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  • Beck Awarded Mayor Ronnie Dixon Scholarship

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    Emma Beck with members of the Dixon family and Infraframe representatives

    The late Ronnie Dixon faithfully served the city of Vidalia, for many decades, beginning in 1978 when he was elected to the City Council, and then as Mayor from 1994 until his death on April 1, 2020. To honor his legacy,

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 13 June 2024 | 15:17
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  • Dr. Sandy Reid Hits the Ground Running as Vidalia City Schools Superintendent

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    Dr. Sandy Reid receives her Oath of Office as Vidalia City Schools Superintendent from Judge Daniel O'Connor.

    Jan Williams

    Jan Williams presented the Indian Star Award for June from Sally D. Meadows Elementary School leadership.

    With the issuing of an Oath of Office, the day-to-day leadership of the Vidalia

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 12 June 2024 | 14:58
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  • Multiple Leadership Changes Announced by Department of Corrections

    The Georgia Department of Corrections announced numerous changes in leadership within the last few weeks including to several facilities within the listening footprint of the RadioJones coverage area.

    On June 4 Georgia Department of Corrections Commissioner Tyronne Oliver made announcements about the

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 11 June 2024 | 15:35
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  • Missing Laurens County Man

    Missing Man Laurens County

    The Laurens County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in locating a missing resident.

    Garland Warren, a white male, 82 years of age, 5’6” 170 lbs, gray hair, and brown eyes. was last seen on Monday, June 10, 2024. Garland left driving in a black in color, 2003 Toyota Tundra, displaying

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 11 June 2024 | 14:17
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  • Area Police Blotter

    Vidalia Police Department reports the following arrests:

    Edge, Jonpaul – Vidalia – Theft by Taking.

    Mabrey, Samantha – Swainsboro – Theft by Shoplifting.

    Gillis, Vernincia – Vidalia – Criminal Damage to Property.

    Melton, Mitchell – Dublin – Bench Warrant (Vidalia).

    Kent, Anthony – Claxton – Probation

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 11 June 2024 | 13:37
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  • 10 Years Later, Wiggins Family Still Searching for Justice

    Chris Wiggins

    It’s been a decade since Chris Wiggins was shot and killed during a robbery at the Santa Claus Minit Mart and his family is still waiting on justice. The shooting occurred just before midnight that Sunday night, June 8, 2014, and Wiggins passed way in the early morning hours of June 9.

    Dale

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 07 June 2024 | 14:51
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  • MHMH Presents Check to MIJJ Foundation

    MIJJ Foundation

    (L to R, front): Sandra Kate Ellington, MHMH Ethics & Compliance Officer; Michael Johnson, Founder of MIJJ Foundation, Inc.; Britt McDade, MIJJ Board Member; Matt Hasbrouck, MHMH CEO; Jared Kirby, MHMH CFO; (back): Michele Johnson, President Greater Vidalia Chamber of Commerce; Jameson Travick, MIJJ

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 07 June 2024 | 10:14
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  • Area Police Blotter

    Vidalia Police Department reports the following arrests:

    Thompson, James – Soperton- Bench Warrant (Vidalia).

    Kelly, Dennis – Vidalia – Criminal Trespass; Giving False Information.

    Collins, Quintarius – Mount Veron – Simple Assault; Possession of a controlled Substance.

    Gailey, Matt – Lyons –

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 07 June 2024 | 10:00
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  • Fulfilling A Mission to End Childhood Hunger This Summer

    When school is in session, the staff of Vidalia City Schools make sure the students are nourished but, in the summer, that may be a different story.

    Wednesday morning, Bread of Heaven, along with other partners, held a special food distribution at J.D. Dickerson Primary School. Jennifer Stephens of

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 06 June 2024 | 00:00
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Sportsbreak

  • Toombs County Softball Team Secures First Summer Win Against 6A Powerhouse South Effingham

    The Toombs County softball team celebrated their first victory of the summer season on Tuesday, triumphing over 6A powerhouse South Effingham with a 9-5 win.

    Pitchers Shay Stringer and Casey Cantrell delivered strong performances on the mound, effectively splitting the game and keeping South

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 13 June 2024 | 14:39
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  • VRD 8U Boys Finish Second at LYT

    6 10 24 VRD 8U Boys LYT

    (L-R, Front): Orlando Dasher, Brantley Dowd, Chase Phillips, Will Shiver, Jeremiah Pittman, Kievy Hill, (Middle) Mason Edge, Sam Poole, Nash Welsh, Mason Johnson, Tripp Moon, Landon Wallace, Durham Roper, (Back): Coaches Billy Shiver, Buck Moon, and Doug Roper. Not Pictured Nash Moore.

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 13 June 2024 | 09:33
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  • Lyons 10U Boys Takes Championship

    6 10 24 Lyons 10U Boys Champs LYT

    (L-R) Front: Jed Jernigan, Wesson Lashley, Christian Trevino, Keaton Williamson, Walker Nabb, Roper Dixon,(Middle) Lincoln Gay, Tatem Pittman, Rocky Mitchell, Maddox Toole, Landon Burkett, Ayden McCloud, (Back) Coaches Kyle Gay, Jeremy Williamson, Brian Jernigan and Josh Dixon.

