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SENIOR DEVELOPMENT UNDERWAY

Joining in the ground breaking ceremony of Silver Comet Village are Commissioner Lisa Cupid, Sen. Michael Rhett, Mayor Al Thurman and members of City Council and the Development Authority, members of Searles Realty Advisors, and Red Leaf Development.

A ground breaking ceremony for the new Silver Comet Village development, a senior living facility in Powder Springs, was held in August. “This is the largest development and private investment in the history of Powder Springs. We are pleased that the Searles chose our City as a location,” Mayor Al Thurman stated. In June of this year, the Development Authority of Powder Springs issued a $36.9 million revenue bond for a new step-up senior living and memory care facility. The

WELLSTAR VININGS HEALTH PARK OPENS

WellStar opened its Vinings Health Park on Sept. 11 after a ceremonial ribbon cutting on Sept. 7. The new three level, 162,000 square-

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In the lobby of the new WellStar Vinings Health Park are, from left, Michael Johnson , executive director; Matt Hughes, operations coordinator; and Joe Brywczynski, senior vice president of WellStar health Park development.

foot facility will primarily serve residents in the South Cobb County area, including Vinings and Smyrna as well as Northwest Fulton County. “This is an extension of Cobb Hospital,” said Amy Carrier, president of Cobb Hospital. This is the third WellStar Health Park; the two existing facilities in East Cobb and Acworth served some 300,000 patient visits last year. WellStar has some 200 employees at the other two health parks, Vinings will add an additional 175 employees. The Vinings Health Park is located at 4441 Atlanta Road SE. It is expected to serve some 200,000 residents within a five mile radius of its location near I-285 and Cumberland Pkwy. “Instead of building a new wing to the hospital we are doing this out in the community we serve,” said Joe Brywczynski, senior vice president of WellStar health Park development. “This brings outpatient service to the community we serve. It combines and coordinates services under one roof in a one stop facility.” Several innovative design features have been added to the new facility. The sleep center and cardiac rehabilitation area have direct access by elevator to the parking structure. Patients don’t have to come through the lobby for appointments. The first floor houses an urgent care facility open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. that will be open the first day. Urgent Care is for those patients who need immediate, but not major trauma-level care. No appointments are needed but full lab and X-ray services are available on-site. The Parkside Bistro in the lobby provides snacks, coffee and beverages throughout the day. A community education center is open to the public on the first floor. It can be used for civic club meetings, homeowner association gatherings and other events at no charge. Access is available separately from medical offices. Planned services at the new Vinings Health Park include diagnostic testing, such as medical imaging, lab, cardiac, and sleep studies. It will also house physical therapy, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, a pharmacy, community education, health screening and wellness services. Future plans include an outpatient surgery center.

SPECTACULAR SOLAR ECLIPSE

Residents gathered at the South Cobb Regional Library for a special viewing of the Aug. 21 eclipse of the sun. With eclipse glasses provided by the Space Science Institute (SSI), families gathered on the lawn to view the once in a lifetime event. An informational about the eclipse was also available. Photos by Cobb Library System.

two buildings, each a little more than 80,000 square feet for a total of 161,000 square feet. One of the buildings will be a 90-unit, 103bed assisted-living and memory-care facility and the second building will be a 64-unit independent or supportive living facility. It is situated adjacent to the popular Silver Comet trail near Hwy 78 and Richard D. Sailors Parkway. The development is a project of the City of Powder Springs in conjunction with the Development Authority of Powder Springs and Searles Realty Advisors.


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Comments By Cathy REMEMBERING THE FLOOD OF 2009 By Cathy Shattles Lipsett Editor/Publisher

The rain started in mid-September in the metro Atlanta area. Nothing out of the ordinary; no hurricane; it was just plain old rain. But the rain didn’t stop for a week, beginning slowly and increasing in volume. It was an epic flood in Cobb County covering the 500 year flood plains. As I watched the recent stories of incredible flooding in coastal Texas from Hurricane Harvey, I couldn’t help but remember the flood here in 2009. Clarkdale Elementary in Austell evacuated as flood waters covered the school, only the roof showing. Four hundred fifty students were safely evacuated on September 21. Interstate 20 was blocked by flood waters and homes in Vinings were filled with the Chattahoochee River. Cobb, Douglas and Paulding counties were the center of the flood waters. Sweetwater Creek near Austell crested on September 22 at 30.8 feet. It was a flood of epic proportions. Ten people lost their lives in this flood and 20,000 homes and businesses were either lost or damaged. Downtown Austell, which had seen an economic downturn as well as flooding in the surrounding area, is today in the midst of resurgence. New businesses are opening and new people moving into the area. Antiques shops, restaurants, and other types of businesses are bringing new life into a town that once saw vacant store fronts and damaged homes. As I write this column, I am glued to the Weather Channel, seeing that people are still dealing with flood waters in Texas. Meanwhile, Hurricane Irma is heading across the Caribbean toward Florida. Devastation has come to the small island countries in the storm’s path. As you read this, you will know the outcome that, as I write, is still unknown. Will it come across Florida or up the coast to Georgia, South Carolina or North Carolina? Will it come up through Georgia bringing us a tropical storm and tornadoes? We can prepare from expected hurricanes and heed tornado warnings. We can stay inside during an ice or snow storm. Living in coastal Georgia for a number of years, we faced the possibility of danger from passing hurricanes. We almost evac-

