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AUSTELL ‘CONCERT IN THE PARK’ FEATURES TRIO OF MUSICAL ACTS
The fifth annual Concert in the Park will be held Sept. 10 at Collar Park in Austell with an expanded musical format. The concert, sponsored by the City of Austell and the Austell Business Association, will feature Gospel Artist Al Holley beginning at noon, Bluegrass greats The
Rambling Grass at 3 p.m. and the ever-popular local band Rambunctious at 6 p.m. “This year’s event promises to be bigger and better and has been expanded to include three great performances by local music artists,” said Felicia Jones, treasurer of the ABA.
There are plenty of sponsorship opportunities available as well as vendor registration opportunities. Register as a vendor by Sept. 9. For sponsor questions, call Ms. Jones at 770-739-2355. Spaces are available for individuals, families, crafters, artist, home-based/personally owned busi-
nesses and fund raising groups. Food vendors are welcome. You are invited to bring your lawn chair and enjoy one artist, or stay all day. This is a free community event and full concession are available. No alcoholic beverages allowed.
AUSTELL OFFICIALS ANSWER QUESTIONS Increased storm water fees will be going into effect in Austell, city officials told a crowd at the Austell Business Association in July. The roundtable program brought together the mayor and most city department heads for a presentation and questions. Storm Water Impact Fees were addressed by Public Works Director Randy Bowen. Since 1998 the city has been billing $1 a month in storm water fees on the tax bills, but those fees are going up. The average residential storm water fees will be
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$3 per month while businesses, especially those with large paved parking lots, will pay more. “It will create enough revenue to address our storm water runoff issues,” he said. Mayor Joe Jerkins said that the city is bidding out the demolition of 23 flood damaged that the city has purchased. The 2009 flood damaged some 700 homes but only half have been rebuilt. He said that the city budget took a $1 million hit from the loss of property taxes due to the flooding but will keep its 3.123 mill tax rate for the coming year. “We are about the cheapest taxes you can find in Georgia,” Jerkins said. Residents take a 3 mill discount on their county taxes, leaving and effective rate of only .123 mill. “So the effective tax is almost zero,” he said. The city’s population was 6,510 in the U.S. Census, up from a decade ago but the floods drove it down from an estimated 8,000+ in early 2009. Fire Chief Tim Williams said that while his department Police Chief Bob Starrett, City Clerk Carolyn Dunresponded to 1,176 calls in can and Fire Chief Tim Williams listen as Austell 2010, some 70 percent were Mayor Joe Jerkins speaks at the Austell Business medical calls offering advanced Association meeting. life support from EMTs on duty each of the city’s two fire stations. A new fire engine, paid for by SPLOST funds, is expected to be in use by the end of next year. Austell is one of only three cities in Cobb with its own fire department. City Clerk Carolyn Duncan is in charge of both the city court and is election supervisor. She noted that there will be an election for three council seats this year. In his 16 years as Police Chief, Bob Starrett said that the city has seen only two bank robberies -- one 12 years ago and another in July. “I arrested them both,” he said. The department has 33 full time and 12 part time officers, plus two detectives and operates 24-hours a day. “We are highly visible as a police department and our response time is very good. Finance Director Denise Soesbee’s five person staff collects property taxes and water bulls for 3,300 water customers. “One of our goals is to offer online payment,” she said, by the end of next year.
SOUTH COBB HIGH TO OPEN 9TH GRADE ACADEMY The freshman experience at South Cobb High School will be different this year as the school opens its new Freshman Annex building. The new building on Clay Road is part of the school’s largest expansion project since it was built in 1952. “This building is just a part of a brand new campus at South Cobb High School,” said Principal Ashley Hosey. New chorus and orchestra rooms open in the fine arts building and a new cafeteria, and bus parking opened earlier this year. New tennis courts, a new practice field, expanded parking and a new pedestrian courtyard round out the expansion. “It’s all supposed to be complete by the time schools starts,” said Hosey. Cobb schools begin on Aug. 15. Freshmen will have their own cafeteria and Hosey said “They will be in this building all day.” Parking lots on the Austell Road side are still being finished, but a covered walkway provides a new front entrance to the school from the bus area into a central courtyard with a small amphitheatre. The grand staircase is the centerpiece of the lobby of the 3-story building. The 9th Grade Administrative suite and a health clinic are on the second floor along with two science labs. Two more science labs and a large computer lab are on the first floor with classrooms on all levels. A planned separate media center was converted into an additional computer lab with a media specialist on hand. Renee Bassinger is the Ninth Grade Coordinator, in charge of the 550 students in the freshman class. She previously taught in Paulding and Fulton County schools. “We are incorporating the Highly Effective Teaching Model,” she said. Most classrooms are fitted with smart boards, an interactive teaching tool that projects lessons on the whiteboard. The majority of classrooms are outfitted with tables seating two students, rather than
Ninth Grade Coordinator Renee Bassinger in front of the Grand Staircase in the new building.
