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Marietta Antique Mall consigner Bob Ramaley estimates that he blew “maybe a grand” for the entire contents of an abandoned public storage unit on Canton Road back in 2012. The boxed up junk then enjoyed a two-year residency in Ramaley’s garage until last week when he unearthed the trinkets while setting up his booth at the burgeoning business on Roswell Road.
Even though pollution functions like Kryptonite for Captain Planet, Atlanta’s dastardly rush-hour exhaust did not stop him from glad-handing eco-celebrities on the green—not red—carpet at his Friday gala at the Georgia Aquarium.
Moments into WSB-TV’s “Salute 2 Monica” black tie gala in the Fox Theatre’s Egyptian Ballroom Wednesday night, the honoree was busy honoring others as she celebrated her 37-year trailblazing career as Action News anchorwoman. “You need to meet this man,” Monica Pearson explained to us, introducing former Louisville WHAS-TV general manager Ed Shadburn.
It has been 10 years now since she slipped into town, an effervescent young black woman with a marriage, four years of newspapering and two years of television experience behind her in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, and in that decade she has built a following that is perhaps unparalleled in Atlanta's broadcasting history.