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  • GBI Investigating McRae-Helena Shooting Death


    McRae-Helena, GA (April 11, 2024)– At the request of the McRae-Helena Police Department, GBI agents are investigating the death of Montez Edronz McMillian, age 33, of McRae-Helena, GA.  

    The preliminary investigation indicates at about 1:20 a.m.,

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 12 April 2024 | 10:53
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  • Emanuel County Woman Convicted of 2022 Twin City Murder

    An Emanual County jury returned a guilty plea Wednesday against a woman charged with the 2022 felony murder in Twin City.

    Middle Judicial Circuit District Attorney Tripp Fitzner said Peggy Milton was convicted of Nichols Hall. Hall died from a single gunshot wound.

    Judge Bobby Reeves sentenced

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 11 April 2024 | 09:51
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  • Missing Mother Facing Extradition

    The Lyons mother who took her seven-year-old daughter to Puerto Rico without authorization may soon be heading back to Toombs County to face her charges.

    Lyons Chief of Police Wesley Walker said Wendy Salter, who was taken into custody in by Puerto Rican authorities last Saturday and is scheduled

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 10 April 2024 | 14:57
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  • VPD Continues to Grow and Serve


    (L to R): Sgt. SanAntonio Wilcher; Terri Graffagnino, Communications Unit; Police Chief James Jermon; Ofc. Dre Mayweather, Ofc. Barbara Deen; and Ofc. Robert Wickstrom

    The Vidalia Chief of Police introduced three newly sworn patrol officers to the public Monday night at the April meeting of the

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 09 April 2024 | 17:09
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  • Area Police Blotter

    Vidalia Police Department reports the following arrests:

    Knowles, Antonio – Vidalia – Battery.

    Akins, Devon – Lyons – Giving False Information.

    Escalante, Jiimel – Vidalia – Simple Obstruction; Possession of Marijuana; Warrant Served (Toombs County).

    Corouthers, Shandrika – Vidalia – Possession of

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 09 April 2024 | 13:53
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  • Festival Attire Ready!

    Festival Shirts

    The Vidalia Onion Festival Committee presented Vidalia City County members with their official Onion Festival T-shirts Monday night. The presentation has become a much-anticipated event each year in anticipation of the approaching Vidalia Onion Festival. (L to R): Jake Cleghorn, Chair of the

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 09 April 2024 | 12:36
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  • Spring Scrap Tire Amnesty Week

    The Scrap Tire Amnesty Day is to prevent illegal dumping of scrap tires on residential and commercial properties, city right-of-ways and county right-of-ways.

    The Scrap Tire Amnesty Day for Toombs County will take place beginning Monday, April 15, 2024 to Friday, April 19, 2024. This event allows

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 09 April 2024 | 10:41
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  • Former Laurens County Jailer Arrested

    An investigation of contraband being brought into the Laurens County Detention Center in Dublin has resulted in the arrest of a man  who had been charged with the authority to oversee inmates and detainees.

    According to a press release from the Laurens County Sheriff's Office, Joseph Phillips Poss, age

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 08 April 2024 | 16:21
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  • From the House: Week 12

    by Rep. Leesa Hagan

    The Georgia General Assembly gathered at the State Capitol for the last week of the 2024 legislative session on Monday, March 25. That Monday and Wednesday we held intensive committee sessions to finalize bills. Legislative days 39 and 40 were held on Tuesday and Thursday with

    Newsbreak | Kathy Hilt | 08 April 2024 | 09:07
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  • RTCA Track & Field Competes at Bulloch Academy

    4 12 24 David Hill

    RTCA's Track and Field competed at Bulloch Academy April 10th. They competed against Bulloch Academy, Pinewood Christian Academy, Bryan County, Trinity Christian (Dublin), First Presbyterian Christian Academy, Vidalia Heritage Academy, Here are our top finishers:

    Girls Triple Jump:
    Kylie Acosta 1st

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 12 April 2024 | 09:11
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  • RTCA Tennis Competes at Region

    4 10 24 RTCA Tennis

    On April 9 RTCA traveled to Macon to compete in the Region Tournament. 


    2nd place boys doubles: Hayden Kight and Drew Vaughn
    4th place boys singles: James Varnes
    3rd place girls doubles: Haylie Kight and Ella Newton
    4th place girls singles: Caroline Thompson

    The girls team placed second

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 10 April 2024 | 14:51
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  • Bulldogs Drop Game One of Crucial Region Series Against Vidalia 5-1.

