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Advertising Rick Caffey


City of Acworth 2010 All-America City Winner


1007 Regency Drive Acworth, GA 30102 (770) 529-1516 Fax: (770) 529-1588


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 is a licensed Insurance Agent and holds a LUTCF designation.



AroundAbout Acworth, a publication of Around Acworth, Inc., is a monthly community magazine and a franchisee of AroundAbout Community Magazine, Inc. AroundAbout Acworth’s mission is to build a sense of community and pride in the Acworth area by providing its residents with positive stories and timely information. It is distributed free by mail. For readers outside our mailing area, subscriptions are available for $24 per year. Please send a check or money order to the address below. AroundAbout Acworth welcomes your comments, stories and advertisements. The deadline for each issue is the 10th of the preceding month. The viewpoints of the advertisers, columnists and submissions are not necessarily those of the Editor/Publisher and the Publisher makes no claims as to the validity of any charitable organizations mentioned. AroundAbout Acworth is not responsible for errors or omissions. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without written permission from the Publisher. All rights reserved.



2010 VETERANS DAY CEREMONY Join the City of Acworth on Thursday, November 11, at 2 p.m. at Patriots Point (Cauble Park-Lake Acworth), home of the Veterans Memorial to honor our Nations veterans. The City of Acworth would like to say thank you to those who have faithfully served their country as well as those who are now serving. Acworth is honored to have these brave men and women living in our community and what better way to honor them than to host a Veterans Day Ceremony. The service flags of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard surround the American Flag at the memorial. The concrete dome structure is surrounded by a paver walkway with engraved pavers. You can still honor a veteran by purchasing pavers. For more information about the ceremony or to purchase a paver, visit or call (770) 917-1234.


30-YEAR CLASS REUNION The Pebblebrook High School Class of 1980 will hold its 30-year class reunion on Saturday, November 6, 2010. Reunion details are available on the class website at www. If you know anyone who graduated from Pebblebrook in 1980, please pass along this information. For more information, e-mail

CITYWIDE RECYCLING DAY The City of Acworth Parks and Rec. Dept. invite the community to participate in their Computer, Electronics and Metal Recycling Day at the library parking lot in downtown Acworth. It will take place on Saturday, November 6, from 8 a.m. — 5 p.m. Most materials made primarily of metal will be accepted, even something as large as a washing machine will be recycled. All recycling is FREE, except for a $10 fee for computer monitors and a $20 fee for televisions. For more information or a complete list of items accepted, visit

JUNIOR TENNIS EVENT! Bentwater tennis will sponsor a Junior Tennis event where all proceeds will benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research on Friday, November 12, from 6 — 9 p.m. It will take place at the subdivision’s main tennis courts located at 3730 Cedarcrest Road. Please join in for tennis, food, raffles, prizes, jumpies and lots of fun for everyone. This event is for all levels of play. For more information or to sign up, email or


Cobb EMC Women’s Task Force members stand in front of a quilt they created to raffle off and raise funds for local student scholarships for the Washington Youth Tour. Pictured L — R: Donna Kimball, Lynn Askew, Sandra Wehunt, Cathy Lane and Carol Bowen.

ACWORTH BUSINESS ASSOCIATION NEWS The Acworth Business Association invites the community to attend the November luncheon on Thursday, November 18, at North Star Church beginning at 11:15 a.m. The Alive After 5 will be held at the Stars and Strikes in Dallas, on Thursday, November 11, from 5:30 — 7:30 p.m. This is a great opportunity for FREE networking. For more information or to join the ABA, call (770) 423-1330 or please visit

2ND ANNUAL HOLIDAY PAGEANT On November 7, at 2 p.m. at Kennesaw Mountain High School the North Cobb Civitan’s Club will host the 2nd Annual Holiday Pageant. This pageant is for girls with and without disabilities. The cost to enter the pageant is $75. Each participant will receive a participation trophy. For more information or to register, call Kathryn Coffee at (770) 977-3037 or Lucia Godshalk at (770) 597-7674.



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KENNESAW OFFERS VETS FREE LUNCH ON VETERANS DAY ACWORTH YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE Basketball season is just around the corner! Come join the Acworth Youth Basketball League for tons of basketball fun and activities. Registration is now underway. The league is open to all children between the ages of 5 — 14. For more information on fees, age divisions or to register, visit or call (770) 917-1234.

