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  • Gideon's Present Bibles to RTCA

    RTCA Bible PresentationGideon Members Rob Roy MacGregor, Al Manning, and Wade McDonald pictured with RTCA's 5th and 6th grade students.

    Robert Toombs Christian Academy's 5th and 6th grade students were presented with Gideon Bibles on Friday, September 17. Thank you local Gideon members Rob Roy MacGregor, Al Manning, and Wade

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 17 September 2021 | 21:36
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  • Toombs Central Elementary August Students of the Month

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    Congratulations to Toombs Central Elementary School's August Students of the Month!

    Front Row (left to right):  Maddox Wilkes (Kindergarten), Ana Lucia Oliveros (Second Grade), Bo Martin (Pre-K), and Gunner Rountree(First Grade).

    Back Row (left to right):  Madelyn Mulling (Third Grade), Emmanuel

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 17 September 2021 | 20:10
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  • BPC Ranked Nationally for the 2022 U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges

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    MOUNT VERNON — Brewton-Parker College (BPC) has been named one of the nation’s most ethnically diverse liberal arts colleges. The 2022 U.S. News and World Reports Best Colleges surveys rate colleges on the regional and national level, with BPC ranking nationally in two categories.

    BPC is ranked

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 17 September 2021 | 09:22
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  • VPD involved in Active Shooting Incident With Armed Robbery Suspect

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    Vonnie Marquise Harris

    Interim Vidalia Chief of Police Capt. James Jermon says he is thankful that no officers nor the offender were harmed in an armed robbery and active shooting incident in the Sweet Onion City Wednesday afternoon.

    Around 4:02 that afternoon, police responded to Vidalia Pawn Shop on

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 16 September 2021 | 14:49
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  • LPD to Mobilize for Railroad Crossing Safety

    On Tuesday, September 21, the Lyons Police Department will mobilize for “Operation Clear Track,” the larges rail safety law enforcement initiative during Rail Safety Week.

    LPD is joining with Amtrac Police and more than 600 local, state, federal and railroad law enforcement departments to

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 16 September 2021 | 14:15
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  • Toombs County BOE Recognition

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    The Toombs County Board of Education recognized Toombs County Family Connections Director, Paige Williamson with its first-ever "Community Partnership Award".

    Paige coordinates with the Toombs County School System in a variety of ways including "Backpack Buddies", the Toombs County Back to School

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 16 September 2021 | 14:15
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  • Area Police Blotter

    Vidalia Police Department reports the following arrests.

    Bohannon, Amanda - W/F - 48 YOA - 710 Grays Landing Uvalda GA Possession Of A Controlled Substance/Possession Of Drug Related Objects/ Warrant Served(Toombs County)

    Harris,Vonnie - B/M - 22 YOA - 305 Arlington Dr. Apt B Vidaila GA Armed

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 16 September 2021 | 08:07
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  • Student Addresses BOE Over Right to Wear the American Flag

    There was an unusually large attendance at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Vidalia City Board of Education and most of them were there to hear a mother and her son address the members of the Board.

    Last month, the son, a student at J.R. Trippe Middle School, was singled out for wearing an American

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 16 September 2021 | 00:00
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  • RTCA Says Thank You

    RTCA 9th gradeFront Row: Annabelle Coe, Chesney Burch, Meeghan Wolfe, Madaline Wolfe, Janna Tabor, Paula Carelock Back Row: Sharon Coe, Melony Jacobs, Jennifer Wolfe, Mary-Claire Wolfe, Emmie Davis, Joette Gay, Britt Tabor, Seth Carelock

    Robert Toombs Christian Academy's 9th grade Computer Applications class has

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 15 September 2021 | 13:21
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Sportsbreak

  • Alexander Brothers Heating & Air High School Scoreboard

    Area High School Scoreboard – Sept. 17th

     

    Class AA

    22 Vidalia "Indians" @ Richmond Academy "Musketeers" 3 F

    18 Pelham "Hornets" @ Toombs Co. "Bulldogs" 13 F

    59 Tattnall Co. "Battle Creek Warriors" @ Bacon Co. "Red Raiders" 10 F

    12 Long Co. "Blue Tide" @ Jeff Davis "Yellow Jackets" 34 F

    7 Dublin

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    Sportsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 17 September 2021 | 07:27
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  • Holland No Hitter Propels Indians Past Islands

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    September 16--Bailey Holland was magnificent in her return to the circle Wednesday in Vidalia, throwing 7 innings of No Hit softball and striking out 8 in a 5-0 defeat of AAAA Islands High School. Offensively, the Indians were lead by Tori Wright (2 Doubles), Emma Humphrey (1 Double), Jesslyn

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 16 September 2021 | 08:34
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  • Lady Indians Roll Behind Harris No Hitter and Starr’s HR!

