January 2020 Around Town

Turkey Giveaway in East Point Turkey Giveaways were held at the Jefferson Park Recreation and the East Point Police Substation on Washington Road. More than 600 turkeys were given to families in need with the support of our partners/sponsors The Atlanta Community Food Bank, The Terra Group, SA Recycling, Duke Realty, Caduceus and United Consulting.   Langston Hughes … Continued

December 2019 Around Town

Robert Franklin at First Congregational Dr. Robert Franklin spoke in November at First Congregational Church. Dr. Robert M. Franklin was the inaugural James T. and Berta R. Laney Chair in Moral Leadership at the Candler School of Theology, where he challenges students to explore the concept of moral leadership in the 21st century in different cultures … Continued

November 2019 Around Town

Matrixx Auto Group Attention to detail and professionalism are just a couple of the qualities that set Lacretia Carroll and Matrixx Auto Group apart. For over six years, Lacretia has worked closely with clients to create an ideal vehicle purchasing experience.  Lacretia’s experience as a vehicle broker and partnerships with professional mechanics, detailers and finance … Continued

October 2019 Around Town

First Friday at First – at First Congregational Church  Atlanta jazz enthusiasts know that “First Friday at First” is always the place to be on the first Friday of each month. Great jazz is good for the soul; and good food and drink is an added perk of First Friday. The line-up for the remainder … Continued

September 2019 Around Town

“Overcomer” Movie Features Veteran Actor Cameron Arnett  The makers of “Facing the Giants,”  “Fireproof,” “Courageous,” and the #1 box-office hit “War Room” are back with their newest film “Overcomer.” This film is filled with a powerful mix of faith, a twist of humor, and a ton of heart.When asked about his role, Cameron Arnett who … Continued

August 2019 Around Town

Westlake Lady Lions Receive Back-to-Back Championship Rings Westlake High School’s Lady Lions received their back-to-back state basketball championship rings in a recent ceremony. “We’ve had some great athletes and some great students who’ve come through our program,” Coach Hilda Hankerson said. “You don’t repeat state championships without having a strong core, a nucleus you can … Continued

July 2019 Around Town

Phylicia Rashad to Receive Award For 16 seasons, Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company has created masterful works of theatre art that honor the African American experience, lift up diverse voices, and create cultural understanding. To honor those who have championed the company’s mission of celebrating the tradition of Black storytelling while giving voice to bold artists of all cultures, True Colors hosted the second … Continued

June 2019 Around Town

“Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit” to Open June 8  Experience the first-ever museum exhibit based on Disney Junior’s Peabody Award-winning television series “Doc McStuffins” as it opens at Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit debuts Saturday, June 8, 2019 and will run through Sunday, September 8, 2019. The highly interactive English and Spanish bilingual experience will transport kids and families from … Continued

May 2019 Around Town

New App Launches! The Styled by Love E application allows users to hire a personal stylist to shop for them, style them and deliver fashionable wardrobe selections to their door.  “We want to make getting dressed fun and easy, giving our clients the confidence to boldly present their best selves to the world,” said Evonya … Continued

April 2019 Around Town

RoboChicks 2G Award Ceremony  RoboChicks 2G Second Generation (R2G) recently held an Awards Ceremony at Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA. Even though the team did not win an award at the competition, RoboChicks Team Captain Madison Kenney used part of her winnings from the National Society of High School Scholars STEM Award to purchase trophies for the … Continued

March 2019 Around Town

Marvin S. Arrington, Jr. Sworn In For Second Term Arrington was sworn into his second term as Fulton County Commissioner of District 5. District 5 is comprised of over 150,000 residents and encompasses Atlanta, East Point, South Fulton, College Park, and Union City.  He would like to thank the 61,000 plus residents of District 5 … Continued

February 2019 Around Town

College Park Mayor’s Ball Hosted by the Honorable Jack P. Longino, Mayor of the City of College Park, the ball was held at the Georgia International Convention Center.  A sellout crowd of over 400 raised over $60,000 to support the Mayor’s Second Hope Scholarship Fund providing scholarships to graduating high school seniors in College Park.  The … Continued