“ACE OUT CANCER” FUNDRAISER AND TENNIS MIXER Please join in for a fun night of tennis and fundraising for the American Cancer Society in Honor of Heather Affleck Wild, Donna Regelsky and all others affected by this disease on Saturday, November 13, from 6 — 10 p.m. The 1st Annual Ace Out Cancer Event will be held at the Legacy Park Community Tennis Center in Kennesaw. The event will include great tennis, a silent auction, raffles for a Head racket and a Babolat racket, food and beverages provided by Fuscos via Roma, Henry’s Louisiana Grill and Mojave Southwestern Grill. The entry fee is a $25 donation per player or a $15 donation for non-players for a great cause. Childcare will be available for $10 per child. All levels of tennis are welcome. To request a registration form, please email or call (678) 350-4114.

TURKEY CHASE 5K FUN RUN & 2K WALK The City of Acworth Parks and Rec. Dept. will host the 2nd Annual Turkey Chase 5K Fun Run & 2K Walk on Saturday, November 20. This is an exhilarating 5K run through Historic Downtown Acworth and along the shores of beautiful Lake Acworth. Walk, jog, or run — participants of all ages and abilities are welcome. Registration for age 13 and over is $10 before 5 p.m. on November 15 or $20 on the day of the race. Registration for kids age 6 — 12 is $5 before 5 p.m. on November 15 or $10 on the day of the race. Kids 5 & under are FREE. All participants must bring a non-perishable food item on race day to receive their race number and Acworth Turkey Chase t-shirt. The 5K Fun Run will begin at 9 a.m. and the 2K walk at 9:15 a.m. on Main Street in downtown Acworth. There will be a “Little Pilgrim” Trot for children up to age 5 beginning at 10 a.m. on Main Street. All non-perishable food items and a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Tackle Hunger Program. For more information and to register, visit


The City of Kennesaw will honor the service of military members past and present with a FREE lunch on Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11, from 12 — 1:30 p.m. at the Ben Robertson Community Center, 2753 Watts Drive. American Legion North Cobb Post 304 is partnering with Kennesaw city officials to host the luncheon. Food is being provided by Bullfrogz on 3655 Cherokee Street in Kennesaw and the Chick-fil-A restaurant on 3295 Cobb Parkway in Acworth. All military service members are invited to attend and no identification will be required.

SANTA’S ARRIVAL It’s that special time again! Santa will be stopping at the Depot in downtown Acworth on Friday, December 3, from 6:30 — 9 p.m. There will be a host of performances to help Santa kickoff the holiday season. Bring the entire family to hear Mayor Tommy Allegood read The Night Before Christmas and watch the lighting of the Tree on Main Street. Enjoy pictures with Mr. & Mrs. Claus, eating candy canes with all his elves and filling the streets with the holiday spirit. Arrive at the Depot at 5:15 p.m. to schedule your picture time; pictures begin at 6:45 p.m. Time slots for pictures are limited so arrive early. For more information, visit www. or call Parks and Rec at (770) 917-1234.

CHIROPRACTOR HOLDING ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE Discover Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is hosting a food drive through November 20, accepting donations of non-perishable food items and canned goods at the Woodstock and Kennesaw offices. “Last year, with the help of the community, we were able to fill two landscape trailers with food. This year, we want to fill three.” said Dr. Craig Gruber. A Souper Food Drive Day will be held November 10, when existing patients will receive chiropractic care at no charge in exchange for 20 or more canned goods or a $25 grocery gift card. New patients will receive their entire first visit with no out-of-pocket expense for the same donation. Soup and crackers will be available for patients while they wait. For more information, call (770) 423-9010 or (770) 516-9900.



internship with NASA at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL and has worked as a Counselor at Space Camp/ Aviation Challenge, also in Huntsville. Danielle is the daughter of Janet and Daniel Hansen.



The Acworth Parks and Rec. Dept. Acworth Achievers Mentoring and After School Program accept new participants year round. The program provides participants educational assistance through tutoring, free internet access for school assignments, engaging recreational activities, adult guidance and encouragement through mentorship. The program meets every Monday and Thursday from 4 — 6 p.m. at the Robert School Community and Education Center located at 4681 School Street in Acworth. The goal of Acworth Achievers is to aid the participants in developing positive and more advantageous habits for their future.

