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The Metter Middle School Robotics Team will compete in the Central Georgia Super Regional Qualifier at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins on Saturday, Jan. 25. 

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Shay Johnson scored her 1000th career point against Jeff Davis early this season. The senior guard made a layup in the 2nd quarter of the game to achieve the milestone. She is pictured holding the game ball with Head Coach Jeff Anderson.

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Teenage girls in beautiful gowns and young men decked out in tuxedos are usually signs of a Junior-Senior Prom; however, the members of the Class of 2021 of Metter High School were literally “dressed to the nines” on Thursday, Jan. 9, not for their prom but for the class’s Prom Premier.

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The American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Monday, Jan. 20, from 1-7 p.m. at Metter Community Center. Food will be provided by Cedar Street Baptist Church, IHS Pharmacy & Gifts, Harold Johnson and Coca Cola Bottling Company of Statesboro. Door prize by Martha's Gift Shop. 

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As he recognized the 2019 Region 2AA Champion Tiger football team during their awards banquet on Sunday, Head Tiger Rodney Garvin thanked the school system and the community for their support throughout the season.

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Metter City Council will hold their regular January meeting at 5:30 p.m. tonight (Jan. 13) at City Hall. Agenda items include annual appointments for Mayor Pro Tem, Municipal Court Judge, Indigent Defense Attorney, Municipal Court Prosecutor and City Attorney. Other agenda items include ...

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County Commissioners handled routine matters, including annual reappointments. Each position was unanimously approved, except the vice chair position. 

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Metter Graphics and Metter Advertiser have teamed up with the community to salute law officers at Metter Police Department and Candler County Sheriff’s Office and now you can order your 'We've got your six' t-shirt online at http://spiritstore.online/got_your_6.

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Metter was well-represented last week when Georgia beat Florida 14-7 in the Florida/Georgia High School All-Star Game played in Florida. Representing the Region Champion Metter High Tigers were (l-r) senior Elijah Dekle, senior Austin Carlyle and junior Danny Cheley. The three were invited b…

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The 63rd Annual Meeting and Banquet of Metter-Candler Chamber of Commerce will be held on Thursday, Jan. 16, at Willow Lake Golf Club.

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The business incubator on S. Terrell St. has gotten statewide attention. The incubator, a joint project of the City of Metter and Georgia Southern University, was featured in the November/December issue of Georgia Cities, the bimonthly publication of Georgia Municipal Association.

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Pineland Bank Junior Board members helped Santa pick out, wrap and deliver gifts for 45 Metter Elementary School students on Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Annual Tom Engle Christmas Party. 

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The vote is in!! Amanda Anderson McGahee’s photo of her daughter, Hattie won Most Votes to be our front page feature photo and receive a t-shirt printed with their photo. Hattie is the daughter of Brandon and Amanda McGahee of Metter.

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An internet meme circulating on social media proclaims, “All I want for Christmas is for someone to remember my December birthday.” 

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In addition to a monthly increase in water and sewer base and usage rates, City Council has also approved new rates for fire line access, water sewer tap fees, dumping fees, infill development fees and water deposit fees. These fees, also, will go into effect on Jan. 1.

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Commissioners agreed on Monday that the best way to proceed on developing a zoning ordinance for the county was to get citizen input.

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The home of Ron Stanford and Timothy Hernandez, 255 W. Lee St., was judged Best Overall Decorated Home & Yard by Metter Garden Club as part of the club’s Annual Christmas Decorations Contest.

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Graham Daniell, long-time member of the Candler County Historical Society, was identified as the 2019 Historian of the Year at the annual December CCHS banquet. 

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 In 1990, Michael Guido, founder of The Guido Evangelistic Association and Ellis Wood, a member of the Board of Trustees, and their wives traveled to Nashville, Tennessee to enjoy the Christmas Lights. As they traveled back to Metter, Georgia, Dr. Guido turned to Ellis and said, “You know, E…

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The Shriners stole the show during Saturday’s Christmas ... Cobbtown Style parade and community celebration.

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Will Candler County privatize its ambulance service? That’s a question that doesn’t have an answer ... yet. But in the interest of protecting taxpayer dollars, commissioners are presently evaluating all of their options.

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The updated draft of the county’s proposed RV ordinance is now available for viewing on the county website (https://metter-candlercounty.com/better-community-county-government_155_137744520.pdf).

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Metter celebrated the arrival of the holiday season during the annual Lighting of Metter and Christmas Parade on Friday. Santa and Mrs. Claus even took time from their busy schedule to enjoy the celebration.

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City Council approved a $5 increase in the base rate for both residential water and sewer services, effective Jan. 1, 2020. Additionally, Council approved a new tier structure for per gallon usage.

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Join the friendly folks of Cobbtown on Saturday, Dec. 7, for one of the area’s most festive and colorful parades and festivals. The fun will begin early that morning and, judging by years gone by, will continue way into the evening with their street dance.  

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County Commissioners agreed during Monday’s meeting that it is time to bring ordinances in line and clear up the clutter.

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Candler County Hospital Authority has welcomed a new CEO, Michael L. Purvis, who started his new position on Tuesday. He was hired by the Authority during their Nov. 25 meeting.

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The new Tesla Supercharger station at Parker’s near the interstate was up and running on Wednesday, Nov. 27, just in time for the Thanksgiving week traffic.

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Metter’s continuous fight to travel deep into the playoffs has the Tigers’ fans filled with hope for the future, and the fountain of this optimism stems from the efforts of Metter’s second-year head coach, Rodney Garvin, who was named the 2019 2-AA Region Coach of the Year during the end of …

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There was much excitement in the Bigwood Room of the Candler County Schools K-8 building on Tuesday, Nov. 12, as family, friends, colleagues and community members gathered for the annual Candler County Teacher of the Year banquet. 

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Following the recent release of a Public Health Advisory by the Georgia Department of Public Health, Dr. Loy D. ‘Chip’ Cowart of Candler Medical Group in Metter reminded the community that the dangers are not to be taken lightly.