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March 2--  The Georgia House has passed a state budget which restores eligibility of parttime school system employees to get health insurance, but it expects local school boards to pick up the tab. Representative Greg Morris commented on the budget.  “The main goal as it pertained to our bus drivers and cafeteria workers, part...
Image February 28--  Toombs Central Elementary School has named its Students of the Month for February.Front Row: Presley NeeSmith, Jisel Delgado Back Row: Hailey Hutcheson, Baylie Douberly, Phoenix Polke Not pictured: Amily Mixon, Osvaldo Tinoco To be named "Student of the Month," students must set a good example for others by...
ImageFebruary 27-- The annual "Spay-Ghetti" supper sponsored by the Sweet Onion Animal Protection Society in Toombs County raised about $10,000, according to Director Therisa Ingley."The purpose of it is to raise money to help with our spay-neuter programs so there will be less unwanted animals in the Toombs County area."Our organization moves over a...
Image February 26-- A team of five Vidalia Heritage Academy students visited a frozen Boston, Massachusetts to participate in the Harvard Model Congress, the most prestigious US Government simulation experience in the country.(L-R) VHA students Garrett Mitchell, Ashton Jackson, Leigha Williams, Ashley Dawson and Brayden Price. (Photo and article...
February 26--  A Lyons man died Wednesday night in a hit and run accident in Toombs County.Toombs County Sheriff Junior Kight reports 40-year-old Jody Lynn Oliver was killed when he was hit walking down Highway 292 between Ponderosa and Ohoopee.Officers say the car was driven by an 83-year-old woman who thought she had hit a dog or some type...
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Latest Local Sports
March 2--Here are the latest local area high school sports schedules and scores for this week including NASCAR and the Georgia Bulldogs Men's basketball schedule.Monday, March 2 Tuesday, March 3Baseball: Calvary Day at Vidalia 5:45pm               Treutlen at Dodge Co 5:55pm    ...
Image March 2--(Front L-R) Madison Strickland, Jesse Dalton, Layne Carter (Back L-R) Autumn Carter, Cassidy Long, Caleigh PageThe VHS Lady Golf Team claimed a second place finish on Saturday at the Red Terror Invitational on Jekyll Island.  The team of Layne and Autumn Carter shot a 68 (-4) to finish second behind AAAA Ware County.  The...
February 28--The Treutlen Vikings lost to the Calhoun Co Cougars 87-67 Saturday at the GHSA Class A State Semi-Finals at Armstrong State University in Savannah. The Vikings finish the season at 27-2 losing both games of the year to the Cougars. Treutlen fell behind early and never led in the game trailing 20-12 after the 1st quarter 37-22 at...
February 28--The RTCA Crusaders season came to an end losing to Dawson Street of Newnan 72-70 Saturday in the second round at the GISA Class AA State Playoffs at Oak Mountain in Carrollton. The Crusaders fell behind early and trailed 19-11 after the 1st quarter by 10 points at the half 43-33 and by 5 points at the end of the 3rd quarter 56-51. The...
Image February 28—The Vidalia Indians lost to Seminole Co 59-56 Friday night at the GHSA Class AA State Semi-Finals at Columbus State University. Vidalia led 12-11 after the 1st quarter but was outscored 20-16 in the 2nd quarter to trail 31-28 at halftime. Vidalia took the lead back in the 3rd quarter and led 42-40 at the end of the quarter....
February 27--The Montgomery County High School track and field teams are hosting the 3rd Annual Eagle Run sponsored by One On One Sports on March 7th. The Eagle Run is a 5k and 1 mile fun run/walk. The 5k offers the experienced runner a challenging 3.1 mile course through and around the city of Mt. Vernon. Come out and push yourself or...
February 27--Here are the latest local area high school sports schedules and scores for this week including NASCAR and the Georgia Bulldogs Men's basketball schedule.Monday, February 23Basketball: Vidalia 71, Coosa 58 GHSA Class AA State Playoffs Round 2Baseball: Bacon Co 6, Toombs Co 1  Tuesday, February 24Basketball: Holy Innocents...
