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BUSINESS LEADERS HONOR PUBLIC SAFETY HEROES Cobb Sheriff Neal Warren joined with the South Cobb Division of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce last month to honor fire, police and EMS heroes for their service and sacrifice. “We give a great thank you to these people on behalf of the South Cobb Chamber,” said Brad Hulsey, Powder Springs City Manager. The South Cobb Council Public Safety Award of Merit was presented to the following officers: Paramedic David Swallow and EMT Chris Kinsey were working the night shift at Puckett Ambulance Service when they were called to a Mableton address. Firefighters were treating a woman in cardiac arrest and the Puckett EMT quickly transported her to the hospital while working to resuscitate her. Because of their quick action and efforts, the woman “was released home to enjoy a second chance at being the mother and grandmother she loves to be,” according to the nomination. Cobb County Sheriff’s Sgt. Heather Continued on Page 3

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AUSTELL TREE LIGHTING IS DEC. 7

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Austell will hold its annual Christmas Tree Lighting at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7 at the gazebo in Collar Park. The event is sponsored annually by Mayor Joe Jerkins and the Austell City Council to welcome the holiday season. In addition to the tree lighting, all of the holiday lights in the city will be turned on. Santa will arrive during the evening to visit with the children. Choral groups from area schools will sing and refreshments will be available.

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The burly police officer, dressed in full uniform, sits among students in a class at Bryant Intermediate School in Mableton, reading a book and sharing the pictures with the class. Cobb County Police Department’s Precinct 2 officers are supporting Bryant Intermediate’s “Drop Everything and Read” initiative. According to Principal Dr. Freda Williams, “every Wednesday at least one officer stops by to read to individual classrooms. The officers’ visits are a year-long program to demonstrate to students the importance of reading and how reading can be enjoyed and shared.” “Kids see policeman as a role model,” said Capt. Jeff Adcock, commander of Cobb Police Precinct 2. “They think he is a superhero.” The experience goes in the other direction too. “When you’re a young police officer, all you meet are the bad guys, and you get jaded,” he said. “The experience changes the perception of the officer in how he deals with people. It reminds him who he is protecting.” Cobb’s Precinct 2 patrol area covers 75 square miles including Mableton, Austell and Powder Springs. With 82 assigned, there are about 10 officers on the road at any one time. It’s one of the busiest precincts in the County answering 60,000 calls during 2011, making 3800 arrests, 48 with force. They protect 15,000 citizen. So far in 2012. The precinct has received 47,000 calls, 2 1/2 times the number for an Precinct 5 in West Cobb. The area’s biggest crime is burglary, nearly 80 per month. They record a dozen armed robberies each month, but that is

Cobb Police Officer F.A. Fajardo reads to students at Bryant Intermediate School in Mableton. held down by the Viper unit which has cut armed robberies in half Some 30 cars were stolen in the precinct last year and Capt. Adcock encouraged drivers to lock their cars and put valuables in the trunk. “You can’t leave valuables out and not worry about it,” he said. “I love chasing the bad guys,” he said. But citizens who know the neighborhood are needed to help. He urged people to call 911 if they see anything suspicious. Reading to students isn’t the only community outreach effort for Precinct 2 officers. Volunteers work with kids through the police athletic league sports program in the Six Flags area. Officer LaToya Martin works with the track program and sent 20 children to the state in Augusta earlier this year. Another 150 kids are involved in the football program out of Wallace Park.

SOUTH COBB LIONS CLUB CELEBRATES 60 YEARS OF SERVICE

South Cobb Lions Club 60th Anniversary Celebration was held Oct. 15 at the South Cobb Community Center. The Club was organized in October 1952, charter for new club was issued on Nov. 20, 1952. The charter night December 5, 1952 was held in gymnasium of Mableton High School (later Mableton Elementary, and this building was removed in fall 2012). West Fulton Lions Club was the sponsoring club for South Cobb Lions Club; Don Wray was the first president of the club 1952-1954 and later also became a Lions District Governor 1960-1961. The club was organized with 29 charter members. For the 60th Anniversary the Keynote Speaker Lion Haynes H. Townsend, Past International Director, a member of the Dalton Noon Lions Club and a Judge in the Dalton Area. Nelson Fleming, accompanist for the Sons of Jubal, was at the keyboard for an evening of entertainment. Special guest for the occasion were spouses of Lions, District Governor David White,

widows of Lions and other Past District Governor and guest from other clubs. Lion Joyce Usher was awarded a MELVIN JONES Award by the club for her many years of service. Invocation was given by Dr. Randal Whitten, Mount Harmony Baptist Church Senior Pastor. Some highlights of the chronological history of South Cobb Lions include: the members of the South Cobb Lions have always been leaders not only in the Lions organization but within the community. Mableton was more rural at the beginning so the community needed library, fire department (originally all volunteer of which many were lions- Fire Station #1 of Cobb County today is the Mableton Fire Station), Leland community street lights the lions were involved in help bring this to the community. The club held fish fries to raise money to purchased surplus Army fire truck used by the volunteers. Lions served on the first fire commission of Cobb County. In 1954, Lions purchased 25 acres and operated little league baseball opera-

