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  • Former Candler County Sheriff Passes Away

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    A servant of the people, giant in the community, and longtime sheriff of Candler County passed away on Tuesday of this week.

    Sheriff Homer Bell passed away at age 87 following a long illness. He was a native of Emanuel County, graduated from Metter High School and was a Marine veteran. At the time

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 21 January 2022 | 00:00
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  • Montgomery County Drug Bust

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    On Friday, January 14th, 2022, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Mount Vernon Police Department, and the Oconee Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 816 West McKinnon Street in Mount Vernon.  Officers discovered fifteen (15) bags of Marijuana totaling approximately 14.5oz., $413.00

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 20 January 2022 | 14:29
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  • Community Project Hope Reorganizes

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    Community Project Hope Board of Directors held its first meeting of 2022 on January 18.  Members will support the work of Wilson Johnson, founder, as he provides an alternative to incarceration to first time offenders between the ages of 15 and 25.  Well known to the judicial community, Wilson

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 20 January 2022 | 10:57
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  • Rep. Hagan Gives Legislative Update

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     The 156th Georgia General Assembly convened in Atlanta for the 2022 legislative session on last Monday, January 10, 2022. With only 40 legislative days to accomplish the people’s business, the House of Representatives got down to work. Highlights of the first week included celebrating Hunker Down Day to

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 20 January 2022 | 09:10
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  • EMA Director Provides Latest Weekend Weather Outlook

    If Dr. Suess were to look ahead to this weekend’s weather, he might write, “Will it rain or will it snow? Of this, we do not know!”

    Area residents are looking ahead to this weekend’s weather and wondering if our area will see any wintery precipitation. While forecasts consistently change, Toombs County

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 19 January 2022 | 15:36
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  • Ailey Site Chosen for Solar Portfolio

    Silicon Ranch, an independent solar power producer announced last week that it will be bringing additional solar energy online in Georgia with three new sites to produce the energy from the sun with two of those sites in the immediate area.

    What has been called Snipesville III, will be located in

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 19 January 2022 | 00:00
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  • Area Police Blotter

    Vidalia Police Department reports the following arrests.

    Bright, Larry Gene - Vidalia - No drivers license/no insurance

    Harper, Johnnie R. - Tarrytown - DUI/DUI child endangerment/Hit and run

    Reyna, Qsiris Edel – Lyons – No driver’s license

    Cervantes, Veronica Rivera – Vidalia – No driver’s

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 18 January 2022 | 12:57
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  • What's Next For The Double Murder Suspect?

    Now that Joshua  Sanders has been arrested in Flagstaff, Arizona, for the double homicide in Vidalia of Latorey and Pamela Harden on Thursday, January 6, the process has begun to have him brought back to Toombs County to answer to the multiple charges for which he is facing.

    Middle Judicial Circuit

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 18 January 2022 | 00:00
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  • TCMS Students of the Month

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    Toombs County Middle School announces the December Students of the Month.  Students of the Month are selected based on grades, attendance, and behavior.  Congratulations to:

    Back row: Christian Jordan, Osvaldo Tinoco, Antonio Garcia, and Juan Alvarado.  Middle row:Alina Diaz -Balcazar, Jayla Curry,

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 13 January 2022 | 15:20
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Sportsbreak

  • Two Baron Wrestlers Ranked

    The Brewton-Parker men's wrestling program continued to appear in the receiving votes section in the latest NAIA Men's Wrestling Coaches' Poll, the national office announced.

    The Barons remained in the receiving votes section with 27 votes in the poll.

    Lucas DeSilva moved up to No. 3 in the 184-lb

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    Sportsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 20 January 2022 | 14:39
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  • Indian Swimmers Qualify for State!

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    Vidalia High School Junior Reece Brown qualified Saturday to compete in the GHSA State Swim Championship. Brown, who qualified in the 50-yard Freestyle in Douglas, joins his sister Conley Brown who qualified earlier in the season.

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    The GHSA State Swimming and Diving Championships place February 3rd through

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 19 January 2022 | 09:21
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  • Indians Headed to State Duals!

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    For the second straight year, the Vidalia Wrestling Team will make a trip to the GHSA State Wrestling Duals. The Indians swept Callaway and Banks County on Friday in Vidalia to advance to the State Championships, which will be held Saturday in Bremen. 

