Video Surveillance Needed

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Social Circle has experienced a recent surge of thefts from unlocked vehicles in our community.

We need your help in solving these crimes.

If you have [any type of surveillance footage] from Tuesday, July 28, 11pm-3am, please check this footage for suspicious persons, or activities.  

If you find anything suspicious on your footage, please contact Sergeant Jett with the Social Circle Police Department:

Also, encourage your neighbors to partner with our Police Department by joining in with the activities and habits of our #9PMRoutine.

We can all work together to help make Social Circle, Georgia’s Greatest Little Town.

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South Walton Community Center / Gymnasium

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South Walton Community Center

South Walton Community Center / Gymnasium

The South Walton Recreation Center, to be located in Social Circle on Social Circle Fairplay Road, is currently being advertised for Construction bid by Walton County.

This project, being funded with County SPLOST funds, is anticipated to begin construction this Fall and be complete during 2022.

For further information, please contact the Walton County Parks and Recreation Department at 770-266-1680.

<< Bid Information Here >>

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Do We Owe You Money?

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Do We Owe You Money?

We also have several utility customers who have outstanding checks with the City due to Deposit Refunds. If you know any of the below listed, please ask them to contact us at City Hall so we can get those checks re-issued to the customer.

  1. Melinda Bedoya
  2. Salon Tru
  3. Kay J. Armstrong
  4. Rozlyn Monique Baccus
  5. Sharon Belliveau
  6. Newton Benton
  7. Albert Clark
  8. Cody Steinburg
  9. Lori Couch
  10. Mark Croom
  11. Lisa Denny
  12. David Duren
  13. Stacy Lee Epps
  14. Ricardo Escobar
  15. Fannie Mae Foundation
  16. Theodoris Gibbs
  17. Greg & Irene Goetze
  18. Melanie Gordon
  19. Leonard Hampton
  20. Patrick Harbin
  21. Morris Hardwick/ Schni
  22. Michael & Breeanne Hoover
  23. Maher Hossain
  24. Annette Hunter
  25. Aleah Ingold
  26. Myrna Jimenez
  27. Lara Keene
  28. Nathania R Kirk
  29. Lisa Lynam
  30. Syrrian Mahoney
  31. Dylan K Moody
  32. Jose Noel Mendez
  33. Tcyana Owens
  34. Stacy D Paulk
  35. Connie Pritchard
  36. Jessia Ragdale
  37. Elliott Rose
  38. Herman Strickland
  39. Herbert Thomas
  40. Bryson Utility
  41. Mary Webb
  42. Neena Wells
  43. Janice Wright
  44. RES GA RKC, LLC
  45. Crooked Creek Homes
  46. Winchester Home Builders
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Call Before You Dig

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Call Before You Dig

Should you plan to dig around buried piping, especially buried gas piping, the piping should be located in advance and all digging should be carefully done by hand in the vicinity of the pipe. You must contact the Georgia One Call Center at 800-282-7411 (or 811) three days before any digging by you or your contractor so that all buried cable may be located. This is a free service. Flag colors and what they represent: red: electric power lines, cable, conduit and lighting cables; orange: telecommunication, alarm, or signal lines, cable or conduit; yellow: natural gas, oil, steam, petroleum or other gaseous or flammable materials; green: sewers and drain lines; blue: drinking water; purple: reclaimed water, irrigation, and slurry lines; pink: temporary survey markings, unknown/unidentified facilities; white: proposed excavation limits or route.

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Underground Gas Pipe Maintenance

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Underground Gas Pipe Maintenance

As your natural gas distributor, the City of Social Circle is required, in accordance with federal regulations, to make you aware of certain safety recommendations regarding your underground natural gas piping. The City of Social Circle operates our gas system with an emphasis on safety. We are required to design, operate, and maintain our underground natural gas pipeline system in accordance with prescribed federal safety standards.

The gas department does not maintain the gas piping downstream of the gas meter. This is the responsibility of the customer who owns that piping. If the buried pipe is not properly maintained, it may be subject to corrosion (if the piping is metallic) and/or leakage. To ensure the continued safe and reliable operation of these lines, the buried piping should be checked periodically. You (or the building owner) are advised to contact a licensed plumber or heating contractor to assist you in locating and inspecting your buried gas piping. If any unsafe condition is found, repairs must be made ASAP. The Yellow Pages are an excellent source for listings of licensed plumbers and heating contractors.

If we can answer any questions regarding this notice, please call Social Circle City Hall at 770-464-2380. You may disregard this notice if you do not have buried piping beyond the gas meter.

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A Statement from the City Manager

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A Statement from the City Manager

There are some thoughts I would like to share about Social Circle, during these tumultuous times. The comments I have heard from members of the community during the last few weeks distinguish our little City from so many other places. We are not perfect, but we are blessed to have so many residents, business owners, staff, elected officials, police officers, and others who truly love what they do, love their community, and love their neighbors. This is the community spirit that keeps families here for generations, keeps community groups and churches coming together for events and benefits, and which demonstrates so many examples of sharing in times of need.

