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Austell, Mableton & Greater Smyrna’s Community Newspaper

Volume 7, No. 4

APRIL 2012

PLANNING UNDERWAY FOR 7TH ANNUAL MABLETON DAY CELEBRATION MAY 19 It won’t be long now before all of Mableton comes together for what has become the event of the season. The 7th Annual Mableton Day Celebration will be held at the Mable House Arts Complex Saturday, May 19, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Admission is free of charge. While the event continues to grow each year, the focus continues to be on fun for the whole family. The extremely popular 5K race will start the day and will be joined by the new Family Fun Run for the kids. Entertainment will feature a wide

variety of acts from throughout the metro area. Of course, a festival wouldn’t be complete without games and jumpies for the kids, goodies to eat, arts and crafts for all ages and a classic car show. This year, the celebration will feature the We Can! in Mableton Fitness Pavilion, sponsored by Cobb Public Health, Lifelong Mableton and AARP. In the pavilion residents of all ages will play and engage in activities that remind us that healthy eating and physical fitness can be fun for everyone at every stage of their lives!

“Mableton is such a special place and it is important to celebrate all the wonderful elements that make our community great,” Mableton Community Day founder, Albert McRae said. “The event helps us promote fellowship, our businesses and neighbors, health and wellness opportunities, and especially our students’ achievements in our local schools.” This year’s celebration is hosted by the Mableton Day Coalition (MDC), a partnership of three not for profit organizations: Mableton Improvement Coalition, Inc.;


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Families, children and adults of all ages will beam with delight as The World’s Largest Shrine Circus & Midway Carnival pull into town this spring. With more than 22 performances over 10 days, circus goers can enjoy circus acts from around the world including: high-flying trapeze acts, aerials and acrobats, show horses, elephants, bears, daredevil acts, thrilling carnival rides and, of course, world-famous Shriner clowns and more as the 70th anniversary celebration of The World’s Largest Shrine Circus kicks off at Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta on Friday, April 27 – Sunday, May 6. The World’s Largest Shrine Circus is a popular annual family event that offers an affordable, safe and wholesome environment for adults and children of all ages. In addition to 24, 90-minute circus performances over 10 days, more than 40 exciting carnival rides and attractions. For 70 years, Yaarab Shriners of Atlanta have delighted all ages with Shrine Circus acts. Circus performances take place under the Big Top and begin on Friday, April 27 through Sunday, May 6. The Midway Carnival opens on Thursday, April 26 at 5 p.m.

South Cobb Arts Alliance, Inc.; and the Amateur Advocate Association Inc. Sponsors are still welcome. Eligible not-for-profit organizations will have the opportunity to compete for two grants of $1,000 and $500. Check the website at for more details about participation and how to earn the points. If you would like to get involved in any facet of Mableton Community Day visit or contact Dave McDaniel,

CONCORD BAPTIST STEEPLE IS RESTORED A cross now stands proudly atop the restored steeple at Concord Baptist Church. Members of the Mableton church held a special worship service on March 25 to celebrate the restoration of the sanctuary and steeple that were destroyed by fire in June 2011. During the service, members also honored the firemen who fought the fire. A lightening strike set off the fire, destroying the church steeple and causing water damage to the sanctuary, requiring a complete restoration. During the rebuilding, members were able to continue holding services in the adjacent historic church building. Led by Pastor Richard Wilkins, Concord Baptist Church, is celebrating its 180th Anniversary with Homecoming on May 6. The Gospel Quartet, WON BY FAITH, will be in concert at 10:30 a.m. with worship service at 11a.m. and a covered dish immediately following. Established in the spring of 1832, the first building was located at the corner of Concord Road and South Cobb Drive, where the Crossings Shopping Center is. The present location is 4494 Floyd Road, Mableton. The public is invited for this historic celebration.


Whitefield Academy’s varsity boys basketball team clinched their third state championship in 10 years in March, beating Athens Christian, 73-49, to win the GHSA Class A title. Whitefield also claimed the state title in 2003 and 2009. The championship game was Whitefield’s from the beginning, with the WolfPack scoring 11 of the first 13 points of the game. Senior Kenny Gaines, bound for UGA in the fall, energized the crowd with his first two shots – a jumper from the wing and an alley-oop dunk. The WolfPack led at halftime 43-24, and led 60-33 going into the final period. Athens Christian had consistent foul trouble throughout the game and was unable to stop Whitefield’s scoring run despite their attempts to rally. Senior Kenny Gaines led the team, scoring a total of 24 points (19 in the first half), adding eight rebounds, and going 9 for 9 on free

throws. Sophomore Eric Lockett added 18 points in the second half, along with 12 rebounds. Senior Jordan Coar also contribute as floor leader with 10 points, 6 assists, and 5 steals. “It was exhilarating to accomplish our

goals and win with the margin that we did,” said Tyrone Johnson, Whitefield’s head coach. Johnson has coached Whitefield to three state championships, five regional championships, and three state runner-up awards in his 11-year tenure.

