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  • Gavel Passed At Greater Vidalia Chamber of Commerce

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    John Koon and Mike Hagan

    With the ceremonial passing of the gavel, the voluntary leadership of the Greater Vidalia Chamber of Commerce was passed Friday night from the outgoing Chairman John Koon to Chairman Mike Hagan.

    “I think we have one of the greatest Chambers in the state,” Koon said. “It’s been

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 04 February 2023 | 19:40
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  • From The House: Week 4

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    By State Representative Leesa Hagan

    It’s hard to believe we are already over a quarter of the way through the 2023 session! This past week was fast paced as the House and Senate convened for another four legislative days and several House committees met to consider legislation. Before our week was

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 04 February 2023 | 18:50
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  • Bulloch County Man Charged with Insurance Fraud

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    Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that Eugene Howard, 61, of Statesboro, has been charged with one count of insurance fraud.

    In June of 2021, Mr. Howard was involved in a vehicle collision and shortly thereafter filed a claim with Progressive Insurance. Mr.

    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 03 February 2023 | 13:07
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  • Laurens County Man Admits to Social Security Fraud

    A Laurens County man admitted working several years as a truck driver while claiming federal disability benefits.

    Douglas Adam West, 41, of Dexter, Ga., faces a statutory sentence of up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to Theft of Government Property, said David H. Estes, U.S. Attorney

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 03 February 2023 | 11:59
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  • Highlights From Under the Gold Dome: Week Four


    By: Sen. Blake Tillery (R-Vidalia)

    The pace picked up this week under the Gold Dome. The Senate convened for legislative days 9 through 12, meaning we are now 30% through the 2023 Legislative Session. Bills were filed this week on topics ranging from 2nd Amendment measures to casino gambling. All

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 03 February 2023 | 11:57
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  • New Children’s Care Doctor Brings Expert Care to Vidalia

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    Memorial Health Meadows Hospital is excited to announce that former pediatric resident physician, Dr. Joshua Pittman, will serve as the newest care provider for Memorial Health Meadows Physicians Children’s Care in Vidalia, GA. 

    Dr. Pittman is a dedicated pediatric physician committed to supporting

    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 03 February 2023 | 05:41
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  • Asbell Named Georgia Librarian of the Year

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    Several individuals in our community have garnered state recognition  her contributions to their  profession and the community, and one of the recent honorees has earned accolades that she wasn’t expecting.

    Cameron Asbell, Director of the Ohoopee Regional Library, was recently selected as the 2022

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 03 February 2023 | 00:00
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  • Cochran Man Wanted in Pulaski County Aggravated Assault Investigation


    The GBI is seeking the public’s assistance in an aggravated assault investigation that began on February 1, 2023.  The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office asked the GBI to assist after Pulaski County 911 received a phone call stating that James Cheek, age 68, of Hawkinsville had been shot multiple

    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 02 February 2023 | 16:23
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  • Area Police Blotter

    Vidalia Police Department reports the following arrests.

    Gilchriest, Rebecca Marie - Vidalia - Possession of a controlled substance

    Daniels, Edwin Lamar - Jacksonville, FL - Criminal trespass

    Akins, Rocky Orlando - Lyons - Aggravated assault/possession of firearm by convicted felon

    Gaffney, Justin

    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 02 February 2023 | 12:14
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  • Eight-Point Advantage Over Middle Georgia Gives Lady Barons Tenth-Straight Win

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    COCHRAN, Ga. – Brewton-Parker women's basketball challenged Middle Georgia in a tough battle on Thursday night after a quick one-hour trip west to Cochran, Georgia. 

    The Lady Barons (19-5, 11-4 SSAC) picked up their tenth-consecutive win of 2023 with the 79-71 victory over the Knights (7-11, 4-9

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 03 February 2023 | 08:59
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  • Barons Basketball Knocked Down by Knights on Thursday Night

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    COCHRAN, Ga. – Brewton-Parker men’s basketball traveled to Cochran, Georgia to take on SSAC and in-state rival Middle Georgia on Thursday night. 

    The Barons (5-19, 3-13 SSAC) were knocked down by the Knights (10-11 6-9 SSAC) in an 80-51 loss. 

    How It Happened | 1st Half 

    A trey from Grant Sanders

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 03 February 2023 | 08:58
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  • Lady Hoop Dawgs Battle but Lose Late to Appling County

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    The Lady Hoop Dawgs have battled injury and adversity this season. 

    Last night, with a chance to beat Appling County for a second time this season, the girls dropped a region game in the last few minutes of the 4th quarter. This young team was led in scoring by freshman, Arianna Hill with 13 points and

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 02 February 2023 | 13:58
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  • Powell Headed To GMC

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    February 2--Wednesday afternoon Robert Toombs Christian Academy standout student athlete Jashaun Powell signed a letter of intent for a scholarship to play football at Georgia Military College in Milledgeville.  

    “I chose GMC because they believe in me, and they said they wanted to give me a shot

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 02 February 2023 | 09:02
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  • VHS State Championship Ring Ceremony

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    February 1-- Vidalia High School will hold a State Championship Ring Ceremony this Saturday, February 4th between  the VHS vs. Toombs County Boys & Girls Basketball games.(Courtesy of Vidalia Athletics)

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 01 February 2023 | 14:23
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  • Toombs County Bulldogs Esports Program Kicks Off Preseason with Dominant Wins

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    The Toombs County Bulldogs Esports program began their preseason with both the varsity and junior varsity teams securing dominant wins against Peach County and Trinity Christian School of Sharpsburg, Georgia.

