Category Archives: Druid Hills

DeKalb Community, Edmund Park, Petitions for Atlanta Annexation, as South Fulton Petitions Still Being Processed

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With additional reporting by Barbara Payne   (APN) ATLANTA — Edmund Park, a community in a portion of the Morningside neighborhood located in unincorporated DeKalb County, has submitted a petition to the City of Atlanta, seeking to join the City, pursuant to the sixty percent annexation method under Georgia law.   The City of Atlanta Municipal Clerk’s Office is still […]

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LaVista Hills Cityhood Proposal Moves Forward, despite Border Disputes

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With additional reporting by Barbara Payne.   (APN) ATLANTA — Voter referenda for proposed cities of LaVista Hills and Tucker, both in north DeKalb County, are moving forward to be on the November 2015 ballot, despite a conflict between the proposed maps for LaVista Hills and City of Atlanta annexation of Druid Hills neighborhood.   City of Atlanta annexation efforts […]

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Cityhood Bills “Cross Over” for Tucker, LaVista Hills, South Fulton

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(APN) ATLANTA — Three proposed cityhood referenda bills–Tucker, La Vista Hills, and South Fulton–are zooming through the General Assembly.  All three bills have passed the Georgia House in advance of last Friday’s Crossover Day, which was March 13, 2015, and are up for consideration by the Georgia Senate.   The cityhood bills were introduced on Monday, March 02, 2015; passed […]

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DeKalb’s Medlock Park Left out of Annexation, Cityhood Plans


(APN) DEKALB COUNTY — On Thursday, January 22, 2015, the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association (MANA) held a special meeting to discuss whether to staying in unincorporated DeKalb County or whether to annex into Atlanta.   The nearby City of Decatur is looking to annex business areas, so to boost their tax base, but is not seeking to annex the residential […]

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City of Atlanta Pursuing Annexation of Druid Hills Neighborhood (UPDATE 3)

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(APN) ATLANTA — The City of Atlanta is about to get a whole lot bigger, as the City is pursuing two annexation proposals.  As previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News, the City is looking to annex part of unincorporated south Fulton County.  In addition, the City is looking to annex part of the Druid Hills neighborhood in unincorporated northwest DeKalb […]

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Some Citizens Say Cityhood, Annexation Efforts Mislead on Full Options

With additional reporting by Matthew Charles Cardinale, News Editor (APN) DEKALB COUNTY — Some pro-annexation and pro-cityhood advocates in south Fulton County are misleading citizens, who currently live in unincorporated areas, about their full range of options–saying that staying unincorporated is not an option–one south Fulton resident has told Atlanta Progressive News. A similar theme emerged at a recent pro-City […]

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