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March 4--  Plans are being made to hold a parade honoring veterans in Lyons.A planning meeting was held Wednesday at the Lyons Mainstreet Office for the first Toombs County Veteran's Day Parade in November.Veterans Field Service Officer Debra O'Neal says, "I wanted to be able to have a parade so veterans can be part of it and also attend and...
ImageMarch 4--  A longtime volunteer at the Lyons Mainstreet office is the new manager.After nine applicants were interviewed for the job, City Manager Jason Hall informed the city council Tuesday night that Daphne Walker (pictured with Mayor Willis NeSmith) had been selected and is beginning work immediately. "I enjoy the town and the people and...
March 4--  Vidalia Police Chief Frank Waits reports the following arrests. Willis, Joseph Albert- B/M- 21 YOA- 206 Lee St. Vidalia, GA- Theft by Shoplifting 1st Offense (Citation)(MISD) Taylor, Melissa- B/F- 42 YOA- 194 S. HWY 19 Glenwood, GA- Warrant Served (Toombs County) Jackson, Loquacious Maurice - B/M 30 YOA/...
ImageMarch 3-  March is "Read Across America" month and kicked off Monday at Montgomery County Elementary School.  Community volunteers were invited to the school's annual "Dr. Seuss Day" by school media specialist Vanessa McGuire and spent some time reading to the children.  Jeff Raiford from Vidalia Communications Corporation read to...
March 3--  The Georgia School Boards Association is urging school board members to oppose a proposal that would take money away from public schools to fund private school tuition.  It issued to following call to action. "House Bill  243, the education savings account voucher bill. has been moved from the Education Committee to...
March 3--  A malfunctioning heating and air system caused classes to be cancelled Tuesday at Vidalia High School, however, Principal John Sharpe says the system has been repaired and it's back to school as usual Wednesday.
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Latest Local Sports
March 4--The VHS Boys Track team opened the 2015 track season with a 1st place finish in a 5 team meet with Southeast Bulloch, Savannah Country Day, Savannah Christian and Calvary Day. Congratulations to Nate McBride, he broke the school record in the 200 Meter Dash with a time 21.33 the old record was held by Jamie Shell 21.97 in...
Image March 5-- The Vidalia High School Indians Weightlifting team traveled to Jefferson County to compete in the state weightlifting competition. Nineteen VHS lifters set several personal records and came away with a third place finish. Individually, Vidalia had one State Champion Quantrell Yarborough in the 141-150...
March 4--The Toombs County Kids Wrestling team wrestled well this past weekend at Tift County High School at the USA State Qualifier. The team qualified 10 wrestlers in the morning session and 4 wrestlers in the afternoon session to the USA Kids Wrestling State Tournament. The team continues an impressive season in which the team...
Image March 3--In the wake of three long road trips in as many weeks, the Vidalia Heritage Academy youth wrestlers competed in Saturday’s State Qualifier at Tift County High School in Tifton with 11 wrestlers representing the team and vying for a spot in the State Tournament on March 7th  in Atlanta.  Overall, the team qualified 6...
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 3Basketball: Kentucky 72, Georgia 64 Baseball: Calvary Day 9, Vidalia 2                Treutlen 4,...
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...
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Local Obituaries
March 4—With regret we announce the death of Mr. William Stone of Vidalia Ga. Whose death occurred on February 27, 2015 at the Oxley Park Nursing Home in Lyons GA. He was a Native of Toombs County GA. He is survived by Mrs. Mattie Brown STONE of Vidalia GA; SONS Wayne Stone of Reidsville GA, Terry Stone of "Reidsville GA, Keiron...
March 4—With regret we announce the death of Arthur Jeffrey Wise of Atlanta GA. Whose death occurred on February 27, 2015 at the Dekalb Medical Center in Atlanta GA. He is survived by Son Torin Wise of Atlanta GA, Daughter Nicolette Wise of Atlanta Ga., Brother Daryl Wise of Deluth GA, Michael Micah of Dunwoody GA,...
March 4—Mrs. Susie Boyd Bruce, age 58, of Vidalia, died Sunday, March 1, 2015 at her home, after a sudden illness.  She was a native of Columbia, South Carolina, and was a 1974 graduate of Vidalia High School and Dublin School of Hair Design.  She was a master cosmetologist, and owned several businesses in Toombs County,...
