Damācia Howard

Local teen from the city of South Fulton will be the first teen to represent the city in the Miss Georgia Teen USA pageant. The city’s title holder is 16-year old Damācia Howard.  After the review of Howard’s application and an interview, she was selected to compete as Miss South Fulton Teen USA. 

Mayor Elizabeth Carr-Hurst and City Administrator Donna Gayden’s Dream Team

 Article Erikka Searles Mitchell | Photography Benjamin Grace Photography  When my service is complete, I want to hear both God and the City of Fairburn say, "Well done thou good and faithful servant, you can now step back & relax." - Mayor Elizabeth Carr-Hurst  Fairburn is situated to succeed, to borrow a few words from the city motto. Meeting Mayor…

Felicia Parks: Jimmy John’s Franchise Owner And Army Veteran Inspires Youth

Atlanta native Felicia Parks graduated from Chamblee High School in 1982 and signed up for the Army right away, delaying college to satisfy her “need to serve.” Following basic training in Fort Jackson, Felicia repaired microwave systems (26V) in the Panama Canal.

Obstacles into Opportunity

Edwin Jackson, also known as “Pound Cake,” is the starting linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts heading into the 2017 season. A native Atlantan, Edwin began playing football in the eighth grade. Originally interested in playing basketball and baseball in the Sandtown and Benhill Park recreation leagues, Edwin had no idea that he’d end up where he is today. He gave…

August 2017 Hometown Hero

Paw Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” is taking the stage for the first-ever live tour with four performances at the Fox Theatre on Sat., July 8 at 10 a.m., Sat., July 8 at 2 p.m., Sun., July 9 at 10 a.m. and Sun., July 9 at 2 p.m. SFL had the opportunity to chat with Olivia Sarafina Washington, who…

Citizen of the Month:  Dr. Gloria Clarke

Dr. Gloria Clarke is one of the most respected and admired dentists in Atlanta. Recently inducted into the prestigious Hinman Dental Society, the International College of Dentists and a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry since 1985, Dr. Clarke continues to deliver outstanding dental services to her patients at Greenbriar Dental Care. The practice originally opened in 1983, and…

A Conversation with John Stephens

Q: How did you think of the TOYT dispenser and its catchy name? Give a history of the product and your business.

Flying High with Carmenlita Scott

Moving and shaking, hard working and upbeat, positively producing and achieving outstanding outcomes are all action words that describe Carmenlita Scott.When Carmenlita walks through the doors of the Airport Area Chamber of Commerce where she serves as the first female Executive Director, she’s up to the challenge of helping transform the Chamber. That transformation includes helping the nonprofit organization improve…

Dr. Pickens Patterson

Growing up in Atlanta’s College Park neighborhood, Dr. Pickens Patterson was swept into the whirlwind surrounding the election of Atlanta’s first African American mayor, Maynard Jackson. At the time, Jackson and Patterson’s father, both attorneys, were partners in a legal practice. Knowing Jackson personally and believing in the candidate, Patterson’s parents worked hard to support his historic campaign.

Sisters in Strength and Survival

In 2007, after a mammogram, ultrasound and biopsy, I was diagnosed with breast cancer, specifically Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS). I was devastated. I decided to conduct some research and found that the type of breast cancer I was diagnosed with was considered "low grade," and was in the very early stages. The survival rate was very high. Although I…

Dr. Dan Sims Named Associate Superintendent of Schools

During the May Board meeting with the Atlanta Board of Education, Dr. Dan A. Sims was approved as an Associate Superintendent of Schools. Dr. Sims officially began his new role on July 1. Here he will directly support and lead all high school principals and associated leaders as they push for excellence in student achievement. This will include leading a…

Camera King Chuck Wolf Steps Up to the Digital Design Bar

Once the wizard of camera retail, Chuck Wolf sold cameras when they were heavy, clunky things with big, expensive lenses and an insatiable appetite for expensive celluloid film. He has since adapted to the digital age with a new focus.