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Carl Semien July 21, 2014 at 11:44 AM
This is not a townhall meeting. Mayor Peters will be speaking privately to real estate agents atRead MoreKel ler Williams Realty Atlanta Classic.
Brent Gratton May 28, 2014 at 09:14 AM
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Fred Hutchinson June 05, 2014 at 07:12 PM
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South Fulton Guy April 21, 2014 at 11:13 PM
The latest word in the street is State Representative LaDawn Blackett-Jones and co-sponsor of HB704 Read Morejust wants to draw Sandtown out of the map of the City of South Fulton next time in the 2015 session to make a new city a reality next year. She is said to believe that although cityhood was defeated by 85% of residents in 2007, that with the influx of new residents of some 30,000 since then the story would be different and now mostly everyone in unincorporated South Fulton now except Sandtown wants a to live in a brand new City of South Fulton, GA. This would also avoid a repeat of the voter disenfranchisement she contents happened when Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed killed the cityhood bill because he wants to annex Sandtown. That sounds to me like a good strategic plan for those that really want a new city of South Fulton and it would be a slam dunk. Roger Bruce and Reggie Tatum could just move further south to Walden Park or choose not to be a part of the new city. The loss of the Sandtown Schools would not be a significant hit because students who really are not in the Sandtown Community could attend Langston Hughes HS and Renaissance MS equally close whose buildings a newer than those in Sandtown and raise the standard there with their parental advocacy and participation. Lastly we all know Commissioner Bill Edwards will need a home as the potential Mayor of your new city as most pundits do not think he will win his commission race against Emma Darnell who has more experience and integrity. Sound like a great deal Representative Jones let Sandtown go and get your city. Such a deal...
LaDawn Blackett Jones April 22, 2014 at 07:08 PM
Thank you South Fulton guy, however based on your comments and your unwillingness to give yourRead Moreident ity, I think it better I speak for myself. Although I have three good guesses about who you are. Let me be clear, I think Sandtown, Cliftondale, Welcome All and Old natl are communities more like one another than any other community in the metro area. For generations the children have attended schools, played on rec leagues and attended summer camp together. I think Sandtown residents should STAY with their neighbors who wanted to be one community rather than go to Atl who wanted Sandtown as an after thought to citihood. However, at this time I was elected to represent District 62 that does not contain Sandtown. For my residents I must advocate. My preference is to re-present the bill with Sandtown inucluded. It is irresponsible to tax payers to leave an unincorporated island. However, you were wrong about not being able to do that. It can and has been done. Sandtown is a part of this community. I walked the streets of Loch Lomond, Montclaire Estates and Niskey Lake as a teen, it is a part of why I ran. However, the voter suppression that occurred , occurred without respect and at least direct communication to the state officials, that lack of respect leads me to believe that it could occur again. Frankly Mayor Reed could afford to send a personal singing telegram to every door in Sandtown and personally ask each family to sign. He could have done so by May or the negotiated date of August. But instead he used the same racist methods used for years against our people (simultaneously approving those systematic, racist actions that prevented minorities from participating in the political process.) Therefore choosing the lesser of two evils -1. battling with Mayor Reed and people like south fulton guy who throw rocks from behind a computer OR 2. loosing the opportunity to govern, lead and grow with a sister community and forever breaking a bond that is naturally created by the likeness of the communities but protecting the 70k people who do not live in Sandtown.... I choose to protect the people. Too bad for the Sandtown people who were THE big fish in the South Fulton pond...they could now be a small guppy in the large sea called Atl. And they shall be treated like the new kid on the block in the already embattled Southwest Atlanta (which currently has a crime ridden reputation.). HB704 was a community and legislative team effort and it will continue to be. Whether Sandtown is included will be a group decision not a power move (take note Atl). I work cooperatively with all levels of government. Finally, be clear APS will not get Sandtown school buildings, personnel or resources. Your kids will be squeezed into the existing Atl schools UNLESS APS buys them and we see via the fire department how atl handles purchases
South Fulton Guy April 23, 2014 at 05:07 PM
Spoken as a true politician during a reelection campaign. The Mayor is racist, Sandtown is like Old Read MoreNational Highway and you can say with certainty that Sandtown schools will not be annexed... ROTFLMAO
Guenevere Reed April 06, 2014 at 01:48 AM
Greetings I pray & hope you are well! I just spoke to Rev. Gantt. We are collaborating on aRead MorePRES S CONFERENCE on the right, in front of the Douglas County Court House on April 8 tuesday, 2014.from 10-2pm for NATIONAL SCLC ANNIVERSARY COMMUNITY ACTION. We invite you to join us in this event to stop guns,gangs, police violence in our communities. Please share this message on FB. PLEASE COME & RALLY with us.to bring PUBLIC AWARENESS TO THESE ISSUE. Also can you invite love ones, families, friends who have been victimized by gun violence to bring photos of the victims of guns, gangs,police, violence. Please feel free to BRING FLIERS OF UP COMING EVENTS, BANNERS,POSTERS. Thank you for all you do! Please call asap if you can attend?
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