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  • BPC President’s Gala - Featuring Tommy Bowden

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    On September 14, 2023, members of the community came together for the annual Brewton-Parker College (BPC) President’s Gala. This year’s special guest was former Head Coach for Clemson University’s football team, Tommy Bowden. The funds raised during this event will help fund the

    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 23 September 2023 | 13:44
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  • VPD Makes Arrest in Auto Thefts and Entering Autos

    VPD Car Thief

    Vidalia police have made an arrest  of a suspect believed to have been responsible for recent vehicle thefts and entering automobiles in the city.

    Early last Tuesday morning, police arrested Joseph Robberson Williams, age 34, of Vidalia in connection with the crimes. Williams had active warrants

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 22 September 2023 | 15:01
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  • Toombs Central Elementary School Makes the Grade

    Knowing the fundamental importance of early literacy and students’ ability to read proficiently by third grade, the Georgia Department of Education is recognizing schools with exceptional achievement or growth in third grade reading as 2022-2023 Literacy Leaders.

    The Toombs County School System is

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 22 September 2023 | 11:38
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  • Area Police Blotter

    Vidalia Police Department reports the following arrests.

    Mills, Briddarious - Vidalia - Simple obstruction/possession of a firearm by a felon/possession of a firearm during commission of a crime/possession of controlled substance/theft by receiving stolen property

    Williams, Joseph - Vidalia -

    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 22 September 2023 | 08:33
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  • United Way Kicks Off 2024 Fundraising Campaign

    United Way

    Natasha Goss and Angela Lane, 2024 United Way Co-chairs

    Ohana means family in Hawaiian, and it’s also the theme for this year’s United Way of Toombs, Montgomery, and Wheeler Counties fundraising campaign.

    The 2024 campaign kicked off Thursday with Natasha Goss and Angela Lane as co-chairs.


    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 21 September 2023 | 15:56
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  • Laurens County Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography

    A Laurens County man has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to possession of sexually explicit images of children.

    Christopher Scott Andrews, 41, of East Dublin, Ga., was sentenced to 96 months in prison after previously pleading guilty to Possession of Child Pornography, said Jill E.

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 21 September 2023 | 11:10
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  • Welch to Serve on MoCo Board of Elections and Registration


    On Wednesday, September 20, 2023, Probate Judge Rubie Nell Sanders administered the oath of office to incoming Montgomery County Board of Elections and Registration member, James Welch.  Welch was appointed by the Board of Commissioners to fill the unexpired term of the late  Erica Russell. 

    Welch is

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 20 September 2023 | 13:29
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  • Toombs County Deputy Unable to Avoid Crash; Other Driver Critical

    A Lyons woman remains in critical condition in a Florida hospital after her vehicle collided with a Toombs County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle Sunday night.

    Deputy Chase Barr was enroute to a call of a reckless driver who was alleged to have committed aggravated assault and reportedly had the

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 19 September 2023 | 15:00
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  • Clanton Named New Montgomery State Prison Warden

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    The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) Commissioner Tyrone Oliver announced the promotion of Roderick Clanton to Warden at Montgomery State Prison (SP), effective October 1, 2023. As Warden, Clanton will be responsible for overseeing staff and supervising 396 medium security male offenders.


    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 18 September 2023 | 10:48
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  • Alexander Brothers Heating & Air High School Scoreboard


    High School Scoreboard – Sept. 22nd


    Class AA

    29 Vidalia "Indians" @ Windsor Forest "Knights" 6 F

    35 Toombs Co. "Bulldogs" @ Tattnall Co. "Battle Creek Warriors" 0 F

    56 Pierce Co. "Bears" @ Brantley Co. "Herons" 6 F

    Appling Co. - Off


    Class A - Division II

    7 Montgomery Co. “Eagles” @ Treutlen

    Sportsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 22 September 2023 | 11:35
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  • Indians Win the Bulldog Invitational

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    The VHS Indians Cross Country teams hit the trail at the Toombs County Bulldog Invitational and came away big.The boys had 6 medalists and came away with the team victory while the girls had 2 medalists.

    Andrew Hodges led the pack with a 2nd place finish while Jude Owen was just behind him

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 22 September 2023 | 09:06
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  • BPC Women’s Volley Drops Home Match Against Claflin

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    MOUNT VERNON, Ga. – Brewton-Parker Women’s Volleyball hosted Claflin (S.C.) on Thursday night to continue non-conference action.

    The Lady Barons (3-6) dropped the match to the Panthers (4-2) in a four-set defeat in Gillis Gymnasium.

