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South Fulton Officials Continue Food Distribution at Welcome All Park on Friday
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South Fulton Officials Continue Food Distribution at Welcome All Park on Friday

The City of South Fulton's series of weekly food distribution events continues this Friday, August 21 at Welcome All Park, 4255 Will Lee Road. Residents can drive through the site to pick up food starting at 11 a.m. The initiative has been part of the city's response to help local families financially impacted by COVID-19. Much of the food has been provided by the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Volunteers from a number of companies and organizations have also assisted in the effort. This week, the city will partner with the Omicron Kappa Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc, State Farm and Coca-Cola Bottling Company to help distribute food and other goods. Social distancing guidelines will be followed at Friday's event. More information is available by calling 404-670-9619...
South Fulton Councilwomen Host Back-to-School Events
Events, Government

South Fulton Councilwomen Host Back-to-School Events

South Fulton officials are planning back-to-school events to make sure local students are prepared. District 2 Councilwoman Carmalitha Gumbs will host a drive-through Back-to-School Bash on Saturday, August 15 at Westlake High School, 2400 Union Road, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Each student will receive a backpack filled with supplies. "While this school year may be starting differently for parents and students, we want to make sure they still have the same level of support," said Gumbs, who hosts back-to-school events annually. "Now more than ever families are in need of help and resources, and with the help of generous sponsors and volunteers, we're able to help meet those needs." District 3 Councilwoman Helen Z. Willis will host an event today, August 14 at Siloam Internatio...
South Fulton and Radio One Partner to Distribute Free School Supplies on July 25
Events, Government

South Fulton and Radio One Partner to Distribute Free School Supplies on July 25

City of South Fulton officials are continuing their tradition of providing school supplies for local families, even as they prepare to resume classes virtually. Councilwoman Helen Zenobia Willis, Radio One Atlanta and a host of sponsors will hold a drive-thru Back-to-School Pull Up at Welcome All Park on Saturday, July 25. “Students will receive a school supply kit containing pens, pencils, notebook paper, a pocket folder, and other essential school items, said Councilwoman Helen Z. Willis, district three, City of South Fulton. “We are partnering with Radio One to make sure families get the support they need as they get ready to return to school.” The event is designed to be 100 percent contactless for the safety of the event organizers and the attendees. “We want to distribute ...
South Fulton to Host Summer Cleanup Day on July 18
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South Fulton to Host Summer Cleanup Day on July 18

Updated 7/8/2020 at 3:48 p.m. South Fulton residents will have a chance to dispose of their bulky waste for free during the city’s 2020 Summer Cleanup Day on July 18 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. This year's designated drop-off locations are Merk Miles Transfer Station, 3225 Merk Road, and Creel Park, 2775 Creel Road. Curbside pickup is available for senior citizens ages 65 and older and residents with disabilities. Registration is required for these individuals at (470) 552-4311 by Wednesday, July 15. A list of acceptable bulky trash items is available on the City of South Fulton's website. Adhesives, aerosols, cardboard, furniture and tires will be accepted at the Merk Miles location only. Have South Fulton news to share? Email us at [email protected]. Follow us ...
Benefit Ride for Officer Struck by ATV to Start on Old National
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Benefit Ride for Officer Struck by ATV to Start on Old National

A benefit ride is planned for Officer Maximillian Brewer on July 18. The Kingz of the South Motorcycle Club, City of South Fulton and the Old National Merchants Association have partnered to hold the event. Brewer was struck on May 30 by an ATV driven by 42-year old Avery Goggans during a protest in downtown Atlanta. Brewer required emergency surgery before being admitted to the ICU at Grady Hospital. He's since been discharged and is undergoing rehabilitation at Emory. Brewer, a father of four, has been with APD for 18 years and is a member of the department's motorcycle unit.  It is unclear if he will be able to return to work. Fundraisers are being held to assist him during his recovery. More than $200,000 has already been raised via a GoFundMe campaign. "Officer Brewer has...
‘Black Fathers Are D.O.P.E.’ March in South Fulton to Honor Black Lives and Juneteenth
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‘Black Fathers Are D.O.P.E.’ March in South Fulton to Honor Black Lives and Juneteenth