Lion 2012-13 President Armond Usher, Lion Joyce Usher (Melvin Jones Award Recipent) and Lion Past International Director Haynes Townsend, Keynote Speaker for the South Cobb Lions Club 60th Anniversary Celebration. tions which had two fields and concessions stand. Continued on Page 3


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Bookended between Halloween and New Year’s Day, the parade of holidays is continuous, exciting and at times exhausting. We have secular, religious, uniquely American, and universal. It’s also a time of year when there is a difference in perception from that of a child and that of an adult. For children, holidays such as Halloween and Christmas are about receiving. There is candy, there are gifts, there are parties, and there is fun. As the child grows older, and grows into an adult, the focus on the holidays changes from receiving to giving. This may be the reason that I was surprised this year at Halloween when there were several adults asking for candy. One, who came across our yard, yelling “chocolate, chocolate,” seemed insulted that I offered her a nice, snack-sized bag of pretzels rather than candy. She said something I didn’t quite catch and turned away rejecting my offering, unfulfilled in her quest for candy. Yes, it’s nice to receive gifts – and even candy – as adults, but how much nicer when we can give something to a child, to see the child’s eyes light up in joy. And how very nice it is, when that same child, gives us a gift they have made or carefully selected just for us. At Thanksgiving most of us grow up with the adult, in my youth usually the mother, cooking the dinner and serving her family. As Allan’s mother grew older, after my own mother had passed away, the Thanksgiving apron passed to me. It was hard for her to give up her time-honored role as cook and hostess, even though she wasn’t physically able to do all of the cooking. But the Thanksgiving meal evolved into a joint family effort with dishes prepared by Allan’s mom, his sister, and the two of us (me and Allan) in our own kitchen. Now, the meal preparation has changed again and is a fun and joyous occasion as we are joined in the kitchen by our own grown children and their spouses. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day: an W E

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exhilarating parade of holidays and special occasions that evolves in our perception and celebration as we grow older and wiser. For those who celebrate these and other special days during this October to January parade of holidays, I hope each of you has a time of wonder, a time of blessing, a time of giving and a time of receiving. I hope I can see these holidays through the shining, innocent, excited eyes of the children around me even as I carry on, in adult maturity, the holiday traditions that have been passed down to me from those who are no longer here to share them.

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MACY’S ‘GREAT TREE’ TO COME FROM MABLETON

A tree in Mableton will be this year’s Macy’s Great Tree. Atlanta’s most recognized Christmas tree was cut on Nov. 8, and transported to Macy’s at Lenox Square in preparation for the 65th Annual Great Tree Lighting. The Tree is from the home of the late James Thomas (J.T.) Green and Freddie Green, J.T.’s widow. The family includes her three sons, Tommy, Perry and Rick; her daughters-in-law, Janet, Patsy and Kathy; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. After the tree felling, the white pine was transported and will be placed on the roof of Macy’s at Lenox Square on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. As one of Atlanta’s most

beloved traditions, the Great Tree Lighting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 22, at the Macy’s at Lenox Square. The Lighting of the Macy’s Great Tree celebration promises to be a memorable one, with Trace Adkins, Chris Mann and Cymphonique Miller as well as the Macy’s All-Star Choir taking the stage at Lenox Square Mall for the Macy’s Great Tree Lighting on Thanksgiving Night, Thursday, Nov. 22. The pre-show kicks off the evening with behind the scenes interviews and special performances at 6:15 p.m. The Macy’s Great Tree Lighting Show will begin promptly at 7 p.m. It will be capped off with a spectacular fireworks finale – the perfect way to usher in the holiday season!

