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  • VPD Investigating Friday Morning Armed Robbery

    Vidalia police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred very early Friday morning.

    Just five minutes past midnight, an unidentified man walked into the Food mart at 402 McIntosh Street, jumped the counter and attacked the clerk. He demanded money and after collecting an undisclosed amount

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 12 August 2022 | 14:47
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  • VHA Strengthens Students' Safety

    It is a sad reality these days that schools must be conscious of unwanted intruders, but one local institution will be prepared if the unthinkable were to happen.

    Vidalia Heritage Academy Headmaster Jeff McCormick said, “After the shooting in Uvalde, Texas, and other school shootings, we knew we needed

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 12 August 2022 | 00:00
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  • Kemp Rolls Out Major Inflation Relief Proposals

    At the State Capitol Thursday, Governor Brian Kemp was joined by state leaders and members of the GOP ticket as he announced two major proposals for his second term to help Georgians fight through the 40-year-high inflation caused by the dangerous Biden-Abrams agenda.

    The proposals announced by

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 11 August 2022 | 15:58
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  • GBI Seeks Information in Death Investigation

    GBI Info

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 11 August 2022 | 09:32
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  • Vidalia Onion Committee is Seeking New Member Nominations

    The Vidalia® Onion Committee (VOC) is currently seeking nominations to the Committee from producers in the industry The VOC elects eight new nominees each year as part of an annual process. There are currently four member and four alternate seats available on the Committee. 

    The VOC administers the

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 11 August 2022 | 09:24
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  • Another Train vs. Automobile Accent in Vidalia

    For the third time in just a matter of weeks, there has been another train vs. automobile collision in the area.

    According to Vidalia Chief of Police James Jermon, around 9:36 Wednesday morning, Vidalia Police and Vidalia Fire Departments responded to the intersection of Rigsbee Drive and Old

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 11 August 2022 | 09:19
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  • Council Updated on Library Progress

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    The renovation of the former Vidalia Toombs County Library is taking shape, and Howard Holman and Gary Campbell, members of the committee overseeing the change, updated the Vidalia City Council at the August City Council meeting about the progress.

    “We’re pretty much on schedule; maybe a little

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 11 August 2022 | 00:00
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  • Holman Named August Sweet Onion Citizen

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    Howard Holman (L) and Vidalia Mayor Doug Roper

    For some people, volunteering is in their blood and so it is with the August Sweet Onion Citizen of the Month, Howard Holman. Holman was recognized Monday night at the monthly City Council meeting by Mayor Doug Roper.

    “I wanted to do this several

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    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 10 August 2022 | 00:00
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  • Area Police Blotter

    Vidalia Police Department reports the following arrests.

    Gilchriest, Destany Shianne - Vidalia - Theft by shoplifting

    Tery, Richard Donald – Hazlehurst - Battery

    Toombs County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests.

    Graham, Jackson – Vidalia – Aggravated stalking

    Hernandez, Rigoberto –

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    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 08 August 2022 | 15:13
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Sportsbreak

  • Toombs County Lady Net Dogs Finish Week Undefeated

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    Lyons, GA – AUGUST 12, 2022

    The Lady Bulldogs finished the first week of their 2022 season undefeated with the JV starting strong at 2-0 and Varsity at 4-0.

    On Thursday, the JV team started the evening beating Bryan County in two straight sets 25-20 and 25-13. The Lady Bulldogs were once again

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 12 August 2022 | 12:58
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  • BPC Athletics Announces New Partnership with HomeTown Ticketing

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    MOUNT VERNON, Ga. –Brewton-Parker Athletics has officially announced a new partnership with HomeTown Ticketing to provide digital ticketing for all home athletic events. Digital ticketing will be integrated starting this fall, providing a new opportunity of growth for BPC Athletics.

    “This

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 11 August 2022 | 14:27
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  • Lady Dogs Softball Bounces Back in Home Win Versus Wheeler County

    On Monday the Toombs County Lady Dogs defeated the Wheeler County Bulldogs 9-1 in Lyons.

    Toombs County got things moving in the first inning, when Shay Stringer doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.