Sweating bullets, aching muscles and more…exercise is not supposed to be fun, so why is one of West Cobb fitness expert’s boot camp still so popular after two years in West Cobb? Jason Goggans, owner of BodyBack! Boot Camps, claims that “Fitness Boot Camps are revolutionizing the health and fitness industry, exercise no longer means repetitive lifts of dumbbells or running miles on a treadmill without actually going anywhere. With 30 or more women, working out together, fitness is now fun!” To get in touch with Jason, visit or attend one of his camps at Due West UMC.



The Acworth Parks and Recreation Department needs your help! You can get involved by volunteering for the following: Mentor – Help the community’s youth grow and develop by making a connection with a young adult. Mentors asked to interact with their mentee a minimum of 4 hours per month. General – Take a couple hours on Monday or Thursday afternoon to engage in recreational activities with youth. From helping with homework to playing basketball, there is always something to do! Tutor – Spend 30–45 minutes on a Monday or Thursday helping a student better understand their toughest subject. For more information, visit or call (770) 917-1234.

ACWORTH GIRL WINS AEROSPACE ENGINEERING DESIGN CONTEST Danielle Hansen, Harrison High graduate and now in her final year at Georgia Tech, was part of the winning undergraduate aerospace engineering design team recognized by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Danielle and her team, called SWEPT, submitted a design for a Space Weather Monitoring Satellite. The acronym for the team stands for Space Weather Experimental Platform. Danielle has enjoyed a summer


The Award of Merit recognizes an individual for an act of courage, demonstrating genuine care and concern for the citizens of the community and going above and beyond the call of duty, often resulting in a life being saved. Officer Brian Collins of the Acworth Police Department was one of only eleven officers that received this award. Congratulations!

KENNESAW HOSTS ELECTRONICS RECYCLING DAY The City of Kennesaw Environmental Committee will host a community Electronics Recycling Day on Saturday, November 13, from 9 a.m. — 3 p.m. in the Adams Park parking lot (located across from the Community Center near the intersection of Cobb Parkway and Watts Drive). The service is FREE and is open to all. “Recycling benefits us all by keeping old electronic equipment out of the landfills,” said Judy Hobbs, event coordinator. “Everything we collect will go to the crusher and be completely demolished, including computer hard drives. So there is no danger of anyone recovering data left in a recycled computer.” Items that will be accepted include computer equipment, small appliances, telephones, cameras, VCRs, typewriters and fax machines. Not accepted are TVs, major appliances (refrigerators, washers, dryers, ovens, and vacuum cleaners), tires, household trash, and non-electric equipment. For more information, please call (770) 424-8274.



Community Center on Watts Drive in Kennesaw. There will be exhibition games, concessions, raffles, vendors, inflatables, face painting, a climbing wall for the children and a DJ playing music for everyone. Come have a KICK with Kennesaw FC and find out what you’re missing. This event is open to everyone and helps to raise funds for scholarship players and equipment.

HHS MARCHING BAND – GRAND CHAMPS! Congratulations to the Harrison High School Marching Band for winning back-to-back Grand Championships at the Western Carolina University Tournament of Champions. In the ten year history of the tournament, no organization ever won two years in a row. Harrison’s band program “VestiLa Guibba” with music from Leoncavallo, Hindemith, Shostacovich and Sousa won not only the tournament’s AAA Division Percussion Award and the AAA Division Grand Championship award, but the Overall Grand Championship Chancellor’s Award as well.

BRUMFIELD RECEIVES PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARD Congratulations to Dalton Brumfield for being awarded The Player of the Week from The Cobb County Touchdown Club for his performance in a recent game against Ridgeland High School. Dalton plays for Allatoona High School and is a 6’4”, 250 lb senior. Allatoona defeated Ridgeland 21-17 and will have a rematch for the Region championship on November 5, in Rossville, GA. Way to go!!!

The band will travel to Indianapolis this month to compete at the Bands of America’s Regional Competition. The band is also proud to be invited to march in the December 2011 Waikiki parade, commemorating the 70th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor. They look forward to representing Cobb County, the state of Georgia and the many local veterans at this momentous occasion. Congratulations!

HARRISON BAND FUNDRAISER Need an elegant holiday gift — Premium quality fruit gift baskets are on sale through November 12, with pick up at the school on December 11. Delivery will be available. To view product details, please visit and click on News/Events; Fundraisers. All proceeds help support the award winning Harrison High School Bands.

