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25 March 2016

State Lawmakers Sends City of South Fulton Bill to Governor Deal for His Approval

It's been said that the longest journey starts with a single step.

For the people wanting to create a new city of South Fulton, their journey started nine years ago.

Although voters overwhelmingly rejected South Fulton cityhood in 2007, that has not kept others from beating the incorporation drum frequently and loudly.

Tonight, on the last day of the 2016 legislative session, the journey towards a new city of South Fulton entered a new phase.

State lawmakers gave final approval to House Bill 514, the city of South Fulton legislation, on a vote of 127-25.

The bill now goes to Governor Deal for his signature.

If the Governor approves the legislation, residents in the proposed city will head to the polls this November to decide south Fulton's fate -- incorporate or remain unincorporated.