January 2019 Around Town

Community Groups Host Historic Town Hall Forum So Now What? Moving from Discussion to Action – The Power of the Black Woman’s Voice, Vote and the process of Community Change. Moderated by Monica Pearson and featuring State Representatives’ William Boddie and Dar’shun Kendrick, East Point Mayor, Deana Holiday Ingraham, Cobb County Commissioner, Lisa Cupid, Fulton County … Continued

December 2018 Around Town

Why Your Business Need Social Media Marketing Did you know that 90% of all marketers say social media marketing has increased their business exposure? Or that 66% of marketers that spend at least six hours on social per week see more leads?  No matter what you sell and who you sell it to, using social … Continued

November 2018 Around Town

Stonewall Tell’s Natalie Rachel Named Presidential Award State Finalist  Natalie S. Rachel, a highly motivated teacher at Stonewall Tell Elementary School, was recently named a state finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The Nationally Board-Certified Early Childhood educator earned her Educational Specialist and T-6 certification and is currently enrolled in a K-5 … Continued

October 2018 Around Town

Christian City Showcases Patio Homes for Active Seniors Active seniors considering moving to a retirement community toured available patio homes during an open house event at Christian City. “We have a number of one and two-bedroom patio homes that are move-in-ready and available for lease now,” said Jane Finch, Executive Director of Active Senior Living at Christian City. There … Continued

September 2018 Around Town

UNCF Names Robert Bolton New National Director of Special Events    Robert H. Bolton will lead the execution of more than 70 signature fundraisers across the country, including the annual UNCF National Alumni Conference. Bolton will lead the charge in developing high-quality events with the goal of getting students to and through college and beyond.  “We … Continued

August 2018 Around Town

Fulton Names New Principal for Creekside High School   Creekside High School Assistant Principal Frankie Pollock, Jr. has been named principal of the South Fulton school, effective July 1. Pollock replaces Ron Maxwell, who was named area executive director in the South Learning Community.  A veteran educator, Pollock has served as Creekside High’s assistant principal for … Continued

July 2018 Around Town

Westlake’s Kennedy Simon Leaves Track and Field Legacy Kennedy Simon recently graduated leaving a lasting track and field legacy in Georgia high school sports. She bested the status she achieved last year as the 2016-2017 Gatorade Georgia State Girls Track and Field Player of the Year, by helping her Westlake team become overall state runners-up … Continued

June 2018 Around Town

Download The SoFu™ Guide Today! The SoFu™ Guide offers South Fulton County residents state of the art mobile applications that will revolutionize the way you interact with our city. From local events, news, traffic updates, weather, and more, residents will have access to the entire city in their pocket! Daily weather, traffic, event, and new updates Local-only reviews … Continued

May 2018 Around Town

Théâtre du Rêve Presents French Theater FRENCH THEATRE IN OUR OWN BACKYARD! Atlanta’s unique French-language theatre, Théâtre du Rêve (TdR), took audiences on a magical journey this March with their performance of Il Etait Une Fois (Once Upon a Time), the story of three 17th-century French women creating a new fairy tale. The play recreates … Continued

April 2018 Around Town

 Highlights from 
Aerotropolis Atlanta  The Aerotropolis Atlanta Alliance Public/Private Partnership is focused primarily on economic development in the South Fulton and Clayton County Area. The workforce development efforts have successfully completed five cohorts in Construction and Hospitality. Also, they recently hired a full time person dedicated to the workforce development initiatives. The groundbreaking of the College Park Gateway Center, set to…

March 2018 Around Town

Shannon James Elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Aerotropolis Atlanta Alliance

February 2018 Around Town

 Atlanta Native Tayari Jones Releases New Novel An American Marriage”  An American Marriage is a look at the personal toll of the criminal justice system from the author of Silver Sparrow (2011) and The Untelling (2005).  The Kirkus review follows. 

