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  • Georgia Association of Broadcasters Honors Vidalia Radio

    The Georgia Association of Broadcasters held their annual GABBY awards Saturday night recognizing broadcasters from all over Georgia.  This year’s event took place virtually due to COVID-19 concerns.  The awards ceremony honored members of the broadcast community throughout the state of Georgia for

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 24 October 2020 | 20:20
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  • Weekly COVID-19 School Reports

    The Vidalia City School System, Toombs County School System and the Montgomery County School System all released their COVID-19 weekly figures on Friday, and the numbers continue to decline.

    Vidalia City Schools reports that no students are currently testing positive for the virus while 25

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  • RTCA Announces Homecoming Court

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    RTCA HOMECOMING COURT 2020

    Robert Toombs Christian Academy’s

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  • Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab Staff Receives Daisy and Meadows Moment Awards

    Shannon Hart Rhonda PhillipsMeadows Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab employees Shannon Hart, RN Clinic Coordinator, and Rhonda Phillips, Registered Respiratory Therapist, receive awards Thursday, Oct. 22. Left to right: Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer Jeffrey Harden; RN, Clinic Coordinator

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  • Cultural and Arts Grants Awarded

    Two cultural entities in Vidalia will share a total of almost $114,000 in grant money from the Georgia Council for the Arts, and local resident and State Senator Blake Tillery said the one-time grants shows the community’s support of cultural events.

    Sen. Tillery said, "When looking at our

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 23 October 2020 | 00:00
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  • Sen. Blake Tillery Appointed to the Southern Regional Education Board’s Legislative Advisory Council

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    ATLANTA (October 22, 2020) | Sen. Blake Tillery (R – Vidalia) has been appointed to the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)’s Legislative Advisory Committee by Governor Brian P. Kemp. In this capacity, Sen. Tillery will serve alongside other state legislators and delegates to advise the board on key

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 22 October 2020 | 14:54
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  • Vidalia Sets Trick-or-Treat

    The last quarter of the year is always busy in the City of Vidalia, and City Manager Nick Overstreet said with modifications, all events will continue.

    Next week is Halloween and in addition to the Spooktacular Trail in downtown on next Thursday night, parents have been asking about door-to-door

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 22 October 2020 | 00:00
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  • Area Police Blotter - Updated

    Vidalia Police Department reports the following arrests.

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    Gaffney, Justin James- B/M- 23 YOA- 602 Old Collins Manassas Rd. Collins, Ga- Warrant Served

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 21 October 2020 | 09:30
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  • Lyons Implements Water Monitoring System

    The City of Lyons is working to prevent customers from being surprised when they receive their monthly water bills.

    A new online monitoring program will provide real time water consumption reports. Lyons City Manager Jason Hall said in 2019 the city paired with Georgia Power to use their Smart

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 21 October 2020 | 00:00
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Sportsbreak

  • Indians Swat Jackets!

    The Vidalia Indians used 35 second-half points to defeat previously unbeaten Jeff Davis 42-18 Friday night at Buck Cravey Field. The Indians' win was the third in a row as they now stand at 3-2 & 1-0 in Region 2AA

    The Indians again rushed for over 300 yards, with Bryce Davis credited for 179 yards

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 24 October 2020 | 08:07
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  • Bulldogs Spoil Vikings Homecoming

    The Treutlen Vikings held homecoming festivities Friday night at Bobby Driggers in Soperton but the visiting Wheeler County Bulldogs spoiled the party coming away with a 56 – 32 victory.  At halftime, Calle Cauley was named Treutlen Vikings Homecoming Queen for 2020.

    The Bulldogs opened the game

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    Sportsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 24 October 2020 | 00:56
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  • Alexander Brothers Heating & Air High School Scoreboard

     

    High School Scoreboard – Oct. 23th

     

    Region 2AA

    18 Jeff Davis "Yellow Jackets" @ Vidalia "Indians" 42 F

    28 Bacon Co. "Red Raiders" @ Toombs Co. "Bulldogs" 35 F 2OT

    40 East Laurens "Falcons" @ Baconton "Blazers" 6 F

    Swainsboro - Off

     

    Region 1AAA

    12 Long Co. "Blue Tide" @ Appling Co. "Pirates" 69 F

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    Sportsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 23 October 2020 | 09:30
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  • Lady Indians Advance Into Quarterfinals!

    The Lady Indians of Vidalia High School once again used great pitching and along with timely hitting to sweep Jefferson County and advance to the Quarterfinals of the GHSA State Softball Playoffs

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    The Lady Indians run-ruled the Lady Warriors in game one 8-0 in 5 innings, Bailey Holland got the

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 23 October 2020 | 09:04
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  • Lady Indians Volleyball Advances to Second Round of State Playoffs

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    October 22—The Vidalia High School Lady Indians Volleyball team defeated the Laney Wildcats 3-0 (25-12, 25-13, and 25-6) at home Wednesday to advance to the “Sweet 16” in the AA State Playoffs. The Lady Indians will host Early County, the number two team from Area 1 this Saturday.(Pictures By Carroll

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 22 October 2020 | 09:31
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  • Crusaders Fall At Home To Spartans

    October 21—The RTCA Crusaders fell to the Edmund Burke Academy Spartans at home Tuesday night 47-12.

