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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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Train derails in Social Circle

A train derailed in Social Circle Monday evening after a section of rail broke off, according to the Social Circle Department of Public Safety.

About seven cars, some filled with plastic pellets and the rest empty, derailed under the East Hightower Trail bridge about 7 p.m., breaking a city water line in the process, according to SCDPS Chief Steve Shelton.

January 14, 2009 | Michelle Kim | Social Circle


Social Circle community pillar retires after 30 years

After thirty years of service in the hardware industry, Bill Clegg has decided to call it quits. As the owner and operator of the Ace Hardware in Social Circle, Clegg has decided to hand over the reigns to his son Joel Clegg. "I'm leaving the store in good hands," said Clegg. "Of course I will miss the people. A lot of the customers are like family and friends since I have been here so long."

January 03, 2009 | Brian Harper | Social Circle


Social Circle completes annexation, receives another petition

Social Circle moved one step closer to another annexation of more than 300 acres of Newton County land Monday night.

The city council received a petition at a called meeting to annex a total of 342.6 acres.

December 30, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Social Circle


New space for a new year

The Social Circle Boys and Girls Club received a little tender loving care Dec. 6 and 7 as club members, staffers and volunteers came together to repaint and renovate the building.

December 29, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Social Circle


All the world's a stage

 There's nothing quite like the magic of Broadway to put the theater bug in a kid, and students from Social Circle Theater will be having a heavy dose of the stuff in just a few weeks.

December 26, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Social Circle


Circle of Lights parade and Social Kruiser Car Show

December 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Social Circle


We gather together

First Thanksgiving: Brandy Davis tends the replica of the first Thanksgiving supper, created by Joseph Hurt, by the gift shop at the Blue Willow Inn in Social Circle. Hurt is the creator of the Joseph Hurt Creationist and Natural History Museum at the newly opened Blue Willow Village.

December 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Social Circle


Blue Willow Village open for business

Under a bright blue sky in Social Circle Thursday afternoon, assorted local officials and business men and women gathered to celebrate the official ribbon-cutting of one of the largest tourism projects to come to the East Atlanta Metro area – the Blue Willow Village.

December 01, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Social Circle


Social Circle receives annexation petition

Social Circle's city council completed another step towards formalizing the annexation of about 200 acres of land - the majority of which was formerly Newton County land - by officially receiving a petition from private land owners.

December 01, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Social Circle


Emergency sirens approved for Social Circle

The residents of Social Circle will have a little more forewarning about impending disasters with the new emergency siren system approved by the city at the Tuesday council meeting.

November 01, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Social Circle


Coming to fruition

 After many stops and starts, the Blue Willow Village in Social Circle has finally opened its doors - well, almost.

October 25, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Social Circle


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