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  • RTCA Students Rebuild Steps on Campus

    RTCA Steps StudentsPictured L-R: Front Row: Gale Smith, Riley Hinson Back Row: Violeta Paez, Julie Smith, Kinsley Kennedy, Jarrett Reaves

    Robert Toombs Christian Academy's seventh grade Life Skills class performed a construction and repair project with the purpose of expanding experiences in carpentry, practical

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  • Murder Suspect Has First Appearance in Court; Facing Additional Charges

    Coleman New

    COLEMAN, AARON

    The man charged with the murder of John Tomason in the Normantown area of Toombs County Thursday morning had his first appearance in court Friday morning before Superior Court Judge Robert Reeves.

    Handcuffed and shackled, 20-year-old Aaron Coleman was led into the courtroom with a heavy

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  • No Jurors Needed for December 6

    Toombs County Clerk of Courts Nancy Pittman has announced that no traverse jurors will be needed for December 6th. Potential jurors sent notices to appear need not go to court.

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 02 December 2022 | 09:59
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  • Area Police Blotter

    Vidalia Police Department reports the following arrests.

    Murphy, Jarvis Rashad - Glennville - Possession of marijuana/simple obstruction/warrant served (Tattnall Co.)

    Nunn-Dent, Letoi Anqueiha – Vidalia – Cruelty to children

    Truhillo, Jesse J. – Lyons – Theft by shoplifting/criminal trespass/bench

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  • Vidalia Fire Department Receives Donation

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    COUNTRY Financial Representative and J Dustin Booth Agency is pleased to support Vidalia Fire Department with a $750 donation as part of the Operation Helping Heroes program.  The funds will be used for a Christmas toy drive. 

    “I am pleased to support my local community and fire department.  I hope

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 01 December 2022 | 17:28
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  • TCSO, GBI Investigating Thursday Morning Homicide

    ***UPDATE***

    The Toombs County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia Bureau of Investigation Region 12, and the Vidalia Police Department arrested Aaron Coleman, age 20, of Lyons, and charged him with felony murder Thursday night.

    Coleman is in custody of the Toombs County Detention Center and has his first

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  • These Girls CAN!

    “This Girl Can” is a workshop series for middle school girls of Toombs County that aims to increase awareness of and interest in non-traditional career
    pathways for women. The second annual This Girl Can took place in the month of November and graduation was held Tuesday, November 29th at
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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 01 December 2022 | 14:12
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  • Humphrey Named Toombs County Teacher of the Year

    TC Teachers of the Year

    (L to R): Barry Waller, Superintendentt; Dana Manning (Toombs County High School); Joanna Humphrey (Toombs Central Elementary School and District Teacher of the Year); Amanda Hudson (Lyons Upper Elementary School); Angela Crocker (Lyons Primary School: and Jodi Foster (Toombs County Middle

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  • Vidalia City Schools Announces Teacher of the Year

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    The Vidalia City School System proudly announces that their Teacher of the Year is Elissa Blount. Blount, an 8-year veteran teacher, has been with the Vidalia City School System for 5 years and is currently a Biology and Environmental Science teacher at Vidalia High School.

    Blount was selected from

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Sportsbreak

  • Barons Outlasted by No. 7-Ranked Eagles Despite Late Game Surge; BPC Falls 93-88 In Montgomery

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – With a tough challenge ahead of them, the Brewton-Parker men’s basketball team traveled to Montgomery, Alabama to take on No, 7-ranked Faulkner (Ala.) to restart SSAC action on Thursday night. 

    The Barons (3-3, 2-1 SSAC) brought a battle to the highly talented Eagles (9-0, 3-0

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 02 December 2022 | 09:00
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  • Toombs County Boys Basketball Moves to 2 and 0 with 54-28 Win over Montgomery County

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    The Toombs County Boys Basketball team came off of a brief break and picked up where they left off going into Thanksgiving. The Hoop Dawgs took the brief bus ride over to Montgomery County and picked up a good road victory Tuesday night.

    The two teams traded baskets early on highlighted by a

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  • Garvin to Lead Indians! 

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    Former Vidalia High School Defensive Coordinator and current Metter High School Head Coach Rodney Garvin has been chosen to lead the Vidalia Indians as the school's 22nd Head Football Coach. Garvin will become only the 9th Head Coach since 1970, after serving Metter in the same capacity since

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 30 November 2022 | 10:25
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  • Brent Key Named Georgia Tech Football’s 21st Head Coach

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    Brent Key, a Georgia Tech alumnus and football letterwinner, has been officially named the 21st head coach in Tech football history, Institute President Dr. Ángel Cabrera and director of athletics J Batt announced on Tuesday.