SOUTH COBB LIONS CELEBRATE 60 YEARS

Continued from Page 1 Through the early years funds were raised at fish fries, broom and mop sales this were made by the blind, concession sales, turkey shoots, advertisements on outfield signs and back of the baseball uniforms, charity basketball games between Georgia Tech Football players and even a circus. As the cost of the operation became more expensive to operate the lighting and the growth the little league programs, the South Cobb Lions Club sold the Lions Club Property to the Cobb County Parks Recreation Department on May 4, 1964. Today, the South Cobb Community Center (1976) is on this property and the sports field was named for Lion Lyle Vick is located on Lions Club Drive, Mableton. Many of the Lions in the early years were the coaches and the maintenance personal establishing the fields and installing the lights . In the early 60’s, there were 26 baseball teams, a girl and boy scout troop involved in the activities at the park. The club has donated in the past to many community projects as South Cobb High School Football Stadium, the log cabin, stage lighting and playground equipment at Garrett Middle School, Band uniforms & band trips. Scholarships were donated to both South Cobb and Pebblebrook High School

PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS HONORED

Continued from Page 1 Hunter works in Sheriff’s Station A in Austell supervising Day Watch and was instrumental in several critical incidents in resolving them without serious injury to the public or her fellow officers. In serving a felony Warrant, a suspect came to the door armed with a handgun and Sgt. Hunter directed her deputies to take cover and began “talking the person into putting the firearm down.” In another incident, she commanded deputies during a foot chase of a suspect that ended in a struggle where the suspect attempted to remove the deputy’s weapon from his holster. Police Officer D.D. Maxwell of Cobb Police Precinct 2 in Austell was honored for his work in the area of community policing . He also has worked to deter numerous burglaries and arrested a suspect who was casing a home and had a handgun with him. The City of Powder Springs honored Police Sgt. Lewis Wilkie; and Cobb Fire Department honored Fire Engineer Mike Bolyard and Fire Fighter Keith Chambers of Engine 22 in Powder Springs. Sheriff Warren said, “Congratulations to all of you, you deserve it.”

needy students in the years from 1976 through 1982. The club purchased both hearing and eye-screening equipment to be placed in the Mableton health departments in the 70’s. Equipment has been purchased for the Mableton Community Center which included chairs and tables. When Mable House was first being established the club donated funds to repair and care, for many years the Club had a Board Room in the Mable House. Other local activities were food basket distribution at Thanksgiving and Christmas, support to the local Boy’s Club, Rose Garden School, Home of Hope for Alcoholism of Austell , South Cobb Cancer Unit – many Lions served as Cancer Unit President over the 40 years of operations – community business contributed greatly to the success of the caner unit during these times by donating funds for beds, wheelchairs and supplies, 4H Club, foster children, YMCA, CARE. Funds were donated to the Cobb WellStar Hospital to furnish a waiting room for the coronary care unit, coronary crash cart, equipped a hospital room, a surgical scope. Along with the many fore mentioned local organizations the South Cobb Lions has been supplying the funding for the many eye care needs in the South Cobb Area and supporting the International, State and District Lions projects. The South Cobb Lions service today consist of the following: continuing to provide at no cost to the needy the eye care exams and glasses though either a local optometrist or the Georgia Lions Lighthouse, Inc. Lions support LEO clubs at South Cobb and Pebblebrook High School, project PEACE POSTER CONTEST for the younger students of local schools, Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind, The Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation, Inc., Recording for the Blind, Leader Dog and Lions Club International Foundation. Lion’s motto “WE SERVE” is being carried out by the members of the South Cobb Lions. Along with our commitment to our Lion projects, the club continues to support C.A.M.P., Mable House, South Cobb Arts Alliance. Currently, our fund raising projects are October BBQ, PECAN Sales in November and December, Pancake Breakfast in April and our annual WHITE CANE DAY in April. South Cobb Lions can be contacted through local mail: South Cobb Lions Club P.O. Box 7 Mableton, Ga. – also websites: www.lionsclubs.org and other information about Georgia Lions Lighthouse, Inc. www.lionslighthouse.org and Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind www. glcb.org Lions of District 18-A Georgia www.lionsofGa18a.org

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HOLIDAY GIVING PROGRAMS CONTINUE AT C.A.M.P. Christian Aid Mission Partnership’s annual holiday programs will continue this year in spite of the non-profit agency’s current funding gap. While local communities have been hit hard by the economy and continue to struggle with high unemployment, C.A.M.P. is working hard to bring hope and joy to over one thousand families during the upcoming holiday season with two special giving programs. With each $10 donation to the “Thanks Giving” Program, a family in need will receive an entire holiday meal including a turkey. This program is in addition to C.A.M.P.’s regular food pantry program and is made possible in part through its partnership with the Atlanta Community Food Bank. For more information on this program contact Jay Cantrell at 770-819-0662, x12.

