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  • Scrap Tire Amnesty Event in Montgomery County

    On November 5, 2020, Montgomery County was awarded a Scrap Tire Abatement Grant from the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. In accordance with the terms of the grant, the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners will be hosting a Scrap Tire

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 15 January 2021 | 15:41
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  • Weekly Public Schools' COVID Reports

    The figures have been announced by the three local school districts on the current status of COVID-19. As of Friday, January 15, the numbers show:

    VIDALIA CITY SCHOOL SYSTEM: 3 students currently positive, and 56 students in quarantine; 2 staff members positive; and 7 quarantined;

    TOOMBS COUNTY

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 15 January 2021 | 13:23
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  • Notes From Senator Blake Tillery

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    Week one of the 2021 General Assembly is underway. One of the first things I noticed was all the new faces. Out of 56 state senators, 11 are starting their first term. This represents an almost 20% turnover from last session. The three pressing topics are clear: (1) the state budget, (2) COVID-19

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 15 January 2021 | 10:26
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  • MRMC/HCA Acquisition in Final Transition

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    Both entities of the proposed acquisition of Meadows Regional Medical Center by HCA came to a final agreement this week, but it did not happen haphazardly. Mike Calhoun, Chairman of Meadows Healthcare Alliance, (“The Holding Board”) said it took over two years for the negotiations to be

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 15 January 2021 | 00:00
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  • Area Residents Named in Drug Trafficking Indictment

    Nearly 50 people have been indited in a drug trafficking investigation that targeted violent gang members distributing methamphetamine and other drugs in Coffee, Bacon, Emanuel, Jeff Davis, Pierce and Wheeler counties, along with other parts of Georgia.

    Dubbed “Operation Sandy Bottom,” the

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 14 January 2021 | 09:23
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  • REP. ALLEN STATEMENT ON IMPEACHMENT

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) today released the following statement after opposing impeachment:

    "What we saw last week was an assault on our democracy, and that tragic day has highlighted the urgent need for leaders on both sides of the aisle to end the extreme rhetoric and come

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 14 January 2021 | 08:11
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  • COUNTRY Financial Supports Meadows Regional Medical Center Through Operation Helping Heroes Donation

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    VIDALIA, GA – January 13, 2021 – Country Financial representative Dustin Booth is pleased to announce Meadows Regional Medical Center as 2020 recipients of a COUNTRY Financial Operation Helping Heroes donation. The $2,500 donation will be used to purchase PPE equipment.

    “It's more important now to

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 14 January 2021 | 08:10
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  • RTCA Announces Honor Roll and Headmaster's List

    Robert Toombs Christian Academy is proud to announce the following students have been named to RTCA’s Honor Roll and Headmaster’s List for the first semester of the school year.

    2nd Grade Headmaster’s List:  Anneston Samples, Brylee Hardee, Clayton Clark,  Rylann Singleton, Jett Franklin, Mason

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 13 January 2021 | 13:05
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  • Vidalia City Schools Announce 2021/2022 School Calendar

     

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    The 2021/22 School Year Calendar was approved Tuesday night by the Vidalia City Schools Board of Education. The Calendar includes 176 days of instruction which will begin on August 6th 2021 and end on May 25th 2022.

    The Calendar also includes a five-day break during Thanksgiving and a 12-day

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 13 January 2021 | 11:05
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Sportsbreak

  • Montgomery County High School Completes New Track & Field Facility

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    January 14—The Montgomery County High School Track & Field team will have a new track to run on this upcoming season. The second phase of the new facility at the high school was recently completed with a new Eight-Lane Rubberized Track.

    “This is a really exciting time for us to be opening up our

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 14 January 2021 | 09:01
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  • Annual VHS Golf Daddy/Daughter Dance Postponed

    Vidalia Golf Coach Chad Barker has announced the Golf Program’s Annual Daddy/Daughter Dance, scheduled for February 13th, has been postponed because of COVID concerns. “We think this is the best thing to do right now under the current circumstances,” said Barker. “Hopefully, we will be able to

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 13 January 2021 | 06:28
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  • Vidalia High School to Limit Ticket Sales

    Due to the current uptick in COVID-19 numbers in our area and the desire to see the remaining Basketball schedule completed, revisiting the number of people allowed to attend games at Vidalia High School has become necessary. Beginning with Friday night’s game against Wheeler County, VHS will

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 12 January 2021 | 08:22
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  • Vidalia Swimmers Have Good Showing in Brunswick!