January 2018 Around Town

Catina Wilson Cruises for a Cause And Raises Funds For Breast Cancer Research

December 2017 Around Town

Dixon Davis Law Firm Screens 
“Marshall” at Movies at Camp Creek

November 2017 Around Town

Hudie Langston, Administrator of Christian City Assisted Living Center was recently named 2017 Executive Director of the Year by the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) during the Georgia Health Care Association and Georgia Center for Assisted Living’s (GHCA/GCAL) summer convention.

October 2017 Around Town

Mayor Bill Edwards welcomed Consul General of Japan Takashi (Thomas) Shinozuka to City Hall on August 21 for a discussion about potential economic partnerships in the City of South Fulton. “There are more than 600 Japanese companies in Georgia,” said Consul General Shinozuka. “Due to the City of South Fulton’s proximity to major interstates as well as Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport…

September 2017 Around Town

Relocating their practice of four years, Dr. Patrice and Bryson Thompson decided that it was time that South Fulton had a place of their own where everyone could come to rally around the principles of holistic healthcare. Focusing on the function of the body and helping individuals improve the quality of their lives, Touch of Life Family Chiropractic moves to…

August 2017 Around Town

Across WellStar Health System, nurses are at the center of the not-for-profit’s mission to deliver world-class healthcare to patients. WellStar Atlanta Medical Center South’s nurses and physicians who work to elevate the field of nursing were recently recognized at WellStar’s annual Excellence in Nursing award ceremony.

July 2017 Around Town

The 16th annual Bridge Builder Awards was held at the Delta Flight Museum. Cascade residents Mrs. Carolyn Young and Mrs. Billye Aaron, and their husbands Andrew and Hank, were co-chairs of the 2017 awards. Presented by the Atlanta Technical College Foundation, the program honored persons who have built bridges to make Atlanta a better place. This annual fundraiser benefits Atlanta…

June 2017 Around Town

Captain Dave Bushy is a former Senior Vice President of Flight Operations at Delta Air Lines. Since leaving Delta, he has become an Executive Coach who is respected globally for his knowledge and expertise in the field of aviation. At a time when a ticketed passenger was forcibly removed from a well-known commercial carrier, it was opportune for attendees to…

May 2017 Around Town

Union City Mayor Vince Williams addressed an audience on how Union City is going to the next level at the 2017 State of the City address held at Benjamin Banneker High School. During the State of the City, Mayor Williams discussed accomplishments, future goals, and the status of important projects. “Play it small? Union City?" said Mayor Williams. “I don’t…

April 2017 Around Town

Soccer? Tried it. Basketball? Check. Baseball? Done that. If your kids have tried a range of sports and still haven’t found one that piques their interest, perhaps you need to get them on track! “On track” in this case means on a bicycle racing track, or a velodrome. East Point, south of Atlanta, is home to Dick Lane Velodome, where…

March 2017 Around Town

This is an exciting time in our neighborhood. Please get involved with the creation of the new city and don’t forget to vote on or before March 21. SFL will continue to cover the entire South Fulton area, including but not limited to the new city, along with South Atlanta, Hapeville, East Point, College Park, Union City and Chattahoochee Hills…

February 2017 Around Town

Christian City seniors and children are going to love this generous gift of more than 200 new books and puzzles donated by Books-A-Million Peachtree City shoppers!

January 2017 Around Town

Dr. Danielle Jackson celebrated the One-Year Anniversary of Jackson Eye at her posh and modern Fairburn practice. The festivities included a Ribbon Cutting ceremony by the South Fulton Chamber, followed by a cocktail party and Tom Ford eyewear trunk show. The Jackson Eye name is synonymous with professional care, personal attention and exceptional service; while specializing in comprehensive family eye…

December 2016 Around Town

Nearly 300 Bert’s Big Adventure family members from past trips gathered together for the Fall Reunion Adventure. The festivities took place at the College Football Hall of Fame & Chick-fil-A Fan Experience, where families were joined by the Bert’s Big Adventure staff and a handful of volunteers for a great evening that would not have been possible without the support of Dentistry for Children and Family Orthodontics.

