April Showers…

It’s Spring, a time for growth and rebirth. With all the rain we’ve had in SOFU the past few weeks, I’m certain that we are in for one beautiful season. Everything is blooming, birds are chirping, and it’s time to get outside and experience all that this area has to offer.

32nd Annual Mayor’s Masked Ball Brings Out 
the Stars and Raises Funds for UNCF

The elegant black tie soiree billed as the largest fundraiser of dollars that go towards helping students at HBCU's took place at the Marriott Marquis. Photography by Tiffany Powell Productions.

Around Town

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…

Pain as a Warning

Feeling pain is like an oil warning light in your car, an external sign of an internal problem. The neurological transmission of the nerve signal inhibits the portion of the brain that causes the feelings of well-being in the midbrain (substantia nigra) and can cause stress. These two pathways compete to control the emotional atmosphere and overall mood of the…

Nancy’s Chicago Pizza Savors Sweet Success on Camp Creek Parkway

Gregory Cole always knew that he would do well at anything he put his mind to. With a professional career that includes well over 20 years of success in the hospitality and retail industries, he warmly embraced the opportunity to run his own business. Today, he sits at the helm of the Camp Creek Marketplace’s newest restaurant (an growing East…

South Metro is Sizzling

The theme of the 14th Annual South Metro Development Outlook was “South Metro Soaring in ’16,” and this dynamic meeting of minds delivered on demonstrating just how much “South Metro is sizzling,” as one SMDO presenter pointed out.

The Wolf Creek Shuffle

Last May, Erykah Badu electrified fans when she came into the crowd, mic in hand, and sang and partied during her memorable Funk Fest performance at Wolf Creek Amphitheater. But Ms. Badu, says Sandy Poag, the South Fulton venue’s entertainment manager, is no exception. “Boney James did that on our last show. It was phenomenal,” Poag shares. “He came out…

Your Faith Farms

"Mom, when I grow up, I’m going to have a house so big I will have a dolphin in my backyard.” Those were the dreams of a young boy from East St. Louis, Illinois. Fast forward 20+ years and that little boy is one of the largest African American land owners in South Fulton Georgia. Patrick S. Muhammad and his…

Homegrown Atlantans

South Fulton is the chosen home to many of great Atlantans who are simply home grown successes. I love the success-driven, rich history of several South Fulton residents from the famous to the highly driven successful ones. Rich in the history of residents from Hamilton Bohannon, the musical great to Westlake High School, the high school who has had the…

What’s Sprouting at South Fulton Landscape and Nursery?

Good things are happening all over South Fulton. Add to them the fact that South Fulton Landscape & Nursery is creating a Farmers Market and Community Garden in South Fulton. The over 12 acres of the nursery includes 18 Commercial Greenhouses and a 200 Gallon per minute well that provides unlimited water for the entire site. The company started out…

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.

Family First: A Farewell Letter

It has been an honor to serve the people of District 62. In March of last year, I announced I will not seek re-election as State Representative upon the end of the 2016 Legislative Session. The unexpected loss of both of my parents has compelled me to enjoy my privilege of being a mother. I recognize that our community deserves…

Handmade in South Fulton

LaCora Monet Cosmetics is a bold and beautiful line created to adjust to any skintone. The line consists of High Definition foundations, creamy and matte lipsticks, highly pigmented blush and much more. All products contain beneficial and soothing ingredients for all skin types.

Safety that Makes Sense

As the owner and founder of She Gadget, South Fulton's own Jennifer Mackey found it necessary to reach out to educate and empower women's safety. She Gadget challenges the modern day woman to be “Pretty, Protected and Powerful” because you can be pretty but safe at the same time which makes She Gadget unique with her pretty personal safety gadgets.

Hope on the Hill: The Dwight D. and Sheryl H. Howard Foundation

Homegrown basketball player Dwight Howard, South Fulton’s own, is changing the world one kid at a time. He and his parents are doing good work in our community through the Dwight D. and Sheryl H. Howard Foundation, through counseling and other support programs in our community. In supplying counseling and other support activities, we hope to combat illiteracy by providing…

Mary Parker

Multi-million-dollar entrepreneur Mary Parker is encouraging all women to be IN CHARGE. Parker, CEO of All(n)1 Security has penned her new book The Chick in Charge. Throughout the pages of this transparent journey from obscurity to success, Parker provides a winning blueprint that incorporates years of struggle, challenges, and triumph from childhood to Corporate America. Parker, born in Jim Crow…