East Point Georgia

Deana Holiday Ingraham

Sharon Shropshire, At-Large
Lance Robertson

Karen Rene, At-Large

T. Starr Cummings, At-Large
Myron Cook

Joshua Butler, At-Large
Stephanie Gordon

Deron King
City of East Point

East Point Upgrades to "AA-" Credit Rating

A new credit rating shows that the City of East Point continues to be fiscally responsible. S&P Global Ratings has raised the City of East Point's credit rating from "A+" to "AA-." This is the highest credit rating that the City has received from S&P. This increase in rating will assist the City with getting better rates on bond deals. Vendors also use this credit rating to assess their risks with doing business with the City.  

Charles Moore Returns as East Point's

Solid Waste Director

The City of East Point is proud to have Charles Moore back as the City's Solid Waste Director. Moore has more than 40 years of experience in the Solid Waste Industry. He previously served as East Point's Solid Waste Director from 2001-2021. Under his leadership he: 

  • Implemented automated side loaders
  • Converted commercial garbage pick-ups from rear loading trucks that required three men to front loading trucks that only required one man.
  • Implemented bi-annual Bulk Amnesty Weeks
  • Implemented on-call Bulk Pick-Up

Please congratulate him on his return! 

Early Voting for November General Election Starts

October 17, 2022

Early voting for the November 8th General Election begins October 17, 2022 – November 4, 2022. The East Point Library is an early voting location, located at 2757 Main Street, East Point, GA 30344.

·       Early voting hours for Monday-Friday are 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

·       Saturday early voting days and hours are October 22 and October 29 from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

·       Sunday early voting days and hours are October 23 and October 30 from 11:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.  

To find your assigned voting precinct on November 8, 2022, Election Day, visit

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Municipal Option Sales Tax Imposed October 1, 2022

Railroad Warning Devices to be Installed on Central Avenue and Bayard Street

Railroad warning devices will be installed at the intersection of Central Avenue and Bayard Street. The Georgia Department of Transportation will pay $404, 180.00 to install the devices. More information will be shared when the installation takes place.

Allen Gaines Completes ECG Apprenticeship

Congratulations to Allen Gaines for completing his ECG apprenticeship and becoming an Electric Lineman. The graduation for the PowerLine Workers Apprenticeship Program for Graduating Class 58 was held on September 23rd. The three-year PowerLine Workers Apprenticeship Program is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of utility employees in this field. Please congratulate Allen Gaines on this accomplishment! 

East Point Contracts & Procurement Director Receives New Certification and Appointment

Congratulations to East Point's Contracts & Procurement Director Yolanda Broome for receiving a Green Purchasing Professional Certification from the American Purchasing Society. She was also recently appointed to the NIGP, the Institute for Public Procurement's Publications & Editorial Committee. As a member of the committee, Yolanda will generate ideas for topics of interest to NIGP members and the procurement community. She will also provide writing support for NIGP publications in the form of guest articles, blog posts and other outlets. Her term is effective through June 30, 2023. 

East Point Customer Care Job Fair

October 14, 2022

Acceptance Insurance Donates $15K to Youth

Flag Football Program

On September 1, Acceptance Insurance donated $15,000 to the East Point Parks & Recreation youth flag football program. This is the second year in a row that Acceptance Insurance has donated to this program. Thank you Acceptance Insurance for all of your support! 

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Use the step by step guide below to download the Neighbors by Ring app. Receive public safety alerts from the East Point Police Department and East Point Fire Department. You can also upload and share crime in real-time and other information with your neighbors. The Neighbors app is available for download on both Google Play and the App Store.

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East Point Unveils Marker for Lynching Victims Warren Powell & Zeb Long

The East Point Public Art Division and Fulton County Remembrance Coalition unveiled markers commemorating the lives of Warren Powell and Zeb Long who were lynched in East Point. 

On September 4, a marker was unveiled for 14-year-old Warren Powell at 2847 Main Street. This location is where he was taken from the former East Point jail and lynched. People gathered to witness the unveiling of the marker and to hear the sounds of local drummers. The front of the marker details what happened to young Warren Powell, while the back of the marker has information about Lynching in America from the Equal Justice Initiative. 