C.A.M.P. will also continue its annual Christmas Toy Program as it relies on the generosity of its many faithful supporters to offer this program. You can help by sponsoring an “Angel Tree” to collect toys at your church, business, or civic group. You can also make a monetary donation to the program. Brand new toys are needed for boys and girls ages birth to 12 years old. Toys should be unwrapped and delivered to C.A.M.P. by December 10. For more information about this giving program please contact Belinda Thomas at 770-819-0662, ext. 27. Please visit C.A.M.P.’s website at campaustell.org to learn more about the non-profit agency’s programs, services, and volunteer and giving opportunities.

SENIOR CENTER NEWS Freeman Poole Senior Center Here’s what is happening at the C. Freeman Poole Senior Center 4025 South Hurt Road, Smyrna. Call 770-801-3400 for more information or reservations. Activities limited to adults age 55 and above. Monday Movie Madness - Monday, Nov. 12: Soul Surfer; 1 – 3 p.m.; $2 / $3 Non-resident. Thanksgiving Meet & Eat - Tuesday, Nov. 13, $7 / $9 Non-resident; 12 – 2 p.m., If you are in the mood to get out and have fun, join us for this festive afternoon with Bill Gleeson, Sounds of Sinatra and Company performing live. It will be a great start to your holiday season where everyone will enjoy a holiday meal and great music! Invite a friend or two and join in the fun! Bunco - Wednesday, Nov. 14, 1– 3 p.m. Free. Andersonville & Habitat for Humanity -- Thursday, Nov. 15, 8 a.m. 7 p.m. Enjoy a true southern buffet lunch at Gladys’ Kitchen in Americus. We will tour the Habitat for Humanity International Global Discovery Center and learn about the devastating effects of poverty everywhere and see life-size Habitat houses from countries around the world. Experience the love at work through Habitat volunteers and partner families across the globe. Our last stop will be Andersonville National Historic Site, which is the only national park to serve as a memorial to all American Prisoners of War. A visit to the park will provide the opportunity to explore the sacrifices made by Ameri-

can POW’s throughout our history. Cost: $58 Senior Council Member / $63 NonMember. Deadline: Nov. 8. Price includes motor coach transportation, lunch, snacks, and tips. No refunds after payment deadline date. Full refunds will be given if the trip is cancelled. Bingo Bash - Monday, Nov. 26, 1– 3 p.m. $3 / $4 Non-resident. 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. The following activities are planned for November: Nov. 6 & 13 - Nadine’s Granny Squares, 10 a.m. Nov. 8 - AARP Safe Driving Class, 9:30 – 3:30 p.m. Nov. 12 & 26 - Line Dancing, 3:15 p.m. Nov. 14 - Prime Time Health, 11 a.m. Nov. 14 & 28 - Writer’s Work Group, 3 p.m. Nov. 15- Dorothy’s Travel Log, 3:45 p.m. Nov. 19 - Painting Class, 3:15 p.m. Nov. 20 - Cr-EAT-e “crafty lunch,” 11 a.m. Nov. 21 - Give Thanks Lunch, 11:30 a.m. Nov. 29 - Christmas Tie Dye, 11 a.m. And much, 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.

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CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF GIRL SCOUTS

The South Cobb Business Association held its October meting at the Girl Scout Camp Timber Ridge. The Girl Scouts are celebrating their 100th Anniversary and Sue Belden, left, and Linda Bishop, Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta Archives Committee, dressed in early uniforms to lead the pledge to the flag.

AUTUMN DANGERS FOR OUR PETS

It’s officially fall! We enjoy these beautiful autumn colors and cool air by gathering for fun-filled fairs, picnics, outdoor concerts and scenic drives. And thanks to the dog parks, Frisbee tournaments, paws in the park, long walks and family outings….fall is fun for our pets too! As we relish relief from summer heat, we may notice fleas are at their peak population in October, November and early December. Flea eggs survive through the winter and hatch with the first warm rains of spring. They grow to adulthood in 3 short weeks and females lay up to 2,000 eggs. Those eggs mature in 3 weeks and the females lay 2000 of their own eggs, increasing the flea population rapidly! Unfortunately, the process does not halt here in Metro-Atlanta until the first hard freeze in late December or early January. Therefore, right now is the most important time to use flea protection to protect your pet and your environment from next year’s fleas. We know fleas have already developed immunity to several of the topical flea products, but monthly applications of Vectra or Revolution, applied properly, are proven the most effective flea prevention. Act now for effective flea control to avoid future flea infestations . With holidays around the corner, please remember, people food is always dangerous for pets; but particularly as we approach the holiday party season. Halloween candy is hazardous in many ways.

