavi, Kakheti Region.The objective was to provide sensitive day care and education to these children and an alternative to institutionalization.New Life strives to support each child’s general education, social and working skills, for them to fully participate in the community.Today “a new life” is given to over 50 children with disabilities at the scho
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  • NGO Napertskala

    In the course of 35 years, Dalisa Kukuladze taught at the Gldani Orphanage for children with disabilities. Upon her retirement in 1990, she set up a weekend art school in her home for the orphans with mental disabilities. Art school was named Napertskala, which in English translates as a Spark. It provides a warm, caring, homelike atmosphere for children. With financial support of Geneva Initiative in Psychiatry Nepertskala was able to purchase a space for the school.
    Dalisa and her enthusiastic
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat Clinic

    In 2003, the father of a 9-year-old girl approached AFG for help. The girl had lost her hearing due to poor treatment of meningitis.AFG Director decided to visit the Clinic and meet Dr. Japaridze, the girl’s surgeon. Dr. Japaridze, the Dean of the General Medical Faculty of Tbilisi State Medical University at the time, explained that the treatment for meningitis was too late and inadequate, thus resulting in unfortunate outcome for the girl. He also explained that there was a high rate of
  • Community Corner: Annual triathlon honors life of local trainer

    SAVANNAH, Ga. — It’s an athletic series that aims to promote ‘the good life.’Now in its fifth year, the ‘Ride on Ryan Sprint Triathlon’ is dedicated to the memory Ryan Williams– a beloved trainer who passed away in 2013.Since then, Ryan’s older sister, Stacie New, has made it her mission to keep his memory alive by giving back to the community.
    Click the arrow in the video box to watch our interview.
    Ride On RyanSaturday, April 288 a.m.L. Scott Ste
  • Pooler welcomes new police chief

    POOLER, Ga. (WSAV) — It’s  the day residents and the Pooler Police Department have been waiting for–Pooler’s new police chief will officially step into his new role this week.Ashley Brown was sworn in as Pooler’s new police chief at the city hall on March 26. Brown is a 24-year-veteran of the Savannah Police Department and has more than a dozen law enforcement honors.He says “A lot of the challenges and issues that I’ve dealt with in Savannah for th
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  • New scam targets callers with fake Publisher’s Clearing House Sweepstakes prize

    ATLANTA, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Law’s Consumer Protection Unit has received a number of complaints about scammers posing as representatives from Publisher’s Clearing House.
    The scammers call consumers and tell them they have won a big prize through the Publisher’s Clearing House Sweepstakes. They then instruct the consumer to send several hundred dollars via wire transfer or a Green Dot MoneyPak card to secure their prize or pay for fees or taxes. Consumers who c
  • Glynn County Police make arrest in carnival shooting

    GLYNN COUNTY, Ga. — Glynn County police responded to a shooting at a carnival in the parking lot of the Colonial Mall at Glynn Place on March 24 around 10:15 p.m. Officers found a 16-year-old male with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. The victim was stabilized at the scene by emergency medical personnel and transported via helicopter to Memorial Hospital in Savannah. The victim received treatment for his injuries overnight and released from the hospital.
    As a result of the investigation int
  • 3 former presidents head to Atlanta for Zell Miller’s funeral

    ATLANTA (AP) – Former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush will share a pulpit as they eulogize former Georgia Gov. and U.S. Sen. Zell Miller at an Atlanta church.
    The funeral Tuesday at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church is the second of three public services for Miller, who died Friday at the age of 86.
    Miller was a lifelong Democrat but is the only American to have delivered the keynote address at a Democratic and Republican national convention. He did it for Cli
  • Guard dog killed in armed robbery at Georgia liquor store

    HEPHZIBAH, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a guard dog was killed during a robbery at a Georgia liquor store.
    A Richmond County Sheriff’s Office report says Blue was shot Friday by a masked robber at McBean Package Shop in Hephzibah (HEHP’-sih-bah). No one has been arrested.
    The Augusta Chronicle reports Jensi Kyle, Blue’s former owner, said Monday that she sold him to the store’s owner when she stopped working there and employees would take turns bringing him home at ni
  • Robins Air Force Base F-15 relocated to be part of memorial

    WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) — A fighter jet on display at an Air Force base in Georgia has been relocated to be part of a memorial.
    The Telegraph of Macon reports the F-15 on a pedestal that welcomed people to Robins Air Force Base for years was removed Saturday by the 402nd Maintenance Group.
    The base said in a Facebook post that the plane will be repainted before it becomes part of a planned memorial to deceased base workers at the Museum of Aviation.
    The plane had sat along state route 247
  • Carter, Clinton, Bush to remember Zell Miller in Atlanta

    ATLANTA (AP) — Former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush will share a pulpit as they eulogize former Georgia Gov. and U.S. Sen. Zell Miller at an Atlanta church.
    The funeral Tuesday at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church is the second of three public services for Miller, who died Friday at the age of 86.
    Miller was a lifelong Democrat but is the only American to have delivered the keynote address at a Democratic and Republican national convention. He did it for Cli
  • Vigil held to remember 3-year-old who drowned in Hinesville pond

    HINESVILLE, Ga., (WSAV) — The community of Hinesville is coming together to celebrate the life of a little boy taken too young. 3-year-old Ayiden James Quilter was found in a pond just yards away from his home. It was incredibly hard for such a tight knit community to hold it together at tonight’s vigil.
    News 3 was invited to the vigil but asked not to bring cameras. But after receiving approval the emotion was present in every word and on every face. News 3 had a chance to speak to
  • What’s next for March for Our Lives?

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – More than a million students and adults took to the streets around the world on Saturday as a part of March for Our Lives.
    One of the more than 800 satellite marches took place in Savannah in response to the Parkland school shooting that left 17 people dead. The local event was hosted by two SCAD freshmen, Kylie Ruffino and Devyn Bauer.
    “Saturday was one of the most humbling and empowering experiences I’ve ever had,” Ruffino said.
    After leading more
  • The Latest: 3 ex-presidents to speak at Zell Miller service

    YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on public services for the late Georgia governor and senator Zell Miller (all times local):
    5:30 p.m.
    A funeral service is to be held Tuesday in Atlanta for former Georgia governor and U.S. senator Zell Miller with three former presidents set to speak: George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.
    It’s the second following one Monday attended by hundreds of mourners in Young Harris, Georgia, where Miller died Friday at the age of 86. Tuesday&rsquo
  • Former Georgia police officer convicted of child molestation

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A former Georgia police officer has been convicted of child molestation.
    The Athens Banner-Herald reports that Kristin Matthew Ward was found guilty of child molestation, enticing a child for indecent purposes and violating his oath as a police officer on Friday, but was acquitted of aggravated sexual battery and two other counts.
    Ward was a 27-year-old Athens-Clarke County officer when he was arrested in 2015 after someone accused him of an assault that took place betwe
  • Atlanta still feeling the effects of ransomware cyberattack

    ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta’s mayor says the city continues to operate despite ongoing troubles caused by a cyberattack on its computer network last week.
    City officials announced Thursday that the city’s computer network had been attacked by ransomware that encrypted some city data.
    Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said Monday the attack is an important reminder of the need to ensure that the city’s digital infrastructure is secure and up to date.
    She says some city services are su
  • Georgia woman pleads guilty to shooting teen in head

    MACON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman charged with shooting a teenage boy in the head as he and friends were near her house has pleaded guilty in the case.
    The Telegraph reports lawyers announced Monday that 48-year-old Elisabeth Faye Cannon would plead guilty, just as jury selection in her case was to begin.
    Cannon was accused of shooting and critically wounding then-15-year-old Vernon Marcus Jr. in January 2017. Cannon told investigators she fired shots intending to scare people away and did
  • Tractor hit by semi-truck, then pickup on Georgia highway

