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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.

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Ceasar Mitchell to sign petition seeking permanent rainbow crosswalks
 Atlanta City Council President and mayoral candidate Ceasar Mitchell will publicly sign a petition asking the city to permanently install at least one crosswalk in the gay flag colors in Midtown. The Care2 Petition was started by LGBTQ advocate and performer Sarah Rose. Mitchell’s office released a statement that he would sign the petition...

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Atlanta City Council President and mayoral candidate Ceasar Mitchell will publicly sign a petition asking the city to permanently install at least one crosswalk in the gay flag colors in Midtown. The Care2 Petition was started by LGBTQ advocate and performer Sarah Rose. Mitchell’s office released a statement that he would sign the petition...
Gigantic indoor water park in Georgia on track to open in spring 2018
 By next spring, amusement park lovers will have a new attraction to visit. Great Wolf Lodge Georgia, which will include a 456-room hotel, is on target to open in 2018. Officials say it’s too early to given an exact opening date. "Our guests would probably say that the highlight at any Great Wolf Lodge would be the indoor water...

Posted: 2 days ago

By next spring, amusement park lovers will have a new attraction to visit. Great Wolf Lodge Georgia, which will include a 456-room hotel, is on target to open in 2018. Officials say it’s too early to given an exact opening date. "Our guests would probably say that the highlight at any Great Wolf Lodge would be the indoor water...
Company hopes new Donald Trump Bobblehead will be huge
 Each time President Donald Trump opens his mouth or tweets, Phil Sklar sees potential dollar signs. “Anybody who has a product or service related to Donald Trump is able to cash in whenever he or someone in his cabinet says or does something that’s a bit outrageous,” said Sklar, co-founder and CEO of the National Bobblehead...

Posted: 5 days ago

Each time President Donald Trump opens his mouth or tweets, Phil Sklar sees potential dollar signs. “Anybody who has a product or service related to Donald Trump is able to cash in whenever he or someone in his cabinet says or does something that’s a bit outrageous,” said Sklar, co-founder and CEO of the National Bobblehead...
Winship Cancer Institute receives top designation
 The Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University has received a high-tier comprehensive cancer center designation from the   National Cancer Institute. The designation places Winship in the top one percent of cancer centers in the United States. Winship  was cited for its research program, hundreds of clinical trials and science...

Posted: 6 days ago

The Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University has received a high-tier comprehensive cancer center designation from the   National Cancer Institute. The designation places Winship in the top one percent of cancer centers in the United States. Winship  was cited for its research program, hundreds of clinical trials and science...
The River’s Kaedy Kiely, raises money and awareness for cancer survivors  
 Radio personality Kaedy Kiely, co-host of 97.1’s The River, had just started treatments for breast cancer when a friend asked her  advice for someone who had recently been diagnosed with the same disease. Kiely was eager to help. She and Marcy Scott,  then a 37-year-old marketing director at Atlanta Motor Speedway, exchanged emails...

Posted: 9 days ago

Radio personality Kaedy Kiely, co-host of 97.1’s The River, had just started treatments for breast cancer when a friend asked her advice for someone who had recently been diagnosed with the same disease. Kiely was eager to help. She and Marcy Scott,  then a 37-year-old marketing director at Atlanta Motor Speedway, exchanged emails...
R&B singer Mario, Olympian Gail Devers at Gwinnett Relay for Life
 R&B singer, songwriter and actor Mario and Olympic gold medalist Gail Devers will share the ways cancer has affected those they love during the annual American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Gwinnett County, which begins Friday. The event, which is in its 24th year, is billed as the world’s largest “Relay for Life&rdquo...

Posted: 10 days ago

R&B singer, songwriter and actor Mario and Olympic gold medalist Gail Devers will share the ways cancer has affected those they love during the annual American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Gwinnett County, which begins Friday. The event, which is in its 24th year, is billed as the world’s largest “Relay for Life&rdquo...
The Temple, prominent Atlanta landmark, to get historic marker
 The imposing building has kept watch over Peachtree Street for decades. It’is considered a must-see site for visitors to the city and stands as a testament to Atlanta’s strong Jewish community. Now the Temple, known as the first official Jewish institution in Atlanta and the site of a devastating Civil Rights-era bombing...

Posted: 11 days ago

The imposing building has kept watch over Peachtree Street for decades. It’is considered a must-see site for visitors to the city and stands as a testament to Atlanta’s strong Jewish community. Now the Temple, known as the first official Jewish institution in Atlanta and the site of a devastating Civil Rights-era bombing...
Methodists take special collection on Wesley Woods Sunday
 United Methodist churches in North Georgia will have a special  gift for   Wesley Woods and the older adults it serves. The more than 900 churches in the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church will hold a special offering collected on Mother’s Day.  Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson has designated...

Posted: 11 days ago

United Methodist churches in North Georgia will have a special gift for   Wesley Woods and the older adults it serves. The more than 900 churches in the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church will hold a special offering collected on Mother’s Day.  Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson has designated...
‘RHOA’ star Kandi Burruss on motherhood and fame
 Many women multitask their way through life. What happens, though, when you juggle being a mom and a celebrity? “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast member Kandi Burruss discusses balancing career and family. Burruss, a mother of three, has been in the spotlight since she was 16 as a member of the popular group Xscape. What is it...

Posted: 12 days ago

Many women multitask their way through life. What happens, though, when you juggle being a mom and a celebrity? “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast member Kandi Burruss discusses balancing career and family. Burruss, a mother of three, has been in the spotlight since she was 16 as a member of the popular group Xscape. What is it...
Greg Cole to lead Emmaus House
 Greg Cole is no stranger to Emmaus House. Cole, whose  background is in nonprofit management,  was recently named executive director  of the Atlanta nonprofit. Emmaus   provides assistance to residents of Peoplestown, operates the Children’s Defense Fund’s Freedom School and offers educational programs...

Posted: 13 days ago

Greg Cole is no stranger to Emmaus House. Cole, whose  background is in nonprofit management,  was recently named executive director  of the Atlanta nonprofit. Emmaus   provides assistance to residents of Peoplestown, operates the Children’s Defense Fund’s Freedom School and offers educational programs...
Listen to Linkin’ Bridge add a soulful twist to Kentucky Derby classic
 A Louisville group has put a soulful twist on a Kentucky Derby classic - “My Old Kentucky Home”. Linkin’ Bridge posted its version of the state’s official song on their Facebook page and so far the video has  gotten more than two million views.  Group members are Montre Davis,a cook, crooner and soul-singer...

Posted: 17 days ago

A Louisville group has put a soulful twist on a Kentucky Derby classic - “My Old Kentucky Home”. Linkin’ Bridge posted its version of the state’s official song on their Facebook page and so far the video has  gotten more than two million views.  Group members are Montre Davis,a cook, crooner and soul-singer...