Like Mother, Like Daughter: An Update

 In 2017, the South Fulton Lifestyle article, “Like Mother, Like Daughter: A Story about Faith, Family, and Legacy,” we learned about a mother-daughter duo of overachievers. The daughter, Ariel Eudovique, had received her Associates of Arts in Mass Communications degree at 17 while still attending high school was pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism to graduate at 19. 

Nick Nelson

 YOUR PERSONAL BRAND AT SCALE  The concept of becoming a brand is nothing new, but more recently with the popularity of social media, it has taken on new heights because we now have the ability to communicate with individuals on a scale like never before.  Today our phones are no longer devices used solely for voice communications but are like…

C. J. Matthews Gives Back!

When Chris Matthews II—better known to friends and family as C.J. —was 5 years old, his family experienced a pregnancy loss. To help him cope with the loss, the Matthews’ family created a charitable program called Blankies 4 My Buddies that would help their young son honor his baby sister while providing an extra dose of comfort to sick and…

Venus Visits South Fulton Tennis Center 

Tennis legend Venus Williams surprised over 100 campers at South Fulton Tennis Center. Williams, who was in town for the BB&T Atlanta Open, went straight to the courts upon arrival at the center to hit with the campers. 

South Fulton Alpha Phi Alpha Members Institute Reading Program

For Principal Maureen Lilly, who has worked tirelessly to create young readers at Asa G. Hilliard Elementary School in East Point, it was a no-brainer.

A True Lady

Joining Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority just might have led to one of the best decisions Drema Lee Woldman has ever made. Woldman recalled being invited to another member’s son’s party and the child was part of Top Teens of America, sponsored by Top Ladies of Distinction.  

The Political Powerhouses

 Cassius F. Butts  CEO Capital Fortitude Business Advisors  Chairman, Fort McPherson Local Redevelopment Authority

Avery*Sunshine is Standing in the Light!

Avery*Sunshine started on the road to stardom at a young age simply by doing what she loved. She began playing piano at 8 years old and played for different denominations at church as a teenager, as well as directing choir and singing. When it came time to choose a major in college, the decision was obvious: piano. A self-described introvert/extrovert,…

The Road to Rich’s

Talking Competition, Family and Life with a CrossFit Legend Article Nicolette Martin | Photography Paul Versluis About 80 miles east of Nashville, among the winding roads of Putnam County, Tennessee, between a brick house and an old red barn, there’s a gravel road. It’s easy to miss in the expanse of rolling hills that, in … Continued

Mayor Vince Williams: A Dedicated Public Servant

As the 20th mayor of Union City, Mayor Vince R. Williams is currently serving out his second term in office. During his time as mayor, this Tennessee native has been able to turn Union City’s economy around, rescuing it from financial troubles and a declining economy. He’s been credited with helping to provide an 81% increase in the city’s financials…

Inspired By The Perryman Platoon

While in the Air National Guard, Elaine attended and graduated from Marist College. She used her G.I. Bill to earn a degree in Criminal Justice. Shortly after graduating, Elaine was recalled back to active duty in the Air Force as a Security Police Officer in support of Operation Enduring Freedom due to the Terrorist Attack at the World Trade Center on…

Inspired By Kemery’s Kreations

At 8 years old, Kemery Oparah is already a community-minded trailblazer who enjoys church and thinking of how she can give back to her community. The self-proclaimed president of the Nature Club she started at school, Kemery has a natural interest in gardening, animals and outdoor exploration. She occasionally volunteers by sorting vegetables for neighbors through a co-op program.

33rd Annual Hunger Walk/Run Benefits the Atlanta Community Food Bank

More than 13,000 participants united for the 33rd annual Hunger Walk/Run benefiting the Atlanta Community Food Bank on Sunday, March 5. The location formerly known as Turner Field hosted the huge event that raised almost $1 million for the Food Bank and five additional hunger-relief organizations.

#SoFu Citizen of the Month

There’s a lot to be said about George G. Andrews. Many people know him as the visionary leader of Capitol City Bank & Trust Company. As its founder, he also served as president and CEO for 22 years and as chair of Capitol City Bancshares, Inc.’s Capital Formation and Strategic Initiatives Committee. In these roles, Andrews fulfilled his life’s dream…

March 2017 Inspired By

Georgia Tech Women’s Basketball Jacket2Jacket Reading Program is an initiative created with the partnership of the WNBA Atlanta Dream. The longstanding program was refreshed last year, thanks to a program sponsorship from Georgia United Credit Union! This competitive reading program for elementary and middle school students in the Atlanta area is designed to encourage children to learn through reading. The…

Nelly’s Inspirational Handcrafted “Bows of Hope” 

Nelly (the mastermind behind Nelly’s Bow-tique), age 11, decided to create handcrafted hair bows to complement her personality and style. Nelly created her first bow in August 2016, exhibiting her exuberant creativity and inspiration. Nelly longed to share her inspiring bows with messages of hope.

Damácia Howard Sets Shining Example for Georgia’s Youth

Eighth-grader Damácia Howard’s long list of accomplishments and volunteer experiences is impressive even for someone beyond her years, and she has only just begun. Most recently, this Union City preteen added representing Georgia as Miss Georgia Pre-Teen at the National American Miss Pageant in Anaheim, California, to her many achievements.

Inspired By the Black Doll Affair

Are you aware of that black and white doll test wherein black children overwhelmingly identified the black doll as bad, ugly and least preferred? These results were disconcerting, to say the least, in that they were so indicative of the negative view these black children had of themselves. The Black Doll Affair invites you to become a living Black Doll…

Kathy Hood and the vision that became Woman University

Kathy is a wife, mother, grandmother, a servant, an Ambassador of Christ, the South Fulton Chamber Marketing Manager, a very active member of Word of Faith Light of Joy, a gift coach, Founder and CEO of two companies and then some. She impressively wears all those hats well. Her typical day shows you how well she wears those hats. Kathy…

Morenike Ibidapo

Morenike Ibidapo was born and raised in South Fulton county to parents Michael and Wanda Ibidapo and she is the third of four children. Morenike attended local public schools Stonewall Tell Elementary and Sandtown Middle School before joining the Lion family at Westlake High School.

When Love is Golden

Reverend Dr. and Mrs. James Allen Milner are long term residents of Southwest Atlanta. They recently celebrated 50 years of marriage at a lovely event surrounded by a host of relatives and friends. The Milners, who are both natives of Atlanta, met while they were teenagers at the old “dance hall” at Mozley Park. And they have been together ever…

Quick and Oliver Win Prestigious Arthur Ashe Award

I often say tennis is life because like “life,” we all have ups and downs. I may not win every tennis match, but competing has molded me into a tougher and more mature player. Through my involvement in sports, I have learned to handle frustrations and personal challenges.

Narviar Griffin, Dedicated to Children and the Arts

A goal to serve. Narviar Griffin, Interim Arts Program Manager,is a Clark-Atlanta alumna, and a former dancer and dance instructor. She is the heart and soul of South Fulton Arts Center (SFAC). She brings a passion and authenticity to the center that cannot be denied. When there were kids in the afterschool program who needed something to do, she offered…