    WARWICK, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say three people were injured when a tractor being driven without lights on a darkened Georgia highway was struck by a semi-truck, then hit again by a pickup truck.
    WALB-TV reports the crash happened before dawn Monday on Georgia Highway 300 in rural southwest Georgia.
    The Georgia State Patrol said Daniel Harrell of Baconton was driving a 54-year-old tractor in the southbound lane when a semi-truck smashed into the tractor, throwing Harrell about 125 feet (3
  • Mourners begin 3 days of remembrance for Georgia’s Zell Miller

    YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. (AP) – Three days of public remembrance have begun for Zell Miller, who served as both Georgia’s governor and U.S. senator.
    Mourners are gathering Monday at Young Harris College in Miller’s hometown.
    Miller died Friday at his home in Young Harris at the age of 86. He served two terms as Georgia governor from 1991 until 1999 and was appointed to the Senate in 2000.
    Monday’s funeral on the campus of Miller’s alma mater includes several hymns and a eu
  • Georgia mobile home fire fatality due to “smoking material”

    MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A man has died in a Georgia house fire that the Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office says was caused by “the misuse of smoking material.”
    Forty-three-year-old Lamonte Hargrove died in a Sunday morning fire that started in the bedroom of a singlewide mobile home.
    An agency news release says the Milledgeville house fire has been ruled accidental. It says Hargrove’s death is Georgia’s 29th fire fatality this year.
  • Suspect sought in stabbings of middle-schooler, man

    DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a man accused of fatally stabbing a 14-year-old girl and a man in Georgia.
    Decatur police Sgt. John Bender said in a statement that the department is searching for 36-year-old Royce Stewart on two charges of murder and one count of theft. WSB-TV reports this isn’t the first time Stewart has been wanted in a slaying; court records show Stewart was wanted on murder charges in 2003 for an 18-year-old’s death.
    The sergeant says poli
  • Police say Georgia mother crashed vehicle with kids inside to prove ‘God is real’

    NORCROSS, GA (WSB) — An Atlanta-area mother is behind bars after authorities say she deliberately crashed her vehicle to prove to her kids in the backseat that God is real.
    According to footage from a City of Norcross camera, her SUV went northbound across the southbound lanes of Peachtree Industrial and head-on into the concrete pole.
    Inside the vehicle were 25-year-old Bakari Warren and her children, ages 5 and 7.
    In the back of a police car, officers gently questioned the children about
  • Man taken into custody after 3 people were stabbed

    LAGRANGE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in Georgia have arrested a man suspected of stabbing and robbing three people in Florida.
    The Troup County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post Sunday that Quandrell Steele was taken into custody along with Cindy Moore, a woman who allegedly fled with him from Florida. It’s unclear what they were charged with or whether they have lawyers.
    Steele was pulled over in a stolen car after Florida deputies began pinging his cell phone.
    Authorities
  • Enthusiasts attend Gun Show the same weekend as March For Our Lives

    SAVANNAH, Ga (WSAV) – Thousands of people took part in ‘March For Our Lives‘ on Saturday to advocate for stricter gun laws and a ban on assault weapons. At the same time, firearm enthusiasts attended a gun show in Savannah.
    The Eastman Gun Show, a fairly common event, is held several times a year in Savannah. It’s an opportunity for Coastal Empire residents to purchase weapons for hunting, recreational or defensive purposes.
    Fourteen-year-old Reagen Mosley attended the gu
  • UPDATE: Glynn County authorities investigate deadly shooting of 17 year old

    Glynn County — (WSAV)
    Glynn County Police responded to Eagles Pointe Apartments Sunday evening.  They found a 17 year old male suffering from gunshot wounds.  He was transported to the hospital where he later died from his injuries.
    The victim is identified as Xantavian Pierce.
     
