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

Bishop Michael Curry, who spoke at royal wedding, speaks in Atlanta this fall
 The Most Rev. Michael B Curry, who delivered a powerful sermon at the royal wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, will be the keynote speaker at a fundraiser to benefit the Day1 media ministry in Atlanta this fall.  Curry, the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, invoked the words of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during...

Posted: 3 days ago

The Most Rev. Michael B Curry, who delivered a powerful sermon at the royal wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, will be the keynote speaker at a fundraiser to benefit the Day1 media ministry in Atlanta this fall.  Curry, the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, invoked the words of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during...
Lyft to provide rides to Atlanta area residents who are fighting cancer
 When people are battling cancer, the last thing they need to worry about is how to get to and from  treatments and doctor’s appointments. Lyft and the American Cancer Society are expanding a partnership to provide rides to those fighting cancer through Lyft’s platform in Atlanta. The program in Atlanta is effective...

Posted: 4 days ago

When people are battling cancer, the last thing they need to worry about is how to get to and from  treatments and doctor’s appointments. Lyft and the American Cancer Society are expanding a partnership to provide rides to those fighting cancer through Lyft’s platform in Atlanta. The program in Atlanta is effective...
Why do people take their lives? There are no easy answers to suicide
 Whenever someone dies by suicide, the people they leave behind may always wonder why or whether there was something they could have done to stop them. It’s complex. “Suicide happens when  the pain a person is experiencing exceeds the person’s coping skills at that moment,” said Roland Behm, chairman of the ...

Posted: 15 days ago

Whenever someone dies by suicide, the people they leave behind may always wonder why or whether there was something they could have done to stop them. It’s complex. “Suicide happens when  the pain a person is experiencing exceeds the person’s coping skills at that moment,” said Roland Behm, chairman of the ...
Twitter reacts to the death of Anthony Bourdain, star of “Parts Unknown”
 Anthony Bourdain, noted author, chef and star of the popular “Parts Unknown” is dead. The likable Bourdain, who made us all wish we had him as a traveling and dining companion (most of the time) , in an apparent  suicide while in France filming an episode for his show, according to CNN, which aired his show. Twitter reacted...

Posted: 16 days ago

Anthony Bourdain, noted author, chef and star of the popular “Parts Unknown” is dead. The likable Bourdain, who made us all wish we had him as a traveling and dining companion (most of the time) , in an apparent suicide while in France filming an episode for his show, according to CNN, which aired his show. Twitter reacted...
Lavender, laughs and music in and around Atlanta this weekend, June 8-10
 From neighborhood festivals, to comedy and the music of Freddie Jackson, Midnight Star and Lakeside, there’s a lot going on June 8-10 in metro Atlanta. ROSWELL LAVENDER FESTIVAL Take time June 9 to enjoy all things lavender during the Roswell Lavender Festival on the Grounds of Barrington Hall in Roswell. This is the eighth year...

Posted: 16 days ago

From neighborhood festivals, to comedy and the music of Freddie Jackson, Midnight Star and Lakeside, there’s a lot going on June 8-10 in metro Atlanta. ROSWELL LAVENDER FESTIVAL Take time June 9 to enjoy all things lavender during the Roswell Lavender Festival on the Grounds of Barrington Hall in Roswell. This is the eighth year...
New Birth’s Bishop Stephen A. Davis comments on leaving DeKalb megachurch
 Bishop Stephen A. Davis, who stepped in as interim senior pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in DeKalb County  after the death of Bishop Eddie Long, has resigned.   A national search will be launched for his successor. Thomas W. Dortch Jr. ,  chairman of the church’s board, said the “strain on Bishop...

Posted: 18 days ago

Bishop Stephen A. Davis, who stepped in as interim senior pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in DeKalb County  after the death of Bishop Eddie Long, has resigned.   A national search will be launched for his successor. Thomas W. Dortch Jr. ,  chairman of the church’s board, said the “strain on Bishop...
Here are some of the most common myths about snakes
 It’s that time of year again, when snakes are spotted  in driveways, yards and wooded areas around metro Atlanta.  Jason Clark of Southeastern Reptile Rescue in Griffin said the warmer weather and heavy rains also drives snakes out from their shelters. For some species it’s also into the breeding season. Common snakes...

Posted: 19 days ago

It’s that time of year again, when snakes are spotted in driveways, yards and wooded areas around metro Atlanta.  Jason Clark of Southeastern Reptile Rescue in Griffin said the warmer weather and heavy rains also drives snakes out from their shelters. For some species it’s also into the breeding season. Common snakes...
Things to do in and around Atlanta this weekend, June 1- 3
 Break out your summer whites.  Maze featuring Frankie Beverly will be in concert June 2 at State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park. If you want an alternative, there’s also the play “Crowns” starring Terry Burrell, a butterfly festival and book signings. Audiences will love the “hattitude” on display during...

Posted: 23 days ago

Break out your summer whites.  Maze featuring Frankie Beverly will be in concert June 2 at State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park. If you want an alternative, there’s also the play “Crowns” starring Terry Burrell, a butterfly festival and book signings. Audiences will love the “hattitude” on display during...
Childish Gambino inspires “This is Nigeria” video
 Apparently, fans in the United States aren’t the only ones who like Childish Gambino’s “This is America” video. The song by the artist, aka Donald Glover,  has gotten a lot of  attention by rappers in other nations, including Nigeria. Childish Gambino’s video weighs in on American culture and ...

Posted: 24 days ago

Apparently, fans in the United States aren’t the only ones who like Childish Gambino’s “This is America” video. The song by the artist, aka Donald Glover,  has gotten a lot of  attention by rappers in other nations, including Nigeria. Childish Gambino’s video weighs in on American culture and ...