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Report: Local Group Wants County Park Renamed to Honor President Obama

Georgia Black Veterans for Barack Obama would like Wade-Walker Park to be renamed "Barack Obama County Park," Crossroads News reports.

by Stone Mountain-Redan Patch Staff

Georgia Black Veterans for Barack Obama wants Wade-Walker Park to be renamed "Barack Obama County Park," according to a recent report in Crossroads News.

The article states that the Stone Mountain-based group sent a letter back in May seeking the name change to DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis, the DeKalb County board of commissioners and U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, whose district includes Stone Mountain.

According to Crossroads, Burke Brennan of the county CEO's office said last week that he had recently seen the letter and would let Ellis know about it. County commissioners Sharon Barnes-Sutton, Stan Watson and Larry Johnson said in the article that they supported honoring the president.

covers 177 acres and is located between Rockbridge Road and Stone Mountain-Lithonia Road.

Dan Nelson September 11, 2012 at 11:20 PM
No. Please no.
Lorene Evans September 13, 2012 at 12:46 AM
No, don't do that!
Melanie Freeman October 12, 2012 at 05:38 PM
If it means we will finally get the tennis courts resurfaced, I am all for it.

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