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  • Crumpler Judges for Outstanding Apprenticeship Competition

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    Southeastern Technical College's (STC) Michael Crumpler served as a judge for the 35th Annual Outstanding Apprenticeship Competition hosted by Ironworkers Local Union 709 Southeastern District Council.

    The competition brought together the best in ironworking, with representatives from fourteen Union

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 21 June 2024 | 10:32
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  • Judge's Hearing Before Judicial Qualifications Commission Cancelled

    The hearing scheduled for Middle Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Robert Reeves that was scheduled to be heard by the Judicial Qualifications Commission of Georgia and live streamed online, didn’t come to fruition this week.The hearing was to begin on Monday, June 17, and anticipated to conclude on or by

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 19 June 2024 | 14:49
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  • Three Arrested for Robbery, Elder Exploitation in Candler County

    Three individuals were arrested last Saturday by the Candler County Sheriff's Office in connection with a residential robbery that led to another charge of abuse to an elderly person.

    Sheriff John Miles’ office reports that Friday afternoon, deputies responded to a home on Sand Ridge Road about a

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 19 June 2024 | 14:41
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  • Area Police Blotter

    Vidalia Police Department reports the following arrests:

    Fish, Harold Stanley, III – Vidalia – Warrant Served (Toombs County Sheriff’s Office).

    Toal, Jonathan A. – Vidalia – Theft by Shoplifting; Obstructing or Hindering A law Enforcement Officer.

    Harden, Kathy Denise – Millen – Driving While License

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 19 June 2024 | 09:39
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  • Gov. Kemp Announces Year-Long Assessment of Department of Corrections

    Following Sunday morning’s murder-suicide involving a food service worker and an inmate at Smith State Prison in Glennville where an inmate had possession of a gun, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced Monday that an in-depth systemwide assessment of the Georgia Department of Corrections system

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 18 June 2024 | 15:30
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  • In The Know: Signing Up For Valuable Notification Program

    The safety of the public is paramount for the Toombs County Sheriff’s Office, and that includes keeping the children and the general population safe from sexual offenders. That’s the objective of a program called OffenderWatch.

    Of the 159 counties in Georgia, Toombs County is one of 95 that

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 17 June 2024 | 15:21
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  • Vidalia Onion Industry Awards Crapps the Courtney Wilkes Memorial Scholarship

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    Kaytlyn Crapps is a 2024 Honor Graduate of Appling County High School. She grew up on a farm and has been active in 4-H, FBLA, FFA, and the Student Council. Kaytlyn also held the title of Teen Miss Vidalia Onion. Kaytlyn plans to earn a degree in agriculture from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 17 June 2024 | 09:14
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  • Murder-Suicide at Smith State Prison Sunday Morning

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    A food service worker from Statesboro was shot to death early Sunday morning by an inmate at Smith State Prison in Glennville and then the inmate turned the gun on himself in a murder-suicide.

    According to the Georgia Department of Corrections, around 4:30 Sunday morning Jaydrekus Hart shot Aureon Grace

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 16 June 2024 | 18:28
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  • Memorial Health Meadows Hospital Awarded Outstanding Patient Experience Recognition

    MHMH Excellence

    Memorial Health Meadows Hospital announced today that it has been recognized as a 2024 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ recipient by Healthgrades, the leading resource consumers use to find a hospital or doctor. This achievement reflects Meadows Hospital’s dedication to providing a

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 14 June 2024 | 12:26
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  • VRD 8U Girls Win District

    6 20 24 VRD 8U Girls District

    (L-R, Front): Mae Morgan, Jada Harris, Payton Perkins, Lucy Sikes, Catie Ramsey, Anna Kate Gay, Brenzll Butler, Jaycee Lowther; (Middle): Evie O'Conner, Ryan Sasser, Jaslynn Cerillo, Abrianna Wilcox, Kennidl Wickstrom, Avry Phillips,; (Back): Coaches Kole Perkins, Chris Wickstrom, Les Ramsey, and

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 20 June 2024 | 15:54
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  •  Toombs Wrestler receives Warrior Award

    6 20 24 Slade Landrum wrestling award

    The Toombs County Bulldog wrestlers attended the Southern Hospitality Camp at Camden County High School this week. Slade Landrum was selected to receive the Warrior Award during the camp for displaying a high level of dedication and performance. (Courtesy of Toombs County Athletics)

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 20 June 2024 | 14:56
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  • Vidalia High School Cheer Team Hosts 25th Annual Youth Cheer Camp with "Ohana, Forever" Theme

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    The Vidalia High School (VHS) Cheer Team celebrated a milestone with their 25th annual Youth Cheer Camp, held from June 12-14. This year's theme, "Ohana, Forever," drew inspiration from Hawaiian culture, where "ohana" signifies family, reflecting the camp's emphasis on building strong, lasting

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 19 June 2024 | 06:00
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  • FCA Basketball Camps Held in Mt Vernon

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    (Montgomery County Girls and Coaches at FCA Basketball Camp, with Noel Smith as their FCA Huddle Leader)

    The Southeast Georgia Fellowship of Christian Athletes held Basketball Camps at Brewton-Parker College June 10-12, Girls Basketball Camp at BPC with the Montgomery. County Girls team attending.

