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  • SDM Students See Red

    Red Ribbon

    AND THEY'RE OFF! -- Students at Sally D. Meadows Elementary School in Vidalia participate in the Annual Red Ribbon Parade to encourage remaining drug-free.

    The entire student body and most faculty members of Sally D. Meadows Elementary School put their books and papers aside Wednesday morning and

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 28 October 2021 | 00:00
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  • Two Toombs County Schools Shine for Education

    Blue Ribbon Schools

    Lyons Upper Elementary School and Toombs Central Elementary School have been recognized in nine performance categories and have earned the elite top distinction as Lighthouse Schools by the Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, a nonprofit organization that independently assesses schools to ensure

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 27 October 2021 | 00:00
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  • Area Police Blotter

    Vidalia Police Department reports the following arrests.

    Peterson, John Micheal - W/M - 37 YOA - 1088 Ezra Taylor Rd Lyons Ga Warrant Served (State Probation)

    Gonzalea, Teresa Michelle - W/F - 41 YOA - 215 Holland St Collins Ga Warrant Served (Statesboro Police Department)

    Spires, Justin Blake - W/ M

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 26 October 2021 | 13:05
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  • Altamaha EMC Makes Donation

    SECCA EMCL-R: David Avery, SECCA Director of High School Programs; Shelly Smith, SECCA CEO; and Romanous Dotson, Altamaha EMC General Manager.

    Altamaha EMC’s Operation Round Up program provides assistance to charitable organizations and agencies in the seven counties served by Altamaha EMC.  All Operation Round

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 25 October 2021 | 07:13
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  • Breast Cancer Survivor Talks Health

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and on this months Health Talk, our Jeff Raiford had a discussion with Memorial Health Meadows Hospital Director of Radiology Tracey Kennedy about the importance of early detection.

    Kennedy is a third-generation breast cancer survivor, and was diagnosed with

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 25 October 2021 | 00:00
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  • Local Libraries To Begin Renovations

    Great things are happening at the Ohoopee Regional Library but with progress, sometimes there must be a little pain.

    Cameron Asbell, Director of the Library System, says temporarily, there will be a few changes, but what will ultimately come out of those is something to really look forward to.

    “We

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 22 October 2021 | 00:00
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  • Oxford Makes Donation to SECCA

    SECCA OxfordL-R; Flora Torres, Oxford Import Administrator; Shelly Smith, SECCA CEO; Angie McDaniel, Oxford Senior Manager, International Operations; and David Avery, SECCA Director of High School Programs.

    Oxford of Lyons is pleased to present Southeastern Early College and Career Academy, SECCA, with a

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 20 October 2021 | 18:06
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  • No Jurors Needed for October 26

    Toombs County Clerk of Courts Nancy Pittman reports that jurors summoned to report on October 26 need not appear. All cases on the docket have been settled outside of court.

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 20 October 2021 | 09:36
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  • Dr. Rentz Officially Hired as Superintendent

    Dr. Wrens

    Montgomery County Schools officially has a new Superintendent as of Tuesday morning. At the regular monthly meeting of the Board of Education Monday night, the members approved by a 4-1 vote to hire Dr. Stan Rentz on a 49 percent contract to lead the day-to-day operations of the system.

    Dr. Rentz

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 20 October 2021 | 00:00
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Sportsbreak

  • LADY INDIANS READY FOR COLUMBUS!!! (Updated)

    10 27 21 VHS Softball Team

    The Vidalia Lady Indians are headed to the GHSA State Softball Championships in Columbus. Due to expected rain on Thursday morning, the GHSA has revised the Tournament schedule. The Lady Indians will now open play on Thursday at 4:00 P.M. when they take on the Bremen Blue Devils out of Region 5.