South Cobb Principal Ashley Hosey individual desks to allow collaborative, hands-on learning. Construction began in 2010 as a part of the Education SPLOST funding. “I’ve been looking at building plans for a year,” said Hosey. “It will be nice to see it come together.”
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Comments By Cathy EXPECTATIONS AND THE REALITIES OF LIFE By Cathy Shattles Lipsett Editor/Publisher When a young woman finds out she is with child, she is “expecting.” There is a known event that will be happening at an approximate time in the future. Plans are made and the waiting begins. Well folks, we are expecting…our first and second grandchild. The waiting is almost over and soon we will meet the first of the new arrivals. The second is expected to arrive in early September. Our daughter and son-in-law, Katie and Drew Long, surprised us back in December with the exciting news that they were expecting their first child. Before we had totally wrapped our minds around the idea of becoming grandparents, our son and daughter-in-law, Peter and Ann-Bailey Lipsett, shared their wonderful news of a child expected in September. As I write this I am sitting on go. By the time this newspaper is published we should have met Baby Long. Our daughter tells me she expects the baby to arrive a few days before his/her due date of August 3. So we are pushing to finish production of the newspaper, have a bag packed, the cat-sitter put on alert, the car filled with gas
and ready to go when we receive a modern day text message that says she has gone to the hospital. The timing is critical; the preparation essential since we have a fourhour drive to Charlotte before meeting our first grandchild. Of course, we don’t have to be there the minute the baby arrives, but it would be nice. We already know that we will not be able to time things as well for meeting Baby Girl Lipsett of Arlington, Virginia. But we will certainly be there in the first week or so of her little life as well. Our expectations are meeting with the realities of life as we work to make things happen according to our pre-set plans. It’s just like with other major events in our lives; planning, preparing; waiting and expecting things to go according to plan. And sometimes they do; but sometimes they don’t. We do know, however, that the expectation to love our grandchildren will be fulfilled; that the expectation that our children and their spouses will be fabulous, caring, loving parents will be fulfilled. My current expectation is for love-atfirst-sight; the reality of being a grandparent, I think, will be an even greater love for the babies than I expect.
COBB LIBRARY CELEBRATES READING People of all ages are invited to join the Cobb County Public Library System for their “Library Island” Celebration on Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Central Library. The celebration will be held from 10 am to noon and will include activities for all ages. The event is free. This annual celebration marks the end of the Summer Reading Program, which is the library’s initiative to engage all Cobb County residents in reading and literacy-related activities during the summer months. “We’re excited to be able to offer this event for families,” said event coordinator and associate director Jill Tempest. “There’s no better way to celebrate reading than with a fun island-themed party.”
DINE OUT FOR SCHOOLS SET AUG. 15-18 Join Communities In Schools of Marietta/Cobb County (CIS) and area restaurants as we plan to eat out on Monday through Thursday, August 15 -18 during the annual Dine Out For Kids (DOFK) event. Local restaurants participate and support their community by donating a portion of their profits from breakfast, lunch and/ or dinner to CIS. Proceeds from this event help prepare students to succeed in school and plan for college and careers by providing more after-school, literacy, youth leadership and other educational programs. Visit www.cismcc.org for more information on how to participate. Restaurants are currently being solicited to take part in the event and may sign up via the website registration form. Diners can also visit the website to download a flyer to take to the restaurant of their choice to let them know they are Dining Out for Kids®.
The Theatre in the Square, the Georgia Ballet, the Children’s Peace Center, and luau dancers led by Julena Hall will be on hand to provide fun and educational entertainment for the whole family. The celebration will also feature short island-themed films, live music, crafts, games, and storytelling. Sponsorship for the program is provided by the Cobb Library Foundation. The Central Library is located at 266 Roswell Street in Marietta. For more information, please call (770) 528-2330 or visit www.cobbcat.org.
