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After three months of meetings, research and planning, the Grayson Trapnell Special Committee for Animal Services presented their official proposal to Metter City Council on Monday night.

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There may be a connection with two of the three burglaries that occurred last week, according to Police Chief Mack Seckinger. 

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Any set of sisters goes through different stages throughout their lives. That is especially true for sisters Danielle Roberts and Ashby Loveall. The sisters have entered a very special phase in their lives as young women as mothers of daughters born four days apart.

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During their April meeting, Metter City Council reviewed a proposal that would allow for the sale of alcohol during special events. If approved, the ordinance would also eliminate distance requirements for restaurants in certain areas.

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Some ran in, some cruised in, some flew in! No matter how they arrived, the 16,000 or so people who visited downtown Metter for the 2017 installment of Another Bloomin’ Festival found a day full of good food, good fun and good fellowship!

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Metter’s population more than tripled on Saturday as an estimated 16,000 people attended this year’s Another Bloomin’ Festival.

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When storms blew in Wednesday, April 5, the local community was prepared for the worst. Schools closed early, along with some businesses and government offices, as everyone tried to get home before the most severe weather arrived.

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For the non-traditional student, there is now a new path to a high school diploma -- Coastal Plains Charter High School.

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During the Nov. 22 public hearing regarding funding the county’s $4.6 million debt secured on behalf of Candler County Hospital, County Commissioner David Robinson read a prepared statement regarding his thoughts of the hospital.

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Retired Hospital Administrator Roger Collins, who grew up in Candler County, met with county commissioners and hospital authority members on Thursday evening to review his findings in an independent evaluation of hospital operations.

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Santa came. And the Grinch came too. And so did a whole bunch of folks from throughout the area to welcome the Jolly Old Elf and watch as the lights come on in Metter.

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Plans are being finalized now for a White Country Christmas celebration during the annual Chamber Gala & Auction. The event will be held on Dec. 10 starting at 7 p.m. at its new location: Dutch Ford Farm (1710 Defair Farm Loop).

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Metter City Council approved a proposed millage rate of 8.008 mills for the City of Metter in a called meeting on Monday night.

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After the third and final hearing, commissioners voted on Tuesday, Nov. 22, to assess a $90 per parcel fee to satisfy the county’s $4.6 million debt incurred on behalf of Candler County Hospital.

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Starting her day off early, Teacher of the Year Jill Vining is greeted each morning by her excited students, full of questions and ready to start their day.  

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Metter Intermediate School 3rd grade reading, ELA and writing teacher Jill Vining was named 2016-17 Candler County Teacher of the Year during the annual celebration and announcement on Tuesday, Nov. 15. 

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Within moments of Quentin Horton being sentenced to life without parole, his attorney, Brandy Payne, informed Judge Kathy Palmer that he would file an appeal. 

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A few seats remain available for Thursday’s annual State of the Community Breakfast, which will be held on Thursday, Oct. 6, at Willow Lake Golf Club. Last year’s event was filled to capacity and it is expected that the remaining seats for this year will be quickly taken. 

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Metter McDonald's is now closed for extensive renovations. “We are giving the exterior the new ‘eyebrow’ look,” said Kevin Griner, owner of Metter McDonald’s.

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The condition of the hospital and services shared by the city and county were the major topics discussed at the quarterly meeting of the Candler County Commissioners, the City of Metter and the Candler County Board of Education. Each agency had multiple representatives at Bevricks on Monday,…

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Sometimes, he could be found sitting in a front porch rocker, greeting guests as they came to dine. But more often than not, he was inside the restaurant, speaking to diners and sharing his love for the Lord and for people.

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The next season of football is approaching fast! And the Metter High Tigers are working hard to get revved up and prepared for the upcoming season. 

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The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, are seeking information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the burglary and theft of firearms from Bac…

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He put the ‘Jo’ in JoMax and shared his passion for good food and the Good Lord for over three decades. 

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Memorial Day is an opportunity as a community to come together to honor and remember those who, in the service of their country, paid the ultimate price. This day is the time for Americans to say in one voice, ‘Thank you ... we remember you ... we are grateful to you.”