CELEARTHBRATION On Saturday, November 13, from 10 a.m. — 6 p.m., CelEARTHbration-a FREE Eco Family Event will take place at the Clarence Brown Conference Center in Cartersville. It is located at 5450 GA Route 20. There will be performances including Remote Kontrol with Bryan Gaynor from So You Think You Can Dance (and a local from KSU). There will be tons of holiday shopping, cuisine, Farmer’s Market, Eco exhibits, workshops, music performances, crafts, apple eating contest and pie recipe contest, door prizes, a Silent Auction, a Kid’s Zone and much more! For more information, find CelEARTHbration on Facebook or call (770) 547-9904.

KENNESAW FC FALL FESTIVAL Kennesaw FC will hold their Fall Festival on Friday, November 5, from 5 — 9 p.m., at Adams Park Soccer Field, across from the


Christmas Toy Drive For the Children of 190th MP CO 277th MAINT. CO We are collecting Christmas Toys for children ages 0—12 for the Children of the Deployed Soldiers 190th MP CO and the 277th Maintenance CO. from now until November 30, 2010

Suggestions Barbie Dolls Baby Dolls Board Games Hot Wheels Tonka Trucks Monster Trucks Lego’s Footballs Soccer Balls Coloring Books Nerf Balls Playskool Action Figures You May Also Make a Donation by going into any United Community Bank Location Acct. # 2060152515 Please Make Checks Payable to Soldiers Not Forgotten All Monies Collected will be used for this Purpose

Sponsored by; Soldiers Not Forgotten For More Information Please Contact Francine Thompson 770-899-2495 Or




Dear Friends, Family and Community,

Pictured L — R: Sue Alexander, Volunteer with the Cobb County Humane Society; Cynthia Regalla, Owner of Create A Memory Studio & Photo Lab; Dr. Toby Carmichael of Lake City Animal Hospital and Acworth Animal Hospital; and Steve Imler, Active Board Member of the Cobb County Humane Society.

With over 30 Dog Show contestants at the Taste of Acworth, $1,350 was raised and donated to the Cobb County Humane Society with Dr. Toby Carmichael from Lake City Animal Hospital and Acworth Animal Hospital as the High Paw Sponsor. A special thank you goes out to everyone who participated and helped support this cause, to Cynthia Regalla who organized the Dog Show event, Jerry Johnson for producing the Taste of Acworth 2010 video and to the Acworth Business Association. Thank you to the following local business who made a monetary donation: Buffalo's Southwest Café, Candle's by Judy, Celsius Salon, Create A Memory, Pet Cuts, Curves of Acworth, Abbondanza, Atlanta Home Sales, AroundAbout Acworth, Mojave Southwestern Grill, The Good Dog Company of Atlanta, La Cocina, A Wellness Center, Lake City and Acworth Animal Hospital.

2010 CHRISTMAS AT NORTHSTAR CHURCH ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW The Christmas at NorthStar Church Arts & Craft Show will be buzzing with activity on Friday and Saturday, December 3 — 4. The show will feature over 100 unique handmade arts and crafts booths. A sample of products to be sold is jewelry, pottery, paintings, ornaments, apparel, unique one of a kind gift items and much more. A perfect time to enjoy good family fun and finish up your Christmas shopping! There will be delicious festival food to warm your insides, entertainment provided by local school choruses and dance groups, FREE photos with Santa, hay rides and a huge children's play area with interactive crafts for the kids.

As you may already know, our dear friend Scott Cole (independent franchise owner of Johnny’s Pizza) was diagnosed with ALS this past December. If you know Scott, then you know that he is the type of person who is always lending a hand when someone is in need. A person you can count on and who gives of himself unconditionally. If you are like me, when you heard about Scott’s diagnosis, you immediately began to think about what you could do to help Scott and his family. You may not be surprised to hear that some of Scott’s first thoughts after his diagnosis were about how he could impact treatment and research for those who will follow in this fight. To that end, we offer this avenue to help Scott do what has always come so naturally to him. Help others. We are walking on November 6, 2010 in the Walk to Defeat ALS to do our part in the fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease. We want you to join us and need people like you on our team. Your participation in the Walk will make a difference in the lives of those affected by ALS. The money we raise will help the Association lead global research, assist people with ALS, fund multidisciplinary certified clinical care centers and foster government partnerships. Each dollar we contribute will make a difference! The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure. We need your support, so please do anything you can; join our team and make a difference in any or all of the following ways: 1. Walk with us on November 6th to support Scott and his efforts. 2. Solicit people and businesses to sponsor your walk. 3. Make a donation (even after the walk). We can’t do it without YOU! To register, donate or to learn more please visit We also ask for your continued support and prayers for Scott, his wife and children (Stacie, Sinclaire and Samantha) and all those who are battling ALS. Please feel free to contact us, with any questions or suggestions you might have. Thank you so much and we look forward to seeing you at the Walk! Sincerely,

