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  • Area Police Blotter

    Vidalia Police Department reports the following arrests.

    Girtman, Lisa Ann - Reidsville - Theft by shoplifting

    Brown, D'atra - Lyons - Criminal trespass

    Kirvin, Steven - Vidalia - Theft by shoplifting

    Hurston, Terrell Darquise – Reidsville – Reckless driving/cruelty to children (2 counts)


    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 30 March 2023 | 07:42
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  • Today's Top Stories - March 30

    Two U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopters crashed during a training incident on Wednesday night in Trigg County, Kentucky, officials said in a statement. The Black Hawk helicopters from the 101st Airborne Division were on a "routine training mission" when they crashed at about 10 p.m. local

    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 30 March 2023 | 06:45
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  • Toombs County Man Charged With Crimes Against Children

    The Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit has arrested a Toombs County man and charged him with one count of Sexual Exploitation of Children.

    According to the GBI, an investigation of Joseph Lewis Prater’s online activities began after receiving a

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 29 March 2023 | 14:55
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  • Search On For Wanted Man





    The Toombs County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's help in locating Ricky Lee Burkett Sr., (61) of Lyons/Vidalia area.

    Burkett has an outstanding felony warrant related to a

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 29 March 2023 | 14:54
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  • VHS FCCLA is Golden at State

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    The Vidalia High School FCCLA attended the State Leadership Conference in Athens, March 23-25th, and left with Denver, Colorado, on their minds. The VHS chapter competed in 4 events and walked away with 4 gold medals, which will send five students to National Conference in Colorado's Capitol City

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 29 March 2023 | 09:20
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  • Mosley Indicted in Death of Local Doctor

    Gregory Mosley


    The man accused in the May 2020 death of Dr. Nancy Shaw was officially indicted by a Toombs County Grand Jury last week. Gregory Van Mosley is facing charges now of Involuntary Manslaughter in the beloved doctor’s death.

    Evidence presented to the Grand Jurors convinced the panel

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 28 March 2023 | 14:59
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  • VHS Finishes 2nd at GHSA Sate Literary Competition

    Alan Johnson Margaret Pournelle and Dottie McDaniel

    2nd Place Group Pic 002

    Fresh off their 10th straight Region Championship, the Vidalia High School Literary Team traveled to Milledgeville Saturday for the GHSA AA State Literary Meet, finishing second by just 7 points behind ACE Charter. The second-place finish was the highest in the school's history since the 1973 team

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 28 March 2023 | 11:12
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  • Seabury Receives Debra Brantley Award


    (L to R): Sarah Craft, Special Education Academic Coach; Katrina Blount-Woodard, Director of Student Services; Leslie Seabury, Debra Brantley Award Recipient; and Dr. Sandy Reid, Vidalia City Schools Assistant Superintendent

    All teachers are special, but some take the adjective to a whole new

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 28 March 2023 | 00:00
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  • From The House: Week 11

    Leesa Hagan

    By Rep. Leesa Hagan

    Last Monday, March 20, the Georgia House of Representatives reconvened under the Gold

    Dome for our last full week of the 2023 legislative session. Soon we will reach Legislative Day 40, also known as “Sine Die.” It may seem like out official business would wind down in these final

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 27 March 2023 | 09:14
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  • Indians Fall To Bears On the Road

    The Vidalia Indians finally got to play Game 1 of their region series with the Pierce County Bears on Wednesday night March 28 after two consecutive rain outs.  The Bears took the game by a 5-2 score leaving the Indians with a 11-8-1 record and 5-2 region record.  The Indians garnered only three

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 30 March 2023 | 07:59
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  • Indians Take 3rd in Valdosta!

    3 28 23 VHS Track Valdosta

    In a field of 27 teams and what Head Coach Mandy Godbee described as “the best competition we have faced and the largest meet in which have competed,” the Vidalia Boys Track team placed 3rd in this weekend’s Harmon Invitational in Valdosta. The Lady Indians tied for 10th place.

    The Indians’ 76.50 point

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 28 March 2023 | 08:00
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  • Toombs County Track and Field Competes Well at Jeff Davis

    3 27 23 Toombs Track

    On Thursday, March 23, 2023, the Toombs County High School track and field competed in its second meet at Jeff Davis High School. There were six teams that competed including the Bulldogs. Teams included Jeff Davis (host), as well as Bacon County, Brantley County, Dublin, and Telfair County


    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 27 March 2023 | 09:15
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  • Bulldog Baseball Falls to Appling County 9-0 in Game 3 of Region Series

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    On Friday afternoon, the Toombs County Bulldog Baseball team fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 9-0 loss to Appling County. This loss put the Bulldogs region record at 4-2.

