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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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The helping hands of Social Circle

There are many things about my community that I either didn't know about, or maybe I didn't pay enough attention to. One of these things is the work that the Social Circle United Methodist Church has been doing to assist those in need. It came to my attention the other day as I listened to a "Calling Post" message from our Quilting Belles president, Marion Burnette, reminding us to bring two cans of food for the food pantry to our Christmas party. I didn't know we even had a food pantry in Social Circle. So I investigated ...

December 31, 2011 | Madeline Burgess | Social Circle


11 judicial officers sick after luncheon

Nearly a dozen people reported feeling ill after a Friday Alcovy Judicial Christmas luncheon at the Blue Willow Inn Restaurant in Social Circle, leading Walton County health officials to meet with restaurant management Tuesday.

December 21, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Social Circle


Around the Well: A thank you to Anne Peppers

In December, council member Anne Peppers will finish her final term as a member of the Social Circle City Council.

November 27, 2011 | Madeline Burgess | Social Circle


Never giving up: a soldier's story

Fred Wiley, a born-and-raised Social Circle native, knows a little something about loss. During his service in World War II, the 87-year-old lost an eye during a German ambush, though the Army kept him in service for the rest of the war. He lost his wife and his son to separate car crashes over the years.

November 13, 2011 | Douglas Moser | Social Circle


Dally wins crowded Social Circe mayor race

Social Circle has a new mayor in town. With 52 percent of the votes, Hal Dally will step in as mayor.

November 08, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Social Circle


Groves running for school board of Social Circle

Robbie Groves prides herself on being a loving parent and in being involved in her daughter's education, which is why she is running for District 3 of the Social Circle School Board.

October 28, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Social Circle


Social Circle denies Knox lawsuit, claims

Following accusations from former employee Jerome Knox, an attorney for the city of Social Circle and City Manager Doug White said not only are the claims false but that Knox has not filed suit against the city as he claimed.

October 26, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Social Circle


Social Circle keeps garbage costs down

Council members in Social Circle agreed to temporarily suspend the 5 percent franchise fee paid by Advanced Disposal in order to keep the cost of garbage pickup down for residents.

October 23, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Social Circle


Another ex-employee sues Social Circle

Yet another lawsuit has been filed against the city of Social Circle and City Manager Doug White from a former city employee citing wrongful retaliation and discrimination.

October 23, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Social Circle


Barron Steward runs for mayor in Social Circle

The race for the mayor's seat in Social Circle is highly contested and has been since current mayor Jim Burgess announced he did not plan to seek re-election. One of the four men vying for the spot is Social Circle native Barron B. Steward.

October 19, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Social Circle


Concerned citizens to host political debates

The Concerned Citizens of Social Circle will be hosting a political debate at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 and Oct. 27.

October 14, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Social Circle


Alan Howard Sr. runs for Social Circle school board

Alan Howard Sr. doesn't have a platform and he doesn't think of himself as a politician; however, he's running for Social Circle's school board because he wants what is best for the city and the people in District 3.

October 14, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Social Circle


Biggs, Callahan run for Social Circle spots

Social Circle may be small, but the races for mayor and school board have drawn many contenders this year.

October 09, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Social Circle


The Friendship Festival

The Social Circle Friendship Festival was held on Saturday in Social Circle. The annual event draws in crowds to watch the parade, sample the vendor's foods and inspect the wares.

October 02, 2011 | Staff Report | Social Circle


Council discusses changing charter

Social Circle council members are considering a change to the city's charter that would require its public safety director to report to the mayor and council rather than the city manager.

September 30, 2011 | Amber Pittman | Social Circle


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