New­ton acreage an­nexed

So­cial Cir­cle re­zones por­tion of county land

The Covington News - - Front page - By Rachel Oswald

The So­cial Cir­cle City Coun­cil ap­proved the an­nex­a­tion and re­zon­ing of 334 acres of mostly New­ton County land at their Tues­day meet­ing.

The acreage is lo­cated along U.S. High­way 278 and In­ter­state 20. Most of the land is lo­cated in New­ton County, though a por­tion of the land also lies in Wal­ton County.

“It’s just in keep­ing with our pol­icy of vol­un­tary an­nex­a­tion,” said So­cial Cir­cle Mayor Jim Burgess. “When some­body re­quests to come in, we’ll honor their pe­ti­tion.”

James Grif­fin, an at­tor­ney for New­ton County, said the Board of Com­mis­sion­ers de­cided not to raise

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