Goin’ Postal Announces Special Holiday Hours

Posted By admin / November, 15, 2011 / 0 comments

Give Santa a break this year and ship your presents!   

Visit the elves at Goin’ Postal in Vidalia for all of your packaging and shipping needs.   


Store hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and

Saturday (in December) from 10 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. 

Located in the Bi-Lo shopping center, at 1109 E. First Street in Vidalia. 

Call 912-538-8103 with any questions.


Ribbon Cutting for Springleaf Financial

Posted By admin / November, 15, 2011 / 0 comments

Wednesday, November 16th  4:45 pm

3189 East First Street, Vidalia
(912) 537-7635

Springleaf Finance, Inc. is a leading provider of consumer credit based in Evansville, Indiana. Springleaf finances mortgages, secured and unsecured personal loans and secured retail sales finance products. In addition to its lending activities, Springleaf offers credit and non-credit insurance through several subsidiary insurance companies. Springleaf has over one million customers and originates loans through its more than 1,000 branches located across the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. For more information, visit www.springleaffinancial.com .

On November 30, 2010, certain Fortress managed funds indirectly acquired 80% of Springleaf Finance, Inc. Fortress is a leading global investment manager with approximately $43.6 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2011. Fortress offers alternative and traditional investment products and was founded in 1998. For more information regarding Fortress Investment Group LLC, please visit fortress.com .

Ben Wells in Concert

Posted By admin / November, 14, 2011 / 0 comments

Ben Wells in Concert
Saturday, November 19th
7:00 pm

STC Auditorium
$10.00 for adults
$8.00 for students

For more information, call 538-3135.

Proceeds will go to help benefit the Auditoriums.

Tour of Homes

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The Cotton Patch Inn
invites you to attend

Montgomery County Tour of Homes
Saturday, December 10th
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Presale tickets are $18 Available Any Mount Vernon Bank branch, any Altamaha Bank & Trust branch, Brown-Eyed Susan’s Floral and Gift Shop, Murphy’s Monogram…for Pete’s Sake

All Proceeds from the tour will go to The Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (was known as Future Homemakers of America) Foundation. The money will be used to send first place state STAR Events winners from this region to national competition.


2011 Fall Ag Tour

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The Toombs-Montgomery Agribusiness Committee is pleased to invite you to participate in the 2011 Fall Ag Tour on November 18, 2011, from 8:15 a.m until 3:00 p.m.  The purpose of the ag tour is to show appreciation for and create awareness of the economic impact of the ag industry in Toombs & Montgomery Counties.  Tour stops will include R&K Greenhouse, Vidalia Valley, Vidalia Onion & Vegetable Research Center, Toombs County Agri-Center, Vidalia Onion Museum and J&S Produce.

2011 Fall Ag Tour sponsors are the Toombs County Development Authority, the Montgomery County Development Authority, the Vidalia Area Convention & Visitors Bureau and Toombs County FFA Alumni.  Toombs County Farm Bureau has generously offered to provide lunch.

The event is FREE.  Lunch & transportation are provided.  Participation is limited on a first-come-first-served basis.  Reserve your spot today by contacting Michele Johnson at michelej@toombschamber.com or 912.537.4466.  The deadline to register is Friday, November 11th.  A complete agenda will be provided upon registration.

Toombs County Student receives 2011 Awards of Excellence

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Pictured left to right: John Barge, State School Superintendent and Nydia Burgos

Toombs County High School CTI student Nydia Burgos received the Award of Excellence from State School Superintendent John Barge at the 2011 Awards of Excellence Recognition Program on May 23, 2011. The recognition program, which recognizes students with disabilities, was held in Atlanta at the Georgia Department of Education. High school seniors with disabilities who have had academic and/or extracurricular accomplishments, as shown by earning a scholarship to a four-year, two-year, or vocational technical school; earning a Regular Education Diploma with outstanding extracurricular involvement in school/community; or earning a Special Education Diploma with transition to career education and/or employment are selected through an application process to receive the award.

Nydia was nominated by her CTI Coordinator Sabrina Campbell. She was an honor graduate of TCHS and excelled in the classroom despite her disability. Nydia, along with Mrs. Campbell and Special Education Director Sabrina Woodruff attended the awards ceremony. “We were thrilled when we were notified that Nydia was a state winner. She has made many accomplishments in CTI (Career Technical Instruction) and plans to attend college in the near future. We are very proud of her leadership skills and motivation to succeed,” stated Mrs.Woodruff. Nydia is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Angel Burgos of Lyons. This is the third year in a row that a TCHS CTI student has received the Award of Excellence.

Leadership Economic Development Session

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Pictured (L-R): First Row- Warren Sowell, Program Co-Char, Haley Fountain, Kathryn Smith, Rachel Crumpler, Jodi Conner, Tiffany Underwood, Ginger Morris, Gretchen Corbin, Deputy Community for Global Commerce, Georgia Department of Economic Development, Chris Vinson, Amanda White  Second Row- Gray Meredith, Brian Noonan, Jon Dorminey, Shannon Brantley, Tracey Leaver-Williams, Wayne Williams, Program Co-chair

Gretchen Corbin, Deputy Community for Global Commerce, Georgia Department of Economic Development, was the keynote speaker at the Leadership Toombs-Montgomery Economic Development Session on October 27th. During the session, class members learned about the economic development process from Bill Mitchell, Executive Director of the Toombs County Development Authority and Pollyann Martin, Past Chair of the Authority. They visited Vidalia Regional Airport, Giro Pack, Inc. and Chicken of the Sea International. The session included presentations on the Georgia Work Ready Program and Georgia Quick Start.  Class members learned recruiting new business is a complex and lengthy process involving many partners on local and state levels. They also learned the importance our local industries in the economic well being of our community and how the Toombs County Development Authority and local organizations and government agencies work together for the betterment of our community. To learn more about Leadership Toombs-Montgomery, visit the Chamber website and click on Chamber on the home page and then select Chamber Projects from the Quick Links box.

Ribbon Cutting Announcement

Posted By admin / November, 9, 2011 / 0 comments

Springleaf Financial
3189 East First Street, Vidalia
Wednesday, November 16th  4:45 pm


Unmask the Cure

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2011 Toombs-Montgomery Leadership Class
invites you to
A Masquerade

Friday, November 11th
8:00 pm – Midnight
On the Moon Terrace at Elements

$10.00 at the door (All proceeds to benefit Cancer Center at MRMC)

Cocktail attire or mask ensemble
J-Birds Jazz Trio – featuring Erin Banks
“A True Leaders Story” by Stewart Ellis-Meyers

For more information, call 538-8687.

Vote to help local police department and schools

Posted By admin / November, 9, 2011 / 0 comments

Will you please help Vidalia?   They have been given another chance to win the Pepsi grant only this time they are trying for a new DARE car AND the Community Pond which all Toombs County Schools can utilize!  Students will be able to visit the classroom size pavilion to study wildlife and horticulture.

Please help them win by voting every single day in November. You can text your vote and Pepsi will not charge anything to your phone…promise!  This is a popularity contest and only the top 10 with the most votes will be awarded the grants.

DARE car -send text message 109713 to contact number 73774 also vote online at www.refresheverything.com/dare
Community Pond – send text message 109890 to contact number 73774 
and also vote online at www.refresheverything.com/rec