    4 10 24 Toombs Co BB

    In a season region marked by fierce region competition, the Toombs County Bulldogs are vying for a crucial spot in the GHSA AA playoffs. Following a challenging 5-1 loss in the first game of a critical series against crosstown rival, Vidalia, the DAWGS look to bounce back in games two and three on

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 10 April 2024 | 14:48
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  • Indians Down Bulldogs 5-1

    4 10 24 Patel

    Vidalia would score five runs in the first three inning and that’s would be all they needed behind strong pitching from Veer Patel in a 5-1 win Monday night in Toombs Co.

    Brayden McCaw singled to score a run in the first inning.  A single by Ty Beck extended the Indians lead to 2-0 in the top of

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 10 April 2024 | 14:44
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  • Bulldogs Fall to Brantley County in Game Three Despite Strong Effort from Upshaw

    4 9 24 Toombs Co 2

    Brantley Upshaw struck out 10 batters, but the Toombs County Bulldogs fell to the Brantley County Herons 5-2 on Friday. Upshaw allowed three hits and four runs over five innings while walking four.

    The Bulldogs got on the board in the third inning after an Upshaw home run squeezed past the right

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 09 April 2024 | 09:27
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  • Crusaders Win Region Opener

    4 9 24 Tabor

    In a game set to be an excellent pitching match up The Robert Toombs Crusaders behind Britton Tabor's complete game 17 strikeout performance won against defending state champion FPCA 3-1 to move their record to 5-3 on the season and 1-0 in region play.

    Rayce Sharpe led the Crusader offense going

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 09 April 2024 | 09:06
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  • Sports & Scores This Week (4-8-24)

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

    Monday, April 8

    Basketball: UConn 75, Purdue 60 (NCAA Men's Basketball National Championship)

    Baseball: RTCA 3, FPCA 1

    VHA 12, East Laurens 2

    ECI 16, Montgomery County 0

    Metter at Savannah Christian 5:55pm

    Swainsboro 11,

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 08 April 2024 | 06:50
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  • Indians Blank Pierce County

    4 9 24 VHS BB Seniors

    On Senior night The Vidalia Indians shutout Pierce County in Game 3 of the region series 6-0 and avoided the sweep thanks in part to six runs in the second inning.  Lawson Lowe tripled, scoring one run, an error scored one run, Brayden McCaw drew a walk, scoring one run, and Tucker McDonald

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 07 April 2024 | 09:00
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  • Bulldogs Edge Out Brantley County in Tight 1-0 Pitching Duel to Win Game Two of Region Series.

    4 9 24 Toombs Co BB

    The Toombs County Bulldogs (14-7 overall, 8-3 region) edged out the Brantley County Herons in a 1-0 pitcher’s duel on Thursday.

    TJ Stanley was dominant on the mound for Toombs County, tossing a masterful six and two-thirds innings. He struck out a whopping 12 batters while surrendering only two hits

    Sportsbreak | Bob Roberts | 06 April 2024 | 09:19
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Community Calendar

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  • Mrs. Clara Lewis, Vidalia

    Obit Lewis Mrs. Clara Faye Harrison Lewis, age 83, of Vidalia, died peacefully at her residence with her family by her side on Thursday, April 11, 2024, under the care of Community Hospice.  She was a native of Toombs County and a 1959 graduate of Toombs Central School.  She worked at Brunswick Manufacturing, and then...
    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 12 April 2024 | 15:30
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  • Mr. Ian "E" McRee, Ludowici

    obit McRee Mr. Ian “E” Patrick John McRee, age 36, of Ludowici, passed away Monday, April 8, 2024, in a house fire attempting to save his animals. He was a native of Jacksonville, Florida and lived most of his life in Jacksonville. He graduated from Eagles View Academy in Jacksonville. “E” served in the United...
    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 11 April 2024 | 15:23
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  • Mr. Timothy "Timmy" Holbrook

    obit Holbrook Mr. Timothy “Timmy” Holbrook, age 34, of Montgomery County, died Monday, April 8, 2024.  He was a native of Uvalda and lived there and in Alston all his life.  He was a 2007 graduate of Montgomery County High School, and he attended East Georgia College in Swainsboro.  Timmy enjoyed music, drawing,...
    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 11 April 2024 | 13:50
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  • Mrs. Lucy Coleman

    obit Coleman Mrs. Lucy Sikes Coleman, age 83, of the Ponderosa Community, died Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at Memorial Health in Savannah from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Toombs County on Sunday.  She was a native of Tattnall County, living most of her life in Toombs County and at Ponderosa since...
    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 11 April 2024 | 09:08
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  • Mr. Elmer “Elmo” Claude Powell, Mount Vernon