February 26--  The Robert Toombs Crusaders came back to win game one in the first round of the GISA AA State Basketball Playoffs Thursday in Carrollton.The Crusaders downed Valdosta's Highland Christian Academy 56-45 with 18 points from senior Zack Holmes, 14 from Matt O'Connor, 12 from Todd Lanier, 8 from Rico Rogers and 4 from Toby...
February 26--The Vidalia Indians baseball game with Montgomery Co scheduled for today has been cancelled.The game will be played on March 9th at 5:45pm in Vidalia. Also the Vidalia game scheduled against Calvary Day in Savannah Friday has been cancelled due to the colleges having to use Grayson Stadium.
February 26—The Treutlen Vikings defeated the Turner Co Rebels 88-81 in overtime at home Wednesday to punch a ticket to the GHSA Class A State Semi-Finals at Armstrong State in Savannah. The Vikings are 27-1 for the year and will face the Calhoun Co Cougars Saturday at 4:45pm the only team the Vikings lost to all season. This will be the...
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Local Obituaries
February 27--Funeral services to the late Mr. Robert Earl "Buzz" Connor, who died February 24, will be held Saturday, February 28 at the Live Oak Baptist Church in Ailey, GA, Services will begin at 1:00 p.m. The Rev. Clint McLeod will officiate, Mr. Connor was born May 2, 1946 in Lyons, GA. He is survived by his wife, Alberta Connor;...
February 26-- Mrs. Carol Spires Glisson, age 58, of the South Thompson Community, died Wednesday, February 24, 2015 in the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon after a sudden illness.  She was a lifelong resident of Toombs County, a sales clerk at John’s Country Junction, and attended the Cedar Crossing Baptist...
February 25-- Mrs. Myra Tootle Brantley, age 79, of Vidalia, died Tuesday, February 24, 2015 in the Community Hospice House in Vidalia, after an extended illness.  She was a native of Glenwood, and a graduate of Glenwood High School.  She moved to Vidalia in the mid 1950’s, was a homemaker, a charter member of the Grace United...
February 25—Mr. Rosendo Gasca, age 63, of Lyons died Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Meadows Regional Medical Center of Vidalia after an extended illness. Mr. Gasca was a native of Mexico and had lived in Lyons since 1999.  He was a retired farmer and attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Rosendo is survived by his wife, Estela...
February 25—Mr. Hugh Wilton Thomas, age 73, of Atlanta died Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Grady Memorial Hospital of Atlanta after a brief illness.  Mr. Thomas was a native of Vidalia and had resided most of his life in Atlanta.  He was a lifelong musician and a member of Gentle Spirit Christian Church in Decatur. He is...
February 24--Mrs. Ruth Pye Sharpe, age 87, of Alston, died Monday, February 23, 2014 in Summer’s Landing in Vidalia after a brief illness.  She was a lifelong resident of Toombs County, and was a member of the Alston United Methodist Church.  She worked at Belk Matthews Department Store in downtown Vidalia many years, and later...
February 24--Mrs. Maxie Mosley, age 92, of Lyons died February 24, 2015, at her residence after an extended illness. Maxie was a native of Rocky Ford, Ga, and lived most of her life in Lyons.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Lyons First Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband M.D. Mosley in 2009....
February 24—Vincent R. Drummer Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Willie James Johnson "Duck Peeples" age 65 of Mt. Vernon, GA whose death occurred on Friday, February 20, 2015 under the Compassionate Care at Community Hospice in Vidalia, Georgia. Willie James Johnson was born on November 14, 1949 to the parentage of the late Son Howard...
February 24—Mrs. Ilene P. Powell, 64, of Soperton died Monday, February 23, 2015. Mrs. Powell was a lifelong resident of Treutlen County and was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Alma Ree Toler Phillips.  She was a homemaker and member of Revelation Worship Center, Soperton. Survivors include her husband, J. Donald...
February 24—Mrs. Betty Jean Duffee, age 79, of Dublin died Monday, February 23, 2015. Mrs. Duffee was born in Toombs County and had lived most of her life in Soperton.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas D. and Hattie Kersey Shepherd, husband, Bob Duffee, daughter, Gayla Duffee, and sisters, Merle Holton, Madie Smith,...
