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  • Area Police Blotter

    Vidalia Police Department reports the following arrests:

    Smith, Samontray – Vidalia – Simple Obstruction; Disorderly Conduct; Terroristic Threats.

    Collins, Michael – Collins – Theft by Shoplifting.

    Toombs County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

    Anderson, Dorothy – Lyons – Texting

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 16 April 2024 | 10:34
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  • Today's Top Stories From ABC News - April 16th

    The first day of jury selection in the first criminal trial of a former US President ended with no jurors selected. Many potential jurors were excused when they said they could not be unbiased..in the hush money case against Donald Trump.  At the end of the court day, Judge Juan Merchan

    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 16 April 2024 | 07:20
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  • Two More Arrested in Ongoing Murder Investigation; Another Case Begins

    The Vidalia Police Department had a busy weekend, making more arrests in the March 16 murder of a 23-year-old man and a pregnant 18-year-old woman, both from Soperton.

    On Saturday, Vidalia Chief of Police James Jermon announced the arrests of Michael Anthony, Jr., 19, of Lyons, and Fitzroy Anthony

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 15 April 2024 | 14:45
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  • Concert Line–Up Change For The 47th Annual Vidalia Onion Festival

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    The Vidalia Onion Festival Committee has received news from Austin Snell that he will not be able to perform at the Vidalia Onion Festival on Friday, April 26, due to health reasons. From Austin, “I’ve been battling for over a year a health issue that needs to be addressed medically.

    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 15 April 2024 | 12:53
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  • GBI Investigating McRae-Helena Shooting Death


    McRae-Helena, GA (April 11, 2024)– At the request of the McRae-Helena Police Department, GBI agents are investigating the death of Montez Edronz McMillian, age 33, of McRae-Helena, GA.  

    The preliminary investigation indicates at about 1:20 a.m.,

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 12 April 2024 | 10:53
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  • Emanuel County Woman Convicted of 2022 Twin City Murder

    An Emanual County jury returned a guilty plea Wednesday against a woman charged with the 2022 felony murder in Twin City.

    Middle Judicial Circuit District Attorney Tripp Fitzner said Peggy Milton was convicted of Nichols Hall. Hall died from a single gunshot wound.

    Judge Bobby Reeves sentenced

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 11 April 2024 | 09:51
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  • Missing Mother Facing Extradition

    The Lyons mother who took her seven-year-old daughter to Puerto Rico without authorization may soon be heading back to Toombs County to face her charges.

    Lyons Chief of Police Wesley Walker said Wendy Salter, who was taken into custody in by Puerto Rican authorities last Saturday and is scheduled

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 10 April 2024 | 14:57
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  • VPD Continues to Grow and Serve


    (L to R): Sgt. SanAntonio Wilcher; Terri Graffagnino, Communications Unit; Police Chief James Jermon; Ofc. Dre Mayweather, Ofc. Barbara Deen; and Ofc. Robert Wickstrom

    The Vidalia Chief of Police introduced three newly sworn patrol officers to the public Monday night at the April meeting of the

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 09 April 2024 | 17:09
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  • Area Police Blotter

    Vidalia Police Department reports the following arrests:

    Knowles, Antonio – Vidalia – Battery.

    Akins, Devon – Lyons – Giving False Information.

    Escalante, Jiimel – Vidalia – Simple Obstruction; Possession of Marijuana; Warrant Served (Toombs County).

    Corouthers, Shandrika – Vidalia – Possession of

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 09 April 2024 | 13:53
    4098 hit(s) |


  • Toombs Co Track and Field Competes in Last Home Event Before Shifting Focus to Region

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    Last week TCHS Track and Field teams competed in their last home meet of the season.
    Teams Participating in the meet included; cross town rivals Vidalia, Wheeler County High School and Portal High School from Bulloch County. The final meet followed a bit different format than your usual high

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 16 April 2024 | 09:48
    57 hit(s) |
  • Indians End Season With Loss to Herons

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    Vidalia would struggle at the plate and drop the final game of the season on the road 2-0 to Brantley Co.  

    The Indians would only have four hits on the night with two of them coming from the bat of Ian Moye who was 2-3 on the night.  