uated several times but didn’t actually have to leave, although we did cover storm damage for the newspaper we owned. Living on the coast then and now in Cobb County with dangers from ice storms and tornadoes, we have learned to be prepared. We are ready for storms with working flashlights and bottled water, and ready to eat foods. We have our cell phones and a battery operated radio. Although recently, when a transformer blew in our area, and we lost power for about an hour, we missed our computers and air conditioning. We coped by reading our books, sitting on the front porch and calling it an adventure. In 2009, it was just a rain event; water falling from the clouds; until it was more. Creeks and rivers overflowed their banks and the rain kept coming. Like the Texas floods, people in Cobb County had to be rescued from their homes by boat. It was just a week-long falling rain and so many people had their lives changed forever.

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NORTH GEORGIA STATE FAIR BRINGS CONCERTS, RIDES, LIVE ACTS TO JIM MILLER PARK

The 85th Annual Superior Plumbing North Georgia State Fair will take place Thursday, Sept. 21 through Sunday, Oct. 1, at Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta. Attracting nearly 300,000 people from throughout metro Atlanta, North Georgia and surrounding states, the Superior Plumbing North Georgia State Fair is the largest fair in metro Atlanta and the second largest in Georgia. The Georgia Lottery Concert Series for the 2017 Superior Plumbing North Georgia State Fair under the covered arena includes: • Colton Dixon on Friday, September 22, at 8 p.m. • Lauren Alaina on Saturday, September 23, at 8 p.m. • Trace Adkins on Wednesday, September 27, at 8 p.m. • Colt Ford on Thursday, September 28, at 8 p.m. • Chris Janson on Friday, September 29, at 8 p.m. • Zach Seabaugh on Saturday, September 30, at 8 p.m. New Live shows in 2017 that are free with paid admission include: Firemen High Dive Show– Big splashes in a small pool. In addition to comedy dives, this show features Olympic-style dives, a high dive and a fire dive. Parents and kids of all ages will watch in amazement. Kachunga and the Alligator Show– From deep in the swamps of Florida comes KACHUNGA! Watch in astonishment as he apprehends ferocious man-eating reptiles with his bare hands. This is not only

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DOCUMENTS FOR A GOOD LIFE By Robert S. Meyring ments or big decisions like when to disGood Life. Is it? What that means for continue life support. This longly-named you is up to you. I say the answer's in what ADHC document is handily established in you do and your point of view. Maybe this a person's estate planning documents, along written piece could help people live better with extremely helpful advice if prepared by lives with less worry, and thereby, with a knowledgeable T&E attorney. If you have more enjoyment. Just maybe. these medical documents already These seven documents are established in a different state from estate planning or financial plan your current home state, beware, pieces that should add to a perthese possibly may not be accepted son's peace of mind and help the by medical institutions in your home reader rest easier knowing there is state. In Georgia, this ADHC doc(or soon could be) a plan in place ument replaced the Living Will in just in case you are “hit by the 2007; in other states, it may be called bus.” a healthcare proxy or healthcare 1 & 2 Will or a Trust. You power of attorney. probably heard people say "I need The above-listed documents to get my will done!" even though Robert Meyring are the most common planning docmost people die without a will. uments used in the creation of a person’s Maybe that's because most people find it complete estate plan. I understand, that it difficult to think about their own death and is difficult enough to deal personally with the writing and signing of a will requires it. the drafting of the documents but there is Or it could be that many people figure they also the chance that you could overpay and have no property or real estate to transfer - receive estate plan documents that won’t even though there may be a serious amount work as intended – but how would you ever of life insurance money that could pay into know the plan will work correctly, until the the deceased's estate with an unexpected person who signed the will or trust dies? early passing of a wage-earning parent of One clue is that if the preparer also young children. I have seen many family wants to sell you life insurance, then the arguments erupt from the fact that there fees (not your goals) are driving the plan was no will to direct how life insurance and the fee will be high. Another clue is if proceeds would be used for surviving chil- the plan preparer is in a general law pracdren and surviving spouse. When someone tice, and they also “do wills,” then their dies unexpectedly and with personal or life practice might focus on your Will or Trust as insurance money, problems often erupt if another line of income moreover than delivthere is no will or trust. Simply, a Will or ering a planning solution that resolves your a Trust prepared, by an experienced estate legacy and peacefully passes it to surviving planning or Trusts & Estates (T&E) attor- family. You know the plan will work simply ney, could easily prevented many future by using a specialist who focuses the pracproblems. tice on estate planning and probate – and by 3 Financial power of attorney. comparing among similar specialists, using (FPOA). This document allows another all information including online reviews person (agent) to transact anything financial about the quality of work and the reputation for you during any time of your incapacity. of the estate planning practitioner. Again, this document is easily prepared for With one chance to make a great legacy clients by a T&E attorney and it helps pre- from your estate plan, do it right. Or, forever vent a costly future conservatorship court rest in peace and let the chips fall where proceeding to gain control of a person's they may. financial affairs after incapacity. Point: plan Next month’s column, Part II, will for incapacity while you have capacity - cover the remaining planning documents with the fee-reasonable FPOA - so that later and information that you will need to tie when you are incapacitated, it does not cost together all the above plan documents and a fortune (to acquire a judge-ordered con- address other plan parts that deal with busiservatorship) for someone else to help you nesses, partnerships, unusual family situapay your bills. tions, retirements and investment accounts, 4. Advanced Directives for Health beneficiary designations, and extraordinary Care. (ADHC). This document allows assets and family needs. another person (agent) to handle anything Robert S. Meyring, is a Vinings attorrelated to your medical care, including ney. The Meyring Law Firm website is www. small tasks like making doctors’ appoint- MeyringLaw.com or call 678-217-4369.

