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Dublin man charged after shots fired at football game in Johnson County, Ga.

JOHNSON COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) – On Friday, August 5, a suspect began randomly shooting into the air on Hershel Walker Drive just outside Lovett Stadium in Wrightsville. The incident happened during a scrimmage football game between the Johnson County Trojans and the Wilcox County Patriots. There were several hundred spectators attending the event and approximately […]
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Holman Named August Sweet Onion Citizen

For some people, volunteering is in their blood and so it is with the August Sweet Onion Citizen of the Month, Howard Holman. Holman was recognized Monday night at the monthly City Council meeting by Mayor Doug Roper. “I wanted to do this several months ago, but we had to...

Septemer 10--Pastor's Anniversary in Mt. Vernon

September 10--Pastor & First lady Snead invite you to their Black Tie Gala 10th Pastor's Anniversary, September 10th at 6:00 at 124 West Spring Street, Mt. Vernon. Entertainment host Troy & Carmela Williams.

Mr. Daniel Michael “Tiny” Horne, Vidalia

Mr. Daniel Michael “Tiny” Horne, age 40, of Vidalia, died Monday, August 8, 2022, after a sudden illness. He was a native of Brunswick, where he lived most of his life, before moving to Vidalia in 2017. He was the owner and operator of Tiny’s Big Rig Repair in Vidalia. He enjoyed fishing and working on heavy equipment.

Lyons Lions Club News

On behalf of the Awards Committee, Lion Larry Griggers, presented 2021-2022 LION OF THE YEAR to Lion Lucretia Nobles. Lion Lucretia is actively involved in all projects of the club but her service this past term was most significant in that she chaired the 2021 Lyons Citizen of the Year Banquet which was a huge success. Lion Lucretia serves our community well and is very deserving of this honor.

Maria Dykes, Vidalia

Maria Dykes, age 31, of Vidalia, died Saturday, August 6, 2022 at Optim Medical Center in Reidsville after a sudden illness. She was a native of Toombs County and lived all her life in Vidalia. Earlier in her life, she attended First Assembly of God, and she enjoyed fishing. She is preceded in death by her father, Dale Dykes.

Mrs. Margie Hadden Beckum, Vidalia

Mrs. Margie Hadden Beckum, age 75, of Vidalia, died August 7, 2022, at her home after an extended illness. She was a native of Normantown and lived in Toombs County all of her life. She worked at Lyons Manufacturing and was a member of Vidalia Baptist Temple. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Lee Beckum, Sr.; daughter-in-law, Kandi Beckum; parents, George Ivey Hadden and Hazel Jeanette Willis Hadden; and brother, Edward Ivey Hadden.

Mrs. Joy R. Bowen, Oak Park

Mrs. Joy R. Bowen, age 82, of Oak Park, died Saturday, August 6, 2022, at Memorial Health Meadows Hospital in Vidalia after a brief illness. She was a native of Oak Park, a 1957 graduate of Oak Park High School, and attended South Georgia College in Douglas, where she studied accounting. She began her career with Cathcart Allied Moving & Storage, retiring after forty-five years as Vice-President and CFO. She was a member of Pendleton Springs Baptist Church, where earlier in her life, sang in the choir and played piano. Mrs. Bowen enjoyed traveling, the beach, gardening, her community of Oak Park, and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren. She was a former member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a Decatur Garden Club. She is preceded in death by her parents, Herman Gaynor Ridgdill, Sr. and Frankie Williamson Ridgdill; and four siblings, Robert Black, Jane Jackson, H.G. Ridgdill, Jr., and Francis Ridgdill.

Ms. LaVonda Landon, Glenwood

Ms. LaVonda Landon, age 52 of Glenwood, passed away on Friday, August 5, 2022 following a sudden illness. She was born on June 21, 1970 at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Virginia to Charles Walker and Lawanna Driggers. She lived most of her life in Brunswick, Georgia before moving to Glenwood. She was very artsy and enjoyed painting and doing crafts in her spare time.

Johnson County deputies investigating shooting during Friday night football game

WRIGHTSVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – One person was apprehended after shots were fired near Johnson County High School during a football game Friday night. That’s according to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, which said shots were fired on Hershel Walker Boulevard “adjacent to the football field area” and that deputies “immediately responded and apprehended the individual.”

Shots fired at Georgia high school football game, no one injured

WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga. — Friday night there was a shooting at Johnson County High School in Wrightsville. According to the Johnson County Sheriff's Office, it happened on Herschel Walker Boulevard, adjacent to the football field area. Video credit: Johnson County High School. According to investigators, shots were fired towards the...

Man arrested for shooting at a Johnson County football game

JOHNSON COUNTY, Ga. — Update:. In a press release Saturday afternoon by the Johnson County Sheriff's Office, Joshua Jerome Russell was arrested and charged with shooting at a Johnson County football game. The release stated that on Friday, August 5, 2022, Russell began randomly shooting into the air on...

Lady Dogs Softball Bounces Back in Home Win Versus Wheeler County

On Monday the Toombs County Lady Dogs defeated the Wheeler County Bulldogs 9-1 in Lyons. Toombs County got things moving in the first inning, when Shay Stringer doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run. Toombs County tallied four runs in the third inning. Emerson Powell...

Man dies while conducting maintenance on crop irrigation equipment in Metter

CANDLER COUNTY, Ga. — Candler County authorities are investigating the death of a man whose body was found next to a piece of equipment used for field irrigation Thursday. Deputies were called just after six Thursday evening to a field off Turner Road adjacent to Interstate 16 and found the man lying next to a pivot station.

Another arson investigation begins in Vidalia

VIDALIA, Ga. (WTOC) - A third arson investigation is underway in Vidalia after an abandoned home was set on fire Thursday in broad daylight. Three weeks ago, two other abandoned homes were set on fire. Fire officials say these fires are all within about nine blocks of each other. Now...