    Key takes the reins of the program after leading the Yellow Jackets to a

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    Sportsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 30 November 2022 | 09:55
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  • Toombs County Wrestling Recap from 11/29/22

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    (Tank Morris, Toombs County High School Senior Wrestler)

    The Toombs County High School MatDawgs hit the mats last night for the first home varsity event of the 2022-23 season as they hosted 6A #11 ranked Glynn Academy and 4A #3 ranked West Laurens.

    The MatDawgs beat Glynn Academy in their first

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 29 November 2022 | 14:26
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  • Sports & Scores This Week (11-28-22)

    November 28--- Here are the latest sports schedules and scores for the week.

    Monday, November 28

    Tuesday, November 29

    Basketball: Montgomery County 57, Toombs County 27 Girls

    Toombs County 54, Montgomery County 28 Boys

    Treutlen 58, ECI 33 Girls

    Treutlen 93, ECI 31 Boys

    Wrestling: Vidalia at New

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 28 November 2022 | 06:38
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  • Women’s Basketball Defeats Coastal Georgia 75-64 on Tuesday Afternoon

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    MOUNT VERNON, Ga. – Brewton-Parker women’s basketball hosted Coastal Georgia for a non-conference matchup in Gillis Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon. 

    The Lady Barons (7-2) defeated the Mariners (1-7) by surging in the second and third quarters to win, 75-64. 

    "Coastal Georgia is a rivalry game for us

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 23 November 2022 | 08:58
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  • Vidalia Sweeps East Laurens to Open Season!

    The 2022/2023 Vidalia High School Varsity Basketball season got off to a good start Saturday for both the Lady Indians and Indians as they swept East Laurens in the Annual STC Tipoff Classic. The Lady Indians outscored East Laurens 38-14 in the second half to pull away for a 64-49 win, while the

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 22 November 2022 | 08:19
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  • Men’s Basketball Battles in 64-59 Win Over Blue Mountain

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    MOUNT VERNON, Ga. – Brewton-Parker men’s basketball hosted Blue Mountain (Miss.) on Saturday afternoon in Gillis Gymnasium, resuming SSAC action.  

    The Barons (3-1, 2-0 SSAC) jump out to a 2-0 start in conference play after battling against the Toppers (4-2, 0-2 SSAC) in a 64-59 victory.

    How It

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Community Calendar

  • Local Toy Drive

    Toy Drive

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 30 November 2022 | 11:32
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  • God's Storehouse Christmas Toy Drive

    God’s Storehouse in Vidalia is having its annual Christmas toy drive! They provide new toys to parents of nine-year-old children and younger that are in their food assistance program. Please share the Christmas joy by either purchasing new toys for the children yourself and dropping them off at

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 29 November 2022 | 14:57
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  • Christmas Market

    Christmas Market

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    Community Event | Kathy Hilt | 28 November 2022 | 15:09
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  • Greater Vidalia Chamber Ribbon Cutting

    Ribbon Cutting Vintage Barbers

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 18 November 2022 | 10:43
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  • Secret Santa

    Secret Santa

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 18 November 2022 | 08:42
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  • Christmas In Dixie

    Christmas in Dixie

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 17 October 2022 | 16:33
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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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RTCA Steps StudentsPictured L-R: Front Row: Gale Smith, Riley Hinson Back Row: Violeta Paez, Julie Smith, Kinsley Kennedy, Jarrett Reaves

Robert Toombs Christian Academy's seventh grade Life Skills class performed a construction and repair project with the purpose of expanding experiences in carpentry, practical hands-on uses of math and geometry. The class undertook the demolition and repair of a number of steps and porches around the A, B and music buildings. The lumber and materials were provided by RTCA and the class members and staff worked together to rebuild the steps. Each of the students left a time capsule of sorts by signing the bottom of the last board laid down in the project. They all had great satisfaction in the completed project and received mountains of hands-on knowledge that could benefit them and the school far into the future.

RTCA Steps

Coleman New

COLEMAN, AARON

The man charged with the murder of John Tomason in the Normantown area of Toombs County Thursday morning had his first appearance in court Friday morning before Superior Court Judge Robert Reeves.

