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  • Local Young Author Pens Childrens Book

    Young Author

    Ashton  Bland (seated) with Tamela Bland and Matthew Harvey

    A Montgomery County Middle Schooler has taken a lesson he learned and put it into book form for others to learn as well.

    Ashton Bland has released a child’s book that’s been published based on a circumstance in which he and his friend

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 08 June 2023 | 15:05
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  • Vincent Faison Senior Park to get Upgrades

    Toni Faison

    Toni (Mrs. Vincent Faison, Sr.) with her grandson, Toombs County Commissioner Alfred Cason and Lyons Mayor Willis Nesmith

    Faison Conceptual

    The park in Lyons named in honor of a man who volunteered countless hours as a coach at the city’s recreation department is about to get a major renovation thanks to $2.2

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 07 June 2023 | 14:50
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  • BPC Adding New Majors for 2023-2024 Academic Year

    Brewton-Parker College (BPC) is excited to announce the addition of several new majors to its academic offerings. The new degrees will meet the demands of today's job market and provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their chosen careers. Beginning in the Fall 2023

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 07 June 2023 | 09:36
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  • Assistant Principals Complete RESA Training

    Toombs County Schools APs FY23

    Toombs County Schools would like to congratulate our first year assistant principals for completing the First District RESA Assistant Principal Development Program. Thisyear-long, work-embedded program is designed for new assistant principals seeking to learn what it takes to be an effective

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 07 June 2023 | 09:34
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  • Nine Years Later: Family Hopes For Closure in Unsolved Murder

    Chris Wiggins

    Chris Wiggins

    This Thursday marks the 9th year since Chris Wiggins was shot and killed while he worked at the Santa Claus Minit Market and his family still hopes those responsible can  finally be caught and prosecuted for his death.

    "I'm not forgetting and I'm not letting this go," the victim's

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 06 June 2023 | 15:03
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  • Investigation Open in Weekend Montgomery County Shooting

    The details are limited, but the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Eastman Office and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a recent shooting.

    Montgomery County Sheriff Doug Maybin said that over the weekend there was an altercation on Jake McCaw Road and a firearm was

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 06 June 2023 | 14:58
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  • Toombs County School System Named National Beta District of Distinction

    National Beta is proud to announce Toombs County Schools as a 2022-2023 National Beta District of Distinction. This award is given to those deserving districts who offer National Beta in all schools in their district, and who induct qualifying students in all eligible grades (4‐12). Toombs County

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 06 June 2023 | 10:38
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  • Study at New Golf Course Site Not Expected to Delay Construction

    Rumors of a delay in constructing the new golf course in Vidalia can now be clarified and quashed.

    According to Vidalia City Manager Nick Overstreet Friday morning, there are no environmental issues at the site of the new Warmouth Sands, but rather, the city is taking a proactive approach to ensure

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 06 June 2023 | 00:00
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  • Chairman Comments on Rescinded Grant

    Monday morning, Montgomery County Commission Chairman Leland Adams released the statement regarding the state's rescinding of a $2.2 million grant for recreation last week:

    “After further review of the County’s grant application, the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget determined the project

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 05 June 2023 | 14:49
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  • Dalley is an All-American!

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    Former Vidalia Indian and Mercer University starting First Baseman Ty Dalley has been named to the 2023 Collegiate Baseball Freshmen All-American team. Dalley who hit 18 home runs and had 56 RBI in his inaugural year had previously been named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman Team, and

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 08 June 2023 | 07:32
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  • VRD Teams Win Lyons Youth Tournament

    6 5 23 VRD 8U Boys

    (L-R) Front: Brody Boston, Freddy Fondren, Bryson Taylor, Chance Woodruff, Brock Page, Blaze Boston, Mason Zorn. (Middle) Braydon Henry, Jackson Beasley, Kellen Neesmith, Macks Sasser, Grayson McDade, Hatcher Williams, Hawk Jernigan, Jackson Snead. (Back) Coaches Fondren, Chuck Page, Brandon Boston

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 07 June 2023 | 12:17
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  • James Inducted into GACA Hall of Fame!