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‘HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL’ PLAYS AT MABLE HOUSE The Theatre Project production of Disney’s “High School Musical: On Stage” will be held at Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre April 20-22. The show will run 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $5 and children 12 and younger are free. VIP tables that seat four are available for $30. Tickets may be purchased at Mable House Arts Center, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton, or at the gate the day of the performance. This production is sponsored by the South Cobb Arts Alliance and Cobb Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department.

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Austell Primary School is working on a project to bring together the history of education in Austell. Volunteers are working to collect memorabilia from former students to display in Curio cabinets, which were donated by Austell Mayor, Joe Jerkins. Former Austell students are asked to donate, or lend their personal items, that they or their family members may have from 1890-present. These Austell memorabilia will then be placed on display in the front lobby of the newly named Austell Elementary School, formerly Austell Primary School. Such items may include athletic gear/ equipment, yearbooks, school spirit wear, etc. If you have any such items, please contact Mrs. Jackie Rutherford at 770-819-5804 ext. 237, or via email Jacqueline.


Lifelong Mableton, a project of the Atlanta Regional Commission and AARP Georgia, are partnering to host a SPARC (Sickness Prevention Achieved through Regional Collaboration) clinic in Mableton this spring. The event will be held April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Cobb Community Center located at 620 Lions Club Drive, Mableton, in Lions Park. Partner organizations, including WellStar Healthcare, Cobb & Douglas Public Health, Fuqua Center for Late Life Depression, Chattahoochee Technical College Nursing Program and others, will provide important immunizations and vital health

screenings. The first 100 participants who participate in all five core preventative health screenings will receive a reusable grocery bag filled with fresh fruits and vegetables. Additionally, AARP will help low-income individuals and families register for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (the new name for the federal Food Stamp Program) to help buy the food they need for good health. Grab a friend and make a commitment to your health and well-being today! For more information contact: Cheryl Mayerik at or 404-463-3125.

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COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY - NON-DENOMINATIONAL. Designed to guide us in aligning the words of our mouth with The Word of God. THURSDAYS 9 - 10 a.m. at CONCORD BAPTIST CHURCH, 4494 Floyd Road at Concord, Mableton. ••• COMMUNITY FITNESS INITIATIVE The Mableton Improvement Coalition is now hosting a weekly “walk-and-run” activity every Tuesday evening at 6:30 pm. Participants meet near the Amphitheater at the Mable House Complex to walk or run on nearby residential streets, with various paces and distances available. Participation is free. For more information, see ••• FREE TAIJI CLASS for all Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. South Cobb Regional

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Page 5, April 2012 FREE MONTHLY DINNER. Leland-Qwest UMC, 81 Veterans Memorial Highway, SE, Mableton, sponsors a free community dinner on the last Wednesday of each month from 6 – 7 p.m. All are welcome. (Enter on left side of the church on the lower level). ••• “HOBO SUPPER” Second Thursday of each month, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Community invited---Clarkdale UMC Austell—Powder Springs Road, Clarkdale, Georgia. For $6 you get a Drink, Beans (3 kinds), Mashed Potatoes, Cole Slaw, Corn Bread, Onions, Pickles, Beets and a large variety of homemade desserts to choose from. Community invited. ••• MABLETON IMPROVEMENT COALITION (MIC) is a nonprofit citizens group formed to promote quality growth and redevelopment in the 30126 zip code. MIC’s Board of Director’s meetings are the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m., generally at the Mable House Arts Center in Mableton. Everyone is welcome. Visit to confirm meeting location. ••• THE MOMS CLUBS of Smyrna are non-profit support groups for at-home mothers. SmyrnaWest chapter includes zip code 30082. Please visit for more. Smyrna/Vinings-West chapter includes zip code 30082 in the Nickajack & Russell school district. Please email momsclubofsmy for more information. ••• NAMI SOUTH COBB has monthly meetings on the 4th Tuesday of each month 7 to 8:30 p.m., except Dec. Macland Presbyterian Church 3615 Macland Road Powder Springs. Kathleen Breen, 770-943-5322, ••• SOUTH COBB BUSINESS ASSOCIATION meets the first Wednesday of each month at 11:45 at Presbyterian Village. ••• SOUTH COBB LIONS CLUB meets the 1st and 3rd Monday evenings of each month at The South Cobb Community Center. 620 Lions Club Drive in Mableton at 6:30 p.m. ••• SOUTH COBB SENIORS Friendship Club meets on the 1st Monday of each month 10:30 a.m. at the Lions Club Drive Community Center, Mableton. Newcomers are welcome to come and join the fellowship and lunch, guest speakers and the love of others. ••• E-mail your organization’s calendar news to Deadline for the MAY issue is APRIL 23 with publication the week of MAY 6. Calendar items are accepted from civic groups, non-profits, schools and church organizations and run as space is available. Due to the increasing number of calendar listings, please keep announcements brief. Please do NOT send calendar announcements in flyer format. For more information about submitting calendar items or other news, contact us at 770426-9388 or by e-mail to news@brightsidecobb. com. Find updated calendar items on our website at

