Angie Daughtry (c) with daughters Jessie and Ansley in a photo taken by one of Daughtry’s former 4-H students, Harley Spears.
Candler County 4-H was well represented at the 78th Annual 4-H State Congress on July 20-23, 2021. This is the culminating event of the 4-H year where state finalists compete in various projects and Georgia 4-H Foundation Scholarships are awarded.
“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men,” said American abolitionist Frederick Douglass over a century ago. Nicholas “Juice” Wedlow believes these words and has taken them to heart at the chief executive officer of Unfaltering Fathers, LLC.
Crystal Dalgard (r), graphic artist for Metter Advertiser, presents a check for $300 to board members of Paws, Hearts & Hands of Candler County, (pictured, l-r) Deborah Johns, Amy Harrison and Cheryl Aasheim. The funds were raised as proceeds from the newspaper’s annual Purr-fect Pet Pu…
Metter’s unofficial historian and long-time newspaper columnist James Jones died on Thursday evening, surrounded by family. He was 92.
And just like that, summer is over. On Monday, the buses will roll as students return to classes at Metter Elementary, Metter Middle and Metter High School.
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 2021 Region 3A-Public. The award is sponsored by the Georgia Athletic Director’s Association.
On Saturday, July 31, 2021, Communities in Schools (CIS) Candler and the Metter Police Department are teaming up to host the Back-to-School Carnival for this upcoming school year.
During the regular scheduled monthly Board of Education meeting, the board discussed and approved the 2022-2023 School Calendar, salary scales and supplements, SNP contract bids, board policies and an ESPLOST referendum.
Kindred Mercantile on North Broad Street held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday afternoon. Taking part in the ceremony were (front row, l-r) Kelli Fortner; River Holloway; Victoria Gaitten, executive director of Metter-Candler Chamber of Commerce; Kim Critchley, Kindred Mercantile owner;…
A Southeast Georgia Citrus Update meeting will be held on July 27 at 11 a.m. at the Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center. Lunch will be catered.
Metter Advertiser and Metter-Candler Chamber of Commerce are teaming up once again for the annual Chamber of Commerce Magazine and Community Guide. To have the most updated information in the magazine, churches and civic groups are asked to provide updates to be included.
The Queen of Victory Missionary Baptist Association will hold a Community Mission Outreach at the pavilion at Metter Police Department, 900-942 East Lillian Street from 8 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, July 17. Masks are required.
Qualifying for city elections will begin on Monday, Aug. 16, and continue through Friday, Aug. 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day at Metter City Hall.
Twelve Tomorrow was founded by local organizers to expand the electorate in counties within Georgia’s 12th Congressional District and to advocate for better health and healthcare, voting rights and social justice issues.
During the June Candler County Board of Education Meeting, the board voted to accept and adopt the advertised FY 2022 Budget after advertising the budget for the required amount of time and holding three public meetings for community input.
Elsa, 7, and Emsley King, 9, were all decked out in the Spirit of Independence during Saturday’s Independence Day Celebration at the Candler County Museum. But the two girls, who are the daughters of Cortney and Liam King, had to make way for a four-legged photo-bomber who wanted to celebra…
Frozen Jr. is coming live to the stage in Emma Kelly Theatre at the Averitt Center for the Arts in Statesboro, and four Metterites will play the leading sisters, Young Anna and Young Elsa!
Juanita Lott remembers the Masonic Bible that sat under the television in the home of her in-laws, Johnnie James and Gladys Turner Lott. The Bible was lovingly inscribed with vital family information, including birth dates, wedding dates and death dates of the couple’s family. But after Mrs.…
Independence Day Celebration 2021 at the History Museum on West Vertia Street is set to begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 3, with a classic car parade sponsored by Wood Funeral Home.
While continuing their COVID-19 response, the Candler County Health Department has initiated multiple in-person services at their location again.
Chris Carroll, local beekeeper, will present two demonstrations on the delicate process of extracting honey from the honeycomb at the History Museum on West Vertia St. on Saturday, June 19, at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
The Metter 8U boys won Thursday's game 17-1. They return to action this morning at 10 a.m. against the winner of Thursday's Jeff Davis-Brantley Co. game. • The 10U boys dropped to the loser's bracket on Thursday after being defeated by Reidsville 14-1. The boys return to action this morning …
The trucks were ready -- and so were the diners! Folks were lined up throughout Metter’s downtown park to enjoy a variety of Food Truck fare provided by seven food trucks.
Matthew Gainous has been a part of the Candler County Magazine’s writing staff since 2015. But he’s been a part of the Candler County community for almost two decades.
Off and on since 2009, Candler County children, birth to 5 years old, have been receiving books from Ferst Readers of Candler County (formerly known as Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy).
At the May 20 Board of Education meeting, many tears were shed as long-time administrators Ralph Carlyle, Lori McGowan and Lesa Brown said their goodbyes to the Candler County School System.
Tiger pride was alive and well in downtown Metter on Thursday afternoon as the State Champion Metter High baseball squad rolled through town on a fire truck behind the Tiger Marching Pride playing “Eye of the Tiger.” The Tigers were greeted with shouts and cheers by the crowds who then joine…
A closed door. That’s what stood between an infant and a raging inferno. And because that door was closed, firefighters had an opportunity to do what needed to be done ... and a baby’s life was spared.
More than 120 gathered at Anchor Worship Center’s Family Life Center on Monday morning to pay tribute to those who died in service and veterans who have died since Memorial Day 2019.