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  • Vidalia Nutrition Department Named "Vision Program"

    VCSS Nutrition

    (L to R): Tina Wheeler (VHS), Sue Sullivan (JDD), Denise Parson (District Director), Juanita Monroe (JRT) and Teresa Pittman (SDM)

    The Vidalia City School System’s School Nutrition Department was recently commended by the Georgia Department of Agriculture for “excelling in meeting the 2020 Vision for

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  • Arrest Made in Johnson County Homicide Investigation

    (Johnson County, GA – May 7, 2021) - On Wednesday, May 5, 2021, the GBI secured arrest warrants for Daniel Payton Brinson, age 22, of Harrison, Washington County, Georgia for two counts of malice murder. The charges stem from the murders of Destiney Hope Kight and Charlie Jaylon Garrett. The

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  • TCMS Students of the Month

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    Congratulations to the Toombs County Middle School April Students of the Month.  Students are selected for this honor based on academic progress, good attendance and citizenship.  The back row: Jack Williams, Stephanie Eduardo Ramos, Chason Smith, Tucker Brodnax,  and Diana Aguilar Reyes.  The front

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  • STC Announces Grace E. Smith Scholarship Recipient

    Gina2 Grace Smith’s parents Eric & Laura Smith, presenting the Grace E. Smith Scholarship to Gina Williamson

    On behalf of the Southeastern Technical College (STC) Foundation and the family of Grace Smith, STC announced Gina Williamson as the recipient of the annual Grace E. Smith Memorial Scholarship.

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  • TCES Students of the Month

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    Congratulations to Toombs Central Elementary School's April Students of the Month!

    Front Row (Left to Right):  Juliette Lucas (2nd Grade), Brantley Roundtree (Pre-K), and Khloe Odom (Kindergarten).

    Back Row (Left to Right):  Emily Grace Martin (3rd Grade), Gracie Bratton (5th grade), and Dani Lynn

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  • Multi-Agency Drug Arrests in Vidalia

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    Three area law enforcement agencies working together made a significant impact on getting illegal drugs off the streets of Vidalia last week.

    Vidalia Police Commissioner Brian Scott filed a press release stating that last Friday, April 30, the Vidalia Police Department and deputies from the Toombs

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  • Mercy Ministries Gives Patients A Smile

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    On Friday, April 30, The Mercy Ministries and the Consolation Baptist Association hosted the Georgia Baptist Mobile Dental Ministry in Graham, GA.  In a single day, 2 volunteer dentists, 2 dental assistants and multiple other volunteers treated 15 indigent patients with free dental care.  

    The Mercy

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  • Lyons Honors City Clerk

    Lynn Rowland

    It’s always nice when workers are shown appreciation for the jobs they do, and such was the case Tuesday night at the Lyons City Council meeting.

    As a surprise, and as part of 52nd Annual Professional Municipal Clerks Week, The Council recognized Lyons City Clerk Lynn Rowland for service

    “She does so

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  • Morris Resigns; Takes Seat on Department of Transportation

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    Georgia State Representative Greg Morris of District 156 resigned his seat effective April 15 and has taken a position on the Georgia Department of Transportation. This is a separate job, and not an additional one appointed to him as a State Representative.

    Morris said he decided to seek the

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  • Foskey Signs With Emmanuel College

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    May 7—Thursday at Treutlen High School Treutlen Viking senior Ben Foskey signed his letter of intent for a scholarship to wrestle for the Lions at Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, Ga.

    “I feel like I made the right choice to attend Emmanuel College, they have a beautiful campus and the coach

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  • BPC Bass Fishing Team Currently Ranked First in the State

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    The Brewton-Parker College (BPC) Baron’s Bass Fishing team (coed) continues to climb the ranks to one of the highest-ranked teams in the country. The BPC Bass Fishing team is currently ranked twelfth in the nation and number one in the state of Georgia. 

    Bass Fishing does not have divisions, so the

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  • Indians Sweep Rebels Advance To Third Round

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    May 5--The Vidalia Indians baseball team beat Berrien County twice on Tuesday night to move on to the third round in the AA state playoffs. They will play the winner of the Elbert County and Lovett series.The site for Vidalia’s next series will be determined by the winner of that series.If Elbert

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  • RTCA Advances in State Playoffs

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    Robert Toombs Christian Academy hosted Windsor Academy for the first round of the GISA-AA State Playoffs on May 4, 2021. The Crusaders won game one with a shutout victory. Senior Rob Moore pitched six innings of one hit baseball while striking out nine batters to give the Crusaders the shutout

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  • Indians Take Region Golf Title!!

