With less than a month before the Dec. 3 runoff election between incumbent Dan Chisholm and Charlie Akin for the District 4 seat on the Social Circle Board of Education, some citizens are questioning whether Akin should have the ability to set school taxes for residents when he, himself, does not pay them.
As construction continues on Baxter International's $1 billion manufacturing plant, Georgia Power is working to provide power to the plant and surrounding area and is planning to build a 6.5-mile power line from the plant northeast through Social Circle.
After a three-way race for the District 4 seat of the Social Circle Board of Education, two candidates will be back on the ballot in December for a runoff election.
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The new American Legion Post 332 in Social Circle is still in its infancy, but the group is already starting to make a difference in its community.
The inaugural Henry Pilcher Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Tom Brown at the Tuesday meeting of the Social Circle City Council.
The long awaited bypass road around Social Circle will become a reality after the state announced earlier this month it will pay for the $8.1 million project, which will begin in June.
The Social Circle City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. on April 9 for their monthly work session. Click the PDF to read what's on the agenda.
We are so proud of our Clean City Committee. The past few years, we have bragged about 125-plus participants attending our city-wide cleanup. I stopped counting at 55, we had 48 sign in, with several attending for the first time. Thank you to the Church at The Grove for providing breakfast. Thank you to our Junior Ambassadors for assuring that the Litter Critter attended. Each little ambassador had to wade across the street from the ...
Social Circle has responded to accusations made by former director of public safety Tom Fox. Fox filed a lawsuit against the city claiming he was fired for being a whistleblower, and the city has listed 14 defenses against Fox's accusations, one being Fox failed to do his job. Fox worked as director of public safety for Social Circle from 2010 until the position was eliminated in July 2012 after city officials decided to ...
In January, 2013, our Better Hometown Program will celebrate its 15th year anniversary. The Better Hometown Program, launched by former Governor Zell Miller, is a downtown revitalization effort for smaller cities sponsored by the Georgia State Department of Community Affairs (DCA) in partnership with Georgia Power, the Georgia Municipal Association and the State Department of Industry, Trade and Tourism. The first five pilot BHT cities in Georgia received a small "welcome-to-the-program" monetary grant. After that, ...
It looked a little bit more like Christmas in Social Circle as the community gathered together for the annual Lighting of the Tree ceremony on Saturday night.
Social Circle has a new judge who is presiding over its court cases. Judge David Dickinson began serving as Social Circle's newly appointed municipal court judge on Nov. 21. The former mayor of Monroe and litigation attorney was named to the position at a council meeting on Oct. 16 by the Municipal Court Judge Review Committee, a specially-formed committee consisting of council members David Keener and Angela Porter and former municipal court judge Jeff Foster, ...
Social Circle is kicking off its Christmas season with the annual Lighting of the Tree ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at city hall, 166 N. Cherokee Road.
Social Circle has a new fire chief to lead its fire department after the city split up their Department of Public Safety.
After months of searching for the right person, Social Circle has picked a police chief. GBI Special Agent Terry Sosebee of Monroe will take over the position Dec. 1. A press release from City Manager Doug White shows that Sosebee has 30 years of public safety, investigation and management experience. Sosebee has received hours of specialized training in areas such as homicide, theft, assault, sex crimes, narcotics, arson, surveillance, evidence collection, insurance fraud, computer-related crime, ...
From my Internet search, I learned that one possible origin of the idiom "Paint the Town Red" was from the practice of Romans soldiers back in their Empire days of painting the walls of their newly-conquered towns with the blood of the vanquished. I don't know whether this is true or not.
The town of Social Circle celebrated its 180th birthday during its annual Friendship Festival. The event began at 9 a.m. in Social Circle's downtown business district at the intersection of Hightower Trail and Cherokee Road and ended at 4 p.m.
Social Circle will host a citywide cleanup tomorrow, Sept. 29 at 8 a.m. The cleanup is part of the preparation for the Social Circle Friendship Festival, which is taking place Saturday, Oct. 6.