Thursday, March 11, 2010

Winecoff Reporter Honored

Winecoff fire eyewitness Celestine Sibley was added today to the roster of Georgia Women of Achievement in a ceremony at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia. The author of over 10,000 newspaper columns and nearly thirty books worked for The Atlanta Constitution from 1941 until her death in 1999.
She was called to the fire scene before dawn and then wrote about what she had seen. Like everyone else there, she carried the disturbing memories with her for the rest of her life. In 1993 she wrote The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's book review of The Winecoff Fire: The Untold Story of America's Deadliest Hotel Fire. Click here for that review.