Chocolate contains three substances that are harmful to pets; caffeine, fat and theobromine. Symptoms of chocolate toxicity range from loss of appetite, vomiting, restlessness, muscle twitching, to seizures or worse. If you suspect your pet of having ingested chocolate, call your veterinarian quickly because it takes only one tenth to one third of an ounce of semi-sweet or baking chocolate to cause serious problem. Your pet’s prognosis improves with prompt treatment. And although we’ve discussed the dangers of pets ingesting inappropriate foods in these pages many times, it is worth repeating that Thanksgiving feasts can be hazardous to your pets. Foods that are high in fat and calories trigger gastroenteritis or pancreatitis. Meat bones often get lodged in pets’ mouths, the back of their throat, esophagus, or intestines where the bones can cause lacerations or deadly perforations. Signs of lethargy or vomiting are serious symptoms that should not be ignored. All holiday decorations should be used carefully, making sure they are placed out of reach of young children and pets. Holidays are a joyous time. With a few careful precautions they should also be safe. Please help your pets enjoy the holidays in good health.

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CSB MAKES REQUEST FOR VOLUNTEERS

As Thanksgiving Day draws near, the Cobb Community Services Board (CSB) is requesting donations of canned goods, pantry items, meats and grocery store gift cards for adult clients with mental health disabilities. “The number of clients served at or from our Austell adult mental health center, now called The Circle, has increased in the past year. Many of the people served live on very limited incomes. In addition to providing a bag of food at Thanksgiving for anyone who needs it, we also maintain an emergency food pantry throughout the year. Other CSB programs also maintain emergency food pantries,” said Mary Robeck, volunteer coordinator. “Last year we prepared food boxes for 300 to 500 people,” said Volunteer Coordinator Mary Robeck. Call Mrs. Robeck

for pickup or to find out more about donating: 770-819-9229 ext 226 or by email mrobeck@cobbcsb.com. During Christmas, the Cobb CSB needs individuals, families, or groups to “adopt” clients with mental health disabilities and their families by buying a gift and wrapping it for the holiday. Names are available through Mrs. Robeck. Another way to help is to offer your time and sponsor a special event for one of our programs, providing entertainment, a field trip, refreshments and/or small gift items for the people served. The level of commitment would be up to you! The Cobb Community Services Board (CSB) provides mental health, substance abuse and developmental disability services to approximately 11,000 people annually.

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Members of the Owens and Jones family celebrate at the dedication of the Louise Owens Theater at Whitefield Academy. Pictured are: William Owens, Howard Owens, Marcia Owens, Alex McKoy, Stuart Jones, Kara Jones, Vesta Jones, David McBride, Lucy McBride, David Jones, and Ashley Ceballos

WHITEFIELD DEDICATES LOUISE OWENS THEATER The Louise Owens Theater, a 300-seat black box theater at Whitefield Academy was dedicated on Oct. 6, during a private event honoring members and friends of the Owens and Morris families. The theater is located in Morris Hall, Whitefield’s new 55,000 square foot Upper School building which opened in August. The theater is named after Louise Owens, a longtime resident of Buckhead, who was an active member of The Junior League of Atlanta, the Board of Trustees of Brenau University, and the First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta where she was involved in numerous ministries including the Women of the Church, and the Stephen Ministry. Owens was a lover of art and music and a longtime patron of the High Museum of Art and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. “From my earliest recollection, I remember my mother and my two grandmothers going to the symphony and opera together,” said Vesta Jones, Owens’ daughter. “From the time I was eight years old, she would take me and each of my brothers to the New York Metropolitan Opera whenever they came to Atlanta. She would go over the plot beforehand and explain it to us so that we would have a better appreciation for it.” Jones added, “My mother was a firm believer in Christian education and a founding contributor to the establishment of Whitefield in 1996. She would be so happy

to see this theater and excited to know that so many Whitefield students will now have a place to experience the arts more fully.” Louise Owens’ involvement with Whitefield continues through her family. Vesta Jones served as Whitefield’s first guidance counselor and her husband, Dr. David Jones, was on the founding steering committee and served as the school’s first chairman of the board of trustees. Their daughter, Lucy Jones McBride, was in charge of Middle School drama at the school in early 2000, and is married to David McBride, Whitefield’s current Bible department chair. During the dedication, attendees enjoyed a ribbon cutting ceremony, a time of prayer, a catered dinner in the theater, and a private showing of “C.S. Lewis On Stage,” featuring well-known Atlanta actor Tom Key, artistic director of Theatrical Outfit. “At Whitefield, we believe that a wellrounded education includes a comprehensive understanding of the arts, through active participation in creative work,” said Stacy Quiros, Whitefield’s fine arts director. “Students involved in the arts develop critical thinking skills, learn to turn abstract ideas into concrete realities, and find personal contentment through the integration of their mind and spirit. We are thrilled to have this new theater thanks to the generous contributions of the Whitefield community.”