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 17 June 2024 | 12:51
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  • Sports & Scores This Week (6-17-24)

    Monday, June 17

    Baseball: Braves 2, Tigers 1

    Tuesday, June 18

    Baseball: Braves 2, Tigers 1

    Wednesday, June 19

    Baseball: Braves 7, Tigers 0

    Thursday, June 20

    Friday, June 21

    Baseball: Braves 8, Yankees 1

    Saturday, June 22

    Baseball: Yankees  8, Braves 3 

    Sunday, June 23

    Baseball: Braves at Yankees

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 17 June 2024 | 06:04
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  • Lady Bulldog Softball Secures Two More Wins Against Ware County and ECI

    6 16 24 Toombs County Softball

    The Toombs County Lady Bulldogs softball team continued their summer success with two impressive victories on Thursday, defeating Ware County and ECI.

    Victory Against Ware County

    In the game against Ware County, pitcher Casey Cantwell led the charge with an outstanding performance, striking out

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 16 June 2024 | 18:27
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  • Toombs County Softball Team Secures First Summer Win Against 6A Powerhouse South Effingham

    The Toombs County softball team celebrated their first victory of the summer season on Tuesday, triumphing over 6A powerhouse South Effingham with a 9-5 win.

    Pitchers Shay Stringer and Casey Cantrell delivered strong performances on the mound, effectively splitting the game and keeping South

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 13 June 2024 | 14:39
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  • VRD 8U Boys Finish Second at LYT

    6 10 24 VRD 8U Boys LYT

    (L-R, Front): Orlando Dasher, Brantley Dowd, Chase Phillips, Will Shiver, Jeremiah Pittman, Kievy Hill, (Middle) Mason Edge, Sam Poole, Nash Welsh, Mason Johnson, Tripp Moon, Landon Wallace, Durham Roper, (Back): Coaches Billy Shiver, Buck Moon, and Doug Roper. Not Pictured Nash Moore.

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 13 June 2024 | 09:33
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  • Lyons 10U Boys Takes Championship

    6 10 24 Lyons 10U Boys Champs LYT

    (L-R) Front: Jed Jernigan, Wesson Lashley, Christian Trevino, Keaton Williamson, Walker Nabb, Roper Dixon,(Middle) Lincoln Gay, Tatem Pittman, Rocky Mitchell, Maddox Toole, Landon Burkett, Ayden McCloud, (Back) Coaches Kyle Gay, Jeremy Williamson, Brian Jernigan and Josh Dixon.

    Congratulations to the Lyons

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 13 June 2024 | 09:21
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Community Calendar


    6 18 24 VHS Basketball Camp Pic

    Vidalia Basketball will host its annual basketball camp July 16-18.  The camp will focus on teaching the fundamentals of the game.  Campers will compete in drills, contest, and games.  Each camper will receive  a Vidalia Basketball as well as a camp t-shirt.  Click the link below to register and pay

    Community Event | Bob Roberts | 18 June 2024 | 08:54
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  • Downtown Vidalia Sweet Saturday

    Sweet Saturday July

    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 14 June 2024 | 14:03
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  • Meeting Date Changed

    The Laurens County Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting scheduled on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, has been move to Tuesday, June 25, 2024, at noon. 

    Community Event | Kathy Hilt | 13 June 2024 | 13:12
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  • STC Foundation Accepting Fall Scholarship Applications

    Southeastern Technical College Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for the Fall semester. The deadline to apply is Thursday, July 25, 2024.

    Students are asked to complete one application and will be considered for all scholarships they qualify to receive. The scholarship

    Community Event | Kathy Hilt | 12 June 2024 | 11:42
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  • Ohoopee Soil and Water Conservation District Meeting

    The Ohoopee Soil and Water Conservation  District will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, at 9:00 a.m.. The meeting will be held in conjunction with The Weed Wiper Workshop, and will be held at the Treutlen County Road Department workshop located at 1449 Second Street in Soperton.