    The Spartans got on the board early in the game scoring on their first two offensive possessions, on a 31-yard run at 11:07 and a 4-yard run with 5:48 left in the first quarter to lead 14-0.

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 21 October 2020 | 09:34
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  • Eagles Fly High To Down Hurricanes

    The Vidalia Heritage Academy Eagles traveled down to Savannah to take on the Coastal Hurricanes last Friday night. The Eagles won the toss and took the field. VHA started off the game just the way they wanted to by having Ethan Sikes take the opening kickoff back 65 yard for a quick 6 points. The

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 20 October 2020 | 13:00
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  • Lady Indians Ease Into 2nd Round

    The Vidalia Lady Indians swept their way into the 2nd round of the GHSA State Playoffs, defeating Lamar County 11-3 in both games in 5 innings.

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    In game one, The Lady Indians fell behind 2-0 in the first inning only to answer with 6 runs of their own to lead 6-2 after one inning. The Lady Indians

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 20 October 2020 | 09:33
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  • CHIEFS HEAD INTO PLAYOFFS UNDEFEATED!

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    The J.R. Trippe Chiefs defeated a one loss Bleckley County team 22-6 last week to secure first place and home field advantage throughout the playoffs.  The Chiefs consistently moved the ball the entire game on offense and the defense didn’t allow a single point. Bleckley scored their only touchdown on a

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Community Calendar

  • Thanksgiving Food Drive

    Thanksgiving food drive

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 23 October 2020 | 15:33
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  • Indian Baseball Fundraiser

    FanCloth collageThe Vidalia High School Baseball Team has begun its “FanCloth” Fundraiser. Now through November 2nd, you can go online to https://fancloth.shop/AFZYD and grab your favorite Vidalia T-shirt, Sweatshirt, Pullover, Sweatpants, cap, bag, cup, chair, and more. These items not only get you ready for the

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 22 October 2020 | 14:07
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  • Vidalia Christmas Parade

    A Superhero Christmas 7

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 21 October 2020 | 08:50
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  • RTCA Trunk or Treat

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 19 October 2020 | 11:57
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  • I Am The Chamber Day

    National Chamber Day 2

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 13 October 2020 | 10:17
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  • Area Blood Drives Scheduled

    Below is a list of upcoming blood drives in the area.  For more information and to register to donate blood, visit www.redcrossblood.org 

    Uvalda

    10/15/2020: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Uvalda Baptist Church, 405 West Main St

    Reidsville

    10/19/2020: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Reidsville United Methodist Church, 121

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 07 October 2020 | 10:07
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  • Spooktacular Trail

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 05 October 2020 | 14:53
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  • Spooktacular Pumpkin Contest

    Spooktacular Pumpkin Contest

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 05 October 2020 | 14:52
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  • Neighborhood Trick-Or-Treat

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 05 October 2020 | 14:51
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The Georgia Association of Broadcasters held their annual GABBY awards Saturday night recognizing broadcasters from all over Georgia.  This year’s event took place virtually due to COVID-19 concerns.  The awards ceremony honored members of the broadcast community throughout the state of Georgia for their efforts during the 2019 broadcast year.

Longtime station General Manager Zack Fowler received the Small Market Radio Merit Award for Best Newscast on WVOP AM 970 and FM 105.3 for 2019.  Chester Proctor was honored with the Small Market Radio Gabby Award for Best Reporter on WYUM 101.7 FM for 2019.

Congratulations to both of these local broadcasters for being recognized by the Georgia Association of Broadcasters for their outstanding contribution to the radio stations they represent and the radio broadcasters across Georgia.

The Vidalia City School System, Toombs County School System and the Montgomery County School System all released their COVID-19 weekly figures on Friday, and the numbers continue to decline.

Vidalia City Schools reports that no students are currently testing positive for the virus while 25 students are quarantined for possible exposure. Three employees are currently positive and 4 employees are quarantined.

Toombs County Schools reported Friday 6 students have tested positive for the virus and 7 students are in quarantine. No employees in the system are positive and only 1 employee is in quarantine.

Montgomery County Schools report zeroes across the board for positive cases; no students, teachers or employees of the school system have the virus. Additionally, no teachers are in quarantine while 1 other staff member and 7 students are quarantined.

