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Loran Smith

Book Signing

Drop by The Advance office, 205 E. 1st St., Vidalia, on Tuesday, October 26, 4-6 p.m., to meet and tailgate with the legendary UGA Bulldog sportscaster, columnist, author and Georgia Sports Hall of Famer Loran Smith.

Copies of his new book, Whaddya Got, Loran? Dispatches From Georgia, will be available at the book signing.

Early Voting


Early voting in the November 2 Vidalia Mayoral Election will be held through October 29 at the Vidalia Municipal Complex (Police Department). Early voting for Lyons elections will be held through October 29 at the Toombs County Board of Elections Office at 125 W. Lincoln Ave, Lyons.

Saturday voting will be held October 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in both locations. If you wish to request an absentee ballot application, contact the Toombs County Board of Elections at 912-526-8226. The last day to request an absentee ballot is October 22.

Firearms Course

A free firearms course for women will be sponsored by the Vidalia Police Department. A class will be held on Thursday, November 4, at 6 p.m., at the police station, with range practice on Saturday, November 6, and Saturday, November 13, from 9 a.m. to noon. Applications are available at the Police Station and are due by November 1. Bring firearm, ammo, and permit.

Just as they did in Philadelphia when they were writing the constitution, sooner or later, you’ve got to compromise. You’ve got to start making the compromises that arrive at a consensus and move the country forward.

~ Colin Powell

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