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    Jackson Berry would pitch well on the night in a losing effort.  The

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 16 April 2024 | 09:35
    92 hit(s) |
  • RTCA Lady Crusaders Soccer

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    The RTCA Lady Crusaders graduated 10 seniors last year and have been working hard on and off the pitch to develop a young team this season. With many close contests and a competitive schedule the Lady Crusaders have worked hard to fight for a spot in the post season playoffs. RTCA clinched that

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 16 April 2024 | 08:29
    56 hit(s) |
  • Brewton-Parker Athletics: Softball Sweeps Skyhawks on Senior Day

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    MOUNT VERNON, Ga. – Saturday was a day full of celebration for the Brewton-Parker Softball program as the Lady Barons (25-15, 12-10 SSAC) hosted Point (Ga.) for an SSAC Senior Day doubleheader in Mount Vernon.

    Brewton-Parker took care of the Skyhawks (7-32, 1-21 SSAC) in a pair of 3-2 on Saturday

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 16 April 2024 | 08:22
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  • Toombs County Bulldogs Esports Make History with Four Teams Advancing to GHSA State Playoffs

    4 15 24 Toombs County E Sports

    The Bulldogs Esports program has secured a remarkable feat, advancing four teams to the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) State Playoffs in the same season for the first time.

    The first Splatoon 3 team, captained by senior Christian Castro, boasts an impressive regular-season record of 7-1

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 15 April 2024 | 09:40
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  • Senior Night Sweep: Toombs County Soccer Celebrates Wins vs Bradwell

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    Thursday evening’s Senior Night was truly one for the books the the Toombs County Soccer teams! The girls’ team dominated Bradwell Institute with a resounding 7-2 victory. Leading the charge was Emma Wright, who skillfully netted a hat trick. Emerson Powell contributed significantly with two

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 15 April 2024 | 09:33
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  • Lady Indian Track Team Wins in West Laurens

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    The Indians traveled to West Laurens High School to face off with some stiff competition.  The ladies persevered through strong winds to come home with the win as a team.  The ladies fought through the conditions to tally up 15o points over Jeff Davis' 144 points.  The ladies brought home three

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 15 April 2024 | 09:29
    151 hit(s) |
  • Brewton-Parker Drops Series Finale Against No. 13 Wolf Pack

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    MOUNT VERNON, Ga. – Brewton-Parker Baseball dropped game three of the SSAC Series of the Week against No. 13 Loyola (La.) on Saturday afternoon.

    The Barons (17-23, 9-16 SSAC) fell 6-5 to the Wolf Pack (31-11, 16-8 SSAC).

    How It Happened

    In the top of the first, Loyola picked up a hit and scored an

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 15 April 2024 | 09:20
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  • Crusaders win DH, sweep region series

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    Banks Hopkins came on in relief of Gage Brantley in the bottom of the 4th with the game tied at 4 and picked up his first Varsity win of the season. Banks gave 4 hits over 4 innings, including 1 earned run, and the Crusaders' offense came alive late, giving the
    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 15 April 2024 | 09:10
    89 hit(s) |

Community Calendar


  • Mr. Kevin Silvers, Vidalia

    obit Silvers Mr. Kevin Martin Silvers, age 66, of Vidalia, died Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at his residence after a brief illness. He was born in Florida and lived most of his life in Middletown, New Jersey before moving to Vidalia twelve years ago. Kevin worked as a cook with J & B’s Steakhouse in Vidalia and...
    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 16 April 2024 | 12:49
    9 hit(s) |
  • Mrs. Beth Vanderford

    obit Vanderford Mrs. Beth A. Smith Vanderford, age 89, of Fredericksburg, Virginia, died Thursday, April 11, 2024, at The Oaks Bethany in Vidalia after an extended illness.  She was a native of Toombs County, a graduate of Toombs Central School and lived most of her life in Augusta until moving to Fredericksburg,...
    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 15 April 2024 | 15:26
    268 hit(s) |
  • Mrs. Ruth Rockett, Lyons

    obit Rocket Mrs. Ruth Koehler Rockett, age 87, of Lyons, died Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at Piedmont Healthcare in Athens.  She was born September 20, 1936, in Ceylon, Minnesota to the late Meta Elizabeth Nolte Koehler and Louis Carl Christian Koehler. She was a 1954 graduate of Fairmont High School in Fairmont,...
    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 15 April 2024 | 12:49
    327 hit(s) |
  • Miss Jaelynn Marie Johnson, Soperton

    Jaelynn Marie Johnson 002 Miss Jaelynn Marie Johnson of Soperton went to Heaven to be with Jesus on Thursday, April 11, 2024. Jaelynn was born in Gainesville, FL on October 11, 2015 and was a second-grade student at Treutlen Elementary School and Heartland Academy. She loved her school teachers and fishing with her family...
    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 13 April 2024 | 17:41
    1198 hit(s) |
  • Mrs. Bertha Sue McDaniel Meeks, Soperton