Members of the Ida Morris family attended the theater dedication. Morris Hall, where the Louise Owens theater is located, is named after Ida Morris. Pictured are Ben Rupp, Hannah Walsh, Nate Rupp, Whitney Rupp, Sherry Bell, Allen Bell, Ida Bell, Jim Bell, June Morris, Allen Morris


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CAMPBELL NAMED OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR

Lori Campbell, WellStar Cobb Hospital’s director of Volunteer Services (DVS) was named outstanding DVS of the Year by the Georgia Hospital Association’s Council on Auxiliaries/Volunteers (CoA/V). CoA/V of Georgia is comprised of more than 100 hospitals throughout the state. Nominations are reviewed by an out-of-state, impartial panel. An 8-year team member, Lori has more than doubled the number of volunteers, implemented a summer volunteen program and was instrumental in opening a second gift shop at Cobb’s Women’s Center. In its nomination, the WellStar Cobb Volunteer Board wrote, “through Lori’s exemplary leadership since 2004, volunteer manpower has kept pace with the hospital and auxiliary fund donations have exceeded $2 million, with scholarships and community outreach donations well above $100,000.” “Ms. Campbell was honored at the CoA/V conference in Augusta on Oct. 23 with more than 500 volunteer service leaders in attendance. Many WellStar Cobb volunteers, Lori’s husband, David and I were there to cheer her on as she accepted her award, which was a complete surprise. Congratulations Lori on this great honor,” Kem Mullins, Senior Vice President & WellStar Cobb Hospital President, said.

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MASSAGE ENVY RAISES FUNDS FOR ATHRITIS

Massage Envy, the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services, announced today that all Massage Envy Clinics in the Atlanta area to include Massage Envy Austell raised money during the second annual Healing Hands for Arthritis. The one-day national event took place at more than 800 Massage Envy clinics on September 19, 2012 where $10 from every massage and facial was donated to the Arthritis Foundation to benefit the organization’s mission to prevent, control and cure arthritis. As a network, Massage Envy raised over $678,000 during this one-day event. “We are so thankful for the incredible

turnout we experienced during Healing Hands for Arthritis this year,” said Greg and Kerry Warner, Austell Massage Envy owner. “The local Austell area communities really came out in full force to help make this event a big success. Supporting the local Atlanta Arthritis Foundation chapter is very important to us and we look forward to next year’s event.” The Massage Envy Austell is located at 4180 Austell Road (Austell Rd and East-West Connector) in the Kohl’s Shopping Plaza. For more information, please call 678-903-0300. During the event, BioFreeze and Wyndmere also donated 10 percent of their retail sales to the Arthritis Foundation.

WELLSTAR ADDS 3 NEW DOCTORS

WellStar Health System announced that three new physicians have joined WellStar Medical Group and will be seeing patients in Cobb County. WellStar Medical Group, OB/GYN Hospitalist at Cobb, located at 3950 Austell Road, welcomes Leslie Choy-Hee, M.D. She received her bachelor’s degrees in biology and psychology from Emory University. She earned her medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine, where she also completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Choy-Hee is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. WellStar Medical Group, Internal Medicine, located at 3875 Austell Rd., Suite 101, welcomes Rafik Raphael, M.D. He earned his medical degree from Cairo University School of Medicine in Cairo, Egypt. He completed his internship at

BIZ BRIEFS Verdun General Hospital in Montreal and his residency in anatomical and clinical pathology at McGill University-affiliated hospitals in Montreal. He is board certified in special hematology, clinical and anatomical pathology. To schedule an appointment, call 770-941-8100. WellStar Medical Group, Hospitalist Group, located at 3950 Austell Road, Austell, welcomes Kiran Pratap, M.D. He earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Virginia and his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine from the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center.

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of death of either spouse. To avoid leaving children orphaned, businesses without paychecks, and properties abandoned, the young husband and wife would need help putting together a concise will or trustbased estate plan. The couple’s children may have special needs and may need a trust set up so that income-based healthcare or financial assistance will be accessible and will continue even if the parents would pass away while the children are minors. A trust could also give assistance to a surviving child while the child is young and could preserve some of the trust assets for the child’s college or graduate education and even distribute some of the trust assets to the children over a lifetime. The business may need to be incorporated or partners may need a partnership/operating agreement. Ultimately, the couple can have a contingency plan in their estate plan and business procedures allowing the business to continue in the event of death. The couple may need help with elderly parents’ end of life care and probate of the deceased parent’s estate. An elder parent could qualify for medical assistance. The surviving parent may need to establish or adjust their estate plan. After opening the Firm, I soon realized the trusts and estates practice touches on many areas of a person’s life. I’ve taken great efforts to grow a Firm that can provide help to the person, the family and the business in one place. I have found that resolving clients’ legal issues and planning for their future is the highest level of service I can provide. Robert S. Meyring, offers free 10 minute phone consultations with an attorney at 678-217-4369.

