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Mayor Edwards Takes Residents on a ‘Road Trip’ through the City’s Two-Year History
Government

Mayor Edwards Takes Residents on a ‘Road Trip’ through the City’s Two-Year History

This week, South Fulton celebrated two years as a new city. The milestone was marked by a State of the City Address, billed as the city’s first, at the Southwest Arts Center. The program began with a rousing selection from the Westlake High School marching band, followed by prayers from community members of various faiths and reflections from residents and elected officials. David Seem, chief financial officer of Miller Zell was tapped to introduce Mayor William “Bill” Edwards, who started by wishing the city, “Happy Birthday!” He then asked attendees to take a “road trip” with him along South Fulton’s journey – in a 1968 two-door Pontiac Firebird - as he maneuvered down a litany of the city’s accomplishments since its incorporation. “Our journey towards success has been both cha...
South Fulton Taps BAE for Economic Development Strategic Plan
Government

South Fulton Taps BAE for Economic Development Strategic Plan

At the end of March, South Fulton's city council unanimously passed a resolution authorizing an agreement with BAE Urban Economics. The firm has been tapped to prepare the city's economic development strategic plan. “I am excited about the council’s decision," said Odie Donald II, city manager. "This allows the city to engage with qualified experts who can assist us in developing a comprehensive strategic plan that will result in the development of a strong economic base for our city and a diversified economy." BAE is a national real estate and urban economics consulting firm with offices in California, New York and Washington, D.C. Among its past projects are an economic revitalization strategy for Richmond, Va. and a five-year work plan review and recommendatio...
South Fulton Eggstravaganza: The Hunt for 12,000 Eggs Begins Sunday
Community

South Fulton Eggstravaganza: The Hunt for 12,000 Eggs Begins Sunday

South Fulton residents are getting ready for a host of Easter events this Sunday. One of the highlights of the weekend will undoubtedly be the 2nd Annual Spring Eggstravaganza hosted by Old National Entertainment in partnership with the City of South Fulton. The event will take place on Easter Sunday from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Creel Park (2775 Creel Road). Attendees have lots to look forward to including live performances and a kids’ fashion show. A marketplace featuring youth vendors is also back this year. Event organizers have included it as a clever and fun way to teach tiny tycoons in the making about the ins and outs of entrepreneurship. Of course there will be egg hunts for children, but the Spring Eggstravaganza has gone to great lengths to make sure that the adults a...
Judges Pro-Tem Monica Ewing and Stefani Lacour Sworn In
Courts

Judges Pro-Tem Monica Ewing and Stefani Lacour Sworn In

Monica Ewing and Stefani Lacour will both serve as Judge Pro-Tem in the City of South Fulton’s Municipal Court. They were sworn in this week by Mayor William “Bill” Edwards. Monica Ewing has previously served as a magistrate judge in Fulton County and has presided over courts in multiple cities in the region including Fairburn and Hapeville. Ewing is a graduate of Emory University School of Law. She got her start in the office of City of Atlanta Attorney Marva Brooks, and later made a name for herself as an entertainment attorney. She has also worked as an adjunct professor at Georgia State University and is the creator of The Stand Down Court, a program that assists homeless veterans who have outstanding warrants and misdemeanor charges. Stefani Lacour has over two decades ...
South Fulton Police Department Celebrates Milestones, Growth
Public Safety

South Fulton Police Department Celebrates Milestones, Growth

Just over a year after its launch, the South Fulton Police Department is celebrating key milestones and significant growth in the size of its force. When the police department transitioned in late March of 2018 from Fulton County to the City of South Fulton, it was comprised of just 85 sworn officers. To date, the police force has grown by more than 50 percent. As of March 25, according to Police Chief Meadows, the department was down to its last 16 vacancies with 15 candidates scheduled to go before the hiring board. Aggressive recruiting methods have helped the department to increase its gang unit, narcotics unit and court service section. An intelligence unit has been created to analyze crime trends under the COMPSTAT methodology. And Chief Meadows has expressed that he will a...
Human Services Summit to Address South Fulton Issues on April 18
Community

Human Services Summit to Address South Fulton Issues on April 18

On April 18, the South Fulton Human Services Coalition will hold its second annual summit from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Andrew & Walter Young Family YMCA (2220 Campbellton Road, SW). The theme of the event is "The Urgency of Now: Transforming South Fulton County." Event organizers aim to closely examine socio-economic factors that impact residents, and how to attract much-needed resources to the area including workforce development and mental health services.  The summit brings together neighborhood leaders, business owners, faith-based volunteers, elected officials and service agency professionals to develop a shared vision of what makes a community vibrant and inclusive. The agenda will include a presentation on "Livable Communities" by AARP Georgia, with a focus o...
FCS Superintendent Finalist to Meet with Public at Westlake on April 18
Schools

FCS Superintendent Finalist to Meet with Public at Westlake on April 18

The Fulton County School (FCS) Board will announce the finalist for permanent Superintendent on April 17 at 12:00 p.m. at the Fulton County School North Learning Center (450 Northridge Parkway, Sandy Springs). In accordance with Georgia law, the school board must provide a minimum of 14 days for public input on the finalist before a final vote to fill the position. Principals, teachers, staff, parents and students are encouraged to meet the finalist and learn more about his or her vision for the school system. Meet and greets will be held on April 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Roswell High School (11595 King Road), April 18 at 7:00 p.m. at Westlake High School (2400 Union Road) and on April 19 at Centennial High School (9310 Scott Road).  The Fulton County School System is the fourth...

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