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  • Vidalia Sets Trick-or-Treat

    The last quarter of the year is always busy in the City of Vidalia, and City Manager Nick Overstreet said with modifications, all events will continue.

    Next week is Halloween and in addition to the Spooktacular Trail in downtown on next Thursday night, parents have been asking about door-to-door

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 22 October 2020 | 00:00
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  • Area Police Blotter - Updated

    Vidalia Police Department reports the following arrests.

    Byrd, Ja’Meak Rashod- B/M- 22 YOA- 516 McIntosh Street Vidalia, GA- No Driver’s License

    Rouse, Danielle Donahue- W/F- 39 YOA- 2631 GA 15 Highway Vidalia, GA- Driving While License Suspended or Revoked (First)

    Rush, Dalyn Riley- W/M- 27 YOA-

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 21 October 2020 | 09:30
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  • Lyons Implements Water Monitoring System

    The City of Lyons is working to prevent customers from being surprised when they receive their monthly water bills.

    A new online monitoring program will provide real time water consumption reports. Lyons City Manager Jason Hall said in 2019 the city paired with Georgia Power to use their Smart

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 21 October 2020 | 00:00
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  • Lyons Main Street "A Storybook Christmas"

    The Lyons Christmas Parade will see some changes this year; one of which will be the sponsors. This year the Lyons Main Street and Lyons Fire Department will be in charge, and the parade will be held on Friday night rather than Saturday.

    Parade registration for the December 4th parade are

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 20 October 2020 | 15:43
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  • City of Lyons Trick or Treat Notice

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 20 October 2020 | 10:36
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  • Local and State COVID-19 Update

    The weekly stats for COVID-19 in local area schools were released on Friday, and the numbers are positively impressive.

    Toombs County School Superintendent Barry Waller reports that as of Friday, there is one student who is currently classified as having tested positive for the virus and 8

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 19 October 2020 | 00:00
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  • Wilcox Receives Prestigious Award

    Garrett Wilcox

    Vidalia City School Superintendent Dr. Garrett Wilcox was named the recipient of the Georgia Schools Superintendents Association’s prestigious Bill Barr Leadership Award on Wednesday in Athens. The Bill Barr Leadership Award, named for and designed in honor of the highly-respected first executive

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 16 October 2020 | 10:43
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  • VFW To Honor Local Civil Servants

    On October 28, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and VFW Auxiliary Post #3563 will say "thank you" to for local emergency personnel as part of national First Responder's Appreciation Day.

    Auxilary President Shirley Curl said, "It is good we have a day of recognition because sometimes we take their

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 16 October 2020 | 00:00
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  • Vidalia Schools Introduce New Payment System

    The Vidalia City School District is proud to introduce a new way for parents to pay for field trips, yearbooks, spirit wear, athletic fees, and more. It's called School Cash Online, and it is a district wide initiative.

    School Cash Online is a web-based program that integrates parents' online

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 15 October 2020 | 15:31
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Sportsbreak

  • Lady Indians Volleyball Advances to Second Round of State Playoffs

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    October 22—The Vidalia High School Lady Indians Volleyball team defeated the Laney Wildcats 3-0 (25-12, 25-13, and 25-6) at home Wednesday to advance to the “Sweet 16” in the AA State Playoffs. The Lady Indians will host Early County, the number two team from Area 1 this Saturday.(Pictures By Carroll

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 22 October 2020 | 09:31
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  • Crusaders Fall At Home To Spartans

    October 21—The RTCA Crusaders fell to the Edmund Burke Academy Spartans at home Tuesday night 47-12.

    The Spartans got on the board early in the game scoring on their first two offensive possessions, on a 31-yard run at 11:07 and a 4-yard run with 5:48 left in the first quarter to lead 14-0.

