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Newsbreak

  • No Jurors Needed

    Toombs County Clerk of Courts Nancy Pittman says no Superior Court jurors will be needed to report for duty on Monday,  February 26 as all cases have been settled or continued. 

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 24 February 2024 | 09:19
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  • Under The Gold Dome: Week 7

    By: Sen. Blake Tillery (R–Vidalia)

    Week seven under the Gold Dome has concluded, and we're swiftly approaching an important milestone known as "Crossover Day" on February 29. This marks the deadline for all bills to pass through their originating chamber, commonly referred to as the house of

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 24 February 2024 | 06:45
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  • GSP Investigating Thursday Afternoon Wreck in Toombs County

    Investigator Wreck

    Wreck 2

    The Chief Investigator for the Middle Judicial Circuit of Georgia District Attorney’s Office was involved in a vehicular accident Thursday in Toombs County.

    Around 1:18 Thursday afternoon, Toombs County 911 dispatched received a call that two vehicles had been involved in an accident on Highway 15

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 23 February 2024 | 13:57
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  • Deer Causes Motorcycles to Collide Resulting in One Fatality

    An accident involving three motorcycles Friday afternoon in Toombs County resulted in one death.

    Douglas Hart of Woodstock, Wendell NeeSmith of Lyons, and Tony Ogletree of Uvalda were riding near the intersection of Old River Road and P.A. Grace Road when a deer crossed the roadway, hitting Hart’s

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 23 February 2024 | 13:43
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  • New Courthouse Requires Updated Security Training

     

    Court Security

    On February 13 and 14, the Toombs County Sheriff’s Office hosted training for Courthouse Security. The training was taught by Georgia Sheriff’s Association Training Division Program Coordinator Brent Loeffer,.  Staff from the Toombs County Sheriff’s Office and Detention Center, along with

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 23 February 2024 | 11:33
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  • Investigation by Multiple Agencies Leads to Federal Prison Sentence for Drugs, Dog Fighting

    DUBLIN, GA:  A Johnson County man has been sentenced to more than 16 years in prison after pleading guilty to drug trafficking, and awaits sentencing with other defendants after pleading guilty to dog fighting charges.

    Travis Lee Martin, a/k/a “Fat,” 42, of Wrightsville, Ga., was sentenced to 200

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 23 February 2024 | 11:03
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  • Area Police Blotter

    Vidalia Police Department reports the following arrests.

    Lamb, Regina - Vidalia - Criminal trespass

    Middleton, Ashley - Soperton - Suspended license, speeding

    Knowles, Antonio - Vidalia - Disorderly conduct

    Bailey, Brendan – Vidalia – Criminal trespass

    Byrd, Bennett Leonard – Vidalia – Warrant served

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 23 February 2024 | 09:47
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  • Chase in Toombs County Ends in Treutlen County

    Wiliams Crash

    Williams Arrest

    Another day: another high-speed pursuit in in a stolen vehicle which area law enforcement was called to respond.

    Toombs County Sheriff’s Office Captain Jordan Kight reports that on Saturday, February 17, a Toombs County Deputy attempted to make a traffic stop of the truck near the intersection of Hwy

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 22 February 2024 | 14:39
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  • Georgia First Bank Breaks Ground on New State-of-the-Art Bank Building in Vidalia.

    Front Left Angle

    Georgia First Bank is proud to announce the groundbreaking of its new building located at 112 Charles Andrews Drive in Vidalia, Georgia. This event marks the commencement of construction on what promises to be a landmark banking facility, designed to offer enhanced banking services and a superior

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 22 February 2024 | 14:01
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Sportsbreak

  • Hightower and Godbee are State Champions!