    Investigators are urging anyone having information on this incident to contact police.Glynn County Police Detectives are investigating a shooting at Eagles Pointe Apartments off Crispen Blvd.
    It hap
  • Glynn County authorities investigate shooting, 17 year old male critical

    Glynn County — (WSAV)
    Glynn County Police Detectives are investigating a shooting at Eagles Pointe Apartments off Crispen Blvd.
    It happened just before 5 pm.
    Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived to find a 17-year-old male shot inside an apartment.
    He was transported to the Southeast Georgia Health System – Brunswick Campus in critical condition.
    This investigation is in the early stages, and the circumstances surrounding the shooting are not yet clear. Investigators
  • Georgians aim to add headstones to unmarked graves of babies

    DALTON, Ga. (AP) — Workers have begun placing the first headstones on unmarked graves of children at a cemetery in northwest Georgia.
    The Daily Citizen-News reports that West Hill Cemetery in Dalton includes a paupers section for children up to 6 months old whose parents can’t afford to bury them.
    There are about 67 unmarked graves in the children paupers section of the city-owned cemetery.
    Dalton resident Amanda Jones has been trying to raise awareness about all those unmarked grave
  • Students, allies join March For Our Lives in Savannah

    SAVANNAH, Ga – Thousands of students, parents and teachers joined the nationwide call to action, ‘March For Our Lives,’ in Savannah.
    The rally started in Wright Square and ended at Forsyth Park. It was organized by Devyn Bauer and Kylie Ruffino, two Savannah College of Art and Design students, who said they are ‘fed up’ with repeated acts of violence in schools.
    Marchers were shouting “enough is enough” and “time’s up” while c
  • SAD UPDATE: Hinesville Police recover body of missing toddler

    Hinesville — (WSAV)
    Hinesville Police confirm they’ve found the body of a missing 3 year old boy.  They say Ayiden James Quilter was found in a pond about 200 yards away from his home.
    He disappeared Saturday from Governors Quarters in Hinesville.
    Authorities are still investigating.
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    Hinesville Police are searching for a missing three year old boy.
    Ayiden James Quilter
  • Hinesville Police recover body of missing toddler

    HINESVILLE, Ga. (WSAV) — Hinesville Police confirm they’ve found the body of a missing 3-year-old boy.
    They say Ayiden James Quilter was found in a pond about 200 yards away from his home.
    He disappeared Saturday from Governors Quarters in Hinesville.
    Authorities are still investigating.Hinesville Police are searching for a missing three-year-old boy.
    Ayiden James Quilter disappeared Saturday afternoon from Governors Quarters in Hinesville.
    Officials say Ayiden is autistic.
  • BREAKING: Hinesville Police searching for missing 3 year old boy

    Hinesville — (WSAV)
    Hinesville Police are searching for a missing three year old boy.
    Ayiden James Quilter disappeared Saturday afternoon from Govenors Quarters in Hinesville.
    Officials say Ayiden is autistic.
    He is about 3 ft tall, he does respond to his name if called.
    If you see him — Call Hinesville Police @ 368-8211 — Or 911
  • Anti-gun violence protesters flood the streets of Atlanta

    ATLANTA (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters have flooded the streets of Atlanta seeking stronger gun-control measures in response to last month’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
    Led by students including survivors of the Parkland shooting, protesters waved signs reading “Protect Kids Not Guns” and “Vote Them Out” as they marched to the Georgia Capitol on Saturday.
    Prominent civil rights leader U.S. Rep. John Lewis, who joined the march, praised the st
  • Watch Live: March For Our Lives Special Report at 1 p.m.

    After more than a month of preparation, hundreds of thousands of people are expected to take part in March For Our Lives (MFOL).
    The March For Our Lives movement is led by students across the nation demanding for an end to gun violence and mass shootings.
    A shooting that killed 17 students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14 in Parkland, Florida sparked the MFOL movement.
    News 3 will have a live broadcast Saturday with team coverage of area marches happening — from
  • Special Report: March For Our Lives in Savannah, Bluffton

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — After more than a month of preparation, hundreds of thousands of people took part in March For Our Lives across the nation.
    The March For Our Lives (MFOL) movement is led by students demanding for an end to gun violence and mass shootings.
    A shooting that killed 17 students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14 in Parkland, Florida sparked the MFOL movement.
    Marches happened nationwide from Washington D.C. to Atlanta to Savannah. Click ‘p
  • Some fear steel tariff could hurt auto industry in the South

