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  • 'Tis the Season for Scams

    Not even the holidays can keep scammers from trying to intimidate people and steal their money. In fact, on Thursday, the Toombs County Sheriff’s Office noted that would-be thieves are burning up the telephone lines preying on citizens with lies and threats.

    According to Sheriff Alvie Kight, Jr.,

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 07 December 2023 | 14:43
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  • Area Police Blotter

    Vidalia Police Department reports the following arrests:

    Jones, Jordan – Vidalia – Financial Transaction Card Theft/Financial Card Transaction Fraud.

    Adams, Joi-E’Lania – Vidalia – Warrant Served (Toombs County Warrant).

    Hagood, Jessica – Vidalia – Possession of Methamphetamine

    Toombs County

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 06 December 2023 | 09:49
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  • Lauren Alaina to Perform At 2024 Vidalia Festival Concert

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    The Vidalia Onion Festival Committee is excited to announce the 2024 Vidalia Onion Festival Friday Night Concert, headlined by Georgia's own country sensation and Grand Ole Opry member, Lauren Alaina! The multi-platinum artist is all set to dazzle with an unforgettable performance, featuring her

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 06 December 2023 | 09:12
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  • One-Way Entry Into New Courthouse

    The Toombs County Commissioners have advised that due to on-going construction there will be NO ACCESS on State Route 292 to the Toombs County Government Center at 100 Courthouse Square. All access will be from the existing entrance located on State Route 280. The expected completion date is May

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 05 December 2023 | 11:59
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  • Kemp Proposes Acceleration of Largest Income Tax Cut in State History

    Governor Brian P. Kemp, joined by First Lady Marty Kemp, Lieutenant Governor Burt Jones, Speaker Jon Burns, and members of the General Assembly announced Monday their shared priority of introducing and passing legislation in the upcoming regular session of the General Assembly that will accelerate a

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 04 December 2023 | 14:26
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  • GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Dubin

    The GBI is investigating an officer involved shooting in Dublin, Laurens County, Georgia. The Dublin Police Department asked the GBI to conduct an independent investigation on December 03, 2023, at around 12:10 a.m. No officers were injured in this incident.

    The preliminary information indicates on

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 04 December 2023 | 14:24
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  • Area Police Blotter

    Vidalia Police Department reports the following arrests.

    Jordan, Shemika - Vidalia - Simple battery

    Dann, Steven - Vidalia - Simple battery

    Smith, Jayden Qortez - Reidsville - Obstruction

    Smith Justin Quatez - Reidsville - Obstruction/possession of marijuana/possession of a controlled

    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 01 December 2023 | 08:13
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  • Ring A Bell; Change A Life

    ‘Tis the season for lights, cheer, and bells ringing and for some in our community, the bells that ring from volunteers standing at the familiar red kettles at major shopping outlet is not only a sign of Christmas, but a sign of hope throughout the year.

    Janet Bryant is the coordinator for the

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 30 November 2023 | 15:31
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  • J.D. Dickerson Students of the Month

    JDD Students

    J.D. Dickerson Primary School Students of the Month for November have been recognized and include (back row, L to R):(back row, L to R): Rayson Fountain, Alex Hudson, Gary Robinson, Kinsley Johnson, Wynn Shirley, Alayah Roberts, Emma Downie, Jaycee Lowther, Georgia Mims; (middle row, L to R);

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 30 November 2023 | 09:39
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Community Calendar

12 7 23 Toombs Co BB

One Tuesday night, both the JV and Varsity men’s basketball teams of Toombs County were victorious over the Dublin Fighting Irish. The JV team set the tone with an exhilarating 56-46 overtime victory. Despite trailing by 12 points in the second half, they staged a remarkable comeback, culminating in Deon Moore’s game-tying three-pointer with just 2.4 seconds remaining, propelling the game into overtime. In the extra period, the JV Dogs dominated Dublin, outscoring them by 10.

Zaylen Davis led the JV team’s scoring effort with 18 points, while Don Mincey and Amari Eason each contributed 5 points, playing pivotal roles in the team’s success.

The Varsity Dogs continued their winning ways with another display of strong defensive play. They began the game with an overwhelming 15-0 lead in the first quarter, extending it to 17-0 early in the second, and never looked back. This impressive start set the stage for a comfortable 58-36 victory, advancing their season record to 6-1.

Dominic Eason was the top scorer for the Varsity Dogs with 18 points. Jesus Quintero followed with 12 points, while Mike Polke and Marion James each added 8 points. Juju Cutler contributed 6 points and led the rebounding with 11 boards. Eason also had a notable 10 rebounds, with James grabbing 8, Parker Stanley 6, and Gavin Fletcher 5. Quintero led the team with 3 assists, and both he and Eason each had 3 steals. Eason also impressed with 2 blocks.

The teams are set to return to their home court on Saturday against Jeff Davis. The JV game is scheduled for 12:00 noon, followed by the Varsity Women at 1:30 PM, and the Varsity Men’s game around 3:00 PM. Fans are eagerly anticipated to support the teams in their upcoming matches. GO DOGS! (Courtesy of Toombs County Athletics) 

12 7 23 VHS Wrestling

An in-region dual hosted by Windsor Forest garnered some significant varsity action for the MatDawgs on Tuesday, November 28th. The night began with a dual against AAAA opponent New Hampstead High School. The MatDawgs showed no mercy with a 62 to 18 win.

