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Posted: January 4, 2010 9:17 p.m.

New group forms to oppose Social Circle drag strip

Concerned Citizens of Social Circle aims to inform residents and maintain quality of life

Opponents of the proposed Social Circle drag strip met Monday night at the first meeting of the newly formed Concerned Citizens of Social Circle group to discuss their plans for defeating the drag strip.


The group, established by Social Circle resident Jenny Cole, has been formed to help the citizens of Social Circle become more informed about the decisions made by the city council and planning and zoning commission, and to help give the citizens more of a voice.


“This is just the beginning,” Cole said. “We deserve to know what is going on in our own backyards.”


At the meeting, residents signed up to go door to door in different neighborhoods to gather signatures for a petition against the drag strip. They also discussed who they knew in relevant fields who would be able to speak at the next meeting to support their cause.


Resident Cindy Stubbs also began formation of a committee to propose changes to the re-zoning policies in place in the city. 


Approximately 40 people were present for the first meeting, and Cole hoped that as word spread of the group, more people would attend the next meeting.


The group will meet again next Monday at 7 p.m. in the Social Circle Library. For more information on the group, the group has a Web site at www.ccosc.com. On the site, citizens can also sign up for the group mailing list.


For more on this story, see Wednesday's edition of the Covington News.


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