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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This Day in History: Coca-Cola Co. launches New Coke
 It seemed like a great idea - at first. Thirty-three years ago today, Coca-Cola announced the   launch of  “New Coke” and retirement of its tried and true original formula. Related: Coca-Cola going back to its roots with two new artisanal sodas Consumers, though, didn’t much care for the taste and the...

Posted: 13 hours ago

It seemed like a great idea - at first. Thirty-three years ago today, Coca-Cola announced the   launch of  “New Coke” and retirement of its tried and true original formula. Related: Coca-Cola going back to its roots with two new artisanal sodas Consumers, though, didn’t much care for the taste and the...
Interfaith unity service planned in Newnan in response to Neo-Nazi rally
 An interfaith service is planned Saturday to counter a planned rally by the far-right National Socialist Movement in a downtown Newnan park.  The Neo-Nazis  rally is expected to begin at  3 p.m. in Greenville Street Park. A few miles away,  at the same time, an “Interfaith Community Unity Service” will be held from ...

Posted: 3 days ago

An interfaith service is planned Saturday to counter a planned rally by the far-right National Socialist Movement in a downtown Newnan park.  The Neo-Nazis  rally is expected to begin at 3 p.m. in Greenville Street Park. A few miles away,  at the same time, an “Interfaith Community Unity Service” will be held from ...
Woman who took video of Macon restaurant incident feels that she ‘did something good’
 LaKeycia Ward, her mother and younger sister recently went to the Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen in Macon  to have a nice dinner. Instead, Ward, 19, captured a confrontation between two black military service members and a white family that has gone viral .    “I was really, really shocked” said Ward, a Macon hairstylist...

Posted: 4 days ago

LaKeycia Ward, her mother and younger sister recently went to the Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen in Macon to have a nice dinner. Instead, Ward, 19, captured a confrontation between two black military service members and a white family that has gone viral .    “I was really, really shocked” said Ward, a Macon hairstylist...
Barbara Bush Foundation’s literacy efforts reached deep into Georgia
 Barbara Bush was jogging in a Houston park thinking about how she could best contribute to the nation if she became first lady. As the story goes, she realized many problems such as homelessness, crime, hunger and addiction could be alleviated if more people were able to  read, write and comprehend language.  Today, many Georgia educators...

Posted: 5 days ago

Barbara Bush was jogging in a Houston park thinking about how she could best contribute to the nation if she became first lady. As the story goes, she realized many problems such as homelessness, crime, hunger and addiction could be alleviated if more people were able to read, write and comprehend language.  Today, many Georgia educators...
Twitter mourns former first lady Barbara Bush
 Former first lady Barbara Bush, respected by people on both sides of the political spectrum, is dead at 92. Bush was the wife and mother of former presidents, a position that she carried with grace and elegance. She was also a tireless advocate for literacy and her foundation supported  several family literacy projects in Georgia. Twitter...

Posted: 6 days ago

Former first lady Barbara Bush, respected by people on both sides of the political spectrum, is dead at 92. Bush was the wife and mother of former presidents, a position that she carried with grace and elegance. She was also a tireless advocate for literacy and her foundation supported  several family literacy projects in Georgia. Twitter...
Here’s how you can meet “House of Cards” star Jayne Atkinson
 The last time “House of Cards” fans saw character Catherine Durant she was tumbling down the stairs, with an  assist from Frank Underwood.  The unlucky Secretary of State had threatened to tell a House judiciary committee about the Underwoods’ political shenanigans. Related: Former UPS executive turns playwright...

Posted: 6 days ago

The last time “House of Cards” fans saw character Catherine Durant she was tumbling down the stairs, with an assist from Frank Underwood.  The unlucky Secretary of State had threatened to tell a House judiciary committee about the Underwoods’ political shenanigans. Related: Former UPS executive turns playwright...
Atlanta theaters  hold special showing of documentary about dating culture
 Three metro Atlanta movie theaters will host a one-night showing of the documentary “The Dating Project.” The documentary examines how young people search for meaningful relationships in today’s internet- and social media-fueled society. Related: These Atlanta couples share their secrets According to a description of the...

Posted: 10 days ago

Three metro Atlanta movie theaters will host a one-night showing of the documentary “The Dating Project.” The documentary examines how young people search for meaningful relationships in today’s internet- and social media-fueled society. Related: These Atlanta couples share their secrets According to a description of the...
Megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar tells congregation don’t criticize Snoop Dogg
 Megachurch Pastor Creflo Dollar recently told his congregation not to throw shade at rapper-turned-gospel performer Snoop Dogg. >> Read more trending news   The California-based godfather of rap and actor recently released “Bible of Love” through his All the Time Entertainment, in association with RCA...

Posted: 12 days ago

Megachurch Pastor Creflo Dollar recently told his congregation not to throw shade at rapper-turned-gospel performer Snoop Dogg. >> Read more trending news   The California-based godfather of rap and actor recently released “Bible of Love” through his All the Time Entertainment, in association with RCA...
Creflo Dollar tells church not to criticize Snoop Dogg
 Megachurch Pastor Creflo Dollar recently told his congregation not to throw shade at rapper-turned-gospel performer Snoop Dogg. The California-based godfather of rap and actor recently released “Bible of Love” through his All the Time Entertainment, in association with RCA Inspiration.  The “Gin and Juice” and...

Posted: 12 days ago

Megachurch Pastor Creflo Dollar recently told his congregation not to throw shade at rapper-turned-gospel performer Snoop Dogg. The California-based godfather of rap and actor recently released “Bible of Love” through his All the Time Entertainment, in association with RCA Inspiration.  The “Gin and Juice” and...
Joe Madison, Karen Hunter and Sway Calloway at Morehouse voter town hall
 Sirius XM’s  Karen Hunter, Joe Madison, “The Black Eagle,” and Sway Calloway will participate in a town hall with students at Morehouse College Thursday to discuss voting rights and voter registration among millennials. Related: Fulton County turned out about 20 percent in the election The free event...

Posted: 13 days ago

Sirius XM’s  Karen Hunter, Joe Madison, “The Black Eagle,” and Sway Calloway will participate in a town hall with students at Morehouse College Thursday to discuss voting rights and voter registration among millennials. Related: Fulton County turned out about 20 percent in the election The free event...
MJCCA seeks donations for additional security costs
 The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta has sent a letter to members seeking donations for additional security. The undated letter from CEO Jared Powers said “in light of recent events around the country, we are making additional security investment, and we are looking to you for a donation to help the MJCCA defray these...

Posted: 14 days ago

The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta has sent a letter to members seeking donations for additional security. The undated letter from CEO Jared Powers said “in light of recent events around the country, we are making additional security investment, and we are looking to you for a donation to help the MJCCA defray these...