    2 23 24 VHS Wrestling

    The Vidalia High School Wrestling program continued to shine in State Tournament action as the Indians had two more individual State Champions crowned Saturday in Macon. Vidalia’s Deuce Hightower (165lb) and Jack Godbee (190lb), both juniors, claimed Gold in the GHSA State Tournament, the first for

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 23 February 2024 | 15:35
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  • Ledford’s Grand Slam Leads Bulldogs Past Metter in 11-7 Victory

    The Toombs County Bulldogs Baseball team defeated the Metter Tigers 11-7 in a high-scoring affair on Thursday night. Cameron Ledford was the star of the show, driving in six runs on three hits, including a game-changing grand slam in the seventh inning.

    The Bulldogs got on the board early, scoring

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 23 February 2024 | 15:31
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  • Toombs County Soccer Splits Region Matches with Pierce Co.

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    On Tuesday night, the Toombs County Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams split a matchup with Pierce County. The girls dropped their match to the Bears, 5-1. Emerson Powell scored the lone goal for the Lady Bulldogs. This loss drops the girls record to 2-2 on the season, and 1-1 in region play.

    In the

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 23 February 2024 | 15:29
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  • VHS Tennis Recap

    Tuesday's Results:
    The Boys remain undefeated at 5-0 by overcoming Johnson County in another close, non-region match last night 3-2.   At 1st Singles, Sophomore Caleb Beck won, defeating Johnson County's Brantley Martin in straight sets.  Caleb won the first set 6-4, but the 2nd second required a
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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 23 February 2024 | 08:56
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  • Vidalia Baseball Wins 10-7 over Swainsboro

    Vidalia would score 5 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to come back and beat Swainsboro 10-7. 

    Jackson Berry, Brayden McCaw, and Andrew Norfleet each collected 2 hits on the night. McCaw would lead the team with 3 RBI’s and Lawson Lowe would add a double in the sixth inning to help secure the

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 22 February 2024 | 17:32
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  • Bulldogs Shut Out Redskins 5-0: Harris Strikes Out 10 in Dominant Performance

    The Toombs County Bulldogs baseball team delivered a dominant performance on Wednesday, blanking the Bryan County Redskins 5-0 thanks to a stellar pitching performance from Trayvone Harris and a timely offensive attack led by Brantley Upshaw.

    Harris was lights-out on the mound, striking out a

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 22 February 2024 | 17:30
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  • Indians Advance to Rd 2, as Mincey is Honored for 1000th Point!

    2 22 24 VHS Basketball Mincey

    For the 9th time in the last fourteen years, the Vidalia Indians have advanced to the 2nd round of the GHSA AA State Playoffs. On a night when Cori Mincey was honored for scoring the 1000th point of his career, the Indians cruised past Rutland High School of Macon, 71-32, Wednesday night at

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 22 February 2024 | 17:28
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  • Toombs Co Men’s Basketball Wins Region: Now Eyes State Playoff Run

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    The Toombs County Bulldogs Men’s Basketball team roared through the Region 3 Class AA tournament, securing the championship and earning the #1 seed for the state tournament! Their stifling defense and offensive proved to be the difference makers.

    Region Player of the Year Dominic Eason shone

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 22 February 2024 | 17:26
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  • Sports & Scores This Week (2-19-24)

    February 19-- Here are the latest sports schedules and scores for the week. 

    Monday, February 19

    NASCAR: Daytona 500 Winner: William Byron

    Baseball: Vidalia Heritage Academy 10, Telfair County 0 F/5 

    Tuesday, February 20

    Basketball: Spencer 72, Vidalia 55 Girls (GHSA AA First Round State Playoffs)

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 22 February 2024 | 08:19
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Community Calendar

  • DVA Coffee Before Hours

    CBH March

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 23 February 2024 | 15:41
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  • VRD Pickleball

    VRD Pickleball

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 23 February 2024 | 15:40
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  • Curtailing Crime in Candler County

    Operation Star Witness, the Sheriff’s Crime Camera Program, is an initiative aiming to reduce crime in Candler County. In partnership with YOU and Project NOLA, the National Real Time Crime Center, this program will provide a “Star Witness” when crime occurs. This community-based program will provide
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    Community Event | Kathy Hilt | 23 February 2024 | 11:45
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  • Greater Vidalia Chamber Ground Breaking

    GFB Groundbreaking

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 23 February 2024 | 10:56
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  • Connect Her Event

    Connect Her

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    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 23 February 2024 | 10:56
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  • Retired Educators to Meet

    Toombs County Retired Educators Association will meet on Thursday, March 7, 2024, at 10:30am at the Vidalia Public Library.