The MatDawgs set their eyes on region foe Windsor Forest for the final dual of the night. The MatDawgs dropped a few individual matches along the way, but cruised to a win over the Knights, 45 to 18.

“We brought several of our younger guys to get them experience at the varsity level tonight. It was well needed. Many of these wrestlers will be the next super stars for our team and it is also important for them to understand that they contributed to our success this season too. Every wrestler on my team has a place and can contribute to getting us to the next level of competitiveness we are striving to reach.” Coach Allen said of the overall team’s performance. (Courtesy of Toombs County Athletics)

12 7 23 120623 MWR Recap P. Jones

MARIETTA, Ga. – Brewton-Parker College Men’s Wrestling faced No. 2-ranked Life (Ga.) on Wednesday night in Marietta, Ga.

The (RV) Barons (1-1, 1-1 AAC) continued conference action, dropping the match against the Running Eagles (4-0, 3-0 AAC) 45-9.

BPC started the dual off strong, as Patrick Jones gathered four team points for the Barons with a 13-1 major decision in the opening bout. At 133, Keyshaun Taylor was dropped in a 15-0 tech fall by Ethan Sellers to give the Running Eagles a 5-4 lead. Conner Wright followed Taylor at 141, falling in a 16-0 tech fall to Bret Minor.

For the 149-pound weight class, Gavin Daniels dropped his match to Cole Homet by a pin in 2:04. Robert Keyhea also took a loss by fall (0:35) to Alexander Couto.

With the Barons being down 22-4 halfway through the dual, Sean Houston found success against Peyton Brooks at 165. Houston won the match with a 17-2 tech fall to cut the Running Eagles’ lead to 22-10.

Jesus Grijalva fell in 1:13 to Tre Morrisette at 174, followed by Charlie Henkel taking a 17-2 tech fall to No. 10-ranked Myles Starke. At 184, Jomar Sanchez had to take an unfortunate medical forfeit in his match against Michael Gibson. For the 285-pound weight class, Tevin Person was downed in a 0:21 fall from Cohle Feliciano to end the dual 45-9 in favor of the Running Eagles.

What’s Next

BPC Men’s Wrestling will compete again at the Midway Duals this Saturday in Midway, Ky.(Courtesy of BPC) 

The Toombs County men’s basketball team embarked on a lengthy journey, traveling 3 hours and 15 minutes west to Edison, Georgia, to face the 7th ranked team in 3A, Dougherty County. The support from those who made the trip was immensely appreciated and certainly paid off, as Toombs County clinched a hard-fought 53-45 victory over Dougherty, improving their record to an impressive 5-1.

Dominic Eason, consistently a formidable presence on the court, delivered another standout performance on Saturday. He racked up 19 points, alongside 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, and a block shot. The fourth quarter was pivotal for Toombs, with two crucial shots making the difference. Parker Stanley hit a critical 12-foot jumper with about 2 minutes remaining to maintain Toombs’ lead. Shortly after, Juju Cutler sank a significant 3-pointer with just 50.9 seconds left, extending the lead to 6 points. Cutler finished with a well-rounded 7 points, 10 rebounds, and 3 assists. Stanley contributed 11 points, 6 of which came in the crucial fourth quarter, along with 6 rebounds and 2 steals. Jesus Quintero added an essential 13 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals, while Mike Polke had a balanced contribution of 3 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, and a block. Marion James also played a key role with 5 rebounds.

Looking ahead, Toombs County has two home games this week. Fans are encouraged to come and support the teams. The schedule includes the JV men’s team playing at 4:15 PM on Tuesday, followed by the girls’ team at 6:00 PM and the varsity men’s team at 7:30 PM against Dublin. Then, on Saturday, the JV team will play at 12:00 noon, the girls’ team at 1:30 PM, and the varsity men’s team at 3:00 PM against Jeff Davis.

(Courtesy of Toombs County Athletics) 


  • Mr. Maurice Bauer, Vidalia

    obit Bauer Mr. Maurice D. Bauer, age 93, of Vidalia, died Monday, December 4, 2023, at his residence under the care of Regency SouthernCare Hospice after an extended illness.  He was a native of Nebraska, but lived most of his life in Georgia or on the sea while serving in the United States Navy, where he...
    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 06 December 2023 | 11:28
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  • Mr. Earl Haynes, Vidalia

    obit Haynes Mr. Earl D. Haynes, age 70 of Vidalia, died Sunday, December 3, 2023, at the Community Hospice House in Vidalia.  He was born May 19, 1953 in Brantley County, to the late Vance Bert Haynes and Eunice Pauline Fordham Haynes.  He lived in Vidalia most of his life, and was a member of The Church of...
    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 04 December 2023 | 12:24
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  • Mr. Alan Smith, Glenwood

    obit Smith Mr. Alan Smith, age 62, beloved husband of Janel Ashley Smith of Glenwood, passed away on Friday evening, December 1, 2023 at Augusta University Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia. Born in Milledgeville, he was the eldest of four children born to Winford and Martha Sue Teal Smith of Soperton. ...
    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 04 December 2023 | 12:17
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  • Mr. Everett Kelley, Sr., Lyons

