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Freedom Church is on the move — in more ways than one. See pages 20 — 21 for their story.

Santa visits Acworth for the tree lighting. See page 28. .

Vote for your favorite Acworth/ Kennesaw businesses. See page 32.

20 Freedom Church 23 College Signings 26 Tournament of Roses Contest 28 Acworth Tree Lighting 32 Readers’ Choice - Best of the Best 38 Shop With A Buck 40 Shop With A Mustang 42 Shop With A Warrior 46 Acworth Business Association

City of Acworth 2010 All-America City Winner

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Crystal Carr and her husband Rick Caffey are the owners of AroundAbout Acworth. Crystal has owned several small businesses over the years and is a licensed Real Estate Agent. Rick has also owned several small businesses and holds a LUTCF designation in Insurance. 2

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Contributors Don Akridge Kristy Alcala Rick Caffey Cherish Carr Crystal Carr Jeff Chase Dr. Nedra Dodds Ken Hagler Lauren Ham Tiffany Hughes Dan Jape Kara Kiefer C.A. Phillips Dr. Dylan Reach Frank White Marian Williams Dr. Sherri Ziomek JA N U A R Y 2011

Mitch Sumpter Owner Licensed and Insured Keeping you plugged into the latest online happenings by James Ball Welcome to the new “online” column of your AroundAbout —Acworth magazine! We’d like to thank all of you for taking the time to check out our new site. We’ve experienced what we can only call the warmest of receptions from the online community here in Acworth.

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We truly appreciate the comments and suggestions that we’ve received so far. You are helping us to evolve into the best web presence that we can have to better serve our community and clients. We value your continued input and support!

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This month you will see our annual Reader’s Choice ballot on pages 32 & 33. This is an opportunity for you, our readers, to vote for your favorite local businesses in the Acworth/Kennesaw area. Plus, new this year, you can vote online at our new website Voting will continue through Wednesday, March 9, at 5 p.m. Winners will be announced in our April issue. Good luck to all!!!

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(NGYFL). This season serves as his fifth year as President of AFCA and his 24th year with the organization in the capacity of coach and board member. Under his leadership, the organization celebrated a historical year by winning ten of the possible thirteen NGYFL Super Bowls. The organization continues to be one of the fastest growing, well organized programs in the state. This year, they had more than 450 football players and 120 cheerleaders in the program, making it one of the largest youth football and cheerleading programs around. “Our department’s success depends heavily on the quality of leadership in our youth sports associations,” said James Albright, the Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Acworth. “The greatest resource one has to give of is his/her time. Jim has given countless hours to the children of our community and we’re extremely appreciative of his selfless service.” Jim was also honored by the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association in November as the State Volunteer of the Year.

On Tuesday, December 7, the City of Acworth held a ribbon cutting for Jade Boutique, located at 4529 South Main Street in the South Acworth Shopping Center. Mayor Pro Tem Gene Pugliese congratulated owner, Jade Mauldin, on her new clothing boutique. Jade is a third generation business owner in Acworth. Jade’s is a women’s clothing and accessories boutique, with new items arriving each week. Their hours of operation are Monday — Friday, 10 a.m. — 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. — 5 p.m. For more information, call (770) 529-4429 or visit their website at

2010 Acworth Citizen of the Year Recently, at the Northwest Cobb Area Council of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, Jim Hourigan was named Acworth Citizen of the Year. Jim currently serves as the President of the Acworth Football and Cheerleading Association (AFCA) and the Secretary for the Northwest Georgia Youth Football League


Bring One For The Chipper Did you know that your old Christmas trees can be recycled? Recycling trees creates mulch, fuel, wildlife habitats and other useful material. You can't take your trees to the landfill, so why not help Keep Cobb Beautiful by recycling your old tree this holiday season. Trees will ONLY be accepted on Saturday, January 8, at selected Home Depots. The Home Depots located at 3355 Cobb Parkway, Acworth; 449 Roberts Ct., Kennesaw and at 1655 Shiloh Road, Kennesaw will be accepting trees on this date. Cobb County Parks and Recreation specified locations will accept drop-offs through January 8. For more information or for additional drop-off locations, visit their website at

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medical areas: pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine, psychiatry and neurology, surgery and community medicine. As a result, family physicians are the only medical specialists qualified to provide comprehensive health care for people of all ages, both sexes, each organ system and every disease entity.

Red Cross Blood Drive On Friday, January 14, the Acworth Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive from 12 — 5 p.m. at the Acworth Beach House located in Cauble Park. The Acworth Beach House is located at 2293 Beach Street, in Acworth. The Red Cross is the nation’s largest blood provider and supplies more than 120 hospitals and health care facilities throughout the state. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Jeff Chase at (770) 917-1234 or email at The Acworth Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting their annual Daddy Daughter Dance on Saturday, January 29, from 7 — 9 p.m., at Chattahoochee Technical College-North Metro Campus in the banquet room. This year's theme is "Masquerade Ball." Fathers and daughters, dressed in their colorful ballroom attire, will be presented with masks upon their arrival, adding to the mystery and excitement of the evening. It will be an evening of great times for all. This dance is a great opportunity for dads and their daughters to spend a special evening together. A DJ will be providing music for the "couples" to dance the night away, as well as games for the dads and daughters to enjoy. This event is open to all girls up to 13 years of age with their dad or adult male escort.

Career Training Expo at College A FREE Career Training Expo will be held on Thursday, January 13, from 6 — 8:30 p.m., at the KSU Center in Kennesaw. The Expo will highlight more than 40 certificate programs and 2500 courses offered online and at the KSU Center. Areas of study include Culinary, Healthcare, Human Resources, Management, Paralegal and Web Design. The KSU Center is conveniently located off Chastain Road at I-75/I-575. Expo attendees will enjoy free food from Ray’s New York Pizza of Kennesaw. Register to attend information sessions and have a chance to win great prizes from Best Buy of Kennesaw. For more information, call (770) 423-6765 or visit ccpe.kennesaw. edu/trainingexpo.

Cherokee County Firefighters Promoted

The fee is $25 for City of Acworth residents or $35 for non-city residents. Additional daughters are $10 for residents and $15 for non-city residents. Refreshments will be served. Score Photo will be set up for optional pictures. For more information or to register, visit

Physician Recognized for National Membership Jeffrey Stone, M.D., a family practice physician with Acworth Family Practice, has completed continuing medical education requirements to retain membership in the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the only medical specialty organization devoted solely to primary care. To be members of the AAFP, family physicians must complete 150 hours of continuing medical education every three years to learn the most up-to-date treatments, technologies and medical research. Family physicians complete an extensive three-year residency program after graduating from medical school. As part of their residency, family physicians receive training in six major


Congratulations to the Cherokee County firefighters who received promotions within the department. Brian Ward was promoted to the rank of Captain. Barry Gibson was named as the new Deputy Fire Marshal. Marc Liscio and Danny Carder were promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Brandon Mann and Neal Caywood were both promoted to the rank of Sergeant.


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Edmonds plays running back, wide receiver and defensive back for Harrison Hoya’s Junior program. And while he’s accumulated over 800 all purpose yards for 17 touchdowns in 8 games this year, he’ll be playing Defensive Back for the east team. A special jersey presentation will be scheduled in the near future to honor Nygel for his selection to the 2011 Youth All American team. Congratulations Nygel!

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Pictured above: Members of the Acworth Police Department, along with the members of the Allatoona Quilters Guild, with some of the donated Quilts. Recently, the Acworth Police Department (APD) received a generous donation from the Allatoona Quilters Guild in the form of over 70 quilts. The quilts, which are handmade by the members of the group, have become an annual donation and are used in a variety of ways by the department. Most of the quilts are donated to the Safe Path organization. Safe Path deals with abused children and uses the quilts to comfort the kids who are brought to Safe Path. Some of the other quilts are given away to needy families in the community and several of the quilts are kept in the APD Patrol units for use in emergency situations. The APD would like to recognize and thank all the members of the group for their time and effort in this most worthwhile project during this holiday season.

U10 Hotspurs Yellow Tornado Cup Champions Top row, L — R: Lalo, David, Tylar, Harry, Luis, Drew and Elijah. Bottom row, L — R: Thomas, Josue, Tanner, Ben, Jude and Rhys.

Nygel Edmonds — Youth All American Recently, Harrison Hoya Junior program’s, Nygel Edmonds, was selected to the Youth All American team and will play in the 2011 Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl this month on January 9, in San Antonio, Texas. The Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl consists of three East vs. West all-star games, one for the top 44 seventh graders in the country, one for the top 44 eighth graders with a 185-pound limit and a third game, featuring the top 44 eighth graders with no weight limit.


U12 Pumas Gold GSA Invitational Champions Top Row, L — R: Daniel Dos Santos, Carson, Hunter, Rhys, Erik, Seth, Joshua and Coach Horacio. Bottom row, L — R: Josh, Jeffrey, Christian, Tyler, Kyle and Spencer. Kennesaw Futbol Club (KFC) would like to congratulate all their teams for a fabulous fall season. They would also like to congratulate the Academy U10 Hotspurs Yellow Team for winning the Tornado Cup Tournament in their division and the U12 Pumas Gold for winning the GSA Invitational. Good job to all the KFC teams for all of their success throughout the season. Spring Recreational Soccer is now open and teams are being formed. For more information or to register, call Carrie Crawford at (404) 630-8805 or visit


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without paying or for ill intent. This year, one of the explorers stayed after each game to help with stadium clean up as well.

Explorers Parent Night Recently, the Acworth Police Department and the Acworth Explorers celebrated their annual Parent Night. The evening is intended to thank those who make the explorers program possible every year, recognize those who have joined as “Partners in Exploring,” to showcase some of the skills the explorers have been learning and to award those explorers who have earned commendation awards throughout the year. Pictured below are some of the highlights of the evening.

Melissa Warner (center) accepting Target’s “Partners in Exploring” award from Explorer Sergeant Jonathon Hite (left, student at NCHS) and Officer Jonathan Sampson (Explorer Advisor.) Target partners with the Explorers each summer in hosting a bicycle safety rodeo in their parking lot. They also give away bicycles to two participants who show a need and desire for a bicycle.

Molly Maid — Making a Difference! The Explorer program has about a dozen awards that explorers can earn through police training, community service, first aid training, law enforcement service and attending the national conference. The most prestigious award presented each year is the “Explorer of the Year” award. This award is chosen by the post adult leadership and goes to the explorer who demonstrates the greatest commitment to the post, great leadership, great enthusiasm and a desire to help the post grow. This year the Acworth Explorer Advisors and Committee Members chose Sgt. Jonathon Hite and Sgt. Bailey Reed as the recipients of the “Explorer of the Year” award. Congratulations! Molly Maid Team with their donations. Pictured L — R: Owner, Greg Flegle, Simone Freitas, Heather Poulson, Erica Hartline, Magdalena Castaneda, Ginger McCall, Jennifer Hendon, Lisa Rinas, Gabriela Frausto, Heather Shelton, Deborah Henson, Marcia Fowler, Laura Hicks, Michelle Fey and June Weldy.