    A short presentation by Deacon Joseph Claroni will include the basic tenets of the Catholic faith.

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    Community Event | Kathy Hilt | 22 February 2024 | 10:18
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  • Preschool Enrollment

    Preschool Enrollment 2

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    Community Event | Kathy Hilt | 21 February 2024 | 13:23
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  • Soil and Water Conservation District Meeting

    The Ohoopee Soil and Water  Conservation District will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, February 27, at 10:00 a.m. in the Treutlen County Library, 585 Second Street, Soperton.

    Please RSVP by February 21 to NancyAnne Conner at 706-612-4020 or Christi Brantley at 912-529-6728.

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    Community Event | Kathy Hilt | 14 February 2024 | 12:47
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  • The Future of Toombs County

    Comp Plan

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    Community Event | Kathy Hilt | 14 February 2024 | 10:34
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Obituaries

  • Mr. Roger Hutchison, Ailey

    Roger Hutchinson Mr. Roger Hutchison, age 79, of Ailey, died Friday, February 23, 2024, at his home, following an extended illness.  He was a native of the Boilingbroke Community in Monroe County, Georgia, and later moved to Macon where he graduated from Lanier High School in 1963.  He was a U.S. Army veteran, and he...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 24 February 2024 | 13:43
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  • Mr. William N. “Billy” Clark, Lyons

    Billy Clark Mr. William N. “Billy” Clark, age 86, of Lyons, Georgia died Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at Memorial Health Meadows Hospital under the care of Community Hospice. Billy was a lifelong resident of Lyons, Georgia. He was a 1955 graduate of Lyons High School, attended Georgia Southern College, the...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 23 February 2024 | 07:48
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  • Mr. Emory "Buddy" Turner

      obit TurnerMr. Emory W. “Buddy” Turner, age 70, of Rock Springs Community, died Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at his home after an extended illness under the care of Community Hospice of Vidalia.  He was a native of Toombs County and lived in the Rock Springs Community most of his life.  He was a 1971 graduate of...
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    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 22 February 2024 | 14:57
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  • Mr. Kenneth "Randy" NeeSmith, Baxley

    obit NeeSmith Mr. Kenneth Randall “Randy” NeeSmith, age 62, of Baxley, died Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at his home. He was a native of Montgomery County and had lived in Baxley most of his life. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bennie Howell NeeSmith and Myrtle Hand NeeSmith; and six siblings, Thomas...
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    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 22 February 2024 | 10:15
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  • Dr. Jaime Colley-Sanchez, Vidalia

    obit Sanchez Dr. Jaime A. Colley-Sanchez, age 93, of Vidalia, died peacefully in his sleep Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at his home. He was a native of Puerto Rico and had lived the last ten years of his life in Vidalia. He earned his doctorate degree from the School of Tropical Medicine in Puerto Rico and...
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    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 22 February 2024 | 10:11
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  • Mr. Jasper "Bo" Haynes

    obit Haynes Mr. Jasper “Bo” Haynes was born on August 10,1967 to the parentage of the late Benjamin “BJ” and Daisy Pearl (Jackie) Haynes in Ailey, GA. Jasper was a loving Father, Grandfather, Brother, and Friend. He was a 1985 Graduate of Montgomery County High School. He worked for Lee Thompson Logging Company...
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    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 21 February 2024 | 11:15
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  • Mrs. Barbara S. Powell, South Thompson Community