Shannon Hart Rhonda PhillipsMeadows Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab employees Shannon Hart, RN Clinic Coordinator, and Rhonda Phillips, Registered Respiratory Therapist, receive awards Thursday, Oct. 22. Left to right: Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer Jeffrey Harden; RN, Clinic Coordinator Shannon Hart; Registered Respiratory Therapist Rhonda Phillips; Assistant Vice President of Cardiovascular Services Travis Roose.

Meadows Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab employees Shannon Hart, RN Clinic Coordinator, and Rhonda Phillips, Registered Respiratory Therapist, received awards Thursday, Oct. 22. Hart received the October Daisy Award and Phillips received the Meadows Moment Award.

The Meadows Moment Award was created to recognize staff members and physicians who are noticed for exemplifying Meadows’ values of compassion, teamwork and integrity. Awards are given to deserving employees for coming up with new ideas, helping coworkers, and other efforts that bring value to the team.

The Daisy Award was established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. The family noticed that during the course of Patrick’s illness the extraordinary care he received from nurses made a difference not only in his health but his personal well-being. The family wanted to recognize the extraordinary work nurses do daily while performing other duties involved in caring for their patients. The Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses is a nationally recognized award that is celebrated across the country. Recipients from Meadows become part of an elite group of professionals across the nation. 

“I was honored to present Shannon and Rhonda with these awards,” said Jeffrey Harden, Meadows Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer. “Since opening Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab they have helped so many patients regain quality of life. They are both extremely deserving.”

Hart has been employed with Meadows since February 2019 and currently resides in Vidalia. Phillips has been employed with Meadows since March 2001 and currently resides in Vidalia.

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RTCA HOMECOMING COURT 2020

Robert Toombs Christian Academy’s Homecoming will be held Friday, October 30th. Kickoff begins at 7:30 p.m. against Brentwood. Homecoming representatives are:

Seniors:

Carleigh DeFee (Senior Football Representative), daughter of Lane and Jane DeFee

Maison Garbutt, daughter of Jason & Misty Wiggins and George & Renee Garbutt

Katie McDuffie, daughter of Randy and Jolie McDuffie

Carolina Mead, daughter of Paul and Lisa Mead

Juniors:

Ellie Graham, daughter of Paul and Jodi Graham

Marli McCranie, daughter of Tony & Marci Meadows and Keith McCranie

Madison Williams, daughter of Travis and Sandra Williams

Sophomores:

Aly Brown, daughter of Whit and Jennifer Brown

Mary-Claire Wolfe, daughter of Neal and Jennifer Wolfe

Freshmen:

Caroline Thompson, daughter of Rhett and Susan Thompson

Two cultural entities in Vidalia will share a total of almost $114,000 in grant money from the Georgia Council for the Arts, and local resident and State Senator Blake Tillery said the one-time grants shows the community’s support of cultural events.

Sen. Tillery said, "When looking at our successes over the years, much of that can be attributed to the arts. Whether it is in terms of infrastructure such as venues and museums, or through neighborhood events and cultural initiatives, the creativity that comes from the arts has given back to our community unimaginable ways."

"I am appreciative of the General Assembly, and Georgia Council for the Arts and Gov. Brian Kemp in providing these grants," Sen. Tillery concluded.

The Altama Museum of Art and History was granted $75,000, and the Vidalia Convention and Visitors Bureau will receive $38,951. Through funding from the Georgia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, the Georgia Council for the Arts provides finical assistance and service that promote the mission of cultivating the growth of vibrant and thriving Georgia communities through the arts. The awarded grants support the construction, renovation or acquisition of a building or the addition of equipment to support arts programs.

 

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Obituaries

  • Mrs. Frances Loretta Wilkes Darby, Vidalia

    Mrs. Frances Loretta Wilkes Darby, age 82, of Vidalia, died Thursday afternoon, October 22, 2020, at her residence after a sudden illness. She was a native and lifelong resident of Toombs County. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was also a member of Vidalia...
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  • Mr. Lloyd Brinson Peavey, Dublin

    Lloyd Peavey Mr. Lloyd Brinson Peavey, 64, of Dublin, GA passed away at his residence Wednesday, October 21, 2020.  He was born in McRae, GA, November 28, 1955, to the late Brinson and Dorothy Coleman Peavey.  Mr. Peavey was a veteran of the United States Navy and a member of Alamo First Baptist Church.  He...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 23 October 2020 | 08:17
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  • Mr. Richard David Williams, Glenwood

    Richard Williams Mr. Richard David Williams, 51, of Glenwood was involved in a fatal car accident, Tuesday, October 20, 2020.  He was born in Clearwater, Florida, May 20, 1969, to the late Juanita Lucille Medley Williams and Austin Paul Williams, Sr.  Mr. Williams owned and operated his own construction business.  He...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 23 October 2020 | 08:15
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  • Mr. James Tillman Lawrence, Dublin

