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  • Area Police Blotter

    Vidalia Police Department reports the following arrests.

    Coddington-Loveless, Eric Austin - Lyons - Theft by shoplifting

    Pearson, Shyanne Marie - Lyons - Theft by shoplifting

    Dann, Steven K - Vidalia - Violation of probationary license/aggravated assault/cruelty to children/damage to property

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 30 September 2022 | 07:18
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  • Final Update of Tropical Storm Ian as of Thursday Afternoon

    The potential for unfavorable weather has caused the cancellation of public and private schools in Toombs and Montgomery counties, and public schools in Tattnall and Treutlen counties today.  Vidalia City Schools Communications Director John Koon said the joint decision was made based on an abundance

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 29 September 2022 | 14:55
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  • Lyons Lions Club Honors Students

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    (L to R): Lion Mitch Johnson, People Bank Representative; Tank Morris, Toombs County Student of the Month; and Lion Barry Waller, Lyons Lions Club Student of the Month Chairman.

    Lions Club RTCA

    (L to R): Lion Barry Waller; Bradlan McDonald, Robert Toombs Christian Academy Student of the Month; and Travis Absher, Head
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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 29 September 2022 | 13:37
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  • Area Schools Closing Friday

    The following statement was released Thursday morning following a joint meeting with all public and private schools in the area:

    "With the chance of severe inclement weather still possible because of Hurricane Ian, area Superintendents and Headmasters have decided to cancel classes for Friday

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 29 September 2022 | 09:58
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  • BPC Ranked Top 10 in the 2023 U.S. News Best Colleges List

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    MOUNT VERNON — Brewton-Parker College (BPC) has been named one of the top ten most ethnically diverse Regional Colleges for the South region. The 2023 U.S. News and World Reports Best Colleges surveys rate colleges on the regional and national level, with BPC ranking regionally in two categories.

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 29 September 2022 | 06:37
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  • Vidalia City Schools Issues Statement on Hurricane Ian

    The following statement was issued Wednesday afternoon by Vidalia City Schools Superintendent Dr. Garrett Wilcox:

    “We are keenly aware of the circumstances surrounding Hurricane Ian and the potential for severe weather in our area. We are in constant contact with our EMA Director Lynn Moore and

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 28 September 2022 | 15:16
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  • EMA Director Updates Area Impact of Tropical Storm Ian

    Hurricane Ian may have less of an impact on us as originally thought, but our area is still not out of the woods yet.

    Toombs County Emergency Management Agency Director Lynn Moore provided an update on the storm as the 1:00 briefing Wednesday afternoon from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency.

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 28 September 2022 | 14:09
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  • Boston Sworn into STC Board of Directors

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    Brandon Boston was sworn in at the Southeastern Technical College (STC) Board of Director's September meeting on Thursday in Swainsboro by Emanuel County Probate Judge Don Wilkes (former chair of the board).

    Boston joins the board to represent Toombs County. He currently serves as J.D. Dickerson

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 26 September 2022 | 18:37
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  • Johnson Honored With Retirement Celebration

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    (L to R): Middle Judicial Circuit District Attorney Tripp Fitzner; Wilson Johnson; and former Middle Judicial Circuit District Attorney Hayward Altmah

    Wilson Johnson truly wants to make a difference in the lives of young people, and Thursday night, his efforts were honored at a retirement

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 26 September 2022 | 15:19
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Sportsbreak

  • Vikings Blown Away By Patriots

    The Treutlen Vikings traveled to Rochelle Thursday night and remain winless on the season as they were defeated 56-6 by the Patriots of Wilcox County.  The Vikings fall to 0-6 on the season as the Patriots evened their record at 3-3.

    Wilcox County scored on the opening possession when running back

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    Sportsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 30 September 2022 | 08:47
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  • Crusaders Lose To Lions

    The Robert Toombs Christian Academy Crusaders lost to the St. Andrews Lions Wednesday night in Lyons 28-21.The game was moved to Wednesday due to the threat of bad weather from Hurricane Ian. 

    In the first quarter both teams got off to a slow start and exchanged fumbles with neither team able to

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 29 September 2022 | 09:37
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  • Lady Net Dogs Sweep Pierce County and Windsor Forest

    Lyons, GA – September 28, 2022 | Coach Terry Goodwin

    It was a good night for the Lady Net Dogs on Tuesday night in matches versus Pierce County and Windsor Forest.

