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  • Vidalia City Schools Issues Statement on Hurricane Ian

    The following statement was issued Wednesday afternoon by Vidalia City Schools Superintendent Dr. Garrett Wilcox:

    “We are keenly aware of the circumstances surrounding Hurricane Ian and the potential for severe weather in our area. We are in constant contact with our EMA Director Lynn Moore and

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 28 September 2022 | 15:16
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  • EMA Director Updates Area Impact of Tropical Storm Ian

    Hurricane Ian may have less of an impact on us as originally thought, but our area is still not out of the woods yet.

    Toombs County Emergency Management Agency Director Lynn Moore provided an update on the storm as the 1:00 briefing Wednesday afternoon from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency.

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 28 September 2022 | 14:09
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  • EMA Director Warns of Ian Effects Locally

    All eyes on the weather for later this week, and the sources for our immediate area have the latest predictions on how inclement weather from Ian will impact us.

    Toombs County Emergency Management Agency Director Lynn Moore said as of 1:00 Tuesday afternoon, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 27 September 2022 | 14:36
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  • Boston Sworn into STC Board of Directors

    Boston Sworn

    Brandon Boston was sworn in at the Southeastern Technical College (STC) Board of Director's September meeting on Thursday in Swainsboro by Emanuel County Probate Judge Don Wilkes (former chair of the board).

    Boston joins the board to represent Toombs County. He currently serves as J.D. Dickerson

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 26 September 2022 | 18:37
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  • Area Police Blotter

    Vidalia Police Department reports the following arrests.

    Lane, Eric Steven - Vidalia - Entering auto

    Hernandez-Andino, Jesus Anibal - Vidalia - Child molestation

    Bryant, Grady - Santa Claus - Theft by shoplifting

    Goodwin, Wanda - Ludowici - Theft by shoplifting

    Stewart, Cassandra Leona - Vidalia - Criminal

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 26 September 2022 | 16:18
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  • Johnson Honored With Retirement Celebration

    Wilson raw

    (L to R): Middle Judicial Circuit District Attorney Tripp Fitzner; Wilson Johnson; and former Middle Judicial Circuit District Attorney Hayward Altmah

    Wilson Johnson truly wants to make a difference in the lives of young people, and Thursday night, his efforts were honored at a retirement

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 26 September 2022 | 15:19
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  • Nobles Earns Lyons Citizen of the Year Recognition

    Lucretia and Willis

    Lyons Mayor Willis NeSmith presented Lucretia Nobles, 2022 Lyons Citizen of the Year, with a Key to the City.

    Lucretia Nobles may be retired from the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service, but she is far from being retired from service to her community and Thursday night, her

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 23 September 2022 | 14:59
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  • Sample Ballots Now Ready

    If you are a registered voter in the State of Georgia, you can view the upcoming election ballot for your county on the Georgia Secretary of State’s website.

    Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger issued a press release Thursday afternoon announcing the voters in all 159 Georgia counties can see a sample

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 23 September 2022 | 11:46
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  • RTCA Students of the Month

    RTCA SOM August 22

    RTCA’S Lower School Student of the Month for August is kindergartner Paisley Coursey. She has a younger sister, Nettaley who is in K4 at RTCA, and a younger brother, Austin. Paisley was selected by faculty because she is always cheerful and encourages others to play with her group. She is helpful in

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 23 September 2022 | 08:53
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Sportsbreak

  • Alexander Brothers Heating & Air High School Scoreboard

     

    High School Scoreboard – Sept. 28/29th

     

    Class AA

    15 Toombs Co. "Bulldogs" @ Brantley Co. "Herons" 30 F Wed

    0 Windsor Forest "Knights" @ Tattnall Co. "Battle Creek Warriors" 35 F Wed

    Pierce Co. "Bears" @ Appling Co. "Pirates" (Thurs 6:00)

    Vidalia - Off

     

    Class A - Division II

    Treutlen "Vikings" @

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    Sportsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 28 September 2022 | 11:56
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  • Women’s Wrestling Adds Lauren Louive to Coaching Staff

    9 27 22 092622 WWR New Assistant Louive2394

    MOUNT VERNON, Ga. – Director of Wrestling and Head Women’s Wrestling Coach, Devane Dodgens has announced the addition of Lauren Louive to the Lady Barons’ Coach Staff for the 2022-23 season.