    Elmer Powell Mr. Elmer “Elmo” Claude Powell, age 68, of Mount Vernon, died Monday, April 8, 2024, at Memorial Health Meadows Hospital in Vidalia, after a brief illness. He was a native of Wheeler County and lived most of his life in Montgomery County. He was a 1973 graduate of Wheeler County High School and...
    Obituary | Jeff Raiford | 10 April 2024 | 15:44
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  • Mr. Raymond Mueller, Jr.

    obit Mueller Mr. Raymond Frank Mueller, Jr., age 69, of Rockledge, Florida, died Friday, April 5, 2024, at his home. He was a native of Alston and had lived in Florida and Virginia for most of his life. He was a retired entrepreneur for Diamond Supply Plumbing Wholesale in Coconut Creek, Florida and a veteran...
    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 10 April 2024 | 14:22
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  • Mr. Donnie Kittrell

    obit Kittrell Mr. Donnie Kittrell, age 60, former longtime resident of Tarrytown passed away on Tuesday morning, April 9, 2024 at Community Hospice in Vidalia. Born in Soperton, he was the only son and eldest of two children born to Roberta Ann Foskey Kittrell and  the late Delma Kittrell.  Donnie grew up in...
    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 10 April 2024 | 09:09
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  • Mrs. Faleda Brantley

    Vidalia Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Faleda Brantley, age 86, who was born on August 31, 1937, in Montgomery County, Georgia, to the parentage of the late Elijah Joseph Coleman and Pleasant Davis Coleman. Mrs. Brantley was educated in the public school system in Uvalda, GA, and was a...
    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 09 April 2024 | 11:57
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  • Mrs. Shirley Helms

    obit Helms Mrs. Shirley Maxine Tootle Helms, age 81, of the South Thompson Community, died Saturday, April 6, 2024, at The Oaks Bethany in Vidalia, following an extended illness.  She was a lifelong resident of Toombs County and retired after forty years from Oxford Industries Vidalia.  She was a member of...
    Obituary | Kathy Hilt | 07 April 2024 | 17:00
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Church Calendar

  • May 4--The Barber Family in Vidalia

    Barber Family   May 4--Cornerstone Pentecostal Church, 377 South Thompson Road in Vidalia, would like you to join them for A Night of Worship with The Barber Family, Saturday May 4th at 6:00.
    Church Event | Jim Perry | 09 April 2024 | 11:59
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  • April 25--April Engage Luncheon in Vidalia

    Engage April   April 25--The Woven Women’s Ministry of First Baptist Church of Vidalia invites you to their monthly Engage Luncheon, Thursday April 25th at Noon on “The Front Porch” with Mindy Morrison. Lunch is Chicken Salad with pasta and yogurt parfait for $5 or bring your own lunch. Deadline to sign up online is April 21st. fbcvidalia.org /Current Events.
    Church Event | Jim Perry | 09 April 2024 | 09:42
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  • April 27--Pancake Breakfast for Youth Ministry during Vidalia Onion Run

     Vidalia Onion Run Pancake Breakfast   April 27--First Baptist Church of Vidalia would like you to come to their Vidalia Onion Run Free Pancake Breakfast, Saturday April 27th from 7:00 to 9:00 on “The Front Porch”. Donations accepted for the Youth Ministry
    Church Event | Jim Perry | 09 April 2024 | 09:35
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  • April 14--Former member of Gold City coming to Cedar Crossing

    Jonathan Wilburn UD   April 14--Cedar Crossing Baptist Church invites you to see Jonathan Wilburn In Concert, Sunday April 14th at 11:00. Formally with The Wilburns & Gold City Quartet. Songs include "Midnight Cry" and "Calvary's Cross"
    Church Event | Jim Perry | 09 April 2024 | 08:26
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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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