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BUSINESSES URGED TO ‘KEEP IT IN COBB’ While the South Cobb Business Association has already been urging businesses and consumers to shop locally, they learned more about a new program called “Keep it in Cobb.” Keep it in Cobb is an initiative created by Cobb County’s District 3 Commissioner JoAnn Birrell during her election campaign. Keep it in Cobb’s goal is to create awareness for residents, businesses and government entities to choose Cobb County businesses when making purchasing decisions. Keep it in Cobb has a three-tier approach. Residents, businesses and government benefit. With this initiative, residents and civic organizations have more community engagement; business owners get new, loyal customers & taxes are kept low while the government maintains vital services. “Next time you make a purchase - big or small - consider keeping it in Cobb,” Birrell told the SBA at its May meeting. She noted that while this is not a government program, Cobb County will be revising purchase orders to give priority to local vendors. The Keep it in Cobb Committee is composed of a cross-section of action-oriented County residents, business owners and community leaders that seek to provide solutions to the growing issues of economic stagnation. Buying local is a prime opportunity for Cobb’s unemployed and underemployed to find additional employment when we keep our dollars local.
The Committee had its inaugural meeting on Jan. 20 and has made substantial progress. Thanks to the efforts of Bill Sterrett, Keep it in Cobb has a website (www.keepitincobb.com). Andy Eichenblatt volunteered his services to provide the brochures. The social media and PR efforts of JoEllen Smith, Andy Eichenblatt and Karen Traeger mean that our Facebook page has support. Joe Garner provided digital billboards at: Cobb Parkway & Hargrove Road, N. Cobb Parkway near Dallas Street & at Mars Hill Road. The first soft launch was at the Cobb Chamber’s Business Expo on May 19th. Dave Morrissett provided the banner, signs & nametags for the Expo, Amanda Jamison was instrumental in helping us acquire the booth and Ron Skeean donated a Big Green Egg as a giveaway. We had over 150 visitors to our booth and received over 100 entrants into the giveaway! Keep it in Cobb partners with the Cobb Chamber and the 12 Cobb County Business Associations to create awareness. “Buy Local campaigns bring businesses and residents together to build community health and wealth,” according to Michelle Long, Business Alliance for Local Living Economies. There are also secondary benefits to spending locally. Jeff Milchen, author of The Benefits of Doing Business Locally, states “Community-based businesses are essential to charitable endeavors, frequently serving on local boards and supporting a variety of causes.” “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/keepitincobb.
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HONOR ROLL STUDENTS RECEIVE NEW BIKES
Christian Aid Mission Partnership (C.A.M.P.) recently hosted a special “Biking for Success” program. Honor rolls students of families who are clients at C.A.M.P. were eligible to enter a drawing to win one of 25 new bicycles. A local Walmart partner store donated the bikes to C.A.M.P. for this project. While some of the bikes needed very minor repairs, Walmart thought it important to share the bikes with kids that might not otherwise get a bike. C.A.M.P. volunteers from the Walsh Family quickly inventoried the bikes and made the minor repairs needed. Another important partner was Safe Kids Cobb County who joined in the project to donate bike safety helmets to all of the winners. Winners were also given information on bike safety to ensure their biking experience a total success. Pictured here are two student winners with C.A.M.P’s Volunteer Coordinator, Michelle Dettore, of Powder Springs. While Michelle is usually busy scheduling and coordinating C.A.M.P.’s near 250 volunteers each weekday, she also eagerly took on coordinating this special project for the organization. According to Michelle, “It was a gift to me to play a small role in a program that rewards children for their efforts in school. I hope that winning a bike will in some way encourage each of these children to continue their studies with purpose and joy that will lead them to great futures.”