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(A full version of our calendar for Smyrna/ Vinings and Mableton/Austell is available on our website: www.brightsidecobb.com) NOVEMBER 14: COPD AWARENESS CLASS offered on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. at Emory-Adventist Hospital at Smyrna. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD is a lung disease that can restrict your airflow. Anitra Graves, MD, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, will discuss the causes of COPD and the effects of this disease on your health. Learn how to avoid hospitalization and live successfully with COPD. Call 770-319-2025 to make reservations for this FREE class. ••• 15: IB OPEN HOUSE. Nov. 15 The Campbell High School International Baccalaureate Program will host an Open House for interested 8th grade families from 7-9 p.m. in the Livingston Auditorium at 5265 Ward Street, Smyrna. For more information, call the IB Office at 678842-6856 or visit the school web site at www. campbellhs.com. ••• 27: SMYRNA TREE LIGHTING. Coming Home for the Holidays event on the Village Green, Smyrna with festivities 5 – 9 p.m. and the tree lighting at 7 p.m. ••• 29: TREE LIGHTING. Emory-Adventist Hospital at Smyrna will hold its annual CHRISTmas for the Community event on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. There will be appearances by personalities from FISH radio station, local choirs, Smyrna Fire, and Santa! DECEMBER 1-23: SANTA IN SMYRNA. The City of Smyrna and the Smyrna Optimist Club will welcome Santa again this year on: Dec. 1,2,7,8,9,14,15,1 6,21,22,23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Santa will be at Aunt Fanny’s cabin on Atlanta Rd. across from Downtown Smyrna Village. ••• 3: FIRST MONDAY BREAKFAST. Monday, Dec. 3. Location: Cobb Galleria Centre. 7:30 a.m. Speaker: Dr. Ike Reighard, President & CEO, MUST Ministries. Program: Business Community Service Awards. Online Registration Closes: Nov. 28 at noon

••• 7: AUSTELL TREE LIGHTING. Collar Park 7 p.m. ••• 12: SOUTH COBB AREA COUNCIL. Wednesday, Dec. 12 South Cobb Area Council. Coach George E. Ford Center at 11:45 a.m. Online Registration Closes: Dec. 10 at noon. 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 Wednes-

9 and ending promptly at 10 a.m. located at: CONCORD BAPTIST CHURCH, 4494 Floyd Road at Concord Road, Mableton. This Bible Study is a non-denominational, no frills opportunity to explore, uncover, unblock, and empower our gifts through the lens of the Holy Bible both the Old and New Testament. ••• FARMER’S MARKET. Enjoy fresh produce and goods from the Marietta Square Farmers Market every Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. noon, April through November on the Historic

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Community Calendar See updates at www.brightsidecobb.com day 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 770-9481806. ••• AMERICAN LEGION POST 264, 6251 Ivey Road, Mableton is offering free Group Fitness Classes every Saturday morning at 10 a.m. All are welcome. ••• BIBLE STUDY. Every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Come, have dinner & study the Bible with us. Words of Faith A.M.E. Church 5719 Garner Rd. Mableton. 770 944 3584 ••• 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. ••• COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY - NON-DENOMINATIONAL. Designed to guide us in aligning the words of our mouth with The Word of God. THURSDAYS starting promptly at

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Marietta Square. For info, visit www.mariettasquarefarmersmarket.net. ••• 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. ••• FREE WEEKLY COMMUNITY MEALS ST. LUKE UMC, 5115 Brookwood Drive Mableton will be serving a free meal every Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. All are welcome. Entrance on lower level in back of church. ••• FREE WEEKLY COMMUNITY DINNER - Please join us! Every Monday night at 6 p.m. Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 6216 Love Street, Austell. ••• SMYRNA MUSEUM: Free admission at the Smyrna Museum, 2861 Atlanta Road, Smyrna, Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 4. Check Facebook at “Smyrna History Museum” for upcoming Museum events. See www.smyrnahistory. org for Museum volunteer opportunities and membership. ••• 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. ••• 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 BUSINESS ASSOCIATION meets the third Tuesday of each month at noon at the Treadmill Mall Complex ••• AUSTELL CITY COUNCIL meets the first Monday of each month for its regular meeting. ••• 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. ••• 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. ••• THE MOMS CLUBS of Smyrna are non-profit support groups for at-home mothers. Smyrna-