    The varsity team defeated Peach County 3-0, showing their strength and determination. The

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 01 February 2023 | 14:16
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  • Lady Soccer Dogs Fall to SEB but Boys Roll to 6-0 Victory

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    On Tuesday night, the Toombs County soccer teams opened up their regular season campaigns, hosting AAAA Southeast Bulloch.

    In the girls match, the Toombs County Lady Soccer Dogs battled hard to keep the score 1-0 in the 1st half. SEB would add 3 goals in the 2nd half to finish the lady dogs off,

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 01 February 2023 | 14:13
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  • Cook & Mantooth Sweeps SSAC Baseball Player of the Week Honors

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Brewton-Parker baseball student-athletes Ty Cook and Jacob Mantooth were named SSAC Baseball Players of the Week, the conference announced on Monday.

    The duo sweeps the weekly awards for their opening weekend performances at No. 25 Keiser (Fla.) on Friday and Saturday.


    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 31 January 2023 | 08:56
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  • Indian Track and Field Teams Compete in Birmingham

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    The Indians traveled to Birmingham, Alabama on Friday, January 27 to compete in the annual Last Chance Invitational Indoor Track Meet.  This meet featured athletes represented from 4 different states and included over 1600 registered participants.

    The Indians are not accustomed to the 200 meter

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 31 January 2023 | 08:16
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Community Calendar


  • Ms. Rosalie C. Morgan, Soperton

    Roaslie Morgan Memorial services for Ms. Rosalie C. Morgan will be held Sunday, February 5, 2023 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Higgs Funeral Home in Soperton.  Brother Robbie Byrd will officiate.  Ms. Morgan died Friday, February 03, 2023 at Treutlen Health/Rehab and will be laid to rest beside her husband at a...
    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 03 February 2023 | 20:56
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  • Mary Dorothy Helms Edwards, Vidalia

    Mary Edwards Mary Dorothy Helms Edwards, age 79, of Vidalia, died Thursday, February 2, 2023, at her home after a sudden illness.  She was a native of Vidalia, moved to Florida as a child, and later graduated high school in Coco Beach, Florida in 1962.  She lived in Hartsville, South Carolina for many years...
    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 03 February 2023 | 14:56
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  • Mr. JB Cone, New Branch Community

    JB Cone Mr. JB Cone, age 73, of the New Branch Community, died Sunday, January 29, 2023, at Memorial Health in Savannah after a brief illness.  He was a native of Toombs County and was a 1968 graduate of Lyons High School, where he was a running back on the state championship team.  He ran track and broke...
    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 01 February 2023 | 16:18
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  • Mr. Benjamin “Ben” F. Beck, Soperton

    BeckBenPIC Mr. Benjamin “Ben” F. Beck, age 80, beloved husband of Alice Fay Morrison Beck of Soperton passed away on Monday evening, January 30, 2023 at Memorial Health in Savannah. Born in Wheeler County, he was one of twelve children born to the late Joseph Beck and Elizabeth Turner Beck.  Mr. Ben attended...
    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 01 February 2023 | 13:24
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  • Mr. David Adaway, Lyons

    Adaway David Advance 002 Mr. David Adaway, age 79, of Lyons, passed away on January 14, 2023. He was a native of Texas and moved to Glenwood in 1996, and most recently lived in Lyons for the past few years. Mr. Adaway worked as a security guard for Chicken of the Sea and was a former Glenwood police officer as well as a...
    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 01 February 2023 | 10:32
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  • Ms. Imogene Lou Maddox Patrick

    Imogene Patrick Graveside services for Ms. Imogene Lou Maddox Patrick will be held Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 3:30 PM in the Cornerstone Baptist Church Cemetery in Kibbee. Reverend Gaynor Ridgdill will officiate.  Ms. Patrick died Monday, January 30, 2023. Ms. Patrick, 62, was the daughter of the late Eugene T...
    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 01 February 2023 | 10:29
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  • Ms. Linda Adams Fortner, Glenwood

    Linda Fortner Ms. Linda Adams Fortner, age 69, of Glenwood, died Sunday, January 29, 2023, at Oxley Park Health and Rehabilitation Center in Lyons, after a brief illness. She was a native of Wheeler County living in Glenwood all her life, she was a 1971 graduate of Montgomery County High School. Ms. Fortner was...
    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 30 January 2023 | 17:23
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  • Mr. Elton Jackson, Normantown Community

    Elton Jackson Mr. Elton Jackson, age 87, of the Normantown Community, died Sunday, January 29, 2023, at Memorial Health Meadows Hospital in Vidalia after a sudden illness.  He was a native of Soperton, and lived in Normantown most of his life.  He retired after thirty-five years from the Georgia Department of...
    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 30 January 2023 | 17:20
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  • Kelly Cecil Braddy

    Kelly Cecil Braddy On Friday, January 27, 2023, Kelly Cecil Braddy, loving husband, father, and grandpa, went on to his eternal home with our Lord and Savior. Kelly was born on September 17, 1942, to Cecil and Emma Braddy. He grew up and lived his entire life in Montgomery County, Georgia.  Kelly married Linda Joan...
    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 29 January 2023 | 13:20
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Church Calendar

  • February 11--Women's Day in Vidalia

    February 11--The Women's Fellowship of New Life in Christ Ministries, 208 Meadowbrook Street in Vidalia, cordially invites you to celebrate their 19th Women's Day Program, Saturday February 11th at 10:00. The theme: "The Woman Behind The Mask". Pastor Germain A. Williams
    Church Event | Jim Perry | 30 January 2023 | 09:47
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  • Pass it along with...CHURCH NEWS!

    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. Send it to JIM PERRY! Email jperry @ radiojones.com ---Fax 537-4477
    Church Event | Jim Perry | 03 November 2021 | 12:30
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