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 27 October 2021 | 07:27
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  • Luna Dominates TCMS Cross Country Season

    10 26 21 Juan

    October 26--Seventh grade Toombs County Middle School runner Juan Luna ran in 5 races this season. Not one time did a runner finish in front of him. Juan was 5-for-5 in his races. He won every single one of them. Undefeated. Juan's 1st race was on August 28th at the Bleckley County Clash of

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 26 October 2021 | 09:05
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  • Sports & Scores This Week (10-25-21)

    October 25--Here are the latest sports schedules and scores for the week.

    Monday, October 25

    Tuesday, October 26

    Baseball: Braves 6, Astros 2 (Game 1 World Series)

    Wednesday, October 27

    Baseball: Braves at Astros 8:09pm (Game 2 World Series) (WYUM, 1017 FM, Sweet Onion Country)

    Thursday, October

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 25 October 2021 | 06:35
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  • Indians Fall Short Against Toombs

    10 24 21 VHS Football

    Trailing 21-12 with 5:07 to go in the game, the Vidalia Indians mounted a furious comeback only to see their effort come up seconds short as they fell to Toombs County 21-19, Friday night in Lyons. 

    After Bryce Davis hit Kaleb Bennett for his 2nd touchdown of the night, the Indians trailed 21-19

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 24 October 2021 | 17:46
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  • Alexander Brothers Heating & Air Area High School Scoreboard

    Area High School Scoreboard – Oct. 22nd

     

    Class AA

    19 Vidalia "Indians" @ Toombs Co. "Bulldogs" 21 F

    15 Swainsboro "Tigers" @ Jeff Davis "Yellow Jackets" 14 F

    49 East Laurens "Falcons" @ Bacon Co. "Red Raiders" 27 F

    Class AAA

    13 Brantley Co. "Blue Herons" @ Tattnall Co. "Battle Creek Warriors" 10 F

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    Sportsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 22 October 2021 | 08:56
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  • Lady Indians Headed to Columbus Again!!!

    10 20 21 Holland

    For the 4th year in a row and the 7th time in the last 8 years, the Lady Indians of Vidalia High School are headed to the Elite 8 of the GHSA State Softball Tournament. On Tuesday evening, the Lady Indians punched their ticket to Columbus, sweeping Elbert County in two games 6-0 and 5-4 in

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 20 October 2021 | 18:34
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  • VHA Moves to 6-1 on Homecoming Night

    10 20 21 VHA Flag

    10 20 21 VHA HC

    Last Friday Night, the Vidalia Heritage Academy Football Team had a Homecoming to remember. The Eagles took on Nathaniel Greene in a region match up. The Eagles started off with a meaningful pregame. The VHA family honored Ethan Yearwood of Nathaniel Greene, a star athlete and well respected

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 20 October 2021 | 08:25
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  • VHS Cheer team Takes First in Statesboro

    10 18 21 VHS Cheer Screven

    (L-R) (Top) Coach Julie Spivey, Jadhari Jones, Danni Thompson, Hayden Williamson, Zoey Alvarez, Rocki Johnson
    (Middle) Rebecca Evans, Celeste Hodges, Hailey Metts, Jayla Phillips, Breanna Barfield, Brynna Wheeler, Emma Neesmith, Coach Ann Michele Toole 
    (Bottom) Abby Barr, Cadence Lanier, AnnaBeth
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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 18 October 2021 | 14:43
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  • Indian Runners Dominate WACO Invitational!

    10 18 21 WACO Inv Collage

    The Vidalia High School Cross Country teams traveled to Sandersville on Thursday, where they competed in the WACO Invitational, with both the boys and girls team capturing first place. Six boys and five girls registered Personal Records, with the Indians out-pacing Baldwin by 41 points and the

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 18 October 2021 | 09:02
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Community Calendar

  • Area Blood Drives

    Despite ongoing appeals to donors and the public, the American Red Cross emergency blood and platelet shortage continues. Thousands have answered the call to give, but additional donors are needed as we head into the busy holiday season. Donors of all blood types – especially type O – and platelet donors

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 26 October 2021 | 08:04
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  • Christmas In Dixie

