With less than a month before the Dec. 3 runoff election between incumbent Dan Chisholm and Charlie Akin for the District 4 seat on the Social Circle Board of Education, some citizens are questioning whether Akin should have the ability to set school taxes for residents when he, himself, does not pay them.
As construction continues on Baxter International's $1 billion manufacturing plant, Georgia Power is working to provide power to the plant and surrounding area and is planning to build a 6.5-mile power line from the plant northeast through Social Circle.
After a three-way race for the District 4 seat of the Social Circle Board of Education, two candidates will be back on the ballot in December for a runoff election.
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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. Steve Edwards with Advanced Disposal initially requested that the council increase garbage pickup by 5 percent in order to help defer rising fuel costs, according to minutes released from the Oct. 18 meeting. This request came after seeing a 31 percent increase in fuel ...
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.
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.
The Concerned Citizens of Social Circle will be hosting a political debate at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 and Oct. 27.
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.
Social Circle may be small, but the races for mayor and school board have drawn many contenders this year.
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.
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.
The Social Circle Friendship Festival will return on Saturday. The annual event will be held downtown, rain or shine, and will feature vendors selling food and crafts, children's activities and two stages of live music. Of course, the festival also features its annual parade, which includes many local community groups. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Ga. Highway 11 at the Social Circle ...
Social Circle held a city-wide cleanup Saturday morning, sponsored by the Social Circle Better Hometown Clean City Committee.
The Social Circle Friendship Festival will return on Oct. 1. The annual event will be held downtown, rain or shine, and will feature vendors selling food and crafts, children's activities and two stages of live music. Of course, the festival also features its annual parade, which includes many local community groups. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Ga. Highway 11 at the Social ...
Social Circle is getting ready for fall with a city-wide clean-up Sept. 24. Around 100 participants are expected to participate in the event which begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 11 a.m. (or when a group's adopted street is clean). Participants are asked to meet at the community room at 138 East Hightower Trail and wear old work clothes and gloves. Coffee and biscuits prepared by the Church at the Grove will be available. ...
The city of Social Circle has settled one lawsuit from a former employee, but another is still pending.
For the next 30 days the headquarters for Social Circle's Friendship Festival Committee will be located at 141 S. Cherokee Road. The committee headquarters location has been unknown for several weeks after a June fire at the city's welcome center shut the center down until repairs can be made.
The Social Circle fair has returned to town. Going on through Saturday, the fair is the largest fundraiser for the Social Circle Rotary Club. It features traditional fair rides, such as bumper cars and a Ferris wheel, along with several kid-friendly rides. There are about 25 rides set up in addition to booths selling a plethora of food and games. The fair is being held on the grounds of the middle/high school and opens at ...