Newton acreage annexed
Social Circle rezones portion of county land
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