Metter, Georgia

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Metter is a city in Candler County, Georgia, United States. The population was 3,879 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Candler County[3].

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Geography

Metter is located at 32°23′47″N 82°03′45″W / 32.396253°N 82.062414°W / 32.396253; -82.062414.[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.4 square miles (19.1 km²), of which, 7.3 square miles (19.0 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.95%) is water.

Longtime residents use the slogan "Everything's Better in Metter." It appears on license plates and bumper stickers, and residents generally seem to agree that it's true; Metter is relatively prosperous as compared to other towns its size in southern Georgia.

Located on I-16 which connects Savannah and Macon, Metter is located about half way between Savannah and Dublin and shares with Dublin the distinction of being one of the few highly developed interchanges on I-16, with numerous restaurants and gas stations. A short, tree-lined parkway leads to the downtown area, which is pleasantly well-preserved and is a nice (but not Disneyfied) example of small town America.

Metter may be best known as the home of "The Sower", Michael Guido, who has delivered short evangelical PSAs on late-night television nationwide for decades. His studios are located here at Guido Gardens where a large holiday light show takes place each Christmas season. The multiple camera angles and delightful introduction music in his commercials are of high acclaim. On Sunday, February 22, 2009, Dr. Michael Guido died at the age of 94. His last series of messages on the Book of Revelation is currently being put together. There was a memorial service at Guido Gardens March 1, 2009. See the official website for Dr. Guido for more details

Another prominent event in Metter is Another Bloomin' Festival, an arts and crafts festival held the day before Easter. Impressively, the festival draws thousands of out-of-town residents, who flock to enjoy homemade desserts, BBQ, and crafts. In addition, it serves as a homecoming celebration for former residents who have returned to celebrate the holiday with their families.

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