On September 4, 1889, a masked mob of 15-20 white men seized a black boy named Warren Powell from the East Point jail and lynched him. 14-year-old Warren Powell had been arrested and jailed earlier that day for allegedly attacking a white girl named Ada Brooks while she was walking through the woods on her way home from school. 

On September 24, a marker was unveiled for Zeb Long in Sumner Park where he was lynched during the 1906 Atlanta Race Massacre. People gathered for the unveiling of the marker and listened to the sounds of violinist Christopher "MrPerformingArts" Mosley. The front of the marker details what happened to Zeb Long, while the back of the marker has information about Lynching in America from the Equal Justice Initiative. 

The 1906 Atlanta Race Massacre left at least 25 African American residents dead and countless more wounded. On September 24, 1906, 50 white men forcibly broke into the East Point jail and abducted Zeb Long. He was dragged with a rope around his neck and was lynched on a pine tree in the woods half a mile from town. 

East Point Police and Fire Recruit a New Generation of Heroes 

The East Point Police and Fire Departments are continuing their efforts to recruit a new generation of heroes. They hosted a joint job fair on September 9th at the Jefferson Park Recreation Center. The departments are hiring for Firefighters, Police Officers (new and lateral transfers), Detention Officers, Crime Scene Technicians and 911 Communications Operators. Job seekers can register at

 “This is a new and exciting time to join our team,” said East Point Police Chief Shawn Buchanan. “With the support of our Mayor and Council, current and incoming officers will be equipped with the latest cutting-edge technology and vehicles to protect and serve this community.” 

“The East Point Fire Department is a multi-faceted operation that employs some of the best men and women Firefighters in the state,” said East Point Fire Chief Corey Thornton.” “We are mission focused, trained and ready to respond to all types of incidents and emergencies. We encourage persons to apply who are seeking a career that is personally fulfilling, professionally rewarding, and satisfying by giving back to the community. If you are that individual, I encourage you to join our ranks.”


The City of East Point is offering some of the highest salaries on the southside of metro-Atlanta for both Police Officers and Firefighters. Certified Police Officers will receive a starting salary of $55,000 and $50,000 plus for Firefighters. East Point’s finest will also receive a hiring bonus of up to $3000, education incentives up to $2500 for obtaining a bachelor’s degree, plus certification pay. Incentives will also be given to officers with Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (P.O.S.T.) certifications. Current and incoming police officers will receive new vehicles, Panasonic Toughbook laptops, bulletproof vests and more. Incentives of the Fire Department include expenses covered for Emergency Medical training; as well as opportunities for promotion with added increases in salary.

The City of East Point offers excellent benefits, competitive salaries, a pension, paid time off, sick leave and annual leave. 

Sickle Cell Race Moves to Downtown East Point

On September 10, walkers and runners laced up their shoes to raise awareness for Sickle Cell Disease at the 42nd annual Sickle Cell Race. This year, the race started and finished at East Point City Hall. Race and walk winners were presented with customized category awards, and all participants earned a coveted race T-Shirt. All race proceeds support the mission of the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, Inc. and its programs to serve patients afflicted with sickle cell disease, including Camp New Hope, Georgia’s first and most popular medically supervised summer camp. Click the link below to view the race winners! 

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42nd Annual Sickle Cell Race Video

East Point Collects Cases of Water for Jackson, Mississippi and Northwest Georgia

On September 10, the City of East Point hosted a water drive at City Hall to assist the residents of Jackson, Mississippi during their water crisis and flood victims in Northwest Georgia. The City collected more than a 1100 lbs of water. 

Photo Credit: Donna Bridges 

East Point's "Seasoned" Residents Stroll Around Downtown

East Point

On September 17, dozens of East Point's "seasoned" residents participated in the City's inaugural "Senior Stroll" hosted by Councilwoman T. Starr Cummings. The stroll started and finished at the H.J.C. Bowden Senior Multipurpose parking lot.  Residents of all ages participated in this free 2k Run/Walk around Downtown East Point. There was also a health fair, free food, local entertainment, free t-shirts, medals and trophies! 