    Community Event | Kathy Hilt | 10 June 2024 | 16:56
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  • Vidalia Onion Museum Summer Fun Days

    Summer Fun Days 2

    Community Event | Jeff Raiford | 05 June 2024 | 07:57
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  • Toombs County Girls Basketball Mini-Camp

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    Community Event | Bob Roberts | 04 June 2024 | 14:59
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  • 2024 VHS Summer Soccer Camp

    6 3 24 VHS Soccer Camp

    Community Event | Bob Roberts | 03 June 2024 | 09:16
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  • TCMS Girls Basketball Summer Ball

    5 30 24 Toombs Co Frre Camp MS Basketball

    Community Event | Bob Roberts | 31 May 2024 | 14:55
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  • Mrs. Evelyn "Ev" Thompson Tharp

    obit Tharpe Evelyn "Ev" Thompson Tharp, 92, of Davidson, NC, peacefully passed away at home on June 15, 2024.A funeral service will be held on Friday, June 21 at 2:00 pm in the chapel at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home in Mooresville, NC. Visitation will be at 1:00 pm prior to the service. A graveside service will be...
    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 20 June 2024 | 12:47
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  • Mr. Luis Angel Garcia Olavarria, Vidalia

    obit Luis Mr. Luis Angel Garcia Olavarria, age 60, of Vidalia, died Saturday, June 8, 2024, at Augusta University Medical Center. He was a native of Puerto Rico and lived in Vidalia for several years. He worked as a spot welder with American Steel for many years and was a Jehovah Witness by faith. In his...
    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 18 June 2024 | 14:17
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  • Mr. Chris Nichols, Jesup

    Chris Nichols Mr. Chris Nichols, age 51, of Jesup, died Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at Wayne Memorial Hospital.  He was born in Louisiana, grew up in Attala, Alabama, and was a 1991 graduate of Etowah High School in Attala.  He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in the Army Reserves.  While in Vidalia, he was Regional...
    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 14 June 2024 | 14:32
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  • Mrs. Jeannine Beckum, Vidalia

    obit Beckum Mrs. Jeannine Beckum, age 82, of Vidalia, died Tuesday, June 11, 2024. She was a native of Normantown and was descended from its founder, Norman Williamson. Jeannine met the love of her life, Wayne Beckum, at a church event at Smith Street Baptist Church. They were married for 57 years and were...
    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 13 June 2024 | 10:41
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  • Mrs.Joyce Brantley Ward, Soperton

    obit Ward Mrs. Joyce Brantley Ward, age 79, beloved wife of the late Billy Ward, of Soperton passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, June 12, 2024 in Soperton, Georgia. Born in Uvalda, Georgia, she was one of fifteen children born to the late Oliver Lonzo Brantley and Gladys Evalee Edge Brantley.  She and her...
    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 13 June 2024 | 09:13
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  • Mr. Fred Bacon, Lyons

    Fred Bacon Mr. Joel Frederick “Fred” Bacon, age 63, of Lyons passed away at Community Hospice in Vidalia surrounded by his loving family, on June 10, 2024, following an extended illness. He was born and raised in Lyons, GA and was part of the Lyons Senior High Class of 1979. During high school, he played...
    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 11 June 2024 | 15:59
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  • Mr. Emmett Fulford, Uvalda

    obit Fulford Mr. Emmett Fulford, age 74, of Uvalda, died, Monday, June 10, 2024, at his home, following an extended illness.  He was a native of Cedar Crossing and lived there and Uvalda all of his life.  He attended Toombs Central School.  He was a truck driver for Hogan Livestock and Glisson Brothers, and was owner...
    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 11 June 2024 | 14:40
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  • Miss Donnell Holland, Vidalia

    obit Holland   Miss Donnell Holland, age 82, of Vidalia, died Saturday, June 8, 2024, at Memorial Health Meadows Hospital in Vidalia after a brief illness.  She was a lifelong resident of Vidalia, 1959 graduate of Vidalia High School, and earned an Associate degree from Women’s College of Georgia in...
    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 10 June 2024 | 11:34
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  • Mr. Alton Thurman Anders

    obit Anders Alton Thurman Anders, 72, passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, at his home.  Alton, son of the late Thurman and Dixie Baker Anders, was a native of Sampson County.  He lived his early life in the Lake Creek community of Sampson County, was a 1968 graduate of Atkinson High School and received an...
    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 10 June 2024 | 09:22
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Church Calendar

  • June 28-29--Youth Revival in Mt. Vernon

    Youth Revival June 28-29--Mt. Vernon Pentecostal Church, 1802 North Railroad Avenue, would like people of all ages to attend the Youth Revival, Friday June 28th and Saturday June 29th at 6:00 with speaker Bro. Joshua Maddox. Supper provided each night.
    Church Event | Jim Perry | 28 May 2024 | 12:18
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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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