March 4—Mrs. Ann Campbell Puryear, age 71, of Lyons, died Monday, March 2, 2015 in the Community Hospice House in Vidalia, after an extended illness.  She was a native of Toombs County, and lived in Lyons most of her life.  She worked at Oxford Manufacturing for thirty years, and Wal-Mart for ten years.  She was a member of...
March 2—Mr. Carlous Edward Joyner, age 72, of Santa Claus died Monday, March 2, 2015 at Meadows Regional Medical Center of Vidalia after an extended illness. Mr. Joyner was a native and lifelong resident of Toombs County. He was employed at Piggly Wiggly Southern Inc. for 23 years where he was known as “Brother”, a house keeper at...
March 2—Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Simpson, age 91, of Glenwood died Saturday, February 28, 2015 at her residence after an extended illness. Mary was a native and lifelong resident of Wheeler County.  She retired from the Wheeler County Board of Education as a teacher; was a member of the Glenwood Garden Club and Glenwood United...
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...
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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. (466)
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. (595)
2015-03-06 Cancer Center Jewelry Sale March 6-- The Auxilians at Meadows Regional Medical Center in Vidalia are raising money for the Cancer Center with a $5 jewelry and accessory sale. Check it out Thursday and Friday, March 5th and 6th, at the Medical Center Conference Room. (183)
2015-03-08 Scenes of Toombs Exhibit March 8-- A photo and art exhibit called "Scenes of Toombs" opens Sunday afternoon, March 8th from one till three p.m. at the Altama Museum on Jackson Street in Vidalia. See work by Eric Love, Milizabeth Mann, Diane Mixon and Scott Gore. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. (97)
2015-03-08 Time Change March 8-- Daylight Savings Time starts Sunday, March 8th. Set your clocks ahead one hour when you go to bed Saturday night, March 7th and you'll be on time for church Sunday. (117)
2015-03-09 Download Library Class March 9-- The Vidalia-Toombs County library invites you to bring your personal digital device to the library and learn how you can download E-Books and Audio Books. Bring your lunch to a "Lunch and Learn" Monday, March 9th at 12 p.m. or after work at six p.m. for an evening workshop. For info, call the library at 537-9283. (111)
2015-03-12 Kindergarten Registration March 12-- Kindergarten registration for next school term is being held Thursday, March 12th from nine till two at Lyons Primary School and again on Thursday, April 16th. Contact the school for required paperwork. (98)
2015-03-13 Scholarship Pageant March 13-- Toombs-Montgomery CARES invites young ladies to take part in its Scholarship Pageant to raise money for area cancer patients. Deadline to sign-up is Friday, March 13th for the pageant Sunday, March 22nd at two p.m. at Southeastern Tech in Vidalia. For info, call Kerri Samples, 245-7831. (112)
2015-03-14 Piggly Wiggly Reunion March 14-- If you ever worked at Piggly Wiggly Southern in Vidalia, you're invited to a company reunion Saturday, March 14th at eleven a.m. at the Durden Cabin at Partin Park in Lyons. Please bring a covered dish for lunch at noon. For info, call Bobbie Carpenter, 583-4296. (108)
2015-03-15 Donations Requested March 15-- "God's Helping Hands Ministeries" is asking you for donations of items and money to help area families in need. Diapers, toys, clothing and shoes, furniture and more can all be picked up. Call Jill O'Neal at 433-2433 for more information. (104)
2015-03-16 Courtney Wilkes Scholarship March 16-- Area high school seniors who want to study Agriculture or Veterinary Medicine can apply for this year's Courtney Wilkes college scholarship from the Vidalia Onion Business Council. Deadline to apply is Monday, March 16th. For info, contact Bob Stafford, 537-1881. (200)
2015-03-21 PJ's and Pancakes March 21-- The Mustard Seed invites special needs citizens to come enjoy its "Pancakes and Pajamas" supper Saturday, March 21st at 6:30 p.m. at the Callaway Community Center at Partin Park in Lyons. Wear your favorite "PJ's." It's free. Call Andrea for info at 770-335-9002. (43)

 
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