    The Indians opened the State Prelims with a

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 18 January 2022 | 13:43
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  • Barons Fall 68-47 To No. 3 Talladega

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    MOUNT VERNON, Ga. – After a pair of postponements, Brewton-Parker Men’s Basketball returned to action on Monday night with a tough challenge against No. 3-ranked Talladega (Ala.) in Gillis Gym.

    The Barons (1-18, 0-7 SSAC) were defeated by the highly ranked Tornadoes (15-1, 5-0 SSAC).

    How It

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 18 January 2022 | 13:34
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  • RTCA Lady Crusaders Basketball Recap

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    (Junior Mary-Claire Wolfe looks for sophomore Bree Wimberly to set up a play).

    Robert Toombs Christian Academy's Lady Crusaders picked up two wins against big rivalries, with one of them being a big Region win! On Tuesday, January 11th, the Lady Crusaders played Twiggs Academy and won 54-18. Top

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 18 January 2022 | 13:29
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  • Evans’ Double-Digit Performance Boosts Lady Barons Past (RV) Talladega in 84-78 Win

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    MOUNT VERNON, Ga. Brewton-Parker Lady Barons Basketball returned to Mount Vernon, Ga. to host (RV) Talladega (Ala.) on Monday night.

    The Lady Barons (9-5, 3-3 SSAC) downed the talented Tornadoes (12-5, 4-2 SSAC) with an 84-78 win in Gillis Gymnasium.

    “We beat a really good team today,” Head

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 18 January 2022 | 08:59
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  • Vidalia Splits With Swainsboro!

    The Vidalia Indians won their 15th straight game Saturday night, defeating the Swainsboro Tigers 62-55 in Swainsboro. The Indians’ win was their first in Swainsboro since 2018 and moved the 6th ranked Indians record to 17-1 and 6-0 in Region 2AA. In girls’ action, a cold shooting night for the Lady

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 18 January 2022 | 08:04
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  • No. 20 Lady Barons Defeated 30-3 by Top-Ranked Campbellsville

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    CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. –The No. 20-ranked Brewton-Parker Women's Wrestling program competed against Mid-South Conference foe Campbellsville on the road on Saturday afternoon.

    The Lady Barons (6-5, 0-1 MSC) were defeated by the No. 1-ranked Tigers (11-1, 1-0 MSC) 30-3.

    Saturday afternoon's dual

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 17 January 2022 | 13:02
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  • Sports and Scores This Week (1-17-22)

    January 17----Here are the latest sports schedules and scores for the week.

    Monday, January 17

    Basketball: RTCA 37, St. Andrews 14 Girls 

    Tuesday, January 18

    Basketball: RTCA 42, Covenant Academy 32 Girls

    Treutlen 50, Johnson County 49 Girls & Treutlen 72, Johnson County 71 F/OT Boys

    Wrestling:

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 17 January 2022 | 07:49
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Community Calendar

  • VRD Baseball Softball Signups

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 18 January 2022 | 14:21
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  • LRD Baseball Softball Signups

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 18 January 2022 | 11:11
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  • Casting Call for Tales From The Altamaha

    Tales From The Altamaha folk life play will hold cast tryouts Tuesday, January 25, and Thursday, January 27, at The Blue Marquee Theater in Lyons beginning at 6:00 p.m. Casting is for ages 5 years and up.

    Actors, stagehands, and musicians are wanted.

    For more information call the Lyons Main Street at

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    Community Event | Kathy Hilt | 13 January 2022 | 10:59
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  • Greater Vidalia Chamber Annual Meeting

    GVC Annual Meeting

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 07 January 2022 | 15:52
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  • Arts & Crafts Show Seeking Vendors

    The Annual Arts and Crafts Festival sponsored by the Vidalia Lions Club is seeking vendors interested in participating in this year's event on April 23rd and 24th.  If interested in participating, contact the club at by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 03 January 2022 | 13:46
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  • Altamaha EMC Accepting Scholarhip Applications

    Altamaha EMC is currently accepting applications for the Walter Harrison Scholarship.  The $1,000 scholarship can be used at any accredited two- or four-year university, college or vocational-technical institute in Georgia.  Altamaha EMC members can obtain an application by visiting Altamaha EMC’s

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 10 November 2021 | 14:29
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  • Sexual Assault Support Group Every Thursday

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    Community Event | Calvin Close | 31 December 2019 | 16:07
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  • Smoke Alarms Saves Lives

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    Community Event | Calvin Close | 31 December 2019 | 16:06
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Obituaries

