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  • Multiple Sheriff's Offices Help Solve Thefts

    Four local Sheriff’s Offices working together have solved several burglaries and made arrests of four Toombs Countians in connection with at least three separate crimes.

    Toombs County Sheriff Alvie "Junior" Kight reports that along with his office, the Treutlen, Montgomery and Wheeler County

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  • RTCA Welcomes New Teachers

    RTCA new teachersRobert Toombs Christian Academy would like to welcome the following faculty members for the 2020-21 school year.

    New faculty members include (Top Row L-R): Brian Fitzgerald (Middle School History and Head Baseball & Softball Coach), Scott Tuck (High School Science, Learning Lab Coordinator, and

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  • Area Police Blotter

    August 6--  Vidalia Police Department reports the following arrests.

    Hattaway, Justin Bradley- W/M-32 YOA-705 E First St.- Vidalia, Ga- Warrant Served, Possession Of A Controlled Substance, Possession Of Drug Related Objects

    Hardee, Meagan Nicole- W/F- 33 YOA- 1601 James Wilson Dr. Vidalia, Ga- Simple

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 04 August 2020 | 11:34
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  • Vidalia Schools New Start Date/Open House Schedules

    The following press release was issued by the Vidalia City Schools regarding the start of school.

    STATEMENT FROM SUPERINTENDENT DR. GARRETT WILCOX

    As we approach the proposed opening of our district’s schools this Friday, it has become apparent that we will not be able to achieve that goal. Over the past

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 03 August 2020 | 17:57
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  • Gov. Kemp Signs New Emergency Orders

    Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has signed two executive orders extending the Public Health State of Emergency and existing COVID-19 safety measures.

    The first executive order extends the Public Health State of Emergency through 11:59 p.m. on September 10, 2020. The Public Health State of Emergency

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 02 August 2020 | 16:52
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  • Development Authority Prepares For Growth

    Economic growth and job creation is the focus of the Toombs County Development Authority (TCDA), and having a building to showcase to prospective businesses who want to bring their operation to the county is vital.  That's why TCDA Executive Director Michele Johnson says the Authority is actively

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 31 July 2020 | 00:00
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  • Area Police Blotter

    July 29--  Vidalia Police Department reports the following arrests.

    Bowens, Michael Patrick- W/M- 32 YOA- 736 Mt. Moriah Road Lyons, GA- DUI Less Safe, Possession of Marijuana less than ounce, Headlight Requirements, Open Container

    Bowens, Kevin Dewayne- B/M- 34 YOA- 1208 Easter Drive Apt 72

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 29 July 2020 | 10:16
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  • Hospital Merger Back on Track

    It's been almost a year since Meadows Regional Medical Center announced negotiations to merge with HCA Healthcare, a for-profit healthcare provider. But like everything else, COVID-19 threw a wrench into the plan. Now, things are back on the fact track according to Meadows CEO Alan Kent.

    Kent said

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 29 July 2020 | 00:00
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  • Meadows CEO Gives COVID-19 Report

    Meadows Regional Medical Center CEO Alan Kent said Monday that our area, like all others, is seeing a growing number of COVID-19 patients, but there is good news, as well. Kent said that when the virus first spiked in March and April, the hospital didn't have many inpatients, but since July 4, the

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 28 July 2020 | 00:00
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Sportsbreak

  • Toombs Co Cross Country Continues Conditioning

    August 6—The Toombs County Bulldogs Cross Country team continues working hard this summer with running and conditioning preparing for the upcoming season.

    “We have been trying to get the kids out this summer and the participation from the team has been good. We have had a really good turnout with

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 06 August 2020 | 08:53
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  • Lady Crusaders Fall To Edmund Burke

    August 5—The RTCA Lady Crusaders Softball team opened the 2020 season with a 10-2 loss on the road to the Edmund Burke Lady Spartans in Waynesboro. The Lady Spartans scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning with RTCA tying the game with two runs in the top of the second on a hit to right

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 05 August 2020 | 09:00
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  • Sports and Scores This Week (8-3-20)

    August 3-- Here are the latest sports schedules and scores for the week.

