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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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Social Circle picks new city judge

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 | Danielle Everson | Social Circle


Social Circle to kick off Christmas

Social Circle is kicking off its Christmas season with the annual Lighting of the Tree ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at city hall, 166 N. Cherokee Road.

November 29, 2012 | Gabriel Khouli | Social Circle


Social Circle hires new fire chief

Social Circle has a new fire chief to lead its fire department after the city split up their Department of Public Safety.

November 10, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Social Circle


Social Circle's new police chief

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 ...

November 06, 2012 | Amber Pittman | Social Circle


Burgess: Social Circle is painting the town

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.

October 27, 2012 | Madeline Burgess | Social Circle


Social Circle Friendship Festival

The town of Social Circle celebrated its 180th birthday during its annual Friendship Festival.

The event began at 9 a.m. in Social Circle's downtown business district at the intersection of Hightower Trail and Cherokee Road and ended at 4 p.m.

October 06, 2012 | Darrell Everidge | Social Circle


Social Circle hosts citywide cleanup

Social Circle will host a citywide cleanup tomorrow, Sept. 29 at 8 a.m. The cleanup is part of the preparation for the Social Circle Friendship Festival, which is taking place Saturday, Oct. 6.

September 27, 2012 | Staff Report | Social Circle


Family fun at the fair

Children of all ages enjoyed rides and games this week in Social Circle as the city held its annual fair.

September 08, 2012 | Staff Report | Social Circle


Council approves adjusting utility rates

Social Circle council members discussed and approved adjusting natural gas utility rates to increase the city's revenue at their meeting last Tuesday night.

August 28, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Social Circle


Burgess: Social Circle Theater - our cultural icon

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 ...

August 25, 2012 | Madeline Burgess | Social Circle


‘Quilters’ preserves our history

The aroma of buttery popcorn, accompanied by smiles and warm hellos from Social Circle Theater staff, welcomed guests from Walton, Clarke, Newton, Rockdale and surrounding counties as they poured in to see the Aug. 12, Saturday afternoon performance of "Quilters," a historical musical written by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek.

August 16, 2012 | Colleen Jackson | Social Circle


Social Circles OKs Sunday alcohol sales

Social Circle voters said yes to Sunday alcohol sales during the primary election on Tuesday.

August 02, 2012 | Danielle Everson | Social Circle


Social Circe plans for improved downtown

Social Circle officials recently completed a strategic plan that will carry the city through 2020 and calls for several improvements including a more entertaining downtown with more small parks and retail stores, a new public library and an amphitheater.

July 21, 2012 | Jared Williams | Social Circle


Officials approve public safety split

Social Circle Council members approved the splitting of the Department of Public Safety into two divisions-police and fire- at Tuesday night's meeting.

The separation would eliminate Tom Fox's position as director of public safety and leave the police and fire departments to have their own individual chiefs.

July 19, 2012 | Rachel Goff | Social Circle


Hot Rods for a cause

The Hot Rod's Diner of Social Circle is holding it's first car show from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 21. Residents can bring any type of car to the show.

July 19, 2012 | Elizabeth Park | Social Circle


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