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Remembering where we came from

About 30 city and county leaders and residents gathered on a beautiful Sunday afternoon to commemorate the 39th anniversary of the Black Easter march of 1970.

April 15, 2009 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL

Drug mailing ring busted

The Covington-Newton County Special Investigations Unit recently put three people behind bars who were allegedly involved in a local drug smuggling ring that used the mail.

April 12, 2009 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL

Social Circle city council member passes away unexpectedly

Social Circle city council member David Terry passed away Sunday afternoon.

April 06, 2009 | Michelle Kim | Social Circle

New, historic city hall open for business

The paint is freshly dry, the landscaping still raw and staff still unpacking boxes, but the brand new Social Circle city hall is running and ready for business.

April 05, 2009 | Michelle Kim | Social Circle

Preparing for the Chastity Ball

A few of the 50 teen and pre-teen age young ladies participating in the Chastity Ball dropped by the Ivy Vine to be fitted for their gowns on Friday. The day-long event, held April 18 at the A.P. Henderson Community Center in Social Circle, includes workshops emphasizing abstinence, classes on etiquette, sessions with an adult mentor and a tea for younger girls. The night will be capped off with a ball, where each girl will be presented and escorted by a male relative.

April 05, 2009 | Michelle Kim | Social Circle

Gresham indicted by grand jury

A Newton County man who lied about his past as a convicted sex offender in a bid for a seat on the Board of Elections was indicted by a grand jury Friday in connection with that attempt.

April 04, 2009 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL

Celebrating healthy living

Reaching for the sky: Members of the Social Circle Boys and Girls Club participate in stretching and cardio exercises during the PeachCare for Kids Day and Health Fair on Friday. Participants included PeachCare, MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), Amerigroup, which paid the SCBGC membership fee for those enrolled in Amerigroup, the Social Circle Ace Hardware store and the Wal-Mart of Covington, which provided free vision screenings. For more information on the Social Circle Boys and Girls Club, call (770) 464-0069.

March 29, 2009 | Michelle Kim | Social Circle

Social Circle OKs liquor by the drink

Social Circle voters approved, by a large majority, an amendment to allow the sales of mixed alcoholic drinks at restaurants in a special referendum Tuesday.

March 20, 2009 | Michelle Kim | Social Circle

Revitalization study underway

The downtown revitalization project steering committee kicked off its first meeting by listening to professional planners' assessment for Social Circle's downtown area and adding a few ideas of their own.

March 14, 2009 | Michelle Kim | Social Circle

Police: Gang graffiti traced to local teen

At least one local juvenile was identified as the alleged culprit behind an incidence of graffiti discovered March 4 in the Windsong subdivision in Social Circle, according to School Resource Officer and Gang Investigator Jason Stribling of the Social Circle Public Safety Department.

The juvenile, a 16-year-old male from Social Circle, admitted to the incident when taken into custody, and he was released that same morning, said Stribling. The teen faces juvenile charges of damage to property and the commission of gang activity. Stribling is investigating allegations of another teen possibly being involved.

March 11, 2009 | Michelle Kim | Social Circle

Top Dog

An Oxford dog made a great showing on the national stage at this year's Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, winning the prize of "Best in Breed."

March 08, 2009 | Michelle Kim | Oxford

Libraries feel the squeeze

Libraries have been more than just a place to borrow books for quite some time. For many in the community, the library fills a role that other institutions no longer provide: educational resources and programs for children, free books, DVDs, and CDs for entertainment, a place for meetings and exams, and a place to study.

March 08, 2009 | Michelle Kim | LOCAL

Land annexed after locals’ concerns addressed

Social Circle officially annexed a 450-acre plot of land after allaying residents' concerns at Monday's public hearing, the fourth approved annexation petition in the last eight months.

March 08, 2009 | Michelle Kim | Social Circle

Living History

The Youth Exposure Club of Social Circle held a performance, "Remembering Our Past and Shaping Our Future," capping off Black History Month at the Social Circle Theater on Feb. 27. Students recited speeches and performed as iconic figures in black history, from inventor and educator Dr. George Washington Carver to Mae Jemison, the first black female astronaut. Outside, exhibitors displayed educational materials.

March 01, 2009 | Michelle Kim | Social Circle

Tractor trailer, garbage truck crash on Ga. Hwy 11

A tractor trailer and a garbage truck crashed into each other on a rainy afternoon Friday on Ga. Highway 11 near the Newton County/Social Circle border, sending both drivers to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

February 27, 2009 | Michelle Kim | Social Circle

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