Michael Booth

RIDING THE WAVE OF CHANGE IN THE AUTOMOBILE BUSINESS

Rich Mahon struggled as a car salesman. His full-on sales pitch was not working. Nary a customer bought an automobile from the young salesman. Without a sale, he would be forced to return to his previous employment as a waiter and bartender to pay for his college education.    When he analyzed his situation, it became apparent he needed to ... [Read More]

Police Reform is Needed, Veteran Police Officer, Robert Hawes, Suggests Sensible Changes to Police Procedures

Since the death of George Floyd, an unarmed 46-year-old Black man choked by a police officer just over a year ago in Minnesota, police in the United States have killed at least 1,068 people, according to data from a group called Mapping Police ... [Read More]
July 13, 2021

Turning Anger Into Love, the Incredible Journey of Reginald Scandrett to Henry County Sheriff

Reginald Scandrett grew up an angry young man. The youngest of four siblings. He was angry at his father for abandoning his family. Angry that his mother was forced to raise four kids on her own. He was angry because he never had enough food to ... [Read More]
May 21, 2021

Rare Bird, the Rise of Willie Gregory

There is a rare bird flying in the skies of Clayton County. As a matter of fact, this bird may be one of the rarest on earth.   The bird is actually a pilot named Willie Gregory, who patrols the sky lanes in his Clayton police helicopter when ... [Read More]
May 2, 2021

The Social Capitalist, Sonia Booker

Sonia Booker is a capitalist with a heart. That may seem like a contradiction because capitalism only has one goal: to create a profit. There is little room for sentiment and compassion. Yet, Booker has made herself a very successful Atlanta real ... [Read More]
May 2, 2021

Opening Her Third Eye, The Mystical Vision of Marie Thomas’ Photography Captures More Than Exterior Images

Marie Thomas has something that most people do not have, and many of those who have it don’t know it. The West End-based artist calls it her “Third Eye.” It is not like a statue of a pagan goddess with a third eyeball on her forehead. It is a ... [Read More]
May 1, 2021

Leading by Listening, Deborah Armstrong’s Secret to Success

Vince Lombardi, the NFL Hall of Fame football coach of the Green Bay Packers, famously said, “Leaders are not born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.”    For Deborah Armstrong, CEO of ... [Read More]
February 22, 2019

Numbers Man, From Pumping Gas to Heading Heritage Bank

During the sweltering summer nights and freezing winter days, young Leonard Moreland pumped gas at a service station along I-75 in Morrow, in a time when there were no self-service pumps. As he checked the oil and cleaned the windshields of ... [Read More]
February 20, 2019

The Business of How Food is Served

The Caseys are a close-knit group. Always have been. I hope it continues for the next generation,” said Bill Casey, the semi-retired Chairman of the Board for LTI, who came to work in the summer for his father and uncle, the original owners, when ... [Read More]
September 6, 2018