Chasing Normal

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Global Health Innovation’s Mission of Caring for Moms and Babies with HIV Article Lisa Allen | Photos Provided I could pack this article with statistics: approximately 23 million people live with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. Nearly 16 million children under the age of 18 have been orphaned by AIDS in Africa alone. Each day, 6,000 … Continued

Around Town

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Pearl from A Lady Named Pearl Modeling & Leadership Academy would like to thank the Atlanta and South Fulton community for joining her in support of providing education for girls in Haiti. All proceeds from the benefit will go to Ecole Shalom, the sister school of A Lady Named Pearl Modeling & Leadership Academy. They raised $1200 from the benefit concert held on December 10, 2015! The closing date for donations was January 12th, 2016, the 6th anniversary of the Haiti Earthquake.

Michelle’s Picks

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Let me start off by saying I’m still sore. Three days later. And I’m a triathlete. Or, at least I thought I was. That should give you some indication of what to expect when you walk into Precision Athletic Corps. If you love the workouts that challenge you, encourage you, and make you feel like you’re an athlete, all at the same time, then this is the place for you. Zedrick, owner and trainer extraordinaire, is an inspiration all by himself. (I’ll let him tell you his story). But his products, the athletes he trains, are the icing on the cake. Ropes, monster tires, sleds—they’re all in there. And you get them incorporated into your workout. Or not, depending on the day. You won’t see tons of workout machines or weights; that’s not his style. But you don’t need it there. I’ve been an athlete my entire life, and I can only remember being pushed like that twice: as a competitive gymnast, and on a competitive track.

A Love Letter 
to South Fulton

A Love Letter 
to South Fulton

It’s hard to believe that we are nearing the one-year mark of bringing you the very best that South Fulton has to offer. The more I explore all of the treasures of our community and as I am enlightened by all there is to see and do, the more I fall in love with this area all over again. We hope that this feeling is mutual and that you are expanding your horizons and adding to your personal neighborhood favorites as you peruse our pages. That’s what I love most; hearing about the ways that you have connected with the people and businesses that you have learned about in our magazine. Be sure to say hi if you run into me, preschooler in tow, at Panache Bistro at lunchtime or shopping at the Marketplace. Whether enjoying a night out at St. James Live or a play at the Southwest Arts Center, we love to chat with our readers. This is a labor of love for our staff, a chance to tell the world all the good things that are happening in South Fulton.

Mediterranean Baked Sweet 

Mediterranean Baked Sweet 

Tissilli Rogers is the owner of TissFit, LLC a marketable platform encouraging fitness and nutritional eating. Tiss believes in complete transformation; a transformation that requires more than a nutritional guide and a workout regimen. Her idea of a revolutionary makeover requires a full understanding of self, an understanding of future self, and a complete conceptualization of mental and spiritual awareness. She is not only concerned about the exterior, but the self-esteem and mental stability of each of her clients. Tissilli Rogers aims to transform the lives of those wanting to discover new ways of living.

Playtime: Three Restaurants Tailored To Grown-Up Fun

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“Get out of the house free” cards are hard to come by. With work and kids, along with community and family responsibilities, there’s very little time to let loose. Still there are moments when being grown is totally worth it, when a night or even day on the town can do wonders. And nothing re-energizes like a fantastic restaurant. Great ambiance, food and drinks go a long way. Below are three options, near and far, worth cashing in those cards.

Meet the Robinsons

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Tiffany is originally from Long Island and Steven is a native of Atlanta. Married for 8 years and lived on the south side of Atlanta for 10 years.
Editor’s Note: Adventurous, silly, and loving are a few of the words that come to mind when describing the Robinson family. Let’s get to know them in their own words.
As a family, we enjoy traveling and outdoor activities. Most of our free time is spent participating in youth sports-football, basketball, track and baseball. Steven Robinson is the defensive coordinator of our local youth football team. He’s coached all three of his sons and serves as a mentor to youth in the community. Tiffany stays active within youth sports by volunteering as team mom, and staying active in the Women of Leadership Organization and school activities.

Let the Work I’ve Done Speak for Me: The Story of Chasidy Adams

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According to, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease.
The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to create opportunities for people to make healthier choices.

South Metro Development Outlook

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South Metro Development Outlook (SMDO) is the brainchild of Michael Hightower the Managing Partner of The Collaborative Firm, a land use planning, program management and real estate development company. The Collaborative Firm has been hosting South Metro Development Outlook since 2002, and it has grown to become the largest conference of its kind in south metropolitan Atlanta.