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cre­ation and devel­op­ment in So­cial Cir­cle — are el­i­gi­ble to re­ceive the tax credit. These zones are along High­way 11 north and just south of the rail­road bridge, and along both sides Hightower Trail from where it crosses High­way 11 in down­town So­cial Cir­cle as far east as the city lim­its.

Other ar­eas in Ge­or­gia that qual­ify as Op­por­tu­nity Zones in­clude Nor­cross, Tifton and Val­dosta.

Ac­cord­ing to Dawn Stur­baum, who pre­sented the con­di­tions and terms of the Op­por­tu­nity Zone to the Bet­ter Home­town mem­bers and lo­cal busi­ness own­ers on Tues­day morn­ing, stated that Bet­ter Home­town Di­rec­tor Mike Miller had been in­stru­men­tal in bring­ing the pro­gram to So­cial Cir­cle.

Busi­ness own­ers who would like to ap­ply for the tax cred­its, or who would sim­ply like more in­for­ma­tion can find more in­for­ma­tion on www.dca. ga.gov. More in­for­ma­tion can be found at the Wel­come-Her­itage Cen­ter lo­cated on Hightower Trail in down­town So­cial Cir­cle.

Other events at the Tues­day morn­ing Mer­chant Cof­fee were:

• Troy Pre­ston and Alan Du­val from the Wal­ton County Health­care Foun­da­tion pre­sented the Bet­ter Home­town with a check for $3,090 to go to­wards a Well­ness Walk that So­cial Cir­cle plans to host later this year.

The Health­care Foun­da­tion has made many other do­na­tions pre­vi­ously to So­cial Cir­cle, in­clud­ing fund­ing the school clinic in the high school and do­nat­ing res­cue equip­ment to the So­cial Cir­cle Fire Depart­ment.

• The So­cial Cir­cle Fourth of July cel­e­bra­tion will be held on Satur­day, July 3, and on Sun­day, July 4. A pa­rade at 5:30 p.m. on Satur­day will kick off fes­tiv­i­ties, and will be fol­lowed by a gospel con­cert and fan­tas­tic fire­works dis­play. There will be a car show on Sun­day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

En­cour­ag­ing job growth:

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