South Fulton organizers have planned a march following the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks and many others. The Black Fathers Are D.O.P.E. (Dads Overcoming Pressure Everyday) march will kick off today, Father's Day, at 5 p.m. on Old National Highway. It will be followed by a rally and Juneteenth block party. The event was initiated by South Fulton resident and FreakNik CEO Carlos Neal on what would have been the 2nd revival of the Atlanta-based festival. "This weekend, we were scheduled to do the 2nd Annual FreakNik Festival but due to COVID-19, we rescheduled it to September 18-20," said Neal. "However our commitment to the community has never waivered. In the wake of the police brutality, systematic injustice, discrimination, racism and the...
Juneteenth Concert Brings Artists Together for Milestone Event in South Fulton
Arts, Events

Juneteenth Concert Brings Artists Together for Milestone Event in South Fulton

Tomorrow, South Fulton will mark Juneteenth with a virtual concert featuring artists from South Fulton and around the metro area. The milestone event, a first for the city's revamped Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs (PRCA) Department, will be available on YouTube starting at 12 p.m. The event is the brainchild of Cultural Affairs Manager Salondia Aveni and Southwest Arts Center Production Manager Michael Hernandez. It was born from the city's recently launched Wednesday Windown series which brings artistic talent into the homes of South Fulton residents via social media. Aveni reached out to dancers, vocalists, actors and other performers in South Fulton and throughout the metro area and asked them to donate their time for the event. The overwhelming response yielded a jam-pa...
Councilmembers to Tackle Policing Culture, Public Safety and More in Upcoming Events
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Councilmembers to Tackle Policing Culture, Public Safety and More in Upcoming Events

As communities across the nation engage in dialog about police brutality, three councilmembers have scheduled events to begin leading the discussions in South Fulton. Councilwoman Carmalitha Gumbs will host a Community Conversation with Police Chief Keith Meadows tonight at 6:30 p.m. They'll be joined by Charles Coleman, Jr., a civil rights attorney and CNN correspondent and Major Kelley Collier, Atlanta Police Department's Zone 1 Commander and a former training academy director. The discussion will focus on policing culture and the South Fulton Police Department's current protocols. Residents can view the event live on YouTube and submit questions to the panelists. On Friday, June 5, Councilman khalid will host "Future of South Fulton: Making #BlackLivesMatter Here." He'll lead...
Councilwoman Gumbs to Hold Second Virtual Event on COVID-19
Events, Government

Councilwoman Gumbs to Hold Second Virtual Event on COVID-19

Councilwoman Gumbs will hold a fireside chat on Thursday, May 28 to provide a comprehensive update on the impact of COVID-19 on the South Fulton community. The virtual event will take place at 6:30 p.m. and will be streamed via YouTube. She'll be joined by Mayor William "Bill" Edwards to update residents on how the pandemic has impacted the city's operations, measures being taken to stabilize the city and future plans to reopen. Dr. Lane Rolling, a professor of pathogenic virology and a member of the COVID-19 Congressional Black Caucus Task Force, will also join the chat. He'll provide details on how the virus is impacting the health of average citizens and steps that residents should be taking to keep themselves and their families safe. “Our goal is to keep you informed by 'k...
Citizen Engagement Sought on Parks, Zoning and Transportation
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Citizen Engagement Sought on Parks, Zoning and Transportation

A city and regional effort is underway to drive engagement around parks, zoning and transportation. Parks Master Plan Survey The City of South Fulton is asking residents to complete a survey to gather data for its parks master plan by May 9. The survey gives residents an opportunity to weigh in on the condition of the facilities, unmet needs, how they'd prioritize investment in parks and arts, and more. "The purpose of the parks master plan is to identify the needs and priorities of the community from a parks and recreation standpoint, and look at ways to enhance the parks system as well as programs in the community," said Carlos Perez, the consultant leading the effort. Early findings have revealed that two of the most used recreation assets in the city are Welcome All Park ...

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