While Social Circle is not immune from the challenges of the world we live in, this is a community with great heart. People here share a little extra kindness, try harder to understand what is not familiar, and offer a larger helping of grace to each other. We are not so anonymous or callous that harsh words don’t leave wounds, yet there is such a well of forgiveness and openness to build bridges.

Racism is real, and has shaped the experience of all. Current and past generations had opportunities or did not, received consideration or did not, based upon others perceptions and biases. We grieve for unnecessary deaths, and are appalled at hateful or harmful actions taken against people based upon assumptions or false perceptions.

What I know about our community is that the relationships in this City are better than what we see on today’s news, yet we do still have far to go. I hear in these conversations desire to move into the future together, a willingness to listen, an openness to accept that our experiences are not the same– and thus we need to reconsider some of our judgements and conclusions.

Our Social Circle Police Department is also far better than what we are seeing on the news these days. Our professional, skilled, and dedicated group of men and women are here because they have a heart for this community and a heart for protecting and serving the people in this City. We embrace a guardian approach, not a warrior mentality. Their services enhance the safety of our residents and protect lives and property through fostering communication and offering respect in their interactions. This is not new, this has been the culture of the Police for several years. This career is not one chosen for money, and Social Circle is not a fit for Police Officers that are hardened to the humanity of the people with whom they interact. Our Police Officers thrive on the personal touches of serving in the schools, providing birthday visits, and offering comfort and support to the frightened or victims of crime, while also working diligently to enforce laws and solve crimes. It is a difficult time to be a Police Officer, and making negative assumptions about all Police Officers is no more accurate than racist conclusions. Please join me in commending and appreciating the service of these dedicated officers who chose this profession, and this City, for the right reasons.

In this country, there should not be disparity in the treatment of people of color by those who hold power, and there certainly will not be in this City. Our Police Chief and Police Officers share this commitment with all the City staff for the benefit of all our residents.

Social Circle has a rich history in the Civil rights movement, and I am inspired by the emphasis of our residents on peaceful, demonstrations for positive change.

With the involvement of all who love this place, Social Circle is on the path of being the best kind of community we can imagine, a City where we respect the humanity of each other and where everyone can prosper.

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FREE COVID-19 Testing Continues Until June 26 – [NO] Appointment Needed

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FREE COVID-19 testing continues at Corinth Baptist Church until June 19.

NO APPOINTMENT REQUIRED

Celie Davis Clark of the North East Health District of the State Health Department has informed the city that the state wants to be able to test more people for COVID-19.

Testing will continue June 15-19 (M-F), from 8:30am - 5:00pm with FREE drive-thru testing.

"In efforts to reach and test as many people as possible we are continuing testing for COVID-19 at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church both this week and next week," said Clark.

The Health Department has enlisted nearly a dozen individuals from Social Circle to Warner Robins to assist in this FREE testing.

The church is located at 813 S. Cherokee Rd., Social Circle, Georgia, 30025.

Simply arrive at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church, following the directions of the parking lot attendant, and drive up to the testing tent.

The test is quick and simply, requiring only a swab of the nose.  No needles are used for this test. Call the hotline with any questions at (706) 340-0996.

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Picture above (l-r): Staff Sgt. Joshua Phillips, 202nd EIS Air National Guard from Warner Robins, GA; Patrick Reilly, HIV Testing & Linkage Coordinator; Amber Vandiver, Nurse Manager, County Health Department; Lorri Tanner, Nurse Manager, Walton County Health Department; Morgan Couch, RN, Morgan County Health Department

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Having Trouble With Your Utility Bill?

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Having Trouble With Your Utility Bill?

Several of our utility customers (water, gas, sewer, sanitation) have had issues with their bank's Bill Pay feature resulting in late fees by the city. This convenient feature of the Bill Pay takes the responsibility of [mailing] a physical check to the city for bill payment. There are instances when the banks ability to cut and mail the check delays the payment of your bill, resulting in a late fee.

We want to help you avoid this by offering a better option -- Bank Draft with the City of Social Circle.

This is the most effective payment option, and uses the exact same information that appears clearly on your Bill Pay checks.  It simply electronically transfers money from your bank to the city's bank -- avoiding any, and all, delays brought on by bank processing and mailing. Just ask your bank representative, if you aren't convinced.

If there was ever a time to use the city's Bank Draft feature -- it is now!

If you:

    1. Download the Bank Draft Form
    2. Fill it out
    3. Bring it into the City Hall Drive-Thru
    4. Pay your utility balance down to $0.00
    5. We will waive your last late fee penalty with the city

We have over 2,200 utility customers, and many of them pay with Bank Draft. Join them today, and make life easier for yourself!

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Intersection Improvements: (Hickory/S.Cherokee)

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Intersection Improvements: Tuesday, June 16 (Hickory and S. Cherokee)

Work is scheduled to begin on improving the intersection of Hickory Street and South Cherokee on Tuesday, June 16.

The work involved is moving the sidewalk back and widening the turning radius of Hickory Street where it meets South Cherokee.

Residents who live on Hickory Street and Joseph Lane are encouraged to use Lakewood during this construction. Work should be completed in 7-10 working days.

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