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Social Circle police win national awards

The Social Circle Police Department took home three awards from the National Interdiction Conference in Nashville on April 2, including 2013 Investigator of the Year.

April 10, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Social Circle


Funds raised for historic home move

Celeste Sigman Dupree's 156-year-old house can soon call a new site home, thanks to an anonymous donor and other community members who fought for 10 years to raise the funds needed to save the historic building.

April 08, 2014 | Kayla Robins | Social Circle


Welcome Inn being demolished

The Welcome Inn will soon be a memory. The building frequently seen on television in the late 80's on the NBC television hit series "in the heat of the night." Tadio Robinson with Enviro Masters told me he and his crew were there to remove hazardous materials including asbestos before the wrecking ball could do the rest. The complete destruction of the building should occur within the next week.

April 07, 2014 | Darrell Everidge | Social Circle


The ladies of the Legion

History was both represented and made at Social Circle's American Legion Post 332 Thursday night.

March 08, 2014 | Bryan Fazio | Social Circle


Social Circle seeking to save historic home

Celeste Sigman Dupree devoted the latter part of her life to saving some of Social Circle's oldest, most historic homes. Now, it's her home, a Greek Revival house built in 1858, that needs saving again.

March 06, 2014 | Gabriel Khouli | Social Circle


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Social Circle approves public safety split

Social Circle Council members approved the splitting of the Department of Public Safety into two divisions-police and fire- at Tuesday night's meeting.

July 18, 2012 | Rachel Goff | Social Circle


Social Circle promotes cycling

As an initiative to promote healthy active lifestyles, the Social Circle Better Hometown Program, Blue Willow Properties, Walton Wellness, Walton Health Care Foundation and Walton Foundation have partnered up to fund Project Road Share.

The Social Circle Better Hometown Program was granted $6,036 for the project at the Social Circle Better Hometown Merchant Coffee on July 10; the money will be used to establish a bicycle trail at Blue Willow Village.

July 14, 2012 | Elizabeth Park | Social Circle


"42" filming Friday in Social Circle

Old time baseball is coming to Social Circle Friday, as Legendary Entertainment is filming the final two scenes of the upcoming Jackie Robinson-inspired movie "42."

July 11, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Social Circle


Hospice worker allegedly steals $1.2M

A worker at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle was arrested Monday and charged with stealing roughly $1.2 million from the business.

July 10, 2012 | Amber Pittman | Social Circle


Cultural happenings benefit our city

Social Circle has a friend indeed. One definition of "friend" listed in the Merriam-Webster unabridged dictionary is "one that favors or promotes something (as charity)," also, "one attached to another by affection or esteem." Both of these definitions clearly fit the profile of the Social Circle Friends of the Library, an impressive organization that has become increasingly vocal and visible as a cheerleader in support of our library, the W.H. Stanton Memorial Library. As a tangible example of this support, money raised by SCFOL is being used to fund all of the reading and crafts programs for kids this ...

June 23, 2012 | Madeline Burgess | Social Circle


Social Circle facing turmoil on public safety

The Social Circle city council has yet to make a decision about the internal reorganization of the public safety department's structure. Meanwhile, department employees are becoming disgruntled by the lack of communication between elected officials and public safety employees.

June 23, 2012 | Miranda Sain | Social Circle


Social Circle still divided on public safety

The Social Circle city council was presented with a third option on how it can restructure the internal organization of the Department of Public Safety for the next fiscal year.

June 16, 2012 | Miranda Sain | Social Circle


Independent film to be shot in Social Circle

Zumafilmz, an independent film production company located in Abilene, Texas, is currently shooting footage for a documentary about the important role of small towns in American culture. Six towns under the population of 10,000 are being featured including Social Circle.

June 09, 2012 | Staff Report | Social Circle


Council debates splitting fire, police

Social Circle will decide in the coming weeks how to restructure the internal organization of its Department of Public Safety for the next fiscal year.

May 31, 2012 | Miranda Sain | Social Circle


Social Circle picks new superintendent

The Social Circle Board of Education has named Todd McGhee as its new superintendent, according to the school's website and chairman Tim Lemonds.

May 30, 2012 | Staff Report | Social Circle


Social Circle school superintendent Bettye Ray leaves lasting legacy

Social Circle is losing our highly respected Superintendent of Social Circle City Schools who plans to retire at the end of the current school year. Actually, Dr. Bettye Ray is not really leaving the city and she is not really retiring. She has other plans for the future which I was privileged to learn about from her. I have served with Dr. Ray on various volunteer projects over the years and have been extremely impressed with her knowledge, leadership and, most of all, her professional manner.

May 26, 2012 | Madeline Burgess | Social Circle


Official learns hurricane procedures

Around 800 personnel are participating in the Georgia Emergency Management Agency's statewide, biannual full scale hurricane exercise this week which simulates three plans for hurricane evacuation and re-entry.

May 15, 2012 | Miranda Sain | Social Circle


5K to benefit Social Circle Boys & Girls Clubs

The Walton County Boys and Girls Clubs are hosting a "Run for Kids" 5K and one-mile fun run May 26 at Felker Park in Monroe, 725 South Madison Avenue, to support programs and activities at the Stevens and Social Circle clubs.

May 03, 2012 | Staff Report | Social Circle


Social Circle mulls raising gas rate 8 %

During a budget work session on Tuesday, the Social Circle city council debated whether or not it should increase gas rates for customers for the first time in about 10 years.

May 03, 2012 | Miranda Sain | Social Circle


Social Circle’s rich spiritual heritage

I love a chapter from "The Prophet" where Prophet Kahlil Gibran speaks of religion: "Who can separate his faith from his actions, or his belief from his occupations? Who can spread his hours before him saying, 'This for God and this for myself; this is for my soul, and this other for my body?'" For me, this suggests that the way we live expresses our deepest faith. I thought about that in recognizing how important our churches have been in supporting our community. For example, at our recent city-wide cleanup, almost all of our churches showed up to help.

April 28, 2012 | Madeline Burgess | Social Circle


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