South Fulton

Atlanta isn’t the only Georgia city with a mayor’s race this year

Atlanta isn’t the only Georgia city with a mayor’s race this year

Early voting for November’s city elections began this week, and while only a handful of Georgia’s municipalities are holding contested mayoral elections, Atlanta’s will undoubtedly have the most impact throughout the state. “Lots of groups rate Georgia very highly as a business-friendly state, and Atlanta as a forward-looking city,” said Tom Smith, an economics professor at Emory’s Goizueta Business School. “Atlanta’s mayors have historically been very aggressive in what the city has to offer businesses, making sure those workers are protected, and that they have access to housing, libraries and roads. “People underestimate the mayor’s overall impact in coordinating and…
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South Fulton is having a ‘no questions asked’ gun buyback Saturday

South Fulton is having a ‘no questions asked’ gun buyback Saturday

Every day in the United States, 317 people are shot, according to Brady United, a national grassroots organization seeking to curb gun violence. Of those, one-third die. To help reduce the number of gun-related crimes in the City of South Fulton, District 2 Councilwoman Carmalitha Gumbs, the City of South Fulton Police Department and rapper Pastor Troy will host the Third-Annual Gun Buyback on Oct. 9. The event will run from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Butner Road Police Precinct at 3220 Butner Road in the City of South Fulton. “Most cities in the metro Atlanta area have…
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West Nile virus reported in South Fulton

West Nile virus reported in South Fulton

Mosquitos at Welcome Hall Park in the City of South Fulton recently tested positive for West Nile virus, city officials said Monday. During routine testing of mosquito traps at Welcome All Park, the Fulton County Board of Health has identified mosquitos infected with the West Nile virus. City officials say steps are already being taken to prevent spread of the virus, including the use of larvicide within a quarter-mile radius and spraying for adult mosquitos in a half-mile radius. West Nile virus is a mosquito-borne illness found across Georgia. Those who encounter it rarely suffer serious illness. People over 50…
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Woman wanted for homicide arrested at South Fulton Walmart

Woman wanted for homicide arrested at South Fulton Walmart

SOUTH FULTON -- A woman wanted for homicide in North Carolina was arrested Sunday at a Walmart in South Fulton. According to the South Fulton Police Dept., 31-year-old Camille Singleton, who was subject to a nationwide search for allegedly killing another woman in Clayton, North Carolina, is in custody after being arrested in South Fulton. Police say at about 11:30 a.m., South Fulton Police Department Officers responded to a suspicious person call at Walmart regarding a person that matched the description of Singleton at the location.   Officers made contact with the person inside the store, and her identity was confirmed…
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Here’s how you can help families left homeless by a South Fulton apartment fire

Here’s how you can help families left homeless by a South Fulton apartment fire

The City of South Fulton will collect clothing and other items for families displaced from their homes by a fire early Friday morning at the Freedom Park Apartments on Delano Road. Firefighters called to the scene around 12:30 a.m and found flames in two apartments. Six other units were damaged by smoke. According to fire officials,48 people -- including 37 children -- were displaced from their homes. District 3 Councilwoman Helen Willis had earlier planned a school supply event in the neighborhood for Monday, Aug. 2. Those wishing to assist the families in need can drop off clothing, toiletries and…
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Two arrested after child sex trafficking victim escapes

Two arrested after child sex trafficking victim escapes

SOUTH FULTON -- The South Fulton Police Department has arrested two people after they say a child sex trafficking victim escaped her captors. After a lengthy investigation, the South Fulton Police Department arrested two suspects tied to a sex-trafficking case involving a juvenile female victim. According to police, the investigation revealed the juvenile victim had been trafficked and beaten before she was eventually able to escape. On Thursday, March 25, 2021, South Metro SWAT executed a search warrant at a residence on Swansea Court on Thursday. Two people were arrested on warrants for their alleged involvement in the sex trafficking…
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Three arrested after South Fulton traffic stop

Three arrested after South Fulton traffic stop

SOUTH FULTON -- A traffic stop in the city of South Fulton led to the arrest of three suspects who had outstanding warrants, according to the South Fulton Police Department. Antonio Thomas, 28; Mahogany Crapp, 29; and Sonya Medlock, 42, were taken into custody by the South Fulton Police Department on outstanding warrants related to a violent child abuse case following a traffic stop Friday. Officers observed a vehicle unlawfully operating without a tag near Flat Shoals Road and Guilford Lane. A traffic stop was initiated, and Thomas was identified as the driver. Police say the subsequent investigation brought Crapp…
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Did you see a local firefighter at Joe Biden’s inauguration?