    Edmund

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 21 October 2020 | 09:34
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  • Eagles Fly High To Down Hurricanes

    The Vidalia Heritage Academy Eagles traveled down to Savannah to take on the Coastal Hurricanes last Friday night. The Eagles won the toss and took the field. VHA started off the game just the way they wanted to by having Ethan Sikes take the opening kickoff back 65 yard for a quick 6 points. The

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 20 October 2020 | 13:00
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  • Lady Indians Ease Into 2nd Round

    The Vidalia Lady Indians swept their way into the 2nd round of the GHSA State Playoffs, defeating Lamar County 11-3 in both games in 5 innings.

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    In game one, The Lady Indians fell behind 2-0 in the first inning only to answer with 6 runs of their own to lead 6-2 after one inning. The Lady Indians

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 20 October 2020 | 09:33
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  • CHIEFS HEAD INTO PLAYOFFS UNDEFEATED!

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    The J.R. Trippe Chiefs defeated a one loss Bleckley County team 22-6 last week to secure first place and home field advantage throughout the playoffs.  The Chiefs consistently moved the ball the entire game on offense and the defense didn’t allow a single point. Bleckley scored their only touchdown on a

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 19 October 2020 | 12:26
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  • Sports and Scores This Week (10-19-20)

    October 19--- Here are the latest sports schedules and scores for the week.

    Monday, October 19

    Softball: Vidalia 11, Lamar County 3 F/5 Game 1 & Vidalia 11, Lamar County 3 F/5 Game 2 (GHSA AA State Playoffs) (First Round Best of Three)

    Monticello 6, Toombs County 4 Game 1 & Monticello 14, Toombs

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 19 October 2020 | 06:41
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  • Indians Roll Tattnall Co!

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    October 17-- The Vidalia Indians got 199 yards and 3 touchdowns from Bryce Davis and an 85-yard kick return from Josh Mincey as they rolled over the Tattnall County Battlecreek Warriors 40-14 Friday night on the road. Davis had runs of 53 yards, 2 yards, and 24 yards as the Indians moved to 2-2 on the

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 17 October 2020 | 12:20
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  • Alexander Brothers Heating and Air High School Scoreboard

     

    High School Scoreboard – Oct. 16th

     

    Region 2AA

    40 Vidalia "Indians" @ Tattnall Co. "Battle Creek Warriors" 14 F

    14 Bacon Co. "Red Raiders" @ Jeff Davis "Yellow Jackets" 41 F

    13 East Laurens "Falcons" @ Swainsboro "Tigers" 48 F

    Toombs Co. - Off

     

    Region 1AAA

    21 Benedictine "Cadets" @ Appling Co.

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    Sportsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 16 October 2020 | 08:11
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  • Lady Dogs Play Well And Earn Number 3 Seed

    October 15-- The Toombs County Lady Bulldogs Softball team started the week needing to win two region games on the road and securing the number three seed heading into the state playoffs next week. The Lady Dogs played well in both games, starting with a 16-0 shutout win over East Laurens Tuesday.

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 15 October 2020 | 09:28
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Community Calendar

  • Vidalia Christmas Parade

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 21 October 2020 | 08:50
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  • RTCA Trunk or Treat

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 19 October 2020 | 11:57
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  • Vidalia Recreation Department Soccer Registration

    OCTOBER 12TH-OCTOBER 23RD

    6U LEAGUE (4,5,6)

    8U LEAGUE  (7,8)

    10U LEAGUE  (9,10)

     12U LEAGUE  (11,12)

     

    SOCCER AGE CONTROL DATE:   September 1, 2020

    FEE:  $45.00

     

    VOLUNTEER COACHES MEETING:

    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27th @ 5:30 VRD OFFICE

     

    JOIN OUR FACEBOOK PAGE: 

    VIDALIA RECREATION DEPARTMENT

    FOR THE LATEST UPDATES AND

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 16 October 2020 | 13:05
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  • Public Hearing Notice

    The Toombs County Pre-Disaster Mitigation Planning Committee will hold a Final Public Hearing on Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  The hearing will be held at the Toombs County Emergency Management Agency Office located at 321 Northwest Broad Street in Lyons, Georgia.