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    (L-R) Coach Kourtney Williams, Matt Bell, Tyler Woodruff, Conner Coleman, Jackson Crawley, Carson McDonald, Sloan Fountain & Head Coach Chad Barker

    The Vidalia Indians waited until the Region Championship to play some of their best golf of the year, shooting a team score of 337 to take the Region 2AA

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  • VHS Handy Andy Stud of the Week

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    May 3--Rodriguse Jordan is the VHS Handy Andy Stud of the Week!  Rod is recognized for his effort, attitude, and leadership in the weight room!

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  • VHS Chick-Fil-A Iron Indian of the Week

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    May 3--Sarah Owen is the VHS  Chick- Fil -A Iron Indian of the Week!  Sarah is recognized for her effort, attitude, and leadership in the weight room!

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  • RTCA Track Teams Compete at State

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    L-R: Front Row: Rachel Threlkeld, Kylie Acosta, Ellie Graham, Nicole Acosta, Hannah Williams
    Back Row: Coach Jake Wilkinson, Emmie Davis, Mary-Claire Wolfe, Caroline Thompson, Meredith Durden, Carleigh DeFee, Katie McDuffie, Madalyn Joyner, Ella Newton, Addie Thompson, Marly Dismuke, Ansley Akins,
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  • Vidalia Runs Away With 2AA Track Titles

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    The Vidalia Track programs made a huge power statement on Thursday, capturing both the Girls and Boys Region 2AA Titles at East Laurens. The Lady Indians scored 215 points outdistancing Swainsboro by 104 points. The Indians also lapped the field with 215 points, outpacing Swainsboro by 110 points.

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Community Calendar

5 7 21 Ben Foskey

May 7—Thursday at Treutlen High School Treutlen Viking senior Ben Foskey signed his letter of intent for a scholarship to wrestle for the Lions at Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, Ga.

“I feel like I made the right choice to attend Emmanuel College, they have a beautiful campus and the coach made me feel right at home. I want to thank my coaches, family and friends for always pushing and supporting me. I am excited to get started on continuing my education and wrestling career.” Foskey said.

“Ben started young and worked hard and I am excited for him to have this opportunity to attend college and be able to pursue what he wants to do. Ben has always been a really nice kid and sometimes in wrestling it is hard to flip that switch and be aggressive. I know that he is going to do well at the next level.” Treutlen Head Wrestling Coach Dwight Love stated.

“We are really proud of Ben he has been wrestling since he was six years old. He played football, baseball and wrestled but he really excelled at wrestling and we are thankful that he has received this opportunity.” Mechelle Foskey said.

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The Brewton-Parker College (BPC) Baron’s Bass Fishing team (coed) continues to climb the ranks to one of the highest-ranked teams in the country. The BPC Bass Fishing team is currently ranked twelfth in the nation and number one in the state of Georgia. 

Bass Fishing does not have divisions, so the anglers compete with schools all over the country

such as the University of Georgia, University of Tennessee, and Auburn University. The Bass Fishing team is still fairly new as they go into their fourth season this coming fall.

According to angler Caleb Barrow, Junior from Augusta, GA, “As a team, we plan to keep growing in our knowledge of the world of bass fishing and continue to work together. We will continue to compete in as many tournaments possible as we work our way to the top.”

Teams are made up of two anglers (fishermen/fisherwomen) per boat with as many as five teams from BPC competing in a tournament. Some tournaments can have over 200 boats out on the reservoirs at one time. The BPC team has traveled as far north as New York and as far west as Colorado. The tournaments typically last around seven hours and points are scored on the top five fish an angler catches. At the end of the tournament, the fish are weighed. Points are deducted for dead fish, so anglers must keep the fish alive. 

Coach Stephen Birchfield, Brewton-Parker Class of 2016, describes the sport as more fast-paced than one would imagine. Teams continuously move from one location to the next to catch the largest bass. To better understand the sport, teams must study bass behavior such as weather conditions, water clarity, currents, structures (trees, rocks, obstructions, etc.) seasonal trends, and the diet of the fish. The anglers use different lures and sometimes different poles based on the various conditions and techniques.

Coach Birchfield commended his team’s accomplishments by stating, “I am proud of the family atmosphere this sport has created with both past and current anglers. They learn from each other and challenge each other daily. As the expression states, iron sharpens iron. I truly can say we are pretty sharp!”

Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college south of Macon and north of Jacksonville, FL. As a comprehensive Georgia Baptist institution, Brewton-Parker College provides liberal arts and professional programs in a learning community of shared Christian values. Through the application of biblical truth in scholarship and a co-curricular focus on character, servant leadership, and cultural engagement, the college strives to provide a transformational experience that equips the whole student for lifelong learning and service in Christ..

Visit Brewton-Parker College online at www.bpc.edu.