November 2016 Around Town

Artists, business leaders, volunteers and philanthropists come together each year to support The Children’s Village at Christian City at the Chair-ity event, featuring live jazz, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, silent auction and a raffle drawing to win a new Infiniti Q50 from Infiniti of South Atlanta. The raffle is hosted by South Side Atlanta Rotary Clubs. All proceeds from both the…

October 2016 Around Town

Susan L. Taylor, Editor-in-Chief Emerita at Essence Magazine and Marian Wright Edelman, Founder and President of the Children's Defense Fund, are among the 2016 class of honorees for the Interdenominational Theological Center’s (ITC) second annual “Global Transformers Gala,” (GTG) that will be held on Friday, October 21, 7 p.m. at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park, Georgia. The…

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Patrick was a competitor on “Home Free” to win a home for his personal hero and inspirational leader. The second season features new co-host and former NFL player, Heisman Trophy winner and sports analyst Tim Tebow joining Mike Holmes for more construction challenges and even higher stakes. This time around, the contestants didn’t compete for themselves but rather to win…

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Union City Mayor Vince Williams and City Council has given final approval to renaming the street leading to Atlanta Metro Studios as Studio Way. The unanimous decision during their Regular Session meeting in June officially changed the name of Shannon Way to Studio Way. The City has welcomed the development with open arms and is looking forward to hosting large-scale…

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PinkSTEM presented our second annual Mother Daughter T.E.A.2 ( Technology. Engineering. Arts, Aviation), which was an extravagant event of Tea and STEM activities held at the Fulton County Aviation Community Cultural Center located at 3900 Aviation Cir NW, Atlanta Ga 30336. Thanks to our Community Sponsor Subway, our Community event of Fancy Hats, White Gloves and "Sunday Best" was a…

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Community activists are improving the lives of working mothers by challenging businesses to provide breastfeeding support through successful lactation room campaign. For the first time, the world's busiest airport is giving nursing moms a quiet place to pump or breastfeed when they travel. It's a big improvement from the public restrooms, which used to be the only option for nursing…

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South Fulton Students 
Win Scholarship at Atlanta 
Science Festival South Fulton’s own Kimberly Connor of Pierce Academy and Nia McKenzie of Latin College Prep came in as the 1st runner ups of the 2016 TAG-Ed, Atlanta Science Festival and How Stuff Works Middle School WEBChallenge Competition. The sixth grade students were both awarded $400 scholarships at this year’s Atlanta Science…

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The National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society – Georgia Chapter is gearing up for the 30th anniversary Bike MS: Atlanta Peach Ride on Oct. 1-2, 2016. This year, cyclists will enjoy a new starting line at Blalock Lakes in Coweta County, as well as a new one-day route option with returning shuttle service. Beautiful, pastoral, scenic roads lead to the finish…

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The members of the Buckhead/Cascade City Chapter of The Links, Incorporated recently celebrated the chapter’s 20th anniversary with its signature fundraiser “Linking Heart & Soul” at the Atlanta History Center. More than 400 distinguished guests attended the Sunday afternoon champagne brunch featuring live entertainment by the Infinity Show Band. Honorary co-chairs, former Mayor of Atlanta Shirley Franklin and Carolyn Young…

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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…

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"To me, polo is the one of the things that I can easily keep a direct focus on. It makes me take responsibility for my choices, both long-term and short-term. Without it, I would probably not have something to keep me going each week." --Caleb Cherry "My first polo lesson was interesting, especially the part about hitting the ball. My…

December 2015 Around Town

South Fulton Lifestyle Publisher Michelle Willis was guest speaker at Woman University's Phase II event on October 17th at the South Fulton Chamber of Commerce. Michelle spoke about designing a blueprint for your life and business, executing that blueprint, and having impact.