METTER - Diesel fuel thefts amounting to a loss of more than $100,000 were discovered this week by Metter Police Investigators with multiple incidents occurring at Jay's Truck Stop during the past year.
SYLVANIA - A $100,000 grant awarded the City of Sylvania this week by the Georgia Department of Transportation will make possible the uncovering of a Revolutionary War battleground, where 150 patriots lost their lives 232 years ago.
DAISY - The fight continues in Daisy to save the town's historic post office after a forum with United States Post Office communications specialist, Nancy Ross, suggested a bleak future for many small-town offices nationwide.
CLAXTON - A cotton field behind Claxton Elementary School is the canvas for a new 89,000 square-foot facility, soon to be home to Evans County middle school students.
SYLVANIA - Emotions were charged last week during a town meeting called to discuss the uncertain future facing AMI Kids Savannah River Program in Screven County and to garner community support in an effort to save the program.
"If you lose your post office, you lose your identity as a town," said Daisy's Mayor Inman Brown, Jr.
SYLVANIA - Several prominent citizens were "arrested" last week as part of Sylvania's Jail-N-Bail Relay for Life fundraiser, which raised about$2,500.
SYLVANIA - Screven County's AMI Kids youth development facility faces possible closing after Georgia's Office of Budget and Planning proposed to move the center's 150 youth to a vacant prison facility in Telfair County.
According to the Metter Advertiser, Metter Police Department and the US Federal Marshals Office remain on the lookout for fugitive William Jimmy Page Jr., 39, who is believed to have been in Metter at the time of his disappearance.
SYLVANIA - Two hidden rooms, 40 marijuana plants, and 10 different varieties were discovered on Halcyondale Road in what Screven County Sheriff's investigators are calling "one of the most sophisticated indoor marijuana grows seized in the last 10 years."
CLAXTON - Beaming snaggle-toothed smiles reflected the excitement of eight first graders who were selected by their teachers as "Students of the Month" and recognized for their outstanding behavior.
SYLVANIA - Sylvania shoppers lined the side walk outside the new Goody's last week, hoping to be in the first 150 to receive a free tote bag in celebration of their grand opening.
The wild imagination of 8-year-old Michael Gross took him farther than a day dream adventure when his essay describing the wonders of air and space travel gained him national recognition.
After Statesboro Police arrested three men involved in an altercation last week near Platinum Lounge, a gun involved in the shooting was linked to a January burglary in Metter.
A Metter jewelry store owner and one of his employees are behind bars after state and local law enforcement officers nabbed them on drug charges earlier this week.