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Friday, Dec. 17 is the big day selected for judges looking for the best Christmas decorations for Metter Garden Club’s annual decorations contest. Judging will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday, and all parti-  cipants should have their lights on by this time.

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Metter will light up for the holidays on Thursday during the annual Lighting of Metter celebration and Parade.

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 The Metter High School Tiger Pride Band has a busy week this week. First, they will perform during the Christmas Parade and Lighting of Metter on Thursday, and then they will entertain Tiger fans at the Metter vs. Brooks Co. semifinal game on Friday.

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This Friday night the Metter Tigers will host the semifinal round of the state playoffs as they welcome the number two-ranked Brooks County Trojans into The Jungle. 

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Tickets are $15 each for all attendees ages 1 and up. (Only infants are admitted free.) No booster passes are allowed, although booster parking will be offered. 

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 “WOW! The 2021 Annual Gala & Auction was a total hit,” reported Metter Candler Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Victoria Gaitten on Monday. “Our supporters came out and showed out! A special thank you to Ricky & Beverly (Patrick of Bevrick’s) for providing yummy food, a spacio…

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For 13 years, Bevrick’s has been a beacon for the community, drawing travelers off of the busy interstate onto Exit 104 and bringing local folk out to I-16. 

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     When the turkey is cleared away from the tables on Thursday, thoughts will turn to Christmas shopping!

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Deadlines for news and ad copy for the Dec. 1 issue of Metter Advertiser will be Wednesday, Nov 24 (today) at 5 p.m. The classified ad deadline will be Monday, Nov. 29, at 10 a.m.

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Metter’s I-16 interchange has served hundreds of thousands of travelers over the years. Two favorite stops for families, business travelers and truck drivers are Bevrick’s Char House Grille and Jay’s Fuel Stop. Both of these long-standing businesses have undergone changes this year.

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This Friday night the Metter Tigers will continue their postseason run as they welcome the Turner County Titans into the Jungle for the quarterfinal round of the state playoffs. This is the third season in a row that Coach Rodney Garvin and his Tigers have made it to the quarterfinals. 

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The August 2021 term of Candler County Grand Jury re-convened on Monday, Nov. 8, to consider nine bills of indictment presented by the District Attorney’s Office.

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From time to time, Metter Advertiser receives messages from the community with questions. We attempt to answer those questions as quickly as possible. However, we have come to realize that questions one person may have are often questions that others have, so we now introduce a new feature i…

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It looks like a martial arts move ... but what it was in reality was an amazing block by Metter’s Danny Cheley who blocked the punt return from this Seminole County Indian and then scooped the loose ball up. He was all alone as he ran into the end zone in Metter’s 42-14 win over the Indians …

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The City of Metter was awarded a $750,000 Community Development Block Grant from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs in a ceremony held on Friday at the Georgia Grown Innovation Center.

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The Metter-Candler Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Gala & Auction will be held this Saturday, Nov. 20. Cocktail hour will be 6-7 p.m., with the buffet beginning at 7:30 p.m.

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The proof is in the numbers: The Candler County School System is scoring high above the state and the region when it comes to graduation rates!

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The annual Veterans Day program will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11, in front of Candler County Courthouse.

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• Grand Re-opening of Metter Animal Shelter on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. See story on page 2.

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It began with the Region 2AA championship in 2019, followed by Region 3A championships in both 2020 and 2021 that led the Metter High Tigers to make school history.

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Metter High School Performing Arts has planned an encore performance of the Region-winning production of ‘Oz’ on Monday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. at Wilcox Auditorium. Admission is free, but donations will be appreciated.

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Get ready to join the staff and volunteers at Metter Animal Shelter for its Grand Reopening and Dedication Event on Saturday, November 13.

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Two sisters-in-law, Joy Hendrix and June Hendrix, will be featured on the third fall cemetery tour at Lake Cemetery on Highway 46 east of Metter. Lore of the Lake 3, sponsored by Candler County Historical Society, will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 6. 

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Cedar Street Baptist Church is hosting a community-wide revival event November 7-14th, announces Pastor Bo Fulginiti. The event, called Life Action Family Revival, will have something for everyone and has been in the works since before Fulginiti took the reins as the church’s Senior Pastor.

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GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY: Advanced tickets for tonight's game will be sold in the high school office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Tickets are $8. Purchasers are asked to bring correct change.

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East Georgia State College is now accepting nominations for the first annual Alumni Recognition Program. Nominations are open until Jan. 7, 2022. The recognition program will be held at EGSC in the Spring of 2022. 

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Beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 26, motorists can expect traffic delays on Portal Highway for resurfacing and associated work within the right-of-way. Work will begin at the south side of Lotts Creek Bridge at the Bulloch County Line and progress south for 3.2 miles to the north side of the Littl…

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November will be a busy month for Metter and Candler County, starting with the annual Food Truck Festival slated for Saturday, Nov. 6, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the downtown park. More details will follow next week.

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The Candler County Clerk’s Office will be closed on Thursday, Oct. 28 and Friday, Oct. 29. The office will reopen to regular hours on Monday, Nov. 1 at 8:30 am.

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We are looking for your best Halloween pictures for our Trick or Treat scrapbook page. Submit photos on metteradvertiser.com (Look for the Trick or Treat button on the right-hand side.) Or email photos to news@metteradvertiser.com. All pictures MUST be received by 3 p.m. today (Nov. 1) in or…

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Voters overwhelmingly approved the continuation of the Educational Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (ESPLOST) by a vote of 509-83 (86% in favor).

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Despite the upheaval of a global pandemic in 2020 and into 2021, the state of Georgia and the local economy seem to be in a season of positive growth. 

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The highlight of Thursday’s State of the Community Breakfast at Bevricks Char House Grille was the unveiling of the new 2021-22 Metter-Candler Community Magazine and Chamber Guide.

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The Metter High Class of 2023 is Searching for Stars in “Star Search 21!” 

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The City has planned Trick or Treat from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30. And we want your best Halloween pictures. Submit photos on metteradvertiser.com (Look for the Trick or Treat button.)

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