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  • Final Update of Tropical Storm Ian as of Thursday Afternoon

    The potential for unfavorable weather has caused the cancellation of public and private schools in Toombs and Montgomery counties, and public schools in Tattnall and Treutlen counties today.  Vidalia City Schools Communications Director John Koon said the joint decision was made based on an abundance

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 29 September 2022 | 14:55
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  • Lyons Lions Club Honors Students

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    (L to R): Lion Mitch Johnson, People Bank Representative; Tank Morris, Toombs County Student of the Month; and Lion Barry Waller, Lyons Lions Club Student of the Month Chairman.

    Lions Club RTCA

    (L to R): Lion Barry Waller; Bradlan McDonald, Robert Toombs Christian Academy Student of the Month; and Travis Absher, Head
    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 29 September 2022 | 13:37
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  • Area Schools Closing Friday

    The following statement was released Thursday morning following a joint meeting with all public and private schools in the area:

    "With the chance of severe inclement weather still possible because of Hurricane Ian, area Superintendents and Headmasters have decided to cancel classes for Friday

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 29 September 2022 | 09:58
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  • BPC Ranked Top 10 in the 2023 U.S. News Best Colleges List

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    MOUNT VERNON — Brewton-Parker College (BPC) has been named one of the top ten most ethnically diverse Regional Colleges for the South region. The 2023 U.S. News and World Reports Best Colleges surveys rate colleges on the regional and national level, with BPC ranking regionally in two categories.

    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 29 September 2022 | 06:37
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  • Vidalia City Schools Issues Statement on Hurricane Ian

    The following statement was issued Wednesday afternoon by Vidalia City Schools Superintendent Dr. Garrett Wilcox:

    “We are keenly aware of the circumstances surrounding Hurricane Ian and the potential for severe weather in our area. We are in constant contact with our EMA Director Lynn Moore and

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 28 September 2022 | 15:16
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  • EMA Director Updates Area Impact of Tropical Storm Ian

    Hurricane Ian may have less of an impact on us as originally thought, but our area is still not out of the woods yet.

    Toombs County Emergency Management Agency Director Lynn Moore provided an update on the storm as the 1:00 briefing Wednesday afternoon from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency.


    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 28 September 2022 | 14:09
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  • Boston Sworn into STC Board of Directors

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    Brandon Boston was sworn in at the Southeastern Technical College (STC) Board of Director's September meeting on Thursday in Swainsboro by Emanuel County Probate Judge Don Wilkes (former chair of the board).

    Boston joins the board to represent Toombs County. He currently serves as J.D. Dickerson

    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 26 September 2022 | 18:37
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  • Area Police Blotter

    Vidalia Police Department reports the following arrests.

    Dann, Steven K - Vidalia - Violation of probationary license/aggravated assault/cruelty to children/damage to property

    Lane, Eric Steven - Vidalia - Entering auto

    Hernandez-Andino, Jesus Anibal - Vidalia - Child molestation

    Bryant, Grady -

    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 26 September 2022 | 16:18
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  • Johnson Honored With Retirement Celebration

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    (L to R): Middle Judicial Circuit District Attorney Tripp Fitzner; Wilson Johnson; and former Middle Judicial Circuit District Attorney Hayward Altmah

    Wilson Johnson truly wants to make a difference in the lives of young people, and Thursday night, his efforts were honored at a retirement

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 26 September 2022 | 15:19
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  • Nobles Earns Lyons Citizen of the Year Recognition

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    Lyons Mayor Willis NeSmith presented Lucretia Nobles, 2022 Lyons Citizen of the Year, with a Key to the City.

    Lucretia Nobles may be retired from the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service, but she is far from being retired from service to her community and Thursday night, her

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 23 September 2022 | 14:59
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  • Sample Ballots Now Ready

    If you are a registered voter in the State of Georgia, you can view the upcoming election ballot for your county on the Georgia Secretary of State’s website.

    Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger issued a press release Thursday afternoon announcing the voters in all 159 Georgia counties can see a sample

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 23 September 2022 | 11:46
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  • RTCA Students of the Month

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    RTCA’S Lower School Student of the Month for August is kindergartner Paisley Coursey. She has a younger sister, Nettaley who is in K4 at RTCA, and a younger brother, Austin. Paisley was selected by faculty because she is always cheerful and encourages others to play with her group. She is helpful in

    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 23 September 2022 | 08:53
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  • Altamaha Bank and Trust donates to Local Organizations for National Recovery Month

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    Altamaha Bank has made an overall donation of $20,000 to The Dream Center and Forge Recovery of Vidalia, The Hope House of Uvalda, and Outback Serenity Center of Hazlehurst in recognition of National Recovery Month. Altamaha Bank and Trust President and CEO, Brent Sammons, states, "So many of our

    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 22 September 2022 | 16:47
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  • One Dead and Three Others Shot in Swainsboro

    The Swainsboro Police Department and Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the death of one man and the wounding of three others because of gunshots. Officers responded to the call of shots fired at approximately 6:00 Monday night. Upon arrival, they found 19-year-old Eric Foreman of

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 21 September 2022 | 14:39
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  • VPD, GBI Investigating Tuesday Shooting

    Vidalia Police and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are working a case involving a shooting of a man Tuesday afternoon. Chief James Jermon reports that officers responded to 211 West Pine Street around 2:30 where they found Eric Turner so injured that an ambulance took him directly to Air Evac

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 21 September 2022 | 14:38
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  • Pedestrian Dies in Accident

    An accident involving a pedestrian tied up a main traffic route for several hours Monday morning in Vidalia as police worked the scene.

    The accident occurred around 7:40 and within minutes, a text to those who have signed on to Vidalia’s had been notified via their cell phones to avoid

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 20 September 2022 | 15:13
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  • Area Police Blotter

    Vidalia Police Department reports the following arrests.

    Thigpen, Kerrie Cheri - Collins - DUI/open container

    Wilcox, Kendall Lane - Vidalia - Aggravated assault/fleeing and eluding

    Flowers, Sharabre Johnnea – Lyons – Warrant served theft by shoplifting

    Edge, Serena Nicole – Glennwood – Driving while

    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 20 September 2022 | 15:03
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  • Educators Tour Emanuel County Industries


    September 19, 2022 – Southeastern Technical College (STC) representatives toured Emanuel County industries on September 6, 2022 with other educators from area schools.

    The goal was to inform the high school teachers of the job opportunities in the Emanuel County area so they could share these

    Newsbreak | Jeff Raiford | 19 September 2022 | 17:33
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