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The Tigers’ 21-3 win over Vidalia on Friday night was an exciting finale to a week filled with Homecoming festivities. 

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The spotlight is ready to shine over downtown merchants this Saturday at the Second Annual Christmas Open House. Metter’s downtown merchants cannot wait to greet each of you and showcase all the Christmas gift ideas, decorations, boutiques and eateries. 

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Members of the Metter High Homecoming Court include (seated, l-r) seniors Avery Wright, Laney Tootle and Gabrianna Grantham. 

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Four juveniles were arrested last Tuesday at Candler County Sheriff’s Office following an investigation that has spanned several weeks. The investigation originated after a complaint was made about possible exploitation of children. 

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Metter Rotary Club spearheaded a community-wide clean-up of the Recreation Department Walking Trail on Saturday morning.

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Metter Rotary Club will host a community-wide clean-up of the Recreation Department Nature Trail off Pine Street. The trail has suffered quite a bit of damage in recent years due to hurricanes and wind storms in the area. 

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Metter City Council has adopted a fire fee on all commercial and industrial structures within the city based on the square footage of the individual structure. The fee will be assessed beginning in January.

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 Metter Ford is sponsoring a Drive 4 Ur School event at Metter High on Thursday, Oct. 24. From 8 a.m. until 300 drivers take part.

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What started as a fun geography lesson in kindergarten has turned into a heart-warming story that is touching the heart of a nation -- one that has now been picked up by Access Hollywood. The story is expected to air tonight. Check your local listings for time and channels or view it online …

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State of the Community was yesterday, October 17. The event featured State of the State updates from Senator Jack Hill and Representative Butch Parrish, as well as the State of the County from Commission Chair Glyn Thrift, State of the City from Mayor Ed Boyd, and State of the Board of Education. 

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Metter Ford is sponsoring a Drive 4 Ur School event at Metter High School on Thursday, Oct. 24. From 8 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., drivers take part.

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The Annual Membership Appreciation of the Candler County Branch NAACP will be held on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m. The event will be at the Thankful Missionary Baptist Church, 820 East Lee Street, Metter. 

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Candler County Historical Society and Metter High School Performance and Production Arts Club are making final preparations for the second Lore of the Lake Cemetery Tour at Lake Church Cemetery on Highway 46 East of Metter. 

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The Downtown Merchants have one big thing on their minds, and that is that the holidays are fast approaching. We want to get the message out: There’s no time like the present to begin thinking about and preparing for the upcoming holidays, to start gathering decorative ideas for your home as…

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Grant Anderson of Better Fresh Farms in Metter recently announced the first harvest of Romaine, Sweet Crisp and Butter Lettuce from the hydroponic farm’s new Canadian Model. Better Fresh Farms is the first business to locate at the City of Metter/Georgia Southern University business incubato…

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In a called meeting on Sept. 27, Candler County Commissioners agreed to present Hiawatha Road and a connector road from Hwy. 121 to Hwy. 129 as TSPLOST 2-level projects, along with the paving of Piney Grove Road from Highway 57 to the church.

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Get your tickets now for next week’s State of the Community Breakfast and magazine unveiling. The event will be held Thursday, Oct. 17, at Willow Lake Country Club.

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The Candler County School District has named its three school-wide Teachers of the Year: Cheryl Cobb from Metter Elementary, Stephanie Costley from Metter Middle and Scott Waters from Metter High School.

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She’s back, or soon will be! Hannah Mullins will return to Metter on Dec. 1 to serve as the executive director of Candler County Industrial Authority, a position she previously held from 2014-2016.

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As of Monday morning, the Class of 1966 was well and truly in the lead, raising more than twice the amount of the nearest competitor in the 2019 Class Challenge for the Candler County Foundation for Public Education.  But the competition is not over ... at least not until Friday of this week…

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Candler County Historical Society, along with VFW Post 5893 and American Legion Post 108, will hold an Open House at the History Museum on Saturday, November 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to honor all veterans.

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Many times over the years, Metter’s Dixie Odom had been approached about participating in an Honor Flight. Repeatedly, Dixie turned down those offers, saying that she had been to Washington, DC, several times and that she would rather someone who hadn’t been to have the opportunity. 

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The downtown parks were filled on Saturday with folks gathering to celebrate agriculture and cultural arts at the 2nd Harvest Arts Festival. 

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Vietnam Veteran Dixie Odom of Metter took part in the recent Honor Flight Savannah trip to Washington, DC. Odom was accompanied by local Guardian Nancy Norton. Other Guardians attending from Metter were Elon and Jane Flack and Mac Brown. See complete story on page 3.

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County Commissioners unanimously agreed on Monday to fund one half of the operating budget of Metter Fire Rescue for Fiscal Year 2020. However, the motion was made following much discussion by commissioners regarding the Service Delivery Strategy agreement between the city and county governi…

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For many families, Labor Day means packing up for the last beach trip of the summer. For the Kevin Griner family of Metter, Labor Day packing is a little more complicated than lounge chairs and beach towels. They load up their horse trailer, gather all of the necessary tack, and even put tog…

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The September meeting of Metter City Council began with a presentation by Al Edenfield representing Metter Methodist Church.

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Candler County Schools have set the standard high once again, posting a 93.6 percent graduation rate in 2019 -- more than 10 points higher than the state average!

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County Commissioners unanimously agreed on Monday to fund one half of the operating budget of Metter Fire Rescue for Fiscal Year 2020. However, the motion was made following much discussion by commissioners regarding the Service Delivery Strategy agreement between the city and county governi…

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Lucas Oliver of Metter shows off this sheep head fish he caught while fishing at Cabretta Inlet. Lucas, 13, is the son of Virginia McNeill and Ryan Oliver. 

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 Although the forecast calls for summer temperatures well into the 90s, fall will definitely be in the air as the community gathers for the 2019 Harvest Arts Festival scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday.

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This year’s Harvest Arts Festival on Sept. 28 will include a fun new way for Chamber of Commerce members to promote their business.

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 The single most significant factor in influencing a child’s early educational success is an introduction to books and being read to at home prior to beginning school; however, 61 percent of low-income families do not have a single book that is suitable for a child. 

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 Area citizens learned proper responses in active shooter situations during a CRASE (Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events) course held on Saturday at Anchor Worship Center. More than 50 attendees from Metter, Reidsville, Vidalia and Statesboro took part in this event which was facilita…