    Monday, August 3

    Baseball: Mets 7, Braves 2

    Tuesday, August 4

    Baseball: Braves 10, Blue Jays 1

    Softball: Vidalia at Pierce Co (Scrimmage) 6:00pm (Postponed Until Wednesday at 5:00pm)

    Edmund Burke Academy 10, RTCA 2 

    Wednesday,

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 03 August 2020 | 06:27
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  • Vidalia Track Program Receives Cash Award From POWERADE®

    7 29 20 VHS Track Team

    The Vidalia High School Track Program has been awarded $2000.00 as one of 46 winners of the POWERADE® Power Your School program. The program is designed to make an impact and build relationships with teens, parents, coaches, and high schools in local communities. The goal is to power the next

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 30 July 2020 | 06:52
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  • Williams Hired As New Head Basketball Coach of Eagles

    Montgomery County has hired a new boys’ basketball coach to lead the Eagles for the 2020-2021 season. Coach Jimmy Williams comes to Montgomery County from East Laurens High School. Williams has over three decades in education and recently retired from Laurens County Board of Education. His

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 29 July 2020 | 08:54
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  • Crusaders To Start Season In September

    July 28—The start of the 2020 season for the RTCA Crusaders Football team has been pushed back two weeks. The GISA announced last week the delay due to significant amount of crossover games with the GHSA and the use of multi-sport athletes and concern for academics and final exams. The Crusaders will

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 28 July 2020 | 08:57
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  • Sports and Scores This Week (7-27-20)

    July 27-- Here are the latest sports schedules and scores for the week.

    Monday, July 27

    Baseball: Rays 14, Braves 5 

    Tuesday, July 28

    Baseball: Rays 5, Braves 2 

    Wednesday, July 29

    Baseball: Braves 7, Rays 4 

    Thursday, July 30

    Baseball: Braves 2, Rays 1 

    Friday, July 31

    Baseball: Braves 11, Mets 10 

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 27 July 2020 | 09:13
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  • Indian Softball Dealing With Changes

    The Vidalia Indian softball team is preparing for their upcoming season that begins the first week of August and with the recent rule changes handed down by the GHSA regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, dealing with those changes can get challenging.

    Lady Indian head coach Brad Thompson said, “We’ve had

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    Sportsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 24 July 2020 | 10:19
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  • Reid Receives Honor

    Reid FamilyBack in May of this year, longtime Vidalia Athletic Director “Chunk” Reid was named the 2020 Region 2AA Athletic Director of the year by the Georgia Athletic Directors Association.

    In a ceremony held recently at Vidalia High School, Region 2AA Secretary Mike Thompson presented the award to Reid’s

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    Sportsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 24 July 2020 | 00:56
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Community Calendar

  • Toombs BOE To Hold Public Hearings On Tax Increase

    NOTICE OF PROPERTY TAX INCREASE

    The Toombs County Board of Education has tentatively adopted a 2020 millage rate which will require an increase in property taxes by 6.91 percent over the rollback rate.

    All concerned citizens are invited to the public hearing on this tax increase to be held at the

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 05 August 2020 | 12:56
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  • Uvalda Blood Drive

    There will be an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, August 7th from 1 - 6 PM at Uvalda Baptist Church in Uvalda.  There is a significant blood shortage right now, please try to give blood if possible.  For more info and to sign up, go to www.redcrossblood.org 

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 27 July 2020 | 10:36
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  • Unity Fest 2020

    Unity Fest Flyer

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 10 July 2020 | 08:43
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  • VHS All Sports Booster Club Seeking Members

    Vidalia BoosterClub BuyOnline Available Now1 1

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 06 July 2020 | 10:41
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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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Four local Sheriff’s Offices working together have solved several burglaries and made arrests of four Toombs Countians in connection with at least three separate crimes.

