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"It was the best of times. It was the worst of times." This is how Charles Dickens described the era of the French Revolution. His book was published in 1859 and referenced the events of 1789 through 1790. The book was titled “A Tale of Two Cities.” The protagonists lived in Paris and London…

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I was upset a few days ago by the selling of a $250 chance on a WalMart gift certificate. I believe that if the fundraiser wants local support, from local people, they should have the gift certificate from a local business, as to not encourage people to go out of town to do their shopping. P…

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  volunteered to dig up some history for the Jaycee Playground article in this week’s paper. Man-was that a trip down memory lane! 

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As technology changes, so do opportunities for young people to get into mischief. For others, mischief turns to crime, however and “anonymous” forums, such as Yik Yak open the doors for crimes of a more serious nature, such as cyber bullying, terroristic threats and more. It’s easy for youth…

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Miss MHS to be crowned ... Candler County Historian of the Year to be named ... Night Golf Tournament fundraiser for Metter athletics to be held ... Casino Night planned to benefit Boys & Girls Club ... Major events that many in the community would want to be part of ... These are activi…

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We are not Atlanta or Savannah, but a quick look at our headlines over the last few weeks would lead a visitor to believe that we are. Random shootings of residences, vandalism, arson, meth arrests ... these are not the stories of a peaceful small town. These headlines are more in line with …

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This year, Kiwanis International celebrates its 100-year anniversary. And Metter Kiwanis Club is not far behind on its celebration as it was chartered only 8 years later in 1923. 

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I’ve been covering the Hospital Authority meetings ever since our taxpayers decided they wanted to give one mill of their tax money to help with the operations. About eight years.  

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Our front page suddenly took on a new look just before deadline when we learned that a felony charge may become a misdemeanor offense. Two of our star senior football players are included in this week’s arrest and booking report. We had all intentions of running their names and pictures on t…

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In an earlier article, I wrote about being a child growing up on North College Street in Metter, but College Street did not end at the Central of Georgia Railroad track and South Broad Street West (now Highway 46). Across South Broad Street on the lots where H&S Service Station and the J…

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What do miniature horses do when it rains? They play. They run races with each other. They perform mock battles. How do I know? I know because I have been studying two of them for the last two weeks. Black Beauty, a yearling mare, and Dixie Doodle, an eight month old gray bay stallion, have …

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We asked, you answered. Now it’s time to talk. This week we highlighted our Top Ten wish list for Metter and Candler County and even focused on the “wishes” that have come true over the past year. And then we spotlighted your wants and wishes for your community. The thoughts presented reflec…

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Part of the job of a weekly newspaper is to report to the community the proposals and actions of their elected officials. As publisher of the paper and as a citizen of this community, at times I feel compelled to comment on those proposals and actions.

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The Metter Advertiser is getting ready to unveil its Wish List 2015 on January 14. This is not a project we take lightly. In fact, much thought and debate goes into determining just what items are included on the Wish List. That’s because we look at the needs of our community, how those need…

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It’s the Christmas season! A time of gaiety and laughter. Peace on earth. Good will towards men. A time to celebrate God’s love for mankind!

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It’s that time of year again ... time for children to ponder on their level of “goodness” or “badness” as they present their wish list to the Big Man himself! 

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In the United States we declare it a legal holiday and celebrate it on the fourth Thursday of every November. The Canadians declare it a legal holiday and celebrate it on the second Monday of every October. I’m not sure but I’ll bet that some other nationalities have picked other Thanksgivin…

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I live on a beautiful piece of land which hosts two ponds. From the deck behind my house the ponds provide a magnificent view and reflect the color change in the trees showing off the fall colors. The ponds are home to large mouth bass, brim and catfish. There is a cedar stump in the middle …

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Local First. As the holiday season approaches, this should be the way we think, eat, shop and buy. By making purchases locally, eating at local restaurants and shopping close “at home” for Christmas, we are doing more than preparing for a successful holiday season ... we are investing in the…

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Voter turnout in last Tuesday’s General Election was reportedly at a record low nationwide. Just 36.4 percent of the voting-eligible population cast ballots. The last time turnout was this low was, according to several news sources, in 1942, when only 33.9 percent of eligible voters went to …

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My Aunt June died in 2012. She was a wonderful Aunt - kind, thoughtful and sweet.

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