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  • Good Things On Tap for Local Libraries

    New Library

    Things have been abuzz at the Public Library in Vidalia because workers and volunteers have been busy moving into the newly renovated Dr. Mark and Tonya Public Library!

    Cameron Asbell, Director of the Ohoopee Regional Library System and Georgia’s Public Librarian of 2022, said, “We are moving into the new

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 08 February 2023 | 00:00
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  • Area Police Blotter

    Vidalia Police Department reports the following arrests.

    Mills, Dwayne Edward - Vidalia - Simple obstruction/warrant served

    Spikes, Danielle Shontece - Vidalia - Suspended license/speeding

    Kersey, Timothy Darren – Vidalia – Criminal trespass/bench warrant (Vidalia)

    Roberson, Tiger TaQuan –

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 07 February 2023 | 10:19
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  • Toombs County High School FBLA Competes

    The Toombs County High School FBLA chapter traveled to Valdosta to compete in the Region 2 Leadership Conference. Toombs competed against 24 schools ranging from 1A-7A.  All of the Toombs County High School competitors placed in the top 5, and many of the winners will be advancing to state. The

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 07 February 2023 | 10:16
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  • Lions Club Bring Mobile Unit to Lyons

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    Lions Club members focus their efforts on protecting eyesight, and one of the tools the organization uses visited The Mercy Clinic recently in Lyons.

    Lyons Lions Club President Lucretia Nobles, said, It is a pleasure to have the van here in Lyons at The Mercy Clinic. A lot of times it’s the bus we

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 06 February 2023 | 00:00
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  • Gavel Passed At Greater Vidalia Chamber of Commerce

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    John Koon and Mike Hagan

    With the ceremonial passing of the gavel, the voluntary leadership of the Greater Vidalia Chamber of Commerce was passed Friday night from the outgoing Chairman John Koon to Chairman Mike Hagan.

    “I think we have one of the greatest Chambers in the state,” Koon said. “It’s been

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 04 February 2023 | 19:40
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  • From The House: Week 4

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    By State Representative Leesa Hagan

    It’s hard to believe we are already over a quarter of the way through the 2023 session! This past week was fast paced as the House and Senate convened for another four legislative days and several House committees met to consider legislation. Before our week was

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 04 February 2023 | 18:50
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  • Bulloch County Man Charged with Insurance Fraud

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    Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that Eugene Howard, 61, of Statesboro, has been charged with one count of insurance fraud.

    In June of 2021, Mr. Howard was involved in a vehicle collision and shortly thereafter filed a claim with Progressive Insurance. Mr.

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 03 February 2023 | 13:07
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  • Laurens County Man Admits to Social Security Fraud

    A Laurens County man admitted working several years as a truck driver while claiming federal disability benefits.

    Douglas Adam West, 41, of Dexter, Ga., faces a statutory sentence of up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to Theft of Government Property, said David H. Estes, U.S. Attorney

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 03 February 2023 | 11:59
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  • Highlights From Under the Gold Dome: Week Four

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    By: Sen. Blake Tillery (R-Vidalia)

    The pace picked up this week under the Gold Dome. The Senate convened for legislative days 9 through 12, meaning we are now 30% through the 2023 Legislative Session. Bills were filed this week on topics ranging from 2nd Amendment measures to casino gambling. All

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 03 February 2023 | 11:57
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  • Coach Meeks wins Region Coach of the Year Award

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    Robert Toombs Christian Academy's Offensive Coordinator, Coach Matthew Meeks, received this year's Region Coach of the Year Award. The Crusader Offense accounted for 5,067 yards of total offense. The high powered, scoring offense is a gun option team that believes in spreading the ball around on the

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 08 February 2023 | 13:29
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  • Indian Wrestlers Shine at Area

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    The Vidalia Wrestling team continued to show why they are a force to be reckoned with in the GHSA 2AA ranks, qualifying all eleven of their wrestlers for the upcoming GHSA State Sectionals and a 2nd Place team finish at the 3AA Area Tournament Saturday in Lyons.

