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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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Bernice King has second face-to-face meeting with Pope Francis
 Bernice King, the daughter of civil rights leaders the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, had her second face-to-face meeting this year with Pope Francis in Rome. The CEO of the Atlanta-based King Center, was invited to Bologna, Italy to speak at a conference entitled “Bridges of Peace,” held this week and...

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Bernice King, the daughter of civil rights leaders the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, had her second face-to-face meeting this year with Pope Francis in Rome. The CEO of the Atlanta-based King Center, was invited to Bologna, Italy to speak at a conference entitled “Bridges of Peace,” held this week and...
Author Goldie Taylor to discuss “Paper Gods” at Manuel’s Tavern
 Journalist and political strategist Goldie Taylor will discuss and sign copies of her new book, “Paper Gods,”  on Oct. 24. The book, released this month by St. Martin’s Press, is a political thriller set in Atlanta. Taylor took a 10-year break from writing novels to focus on rediscovering her voice.  “I think...

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Journalist and political strategist Goldie Taylor will discuss and sign copies of her new book, “Paper Gods,” on Oct. 24. The book, released this month by St. Martin’s Press, is a political thriller set in Atlanta. Taylor took a 10-year break from writing novels to focus on rediscovering her voice.  “I think...
Legendary Atlanta singer Theresa Hightower dies at 64
   Legendary jazz singer Theresa Hightower is dead  at 64. Hightower, who thrilled audiences with her powerful vocals, died on Oct. 10 after a battle with colon cancer, said her son, Tony Hightower. He said his mother began singing when she was 19 and her career spanned more than four decades. The singer, songwriter and actress ...

Posted: 6 days ago

  Legendary jazz singer Theresa Hightower is dead at 64. Hightower, who thrilled audiences with her powerful vocals, died on Oct. 10 after a battle with colon cancer, said her son, Tony Hightower. He said his mother began singing when she was 19 and her career spanned more than four decades. The singer, songwriter and actress ...
Here’s how you can help victims of Hurricane Michael
 Hurricane Michael roared ashore in Florida and continued its path of destruction through parts of Georgia. With winds exceeding 150 miles per hour, Hurricane Michael caused widespread damage with strong winds, heavy rain and storm surge in coastal areas. Several organizations, already providing help to victims of Hurricane Florence in the...

Posted: 7 days ago

Hurricane Michael roared ashore in Florida and continued its path of destruction through parts of Georgia. With winds exceeding 150 miles per hour, Hurricane Michael caused widespread damage with strong winds, heavy rain and storm surge in coastal areas. Several organizations, already providing help to victims of Hurricane Florence in the...
Andre Leon Talley talks fashion and documentary
 Going through the airport recently on his way to Atlanta , fashion icon Andre Leon Talley found himself the center of attention.  Some were longtime fans who knew of him from his years at Vogue magazine.  Others had only recently learned about the North Carolina-born fashion figure from the highly-acclaimed documentary, “The...

Posted: 16 days ago

Going through the airport recently on his way to Atlanta , fashion icon Andre Leon Talley found himself the center of attention.  Some were longtime fans who knew of him from his years at Vogue magazine. Others had only recently learned about the North Carolina-born fashion figure from the highly-acclaimed documentary, “The...
Georgia stores included in the Cargill ground beef recall
 Several Georgia stores are included in a recent recall by Colorado-based Cargill Meat Solutions.  The company is recalling more than 130,000 pounds of ground beef products made from the chuck portion of the carcass that may be contaminated with E.coli O26, according to the the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection...

Posted: 20 days ago

Several Georgia stores are included in a recent recall by Colorado-based Cargill Meat Solutions.  The company is recalling more than 130,000 pounds of ground beef products made from the chuck portion of the carcass that may be contaminated with E.coli O26, according to the the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection...
Funeral arrangements set for daughter of James Brown
 Funeral arrangements have been set for Venisha Brown, one of the daughters of iconic singer James Brown. Venisha Brown died last week  due to complications from pneumonia at an Augusta hospital. She was 53. The service will be held at 1 p.m. Oct. 5 at Carpentersville Baptist Church, 415 Carpentersville Rd. in North Augusta, S.C. Related:...

Posted: 23 days ago

Funeral arrangements have been set for Venisha Brown, one of the daughters of iconic singer James Brown. Venisha Brown died last week due to complications from pneumonia at an Augusta hospital. She was 53. The service will be held at 1 p.m. Oct. 5 at Carpentersville Baptist Church, 415 Carpentersville Rd. in North Augusta, S.C. Related:...
Jesuit priest James Martin to speak in Atlanta on welcoming LGBT Catholics 
 Well-known theologian and author the Rev. James Martin will be in Atlanta in October to discuss how the Catholic Church can be more welcoming to the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender communities.  Martin’s topic will be “Building a Bridge: Showing Welcome and Respect in our Parishes to LGBT Catholics.”  The...

Posted: 24 days ago

Well-known theologian and author the Rev. James Martin will be in Atlanta in October to discuss how the Catholic Church can be more welcoming to the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender communities.  Martin’s topic will be “Building a Bridge: Showing Welcome and Respect in our Parishes to LGBT Catholics.”  The...
Things to do Sept. 21-23: Tour of homes, ballet and Tucktoberfest
 You can shop for gems, watch the Georgia Ballet perform “The Legend of Sleep Hollow” or take the “Fourth Ward Tour of Homes 2018.” There’s no shortage of things to do this weekend in and around Atlanta. You can also check out author Carol Anderson, an Emory University professor, who will discuss and sign copies...

Posted: 28 days ago

You can shop for gems, watch the Georgia Ballet perform “The Legend of Sleep Hollow” or take the “Fourth Ward Tour of Homes 2018.” There’s no shortage of things to do this weekend in and around Atlanta. You can also check out author Carol Anderson, an Emory University professor, who will discuss and sign copies...
Venisha Brown fought addiction but never lost her faith, say sisters
 Venisha Brown always amazed people with her dancing skills. Of all the children of the “Godfather of Soul” she’s the one who could most closely mimic the incredible dancing skills of her famous father, James Brown. “She was very, very, very talented,” said her sister, Deanna Brown Thomas,  president ...

Posted: 28 days ago

Venisha Brown always amazed people with her dancing skills. Of all the children of the “Godfather of Soul” she’s the one who could most closely mimic the incredible dancing skills of her famous father, James Brown. “She was very, very, very talented,” said her sister, Deanna Brown Thomas,  president ...
James Brown’s daughter, Venisha Brown, dies at 53
 Venisha Brown, one of the daughters of the late “Godfather of Soul” James Brown and the late Yvonne Fair, formerly of the Chantels, died Wednesday. She was 53 years old. Related: Venisha Brown fought addiction but kept faith Brown died at Augusta University Health Medical Center in Augusta due to complications from pneumonia...

Posted: 28 days ago

Venisha Brown, one of the daughters of the late “Godfather of Soul” James Brown and the late Yvonne Fair, formerly of the Chantels, died Wednesday. She was 53 years old. Related: Venisha Brown fought addiction but kept faith Brown died at Augusta University Health Medical Center in Augusta due to complications from pneumonia...