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The calf has been returned to Wild Georgia Safari Park in Aline and a suspect is in jail! We'll have more details as they become available!

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The Candler County Sheriff’s Office has an active investigation into a livestock theft that occurred on Monday September 21, 2020 at the Wild Georgia Safari Park in Aline, GA. 

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In March of 2019, Hope White attended the Georgia Logistics Summit in Cartersville. She was hoping to connect with someone from the Georgia Ports Authority who could help expand her business, HD White Logistics, LLC, a third-party logistics provider specializing in freight brokering and logi…

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Candler County’s COVID count has moved to 400 cases as of Monday at 3 p.m. with no additional deaths reported in the last week. The county’s total COVID-related deaths remain at 16 with 22 hospitalizations.

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Jim Hilderbrandt, a 1989 graduate of Metter High School, was very active in the Candler County 4-H program during grade school, frequently representing the county and district at state and national events.  He served as a member of the Southeast District Board of Directors 1988-89 and won st…

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The 4-H program is a cornerstone of the Candler County community, providing extracurricular activities, lifetime skills and lifelong friendships through fun and educational experiences.

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Hunters ready to stock up the freezer with some venison will get to take to the woods beginning this Saturday, Sept. 12, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD).

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Abigail Zerwig has been crowned 2020-2021 Miss Georgia Forestry Queen. This marks the first time in the pageant’s 81-year history that Tift County has brought home the title.

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Metter City Council has  scheduled a public hearing for 5:15 p.m. on Monday regarding the city’s proposed 11.739 millage rate, a rollback rate of 0.244 mills from the 2019 rate. The meeting will be held at Metter Police Department.

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She’s played Charlene Darling in live Mayberry style productions, but now Metter’s own Christie McLendon is taking Charlene and a few other favorite characters from The Andy Griffith Show to the big screen.

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UPDATE, SEPT. 11: As of 3 p.m. on Sept. 10, Candler County has had 389 diagnoses of COVID-19, with 68 cases being diagnosed in the last two weeks and one being diagnosed in the past 24 hours. The death count stands at 16 with 22 hospitalizations.

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During a called meeting on Aug. 27, Metter City Council approved an application by Jincy Fordham for a conditional use permit for property on 15 N. Kennedy St., in order to open a boarding kennel for dogs.

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Candler County’s COVID count has moved to 353 cases as of Monday at 3 p.m. with three additional deaths reported in the last week. That brings the county’s total to 14 deaths and 18 hospitalizations.

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The David Emanuel Academy Eagles won their season opener against Twiggs Academy of Jeffersonville 44-38 on Friday night before a large home crowd in Stillmore.

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The City of Metter's public hearing scheduled for tonight has been cancelled; however, the called meeting will be held at 5:30 pm at the Metter Police Department located at 805 E. Lillian St. For more information call City Hall, 685-2527.

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 Will Bennett, hospital CFO, reported at the August meeting of the Candler County Hospital Authority, “July ended up being very busy for us this year. We ended up with the second highest revenues we’ve had this year outside of January. 

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 The Candler County Hospital Authority approved the purchase of a new Hitachi CT Scanner and MRI machine at the August board meeting.

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Public Works Director Cliff Hendrix updated Metter City Council at their August meeting regarding street projects currently underway.   

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On Friday, August 21, 2020, Rodney Keith Wilson of Swainsboro, Georgia was arrested by Metter Police Officers in coordination with the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office for Impersonating a Police Officer. The charge stems from an investigation conducted by the Metter Police Department.

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From Candler County Sheriff's Office: On Tuesday, August 18, 2020, the Candler County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint for theft from a citizen in the City of Metter. It was reported that a Trump/Pence 2020 election campaign sign was stolen from private property. An investigation was co…

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It’s at a new location, but long-time fans of Sarah’s Sweets will still be able to enjoy their favorite delicacies and will also find a few new items on the menu. The bakery was previously located in a portion of Metter’s Church of Christ at 404 West Broad Street.

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The City of Metter has rescheduled its public hearing and millage rate adoption called meeting to Thursday, Aug. 27, at 5:15 p.m. at Metter Police Department. The called meeting will immediately follow the public hearing.

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On Friday, August 14, the Candler County School System’s Transportation Department celebrated two gentlemen for their outstanding years of service.

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UPDATE SEPT. 8: As of the 3 p.m. Sept. 7 update from the Georgia Department of Public Health, Candler County has had two new positive COVID diagnoses. This brings Candler's total to 380 cases, with 76 being diagnosed in the last two weeks. Candler County reports 16 deaths and 20 hospitalizations.

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During Monday night’s meeting of Metter City Council, the city voted to pay the county $30,888 from the FY2019 Fire Operations Budget. This figure is half of the positive variance of $61,776 in the budget that was reported in the city audit. 

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Metter High seniors Brian Crooms (l) and Randan Rigdon (r) were selected to represent the Georgia Underclassman in the Southeastern Underclassman Showcase Event at Troy University. They were selected for Team Georgia by the Georgia Dugout Club at their Top 100 Showcase held recently at Georg…

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Candler County Hospital has suspended visitation, effective Tuesday, Aug. 4, for all patients. 

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