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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

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    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

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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.

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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

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  • Highlights From Under the Gold Dome: Week Four

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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Sportsbreak

  • 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

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    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

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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

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    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

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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)

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    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

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    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,

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    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.

    Cook

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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

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

2 3 23 020223 WBB Recap at MGA3615

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 SSAC). 

“Tonight, we were in a tough fight,” Head Coach Steve Edwards said. “We had so many things go wrong tonight, yet we showed resilience and found a way to win late. Several of our players stepped up in a big way. We as a staff, are proud of our group.” 

How It Happened | 1st Q 

A jumper from Madison Evans and a trey ball from A’Aliyah Clay gave BPC an early 5-2 lead. 

The Lady Barons went on a 7-2 run to lead by eight points over the span of six minutes of play, capped off with a three-point play from Evans at the 1:59 mark. 

Middle Georgia closed out the opening quarter with three points to move the deficit to five points. 

How It Happened | 2nd Q 

The Knights leveled the score at 12-12 with 9:11 on the clock after connecting on a jumper and a three-pointer to open the second quarter. 

Brewton-Parker answered with two points from Evans and a shot from deep by Keonya Mincey to lead 17-14 with 7:59 remaining. 

Middle Georgia surged into the lead, scoring nine unanswered points to lead 23-17 while chewing three minutes off the clock. 

Brewton-Parker responded with a run of their own, outpacing the hosts 10-2 over the next couple of minutes to reclaim a two-point advantage. 

After three points from MGA, the Lady Barons wrapped up the period with an 8-3 run that saw treys drop from Cisley Copper and Clay to close the half with a 35-31 lead. 

How It Happened | 3rd Q 

Straight out of the break, Middle Georgia returned to level again by scoring four points to open the period. 

The period remained tight as both teams traded leads and leveled the game many times throughout the 10 minutes of play. 

Either team only led by more than one point once in the period until the closing seconds. 

Cisley Copper hit a trey at the 3:46 mark to give BPC a 46-43 lead while the Knights found a 53-50 lead with 30 seconds remaining before hitting a wild buzzer-beater to lead 56-52. 

How It Happened | 4th Q 

After a layup from Keyanna Tolbert to open the period, the Lady Barons utilized long buckets from Clay and Copper to surge back into control of the lead, 60-57. 

The pair of treys sparked a 16-3 streak from BPC to advance out to a 10-point advantage, leaving just over four minutes on the clock. 

Middle Georgia battled its way back to pull the deficit under double figures, but the Lady Barons remained in control of the lead to eventually close out with the 79-71 win. 

Inside The Statistics 

As a team, Brewton-Parker shot for 36.8% (25-of-68) from the floor, 33.3% (10-of-30) from three, and 65.5% (19-of-29) from the foul line. 

Evans dominated the scoring efforts for either team, scoring a season-high 31 points while snagging 10 boards for her third double-double of the season. 

Two other Lady Barons produced double-digit points with Clay etching 13 and Copper scoring 12. 

Other Notables 

Brewton-Parker controlled the boards with a 41-28 rebounding advantage. 

BPC moves to a ten-game winning streak in the new year while riding a four-game streak over the Knights. 

Next Up 

The Lady Barons will take a few days off from play before returning to the court next Saturday against Life (Ga.) in Gillis Gym for Homecoming Weekend as well as Senior Day.

(Courtesy of BPC)

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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 opened things up before the hosts responded with a three-pointer of their own just moments later. 

Middle Georgia moved to a 15-6 lead, chewing roughly four minutes off the clock in the process. 

Brewton-Parker surged back by cutting the deficit to just two points with a 7-0 run highlighted by a three-pointer from Lance Smith. 

Over the following three minutes, the Barons’ offensive went cold as the Knights were able to jump out to a 26-13 lead with an 11-0 run. 

Brewton-Parker struggled to score, with buckets falling scarcely. 

Antrell Williams knocked down a trey at the 9:37 mark before the Barons were held nearly three minutes until another shot was made with Dan Fisher scoring from beyond the arc. 

Middle Georgia wrapped up the final eight minutes with a 15-8 advantage, closing out the first half with a 43-24 lead. 

How It Happened | 2nd Half 

The Knights came out of the break, scoring a pair of buckets in the first three minutes to extend their lead to 47-24. 

Smith connected for a jumper in the paint at 16:24 to break the drought for BPC, but the hosts continued to answer. 

A score from Emmanuel Green at the 14:44 mark was the first couple of points in a 6-0 run for the visitors. 

Middle Georgia began to rip time away from the clock, going on an unhurried 10-1 run that extended the lead to 27 points with less than nine minutes to play. 

Unfortunately for the Barons, despite scoring 27 points in the second half, the Knights were able to remain in a commanding position scoring 37 in the half. 

Inside The Statistics 

The Barons finished the night shooting for 31.5% (17-of-54) from the floor, 30.4% (7-of-23) from three, and 52.6% (10-of-19) from the charity stripe. 

Dane Fisher led the evening with 10 points while going 3-of-7 from beyond the arc. 

Off the glass, Damarcus Johnson Jr. led with eight boards. 

Smith dished out four of BPC’s nine assists. 

Other Notables 

Middle Georgia led 42-37 off the glass. 

The Barons gave up 21 turnovers while the hosts gave up 12. 

Next Up 

Brewton-Parker returns to action a week from today at Dalton State (Ga.) at 7:30 p.m. ET.

(Courtesy of BPC)

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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 and are working with me through everything I want to do for my future. I am going to use this as a guideline for the rest of my career. I want to thank God, my family, teammates, and coaches for being behind me. I have come a long way and I want to go further.” Powell said. 

“The coaches really sold him on the ability to prepare him for Division One play and that is hopefully what we are going to see in the future. GMC is one of the best Junior Colleges in the country and the perfect fit for him and his future.” RTCA Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Jacob Lord said.

(Picture By Mike Branch) 

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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 sharp shooting Sophomore, Brinley Miller with 10 points.  They were followed by Freshman, Yaz Smith with 7 points.

The Lady Hoop Dawgs look to regain momentum closing out the regular season.  Their next game will be Friday against #1 region opponent, Tattnall County.(Courtesy of Toombs County Athletics) 

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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)

Obituaries

  • 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...
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    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...
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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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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
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