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Newsbreak

  • 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.

    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 license/child restraint/driving due care hands free

    Toombs County

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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

    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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Sportsbreak

  • Indian Swimmers Qualify for State!

    1 19 22 Douglas Meet

    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.

    1 19 22 Conley Brown1 19 22 Reece

    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!

    1 18 22 VHS Wrestling Team

    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

    1 18 22 011722 MBB Recap vs Talladega654

    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

    1 18 22 Lady Crusaders BB

    (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

    1 18 22 011722 WBB Recap vs Talladega652

    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

    1 17 22 BPC Womens Wrestling

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

    1 14 22 BPC 011322 WBB Recap at Mobile648

    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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Community Calendar

  • VRD Baseball Softball Signups

    VRD Signups

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

    Baseball Softball Flyer 20221024 1

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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

    EveryThursday SexualAssaultSupportGroup
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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. 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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  • Ezra Christian Powell, Uvalda

    Ezra Powell Ezra Christian Powell, age 3 months, of Uvalda, died Saturday, January 15, 2022, after a sudden illness. His family includes his parents, Cheyenna Garner of Uvalda and Matt Powell of Lyons; his brother, Isaac Powell of Lyons; maternal grandparents, Denny Garner, Sr. and Heather Garner of Lyons, and...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 17 January 2022 | 16:51
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  • Mr. Frank Toler, Lyons

    Frank Toler Mr. Frank Toler, age 86, of Lyons, died Saturday, January 15, 2022, at the Community Hospice House in Vidalia after an extended illness.  He was born in Hart County, GA, and as a child moved to Treutlen County where he lived before moving to Lyons in 1977.  He was a retired mechanic and welder, and...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 17 January 2022 | 16:49
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  • Mrs. Lorie Haynes Edge, Vidalia

    Edge Lorie 002 Mrs. Lorie Haynes Edge, age 58 of Vidalia, passed away on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at Landmark Hospital in Savannah, Ga following an extended illness. Lorie was born on June 2, 1963 in Rome, Ga to the late Bobby and Hilda Haynes. She is preceded in death by both of her parents, and one son,...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 17 January 2022 | 16:45
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  • Stephen Lee Hammond

    Stephen Lee Hammond Our beloved father, Stephen Lee Hammond, age 63, went home to be with our Lord on January 15, 2022 at Community Hospice of Vidalia, Georgia after an extended illness. Affectionately known as “Steve” and “Pop”, he was born on February 15, 1958, in Greenville, South Carolina to Robert and Barbara...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 17 January 2022 | 16:43
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  • 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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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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