July 12--  The Sweet Onion City had lots of activity Thursday with events in retail, charitable and civic areas of interest.

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The long-awaited Chic-fil-A opened its newest store Thursday morning with a ribbon-cutting.  (Front row - Company VP Bubba Cathy, franchise operators Candace and Britt McDade and their twin sons, Hampton and Levi, and Toombs County Commission Chairman Blake Tillery. (Back row -Britt's Chic-fil-A Atlanta mentor Mike Holmes, Drew Read, Bill Torrance and Bill Mitchell)

{mosimage}Local citizens, including Benny McLendon (L), turned out to show support for Nick Eason's Foundation, by dining at Canape Restaurant in downtown Vidalia.  About $2,000 was raised to help area citizens who are fighting cancer.

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The Vidalia Rotary Club inducted new officers.  Former Club President Mac Jordan administers the oath of office to (L-R) incoming President Sandra Kate Hendrix, Rotary Foundation Chairman Dr. Lloyd Darby, Treasurer Nicky Catron, President-elect Brian Fabacher, Sergeant-at-Arms Zack Fowler and Secretary Richard Martin.