North Cobb High School Principle, Dr. Paige, accepting the NCHS “Partners in Exploring” award from Explorer Sergeant Bailey Reed (student at NCHS) and Acworth Explorer Committee Member John Reagan (teacher at NCHS.) North Cobb High school enlists the help of the explorers during each home football game. The Explorers provided security posts around the field to prevent anyone from entering the stadium 12

In response to the growing number of victims of domestic violence, Molly Maid of Cherokee County, Kennesaw & Acworth, their Customers and the Ms. Molly Foundation have donated over $700 and over 2,100 personal care and nonperishable food items to the Cherokee Family Violence Center. This represents a 10% increase in customer donations over 2009. It shows that people are more generous in tough economic times when they know that others need a helping hand. “We are so grateful to all our customers and friends who helped us raise these funds and collect these needed goods for the Cherokee Family Violence Center,” says Greg Flegle, owner of Molly Maid of Cherokee County, Kennesaw and Acworth. Please join the Molly Maid family in Making a Difference for those who are in need. For more information on how to participate or to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Foundation, visit


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room. Krugman specializes in blow-insulation, which can save a homeowner money on his/her utility bill. Krugman recently introduced an energy savings package that will make your home much more comfortable and energy efficient now and in the heat of summer. The package consists of blow-in insulation AND a radiant barrier spray, HeatBLOC. HeatBLOC ( is a revolutionary radiant heat barrier that makes your home more energy efficient year round by keeping the heat and air from your HVAC unit from escaping though the roof as well as blocking the UV rays of the sun.

Roofing and Much More! by Kara Kiefer

For all the wonderful things home ownership is, a necessary repair is not one of them. And when that time comes to call in a professional, the process can be daunting, and you need to do your homework. After all, you want a company that is reputable and state-licensed; you want quality workmanship that is done correctly the first time, and you don’t want to pay an arm and a leg for the service. These should be your minimum requirements. And once you investigate Krugman Roofing and Construction, you will find a company that offers all of the above plus so much more. Krugman is a statelicensed contractor, and all roofers are certified. For owner Dave Krugman and his crew, the job is not done until the customer is 100% satisfied. “We don’t accept any money until that satisfaction goal is reached,” he said. “We are not the cheapest roofing and construction company out there, but we’re not the most expensive either.” Dave noted that if a problem occurs, his policy is to have a 24-hour response time to any problem.



Krugman is so pleased on what this energy savings package can do for its customers, it is offering $250 off the installation price if you schedule by March. Krugman is confident that if you call them for any of their services, you will become part of its family of satisfied customers — job one for this company!

Krugman does not employ “salespeople” who typically try to up-sell. “For roofing jobs, items that other companies typically try to up-sell come standard with us,” said Dave. Rather than salespeople, Krugman has Project Managers who take care of your project from start to finish. All members of your crew will be dressed in logo shirts, providing a professional and polished image. Krugman originally began as a roofing company, but they also have developed into a solid home improvement and repair company with services that include painting, all types of repairs, porches, siding replacement and energy savings. With winter already underway, now is the time to take advantage of Krugman’s energy savings services, especially if you’re experiencing noticeable temperature changes from room to Paid Advertising

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Book, CD & DVD Swap Returns Give stuff away. Get stuff you want. Drop off your gently used hardcover or paperback books, CDs and DVDs at the Ben Robertson Community Center on Thursday and Friday, January 27 — 28 from 12 — 8 p.m., and receive a ticket redeemable for the same number of items during “open swap” time on Saturday, January 29 from 8 — 11 a.m. This is not a book sale. It is a FREE media swap organized by the City of Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department. Items will not be available for purchase. Books must be in good condition with front and back covers intact. CDs and DVDs must be fully operable and in their original case. No magazines, software, record albums, VHS or cassette tapes, adult content, unauthorized or illegal material please. Any item left after the swap will be donated to a local charity. The Ben Robertson Community Center is located at 2753 Watts Drive, near the entrance to Adams Park. Assistance is needed with receiving and sorting items, counting and bagging items during checkout and answering event-related questions. Volunteers must have the ability to bend, stoop, stand and lift up to 20lbs. If you are interested, please visit to complete a volunteer application.

Discover Chiropractic Food Drive Was A Huge Success!

Day” were awesome. It was great to see our patients and the community pull together for the less fortunate” says Dr. Sherri, one of the three doctors at Discover. “We know that we have been blessed, and we want to do our part to help those in need, we are already planning on next year being bigger and better” says Dr. Craig.

Horizon Indoor Soccer Clinic Tired of being cooped up this winter? Come out to the Horizon Indoor Soccer clinic. This clinic is open to all children with special needs. Learn the fundamentals of soccer including passing, shooting, dribbling and much more! This clinic will be held at GameOn Sports on Thursday, January 20, at 6 — 7 p.m. The clinic is FREE, but registration is required. To register, visit their website at For more information, call (770) 917-1234 or stop by the Acworth Parks and Recreation office located at 4762 Logan Road, Acworth.

January Luncheon Join the fun for lunch on Tuesday, January 18, at the Roberts School and Education Center in Acworth, at 12 noon. After lunch, there will be several rounds of bingo with prizes and other special activities. This program is FREE to all seniors!!! For more information, call (770) 917-1234.

Join the President’s Challenge! The City of Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department is forming a group to take the President’s Active Lifestyle Award Challenge together. The President’s Challenge is a program designed to help improve physical activity and fitness levels across America. The challenge is for anyone, from kids to seniors, but it’s geared toward those who want to set themselves on the path to fitness success.

Staff members at Discover Chiropractic in Kennesaw held their annual food drive for the Shiloh United Methodist food bank. They had to have the food bank come and pick up the food donations on several different occasions to make room in their lobby for patients! The food drive was wrapped up with the “Discover Chiropractic Annual Souper Day” in which patients could come in and enjoy homemade soups and chili while they waited for their treatment. If patients came in on that day and brought donations for the food drive, they received “no-outof-pocket” treatments. “The weeks leading up to the “Souper


Earning the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award takes nearly daily commitment to physical activity for 6 out of 8 weeks. Those who stick with the challenge can earn an award in less than two months. Participants are encouraged to complete the challenge by September 5, 2011 (Labor Day). Registration is quick and participation is free. For more information and to get started, visit and click on the link to register as an individual. You will be prompted to join a group. Enter Group ID Number “95996” and Group Member ID/Name “Kennesaw Parks & Recreation.” After you register, start logging your activities. As you log activities, you’ll be able to track your progress toward winning a President’s Challenge Award or Medal. For more information about the President’s Challenge, visit pkrec or


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ONLY $20 TO ANYONE WHO NEEDS HELP BUT HAS NEVER BEEN TO A CHIROPRACTOR BEFORE (Or Hasn’t Been In A Long Time) Dear Friend, If you’ve ever thought about going to a chiropractor but you’ve hesitated because you weren’t sure it was right for you please read on… My name is Dr. Amy Valente. I would like to show my heartfelt thanks to the community by celebrating the New Year with the announcement of Community Health Week. It’s my way of saying THANK YOU to the people who have been so helpful and mean so much. I hope this will benefit you and yours. I have agreed to “give away” (to anyone who asks for it) $200 worth of my services for only $20. That’s right-$20. In the years that I have been practicing I have helped many people in the North Georgia area feel better and live healthier, more productive lives through chiropractic care. I would now like to introduce you to the many benefits my profession has to offer. For instance, chiropractic care may be able to help you if you are suffering from any of the following conditions.

about your health and well being. • A chiropractic spinal examination…. • A set of specialized X-rays to determine if a misalignment in your spine is causing your pain or symptoms…(NOTE: Nobody gives these kinds of X-rays FREE. They would usually cost $100)… • An analysis of your X-rays and spinal exam results so we can see what needs to be done to help. • Helpful literature that shows how your body works and why you experience pain… • Answers to all your most probing questions about chiropractic care and what it can do for you….

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But now, as a part of this one time offer, you can come in and find out for certain if you need chiropractic care and how it can help you eliminate the pain you are feeling. Before you come in, though, you’ll probably want to know a little bit about me. So let me tell you….

Low back pain Neck Pain Migraines Sciatica Herniated discs Degenerated discs Shoulder/arm pain And a whole host of other problems, ranging from TMJ to carpal tunnel. These symptoms can be caused whenever the vertebrae in your spine are out of alignment, because this “misalignment” directly affects your nervous system. Fortunately, if you are suffering from such problems or similar conditions right now, they may be relieved or eliminated by proper chiropractic treatment (commonly called “adjustments”). So if you’ve always wanted to “check out” chiropractic care and see what is in it for you, now is the best time because….. Right now $20 will get you all the services I normally charge my new patients $200 for! What does this include? Everything. Take a look at what you’ll get…. • An in-depth private consultation

The appointment will not take long at all. And like I said, we normally charge $200 for this (most of which just covers the cost of the set of X-rays).

MEET THE DOCTOR Prior to obtaining my Doctor of Chiropractic Degree at Life University in Marietta, GA, I received my B.S. degree from Excelsior College. I am nationally and state board certified in Chiropractic and Physiotherapy. I am one of the few doctors in this area that performs specific Activator analysis technique for the treatment of degenerative discs, scoliosis, herniated discs just to name a few. I have happily donated my time to organizations such as MUST Ministries, YWCA (Domestic Violence Shelter for Women), and Ross Memorial. I am very proud to be a wife and mother of four boys and a member of Liberty Church in Marietta, GA. DOES CHIROPRACTIC REALLY WORK Absolutely! When you come in I’ll

provide you with studies that show why chiropractic is a preferred method of treatment. But what provides the best “proof” on how well chiropractic works is what our patients say about it. ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS AND BACK PAIN Although Chiropractic care has been an enormous help to me and my family for 30 years when I met the doctor’s at NLCC I was not currently under care. As I started getting adjusted again the relief was almost immediate! I was suffering from soreness, stiffness and sleepless nights. “Feeling better” affects everything in life and helps us cope with the daily stresses. I suppose I am most amazed by knowing that one’s spine has to do with every part of the body. God made us that way“fearfully & wonderfully made” (Ps.139) Your Friend- Pastor Ron Mobley TMJ & HEADACHES I was in a lot of pain when I started coming for my adjustments at NLCC. I suffered with pain in my jaw and severe headaches. Now that I have been receiving chiropractic care my pain has decreased tremendously and I don’t have to worry about constant headaches. I can walk my dog without pain and my posture has gotten better. My husband is also very pleased with my progress. I am thrilled at how quickly I have improved due to chiropractic care and I love the positive caring atmosphere they have in the office. Thank you- Denine Wolden KNEE PAIN/SLEEPLESSNESS The reason why I came into the office was because I was having knee pain and I was not sleeping very well at night. I am now getting 3-4 more hours of sleep at night and my knees have gotten a lot better. I interact more with my family and I can ride my bike with my granddaughter. I feel 100% better. The doctors and staff here at NLCC really do what they say and are very professional and friendly. Chiropractic care really works great! Thanks-Thomas Weems

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SCOLIOSIS When I first came into the office I did not know the extent of my health issues. After the exam, the doctor told me I had a scoliosis that affected my health in many different ways. Chiropractic has helped me to restore my physical balance and as a dancer that is very important! I also had numbness in my hands and now I can take notes without my hand going numb. Since I have been getting adjusted I have more energy and my heartburn and circulation has improved! I am happy to say that chiropractic is easier than I expected and not as time consuming as I once thought. Thanks! Christine Pearce GUARANTEE OF GREAT SERVICE Obviously we can’t guarantee results. No one can. But there is one guarantee we can give you and that’s a guarantee to accept your case only if we truly feel we can help. LIMITED TIME OFFER Obviously, with an offer like this we can’t afford to do it for very long. So we’ve picked the dates of Jan. 1st – 15th. If you would like to take us up on our offer and see what chiropractic can do for you, all you have to do is call our office and set up an appointment. Call our 24 hour help line @ 678-574-5678 and tell the receptionist you’d like to come in for the Special Introductory Examination during Jan. 1st- 15th. I expect to get flooded with appointments for this event, so please call me as soon as possible to be sure that you don’t miss out. Thank you very much, and I look forward to helping you get rid of your pain so you can start living a healthier, more productive life. God bless. Sincerely, Dr. Amy Valente, D.C.