    6 5 23 Coach James

    During his 30-year tenure as the head coach of the Vidalia High School Baseball team, Coach Greg James won two State Championships and 489 games. On Saturday in Dalton, Coach James received the highest award for a High School Coach in Georgia, as he was inducted into the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 05 June 2023 | 12:55
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  • Sports & Scores This Week (6-5-23)

    June 5-- Here are the latest sports schedules and scores for the week. 

    Monday, June 5

    Tuesday, June 6

    Baseball: Braves 6, Mets 4 

    Wednesday, June 7

    Baseball: Braves 7, Mets 5 

    Thursday, June 8

    Baseball: Mets at Braves 7:20pm (WYUM, 1017 FM, Sweet Onion Country)

    Friday, June 9

    Baseball: Nationals at

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 05 June 2023 | 06:21
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  • VRD Teams Finish Second at Lyons Youth Tournament

    June 1-- Congratulations to two Vidalia Recreation Department All-Star Teams on finishing in second place at the Lyons Recreation Department Youth Softball and Baseball Tournaments.

    6 1 23 VHS 14U Girls

    VRD 14U Girls - (L to R, Front): Lilly Menard, Aubrey Jones, Addi Welch, Ivy Berry, Paisley Ledford; (Back): Coach

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 01 June 2023 | 08:05
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  • Hanna Concludes Trip to NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships

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    MARION, Ind. –Brewton-Parker women’s track and field student-athlete Destiny Hanna competed at the 2023 NAIA Women’s Outdoor Track and Field National Championships this week in Marion, Indiana.

    The freshman sprinter completed her trip to Indiana after racing in the prelims of both the 100m and

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 30 May 2023 | 13:59
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  • Indians Place Three on All-Region 1st Team!

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    The Region 3AA All-Region Baseball Team was recently announced, and the Vidalia Indians placed three players on the 1st team and one additional player on the 2nd team.

    Walker Moncus (3B), Cason Banks (OF), and Lawson Lowe (1B) were all chosen as 1st team selections, while Kaleb Bennett (OF) was

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 30 May 2023 | 13:56
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  • Sports and Scores This Week (5-29-23)

    May 29--- Here are the latest sports schedules and scores for the week. 

    Monday, May 29

    NASCAR: Cup Series at Charlotte Winner: Ryan Blaney

    Baseball: A's 7, Braves 2 

    Tuesday, May 30

    Baseball: A's 2, Braves 1

    Wednesday, May 31

    Baseball: Braves 4, A's 2 

    Thursday, June 1

    Friday, June 2


    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 29 May 2023 | 08:37
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  • 30th Annual United Way Golf Tournament Held

    May 26—The 2023 Toombs-Montgomery-Wheeler Counties 30th Annual United Way Golf Tournament was held Thursday,May 25th at Willow Lake Golf Club in Metter. Twenty-one teams competed and helped raise over $20,000 for the United Way.""We want to thank all of the players,sponsors, and volunteers that came

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 28 May 2023 | 12:59
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Community Calendar

  • Toombs GOP to Meet

    Toombs County GOP's monthly meeting will be June 13, at 6:00 at Hardware Pizza in Lyons. State Representative Leesa Hagan will be the featured guest speaker.

    Community Event | Kathy Hilt | 07 June 2023 | 13:02
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  • Ohoopee Soil and Water Conservation Meeting

    The Ohoopee Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its regular meeting on  Tuesday, June 27, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at Pine Country RC&D, 1905 Martin Luther King Drive, Soperton.