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    Three Vidalia High School swimmers traveled to Brunswick Saturday to compete in the Glynn County Winter Invitational, with Jackson Crawley and Conley Brown combining for three first-place finishes.

    1 11 21 Jackson Crawley

    Crawley, who won both the 50 and the 100 Freestyle, also qualified for the State Meet with times of

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 11 January 2021 | 13:36
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  • Vidalia Wrestlers Have Good Weekend at Sweet Onion Memorial

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    The Vidalia High School Wrestling Team was in Lyons over the weekend, participating in the 2021 Sweet Onion Memorial Wrestling Tournament. The Tournament, which is held over two days, is one of the largest in the state featuring top teams from every classification in the GHSA, and the Indians made a

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 11 January 2021 | 13:28
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  • VHS Takes 1st at Sweet Onion Cheer Classic!

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    (Bottom L-R) Gracie McLendon,  Rebecca Evans,  Zoey Alvarez, Chrislyn Kersey, Ivy Martinez, Abby Barr, Heidi Barfield, Ava Anderson.

    (Middle L-R) Coach Spivey, Emma Neesmith, Breanna Barfield, Jayla Phillips, Hailey Metts, Brynna Wheeler, Celeste Hodges, Coach Toole.

    (Top L-R) Jadhari Jones, Danni

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 11 January 2021 | 09:28
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  • Sports and Scores This Week (1-11-21)

    January 11---Here are the latest sports schedules and scores for the week.

    Monday, January 11

    Basketball: Thomas Jefferson 30, RTCA 28 Girls

    RTCA 65, Thomas Jefferson 46 Boys 

    Tuesday, January 12

    Basketball: Bacon County at Vidalia 6:00pm (Postponed)

    East Laurens 50, Toombs County 29 Girls

    Toombs

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 11 January 2021 | 06:30
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  • Vidalia/Woodville Tompkins Fan Instructions

    January 7--The Vidalia Indians and Lady Indians will travel to Savannah on Friday to take on the Woodville-Tompkins Wolverines in a big Region 2AA Matchup. Game time for the girl's game is 6:00 PM with the boys to follow. Because of COVID-19 protocols, the Savannah-Chatham County BOE has

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 07 January 2021 | 13:29
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  • RTCA Splits With Thomas Jefferson

    Robert Toombs Christian Academy traveled to Lousiville, GA on December 5, 2020, to take on the Thomas Jefferson Academy Jaguars.

    The Lady Crusaders lost to the Lady Jaguars 37-32. Leading scorers for the Lady Crusaders were freshman Ansley Akins with eight points. Sophomore Amily Mixon and junior

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 06 January 2021 | 14:45
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Community Calendar

  • MLK Parade Cancelled

    6th Annual

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 11 January 2021 | 08:16
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  • Upcoming Area Blood Drives

    Below is a list of upcoming blood drives in the area.  Please give the gift of life if you can.  For more information and to register to donate blood, visit www.redcrossblood.org 

    Ailey

    1/19/2021: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Higgston Baptist Church, 512 James St

    Lyons

    1/22/2021: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Grace Community

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 06 January 2021 | 08:15
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  • Chamber Ribbon Cutting Scheduled

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 05 January 2021 | 14:29
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  • Coastal Plains Charter High Enrollment

    Coastal Plains Charter High school is now actively enrolling students. We offer many locations throughout GA to better serve your secondary educational needs including our location at 413 Pete Phillips Drive (SECCA Bldg.), Vidalia GA. Coastal Plains offers numerous advantages to help your student

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 05 January 2021 | 14:12
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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. Johnny Wayne Lanford, Soperton

    Funeral services for Mr. Johnny Wayne Lanford will be held Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 1 PM in the Chapel of Higgs Funeral Home in Soperton.  Burial will follow in the Beasley Cemetery in Treutlen County.  Reverend Allen Green will officiate.  Mr. Lanford died Saturday, January 16, 2021. Mr...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 18 January 2021 | 07:08
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  • Michael McAfee Thigpen, Rockledge