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Pictured above: Students who participated in the Reflections competition at Big Shanty Intermediate School.

Local Acworth Dentist, Dr. Terry O’Shea, is sponsoring a $500 college scholarship for students from Allatoona High School and North Cobb High School. The scholarships will be awarded to one college bound senior student from each school and will be granted to apply to their college tuition or expenses. The students must write a 500 word (or less) essay on the dangers of oral tobacco use and will be selected from 3 finalists chosen as best essay from each school. Dr. O’Shea and his staff will choose the finalists and award the scholarship at the school’s Awards Night. It is called the Dr. Terry O’Shea Dental Scholarship. “I want to encourage higher education for our students and give something back to the community which has been so good to me and my family” said Dr O’Shea. The deadline for essays is February 15. For more information, call (770) 974-4146.

Santa visits North Cobb High School

Big Shanty Intermediate School has a “big” turnout with the Reflections program. Reflections is an arts competition where students have the opportunity to express themselves in the categories of Literature, Visual Arts, Photography, Dance Choreography, Music Composition and Film Production on a specific theme. This year’s theme was “Together We Can”.

Christmas Tree Honors Military Heroes

The National Honor Society, National Beta Club and National Art Honor Society at North Cobb Christian School (NCCS) have decorated a “Holiday Hero Tree,” which honors our men and women in service. This tree is adorned with blue stars that include the names of currently deployed heroes and gold stars that include the names of fallen heroes. NCCS families have committed to pray for these heroes and their families throughout the holiday season. 16

The North Cobb High School (NCHS) Preschool class received a surprise visit from Santa Claus. There were smiles and tears as Santa entered the classroom. The preschool class is taught by NCHS students and instructed by teacher Kathy Gingras, giving them hands on experience in practicing theories in Early Childhood Education.


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L — R: Mark Justice stands with fifth graders Melinda Fraser, Maddie Braun, Blake Turner and Mitchell Mays beside Electric Avenue, a model-sized neighborhood that helps demonstrate electrical safety.

Boston Elementary School teacher, Clay Gunter, lived up to his end of the bargain after the students, teachers and community of Boston Elementary donated over 1,000 food items for needy families through the Jay Weaver Food Pantry in Woodstock. Mr. Gunter dyed his hair red and green and wore an elf costume for the Holiday Sing Along. He is pictured with several students showing off both his new hair color, as well as some of the donated items.

Allatoona’s NHS Raise More than $3,000 For Breast Cancer Research

Mark Justice, manager of education and community relations at Cobb EMC, recently taught fifth graders at Bullard Elementary School about electricity and electrical safety as part of the school’s annual Science Day. Using rubber gloves, like those typically used by the lineman, Mark taught the basics of how electricity is conducted and what could happen if caution is not used around power lines and transformers. He also answered students’ questions, such as: What happens to birds that sit on power lines? Cobb EMC has a longstanding commitment to educating students about science and technology. In addition to participating in Science Day, the EMC sponsors the Kell High School Robotics Team, Cobb County Science Olympiad and the Cherokee County Science Fair.

Allatoona Elementary Celebrates Christmas with Cobb EMC Mentors Allatoona Elementary School student, Jacob Marten, with Cobb EMC Meter Shop Foreman, Anthony Tatum, of Kennesaw, at Cobb EMC’s mentor program Christmas party. Tatum is one of approximately 20 EMC employees who serve as mentors to students at schools in Cobb EMC’s service area.

The National Honor Society at Allatoona High School (AHS) raised $3,240.60 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation through its Pink-Out fundraiser. The team sold t-shirts, hosted an ‘Eat Pink’ table and collected donations in buckets during AHS football games. Donations are being made in honor of Kristin Spurlock, daughter of AHS employee, Lynne Spurlock.

Cobb EMC recently hosted a Christmas party for students from Allatoona Elementary as part of their Partners in Education Mentor Program. During the party, the Cobb EMC mentors brought gifts for students and provided holiday treats. Students also got a surprise visit from Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and Santa’s elves, who passed out candy canes. Continued on page 22



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Continued from page 18 Approximately 20 employees serve as mentors to local students from kindergarten through fifth grade. The employees visit them at school to play educational games, read to the students and provide encouragement to succeed. They sponsor year-end field trips for students that have included visiting the World of Coke, the Titanic exhibition and this year, a trip to see the Nutcracker ballet.

The band came home with a number of honors, including second place overall in class AAA, first place in musical performance and first place (tie) in general effect. This is the sixth time KMHS has competed and advanced as a finalist at the Grand Nationals since the school’s opening in 2000. The band is directed by David Starnes, with assistance from Michael Huebner and Mitch Birnbaum. For complete results from the championships, visit

E.T. Booth Students Help Those in Need

KMHS Band — 6th in National Championships

L — R: Robert Zamorano, Sean Sassi, Troy Wilms, Graham Sheriff, Nikki Gilner, Avery Rowe and Sarah Brown.

E.T. Booth Middle School students participated in a Spirit of the Season drive to help needy families. Under the direction of counselor Marci Goodloe, each 7th and 8th grade team received a tree to fill with ornaments that represented $1 given toward food for needy families. Overall, the students gave more than $2,000. The 7th grade Pine Mountain team filled up five trees and gave more than $1,000. Money collected was used to purchase meals for needy families in the community.

Etowah Soccer to Host 5K

The Kennesaw Mountain High School (KMHS) Marching Band traveled to Indianapolis, IN, to compete in the Bands of America (BOA) Grand National Championships. Eighty-seven of the best marching bands in the country were on hand to vie for the national title. KMHS’s “Awakening Angels” show propelled the band through the competition; it was one of just 33 to advance to the semifinals and one of 12 to the finals. Their final performance earned a score of 91.90 and 6th place overall.



The Etowah Soccer Wonderful Winter 5k run will begin at 8 a.m., Saturday, January 15, at the Etowah’s stadium. Proceeds will benefit the Etowah High School boys and girls soccer teams. Entry fee is $20 before January 10, then $25. Download the registration form and instructions at

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Chapman Intermediate Receives Volleyball Donation

Etowah Youth Track Club Gears up for Spring Track Season Registration for the spring season of the Etowah Youth Track Club will be held 6 — 7:30 p.m., Thursday, January 27, and 2:30 — 4 p.m., Saturday, February 5 at the Rose Creek library, and 2:30 — 4 p.m., Sunday, January 30 at the Publix at Rose Creek Drive. New member registration fee is $180, returning member fees start at $115. The club’s mission is to foster interest in track and field while motivating boys and girls age 6 — 18 to demonstrate personal integrity, discipline and friendship. For more information, visit

College Signings

The volleyball after-school program at Chapman Intermediate recently received a donation of new balls from the Etowah High School Volleyball Booster Club. Approximately 30 Chapman students learned basics of the sport during the two-hour twiceweekly sessions this fall. Chapman employees, Kelli Klein and Jaime Azaroff, started the program and Etowah players volunteered to help the fifth and sixth graders each week.

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Do you know anyone who has been married a really long time in Acworth/Kennesaw? AroundAbout Acworth would like to honor the Acworth/Kennesaw area couple who has been married the longest. If you’ve been married a long, long time, you could be the winner of the 6th Annual Tournament of Roses Contest! Winners will be featured in the February issue of AroundAbout Acworth. Last year’s winners were Julie & Martin Burnup (above left) and Ruth & Ashely Ivey (above right), who had both been married 63 years at the time. If you or someone you know is a contender in the Tournament of Roses Contest, send us your


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Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived in style on Main Street in Downtown Acworth on Friday, December 3. The couple agreed to forgo their traditional sleigh and reindeer to help Acworth celebrate its 150th Anniversary of receiving its charter as a city on December 1, 1860. Santa arrived at the Depot on Main Street atop a giant birthday cake and was preceded by a host of Christmas characters, which included a Gingerbread Man, the Snow Princess and Frosty. The Grinch also made an appearance at Santa’s Arrival in an attempt to thwart Mayor Tommy Allegood’s traditional reading of The Night Before Christmas. The evening also included performances by Barber and Awtrey Middle Schools, Impact Dance and the Great Gig Dance Company, the Goddard School of Kennesaw and the Brookwood Christian School Carolers. There were puppet shows by Atlanta Puppet throughout the night and a live Nativity provided by Acworth United Methodist Church.



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How Much Retirement Income Will You Really Need?

Many people underestimate lifestyle costs, medical expenses and inflation

by Don Akridge, MBA, CPA, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ U.S. Marine Corps Veteran – Emory University Alumnus


hat is enough? What is not enough? If you’re considering retiring in the near future, you’ve probably heard or read that you need about 70% of your end salary to live comfortably in retirement. This estimate is frequently repeated but that doesn’t mean it is true for everyone. It may not be true for you. You won’t learn how much retirement income you’ll need by reading this article. You’ll want to meet with a qualified retirement planner who can help you plan to estimate your lifestyle needs and short-term and long-term expenses. That said, there are some factors which affect retirement income needs – and too often, they go unconsidered. Health. Most of us will face a major health problem at some point in our lives – perhaps even multiple or chronic health problems. We don’t want to think about that reality. But if you’re a new retiree, think for a moment about the costs of prescription medicines, and recurring treatment for chronic ailments. These minor and major costs can really take a bite out of retirement income, even with a great health care plan. While generics have slowed the advance of prescription drug costs to about 1-2% a year recently, one estimate found that a 65-year-old who retired in 2007 would need $215,000 to pay for overall retirement health care costs – up about 7.5% from 2006. Heredity. If you come from a family where people frequently live into their 80s and 90s, you may live as long or longer. Imagine retiring at 55 and living to 95 or 100. You would need 40-45 years of steady retirement income. Portfolio. Many people retire with investment portfolios they haven’t reviewed in years, with asset allocations that may no longer be appropriate. New retirees sometimes carry too much risk in their portfolios, with the result being that the retirement income from their investments fluctuates wildly with the vagaries of the market. Other retirees are super-conservative investors; their portfolios are so riskaverse that they can’t earn enough to keep up with even moderate inflation, and over time, they find they have less and less purchasing power. Spending habits. Do you only spend 70% of your salary? Probably not. If you’re like many Americans, you probably spend 90% or 95% of it. Will your spending habits change drastically once you retire? Again, probably not. Most people only change spending habits in response to economic necessity or in pursuit of new financial goals. People don’t want to “live on less” once they have had “more”. Social Security (or lack thereof). In 2005, SSI represented 39% of a typical 65-year-old retiree’s income. But by 2030, Social Security may only replace 29% of that income, after deductions for Medicare continued on page 54 34


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Baby Boomers by Dr. Nedra Dodds


tarting the new year should not be viewed like any traditional holiday. One that has a certain day on the calendar and then forgotten until next year. Entering another year not only signifies our mortality of getting older, but also should allow us time for reflection regarding new beginnings. Just as Rome was not built in one day, the well-wishes and intent for a new year doesn’t end on January 1st. The tradition of using a baby to signify the new year was begun in Greece around 600 BC. It was their tradition at that time to celebrate their god of wine, Dionysus, by parading a baby in a basket, representing the annual rebirth of that god as the spirit of fertility. Early Egyptians also used a baby as a symbol of rebirth. The use of an image of a baby with a New Year’s banner as a symbolic representation of the new year was brought to early America by the Germans, who had used the effigy since the fourteenth century. Babies do not enter the world with ready-made skills or expectations. Initially, they exist to provide us with wonder, amazement and many times entertainment because of their newness and innocence. We find joy and pride in seeing what our influence makes them become as they grow up. With babies, part of the nurturing process is to maintain a high level of prevention from harm. The environment they are placed in promotes safety and the bulk of a baby’s medical care is to prevent diseases. If this same simple concept is continually applied throughout adulthood, the negative effects of poor aging would not be inevitable. Each new year should be treated the same as a brand new bundle of joy. We welcome and celebrate its arrival. We contribute everyday to the maturation process. We catalog milestones. We learn from the past and make decisions that ultimately affect long term outcomes, and at some point the cycle is completed. All cultures celebrate the completion of this cycle as part of embracing the future. Old acquaintances are just that — old. Those acquaintances could come in the form of bad habits, undesirable physical characteristics or negative people. Old acquaintances should be forgotten once the new year of living a life of longevity begins — because everything new is new again. Dr. Nedra Dodds is the founder and Medical Director of Opulence Aesthetic Medicine located on 600 Chastain Rd., Ste. 224, Kennesaw, GA. (770) 591-3429.


