March 14-- The Vidalia City Council is refusing to re-issue a beer and wine license to the Phoenix Club on Highway 292 West.
At a called meeting Monday morning, the council agreed to re-visit the issue if requested following a hearing the club has scheduled with the Georgia Department of Revenue in May. The DOR has cited the club for selling non-tax paid beer and wine, according to Vidalia City Manager Bill Torrance.
At its regular meeting Monday night, the council approved a resolution seeking a $500,000 state grant to help build a new Boys and Girls Club building in Vidalia. The city is agreeing to provide $25,000 toward the project plus property valued at about $60,000. Officials says the club hopes to help with a contribution of at least $150,000. The grant application has to be submitted by April 1st.
The council also applauded two promotions in the Vidalia Fire Department. Brian Sikes is the new Assistant Fire Chief succeeding Dale Dykes. Ben Allen has been promoted to Captain.
Vidalia Police Chief Frank Waits informed the council two teenagers will be charged in connection with the vandalism that resulted in the cancellation of school at Vidalia High School Monday. The chief said more information will be released Tuesday.
Meanwhile, school superintendent Dr. Tim Smith says the building's floors which were smeared with flour, eggs, ketchup and oil have been cleaned and school resumes Tuesday.