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The Metter Tigers finished as regional runner-ups in the Region 3A Basketball Tournament held on February 16-23 and are now ready to move into state play. 

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In addition to hearing 51 bills of indictment, the February term of Candler County grand jury considered appointments and reappointments for the Board of Equalization and the Board of Registrars.

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The Metter High varsity baseball team split on the weekend, beating Athens Christian 2-0 and losing to North Oconee 10-0.  

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The February term of the Candler County Grand Jury met last week to consider 51 bills of indictment. The grand jury returned 51 true bills and zero “no bills.”

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During the February 15 meeting of Candler County Commission, commissioners approved the five members to serve on the newly-formed Candler County Zoning Panel: Dale Fordham, Lance Holloway, William Donaldson, Danny Carter and Harold Boston Jr. 

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Candler County Board of Education opened its February meeting with a special recognition by Superintendent Dr. Bubba Longgrear of the Metter Elementary Robotics Teams following their virtual competition. Both the Cyber Tigers and the Cyber Wallys competed and moved on.

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 Atmath Bell Wright, 35, and Joseph Dailey, 48, both of Metter, and Samantha Jackson Pincus, 48, of Neeses, SC, have been arrested in connection with a recent Coffee County fire. 

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 The Metter High Tigers boys’ basketball team won the first round of region playoffs against Jenkins County on Thursday. Tonight they will face Claxton at 8:30 p.m. at Jenkins County High School. Admission is $10 per game and GHSA passes are accepted. Masks are required to enter the gym.

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The Metter Middle School Lady Tigers Basketball Team won the Southeast Georgia Middle School League Region Championship on Feb. 6. 

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This year’s Metter High School baseball team is fired up and ready to play following a season of not playing due to COVID-19 restrictions. Metter will open their season against Long County on Tuesday in a 6 p.m. away game.

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Metter Fitness will be moving soon to the old Badcock building beside Little Chick Restaurant.   While renovations were underway last week on Feb. 2, there was a unique historic discovery that Metter Fitness owner Blake Whitfield shared on Facebook: A cement signature by W.E. Cartee under th…

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Despite the Annual Meeting of Metter-Candler Chamber of Commerce being canceled due to COVID-19, the Chamber still made it a priority on Friday to recognize the Business of the Year -- Tom’s Pawn Central.

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Metter High students share an emotional moment as the funeral processional for beloved school administrative assistant Betty George (inset) passes through the school campus on Monday afternoon. Faculty, staff, students, family and friends gathered on the campus as the processional passed and…

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On Monday, Candler County Commission held an abbreviated Zoom meeting in lieu of their regularly scheduled February 1 meeting due to quorum issues.

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Although COVID concerns led to the cancellation of the Annual Meeting of Metter-Candler Chamber of Commerce, Chamber directors were updated on the organization’s 2020 activities during a virtual meeting held last week.

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 For the second year, Metter Advertiser and Metter Graphics have teamed up with individuals and the local business community to show our support for the Blue! Throughout the month of January, “Back the Blue” shirts and signs were sold on Metter Graphics’ online store. Proceeds from the sale …

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 The Annual Meeting of Metter-Candler Chamber of Commerce, scheduled for this Thursday evening, has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.

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NOTE: Recreation sign-up has been extended. More than 200 players have been registered to date. However, the optimal number of players for teams has not been achieved. The Recreation Department will continue to register players on a first-come, first-served basis until that number is reached. 

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 On Monday, January 18, Metter took part in honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a parade of local elected officials, pageant queens, four wheeler and golf cart riders, and the Marching Tiger Pride. Metter High JROTC led the parade that made it’s way from Metter Police Department through…

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Greg Stewart has qualified for the special election to fill the unexpired term of City Councilwoman Amy Harrelson who has moved out of the district. Qualifying will continue through 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

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Metter High school game set for this Friday against Screven County has been rescheduled; girls are to play at 5:00 p.m. and boys are to play at 6:30 pm.

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   If you are scheduling your COVID-19 vaccine through Candler County Health Department, please be aware that you could inadvertently be scheduling a COVID test instead of the vaccine.

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The annual MLK Parade will be held today at 2 p.m. Line-up will begin at 1 p.m. at Metter Police Department on East Lillian St. Rev. Calvin Boykin will serve as parade grand marshal. There is no need to pre-register for the parade. All floats, individuals, churches, clubs, groups, riders, wa…

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The Connect Candler Program sponsored by the Metter-Candler Chamber of Commerce has extended the deadline for applications until Monday, January 18th.

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If you are planning to attend Friday's Basketball game away at Claxton please note that ticket sales will be limited!!!! You may purchase tickets in the MHS Front Office on Thursday, Jan.14 and Friday, Jan. 15 from 10-2. If you don't purchase advance tickets at MHS there is NO guarantee that…

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The Candler County Extension office would like to announce they are taking now accepting orders for the annual 4-H plant sale fundraiser to benefit the Candler County 4-H program. They have a large variety of high-quality fruit trees, shade trees, shrubs, and flowers. The deadline to order i…

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Students return to the classrooms of Metter Elementary, Middle School and High School on Wednesday (today). And while some families are continuing the remote learning opportunities, several families that learned from home the first semester are choosing to return to the classroom this semester.

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Because of COVID concerns, some Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations will look a little different in Candler County this year. But the Candler County Cultural Center Committee and Candler County Branch NAACP are still hosting traditional commemorations.

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The County’s first meeting of 2021 included annual appointments. In his first meeting as District 1 commissioner, Gregory Thomas joined the board in unanimously approving the following reappointments:

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