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Don’t Forget The Ducts

Chiropractic and the New Year

by Dan Jape

by Dr. Sherri Ziomek

ne of the most important aspects of your home’s heating and cooling system is the duct work. Proper duct work can make a huge difference in the comfort and efficiency of your home. I visit four or five customer’s homes each day and in the vast majority of them, I find duct work issues that need to be corrected to make sure the new heating and cooling system we install will deliver what is promised in terms of comfort and efficiency. I see a number of customers who simply are talked into replacing the equipment in their home without analyzing the distribution system and they end up with the same poor comfort level they had before they purchased a new system.

t’s a New Year – and you’ve decided this is going to be the year you actually fulfill your list of New Year’s resolutions. A few simple and practical lifestyle changes can make a positive impact on your health and can also prevent you from experiencing a painful injury in the year ahead. This is going to be the year you finally start taking good care of yourself. You’re going to exercise regularly, you’re going to lose weight and you’re going to find out whether chiropractic care can make a difference in your life.


One of the most frequent problems we find is lack of the proper amount of return or intake duct work. A proper operating system has to have the correct amount of return ducts to match the output of the system. Without the correct amount of intakes, many problems will arise, such as lack of cooling capacity, overheating furnace heat exchangers, freezing cooling coils and reduced life of the entire system. Many homes suffer this issue and it must be corrected when upgrading your HVAC system. Many homes have duct work built out of fiberglass or duct board. This is a foil covered, glue impregnated sheet of fiberglass that is used as plenums or distribution boxes on the top and the sides of furnaces and is a very poor choice for ducting material. It is very porous and rough inside and collects dirt and debris and after a few years of service, is always filthy dirty. Mold grows on the inside of this material and it is very hard to keep the corners and seams sealed up to keep air from leaking out in attics or basements. Metal ducts and plenums need to be installed to replace this inferior product when a new system is installed in your home to assure you of proper airflow, comfort and efficiency. In some extreme cases, I find actual splitter boxes or wyes made of this duct board to try and save money on new home construction. You can find these by looking for boxes made into triangle shapes with many ducts attached to them. These impede airflow, overwork the furnace blower and provide inferior comfort to the entire home. They have to be replaced to make sure you are getting the full comfort and efficiency a new HVAC system can provide you. The last and one of the most important aspects of your ducts is making sure they are sized properly to deliver the correct amount of airflow to each room in your home. Almost every homeowner I visit complains about the comfort in their bonus room or the room over their garage in a two story home. This discomfort is caused by lack of airflow to overcome the heat loss or heat gain in this special room, which is over unconditioned space and


You’ve been promising yourself good health for years. Your friends and even some family members have been recommending chiropractic health care to you for a very long time. You decide you’re ready to take action and you make an appointment to see your local chiropractor. Chiropractic health care is more important now than ever before. Today, more than 47 million Americans are without any form of health insurance. Another 25 million Americans are under insured. Health care costs continue to rise and household incomes have been flat or declining for many years. Chiropractic health care can play a large part in the solution to our health care crisis. Chiropractic care is low-cost, but provides high value. Chiropractic treatment is focused on the musculoskeletal system – muscles, joints and bones – but is designed to primarily address the functioning of the nerve system. In a word, chiropractic care makes your nerve system more efficient. And an efficient system of nerve supply is necessary for optimal functioning of all other critical body systems – your digestive, cardiovascular, immune and respiratory systems. Chiropractic care utilizes a hands-on approach and office visits provide real, personal interactions between you and your chiropractor. Your chiropractor is highly trained in a variety of disciplines – including restorative exercise and nutritional evaluation – and will make recommendations that are specifically designed for your needs. Chiropractic care itself – called spinal adjustments – is gentle and relaxing. Immediate results often include increased mobility of the neck, back, shoulders and hips. People often report sensations of increased alertness and increased focus. And for those with back-related pain, improvement is often noted within 24 or 48 hours. Although chiropractic health care is not specifically a treatment for headaches, allergies, asthma, menstrual cramps or digestive

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What is Glaucoma?

by Tiffany Hughes

by Dr. Dylan Reach


hile most people have a full-on case of winter blahs by January, I look forward to the cold, dreary weather because it means one thing to me…soup! There’s nothing better than spending an afternoon reading by the fire while a big pot of soup warms up in my slow cooker.

My mother taught me that soup was what you made when you had a fridge full of leftovers, but not enough of any one thing to feed the family. Taking my cue from her, I do exactly that, especially with leftover meat that isn’t breaded. Steak is a wonderful addition to tomato-based soups. I put corn, carrots, peas or green beans and diced potatoes in a dutch oven with tomato sauce, a couple cans of beef broth and some steak seasoning. Throw in your leftover steak and heat on low until warm but not bubbling. Pasta or rice makes a tasty substitution for the potatoes. Cooked ground beef can be used to make a wonderful tortilla soup. Use one can of corn, one can of hominy and one can of black beans or kidney beans. Add some dry ranch and taco seasonings to taste, then, add one can tomato sauce and two cans of water. Serve hot over crushed tortilla chips and top the soup with sour cream and cilantro. I dearly love creamy soups, and make baked potato soup with cooked, mashed potatoes, chicken broth, sour cream and whole milk. Bacon bits are great to add in before the liquids. Season with garlic, salt, pepper and parsley. Top with cheddar cheese and enjoy! This soup can easily be turned into corn chowder by increasing the liquids and adding two cans of corn niblets. This is also a great time of year for soups made from root vegetables, particularly butternut squash or sweet potatoes. Simply cut the squash in half, scrape out the seeds, and bake at 400 with cut side down in olive oil until squash turns golden. Then scrape out the cooked squash and put into a large sauce pot with a quart of half-n-half, ground nutmeg and salt and pepper to taste. Frequent stirring will dissolve the squash or sweet potatoes into velvety goodness. This dish is wonderful when topped with feta cheese or dry roasted peanuts. Enjoy this time of year by being creative with your soups. Happy Cooking! Tiffany Hughes is an Acworth resident who enjoys spending time with her family and furbabies. She has written two cookbooks and has a food blog -



ach year, more than 60 million Americans are at risk of developing Glaucoma, and nearly 3 million currently have Glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness in the United States. Of those who have Glaucoma, about half don’t even know it. This is because earlystage Glaucoma displays no outward symptoms such as pain or vision loss. The good news, however, is that there are tests that can be done to catch Glaucoma early…before it has done too much damage. Glaucoma is the progressive loss of optic nerve fibers. It often occurs when there is too much fluid in the eye, causing pressure to build up and eventually damages the optic nerve. This delicate structure at the back of the eye sends vision information to the brain, making it vital for good vision. Damage usually begins at the outer edges of the nerve, so untreated Glaucoma can destroy peripheral vision (the top, bottom and sides of your view). The factors that indicate an increased risk of developing Glaucoma are: 1. Age — People over 60 2. Elevated Intraocular Pressure 3. Medical Conditions — Diabetes, high blood pressure and arthritis 4. Race — African Americans over 40 5. Previous eye trauma Many people may know of the “air puff” test or other tests used to measure eye pressure in an eye examination. But, this test alone cannot detect Glaucoma. Acworth Family Eyecare is proud to offer the latest technology in detecting and monitoring Glaucoma, nerve fiber layer analysis. This test is very fast and can be conducted without dilation. Damage from Glaucoma is always preceded by loss and thinning of the nerve fiber layer. It often occurs when there is too much fluid in the eye, causing pressure to build up and eventually damage to the optic nerve, which is responsible for sending vision information to the brain. Since this damage cannot be repaired, prevention is important. By accurately measuring the thickness of the nerve fiber layer and comparing the results to known Glaucoma patients, we can quickly diagnose patients that may be at risk. If Glaucoma is detected early, the chance of serious visual damage is reduced. We can also use this technology to diagnose patients with diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, as well as other diseases of the retina. With January being Glaucoma Awareness Month, now is the perfect opportunity to have a comprehensive eye health


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As incoming President of this wonderful, impactful and very generous organization, I will use a metaphor Isaac Newton once used in the 17th century. He was honoring those who came before him and crediting them with laying the foundations for his work. He said, “I am fortunate to stand on the shoulders of Giants.” In 2011, we are standing on the shoulders of Giants who came before us. Here are some of our Giants: Jim Payne, Mary Durett Weinaug, Ken Seaford, Llyod Perry, Tommy Brown, Ralph Hewitt, Ronnie Heaton, John Perkins, Grady Clark, Rhonda Newton, Ron Papaleoni, Marlon Longacre, David Carriker, Jeff Glover, James Albright and many more.

L — R: Marlon Longacre, Vince Bubolo (being welcome as the new 2011 ABA President), James Albright and Jeff Glover.

We are like dwarfs on the shoulders of giants, so we can see more than they saw, and see things at a greater distance, not by virtue of any sharpness of sight on our part, or any physical distinction, but because we are carried high and raised up by the giant size of their contributions. In 2011, we will increase our community’s awareness of: •

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The substantial amount of money donated to local causes in Acworth. In 2010, we gave more than $20,000 to support local schools and other needy organizations.

As you can see from our “logo” here, we have 4 distinct groups who contribute to the growth and productivity of ABA. We invite everyone in our community to come find out more about the ABA and how we can support your business and your needs and how you can contribute to the goals and mission of the ABA. Together, we create a synergy which enhances our Quality of Life. Sincerely, Vince Bubolo

L — R: Bob Weatherford and Mayor Tommy Allegood reading a proclamation to Rhonda Newton for her service to the ABA. and the community.

L — R: James Albright, 2010 ABA President; Vince Bubolo, 2011 ABA President and Vince DiCecco of Your Personal Business Trainer sponsored the December luncheon. (Not Pictured — Malcolm Wood of Barbecue Street, who catered the luncheon.) Marlon Longacre presents Gifts of Love from the ABA to Dana Long (left) of the Acworth Baseball Association and to Lauren Ham (right) of Acworth Parks & Rec. for the Horizon Field.



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I’m Resigning

Parking Perks for Pastors? Preposterous!

by Ken Hagler


by C.A. Phillips

posted this a few years ago in one of my articles. I got a number of comments on it and thought it appropriate to share once again...


tend to be pretty easy-going. I don’t get too riled up very often (but I, too, have buttons people can press, just like anyone else.)

To Whom It May Concern:

old again.

