Stockbridge leaders seeking help from higher power in Eagle’s Landing fight

Stockbridge leaders, fearing the effort to carve a city of Eagle's Landing from parts of Stockbridge is gaining momentum, held a candlelight prayer vigil Monday seeking help from a higher power to nix the move and asked residents to sign a petition against separating the community from the city.

“We continue to need your support to save your city, our city,” Stockbridge Mayor Anthony Ford told the roughly 100 people who turned out for the gathering. “If God is willing we will continue on and we will win this.”

Stockbridge Mayor Anthony Ford speaks at candlelight prayer vigil Monday at Stockbridge City Hall.

icon to expand image

Stockbridge is locked in a battle with residents of Eagle's Landing, a wealthy community in the Henry County city's southern end that wants to form its own town. The residents say cityhood would allow them to better control their destiny, including creating parks and enhancing access to police.

For more in-depth coverage on this important story, visit here at


The AJC's Leon Stafford keeps you updated on the latest happenings around metro Atlanta's Southside area. You'll find more on, including these stories:

Never miss a minute of what's happening in Southside politics. Subscribe to