    Those planning to attend should RSVP by June 22 to NancyAnne Conner at 706-612-4020 (This email address is being

    Community Event | Kathy Hilt | 07 June 2023 | 13:00
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  • Nelle Brown Memorial Library Calendar

    Nelle Brown

    Community Event | Kathy Hilt | 06 June 2023 | 10:53
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  • Dr.Mark & Tonya Spivey Public Library Calendar

    Dr. Mark and Tonya Spivey

    Community Event | Kathy Hilt | 06 June 2023 | 10:52
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  • VHS Youth Soccer Camp

    Coach William Harn and the Vidalia High School Soccer program will host a Youth Soccer Camp next Monday thru Wednesday at Tabernacle Baptist Church. The camp, which will feature instruction in fundamentals and team play, is open to campers aged 6 thru 12 and will run from 9:00 AM until 11:30

    Community Event | Bob Roberts | 06 June 2023 | 06:28
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    6 5 23 VHS Basketball

    The Vidalia High School Basketball team will host its annual basketball camp JUNE 26-28. The cost is $50 dollars to register. Basketball camp consists of fundamental instructions, games, contests, and guest speakers. Please fill out the registration form soon! Camp has a limited number of spaces.

    Community Event | Bob Roberts | 05 June 2023 | 12:46
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  • Treutlen Booster Club Meeting

    The monthly meeting of the Treutlen Viking Booster Club will be held on Tuesday, June 13, at 7:00 p.m. at Dennard's Pondhouse.

    Community Event | Kathy Hilt | 05 June 2023 | 10:32
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  • Free Summer Meals for Kids

    Free Meals

    Community Event | Kathy Hilt | 02 June 2023 | 12:25
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  • Be Safe On The Water

    Boating safety

    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 26 May 2023 | 11:13
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  • Mrs. Viola Cannon, Vidalia

    obit Cannon Mrs. Viola Strickland Cannon, age 84, of Vidalia, died Tuesday, June 6, 2023, at Treutlen County Health and Rehabilitation in Soperton after an extended illness.  She was born in Tattnall County, later moved to Evans County, and was a 1957 graduate of Evans County High School.  She moved to Vidalia in...
    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 07 June 2023 | 09:06
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  • Mrs. Dot Shuman, Vidalia

    obit Shuman Mrs. Dot Meeks Shuman, age 90, of Vidalia, died Monday, June 5, 2023, at The Oaks Bethany in Vidalia after an extended illness.  She was a native of Emanuel County, growing up in Oak Park, living in Ocala, Florida for many years and in the Vidalia area most of her life.  She was a homemaker,...
    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 06 June 2023 | 09:03
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  • Mrs. Shirley Curl

    obit Curl Shirley Whitman Curl, age 84, of Vidalia, died Sunday, June 4, 2023, at Community Hospice House in Vidalia after a brief illness.  She was born in Greenville, Alabama, grew up in Montgomery, Alabama and lived in Vidalia most of her life.  Shirley worked many years as a construction superintendent and...
    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 05 June 2023 | 13:22
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  • Mrs. Margaret Anderson, Normantown

    obit Anderson Mrs. Margaret Anderson, age 80, of Normantown, died Sunday, June 3, 2023, at Memorial Health Hospital after a brief illness. She was a native of Zaidee and has lived in Normantown since 1988. Margaret was the founder and operator of Care Transport, was Baptist by faith, loved spending time in her...
    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 05 June 2023 | 09:29
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  • Mrs. Lola Carolyn Heath, Soperton

    HeathCarolynPIC2 Mrs. Lola Carolyn Heath, age 91, beloved wife of the late Benny Heath of Soperton passed away peacefully on Thursday evening, June 1, 2023 while under the care of Community Hospice in Vidalia. Born in Savannah, Georgia, she was one of five children born to the late Arthur Clifford Giles and Mattie Mae...
    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 03 June 2023 | 09:20
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  • Mr. Gerald Kellison, Vidalia

    obit Kellison Gerald V. Kellison, age 79, of Vidalia, died Monday, May 29, 2023, at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah after a brief illness. He was a native of Rochester, New York.  He was a United States Marine veteran and a retired truck driver with Jackson Welding Supply.  He enjoyed working in the...
    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 02 June 2023 | 09:20
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  • Mrs. Retha Saffels