I am hereby officially tendering my resignation as an adult. I would like to accept the responsibilities of an 8 year

I want to go to McDonald’s and think that it’s a four star restaurant. I want to sail sticks across a fresh mud puddle and make ripples with rocks. I want to think M&Ms are better than money because you can eat them. I want to lie under a big oak tree and run a lemonade stand with my friends on a hot summer’s day. I want to think the world is fair. That everyone is honest and good. I want to believe that anything is possible. I want to hope. I want to be oblivious to the complexities of life and be overly excited by the little things again. I want to live simple again. I don’t want my day to consist of computer crashes, mountains of paperwork, depressing news, how to survive more days in the month than there is money in the bank, doctor bills, gossip, illness and loss of loved ones. I want to believe in the power of smiles, hugs, a kind word, truth, justice, peace, dreams, the imagination, humanity and making angels in the snow.

they are about.

Occasionally, I’ll come across something that flies all over me. For example, when I come across an inconsistent message, or someone or something that is sending mixed signals about who they are or what

I refuse to name names here, but I went to a church a couple years ago that I had never been to before. I had heard about it, and had seen the billboards, but really knew nothing more. And, I learned all I needed to know when I pulled into the parking lot. Smack dab in front of the main — and only — entrance to the church was a parking spot labeled “pastors.” So, being a pastor, I parked there — even though I knew the spot was “reserved” for the lead pastor of the church (this wasn’t on a Sunday morning, mind you). I immediately thought to myself, “If I was starting a church, and I wanted to completely alienate my congregation, and send them the message that the pastor is the VIP, I would put a Pastor Parking sign in the spot absolutely closest to the entrance.” Talk about mixed signals. As the leader of a church, a pastor should demonstrate humility through serving others and setting an example by placing others’ interests before his own. By putting something as trivial as a reserved parking spot for pastors — literally front and center — the leaders of that congregation immediately have a “sacred cow” and an obstacle to reaching lost people.’s my checkbook and my car keys and my credit card bills. If you want to discuss this further, you’ll have to catch me first, cause, “Tag! You’re it!” –Author Unknown

You may be thinking, “Well, it’s just a parking spot. The church just wants to honor its leader. No big deal.” The problem is not the parking space itself. It’s what people see and perceive. And, Jesus warned against this repeatedly when he met with the spiritual leaders of his time on earth:

I hope that brought a smile and brought back some great memories. It has for me too, especially considering this will be my last article for AroundAbout Acworth. I have so enjoyed the experience and opportunity to serve our community this way.

“You’re hopeless, you Pharisees! Frauds! You love sitting at the head table at church dinners, love preening yourselves in the radiance of public flattery. Frauds! You’re just like unmarked graves: People walk over that nice, grassy surface, never suspecting the rot and corruption that is six feet under.” Luke 11:43-44 (Message)

Through prayer and reflection, it seemed that 2011 was the time to turn this column over to someone else. I pray God’s blessings on you all in this coming year as I leave you with the

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Warnings from the Better Business Bureau Scrutinize Your Credit Card Bill

You’ve been rushing around charging a little of this and a little of that for Christmas. It’s easy to lose track of what you have charged. Those credit card bills will be coming in soon. It’s important to make sure you check every charge to make sure it’s yours. Why? Because there are so many ways people can add unauthorized charges to your account. They don’t even have to see your credit card number. Here are some of the ways thieves can use your credit card number. One trick con artists use is they keep all the numbers for a credit card the same except the last four digits. These 4 digits are changed until the con artists find numbers that work. They test the numbers with small purchases until they get a “winner” number. Then, they go for the big purchases. Another approach is skimming. A dishonest employee at the point of purchase could scan the card on a special machine before returning the card. The card number will then be used by the employee and/or sold to someone else. Technology has provided thieves with a new way of stealing. It’s called electronic pick pocketing. While you are walking down the street or in a crowded store a person can brush up against you and steal your credit card number. A scanning device is unobtrusively run across your pocket or purse where your wallet is located. Your credit card is captured and you will never know it happened. That’s a little intimidating, isn’t it? Then there is the gas pump scam. A device can be secretly placed in a gas pump and it will capture your credit card number. A few days later, the con artists will come back and take the device out and your credit card number is now theirs to use. By now I’m sure you are getting the picture. Thieves will find a way to get your credit card number, if they want to. Check every credit card bill and make sure there are no fraudulent charges. If you detect one, call your credit card company immediately.

Free Wi-Fi Scam Strikes at Airports

Many airports and other public spaces offer free wireless, or Wi-Fi, connections for the public to log onto the Internet from their laptop computers. Hackers are now taking advantage of travelers who want to stay connected. They are setting up fake Wi-Fi connections designed to steal your personal information without you even knowing it. How it works: Although hackers have set up fake Wi-Fi connections in many locations, airports are a favorite “hot spot.” When searching for connections, consumers may see a network connection available that could be simply named “Free Wi-Fi.” Unfortunately, the network may actually be an adhoc network, or a peer-to-peer connection. The user will be able to surf the Internet, but they are doing it through the hacker’s computer. While the user is online, the hacker is stealing information like passwords, credit card and bank account numbers, and social security numbers


from the user’s laptop computers. Airports across the nation continue to report Wi-Fi security issues. The BBB offers the following advice for travelers using Wi-Fi Hot Spots: • Connect securely. Never connect to an unfamiliar wireless network— even if the name sounds genuine. A hacker can change the name of his network to anything he wants, including the name of the legitimate Internet connection offered by the airport. • Disable automatic connections. Make sure that your computer is not set up to automatically connect to any wireless networks within your range. Otherwise, your computer could automatically connect to the hacker’s network without your knowledge. • Turn off file sharing when you are on the road to prevent hackers from stealing sensitive data from your computer. • Create a Virtual Private Network (VPN). A VPN establishes a private network across the public network which prevents a hacker from intercepting your data.

"Warning to Veterans!!" Email is a Fake

Someone pretending to be an attorney with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is sending an email to military veterans “warning” them against using the services of a group called Veterans Affairs Services. BBB Military Line, a complaint resource specialized for the military and their families, has received several inquiries about the email. The email appears to come from, “Michael G. Daugherty, Staff Attorney with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of General Counsel (022G2.)” The email header, however, shows that it was sent by Jon Thompson with an email address of BBB Military Line officials have confirmed with the VA that Michael Daugherty is, in fact, an attorney with the VA Office of General Counsel but did not send the email and that no emails of this nature are being sent by the VA. It is reasonable to suspect that the email may be an attempt to upload a virus as it contains a Facebook link directly beneath the first paragraph of the message. BBB advises anyone who receives this email to not click on the link. You should never click on links in emails that are from unknown sources as they may contain viruses. Such viruses are typically designed to steal private information from your computer. The VA advises veterans seeking the assistance of a VA-recognized service organization for purposes of submitting a claim for VA benefits to search at the General Counsel’s accreditation search page:

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Recent Consumer Product Recalls AroundAbout Acworth wants to help keep you and your family safe. The following items have been recalled by their manufacturers in cooperation with the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC).

Oscillating Ceramic Heaters. Meijer, of Grand Rapids, MI is voluntarily recalling approximately 6,700 Touch Point oscillating ceramic heaters. The oscillating mechanism in the heaters can short out, posing a fire hazard to consumers. Folding Camp Rockers. L.L. Bean, of Freeport, ME is voluntarily recalling approximately 2,300 folding camp rockers. The plastic anchors attaching the fabric seat back to the frame can break, posing a fall hazard to consumers. Stainless Steel Carafes. J & H International, of Morris Plains, NJ is voluntarily recalling approximately 36,000 carafes. The handle can come loose from the body of the carafe and cause liquid to spill, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Rocking Horse. Rocking Horse Depot, of Buckeye, AZ is voluntarily recalling approximately 1,200 rocking horses. The reins on the rocking horse bridle is long enough to form a loop around a child’s head and neck, posing a strangulation hazard to young children. Golf Cars. Club Car, LLC of Augusta, GA is voluntarily recalling approximately 5,000 golf cars and hospitality, utility and transport vehicles. The brake pedal can crack and separate, resulting in a loss of braking ability. This can result in a crash. Inline Skates. Rollerblade USA, of West Lebanon, NH is voluntarily recalling approximately 29,000 pairs Spark, Spitfire inline skates. The frame mounting bolts and wheel axle bolts can be loose on new skates. Loose wheels or frames on the skates can cause the rider to fall, posing a risk of injury.

Bowhunting Arrows. Beman, of Salt Lake City, Utah, is voluntarily recalling approximately 11,300 Beman bone collector arrows. The recalled arrows can break when launched and hit unintended targets, posing a puncture hazard to the user and bystanders. Lamps. Pottery Barn, of San Francisco, CA is voluntarily recalling approximately 7,300 Pottery Barn lamps. The electrical wire that runs through the lamps can be pinched or severed at the lamp’s adjustable joint, posing a risk of electric shock to consumers. Horse-on-a-Stick. Big Ideas Marketing, of Owings Mills, MD is voluntarily recalling approximately 8,800 horseon-a-stick toys. The reins on horse-ona-stick toy’s bridle are long enough to form a loop around a child’s head and neck, posing a strangulation hazard to young children.

Infant Car Seats. Britax Child Safety, Inc. of Charlotte, NC is voluntarily recalling approximately 23,000 Chaperone infant car seats. The harness chest clip can break and pose a laceration hazard. Due to its small size it also poses a choking hazard. Chest Freezers. Haier America Trading LLC, New York, NY is voluntarily recalling approximately 67,500 chest freezers. A capacitor in the freezer’s circuitry can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

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So will you have enough? When it comes to retirement income, a casual assumption may prove to be woefully inaccurate. Meet with a qualified retirement planner while you are still working to discuss these factors and estimate how much you will really need. Don Akridge is President of Citadel CPA, Financial Planning & Investment Services founded in 1994 and conveniently located off Chastain Road between I-575 & I-75 in Kennesaw. Phone 770-952-6707. Securities offered through 1st Global Capital Corp. Member FINRA, SIPC. Investment advisory services offered through 1st Global Advisors, Inc. Created by 1st Global or Peter Montoya, Inc. for use by our financial advisors.

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needs more air flow to make this room comfortable. I will never understand why builders ignore this room and provide a space that in many cases cannot be used in peak weather conditions. This problem is easily corrected when replacing your comfort system and should not be overlooked and if it is, the problem will still be there after the new system is installed. One should never purchase a new HVAC system without having a competent contractor inspect the duct system to assure you that your new heating and cooling system will actually deliver the promise of comfort and efficiency that you should demand from this purchase. Dan Jape is the owner of Reliable Heating & Air. You may contact him at (770) 594-9096

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problems, improvement in one’s health may occur across the board as an indirect result of chiropractic therapy. So, chiropractic care provides a lot of bang for your buck – a lot of health benefit for your health care dollar. And at your chiropractor’s office, you not only receive the benefit of treatment, but also the benefit of health-care knowledge – you learn about how your body works and how to take care of it. Your chiropractor is an educator as well as a health-care provider, interested in all aspects of your health and well-being. We are here to help you get well and stay well. Dr. Sherri Ziomek graduated as Valedictorian from Life University. She has been involved with chiropractics since the age of ten. Even then, she realized the importance of regular chiropractic care; to feel and perform at her personal best. You may reach her at Discover Chiropractic & Rehabilitation at (770) 423-9010. 54

Dr. Dylan Reach is practice at Acworth Family Eyecare. He can be reached at (770) 974-3153 or

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of the ancient writer reminding us “…the earth is full of the steadfast love of the LORD (Psalms 33:5). If it is God’s love filling the earth, then our response is hope. And if there is hope, even just a speck, then all things are possible. Do not resign yourself but incline yourself to hear and respond to God’s love with hope. Make this a year where you help bring hope to the world! Tag! You’re it! Ken is lead pastor and resident Sunday School Drop-out of the new Crossroads United Methodist Church, meeting at 10 a.m. in Shelton Elementary School on Cedarcrest Rd. For more information ,visit or