PEOPLE WANT CONVENIENT HEALTHCARE By Amy Carrier able to see a cardiologist, have a sleep study or take your child to the pediatrician. President, WellStar Cobb Hospital At WellStar health parks, patients find In a time when we can order almost anything online (even groceries!), it’s no that their prescription is often filled and surprise that people are asking for conve- waiting for them at the counter after their nient healthcare. It’s already here in many appointment. Patients grab sandwiches and Starbucks coffee from the bistro on the way ways: • WellStar patients now access digital to the car. And the modern, upscale atmosphere with waterfalls and natumedical charts with smart phones, ral light reduces the stress that is email physicians, request prescripcommon in medical settings. tions, read doctors’ notes and more. At WellStar Cobb Hospital, our • Patients can get their preteam is thrilled for the opportunity scriptions before leaving the hospito bring our world-class healthcare tal. This helps patients feel better services to patients at WellStar faster without extra stops and waitVinings Health Park. If you live in ing for prescriptions to be filled on this community, it’s likely you’ve the way home. Amy Carrier watched the progress over the past • And starting in mid-Septem18 months. Now that it’s opening, ber, I’m thrilled to say our community will have more access to convenient healthcare we don’t want you to wait until you’re sick to see it. So, we invite curiosity seekers to with a new facility opening in the area. WellStar Vinings Health Park will bring our Family Fun Day on Oct. 8 from 2-4 p.m. needed services to the Smyrna and Vinings There will be tours and fun activities for the community. Hospital services that may have kids at 4441 Atlanta Road, SE, near I-285 required a long drive will now be accessible and Cumberland Parkway. Hope to see you just miles from our homes. From my home there. in Smyrna, I’ll be just three miles from CAR SHOW, COOKOUT AT having a mammogram or seeing a physician PROVIDENT VILLAGE in urgent care should a sinus infection flare Start your engines and your appetites up on the weekend. for a fun-filled day for the whole family! When I first moved to the area, many Classic cars and hot rods will on display at people met me for the first time with a boot on my foot from a moving mishap. If Provident Village at Creekside, 4838 South this health park had been open at the time, Cobb Drive, Smyrna. There will be yard urgent care, an X-ray and physical therapy games, burgers, hot dogs and beverages, would have been just a skip and a hop away and a big game of BINGO to raise funds for the American Heart Association® Heart (if I had been able to hop and skip). These services and many others are part Walk ($2 per card). Fabulous prizes to be of WellStar’s health park concept, designed awarded the winners. Festivities begin Friday, Sept. 29, 11 to bring hospital services out into the community instead of asking the community a.m. Bingo will begin promptly at 2 p.m. to come all the way to the hospital. Health RSVP 678-903-0339. Admission is FREE parks are a one-stop-shop for a variety of and all proceeds from Bingo and the sale of services where you and your family will be Chick-fil-A® calendars benefit the American Heart Association.

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FALL FESTIVAL, RESOURCE FAIR SET SEPT. 16 Powder Springs First United Methodist Church will hold a Fall Festival and resource fair Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 4329 Marietta St. in downtown Powder Springs. This event is a kickoff of a new venture sponsored by three organizations, PSUMC, Mableton Austell Powder Springs Community Consultants and S.A.F.E. Place Atlanta. The Powder Springs Resource Center

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12: HERMAN CAIN TAPING. Smyrna Business Association hosts a taping of WSB radio’s Herman Cain Show on the Village Green Oct. 12 from 4 to 6 p.m. Replaces the regular SBA meeting. ••• 14: STORYTELLING FESTIVAL. A full day of storytelling, crafts and food at the Mable House. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. ••• 21: ARTS & CRAFT FESTIVAL. City of Marietta’s 41st Annual Harvest Square Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. 5 p.m. on the Marietta Square. The HarvestFest is held in conjunction with Halloween Happenings and Scarecrows on the Square, which will feature a scarecrow contest, costume contests for kids and pets, carnival games and prizes. Free parking is available in the Cobb County parking deck on Cherokee Street.