    obit McClusky Retha Ann Saffels McCloskey, age 79, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 26, 2023. She is survived by her beloved children: one daughter, Dr. Jenifer Barrett of Vidalia, Georgia; two sons, Matthew McCloskey of Cockeysville, Maryland and Alan McCloskey of Union, Washington, and two...
    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 02 June 2023 | 09:17
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  • Mr. Frank Batay

    obit Batay Mr. Frank “FP” Batay, age 74, of Vidalia, died Tuesday, May 30, 2023, at his home following an extended illness.  He was a lifelong resident of Toombs County and attended Montgomery County High School.  He entered the U.S. Army in 1969 and served one tour of duty in Vietnam.  He was the recipient of...
    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 31 May 2023 | 13:46
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  • Mrs. Thelma Beasley, Uvalda

    obit Beasley Mrs. Thelma Beasley, age 77, of Uvalda, died Monday evening, May 29, 2023, at home after a brief illness surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Community Hospice. She was born in Manatee, Florida and lived in Toombs County since 1986. She was of the Baptist faith and in her spare...
    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 31 May 2023 | 12:24
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Church Calendar

  • June 10--Yard and Bake Sale Fundraiser in Lyons

    June 10--Hardens Chapel, 970 Highway 56 East in Lyons, invites you to come help the church at their Yard and Bake Sale Fundraiser, June 10th 8:00 until. Furniture, clothes for all ages, home decor, odds & ends! All at good prices.
    Church Event | Jim Perry | 07 June 2023 | 09:05
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  • June 22-June 24--VBS in Mt. Vernon

    Vacation Bible School   June 22-June 24--Mt. Vernon Pentecostal Church, 1802 North Railroad Avenue, invites all kids to search for priceless treasure at the Oasis Adventures VBS, Thursday June 22nd and June 23th from 6:00 to 9:00 each evening. And Saturday June 24th from 10:00 to 3:00 PM.
    Church Event | Jim Perry | 07 June 2023 | 09:01
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  • June 16-18--Church Anniversary in Vidalia

    Church Anniversary in Vidalia June 16-18--Hall Tabernacle Church Inc., 2100 McIntosh Street in Vidalia, needs your help to Celebrate their 39th Church Anniversary, Friday June 16th and Saturday June 18th at 7:30 with different speakers. Then closing Sunday. Pastor JL Hall Sr.
    Church Event | Jim Perry | 07 June 2023 | 08:45
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  • June 10--Lyons Gospel Sing!

    Lyons Gospel Sing   June 10--You're invited to see The Hudson’s from Swainsboro and award winning Christian Country Singer/Songwriter Ty Hodges at the Blue Marquee, 121 North State Street in Lyons, Saturday June 10th at 7:00. It's free!
    Church Event | Jim Perry | 07 June 2023 | 08:35
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  • June 18-21--VBS in Vidalia

    June 18-21--Pendleton Springs Baptist Church, 709 Pendleton Springs Road in Vidalia, invites kids aged 3 and up to their VBS “Twists & Turns”, June 18th through June 21st from 6:00 to 8:00 each evening.
    Church Event | Jim Perry | 05 June 2023 | 11:48
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  • June 11--Beautiful Hats in Ailey

    Hats and more   June 11--Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 1855 Sawmill Road in Ailey, would like you to come out and Model your Beautiful Hats & Attire, Sunday June 11th at 4:00. Pastor, Bishop A. Tim Chatman.
    Church Event | Jim Perry | 01 June 2023 | 12:38
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  • June 5-9--VBS at Cedar Crossing

    June 5-9--Cedar Crossing Baptist Church invites everyone aged 2 up to adult to their Vacation Bible School"Twists & Turns", June 5th through June 9th from 6:30 8:30 each evening.
    Church Event | Jim Perry | 18 May 2023 | 12:40
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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. 
    Church Event | Jim Perry | 03 November 2021 | 12:30
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