    ATLANTA (AP) — German business leaders are expressing concerns that President Donald Trump’s 25 percent tariff on imported steel could affect the auto industry in the South.
    WABE Radio reports Mercedes-Benz USA this month opened its new North American headquarters in Sandy Springs, Georgia, for 1,000 employees.
    The luxury car manufacturer is owned by Germany-based Daimler, but Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Dietmar Exler used the grand opening to remind the crowd of the brand’s U.S. pre
  • Near session’s end, focus on paper ballots, abuse lawsuits

    ATLANTA (AP) — Thursday will mark the last day of Georgia’s 40-day legislative session and several bills await action by either the House or Senate.
    The final days of the session are generally chaotic as lawmakers push to vote on as many bills as possible. Lawmakers also use legislative maneuvers to hitch stalled proposals to other bills in order to push them through.
    A proposal awaiting a vote in the House would move Georgia from its 16-year-old electronic touchscreen voting system
  • Police: Surveillance video not saved in woman’s death case

    ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police say an internal investigation has been opened to determine why surveillance video was not preserved in the case of a missing woman whose body was found in a river.
    Police spokesman Carlos Campos told WSB-TV in a statement Friday that all airport surveillance video of 23-year-old Shanequa Sullivan should have been secured.
    News outlets report Sullivan had autism, and was last seen in February leaving Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, where she worked fo
  • Students prepare signs in anticipation for Savannah’s March for Our Lives

    SAVANNAH, Ga (WSAV). In a matter of hours, hundreds of thousands of students are expected take part in the March for Our Lives.
    The event is in response to the massacre in Parkland, Florida. On Valentine’s Day, a gunman opened fire and killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
    Now students all over the country have organized nearly 700 marches demanding change to current gun laws.
    On Friday night, a group of teenagers gathered at the Sentient Bean near Forsyth Park to make
  • Child dies, 3 others injured in Georgia house fire

    LITHIA SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) — A child is dead and three others were injured after a fire ripped through their house in Douglas County.
    WSB-TV reports the fire broke out at a home in Lithia Springs around 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
    The home was destroyed by the blaze.
    Rick Martin, with the Douglas County Government, said a mother, father and two kids were injured in the fire. One of those children, a 6-year-old girl, later died. The other’s conditions were not immediately available.
    The cause o
  • Convicted Bomber set to die by lethal injection, friends of Savannah alderman react

    Savannah — (WSAV)
    It was one of the most horrific crimes in Savannah’s history.  A pipe bomb exploded inside a building killing civil rights attorney and city alderman Robert Robinson.
    Now, 30 years later, the man convicted of the crime is scheduled to be put to death.
    Walter Leroy Moody was sentenced to seven life terms, plus 400 years in 1991 after he was convicted of the crime and another bombing in Alabama.  A federal judge was killed.
    Moody, whose from Rex, Georgia, ha
  • Georgia Senate OKs budget, cuing up House talks in last week

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Senate has agreed to spend millions of dollars on new programs for rural communities as part of its $26 billion state budget proposal.
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Senate on Friday approved its version of a spending plan for the financial year starting July 1. The vote sets up negotiations between House and Senate leaders to hash out differences in their funding plans by Thursday, the last day of legislative session.
    The budget proposals feat
  • Former Georgia Gov. Zell Miller dies at age 86

    ATLANTA (AP) – Former U.S. Sen. Zell Miller, a Democrat who led the charge for Georgia’s lottery-funded HOPE scholarships during his two terms as governor, has died. He was 86.
    Lori Geary, a spokeswoman for the Miller Institute Foundation, said he died Friday morning. His grandson, Bryan Miller, said the former senator and governor died “peacefully surrounded by his family.”
    He passed at his home in the north Georgia mountains.
    Miller’s relatives announced last year
  • The Latest: Isakson says ‘we need more people’ like Miller

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the death of former U.S. Sen. Zell Miller of Georgia (all times local):
    12:30 p.m.
    The Georgia Republican who succeeded Democrat Zell Miller in the U.S. Senate says, “We need more people like him.”
    Miller died Friday at age 86. GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson became close friends with Miller even though the two men were bitter rivals in their race for Georgia governor in 1990. Miller was victorious and later reached across party lines to appoint Isakson to
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