    In the JV match, the Lady Net Dogs beat Pierce County in three sets 25-22, 21-25, and 15-3. Leading the JV was Alivia Patrick with 12

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 29 September 2022 | 07:07
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  • Lady Dogs Win in Comeback Fashion Versus Tattnall County 5-3

    The Toombs County Lady Dogs took the lead late in the game in a 5-3 victory over Tattnall County on Tuesday afternoon. Trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning, the Bulldogs were able to scratch two runs and then added two more in the bottom of the 6th.

    Shay Stringer was credited with the

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 29 September 2022 | 07:04
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  • Alexander Brothers Heating & Air High School Scoreboard

     

    High School Scoreboard – Sept. 28/29/30th

     

    Class AA

    15 Toombs Co. "Bulldogs" @ Brantley Co. "Herons" 30 F Wed

    0 Windsor Forest "Knights" @ Tattnall Co. "Battle Creek Warriors" 35 F Wed

    Pierce Co. "Bears" @ Appling Co. "Pirates" PPD

    Vidalia - Off

     

    Class A - Division II

    6 Treutlen "Vikings" @ Wilcox

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    Sportsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 28 September 2022 | 11:56
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  • Women’s Wrestling Adds Lauren Louive to Coaching Staff

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    MOUNT VERNON, Ga. – Director of Wrestling and Head Women’s Wrestling Coach, Devane Dodgens has announced the addition of Lauren Louive to the Lady Barons’ Coach Staff for the 2022-23 season.

    Louive comes to Mount Vernon from Colorado Springs, Colorado as an elite senior-level wrestler. She is

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 27 September 2022 | 08:31
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  • Men’s Wrestling Adds Brandon Warren to Coaching Staff

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    MOUNT VERNON, Ga. – Director of Wrestling Devane Dodgens has announced the addition of Brandon Warren to the Barons’ Coach Staff for the 2022-23 season.

    Warren comes to Brewton-Parker after previously serving as an Assistant Coach at Mount Zion High School in Jonesboro, Georgia.

    “I am extremely

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 27 September 2022 | 08:28
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  • GEORGIA TECH ANNOUNCES LEADERSHIP CHANGES IN ATHLETICS

    (Atlanta, Georgia, September 26, 2022) Today, Georgia Tech announced leadership changes within Athletics. Todd Stansbury, athletics director, and Geoff Collins, head football coach, will both leave their roles effective immediately. 

    Collins, a metro Atlanta native, was named the 20th head coach in

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    Sportsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 26 September 2022 | 14:58
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  • Indians Drub Knights!

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    Antonio Barron rushed for two touchdowns and caught a touchdown pass from Jackson Berry as the Vidalia Indians rolled over the Windsor Forest Knights 36-14 Friday night at Buck Cravey Field, in the Region opener for both teams. The win moved the Indians to 5-0 on the year and 1-0 in Region 3AA

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 26 September 2022 | 14:50
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Community Calendar

  • Montgomery County Commissioners Called Meeting

    The Montgomery County Commissioners will have a special called meeting on Monday, October 3, 2022 at 12:00 noon at the Adult Literacy Building located at 251 South Richardson Street, Mt. Vernon.  The purpose of the meeting is to levy the 2022 Montgomery County Board of Education millage rate.

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 30 September 2022 | 10:05
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  • Ride for Hadley

    Ride for Hadley

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    Community Event | Kathy Hilt | 29 September 2022 | 12:02
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  • Buddy Walk Postponed

    The Buddy Walk for the Altamaha Down Syndrome Society for All Special Needs planned for this Saturday has been postpone until Saturday, October 22 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    All of the same plants and festivities will be held that day.

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    Community Event | Kathy Hilt | 28 September 2022 | 15:21
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  • National Propane Day at Conger Gas

    National Propane Day 2022

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 26 September 2022 | 10:53
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  • Pink Out Women's Event

    Meadows Pink Out

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 23 September 2022 | 15:51
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  • Benefit for Breast Cancer Survivor

    Powell Auction

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    Community Event | Kathy Hilt | 23 September 2022 | 11:14
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  • Indian Jacket Fundraiser

    VHS Jackeets

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    Community Event | Kathy Hilt | 22 September 2022 | 15:03
    118 hit(s) |
  • Blessing of the Animals

    Blessing of Animals

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    Community Event | Kathy Hilt | 22 September 2022 | 10:35
    63 hit(s) |
  • Faith & Blue Community Gathering

    Faith and Blue Flyer

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    Community Event | Kathy Hilt | 19 September 2022 | 11:40
    97 hit(s) |