Hours will be Friday, December 3, 4 – 10 p.m. and Saturday, December 4; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. FREE Admission and FREE Parking. NorthStar Church is located at 3413 Blue Springs Road; Kennesaw, GA 30144. For more information, call (770) 423-1330 or 12

Team Scotty Cole Captains, Jeff and Michelle Keeney 678-388-7590 Thad and Julie Newkirk 770-605-2054



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 appreciation for the warm welcome the community has shown me by announcing Community Appreciation 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. • 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 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…. 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). 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…. 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. NECK AND SHOULDER PAIN When I first came to see my doctor I was having problems in a few different areas. Before I started chiropractic care I could not sit at my computer for as long as was needed for work. Now I am able to work for hours without pain. My posture has improved, my sinuses have improved and I can finally get a good night sleep! I was amazed with the results. The office is a pleasant atmosphere and I travel over an hour for my appointment and it is well worth the drive! Cheryl Gipson HEADACHES AND DIGESTIVE ISSUES I came into the clinic after meeting the doctor at an educational event she came to at the learning center. I was suffering with digestive issues and severe headaches. Since I have been getting adjustments I can do more things and go more places without having to worry about my stomach issues. I have more energy and have less pain which makes my family very happy! Getting chiropractic adjustments has changed my life and the way that I listen to my body. Cindy Vochatzer-Murrillo LOW BACK PAIN, HIP PAIN AND REFLUX Chiropractic care has helped me with many different issues. For a very long time I suffered with hip pain and low back pain from an injury from the service. Since receiving care from the doctor I can stand and sit for long periods of time. I USED to suffer from reflux everyday! My symptoms have gotten a lot better and I am even off of the daily medications I used to take for it. I have learned the importance of a healthy lifestyle and I am able to participate in more activites! Mike Creech 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

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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 Nov. 1-15th. 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 Nov. 1-15th. 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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Halloween Carnival 2010 On October 23, The City of Acworth Parks and Recreation Department held the 2010 Halloween Carnival at Logan Farm Park. There were inflatables provided by Fun Fare, as well as lots of games, including bowling and Pin the Stem on the Pumpkin, among others. In addition to the games and inflatables, kids got to enjoy costume contests for all ages and lots of yummy food. Thanks to everyone who participated and made it a huge success. Adelyn Singley, Orlando Orochena and his grandson Kaiden Tirado, Fallon Garnett & Gabriel Beneda

Greg & Melanie Klein and their children, Abbie & Carson 1st Place winner, Jesse Cornwell & 2nd Place winner, Ryan Lim for the 4 & 5 year old boys costume contest

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The Path to the “Yellow Brick Road” 10-week training at the FBI Academy Captain Tony Bailey, of the Acworth Police Department, recently completed an intensive, 10-week training session at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy in Quantico, VA. The Academy is located on the U.S. Marine Corps base at Quantico, where the FBI also trains its agents and analysts and maintains its hostage rescue team training center and FBI crime lab. This FBI training is made available to state and local law enforcement officers, but admission to the academy is a highly competitive process, with less than 1 percent of law enforcement officers being selected to take part. This training helps law enforcement officers to become better leaders and to be better equipped in handling situations within their own police department. Captain Bailey began his training in early July, along with 271 other students from 49 states and 27 foreign countries. Not only did he receive training in the latest law enforcement practices and skills, but he gained friendships from around the world. Students at the National Academy are able to select from a variety of courses offered. Captain Bailey selected legal issues, labor laws, investigative interviewing techniques and Graduation Day understanding statement analysis. Although classroom work consumed much of the students' time, physical training was also a component of the training.

Even though everyone is required to take physical training, Captain Bailey went the extra mile and volunteered to participate in the “Yellow Brick Road” challenge. Participants are given a progressively more difficult challenge each week. The final challenge to earn a yellow brick is a grueling 6.1 mile run and obstacle course that also challenges young Marine recruits. Proudly, his “yellow brick” is now displayed in his office along with his “blue brick,” an honor bestowed on academy members who swam a 34 mile challenge. Congratulations!!! Captain Tony Bailey serves as the commanding officer for the Administrative Services Division, which encompasses the Office of Training and Personnel, the Office of Community Affairs, Records, Information Technology and the Acworth Detention Center.

