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Posted: March 18, 2010 8:50 p.m.

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Concerned Citizens vote to support Holt's legislation

Group states they are for de-annexation of Newton County land in Social Circle

Rep. Doug Holt (R-Social Circle) spoke to the Concerned Citizens of Social Circle on Thursday night about his proposed legislation that would de-annex land in Newton County from the city of Social Circle.

After much deliberation and discussion, a vote was taken by the members present, and the CCOSC narrowly elected to support Holt's proposed legislation. The group has formed a new committee to start collecting signatures to send to other local representatives, whose support Holt will need in order to present the final bill to the governor.

Social Circle Mayor James Burgess, who stated on Tuesday at the monthly City Council meeting that the city should try to hold onto annexed property for future growth, will be speaking at the CCoSC's next meeting, to be held next Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Many CCoSC members voted that they were undecided on Holt's legislation, wanting a chance to hear Burgess' points before any official position was decided.

Petitioner Donnie Clack, who wants to build the controversial drag strip in the land that would be de-annexed, was present at the meeting to hear Holt's presentation.

For more on this story, see Sunday's edition of The Covington News.
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