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probably are not. Nonetheless, the shepherd should be most concerned with the health of his flock. And their collective health can be compromised over something as silly and insignificant as a parking spot. In the end, what good can come of it? Can more harm come from having a reserved parking spot, or not having one? And, lest you think I am just ripping churches, I feel the very same way about privileged parking for corporate big wigs, or even Employees of the Month. Customers (and the “little people” in those companies) see these signs and immediately feel ambivalent — perhaps a loyalty or a respect for the organization or employer, but disdain for the privileged few. Again, it’s sending mixed signals. The church or corporation says, “You are the most important person to us...except when it comes to getting the best parking spots.” Ultimately, it’s a heart issue. And, I am by no means perfect. Believe me; I want that primo parking spot at the mall or ball game, too. But, sometimes I’ll catch myself being a little too selfish, and I’ll choose to park further away, so someone else can be closer. And, quite honestly, the feeling of giving up something for someone else is far greater than the temporary satisfaction of saving myself a few steps on my way in. C.A. Phillips serves as the Married Couples Pastor at NorthStar Church in Acworth/Kennesaw, Ga., and has lived in Kennesaw for nearly 30 years. You can contact C.A. at, or check out his blog at


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Please help us stay informed of changes to your church’s listing. Baptist Antioch Baptist Bible Church 5871 Glade Road, (770) 529-1546 Pastor:  Dr. Edward Kirsche, Sr. Awtrey-Westwood Baptist Church 5855 Awtrey Church Road NW, (770) 974-0023 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Wednesday Service: 7 p.m. Calvary Baptist Church of Acworth 4361 Westside Drive, (770) 974-4965 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. & 7 p.m. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Wednesday Service: 6:30 p.m. Cedarcrest Church Meets at Allatoona High School, (678) 460-3500 Sunday Service: 9:30 & 11 a.m. Adult Bible Study: 9:30 & 11 a.m. Children’s Service: 9:30 & 11 a.m. Student Service: 9:30 a.m. Pastor: George Wright First Baptist Church of Acworth 4583 Church Street, (770) 974-3021 Sunday Services: 10:45 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Service: 6:30 p.m. Pastor: Dr. David M Joyner Harvest Baptist Church 3460 Kellogg Creek Road, (770) 974-9091 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Wednesday Service: 7 p.m. Pastor: Dr. Dan Reed Hickory Grove Baptist Church 2862 Hickory Grove Road, (770) 893-8834 Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday Service: 7 p.m. Pastor: Dan Willis Hickory Heights Baptist Church 221 Dabbs Bridge Road, (404) 488-3667 Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday Service: 7 p.m. Pastor: Phil Miller Hillcrest Baptist Church 6069 Woodstock Road, (770) 917-9100 Sunday Services: 9 & 11 a.m. &  6:30 p.m. Sunday School: 10 a.m. Wednesday Service: 7 p.m. Pastor: Paul Vance Iron Hill Baptist Church 5172 Groovers Landing Road, (770) 974-2951 Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. (Child.) 10 a.m. (Adult) Sunday Services: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Service: 7 p.m. Pastor: Dan Guider Johnson Ferry Baptist Church @ Cedarcrest


Keystone Baptist Church (meets at Harrison High School) 4500 Due West Road, (678) 230-5317 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Pastor: Terry Nelson Morning View Baptist Meets at Lewis Elementary (770) 443-5600 Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Pastor: Sammy Burgess Mount Olivet Baptist Church 2385 Acworth Due West Road, (770) 974-8335 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Wednesday Service: 7 p.m. New Hope Baptist Church 3814 New Hope Church Road, (770) 974-7612 Sunday School & Adult Bible Class: 10 a.m. Sunday Services: 11 a.m & 7 p.m. Pastor: Richard D. Goodwin, Northwest Baptist Church 3575 Acworth Due West Road, (678) 608-1400 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Wednesday Service: 7 p.m. Pastor: Doug Burrier Piney Grove Baptist Church 1605 Mars Hill Road, (770) 428-5122 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. & 7 p.m. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Wednesday Service: 7 p.m. Pastor: David E. Owen Redemption Baptist Church 4160 New Hope Church Road, (770) 529-0509 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Sunday School & Adult Bible Class: 10 a.m. Wednesday Service: 7 p.m. Pastor: Jerry Black Sardis Missionary Baptist Church 2741 S. Main St., Kennesaw, (770) 428-4031 Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Sunday School: 8 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study/AWANA: 6:30 p.m. Pastor: James G. Wright Jr. Summit Baptist Church 4310 Moon Station Lane, (770) 975-4595 Sunday Services:  9:45 & 11:10 a.m. Pastor: Aaron Johnson Thankful Baptist Church 928 Kennesaw Due West, Kennesaw, (678) 797-0611 Sunday Service: 10 a.m. Pastor: John Harris The Entire Bible Baptist Church 4980 North Cobb Parkway (770) 926-1464 Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Services: 11 a.m., 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study: 7:30 p.m. Pastor: Bill Avery Victory Baptist Church 5717 Priest Road, Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Services: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Service: 7 p.m. Pastor: Bro. Donald E. Lewis AROU N D A B OU T A C WOR TH

West Ridge Church 3522 Hiram Acworth Hwy., (770) 222-2125 Sunday Services: 9:15 & 11:15 a.m. Pastor: Brian Bloye Western Hills Baptist Church 700 Mars Hill Road, Kennesaw, (770) 425-7118 Sunday Service 11 a.m. Pastor Steve Baskin Wildwood Baptist Church 4801 Wade Green Road NW, (770) 428-2100 Sunday Services: 9:30 & 11 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 & 11 a.m. Wednesday Service: 6:30 p.m. Pastor: Ric Cadle

Episcopal Christ Episcopal Church 1210 Wooten Lake Road, (770) 422-9114 Sunday Services: 8 & 10:30 a.m. Christian Ed: 9:15 a.m. Wednesday Service: 7 p.m. www. St. Teresa's Episcopal Church 5725 Fords Road, (770) 590-9040 Sunday Services: 9 & 11 a.m. Wednesday Service: 5:30 p.m. www. Zion Hill Baptist Church 4255 Taylor St., (770) 974-8221

Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall Jehovah’s Witness 3795 Lakeview Way, NW (770) 975-1266

Lutheran Living Hope Lutheran Church 3450 Stilesboro Road, (770) 425-6726 Sunday Services: 8:45, 9:30 & 11 a.m. First United Lutheran Church 3481 Campus Loop Rd., Kennesaw (770) 427-0325 Sunday Services: 9 & 11:15 a.m. Pastor: Craig Storlie

Presbyterian Acworth Presbyterian Church 4561 Church Street, (770) 974-6552 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Pastor: Paul Bayeri Christ Community Church Meets at Kennesaw Comm. Ctr., (770) 529-2600 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Mike Glass Heritage Presbyterian Church 5323 Bells Ferry Road, (770) 926-3558 Sunday Services: 9 & 11:10 a.m. Pastor: Sid Gunter Kirkwood Presbyterian Church USA 618 Acworth Due West Road, (770) 427-3545 Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m. Int. Pastor: Rev. Cyndi Parr Mars Hill Presbyterian Church USA 3385 Mars Hill Road NW, (770) 974-4395 Sunday Services: 9 & 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Dr. Bryant C. Harris JA N U A R Y 2011

Roman Catholic

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church 680 West Memorial Drive, (770) 443-0566 Saturday Vigil: 4 & 6 p.m. (6 p.m. En Espanol) Sunday: 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. & 5 p.m. Reverend: Adrian Pleus

Synagogues Chabad Jewish Center of Acworth (678) 460-7702 Shabbat services: 1st Saturday of each month at 10 a.m., Last Friday of each month at 7 p.m. Rabbi: Zalman Charytan Congregation Ner Tamid (678) 264-8575 Friday night Shabbat Services on the Second and Fourth Friday of every month.

United Methodist Acworth United Methodist Church 4340 Collins Circle, (770) 974-3312 Sunday Services: 8:30, 9:30 & 11 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Pastor: Brian Butler County Line United Methodist Church 1183 County Line Road, NW, (770) 428-0511 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. Sunday School: 10 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Katie Strals Crossroads United Methodist Church Meets at Shelton Elementary, (404) 579-9753 Sunday Service: 10 a.m. Pastor: Ken Hagler Due West Methodist 3956 Due West Road, (770) 427-3835 Sunday Services: 8:30, 9:39 & 11 a.m. Sunday School: 9:39 & 11 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Tom Davis Kennesaw United Methodist Church 1808 Ben King Road, (770) 428-1543 Sunday Service: 8:30, 9:45 & 11 a.m. Sunday School: 9:45 & 11 a.m. 7 p.m. Service in Portuguese Pastor: Wallace Wheeles New Beginnings United Methodist Church 2925 Mack Dobbs Road, (770) 421-9980 Sunday Service: 10 a.m. Pastor: Scott Brown

Other Churches Acworth Christian Church 4476 Northside Drive, (770) 974-1358

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Atlanta Church of Christ 4461 Bretton Ct NW, (770) 529-1250 Bethel Assembly Of God 5946 Jacobs Rd Se (770) 974-1511 Branches of Christ Christian Fellowship 2355 Highway 92, (770) 917-4964 Pastor: Steve Pettit Calvary Chapel Northwest 50 Shallowford Road NE, (770) 926-5524 Pastor: Josh Blevins Christ the King Church of Greater Atlanta 6464 Highway 92, (770) 924-9161 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m.; Prayer Thursday: 7:30 p.m. Pastor: Jason Tomczak Christ’s Church at Cobb Meets at Durham Middle School (770) 421-1018 Sunday Service: 10 a.m. Lead Minister: Jeff Bennett Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 5095 Holt Road NW, (770) 975-1788 Dayspring Church 6835 Victory Drive (770) 516-5733 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Service: 7 p.m. Senior Pastor: Tony Crawford Eagle Pointe Church 5100 Old Stilesboro Road, (770) 421-1643 Sunday Services: 9:30 & 11 a.m. Pastor: Howard Koepka Faith Family Church 5744 Bells Ferry Road, (770) 926-4560 Sunday Service: 10 a.m. Wednesday Service: 7 p.m. Pastor: J. Tommy White, Jr. Freedom Church Meets at North Cobb High School (770) 529-6006 Sunday Service: 9:45 a.m. & 11:15 a.m. Pastor: J.R. Lee Joshua Gospel Tabernacle 4161 Southside Drive, Sunday Bible Study: 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship: 11 a.m. Wednesday Service: 7:30 p.m. Pastor: Tim Houston Journey Church of Acworth Meets at Russom Elementary School Sunday Service: 10 a.m. Pastor: Douglas Crumbly Kellogg Creek Church of Christ 3510 Kellogg Creek Road, (770) 974-2814 Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m. & 5 p.m.


Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday Service: 7:30p.m. New Covenant Full Gospel Inc 5653 Priest Road, Acworth, (770) 974-0685 NorthStar Church 3413 Blue Springs Road, (770) 420-9808 Sunday Services: 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Pastor: Mike Linch Northwest Christian Church 3737 Dallas-Acworth Hwy, (770) 425-2525 Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Sunday Services: 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Pastor: Ron Mobley Oakwood Community Church 2714 Valleyhill Drive (404) 931-9590 Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Dave Meadows Prayer & Praise Christian Fellowship Church 6409 Bells Ferry Road, (770) 928-2795 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Christian Living Class: 10 a.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting: 7:30 p.m. Pastor: Larry Baker River Church Of Acworth 3450 Acworth Due West Road NW, (770) 974-8180 Sunday Services: 10 a.m. Pastor: Dave McClanahan www. RiverStone Church 2005 Stilesboro Road (678) 384-5200 Sunday Services: 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. Pastor: Tom Tanner The Rock of Atlanta 146 Kelli Clark Ct. (770) 975-ROCK Sunday Service: 10 a.m. Unity Christ Church 2871 Cherokee St., Kennesaw, (770) 422-9552 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Rev. Terrence Padgett Victory North Church Meets at Pitner Elementary, (770) 794-7366 Sunday Service: 9:45 & 10:45 a.m. Pastor: Jeff Hidden Vintage 242 Church 3732 Cedarcrest Road, (678) 383-2299 Saturday Service: 6 p.m. Sunday Services: 9 & 11 a.m. Pastor: Steve Hambrick Woodstock Christian Church 7700 Highway 92, (770) 926-8238 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. &  6 p.m. Sunday School: 9 a.m. Sr. Minister: Mr. Lynn T. Eynon

Acworth Area Churches

St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church 1618 Ben King Road, NW, (770) 428-7139 Saturday Vigil: 4:30 & 6:30 p.m. Sunday Masses: 7 & 9 a.m., 12 & 1:30 p.m., 5 p.m. (Life Teen) Pastor: Rev. John M. Matejek

Acworth Church of God of Prophecy 3891 Nance Road NW, (770) 975-1124 Sunday Services: 10:50 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Service: 7:30 p.m. Pastor: C. Neal Wright


Emergency — 911 Chamber of Commerce:

Community Information Numbers

Cherokee Cobb Paulding


COUNTY GOVERNMENT: Board of Education: Cherokee Cobb Paulding Burn Permits: Cherokee Paulding Business Licenses: Cherokee Cobb Paulding Commissioners: Cherokee Cobb Paulding Courthouse: Cherokee Cobb Paulding Driver's Licenses: Cherokee Cobb Paulding Extension Office: Cherokee Cobb Paulding Fire Department: Cherokee Cobb Paulding Health Department: Cherokee Cobb Paulding Jury Phone: Cherokee Cobb License Plates/Auto Tags: Cherokee Cobb Paulding Senior Services: Cherokee Cobb Paulding Tax Assessor: Cherokee Cobb Paulding Taxes — Property: Cherokee Cobb Paulding Traffic Signals: Cherokee Cobb Voter Registration: Cherokee

(770) 345-0400 (770) 980-2000 (770) 445-6016

(770) 479-1871 (770) 426-3300 (770) 443-8000 (770) 720-3525 (770) 505-2876 (678) 493-6108 (770) 528-8410 (770) 443-7571 (678) 493-6000 (770) 528-3300 (770) 443-7550 (770) 479-1953 (770) 528-1300 (770) 443-7527 (770) 720-3693 (770) 528-3251 (404) 657-9300 (770) 470-0418 (770) 528-4070 (770) 443-7616 (678) 493-4000 (770) 528-8000 (770) 222-1160 (770) 928-0133 (770) 974-3330 (770) 443-7881 (770) 479-9011 (770) 528-1800 (678) 493-6000 (770) 528-4020 (770) 443-7585 (770) 345-5312 (770) 528-5364 (770) 345-5312 (678) 493-6120 (770) 528-3100 (770) 443-7606 (678) 493-6414 (770) 528-8600 (770) 443-7581 (678) 493-6077 (770) 528-8162 (770) 479-0407

AroundAbout Acworth — (770) 529-1516 Cobb Paulding Zoning: Cherokee Cobb Paulding CHILDREN & FAMILY: Boys & Girls Clubs: Cherokee Cobb Paulding Child Support Enforcement: Department of Family & Children Services: Cherokee Cobb Paulding

(770) 528-2300 (770) 443-7503 (770) 493-6101 (770) 528-2004 (770) 443-7601

(770) 720-7712 (770) 427-0418 (678) 363-8570 (404) 921-1490

(770) 720-3610 (770) 528-5000 (770) 443-7810

GEORGIA STATE PATROL (404) 624-7000 HERO (Highway Emergency) (404) 635-8000 HOSPITALS: Wellstar Cobb Wellstar Kennestone Wellstar Paulding

(770) 732-4000 (770) 793-5000 (770) 445-4411

HOTLINES: AIDS Information Alcohol Treatment Referrals Battered Women's Shelter Child Abuse & Neglect Crime Victim Helpline Domestic Violence Hotline Drug Abuse Helpline GA Mental Health Crisis Poison Control Rape Crisis Hotline Rite Call (Child Health Care) Suicide Hotline

(800) 342-2437 (800) 662-4357 (770) 427-3390 (770) 528-5015 (800) 338-6745 (800) 334-2836 (800) 338-6745 (770) 422-0202 (800) 222-1222 (770) 428-2666 (404) 250-KIDS (800) 784-2433

LIBRARIES: Cherokee Co. Libraries (770) 479-3090 Cobb Co. Libraries (770) 528-2320 Acworth Libraries (770) 917-5165 NON-EMERGENCY 911: Cherokee Cobb Paulding

(770) 479-3117 (770) 499-3911 (770) 443-7629

PARKS & RECREATION: Cherokee Cobb Paulding

(770) 924-7768 (770) 528-8800 (770) 445-8065

PETS — Animal Control: Cherokee Cobb Paulding

(678) 493-6200 (770) 499-4136 (770) 445-1511


Animal Shelter: Cherokee (770) 345-7270 Cobb (770) 590-5610 Paulding (770) 443-3565 Emergency Veterinary Clinic: Cherokee (770) 924-3720 Cobb (770) 424-9157 Humane Society: Cherokee (770) 928-5115 Cobb (770) 428-5616 Paulding (770) 445-1511 Lost Pet Hotline: Cherokee (770) 345-7270 Cobb (770) 428-LOST Paulding Meals "Fur" Pets: “Feeding the Pets of the Needy” (770) 712-4077 POST OFFICE: Acworth Kennesaw Oak Grove

(770) 966-8133 (770) 422-4103 (770) 592-2800

RECYCLING: Cherokee Cobb Paulding

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SHERIFF’S OFFICE: Cherokee Cobb Paulding UTILITIES: Cable (Comcast)

(770) 345-3300 (770) 499-4600 (770) 443-3010

404-COMCAST (266-2278)

Electric: Acworth Power Cobb EMC Georgia Power

(770) 917-8903 (770) 429-2100 (888) 660-5890

Gas: Atlanta Gaslight Co.

(770) 994-1946

Water: Cherokee Cobb Paulding

(770) 470-1813 (770) 423-1000 (770) 222-6868

CITY OF ACWORTH: City Hall (770) 974-3112 Acworth Housing Authority (770) 974-3012 Parks & Recreation (770) 917-1234 Police Information (770) 974-1232 Acworth City Jail (770) 974-0295 Downtown Development (770) 974-8813 Municipal Court (770) 974-0965 JA N U A R Y 2011

School County Websites

Bartow: Cherokee: Cobb: Paulding:

Public Schools

Allatoona Elementary School 4150 New Hope Church Road, Acworth 30101 (770) 606-5843 Principal: Jim Bishop Allatoona High School 3300 Dallas Acworth Highway, Acworth 30101 (770) 975-6503 Principal: Scott Bursmith Awtrey Middle School 3601 Nowlin Road, Kennesaw 30144 (770) 975-6615 Principal: Jeff Crawford Baker Elementary School 2361 Baker Road NW, Acworth 30101 (770) 975-6629 Principal: Dr. Phyllis Jones Barber Middle School 4222 Cantrell Road, Acworth 30101 (770) 975-6764 Principal: Lisa Williams Bullard Elementary School 3656 Old Stilesboro Road, Kennesaw 30152 (678) 594-8720 Principal: Sharon Hardin Chapman Intermediate School 6500 Putnam Ford Road, Woodstock 30189 (770) 926-6424 Principal: Dr. Pam Colvin Durham Middle School 2891 Mars Hill Road, Acworth  30101 (770) 975-6641 Principal: Georganne Young East Paulding High School 3320 E. Paulding Drive, Dallas 30157 (770) 445-5100 Principal: Scott Viness E.T. Booth Middle School 6550 Putnam Ford Road, Woodstock 30189 (770) 926-5707 Principal: Dawn Weinbaum Etowah High School 6565 Putnam Ford Road, Woodstock 30189 (770) 926-4411 Principal: Keith Ball Ford Elementary School 1345 Mars Hill Road, Acworth 30101 (678) 594-8092 Principal: Dr. Jami Frost Frey Elementary School 2865 Mars Hill Road, Acworth 30101 (770) 975-6655 Principal: Joyce Piket Harrison High School 4500 Due West Road, Kennesaw 30152 (678) 594-8104 Principal: Donnie Griggers

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Kennesaw Elementary School 3155 Jiles Road, Kennesaw 30144 (678) 594-8172 Principal: Wanda Floyd Kennesaw Mountain High School 1898 Kenn. Due West Road, Kennesaw 30152 (678) 594-8190 Principal: Dr. Kevin Daniel Kleven Boston Elementary School 105 Othello Drive, Woodstock 30189 (770) 924-6260 Principal: Les Conley Lewis Elementary School 4179 Jim Owens Road, Kennesaw 30152 (770) 975-6673 Principal: Kristi Kee Lost Mountain Middle School 700 Old Mountain Road, Kennesaw 30152 (678) 594-8224 Principal: Dr. Terry Poor McCall Primary School 4496 Dixie Avenue, Acworth 30101 (770) 975-6775 Principal: Thomas Farrell McClure Middle School (Cobb County) 3660 Old Stilesboro Road, Kennesaw 30152 (678) 331-8131 Principal: Susan Wing McClure Middle School (Paulding County) 315 Bob Grogan Drive, Dallas 30132 (770) 505-3700 Principal: Dr. Dick Hutnik North Cobb High School 3400 Highway 293, Kennesaw 30144 (770) 975-6685 Principal: Dr. Phillip Page North Paulding High School 300 N. Paulding Drive, Dallas 30132 (770) 443-9400 Principal: Dr. Russell Claxton

Vaughan Elementary School 5950 Nichols Road, Powder Springs 30127 (678) 594-8298 Principal: Dr. Barbara Swinney

Private Schools Brookstone Montessori School (770) 426-5245 1680 Brookstone Walk, Acworth 30101 Principal: Linda Grier Brookwood Christian School (678) 401-5855 4728 Wood Street, Acworth, GA 30101 Principal: Kim Wigington Cornerstone Prep (770) 529-7077 1720 Mars Hill Road, Suite #8, Acworth 30101 Administrator: Jeanne Borders First Baptist Christian School (770) 422-3254 2958 N. Main Street, Kennesaw 30144 Principal: Kim Dahnke Furtah Preparatory & Montessori School (678) 574-6488 5496 Highway 92, Acworth 30102 Headmaster: Fred Furtah Montessori Director: Denise Glass Harvest Baptist School (770) 974-9091 3460 Kellogg Creek Road, Acworth 30102 Principal: Jamie Smithey Hopewell Montessori School (770) 917-0507 450 Harmony Grove Church Road, Acworth 30101 Director of Education: Laura Morris Lyndon Academy (770) 926-0166 9914 Highway 92, Woodstock 30188 Headmaster: Linda Murdock Mount Paran Christian School (770) 578-0182 1275 Stanley Road, Kennesaw 30152 Headmaster: Dr. David Tilley

Oak Grove Elementary School 6118 Woodstock Road, Acworth 30102 (770) 974-6682 Principal: Jennifer Scrivner

North Cobb Christian School (770) 975-0252 4500 Lakeview Drive, Kennesaw 30144 Head of School: Todd Clingman

Palmer Middle School 690 N. Booth Road, Kennesaw 30144 (770) 591-5020 Principal: Cathy Wentworth

Omega Private Academy (770) 792-7431 5330 Brookstone Drive, Acworth 30101 Principal: Kathy Keeton

Pickets Mill Elementary School 6400 Old Stilesboro Road, Acworth 30101 (770-975-7172 Principal: Sheila Chesser

Shiloh Hills Christian School (770) 926-7729 260 Hawkins Store Road, Kennesaw 30144 Administrator: John D. Ward

Pitner Elementary School 4575 Wade Green Road, Acworth 30102 (678) 594-8320 Principal: Sherri Hill

St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School (770) 419-8601 1618 Ben King Road, Kennesaw 30144 Principal: Sr. Mary Jacinta, O.P.

