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Mike England will become a lieutenant colonel and assistant director of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division effective Friday.

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A Social Circle man was one of six people from metro Atlanta arrested by state agents as part of an investigation into child sexual exploitation.

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Former President Donald Trump has endorsed University of Georgia football great Herschel Walker for the U.S. Senate and state Sen. Burt Jones for lieutenant governor.

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Former state Sen. Rick Jeffares is asking voters to send him back to Atlanta. He is running to succeed Burt Jones next year in a district that includes southern Walton County.

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State Sen. Burt Jones made official his bid for lieutenant governor Tuesday. He pledged to be "a consistent conservative and champion for Georgia families."

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Police in Social Circle are looking for a man with dementia who went missing Friday night.

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A downsized version of a previously controversial plan for a travel center near Social Circle will be considered by Newton County commissioners in June after the planning board unanimously voted to recommend it in May.

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State Sen. Burt Jones hasn't said what his plans are for the 2022 elections, but a photo Monday with former President Trump certainly raised eyebrows.

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First United Methodist Church in Monroe will see a leadership change after 11 years.

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State investigators found two fires in the old Social Circle Cotton Mill that burned Sunday.

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The two public school districts in Walton County and the Boys & Girls Club received thousands of dollars each in grants from the Facebook Newton Data Center.

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Newton County commissioners heard from both sides of a travel center plan for a site south of Social Circle before quickly voting to deny it Tuesday night.

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One county planning commissioner said “the people have spoken” about a planned travel plaza near Social Circle after hearing residents’ objections Tuesday.

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The pandemic has delayed a public hearing on a large development that’s been in the works in Social Circle for nearly two decades.

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Monday is the deadline for people interested in serving on the Social Circle City Council to ask for the appointment.

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Social Circle City Schools returned to digital learning this week after an increase in COVID-19 cases left the school system struggling to meet needs of students in a face-to-face learning situation.

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Local schools, hospitals and more were adapting this week as COVID-19 continued to spread through Georgia.

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Changes are coming to Zone 5, but Social Circle City Schools Superintendent Robbie Hooker assured parents children there would continue to enjoy access to the city school system in the year to come.

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A Social Circle man threatened to infect people in a bank with COVID-19 in a botched holdup last month, the sheriff in Clayton County said.

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Transportation and federal dollars top the agenda for this week’s Social Circle City Council meeting.

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A national transportation research group has rated six Newton County bridges among the 20 most deficient in northeast Georgia based on condition and usage.

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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is awaiting the doctor’s report after an autopsy of a man who was found dead in Social Circle last weekend.

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The Social Circle City Council split on racial lines in an attempt to rename a bridge in honor of a local civil rights worker.