    “Disappointed in tonight’s result, but there were positives to

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 22 September 2023 | 08:17
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  • Lady Dawgs’ Resiliency Seals 5-4 Region Victory Against Pierce County

    9 22 23 Toombs County SB

    In a thrilling region clash, the Lady Dawgs edged out Pierce County with a narrow 5-4 region victory. Spearheading the offense, Casey Cantwell showcased her skill with three singles and a sacrifice bunt. Natalie Quintero contributed a single, reached base on an error, and took a walk. Shay

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 22 September 2023 | 08:14
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  • Vikings End Losing Streak In Win Over Eagles

    The Treutlen Vikings took down the Montgomery County Eagles on Thursday night at Bobby Driggers Stadium by a score of 38 – 7, ending a 19-game losing streak.  The win also ended a 7-game win streak by the Eagles in the series.

    The Vikings got on the board first when senior running back Angelo

    Sportsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 22 September 2023 | 07:57
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  • Lady Netdawgs Sweep Tuesday Matches Over New Hampstead and Jenkins

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    On Tuesday evening, the Lady NetDawgs showcased a dominant performance, with both JV and Varsity teams sealing victories in all their matches.

    The JV squad defeated New Hampstead in straight sets, with scores of 25-19 and 25-17. Standouts included Elida Cruz, Alivia Patrick, Emma Wright, and

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 21 September 2023 | 13:12
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  • Brewton-Parker Athletics: Men’s Soccer Dropped by No. 2-Ranked Roadrunners

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    DALTON, Ga. – Brewton-Parker Men’s Soccer traveled north to Dalton, Ga. to resume Southern States Athletic Conference play with a challenging contest at Dalton State on Wednesday night.

    The Barons (1-6, 0-2 SSAC) were dropped by the No. 2-ranked Roadrunners (4-0-3, 1-0-1 SSAC) in a tough 8-0 loss after a

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 21 September 2023 | 09:05
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  • Lady Barons Defeated by Roadrunners

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    DALTON, Ga. – The Brewton-Parker Women’s Soccer team traveled to Dalton, Ga. to face Dalton State on Thursday night.

    The Lady Barons (0-3-1, 0-1 SSAC) lost to the Roadrunners (4-2-1, 1-1 SSAC) by a score of 5-0.

    How It Happened | First Half

    The Lady Barons went down early, conceding two goals in

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 21 September 2023 | 09:05
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  • Sports & Scores This Week (9-18-23)

    September 18-- Here are the latest sports schedules and scores for the week. 

    Monday, September 18

    Baseball: Phillies 7, Braves 1

    Softball: Toombs County 10, Screven County 4 

    Windsor Academy 7, RTCA 3

    Volleyball: Vidalia 2, Brantley County 1 

    Toombs County 3, Tattnall County 0 

    Tuesday, September 19

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 21 September 2023 | 08:19
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Community Calendar

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  • Mr. Kenny E. Moncus, Calhoun

    Kenny Moncus Mr. Kenny E. Moncus, age 64, of Calhoun, died Thursday, September 21, 2023, at his home, following an extended illness.  He was born August 23, 1959, in Vidalia, to the late Eugene Carlton Moncus and Lola Mae O’Quinn Moncus.  He was a 1977 graduate of Robert Toombs Christian Academy in Lyons.  He...
    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 23 September 2023 | 13:47
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  • Mrs. Martha Newton, Glenwood

    obit Newton Mrs. Martha Horne Newton, age 71, of Glenwood, died Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at the Community Hospice House in Vidalia after an extended illness.  She was a native of Montgomery County, grew up in Mt. Vernon and lived in Glenwood most of her life.  She was a 1981 graduate of Regents Nursing...
    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 21 September 2023 | 13:22
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  • Ava Kate (Cake) Barsoum

    Ava Kate Barsoum On Saturday September 9, 2023 our precious Ava Kate (Cake) Barsoum was taken to be with Jesus. Ava was born on January 14th, 2021 to Samer and Jennifer Pittman Barsoum of Agoura Hills, CA. She was a beautiful, spunky, bundle of joy. Mommie’s baby girl and Daddy’s little Angel. She loved singing and...
    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 21 September 2023 | 07:37
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  • Mrs. Frances Savage Sharpe, Lyons

    Frances Sharpe Mrs. Frances Savage Sharpe, age 88, of Lyons, died Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at her home after an extended illness.  She was a native of Elberta, Alabama, briefly living in Eastman and Savannah before moving to Lyons in the mid 1940s.  She was a 1953 graduate of Lyons High School.  She began a...
    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 21 September 2023 | 07:34
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  • Mrs Aileen Nobles, Vidalia

    obit Nobles Mrs. Aileen Nobles, age 98, of Vidalia, died Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at her home after a brief illness.  She was born July 7, 1925, to the late James Albert Poole and Etta Jane Christie Poole in Cornelius, North Carolina.  She graduated high school in Cornelius and attended business school.  She and...
    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 20 September 2023 | 12:38
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  • Mrs. Eula Rigdon, Vidalia

    obit shaw Mrs. Eula James Shaw Rigdon, age 98, of Vidalia, died Sunday, September 17, 2023, at her home, following an extended illness.  She was a native of the Johnson Corner Community and lived in Vidalia most of her life.  She was a sales clerk at TG&Y in Vidalia for many years, worked with her husband at...
    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 18 September 2023 | 12:15
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  • Mr. Shelley McCumbers

