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Social Circle City Council to meet April 9

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.

April 04, 2013 | Staff Report | Social Circle

Social Circle cleanup

We are so proud of our Clean City Committee.

March 28, 2013 | Staff Report | Social Circle

Social Circle answers legal complaint

Social Circle has responded to accusations made by former director of public safety Tom Fox.

March 20, 2013 | Danielle Everson | Social Circle

Better home town is the spirit of social circle

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, state assistance to BHT designated communities has been in the form of technical assistance, manager/board training and coordinated networking opportunities. The program relies on ...

December 29, 2012 | Madeline Burgess | Social Circle

Christmas comes to Social Circle

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.

December 01, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Social Circle

Social Circle picks new city judge

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, who announced he was stepping down as Social Circle's municipal court judge in August.

November 29, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Social Circle

Social Circle to kick off Christmas

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.

November 29, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Social Circle

Social Circle hires new fire chief

Social Circle has a new fire chief to lead its fire department after the city split up their Department of Public Safety.

November 10, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Social Circle

Social Circle's new police chief

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, interview techniques, statement analysis, health care fraud, identity crimes and mortgage fraud investigation. He is also considered an expert and POST certified trainer on topics ...

November 06, 2012 | Amber Pittman | Social Circle

Burgess: Social Circle is painting the town

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.

October 27, 2012 | Madeline Burgess | Social Circle

Social Circle Friendship Festival

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.

October 06, 2012 | Darrell Everidge | Social Circle

Social Circle hosts citywide cleanup

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.

September 27, 2012 | Staff Report | Social Circle

Family fun at the fair

Children of all ages enjoyed rides and games this week in Social Circle as the city held its annual fair.

September 08, 2012 | Staff Report | Social Circle

Council approves adjusting utility rates

Social Circle council members discussed and approved adjusting natural gas utility rates to increase the city's revenue at their meeting last Tuesday night.

August 28, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Social Circle

Burgess: Social Circle Theater - our cultural icon

Yesterday, my husband and I attended a performance at the Social Circle Dinner Theater of "Quilters," a musical with lyrics and music by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek. The play is based on the book "The Quilters: Woman and Domestic Art" by Patricia Cooper and Norma Bradley and had a brief run on Broadway in 1984. The play portrays the important role of quilting in the lives of pioneer women as they confronted and endured the harsh realities of the frontier. The quality of the talent and professionalism in this production was absolutely incredible, rivaling Broadway productions my husband and ...

August 25, 2012 | Madeline Burgess | Social Circle

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