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Metter High School had the honor of hosting the 2022 GHSA State Championship in golf for the first time in school history.  The tournament director was Coach William Altman at Metter High School, and the tournament took place on May 16-17.

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Metter City Council unanimously adopted a new outdoor burning ordinance during their regular May meeting. 

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A traffic stop on May 13 led to the arrest of Akeem Ajima Lanier 34, of Metter. Lanier was charged with possession of a firearm, knife during the commission of, attempt to commit crime; possession of marijuana with intent to sell, distribute; possession of a controlled substance; possession …

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On Feb. 9, 2005, The Metter Advertiser reported a baby boom at Metter Elementary School. Some of those babies graduated last year but the majority of that Baby Boom era will be turning their tassels this Saturday as part of Metter High School’s Class of 2022.

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The defending state champion Metter Tigers secured their spot in the 2022 State Championship game after trouncing Commerce in the Final Four and Gordon Lee in the Elite Eight.

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The GBI has arrested Jeffery Lamar Lanier, 48, of Statesboro, for one count of theft by conversion, one count of financial transaction card fraud, and one count of computer theft. Additional charges relating to the theft are expected.

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Metter Advertiser is once again saluting area office personnel in its Office Staff Appreciation publication, included in this week’s paper. The special edition features listings of local businesses and their office staff members.

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The Metter High and Middle School Bands’ Spring Concert will be held Monday, April 25, at 7 p.m. in the Metter Middle School Courtyard. In the case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the MMS gym. 

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This is positive news for an entire community ... but if you are a homeowner, this news could be especially good!

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Not everyone is caught up in the joy and celebration of Easter. Some in the local community, it seems, are bent on destruction, instead.

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Emergency crews responded to this one-vehicle crash on Hwy. 46 East at Lake Church Road. According to preliminary Georgia State Patrol reports, a 17-year-old female was driving this 2005 Jeep Liberty at 9:45 a.m. Monday when she went off the road, landing in the waters of 15 Mile Creek. The …

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It’s been on the wish list for local families for a long time -- and now, a new Splash Pad for community children is one step closer to becoming a reality. But that’s not all! The city will also be installing an adult exercise area and much more at the Jaycee Park, located off Daniel Street.

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The Board of Directors of Guido Ministries has named Brandon Williams, pastor of Connection Church in Statesboro, as the executive vice president of Guido Ministries.

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The Candler County Commission paid tribute to the late Homer Bell, long-time sheriff of Candler County, with a special proclamation during Monday’s meeting. The event was attended by Bell’s daughters, Susan Bell Steele and Belinda Bell Tiller, as well as extended family and friends.

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Candler County Historical Society will feature a Georgia Grown Farmers’ Market on the grounds of the History Museum on Saturday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendors will set up booths and will sell a variety of items, and there is no charge to set up a booth.

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There are many ways for people to be a part of the success of the Candler County History Museum. The museum has been open in the two-story columned, red-brick façade that was built in 1921 to house Metter High School for 10 years. 

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The University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music has announced the creation of the Don C. Gillespie Graduate Fellowship, made possible by a generous gift from Dr. Don Chance Gillespie’s estate.

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County Administrator Bryan Aasheim threw the first pitch of the season on Saturday, signifying the start of the 2022 spring baseball and softball league at Metter-Candler Recreation Department on Saturday. All 24 teams, from tee-ball to 12U, along with 50 volunteer coaches, were introduced a…

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Twelve members of the Metter High School Future Business Leaders of America chapter attended the Georgia FBLA State Leadership Conference held at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta on March 11-13. Accompanying the members were MHS FBLA Advisers Brenda Deal and Shayla Donaldson.  

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David Emanuel Academy will begin the process of campus expansion. The total expansion project encompasses three additions that will be located on the current campus property. The process will begin in the upcoming months with the new main building being the first phase of expansion.

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Anna Bishop (c), a sophomore at Metter High School, was crowned Miss Metter High School during the annual pageant held on Thursday at the Pre-K-8 complex. She is the daughter of Cody and Sheena Burnsed. 

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John Vedder Jr., owner of Cobbtown Acres, surrendered his business license to the Candler County Commission last week, bringing an end to a battle between the county commission and the new business venture.

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On Friday, March 18, 2022, the GBI arrested Jamey O’Brien, 35, of Metter, for Computer Theft and Violation of Oath of Office. O’Brien was patrol captain at the Candler County Sheriff’s Office. While employed in that capacity, O’Brien ran vehicle identification numbers (VIN) through the Georg…

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Matthew Scott Fondren, 50, of Metter, was sentenced to 36 months in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine, “crack” cocaine, hydrocodone and marijuana, said David H. Estes, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. U…

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Candidates qualified for Board of Education, County Commission and Conservation District seats during qualifying, which was held on the week of March 7-11. Here are the candidates who have qualified ...

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When David Herrmann, retired military, went to the landfill on Tuesday morning, March 8, he was shocked to see a wooden American flag display case propped against a dumpster.

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The February term of Candler County Grand Jury met on Feb. 23 to consider 19 bills of indictment. The Grand Jury returned 19 true bills and zero no bills.

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Hector Soulas was indicted by a Candler County Grand Jury last week for multiple crimes against children, including rape, incest, criminal attempt to commit incest, 9 counts of child molestation and criminal attempt to commit aggravated sodomy.

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As of Wednesday morning, to candidate has come forward to seek election to the District 4 Board of Education seat which is presently occupied by Johnny Vines. Vines announced in February that he would not be seeking re-election.

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When purchasing an historic home on South Rountree Street in Metter, Georgia, in 2005, Chandra Brown and her family were enamored by their home’s broad wraparound front porch as well as the high ceilings and beautiful woodwork on the inside. They moved in and began to feel at home. Then, the…

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The office of Dr. William W. Clance, DMD has announced that one of their own, Julie Flanders, Registered Dental Hygienist, is retiring this week after over 30 years with the practice.

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Cadet Matalie Miles of Metter has been accepted to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where she will begin attending this summer.

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Ray Tootle might have been a little suspicious that something was up when he walked into the gymnasium at Claxton High School for the Region 3A Basketball tournament on Thursday night. There were his children and grandchildren. And, his wife Cindy Tootle had gone with Ray to the basketball t…

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Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard will be closed from Washington Street to Salem Road beginning on Monday, Feb. 28, in order to replace the failing culvert pipe under the road.

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Metter Kiwanis Club is helping teachers with school supplies for the remainder of the year during a Stuff the Bus event this Saturday, Feb. 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Food Lion parking lot.

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Love is in the air! Shelves are filled with candy and cards and floral shops are busy preparing bouquets for delivery. Yes, Valentine’s Day will be here on Monday ... a day for couples to celebrate and for friends to exchange cards and small gifts. And in Metter, there are a few celebrations…

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Candler County Sheriff’s Deputy Miguel Aviles was monitoring traffic near the intersection of Highways 57 and 46 in the early morning hours of Feb. 5 when he observed a vehicle that failed to stop at the intersection.  

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