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Robert Toombs Christian Academy hosted Windsor Academy for the first round of the GISA-AA State Playoffs on May 4, 2021. The Crusaders won game one with a shutout victory. Senior Rob Moore pitched six innings of one hit baseball while striking out nine batters to give the Crusaders the shutout victory in game one over Windsor. After a slow start for the Crusaders offensively, Moore had a two out RBI single in the 3rd inning to open the scoring and break the ice. The Crusaders would go on to score 10 runs in a six inning run rule game. The Crusaders were led defensively by sophomore Dawson Pinckard who was 3-4 with four RBI's. Senior Rob More was 2-2 with 2 RBI's and freshman Hayden Kight was 2-3 with 3 runs scored.

Game two began with junior Karson Evans pitching 7 innings of 1 ball hit striking out 5, giving the Crusaders the series win over Windsor Academy. In game two, the Crusaders offense started a little faster, scoring two runs in the first inning. Evans was hit by a pitch and Kight was walked following a double steal, and a balk call giving the Crusaders all they would need, scoring Evans from 3rd. Eighth grader TJ Stanley then singled to right to put the Crusaders up early 2-0. Freshman Rayce Sharpe's RBI single in the second inning made the score 3-0, the Crusaders opened it up in the 5th inning adding 4 more runs and then 4 more in the 7th inning. The Crusaders were led offensively by senior Rob Moore who was 2-3 and sophomore Dawson Pinckard, who was 2-4 each driving in two runs. Junior Karson Evans scored three times while freshman Hadyen Kight and junior Clayton Meadows scored twice.

The Crusaders travel to Gatewood for the next round of playoffs on May 7th. First pitch is at 4:00pm, second game is at 6:00pm. If the teams split, a third game will be held Saturday, May 8th at 6:00pm. You can hear the action on News Talk WVOP-AM 970 & FM 105.3 and at southeastgeorgiatoday.com. (Courtesy of RTCA)

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May 5--The Vidalia Indians baseball team beat Berrien County twice on Tuesday night to move on to the third round in the AA state playoffs. They will play the winner of the Elbert County and Lovett series.The site for Vidalia’s next series will be determined by the winner of that series.If Elbert County wins the Indians will play on the road and if Lovett wins the teams will play in Vidalia.

The Indians took game one by a score of 10-0 in 6 innings by the run rule. Landry Mead was the winning pitcher allowing only two hits, one walk and one hit batter while striking out 9 batters. It was another dominating pitching performance by Mead.

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On offense the Indians scored runs in each of the 6 innings with the final two coming from Hughes Graham’s second homerun of the game in the bottom of the sixth.  Graham led the offense with 2 homeruns, 3 runs and 4 rbi’s.  Cason Banks had two doubles and a single, 3 runs and 2 rbi’s while Mead had 2 hits and 2 rbi’s.  The Indians scored 2 runs in the first, third, fifth and sixth innings along with single runs in the second and fourth.

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In the second game the Indians were considered the visiting team and jumped all over the Rebels pitcher in the first inning with 9 runs.  Mead grounded out to start the game but then Whited doubled, followed by Dalley’s double and then singles from Graham and Moncus.  Michael Blount laid down a sacrifice bunt driving in a run and moving Moncus to second which was followed by a walk to Walden, a single by Spivey and walk to Banks.  Mead came up for the second time in the inning and was hit by a pitch.  Whited followed with his second hit of the inning, Dalley walked, Graham got his second hit of the inning and Moncus walked before the third out was made.  When the smoke cleared the Rebels would come to bat in the bottom half of the first down 9-0.

That was more than enough runs for Caden Spivey who shut down the Rebel offense only allowing 2 hits, 2 walks, one hit batter and striking out 4 batters in the 5 inning game.  The Indians did score two more runs in the top of the 5th inning making the score 11-0 Vidalia.  When Spivey shut down the Rebels in the bottom half of the fifth that meant another run rule win for Vidalia.

The Indian offense was led by Whited, Dalley, Graham and Moncus with two hits each.  Hughes Graham picked up three more rbi’s in the second game giving him seven for the two game series and thirteen for the first four playoff games.(Pictures by Carroll Williams)

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(L-R) Coach Kourtney Williams, Matt Bell, Tyler Woodruff, Conner Coleman, Jackson Crawley, Carson McDonald, Sloan Fountain & Head Coach Chad Barker

The Vidalia Indians waited until the Region Championship to play some of their best golf of the year, shooting a team score of 337 to take the Region 2AA Championship Monday in Thomasville. Matt Bell led the Indians, shooting a 79, followed by Carson McDonald with an 81. Tyler Woodruff with an88 and Sloan Fountain with an 89 rounded out the top four for the Indians, who finished two shots ahead of Jeff Davis and thirteen strokes ahead of East Laurens.