    Christmas in Dixie

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 25 October 2021 | 15:46
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  • Higgston Trunk or Treat

    Higgston Trunk or Treat

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 25 October 2021 | 15:45
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  • Trick or Treat Set in Lyons

    The City of Lyons will hold Trick or Treating on Saturday, October 30, 2021, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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    Community Event | Kathy Hilt | 20 October 2021 | 12:29
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  • Lyons Lighted Christmas Parade

    The Lyons Lighted Christmas Parade will be Friday, December 3, beginning at 6:00 p.. Registration is now open at www.LyonsMainStreet.com. Click the events tab and select Lighted Christmas Parade from the menu. The deadline to register is November 19th.

    Call 526-6445 for more information.

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    Community Event | Kathy Hilt | 20 October 2021 | 12:24
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  • ConnectHer Event

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 20 October 2021 | 11:58
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  • Library Closing Temporarily for Renovation

    The Vidalia Toombs County Library and the Nelle Brown Memorial Library in Lyons will be closing on November 6, 2021 for one month while the books are being moved for the upcoming Vidalia Library renovation.  This is just a temporary closure to ensure that the two locations' book collections can be

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 20 October 2021 | 08:51
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  • Giving Back To The Community For Thanksgiving

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 19 October 2021 | 08:24
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  • Neighborhood Trick-Or-Treating

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 18 October 2021 | 13:12
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Red Ribbon

AND THEY'RE OFF! -- Students at Sally D. Meadows Elementary School in Vidalia participate in the Annual Red Ribbon Parade to encourage remaining drug-free.

The entire student body and most faculty members of Sally D. Meadows Elementary School put their books and papers aside Wednesday morning and paraded through the neighborhood in a declaration to stay drug-free. In all, nearly 700 students, most dressed in red in honor of the event, paraded through several blocks in the school neighborhood with their escorts.

The annual Red Ribbon Parade, coordinated and led by the Vidalia Police Department, was held Wednesday with a theme of “Drug Free Looks Like Me.”  Cpl. Dwayne Carpenter is the School Resource Officer and D.A.R.E. instructor in the Vidalia city School System.

“I think this is very important,” Cpl. Carpenter said. “It shows the students that the community is behind them in an attempt to stay off drugs, prevent bullying, and becoming involved in gang activity.”

In addition to the students and police, participating in the parade were City Officials, the VHS Soundtribe percussionists and auxiliary, and the Vidalia Fire Department. The parade was led by Daren, the D.A.R.E. Lions mascot.

Blue Ribbon Schools

Lyons Upper Elementary School and Toombs Central Elementary School have been recognized in nine performance categories and have earned the elite top distinction as Lighthouse Schools by the Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, a nonprofit organization that independently assesses schools to ensure students are getting the best education possible.

Toombs County Schools Superintendent Barry Waller said that the team spent a day-and-a-half at each of the schools, and observed in real time how the schools, staff, students and parents interact and operate.

“We didn’t put on a dog and pony show,” he said. “We just had ‘school,’ and the word I got from the team was always positive.”

According to Lyons Upper Elementary School Principal Tabatha Nobles, in addition to in person observance in each classroom in the schools, data was considered that reflected a 3 – 5-year period.

“We’re proud of these two schools; not all schools can claim this honor,” Waller said.

LUES Principal Nobles and Toombs Central Principal Destiny Levant will accept all of the documentation and awards in December in Orlando.

SECCA EMCL-R: David Avery, SECCA Director of High School Programs; Shelly Smith, SECCA CEO; and Romanous Dotson, Altamaha EMC General Manager.

Altamaha EMC’s Operation Round Up program provides assistance to charitable organizations and agencies in the seven counties served by Altamaha EMC.  All Operation Round Up donations are administered through the Altamaha EMC Foundation, an independent organization governed by a board of directors made up of community leaders.  Each quarter, this board evaluates all applications for funding and determines how the funds will be distributed. The Altamaha EMC Foundation Board recently awarded grants to Southeastern Early College and Career Academy, SECCA.

