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City Transit Service to Resume

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transit bus

We are pleased to announce that the Social Circle Transit Operation will re-open on Wednesday, June 17.  Rides must be scheduled 24 hrs in advance.

To keep you safe, we will practice social distancing and limiting the number of passengers on the bus.

Everyone that wishes to use the transit service [must wear a mask] and practice social distancing.

Call 770-464-2953 to schedule your ride today. If you have any questions, please call and we will be happy to answer them!

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CSX Railwork Affects Local Traffic

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CSX Road Closure

Work done by CSX Railroad has made the RR Crossing connecting [both] Knox Chapel Rd and Amber Stapp Studdard Rd impassable from East Hightower Trail.

To access Knox Chapel Rd [or] Amber Stapp Studdard Rd from Social Circle, drivers must take the Social Circle Pkwy (Hwy 11) to Fairplay Drive, to Hawkins Academy Road.  See attached map.

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Virtual Meet & Greet with New Police Chief Scheduled

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Join us on Facebook on Monday, May 4 at 1:30 pm for a Virtual Meet & Greet to get to know our new police chief, Will Brinkley.

If you have questions for Chief Brinkley, please email them to City Manager, Adele Schirmer, aschirmer@socialcirclega.com or call (770) 464-6901.

After May 4, you can call the police department at (770) 464-2366 to schedule an appointment to talk with Chief Brinkley.

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Fire Department ISO Class 2 Rating Goes into Effect Today

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The City of Social Circle is proud to announce that the Fire Department has received an ISO (Insurance Services Office) Class 2 public protection classification, effective May 1, 2020.

ISO is a third party independent agency that evaluates the fire department, water department and communications systems. It rates the results on a national scale from one to ten (one being the best and highest). According to ISO, its Public Protection Classification Program (PPC) plays an important role in the underwriting process with insurance companies. Most U.S. insurers report that the PPC information is used in their decision-making process when deciding what business to cover, what coverages to offer or prices to charge for personal or commercial property insurance. With a communities Class 2 rating, many insurance providers give a discount on annual insurance premiums for residences and businesses. Residents and business owners should check with your insurance companies to see how this new classification affects you.

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Summer Burn Ban Starts Today

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Georgia EPD Open Burning Ban Begins May 1, 2020 for dozens of Georgia Counties. Beginning May 1 and ending September 30, EPD’s open burning ban will be in effect for many Georgia counties, including Walton.

The open burning ban is not new. It began in 1996 in the metro Atlanta area and expanded to include other Georgia counties in subsequent years. The open burning ban prohibits citizens and business from burning yard and land-clearing debris. This rule is in addition to the year-round state ban on the burning of household garbage. People, particularly children, are more apt to be outdoors during May through September. It is during this time that ozone and particle pollution are generally higher than the other parts of the year. Some actions, such as campfires and agricultural activities, are exempt from this ban.

If you have questions, please contact firechief@socialcirclega.gov.

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