    Sue Meeks 1 Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha Sue McDaniel Meeks of Soperton will be held, Monday April 15, 2024 at 11:00 AM at Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Treutlen County. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Reverend Jimmy Dupree will officiate. Mrs. Meeks died Friday, April 12, 2024 Mrs. Meeks, 81,...
    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 13 April 2024 | 09:26
    672 hit(s) |
  • Mrs. Clara Lewis, Vidalia

    Obit Lewis Mrs. Clara Faye Harrison Lewis, age 83, of Vidalia, died peacefully at her residence with her family by her side on Thursday, April 11, 2024, under the care of Community Hospice.  She was a native of Toombs County and a 1959 graduate of Toombs Central School.  She worked at Brunswick Manufacturing, and then...
    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 12 April 2024 | 15:30
    443 hit(s) |
  • Mr. Ian "E" McRee, Ludowici

    obit McRee Mr. Ian “E” Patrick John McRee, age 36, of Ludowici, passed away Monday, April 8, 2024, in a house fire attempting to save his animals. He was a native of Jacksonville, Florida and lived most of his life in Jacksonville. He graduated from Eagles View Academy in Jacksonville. “E” served in the United...
    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 11 April 2024 | 15:23
    1175 hit(s) |
  • Mr. Timothy "Timmy" Holbrook

    obit Holbrook Mr. Timothy “Timmy” Holbrook, age 34, of Montgomery County, died Monday, April 8, 2024.  He was a native of Uvalda and lived there and in Alston all his life.  He was a 2007 graduate of Montgomery County High School, and he attended East Georgia College in Swainsboro.  Timmy enjoyed music, drawing,...
    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 11 April 2024 | 13:50
    998 hit(s) |
  • Mrs. Lucy Coleman

    obit Coleman Mrs. Lucy Sikes Coleman, age 83, of the Ponderosa Community, died Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at Memorial Health in Savannah from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Toombs County on Sunday.  She was a native of Tattnall County, living most of her life in Toombs County and at Ponderosa since...
    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 11 April 2024 | 09:08
    451 hit(s) |

Church Calendar

  • April 22-24--Spring Revival in Vidalia

    Spring Revival   April 22-24--First African Missionary Baptist Church, 206 Martin Luther King Jr Avenue in Vidalia, would like you to come to their Annual Spring Revival, April 22nd through April 24th at 7:30 each night with guest revivalist Reverend Arthur Gordon of Bethel Baptist Church in Macon and Jordan Stream Baptist Church in Toombsboro. Pastor, Dr. Carl Wardlaw Jr
    Church Event | Jim Perry | 16 April 2024 | 09:50
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  • April 21--Benefit Gospel Concert with Heartfelt Quartet

    Benefit Gospel Concert   April 21--Edmond Chapel Church of God, 2380 Highway 56 East in Lyons, would like you to come to their Benefit Gospel Sing for Jennifer Amanda Toole, April 21 at 6:00 featuring Heartfelt Quartet.
    Church Event | Jim Perry | 15 April 2024 | 11:56
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  • May 4--The Barber Family in Vidalia

    Barber Family   May 4--Cornerstone Pentecostal Church, 377 South Thompson Road in Vidalia, would like you to join them for A Night of Worship with The Barber Family, Saturday May 4th at 6:00.
    Church Event | Jim Perry | 09 April 2024 | 11:59
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  • April 25--April Engage Luncheon in Vidalia

    Engage April   April 25--The Woven Women’s Ministry of First Baptist Church of Vidalia invites you to their monthly Engage Luncheon, Thursday April 25th at Noon on “The Front Porch” with Mindy Morrison. Lunch is Chicken Salad with pasta and yogurt parfait for $5 or bring your own lunch. Deadline to sign up online is April 21st. fbcvidalia.org /Current Events.
    Church Event | Jim Perry | 09 April 2024 | 09:42
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  • April 27--Pancake Breakfast for Youth Ministry during Vidalia Onion Run

     Vidalia Onion Run Pancake Breakfast   April 27--First Baptist Church of Vidalia would like you to come to their Vidalia Onion Run Free Pancake Breakfast, Saturday April 27th from 7:00 to 9:00 on “The Front Porch”. Donations accepted for the Youth Ministry
    Church Event | Jim Perry | 09 April 2024 | 09:35
    233 hit(s) |
  • 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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