State Rep. Ed Lindsey Proposes Renaming Old National Hwy in Honor of Trayvon Martin

Coming on the heels of his idea to name the proposed city of South Fulton in honor of Martin Luther King, state Representative Ed Lindsey is out with another brilliant idea.

Lindsey wants to rename Old National Hwy. to Trayvon Martin Blvd.

Lindsey says the notion came to mind as he was getting gas at the BP service station on Old National, and saw a young man with Skittles in his hand.

"I don't go to colored communities much but when I do, I think of ways I can help," Lindsey said. "Lets help keep the spirit of Trayvon Martin alive. I think this neighborhood is a fitting reflection of Martin."

College Park officials were not immediately available for comment but Fulton Commissioner Bill Edwards welcomed the idea

"In South Fulton, we celebrate good things," he said while eating at the Dunkin Donuts on Old National. "Trayvon Martin was a good thing. I will support it."

The Old National Merchants Association, which considers Edwards an idol of sorts, said they would support it and rename themselves if the road was renamed.

However, don't expect Fayette County to start ordering signs to follow suit. Fayette County Commission Chairman Steve Brown has stated that they are working on their part of Old National to rename it after Real Housewives NeNe Leaks.

"The black women of this county remind me of her," Brown said. "I support Trayvon Martin and we could maybe name Fayette County High after him."


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