    The

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 14 October 2020 | 16:02
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  • Community Appreciation Event in Soperton

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 13 October 2020 | 15:40
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  • I Am The Chamber Day

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 13 October 2020 | 10:17
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  • Area Blood Drives Scheduled

    Below is a list of upcoming blood drives in the area.  For more information and to register to donate blood, visit www.redcrossblood.org 

    Uvalda

    10/15/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Uvalda Baptist Church, 405 West Main St

    Reidsville

    10/19/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Reidsville United Methodist Church, 121

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 07 October 2020 | 10:07
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  • Spooktacular Trail

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 05 October 2020 | 14:53
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  • Spooktacular Pumpkin Contest

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 05 October 2020 | 14:52
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October 22—The Vidalia High School Lady Indians Volleyball team defeated the Laney Wildcats 3-0 (25-12, 25-13, and 25-6) at home Wednesday to advance to the “Sweet 16” in the AA State Playoffs. The Lady Indians will host Early County, the number two team from Area 1 this Saturday.(Pictures By Carroll Williams)

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October 21—The RTCA Crusaders fell to the Edmund Burke Academy Spartans at home Tuesday night 47-12.

The Spartans got on the board early in the game scoring on their first two offensive possessions, on a 31-yard run at 11:07 and a 4-yard run with 5:48 left in the first quarter to lead 14-0.

Edmund Burke would score five more times in the second quarter.including on two pick six interceptions by Crusaders Quarterback Rob Moore.  

The Crusaders finally got on the scoreboard on a long 56- yard run by freshman RB Hunter Ennis with 4:28 left in the first half. The Spartans went into halftime leading 47-6.

Tucker Heath ran the ball into the end zone for RTCA from 32-yards out with 8:32 in the third period for the only scoring in the game in the second half.

RTCA falls to 0-6 for the season and Edmund Burke Academy improves to 3-3.

The Crusaders will host Brentwood Academy on Friday, October 30th. You can hear the game on News Talk WVOP-AM 970 & FM 105.3 and southeastgeorgiatoday.com. with the Pre-Game starting at 7:15PM. 

The Vidalia Lady Indians swept their way into the 2nd round of the GHSA State Playoffs, defeating Lamar County 11-3 in both games in 5 innings.

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In game one, The Lady Indians fell behind 2-0 in the first inning only to answer with 6 runs of their own to lead 6-2 after one inning. The Lady Indians benefited from 5 first-inning walks with Emma Humphrey and Tymber Harris adding a single each. Bailey Holland would settle down and take complete control of the game, striking out 10 while allowing just one base on balls and 2 hits the rest of the way.

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In game two, the Lady Indians wasted little time securing their spot in the second round scoring 7 runs in the 2nd inning to lead 8-0 at the end of two. Madison Starr gave up just one run through  4 innings striking out 7 before Lamar was able to make some noise in the 5th inning with 2 runs before Matlin Mead closed out the game with a catch in short right field. 

In the nightcap, The Lady Indians scattered 10 hits over the 5 innings, with Ashtyn Braddy leading the way going 2 for 3 with a double and two runs scored.

After the game, Coach Brad Thompson said that he was glad to get the first round behind them “we knew when Lamar came in that their first five-hit the ball as good as we have seen.”

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Thompson went on to say that he was pleased with the way Holland pitched after giving up 2 early runs “outstanding pitching and poise in the circle with Bailey having an eventful first inning and then we responded by giving her a cushion and she settled in and pitched well the rest of the way.”

“We wanted to make sure we came out and carried the momentum from game one, and we did. And Starr looks as comfortable in the circle as I have ever seen her look”

With the big lead in both games, Thompson was able to get some younger players in, who gained some valuable playoff experience. It was good to see that we were able to reward some folks who had a good practice yesterday, including Emily Thompson who’s upside is something we are excited about.”