    Congratulations to the Lyons

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 13 June 2024 | 09:21
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  • VRD 12U Teams Take Second Place at LYT

    6 11 24 VRD 12U Girls

    (L-R) Front: Camryn Phillips, Chole Morris, Kendall Ledford, AJ Sikes, Blakye Sasser, Jada Fountain, (Back): Coach Robbie Sharpton, Brittleigh Sharpton, Jenna Fountain, Tenley Blewett, Coach Travis Blewett, Chole Beck, Maci Brantley, Stone Garrett, Addie Yancey, and Coach Ben Beck. 

    6 11 24 VRD 12U Boys

    (L-R) Front:

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 11 June 2024 | 13:06
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  • Paul Anderson Youth Home Bikers Preparing For Ride

    The young men from the Paul Anderson Youth Home are set to cover 550 miles on an ambitious route that begins at The PAYH campus in Vidalia, GA. 

    For nearly two decades, the Paul Anderson Bike Ride has commemorated a foundational moment in the history of the Paul Anderson Youth Home. At its founding

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 10 June 2024 | 13:29
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  • Sports & Scores This Week (6-10-24)

    June 10-- Here are the latest sports schedules and scores for the week. 

    Monday, June 10

    Tuesday, June 11

    Baseball: Orioles 4, Braves 0

    Wednesday, June 12

    Baseball: Orioles 4, Braves 2

    Thursday, June 13

    Baseball: Braves at Orioles 1:05pm (News Talk WVOP-FM, 105.3)

    Friday, June 14

    Baseball: Rays at

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 10 June 2024 | 06:25
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  • Norton to Lead VHA Eagles

    6 7 24 Josh Norton VHA
    We are pleased to announce that in June 2024, Josh Norton will begin as VHA’s new Athletic Director, and serve as the Head Varsity Baseball and Football Coach. Josh comes to us from Real Life Christian Academy in Clermont, Florida where he has served since 2014. During his tenure at Real Life, he
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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 07 June 2024 | 08:30
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  • Indians Kickoff Season on 8/16!

    6 6 24 2024 Football Schedule SM

    (Courtesy of Vidalia Athletics)

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 06 June 2024 | 07:50
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  • Toombs County Alum Caleb Hartley Shines at Kennesaw State University in Track and Field

    6 4 24 Hartley

    Toombs County High School is proud to celebrate the remarkable achievements of alumnus Caleb Hartley, who has made his mark in collegiate track and field at Kennesaw State University. Hartley, a Construction Management graduate who earned Magna Cum Laude honors, has not only excelled academically

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 04 June 2024 | 08:53
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Community Calendar

  • Meeting Date Changed

    The Laurens County Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting scheduled on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, has been move to Tuesday, June 25, 2024, at noon. 

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    Community Event | Kathy Hilt | 13 June 2024 | 13:12
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  • International Day of Yoga

    Day of Yoga

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 12 June 2024 | 13:32
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  • STC Foundation Accepting Fall Scholarship Applications

    Southeastern Technical College Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the Fall semester. The deadline to apply is Thursday, July 25, 2024.

    Students are asked to complete one application and will be considered for all scholarships they qualify to receive. The scholarship

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    Community Event | Kathy Hilt | 12 June 2024 | 11:42
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  • Uvalda Blood Drive

    Uvalda Blood Drive

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 12 June 2024 | 08:02
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  • Ohoopee Soil and Water Conservation District Meeting

    The Ohoopee Soil and Water Conservation  District will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, at 9:00 a.m.. The meeting will be held in conjunction with The Weed Wiper Workshop, and will be held at the Treutlen County Road Department workshop located at 1449 Second Street in Soperton.

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    Community Event | Kathy Hilt | 10 June 2024 | 16:56
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  • MHMH Heart Care Open House

    Heart Care

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    Community Event | Kathy Hilt | 07 June 2024 | 10:02
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  • Growing Up Confidently

    Growing Up Confidently 4

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    Community Event | Kathy Hilt | 06 June 2024 | 12:26
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  • Vidalia Onion Museum Summer Fun Days

    Summer Fun Days 2

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 05 June 2024 | 07:57
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  • Toombs County Girls Basketball Mini-Camp

    5 30 24 Toombs Summer Camp MS

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    Community Event | Bob Roberts | 04 June 2024 | 14:59
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Obituaries

  • Mrs. Jeannine Beckum, Vidalia

    obit Beckum Mrs. Jeannine Beckum, age 82, of Vidalia, died Tuesday, June 11, 2024. She was a native of Normantown and was descended from its founder, Norman Williamson. Jeannine met the love of her life, Wayne Beckum, at a church event at Smith Street Baptist Church. They were married for 57 years and were...
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    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 13 June 2024 | 10:41
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  • Mrs.Joyce Brantley Ward, Soperton

    obit Ward Mrs. Joyce Brantley Ward, age 79, beloved wife of the late Billy Ward, of Soperton passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, June 12, 2024 in Soperton, Georgia. Born in Uvalda, Georgia, she was one of fifteen children born to the late Oliver Lonzo Brantley and Gladys Evalee Edge Brantley.  She and her...
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    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 13 June 2024 | 09:13
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  • Mr. Fred Bacon, Lyons