    Everette Mr. Everett Kelley, Sr., age 84, of Lyons, died surrounded by his family, on Friday, December 1, 2023, at Candler Hospital in Savannah.  He was born March 10, 1939, to the late David Kelley and Susie “Luna” Cornett Kelley in Anco, Kentucky.  He grew up in Knott County Kentucky and lived there until...
    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 04 December 2023 | 07:16
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  • Mr. James Tommy Bray, Sr. Vidalia

    Bray Mr. James Tommy Bray, Sr. age 79, of Vidalia, died Saturday, December 2, 2023, in the Community Hospice House in Vidalia after a brief illness.  He was a lifelong resident of Toombs County and grew up in the Toombs Central Community.  Early in his life, he worked at Chickasha Mobile Homes and was...
    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 04 December 2023 | 07:14
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  • Paul J. "Russ" Harber, Sr., Atlanta

    Harber Paul J. "Russ" Harber, Sr., of Atlanta, Georgia, passed away suddenly on November 30, 2023, at the age of 90.  Born in the Panama Canal Zone in 1933, he was the son of Albert and Catalina Harber - an Army soldier and a teacher who met in Panama. One of six children, Paul followed after his father...
    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 04 December 2023 | 07:13
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  • Mr. Willie Lee Watkins Jr., Soperton

    WatkinsLeePIC Mr. Willie Lee Watkins Jr., age 51 of Soperton, passed away at Meadows Regional Medical Center in Vidalia on Friday evening, December 1, 2023. Born in Swainsboro, GA, he was the eldest of three children born to Carolyn Sue McCullough Watkins Beecher and the late Willie Lee Watkins Sr.   Lee grew up...
    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 04 December 2023 | 07:12
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  • Mr. Richard Morris, Uvalda

    obit Morris Mr. Richard DeVon Morris, age 67, of Uvalda, died Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at Community Hospice House in Vidalia after a brief illness. He was a native of Miami, Florida, living most of his life in Macon and Uvalda. He worked as a pastor for many years as well as a foreman at Black Point...
    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 01 December 2023 | 09:12
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  • Mr. John Jackson, Higgston

      obit JacksonMr. John T. Jackson, age 87, of Higgston, died Tuesday, November 28, 2023, at Community Hospice House in Vidalia after an extended illness.  He was a native of Montgomery County, living most of his life in Higgston, and was a 1954 graduate of Kibbee High School.  He was a licensed electrician and worked...
    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 29 November 2023 | 16:03
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Church Calendar

  • Live Nativity

    Live Nativity ad 2023
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  • December 24--Christmas Events in Vidalia

    December 24--The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 1512 Meadows Lane in Vidalia, invites you to their Christmas Events, Advent Lessons and Hymns December 24th at 10:30. There will be no Eucharist and no 8:00AM service. Candlelight Service, December 24th at 5:00 with Holy Eucharist Rite II. A Youth Christmas Pageant and reception will follow. annunciationvidalia.org facebook.com/Annunciation-Episcopal-Church-Vidalia-GA
    Church Event | Jim Perry | 30 November 2023 | 12:09
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  • December 9--Christmas Special in Lyons

    Christmas Concert   December 9--The Blue Marquee Theater downtown Lyons would like you to come to their Annual Christmas Special, Saturday December 9th at 6:00 featuring the Sounds of Christmas with Jim Jones from Vidalia, Tracy Conaway from Darien, Georgia, Ingrid Alicia Hill from Richmond Hill, and "New Beginnings" from Brunswick. Hosted by "Heartfelt" with Pat Myers who's back after an illness. If you'd like bring Christmas Cookies & Candy.
    Church Event | Jim Perry | 30 November 2023 | 12:06
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  • December 24--Christmas Eve Candlelight Service in Vidalia

    Christmas Eve Candletight   December 24--First Baptist Church of Vidalia would like you to come to their Candlelight Communion Service, Christmas Eve Sunday December 24th at 10:30.
    Church Event | Jim Perry | 28 November 2023 | 12:07
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  • December 10--Christmas Celebration in Vidalia

    Christmas Celebration   December 10--First Baptist Church of Vidalia invites you to join them for their Christmas Celebration, Sunday December 10th at 10:30 featuring their Children’s Choir, Handbells, Worship Choir, Orchestra and Youth Band.
    Church Event | Jim Perry | 28 November 2023 | 12:04
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  • Holiday Toy Drive

    toy Drive
    Church Event | Kathy Hilt | 20 November 2023 | 13:22
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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.  ** When including an image or images please send it as an attachment.  Use the jpg format for all images **   Send it to JIM PERRY! Email jperry @ radiojones.com ---Please note that FAX is no longer available.  Use email. 
    Church Event | Jim Perry | 03 November 2021 | 12:30
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