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Newsbreak

  • Former State Insurance Commissioner Ordered to Federal Prison

    Georgia’s former Commissioner of Insurance was ordered to three-and-a-half years in federal prison last Friday for the role he played in violating the exact crime for which he was voted into office to investigate and prosecute.

    In March of this year, John Oxendine entered a guilty plea in the

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 16 July 2024 | 14:46
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  • Area Police Blotter

    Vidalia Police Department reports the following arrests:

    Alter, Debra Jean – Lyons – Theft by Shoplifting.

    Denson, Shaniqua – Vidalia – Suspended License; Suspended Registration.

    Smith, Phillip – Vidalia – Warrant Served (Toombs Bench Warrant).

    Stephenson, Mashia – Vidalia – Terroristic Threats;

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 16 July 2024 | 09:54
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  • Former Metter Bank Teller to Be Sentenced In August

    A former bank teller with Synovus Bank in Metter was back court Friday morning and entered guilty pleas in two counts against her for bank fraud. Kayla Monroe Evans voluntarily entered the two guilty pleas without making a deal Friday morning before Judge Bobby Reeves in Candler County Superior

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 15 July 2024 | 14:22
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  • Road Closure

    The Toombs County Commissioners have announced a temporary road closure for Old Normantown Road (CR 224), from Victory Circle (CR 295) to Loop Road (SR 130)  for construction beginning Monday, July 22, 2024, until Friday, July 26, 2024.

    This project includes replacement of three cross drain pipes.

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 15 July 2024 | 12:30
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  • STC Students Attend National SkillsUSA Conference

    SkillsUSA Natioanls Cos Group with Instructors Crop

    (L to R): STC Cosmetology Instructor  Althea Coney-Ricks, Estrella Hernandez (Nail Care model), Heavenly Mincey (Nail Care student), Findley Griner (Cosmetology student), and STC  Cosmetology Instructor Linda Hairr.

    The state of Georgia SkillsUSA winners advanced to the national competition, which

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 15 July 2024 | 12:27
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  • Boil Water Notice Issued from City of Vidalia

    The City of Vidaia issued the following press release Friday afternoon:

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    Due to the recent water main repair in the Green Street area, water pressure in parts of the water system has dropped to dangerously low levels. When this occurs a potential health

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 12 July 2024 | 15:17
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  • GBI Announces Promotion of McRae Native

     

    Robert Jordan The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announces the promotion of Robert Jordan to Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the GBI West Georgia Gang Task Force. 

    “ASAC Jordan will make a great addition to the West GA Gang Task Force leadership team,” said GBI Director Chris Hosey. “Since he's been at the

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 12 July 2024 | 15:15
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  • Potential New Evidence Delays Telfair County Murder Trial

    The trial of Jay Towns who was charged with the murder in Telfair County nine years ago has been delayed again. This time, because of new evidence that was recently discovered.

    Towns allegedly lured Bud and June Runion from Cobb County to Telfair County in January 2015 to potentially purchase a

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 12 July 2024 | 15:12
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  • Rural Zone Tax Credits Mean Serious Savings to Downtown Vidalia Business and Property Owners

    If you’ve ever wanted to open a business in downtown Vidalia or if you already have one and are thinking about renovating the building, now is the time to give it serious consideration.

    Tonya Parker, Executive Director of the Downtown Vidalia Association, said there are major tax credits being offered

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 11 July 2024 | 15:37
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Sportsbreak

  • VST Swims at State Meet

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    The Vidalia Recreation Department Swim Team had a great showing at the GRPA B State Swim Meet in Moutrie on July 12 and 13.  Twenty-two swimmers competed in the meet with numerous swimmers making it to the finals and bringing home awards. 

    In the 9-10 age division, Cason McLendon finished 8th in

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 16 July 2024 | 08:58
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  • Brewton-Parker Athletics: Women’s Volleyball Announces 2024 Schedule

    7 16 24 Womens Volleyball Schedule

    MOUNT VERNON, Ga. – The Brewton-Parker Women’s Volleyball program has announced the 2024 schedule ahead of the upcoming season for the Lady Barons. Head Coach, Obed Quiles enters his second season at the helm of the program and looks to continue to build success within the team.