    LawrenceJamesTillmanPicCROPPED.jpg Mr. James Tillman Lawrence, age 74 of Dublin passed away on Wednesday morning, October 21, 2020 at the Shamrock Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dublin. Born in Tarrytown, he was the last living of three children born to the late Woodrow W. and Allie Lee Haggard Lawrence.  He grew up in Soperton...
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    Obituary | Connie Clifton | 22 October 2020 | 13:31
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  • Mrs. Olidy Elizabeth Shokoh-Alai, Mount Vernon

    Mrs. Olidy Elizabeth Shokoh-Alai, age 77, of Mount Vernon, died Monday Evening October 19, 2020 at Community Hospice of Vidalia after a brief illness. Mrs. Shokoh-Alai was a native of Nicarogua, having lived in Mount Vernon for the past twenty years.  She was a homemaker and Catholic by Faith. Olidy...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 20 October 2020 | 15:06
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  • Mrs. Vaudine J. Parrish, Vidalia

    Mrs. Vaudine J. Parrish, age 82, of Vidalia died Wednesday afternoon, October 14, 2020 at her residence after an extended illness.  Vaudine was a native and lifelong resident of Fitzgerald having moved to Vidalia three years ago to be near family. She was Baptist by Faith. She is preceded in death...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 16 October 2020 | 07:14
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  • James Edward (Mac) O’Neal Sr, Lyons

    James Edward (Mac) O’Neal Sr., age 86, born on April 24, 1934 in Alston, died October 14, 2020 after a long illness in Lyons.  Mac was raised in Alston and later lived and worked in Savannah and Vidalia.  Mac’s love for cars led to a brief venture into stock car racing which fueld his life-long...
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    Obituary | Connie Clifton | 15 October 2020 | 13:56
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  • Mr. D Q Monroe

    Mr. D Q Monroe, age 81, passed away peacefully after an extended illness on October 14, 2020 in Mt. Vernon Georgia.  DQ was born February 16, 1939 to Issac Monroe Sr. and Marriah Stephens Monroe in Toombs County Georgia.  He was married to Betty Smith Monroe on December 23, 1961.  He was in the...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 15 October 2020 | 09:09
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  • Mr. Joe Chester Poole, Uvalda

    Mr. Joe Chester Poole, age 84, of Uvalda, died, early Wednesday morning October 14, 2020 at Community Hospice of Vidalia after an extended illness. Joe was a native and lifelong resident of Uvalda.  After graduating high school, he played semi-pro baseball with the southeastern division conference.  He was...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 14 October 2020 | 11:39
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Church Calendar

  • 2020 10-31 Fish Plates at Journey with Christ

    October 31--Journey with Christ Ministry, 1777 Sawmill Road in Ailey, invites you to their Fish Plate Sale, October 31st from 12:00 to 3:00. It's $9 per plate! Come see us!
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 22 October 2020 | 11:26
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  • 2020 11-01 Fall Block Party at Vidalia COG

    Fall Block Party! November 1--Vidalia Church of God, 401 Adams Street, wants you to come to their Fall Block Party, Sunday November 1st at 10:30 featuring JJ Weeks. There's food trucks, inflatables & lawn games too! Plus a couple of $100 gift cards to be given away! Bring your lawn chairs!
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 21 October 2020 | 12:50
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  • 2020 11-13 Thanksgiving Food Drive

    Thanksgiving Food Drive November 13--Tri-County Family Connections is conducting a Thanksgiving Food Drive through November 13th. You're asked to drop off canned and non-perishable food items for the elderly in the community. Drop off at the Tri-county Office near the old MCHS gym, Treutlen County Senior Center or Montgomery County Senior Center. For more info call Kristy at 539-0517.
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 19 October 2020 | 12:50
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  • Harden's Chapel UMC Cancels Homecoming

    Due to COVID-19 and church regulations, Harden's Chapel United Methodist Church has canceled its annual Homecoming. Since 1863, the Church has held the annual service on the 2nd Sunday of October. However, on Saturday, October 10 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., volunteers and members of the Board of Directors will set up a tent at the Harden's Chapel Cemetery for the Annual Meeting  to provide the financial report and updates on the cemetery. Families with loved ones buried on site are invited to visit and bring contributions to help carry out the plans for the future of the cemetery. For more information call the Church Office at 912-583-2448.
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    Church Event | Kathy Hilt | 15 September 2020 | 15:21
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Meet The Staff

  • General Manager

    Listen to WVOP

    Jeff Raiford

    912-537-9202
  • Program Director

    Listen to WTCQ

    Bob Roberts, WTCQ

    912-538-9898
  • Program Director

    Listen to WYUM

    Jim Perry, WYUM

    912-538-1017
  • Traffic Manager

    Connie Clifton, Traffic Manager

    Connie Clifton

    912-537-9203