Michael Booth

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 Violence. In just the first five months of 2021, 371 civilians have been shot, 71 of whom were Black.  &... [Read More]

Balancing the Scales of Justice

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis brings a new approach to prosecuting criminals and delivering justice   Fani Willis made history by becoming the first woman to be elected as the District Attorney of Fulton County. The long-time ... [Read More]

Passionate Policing with Peachtree City’s Chief Moon

“The biggest tool we have is our tongue,” Peachtree City Police Chief Janet Moon says in her office one humid summer afternoon. “Police officers don’t have to lay hands on anyone to get things under control. I would say in only one percent ... [Read More]

Bringing Community to the Arts

The new Executive Director of Arts Clayton is flipping the script on the traditional method of arts organizations. Rather than bringing art to the community, Brian Hebert is intent on bringing the community to the arts through a series of ... [Read More]

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 ... [Read More]

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]

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]

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]

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]