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Ministries Food Pantry. The Muddy River Band will entertain with country music and bluegrass. Put your dancing shoes on and dance the afternoon away. Invite your friends too! Blood Pressure Check -- Monday, April 23, 12 – 3 p.m. Free. Blood pressure checks will be performed by Arbor Terrace Assisted Living. Callaway Gardens - Thursday, April 26, 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Plan your day to see the beautiful and breathtaking Callaway Gardens! You will see an explosion of vibrant colors! Sign up soon! Cost: $60 Senior Council Member / $65 NonMember. Deadline: April 19.



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Cobe Jackson will be starring as young Farkle McBride, a musical genius, in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Alliance Theatre production of “The Remarkable Farkle McBride.” Jackson is the son of Zanethia Eubanks of Mableton. He is a 6th grader at Lindley 6th Grade Academy. John Lithgow, Star of 3rd Rock from the Sun, pens a comical verse story about a prodigy whose quest for the perfect instrument leads him through virtually every section of the orchestra. After his debut, the easily dissatisfied diminutive genius trades in his fiddle for a flute, then a trombone and subsequently percussion, all to no avail. Not until he steps in for an ill conductor does he finds his niche. The show will be at Woodruff Arts Center, April 29, at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $15-$20.


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The Bright Side

Page 9, April 2012

South Cobb


Smyrna/Vinings - South Cobb 770-426-9388

Reach 40,000 homes of new customers within 5-10 miles of

s s e n i s u B r u o Y COVERAGE AREA

Combination Ad Rates 1/2 Page ad $900 in Combination 2.25¢ per household 1/4 Page Ad $450 in Combination 1.125¢ per household

Greater Acworth

At less than


2.5 centsd*


Kennesaw I-75


per househ


Powder Springs Smyrna

Each edition of The Bright Side: • Reaches some 40,000 upscale, single-family homes in your market area. • Reaches homes within 5-7 miles – a 10 minute driving time or less. • Is direct mailed to homes – not thrown on the driveway or left at the convenience store. • Is also distributed at select advertiser locations, Smyrna Library, Smyrna Visitors Center, Vinings Welcome Center and Cumberland Mall.





What people say about The Bright Side: “I get a call every month when the paper comes out. There hasn’t been a month when I haven’t gotten a call from the ad.” -- Jason Raper, Jasons’ Lawn Service

• Is read. People read it from cover to cover and use the Calendar page in the center to plan activities throughout a full 30 days or more.

“I am very happy with the Bright Side. It provides new business for me and is one of the top three ads I use. I highly recommend it. -- Greg Snyder, Little Bear Tree Service

• Commit to advertising three times in a row and we’ll write a story about you and your business.

“I love your paper, I read it every month.” -- Shirley Brecht, Smyrna resident.

 Smyrna & Vinings 30080, 30082, 30339 and Vinings Estates  South Cobb 30082, 30126, 30106, 30111, 30168 Greater Smyrna, Mableton, Austell & Clarkdale Each Edition has a mailed circulation of 20,000+ Homes * Based on a Half page ad at $900 in combination to 40,000 homes.

Smyrna/Vinings - South Cobb 770-426-9388 3330 Cumberland Boulevard, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30339

April 2012 South Cobb Bright Side  

The Bright Side is a monthly newspaper reaching 40,000 upscale homes in Smyrna, Vinings, Mableton and Austell with news about people, events...