2022 Senior Stroll Video

East Point Parks & Recreation Hosts Flag Football

Opening Day Festivities 

On September 17, youth and their families attended the Flag Football Opening Day Festivities hosted by East Point Parks & Recreation at the John D. Milner Athletic Complex. There was free food, inflatables, live music and amazing flag football games. 

Film Producers Host Atlanta Premiere of The Inventor in

East Point

On September 17, film producers hosted a film screening of The Inventor on the front steps of East Point City Hall. This short film, written and directed by Philip Musey, is based on the life of Garrett Morgan, African American inventor of the gas mask and traffic signal. The film explores the business and moral dilemma Garrett faced after he and his brother Frank used an invention of Garrett's own making to rescue miners trapped in an underground inferno and were left out of the story entirely. East Point's Public Information Officer Shannon Wiggins served as the emcee and hosted a talkback with the filmmakers following the screening. Click the link below to learn more about the film.

Learn More About The Inventor

Cultured South Breaks Ground on East Point's First Brewery

Construction is officially underway for East Point's first brewery! Cultured South Fermentation Company, makers of Georgia’s First and Finest Kombucha Tea Brand, Golda Kombucha, starts construction at Atlanta Utility Works, to become its new company headquarters and second brick-and-mortar location. Construction is expected to wrap up by the end of December 2022 with the opening of an outdoor taproom and event series on the

grounds this fall.

On September 19, the owners broke ground on their facility at 2903 RN Martin Street. Atlanta Utility Works served as an industrial foundry and factory from the late 1880’s to the 1970’s manufacturing agricultural farm equipment. Honoring the rich history of the site, Cultured South is keeping the name, Atlanta Utility Works, and bringing the retired factory back to agriculture with an onsite farm to use for ingredients in the brewing and fermented food operations just a few steps away.

Melanie Styles, founder of Cultured South Fermentation Company, looks to provide a destination location featuring East Point’s first alcoholic farm-brewery serving kombucha, cocktails, beer, food, and wine. Atlanta Utility Works will host public events, live music, festivals, art shows, markets, and private event space for the community.

“I’m excited to start this much needed expansion and invest heavily in the community in which I live: East Point, GA”, says Styles.

With a phased approach, Styles will create multiple activations throughout the development’s three structures spanning over 31,000 square feet in the upcoming years. The project includes immediate renovations of a brewery wing to expand operations of Golda Kombucha. Later, a taproom and massive event space will be underway for construction, while keeping the nostalgic ambience of the former factory.

Atlanta Utility Works facility at 2903 RN Martin Street

Melanie Styles, founder of Cultured South Fermentation Company, takes Councilman Joshua Butler and Economic Development Specialist Erin Rodgers on a tour of the facility. 

Volunteers Participate in Rose Garden Beautification Project

On September 24, volunteers joined East Point Parks & Recreation, Men of Intelligence Association and Councilwoman Sharon Shropshire for the Rose Garden Beautification Project at Sumner Park. They cut bushes, raked, and pulled out dead limbs. They are planning to replant in January.

East Point Community Supports "Salsa In The City"

On September 24, residents and visitors of all ages and backgrounds attended East Point's inaugural "Salsa In The City" event hosted by the East Point Public Art Division. Attendees danced the night away on the front steps of East Point City Hall in recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month. The event also featured food from various vendors, live music by the Salsa Band El Kartel, dance lessons by Salatlanta and music by DJ Carlitos.  

Microsoft Hosts 2nd Community Outreach Meeting to Discuss Project Details

On September 26, the City of East Point hosted a second community outreach meeting at the Four Points by Sheraton Atlanta Airport West on Desert Drive to discuss the Microsoft Data Center Development Project. Microsoft officials discussed project development details, project timeline and community benefits. For updates and to learn more, visit You can also email [email protected]

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October 5, 2022

Bulk Amnesty Week

October 24-27, 2022

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October 3: City Council Meeting @ 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 2757 East Point Street

October 10: City Council Work Session @ 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 2757 East Point Street

October 17: City Council Meeting @ 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 2757 East Point Street

October 20: Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting @ 7:00 p.m. via Zoom

October 24-27: Bulk Amnesty Week

October 31: Halloween Festival from 5:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. at East Point City Hall, 2757 East Point Street

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