FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County soon could become the first county in Georgia that's fully incorporated.
A committee of the state House of Representatives approved legislation Monday that would let voters who live in unincorporated south Fulton County decide whether to form a city.
If approved during May's primary elections, the City of South Fulton would become the ninth largest in Georgia with a population of 87,478.
Because of the cityhood movement in metro Atlanta that began with Sandy Springs in 2005, every other portion of Fulton County other than the proposed boundaries of South Fulton already is part of a city.
Supporters of Sandy Springs and the cities in north Fulton that followed in its wake argued that city governments could provide services more efficiently than Fulton County while giving those cities' residents more control over their government.