SEPTEMBER Thru Sept. 20: ART EXHIBITION. 30th National Juried Exhibition at the Mable House Arts Center through Sept. 20. The South Cobb Arts Alliance celebrates its 30th National Juried Exhibition with a selection of 65 works from 51 artists from across the nation. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. The gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ••• 16: TASTE OF SMYRNA, Downtown Smyrna. Taste of Smyrna “Festival of Delectable,” Sample all Smyrna restaurants have to offer on Saturday Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. on the beautiful Village Green in downtown Smyrna. Admission is FREE and samples can be purchased from $1 to $4. ••• 16: CANDLELITE CONCERT. 8 p.m. to 10 at Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre. Mark your calendars now for some great music under the stars, Sept. 16 RED HEAD DIAMOND. www.southcobbarts.org. ••• 16: FALL FESTIVAL AND RESOURCE FAIR Saturday, Sept. 16, from 11 a.m. till 4 in the parking lot behind the Powder Springs First United Methodist Church (4329 Marietta Street in downtown Powder Springs) The Powder Springs Resource Center will be designed to help our local citizens get the help and support that they might need, by providing information about local resources and referrals where necessary and eventually provide job training and searches, health and wellness workshops, other educational opportunities and more. ••• 16: WELLNESS DAY & 5K: Sept. 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (race starts at 8:30 a.m.) Collar Park and Community Center, 2625 Joe Jerkins Blvd., Austell. Free family fun event. Wellnessdaysouthcobb.com ••• 17: CONCERT: Covenant United Methodist Church will hold a concert Sept. 17 at 3 p.m. featuring Joseph Lattanzi, opera singer; Harold McWhorter, gospel singer and composer; and Sarah Jean Copeland, amateur gospel singer. Admission is free but a love offering to support the church’s building program will be taken. Covenant UMC is at 4336 King Springs Road, Smyrna. ••• 18: CHORUS SIGNUP. Smyrna Community Chorus fall practice begins on Sept. 18. If you like to sing, come and join us. No audition is necessary. We have fun singing for seniors and others. Practice is on Monday evening from 7-9 p.m. at Tillman United Methodist Church on Concord Road in Smyrna ••• 21: AUSTELL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION meets at 8 a.m. Location varies. austellgeorgiabusiness.associates/ ••• 21- Oct. 1: FAIR. North Georgia State Fair. Jim Miller Park Sept. 21- Oct. 1 ••• 29: CAR SHOW & FALL FESTIVAL Friday, Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Join us for an afternoon of automobiles and autumn fun at Provident Village at Creekside. Breathe in the fresh, fall air as you enjoy a collection of classic cars, hamburgers and hotdogs, bingo and other festive games. It’s the perfect opportunity to visit with the Provident Village family and get to know our vibrant community. Proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association. Event will be held at our community, located at 4838 South Cobb Drive in Smyrna. OCTOBER 3: VBA. Vinings Business Association meets the first Tuesday of each month for lunch: Networking and speakers from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Program: Cobb Public Safety Recognition. Guests are always welcome. Lunch October 3 at Hotel Indigo, 2857 Paces Ferry Road. A Business After-Hours is held the 3rd Tuesday of each month. www.viningsbusiness.com. 678-725-0099.. ••• 4: SOUTH COBB BUSINESS. The SCBA meets the first Wednesday of each month at 11:45 at Presbyterian Village, East-West Connector. www.sc-ba.org ••• 7-8: COTTON PICKIN’ FAIR, Gay, Ga. October 7-8. www.CPFair.org •••

