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White out as Social Circle city manager

After 13 years the city of Social Circle is making a change with its city manager.

March 03, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | Social Circle


Chasing a dream

Abby Boivin has been dancing ballet for three quarters of her life.

February 08, 2015 | Randy Schafer | Social Circle


Store closes after 95 years (video)

The General Store closes after 95 years

January 10, 2015 | Darrell Everidge | Social Circle


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Social Circle students win state title in problem solving competition

Social Circle High School students Stephen Conner, Jada Graves, Dana Hopkins, and Ben Ihde recently participated in the Future Problem Solving Competition at the Classic Center in Athens. The SCHS team beat out eight other high school teams to win First Place Overall and the state title. In addition, they received third place in the Planning Competition, and second place in the Presentation Competition.

The Future Problem Solving Program International is an international academic competition oriented around a topic, selected from a list. This year's topics were the Olympic Games, Cyber Conflict, Space Junk, Counterfeit Economy and Pandemic. More ...

April 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Social Circle


Social Circle city council member passes away unexpectedly

Social Circle city council member David Terry passed away Sunday afternoon.

April 06, 2009 | Michelle Kim | Social Circle


New, historic city hall open for business

The paint is freshly dry, the landscaping still raw and staff still unpacking boxes, but the brand new Social Circle city hall is running and ready for business.

April 05, 2009 | Michelle Kim | Social Circle


Preparing for the Chastity Ball

A few of the 50 teen and pre-teen age young ladies participating in the Chastity Ball dropped by the Ivy Vine to be fitted for their gowns on Friday. The day-long event, held April 18 at the A.P. Henderson Community Center in Social Circle, includes workshops emphasizing abstinence, classes on etiquette, sessions with an adult mentor and a tea for younger girls. The night will be capped off with a ball, where each girl will be presented and escorted by a male relative.

April 05, 2009 | Michelle Kim | Social Circle


Celebrating healthy living

Reaching for the sky: Members of the Social Circle Boys and Girls Club participate in stretching and cardio exercises during the PeachCare for Kids Day and Health Fair on Friday. Participants included PeachCare, MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), Amerigroup, which paid the SCBGC membership fee for those enrolled in Amerigroup, the Social Circle Ace Hardware store and the Wal-Mart of Covington, which provided free vision screenings. For more information on the Social Circle Boys and Girls Club, call (770) 464-0069.

March 29, 2009 | Michelle Kim | Social Circle


Social Circle OKs liquor by the drink

Social Circle voters approved, by a large majority, an amendment to allow the sales of mixed alcoholic drinks at restaurants in a special referendum Tuesday.

March 20, 2009 | Michelle Kim | Social Circle


Celebrating the life and works of Lewis Grizzard

In spite of miserable weather this past weekend, organizers of the first Remembering Lewis Grizzard festival were pleased with the turnout and support.

March 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Social Circle


Revitalization study underway

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.

March 14, 2009 | Michelle Kim | Social Circle


Social Circle Arrest Log

o Denise Ann Boudreau, 44, 1409 Jersey Social Circle Road, Covington, March 3. Public drunkenness.

March 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Social Circle


Police: Gang graffiti traced to local teen

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 of gang activity. Stribling is investigating allegations of another teen possibly being involved.

March 11, 2009 | Michelle Kim | Social Circle


Land annexed after locals’ concerns addressed

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.

March 08, 2009 | Michelle Kim | Social Circle


Angel Food founders reach settlement, avoid hearing

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.

March 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Social Circle


FBI raid on Angel Food raises questions

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.

March 06, 2009 | Dionne Walker Associated Press Writer | Social Circle


Social Circle Arrest Log - February

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.

March 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Social Circle


Living History

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.

March 01, 2009 | Michelle Kim | Social Circle


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