    The Lady Barons

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 16 July 2024 | 07:06
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  • Neal Receives Scholarship From Georgia DNR

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    (L-R): Coach Stuart Harrell, Reese Neal, DNR Representative Jennifer Davison, Headmaster Jeff McCormick, and Athletic Director Josh Norton.
     
    Congratulations to Reese Neal, a rising senior at Vidalia Heritage Academy who received a $2000 scholarship from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources for
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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 15 July 2024 | 13:18
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  • Sports & Scores This Week (7-15-24)

    July 15-- Here are the latest sports schedules and scores for the week. 

    Monday, July 15

    Tuesday, July 16

    Wednesday, July 17

    Thursday, July 18

    Friday, July 19

    Baseball: Cardinals at Braves 7:20pm (News Talk WVOP-FM 105.3) 

    Saturday, July 20

    Baseball: Cardinals at Braves 7:20pm (News Talk WVOP-FM

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 15 July 2024 | 06:29
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  • VST to Swim at State

    7 12 24 VHS Swin Team

    The Vidalia Swim Team will travel to Moultrie this Thursday, in preparation for the GRPA State Swim Meet to be held at Memorial Pool of the Moultrie-Colquitt Recreation Department.  Preliminaries will be held on Friday, July 12th.  The top 8 from each event will compete again on Saturday for

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 12 July 2024 | 09:02
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  • Brewton-Parker Athletics: Women’s Soccer Releases 2024 Schedule

    7 11 24 Womens Soccer Schedule

    MOUNT VERNON, Ga. – The Brewton-Parker Women’s Soccer program has announced the 2024 schedule ahead of the upcoming campaign for the Lady Barons. Head Coach, Phillip Borde enters his third season at the helm of the BPC women’s squad and remains excited about the future of the program.

    The Lady

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 11 July 2024 | 07:33
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  • Vidalia Swim Team host Annual invitational Meet

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    On Saturday, June 29th, the Vidalia Swim Team hosted their annual VST Invitational at the Vidalia Aquatics Center. The team performed very well, earning 3rd place as a team, as well as having a number of high points winners.  In the Boys 9-10 age division, Easton Moore earned 1st Place and

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 10 July 2024 | 09:51
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  • 19th Annual Paul Anderson Youth Home Bike Ride

    The 19th Annual Paul Anderson Youth Home Bike Ride is July 13-19, and several young men are ready to bike more than 550 miles starting and ending at the PAYH in Vidalia, Ga.

    “The training has been hard, but they take good care of us. This has been the first time that I have ridden on a real road

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 10 July 2024 | 09:43
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  • Brewton-Parker Athletics: Steve Edwards Recognized as The Leadership Playbook’s Head Coach of the Year

    7 10 24 070924 Coach Edwards AwardMain Story

    MOUNT VERNON, Ga. – Brewton-Parker Women’s Basketball Head Coach, Steve Edwards, has been announced as The Leadership Playbook 2023-24 Head Coach of the Year. This honor is one that recognizes coaches who maximize success, value growth, and make a positive impact on those they are called to lead.

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 10 July 2024 | 06:16
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Community Calendar

Obituaries

  • Mrs. Ruth Mitchum Williamson, Treutlen County

    Ruth Williamson Mrs. Ruth Mitchum Williamson, age 80, of Treutlen County, died Tuesday, July 16, 2024, at the Community Hospice House in Vidalia, following an extended illness.  She was born in Toombs County on March 28, 1944, to the late Ralph Mitchum and Georgia Colbert Mitchum.  She lived in the Vidalia area most...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 16 July 2024 | 16:02
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  • Mr. Ronnie Lee Foskey, Sr.

    obit Foskey Mr. Ronnie Lee Foskey Sr., age 67, beloved husband of Wanda Lumley Foskey of Adrian, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, July 13, 2024 at their home. Born in Warner Robins, he was the eldest of four sons born to the late Lee Roy Foskey and Iris Christine Mimbs Foskey.  He grew up in Adrian and...
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    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 15 July 2024 | 12:42
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  • Mrs. Brenda Langley, Toombs Central Community

    Brenda Thursby Mrs. Brenda Langley Thursby, age 66, of the Toombs Central Community, died Wednesday, July 10, 2024, at Memorial Health Meadows Hospital in Vidalia, after a sudden illness.  She was a native of Astor, Florida and lived there and central Florida until moving to Toombs County in 1990.  She was a...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 12 July 2024 | 07:41
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  • Mr. Jackie McCumbers, Soperton

