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Lore of the Lake 3 is the third cemetery tour project of Candler County Historical Society. The tour this year will feature nine residents of Lake Church Cemetery on Highway 46 East of Metter. 

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The City has planned Trick or Treat from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30. And we want your best Halloween pictures. Submit photos on metteradvertiser.com (Look for the Trick or Treat button.)

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It’s a project that’s been a long time in coming ... but it looks like the City of Metter will finally be able to connect the sidewalks on South Lewis Street, from Hiawatha to Lytell. This will link three blocks, from Hiawatha to Jeanette to Stripling to Lytell.

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 Catch Thursday’s performance of “Oz” by the MHS Performing Arts at Wilcox Auditorium at 7 p.m.. Join Beth (Bailey Faulkner), Jamyah Cooper (Scarecrow), Lion (Matthew O’Conner) and Tin Main (Kaiden Carey) and the whole crew. Admission is $5. 

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 Make plans now for the Chamber of Commerce Food Truck Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 6.

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His Facebook posts about his many adventures have drawn a local following among friends and family. And now, Jim Hilderbrandt is sharing his escapades with Metter Advertiser in a new column, “Minding My Own Business” ...

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 Metter High School senior Megan Heath shared this picture of classmates as they demonstrate their version of Pinking Out the Jungle during Friday night’s Pink-Out event. Tiger fans were challenged to wear pink to the game as part of a Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaign -- and these guys…

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One week into the Candler County Education Foundation’s annual Fund Drive Class Challenge, the Class of 1966 has taken a slight lead with $1,840, followed closely by the Class of 2000 with $1,620. The Class of 1999 is a contender as well with $1,000 raised so far. Other classes represented i…

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The 2021 State of the Community will be held at Bevricks Char House Grille on Thursday, Oct. 21. Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m., with the meal set to begin at 8 a.m. Speakers will include State Senator Billy Hickman, State Representative Butch Parrish and representatives from Candler …

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In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Metter Tiger fans are asked to “Pink Out the Stadium” on Friday, Oct. 15, when the Tigers host McIntosh County Academy.

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The 2021 Lady Eagles of David Emanuel Academy are the GAPPS State Softball Champions. The Eagles marched undefeated through the semi-final round and the championship series, played in Stillmore, to claim the victory.

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A fountain turned pink ... pumpkins got painted ... and shoppers found bargains galore during Thursday evening’s Witches Night Out and Pink-Out the Fountain events in downtown Metter. 

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Longtime Candler County educator and Metter Elementary School teacher Cheryl Coker Cobb was named Candler County Schools’ Teacher of the Year in an uplifting awards ceremony at the Metter Middle School gymnasium on Wednesday, October 6, 2021. 

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As part of the Faith in Blue National Initiative, Metter First Baptist Church and Metter Police Department are teaming up for a Faith in Blue Block Party at the corner of  S. Rountree Street and Vertia Street on Saturday, Oct. 9, beginning at 10 a.m.

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Two juveniles have been charged with criminal trespass while participating in the Homecoming “Junior-Senior Wars,” according to Police Chief Rob Shore.

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Bono Killinstein, a trained military service dog, recently passed away at the age of 13. 

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Lights! Camera! Action! ... ‘A Hollywood Homecoming,’ is the theme for this year’s Homecoming celebration at Metter High School. The theme was chosen as a homage to Tinsel Town ... the movies, celebrities and even the red carpet movie premieres!

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Retired Metter High teacher Twila Durden will lead this year’s Homecoming Parade, which will wind through downtown Metter on Thursday, Sept. 30, at 4:30 p.m.

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Candler County Sheriff’s Office is working to identify a suspect involved in the defacement of two commercial properties in western Candler County over the past week.

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Candler County EMS recently took possession of a new ambulance that was ordered in November 2020. The total cost of the ambulance was $193,712, with an additional $18,808.99 spent for a stretcher cot.

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Candler County voters will return to the polls on November 2 to cast their ballot on the continuation of the 1 percent Education Sales Tax (E-SPLOST).

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The City of Metter has been awarded a $1,130,000 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority board of directors.

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 The Georgia dove hunting season opens Sat. Sept. 4, 2021, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD).

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Regional entrepreneurs looking to grow their businesses now have access to an accelerated business growth and leadership development program through the Georgia Southern University Business Innovation Group (BIG). 

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Candler County, like all of Georgia’s 159 counties, continues to be considered a high transmission location based on the state’s criteria of more than 100 cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 residents, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. 

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40 Under 40–an honor given to Georgia Southern University graduates who are leading the way in business, leadership, community, educational and/or philanthropic endeavors.

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Rustan Rigdon was a force to be reckoned with as the Metter High varsity baseball team secured the first-ever state championship this past spring.

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