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inter is almost here and furnaces all over metro Atlanta will be cranking up for the first time since last year’s seemingly never-ending winter. It’s also the time when your heating and ventilation system needs to be serviced and inspected to ensure safe operation. If your furnace is over 8 years old of builder-grade quality, it’s also a great time to replace your unsafe, old or inefficient heating system to take advantage of up to $1500 in federal tax credit dollars before the credits expire on December 31st. There are many companies from which to choose when you need such services, so why should you call Reliable Heating & Air? Because you can trust them to do the job right at a fair price! Dan Jape, owner of Reliable Heating & Air, has provided a quality service experience for thousands of metro Atlanta homes and businesses since 1978. His commitment to customer satisfaction has been an integral part of Reliable’s business philosophy from the beginning. “Our desire is to provide the best products and services at a fair and reasonable



price,” explains Dan. “I always treat my customers like I would want to be treated — with fairness and respect.” To achieve this high level of service, Dan has established the correct combination of skilled company staffing, the best and newest tools for Reliable’s technicians, quality customer service and the best available products. Dan’s son, Daniel, is working full-time learning Reliable’s day-to-day operations. Daniel looks forward to taking the company into the second generation of operation. Reliable’s employees are some of the best technicians and installers in the industry. Every technician is factory trained and certified and holds an EPA card to be sure the newer refrigerant is handled properly. Reliable Heating & Air is a leader in this product, having installed thousands of these units since they came out in the late 90s. The rest of Reliable Heating & Air’s formula for success comes from using top-quality products from manufacturers, such as Trane. Trane builds the most durable HVAC products in the market place and stands behind them like no one else in the industry. Trane gives a 10-year parts warranty on all components and Reliable matches that with a 10-year labor warranty. “This is the longest warranty I have ever seen included for free in my 32 years in business,” Dan says. When a customer buys a new heating and cooling system from Reliable, they are given a complimentary one-year planned maintenance contract. If kept in effect every year after that first year, a lifetime warranty will be provided. Let us keep your system running at peak efficiency and capacity, and if we can’t repair it, we will replace it with like kind,” Dan says. Reliable Heating & Air makes it easier to deal with the unexpected— you can depend on Reliable for repair or replacement services. “We work on existing homes and retrofit or replace existing equipment. We first visit the home to do a complete system and duct evaluation,” shares Dan. “We take exact measurements, evaluate the equipment and supply needs, and offer the client


a complete, computer-generated proposal on the spot. Then we sit down with the customer and educate them on what is available in the marketplace and what the differences are between the different grades of systems. After the customer accepts the proposal, we can start usually within a few days,” Dan says. With the advent of the tax stimulus package passed into law in 2009, Reliable can select the proper system for you that will earn a $1500 tax credit to help pay for a new comfort system. “This is a great time to replace your old inefficient system with all the energy incentives available today,” Dan adds. With the federal tax credit, one can reduce the cost of a super high efficiency system almost to the price of a base system, so that you can begin to realize the saving on your utilities immediately. Along with replacement of existing systems, Reliable Heating & Air offers repair and planned maintenance services for existing systems to keep your equipment running at peak efficiency all year round. Reliable’s factory-trained service department can quickly diagnose and repair all makes and models of equipment. Technicians carry a wide variety of standard parts on their trucks and are usually able to make the repair on the spot. If they don’t have the part on the truck, Reliable Heating & Air has fast access to parts from a variety of HVAC manufacturers and can quickly and efficiently get you back up and running for a reasonable price. Reliable’s knowledgeable customer service department utilizes the latest cutting-edge software for routing and dispatching, enabling the service technicians to respond to calls quickly and efficiently. Sometimes, the repair is costly or not in the best interest of the customer and when replacement is the best option, Reliable can have a sales


