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 East Georgia Healthcare Center hosted a COVID-19 Drive-Up Testing event at the Boys & Girls Club on June 24. According to CEO Jennie Wren Denmark, 163 tests were performed with 15 positive results and 18 negative results. As of Monday afternoon, 59 results were pending. 

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   H&H Farms of Cobbtown has partnered with Second Century Ag of Ocilla, GA to grow approximately 50,000 hemp plants south of Metter.

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A driver and passenger were taken to the hospital following a two-car crash on Hwy. 121 N. and E. Lillian St. on Friday morning at around 11 a.m. 

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Carol Donaldson, executive director of The Sunshine House, said that the child advocacy center has found a new home for their counseling center in the Guido Counseling Center on Hwy. 121 North, which is the old commissioners’ office.

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Action Pact will meet with Mayor Ed Boyd and City Manager Carter Crawford on Wednesday (today) to review potential sites for their Senior Center services.

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Juan Johnson turned himself into Candler County Deputies on June 26. He was arrested without incident.

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   Beginning June 22, 2020, the Candler County Tax Commissioner's office will be UNAVAILABLE to process tag and titles AFTER 4:30 PM of each day of the week, Monday thru Friday. 

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The Candler County School District will be hosting two opportunities for parents and community to discuss details of returning to school in the fall of 2020. 

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Over 2100 votes were cast by the county’s 5943 registered voters during the June 9 General Primary and Presidential Preferences Primary.

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City Hall opened their lobby June 9. They will observe CDC guidelines and maintain social distancing rules. Only two people will be allowed in the lobby at a time. They encourage customers to pay online by phone, bank draft, or by using their drop box. If you have questions or would like mor…

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The Board of Commissioners of Candler County will hold their regular monthly meeting on Monday, June 15, 5 p.m. in the Commissioner's Boardroom.

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Metter Advertiser is once again teaming up with Paws, Hearts & Hands of Candler County for the 3rd annual Purr-fect Pet Publication, which will be published in July.

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Road crews have begun paving on the TIA (Transportation Investment Act) Projects on S. Kennedy, Burton Avenue and S. Williams, along with curb and gutter work on Green Street. 

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 On Saturday afternoon, the lawn in front of Candler County Courthouse was filled with over 200 people taking part in a Peaceful Protest coordinated by Shonisha Lanier of Lanier Productions and Elijahh Hall of Rank1Photography. The program was opened with prayer led by Jeffrey Love.

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  Preliminary totals are in and Glyn Thrift (999) has won his bid for Re-election for another four year term. Bobby Odom received 553 votes.

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Due to press deadlines the results for the June 9 General Primary will not be included in this week's Metter Advertiser. On Tuesday night all subscribers will receive the results of the contested races by an email News Blast or you may go to the Metter Advertiser's Facebook page. Results wil…

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As of Tuesday at noon, almost 1100 Candler County voters have participated in early voting before next Tuesday’s General Primary, 400 at the polls and 700 by absentee ballot.

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Voters will head to the polls for the General Primary today, June 9, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voting will take place at the Jack Strickland Building at Metter-Candler Recreation Department.

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The weight room has sat empty for the past few months, but no longer. The Metter High School football team is back and ready for action! The team has been approved to re-open for conditioning purposes on Monday, June 8. 

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A little over a week ago, Emily Huff and her mother, Cindy Huff, walked into The Flower Basket in Metter to purchase a peace lily for a friend who had experienced the loss of a loved one. 

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As of Tuesday at noon, almost 1100 Candler County voters have participated in early voting before next Tuesday’s General Primary, 400 at the polls and 700 by absentee ballot.

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Assessment notices went out last week and several property owners were shocked to find that rates had increased significantly – some even increasing by 200% or more. Some property owners immediately took to Facebook, while others started calling the Tax Assessors office or the County Commiss…

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County Administrator Bryan Aasheim expressed his concern over the reassessments. In response to the property owners calling the County Commission, Aasheim said, “I am extremely concerned about the tax assessments that were recently sent out. I’ve had conversations with individual commissione…

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The new dates for the Paw It Forward pet campaign are Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Candler County Sheriff's Office. They ask that you please remain in your vehicles. Donations of unopened food may be dropped during these times, anytime under the carport @ 705 S. Kennedy St., or at…

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On Thursday, May 21, the Candler County Board of Education met for the May regular board meeting. During that meeting, Superintendent Dr. Bubba Longgrear announced that he is hopeful school will be back in session by August 3. 

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 Because of COVID-19 restrictions, candidates for the State Senate District 4 Seat, previously occupied by Jack Hill, have been unable to campaign in traditional fashion here in Candler County.

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Memorial Day 2020 was a little different than past remembrances. Usually, the downtown park is filled on this Monday holiday with 150-200 community members paying tribute to those who lost their lives in service.

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