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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The Social Circle fair has returned to town. Going on now through Sept. 10, 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 typically 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 ...
A Social Circle man reported missing Tuesday was found dead early Thursday morning, the victim of a suicide.
David Keener has pulled out of the Social Circle mayoral race. He announced his decision Friday in a letter.
Crenan Mills, owner of FlowerMills Greenhouses, announces his candidacy for Social Circle City Council District 4. Mills decided to enter the race when asked to do so by concerned citizens after longtime incumbent, Anne Peppers, did not seek reelection.
Call it the last hurrah of summer or the first sign of fall, either way, its time once again for the annual Social Circle Fair.
Council members in Social Circle approved the first reading of a golf cart ordinance Tuesday. The city attorney presented the council with a golf cart ordinance model that had initially been drafted for Madison. The council agreed to look at several different options for the ordinance and plans to adopt one tailored to Social Circle at its the next meeting.
A former Social Circle safety employee has filed suit against the city and city manager Doug White.
The Blue Willow Inn recently filed paperwork with the court to begin its exit from bankruptcy.
After 22 years of service, Social Circle Municipal Court Judge Rebecca Dally has resigned. At a called meeting of the Social Circle city council, Dally told the mayor and council she was stepping down because it would be unethical for her to sit as a judge while supporting her husband, who plans to run for mayor of the city. Mayor Jim Burgess recommended that Jeff Foster be appointed Municipal Court Judge and David Boyle be ...
Of the many groups and activities that abound in Social Circle, the Quilting Belles is a real standout. The organization is laid back in the sense that it operates behind the scenes without fanfare or a recognized public persona. It is purposeful in that it seeks to preserve a skill that could well become obsolete in today's fast paced, throw-away society.
Social Circle resident Theo Ramakers always keeps an eye to the sky. Thursday, he took this image of the International Space Station and the Space Shuttle Atlantis as it tracked across near the sun's equator.
After 14 years in office, Social Circle Mayor Jim Burgess will not seek re-election. "It's time to let new leadership develop in the community," Burgess said Tuesday. "It's been a great experience. I'm most grateful for the unified city council. I don't think I've ever had to cast a tie breaking vote." Burgess, 78, also thanked his wife, Madeline, for her advice and support. He said he was most proud of the strong financial position ...
Social Circle will purchase three police cars next fiscal year, but that's the only major purchase in the city's recently approved budget.
Retired Social Circle native Hosea Jackson has entered the town's mayoral race because he wants to see a revived downtown and more support for small businesses.
It's summer in Social Circle and things are pretty slow. But we've had a little excitement, which goes to show that you never know what's going to happen from one day to the next. Here are a few stories worth repeating to demonstrate this point: One of my Social Circle neighbor's neighbor came home for lunch last week and found a stray brown and white calf standing in her backyard. The calf had a heavy ...