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    The Vidalia Lady Indians ran their Region 2AA record to 6-1 with a 9-0 win over Bacon County on Tuesday in Vidalia. Sophomore pitcher Tymber Harris threw her 3rd No-Hitter of the year, racking up 13 strikeouts while facing just 15 hitters, and Madison Starr smacked a two-run home run as the Lady

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 15 September 2021 | 13:28
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  • Lady Indians Host Home Run Derby & Hit-A-Thon

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    The Vidalia Lady Indians Softball team will host a hit-a-thon and homerun derby fundraiser on Saturday, September 18th, beginning at 10:00 AM. Come out and watch the Lady Indians showcase their hitting skills at the VHS Softball Field. You can support the Lady Indians by pledging a “per foot rate” for the

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 14 September 2021 | 12:50
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  • Vidalia Runners Compete in Carrollton

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    The Vidalia Cross Country team hit the road Saturday to run in the Orthopedic Invitational in Carrollton. The Lady Indians finished 6th as a team in a field of 27 teams. The boys’ results are still pending due to electronic issues.

    Senior Kaitlyn Allen led the ladies with a course personal best

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 14 September 2021 | 08:47
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  • VHA Eagles Football moves to 4-0

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    This past Friday the Vidalia Heritage Academy Eagles traveled up to Covington, Ga. as they were looking to pick up their first region win. The Eagle started off well, won the toss, drove the ball down and scored in the opening drive with a run by #15 Josiah Smith. The Eagles Defense showed up as well

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 13 September 2021 | 19:01
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  • Sports & Scores This Week (9-13-21)

    September 13--Here are the latest sports schedules and scores for the week.

    Monday, September 13

    Softball: Montgomery County 7, Claxton 2

    Dublin 11, Treutlen 3 

    Tuesday, September 14

    Baseball: Rockies 5, Braves 4

    Softball: Vidalia 9, Bacon County 0

    Jeff Davis 7, Toombs County 2

    Wheeler County 8,

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 13 September 2021 | 08:10
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  • Indians Fall to Royals

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    For the second straight week, the Vidalia Indians found themselves down by two scores in the second half and then clawed their way back, only to come up short, falling to Bleckley County 26-13 Friday night in Cochran.

    The Indians opened the game with a drive that took the ball from their 40-yard

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 11 September 2021 | 09:05
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  • Vikings Rally For First Win

    The Treutlen Vikings scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to defeat the Portal Panthers 18 – 8 at Bobby Driggers Stadium to pick up their first win of the season.  It was the Vikings fourth win in a row over the Panthers.

    Treutlen scored on their first possession of the night when running back

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    Sportsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 10 September 2021 | 23:03
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Community Calendar

  • The Real Squeal BBQ & Music Festival

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 17 September 2021 | 10:17
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  • The Pal Presents "The Landscape of Guitar"

    Patchouli & Terra Guitarra: The Landscape of Guitar

    Tuesday, September 28  at Pal Theatre  7:00pm

    Guitars Take Flight around the World: From Georgia to Barcelona

    The Landscape of Guitar is a groundbreaking art & music production. Animated paintings are sung to life as guitar birds fly over rolling

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 16 September 2021 | 18:41
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  • Community Vaccine Clinic

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 16 September 2021 | 14:59
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  • SOAPS Hosts Blessing of the Animals

    Blessing Animals

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    Community Event | Kathy Hilt | 15 September 2021 | 12:42
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  • Vidalia Masonic Lodge BBQ Sandwich Sale

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 14 September 2021 | 12:24
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  • Tire Amnesty Event

    Vidalia City residents will be able to participate by placing their tires in the right-of-way near the streets.  Residents are asked to place them from Monday (9/27/21) – Thursday (9/30/21) ONLY, with pickup being Friday (10/1/21). This event is for tires only, no other items are to be put out at

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 14 September 2021 | 09:46
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  • COVID Vaccines Available Locally

    Moderna Vaccines are given at Allcare Pharmacy in Lyons on Monday thru Thursday from 8:30 to 4:30. No appointment is necessary. 

    Vaccines are given at Meadows Hospital, Allergy and Asthma Clinic of Southeast Georgia, Phillips Pharmacy, City Drug Store with an appointment.

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 02 September 2021 | 09:56
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  • Greater Vidalia Business Solutions Summit

    Greater Vidalia Business Solutions Summit

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 30 August 2021 | 14:29
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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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RTCA Bible PresentationGideon Members Rob Roy MacGregor, Al Manning, and Wade McDonald pictured with RTCA's 5th and 6th grade students.

