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 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.
o Denise Ann Boudreau, 44, 1409 Jersey Social Circle Road, Covington, March 3. Public drunkenness.
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 ...
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.
MONROE, Ga. (AP) - The leaders of a multimillion dollar food charity under FBI investigation for possible financial misdeeds have reached an agreement to keep them from being barred from their Monroe headquarters. Attorneys in a lawsuit involving Angel Food Ministries reached an agreement Friday after a Walton County court hearing.
ATLANTA (AP) - For more than a decade, Angel Food Ministries seemed like a godsend for families who purchased its low-cost food boxes and the churches that shared millions in revenue for distributing the goods. It became an economic juggernaut in the faith community, employing hundreds, feeding thousands a month and pouring $19 million into its network of more than 5,000 host churches in 35 states.
o Barry Wayne Hall, 47, 2965 Main St., Mansfield, Feb. 24. Possession and manufacture of controlled substance, possession of marijuana less then one ounce, possession of drug related objects.
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.
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.
Social Circle Lion's Club will hold its annual musical gala at the Social Circle Theater Saturday, Feb. 28, 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., as part of its 60th anniversary celebrations. This year's show, like last, will be a Radio Show format, with music provided from the early to mid 1900s and local actors and singers who perform at the theater throughout the year. Entertainment will include a magician at 4 p.m. and then proceed ...
Two early morning raids conducted by Social Circle, Loganville and Monroe law enforcement agents produced four arrests, drugs, suspected drug money and a stolen firearm in Social Circle on Saturday.
Social Circle Middle and High School students didn't have to travel far to view a special exhibit from Kennesaw State University. SCMHS was one of the few privileged to host the "Bunce Island: Linking the History of Europe, Africa, and the United States" traveling display, as part of Black History Month educational activities.
Danielle Marie Ezell, 19, 642 Johnson Road, Oxford, Feb. 17. Three counts financial transaction card fraud.
o Anthony Porter, 48, 376 Lakewood Dr., Social Circle, Feb. 10. Contempt of court, probation violation.
Social Circle received another annexation petition for a 450-acre plot of land of unincorporated Newton County -the fourth such petition it has seen in the last half year.