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Gumbs Recognized as One of the Metro Area’s Most Powerful Leaders
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Gumbs Recognized as One of the Metro Area’s Most Powerful Leaders

South Fulton Councilwoman Carmalitha Gumbs has been named to the “Atlanta 500” list by Atlanta magazine, which recognizes the most powerful and influential leaders in the metro area. Gumbs was the only South Fulton official recognized on this year's list. Other government leaders named to the “Atlanta 500” this year include Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Fulton County Board of Commissioners Chairman Rob Pitts, Supreme Court Justice David Nahmias and Georgia State Senator Jen Jordan. “I’m deeply committed to making a positive impact in my local community through service and the implementation of smart and effective policies,” said Gumbs. “I’m honored to be named alongside other government leaders who share this same mission and who are making incredible contributions in the Atla...
South Fulton Police Officers Honored for Acts of Kindness, Compassion
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South Fulton Police Officers Honored for Acts of Kindness, Compassion

In October, the South Fulton Police Department received a shoplifting call at Walmart on Old National Highway. Officers Cornell Madison, Gwendolyn Moseley and Frederick Brown responded and learned that the accused were a homeless mother and her four children. The mother had been unable to find accommodations in a homeless shelter and was living in her car. Her children were unable to attend school because they couldn't afford the cost of medical check-ups and immunizations. The items they'd stolen were those of necessity, food and hygiene products. The officers sprang into action, calling in favors from the community and local businesses to help. “We did not think it was worth them going to jail,” South Fulton Police Officer Cornell said. “We worked with Walmart to allow th...
State School Superintendent Seeks 2019-20 Student Advisory Council
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State School Superintendent Seeks 2019-20 Student Advisory Council

State School Superintendent Richard Woods is seeking middle and high school students to serve on his 2019-20 Student Advisory Council. These students will meet with Superintendent Woods to discuss the impact of state policies in the classroom, along with other issues related to education, and will serve as the Superintendent’s ambassadors to their respective schools. Members will also engage in community service projects to benefit Georgia students and schools. During the 2018-2019 school year, Westlake High School's Aaron Johnson was selected to serve. He was chosen from a pool of nearly 1,000 applicants. Student Advisory Council applicants must be enrolled in a Georgia public middle or high school for the 2019-20 school year. Middle school students will meet October 21, January 15...
Portion of Boat Rock Road Closed for Filming; Simulated Explosion Planned
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Portion of Boat Rock Road Closed for Filming; Simulated Explosion Planned

From Monday, July 15 through Friday, a portion of Boat Rock Road between Binford Place and Cascade Hills Drive will be closed approximately 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. each day due to the filming of "The Outsider," an HBO television series based on the work of Stephen King.Also, one eastbound lane of Boat Rock Road between Cascade Hills Drive and Mitchell Crossing Drive will be closed. Motorists traveling to and from the Cascade Hills Subdivision via Boat Rock Road will still have the ability to travel that route with the assistance of flaggers on site. Detour routes are available along New Hope Road, Reynolds Road, Bakers Ferry Road, Camp Creek Pkwy and Fulton Industrial Boulevard. A map (below) being circulated by the city of South Fulton illustrates closures and detour routes. ...
School Board Member Kimberly Dove Sworn in for First Full Term
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School Board Member Kimberly Dove Sworn in for First Full Term

At Thursday's Board Meeting, Fulton County Board of Education member Kimberly Dove was sworn in to a four-year term of office which will begin in January. She represents District 6 which is comprised of parts of College Park, East Point, South Fulton and Union City. Dove was previously appointed in August 2017 to fill the unexpired term of former board member Catherine Maddox, who resigned due to health concerns. She later qualified as a candidate for the seat and won the election in May 2018. Dove has held various leadership roles as a school volunteer and as the president, vice president and parliamentarian of the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) at Westlake High School. She also has served as co-chair for Westlake's School Governance Council and is a past recipient of the high...
‘Stuff the Bus’ Effort Aims to Stock Seniors’ Pantries for the Holiday Season
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‘Stuff the Bus’ Effort Aims to Stock Seniors’ Pantries for the Holiday Season

With the holiday season quickly approaching, National Church Residences is hosting its first Stuff the Bus for Seniors Donation Drive to address food insecurity in its communities and the surrounding metro Atlanta areas. The Stuff the Bus for Seniors Donation Drive will be held on Tuesday, December 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Big Bethel Village, located at 500 Richard Allen Blvd SW in Atlanta. Donations of canned and dry goods, condiments and household products are requested. Acceptable items included: canned meats, vegetables, fruits, stews and chili, canned soups, canned or packaged pasta, peanut butter, tea bags and ground coffee, hot and cold cereals, rice, cake and pancake mixes, syrup, powdered milk, juice boxes, granulated sugar, granola and cereal bars. Household products m...

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