    In the game, the Pirates would take the lead early on an error in the second inning and never look back. The

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 27 March 2023 | 09:12
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  • Vidalia Sweeps Tattnall County

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    The Vidalia Indians swept the Tattnall County Warriors winning Game 3 of the region series by a 12-1 score in five innings.  The run rule win pushed the Indians season record to 11-7-1 and their region record to a 5-1 mark.  The Indians continue region play next week with a three game series against

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 27 March 2023 | 09:07
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  • Sports & Scores This Week (3-27-23)

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

    Monday, March 27

    Baseball: Memorial Day at RTCA 4:00pm (News Talk WVOP-FM 105.3) (Postponed)

    Vidalia at Pierce County 6:00pm (WTCQ-FM, 97.7, Classic Hits, 98Q) (Postponed)

    Jeff Davis at Toombs County 5:45pm (Postponed)

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 27 March 2023 | 08:42
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  • Bulldog Baseball Defeats Appling County 3-2 in 12 Innings to Even Series

    On Thursday, the Toombs County Bulldog Baseball team seized a victory in dramatic walk-off fashion, to defeat the Appling County Pirates in the bottom of the 12th inning.

    In the bottom half of the 12th, Trayvone Harris led off with a single. This was followed by a double by Brantley Upshaw.

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 24 March 2023 | 15:10
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  • Indians Hang On To Beat Tattnall

    The Vidalia Indians travelled to Tattnall County on Thursday night March 23 for Game 2 of their three game region series with the Warriors.  The Indians did not play their best but they were able to outlast the Warriors taking a 10-8 win.  The Indians now sport a 10-7-1 record with a 4-1 region

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 24 March 2023 | 08:08
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  • Toombs County Soccer Sweep Herons on Senior Night

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    On Tuesday, March 21, the Soccer Dogs played host to Brantley County in a region matchup. The girls started the night off with an 8-0 win. Anyadi Colmenares scored 7 goals, and Estrella Barbosa added the other.

    The boys won their contest 9-1, with Yovanny Zamorano scoring 4, Osvaldo Tinoco and

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 24 March 2023 | 08:07
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Community Calendar

  • Retired Educators to Meet

    The Toombs County Retired Educators Association will meet Thursday, April 6, 2023, at10:30 a.m. in Grace Community Presbyterian Church in Lyons.

    The program will include discussions on Memorial Service 2022 -2023, and the installation of 2023-2025 officers.

    Community Event | Kathy Hilt | 28 March 2023 | 11:03
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  • New Golf Course Ground Breaking

    Ribbon Cutting Golf Course

    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 28 March 2023 | 08:20
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  • Sweeten Your Ride

    Sweeten Your Ride

    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 27 March 2023 | 14:11
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  • STC Employment Fairs

    STC Fair

    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 21 March 2023 | 15:24
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  • Let Your Voice Be Heard

    Spring Parent Survey 2023 Facebook 2

    Community Event | Kathy Hilt | 21 March 2023 | 09:06
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  • Electronics Recycling Event

    Electronics Recycling Event

    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 17 March 2023 | 10:36
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  • Logo Design Contest for Students

    **** All students of Toombs & surrounding counties! ****

    Calling out to all pet-loving, creative minds in grades 6-12!

    Donna Beall, owner of “The Teacher’s Paws,” a soon-to-be-open pet boarding / dog training and enrichment center in Vidalia, is looking for original logo art to serve as the “face” of

    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 16 March 2023 | 08:22
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  • Upcoming Southeast Georgia Soap Box Derby Events

    Super Kids racers 1 2

    Run What You Brung

    SBD Racers 1

    Community Event | Kathy Hilt | 15 March 2023 | 09:00
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  • It's a Spring Break Party!

    Spring Break Party Flyer

    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 14 March 2023 | 11:21
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  • Mrs. Althea Joan “Jodie” Brandow Walters, Uvalda

    Althea Jody Walters Mrs. Althea Joan “Jodie” Brandow Walters, 83, of Uvalda, died Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at her residence under the care of Southern Care Regency Hospice after an extended illness. She was born in Baldwin Lake, Michigan. She was a self employed massage therapist and was of the Buddist faith. In her...
    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 30 March 2023 | 09:06
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  • Mrs. Eudean Thompson, Lyons

    Eudean Thompson Mrs. Eudean Thompson, age 82, of Lyons, died March 28, 2023, at the Community Hospice House in Vidalia, after a brief illness. She was a lifelong resident of Lyons and a 1959 graduate of Lyons Senior High School. She retired from Stanley-Blacker Incorporated after thirty-seven years of service and...
    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 30 March 2023 | 06:43
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  • Mr. Jay Thomas Johnson

    Jay Johnson 002 Memorial services for Mr. Jay Thomas Johnson will be held Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Word of Hope Outreach in East Dublin, GA.  Reverend Jimmy Brown will officiate.  Mr. Johnson died Monday, March 27, 2023. Mr. Johnson, 49, was born in Gainesville, GA on February 3, 1974 to Ronnie &...
    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 30 March 2023 | 06:41
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  • Mr. Mack Wiggins, Kibbee Community