Toombs County Sheriff Alvie "Junior" Kight reports that along with his office, the Treutlen, Montgomery and Wheeler County Sheriffs’ Offices solved thefts in their own counties as well as those in Toombs County. Each agency had stolen items that were discovered in other jurisdictions involving most of the same suspects.

Arrested were Sonya Marie Diaz, age 46; Dewey Vincent Hester, 45; Charles Edward Grimes, Jr., 33; and Jimmy Adam Sander age 38. All suspects have Lyons residency. Charges against each of the four individuals vary but include burglary, felony theft by receiving, and felony theft by taking.

Sheriff Kight said most of the items stolen during the burglaries have been recovered including 2 side-by-side All-Terrain Vehicles, an equipment trailer, hunting clothes and related equipment, tools, home appliances, jewelry, televisions, audio equipment and a vehicle.

According to Sheriff Kight, an additional case involving the theft of a side-by-side All-Terrain Vehicle and a four-wheeler led to arrests warrants being issued for Justin Eugene King of Cobbtown, and Jeremy Winters of Soperton, who are charged with felonious theft by taking. King and Winters are awaiting extradition from the Treutlen County Jail.

RTCA new teachersRobert Toombs Christian Academy would like to welcome the following faculty members for the 2020-21 school year.

New faculty members include (Top Row L-R): Brian Fitzgerald (Middle School History and Head Baseball & Softball Coach), Scott Tuck (High School Science, Learning Lab Coordinator, and Assistant Baseball & Softball Coach), Grayson Johnson (Kindergarten), Rodger Walker (Weight Room Coordinator, Assistant Football, Basketball, and Track Coach). Bottom Row (L-R): Matthew Meeks (Middle & High School Math, Head Soccer Coach), Amber Meeks (Development), and Austin Morris (Middle School ELA, One Act Play and Literary Coordinator). We are excited about our new staff members and welcome them to the RTCA family.

The following press release was issued by the Vidalia City Schools regarding the start of school.

STATEMENT FROM SUPERINTENDENT DR. GARRETT WILCOX

As we approach the proposed opening of our district’s schools this Friday, it has become apparent that we will not be able to achieve that goal. Over the past couple of weeks, we have seen a rise in positive cases in our community, which has begun to affect every demographic and age group.

Although our teachers are prepared to begin the school year this Friday, we feel that it is in the best interest of our students, teachers, and staff that we postpone the beginning of the year for two weeks. We are aware that without a vaccine that this virus will be with us for an extended period of time, but hopefully, this two week period will allow this surge in cases to reduce and will enable us to begin our school year in earnest.

It is now our plan to reopen on Friday, August 21st. This will also include those who have chosen to participate in the Virtual option.

I ask that as we go through this season of trials and tribulation, that we remember that this is a shared experience. COVID-19 is the problem, not each other. Everybody is vulnerable to this unseen disease, and everyone needs to do their part to help eliminate it. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience that this may cause our parents, but truly believe that this is the right thing to do.

Despite these uncertain times, I am confident that TOGETHER we will overcome this season of chaos and that we do indeed have better days ahead.

Dr. J. Garrett Wilcox

Superintendent Vidalia City Schools

 

Vidalia City Schools Open House Schedules

Vidalia High School

Aug 20th - 9th Grade Students Only – This includes 9th Grade VIRTUAL

(Report by Last Name) ** Report to Auditorium

A-J - 1:00 - 2:30 PM

K-R - 2:30 - 4:00 PM

S-Z - 4:00 - 5:30 PM

**Please Note That All Other Students Will Report to Advisement for Schedules On Friday, August 21st!!

 

Virtual Students (Report to Auditorium)

Aug 19th – 11th & 12th Grades – 1:00 – 2:15 PM

Aug 19th – 10th Grade – 2:30 – 4:45 PM

 

J.R. Trippe

Aug 4th - 6th Grade Only (Report by Last Name)

