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Important Game Day Info for Monday’ GHSA Championship Series!

The Vidalia Indians will be making their first trip to the GHSA AA State Championship on Monday at Ga. Southern’s JI Clements Stadium. The series begins with a doubleheader on Monday at 5:00 PM. Game two will follow approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of game one. The if-necessary game would be played on Tuesday at Noon. Tickets are $15.00 per day and may be purchased by clicking HERE Gates will open at 4:00 PM. Concessions will be Cash and Card.
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East Jordan Plastics opening new facility in Lyons, Georgia

According to a press release from Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, East Jordan Plastics is investing $44 million into a new facility to Lyons, Georgia. The project is expected to create 80 jobs. “We’ve been laser-focused on producing good jobs in rural Georgia, and East Jordan Plastics will be met with...

Ronnie A. Dixon Park Unveiled

Vidalia Mayor Doug Roper announces the renaming of the downtown Vidalia park with the assistance of Mayor Pro-Tem John Raymond Turner, City Manager Nick Overstreet. Looking on is Dublin Mayor and friend to the late Mayor Ronnie Dixon, Phil Best. Ever since it became a focal point of the downtown...

Vidalia amphitheater dedicated to former Mayor Ronnie Dixon

VIDALIA, Ga. (WTOC) - City leaders say the amphitheater is one of the last projects former Mayor Ronnie Dixon worked on before he passed away. It was a place near and dear to his heart. Wendell Dixon, Ronnie’s brother, said, “every time I ride by here, I think about him.”...

Wendy Smith-Arnoldy, Soperton

Wendy Smith-Arnoldy, age 53 of Soperton passed away on Wednesday afternoon, May 18, 2022 at her home. Born in San Antonio, Texas she was the daughter of the late Robert C. Smith and Irene Lumley Smith. With her father and mother's military careers the family relocated frequently before they ended up in Tatnall County where Wendy graduated from Reidsville High School in 1986. As a young adult, Wendy worked for Petsmart and rapidly advanced in the company to the position of Coordinator of New Store Openings throughout the United States, before starting with Orkin Pest Control in Augusta, GA. In the early 2000s, Wendy moved with her daughter to Vidalia and continued to work with Orkin, where she advanced to the position of General Manager for the State of Georgia before retiring after 12 years with the company. After retiring she attended Ashford University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Behavioral Science in 2014.

Toombs County Mobile Food Bank

The Toombs County Mobile Food Bank hosted by the First African Missionary Baptist Church in Lyons will be held on Monday, May 23rd from 10 am til noon at the Old Lyons City Gym at 173 Oglethorpe Avenue in Lyons. This mini food distribution is first come, first served for...

Indians Beat Lovett Punch Ticket To State Championship!

The Vidalia Indians and the Lovett Lions met Tuesday evening May 17 for Game 3 of the state semi-final series at Greg James Field. After splitting a double header on Monday this was the rubber match to see who would move on to face Thomasville for the 2A State Championship. Vidalia came out on top with a hard fought 5-4 win. The Indians will face Thomasville in a double header on Monday, May 23 at Georgia Southern University starting at 5:00. If a third game becomes necessary it will be played on Tuesday.

VHA Eagles Win Baseball State Championship!

Vidalia Heritage Academy Eagles Baseball team swept Praise Academy in the State Championship on Friday, May 13, 2022. The Eagles won the first game 5-2. Eagles got the game going with a solo homer by Ledger Curl in the first inning. Hardy Franklin continued to get the ball rolling with a double off the first pitch that scored a run in the fifth inning. Senior Mason Beacham pitched the first game striking out nine. The Eagles did not commit a single error.

Vidalia tops Lovett 5-4, punches ticket to 2A state championship

VIDALIA, Ga. — Vidalia High School defeated Lovett 5-4 in a deciding game three to punch their ticket to the GHSA class 2A baseball state championship on Tuesday. This content is imported from Twitter. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.

Mrs. Mary Jane Campbell

Mrs. Mary Jane Campbell, age 80, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at Treutlen County Health and Rehabilitation in Soperton, GA. She was born in Vidalia, GA on October 22, 1941 to the late Marvin and Dovie Mae Scott. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Roy Campbell, and one brother, Donny Scott.

New Pastor Installation

New Life In Christ Ministries will hold a New Pastor Installation Service for Germain A. Williams this Saturday, May 21, at 3:00 p.m. in the New Life In Christ Worship Center, 208 Meadowsbrook St., in Vidalia. The public is invited. Masks must be worn.

Bus Drivers Request More Pay

At the May meeting of the School Board, Ralph Brantley approached the members regarding certain concerns he and other bus drivers have brought to his attention. “I’m only here as a representative of the drivers,” Brantley prefaced his comments. He went on to say that the drivers requested that salaries be increased to $120 per day based on a five-hour day, and that compensation for special trips be raised. In addition, the drivers requested that bus monitors ride on all routes, and that bus etiquette be taught as part of the regular school curriculum.