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••• 21-22: AIR SHOW. High-speed horsepower will shake the ground with dual performances by the Smoke-n-Thunder Jet Car and Jet Truck during the 2017 Wings Over North Georgia Air Show presented by Parker FiberNet. The sixth annual air show will take place at the Russell Regional Airport in Rome on Oct. 21-22. The opening ceremonies will kick-off each day at 11:15 a.m. followed by the first flying performances at noon. wingsovernorthgeorgia.com/ ••• 22: CEMETERY CELEBRATION Sunday, October 22, 2 p.m.–5 at 1490 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Mableton22. Historic Turner-Sewell Cemetery Celebration. ••• 24: OCTOBER HAUNT AFTER HOURS. The Cobb Chamber and Coalition of Cobb County Business Associations present the 7th Annual October Haunt After Hours at Six Flags Over Georgia. $30 Tickets include food, drinks and park admission for select rides that will be open throughout the event. Adults only. Register at CobbAfterHours.com. Join us for a night of networking and themed fun with members of 21 area chambers and local business organizations. Tuesday, Oct. 24, 4:30 To 8 p.m. Six Flags Over Georgia 275 Riverside Parkway SW, Austell. ••• WEEKLY EVENTS AMERICAN LEGION POST 264, 6251 Ivey Road, Mableton is offering free Group Fitness Classes every Saturday morning at 10 a.m. All are welcome. ••• BOY SCOUT TROOP 61 meets every Monday night at 7:30 p.m. 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. ••• FREE TAIJI CLASS for all Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. South Cobb Regional Library: 805 Clay Road, Mableton and on the second Tuesday of each month at The Mable House, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. ••• THE LORD’S STOREHOUSE sponsored by Shaw Temple AME Zion Church provides free of charge clothing, small household items, canned goods and toiletries to needy families, individuals and shelters. We are located at 775 Hurt Road, SW, Smyrna Ga. and open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm. For Info call Ms. Turner 678-437-5685 or email: 1MomTurner@ATT.net ••• KIWANIS CLUB OF GREATER SOUTH COBB meets at noon the 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month at O’Charley’s 4130 Austell Road, Austell. Call 770-438-6961 for more info. ••• SOUTH COBB ROTARY: noon, Thursday, Presbyterian Village, East-West Connector ••• SOUTH COBB TOASTMASTERS Tuesday at 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. South Cobb Regional Library, Mableton 678-799-4425. FARMER’S MARKETS: MARIETTA FARMER’S MARKET. Enjoy


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fresh produce and goods from the Marietta Square Farmers Market every Saturday – rain or shine- 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on the Historic Marietta Square. For info, visit www.mariettasquarefarmersmarket.net. ••• SMYRNA FRESH PRODUCE MARKET, Saturdays May through September, 8 a.m.to noon, Smyrna First Baptist (parking lot), 1275 Church Street, Smyrna, LocalHarvest.org/Smyrna-Fresh-Produce-Market-M30474 MONTHLY OR MORE AMERICAN LEGION POST 264, 6251 Ivy Road, Mableton meets every third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Bingo--Mon, Tues, Friday 8 p.m., Sat. 5 p.m. and Sun. 4 p.m. ••• AUSTELL CITY COUNCIL meets the first Monday of each month for its regular meeting.

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••• AUSTELL CIVITAN CLUB is a non-profit organization serving the community and with a charter to support people with disabilities. Our monthly meetings are the 4th Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. located (Treadmill Building) 5000 Austell-Powder Springs Road, Suite 105, Austell. If you have ideas for the community or interested in becoming an officer, join us! For more info visit www.austellcivitan.com or contact admin@austellcivitan.com. ••• COBB-MARIETTA RETIRED EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION meets the second Thursday of each month. The monthly luncheon is held at the First Methodist Church in Marietta at 11:30 a.m. For more information visit www. cmrea.org. ••• FOOD AND CLOTHING DISTRIBUTION. St. Luke United Methodist Church, 5115 Brookwood Drive, Mableton, distributes non-perishable food items and clothing ONLY, every 3rd Tuesday, of each month from 10 a.m. to 1. .• • • 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. ••• KIWANIS CLUB OF GREATER SOUTH COBB meets at noon the 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month at O’Charley’s 4130 Austell Road, Austell. Call 770-438-6961 for more info. ••• LIBERTARIAN PARTY of Cobb County will host their Evening Social & Chapter Meeting, Event held on the first Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. Meetings Held at Fire Station #1 at 12 Haynes St., Marietta. For more information like us on Facebook @ Libertarian Party of Cobb County or call Gretchen Mangan at 494.368.2865. ••• SMYRNA FIRST MOPS offers fellowship with other mothers of children age birth to Kindergarten. We welcome women from throughout the community, so you don’t have to be a member of Smyrna First United Methodist Church to join. For more info, visit www.smyrnafirstmops. com. MOPS NIGHT GROUP. Smyrna First United Methodist Church’s MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group Night Group meets once a month on Wednesday evenings. If you are interested in joining the MOPS Night Group, please contact smyrnafirstmopsnight@gmail.com or visit www.smyrnafirstmops.com ••• NEWCOMERS CLUB OF COBB COUNTY meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month 10 a.m. noon. John Knox Presbyterian Church, 505 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta, Visitors are welcome. September through May. ••• SMYRNA LIBRARY READING GROUP: meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m., at the Smyrna Public Library, 100 Village Green Circle. •••

