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Metter Advertiser and Metter Graphics will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 in observance of Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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The Clerk of Courts Office has been closed under order of Superior Court Judge Bobby Reeves after a positive COVID diagnosis within the office. The Clerk's office is tentatively set to remain closed until Monday at 8:30 a.m. All business with the court that was due this week will be continue…

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After displaying beautifully designed pumpkins to welcome fall and Thanksgiving, Pineland Telephone is now seeking the help of the community’s youngsters to decorate their tree for the Christmas season.

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The Green Toad Ribbon Cutting is having their ribbon cutting Tuesday, November 24th at 5:30 p.m. It will be held at 702 SW Broad St in Metter, Ga.

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The community is invited to show their Tiger Pride by Painting the Town Orange for this Friday’s game in Metter. To help “get your orange on,” ribbons can be purchased at The Flower Gallery for $8 each and Metter Graphics has yard signs. 

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Shop with folks you know. Shop local. Shop Small! This Saturday is the nationwide recognition of Shop Small Saturday, but more importantly, it is time for the local community to take advantage of specials and deals offered throughout the day on Saturday, Nov. 28.

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When the Eagles take to the field in Stillmore this Friday night, they will be making school history! For the first time in the school’s 50-plus years, David Emanuel Academy will be hosting the state football championship!

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John Miles and Candler County Sheriff's Office have a special mission for the local community. The mission? To bring smiles to local children this holiday season! The code name? Operation Bike Drop!

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 A ribbon cutting ceremony was held last week at the new location of Tom’s Pawn Central. The business, previously operating as Tom’s Pawn City on South Broad Street is now located on South Lewis Street next to Metter Pharmacy in a newer, larger facility. Taking part in the ribbon cutting wer…

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Sheriff John Miles asked commissioners during their meeting on Monday to support him in exercising the “out” clause of the Service Delivery Strategy agreement between the city and the county concerning dispatch and jail services.

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Candler County has a new Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent in the office of the University of Georgia’s Cooperative Extension. The man for the job is Ross Greene, who will be splitting his schedule between the Candler County Extension office and the Evans County Extension office.

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Jabarie Simmons (#63) gets some assistance in dowsing Head Coach Rodney Garvin as the Tigers win the Region 3A Championship on Friday night. It’s a new region but the same title for the Metter Tigers! With their 46-0 shut-out of Claxton High School, the Tigers have received the Region Champi…

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 Candler County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a boat theft that occurred between the evening of Friday, Nov. 13, and the morning of Saturday, Nov. 14. The boat and trailer (similar to the one pictured) were taken from the 300 block of South Kennedy Street. The boat is described as a 2007…

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Almost all aspects of life in 2020 have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. One of the most troubling for people of Candler County was school transitioning from in-person learning to virtual instruction. 

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Seventy percent of the county’s 6,300 registered voters (4,445) took part in the historic Nov. 3 General Election. Approximately half of those voters took part in advanced voting or absentee voting, while half showed up on election day, according to the official election summary report.

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A week of celebration of “The Greatest Show on Turf” came to a victorious end Friday night when the Metter High Tigers shut out Bryan County 54-0 in an exciting Homecoming victory. During halftime, Taj Hobbs and Jessica Ventura were crowned as Homecoming King and Queen.

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Taj Hobbs (l) and Jessica Ventura (r) were crowned Homecoming King and Queen 2020 on Friday evening.  Taj is the son of Larry Hobbs and Shirley Stapleton, and Jessica’s parents are Juan Ventura and Jerolina Ruiz. 

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 The Nov. 11 issue of Metter Advertiser will be available online on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 6 p.m. and through our vendor partners on Wednesday, Nov. 11 as usual. However, due to the federal Veterans Day holiday, print subscribers can anticipate receiving their paper in the mail one day later, …

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A pop-up shop will be held Saturday, Nov. 7, at 213 NE Broad St. This is the second pop-up shop scheduled for this month. The first was held on Thursday.

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The undefeated Metter Tigers will host Bryan County tonight in what will be known as "The Greatest Show on Turf” as Metter High School culminates their Homecoming 2020 festivities tonight.

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Metter homes were invaded by some of the cutest ghouls, goblins, princesses and more during Trick-or-Treating festivities on Saturday. See pictures of Saturday night’s fun on page 5.

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Five local students have been named to the 2020-2021 Candler Youth Leadership Class. The students, who are all sophomores at their respective schools, will take part in a number of planned leadership-building projects throughout the school year.

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Congressman Rick Allen visited the Georgia Grown Innovation Center  in Metter on Tuesday, Oct. 21. His focus was to tour the new center and to talk with Georgia Southern University’s Business Innovation Group, business clients and supporting organizations. 

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Loy “Chip” Cowart, M.D., a family physician who is the medical director of the Candler Medical Group in Metter and the chief medical officer at the Candler County Hospital, is the recipient of the Medical Association of Georgia’s Jack A. Raines Humanitarian Award  for 2020. 

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In less than a week, the political campaigns will come to a sudden stop and the nation will wait to hear the announcement of the winner of one of the most unusual Presidential races of all time as well as the winners of state and local races.

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 Athough he was unable to play on Friday, Eagle Brayden Smith proudly waved the team flag alongside teammate Banks Booth as DEA took the field against Vidalia Heritage Academy on Friday night. Their win against Vidalia secured the GAPPS Region 1 Championship!

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The polls will be open at the Jack Strickland Building from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on election day, Nov. 3.

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TRICK OR TREAT in Metter will be held Saturday evening from 6-8 p.m. We want to see your little Trick-or-Treaters decked out for the occasion.

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Watch out for those harvesters … it’s peanut season! The peanut crop got a late start this year, but the weather has been perfect for harvesting.

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Candler County Hospital has felt the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic, but has weathered the increase in cases while serving the community.

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