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The City of Metter has been awarded a $1,130,000 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority board of directors.

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 The Georgia dove hunting season opens Sat. Sept. 4, 2021, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD).

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Regional entrepreneurs looking to grow their businesses now have access to an accelerated business growth and leadership development program through the Georgia Southern University Business Innovation Group (BIG). 

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Candler County, like all of Georgia’s 159 counties, continues to be considered a high transmission location based on the state’s criteria of more than 100 cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 residents, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. 

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40 Under 40–an honor given to Georgia Southern University graduates who are leading the way in business, leadership, community, educational and/or philanthropic endeavors.

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Rustan Rigdon was a force to be reckoned with as the Metter High varsity baseball team secured the first-ever state championship this past spring.

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On Wednesday, July 28, 2021, Angela Lanet Braziel, age 54, and Amirah Yasmin Braziel, age 29, both of Metter, were arrested following a drug investigation initiated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Southeastern Regional Drug Enforcement Office (SRDEO), assisted by the Metter Police Dep…

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On Wednesday, July 28, 2021, Angela Lanet Braziel and Amirah Yasmin Braziel of Metter, Candler County, Georgia, were arrested following a drug investigation initiated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Southeastern Regional Drug Enforcement Office (SRDEO) and assisted by Metter Police De…

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The 2020-2021 school year was an exciting one for Metter Tiger athletics!A few Metter High highlights: • 2021 Class A State Baseball Champs• Individual State Champion Track in Triple Jump, Fernandez Burke• Boys and Girls in Top 5 in Individual State Track• State Runners up Boys Golf• Semi Fi…

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Candler County 4-H was well represented at the 78th Annual 4-H State Congress on July 20-23, 2021. This is the culminating event of the 4-H year where state finalists compete in various projects and Georgia 4-H Foundation Scholarships are awarded. 

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 Crystal Dalgard (r), graphic artist for Metter Advertiser, presents a check for $300 to board members of Paws, Hearts & Hands of Candler County, (pictured, l-r) Deborah Johns, Amy Harrison and Cheryl Aasheim. The funds were raised as proceeds from the newspaper’s annual Purr-fect Pet Pu…

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For their outstanding achievements in the 2020-21 school year, the Metter High School athletic program has received the prestigious Region’s Bank Director’s Cup for 2021 Region 3A-Public. The award is sponsored by the Georgia Athletic Director’s Association.

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On Saturday, July 31, 2021, Communities in Schools (CIS) Candler and the Metter Police Department are teaming up to host the Back-to-School Carnival for this upcoming school year. 

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During the regular scheduled monthly Board of Education meeting, the board discussed and approved the 2022-2023 School Calendar, salary scales and supplements, SNP contract bids, board policies and an ESPLOST referendum. 

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Kindred Mercantile on North Broad Street held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday afternoon. Taking part in the ceremony were (front row, l-r) Kelli Fortner; River Holloway; Victoria Gaitten, executive director of Metter-Candler Chamber of Commerce; Kim Critchley, Kindred Mercantile owner;…

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Metter Advertiser and Metter-Candler Chamber of Commerce are teaming up once again for the annual Chamber of Commerce Magazine and Community Guide. To have the most updated information in the magazine, churches and civic groups are asked to provide updates to be included.  

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We often don’t give much thought to emergency care -- until we’re the one in the middle of the emergency.

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Twelve Tomorrow was founded by local organizers to expand the electorate in counties within Georgia’s 12th Congressional District and to advocate for better health and healthcare, voting rights and social justice issues. 

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During the June Candler County Board of Education Meeting, the board voted to accept and adopt the advertised FY 2022 Budget after advertising the budget for the required amount of time and holding three public meetings for community input. 

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 Elsa, 7, and Emsley King, 9, were all decked out in the Spirit of Independence during Saturday’s Independence Day Celebration at the Candler County Museum. But the two girls, who are the daughters of Cortney and Liam King, had to make way for a four-legged photo-bomber who wanted to celebra…

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Frozen Jr. is coming live to the stage in Emma Kelly Theatre at the Averitt Center for the Arts in Statesboro, and four Metterites will play the leading sisters, Young Anna and Young Elsa!

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Juanita Lott remembers the Masonic Bible that sat under the television in the home of her in-laws, Johnnie James and Gladys Turner Lott. The Bible was lovingly inscribed with vital family information, including birth dates, wedding dates and death dates of the couple’s family. But after Mrs.…

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