In his 16th year as a Vidalia Golf Coach, Coach Chad Barker said that he knew it would take a good effort by his team to win, “We went into the tournament knowing we had to play our best.  Our goal going into the tournament was to break 340.  We did that with a 337, which was low enough for a 1st place win.  I am very proud of our team and the effort they have shown.”

On the girl’s side, Ryan Norfleet also qualified for the AA State Championship, which will be held May 17th & 18th at Southern Hills Golf Club in Hawkinsville.

(Courtesy of VHS)

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Obituaries

  • Mary Ann Green Kavakos

    Kavakos Mary Though born in Andalusia, Alabama, Mary Ann was raised in Vidalia, Georgia. She graduated from Vidalia High School in 1943 and was one of the last two living members of her class. On October 7, 1945, she married Ted R. Kavakos and, after a year in New Jersey where Teddy served in the Navy, the...
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  • Mr. Glendel Ray Cheek, Glenwood

    Cheek Glendel Mr. Glendel Ray Cheek, age 80 of Glenwood, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 3, 2021 at Memorial Health in Savannah. Mr. Cheek was born on August 22, 1940 in Smithville, Mississippi to the late Glen and Mamie Towery Cheek. He was a retired correctional officer and was a U. S. Army...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 05 May 2021 | 14:52
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  • Mr. William Randall Nobles Sr., Soperton

    Mr. William Randall Nobles Sr. age 68 of Soperton, passed away on Tuesday evening, May 4, 2021 at Memorial Hospital in Savannah. Born in Savannah, he was the eldest of three children born to the late William Leonard and Annie Pearl Williamson Nobles.  Randall grew up in Savannah and Vidalia; from where...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 05 May 2021 | 14:43
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  • Mrs. Sherry M. Beasley, Claxton

    Mrs. Sherry M. Beasley, age 65 of Claxton, passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2021 at Memorial Health – Savannah. She was born on July 5, 1955 in Swainsboro, GA to the late Bell Courson and Joe Brady. She was a homemaker and spent her time taking care of the family through many generations as well...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 30 April 2021 | 09:12
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  • Mr. Jose Arturo Nunez Arzola, Vidalia

    Mr. Jose Arturo Nunez Arzola, age 58 of Vidalia, passed away on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at Savannah Memorial Hospital. He was born on May 5, 1962 in La Tinaja Allende Guanajuato, Mexico to the late Pablo Nunez Trejo and Natalia Arzola Mendoza. He was the owner of Nunez Pine Straw. He was preceded...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 30 April 2021 | 09:11
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  • Mr. Edwin “Fido” Keith Farrow, Lake City, Florida

    Mr. Edwin “Fido” Keith Farrow, age 43 of Lake City, Florida, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at his residence. He was born on June 9, 1977 in Bartow, Florida to Eddie Farrow and Betty Johnson. He was a truck driver by trade. Mr. Farrow is survived by his girlfriend, Penny...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 30 April 2021 | 09:10
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  • Christine Lynne “Christy” Watts, formerly of Soperton

    WattsChristine Christine Lynne “Christy” Watts, age 46, formerly of Soperton received her angel’s wings on Sunday morning, April 25, 2021. Born in Pahokee, Florida, she was a gifted child from birth and one of two children born to Charles Larry Watts and the late Paula Lynne Davis Watts.   As an infant the family...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 26 April 2021 | 15:33
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  • Mrs. Brenda Sue Colson, Vidalia

    Colson Brenda Mrs. Brenda Sue Colson, age 70, of Vidalia, passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2021, at Serenity Hospice in Dublin, Ga following an extended illness. She was a native and lifelong resident of Toombs County. She worked as an administrative assistant at Georgia Southern University until her...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 24 April 2021 | 06:16
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  • Mrs. Laverne Gillis, Glenwood

    Mrs. Laverne Gillis, age 82 of Glenwood passed away on Wednesday morning, April 21, 2021 at her home. Born on August 6, 1938 in Tarrytown, she was one of nine children born to the late Samuel Daniel and Annie Maddox Lane.  She grew up in Soperton and was a graduate of Soperton High School.   In the...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 21 April 2021 | 16:58
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Church Calendar

  • 2021 06-12 Fun Day in Vidalia

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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 07 May 2021 | 06:15
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  • CHURCH NEWS IN 2021

    LET US GET YOUR MESSAGE TO THE PUBLIC WITH CHURCH NEWS!    Your Church Speaks   Thank you for using Church News on WVOP 970 AM and 105.3 FM, and southeastgeorgiatoday.com. Submit your church events to us at least 2 weeks ahead of time for 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.   Email jperry @ vidaliacommunications.comFax 537-4477
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