representative visit your home to go over all the options for replacement and also offer suggestions as to how to save energy and enhance your indoor comfort. You don’t have to wait until it breaks to call Reliable. Dan, Daniel, or one of their experienced sales professionals will come to your home, free of charge, to advise you on how to be more comfortable while saving money on your utility bills. You can always count on unbiased, straightforward advice from Reliable. “We have earned many customers just from giving honest second opinions. Often, people will be talked into upgrades that they don’t need and that don’t offer them any real value,” Dan continues “There is not a “one size fits all” approach to heating & air conditioning systems.” Reliable proposes the correct capacity, efficiency and type of equipment for every individual customer, not what brings the most sales commission. Reliable is one of a few elite companies in Atlanta to be awarded the Trane comfort specialist status. A comfort specialist is a dealer of the highest standing in every aspect, from installation and service to customer satisfaction and employee training. Reliable was voted the Best of the Best by the readers of Around Town magazines in Woodstock and North Fulton for the last five years and has won Consumer Choice Awards for 20022006. Dan Jape served as president of the North Metro chapter of Conditioned Air Contractors of Georgia for three years and was on the Lennox Southeast Region dealer advisory council. He worked for three years on the Carrier partners in development factory advisory team, helping design the popular new mid-efficiency Carrier furnace. With more than 32 years of experience, Dan Jape and Reliable Heating & Air is the right team to trust for your heating and cooling questions. If you are looking for quality, commitment to customer service, and competitive pricing, Reliable will go above and beyond your expectations. For more information or to receive a free in-home, on-the-spot estimate, call Dan at 770-594-9969 or visit





Joseph Pracko

Na’Diyah Edwards

Chloe Sheppard

Trevor Williams


Celebrated 70 years on October 21

Age 8 on October 1 Happy Birthday Sweetie! We love you! Love, Mommy, Daddy, Ma’eem, Na’Dre, Na’Shi & Aunt Shayla

Age 3 on October 20 We love you so very much, Mommy, Daddy & Baby Bryce

Age 12 on October 11 Happy Birthday! You make us so proud! Love, Mom, Dad, Trent, Gigi & Papa

Happy 7th Birthday Sweet Sara! Love Mommy, Daddy, Chrissy & Lily

Carlos Alberto Fernandez

Libby Reach

Gray Reach


Daniel Fritsche Hohler

Age 1 on November 3 Happy Birthday Carlitos!!! Love, Mommy & Daddy

Age 7 on October 22 Daughter of Christy & Dylan Reach Sister of Gray, Cooper & Caroline

Age 9 on November 29 Son of Christy & Dylan Reach Brother of Libby, Cooper & Caroline

Age 5 on November 21 Happy 5th Birthday!! Your energy inspires us every day. Love, Mommy, Daddy & Big Sister Kasey!

Turned 4 on October 2 Son of Adriana & Thomas Hohler Brother of Erick

Emma Noel Kosik

Zachary Dobbs

Greg Hanchar

Lorene Sartan

Ana Bertha Castillo

Age 4 on November 14 We Love You!! Mom & Dad

Age 2 on November 4 Son of Gary & Christine We love you! Mommy, Daddy, Kodie & Kasey

Celebrating on November 6 Happy Birthday!

Celebrating on November 19 Happy Birthday to my beautiful mother!

Celebrating on October 18 We wish you a Happy Birthday!




Jared Caffey

Karen Caffey

Gina Carr

Thomas Carr

Carol Hayes

Age 38 on November 4 Husband of Shelly Father of Brice & Brelyn

Celebrating on November 1 Wife of Frank Mother of Rick, Jared & John

Celebrating the “BIG 5-0” on November 30

Age 45 on November 19 Father of Dylan

Celebrating on October 10 Wife of Kevin Mother of Hunter


Greg and Kristine Hanchar

Cindy & Aaron Abshire

Celebrated 6 years on October 9

Celebrating 13 years on November 15

Stork Watch Tearle Alumn Brown Jr. Born on July 30, 2010 at 8:04 a.m. 8 lbs. 4 oz. “God’s precious little miracle.” Parents are Tearle & Ashley Brown



Announcements are FREE! Send all announcements to: AroundAbout Acworth 1007 Regency Drive Acworth, GA 30102 Deadline is the 10th of the preceding month. Enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope for photo return. (Please reference the format used.)