  • Mr. John E. Galbreath, Jr. Cedar Crossing Community

    John Galbreath Mr. John E. Galbreath, Jr. age 40, of the Cedar Crossing Community, died Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at Memorial Health in Savannah after a brief illness.  He lived in Toombs, Montgomery, and Appling Counties most of his life, and was a 2000 graduate of Montgomery County High School.  John worked at...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 20 January 2022 | 16:00
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  • Mrs. Jeanette Kappers Rice, Douglasville

    Mrs. Jeanette Kappers Rice, age 73, beloved wife of Jerry Keith Rice passed away on Thursday evening, January 13, 2022, at her home in Douglasville, GA. Born in New York City, New York, she was one of three children born to the late John William Kappers and Mary Etta Ricks Kappers.  At an early age...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 20 January 2022 | 12:14
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  • Mr. John B. Herb, Uvalda

    Mr. John B. Herb, age 72, of Uvalda, died Monday, January 17, 2022, at Memorial Health in Savannah after an extended illness.  He was a native of lake Worth, Florida and lived there until moving to Uvalda in 2015.  He was a retired long-time truck driver, and was a U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam.  He is...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 20 January 2022 | 09:04
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  • Mr. Harry “Skeeter” Toole, Vidalia

    Skeeter Toole Mr. Harry “Skeeter” Toole, age 71, of Vidalia, died Monday, January 17, 2022, at Community Hospice House after a brief illness.  He was a lifelong resident of Toombs County, living in Lyons most of his life and then in Vidalia for the last several years.  He started his career with Altamaha EMC in...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 20 January 2022 | 09:03
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  • Mrs. Atha Batay, Vidalia

    Mrs. Atha Batay, age 94, of Vidalia, died Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at the Community Hospice House in Vidalia after a brief illness.  She was a native of Montgomery County, lived in Toombs County most of her life, and was a homemaker. She enjoyed reading, word search puzzles, watching TV, and...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 20 January 2022 | 09:01
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  • Mrs. Anita Gloria Bush

    Anita Bush Mrs. Anita Gloria Bush, age 90, died Sunday, January 16, 2022, after an extended illness.  She was a native of Biloxi, Mississippi and met her future husband, Wiley A. Bush, Jr., at Keesler Air Force Base while working there. After marrying an Air Force man, they moved many times and she enjoyed the...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 20 January 2022 | 09:00
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  • Mr. Ricky L. Hower, Vidalia

    Ricky Hower Mr. Ricky L. Hower, age 57, of Vidalia, died Monday, January 17, 2022, at Memorial Health Meadows Hospital after a sudden illness.  He was a native of the Ohoopee Community, a 1982 graduate of Lyons Senior High School, and moved to Vidalia several years ago.  He worked with his father in the family...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 19 January 2022 | 08:46
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  • Geneva Willis Ricks, Soperton

    RicksPIC Geneva Willis Ricks, age 83 of Soperton passed away on Monday morning, January 17, 2022 at the Treutlen County Health and Rehabilitation Center in Soperton. Born in Treutlen County, she was the eldest of four children born to the late Elmo “Hop” Willis and Dorothy Ennis Willis.  Geneva was a...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 17 January 2022 | 18:06
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  • Dr. Dale Enoch Callaway, Smyrna

    Dale Callaway Dr. Dale Enoch Callaway, 67, passed away in his sleep on Sunday, January 9, 2022, at his second home in Smyrna, Georgia.  He was a long-time resident of Lyons, Georgia.  He was a caring and devoted husband, father, and grandfather.   He was lovingly known as “Dr. Dale” and “Grandpa Dale”.                                                                                                          Dr. Dale was...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 17 January 2022 | 16:54
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Church Calendar

  • April 8-10--Class Reunion 1975 in Vidalia

    April 8-10--First African Missionary Baptist Church in Vidalia invites you to the "Class of 1975" Class Reunion, April 8th with a meet & greet, April 9th with a banquet, and April 10th with worship service. Hawks Point Golf Club, 1901 Loop Road in Vidalia, at 6:00 PM.
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 14 January 2022 | 09:52
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  • January 19-23--Revival in Vidalia!

    January 19-23--Cornerstone Pentecostal Church, 377 South Thompson Road in Vidalia, invites you to join them for Revival, Wednesday January 19th through Saturday January 22nd at 7:30 each night. Also, Sunday January 23rd at 6:00. "Bring your Bible. Let's have Revival!"
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 03 January 2022 | 09:37
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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. Send it to JIM PERRY! Email jperry @ radiojones.comFax 537-4477
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 03 November 2021 | 12:30
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