A-G - 1:00 - 2:30 PM

H-P - 2:30 - 4:00 PM

Q-Z - 4:00 - 5:30 PM

Aug 5th - Drive Through Schedule Pick-up Only - (By Grades)

7th Grade - 8:00 - 10:00 AM

8th Grade - 10:00 - Noon

New Students enrolling in J.R. Trippe may Tour the Facility between 3:00 & 4:00 PM

 

Virtual Students

Aug 6th – ALL GRADES – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

 

S.D. Meadows

Virtual Students

Parents will be contacted by Your Students Teacher

 

J.D. Dickerson

Virtual Students

Aug 19th – Kindergarten – 10:00 – 11:00 AM

Aug 20th – 1st Grade – 10:00 -11:00 AM

 

August 6--  Vidalia Police Department reports the following arrests.

Hattaway, Justin Bradley- W/M-32 YOA-705 E First St.- Vidalia, Ga- Warrant Served, Possession Of A Controlled Substance, Possession Of Drug Related Objects

Hardee, Meagan Nicole- W/F- 33 YOA- 1601 James Wilson Dr. Vidalia, Ga- Simple Battery, Cruelty to Children (FVA)

Montgomery, Zekoiya- B/F- 17 YOA- 605 E 6th St. Vidalia, Ga- Simple Battery (FVA), Obstruction of Police Officer (Simple), Obstruction of Police Officer (Forceful)

Toombs County Sheriff Junior Kight reports the following arrests.

Davis, Chris – Reidsville – Simple battery FVA

Hunnewell, Charles – Vidalia – Probation violation-felony

Murray, Frederick – Lyons – Simple battery FVA

Williams, Devin – Vidalia – Probation violation-felony

Williams, Travion – Vidalia – Probation violation-felony

Lyons Police Chief Wesley Walker reports the following arrests.

Brown, Jerry – Lyons – Criminal warrant

Rivas, Cesar – Lyons – Failure to yield after stopping at stop sign, driving while license suspended or revoked, no insurance, operating a vehicle while registration is suspended, open container, DUI

Montgomery County Sheriff Doug Maybin reports the following arrests.

07/27-Dillon Smith Corley, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Related Objects

08/01-Jonathan Michael Gale, Helena, DUI, Possession of Marijuana <1oz., Driving w/Suspended License, Failure to Maintain lane

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has signed two executive orders extending the Public Health State of Emergency and existing COVID-19 safety measures.

The first executive order extends the Public Health State of Emergency through 11:59 p.m. on September 10, 2020. The Public Health State of Emergency allows for enhanced coordination across government and the private sector for supply procurement, comprehensive testing and healthcare capacity.

By renewing the applicability of exiting language, the second executive order signed by the Governor continues to require social distancing, bans gathering of more than 50 people unless there is six feet between each person, outlines mandatory criteria for businesses, and requires sheltering in place for those living in long-term care facilities and the medically fragile, among other provisions. This order runs through August 15.

Gov. Kemp said that the fight against the Coronavirus continues, and these executive orders reaffirm the state’s commitment to protecting the lives and livelihoods of all Georgia’s. Kemp noted that when businesses, restaurants, venues and citizens follow the guidelines carefully crafted by the Georgia Department of Public Health, the next step in opening the Peach State back to normalcy will resume.

Gov. Kemp signed both orders last Friday.

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Obituaries

  • Dianne Fallen Avret, Lyons

    Aug. 4 --Dianne Fallen Avret, 75, of Lyons, GA, died Sunday, August 2nd at her home after an extended illness.  She lived most of her life in Lyons and was a 1963 graduate of Lyons High School.  She graduated from Georgia Southern University with a degree in Elementary Education, and retired from...
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    Obituary | Connie Clifton | 04 August 2020 | 13:43
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  • Mr. Dewayne Moseley, Lyons