Handcuffed and shackled, 20-year-old Aaron Coleman was led into the courtroom with a heavy presence of Toombs County deputies. Coleman implicated his understanding of the charges read by the Judge but sat nonverbal to questions directed toward him.

Coleman was arrested Thursday night and charged with felony murder. An investigation led to other charges against Coleman including two counts of aggravated assault, and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Those charges may be added to or changed by the District Attorney’s Office as the case progresses.

Coleman has petitioned the courts to be represented by the Public Defender’s Office and was represented at his first appearance Friday morning by attorney Lew Tippett.

Middle Judicial Circuit District Attorney Tripp Fitzner said the State did not want to entertain the consideration of bond in the case, but Coleman does have the option to have his attorney request it later.

Fitzner said, “I appreciate the Toombs County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for their work on this case. There’s not much I can say at this point about the investigation and evidence, but I will bring this case before the grand jury as expeditiously as I can.”

Vidalia Police Department reports the following arrests.

Murphy, Jarvis Rashad - Glennville - Possession of marijuana/simple obstruction/warrant served (Tattnall Co.)

Nunn-Dent, Letoi Anqueiha – Vidalia – Cruelty to children

Truhillo, Jesse J. – Lyons – Theft by shoplifting/criminal trespass/bench warrant (Vidalia)

Pope, James Richard Eugene – Vidalia - Battery

Knowles, Nyree Shoniqua – Vidalia – Cruelty to children

Jernigan,Angela Nicole – Lyons – Possession of marijuana

McCoy, James Robert – Lyons – Possession of marijuana

Toombs County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests.

Collins, Bryan - Lyons - Criminal trespass

Dean, Ryan - Lyons - Display of license plates, operating motor vehicle while registration of such vehicle is suspended, canceled or revoked, no seat belt, failure to maintain lane, driving while license suspended or revoked-misd, no insurance, reckless driving, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer

Henderson, Dominique - Vidalia - Probation violation-felony

Jenkins, Alexis - Soperton - Out of county for Johnson County

Juarez, Joel - Dade City, FL - Driving while license suspended or revoked-misd, speeding in excess of maximum limits

O'Neal, Dorian - Lyons - Controlled substance-purchase, possession, manf, distribution, sale

Oliver, Shannon - Vidalia - Probation violation-misdemeanor

Rodgriquez, Abigail  - Inman, SC - Driving while license suspended or revoked-misd, speeding in excess of maximum limits

Willis, Jordan - Reidsville - Driving while license suspended or revoked-misd

Lyons Police Department reports the following arrests.

Hammack, Shandon Lynn – Vidalia – DUI-.08 or more, open container

Luga, Felicia M – Lyons – Disorderly conduct, possession of a controlled substance, possession od drug related objects

Towns, Qwaushawn Devonte – Lyons – Driving while license suspended or revoked (Third)

Montgomery County Sheriff‘s Office reports the following arrests.

No arrest to report

Toombs County Clerk of Courts Nancy Pittman has announced that no traverse jurors will be needed for December 6th. Potential jurors sent notices to appear need not go to court.

Country Financial Picture

COUNTRY Financial Representative and J Dustin Booth Agency is pleased to support Vidalia Fire Department with a $750 donation as part of the Operation Helping Heroes program.  The funds will be used for a Christmas toy drive. 

“I am pleased to support my local community and fire department.  I hope the children enjoy their Christmas toys,” said Booth.

COUNTRY Financial, an insurance and financial services company, has donated more than $4 million since 2020 to organizations and programs that support teachers, first responders, active-duty service members and veterans, supporting the company’s vision to “enrich lives in the communities we serve.” The Operation Helping Heroes program was created in 2015 to support non-profit events and programs that benefit active-duty service members, veterans and their families. Later, the program expanded to include first responders and teachers.