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AUGUST 11: COBB SUPERINTENDENT Dr. Michael Hinojosa will be guest speaker at the first meeting of the Cobb Marietta Retired Educators Association Thursday, Aug. 11th at 11:30 in the Freeman Poole Multipurpose Center, 4025 South Hurt Road, Smyrna. Lunch will be provided by Mother’s Finest at a cost of $9 per person. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation. More information about this organization can be found at cmrea.org. ••• 21: SUMMER FEST. Sunday August 21 from 5 p.m. until 9. Please come join us for a great day of picnic, games, food, prizes, and lots of fun and fellowship. ST. LUKE UMC, 5115 Brookwood Drive, Mableton. Call church at 770-948-8504 for more information. ••• 24: SOUTH COBB AREA COUNCIL. Cobb Chamber event. Wednesday, August 24. Location: Coach George E. Ford Center. 11: 45 a.m. Speaker: South Cobb High Schools Head Coaches. Program: South Cobb High Schools “Pigskin Preview”. General Admission: $30; Members: $10 online, $20 at door. Online Registration Closes: August 22 at noon. Registration at www.cobbchamber.org. SEPTEMBER 3-4: LOVE THE LAKE Festival in Cauble Park, Acworth. September 3 and 4. www.acworthbusiness.org ••• 10: C.A.M.P.’s annual Family Fun Day will be held on Saturday, September 10 along with the “Great Turtle Race” at Sun Valley Beach. For more information and to pre-purchase tickets, please call 770-819-0662, x15. ••• 10: TASTE OF KENNESAW. September 10, 11a.m. – 8 p.m. Downtown Kennesaw, Main Street and the Depot. Parking lot will be filled with delicious treats and fun activities. www. kennesawbusiness.org ••• 17: TASTE OF SMYRNA “Festival of Delectable” is coming to satisfy palates, quench your thirst, fulfill your need for music & entertainment and please the kids, all in one day!!! From 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. on the Village Green and Market Village in downtown Smyrna. Free admission! For more information about the 2011 Taste of Smyrna Festival of Delectable, please contact Bill Watson or Matt Eyrich at JRM Management Services, Inc. at 770-423-1330 or email@example.com. ••• 22: NORTH GEORGIA STATE FAIR. Sept. 22, through Sunday, October 2. www.northgeorgiastatefair.com. WEEKLY EVENTS AEROBICS CLASS. Austell First United Methodist Church offers “Firming After 50”, a free weekly low-impact aerobics with a focus on adults over 50 years of age. Class meets in the church’s fellowship hall every Wednesday night from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. with certified group fitness instructor Cindy Standard. Austell First UMC is located at 5705 Mulberry Street in downtown Austell, just north of the railroad tracks and City Hall. More details can be found at www.blessaustell.com or by calling 770-948-1806. ••• AMERICAN LEGION POST 264, 6251 Ivey Rd, Mableton is offering free Group Fitness Classes every Saturday morning at 10 a.m. All are welcome. ••• COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY (Adults only) meets at the Mableton Cafe each Thursday morning, 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. This is a diverse, spirited, and interactive group. Our goal is to be a catalyst that inspires regular usage of the Bible, both Old and New Testament, in everyday living. A spirited and diverse group, we explore and collaborate on the ways of God, His Plan for our lives, and the impact on the human experience. The Mableton Cafe is located at 5590 Mableton Parkway in the Village at Mableton. It is next to K-mart between K-mart and Dollar Tree. All adults are welcome!! ••• BOY SCOUT TROOP 61 meets every Monday night at 7:30pm in the Troop Lodge at Bethany Methodist Church at the intersection of Hurt and Hicks Roads. Cub Pack 61 meets Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Bethany Gym.
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••• BOY SCOUT TROOP 88 meets 7 to 9 pm every Tuesday in the Troop scout hut adjacent to the Smyrna First Baptist athletic field on Church St. in Smyrna. See our web site for more information www.orgsites.com/ga/troop88 ••• SMYRNA PRODUCE MARKET – The Smyrna Fresh Market is open every Saturday from 80 a.m. until noon at the Smyrna First Baptist parking lot on King Street. Local fresh seasonal produce, including tomatoes, as well as honey, baked goods, salsa, spices, pickles, soaps, dog treats and beautiful plants are waiting for you. ••• FARMER’S MARKET. St Benedict Farmers Atlanta Road Market is open each Tuesday from 4 p.m. -8 p.m. ••• MABLETON FARMERS MARKET is held
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••• AUSTELL COMMUNITY TASK FORCE meets every 1st Monday at 7 p.m. at the South Cobb Recreation Center, 875 Six Flags Drive, Austell. www.austelltaskforce.org. ••• BLIND & LOW VISION SUPPORT Group (Pride) meets from 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. on the third Friday of each month. Contact Gloria Fisher, LCSW, for more details: 770-432-7280 ••• CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, The Star Group To help patients and their families feel more hopeful and less alone through the mutual sharing of thoughts, feelings, and concerns related to living with, and surviving cancer. Fourth Thursday of each month at Noon. (A light lunch is served) WellStar Cobb Hospital Magnolia Room Group leader: Raymond Coffman Please call 770-732-3780 to RSVP.