Obituaries

  • Margaret Ann Sowell, Bluffton, SC

    Margaret Ann Sowell On Monday evening at sunset, Margaret Ann slipped peacefully out of this world and into the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ in heaven.  She was 64 years old and is survived by her husband Warren Sowell, her sons and spouse, Clayton and Grayson Colleran, and Rett Colleran, her daughter and son...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 29 September 2022 | 06:33
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  • Ricky Dean Peebles, Rackettown Community

    Ricky Dean Peebles Ricky Dean Peebles, age 61, of Rackettown Community, died Monday, September 26, 2022, at Memorial Health Meadows Hospital in Vidalia after a brief illness.  He was a lifelong resident of Rackettown Community.  He worked for Air Supply as a truck driver and also with SD Sales for twenty years.  He was...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 26 September 2022 | 18:33
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  • Mrs. Evelyn Nesbit Chance Gay, Vidalia

    Evelyn Nesbitt Gay Mrs. Evelyn Nesbit Chance Gay, age 91, of Vidalia, died Sunday, September 25, 2022, at Meadows Park Health and Rehabilitation.  Mrs. Gay was born on November 9, 1930, at her home in Perkins, Georgia near Millen.  She was a member of Dry Branch Baptist Church and a 1947 graduate of Millen High...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 26 September 2022 | 15:46
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  • Mr. Clarence Linton, Jr., Columbus

    Clarence Linton Mr. Clarence Linton, Jr., age 93, of Columbus, Georgia, died Monday, September 5, 2022, in Cartersville Nursing and Rehabilitation after an extended illness.  He was a native of Savannah, and in his early life joined the Merchant Marines where he served from 1945 to 1952.  Soon after, he joined the...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 26 September 2022 | 13:05
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  • Mrs. Shirley Nell Robitzsch Wilson, Adrian

    WilsonShirleyPIC Mrs. Shirley Nell Robitzsch Wilson, age 80, beloved wife of Grayson Wilson of Adrian passed away, as the sun began to set, early Friday evening, September 23, 2022 at their home. Born in Allenhurst, Georgia, she was one of four children born to the late Ovid Henderson Robitzsch and Juanita Nell...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 26 September 2022 | 13:04
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  • Joyce Hart Tyson, Vidalia

    Joyce Tyson Joyce Hart Tyson, age 75, of Vidalia, died Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at Community Hospice House in Vidalia after an extended illness.  She was a native of the Johnson Corner Community and a 1965 graduate of Toombs Central School.  She moved to Montgomery County in 1972 and was owner/operator of The Sandwich...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 22 September 2022 | 15:08
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  • Mr. Norman Stone Williamson, Lyons

    Norman Williamson Mr. Norman Stone Williamson, age 68, of Lyons, died Sunday, September 18, 2022, at Community Hospice House in Vidalia after a brief illness.  He was a native of Lyons, having lived there most of his adult life. He served twenty-four years in the United States Army and was a mechanic at Chicken of the...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 21 September 2022 | 06:50
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  • Gloria Faye Mize, Lyons

    Gloria Mize Gloria Faye Mize, 57, died on the morning of Saturday, September 17, 2022, at her home in Lyons, Georgia, surrounded by her family. Gloria was a long-time resident of Lyons and active in the community and her profession.  She was born in Vidalia, Georgia, grew up in Lyons, Georgia, and graduated from...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 20 September 2022 | 15:35
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  • Mr. Jerry Rustin, Vidalia

    Mr. Jerry Rustin, age 64, of Vidalia, died Monday, September 19, 2022, at his home after a brief illness.  He was a native of Vidalia and worked in the commercial refrigeration industry for over twenty years.  He served in the United States Army for three years.  He enjoyed fishing and NASCAR.  He is...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 20 September 2022 | 14:23
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Church Calendar

  • October 8--Indoor Church Yard Sale

    Church Yard Sale October 8--Lyons Holiness Church, Skyline Blvd, invites you to come browse their Indoor Yard Sale at the church, October 8th from 7:00 to 12:00.
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 26 September 2022 | 12:12
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  • October 8-10--VHS Class of 1975 Reunion in Vidalia

    October 8-10--First African Baptist Church in Vidalia announces the Vidalia High School Class of 1975 Reunion, October 8th through October 10th at 6:00 at Hawk's Golf Club, 1801 Loop Road in Vidalia.
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 06 April 2022 | 09:44
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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.comFax 537-4477
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 03 November 2021 | 12:30
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