Roland Russom Elementary School 44 Russom Elem. School Lane, Dallas 30132 (678) 574-3480 Principal: Gina King

The Walker School (770) 427-2689 700 Cobb Parkway North, Marietta 30062 Headmaster: Don Robertson

Shelton Elementary School 1531 Cedarcrest Road, Dallas 30132 (770) 443-4244 Principal: Penny Noel

St. Joseph Catholic School (770) 428-3328 81 Lacy Street, Marietta, GA 30060 Principal: Pat Allen


School Contact Information

Acworth Intermediate School 4220 Cantrell Road, Acworth 30101 (770) 975-6600 Principal: Kathleen Curran

Kennesaw Charter School 1370 Lockhart Drive, Kennesaw 30144 (678)-290-9628 Principal: Kay Frey


Acworth Area Clubs & Organizations

Business Organizations


Civic Organization

Acworth Business Association (770) 423-1330 Website:

Acworth Optimist Club Contact: Debbie Ward (770) 974-0670

Cherokee Chamber of Commerce (770) 345-0400 Website:

Acworth Masonic Lodge 4497 McLain Circle (770) 974-3577

Cobb Chamber of Commerce (770) 980-2000 Website:

Air Force Aviation Heritage Foundation (770) 529-9003 Ext. 401 Website:

KSU Small Business Development Center (770) 423-6450

Atlanta Area Council Boy Scouts of America (770) 989-8820

LeadsNet Business Referral Group

Girl Scout Council of North Georgia 4941 George Washington Avenue (770) 974-4278 (404) 819-8896 West Cobb Business Association (678) 776-6331 Charitable Organizations

AARC (All About Reaching Children) (678) 574-6023 Children Child Advocacy Council (770) 345-8100 Cherokee County Habitat for Humanity (770) 345-1879 Website: Cherokee County Humane Society (770) 928-5115 Website: Cobb County Habitat for Humanity (770) 432-7954 Website: Here Am I Ministries, Inc. (770) 529-4644 Contact: Rev. DeAnna Fountain Homeward Bound Pet Rescue (706) 698-HOME Humane Society of Cobb County (770) 428-9882 Website: Lung Cancer Alliance Georgia Contact: Edward J. Levitt (770) 590-7898 Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue & Adoption (770) 325-PETS

Girl Scout — Camp Pine Acres 3963 Bartow Carver Road NW (770) 974-6696 Junior League of Cobb — Marietta (770) 422-5266 Website: Kennesaw-Acworth Lions Club P.O. Box 748 Acworth, GA 30101

Recreation & Hobbies

Atlanta Yacht Club


Atlanta Water Ski Club (770) 425-3679

Cherokee Soccer Association 770-704-0187 Website: Children's PEACE Center (770) 917-8815 Cobb County Radio Control Modelers Club Website: Foothills Running Club John McCusker, (770) 924-9504 Friends and Neighbors Club (F.A.N. club) Judy, (770) 514-7819 Kennesaw Futbol Club Carrie Crawford, (404) 630-8805 MOMS Club of Acworth-West Website: MOMS Club of Acworth-East

Kiwanis Club of Kennworth Golden K Contact: Marjory Everett (770) 966-0100

Northwest YMCA (Brookstone Area) 1700 Dennis Kemp Lane, Kennesaw (770) 423-9622

Sigma Gamma RHO Sorority 3122 Aviary Court Contact: Jackie Ajudua, (770) 529-5654

West Cobb Lacrosse Club (770) 641-2222

VFW Post 5408 (Acworth & Kennesaw Post) 4764 N. Cobb Parkway (770) 974-0958 Website: /

West Cobb Mothers and More (770) 314-1211 Support Organizations

Political Organizations

Cherokee County Democratic Party (770) 345-3489 Cherokee County Republican Party (770) 592-0575 Cobb County Democracy For America Website: Cobb County Democratic Party (770) 420-7133

Celebrate Life International Cherokee Focus (770) 345-5483 Grandparents Support Group (678) 699-3400 Jewish Havurah Contact: Marcia, (770) 345-8687

Cobb County Libertarian Party (770) 425-2856

Newcomers of Cobb County (678) 402-6152 Website:

Paws for Disabilities Web site:

Cobb County Republican Party (770) 421-1833

Sisters of Support (Breast Cancer Support) Contact: Sandy, (770) 926-3488

Southern Hope Humane Society (770) 445-7294 Website:

Cobb County Republican Women’s Club (770) 785-2522

Widows / Widowers Grief Support Recovery (770) 590-0334 Website:

Papa's Pantry (770) 591-4730 6151 Commerce Parkway, Woodstock Website:


JA N U A R Y 2011

United States Government:

Paulding County Board of Commissioners

President Barack Obama (D) 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, D.C. 20500 Website: e-mail:

Senator Saxby Chambliss (R) (202) 224-3521 416 Russell Senate Office Building fax: (202) 224-0103 Washington, D.C. 20510 Website: e-mail: use contact form on website

Senator Johnny Isakson (R) (202) 224-3643 1 Overton Park, Suite 970 GA: (770) 661-0999 3625 Cumberland Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30339 fax: (770) 661-0768 Website:

Rep. Phil Gingrey, M.D. (R), District 11 (202) 225-2931 219 Roswell St., Marietta, GA 30060 GA: (770) 429-1776 Website: fax: (770) 795-9551

Cobb County School System

(770) 426-3300

Superintendent, Fred Sanderson

(770) 426-3453

Rep. Tom Price (R), District 6 (202) 225-4501 P.O. Box 425, Roswell, GA 30077 GA: (770) 565-4990 Website: fax: (770) 565-7570 e-mail:

Board of Education: Lynnda Crowder-Eagle (R), Post 1 e-mail:

Rep. John Linder (R), District 7 (202) 225-4272 90 North Street, Suite 360, Canton, GA 30114 GA: (770) 479-1888 Website: fax: (770) 479-2999

Dr. John Abraham (R), Post 4 e-mail:

(202) 456-1414 fax: (202) 456-2461

240 Constitution Blvd. (770) 443-7550 Dallas, GA 30132 fax: (770) 443-7537 Website:

Commissioners: Wayne Kirby , Post 4

Cherokee County School System

Superintendent, Dr. Frank Petruzielo

(770) 479-1871

Board of Education: Janet Read (R), Post 4 e-mail:

(770) 516-1444

Rick Steiner (R), Post 5, e-mail:

(770) 443-8000

Board of Education: Kim Curl, District 6

(770) 445-2600

Senator Chip Rogers (R), District 21 (770) 516-0543 e-mail: fax: (404) 463-1385

Senator John Wiles (R), District 37 e-mail:

(404) 657-0406

Rep. Charlice Byrd (R), District 20 e-mail:

(404) 557-5069

Cobb County Sheriff's Office

Rep. Ed Setzler (R), District 35 e-mail:

(404) 656-0126

Commissioners: Buzz Ahrens (R), Chairperson e-mail:

Jason Nelms, (R) Post 4 e-mail:

(678) 493-6000

(678) 493-6001

Cherokee County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Roger Garrison (R) 90 North Street, Suite 330 Canton, GA 30114 Website:

Sheriff Neill Warren (R) 185 Roswell Street Marietta, GA 30060 Website:

(770) 720-6393

(770) 499-4609

Paulding County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff Gary Gulledge (R) 247 Industrial Way North Dallas, GA 30132 Website:

(770) 443-3010

City of Acworth Mayor Tommy Allegood

(770) 974-3112

City of Acworth Board of Aldermen:

(770) 974-3112

Butch Price, Post 1 e-mail:

(770) 974-4321

Gene Pugliese, Post 2 e-mail:

(678) 575-0596

(770) 528-3300

Bob Weatherford, Post 3 e-mail:

(770) 974-3533

(678) 493-6000

Cobb County Board of Commissioners

100 Cherokee Street (770) 528-3300 Marietta, GA 30090 fax: (770) 720-6361 Website:

Commissioners: Tim Lee (R), Chairman e-mail:

Helen Goreham (R), District 1 e-mail:

(770) 528-3313

Tim Richardson, Post 4 e-mail:

(770) 974-5259

Thea Powell, District 3 e-mail:

(770) 528-3317

Tim Houston, Post 5 e-mail:

(770) 917-1883

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A ppointed O fficials

Superintendent, Cliff Cole

1130 Bluffs Parkway Canton, GA 30114 Website:


Governor Sonny Perdue (R) (404) 652-7003 State Capitol, Room 111 fax: (404) 652-7123 Atlanta, GA 30334

(770) 704-4398, x4370

Paulding County School System

Cherokee County Board of Commissioners

(770) 443-7550, x4009

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KEEP YOUR CHILDREN AND YOURSELF SAFE 24/SEVEN! Wiz Kid Safety Products is dedicated in promoting personal safety. We offer self defense products such as Pepper Spray, Stun Guns, TASERS®, Mace® and Personal Alarms. We also carry hidden cameras (nanny cams), Spy and Surveillance systems. Please email for a detailed catalog that can be sent to you in a PDF format. While on-line computer exploration opens a world of possibilities for children, expanding their horizons and exposing them to different cultures and ways of life, they can be exposed to dangers as they hit the road exploring the information highway. Advances in computer and communication technology allow your children to connect with complete strangers in a countless number of ways. The IntelliSpy COMPUTER ACTIVITY TRACKING SOFTWARE gives you the ability to track what your child does everytime they get on the computer. You have a right to know and to protect your child.


  Screenshots: see snapshots of the screen taken at 1 minute intervals  Block web sites: limit access to web sites that you feel are inappropriate for your child  Completely Stealth: if someone unknowingly closes the program or shuts down the

Key Logging: see everything typed onto the keyboard...this includes emails, instant messages, social networking activity

computer, the program will restart. INTELLISPY Suggested Retail $69.95. Discounted to $59.95. Expires 6/30/11

Wiz Kid Safety Products 1007 Regency Drive, Acworth GA 30102 770-633-4161, Fax: 770-529-1588 Email: SUBTOTAL

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Methods of Payment: (Make checks or money orders payable to Wiz Kid Safety Products. Allow 10 days for personal checks to clear.) Mail order form or fax to 561-277-9861. Check one: Money Order Check MasterCard Visa American Express Discover. If you are paying by credit card, we will need your credit card billing address. It is the responsiblity of the buyer and not WIZ KID SAFETY PRODUCTS to ascertain and obey all application laws in regard to the possession and use of our products. Absolutely no sales to minors. By placing an order, the buyer represents that all products purchased will be used in a lawful manner and that he/she is of legal age.


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Find It... Fix It... and Leave It Alone... Mon, Wed, Fri 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. Tues, Thurs 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Dr. Larry McCartney

(770) 529-0566 4500 S. Main Street, Suite 104 Acworth, GA 30101

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