Did you see a local firefighter at Joe Biden’s inauguration?

Georgians watching President Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony may not have caught it at the time, but one of Georgia's own played an integral part in the proceedings. City of South Fulton Fire Capt. Andrea Hall delivered the Pledge of Allegiance at the Capitol in Washington D.C. Wednesday. Hall said she was honored to be chosen to participate in the historic ceremony, where Biden became the nation’s 46th president and Kamala Harris became the nation’s first African-American and female vice-president. “I am thrilled and humbled to represent firefighters and other frontline workers in the state of Georgia and the City of…
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Drug deal at South Fulton park thwarted

Drug deal at South Fulton park thwarted

SOUTH FULTON -- The South Fulton Police Department reports a drug deal was busted by a park ranger at a local park Saturday. Police say as the Park Ranger Unit was patrolling Cliftondale Park, a felony drug sale was thwarted. Several suspects took off running; however, one suspect was taken into custody. Nearly two ounces of marijuana was seized, along with ammunition and cash. Two vehicles were also impounded. Further investigation revealed the incident is gang-related. Police officials say several homicides within the city have been drug and gang-related, and the police department will continue to combat these issues. "Our…
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Georgia police chief tests positive for coronavirus

Georgia police chief tests positive for coronavirus

SOUTH FULTON -- The City of South Fulton Police Chief has tested positive for COVID-19. Chief Keith Meadows and his wife Tanya tested positive for COVID-19 Friday. They are quarantining and at home recovering. The police department has notified the six employees who have been in close contact with Meadows. Officials say the department's ability to provide police services to the city has not been impacted by the positive diagnosis. "The public should not be concerned as to officers responding to their homes. Officers are wearing masks and have personal protective equipment available while responding to calls. We are also…
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News Blog: Free COVID-19 testing Tuesday in South Fulton

News Blog: Free COVID-19 testing Tuesday in South Fulton

The city of South Fulton will hold a free COVID-19 testing event Tuesday,Oct. 6, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Zion Hill Baptist Church located at 6175 Campbellton Rd South Fulton, GA 30331. For more information, contact Tyron Moore at 404-691-8025. Pilgrim Mill Road closed in Forsyth County Pilgrim Mill Road will have a westbound lane closure for bridge construction from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. This closure is weather dependent which could result in some fluctuation.
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Missing 85-year-old woman found

Missing 85-year-old woman found

SOUTH FULTON -- A missing 85-year-old woman who went missing over the weekend has been found, according to local police. Police say Marian Gladys Scarborough was found at a local hospital and is in good health. According to police, Scarborough was last seen in the 4600 block of Stonewall Tell Road and she may have been to the Dairy Queen recently at 6627 Roosevelt Hwy in Union City prior to her disappearance.
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Police search for missing 85-year-old woman

Police search for missing 85-year-old woman

SOUTH FULTON -- The South Fulton Police Department is investigating a report of a missing/endangered person. According to police, 85-year-old Marian Gladys Scarborough was last seen in the 4600 block of Stonewall Tell Rd. Her whereabouts are currently unknown. Scarborough may have been to the Dairy Queen recently at 6627 Roosevelt Hwy in Union City. If you know of her whereabouts, please dial 911.
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News Blog: Atlanta Police search for liquor thief

News Blog: Atlanta Police search for liquor thief

Police in Atlanta are asking for your help locating a liquor thief. Police say on August 7, the man pictured below entered Amalfi Pizza located at 17 International Blvd, where he stole six bottles of liquor from the bar area. If anyone has any information on the identity of this suspect, please contact Atlanta Police Zone Five Investigations and reference case number 20-223-0807 or contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS where you can remain anonymous. Severe Thunderstorm Warning for North Georgia If you're seeing dark skies right now that's because there's a severe thunderstorm warning in effect until 3:45 for much…
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