Celebrating the Renaissance man

Theologian and professor Dr. Robert Franklin is cited as saying that a leader should possess the qualities that he describes as “The Five Wells.” When he said that a man should be Well-Read, Well-Spoken, Well-Travelled, Well-Dressed and Well-Balanced, he must have had the South Fulton lifestyle in mind. The gentleman who resides or works in South Fulton is all of these…

Michelle’s Picks

 Salon Atara  Salon Atara's owner, master stylist and educator Yvette Wright, sees her salon as a world class salon located in the center of South Fulton County.  She has traveled the world learning about all hair types, and she now has the forum for bringing that experience to the residents of South Fulton County. She truly creates a total experience. I was…

NBAF Fine Art + Fashion at Neiman Marcus

The National Black Arts Festival and Neiman Marcus hosted the 9th Annual Fine Art + Fashion on Thursday, March 19.  Neiman Marcus was returning for its fifth year as the title sponsor alongside signature sponsors Ed Voyles Automotive and Kia Motors.  The event honored noted philanthropists, business and civic leaders Jack Sawyer and Darrell Mays.  The event co-chairs were Tara Mays…

36th Annual Sickle Cell Race in East Point

The Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, the South Fulton Running Partners, and the City of East Point joined efforts for the 36th Annual Sickle Cell Road Race/Walk on April 11, 2015 at Tri-Cities High School. This family-friendly race featured a 7K run and 4K walk and was led by former Heavyweight Champion of the World, Evander “Real Deal” Holyfield and Dave Huddleston of WSB-TV. SF Lifestyle Publisher Michelle Willis…

June 2015 Around Town

Fulton County Board of Commissioners Chairman John H. Eaves outlined his vision for the future of Fulton Country when he delivered his first State of the County address, an event presented by the Council for Quality Growth. The theme of the event held on April 30 at the Loudermilk Center was “One Fulton” and highlighted the work being done by county employees and leadership on behalf…

Atlanta Medical Center – South Now Offers More Comfortable MRI

For someone who is claustrophobic, getting an MRI can be a difficult experience. Atlanta Medical Center- South is helping some patients breathe easier as they undergo the MRI process by offering new technology. The hospital is the first in Georgia to offer the widest MRI scanner available, the Hitachi Echelon Oval 1.5T MR system. It features an oval shape designed…

Introducing Metcode

There has been a shift in fashion over the last forty years. Long gone are the days of men dressing in full suits for work and children getting washed up for dinner. The working man has transitioned from suits with a tie to not wearing a tie and unbuttoning the color. The 70’s ushered in flash and the butterfly collar. The…

Team Echols

 Family Members: Rod, Keisha, Preston and Pria Echols of Fairburn  We have been tested as a family in several ways since Rod and I were married in April 2007, and have come out on the other side stronger than ever! We have experienced life-changing events literally every year since we were married, including Rod being diagnosed with Stage IV Colorectal cancer…

Three Easy Steps to a Healthier You

There’s nothing like the smell of weathered leather, rubber mats and that odd mix of cologne and sweat that usually fills up the gym on any given day. While some may disagree, my love affair with the gym is only enhanced by the usual activity that most people fear. Why is it that so many of us shy away from…

All I Do is Win or Do I?

As a lifestyle and procrastination expert, I help professionals, entrepreneurs, leaders, students and everyone in between stop procrastinating, stop quitting and start succeeding in business and in life. And over the course of my travels and my work, there are a couple of things that I’ve learned that are essential for success.

Fatherhood

Being a father to one’s offspring is something that some men may have to figure out on their own, or something they may have seen first hand. But, fathers who are consistently present and forming quality relationships with their children do exist as they always have. How to change the public perception then becomes the challenge for African-American fathers. Though…