Southeastern Early College and Career Academy (SECCA) is an educational partnership among four local school systems and Southeastern Technical College where high school students participate in courses directly relevant to their career choices.  SECCA received a $2500.00 grant for the Energy Industry Pathway to prepare students for careers in the energy industry.  

Vidalia Police Department reports the following arrests.

Peterson, John Micheal - W/M - 37 YOA - 1088 Ezra Taylor Rd Lyons Ga Warrant Served (State Probation)

Gonzalea, Teresa Michelle - W/F - 41 YOA - 215 Holland St Collins Ga Warrant Served (Statesboro Police Department)

Spires, Justin Blake - W/ M - 30 YOA - 354 Coogan Williams Rd Vidalia Ga Warrants Served (Toombs County)

Patrick, Lawrence Chester - W/M - 62 YOA - 205 Peachtree St Vidalia Ga Disorderly Conduct

Lyons Police Department reports the following arrests.

Young, Fletcher Lamont, Jr. – Swainsboro – Driving while license suspended or revoked (first)

Toombs County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests.

Brown, Shaquansa – Brunswick – Failure to appear

Dean, Ryan – Lyons – Theft by receiving stolen property, burglary-1st degree, theft by receiving stolen property, burglary-2nd degree

Flores, Adolfo – Lyons – DUI/Drugs/less safe, safety belts-required usage, driving while unlicensed

Harvey, Anthony – Lyons – Failure to appear

Kinsey, Christopher – Vidalia – Aggravated assault, simple battery FVA, aggravated assault

Mosley, Gabrieo – Vidalia – DUI/alcohol less safe, use of multiple-beam road lighting equipment

Saxon, Christopher – Claxton – Failure to appear

Montgomery County Sheriff ‘s Office reports the following arrests.

10/20-Zackery William Phillips, Uvalda, Felony Probation Violation

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and on this months Health Talk, our Jeff Raiford had a discussion with Memorial Health Meadows Hospital Director of Radiology Tracey Kennedy about the importance of early detection.

Kennedy is a third-generation breast cancer survivor, and was diagnosed with the disease at age 38, which is considered a young age. However, because she had family that had been diagnosed, she began her mammograms early and which possibly saved her life.

According to Kennedy, women should listen to their doctor’s advice as to when to begin getting their own mammograms, but insurance usually starts covering the cost when a woman is around 40 or earlier if there is a diagnostic reason. The procedures can be annually or biannually depending on the patient’s age, preference, and medical recommendations.

In addition to following a woman’s doctor’s guidelines, women themselves bear a responsibility to keep a check on possible signs of breast cancer, and Kennedy says what women should be mindful of.

“Women need to know their own breasts,” she said. “If you find a lump, skin dimpling, nipple retraction or leakage, or if you see a red patchy rash or detect lymph node swelling, you should see your doctor.”

For more information on breast cancer, visit the Memorial Health Meadows Hospital or the American Cancer Society’s websites.

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Obituaries

  • Mrs. Charlotte Sanders English, Vidalia

    Charlotte English Mrs. Charlotte Sanders English, age 79, of Vidalia, died Sunday, October 24, 2021, at Glenwood Health Care after a brief illness.  She was born in Lyons, grew up in Tattnall County, and graduated in 1958 from Toombs Central School.  She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 26 October 2021 | 11:23
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  • Mrs. Lois Jean McLain Phillips, Soperton

    PhillipsLoisJeanPIC 002 Mrs. Lois Jean McLain Phillips, age 81, beloved wife of Shannon Moore Phillips passed away on Monday morning, October 25, 2021 at the Treutlen County Health and Rehabilitation Center in Soperton. Born in Toombs County, she was the youngest and last living of three children born to the late Cannie...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 25 October 2021 | 16:40
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  • Mrs. Juanita Webster Hickman, Lyons

