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NOVEMBER 2017

ISSUE 3

FINE TIMES IN THE CITY

OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE CITY OF SOUTH FULTON

CONTENTS 01 NAMING PROCESS WEBSITE UPDATES 02 OATH OF SERVICE CEREMONY 'TIS THE SEASON 03 HOLIDAY SHOPPING SAFETY TIPS 04 CONTACT US

NAMING PROCESS During a special called meeting held November 13, City Council voted on a name for the city. Nearly 250 names were submitted from the community using various outlets, including responses to district surveys and email. The list of names was narrowed down to 20 and City Council members voted to narrow the choices to three names - Atlanta Heights, Renaissance, and Wolf Creek. After a second round of voting, the names were then narrowed to Atlanta Heights and Renaissance. In the final vote, the name Renaissance took the crown. In order to make the name official, an ordinance to amend the city charter will need to be submitted and approved by the Council on December 12, 2017. The marketing firm VIVO360, Incorporated along with firstClass, Incorporated guided the naming process. The introduction of a permanent name will allow the City to promote major and important City initiatives; secure community participation; grow our City's economic base, and influence key audiences about the City's economic benefits and advantages.

Renaissance, Georgia

City Council Meetings City Council will meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of this month at 7 p.m.  South Fulton Service Center Auditorium 5600 Stonewall Tell Road The City's website now has added features. When you visit the website, you will notice the new College Park, GA 30349 tabs and drop-lists that provide information about the various city departments that manage the

WEBSITE UPDATES

day-to-day operations of the city.

Mayor William "Bill" Edwards

The website also includes a Meet the Mayor section, as well as an informational tab, How Do I, which will direct you to various city departments and help you answer some of the questions you may have.

City Council Catherine Foster-RowellAs we progress, you will notice more updates and upgrades to the website. Stay tuned, more to D1 Carmalitha Gumbs-D2 come. Helen Willis-D3 Naeema Gilyard-D4 Rosie Jackson-D5 khalid kamau-D6 Mark Baker-D7

City of South Fulton 5440 Fulton Industrial Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30336 470-809-7700 info@cityofsouthfultonga.gov www.cityofsouthfultonga.gov

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OATH OF SERVICE: TO PROTECT AND SERVE Members of the Fulton County Police Department are now authorized to enforce the City of South Fulton’s municipal codes and ordinances. Several Oath of Service Ceremonies took place during the month of November, which authorized the officers to issue citations. “I’m proud to know that women and men in blue are protecting the citizens, visitors, and businesses of the City of South Fulton,” said Mayor William “Bill” Edwards. The City is moving in the right direction and this is just one example of how we’re progressing and providing the citizens of the City with essential public safety service.”

Fulton County police officers taking the official Oath of Service during a ceremony held November 1 at Zion Hill Baptist Church , 6175 Campbellton Road

Citations issued by the officers will be heard in the City’s new Municipal Court. The City of South Fulton Municipal Court is led by Chief Judge Tiffany Carter Sellers and the court staff. “The mission of the Municipal Court exists to provide an impartial forum for the fair administration of justice, in a manner that balances the rule of law and the respect of all persons,” said Chief Judge Tiffany Carter Sellers.

'TIS THE SEASON

FIRST TSPLOST PROJECT IN THE CITY

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HOLIDAY SHOPPING SAFETY TIPS

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Keep your valuables safe. Don't leave valuable items in plain view inside of your car. Always lock your vehicle. Park in well lit, heavily traveled areas if possible. When you approach your car, have your key ready. Wear a light coat with secure pockets. Don't put anything in your back pockets. If you must carry a purse: Keep your purse your closed and carry it close to your body. If you stop at a food court don't hang your purse on the back of the chair. Put it in your lap. Never leave your purse/wallet on the counter when you are cashing out. Don't leave packages exposed in your car. Lock them in your trunk. Be aware of your surroundings.

HOLIDAY TRADITIONS

Honey Pecan Pie Recipe Photo by Taste of Home

What's your favorite holiday recipe? Here's a recipe you can try. Honey Pecan Pie Recipe In a large bowl, combine the eggs, pecans, corn syrup, sugars, butter, vanilla, and salt. Pour into pastry shell. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar and honey until combined. Stir in pecan halves until coated. Spoon over pie. Bake 15-20 minutes longer or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack. INGREDIENTS Refrigerate leftovers. 4 large eggs Yield: 8 servings. TOPPING: 1 cup chopped pecans 3 tablespoons butter 1 cup light corn syrup 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup sugar 3 tablespoons honey 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1-1/2 cups pecan halves 2 tablespoons butter, melted 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)

LET'S TALK TURKEY According to Foodsafety.org, the Thanksgiving meal is the largest many cooks prepare each year. Getting it just right, especially the turkey, brings a fair amount of pressure whether or not a host is experienced with roasting one.

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GOOD NEWS IN THE CITY &Â WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE CITY

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November 2017 Issue 3  

Fine Times in the City-The Official Newsletter of the City of South Fulton, GA

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