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Queen Bess: Atlanta native is first African-American female aviator
Queen Bess: Atlanta native is first African-American female aviator

Queen Bess: Atlanta native is first African-American female aviator

On January 26, 1892, a baby girl was born to George Coleman, whose grandparents were Cherokee Indian, and Susan Coleman, who was African American. The girl they named Bessie was the tenth of thirteen children born to the couple. She spent her first two years in her birthplace of Atlanta, Texas, before her family moved to Waxahachie, Texas.

Wilbanks officially announces retirement

Wilbanks officially announces retirement

On September 1, 2021, Becky Wilbanks officially announced her intention not to seek a third term as the Cass County Judge. According to an interview with the Journal-Sun this year she will be seeking entrepreneur ventures in the future. Wilbanks currently owns Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio in Atlanta which she purchased in 2016. Her current term expires on December 31, 2022.

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