Fulton County News for This Month

For a look at the local Fulton County news, we’ll chat about early voting ballots and what they mean to Fulton residents. We’ll also take a look at a change to the way that fees are allocated when commercial filming takes place within the county. Lastly, we’ll discuss a great way to clean up your neighborhood. Its all in the following paragraphs!

News in Fulton County, Georgia

Fulton County Georgia News

Fulton County Early Voting Ballots Now Available!

On October 16, 2017, the early voting period will begin for the November 7, 2017 General and Special Election for Fulton County, Georgia. Residents of Fulton County are encouraged to review candidates before election day by visiting fultonelections.com. By visiting the website early and looking at the ballots, Fulton County officials feel that residents will be able to gather more information on who to vote for. Many times, people just show up and vote either Democrat or Republican. Offering the ballots early is a great way to get Fulton residents to think of the bigger picture.

During the voting process, a person must present photo i.d., as Georgia law requires. What’s interesting about the early voting system though, is that someone can cast their ballot at any early voting location in Fulton County, Georgia and skip the lines and the wait time.

Fee Hike for Commercial Filming in Fulton County, GA

In other news, there will be a public hearing on the proposed fee change for commercial filming in Fulton County, Georgia. The county government is looking to switch up the fees and processes that someone must adhere to when any commercial filming, photography, or production support takes place. The hearing is scheduled for October 16, 2017 and the public is welcome to give feedback to the proposed fee schedule during this time. It will be held at the Fulton County Government Center, Assembly Hall, 141 Pryor Street SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303.

Fulton County Bulky Trash & Secure Shredding Recycling Day

Looking past that a bit, we are happy to bring the news that a free bulk waste disposal service will be available to all Fulton County citizens on November 4, 2017. The District 5 Commissioner Marvin S. Arrington, Jr., District 6 Commissioner, Emma I. Darnell, Fulton County Government and the City of South Fulton will all sponsor this service titled “Bulky Trash & Secure Shredding Recycling Day.”

During this time, Fulton County residents can get rid of their trash and otherwise non-disposable items for free. This includes large items like appliances and furniture, to dangerous substances like aerosols and fuel tanks. The drop-off locations won’t accept construction waste, demolition debris, or yard waste.

Fulton County District 6 Commissioner Emma I. Darnell, Fulton County District 5 Commissioner Marvin S. Arrington, Jr., Fulton County Government and the City of South Fulton will sponsor Bulky Trash & Secure Shredding Recycling Day Saturday, November 4, 2017. Bulk Waste Amnesty Days are scheduled to encourage residents to remove large waste items that tarnish the beauty of South Fulton County neighborhoods. For more history and facts about Fulton County, Georgia, visit our previous post.

The following are the drop-off locations.

South Fulton Service Center
5600 Stonewall Tell Road
College Park, GA 30349
770-774-7500

Creel Park
2775 Creel Road
College Park, GA 30349
770-996-4189
HOURS: 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Merk Road Transfer Station
3225 Merk Road
College Park, GA 30349
404-629-1700
HOURS: 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

This concludes our Fulton County GA  news segment.

Stay tuned!

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