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.

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American Cancer Society moves event from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago
 The American Cancer Society, one of the most influential nonprofits in the nation, joined with several other charities to move previously scheduled events from President Donald Trumps Mar-a-Lago estate. A spokeswoman for the Atlanta-based nonprofit said the event was the  “2018 Island of Palm Beach Gala at Mar-a-Lago.” The...

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The American Cancer Society, one of the most influential nonprofits in the nation, joined with several other charities to move previously scheduled events from President Donald Trumps Mar-a-Lago estate. A spokeswoman for the Atlanta-based nonprofit said the event was the  “2018 Island of Palm Beach Gala at Mar-a-Lago.” The...
Couple celebrates 50th wedding anniversary with solar eclipse party
 Tom and Sandy Gadsden are still over the moon in love with each other after 50  years of marriage. So they couldn’t throw any ol' anniversary party. The Gadsdens were married on Aug. 27, 1967 but they decided to hold the party on Monday to coincide with the first coast-to-coast  total solar eclipse in decades. Out-of-state...

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Tom and Sandy Gadsden are still over the moon in love with each other after 50  years of marriage. So they couldn’t throw any ol' anniversary party. The Gadsdens were married on Aug. 27, 1967 but they decided to hold the party on Monday to coincide with the first coast-to-coast  total solar eclipse in decades. Out-of-state...
5 things to know about Powerball, except how to win
 Metro residents are lining up for a chance to live the rest of their lives on easy street. The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing is  an estimated $430 million to a single annuity winner. Getting in that neighborhood, though, has long odds. The game has rolled 18 times since June 14 , according to the Georgia Lottery...

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Metro residents are lining up for a chance to live the rest of their lives on easy street. The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday’s drawing is  an estimated $430 million to a single annuity winner. Getting in that neighborhood, though, has long odds. The game has rolled 18 times since June 14 , according to the Georgia Lottery...
Will a lucky Georgian win $356M Powerball jackpot?
 No one in Georgia woke up a new multimillionaire, but that shouldn’t stop some people here from testing Lady Luck again Saturday night. The Powerball jackpot for Saturday night’s drawing is a mind-blowing $356 million. That’s more than enough to tell your boss ... well, you know. Hamid Rafie, who works at Akers Mill Food...

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No one in Georgia woke up a new multimillionaire, but that shouldn’t stop some people here from testing Lady Luck again Saturday night. The Powerball jackpot for Saturday night’s drawing is a mind-blowing $356 million. That’s more than enough to tell your boss ... well, you know. Hamid Rafie, who works at Akers Mill Food...
SCLC to launch hip-hop record label
 Music has long been used as a tool in the U.S. civil rights movement to inspire and galvanize people. The soundtrack of the movement included the stirring voices of The Freedom Singers, Odetta, Nina Simone, James Brown and Bob Dylan. So it’s understandable that the Southern Christian Leadership Conference would go back to that strategy...

Posted: 14 days ago

Music has long been used as a tool in the U.S. civil rights movement to inspire and galvanize people. The soundtrack of the movement included the stirring voices of The Freedom Singers, Odetta, Nina Simone, James Brown and Bob Dylan. So it’s understandable that the Southern Christian Leadership Conference would go back to that strategy...
Watts church uses Jay-Z’s “The Story of O.J.” in praise dance
 You might expect to hear tracks from Jay-Z’s “4:44” in the club, at a party or listening in your car. What may be surprising is to hear his “The Story of O.J.” as part of a praise dance in church. That’s what a praise dance team did  at  Tree of Life Missionary Baptist Church in Watts...

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You might expect to hear tracks from Jay-Z’s “4:44” in the club, at a party or listening in your car. What may be surprising is to hear his “The Story of O.J.” as part of a praise dance in church. That’s what a praise dance team did  at Tree of Life Missionary Baptist Church in Watts...
World Changers Church  throws huge back-to-school supply giveaway
 World Changers Church International will hold a huge back-to-school giveaway that will help thousands of metro students start off the school year on the right foot. Each student will receive a free backpack and other school supplies but receive health checks and haircuts during the 11th annual “Back 2 School” event, which will...

Posted: 15 days ago

World Changers Church International will hold a huge back-to-school giveaway that will help thousands of metro students start off the school year on the right foot. Each student will receive a free backpack and other school supplies but receive health checks and haircuts during the 11th annual “Back 2 School” event, which will...
CAIR Georgia, Black Lives Matter, others ask Ga. police not to train in the Middle East
 More than 20 community and activist groups will hold a  interfaith vigil and rally at 6 p.m. Friday outside the Israeli consulate in Atlanta. The rally today will call for religious freedom in Jerusalem as well as ask Georgia law enforcement officials not to  have joint training exercises with Israel. The consulate is located at...

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More than 20 community and activist groups will hold a  interfaith vigil and rally at 6 p.m. Friday outside the Israeli consulate in Atlanta. The rally today will call for religious freedom in Jerusalem as well as ask Georgia law enforcement officials not to have joint training exercises with Israel. The consulate is located at...
Expo helps plus-size women come out of the retail 'basement'
 Nikki Frenney-Wiggins knew where to go when she shopped for clothes -- to the back corner of the store or in the basement. That’s where retailers usually relegated clothes to fit her plus-size body . “We don’t want to be in the basement,” said Frenney-Wiggins, who owns an Atlanta public relations and and government...

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Nikki Frenney-Wiggins knew where to go when she shopped for clothes -- to the back corner of the store or in the basement. That’s where retailers usually relegated clothes to fit her plus-size body . “We don’t want to be in the basement,” said Frenney-Wiggins, who owns an Atlanta public relations and and government...
Lisa Fischer backed up Rolling Stones and Luther Vandross. Now it’s her turn
 Don’t know Lisa Fischer? Well, you should. Her powerful voice has backed up the Rolling Stones, Luther Vandross and Sting. Enough of that, though.She is now center stage with her band Grand Baton and it’s well deserved. Her astonishing range captivated fans with  her Grammy-winning 1991 hit,  “How Can...

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Don’t know Lisa Fischer? Well, you should. Her powerful voice has backed up the Rolling Stones, Luther Vandross and Sting. Enough of that, though.She is now center stage with her band Grand Baton and it’s well deserved. Her astonishing range captivated fans with  her Grammy-winning 1991 hit,  “How Can...
Savannah tour of historic homes slated for Oct. 6-8
 Let’s get ready to ramble - Savannah style. The rich history and architecture of Savannah will be on display during the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation’s Fall Ramble, which will be held Oct. 6 through Oct. 8. The event was scheduled to be held in 2016 but was postponed because of Hurricane Matthew.  The tour...

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Let’s get ready to ramble - Savannah style. The rich history and architecture of Savannah will be on display during the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation’s Fall Ramble, which will be held Oct. 6 through Oct. 8. The event was scheduled to be held in 2016 but was postponed because of Hurricane Matthew.  The tour...