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South Fulton Wins Annexation Fight Against Atlanta

Jun 5, 2017
Dario Lopez-Mills / Associated Press

The city of Atlanta has lost its annexation fight against the new city of South Fulton.

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When Georgia's General Assembly passed legislation to create the city of South Fulton last year, it gave communities a few weeks to decide whether they wanted to be part of the new city or be annexed by Atlanta, right next door.

Atlanta Takes Annexation Case To Georgia Supreme Court

Mar 20, 2017
Georgia Supreme Court building
Nick Nesmith / WABE

The city of Atlanta is going to the state Supreme Court to try to get back five neighborhoods it annexed from Fulton County.

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Last year, Georgia's General Assembly passed legislation to create the city of South Fulton. It included all of the last unincorporated areas in the county.

The law allowed areas that didn't want to be part of South Fulton to annex into another city, but it gave a time limit.


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Fulton County Freeport Exemption for E-Commerce

STATUS: Likely passed 57.55 percent to 42.45 percent, as of 8 a.m. Nov. 9, according to Fulton County

Shall Fulton County, Georgia be authorized to grant a Freeport Exemption to E-Commerce goods stored in fulfillment centers from taxation?

Elly Yu / WABE

A Fulton County judge ruled on Thursday that Atlanta's recent annexations of several neighborhoods in unincorporated South Fulton are not valid.

Atlanta annexed five neighborhoods in the area earlier this year – neighborhoods that could become part of a different city: the city of South Fulton. In November, voters in the only unincorporated part left of Fulton County will decide whether or not to incorporate.

In his decision Thursday, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Alford Dempsey ruled the city’s annexation process was “untimely” and didn’t follow state law.