PRIME TIME DANCE at the Paulding Community Center the second Friday night each month from 7 til 10 p.m. Ronnie Akers, aka, RA the DJ will be taking request. Popular ountry/ Western, oldies, and line dancing. Instructions on the latest Line Dances. Ages 40+, $5. at the door. All proceeds benefit the Paulding County Senior Center. Couples & singles welcome - 54 Industrial Way, Dallas 770-443-8873. ••• DIABETES SUPPORT Group meets at Smyrna Primary Care Center Community Room, 562 Concord Road, Smyrna on the third Thursday, each month except December, from 1 – 2:30 p.m. Free parking and no cost or registration required. Information regarding various topics is presented through out the year. For more information call 770-793-7818. ••• 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 www.mableton.org to confirm meeting location. ••• MEMORY SCREENING. Woodland Ridge Assisted Living, 4055 South Cobb Drive in Smyrna, holds free memory screenings the first Monday of each month 10 .a.m – 4. www.nationalmemoryscreening.org. Call for info 770431-7055 ••• THE MOMS CLUBS of Smyrna are non-profit support groups for at-home mothers. SmyrnaWest chapter includes zip code 30082. Please visit www.momsclubofsmyrnawest.com for more. Smyrna/Vinings-West chapter includes zip code 30082 in the Nickajack & Russell school district. Please email momsclubofsmyrnavining firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. ••• NAMI SOUTH COBB has monthly meetings on the 4th Thursday of each month 7 to 8:30 p.m., except Dec. Calvary Baptist Church. 4780 Flint Hill Rd., Austell. Kathleen Breen, 770943-5322, email@example.com. NAMI South Cobb Connections – Contact: Patricia Kramer, 770-222-3211, firstname.lastname@example.org for information. NAMI CONNECTION is a weekly recovery support group for people living with mental illness in which people learn from each
Page 7, August 2011 others’ experiences, share coping strategies, & offer each other encouragement & understanding. ••• NAVY LEAGUE ATLANTA METRO COUNCIL. The Greater Atlanta Council meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m. at the Navy Recruiting District HQ, 2400 Lake Park Drive, Suite 410, Smyrna. Membership is open to all civilian and retired military with an interest in supporting our men and women of the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines. For additional Information contact Frank Campbell at Campbellfc@comcast. net or 678-234-2310. ••• NEWCOMERS OF COBB COUNTY. We meet each month on the third Tuesday 10 a.m. for our general meeting. Locations vary throughout the summer months. Please call for details! 770-234-5068 or Email: newcomersofcobbcoun email@example.com. Those new to Cobb County, or just looking for new friends and activities, are invited to join in. The NEWCOMERS CLUB OF COBB COUNTY holds a wide variety of social activities throughout the month including Bridge, Canasta, Pinochle, Book Club, Mah Jongg, Ladies Night Out, Golf, Bunco, Chick Flicks, Out to Lunch, Stitch and Sew, Mexican Train and Weekend Pot Luck Dining. w w w. newcomersofcobbcounty.com ••• PEBBLEBROOK JR FALCONS Association Quality Recreation * Life Skills * Civic Action Programs 2nd Sunday Monthly Meetings at 5 p.m. 6th Grade Academy at The Barnes Center Coaches & Volunteers always needed and welcome. ••• CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER LINE HISTORIC AREA COMMITTEE meets every third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at the the Mable House Arts Center. The committee deals in a variety matters to further the recommendations of the River Line Master Plan. Visit www. mableton.org to verify meeting dates, times, locations and for more details about what the committee is working on. ••• SMYRNA BUSINESS ASSOCIATON: lunch meetings the first Thursday of each month at the Smyrna Community Center, 11:45 p.m. ••• SMYRNA STITCH-IN GROUP meets on the first Mondays of the month at the South Cobb Library - 805 Clay Road - Mableton GA in the large meeting room. If you like to cross stitch, do crewel work, needlepoint, etc. and meet women in the area, please come join us. If you have any questions, please contact Nadine Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org ••• SOUTH COBB BUSINESS ASSOCIATION meets the first Wednesday of each month at 11:45 at Mableton Lion’s Club Park Community Center. www.sc-ba.org ••• SOUTH COBB KIWANIS: An effort is underway to bring a Kiwanis Club to South Cobb County. Under the aegis of the Smyrna Club, a group has been meeting twice monthly at the O’ Charley’s on the East-West Connector, and are working towards a goal of 25 members. If you are interested or would like additional information, please contact Charles Lollis at 770-7398381. ••• 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 email@example.com. Deadline for the SPTEMBER issue is AUGUST 23 deadline with publication the week of SEPTEMBER 5. Calendar items are accepted from civic groups, nonprofits, schools and church organizations and run as space is available. Due to the increasing number of calendar listings, please keep announcements brief. Do NOT send calendar announcements in flyer format. For more information about submitting calendar items or other news, contact us at 770-426-9388 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Find updated calendar items on our website at www. brightsidecobb.com.
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Chattahoochee Tech signs Jerrod Jenkins, left, and Tyler Gordon as, from left, Assistant coach Keith Lundy, associate provost Dr. Ron Dulaney and head coach/athletic director David Archer look on.