Page 7, September 2017 SMYRNA STITCH-IN GROUP meets the first Monday in the class room at Hobby Lobby, 1355 East-West Connector, Austell. If you like to cross stitch, do crewel work, needlepoint, etc and want to meet women in the area, please come join us. Contact Phyllis Whittingham at pwhittingham@ comcast.net. ••• SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS – The Gen. Leonidas Polk Camp meets on the 4th Thursday of each month (except for Nov, Dec, & Jan) in the meeting room at the Piccadilly Restaurant, 536 Marietta Pkwy S, Marietta. Gather at 6 p.m. for socialization and dinner followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. We are a hereditary memorial organization and welcome all visitors. For further info contact: Jack Williams at 404-256-4208 or songofjoy2@aol.com. ••• SOUTH COBB HOMESCHOOLERS. Are you a homeschool parent in need of support? The South Cobb Homeschool Support group meets monthly at the South Cobb Regional Library at 805 Clay Road, Mableton. If interested in attending email us at schomeschoolers@thestudyhalledu.com or call 404-644-8391. Visit our website at schomeschoolers.blogspot.com ••• SOUTH COBB LIONS CLUB meets the 1st and 3rd Monday evenings 6:30 p.m. of each month at the South Cobb Community Center 620 Lions Club Drive, SW Mableton. Contact: South Cobb Lions Club: Phone 470-554-2128 on Facebook South Cobb Lions Club or email southcobblionsclub@yahoo.com SUPPORT GROUPS ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLIC and Dysfunctional Families meets every Sunday at 2 p.m. at Ridgeview Institute in the Professional Building North, 3995 S. Cobb Dr., Smyrna. www.ridgeviewinstitute.com/hosp_info_calendar_supp.htm ••• 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. ••• DIABETES SUPPORT. WELLSTAR HEALTH SYSTEM will hold monthly free diabetes support groups in the following locations: Smyrna Primary Care, 562 Concord Rd, Smyrna 1 – 2 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday of each month except December. No registration is required. ••• OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS now meets at Ridgeview Institute, Room 8, 3995 S Cobb Drive, Smyrna. Mondays 7 p.m. ••• SMYRNA PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP meets at 2 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month, January through November at the Aline Wolfe Adult Recreation Center at 884 Church St., Smyrna. Phone: 678-631-5541.The facilitator is Carl Proctor Email: carlcproctor@ aol.com Contact: 404-275-9383. ••• RECOVERY INTERNATIONAL Self-help support group for stress, anxiety, depression, etc. Meets every Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 4300 King Springs Road SE, Smyrna, in the old rectory next to the church. Contact Alicia Garcia at 678-665-5233 for more information. ••• REFORMERS UNANIMOUS (RU) is a Christ-centered addictions program that meets every Friday at 7 p.m. at Westside Church located at 4900 Floyd Road, Mableton next to Walgreens. RU helps adults find freedom from addictive behavior. Call Mark Baker at 404-354-8911 for more information or see www.wbcfamily.org. ••• E-mail your organization’s calendar news to news@brightsidecobb.com. Deadline for OCTOBER issue is SEPTEMBER 23 with publication the week of OCTOBER 5. 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 770-426-9388 or by e-mail to news@brightsidecobb.com. Find updated calendar items on our website at www.brightsidecobb. com.

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TURNER-SEWELL CEMETERY LUNCH, TOUR SET FOR OCT. 22 Family, friends, neighbors, and volunteers will gather Oct. 22 at the Turner-Sewell Cemetery for lunch, a tour and presentation on fundraising plans for preservations. The Turners were a south Cobb pioneer family owning 750 acres in the mid-late 1800’s, who operated the Mayson-Turner Ferry, where current-day Veterans Memorial Hwy crosses the Chattahoochee River. The River Line Historic Area, Inc. signed the adoption papers for the cemetery in 2011 and celebrates six years of caretaking. “Relax & join Turner/Sewell family descendants in the shade of the old oak trees outside the cemetery gate on Sunday, Oct. 22 from 2 to 5 p.m. to celebrate our adoption milestone, local history, and cemetery plans,” said Roberta Cook, Executive Director of The River Line Historic Area. There will be light refreshments & grilled hot dogs, presentation of the Cemetery & Fundraising Plan, a Volunteer Recognition, Family Gathering, Guided Historic Cemetery Tour Admission is free, but bring your own chair. The cemetery is located at 1490 Veterans Memorial Hwy SE, Mableton. Parking is Park at the top of the hill using the River Line Transfer Station driveway. The Cemetery is not visible from the highway. Advance RSVP to RiverLineGA@ gmail.com will help organizers prepare accordingly.


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Notes On The News CHEF RUSTY COMPETES AS FOOD NETWORK STAR By Allan Lipsett Editor/Publisher Rusty Hamlin, road chef to rock star Zac Brown, brought his Cajun inspired cuisine to “Food Network Star” but came in second to a former cafeteria manager from Kentucky. Celebrity chef hosts Giada De Laurentis and Bobby Flay both had high praise for Hamlin. Atkins Park hosted a watch party in August with Hamlin keeping a tight lip as the show was aired. Kevin Drawe, a partner in the Smyrna restaurant with Hamlin, said he made the restaurant and staff proud. Hamlin is the Executive Chef for the Zac Brown Band and had a seven episode series, Rusty's RockFeast: Backstage With Zac Brown Band on cable network FYI in 2015. AUSTELL IS NEW HAMPSHIRE Austell will stand in for a New Hamp-

