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Press Release and announcement from Mayor David Keener on Social Circle being awarded Federal Historic Preservation Grant

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We are honored to be considered for and awarded the Historic Resources Survey grant.
This Grant will allow us the opportunity to conduct an extensive survey of approximately 441 parcels within our National and Local Historic District(s). This will also provide our city and historic property/structure owners a better understanding of the significance of these properties.
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2021 Independence Day Celebration Info

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 Independence Day Celebration-Saturday June 26, 2021

This year the Independence Day Celebration will be moved from Stephen's Park to Downtown Social Circle! The event planning committee has scheduled activities a little differently from prior years for this City center location. We are excited to bring these festivities downtown in 2021.

From noon until 5 pm, Cherokee Road will be closed to traffic for a street festival with ten to twenty arts and crafts and food vendors; and a car show. The proceeds from the car show will be dedicated to the "Police Who Care" fund, which is a charity supported by law enforcement agencies for community benefit. Local law enforcement agencies fron1 around the region will be present to show their support.

The car show will end, and vendors will leave the area after 5 pm so that Cherokee Road can be reopened by 7 pm so visitors can come to the evening celebrations.

Beginning at 7 pm in Friendship Park will be a concert featuring the 80's cover band, the 80ators. This band is amazing and will keep you on your feet! The park will be clear of vendors during this time, so bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the evening.

Four food trucks will be parked adjacent to Friendship Park to aid our restaurants in keeping attendees fed and refreshed.

Fireworks will begin at 9:45pm. At the conclusion of the Fireworks, Police and Fire staff will assist a safe and orderly flow of traffic from the event.

We appreciate all the vendors participating in this event and look forward to fun community event that is beneficial to the merchants and vendors and charity, and that celebrates our Country's Independence Day.

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District 3 Council Seat Vacancy

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The City Council of Social Circle is seeking letters of interest from citizens to fill the vacant District 3 Council seat for the balance of the current term which ends January 2022.  Under the City Charter, the vacancy must be filled by Council appointment because the remainder of the term is less than 12 months.  The District 3 Council seat will be on the ballot during the regular election of November 2, 2021 for the term beginning January 2022.

Qualifications to serve as the District 3 City Council Representative are

  1. You must reside within District 3 and must have been a CITY resident for 12 months.
  2. You may not have been convicted of primary or election law violations, malfeasance in office, or felony involving moral turpitude or domestic violence – unless ten years have elapsed since completion of sentence and civil rights have been restored.
  3. You may not have defaulted on any federal, state, county, municipal or school taxes.

District 3 covers most of the area between West Hightower Road to North Cherokee Road, including the neighborhoods of Windsong, Corby Creek, North Forest Road, Town Park, Carver Drive, and the Meadows.  See www.SocialCircleGA.gov or call Clerk Susan Roper at 770-464-6901 for more information.

Interested Citizens should send a letter of interest, including name, address, relevant experience, and why you would like to be considered for appointment as the District 3 Councilmember to Susan Roper, City Clerk, at City Hall.  Letters of interest may be mailed, emailed to sroper@socialcirclega.gov, or dropped off at City Hall in the drop box or drive through.

The Charter does not restrict City Council’s authority to appoint to those that submit letters of interest.

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Citizen Firearms Safety Course

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On Saturday, March 27, 2021, the Social Circle Police Department will be hosting a Citizen Firearms Training Course. This course is designed to acquaint the student with their firearm and to understand how to safely handle, operate and use them in a self-defense situation. Please go to the Social Circle web page and download a Firearms Safety Course application. Once the application is filled out please drop the application by the Social Circle Police Department. You can also e-mail the application once completed to rdowns@socialcirclega.gov. If you have any questions please contact Sergeant Randy Downs at 770-905-4028 or 678-245-9653. This course is limited to (10) students and applications must be received no later than Thursday, March 18, 2021.

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