    Louive comes to Mount Vernon from Colorado Springs, Colorado as an elite senior-level wrestler. She is

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 27 September 2022 | 08:31
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  • Men’s Wrestling Adds Brandon Warren to Coaching Staff

    9 27 22 092622 WWR New Assistant Warren2395

    MOUNT VERNON, Ga. – Director of Wrestling Devane Dodgens has announced the addition of Brandon Warren to the Barons’ Coach Staff for the 2022-23 season.

    Warren comes to Brewton-Parker after previously serving as an Assistant Coach at Mount Zion High School in Jonesboro, Georgia.

    “I am extremely

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 27 September 2022 | 08:28
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  • GEORGIA TECH ANNOUNCES LEADERSHIP CHANGES IN ATHLETICS

    (Atlanta, Georgia, September 26, 2022) Today, Georgia Tech announced leadership changes within Athletics. Todd Stansbury, athletics director, and Geoff Collins, head football coach, will both leave their roles effective immediately. 

    Collins, a metro Atlanta native, was named the 20th head coach in

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    Sportsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 26 September 2022 | 14:58
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  • Indians Drub Knights!

    9 27 22 VHS Football 1

    Antonio Barron rushed for two touchdowns and caught a touchdown pass from Jackson Berry as the Vidalia Indians rolled over the Windsor Forest Knights 36-14 Friday night at Buck Cravey Field, in the Region opener for both teams. The win moved the Indians to 5-0 on the year and 1-0 in Region 3AA

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 26 September 2022 | 14:50
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  • Indians Gain Ground in Jones County

    9 26 22 VHS CC 3

    (Freshman Cash Driggers)

    The Indians and Lady Indians returned to competition Saturday in Jones County with cooler temperatures and numerous personal best performances.  Coming off the Bulldog Invitational with 98 degree temperatures, we were a little uncertain as to how the athletes would run, but

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 26 September 2022 | 10:07
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  • Bulldog Competition Cheer Team Takes First Place at First Competition of the Year

    9 26 22 Toombs Cheer

    Lyons, GA. – September 25, 2022 | Coach Tilly Christian

    The Toombs County Competition Cheer Team competed in their first competition of the 2022 season at the Blueberry Cheer Classic at Bacon County High School on Saturday and the Co-Ed team took first place!

    Next up is the Sweet Onion Classic at

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 26 September 2022 | 10:01
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  • Sports & Scores This Week (9-26-22)

    September 26-- Here are the latest sports schedules and scores for the week.

    Monday, September 26

    Baseball: Braves 8, Nationals 0

    Volleyball: Liberty County at Vidalia 5:00pm & South Effingham at Vidalia 6:00pm & New Hampstead at Vidalia 7:00pm 

    Tuesday, September 27

    Softball: Vidalia 7, Pierce

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 26 September 2022 | 08:23
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  • VHS Cross Country Runs Well at Bulldog Invitational

    9 26 22 VHS CC Girls 1

    (L-R): Georgia Meredith, Anna Dopson, A'miracle Jinks, J'Miya Hunt and Aleah Ajohda

    9 26 22 VHS CC Boys 1

    (L-R): Andrew Hodges, Seth MacGregor, Jude Owen and Cash Driggers

    The Indians brought home two champions at the Bulldog Invitational Thursday, in Lyons.  With extreme heat, Georgia Meredith and Seth MacGregor both

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 25 September 2022 | 09:47
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Community Calendar

Obituaries

  • Ricky Dean Peebles, Rackettown Community

    Ricky Dean Peebles Ricky Dean Peebles, age 61, of Rackettown Community, died Monday, September 26, 2022, at Memorial Health Meadows Hospital in Vidalia after a brief illness.  He was a lifelong resident of Rackettown Community.  He worked for Air Supply as a truck driver and also with SD Sales for twenty years.  He was...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 26 September 2022 | 18:33
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  • Mrs. Evelyn Nesbit Chance Gay, Vidalia

