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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

Cobb Freemasons hold 300th anniversary parade and festival
 Georgia Freemasons will celebrate the 300th anniversary of the formation of the Grand Lodge of London and Westminster on Saturday with a parade and celebration in Marietta. It’s been three centuries to the day since the launch of what has become known as the cornerstone of the historic fraternity, whose members have included some of...

Posted: 4 days ago

Georgia Freemasons will celebrate the 300th anniversary of the formation of the Grand Lodge of London and Westminster on Saturday with a parade and celebration in Marietta. It’s been three centuries to the day since the launch of what has become known as the cornerstone of the historic fraternity, whose members have included some of...
Buddy, the Cobb stray, still waits for a new home
 Buddy, the elusive stray dog that drew the concern of dozens of  residents after he was sighted wandering around west Cobb County, is doing well. Billy Mayfield, shelter operations manager for Cobb County Animal Control, said the 12-year-old Labrador Retriever mix will go up for public adoption on Sunday. So far, his last owner has not stepped...

Posted: 4 days ago

Buddy, the elusive stray dog that drew the concern of dozens of residents after he was sighted wandering around west Cobb County, is doing well. Billy Mayfield, shelter operations manager for Cobb County Animal Control, said the 12-year-old Labrador Retriever mix will go up for public adoption on Sunday. So far, his last owner has not stepped...
Killer Mike says his mother, Denise, has died
 Hip-hop artist and activist Killer Mike informed fans of the death of  his beloved mother, Denise, on several of his social media accounts. Killer Mike, a.k.a. Michael Render, posted this on his Instagram account Thursday: “My mother has transitioned to be with our ancestors. All those who believe as I do know energy cannot...

Posted: 5 days ago

Hip-hop artist and activist Killer Mike informed fans of the death of  his beloved mother, Denise, on several of his social media accounts. Killer Mike, a.k.a. Michael Render, posted this on his Instagram account Thursday: “My mother has transitioned to be with our ancestors. All those who believe as I do know energy cannot...
Now thirsty hikers can get a cold drink at the top of Kennesaw Mountain
 Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park now has something refreshing to offer hikers. Every weekend, now through Labor Day, park visitors can get convenience items at the top of the park. Eastern National, a partner of the National Park Service, will sell  a variety of items including bottled water, Powerade, snacks, caps, t-shirts...

Posted: 5 days ago

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park now has something refreshing to offer hikers. Every weekend, now through Labor Day, park visitors can get convenience items at the top of the park. Eastern National, a partner of the National Park Service, will sell  a variety of items including bottled water, Powerade, snacks, caps, t-shirts...
Marietta launches contest to share your Fourth in the Park memories
 Want the perfect seat to  watch fireworks on the Marietta Square? The city of Marietta will launch a July 4th giveaway that includes seating space in a special viewing area for the annual fireworks show and free tailgating chairs.   Atlanta festivals and July 4th events The city wants  people to go to its Facebook...

Posted: 5 days ago

Want the perfect seat to watch fireworks on the Marietta Square? The city of Marietta will launch a July 4th giveaway that includes seating space in a special viewing area for the annual fireworks show and free tailgating chairs.   Atlanta festivals and July 4th events The city wants  people to go to its Facebook...
Beyonce’s former bassist Divinity Roxx performs at the Music Room 
 Divinity Roxx, former bassist and musical director of Beyonce’s “I Am” tour, will  perform at 8 p.m. Thursday at The Music Room, 327 Edgewood Ave. S.E. Also on the bill is Atlanta-based writer and singer Eva Kennedy. Tickets are $10. The acclaimed bassist brings her "The Dream Work Tour” to a hometown audience...

Posted: 7 days ago

Divinity Roxx, former bassist and musical director of Beyonce’s “I Am” tour, will  perform at 8 p.m. Thursday at The Music Room, 327 Edgewood Ave. S.E. Also on the bill is Atlanta-based writer and singer Eva Kennedy. Tickets are $10. The acclaimed bassist brings her "The Dream Work Tour” to a hometown audience...
Cobb neighbors rally to save lost dog
 Charlotte Malone was returning to her Cobb County home last week after  lunch with a friend. As she drove past Mars Hill Community Church she slowed -- as she sometimes does -- to read the inspirational message posted on a sign on the property. This time, though, she noticed a yellow Lab mix barking at each car that passed. “He was...

Posted: 7 days ago

Charlotte Malone was returning to her Cobb County home last week after lunch with a friend. As she drove past Mars Hill Community Church she slowed -- as she sometimes does -- to read the inspirational message posted on a sign on the property. This time, though, she noticed a yellow Lab mix barking at each car that passed. “He was...
Your baby can be “Born a Brave” at Northside Hospital 
 Reagan Whitley is one of  youngest Braves fans in metro Atlanta, although it may be a while before she goes to her first game at Sun Trust Park.  When Reagan was born at 11:54 p.m. June 12 at Northside Hospital, she received a beanie monogrammed with an  “A” and a  “Braves Country"...

Posted: 8 days ago

Reagan Whitley is one of  youngest Braves fans in metro Atlanta, although it may be a while before she goes to her first game at Sun Trust Park.  When Reagan was born at 11:54 p.m. June 12 at Northside Hospital, she received a beanie monogrammed with an  “A” and a  “Braves Country"...
CeCe Winans at Center Stage Friday for “Fall in Love Tour”
 Multiple Grammy Award-winner CeCe Winans will  come to Center Stage Friday at part of her “Fall in Love Tour”, her first solo tour in nearly a decade. The concert is presented by Medi-Share, a national healthcare-sharing organization. Medi-Share is operated by Christian Care Ministry. The concert begins at 8 p.m. It helps...

Posted: 8 days ago

Multiple Grammy Award-winner CeCe Winans will  come to Center Stage Friday at part of her “Fall in Love Tour”, her first solo tour in nearly a decade. The concert is presented by Medi-Share, a national healthcare-sharing organization. Medi-Share is operated by Christian Care Ministry. The concert begins at 8 p.m. It helps...
Nancy Yancey to retire from Rainbow Village
 The Rev. Nancy Yancey plans to retire from the Rainbow Village at the end of the year. Yancey, 65, is the nonprofit’s Chief Executive Officer and was instrumental in the founding the Rainbow Village in 1991. Rainbow Village, in Duluth, works to end homelessness, poverty and domestic violence. It has a 85 percent success rate with...

Posted: 12 days ago

The Rev. Nancy Yancey plans to retire from the Rainbow Village at the end of the year. Yancey, 65, is the nonprofit’s Chief Executive Officer and was instrumental in the founding the Rainbow Village in 1991. Rainbow Village, in Duluth, works to end homelessness, poverty and domestic violence. It has a 85 percent success rate with...
Philadelphia adds two colors to pride flag to represent people of color
 The City of Brotherly Love is  showing its colors and they’re black and brown. Philadelphia has redesigned the pride flag to include those to color as a way to  symbolize LGBTQ people of color and is a nod to racial diversity. The redesign does not replace the original pride flag said Amber Hikes, director of the Philadelphia&rsquo...

Posted: 12 days ago

The City of Brotherly Love is  showing its colors and they’re black and brown. Philadelphia has redesigned the pride flag to include those to color as a way to  symbolize LGBTQ people of color and is a nod to racial diversity. The redesign does not replace the original pride flag said Amber Hikes, director of the Philadelphia&rsquo...