    ThigpenMichaelPic Michael McAfee Thigpen, 92 of Rockledge passed away on January 16, 2021, at Dublin Place after a brief stay. Mike was born in Rockledge, Georgia on February 25, 1928, to Marvin Jack Thigpen and Neva Lillian Williford Thigpen.  He was one of four children.  He attended Laurens County School located in...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 18 January 2021 | 07:06
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  • Mr. Noah Dale Boyette, Soperton

    BoyetteDalePicCropped Mr. Noah Dale Boyette, age 59, of the Five Points Community of Soperton passed away on Friday morning, January 15, 2021 at Meadows Regional Medical Center, with his wife and daughters by his side. Born in Chatham County, he was the eldest of four children born to Noah Arthur Boyette and the late...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 17 January 2021 | 09:00
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  • Mr. Roderick Faircloth, Vidalia

    Mr. Roderick Faircloth, age 81, of Vidalia, Died Friday afternoon January 15, 2021 at Meadows Regional Medical Center after an extended illness.  He was a native and lifelong resident of Toombs County. Roderick was a retired machinist for Gulf Stream Aerospace in Savannah GA. Roderick served in the...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 17 January 2021 | 08:57
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  • Mrs. Virginia Hughes Poole, Soperton

    PooleVirginiaPic   Mrs. Virginia Hughes Poole, age 72, beloved wife of Jerry Poole of Soperton passed away on Monday afternoon, January 11, 2021, at Meadows Regional Medical Center in Vidalia. Born in Baxley, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Willie Ina Decker Hughes.  She grew up in Baxley until...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 13 January 2021 | 08:10
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  • Mr. Travis Williams Sr., Johnson Corner

    Williams Travis Mr. Travis Williams Sr., age 75, of Johnson Corner, died early Monday morning January 11, 2021 at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville, FL. after a brief illness. Travis a native of Jacksonville, FL and lived the past 45 years of his life in Johnson Corner. He was a retired...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 12 January 2021 | 12:32
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  • Ms. Myrtle Louise Gross Gay, Lyons

    Graveside services for Ms. Myrtle Louise Gross Gay of Lyons will be held Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 3 PM in the Pinecrest Cemetery in Vidalia.  Reverend Efton Green will officiate.  Ms. Gay died Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Meadows Park Health/Rehab. Ms. Gay, 87, was the daughter of the late...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 11 January 2021 | 08:19
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  • Mrs. Jimmie McNeese Keene, Soperton

    Mrs. Jimmie McNeese Keene, age 96, beloved wife of the late Eulie Earl Keene of Soperton passed away on the morning, of Sunday, January 10, 2021 at the Emanuel Medical Center in Swainsboro, Georgia. Born in Treutlen County she was the eldest of eight children born to the late Jim and Annie Maude...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 11 January 2021 | 08:11
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  • Mrs. Marilyn Durrence Salem, Lyons

    Mrs. Marilyn Durrence Salem, age 98, of Lyons, died on Friday, January 8, 2021, at her home after a brief illness. She was born in the Mendes community of Tattnall County, Georgia, on December 21, 1922.   She graduated from Glennville High School in 1939 and began her college career at Georgia...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 09 January 2021 | 17:35
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Church Calendar

  • 2021 01-31 Missions Event in Lyons

    missions   January 31--East Gordon Street Baptist Church in Lyons is hosting a "Getting Back to the Basics" Missions Event, Sunday January 31st at 5:00 with guest speaker Missionary Marty Youngblood. Come enjoy a soup & salad supper. Bring a dish if you'd like. There is plenty of room to social distance and everyone is welcome to wear a mask.
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 05 January 2021 | 07:15
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  • CHURCH NEWS IN 2021

    LET US GET YOUR MESSAGE TO THE PUBLIC WITH CHURCH NEWS!    Your Church Speaks   Thank you for using Church News on WVOP 970 AM and 105.3 FM, and southeastgeorgiatoday.com. Submit your church events to us at least 2 weeks ahead of time for 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.   Email jperry @ vidaliacommunications.comFax 537-4477
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 09 December 2020 | 12:30
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