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  • TCMS Students of the Month

    TCMS December SOTM

    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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  • Sen. Tillery Named Library Champion of the Year

    blake Library Champion

    Sen. Blake Tillery accepts the recognition as Library Champion from State Librarian Julie Walker (L) as Ohoopee Regional Library System Director Cameron Asbell (R) listens.

    Ground was broken on the renovations and expansion of the Dr. Mark and Tonya Spivey Library in Vidalia last week, but before

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 13 January 2022 | 00:00
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  • Captured - Marshals Arrest Double Murder Suspect

    Sanders

    January 12, 2022 – Joshua Magual Sanders, age 27, of Birmingham, AL, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service in Flagstaff, AZ today on charges relating to the shooting deaths of Latorey Harden and Pamela Harden. Sanders was arrested on outstanding warrants for Aggravated Assault (two counts),

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 12 January 2022 | 16:45
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  • Area Police Blotter

    Vidalia Police Department reports the following arrests.

    Searcy, Steven Bernard – Vidalia – Possession of a firearm during a crime/aggravated assault/possession of a firearm by a convicted felon/cruelty to children/possession of a controlled substance/home invasion

    Montanez, Gabriel O. – Vidalia –

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 12 January 2022 | 11:01
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  • Rep. Hagan Speaks on Redistricting

    Leesa Preleg

    This is mid-week of the initial week of the 2022 Georgia General Assembly, but before this session even began, there was work to do and for State Representative Leesa Hagan, that meant already delving into the workings of an elected state official.

    In November Hagan was involved in the

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 12 January 2022 | 00:00
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  • Sen. Tillery Looks to 2022 Georgia General Assembly

    Blake pic

    The 2022 Georgia General Assembly began today under the Gold Dome in Atlanta, but before local legislators packed their bags for the nearly 3-month session, the Greater Vidalia Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Legislative luncheon last Thursday to give constituents of Senator Blake Tillery

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 10 January 2022 | 00:00
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  • GBI Investigating Officer Involved Shooting in Lyons

    Officer Shooting

    The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Lyons, Toombs County, GA.  The Lyons Police Department and the Georgia State Patrol asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on Sunday, January 9, 2021.  Charles James, age 32, of Vidalia was taken into custody.  Taliyah Williams,

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 09 January 2022 | 14:14
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  • Multiple Injuries After Car Drives Into Steakhouse

    An investigation is underway by the Vidalia Police Department after a car drove through the front of J&B's Steakhouse injuring several people.  Authorities say a woman drove her car into the front of the steakhouse after first going into the lobby and pulling the fire alarm.  At least four people

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 07 January 2022 | 21:04
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  • 2 Dead After Shooting in Vidalia - Latest Update

    Updated  - Officials have confirmed that the second victim has passed away after the shooting in Vidalia.  The original release is below.

    Law enforcement is investigating a shooting that occurred Thursday afternoon in Vidalia at the intersection of Winona and 5th Streets.  One person is dead and

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 07 January 2022 | 07:00
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Sportsbreak

  • Brewton-Parker Slips Up Against Mobile; Lady Barons Fall 69-64 To Rams’ Fourth Quarter Surge

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    MOBILE, Ala. –After exactly one month away from the court, Brewton-Parker Women’s Basketball returned to play against SSAC foe Mobile (Ala.) on Thursday night.

    The Lady Barons (8-5, 2-3 SSAC) fell to the Rams (9-3, 3-1) 69-64 as Mobile surged late in the fourth quarter to surpass Brewton-Parker.

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 14 January 2022 | 09:01
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  • MOCO Eagles Wrestling Team Advances

    January 13--The Montgomery County Eagles hosted the Area 3A Duals this past Saturday and finished in fourth place. Montgomery defeated Calvary 60-23. Dublin defeated Montgomery 41-39. Montgomery defeated Emanuel County Institute 60-18 and Bryan County defeated Montgomery 60-17.

    The Eagles move on to

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 13 January 2022 | 08:15
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  • BPC Volleyball Adds Jeffery to Coaching Staff

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    MOUNT VERNON, Ga. -- Brewton-Parker Vice President of Athletics Chris Dooley and Volleyball Head Coach Ashley Wingers have announced the addition of Amanda Jeffery to the BPC Volleyball staff.

    Jeffery joins the coaching staff after competing for the Lady Barons for the past four seasons as well as

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 12 January 2022 | 14:01
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  • RTCA Wrestling Recap

    1 12 22 RTCA Wrestling

    (8th grader Ashton Phillips wrestling against his opponent from Pinewood Christian Academy)

    Robert Toombs Christian Academy's wrestling team competed at Crisp Academy on Friday, January 7th and again at Bulloch Academy on Saturday, January 8th. Eighth graders Easton Drew went 2-2 and Ashton

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 12 January 2022 | 13:54
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  • Vidalia Sweeps Bacon Co!

    The Vidalia Indians won their 14th straight game on Tuesday night as they rolled by the Bacon County Raiders 58-34 in Alma. Earlier the Lady Indians moved their record to 8-9 with a tough 45-36 win over the Lady Raiders.

    In the boy’s game, the 7th ranked Indians led wire to wire to move to 16-1 on

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 12 January 2022 | 11:21
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  • Borde Poised to Assist Antigua & Barbuda Women’s National Team Ahead of Upcoming World Cup Qualifiers

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    MOUNT VERNON, Ga. -- Brewton-Parker Women's Soccer Head Coach Prince Borde has been tabbed to assist the Antigua and Barbuda Senior Women's National Team ahead of the Group A matches in the CONCACAF qualifiers for the upcoming 2023 FIFA World Cup.

