Raised in ATL, Residing in South Fulton
South Fulton is the chosen home to many of great Atlantans who are simply home grown successes. I love the success-driven, rich history of several South Fulton residents from the famous to the highly driven successful ones. Rich in the history of residents from Hamilton Bohannon, the musical great to Westlake High School, the high school who has had the most NFL players in the nation to play to with the NFL to Atlanta’s current Mayor, Kasim Reed being educated here through twelfth grade. Yes, South Fulton is rich in history and truly has some talented residents including however not limited to Nicole Garner-Scott along with Walter and Michael JaNae Blackmon.
Nicole Garner-Scott simply rocks! She defines #BlackGirlMagic and has been a national powerhouse since graduating from Westlake high school. She recently founded 100 Female Entrepreneurs a global business league for female entrepreneurs. Her magic and success does not stop there. Nicole Garner-Scott is the product of Westlake High School, Georgia State University and New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology. She founded and is the principle of the high profile events planning, fashion and lifestyle, public relations and marketing agency – The Garner Circle PR. Beginning her career under the tutelage of some of the industry’s most noted entertainment and celebrity publicists, Nicole soon realized her passion for the lifestyle side of Public Relations.
With clients ranging from the Jaguar Luxury Brand, Lionsgate, Ciara, Estelle, Oxygen, Bravo, Beautiful Textures Hair Care, Porsche, Adidas, Xbox, Hyundai, P&G and more with efforts appearing on MTV, BET, E!, VH1, NBA TV and on the glossy pages of many of today’s most well noted magazines and blogs she shines brightly and makes South Fulton proud as one of their very own. Nicole is an author, instructor and practitioner who has asserted herself as an authority in the world of publicity and branding.
Pursuing a mission of serial entrepreneurship, Nicole has leveraged her resources by creating an enterprise consisting of The Cosmetic Circus (UltraVioletNailLounge.com), a beauty business investment agency and The Pink Lemonade Stand, a non-profit fostering entrepreneurship in girls’ ages 8 – 17 years old.
Walter and Michael JaNae Blackmon are one of South Fulton’s up and coming power couples. Mr. and Mrs. Water Blackmon III were born and raised in Atlanta. They are home grown and deeply rooted throughout the community. As a Welcome All Panther Walter played in a variety of recreational sports at Welcome All Park. A proud graduate of Westlake High School Walter went on to complete his Bachelor of Administration in Business Management from Georgia Southern University which he used to further grow his parent’s business at Walter Blackmon Insurance Agency.
Michael JaNae Heard-Blackmon matriculated through the South end of Fulton County School system. She is a proud product of Randolph Elementary School, Camp Creek Middle School and Westlake High School. Michael JaNae received her Bachelor of Science in Economics with a minor in Psychology and she obtained a Master of Education in Business Education both from West Georgia University. After completion of her degree she began teaching at her alma mater Westlake High School. In 2010, she completed her Specialist in Education Leadership and in 2013; Michael JaNae decided to transition from education and obtained her insurance license to open a family insurance business with her husband. With much hard work and dedication the Blackmon’s opened Community Insurance Group, an independent insurance agency in South Fulton County in 2015. Community Insurance Group (CIG) serves all the insurance needs of families within the South Fulton Community. Please visit them at 4545 Butner Road, Atlanta, GA or give them a call at 770.969.0888.
As you can see South Fulton is constantly exploding with home grown love within our community.
Kimberly Wright, is a natural leader, loving mother, pioneering Renaissance lady, prolific speaker, ardent philanthropist, multi-passionate entrepreneur, community advocate, keen wordsmith and publicist extraordinaire. Please visit her personal blog at KeystrokesByKimberly.com.