The Lady Indians now await the winner of the Jefferson County-Worth County Series, with the winner traveling to Vidalia on Thursday, for a best of three series for the right to move on to the GHSA State Quarterfinals.(Courtesy of Vidalia High School)  (Pictures By Carroll Williams)

The Vidalia Heritage Academy Eagles traveled down to Savannah to take on the Coastal Hurricanes last Friday night. The Eagles won the toss and took the field. VHA started off the game just the way they wanted to by having Ethan Sikes take the opening kickoff back 65 yard for a quick 6 points. The Eagles went for the 2-point conversion and walked it in with a jet sweep to Senior Jackson Williamson. All night long the Eagles went up and down the field putting 33 points on the Hurricanes in the first half.

Head Coach Seth Sitzman “I am proud of this group of young men. We are a team that works together each week. The team has grown together and that is why we are performing so well together. It is always fun to get these kinds of wins on the road. It truly shows the talent on the team”

 The Eagles had changes all night to their offense as they saw 3 different QB’s enter the game. Mason Beacham, JT Cofield, and Ledger Curl all played downs at quarterback.

The stand out of the night on defense was Ethan Sikes, as he led the team in tackles. The stand out on offense was senior Jackson Williamson with 313 yards of rushing yards. The Eagles had a total of 400 yards of offense over all.

VHA will pick things back up at home this Friday night, where they will take on David Emanuel Academy out of Stillmore Ga. The Eagles will be playing for their first Varsity Region Championship and the #1 seed going into the playoffs.  Kickoff is at 7:30 at Charles Wood Field. Come out and support your VHA Eagles. (Courtesy of Vidalia Heritage Academy)

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The J.R. Trippe Chiefs defeated a one loss Bleckley County team 22-6 last week to secure first place and home field advantage throughout the playoffs.  The Chiefs consistently moved the ball the entire game on offense and the defense didn’t allow a single point. Bleckley scored their only touchdown on a kickoff return in the second quarter.The Chiefs finished the regular season 6-0, as the only undefeated team in the league. The Middle Georgia Middle School Association regular season standings are listed below. 

Thursday, October 22 the Chiefs will host the first round of playoffs against Jeff Davis at 4:30.Please come out to support your Chiefs and the future of Vidalia football. (Courtesy of J. R. Trippe)

1. J.R. Trippe 6-0

2. Bleckley County 4-2

3. Swainsboro 3-3

4. Jeff Davis 3-3

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Obituaries

  • Mrs. Olidy Elizabeth Shokoh-Alai, Mount Vernon

    Mrs. Olidy Elizabeth Shokoh-Alai, age 77, of Mount Vernon, died Monday Evening October 19, 2020 at Community Hospice of Vidalia after a brief illness. Mrs. Shokoh-Alai was a native of Nicarogua, having lived in Mount Vernon for the past twenty years.  She was a homemaker and Catholic by Faith. Olidy...
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  • Mrs. Vaudine J. Parrish, Vidalia

    Mrs. Vaudine J. Parrish, age 82, of Vidalia died Wednesday afternoon, October 14, 2020 at her residence after an extended illness.  Vaudine was a native and lifelong resident of Fitzgerald having moved to Vidalia three years ago to be near family. She was Baptist by Faith. She is preceded in death...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 16 October 2020 | 07:14
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  • James Edward (Mac) O’Neal Sr, Lyons

    James Edward (Mac) O’Neal Sr., age 86, born on April 24, 1934 in Alston, died October 14, 2020 after a long illness in Lyons.  Mac was raised in Alston and later lived and worked in Savannah and Vidalia.  Mac’s love for cars led to a brief venture into stock car racing which fueld his life-long...
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    Obituary | Connie Clifton | 15 October 2020 | 13:56
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  • Mr. D Q Monroe