    The Indians had five individual

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 08 February 2023 | 08:12
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  • MOCO Wrestlers Advance To Sectionals

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    February 7-- Congratulations to members of the Montgomery County Eagles Wrestling team that competed at the GHSA 1A Area Traditional Tournament in Dublin and are moving on to the GHSA 1A Traditional Sectionals Tournament in Trion, Ga. this Saturday.

    MCHS wrestlers finished the day with multiple

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 07 February 2023 | 09:00
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  • Sports & Scores This Week (2-6-23)

    February 6--- Here are the latest sports schedules and scores for the week.

    Monday, February 6

    Baseball: Hawkinsville 20, Montgomery County 4 

    Tuesday, February 7

    Basketball: Tattnall County 52, Vidalia 43 Girls

    Tattnall County 59, Vidalia 50 Boys

    RTCA 70, FPCA 67 Boys

    Toombs County 30, Windsor

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 06 February 2023 | 08:05
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  • MatDawgs Find More Success at The Paul Thigpen Sweet Onion Invitational

    The MatDawgs played host to 15 teams at The Paul Thigpen Sweet Onion Invitational this past weekend. A two-day tournament intended to be a late preparation tournament for the individual postseason led to the MatDawgs posting a 6th place finish as a team and one individual champion. The individual

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 05 February 2023 | 08:59
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  • Bulldog Baseball Rolls Past Treutlen County 14-0 in Scrimmage

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    Toombs County Bulldogs baseball team defeated Treutlen 15-0 on Wednesday as three Bulldog pitchers combined to throw a shutout.

    The Bulldogs fired up the offense in the first inning when Jackson Jenkins drove in a run with a double, and secured the victory thanks to another 12 runs in the third

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 04 February 2023 | 09:05
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  • Both Bulldog Soccer Teams Have Strong Performances versus AAAA Wayne County

    On Thursday night, both Bulldog soccer teams traveled to Jesup to take on AAAA Wayne Co.

    In the girls match, Anyadi Colmenares scored the 1st goal, followed by a 2nd goal by Alexandra Nava. Wayne County would get one back with 19 seconds left in the 1st half on a penalty kick and would add a 2nd

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 04 February 2023 | 09:01
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  • Eight-Point Advantage Over Middle Georgia Gives Lady Barons Tenth-Straight Win

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    COCHRAN, Ga. – Brewton-Parker women's basketball challenged Middle Georgia in a tough battle on Thursday night after a quick one-hour trip west to Cochran, Georgia. 

    The Lady Barons (19-5, 11-4 SSAC) picked up their tenth-consecutive win of 2023 with the 79-71 victory over the Knights (7-11, 4-9

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 03 February 2023 | 08:59
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  • Barons Basketball Knocked Down by Knights on Thursday Night

    2 3 23 020223 MBB Recap at MGA D. Fisher3617

    COCHRAN, Ga. – Brewton-Parker men’s basketball traveled to Cochran, Georgia to take on SSAC and in-state rival Middle Georgia on Thursday night. 

    The Barons (5-19, 3-13 SSAC) were knocked down by the Knights (10-11 6-9 SSAC) in an 80-51 loss. 

    How It Happened | 1st Half 

    A trey from Grant Sanders

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 03 February 2023 | 08:58
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Community Calendar

Obituaries

  • Mr. David Odom, Altamonte Springs, Florida

    David Odom Mr. David Odom, age 61, of Altamonte Springs, Florida, died Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at Advent Health Apopka in Apopka, Florida after an extended illness.  He was a native of Norfolk, Virginia and lived there until moving to Altamonte Springs, Florida in 1967.  He was a 1980 graduate of Brantley High...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 07 February 2023 | 13:11
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  • Mrs. Linda Lariscey Morris, Juliette

    Linda Morris Mrs. Linda Lariscey Morris, age 73, of Juliette, died Monday, February 6, 2023, after a brief illness.  She was a native of southern Emanuel County, living in Vidalia for several years before moving to Juliette in 1983.  She worked as a telephone operator with Southern Bell/AT&T and retired after...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 06 February 2023 | 15:26
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  • Mr. James Louis Horne, Tarrytown

