Category Archives: South Fulton County

South Fulton Cityhood Passes Senate, House, as Sen. James Defends Vote

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With additional reporting by Gloria Tatum, Senior News Writer.   (APN) ATLANTA — HB 514, a voter referendum for a new City of South Fulton, in Fulton County, passed the Georgia Legislature this year, making a last-minute come back after many years of failed attempts to get the legislation through the Senate.   City of Atlanta Mayor Kasim […]

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Voters Reject LaVista Hills Cityhood, Approve Tucker, in Stunning Defeat (UPDATE 1)

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(APN) DEKALB COUNTY — Last night, on Tuesday, November 03, 2015, DeKalb County voters bucked the trend toward cityhood in Metro Atlanta, by narrowly rejecting the proposal for a new city of LaVista Hills in the northwest part of DeKalb County.   The proposed City of LaVista Hills lost by only 136 votes.  The final vote count was 6,925 nays […]

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Fulton County May Rebuke State on Millage Rate Increase

  (APN) ATLANTA — The Fulton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) is currently considering a set of millage rate increases–one for all of Fulton County, and one for unincorporated South Fulton–that if passed, would rebuke the Republican-controlled Georgia Legislature on its attempts to force deep cuts at Fulton County Government by starving the county of funds.   Fulton County is […]

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House Bills Would Reshape, Reform Fulton County Commission

(APN) ATLANTA — There are three bills concerning Fulton County currently pending in the Georgia Legislature that would drastically reshape the County’s governance structure, tax base, and employee benefits to meet the wishes of North Fulton Republicans, while a fourth bill threatens to break off North Fulton and re-form Milton County. House Bills 170, 171, and 172 deal with reforming […]

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