    Mr. D Q Monroe, age 81, passed away peacefully after an extended illness on October 14, 2020 in Mt. Vernon Georgia.  DQ was born February 16, 1939 to Issac Monroe Sr. and Marriah Stephens Monroe in Toombs County Georgia.  He was married to Betty Smith Monroe on December 23, 1961.  He was in the...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 15 October 2020 | 09:09
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  • Mr. Joe Chester Poole, Uvalda

    Mr. Joe Chester Poole, age 84, of Uvalda, died, early Wednesday morning October 14, 2020 at Community Hospice of Vidalia after an extended illness. Joe was a native and lifelong resident of Uvalda.  After graduating high school, he played semi-pro baseball with the southeastern division conference.  He was...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 14 October 2020 | 11:39
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  • Mr. Larry Yuell Patrick, Jacksonville FL

    Mr. Larry Yuell Patrick, age 64, of Jacksonville FL, passed away Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 at his residence after a sudden illness. Larry was a native of Hollywood FL, raised in Lyons, GA before moving to Tampa, FL where he resided for 20 years.  He then moved to Jacksonville, FL...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 12 October 2020 | 15:25
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  • Mrs. Kathy Whitfield, Soperton

    WhitfieldKahtyPicCROPPEDMrs. Kathy Whitfield, age 65, of Soperton passed away on Saturday morning, October 10, 2020 at Meadows Regional Hospital in Vidalia. Born in Opp, Alabama, she was the eldest of three daughters born to the late Elwood Marrow and Betty Jean Parker Grantham.  Her family lived in Elba, Alabama until...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 12 October 2020 | 09:03
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  • Mrs. Kathleen Thigpen Poole, Newton

    Mrs. Kathleen Thigpen Poole, age 78, of Newton, died Thursday, October 8, 2020 at her residence in Newton. Mrs. Poole worked as a caregiver and was a member of the First Pentecostal Church of Newton. She is preceded in death by her husband, James Tillman Poole; both of her parents, Salem and Lula...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 10 October 2020 | 08:11
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  • Mr. Ronnie Turner, Vidalia

    Mr. Ronnie Turner age 64, of Vidalia died Wednesday afternoon, October 7, 2020 at the University Hospital in Augusta after a brief illness. Ronnie was a native and lifelong resident of Vidalia.  He was a faithful and loyal supporter of the Vidalia Indians and Georgia Bulldog Football teams.  He was a...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 08 October 2020 | 14:14
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Church Calendar

  • 2020 11-01 Fall Block Party at Vidalia COG

    Fall Block Party! November 1--Vidalia Church of God, 401 Adams Street, wants you to come to their Fall Block Party, Sunday November 1st at 10:30 featuring JJ Weeks. There's food trucks, inflatables & lawn games too! Plus a couple of $100 gift cards to be given away! Bring your lawn chairs!
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 21 October 2020 | 12:50
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  • 2020 11-13 Thanksgiving Food Drive

    Thanksgiving Food Drive November 13--Tri-County Family Connections is conducting a Thanksgiving Food Drive through November 13th. You're asked to drop off canned and non-perishable food items for the elderly in the community. Drop off at the Tri-county Office near the old MCHS gym, Treutlen County Senior Center or Montgomery County Senior Center. For more info call Kristy at 539-0517.
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 19 October 2020 | 12:50
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  • Harden's Chapel UMC Cancels Homecoming

    Due to COVID-19 and church regulations, Harden's Chapel United Methodist Church has canceled its annual Homecoming. Since 1863, the Church has held the annual service on the 2nd Sunday of October. However, on Saturday, October 10 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., volunteers and members of the Board of Directors will set up a tent at the Harden's Chapel Cemetery for the Annual Meeting  to provide the financial report and updates on the cemetery. Families with loved ones buried on site are invited to visit and bring contributions to help carry out the plans for the future of the cemetery. For more information call the Church Office at 912-583-2448.
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Meet The Staff

  • General Manager

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    Jeff Raiford

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    Bob Roberts, WTCQ

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    Jim Perry, WYUM

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  • Traffic Manager

    Connie Clifton, Traffic Manager

    Connie Clifton

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