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The judge saw a “very troubled young man” in the 16-year-old who killed two men and stole the dirt bike he lured them to Walton County to sell.

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Charlie Akin in Social Circle and Mary Lynn Hall in Walnut Grove won special elections for City Council seats.

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An Athens man was charged with murder in connection with the shooting deaths of two people found on a roadway last month.

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The lawyer for a teen who killed two men wants his client to receive the minimum sentence, but prosecutors are seeking the maximum — life without the chance of parole.

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The Walton County Chamber of Commerce hosted an online political forum last week for the city elections, with multiple races on the ballot represented.

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City Manager Adele Schirmer said she remains committed to Social Circle despite a vote not to allow her contract to roll over for another year.

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Police Chief Jeff Fuesting has resigned, and the Social Circle City Council voted Friday night not to allow the city manager’s contract to renew automatically.

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A Social Circle man was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after an incident at a Covington store on Monday.

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The Social Circle City Council is expected to declare an emergency related to the coronavirus outbreak during a special called meeting Monday night.

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Newly appointed Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler stopped by Stanton Springs Industrial Park on Monday, her first trip to this region of Georgia.

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In the same year the state saw a major transition in leadership as Gov. Brian Kemp began his term as the successor to Nathan Deal, Walton County saw numerous shifts in leadership all over the county throughout the entire year.

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State energy regulators approved a rate increase for Georgia Power Co. on Tuesday that will raise its basic service fee for residential customers during the next three years by $168 a year.

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Kenneth Malcom, who was convicted of murder in the death of Jonathan Gresham, was sentenced to life without parole plus 25 years.

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Social Circle voters were choosing their mayor, a City Council representative and two members of the school board Tuesday.

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A Covington man has been charged in connection with a hit-and-run that killed a Social Circle woman in early October.

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New Social Circle police Chief Jeff Fuesting has been, to some degree or another, involved in law enforcement his entire life.

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Two Social Circle residents were among five people arrested as Morgan County deputies say they've taken down a major player in east metro meth sales.

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Chevada McCamy, who grew up in Covington but graduated from Social Circle High School, said this week she is running for a seat as a Superior Court judge.

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If Walton County to avoid becoming like Gwinnett County, it will take planning. Because much of the inertia, the private development, and the pressure, is to become like Gwinnett.

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The biggest obstacle to Walton County’s growth is under all of our feet.

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A Social Circle man was killed when he drove his motorcycle into the path of another vehicle near Monroe.

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A Newton County jury apparently agreed with a prosecutor's assessment of James Gary Hill III as "a selfish, violent predator."

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Come 8 a.m. Monday, Robbie Hooker will be ready to go on the first day of his new job leading the Social Circle City Schools.

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The Social Circle Board of Education is still trying to balance its preliminary budget for the upcoming school year as a current shortfall in revenue has the school district looking to its fund balance to cover expenditures for the next year.

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Dozens of people planned to protest an event space proposed for Double Springs Church Road. It turns out they didn't have to do anything to get their way.

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Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. has earned federal approval for a second product made at its Stanton Springs facility in Walton County.

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Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. has earned federal approval for a second product made at its Stanton Springs facility in Walton County.