Rep. Lindsey Suggests South Fulton Be Named King City
(APN) ATLANTA — With the proposal for a City of South Fulton, HB 704, moving forward after a favorable feasibility study, a challenge has risen regarding what this area, if incorporated, should be named.
State Rep. Ed Lindsey (R-Atlanta), who represents Buckhead and Sandy Springs, has an answer: King City, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Many local communities and the State of Georgia have rightly honored the late Civil Rights leader and native son with street names and statues. It is time to take it one step further and name a city after him,” Rep. Lindsey said in a recent press release.
“As a co-sponsor of the proposed new City of South Fulton, I believe a more proper name of the new city would be King, Georgia,” he said.
Not all South Fulton residents are happy with the idea of the name proposal.
“Ed Lindsey has a lot of nerve proposing naming south Fulton after a man who was against everything he stands for,” Eric Robertson, Political Director of Teamsters Local 728, told Atlanta Progressive News.
Nearly all the legislative supporters of this name change all hail from North Fulton, including Speaker Pro Tem Jan Jones (R-Milton), who has been the proponent of splitting the once-Milton County from Fulton County; and State Reps. Wendell Willard (R-Sandy Springs), Harry Geisinger (R-Roswell), Tom Rice (R-Norcross), and Mike Jacobs (R-Brookhaven). Rep. Joe Wilkinson (R-Atlanta) also supports the name change.