    Evelyn Nesbitt Gay Mrs. Evelyn Nesbit Chance Gay, age 91, of Vidalia, died Sunday, September 25, 2022, at Meadows Park Health and Rehabilitation.  Mrs. Gay was born on November 9, 1930, at her home in Perkins, Georgia near Millen.  She was a member of Dry Branch Baptist Church and a 1947 graduate of Millen High...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 26 September 2022 | 15:46
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  • Mr. Clarence Linton, Jr., Columbus

    Clarence Linton Mr. Clarence Linton, Jr., age 93, of Columbus, Georgia, died Monday, September 5, 2022, in Cartersville Nursing and Rehabilitation after an extended illness.  He was a native of Savannah, and in his early life joined the Merchant Marines where he served from 1945 to 1952.  Soon after, he joined the...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 26 September 2022 | 13:05
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  • Mrs. Shirley Nell Robitzsch Wilson, Adrian

    WilsonShirleyPIC Mrs. Shirley Nell Robitzsch Wilson, age 80, beloved wife of Grayson Wilson of Adrian passed away, as the sun began to set, early Friday evening, September 23, 2022 at their home. Born in Allenhurst, Georgia, she was one of four children born to the late Ovid Henderson Robitzsch and Juanita Nell...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 26 September 2022 | 13:04
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  • Joyce Hart Tyson, Vidalia

    Joyce Tyson Joyce Hart Tyson, age 75, of Vidalia, died Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at Community Hospice House in Vidalia after an extended illness.  She was a native of the Johnson Corner Community and a 1965 graduate of Toombs Central School.  She moved to Montgomery County in 1972 and was owner/operator of The Sandwich...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 22 September 2022 | 15:08
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  • Mr. Norman Stone Williamson, Lyons

    Norman Williamson Mr. Norman Stone Williamson, age 68, of Lyons, died Sunday, September 18, 2022, at Community Hospice House in Vidalia after a brief illness.  He was a native of Lyons, having lived there most of his adult life. He served twenty-four years in the United States Army and was a mechanic at Chicken of the...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 21 September 2022 | 06:50
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  • Gloria Faye Mize, Lyons

    Gloria Mize Gloria Faye Mize, 57, died on the morning of Saturday, September 17, 2022, at her home in Lyons, Georgia, surrounded by her family. Gloria was a long-time resident of Lyons and active in the community and her profession.  She was born in Vidalia, Georgia, grew up in Lyons, Georgia, and graduated from...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 20 September 2022 | 15:35
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  • Mr. Jerry Rustin, Vidalia

    Mr. Jerry Rustin, age 64, of Vidalia, died Monday, September 19, 2022, at his home after a brief illness.  He was a native of Vidalia and worked in the commercial refrigeration industry for over twenty years.  He served in the United States Army for three years.  He enjoyed fishing and NASCAR.  He is...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 20 September 2022 | 14:23
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  • Mrs. Helen Dixon, Vidalia

    Helen Dixon Mrs. Helen Dixon, age 78, of Vidalia, died Monday, September 19, 2022, at Community Hospice House in Vidalia after a brief illness.  She was a native of Blackshear and was a 1962 graduate of Blackshear High School.  She lived in Baxley for several years before moving to Toombs County in 1986.  She...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 20 September 2022 | 08:42
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Church Calendar

  • October 8--Indoor Church Yard Sale

    Church Yard Sale October 8--Lyons Holiness Church, Skyline Blvd, invites you to come browse their Indoor Yard Sale at the church, October 8th from 7:00 to 12:00.
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 26 September 2022 | 12:12
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  • September 25-29--Revival in Vidalia

    September 26-29--South Thompson Baptist Church, 225 South Thompson Road in Vidalia, invites you to Revival led by Brian Fowler, Monday September 26th through Thursday September 29th at 7:00.
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 01 September 2022 | 18:19
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  • October 8-10--VHS Class of 1975 Reunion in Vidalia

    October 8-10--First African Baptist Church in Vidalia announces the Vidalia High School Class of 1975 Reunion, October 8th through October 10th at 6:00 at Hawk's Golf Club, 1801 Loop Road in Vidalia.
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 06 April 2022 | 09:44
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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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