    Mr. Jackie McCumbers, age 76, of Soperton, died Wednesday, July 10, 2024, at his home, after a sudden illness.  He was born in St. Augustine, Florida on December 25, 1947 to the late Charlie Bernice McCumbers and Lois Ruth Lawrence McCumbers.  While in high school, he was a talented athlete, ran...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 12 July 2024 | 07:40
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  • Mr. Julus "Snowflake" Bouyer, Vidalia

    obit Bouyer The Vincent R. Drummer Funeral Home announces the death and arrangements for Mr. Julius Edwards Bouyer.Julius “Snowflake” Bouyer, son of the late Richard Bouyer and Nora V. George Bouyer, was born July 28, 1959, in Vidalia, Georgia. He was a graduate of Vidalia High School. At an early age, he...
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    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 10 July 2024 | 13:43
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  • Mr. Lyman Stacy Adams, Uvalda

    obit Adams Mr. Lyman Stacy Adams, age 87, of Uvalda, died Tuesday, July 9, 2024, at his home, after an extended illness.  He was a native Uvalda and lived there most of his life.  He served seven years in the Army National Guard and retired after thirty-five years from the Georgia Department of Corrections.  He is...
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    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 10 July 2024 | 11:29
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  • Mrs. Madelyne Hall Meeks, Lyons

    Madelyne Meeks Mrs. Madelyne Hall Meeks, 56, of Lyons passed away Sunday, July 7, 2024, at Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.  She was born February 2, 1968, in Swainsboro to the late Carlos Hall and Natalie Doye Hall.  Madelyne was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Carlos Lyn Hall; sister,...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 09 July 2024 | 07:13
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  • Mrs. Nelda Beckum Garrett, Lyons

    Nelda Garrett Mrs. Nelda Beckum Garrett, age 81, of Lyons, died Sunday, July 7, 2024, at Community Hospice House in Vidalia after a sudden illness.  She was born in Tennille, Georgia, moved to Toombs County as a child, and was a 1960 graduate of Vidalia High School.  Nelda was a legal secretary for fifty years...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 09 July 2024 | 07:07
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  • Mr. Danny Lee McCarty, Cedar Crossing

    obit McCarty Mr. Danny Lee McCarty, age 63, of Cedar Crossing, died Sunday, July 7, 2024, at the Community Hospice House in Vidalia, following an extended illness.  He was a native of Toombs County, living in Cedar Crossing all of his life, and he attended Toombs Central School.  He was a self-employed carpenter and...
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    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 08 July 2024 | 14:18
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Church Calendar

  • July 21--Family & Friends Day in Vidalia

    July 21--Poplar Spring Missionary Baptist Church, 422 Cedar Crossing Vidalia Road, invites all members, former members, families, and friends to their Annual Family & Friends Day, Sunday July 21st with Sunday School at 9:45. Worship Service at 11:00. Dinner after.
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 11 July 2024 | 12:27
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  • July 21, 22-24--Revival in Uvalda

    Revival July 21, 22-24--Cedar Crossing Baptist Church, 2926 Cedar Crossing Road in Uvalda, invites you to their Revival, Sunday July 21st at 11:00 & 6:00. And Monday July 22nd through Wednesday July 24th at 7:00 with guest speaker Dr. Randy Reese of New Rocky Creek Baptist Church in Mansfield. Pastor Reece Mincey
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 11 July 2024 | 12:14
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  • July 25-26, 28--Church Anniversary in Vidalia

    July 25-26,28--East Park Church of God in Christ, 711 Fourth & Washington Street in Vidalia, would like you to come to their Church Anniversary, Thursday July 25th with supt JL Hall, Friday July 26th with Bishop Ben Hagan at 7:30. Sunday July 28th at 3:00 with Elder Vincent Holland.
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 10 July 2024 | 11:47
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  • August 4--Church Anniversary in Mt. Vernon

    8th Church Anniversary   August 4--Better Together Christian Community Church, 202 Church Street in Mt. Vernon, needs you to come help Celebrate their 8th Church Anniversary, August 4th at 2:00 with guest speaker Rev. Willie Edwards Jr of New Vision Missionary Baptist Church in Vidalia. Pastor & First Lady Snead
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 01 July 2024 | 12:09
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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. 
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 03 November 2021 | 12:30
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