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|
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|
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 ...
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.
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 ...