    The Technical Director of the Antigua and Barbuda

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 11 January 2022 | 14:00
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  • Barons Climbing ACA Bass Pro Shops School of the Year Standings

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    MOUNT VERNON, Ga. -- The Brewton-Parker Bass Fishing program continues to climb its way up the Association of Collegiate Anglers Bass Pro Shops School of the Year standings presented by Abu Garcia.

    The most recent standings were released just before the new year with the Barons gathering a total

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 10 January 2022 | 13:17
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  • RTCA Splits with CCA

    Robert Toombs Christian Academy's Varsity Boys basketball team defeated CCA 59-48. The Crusaders came out playing well in the first quarter making the score 16-3. Coach Adam Callaway says, "we got a little lazy defensively and let the score run up. This was also the first game we played in 12

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 10 January 2022 | 13:11
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  • Indian Grapplers Go Back to Back

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    The Vidalia Indian Wrestling team posted a 4-0 record on Friday in the AA Area 2 Duals, giving them the title for the second straight year. Four Indians went 4-0 on the day, including Gabriel Hightower (126) and Tommy Walker (285), who each had four pins. Javarius Worthen (138) and Hunter Manning

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 10 January 2022 | 13:06
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Community Calendar

  • 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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  • MLK, Jr. Parade Set

    MLK Parade

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    Community Event | Kathy Hilt | 17 November 2021 | 12:35
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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

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

    2019SmokeAlarmsSavesLives

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

  • Mr. Doyle NeSmith

    Doyle Nesmith W. Doyle NeSmith, Sr. age 92, of Lyons, GA, died at Memorial Hospital in Savannah on January 9th, 2022.  Doyle was the youngest son of John Daniel and Mittie Shelton NeSmith of Cochran, Ga. Doyle grew up on the family farm and graduated high school in 1946. He graduated from Middle Georgia College in...
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    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 11 January 2022 | 14:05
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  • MS. KaTOREY HARDEN

    Vincent R. Drummer Funeral Home announces the death of  Ms. KaTorey D. Harden age 24 of Vidalia, GA who entered Eternal Rest on Thursday, January 6, 2022 .  She was born on February 23, 1997 to the late Pamela Harden of Vidalia, GA and Lonnie Murphy, Jr. of Soperton, GA.  She attended Treutlen County...
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    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 11 January 2022 | 11:05
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  • MS. PAMELA HARDEN

    Vincent R. Drummer Funeral Home announces the death of  Ms. Pamela Harden age 42 of Vidalia, GA who entered Eternal Rest on Thursday, January 6, 2022 .  Ms. Pamela Harden was born on November 4, 1979 to Diane Harden of Soperton, Georgia and the late Milton Jackson of Mt. Vernon, Georgia.  She attended...
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    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 11 January 2022 | 11:03
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  • Mr. Willie Texas “W.T.” Burkett, Uvalda

    WT Burkett Mr. Willie Texas “W.T.” Burkett, age 81, of Uvalda, died Friday, January 7, 2022, at his home after an extended illness.  He was a native of Jeff Davis County, living in West Green Community in Coffee County and Alma before moving to Toombs County in 1965.  He retired after thirty years as a truck...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 07 January 2022 | 15:50
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  • Mrs. Cassie Doris Stone, Lincolnton

    Cassie Stone Mrs. Cassie Doris Stone, age 94, of Lincolnton, Georgia, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.  She was born in Oak Park, Georgia, and lived there until she was sixteen years old.  She left her hometown and moved to Augusta and Atlanta to work for Southern Bell...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 07 January 2022 | 15:48
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  • Mr. Willie Clifton Ealey, Jr, Collins, GA

    Vincent R. Drummer Funeral Home announces the death of  Mr. Willie Clifton Ealey, Jr,  who entered Eternal Rest on December 28, 2021.  Willie Clifton Ealey, Jr. was born on May 12th,1955 in Collins Georgia to the late Willie Clifton Ealey Sr. and Mertice Eason Ealey. He was called home to be with the...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 06 January 2022 | 11:51
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  • Preston Lane Walker Johnson, Tarrytown

    Preston Lane Walker Johnson, infant son of Jordan Hickman of Tarrytown, died Friday, December 24, 2021, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. In addition to his mother, Preston is survived by his sister, Prudence Hickman of Tarrytown; maternal grandparents, Brandy and Brian Hammock of Tarrytown; maternal...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 06 January 2022 | 08:16
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  • Mrs. Marjorie Lockley Davis, Vidalia

    Marjorie Davis Mrs. Marjorie Lockley Davis, age 88, of Vidalia, died Sunday, January 2, 2022, at her home after a sudden illness.  She was a native of the Marvin Community, growing up in lower Toombs County before moving to Vidalia in 1956.  She worked many years at drug stores in Vidalia, including City Drugs,...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 04 January 2022 | 10:34
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  • Mrs. Wynema Morris Colvin, Vidalia

    Colvin Wynema 002 Mrs. Wynema Morris Colvin, age 81 of Vidalia, passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2022 at her residence following an extended illness. She was born on November 19, 1940 to the late Fred and Eva Belle Morris. She worked as a cake decorator for Winn Dixie for five years, and worked for 20 years at...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 03 January 2022 | 13:23
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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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    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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