Robert Toombs Christian Academy's 5th and 6th grade students were presented with Gideon Bibles on Friday, September 17. Thank you local Gideon members Rob Roy MacGregor, Al Manning, and Wade McDonald for delivering the Bibles and praying over our 5th and 6th grade students.

 

TC August SOM

Congratulations to Toombs Central Elementary School's August Students of the Month!

Front Row (left to right):  Maddox Wilkes (Kindergarten), Ana Lucia Oliveros (Second Grade), Bo Martin (Pre-K), and Gunner Rountree(First Grade).

Back Row (left to right):  Madelyn Mulling (Third Grade), Emmanuel Tinoco (Fifth Grade), and Kynslee Williams (Fourth Grade).

Harris

Vonnie Marquise Harris

Interim Vidalia Chief of Police Capt. James Jermon says he is thankful that no officers nor the offender were harmed in an armed robbery and active shooting incident in the Sweet Onion City Wednesday afternoon.

Around 4:02 that afternoon, police responded to Vidalia Pawn Shop on North Street W., in reference to an armed robbery that had just occurred. The employee of the pawn shop said that a man entered the business, brandished two knives and demanded firearms. The suspect took the firearms, ammunition and magazines and fled from the pawnshop. Vidalia Police Department officers confronted the suspect, who has been identified as Vonnie Harris, III, 22, of Vidalia, a short time later near Peachtree Street where Harris fired multiple rounds from a handgun, striking two patrol cruisers. He was taken into custody without further incident at the intersection of Montgomery Street and North Street in Vidalia.

No officers or citizens were injured during the incident. Harris was charged with 5 counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer, four counts of aggravated assault, and with armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. He was booked into the Toombs County Detention Center.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is in charge of this ongoing investigation.

Best College

MOUNT VERNON — Brewton-Parker College (BPC) has been named one of the nation’s most ethnically diverse liberal arts colleges. The 2022 U.S. News and World Reports Best Colleges surveys rate colleges on the regional and national level, with BPC ranking nationally in two categories.

BPC is ranked 18th in Campus Ethnic Diversity at national liberal arts colleges. U.S. News measures racial and ethnic diversity to “identify where students are most likely to encounter undergraduates from racial or ethnic groups different from their own.” A diversity index score is assigned based on the racial and ethnic demographics of the campus student body, excluding international students.

The college was also among the top 50% of national liberal arts colleges recognized for improving social mobility. Brewton-Parker was ranked 106th nationally on the U.S. News and World Report’s Social Mobility list for national liberal arts colleges,  which “looks at the extent to which schools enrolled and graduated students who receive federal Pell Grants.” Studies have shown that economically disadvantaged students are less likely than others to finish college. The program recognizes colleges who excel at “graduating large proportions of disadvantaged students awarded Pell Grants.”

As described on the U.S. News website, each year, colleges and universities nationwide are rated by U.S. News in an effort to help prospective students evaluate higher education choices. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a variety of indicators. The national liberal arts rankings recognize colleges that emphasize undergraduate education and award at least half of their degrees in the arts and sciences, which include such disciplines as English, the biological and physical sciences, history, foreign languages, and the visual and performing arts.

BPC President Dr. Steven F. Echols stated, “We know that God has special purposes for BPC. One of those purposes is to model the diversity of the Kingdom of God. BPC celebrates that in the midst of our diversity we have oneness in Christ. We also are grateful that we make a transformational impact through providing financially under-resourced students with the life-changing opportunity of a Christian college education. We are blessed to have a unique ministry as South Georgia’s only four-year SACSCOC accredited Christian college. We thank Georgia Baptists for their wonderful support that makes the ministry of BPC possible.”

Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college south of Macon and north of Jacksonville, FL. As a comprehensive Georgia Baptist institution, Brewton-Parker College provides liberal arts and professional programs in a learning community of shared Christian values. Through the application of biblical truth in scholarship and a co-curricular focus on character, servant leadership, and cultural engagement, the college strives to provide a transformational experience that equips the whole student for lifelong learning and service in Christ.

Visit Brewton-Parker College online at www.bpc.edu.

Press release issued by Brewton-Parker College.

On Tuesday, September 21, the Lyons Police Department will mobilize for “Operation Clear Track,” the larges rail safety law enforcement initiative during Rail Safety Week.

LPD is joining with Amtrac Police and more than 600 local, state, federal and railroad law enforcement departments to “Operation Clear Track” to raise awareness and enforce railroad grade crossing and trespassing laws. This is the largest single law enforcement rail safety operating in the United States.