    Barbara Powell Mrs. Barbara S. Powell, age 81, of the South Thompson Community, died Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at the Community Hospice House in Vidalia, following an extended illness.  She was a native of Laurens County and lived most of her life in Toombs County.  She worked as a switchboard operator for...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 20 February 2024 | 16:18
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  • Ms. Martha Jo Hooks, Lyons

    obit Hooks Ms. M. Jo Hooks, age 71, of Lyons, died Sunday morning, February 18, 2024, at Memorial Health Meadows Hospital in Vidalia after an extended illness. She was a Toombs County native living most of her life in Lyons. Ms. Hooks was a 1970 graduate of Lyons Senior High School, and was an avid Atlanta...
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    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 20 February 2024 | 10:42
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  • Mrs. Karen Bond, Vidalia

    obit Bond Mrs. Karen Hodges Bond, age 56, of Vidalia, died Sunday, February 18, 2024, at the Community Hospice House in Vidalia, after an extended illness.  She was a native of Evans County, a 1986 graduate of Statesboro High School, and she attended Georgia Southern University.  She moved to Vidalia in 2003,...
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    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 20 February 2024 | 09:18
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Church Calendar

  • March 16--Pastor's Installation in Ailey

    March 16--St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church, 2038 McGregor Alston Road in Ailey, requests your presence for the Installation of their New Pastor, Rev. Herbert W. Hodges, Saturday March 16th. Come make this a memorable experience for Rev. Herbert Hodges and congregation.
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 23 February 2024 | 12:31
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  • March 3--Voice of Truth in Mt. Vernon

    Voice of Truth   March 3--The First Baptist Church invites you to an hour of worship with "Voices of Truth", Sunday March 3rd at 10:30 at Brewton-Parker College.
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 23 February 2024 | 12:24
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  • March 17--Women in White Program

    Women in White Program   March 17--Eastpark Church of God in Christ, 711 4th & Washington Streets in Vidalia, invites you to the 2024 Women in White Program, March 17th at 3:00 with speaker Minister McRae of Macon. Theme: A Mighty Woman of Valor Pastor, Supt James F. & First Lady Monique McRae
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 22 February 2024 | 12:25
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  • February 29--Engage Lunch in Vidalia

    Engage Luncheon   February 29--First Baptist Church in Vidalia invites you to their Engage Lunch, Thursday February 29th from 12:00 to 1:00 on The Front Porch with guest speaker Jessica Edenfield.
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 19 February 2024 | 12:01
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  • March 1-3--Homecoming Revival Services in Vidalia

    Revival Homecoming   March 1-3--Cornerstone Pentecostal Church, 377 South Thompson Road in Vidalia, invites you Homecoming Revival Services, Friday March 1st & Saturday March 2nd at 7:30 each night. Also, Homecoming Sunday, March 3rd at 11:00. Special minister Sis. Jerrie Crowe of Helena.
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 19 February 2024 | 09:51
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  • February 25--Pastor's Anniversary in Vidalia

    February 25--First African Missionary Baptist Church, 206 Martin Luther King Jr Avenue in Vidalia, needs your help in celebrating the 24th Pastor's Anniversary for Dr. Carl Wardlaw Jr, February 25th at 2:30 with speaker Rev. Dr. Carl A. Wardlaw and Green Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Dublin. Dinner served after.
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 07 February 2024 | 11:50
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  • March 10--Pastor's Appreciation in Ailey

    March 10--St. John AME Church in Ailey, wants you to come to a Pastor’s Appreciation for Rev. Ted Walters, Sunday March10th at 2:00 with guest speaker Rev. Dr. Marvin Howard Sr. 
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 05 February 2024 | 12:02
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  • March 17--Eddie B In Concert

    Stevie B In Concert   March 17--Toombs County PTR invites you to see Eddie B in Concert, Sunday March 17th at 6:00 at Southeastern Technical College.  Eddie B is a former addict and gang member. Now an award winning gospel singer/songwriter. He has had 10 #1 songs and 2 songs featured in 4 films.
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 03 January 2024 | 12:00
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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.  ** When including an image or images please send it as an attachment.  Use the jpg format for all images **   Send it to JIM PERRY! Email jperry @ radiojones.com ---Please note that FAX is no longer available.  Use email. 
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 03 November 2021 | 12:30
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