DENTIST OFFICES DONATE SERVICES FOR NEW SMILES Smile Generation-trusted offices Smyrna Dentist Office and Austell Smiles Dentistry and Orthodontics served their community in August by participating in the seventh annual Smile Generation Serve Day 2017. Both Smile Generation-trusted offices provided pro-bono treatment to those in need, helping 9 community members during this community outreach event and provided $23,069 in donated dental services. “Smile Generation Serve Day is a day of giving back to our community and it is something that we are very passionate about. When you see the work that you do brings a smile to a patient’s face, it is so rewarding and you are reminded how important it is to give back to those in the community who may not have access to dental care.” said Dr. Priyanka Yadav, of Austell Smiles. Patients received everything ranging from cleanings, exams, and digital x-rays to extractions and restorations. More than 540 Smile Generation-trusted offices participated in Smile Generation Serve Day 2017.

shire town when the cable channel IFC dramedy “Stan Against Evil” returns Nov. 1 for its second season. In June, filming was done on Broad Street, in front of Drake Realty and Magpies’ Tiques and Treasures. Other local landmarks you might see are James Plaza and the bench at Mulberry and Broad Streets. Some 70 crew members, six cast, 20 extras and 115 vehicles were in town for the filming. “Stan Against Evil” follows Stan Miller (John C. McGinley), a perpetually disgruntled former sheriff of a small New England town who was forced into retirement. Stan teams up with Evie Barret (Janet Varney), the tough and beautiful new sheriff in town, Together, they valiantly fight a plague of unleashed demons that have been haunting the town, which just happens to be built on the site of a massive 17th century witch burning. Season 1 was filmed, in part, in Lithia Springs and Douglasville. BATTERY BUILDING OUT Want to live next to the ballpark, better hurry. The Cumberland Improvement District reports that The Battery Atlanta has become one of the city's premier destination spots. The Battery is only 30 percent complete yet 70 percent leased. As The Battery Atlanta continues its success of opening new retail stores and restaurants, the 600 multi-family units are filling up fast. Liberty Media Corp., the Braves parent company, reports that its second-quarter earnings show that 80 percent of the residential units are leased and 60 percent are currently occupied. MS. YOUNG TO STONECREST Sabrina Young, Economic Development Coordinator for the South Cobb Redevelopment Authority for the past four years is leaving to take a new position. Ms. Young will be the Director of Economic Development for the new City of Stonecrest in DeKalb County. Got an item for the news? Send to news@brightsidecobb.com.

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SENIOR CENTER NEWS Wolfe Center Activities The Wolfe Adult Recreation Center and Therapy Pool, 884 Church St., Smyrna, is open to anyone 55 years of age and older. There are daily group fitness classes. Classes offered include: cardio fusion, gentle yoga, low impact aerobics, senior pilates, sculpt and tone, senior stretch, men’s yoga, intermediate yoga, sculpt yoga, Tai Chi and 30/15/15. The Wolfe Adult Recreation Center also offers the following aquatic exercise classes: aqua tone and stretch, advanced water aerobics, low impact water aerobics, hip, knee and back class, ai chi, boot camp water aerobics and aqua zumba. There is also water walking and lap swimming times at the pool. The center is open Monday – Thursday from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. In addition to our exercise schedule we offer several, fun and unique activities for our members. Here is the September schedule: Pickleball -- every Monday at Community Center Drawn Together -- Sept. 11 Boggle-- Sept. 12 Croquet on the Lawn-- Sept. 13 Kebabs Luncheon-- Sept. 14 Dorothy’s Travels! -- Sept. 15 Cornhole-- Sept. 18 Pitching Horseshoes-- Sept. 19 Canasta -- Sept. 20 Color My World -- Sept. 20 Mahjong -- Sept. 21 & 28 Bunco -- Sept. 25 Paint with Paula-- Sept. 26 Parkinson’s Support Group -- Sept. 27 Bring Your Device -- Sept. 27 And so much more! For information on how to become a member of the Wolfe Adult Recreation Center and Therapy Pool or for more information on any of the activities, please contact us at (678) 631 – 5541 or stop by and take a look around. Freeman Poole Senior Center

given to the winner with the loudest cheers! Fundraiser with all proceeds to benefit C. Freeman Poole Senior Center. Fun Hour Show and Tell -- Thursday, Sept. 21, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Free; Registration required. Are you wanting to get that calendar filled with something fun to do? Don’t miss out on Barbara Reddick’s show and tell. Bingo Bash -- Monday, Sept. 25, 1 – 3 p.m. $3 /$4 Non-resident. Fundraiser event to benefit C. Freeman Poole Senior Aging and Loss of Smell -- Tuesday, Sept. 26, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Free; Registration required. As we age, one natural change – the loss of smell – slowly occurs for many of us after we reach 60 and we barely notice it. Presented by Karen Andry, RD, LDN, CDE Dietitian at Piedmont Healthcare. Karaoke Happy Hour -- Friday, Sept. 29, 2 – 4 p.m. $5 /$6 Non-resident. It’s karaoke and happy hour time again! Don’t sit home alone; join us for this fun social gathering of music, singing and socialization. Fundraiser with all proceeds to benefit C. Freeman Poole Senior Center. Southern Belle Fall Foliage Cruise -Thursday, Oct. 26, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The Southern Belle Riverboat will take you on a three hour cruise to the famous Tennessee River Gorge to see nature's brilliant canvas of vivid fall colors. They'll have live entertainment for a foot stompin' good time. $69 Senior Council member; $74 Non-member. Payment due at time of registration. Deadline: September 18. Price includes motor coach transportation, riverboat cruise, buffet lunch and tip. No refunds will be given unless the trip is cancelled. Activity Level 2.