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West 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 momsclubofsmy rnaviningswest@yahoo.com for more information. ••• 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. ••• 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, contact Charles Lollis at 770-739-8381. ••• 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. ••• SUPPORT GROUPS ALATEEN and Al-Anon Family Groups meet every Monday at 8 p.m. at the Ridgeview Institute in the Day Hospital. 3995 S Cobb Drive, Smyrna ••• ALZHEIMER’S-DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP. Thursday, May 17 at 11:30 (lunch provided) monthly “Alzheimer’s-Dementia Support Group.” RSVP to Arbor Terrace at West Cobb: 770-435-0750. ••• 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. ••• 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, rkbreen@comcast.net. Our programs are educational and supportive. They provide insight and share information of getting the assistance we need. NAMI South Cobb Connections – Contact: Patricia Kramer, 770-222-3211, patmkramer@bellsouth.net for 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 404354-8911 for more information or see www. wbcfamily.org. ••• VISION REHABILITATION SERVICES 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. ••• E-mail your organization’s calendar news to news@brightsidecobb.com. Deadline for the DECEMBER issue is NOVEMBER 26 with publication the week of DECEMBER 3. 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. 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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Lung Cancer Screenings $199 per individual or $299 per couple.*

What you can’t see can take your breath away. THOMPSON HONORED FOR ACHIEVEMENT Bill Thompson, President of WellStar Cobb Hospital Auxiliary proudly accepted the 2011-2012 Achievement Award presented by the Georgia Hospital Association, Council of Auxiliaries/ Volunteers at the annual conference in Augusta, Ga. The award is presented to hospital auxiliaries in grateful recognition of outstanding participation to the organization.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both women and men. The most effective way to detect lung cancer early when it is most treatable - is through a screening. You should consider WellStar’s lung cancer screening if you are age 50 or over and have any of the following risk factors: • History of smoking • Secondhand tobacco smoke exposure • Exposure to occupational or environmental cancercausing substances Call 770-956-STAR (7827) for more information or to schedule your lung cancer screening today.

MISS LEITER NAMED TO STATE COUNCIL Eliza Kate Leiter of Pebblebrook High School is one of 50 students from across Georgia selected for state Superintendent John Barge’s 2012-2013 Student Advisory Council. Miss Leiter will convene with the group three times this school year to advise Dr. Barge on how state education initiatives and policies are having an impact in the classroom. She will also serve as Dr. Barge’s ambassador for Cobb County schools. More than 750 students from 121 Georgia school systems applied to be a member of the Student Advisory Council. Each applicant answered a series of essay questions, which were used by the superintendent’s staff to select the finalists. The council’s first meeting will be held Nov. 28 in Atlanta. The December issue of The Bright Side will be published the week of Dec. 3, 2012 Deadline: Nov. 23, 2012

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South Cobb Lions Club members serve BBQ at the Storytelling Festival in Mableton.

BBQ, HAYRIDES HIGHLIGHT STORYTELLING FESTIVAL

South Cobb Lions Club held its annual BBQ and Dessert Sale on the grounds of the Historic Mable House, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton, Georgia on Oct. 20 and 21 along with the Storytelling Annual Festival of Cobb County. The free event is filled with family fun and adventures in history with stories and activities for all ages. The featured Storytellers were Josie Bailey, Cathy Kaemmerien, Barry Stewart Mann, Tom Milley, Julienne Marks and Mama Koku. Old fashion family fun: storytellers, hayrides, music, children’s craft projects, blacksmith, weaver, quilters, corn husking, puppet shows, panning for gold, old fashion games, petting zoo and pony rides. Food and Goodies were for sale throughout the Mable House grounds on Saturday. South Cobb Lions Club BBQ & DESSERT SALE were on Saturday and Sunday.

The hayride operated by the South Cobb Lions Club was a great event. Lion President Armond Usher, Tractor operator and owner along with assistant Lion Jimmy Lewis served some 1,300-1,500 guests on the hayride in the five hours of operation. This was the second year for the Lions Club to operate the Dessert Sale, club has been have BBQ event for many years. The members of the South Cobb Lions wish to thank the community for their continued support of our fund raising projects. Our PECAN SALES project will begin early November (as Lion Max Hardie reminds us annually AS SOON AS This years crop of pecans hit the ground). Club collects old eyeglasses, hearing aids and cellphones for recycling. Contact information for South Cobb Lions CLub P.O. Box 7 Mableton, Georgia 30126 www. lionsofGa18a.org Lions President Armond Usher 2012-2013.

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• 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.

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November 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...

November 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...

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