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Hospital goes high tech

Big things are happening at Candler County Hospital (CCH). From new machines to a push for primary care, the staff at CCH are trying to get back to normal after the chaos of COVID-19.  With a focus on access to rural medicine, CCH has begun renovating the primary care center...
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New columnist joins Metter Advertiser staff

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. Matthew has been teaching English for over 20 years and presently teaches English for degree and diploma at Ogeechee Technical College. He holds a Master of Education and a Bachelor of Arts in English, both from Georgia Southern University.
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4-H summer programs planned

Candler County 4-H is offering several day-long summer programs for Candler County youth entering 5th-12th grade. Through a variety of offerings, the goal is to have something for everyone at little cost. Each activity will last from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on the day of the event. Parents and guardians interested...
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Plans shaping up for July 3 celebration

Plans are shaping up for a large Independence Day Celebration on July 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Historical Society Museum on West Vertia St. The planned activities for this fun-filled celebration of the country’s independence include a classic car parade, watermelon cutting on the grounds, a petting zoo, water works, snow cones, a bouncy house and face painting, and it is all free!
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Donations accepted for Ferst Readers

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). Every month, children in participating communities receive an age-appropriate book and a Leap Into Books parent newsletter, which guides...
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A closed door made all the difference

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. According to fire reports, Metter Fire-Rescue was called to 540 SW Broad Street...
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BOE says farewell to departing administrators

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. “Every year about this time, we always look at retirees and who we’re losing. You always hate to lose...
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Memorial Day 2021; Community pauses to remember

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. The annual Memorial Day ceremony, sponsored by VFW Post 5893 and American Legion Post 108, opened with a...
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Patricia Ann Saunders Williams

Patricia Ann Saunders Williams, 66 of Portal/Collins Lake, died May 30, 2021 at East Georgia Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. Patricia liked to read and crochet, and most any kind of handiwork. She loved her soap operas The Young & Restless and The Bold and Beautiful. Patricia especially enjoyed spending every waking minute with her grandchildren.
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Proud to be a Farmer: The Bird Family

METTER, Ga. (WTOC) - The Bird family has been farming in Candler County for over 100 years. A tradition that continues on three separate farms run by the Bird brothers. Rooks Bird, his brother Reid and their dad Bill each farm about 500 acres of land in Candler County. “It...
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COVID vaccine demand lowering in Candler Co.

CANDLER COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - Communities across Southeast Georgia continue to urge people to get vaccinated. In Candler County, the demand has tapered down significantly. Pharmacy owners say the flood of demand for vaccinations has slowed to a trickle in the last month or so. A walk-in clinic draws a fraction of the traffic they saw months ago at IHS Pharmacy in Metter.
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All-Star teams named

Metter-Candler Recreation Department All-Star teams have been announced as follows:. 10U Girls Softball: Abigail Douglas; Emma Dixon; Mary Bess Fields; Emma Berman; Madelyn White; Nadeline Marks; Zailee Thurman; Remie Rogers; McKayla Fulmer; Abria Fields; Kinley Johnson; Althea Reichard. 8U Boys Baseball: Riggs Hadden; Jase Hendrix; Zain Hendrix; Braxton Beasley; Cason...
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City, County ink deal on fire agreement

After hitting a few rough patches, it appears that the City and the County have finally reached an agreement concerning fire services. The agreement was adopted by Commissioners on Monday, May 17, and by Metter City Council in a called meeting on Wednesday, May 19. Approval by the Town of Pulaski will formalize the document.
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Music talent wanted for celebration

An Independence Day Festival is planned for Saturday, July 3, at the History Museum on W. Vertia from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Festival Committee is calling for all those with musical talent to participate in the Festival. The celebration is designed to be a family-oriented, fun-filled day with...
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Taking entries for Purr-fect Pet 2021

Metter Advertiser is teaming up with Paws, Hearts & Hands of Candler County for the 4th annual Purr-fect Pet Publication, which will be published in July. For $5 per pet, you can submit your pet(s) photo for inclusion in the publication. Half of all photo proceeds benefit PHHCC, a non-profit agency dedicated solely to improving the quality of life for Candler County’s pet population.
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Jerry Wilkerson

Jerry Wilkerson, 73, of Metter, died Wednesday, April 28, 2021 after a brief illness. He was born on June 18, 1947 to Mr. Gus Moore Wilkerson and Mrs. Lottie Campbell Wilkerson in Candler County. Mr. Wilkerson attended the public schools of Candler County and he lived in and around Metter, Georgia his entire life.
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Dyann A. Dekle

Dyann A. Dekle, 71, of Metter, died Tuesday, May 11, 2021in Memorial Medical Center in Savannah. She was born July 22, 1949 to the late Anna Parrish Roberson and the late Richard Roberson in Candler County, Georgia. She attended Byrd Junior High School and the public schools of Candler County, Georgia. She was a lifelong resident of Metter, Candler County, Georgia. On September 2, 1968 she was united in marriage to William T. Dekle. Dyann was a loving wife and mother. She took care of others and was always willing to do all she could for any and every one in need.
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Three arrested for weapons at MHS

Candler County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Deputies responded to Metter High School in reference to a report of a student possibly having a firearm on campus. Deputies discovered that a social media post was made with a firearm being brandished inside of a vehicle that was located on school property.
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National Day of Prayer Today

National Day of Prayer will be held at the Candler County Courthouse at 12:00 p.m. today. It will be hosted by Pastor Tom Osborne and Dr. Larry Guido. The prayer will be led by community members and is sponsored by the First Baptist Church of Metter. Everyone is invited to attend.