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Obituaries

  • Mrs. Wanda Faye Glisson

    Wanda Glisson Mrs. Wanda Faye Glisson, age 62, died Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at Memorial Health Meadows Hospital in Vidalia after a sudden illness.  She was a native and grew up in Jeff Davis County, briefly lived in Toombs County, and lived in Montgomery County most of her life.  She worked for Ero...
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  • Mr. Jim Trednick, Vidalia

    Jim Trednick Mr. Jim Tredinick age 72, of Vidalia, died Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at the Community Hospice House in Vidalia after a brief illness. He is survived by his partner of thirty-seven years, Linda Gibson of Vidalia. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sweet Onion Animal...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 30 November 2022 | 16:15
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  • Mr. Glenn Lewis Portwood, Lyons

    Glenn Portwood Mr. Glenn Lewis Portwood, age 67, of Lyons, died Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at Community Hospice House in Vidalia after an extended illness.  He was a native of Swainsboro, a 1973 graduate of Swainsboro High School, and had lived in Lyons since 1978.  He worked with Vidalia Police Department for twenty...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 30 November 2022 | 16:00
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  • Mr. Lamar Ford, Vidalia

    Lamar Ford Mr. Lamar Ford, age 77, of Vidalia, died Saturday, November 26, 2022, at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida after a brief illness.  He was a native of Toombs County, briefly living in Baxley, and then living in Vidalia most of his life.  He worked with Lark Builders for more than thirty...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 30 November 2022 | 15:59
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  • Mr. David C. McLane, Kibbee

    David McLane Mr. David C. McLane, age 72, of Kibbee Community, died Saturday, November 26, 2022, at Memorial Health Medical Center in Savannah after an extended illness.  He was a native of Hartwell, Georgia, living there most of his life before moving to Montgomery County in 2012.  He was a 1968 graduate of Hart...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 28 November 2022 | 14:47
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  • Mr. Robert Hiram “Bobby” Mobley, Jr., Ailey

    Bobby Mobley Mr. Robert Hiram “Bobby” Mobley, Jr., age 80, of Ailey, died Saturday, November 26, 2022, at Community Hospice Inpatient Center after an extended illness. Mr. Mobley was a Montgomery County native and graduated from Montgomery County High School class of 1960. He was a nuclear technician that worked...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 28 November 2022 | 10:24
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  • Mr. Barry Frazier

    Vincent R.  Drummer Funeral Home announces the death of Mr.  Barry Frazier.   Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 3:00 PM from the Sanctuary of White Grove Baptist Church 900 Kelly Street in Adrain, GA. Body will lie in state from 2 PM until 3 PM at the Church.  Interment will...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 28 November 2022 | 08:33
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  • Mrs. Mary L. Powell Glasper

    Resized Screenshot 20221125 184553 Gallery Vincent R. Drummer Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mary L. Powell Glasper who entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, November 22, 2022. Mary was born on Wednesday, November 21, 1923 in Montgomery County, Georgia to the late Frank Powell and Estella Throne Powell.  Mary attended Montgomery...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 28 November 2022 | 08:32
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  • Mr. Scotty Smith, Lyons

    Scotty Smith Mr. Scotty Smith, age 41, of Lyons, died Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at Memorial Health Meadows Hospital in Vidalia after a sudden illness. He was born in Augusta, and as a child moved to Alamo.  He was a 1999 graduate of Wheeler County High School and had lived in Lyons most of his life.  He was...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 26 November 2022 | 17:14
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Church Calendar

  • December 21--Candlelight Services in Vidalia

    Candlelight Services   December 21--Cornerstone Pentecostal Church, 377 South Thompson Road in Vidalia, invites you to Christmas Candlelight Services, Wednesday December 21st at 7:30. "O Come Let Us Adore Him!!"
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 02 December 2022 | 14:20
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  • December 24--Candlelight Christmas Eve Service in Vidalia

    December 24--Grace Church, 1200 Aimwell Road in Vidalia, would like you to come to their Candlelight Christmas Eve Service, Saturday December 24th at 5:00.
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 29 November 2022 | 12:24
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  • December 18--Live Nativity in Vidalia

    Live Nativity 2022 December 18--Grace Church, 1200 Aimwell Road in Vidalia, invites you to their Live Nativity which has been a part of the community for over 50 years, Sunday December 18th at 6:00. Free admission, hot chocolate & door prizes.  This is an outdoor event so bring lawn chairs or blankets. Will be moved indoors if it rains.
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 29 November 2022 | 12:20
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  • December 3-4--Christmas Cantata in Vidalia

    Christmas Cantata December 3-4--Vidalia Cornerstone Church, 209 Church Street in Vidalia, invites you to "Shout Out for Joy! The Lord is Born!" an evening of worship with choir, handbells and orchestra, Saturday December 3rd and Sunday December 4th at 6:00 each evening.
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 17 November 2022 | 12:00
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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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