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Newsbreak

  • Vidalia City Schools Open Houses

    The Vidalia City School System announces the following Open House Dates:

     

    VHS –August 4th (Thursday) - Grades 10-12 from 2-4 PM, pick up schedules from the lobby in front of the Theater

    9th Grade Orientation beginning at 6:00 PM in the Theater

     

    J.R. Trippe –August 2nd (Tuesday) 5:00-6:30 P.M.

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 05 July 2022 | 11:44
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  • Saving One Life At A Time

    Animal overpopulation is a problem everywhere including in Vidalia. Animal rescues for dogs and cats are filled with pets who are looking for good homes. April Braddy is over the Vidalia Animal Shelter and while she and her staff do all they can to save lives, there’s only so much they can do.

    “We used

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 05 July 2022 | 00:00
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  • Kemp Extends Fuel Tax Again

    Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has once again extended Georgia’s gas tax suspension as well as renewed the State of Emergency for Supply chain Disruptions.

    Friday morning, Gov. Kemp announced that he had signed an executive order that taxes paid on gas and diesel would further be suspended until August

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 01 July 2022 | 09:54
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  • Fire Chief Encourages Fireworks Safety

    Fireworks Safety

    We Americans deservedly have the right to celebrate our independence this Monday by having a good time, and for more, that will include watching those “bombs bursting in air” with a display of fireworks.

    But before you ignite the fuses yourself, Vidalia Fire Chief Brian Sikes has some words of

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 01 July 2022 | 00:00
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  • From Vidalia to Ukraine: Buckets of Compassion

    Buckets Shipping

    Buckets Cheer

    Our collective hearts grieve when we see pictures on the news of people of Ukraine, but for one local family, the reports and sights of war are more than just a flash from a news reel; it’s personal because Mike Yenatsky’s extended family is in the thrust of that war. Yenatsky along with his wife and

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 29 June 2022 | 17:29
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  • Kirby Joins MHMH As CFO

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    Memorial Health Meadows Hospital is pleased to announce that Jared Kirby has been selected as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Kirby joined Meadows Hospital in May 2022, as interim CFO and assumed the permanent CFO role effective on June 20.

    “I’ve had the privilege to work alongside Jared

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 29 June 2022 | 12:54
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  • Area Police Blotter

    Vidalia Police Department reports the following arrests.

    Mincey, Regina Antoninette - Lyons - Possession of a controlled substance/theft by shoplifting

    MacLean, Amanda Travis - Vidalia - Possession of controlled substance/possession of drug objects/bench warrant

    Riner, Kaitlyn Elizabeth – Vidalia –

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 28 June 2022 | 16:26
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  • Burkett Murder Suspect Extradited to Toombs County

    Jeremy Bell

    The fourth suspect in the murder of Ricky Burkett in April of this year has finally been extradited to Toombs County to face charges. Jeremy Bell was booked into the Toombs County Detention Center on Monday, but had been in the custody of the Jacksonville, Florida, Sheriff’s Office since he was

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 28 June 2022 | 15:54
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  • GBI To Investigate Officer Involved Shooting

    **The Toombs County Sheriff's Office issued the following press release Tuesday morning:**

     Valdez

    On Tuesday, June 28th, 2022, the Toombs County Sheriff’s Office requested the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) Region 12 Eastman Office to conduct an independent investigation of an officer involved

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 28 June 2022 | 09:43
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Sportsbreak

  • Sports and Scores This Week (7-4-22)

    July 4-- Here are the latest sports schedules and scores for the week.

    Monday, July 4

    Baseball: Braves 6, Cardinals 3 

    Tuesday, July 5

    Baseball: Cardinals at Braves 7:20pm (WYUM, 1017 FM, Sweet Onion Country)

    Wednesday, July 6

    Baseball: Cardinals at Braves 7:20pm (WYUM, 1017 FM, Sweet Onion

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 03 July 2022 | 21:44
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  • VRD 12U Boys Win State Title

    6 27 22 VRD 12 U Boys State Champs

    (L-R) Front: Lane Dent, Jackson Gooden, Brag Alford, Eli Gay, Christian Graham, and Reece Wall.Middle: Luke Hopkins, Tal Franklin, Kam Phillips, Banks Hopkins, Mason Laricey, Ryan Brantley, Eion Ryals and Clay Mimbs. Back: Coach Rodney Brantley, Josh Alford, and Chris Hopkins. 