    Toombs County tallied four runs in the third inning. Emerson Powell and Riley

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 09 August 2022 | 08:22
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  • RTCA Softball Starts 2022 Season

    Tuesday 8-2

    RTCA 9 Brentwood 9 after 8 innings

    The Lady Crusader softball season opened with a 9-9 tie against perennial final four opponent Brentwood Academy. Meredith Duredens 2 rbi single in the bottom of the 1st inning put the Crusaders up early, but a couple of defensive miscues found the

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 08 August 2022 | 09:31
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  • BPC Men’s Soccer Selected Sixth in 2022 SSAC Coaches’ Preseason Poll

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. --The Brewton-Parker Men’s Soccer Program was selected to finish sixth in the 2022 SSAC Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Preseason Poll, conference officials announced on Friday afternoon.

    The Barons gathered 32 voting points in the poll, landing 14 points behind Faulkner (Ala.).

    Last

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  • BPC Women’s Soccer Selected Fourth in 2022 SSAC Coaches’ Preseason Poll

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. --The Brewton-Parker Women’s Soccer Program was selected to finish fourth in the 2022 SSAC Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Preseason Poll, conference officials announced on Friday afternoon.

    The Lady Barons gathered 51 voting points in the poll, landing just four points shy of SSAC

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 08 August 2022 | 09:23
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  • Sports & Scores This Week (8-8-22)

    August 8-- Here are the latest sports schedules and scores for the week.

    Monday, August 8

    Softball: Toombs County 9, Wheeler County 1

    Montgomery County at Clinch County 5:30pm (Postponed Until October 5)

    Fullington Academy at RTCA 6:00pm (Postponed)

    Tuesday, August 9

    Baseball: Braves 9, Red Sox 7

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 08 August 2022 | 07:42
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  • Lady Indians Softball Starts Season 0-2

    The Vidalia Indian Softball team dropped the first two games of the season at the Harlem Fall Classic Friday night.
    In Game One, the Indians faced perennial AAA powerhouse Harlem. The Indians jumped out to an early 1-0 lead thanks to a lead off homerun from Senior Tori Wright. In the second

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    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 08 August 2022 | 07:27
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  • BPC Volleyball Selected Ninth in 2022 SSAC Coaches’ Preseason Poll

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. --The Brewton-Parker Volleyball Program was selected to finish ninth in the 2022 SSAC Volleyball Coaches’ Preseason Poll, conference officials announced on Friday afternoon.

    The Lady Barons gathered 21 voting points in the poll, landing seven points behind Middle Georgia.

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Community Calendar

Wendell Fields

Mr. Wendell Fields, age 79, of Lyons, died Thursday, August 11, 2022, at his home after an extended illness.  He was a lifelong resident of Toombs County and was a lineman all of his life, working for Utilities Construction and Pike Construction.  He also worked several years on the cattle farm for Bennie McLendon, Lone Pine Charolais.  He was a member of Hammond Baptist Church and enjoyed fishing, quail hunting, coon hunting, mechanicing, and tinkering.  He was a loving husband, father and pa.  He is preceded in death by his parents, King George Fields and Girdie Fowler Fields, stepmother, Peggy Cox Fields; sister, Voncille Fields Webber; and brother, Jerry A. Fields.

His family includes his wife of forty-eight years, Debra Reese Fields of Lyons; four children, Glen Fields and wife Maureen of Douglas, Shannon Fields of Vidalia, Kimberly Fields Powell and husband Jeff of Ailey and J.R. Fields and wife Angie of Vidalia; one brother, Roger Fields of Lyons; two sisters, Linda Fields Wright and Susan Fields Betancourt and husband Ryal, all of Lyons; twenty grandchildren, Cheyanne Fields, Whittney Terrll and husband Kody, Brittney Turner and husband Jamey, Wendell Fields II and fiancé Chris Cook, Blake Fields, Christa Fields, Katalina Losolla, Celina Losolla, Jacob Fields, Ryan Fields, Ashton Luke, Jessalyn Cady, Sara Beth Fields, Whitley Powell, Chance Powell, Mikayla Powell, Karson Luke, Colton Fields, Adalynn Fields and Presley Fields; and seven great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be Sunday afternoon, August 14th, at 2:00 in the chapel of Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home with Jessie Todd and Pastor Daniel Caraway officiating.  Burial will follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday evening from 6:00 until 8:00.

Flowers are accepted, or memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601, or by visiting their website at alz.org.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Wendell Fields, please visit our floral store.

Phillips Robert

Mr. Robert Wayne Phillips, age 62 of Jacksonville, Florida, passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2022 from injuries sustained in a bicycle accident.