GOLDEN EAGLES SIGN LOCAL PLAYERS Chattahoochee Tech men’s basketball added to its 2011 signing class with forwards Jerrod Jenkins from South Cobb High School, and Tyler Gordon of Shiloh High School, Snellville. The pair, both 6foot-5, brings the incoming class to eight signees, all from Georgia. Jenkins averaged 14 points and eight rebounds per game as a senior starter for the Eagles last winter, his only season playing high school basketball. He played mostly in a low-post role for head coach Kris Watkins’ team, which finished 14-11. “We found out about Jerrod late in the recruiting process, as did some other schools that were eventually very interested in him,” said Chatt Tech head coach David Archer. “His length and athleticism allow him to offer many qualities as a basketball player. We think Jerrod will be able to contribute to our team from the outset.” Gordon, who played for head coach Kim Rivers at Shiloh, averaged 14 points and nine rebounds a game for the Generals. A senior-year highlight was a game-winning lay-up against region rival Parkview in Shiloh’s last victory of the year, a 67-66
overtime win on February 4. “Tyler is a hustle guy,” Archer said. “He is the kind of player who is so active that he gets a lot accomplished. He really plays hard and we feel like he will be a definite asset to our team.” Jenkins and Gordon are the third and fourth high school prospects to sign in the 2011 class, joining Devarick Houston of Mays High School and Sean Tate of Sequoyah High School. The Golden Eagles also have secured Letters of Intent from four college transfers: Ron Blossomgame (Middle Georgia College); Jacoby Patton (New Mexico State); and Darius Miller and Darius Davis (Central Georgia Tech). “The signings of Tyler and Jerrod continue our efforts to place a longer, more athletic and versatile team on the floor,” according to Archer. “We are really excited about these two young men joining our program.” Chattahoochee Tech is entering its third season as a program and the second as a member of NJCAA Division I, playing in Region XVII. The Golden Eagles finished 17-13 last season.
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THORNTON FINISHES 9TH IN WORLD SEMI-FINALS Cameron Thornton, rising senior at Whitefield Academy, finished the 800 meter semi-final race (heat two) in 1:49:64 at the recent IAAF World Youth Championships in Lille, France. Thornton placed 3rd in his heat and his time was 9th in the world in the semi-finals. (Two winners of three heats, plus the two fastest runners advanced to the finals so Thornton did not advance to finals) Cameron was chosen for the team after an excellent 800-meter race at the World Youth Track and Field trials in Myrtle Beach. Recently, Cameron was also named the Marietta Daily Journal (MDJ) Cobb County Male Athlete of the Year. Cameron was named top athlete for all high school divisions, from single A to AAAAA schools. Cameron won first place in 2010-11 Division A at the GHSA State Cross Country meet, finishing the race with a time of 16:02. With 600 meters left in the race Cameron was in third place, but took the lead with 300 meters left. Cameron also successfully won the state title in the 1600 for the second consecutive year in the state track meet. Cameron set a new personal record and new Whitefield school record time of 4:18.91,
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By Peter Witkiewicz Time goes by, but we have not forgotten. This September 11th marks the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. To honor the nearly 3,000 victims of 9.11, the Marietta Kiwanis Club invites you to participate in events commemorating the anniversary. On Saturday, September 10th, a Field of Flags - one flag in remembrance of each victim - will raise up across the battlefield at Kennesaw Mountain. The following day, Sunday, 9.11, ceremonies will be conducted at the Field of Flags. After the ceremonies are concluded, the flags will remain for nearly a week, keeping a silent vigil for those who lost their lives, for their families and loved ones who suffered such unimagined losses, and for the heroes who endured great sacrifices in their efforts to help the victims. How can you participate in this his-
toric occasion? • For $20 you can become a sponsor for one of the flags that will fly at the Field of Flags. You’ll receive a Certificate of Sponsorship, and you get to keep the flag after it comes down! (Proceeds from flag sales go to scholarships and will benefit area youth services.) • If you sponsor a flag, on September 10 you may carry it aloft in a procession with other flag bearers from Grace Community Church on Kennesaw Avenue to Kennesaw Mountain battlefield. For more information, go to the special website for the Field of Flags - www.911FieldofFlags. com or call Peter Witkiewicz of Marietta Kiwanis Club at 678-354-0102. Peter Witkiewicz is a member of the Marietta Kiwanis Club and owner of Comfort Keepers, a company that assists adults in their homes in Cobb County.