    Congratulations to the Vidalia

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 29 June 2022 | 13:07
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  • 17th Annual PAYH Bike Ride to Raise Funds and Commemorate the 60th Anniversary

    6 28 22 2022 Paul Anderson Bike Ride Bike Riders1515

    350-Mile Bike Ride to Raise Funds and Commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Paul Anderson Youth Home

    The 17th annual five-day ride in Florida symbolizes the commitment these young men have to their physical, mental, and spiritual growth

    (SOUTHEAST GEORGIA/CENTRAL FLORIDA) PAYH, a fully accredited and

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 28 June 2022 | 13:32
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  • VHS Athletic All Sports Pass Drive

    June 28-- The Vidalia High School Athletic All Sports Pass Drive is underway.6 28 22 VHS Season Pass

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 28 June 2022 | 07:03
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  • Sports & Scores This Week (6-27-22)

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

    Monday, June 27

    Tuesday, June 28

    Baseball: Braves 5, Phillies 3 

    Wednesday, June 29

    Baseball: Braves 4, Phillies 1 

    Thursday, June 30

    Baseball: Phillies 14, Braves 4 

    Friday, July 1

    Baseball: Braves 9, Reds 1

    Saturday, July 2

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 27 June 2022 | 06:29
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  • BPC Bass Fishing Completes Weekend at Bassmaster College Series Wild Card

    6 23 22 BPC Fishing

    LINCOLN, Ala. --Brewton-Parker Bass Fishing competed over the weekend at the 2022 Strike King Bassmaster College Series Wild Card at Logan Martin Lake in Lincoln, Alabama.

    Three boats competed for the Barons with a pair of student-athletes landing within the top 30 for the two-day event.

    Caleb

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 23 June 2022 | 08:59
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  • Morley Signs to Play at Brewton-Parker!

    6 23 22 Morley

    With Family, Teammates, Coaches, and Friends looking on, Bryce Morley became the 8th player from the 2022 State Championship team to sign a Letter of Intent to play at the next level. On Wednesday afternoon, Morley signed to play at Brewton-Parker College inside the VHS Auditorium.

    “They are just

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 23 June 2022 | 07:26
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  • Toombs County Lady Bulldogs Basketball Summer Workouts

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    The Toombs County Lady Bulldogs Basketball team has been working hard this summer practicing and competing in workouts.

    Coach Melody Walker, "Our goal everyday is to get better. We’ve been getting in lots of reps with fundamentals and focusing on chemistry and team-building. Discipline and

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 22 June 2022 | 08:25
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  • Vidalia Swim Team Host Annual Invitational Meet

    6 20 22 VST

    On Saturday, June 18th, the Vidalia Swim Team hosted their annual VST Invitational at the Vidalia Aquatics Center. The team performed very well, earning 1st place out of 8 teams and bringing home a number of high points winners.  In the 6 & Under Age Division, Kaylee Page earned 1st place for the

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 20 June 2022 | 13:48
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Community Calendar

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Obituaries

  • Matthew Douglas Peebles, Vidalia

    Matt Peeples Matthew Douglas Peebles, 50, of Vidalia, died at his home on Thursday, June 30, 2022, just one day short of his 51st birthday. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, July 9, at chapel of Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home, followed by a graveside service and burial at Oak Grove Cemetery in...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 04 July 2022 | 06:34
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  • Mr. William Thurston “W.T.” Spivey, Jr., Rockledge Community

