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  Joint ceremony planned for graduates of Metter High School and Metter College & Career Academy.

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The MHS vs. Schley game is set to be held Monday, May 10th. This is Round 3 of the State Playoffs, the Elite Eight. The first game will be at 3:30 and the second is to be played at 5:30. The "if" game will be held Tuesday, May 11th, at 1:00 p.m. at Metter High School. Admission is $10 at the…

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National Day of Prayer will be held at the Candler County Courthouse at 12:00 p.m. today. It will be hosted by Pastor Tom Osborne and Dr. Larry Guido. The prayer will be led by community members and is sponsored by the First Baptist Church of Metter. Everyone is invited to attend. 

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Each year, members of Metter United Methodist Church plan for their annual sale, usually held in March and called “March Madness;” however, this year’s sale is being held on May 8 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. and is being called “May Madness.”

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After a few budget meetings and discussions, commissioners were confident that the tentative Fiscal Year 2022 budget would be good to go at $7.6 million for the General Fund. That figure included a built-in a projected 15 percent increase in health insurance costs for employee coverage follo…

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When Metter High School Senior Matt Jordan was called to the school to meet with the principal, he wondered what was going on. 

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“Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo.” These are the magic words of Cinderella’s fairy godmother, which, when accompanied by a flourish of her wand, solves all of the problems of the fairy tale princess. 

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Candler County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Deputies responded to Metter High School in reference to a report of a student possibly having a firearm on campus. Deputies discovered that a social media post was made with a firearm being brandished inside of a vehicle that was located on sc…

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Metter High School Spring Football practice will be held through Thurs. May 13th. All upcoming 9th-12th graders must have a current physical on file with the MHS Athletic Department. The schedule will continue May 10-13, 3:30 - 5:45.

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Sara Mendoza of Metter Bank was the winner of the grand prize - $250 in Candler Cash - as part of Metter Advertiser’s annual Office Staff Appreciation giveaway.

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County, city reach tentative fire agreement

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 Metter High School seniors celebrated their annual Academic Signing Night on Thursday at Wilcox Auditorium.

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One week ago, Metter City Council approved a proposal to present to Candler County Commissioners in an effort to reach a settlement in the ongoing fire services dispute between the two governments.

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NOTE: All entries for the 2021 Office Staff Appreciation Drawing must be received by 12 noon today. If your office did not participate in Metter Advertiser's Salute to Office Staff special section, email your name and business to news@metteradvertiser.com by no later than 12 noon in order to…

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It’s a national problem with no immediate solution -- finding employees to work in restaurants. Even in New York it’s a problem, according to an article in The New York Times last week.

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After rejecting a proposal from Candler County Commissioners in March, Metter City Council has countered with a proposal of its own in an effort to end the ongoing fire dispute between the City and the County.

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 The highlight of Metter High’s Prom 2021 festivities was the crowning of the senior King and Queen and junior Prince and Princess. Pictured at left, Prom Queen Anna Motes and King Jackson Longgrear. At right are Prince Coby Cardell and Princess Laura Kate Kessler.

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A routine traffic stop by Sheriff’s Deputy Gatlin Holloway led to a discovery of drugs and an arrest -- and then another arrest when a second individual came forward to claim the drugs. 

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Shortly after noon on Friday, Candler County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic incident on Bass Road.

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On Friday, March 19, Brewton-Parker College hosted their 4th Annual Southern Classic Golf Tournament presented by Metter Ford at the Willow Lake Golf Club in Metter. 

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The Ogeechee River Conservation District presented the 2020 Conservationist of the Year award for Candler County on March 26, 2021, to Jay McCranie.  

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 Another Bloomin’ Festival 2021 was Metter’s first major social gathering in the downtown park since the outbreak of COVID-19 a year ago, and the crowds were ready to get out and enjoy the day. Many came at the beginning of the festival and stayed until it was shut down for the day, enjoying…

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“We had a fun night!” That was the report from one of the event coordinators, Melinda Franklin, following the 11th Annual Bloomin’ Glow Run which was held on Friday night to usher in the 2021 Another Bloomin’ Festival. 

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the physical Georgia FBLA State Leadership Conference was again changed to a virtual conference. 

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An historic home in the Pulaski community was engulfed by fire in the early morning hours on Saturday. Firefighters were called to the home of Scott and Beth Carroll on Railroad Street around 4:30 a.m. on March 27. 

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Again this year, the Metter High Future Business Leaders of America has proven to be the Best of the Best as the chapter was named Georgia FBLA Chapter of the Year. 

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A lot of exciting things are happening in the City of Metter. But for two city administrative personnel, Angie Conner and Cindy Collins, nothing is more exciting than enjoying the Easter season with their grandbabies. Pictured: Forrest Lee Conner, 2, and Lola Finleigh Collins, 6 mos., are en…

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It’s a tale as old as time: the rich, strong and powerful exploiting the poor, weak and downtrodden…until they’ve had enough of it.

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The day was a bit chilly but spirits were high as retired County Commissioner Wayne Culbertson threw out the ceremonial first pitch to usher in the 2021 youth league softball and baseball season at Metter-Candler Recreation Department. 

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The crowning of Kylie Johnson as the 2021 Miss Bloomin’ Festival on Saturday officially kicked off festival season in Metter! She will grace the cover of the 2021 Another Bloomin’ Festival tab on Wednesday and will welcome festival attendees during opening ceremonies at the entertainment sta…

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The Metter Elementary School family will have a complete change of administration next fall with the resignation of Principal Lesa Brown and the retirement of Assistant Principal Lori McGowan.

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   Funeral services for Carvy Snell, owner and publisher of Metter Advertiser, were held on Monday at Lake Cemetery. 

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 Members of the local community were asked to share their thoughts following the passing of Metter Advertiser publisher Carvy Snell. Here’s what they had to say:

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 On Friday, March 12, 2021, around 83 staff members of the Candler County School System were vaccinated for COVID-19. 

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The 2021 installment of Another Bloomin’ Festival is a little over three weeks away! COVID will cause the festival to have a little different look and feel this year, as social distancing will be encouraged and attendees are asked to wear masks and use hand sanitizer. 

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