East Point News
The city of East Point will be supplying over 8,000 students attending schools in East Point with coronavirus toolkits to help flatten the curve thanks to a grant through the Fulton County Community Development Block Grant Program.
Authorities say Warren Vernell Robertson, III, a prolific gun trafficker, along with two of his accomplices, has been sentenced for a variety of federal offenses involving the illicit resale of Georgia-sourced firearms on the streets of Baltimore, Maryland.
The City of East Point and JenCare Senior Medical Center will host a Drive-Thru COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic March at the Jencare Medical Center.
The Amazing Stories Foundation is partnering with WarnerMedia for the Film and TV Apprenticeship Program, a paid training for adult career seekers looking for full-time opportunities in Georgia’s film and television workforce.
Foodies can enjoy prix fixe menus and discounts at restaurants throughout south Fulton County during the seventh annual ATL Airport District Restaurant Week taking place from Saturday, March 21 through Sunday, March 29.
Fulton County public health officials have notified Fulton County Schools that a second teacher at Woodland Middle School in East Point has been confirmed to have coronavirus.
Officials in East Point are working with a local nonprofit to develop an Equitable Development and Inclusion Strategic Plan – the first plan of its kind in the city and in the state of Georgia.
Crime Stoppers Atlanta and East Point Police Investigators are offering up to a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the suspect in the Old Lady Gang 2 shooting.
Thirty-four-year-old Alfonzo Jamal Lewis has been convicted by a federal jury of conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.
The city of East Point is one of 50 cities being recognized for using cutting-edge technology to digitally transform communities. The Smart 50 Awards, in partnership with Smart Cities Connect, Smart Cities Connect Foundation, and US Ignite, annually recognize global projects to honor the mos…
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, many cities and communities throughout DeKalb and south Fulton Counties will be participating in a day of service. Check out a rundown of what will be happening on or around MLK Day 2020:
With new initiatives, programs and numerous ribbon cuttings, East Point dominated the South Fulton Neighbor headlines this past year, making the city the 2019 Newsmaker. Take a look back on East Point’s 2019 newsworthy moments:
A grant from The Home Depot Foundation will help seniors and veterans age-in-place in affordable, safe and attractive homes through Atlanta Habitat for Humanity.
In many ways, 2019 was a year of new beginnings in south Fulton County. The cities of College Park, East Point, Fairburn, Hapeville, Palmetto, City of South Fulton and Union City all saw development, construction and businesses investing on the southside, priming the area to become the place…
Five schools in the south Fulton area made the improvements necessary to exit the lowest 5% of schools or CSI-low graduation rate status and/or to exit TSI status, recent data shows.
In just six hours, an empty site at Sykes Park in East Point became a kid-designed, state-of-the-art playground thanks to Newell Brands Charitable Foundation and KaBOOM!
A middle school in East Point is celebrating a 21 point increase on their College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI) and the principal is crediting an overhaul of the school’s literacy program with the successful results.
The East Point Police Department and the city of East Point are hosting their annual Gun Buyback event on Oct 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the East Point Police Precinct at 3645 Marketplace Blvd, Suite 110. They are encouraging the community to turn in their guns in exchange for gift cards.…
The city of East Point is now home to third addition of the world’s first network of soccer fields located within or close to the perimeter of major transit stations.
Schools, cities and more in south Fulton County are lending a helping hand with collecting donations after Hurricane Dorian caused serious destruction in the Bahamas.
The Food Well Alliance has officially kicked off the planning process for the first ever City Agricultural Plan in East Point. The plan aims to protect and expand urban farming and gardens as well as put community ideas into action as rapid development continues in the metro-Atlanta area.
East Point officials recently celebrated the opening of a new facility that relocated from Yonkers, New York to Fulton County.
It will be “Ladies Night” for the city of East Point’s final “Wednesday Wind Down In The Point” concert series for 2019. National R&B recording artist Angie Stone will return to the “Wednesday Wind Down In The Point” stage to perform her greatest hits. Stone was the first artist to headl…
The city of East Point has been selected to be the pilot location for a plan bringing growers, community leaders, and city officials together to develop city-wide plans that prioritize urban agriculture.
The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) and the cities of Chattahoochee Hills, College Park, East Point, Fairburn, Hapeville, Palmetto, South Fulton, and Union City have begun updating the 2013 Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) for the southern portion of Fulton County. The SFCTP Update …
The City of East Point is moving towards being a more art friendly city thanks to support from the community and the East Point City Council, stated officials. In June, the East Point City Council approved and adopted the city’s first Public Arts Master Plan, which will serve as the blueprin…
A Georgia health system is working with the Atlanta Community Food Bank and local communities to fight a growing problem in the metro-Atlanta area – food insecurity.
The popular hip hop group Goodie Mob is “coming home” to the City of East Point and will perform at a free outdoor concert during “Wednesday Wind Down In The Point.” It will take place on Wednesday, July 24 from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Downtown Commons, located at 2757 East Point Street in East P…
The Fulton County Library System has announced the grand re-opening of the newly renovated East Point Library, located at 2757 Main Street in East Point, which will take place on May 28 at 10:30 a.m. The celebration will include a program in the library’s new community meeting room, a ribbon…
A popular summer concert series is returning to East Point. Known as “Wednesday Wind Down In The Point,” the series will host a superstar R&B lineup. This year’s kick-off event is on May 22 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Downtown Commons, located at 2757 East Point Street. Admission is fre…
The city of East Point recently won a lawsuit battle that has been going on for three years against a group of residents over electricity and billing in the city.
A journey that started 10 years ago for the city of East Point marked significant progress at the end of April with the opening of a 32,000 square foot city hall building.
Officials from the U.S. Small Business Administration and the mayor of East Point, Georgia have signed a Strategic Alliance Memorandum, officially launching their partnership.
B+E, the first brokerage and technology platform for net lease real estate, recently announced that the Checkers restaurant located at 3169 Camp Creek Parkway in East Point is available in a sale-leaseback for $1.4 million.
A CVS in East Point is partnering with Wellstar Health System to host a community medication take back event. On April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the CVS located at 2907 Main Street will accept liquids and pills as well as used needles with no questions asked and no forms or IDs required. Pa…
Gov. Brian Kemp announced that POP Displays, a leader in the display industry, will create 280 jobs and invest $7.9 million in a new manufacturing and distribution facility in East Point.
The city of East Point is promoting an active and healthy lifestyle during second year of its 90-day health initiative known as “The Healthy Point.” This initiative, championed by Mayor Deana Holiday Ingraham, aims to increase healthy lifestyle choices of East Point residents and create a mo…
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