Like Mother, Like Daughter

It was May 21, 2017. Ruchelle Thomas watched her youngest daughter, Ariel, receive an Associates of Arts in Mass Communications degree from a University of Georgia institute. Unlike her university classmates, Ariel is 17 and still a student at Westlake High School. Ariel is currently enrolled at Georgia State University and will earn her Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism in…

Dr. Booker Poe

For nearly five decades, Dr. Booker Poe has provided quality pediatric services to many who were raised in what is now known as South Fulton. Hailing from Eustis, Florida, Dr. Poe settled in Atlanta in 1969 to fulfill a lifelong dream of helping children live healthy lives. He has done so in a manner that is unprecedented. In fact, it…

Citizen of the Month:  Renee “Sunshine” Lewis

Where does one begin when it comes to introducing Renee “Sunshine” Lewis? This woman has accomplished more in her life than many could even dream of achieving. A native Atlantan and daughter of the late John H. “Big Hat” and Thelma Lewis, Sunshine has unequivocally lived up to her moniker: She is known near and far as someone who spreads…

The Love Story of Angie & Corey Dutch – A South Fulton Power Couple

There are love stories, unimaginable love stories and then the love story of Angie and Corey Dutch which is a beautiful combination of the two. They have been married for 22 years, dated for 25 years and have known each other for almost 30 years. . Corey does not mind sharing his moments of meeting Angie in high school and…

Tamika English

Tamika Mignon English, native to Atlanta, has been singing for as long as she could talk. She distinctively remembers, at the age of four, sporting a camel colored suede skirt, some play heels, and a red wig, while offering her version of What’s Love Got to Do with It. She soon realized that music was her part after many people…

Unknown Lyric and the Classical Fusion Movement

Kevin Grayson and Jeremiah Turner team up to bring beautiful music as Unknown Lyric, a duo that plays what they describe as “Classical Fusion” on the violin and acoustic guitar. Unknown Lyric has produced 4 albums (all available on iTunes) along with a Christmas album and they performed at the St. Lucia Jazz Festival. They won on several occasions at…

Kia-Symone Surrell’s Success Story

Kia-Symone Surrell was born in Oakland, California to Keiyauna and Alton Surrell. In her early adolescent years, her future was not foreshadowed to be as bright as it is today. While living in California, Kia was besieged by an environment that was unfit for a growing child. She lived in both her father’s and mother’s homes simultaneously after they separated…

El Primer Mundo

When the good people at South Fulton Lifestyle Magazine asked me to be a part of this year’s Men’s issue I was honored, with this year marking my 10th year in the premium cigar industry. It’s really been a good ride for me and being based in Atlanta has made the ride that much more enjoyable. I’ve enjoyed watching the…

Meet the Robinsons

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…

A Prescription for Laughter

SFL: What’s the best thing about living in the South Fulton area? LW: You can get a big house for a nice price in South Fulton. There are lots of wonderful people in South Fulton too SFL: What was the best part of representing ATL on Last Comic Standing? How do you think the experience will impact your comedy career?

South Fulton Schools

With more than 96,000 students, Fulton County Schools is Georgia's largest charter system and has been named by Money magazine as "One of the Top 100 School Districts in Places You Can Afford.” It has long been recognized as an exemplary school system, representative of an model community. My personal mission is to make sure that every youth in Fulton…