    McCumbersPIC 1mR. Mr. Shelley McCumbers, age 81, beloved husband of Carol Sue Gillis McCumbers of the Rackettown Community of Lyons passed away at their home on Saturday, September 16, 2023. Born in Toombs County, he was one of six children born to the late Bertis Lee and Nellie Rose McCumbers.  As a child, the...
    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 18 September 2023 | 09:25
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  • Mr. Victor Pirie

    Victor 'Vic' Pirie, 66, of Live Oak, FL passed away on September 7, 2023.  Vic was born in Junction City, Kansas to the late George and Jeanette Willis Crawford.  Vic loved tinkering and was always great with technology.  He enjoyed anything related to guns and ammunition. He is survived by his son:...
    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 18 September 2023 | 09:19
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  • Mr. Tommy Lee “Pedro” Faircloth, Jr., Vidalia

    Tommy Lee Faircloth Mr. Tommy Lee “Pedro” Faircloth, Jr., age 44, of Vidalia, died Thursday, September 7, 2023.  He was a lifelong resident of Toombs County, living in Vidalia most of his life.  He worked as an automotive mechanic with his father at T&T Taxi and at Mann’s Performance, as well as working at County Seat...
    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 16 September 2023 | 08:13
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Church Calendar

  • October 14--Prayer & Worship Service in Vidalia

    October 14--You're invited to a Prayer & Worship Service, October 14th from 10:00 to 2:00 at Southeastern Technical College, 3001 East 1st Street in Vidalia. "A God-centered time to come together to worship Him through Prayer & Praise, in Spirit & Truth, for the Saved and Unsaved." No preaching, teaching or offering. Dress casual.
    Church Event | Jim Perry | 18 September 2023 | 09:47
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  • October 14--Fellowship and Pastor's Installation in Mt. Vernon

     Fellowship Installation   October 14--Mt. Vernon Pentecostal Church, 1802 North Railroad Avenue, invites you to their Fellowship Meeting & Installation Service for Rev. matthew & Sister Sheena Lamb and Bishop Ray & sister Christy Wood, Saturday October 14th at 5:00.
    Church Event | Jim Perry | 17 September 2023 | 09:52
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  • October 1--Join the Toombs County Life Chain

    October 1--Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Highway 292 across from Walmart in Vidalia, wants you to join their Toombs County Life Chain to stand in silent witness to the sanctity of all human life, Sunday October 1st from 2:00 to 3:00. At 1:30 you can pick up your signs and receive instructions.
    Church Event | Jim Perry | 12 September 2023 | 12:28
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  • September 28--Women's Luncheon in Vidalia

    Women's Luncheon   September 28--First Baptist Church of Vidalia invites you to their Engage Women’s Luncheon hosted by Woven (FBCV Women), Thursday September 28th from 12:00 to 1:00 in the Student Center with special speaker Natalie Beall. Sign up for the $5 lunch by September 24th or bring your own. Sign up on the First Baptist Church App or at the Church Office. Or call 912-537-4196. Seating limited.
    Church Event | Jim Perry | 12 September 2023 | 09:39
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  • September 24--First Pastoral Anniversary in Vidalia

    September 24--Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 515 Jenkins Street in Vidalia, needs you help to Honor Pastor Frank Williams on his First Pastoral Anniversary, Sunday September 24th at 2:00 with speaker Dr. Carl Wardlaw Jr. of First African Baptist Church in Vidalia.
    Church Event | Jim Perry | 12 September 2023 | 08:58
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  • September 24--Homecoming in Soperton

    September 24--Zaidee Advent Christian Church, five miles east of Soperton on Old Louisville Road off Highway 46, invite you to their Homecoming, Sunday September 24th at 11:00 with speaker Brother Dylan Braddy. Lunch follows in the social hall. Singing with "The Hudsons" in the afternoon.
    Church Event | Jim Perry | 11 September 2023 | 12:13
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  • September 24--Homecoming in Vidalia

    September 24--South Thompson Baptist Church, 225 South Thompson Road in Vidalia, would like you to come to their Homecoming, September 24th at 10:00 with morning message from Brother Greg Riner and singing by the Melvin Kramer Family. A covered dish meal follows.
    Church Event | Jim Perry | 05 September 2023 | 08:37
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    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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