    SpiveyWilliamaPic 002 Mr. William Thurston “W.T.” Spivey, Jr., one of the greatest generation, passed away on Sunday morning, July 3, 2022 at the age of 96, at his home in the Rockledge Community. Born in Laurens County, he was one of eight and the last living child born to the late William Thurston “Jack” Spivey and...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 04 July 2022 | 06:32
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  • Mr. Rickey Fowler, Soperton

    FowlerRickeyPIC 002 Mr. Rickey Fowler, age 73 of Soperton passed away early on Friday morning, July 1, 2022 at Navicent Health in Macon. Born in Vidalia he was the only son and the middle of three children born to the late J. E. “Jr” Fowler and Louise Cross Fowler.  He grew up in Soperton and was a graduate of...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 02 July 2022 | 16:39
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  • Mr. Mike Patel, Lyons

    Mike Patel Mr. Mike Patel, age 70, of Lyons, died Thursday, June 30, 2022, at Memorial Health Meadows Hospital in Vidalia after a brief illness.  He was a native of Uganda, Africa, but moved to India as a child.  He lived most of life in London, England before moving to Toombs County in 2004, where he was the...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 02 July 2022 | 07:44
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  • Mrs. Bernese Powell Thompson, Lyons

    Bernice Thompson Mrs. Bernese Powell Thompson, age 89, of Lyons, died Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at Meadows Park Health and Rehab in Vidalia after an extended illness.  She was a native of the New Branch Community and was a 1948 graduate of Toombs Central School.  Earlier in her life, she was owner/operator of York...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 29 June 2022 | 20:33
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  • Mrs. Betty J. Jones, Alston

    Betty Jones Mrs. Betty J. Jones, age 79, of Alston, died Sunday, June 26, 2022, at the Community Hospice House in Vidalia after a brief illness.  She was a native of Baltimore, Maryland, as child moved to Miami, Florida and lived there until moving to Toombs County in 1991.  She worked with Empire Furniture Factory...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 29 June 2022 | 14:45
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  • Mr. Chesley B. Hilton, Vidalia

    Chesley Hilton Mr. Chesley B. Hilton, age 75, of Vidalia, died Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at his home after an extended illness.  He was a lifelong resident of Montgomery County and was a 1964 graduate of Montgomery County High School.  He was a farmer, tree farmer, and was employed with Weyerhaeuser in Lyons for...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 29 June 2022 | 11:30
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  • Dr. Walter S. Perry, Vidalia

    Walter Perry Dr. Walter S. Perry, age 62, of Vidalia, died Monday, June 27, 2022, at his home following an extended illness.  He was a native of Ware County, and was a 1978 honor graduate of Waycross High School.  He was a 1980 honor graduate of Waycross Junior College, earning an Associate degree in Biology, a...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 29 June 2022 | 11:28
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  • Mr. Bearlon Brooks, Gillis Springs community of Soperton

    BrooksBearlonPIC 002 Mr. Bearlon Brooks, age 58 of the Gillis Springs community of Soperton passed away on Friday afternoon, June 24, 2022 at his home. Born in Laurens County, he was one of four children born to the late Rayburn B. and Juanita Fowler Brooks.   He grew up in Glenwood and at the age of fourteen went to...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 26 June 2022 | 18:39
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Church Calendar

  • July 21-23--VBS in Mt. Vernon

    Vacation Bible School
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 05 July 2022 | 12:46
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  • July 9--Gospel Sing in Lyons

    Gospel Sing
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 05 July 2022 | 12:43
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  • August 7--Church Anniversary in Uvalda

    2022 Church Anniversary
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 01 July 2022 | 08:06
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  • October 8-10--VHS Class of 1975 Reunion in Vidalia

    October 8-10--First African Baptist Church in Vidalia announces the Vidalia High School Class of 1975 Reunion, October 8th through October 10th at 6:00 at Hawk's Golf Club, 1801 Loop Road in Vidalia.
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 06 April 2022 | 09:44
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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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Meet The Staff

  • General Manager

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    Jeff Raiford

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    Jim Perry, WYUM

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    Kathy Hilt, Traffic / News Director

    Kathy Hilt

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