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Shelia Poole

Shelia Poole has a beat that's a bit of a mixed bag and includes nonprofits, religion and general assignment. She has worked at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for more than two decades.

Latest from Shelia Poole

Christian author Anne Lamott on understanding mercy
 Author Anne Lamott will discuss her new book, “Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy” at 7 p.m. April 8 at Central Presbyterian Church. In her latest, the bestselling Christian author explores the concept of mercy, why people ignore it and how can they embrace it. Lamott is a well-respected author and a recipient of a Guggenheim...

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Author Anne Lamott will discuss her new book, “Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy” at 7 p.m. April 8 at Central Presbyterian Church. In her latest, the bestselling Christian author explores the concept of mercy, why people ignore it and how can they embrace it. Lamott is a well-respected author and a recipient of a Guggenheim...
Atlanta collector Robert Hollister’s vast art holdings available for bid
 Online bids are being accepted for a huge collection of artwork, antiques, furniture and collectibles owned by Atlantan Robert Hollister, a big supporter of the arts. More than 200 items are on sale from the estate of Hollister, who for decades served as the National Endowment for the Arts’ regional representative for the Gulf and Mid-Atlantic...

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Online bids are being accepted for a huge collection of artwork, antiques, furniture and collectibles owned by Atlantan Robert Hollister, a big supporter of the arts. More than 200 items are on sale from the estate of Hollister, who for decades served as the National Endowment for the Arts’ regional representative for the Gulf and Mid-Atlantic...
Actors have 90-seconds to wow artistic directors, producers at Unified Auditions
 Sarah Jeen Francois, her brown locs pulled back in a ponytail, performed a few warm-up exercises before her audition Tuesday at the Southwest Art Center. She counted each tooth with the tip of her tongue. She practiced deep breathing. On the drive over, TK Habtemariam, 25, calmed his nerves by listening to “Cranes in the Sky”...

Posted: a day ago

Sarah Jeen Francois, her brown locs pulled back in a ponytail, performed a few warm-up exercises before her audition Tuesday at the Southwest Art Center. She counted each tooth with the tip of her tongue. She practiced deep breathing. On the drive over, TK Habtemariam, 25, calmed his nerves by listening to “Cranes in the Sky”...
Dunwoody police say Israeli man likely threatened MJCCA
 A 19-year man arrested by Israeli authorities is most likely the same person who threatened the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, according to the Dunwoody Police Department. The unnamed man, who holds American-Israeli citizenship, was arrested last week as the main suspect in several bomb threats against Jewish community...

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A 19-year man arrested by Israeli authorities is most likely the same person who threatened the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, according to the Dunwoody Police Department. The unnamed man, who holds American-Israeli citizenship, was arrested last week as the main suspect in several bomb threats against Jewish community...
Actor Harry Lennix, Rev. Dwight Andrews on art, faith and social justice
 Actor Harry Lennix and the Rev. Dwight Andrews will discuss artistic creativity, spirituality and social justice during Emory University’s Year of Shakespeare at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Michael C. Carlos Museum. “Being a  musician and a minister, I’m really interested in ways in which artists and jazz musicians are...

Posted: 6 days ago

Actor Harry Lennix and the Rev. Dwight Andrews will discuss artistic creativity, spirituality and social justice during Emory University’s Year of Shakespeare at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Michael C. Carlos Museum. “Being a  musician and a minister, I’m really interested in ways in which artists and jazz musicians are...
Could your digital life use a little spring cleaning?
 When people think of spring cleaning, most of us focus on our closets, houses or our desks at work. The Better Business Bureau serving Metro Atlanta, Athens and Northeast Georgia, though, encourages people to tidy up their digital devices as well. Someone I know well (ahem) has more than 800 photos stored on her phone and more than 15...

Posted: 6 days ago

When people think of spring cleaning, most of us focus on our closets, houses or our desks at work. The Better Business Bureau serving Metro Atlanta, Athens and Northeast Georgia, though, encourages people to tidy up their digital devices as well. Someone I know well (ahem) has more than 800 photos stored on her phone and more than 15...
Could your digital life use a little Spring cleaning?
 When people think of Spring cleaning, most of us focus on our closets, houses or our desks at work. The Better Business Bureau serving Metro Atlanta, Athens and Northeast Georgia, though, encourages people to tidy up their digital devices as well. Someone I know well (ahem) has more than 800 photos stored on her phone and more than 15,000...

Posted: 6 days ago

When people think of Spring cleaning, most of us focus on our closets, houses or our desks at work. The Better Business Bureau serving Metro Atlanta, Athens and Northeast Georgia, though, encourages people to tidy up their digital devices as well. Someone I know well (ahem) has more than 800 photos stored on her phone and more than 15,000...
Jewish women honor John Lewis, Hillary Clinton in Atlanta
 Congressman John Lewis, (D-Atlanta) and former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be honored by the National Council of Jewish Women during the organization’s national convention in Atlanta Thursday through Saturday. The award recognizes a person whose dedication has contributed to improve the lives of Americans...

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Congressman John Lewis, (D-Atlanta) and former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be honored by the National Council of Jewish Women during the organization’s national convention in Atlanta Thursday through Saturday. The award recognizes a person whose dedication has contributed to improve the lives of Americans...
Rescue group holds book signing event to help save dogs
 Now you can buy a book and help save a pet. The Georgia authors will discuss and sign copies of their dog-related books during an event sponsored by Mostly Mutts Rescue and Adoption from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 2700 Town Center Drive, Suite 124. Part of the proceeds from sales will benefit Mostly Mutts. Mostly Mutts, based in Kennesaw...

Posted: 9 days ago

Now you can buy a book and help save a pet. The Georgia authors will discuss and sign copies of their dog-related books during an event sponsored by Mostly Mutts Rescue and Adoption from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 2700 Town Center Drive, Suite 124. Part of the proceeds from sales will benefit Mostly Mutts. Mostly Mutts, based in Kennesaw...
Vickie Winans in concert at Big Bethel church
 Award-winning gospel singer 
               Vickie Winans
             will perform a benefit concert at 
               Big Bethel AME Church
            . The fundraiser will benefit the Atlanta North Georgia AME Women’s Missionary Society’s Christian outreach ministry. The concert begins at 4 p.m. March 26at the church, 220...

Posted: 13 days ago

Award-winning gospel singer Vickie Winans will perform a benefit concert at Big Bethel AME Church . The fundraiser will benefit the Atlanta North Georgia AME Women’s Missionary Society’s Christian outreach ministry. The concert begins at 4 p.m. March 26at the church, 220...
Lingerie company can keep window display of plus-sized women
 It seems LiviRae Lingerie will not have to change its window display after all. The owners of the company that specializes in plus-size and custom-made lingerie recently accused their landlord of “body-shaming” after they were told they had to remove windows displays that featured several larger women. Molly Hopkins, co-owner...

Posted: 13 days ago

It seems LiviRae Lingerie will not have to change its window display after all. The owners of the company that specializes in plus-size and custom-made lingerie recently accused their landlord of “body-shaming” after they were told they had to remove windows displays that featured several larger women. Molly Hopkins, co-owner...