    Juanita Hickman Mrs. Juanita Webster Hickman, age 92, of Lyons, died Friday, October 22, 2021, at Memorial Health Meadows Hospital in Vidalia after a sudden illness.  She was a native of Lake City, South Carolina, living in Charleston, South Carolina forty-five years before moving to Lyons in 2000.  Mrs. Hickman...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 25 October 2021 | 09:51
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  • Mrs. Joanne E. Rolen, Johnson Corner

    Joanne Rolen Mrs. Joanne E. Rolen, age 79, of the Johnson Corner Community, died Tuesday, October 19, 2021, from injuries received from an accident near her home.  Born in Canton, Massachusetts, she and her family lived in numerous cities along the eastern seaboard, and in northeastern Florida for many years,...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 22 October 2021 | 08:21
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  • Mr. Benito Dominguez Chinas, Hazlehurst

    Chinas Benito Mr. Benito Dominguez Chinas, age 48, of Hazlehurst, passed away on Friday evening, October 15, 2021, at Meadows Regional Hospital following his battle with COVID-19. He was born on July 10, 1973, in Veracruz, Mexico to Nicolas Dominguez Rodriguez and Jeronima Chinas Tinoco. Benito owned his own...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 21 October 2021 | 14:02
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  • Rev. Robert Darryl Brown, Vidalia

    Vincent R. Drummer Funeral Home announces the death of Rev.  Robert Darryl Brown age 55 of Vidalia, GA who transitioned from life peacefully on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at Advent Medical Center in Orlando, Florida.  Robert was born on April 20, 1966 in Augusta, GA to the parentage of the late Robert and Leona...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 21 October 2021 | 08:37
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  • Mr. Elton Sharpe, Vidalia

    Elton Sharpe Mr. Elton Sharpe, age 81, of Vidalia, died Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at Hazlehurst Court Care and Rehab after an extended illness.  He was a native of the Rock Springs Community in Toombs County and was a graduate of Toombs Central School.  He earned an Associate degree from Berry College in Rome and...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 20 October 2021 | 16:44
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  • Mrs. Rose Morris Riner, Cedar Crossing

    Rose Riner Mrs. Rose Morris Riner, age 90, of the Cedar Crossing Community, died Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at her home following an extended illness.  She was a native of Cedar Crossing and lived near there most of her life.  She worked at Hazlehurst Manufacturing and Rose Bud Manufacturing for many years. ...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 20 October 2021 | 16:43
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  • Mrs. Eva Mae Pruitt, Soperton

    Mrs. Eva Mae Pruitt, age 84 of Soperton passed away on Tuesday morning, October 19, 2021 at Treutlen Health and Rehabilitation Center in Soperton. Born in Montgomery County, she was one of four children born to the late Homer and Ollie Mae Woods Sharpe.  She had been a lifelong homemaker and...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 20 October 2021 | 12:00
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Church Calendar

  • November 7--Church Anniversary in Vidalia

    November 7--New Life In Christ Ministries, 208 Meadowbrook Street in Vidalia, invites you to help Celebrate their 23rd Church Anniversary, Sunday November 7th at 12:30. Social distancing will be observed. Mask must be worn. Pastor Germain Williams.
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 26 October 2021 | 12:41
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  • November 6--Harvest Fest at Victorious Empowerment

    2021 1022 Harvest Fest   November 6--Victorious Empowerment Church, corner of Orange Street & Brogdon Street, invites you to Harvest Fest 2021, Saturday November 6th from 10:00 to 2:00. Free food, giveaways, live music and free clothing. www.victoriousempowermentchruch.org
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 22 October 2021 | 18:53
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  • SPECIAL NOTE from Lyons Holiness Church

    SPECIAL NOTE Lyons Holiness Church, 336 Skyline Blvd, wants to announce New Times for their Fall Season. * Sunday evening services now start at 5:00* Wednesday evening services now start at 7:00 Pastor Donny Hughes
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 05 October 2021 | 09:46
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