February 23--Funeral services for Mr. M. E. Powell will be held Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Higgs Funeral Home in Soperton.  Burial will follow in the Faith Missionary Baptist Church cemetery in Treutlen County.  Reverend Owen Waters will officiate.  Mr. Powell died Sunday, February 22,...
February 23--Mrs. Diane Hamilton Coursey, age 67, of Vidalia died Monday, February 23, 2015 in the Community Hospice House in Vidalia, after an extended illness.  She was a native of Toombs County, and lived there most of her life.  She was a 1966 graduate of Vidalia High School.  She was a paraprofessional at the Cedarwood...
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2015-02-28 Career Workshop February 28-- A free Career Workshop for job-seekers ages 16 and above is Saturday, February 28th from ten till four at the Church of the Latter Day Saints at 317 Maple Drive in Vidalia. It's free and a wide variety of topics regarding your job search will be offered. For info, call Lisa Young, 452-3939. (330)
2015-02-28 Meals for Seniors February 28-- The Area Agency on Aging provides free meals for senior citizens over age 60. For info, call the Heart of Georgia Regional Commission at 888-367-9913. (1024)
2015-02-28 Men's Fellowship February 28-- You're invited to this month's breakfast meeting of the Full Gospel Men's Fellowship Saturday, February 28th at 8:30 a.m. at Chatters in Lyons. Pastor Gary Roberson of the Pendleton Creek Community Church is the speaker. For info, call Mike Turner, 293-3316. (912)
2015-02-28 Treutlen Rec Sign-Ups February 28-- Kids ages three to 14 are invited to register for youth baseball, softball and teeball at the Soperton-Treutlen Recreation Department now through February 28th. Sign-up between three and seven p.m. weekdays and nine till noon Saturday, February 28th. Volunteer coaches are needed. Call Alex Spivey for info at 529-3001. (727)
2015-02-28 Vidalia Rec Sign-Ups February 28-- Sign-ups are being held now for Vidalia Recreation Department baseball, softball and Teeball for kids ages five through 14. Register at the Ed Smith Recreation Complex office before February 28th. Cost is $35. For info, call Sabrina at 537-7913. (681)
2015-03-02 Pre-K Registration March 2-- J.D. Dickerson Primary School in Vidalia begins registration for next year's Pre-K class Monday, March 2nd. For information, call the school at 537-3421. (257)
2015-03-02 Readers Book Club Meeting March 2-- Share your love of reading with the Sweet Onion Readers Book Club when it meets Monday, March 2nd at the Vidalia-Toombs County Library on Jackson Street. "The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt will be discussed and copies are available for checkout at the library. The meeting starts at seven p.m. and refreshments will be served. For info, call 537-9283. (660)
2015-03-02 Relay for Life Pageant March 7-- This year's Toombs County Relay for Life Beauty Pageant is Saturday, March 7th at Southeastern Tech in Vidalia. The deadline to enter is Monday, March 2nd. For info, call Angie Anderson, 293-7119. (581)
2015-03-03 Vidalia Blood Drive March 3-- Bad weather has hurt blood drives in Georgia and the Red Cross is trying to make up for losses. You can help when the American Red Cross Bloodmobile visits the Vidalia Community Center Tuesday, March 3rd from one till seven p.m. The Vidalia Rotary Club and the Georgia Power Ambassadors are hosting the drive and invite you to give an unit of blood. (334)
2015-03-04 Coffee Before Hours March 4-- Meet your friends and make new ones at "Coffee Before Hours" courtesy of the Downtown Vidalia Association Wednesday, March 4th from eight till nine a.m. at the Jackson Street office of Altamaha Bank and Trust in Vidalia. (320)
2015-03-05 Lyons Citizen of Year March 5-- Make your plans to attend the annual Lyons Citizen of the Year banquet hosted by the Lyons Merchant's Association. The program this year is Thursday, March 5th at six p.m. at Chatters in Lyons. Tickets are $15 at the door. (310)
2015-03-05 Moble Dental Clinic March 5-- If you are at least 18 years old with no dental insurance, you can be seen at the mobile dental clinic operated by the Daniell Baptist Association. It will be at the Cedar Crossing Baptist Church March 10th through the 14th, but you must make an appointment on Thursday, March 5th by calling 912-326-0372. Extractions, fillings and cleanings are provided. (430)

 
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