He was born on March 17, 1960 in Montgomery, AL to the late Horace A. and Vivian Wilkes Phillips. He was a construction worker by trade and a United States Army veteran. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Evelyn Barnes.

Those left to cherish his memory include his life partner, Sheri L. Landin; two nephews, Donald Steven Charlton and Richard Barnes; niece, Kay McCain and numerous other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends and relatives on Saturday, August 13, 2022 from 1:00pm until 2:00pm at Roberts – Stewart Funeral Home.

Funeral services  will be held at 2:00pm following the visitation on Saturday at Roberts – Stewart Funeral Home Chapel with his Life Partner, Sheri L. Landin eulogizing. Graveside service and interment will follow at Providence Baptist Church Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family online: www.roberts-stewartfuneralhome.com

Roberts – Stewart Funeral Home is serving the Phillips family.

James Leo Palmer

Mr. James Leo Palmer, age 77, of Cobbtown, died Monday, August 8, 2022, at Memorial Health Meadows Hospital in Vidalia after an extended illness.  He was a native of Tampa, Florida and served four years in the United States Army.  He was a self-employed electrician and retired several years ago.  He was a member of Connors Baptist Church in Cobbtown and he enjoyed working on cars, gardening, and fishing.  He is preceded in death by two siblings, John Palmer and Clara Rose.

His family includes one daughter, Rose Palmer and husband Dennis Cheshire of Cobbtown; two grandchildren, Autumn and Cheyenne; and fiancé, Barbara McClish of Cobbtown.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at Connors Baptist Church in Cobbtown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Connors Baptist Church, 2657 Bill Sikes Road, Cobbtown, GA 30420.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of James Leo Palmer, please visit our floral store.

Dalas Mullins 002

Dallas Geiger Mullins was born on Aug. 28, 1937 and was 84 years old. She was married to Thomas Mullins for 40 years. Sadly, our dear Mom succumbed from ongoing illness from the last couple of years and passed into the pearly gates on August 9, 2022 at 9:30pm Tuesday night.

Mom spent 50 years as a cosmetologist in Glynn County, GA., and owned her own Beauty Shop for 35 years in the Brunswick area. She loved being in her shop with all her ladies, it was her happy place.

Mom leaves a twin sister Melba and a younger sister Doris; 3 sons, Don "Sonny" Geiger, Ken Geiger and Robert "Bobby” Geiger; grandson, Dylan Geiger, and many more family members, nieces, nephews, and grandkids.

Mom's service will be held at Smyrna United Methodist Church in Toombs County on Saturday the 13th of August at 2:00pm. Visitation will be held at 1:00pm prior to the service. Graveside service and interment will follow in the church cemetery.

She is in the hands of God now, with no more pain.

Condolences may be sent to the family online: www.roberts-stewartfuneralhome.com

Roberts – Stewart Funeral Home is serving the Mullins family.

Daniel Horne

Mr. Daniel Michael “Tiny” Horne, age 40, of Vidalia, died Monday, August 8, 2022, after a sudden illness.  He was a native of Brunswick, where he lived most of his life, before moving to Vidalia in 2017.  He was the owner and operator of Tiny’s Big Rig Repair in Vidalia.  He enjoyed fishing and working on heavy equipment.

His family includes his wife, Whitney Gay Horne of Vidalia; five children, Daniel Horne of Brunswick, Chyann Horne and Dash Horne, both of Yulee, Florida; Kash Horne and Remy Horne, both of Vidalia; parents, Danny Horne and Betty Jo Horne of Brunswick; one brother, Dusty Horne and wife Becky of Ruffin, South Carolina; and several aunts and uncles.

A memorial service will be announced.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Paul Anderson Youth Home, PO Box 525, Vidalia, GA 30475.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Daniel "Tiny" Michael Horne, please visit our floral store.

Obituaries

  • Mr. Wendell Fields, Lyons

    Wendell Fields Mr. Wendell Fields, age 79, of Lyons, died Thursday, August 11, 2022, at his home after an extended illness.  He was a lifelong resident of Toombs County and was a lineman all of his life, working for Utilities Construction and Pike Construction.  He also worked several years on the cattle farm for...
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  • Mr. Robert Wayne Phillips, Jacksonville, Florida

    Phillips Robert Mr. Robert Wayne Phillips, age 62 of Jacksonville, Florida, passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2022 from injuries sustained in a bicycle accident. He was born on March 17, 1960 in Montgomery, AL to the late Horace A. and Vivian Wilkes Phillips. He was a construction worker by trade and a United...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 12 August 2022 | 09:54
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  • Dallas Geiger Mullins