    Fred Bacon Mr. Joel Frederick “Fred” Bacon, age 63, of Lyons passed away at Community Hospice in Vidalia surrounded by his loving family, on June 10, 2024, following an extended illness. He was born and raised in Lyons, GA and was part of the Lyons Senior High Class of 1979. During high school, he played...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 11 June 2024 | 15:59
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  • Mr. Emmett Fulford, Uvalda

    obit Fulford Mr. Emmett Fulford, age 74, of Uvalda, died, Monday, June 10, 2024, at his home, following an extended illness.  He was a native of Cedar Crossing and lived there and Uvalda all of his life.  He attended Toombs Central School.  He was a truck driver for Hogan Livestock and Glisson Brothers, and was owner...
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    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 11 June 2024 | 14:40
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  • Miss Donnell Holland, Vidalia

    obit Holland   Miss Donnell Holland, age 82, of Vidalia, died Saturday, June 8, 2024, at Memorial Health Meadows Hospital in Vidalia after a brief illness.  She was a lifelong resident of Vidalia, 1959 graduate of Vidalia High School, and earned an Associate degree from Women’s College of Georgia in...
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    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 10 June 2024 | 11:34
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  • Mr. Alton Thurman Anders

    obit Anders Alton Thurman Anders, 72, passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, at his home.  Alton, son of the late Thurman and Dixie Baker Anders, was a native of Sampson County.  He lived his early life in the Lake Creek community of Sampson County, was a 1968 graduate of Atkinson High School and received an...
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    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 10 June 2024 | 09:22
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  • Ms. Julie Lawrence McMichael, Lyons

    obit McMichael Julie Lawrence McMichael, age 61, of Lyons, died Friday, June 7, 2024, at her home , following a brief illness.  She was born in Miami, Florida, moved to Toombs County in 1976 and was a 1980 graduate of Vidalia High School.  She worked for Heath Pittman Construction as office manager for many years...
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    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 07 June 2024 | 15:00
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  • Mr. Bobby Ricks, Soperton

    obit Ricks Funeral services for Mr. Bobby Shane Ricks of Soperton will be held Monday, June 10, 2024 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Higgs Funeral Home with burial to follow in Bethsaida Cemetery in Treutlen County. Reverend Gilbert Posey will officiate. Mr. Ricks died Thursday, June 6, 2024. Mr. Ricks, 56, was...
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    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 07 June 2024 | 13:30
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  • Mrs. Dorothy Jean Love, Soperton

    obit Love Mrs. Dorothy Jean Love, age 67, beloved wife of George Love of Soperton, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, June 5, 2024 at their home. Born in Tampa, Florida, she was the eldest of four children born to the late Jamie Antonio “Tony” Teruel Sr. and Jeanette Powell Teruel.  As a young...
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    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 06 June 2024 | 14:03
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Church Calendar

  • June 23--Men & Women's Day in Ailey

    June 23--Nepsey Warren United Methodist Church in Ailey would like to invite everyone to their Men & Women's Day Program, June 23th at 10:00 with guest speaker Robin Mills Taylor. Pastor Uley Robbins
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 12 June 2024 | 11:51
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  • June 10-14--Vacation Bible School in Vidalia

    VBS   June 10-14--Evergreen True Vine Church, 506 Peachtree Street in Vidalia, invites you to Vacation Bible School, June 10th through June 14th from 6:00 to 8:00 each evening. More info: 912-403-8602
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 07 June 2024 | 12:08
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  • June 28-29--Youth Revival in Mt. Vernon

    Youth Revival June 28-29--Mt. Vernon Pentecostal Church, 1802 North Railroad Avenue, would like people of all ages to attend the Youth Revival, Friday June 28th and Saturday June 29th at 6:00 with speaker Bro. Joshua Maddox. Supper provided each night.
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 28 May 2024 | 12:18
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  • June 16--40th Church Anniversary in Vidalia

    June 16--Hall Tabernacle Church, 2100 McIntosh Street in Vidalia, invites you to their 40th Church Anniversary, Sunday June 16th at 1:00 with speaker Pastor Tony McEady.
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 06 May 2024 | 12:21
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  • Pass it along with...CHURCH NEWS!

    LET US GET YOUR MESSAGE TO THE PUBLIC WITH CHURCH NEWS!    Your Church Speaks   Thank you for using Church News on News-Talk WVOP 970 AM and 105.3 FM, and southeastgeorgiatoday.com. Submit your church events to us at least 2 weeks ahead of time for the greatest coverage and best results. Include the name of the church, the church address, name of the event, date & time of the event, location of the event if other than the church, and any special speakers involved.  ** When including an image or images please send it as an attachment.  Use the jpg format for all images **   Send it to JIM PERRY! Email jperry @ radiojones.com ---Please note that FAX is no longer available.  Use email. 
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 03 November 2021 | 12:30
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Meet The Staff

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    Kathy Hilt

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