Personnel with the Lyons Police Department will be stationed at targeted railroad grade crossing and other locations handing out railroad safety cards to motorists and pedestrians and issuing warnings and citations to violators. The goal of Rail Safety Week’s Operation Clear Track is to reduce pedestrian and driver injuries and fatalities around railroad tracks through increased public awareness.

As such, LPD officers will be at the railroad crossing on Oxley Drive and Lanier Street from 9:00 a.m. – noon. In the event of rain, the officers will move their railroad safety campaign until the following day.

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Obituaries

  • Mr. James E. Tootle, Cochran

    James Tootle Mr. James E. Tootle, age 75, of Cochran, died Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at his home after an extended illness.  He was a native of Toombs County and was a 1964 graduate of Lyons High School.  He worked as warehouse supervisor for Piggly Wiggly Southern for thirty years.  James enjoyed the...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 17 September 2021 | 14:47
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  • Mr. Boyce L. Hill, Lyons

    Boyce Hill Mr. Boyce L. Hill, age 76, of Lyons, died Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at Select Specialty Hospital in Savannah after a brief battle with Covid.  He was a native of Brunswick, and a graduate of Glynn Academy.  Boyce started his career with Georgia Power in 1964 and retired in 2001, after...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 17 September 2021 | 14:46
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  • Mr. Trey Ford, Five Points Community

    Trey Ford Mr. Trey Ford, age 21, of the Five Points Community, died Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah from injuries sustained in a work-related accident in Liberty County.  He was a native of Toombs County and lived in Five Points all of his life.  He attended Toombs County...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 17 September 2021 | 14:43
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  • Mr. Quince L. Anderson, Lyons

    Quince Anderson Mr. Quince L. Anderson, age 61, of Lyons, died Monday, September 13, 2021, at Memorial Health Meadows Hospital in Vidalia after a brief battle with Covid.  He was a native of Leesburg, Florida, and lived there until moving to Lyons in 1993.  He was a truck driver with Canoochee for many years, and...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 16 September 2021 | 14:33
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  • Mrs. Deborah L. Wilson, Oak Park

    Debra Wilson Mrs. Deborah L. Wilson, age 47, of Oak Park, died Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at Augusta University Medical Center in Augusta after a brief battle with Covid.  She was a native of Vidalia, a 1993 graduate of Vidalia Comprehensive High School, and a graduate of Southeastern Technical College.  She...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 15 September 2021 | 10:07
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  • Ms. Patty Marie Scott, Vidalia

    Scott Patty Ms. Patty Marie Scott, age 64 of Vidalia, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro following an extended illness. She was born on November 30, 1956 in Vidalia to Marvin Dofus Scott and the late Wynell Cason Scott. She had...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 14 September 2021 | 15:54
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  • Mr. Steven Dorman Surles, Metter

    Steven Surles Mr. Steven Dorman Surles, age 47, of Metter, died Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Candler County Hospital in Metter after a brief illness. He was a native of Jacksonville, Florida, and lived there until moving to Lyons in 2002 and then to Metter in 2013.  He was the former co-owner of Tech Savvy...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 14 September 2021 | 10:08
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  • Mrs. Gwinnette Clifton, Lyons

    Gwenette Clifton Mrs. Gwinnette Clifton, age 86, of Lyons went home to be with the Lord Monday, September 13, 2021, at the Community Hospice House in Vidalia.  She was a native of Evans County where she had lived all her life until moving to Lyons in 2014 to be closer to family.  Mrs. Clifton was a 1953 graduate of...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 14 September 2021 | 10:06
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  • Mrs. Diane Clark Lockley, Vidalia

    Diane Lockley Mrs. Diane Clark Lockley, age 56, of Vidalia, died Saturday, September 11, 2021, at Navicent Health in Macon from complications of a recent fall.  She was a native of Wheeler County, growing up in Glenwood and was a 1982 graduate of Wheeler County High School.  She attended Brewton-Parker College and was a...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 14 September 2021 | 10:05
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Church Calendar

  • September 27-29--Revival Time at South Thompson

    September 27-29--South Thompson Baptist Church, 225 South Thompson Road in Vidalia, would like you to come to their Revival Services led by Brother Wayne Williamson, Monday September 27th through Wednesday September 29th at 7:00 each evening.
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 15 September 2021 | 09:49
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  • September 26--Homecoming at South Thompson

    September 26--South Thompson Baptist Church, 225 South Thompson Road in Vidalia, invites you to Homecoming, Sunday September 26th at 10:00 with morning message from Wayne Williamson of Baxley. Singing from "New Day" of Telfair County. Due to COVID there will be no Homecoming dinner
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 15 September 2021 | 09:46
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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 | 09 December 2020 | 12:30
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