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SENIOR CENTER NEWS Freeman Poole Senior Center Here’s what is happening at the C. Freeman Poole Senior Center 4025 South Hurt Rd, Smyrna. Call 770-801-3400 for more information or reservations. Activities limited to adults age 55 and above. Monday Movie Madness -- Monday, Aug. 8: Dear John, 1 p.m. Cost: $1/ $2 Non-resident; Ticket required.Soon after John and Savannah fall madly in love, their relationship is put on hold. With one leaving to complete his service and the other to complete her college education, they pass the time by exchanging a continuous stream of love letters, until they can be reunited permanently a year later. But when war breaks out their separation is extended indefinitely. Will their relationship survive the greatest test of all: the test of time? Treat Yourself Tuesday -- 2nd Tuesday of the Month, Tuesday, Aug. 9: Italian Kitchen E-W Connector, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Cost: On your own; Registration required. Preventing Health Care and Community Acquired Infections - Tuesday Aug. 9, 1 p.m. Free; Registration required. Safe Care Campaign has been featured in national media. Plan to attend this very informative and educational seminar. Positive Aging -- Thursday, Aug. 11, 1 p.m. Free; Registration required, Get a positive perspective for living the rest of your life with meaning and passion. Using humor and specific exercises, you will gain a whole new perspective on positive living while aging. Bunco -- Wednesday, Aug. 17, 1 – 3 p.m. Free. Crochet by Numbers - Thursday, Aug. 18, 1 p.m. Free; Registration Required. Learn how to turn a personal picture into a portrait of fiber via crochet Bingo Bash - Monday, Aug. 22, 1 – 3 p.m. Cost: $3 / $4 Non-resident . Blood Pressure Check -- Monday, Aug. 22, 12 – 3 p.m. Free AARP Driver Safety - Wednesday, Aug. 24, 11 a.m. Cost: $12 AARP Members; $14 Non-members. Square Dance Club -- Every Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Wii Bowling -- Tuesdays & Fridays, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Free. Scrabble -- Every Wednesday, 12:45 – 3:45 p.m. Free Life Enrichment Support Group - First Thursday, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Free. Take this time for yourself and join us for
an informal support group; caregivers, family and friends are welcomed. We will be sharing ideas, issues and solutions with each other while having resources available for you. Moderated by Jill Leitman, LCSW of Johns Creek Counseling and Coaching Services. Sponsored by Beacon Senior Care Services. Register now. Camera Club -- First Thursday, Sept. 1. 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. If you like photography and want to learn the “now what” after taking your pictures, sign up and learn all about downloading pictures and more. All levels welcomed.
CANDLELIGHT CONCERTS AT MABLE HOUSE
The Summer Candlelite Concert Series continues at Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, sponsored by the South Cobb Arts Alliance. Scheduled performances are: Roxie Watson Saturday, Aug. 20; Kayla Taylor Jazz, Saturday, Sept. 10; and Blair Crimmins and the Hookers, Saturday, Oct. 15. Gates open at 7 p.m. and the shows start at 8 p.m. Parking and general admission are free to all performances. Attendees may bring their own food and beverages, and concessions will be open. Tables that seat four are available for $50 for a single concert. To reserve a table, call 770-819-3285. Mable House is located at 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. For more information, visit mablehouse.org.
MISS COBB PAGEANT IS AUG. 6 The 54th Annual Miss Cobb County Scholarship Pageant. Tickets are now on sale for the pageant set for the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre, Cobb County Civic Center, Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. All seats are reserved at $20. Nineteen young women will compete for over $20,000 in cash scholarships and prizes and will advance to the Miss Georgia Pageant in Columbus in June 2012. Special guest is Miss Georgia 2011, Michaela Lackey, age 21 of Marietta. The winner will be crowned by the reigning Miss Cobb County, Briana Jewett, who was 4th runner-up in the recent Miss Georgia Pageant and overall winner in the evening gown division. For tickets and further information, 770-435-6378, firstname.lastname@example.org and www. misscobb.com.
