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  1. 2015 Vidalia DARE Class GraduatesRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Southeast Georgia Today

    March 30-- Fifth graders at Vidalia's Sally Meadows Elementary School are the latest graduates of the annual Drug Abuse Resistance Education program conducted each year by the Vidalia Police Department. As part of their graduation ceremony, they heard from Vidalia City Council member Lisa Chesser who told students the choice is up to them.


  2. Tugboat hits Mississippi River Bridge at Natchez, 21 barges break loose, newspaper reportsRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune

    ... Natchez, Miss., Sunday (March 29) evening, after a tugboat struck the Mississippi River Bridge connecting Natchez to Vidalia, The Natchez Democrat reports. The stern of a tugboat struck the bridge around 6 p.m., causing 21 barges it was pushing to ...


  3. Soybean and grain board awards AgCenter $1,873,000 for 2015 study projectsRead the original story

    Friday Mar 27 | PressReleasePoint

    Members of the Louisiana Soybean and Grain Research and Promotion Board are: Front row seated, left to right, Robert Thevis, of Simmesport; Raymond Schexnayder Jr., of Ventress, chairman; Charles Cannatella, of Melville; J.K. Bordelon, of Moreauville. Back row standing, left to right, Thomas Ater, of Vidalia; Darrell Vandeven, of St. Joseph; Dan Turner, of Mer Rouge; Ryan Kirby, of Belcher; Donald Berken, of Welsh; Joey Olivier, of Arnaudville; Carlos Polotzola, of Melville; Leo Franchebois, of Opelousas.


  4. Mr. Julius Edward "Jule" Thompson, Sr., VidaliaRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Southeast Georgia Today

    March 24-- Mr. Julius Edward "Jule" Thompson, Sr. , age 77, of Vidalia, died Sunday, March 22, 2015 in the Community Hospice House in Vidalia after an extended illness. He was a native of Vidalia and lived most of his life there.


  5. Months pass but MPD officer shooting suspect remains in LouisianaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 16 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    ... Scott Franklin said authorities were tipped off to his location after Wright attempted to use his gas card in Vidalia, La. The card's use alerted MPD officials who then contacted Louisiana officials, and an unmarked patrol officer spotted the stolen ...


  6. Vidalia unveils plans for 'smart growth'Read the original story

    Friday Mar 13 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    The plan was adopted during a meeting this week of the Board of Aldermen in a move that has not been done since 1970.


  7. Vidalia unveils plans for 'smart growth'Read the original story

    Friday Mar 13 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    The plan was adopted during a meeting this week of the Board of Aldermen in a move that has not been done since 1970.


  8. Rotary Speech WinnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 11 | Southeast Georgia Today

    March 11-- Vidalia High School student Greg McKenzie is the winner of this year's Vidalia Rotary Club speech competition and will represent the club in Rotary District competition. He wins a $150 for himself and $150 for Vidalia High School.


  9. Lack of quorums a problem for Concordia economic groupRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 3 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    ... ded by a hotelmotel sales tax. Five members are from the public sector: the mayors of Clayton, Ferriday, Ridgecrest, Vidalia and a member of the Concordia Parish Police Jury. Three are from Concordia businesses.


  10. Rotary Scholarship WinnersRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 | Southeast Georgia Today

    The Vidalia Rotary Club presented $1,000 scholarships to the students Wednesday.


  11. Vidalia seeks $7M in bonds for unnamed projectRead the original story

    Feb 22, 2015 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Mayor Hyram Copeland tells The Natchez Democrat that local officials will meet with the Louisiana State Bond Commission on March 19. Copeland says details of the project cannot be discussed yet because the deal hasn't been fully closed. He says it is "commercial and residential" project.


  12. Vidalia High Tech Company Hits MarketRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2015 | Southeast Georgia Today

    ... can pull up our product there," Davis reports. It's located at the corner of Highway 292 West and Calendar Road in Vidalia across from the old Oxford Industries building near Vidalia High School. In addition to Davis, company officers include ...


  13. High School Math Options ConsideredRead the original story

    Jan 22, 2015 | Southeast Georgia Today

    ... the proposed revisions to the common core Georgia performance standards are a step in that direction," Wood said. Vidalia School Superintendent Dr. Garrett Wilcox says Vidalia High School students had an 80% pass rate before the new common core ...


  14. Classroom GrantsRead the original story

    Jan 20, 2015 | Southeast Georgia Today

    The Bright Light grants from the Vidalia Educational Foundation are for $375 to Cindy Corbitt at J.R. Trippe Middle School, $300 each to Sonya Allmond and Gayle Corley, both at J.D. Dickerson Primary School, $250 to Beverly Rivers and $55 to Emma Salzer, both of Vidalia High School.


  15. Vidalia Schools Open Door for Christian ClassesRead the original story

    Dec 24, 2014 | Southeast Georgia Today

    December 24-- At its last meeting of the year, the Vidalia school board voted to give students an option to take classes in Christianity in the New Year. The classes will be taught as an elective by the Montgomery County Christian Learning Center, according to School Superintendent Dr. Garrett Wilcox.


  16. Accidental hunting camp shooting takes life of Vidalia man in MississippiRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2014 |

    A Vidalia man was killed at a hunting club Saturday in Meadville, Miss., after authorities say a fellow hunter mistook him for a dear, according to The Natchez Democrat. Rick Kennedy, 63, was shot with a hunting rifle by Danny Richards, 52, of Natchez, Saturday morning while the men were hunting separately, Franklin County Investigator David Blackwell told the newspaper.


  17. North Shore Obituary: Harry Smith, 76Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2014 |

    Harry Smith,76, born in Helena, Arkansas, to parents Henry Smith, Sr. of Vicksburg, Mississippi and Alberta Smith of Vidalia, Louisiana. Harry taught physical education in the Evanston School District #65 from 1968 - 1994, first at Kingsley School until it closed, and then at Willard School.


  18. Louisiana man killed in Miss. hunting accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2014 | KNOE-TV Monroe

    Franklin County Sheriff James Newman says Rick Kennedy, of Vidalia, died after being shot by 52-year-old Danny Richards, of Natchez, Friday morning. Newman says the shooting happened at a hunting club in the northwest corner of Franklin County off Highway 33 North.


  19. Christian Study Option for VHS StudentsRead the original story

    Dec 14, 2014 | Southeast Georgia Today

    December 15-- The Vidalia school board is considering a proposal giving senior students the option of taking a course of Christian study. At its December meeting, Gady Youmans with the Montgomery County Christian Learning Center proposed that VHS seniors be given the option of attending a one-hour elective course each day using space at the Victory Baptist Church located near the school.


  20. Making Christmas MerrierRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2014 | Southeast Georgia Today

    ... distributed in near freezing temperatures Thursday morning behind the old Oxford Building on Highway 292 West in Vidalia. "BiLo has been our largest sponsor. Chester Skinner year after year provides the boxes and Bilo Charities provides a grant for ...


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