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Social Circle recognizes Doug White

Members of the Social Circle community both said goodbye and hello to Doug White Sunday.

April 13, 2015 | Bryan Fazio | Social Circle


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


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Archive By Section - Social Circle


Social Circle mulls raising gas rate 8 %

During a budget work session on Tuesday, the Social Circle city council debated whether or not it should increase gas rates for customers for the first time in about 10 years.

May 03, 2012 | Miranda Sain | Social Circle


Social Circle’s rich spiritual heritage

I love a chapter from "The Prophet" where Prophet Kahlil Gibran speaks of religion: "Who can separate his faith from his actions, or his belief from his occupations? Who can spread his hours before him saying, 'This for God and this for myself; this is for my soul, and this other for my body?'" For me, this suggests that the way we live expresses our deepest faith. I thought about that in recognizing how important our churches have been in supporting our community. For example, at our recent city-wide cleanup, almost all of our churches showed up to help.

April 28, 2012 | Madeline Burgess | Social Circle


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


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