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NOTES & NOTICES YARD/ ESTATE SALES CHILDREN’S CONSIGNMENT SALE Come visit us at Fall/Winter 2011 Children’s Consignment Sale at Smyrna First United Methodist Church, (Intersection of Atlanta Rd. & Concord Rd.), Friday, September 16 from 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. (NO STROLLERS PLEASE 9:3011a.m. on Friday only) Saturday, September 17 from 9 a.m. – Noon. Save BIG $$$ on children’s clothes, coats, toys, baby needs & equipment, books, sporting goods & much more! Many items ½ price on Saturday! Visit us at www.kindermartsale.com SERVICES LITTLE BEAR TREE SERVICE Little Bear Tree Service offers complete tree removal with care and quality assured. At Little Bear we are “pruning and shaping specialists, storm damage specialists, fully insured, and provide 24 hour emergency service.” Ask about our monthly specials. Free, prompt estimates and work at competitive rates. Call 404-975-9831. HELP WANTED CAREGIVERS NEEDED Be loved by your clients. Comfort Keepers is seeking mature, dependable people to fill open positions, caring for the elderly. If you enjoy providing companionship, preparing meals, shopping for the elderly, we want to hear from you. Please call 678-354-0102. VOLUNTEERS CSB SEEKS VOLUNTEERS Can you offer volunteer clerical help for just a few hours a month? Cobb Community Services Board (CSB) needs volunteer office assistance in various locations in Cobb County. Can you help about 3 hours a week making phone calls, data entry, filing, and assisting with various other office duties? Also needed are volunteers to assist with basic music activities for adults with developmental disabilities in the day program at our EXCEL Center. We also need mentors for Believe in Youth Program. For more information contact CSB Volunteer Coordinator Mary Robeck at 770819-9229, ext. 226. The Cobb and Douglas Community Services Boards provide mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse services to more than 10,000 residents of Cobb and Douglas Counties annually.
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VOLUNTEERS FOR MEALS ON WHEELS Meals on Wheels has a great need for volunteer drivers to deliver meals in the fowling areas: Austell, Smyrna, Mableton, Powder Springs, Kennesaw and Marietta. If you have some time to volunteer as a MOW driver, or if you belong to an organization that would like to “Adopt-A-Route,” call Shelia Perkins, Volunteer Coordinator at 770528-5381. PLACING NOTES AND NOTICES ADS Holding a garage sale? Selling or renting your home, need an employee, tutoring, teaching, in –home child care? We accept short reader ads (up to 50 words) for a fee of $25; for both the Smyrna and the South Cobb editions, cost is $50. Be sure to indicate in which edition you want the ad placed. The ads, with check, should be mailed or delivered to The Bright Side, 3330 Cumberland Blvd, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30339. (No copy accepted by phone) and received prior to our AUGUST 23 deadline with publication the week of SEPTEMBER 5. Ad copy should also be e-mailed to: email@example.com. Credit card payment accepted. Home-based business ads accepted only if they do not conflict with our display advertisers. Home sale ads are for homeowners only. For information, call 770-426-9388 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org EXTRA COPIES Looking for an extra copy of The Bright Side? Copies are available each month in the Smyrna Library, the Vinings Historic Society office, the Smyrna Community Center, Chick-fil-a Cumberland Mall and at many of our advertisers’ locations. Extra copies of our Mableton/Austell edition are available each month in the Mable House Arts Center, Mableton Pharmacy, Thomas Drugs, The Treadmill and other advertiser locations. Read the current issue on the web: www.brightsidecobb.com.
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MIXING BUSINESS WITH PLEASURE
Wayne Dodd, second from left, President of the South Cobb Business Association, welcomes Sandra and Bill Roberts to the SCBA’s annual summer party at Presbyterian Village in July. At right is Ann Tenelow, formerly of the Mable House. The SCBA meets the third Wednesday of the month at noon.
C.A.M.P. FAMILY FUN DAY, TURTLE RACE
C.A.M.P.’s annual Family Fun Day will be held Saturday, Sept. 10, along with the “Great Turtle Race” at Sun Valley Beach. The combined event generously hosted by the owners of Sun Valley Beach benefits Christian Aid Mission Partnership (C.A.M.P.). Advanced sale tickets are $15 each. Each pre-paid ticket includes access to the park, swimming and activities throughout the day, lunch at the Beach Pavilion, and one entry in the “Great Turtle Race”. The park will open at 10:00am and lunch will be served 1:003:00pm. Additional turtles may be purchased for $5 each. For more information and to pre-purchase tickets, please call 770-819-0662, ext 15. Join the fun, and support a good cause on Saturday, Sept. 10. This year’s grand prize for the Great Turtle Race is $500 cash. Additional prizes for second and third place will be awarded. C.A.M.P. operates a large food pantry and clothing closet along with a financial assistance program for the Austell, Mableton, Powder Springs and Clarkdale communities as well as Lithia Springs and portions of East Douglas County.
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THE BRIGHT SIDE
Smyrna/Vinings - South Cobb 770-426-9388 email@example.com
Reach 40,000 homes of new customers within 5-10 miles of
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Yo 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
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 3330 Cumberland Boulevard, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30339