SOUPADE PARK TO BE DEDICATED Shoupade Park in Smyrna will be dedicated and placed on the Cobb County Register of Historic Places in a ceremony Sept. 23 at 10 a.m. A part of The River Line Historic Area, Soupade Park is located in Oakdale Park, 4770 Oakdale Road, Smyrna. It was accepted to the Historic Register in March and its interpretive signs were replaced in May, thanks to generous donors who contributed to the River Line Historic Area fund-raising campaign Following a a short ribbon-cutting ceremony with Cobb County Board of Commissioner Chairman, Mike Boyce there will be escorted Shoupade tour by Civil War Historian and KSU Instructor, Michael K. Shaffer, and refreshments.

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LINDLEY’S KEMPSON IS COBB TEACHER OF YEAR She cheered. She laughed. She cried. She gave away lots of hugs. “A ton of emotions,” that’s how Nicole Kempson described her reaction to Superintendent Chris Ragsdale naming her the Cobb County School District 2017 Teacher of the Year. The earth science teacher sat in the stands of the Lindley Sixth Grade Academy gym with her students for a school pep rally featuring the Pebblebrook High School band and cheerleaders August 11. Kempson also cheered as Pebblebrook’s performing arts students danced and leaped across the floor in what she didn’t know was the opening-act to the biggest surprise of her teaching career. “I’m grateful! I’m thankful! I’m surprised! It is a great feeling,” Kempson confessed after she learned of her promotion to district-level Teacher of the Year. Superintendent Ragsdale said the Teacher of Year award means more to teachers like Kempson because their peers first select them for school-level Teacher of the Year. The superintendent has high expectations for Kempson. He is aiming for her to be Georgia’s Teacher of the Year. Kempson may be CCSD Teacher of the Year, but her focus is still on her students. “I’m going to do my best to keep doing what I’m doing and making sure my students have everything they need [in order] to know that where they are is not where they are going to end up,” Kempson said. One of her favorite school memories revolves around a struggling student who returned to visit his teachers and let them know that he turned his life around and was going into business. That’s why she teaches. She wants to see the students succeed. Kempson’s teaching inspiration sprung from memories of the teachers she said impacted her life, and her grandmother, who

taught for 27 years and was at the surprise Teacher of the Year announcement. “I wanted to be that teacher that changed the life of other students,” Kempson explained. The self-described science nerd will do whatever it takes to get the students interested in what she is teaching. That includes setting a piece of paper on fire as part of one of her lessons. “I love my sixth graders. They are independent, and yet, they still need guidance,” the Teacher of the Year said. “I love what I do, and I wouldn’t change it for anything in the world.” Kempson didn’t start out teaching although she always knew she wanted to work with kids. It wasn’t until she started substituting in Cobb that she discovered the classroom is her destiny.

From left are KSU President Sam Olens, Rotary President Darlene Duke and KSU Trustee Bob Prillaman with the Owl Award.

Presenting the scholarships, from left, are KSU President Sam Olens, Christopher Hewitt, Brianna McBride, and Rotary President Darlene Duke.

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KSU HONORS SOUTH COBB ROTARY WITH ‘OWL AWARD’ FOR FUNDING SCHOLARSHIPS For the past 40 years the South Cobb Rotary Club has provided numerous scholarships for Cobb students at Kennesaw State University. In August, University President Sam Olens presented an “Owl Award” to the club for its generous financial support. Olens praised the organization, which has been in existence nearly 80 years, for living up to its motto, “Service above Self.” “The South Cobb Rotary Club has been helping Kennesaw State University for more than half our life, since we were only chartered in 1963,” said Olens, who addressed the club’s scholarship recognition meeting at the Presbyterian Village in Austell. “There may be other civic organizations with more members, but there are none with a greater heart than the South Cobb Rotary Club.”

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“This partnership between us not only strengthens Kennesaw State, but the whole community,” Olens said. “You can be proud of the high degree of service by your club.” “We are a small, but mighty club,” said South Cobb Rotary Club President Darlene Duke. “This award to the South Cobb Rotary Club recognizes the work of both past and current Rotarians, and will continue to serve as an inspiration to future Rotarians.” The club also recognized the two scholarship recipients for this year. Brianna McBride, a freshman from Kennesaw, was presented the Arts Scholarship. Christopher Hewitt, an Army veteran and Atlanta Police sergeant from Acworth, was presented the Rotary Club’s first Annual Nursing Scholarship

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