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Takiera Marie Hunter, 32, of Metter was arrested on Tuesday, Aug. 2, by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Metter Police Department in connection with the June 14 shooting death of 15-year-old Treyveon Amar Lanier. She has been charged with felony murder and aggravated assault. 

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Miss Lucy Brown loves cooking, so it is logical to assume her recently published book, “Miss Lucy Brown’s Recipe for Living a Good Life,” is a traditional cookbook. The book does contain some recipes, but it is more of a book about how to achieve a life that is fulfilling and inspirational.

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When parents and students enter Metter High School for Open House today (Wednesday), they will see a whole new look in the completely remodeled building.

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Open House will be on August 4, and the first day of school will be on August 8 with classroom visits from 4-5:15 p.m. This will be followed by an information assembly in the gym at 5:30 p.m. and further classroom visits from 6:30-7:45 p.m.. 

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Emma Taylor, a rising senior at David Emanuel Academy, had the experience of a lifetime when she spent two weeks studying at Oriel College of Oxford University as a part of studies abroad in England during the summer. 

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The Candler County Young Farmers hosted a slate of state and local dignitaries at a dinner meeting held on July 26 at the Georgia Grown Innovation Center (GGIC). The main focus of the dinner was a meet and greet for State Senator Tyler Harper who is seeking election as Georgia’s agriculture …

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During the regularly scheduled Candler County Board of Education meeting, concerned citizen Larry Hill asked for public participation time to discuss physical violence in the school system. 

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One week from today, Wednesday, Aug. 10, Candler County Schools will hold Open House from 4-6 p.m. The Freshman First event will be on Aug. 11, and classes will start for the 2022-23 school year on Friday, Aug. 12. This start date is a little later than usual due to extensive renovations tak…

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Candler County Hospital has been awarded $900,000 as part of The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) Rural Hospital Stabilization Grant program. The announcement was made on Monday, July 25.

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For their outstanding achievements in the 2020-21 school year, the Metter High School athletic program has received the prestigious Region’s Bank Director’s Cup for 2022 Region 3A-Public -- the second straight year that Metter has achieved this honor. The award is sponsored by the Georgia At…

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The Candler County Board of Education announces its intention to increase the 2022 property taxes it will levy this year by 0.70 percentage over the rollback millage rate.

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Three local bull riders will be making the journey to Abilene, TX to compete in the Wrangler Youth Bull Riders World Finals as wildcard entries during the first week of August.

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The Board of Lake Cemetery Inc. has placed a plaque on the pavilion at Lake Cemetery memorializing and honoring long-time board member Dwayne Tucker. The plaque reads: “In remembrance of his vision and expertise in the ongoing improvement of Lake Cemetery.” The plaque is dated 2020, the year…

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From time to time, Metter Advertiser receives questions from the community that we attempt to answer 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 answer those questions in our format: You ask ... w…

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Gregory Levon Rock, 33, of Statesboro was arrested Tuesday, July 19, in connection with the December 2018 armed robbery at Minit Mart #2 on Hwy. 46E and the January 2019 armed robbery at Dollar General in Pulaski.

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BREAKING: Tekira Hunter has been arrested by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Metter Police Department in connection with the June 14 shooting death of 15-year-old Treyveon Amar Lanier. She has been charged with felony murder and aggravated assault. This arrest came eight days after t…

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From time to time, Metter Advertiser receives questions from the community that we attempt to answer 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 answer those questions in our format: You ask ... w…

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Candler County’s curbside trash pickup provider for the unincorporated area is experiencing labor shortages and transitions in local route drivers.  We would like to advise all residents that trash pickup may be delayed or later in the day than expected over the next few weeks.  If you have …

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On Thursday, June 30, almost 200 people gathered at Willow Lake Golf Club to honor retiring Head Golf Professional Gregg Wolff. 

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During the regular monthly Board of Education meeting, the board approved policy changes that were introduced by the principals. 

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The grounds of the Candler County History Museum provided the backdrop for a community-wide celebration of ‘free’dom on Saturday, as families gathered for the annual Independence Day Celebration, jointly sponsored by Candler County Historical Society, Metter VFW and American Legion. The day …

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 The weather may be hot, but everyone can cool off at the huge waterslide, the cool History Museum, and sprays of cool water at the 2nd Annual Candler County Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds of the History Museum. The museum is located at…

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The Celebration 2022 Committee is finalizing plans for a fun-filled day of free activities at the History Museum located at 245 W. Vertia St. behind the library on Saturday, July 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for all of Candler County residents and even surrounding counties to come out and enjoy.

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There may have been a serious thunderstorm the night before, and the ground may have shaken the morning of, but by Saturday afternoon, Candler County folks were ready for some good food. So when the food trucks rolled into downtown Metter for the annual Food Truck Festival, folks were lined …

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Willow Lake Golf Club is hosting a reception honoring its longtime Head Golf Professional and General Manager Gregg Wolff. Wolff retired from these positions in April of this year but remains on staff as director of instruction. 

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On Friday night, the community was pummeled by thunder, lightning and heavy rain -- and even reported cases of hailstones -- as a late evening thunderstorm rumbled into town around 8:30-9 o’clock.

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 Funeral services for 15-year-old Treyveon Lanier, will be held tomorrow (Saturday, June 25, 2022) at 11 a.m. at the Metter Middle School gymnasium. Burial will follow in the Dixon Grove Cemetery. Public viewing will be Friday, June 24, 2022, from 1-6 p.m. There will be no viewing the day of…

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Metter’s annual Food Truck Festival has been scheduled for Saturday, June 18, from 4-7 p.m. in the downtown park.

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The sirens sounded and the crowds gathered as Metter Police Department and Metter Fire-Rescue provided an honorary escort for the 2022 State Champion Metter Tiger baseball team on Monday. The players and coaches were cheered on by friends and family as they arrived in the downtown park for a…

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Primary election results for Candler County show Republican voters prefer Governor Brian Kemp over David Perdue by a margin of 992 to 284. Voters also strongly favored Herschel Junior Walker over his closest opponent, Gary W. Black, by 1,068 votes to 187. 

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Veterans, service members, family and friends gathered in the Family Life Center of Anchor Worship Center on Monday to remember those who sacrificed their all for this nation’s freedom.

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In 2021, the Metter High varsity Tigers made school history by securing the first ever state championship in baseball.

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 Join Reverend Sterling Guess Sr. and the Candler County NAACP’s Minister Committee this coming weekend on Sunday, May 29, at 3 p.m. for a retelling of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Get us the ballot!” Speech at Sams Creek Missionary Baptist Church, located at 2334 Sams Creek Church Road.

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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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