    Mack Wiggins Mr. Mack Wiggins, age 80, of the Kibbee Community, died Monday, March 27, 2023, at Memorial Health in Savannah following a brief illness.  He was born September 17, 1942 in Cedar Crossing to the late Wardie Daniel Wiggins and Lucile NeeSmith Wiggins.  He was a 1960 graduate of Toombs Central School and...
    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 29 March 2023 | 06:42
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  • Mr. Aaron Powell

    Aaron Powell Funeral services for Mr. Aaron Powell will be held Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at 2:00 PM at Union Baptist Church in the Minter Community of Laurens County.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Reverend Mike Mertz and Reverend Baron Powell will officiate.  Mr. Powell died Sunday, March 26, 2023 at...
    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 27 March 2023 | 15:09
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  • Mr. Benjamin Mason

    Mason Obit Mr. Benjamin “Ben” Franklin Mason, age 88, of Lyons, died Thursday, March 23, 2023, at The Landings of Douglas after an extended illness. He was a native of Toombs County, living most of his life in Lyons. Mr. Mason was a self employed plaster specialist and served in the United States Army during...
    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 24 March 2023 | 10:15
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  • Mr. James B. Meeks Jr. (Junior), Soperton

    MeeksJuniorPIC 002 Mr. James B. Meeks Jr. (Junior), age 95, beloved husband of Ruby Nell Peebles Meeks of Soperton passed away on Wednesday afternoon, March 22, 2023 at Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin, Georgia. Born in Treutlen County, he was the son of the late James Bryant Meeks Sr. and Mildred Lawrence Meeks and...
    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 23 March 2023 | 14:07
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  • Ms. Norma Dixon, Tattnall County

    Norma Dixon Ms. Norma Dixon, age 76, of Tattnall County and formerly of Toombs County, died Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at The Griffin House Assisted Living in Claxton following a brief illness.  She was born and grew up in Wilkesboro, Pennsylvania, and earned a Bachelor’s degree from Georgia College of...
    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 23 March 2023 | 06:32
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  • Mr. Wayne T. Horton, Vidalia

    Wayne Horton Mr. Wayne T. Horton, age 83, of Vidalia, died Monday, March 20, 2023, at the Community Hospice House in Vidalia after an extended illness.  He was a native of St. Simons Island and moved to Adrian in 1951.  He was a 1957 graduate of Adrian High School, attended Mt. Berry College, and later earned a...
    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 21 March 2023 | 15:52
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Church Calendar

  • April 7-9--Easter Events in Uvalda

    Easter Events April 7-9--Cedar Crossing Baptist Church, 2926 Cedar Crossing Road in Uvalda, invites you to some Special Events. Last Supper, Friday April 7th at 7:00. Arrest & Trial of Jesus, Saturday April 8th at 6:00. Crucifixion & Resurrection of Jesus, Sunday April 9th at 6:00. Pastor, Reece Mincey.
    Church Event | Jim Perry | 27 March 2023 | 12:20
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  • April 2--Holy Week Cantata in Lyons

    Holy Week Cantata April 2--The Choir of Lyons First United Methodist Church, 126 E. Wesley Avenue, invites the public to their Holy Week Cantata "JOURNEY TO THE CROSS", Palm Sunday April 2nd at 5:00.
    Church Event | Jim Perry | 27 March 2023 | 12:08
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  • April 2-9--Palm Sunday and more in Vidalia

    April 2-9--The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 1512 Meadows Lane in Vidalia, would like you to join them for Easter Events. "Palm Sunday" April 2nd, Liturgy of the Palms. "Stations of the Cross" Monday April 3rd through Wednesday April 5th of Holy Week with the Church open from 9:00 to 6:00. "Maundy Thursday" Evening Services April 6th at 5:30 with Maundy Thursday portrayal of the Last Supper with Holy Communion and Agape Feast. "Good Friday" Services, April 7th at 12:00 & 6:00 for Good Friday Liturgy. "Easter Sunday" April 9th 8:00 & 10:30 with Holy Eucharist Rite II Flowering of the Cross. Also, there will be an "Easter Egg Hunt" and reception after.
    Church Event | Jim Perry | 22 March 2023 | 12:29
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  • April 10-12--Revival in Mt. Vernon

    April 10-12--Revival in Mt. Vernon April 10-12--Better Together Christian Community Church, 202 West Church Street in Mt. Vernon, invites you to their 3 Night Revival Event, April 10th through April 12th at 7:00 each night with Rev. Arthur Gordon. Pastor Craig B. Snead Sr.
    Church Event | Jim Perry | 22 March 2023 | 12:11
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  • Special Note--Prayer Services in Mt. Vernon

    Anglican Evening Prayer   Special Note: You're invited to their Anglican Evening Prayer Services each Sunday at 6:00.
    Church Event | Jim Perry | 16 March 2023 | 12:32
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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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