    James Horne Mr. James Louis Horne, age 87, of the Tarrytown community, passed away on February 4, 2023.  Mr. Horne is survived by his wife of over 63 years and the love of his life, Martha Fountain Horne; three children, Sonya Horne Patterson (and David) of North Carolina, Keith Horne (and Lindy) of Vidalia...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 06 February 2023 | 08:09
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  • Ms. Rosalie C. Morgan, Soperton

    Roaslie Morgan Memorial services for Ms. Rosalie C. Morgan will be held Sunday, February 5, 2023 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Higgs Funeral Home in Soperton.  Brother Robbie Byrd will officiate.  Ms. Morgan died Friday, February 03, 2023 at Treutlen Health/Rehab and will be laid to rest beside her husband at a...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 03 February 2023 | 20:56
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  • Mary Dorothy Helms Edwards, Vidalia

    Mary Edwards Mary Dorothy Helms Edwards, age 79, of Vidalia, died Thursday, February 2, 2023, at her home after a sudden illness.  She was a native of Vidalia, moved to Florida as a child, and later graduated high school in Coco Beach, Florida in 1962.  She lived in Hartsville, South Carolina for many years...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 03 February 2023 | 14:56
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  • Mr. JB Cone, New Branch Community

    JB Cone Mr. JB Cone, age 73, of the New Branch Community, died Sunday, January 29, 2023, at Memorial Health in Savannah after a brief illness.  He was a native of Toombs County and was a 1968 graduate of Lyons High School, where he was a running back on the state championship team.  He ran track and broke...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 01 February 2023 | 16:18
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  • Mr. Benjamin “Ben” F. Beck, Soperton

    BeckBenPIC Mr. Benjamin “Ben” F. Beck, age 80, beloved husband of Alice Fay Morrison Beck of Soperton passed away on Monday evening, January 30, 2023 at Memorial Health in Savannah. Born in Wheeler County, he was one of twelve children born to the late Joseph Beck and Elizabeth Turner Beck.  Mr. Ben attended...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 01 February 2023 | 13:24
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  • Mr. David Adaway, Lyons

    Adaway David Advance 002 Mr. David Adaway, age 79, of Lyons, passed away on January 14, 2023. He was a native of Texas and moved to Glenwood in 1996, and most recently lived in Lyons for the past few years. Mr. Adaway worked as a security guard for Chicken of the Sea and was a former Glenwood police officer as well as a...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 01 February 2023 | 10:32
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  • Ms. Imogene Lou Maddox Patrick

    Imogene Patrick Graveside services for Ms. Imogene Lou Maddox Patrick will be held Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 3:30 PM in the Cornerstone Baptist Church Cemetery in Kibbee. Reverend Gaynor Ridgdill will officiate.  Ms. Patrick died Monday, January 30, 2023. Ms. Patrick, 62, was the daughter of the late Eugene T...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 01 February 2023 | 10:29
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Church Calendar

  • February 11--Gospel Sing in Lyons

    Gospel Sing February 11--You're invited to a Saturday Night Gospel Sing at The Blue Marquee Theater in historic downtown Lyons, February 11th at 7:00 with host group "Heartfelt" and featuring for the first time "Big Al" of Alan Frink Ministries from Concord, New Hampshire.
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 07 February 2023 | 09:19
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  • February 19--Pastor's Anniversary in Mt. Vernon

    February 19--Poplar Spring Missionary Baptist Church, 422 Vidalia Cedar Crossing Road in Vidalia, invites you to help celebrate their Pastor’s 20th Anniversary, Sunday February 19th at 1:00 with speaker Pastor Samuel C. Baker and congregation of St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon. Dinner served after. Pastor and Honoree, Clarence Thomas
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 07 February 2023 | 09:08
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  • February 11--Women's Day in Vidalia

    February 11--The Women's Fellowship of New Life in Christ Ministries, 208 Meadowbrook Street in Vidalia, cordially invites you to celebrate their 19th Women's Day Program, Saturday February 11th at 11:00. The theme: "The Woman Behind The Mask". Pastor Germain A. Williams
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 30 January 2023 | 09:47
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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. Send it to JIM PERRY! Email jperry @ radiojones.com ---Fax 537-4477
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 03 November 2021 | 12:30
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