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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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Council agrees to take low bid for Blue Willow Inn sidewalk

Social Circle council members agreed Tuesday to take the low bid for the continuing design phase of a sidewalk that would link the Blue Willow Inn and downtown.

The city had two proposals for the project, one for $44,500 from Urban Collage and one for more than $60,000 from Kimberly-Horne & Associates. All council members voted unanimously to continue working with Urban Collage (which had previously worked with the city).

April 21, 2012 | Amber Pittman | Social Circle


Fees cut for builders in Social Circle

The Social Circle City Council approved to temporary cut water and sewer fees in half to spur home construction.

March 23, 2012 | By Jay Jones | Social Circle


EPA recognizes Social Circle plant

A Social Circle plant was awarded by the EPA last week for its efforts in reducing energy consumption.

March 23, 2012 | Rachel Goff | Social Circle


Social Circle murder first in many years

Social Circle resident Dana Baynes, 31, was shot and killed Sunday evening, while attending a party on Holly Street in Social Circle.

March 14, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Social Circle


Social Circle death was Dana Baynes

A Social Circle man was shot and killed while attending a party around 9:45 p.m. Sunday at 420 Holly St.

March 12, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Social Circle


Social Circle superintendent to retire

Social Circle City Schools superintendent Bettye Ray will retire at the end of June, ending a 31-year career as an educator and administrator. She delivered her intentions to the board of education at Thursday's meeting.

March 08, 2012 | Josh Briggs | Social Circle


Burgess: Social Circle grows into a quintessential small town

Our Social Circle Better Hometown Program Manager, Mike Miller, recently advised the BHTP Board of Directors that Zumafilmz, a film production company in Abilene, Texas, had selected our city as one of six small towns to be included in a film which portrays small town life in America.

February 25, 2012 | Madeline Burgess | Social Circle


Social Circle reopens Welcome Center

Social Circle's remodeled Welcome Center had its official ribbon cutting Tuesday morning, eight months after a fire damaged the building.

February 15, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Social Circle


Man charged with child molestation

A 23-year-old Social Circle man remains in the Walton County jail after being charged with molesting a juvenile female Sunday night.

February 01, 2012 | Amber Pittman | Social Circle


The legacy of Martin Luther King lives on in Social Circle

On the MLK national holiday, my husband and I attended the annual birthday celebration at the Corinth Missionary Baptist Church here in Social Circle. You would need to have been there to witness the enthusiasm and energy expressed in this event. There was dancing, singing, skits and testimonials to honor the life and works of a truly remarkable man. And members of the congregation and guests felt free to express their praise and joy by singing and clapping or lifting their hands in worship of God. I'm sure that if Dr. King were looking down from the heavens, he ...

January 29, 2012 | Madeline Burgess | Social Circle


Dally outlines vision for Social Circle

Now that he's Social Circle mayor, lifelong resident Hal Dally wants to continue to move the city forward by recruiting industry and improving the downtown, while preserving the town's character.

January 28, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Social Circle


Social Circle approves redistricting map

The Social Circle City Council unanimously approved a redistricting map Jan. 17 after reviewing multiple iterations the past few months.

January 25, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Social Circle


Social Circle honors servants

Three of Social Circle's longest-serving, outgoing officials were honored by citizens Tuesday at the Blue Willow Inn.

January 19, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Social Circle


Blue Willow owner excited about future

Donald Poss may have saved the Blue Willow.

January 17, 2012 | Douglas Moser | Social Circle


Blue Willow to stay open despite sale

The Blue Willow Inn Restaurant will sell all the property surrounding the restaurant, including the historic mansion, as part of its bankruptcy plan, according to federal documents and restaurant management.

January 15, 2012 | Douglas Moser | Social Circle


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