    Dalas Mullins 002 Dallas Geiger Mullins was born on Aug. 28, 1937 and was 84 years old. She was married to Thomas Mullins for 40 years. Sadly, our dear Mom succumbed from ongoing illness from the last couple of years and passed into the pearly gates on August 9, 2022 at 9:30pm Tuesday night. Mom spent 50 years as a...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 11 August 2022 | 15:22
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  • Mr. James Leo Palmer, Cobbtown

    James Leo Palmer Mr. James Leo Palmer, age 77, of Cobbtown, died Monday, August 8, 2022, at Memorial Health Meadows Hospital in Vidalia after an extended illness.  He was a native of Tampa, Florida and served four years in the United States Army.  He was a self-employed electrician and retired several years ago.  He...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 10 August 2022 | 10:52
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  • Mr. Daniel Michael “Tiny” Horne, Vidalia

    Daniel Horne Mr. Daniel Michael “Tiny” Horne, age 40, of Vidalia, died Monday, August 8, 2022, after a sudden illness.  He was a native of Brunswick, where he lived most of his life, before moving to Vidalia in 2017.  He was the owner and operator of Tiny’s Big Rig Repair in Vidalia.  He enjoyed fishing and...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 09 August 2022 | 09:34
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  • Maria Dykes, Vidalia

    Maria Dykes Maria Dykes, age 31, of Vidalia, died Saturday, August 6, 2022 at Optim Medical Center in Reidsville after a sudden illness.  She was a native of Toombs County and lived all her life in Vidalia.  Earlier in her life, she attended First Assembly of God, and she enjoyed fishing.  She is preceded in...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 08 August 2022 | 15:09
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  • Mrs. Margie Hadden Beckum, Vidalia

    Margie Beckham Mrs. Margie Hadden Beckum, age 75, of Vidalia, died August 7, 2022, at her home after an extended illness.  She was a native of Normantown and lived in Toombs County all of her life.  She worked at Lyons Manufacturing and was a member of Vidalia Baptist Temple.  She is preceded in death by her...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 08 August 2022 | 11:36
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  • Ms. LaVonda Landon, Glenwood

    LaVonda Landon Ms. LaVonda Landon, age 52 of Glenwood, passed away on Friday, August 5, 2022 following a sudden illness.   She was born on June 21, 1970 at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Virginia to Charles Walker and Lawanna Driggers. She lived most of her life in Brunswick, Georgia before moving to Glenwood. She...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 08 August 2022 | 09:51
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  • Mrs. Joy R. Bowen, Oak Park

    Joy Bowen Mrs. Joy R. Bowen, age 82, of Oak Park, died Saturday, August 6, 2022, at Memorial Health Meadows Hospital in Vidalia after a brief illness.  She was a native of Oak Park, a 1957 graduate of Oak Park High School, and attended South Georgia College in Douglas, where she studied accounting.  She began...
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    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 08 August 2022 | 07:56
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Church Calendar

  • Septemer 10--Pastor's Anniversary in Mt. Vernon

    Pastor's Anniversary September 10--Pastor & First lady Snead invite you to their Black Tie Gala 10th Pastor's Anniversary, September 10th at 6:00 at 124 West Spring Street, Mt. Vernon. Entertainment host Troy & Carmela Williams.
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 08 August 2022 | 12:01
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  • August 14--Women's Day in Vidalia

    Womens Conference August 14--New Vision Missionary Baptist Church, 301 Smith Street in Vidalia, invites you to their Women's Day Program, Sunday August 14th at 2:00 with speaker Reverend Valarie Thompson of Revelation Missionary Baptist Church in Columbus, Georgia. Theme: "Woman of God, Focus on God, Not the Storm!" (Mark 4.39) Pastor Willie Edwards Jr.
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 02 August 2022 | 09:41
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  • October 8-10--VHS Class of 1975 Reunion in Vidalia

    October 8-10--First African Baptist Church in Vidalia announces the Vidalia High School Class of 1975 Reunion, October 8th through October 10th at 6:00 at Hawk's Golf Club, 1801 Loop Road in Vidalia.
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 06 April 2022 | 09:44
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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. Send it to JIM PERRY! Email jperry @ radiojones.comFax 537-4477
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    Church Event | Jim Perry | 03 November 2021 | 12:30
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