    Aug. 4-- Mr. Dewayne Moseley, age 63 of Lyons, died Monday, August 3, 2020, at his home after an extended illness.  He was a lifelong resident of Lyons, was a heavy equipment operator for McLendon Enterprises and Ed Herndon, and he also logged with George Cobb.  He attended Aimwell Calvary Holiness...
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    Obituary | Connie Clifton | 04 August 2020 | 13:42
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  • Mr. Richard Dickerson, Crossville, Tennessee/Lyons

    Aug. 4-- Mr. Richard Dickerson, age 78, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 30, 2020.  He was currently residing in Crossville, Tennessee with his wife, where they planned to spend their retirement years.  Richard was born and raised in Lyons where he worked at several jobs, including Piggly Wiggly...
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    Obituary | Connie Clifton | 04 August 2020 | 13:40
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  • Mr. David Campbell, Lyons

    Mr. David Campbell, age 70, of Lyons, died Monday, July 31, 2020, following an extended illness.  He was a native of Portsmouth, Ohio and lived in Toombs County for over forty years.  He was a graduate of Portsmouth West High School and received a degree in Respiratory Therapy from Shawnee State...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 03 August 2020 | 08:09
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  • Alma Joiner Moegenberg, Ft. White, FL

    Moegenberg obit photoAlma Joiner Moegenberg, 89, of Ft. White, FL, passed away on July 26, 2020 in Trenton FL. Alma was born in Glenwood, Wheeler County, GA to James Egie Joiner and Onie Joiner (nee Cooper) on September 8, 1930. She went to high school at Glenwood High and graduated in 1947. She went on to earn an Associate...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 31 July 2020 | 09:46
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  • Mr. Billy Dale Thigpen, Montgomery County

    ThigpenBillyPic.jpg July30-- Billy Dale Thigpen, age 32, left his worldly body and entered his eternal resting place on July 27, 2020. He was born in Dublin, Georgia but resided most of his life in Montgomery and Treutlen County.  Those that knew and loved him will remember him best by his big blue eyes, sneaky smile, and...
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    Obituary | Connie Clifton | 30 July 2020 | 13:11
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  • Mrs. Ethel Mae Morrison, Adrian

    July 29—Mrs. Ethel Mae Morrison, age 95 of Adrian passed away on Tuesday morning, July 28, 2020 at her home. Born in Treutlen County, she was one of four children and the last living child born to the late Mack and Lindy Foskey Ennis.  Mrs. Morrison was a lifelong homemaker and resident of the...
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    Obituary | Connie Clifton | 29 July 2020 | 12:16
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  • Mrs. Lillian DeFrayne Reyes, Soperton

    ReyesLillianPicCROPPEDMrs. Lillian DeFrayne Reyes, age 85 of Soperton passed away on Thursday evening, July 23, 2020 at the Serenity House in Dublin, Georgia. Born in Detroit, Michigan, she was the youngest and last living of four children born to the late Richard C. and Ora Vivian Smith DeFrayne.  She grew up in and...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 27 July 2020 | 15:02
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  • Mr. Verlin David Nelms, Glenwood

    IMG 0272Mr. Verlin David Nelms, 74, of Glenwood passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin, GA.  He was born in Wheeler County June 24, 1946 to the late Samuel and Florence Brown Nelms.  Mr. Nelms enjoyed attending church at Mt. Vernon Pentecostal Church, where he was a member.  He...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 23 July 2020 | 09:02
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Church Calendar

  • 2020 08-08 Drive-thru Communion in Ailey!

    August 8--Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 1855 Sawmill Road in Ailey, would like to invite you and you're family and friends to a Communion Drive-thru Service, Saturday August 8th starting at 11:30 AM.
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 31 July 2020 | 12:08
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  • SPECIAL NOTE: Prayer requests & Free Bibles

    SPECIAL NOTE: The Daniell Baptist Association would like you to know they are Hosting a Campaign to Pray for every home in Montgomery, Toombs, Treutlen and Wheeler Counties. Text "Bibles to 21000" with your Prayer Request. Also, if you would like to receive a free Bible text your address.
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 28 April 2020 | 12:08
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    Connie Clifton, Traffic Manager

    Connie Clifton

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