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  • Area Police Blotter

    Vidalia Police Department reports the following arrests.

    Girtman, Lisa Ann - Reidsville - Theft by shoplifting

    Brown, D'atra - Lyons - Criminal trespass

    Kirvin, Steven - Vidalia - Theft by shoplifting

    Hurston, Terrell Darquise – Reidsville – Reckless driving/cruelty to children (2 counts)


    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 30 March 2023 | 07:42
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  • Today's Top Stories - March 30

    Two U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopters crashed during a training incident on Wednesday night in Trigg County, Kentucky, officials said in a statement. The Black Hawk helicopters from the 101st Airborne Division were on a "routine training mission" when they crashed at about 10 p.m. local

    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 30 March 2023 | 06:45
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  • Toombs County Man Charged With Crimes Against Children

    The Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit has arrested a Toombs County man and charged him with one count of Sexual Exploitation of Children.

    According to the GBI, an investigation of Joseph Lewis Prater’s online activities began after receiving a

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 29 March 2023 | 14:55
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  • Search On For Wanted Man





    The Toombs County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's help in locating Ricky Lee Burkett Sr., (61) of Lyons/Vidalia area.

    Burkett has an outstanding felony warrant related to a

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 29 March 2023 | 14:54
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  • VHS FCCLA is Golden at State

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    The Vidalia High School FCCLA attended the State Leadership Conference in Athens, March 23-25th, and left with Denver, Colorado, on their minds. The VHS chapter competed in 4 events and walked away with 4 gold medals, which will send five students to National Conference in Colorado's Capitol City

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 29 March 2023 | 09:20
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  • Mosley Indicted in Death of Local Doctor

    Gregory Mosley


    The man accused in the May 2020 death of Dr. Nancy Shaw was officially indicted by a Toombs County Grand Jury last week. Gregory Van Mosley is facing charges now of Involuntary Manslaughter in the beloved doctor’s death.

    Evidence presented to the Grand Jurors convinced the panel

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 28 March 2023 | 14:59
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  • VHS Finishes 2nd at GHSA Sate Literary Competition

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    Fresh off their 10th straight Region Championship, the Vidalia High School Literary Team traveled to Milledgeville Saturday for the GHSA AA State Literary Meet, finishing second by just 7 points behind ACE Charter. The second-place finish was the highest in the school's history since the 1973 team

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 28 March 2023 | 11:12
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  • Seabury Receives Debra Brantley Award


    (L to R): Sarah Craft, Special Education Academic Coach; Katrina Blount-Woodard, Director of Student Services; Leslie Seabury, Debra Brantley Award Recipient; and Dr. Sandy Reid, Vidalia City Schools Assistant Superintendent

    All teachers are special, but some take the adjective to a whole new

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 28 March 2023 | 00:00
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  • From The House: Week 11

    Leesa Hagan

    By Rep. Leesa Hagan

    Last Monday, March 20, the Georgia House of Representatives reconvened under the Gold

    Dome for our last full week of the 2023 legislative session. Soon we will reach Legislative Day 40, also known as “Sine Die.” It may seem like out official business would wind down in these final

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 27 March 2023 | 09:14
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  • Duo Nabbed for Auto Break-ins and Fraud

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    A rash of calls to the Toombs County Sheriff’s Office regarding entering automobiles in the North Morningside Drive and C.V. Mosley Boulevard area have led to the arrest of a Vidalia man and a Lyons woman.

    The Sheriff’s Office reports that residents have filed

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 24 March 2023 | 14:48
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  • Boil Water Advisory to Limited Vidalia Consumers

    According to Tony Hall of the city’s public works department, an advisory issued Thursday cautioning a small segment of Vidalians to boil their water pertains ONLY to nine addresses in the McNatt Street area, and NOT to the entire water customer base.

    Hall said a 12-inch water main broke in that

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 24 March 2023 | 13:20
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  • RTCA Students Participate in Shadow Day

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    Trent Smith, a junior at RTCA, spen his shadow day at the Air Evac Lifeteam center with nurse Victoria Mock and Flight Medic John Rogers.

    Robert Toombs Christian Academy High School students participated in Shadow Day on March 20th and 21st. The intention of Shadow Day is to make students aware of the wide

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 24 March 2023 | 12:28
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  • Training Tomorrow's Leaders Today

    Youth Leadership

    Twenty-five juniors and seniors from all the local high schools earned their certificates this week as graduates of the Class of 2023 Greater Vidalia Youth Leadership program.

    Like the class aimed at training adults to step up to leadership positions in the community, the Youth Leadership is an

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 23 March 2023 | 15:14
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  • Vidalia City Schools Urge Parents to Speak Up

    Parents of students in the Vidalia City School System: It’s time for your voices to be heard!

    Tammy McFadden, Federal Program Director of Vidalia City Schools, explains why parents should complete an online survey on how the school system is using federal money to benefit students.

    “One of the

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 22 March 2023 | 14:47
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  • Lyons Receives Transportation Alternatives Grant

    The City of Lyons has received $298,580.70 in grant funds from The Georgia Department of Transportation Alternatives (TA) grant. This grant targeted cities with populations of 5000 or less and funded non-traditional transportation-related activities such as pedestrian and bicycle facilities.


    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 22 March 2023 | 13:27
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  • Two Separate Shootings Reported in Vidalia on Monday

    Multiple calls regarding shootings in Vidalia Monday have police asking the public for assistance in identifying those involved.

    The first call came in to dispatch around 10:42 am. regarding shots being fired on NE Main Street at Main Street Grocery. Officers responded and canvased the area but no

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 21 March 2023 | 16:02
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  • Giro Pack, Inc. Establishes Scholarship with STC Foundation

    STC Giro PackGiro Pack, Inc. Production Manager Lee Helms, Giro Pack, Inc. Plant Manager Marino Pobo, STC Executive Director for Institutional Advancement Blythe Wilcox, STC Vice President for Student Affairs Barry Dotson, and STC Director for Career Services Lance Helms

    With a company slogan of “Doing for

    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 21 March 2023 | 13:43
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  • Area Police Blotter

    Vidalia Police Department reports the following arrests.

    Drew, Martin David - Lyons - Criminal trespass/simple obstruction

    Fletcher, Celetia - Vidalia - Warrant served

    Byrd, Timothy J – Vidalia – No driver’s license/no insurance/child restraint

    Toombs County Sheriff’s Office reports the following

    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 21 March 2023 | 06:38
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