1st Annual Treasure Trot 5K Last month, Pickett’s Mill Elementary School held its 1st Annual Treasure Trot 5K. Beginning at Pickett’s Mill, the trot continued onto Old Stilesboro Road, Cheatham Road, Old Kemp Road, and ended at Allatoona High School’s football field. There the participants were met by cheering fans and inflatables for the kids. There was also an obstacle course for the kids to enjoy. There were 339 Chick-fil-A cows sold in hopes of winning free Chickfil-A for a year, courtesy of the Brookstone Chick-fil-A. These cows were dropped from a helicopter above Allatoona’s football field. Whichever cow landed closest to the big red X in the center of the field was the lucky winner. All proceeds from the event went to the Pickett’s Mill Elementary Foundation to help supplement educational programs for the students. A special thank you goes out to the following Sponsors and the Foundation members: Venture Physical Therapy, The FOREM, Lowes, Fun Fare, Jazzercise, Swap my Whip, Starbuck’s, Chick-fil-A (Andy Duncan, Deborah Hill & Colleen Page), Allatoona High School’s Track & Field team (led by Coach David Ravenscraft), Allatoona High School (Benji Morrell), Cobb County Police, Lorri Latif, Pete Charrette, Shelia Chesser, Leslie Romans, Laurie Young, Laurie Beavers, Christi Davis, Teresa Fix, Shelly Kubek, Keith Schumacher and Jeff & Melissa Glover.




Congratulations to: 1st Place – Steven Wright 17:52 (Right) 2nd Place – Joe Hilliard 18:31 (Left) 3rd Place – Andrew Nicholl 20:18 (Center)

Thousands of people gathered along Main Street of downtown Acworth on Saturday, October 16, 2010 for the 6th Annual Taste of Acworth festival. Once again the festival was a huge success by having approximately 150 booths from local restaurants and businesses line the streets to show off what they do best. Aside from the booths, the event provided a dog show, a fashion show, live entertainment from music to dance performances and more. Children enjoyed inflatables, face painting and fun activities while the adults explored the booths and got a real ‘Taste of Acworth’. If you missed it this year, be sure to come out and join us for next year’s Taste of Acworth festival.

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t can be done. All across America, families are meeting a mighty financial challenge – the challenge of paying college costs with retirement potentially on the horizon. How do they do it? They go about it consistently; they also get creative. First, make sure the priorities are in the right order. Strange as it may sound, your retirement may need to take precedence over your child’s college education. Think about it. Your son or daughter might qualify for student loans or financial aid. By the time they are 30 or 35, they will have the earnings potential to pay those loans back. Do you see any ads out there for “retirement loans” or “retirement aid”? For most, it is much harder to earn money at age 65 than at age 35. Because of this, many choose to allow the younger generation to assume the debt. The following are some short-term and long-term ideas you may want to consider if you have college costs on your mind: Save for college the DCA way. While dollar-cost averaging is a useful way to build retirement savings, its merit often goes unrecognized when it comes to saving for higher education. Move the money from a checking account each month into a savings account, or… Consider a tax-advantaged college savings plan. Contribute to a 529 plan, which features tax-advantaged growth and tax-free withdrawals when the withdrawn funds are used to pay qualified education costs. Not all 529 plans are the same – in fact, some of them will even provide a small cash “match” or “sign-up” bonus when you start your plan. Some 529 plans are even “prepaid” – that means you may be able to secure future tuition rates at current prices, usually at in-state public colleges. Another advantage of the prepaid plans – they are often guaranteed by the state. Exploit your credit card. No, don’t pay for college with it….well, at least not directly. Some credit cards give you a cash-back rewards option. You may as well put the rewards toward college. Some of the major banks let you do this and so do online shopping websites such as Upromise. Keep your income as low as possible in the base income year. That is the calendar year that starts as your child is in the middle of his or her junior year in high school. That is the year when college financial aid departments start to look at a family’s earned and received income. If you can avoid taking capital gains or a distribution from a 401(k) or 403(b) in that year, that will keep your taxable income low. Will Roth IRA conversions raise eyebrows? Yes, they will. However, don’t stop contributing to your own retirement savings accounts and feel free to pay off consumer debts with the money from your savings and checking accounts – the assets in these accounts aren’t used in financial aid formulas. Let the college know if your financial situation has changed. Has the value of your home fallen? Is your business netting you far less than it once did? Financial aid departments should be willing to review these developments and may be able to adjust aid for your student accordingly. Make it a family affair. In some cultures, it is common for all members of a family to pitch in on the down payment or mortgage payments for a home.

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GOING COLD TURKEY by Dr. Nedra Dodds


hen you’re sitting down for Thanksgiving and someone says “Please pass the turkey,” make sure they aren’t referring to you. The term “turkey neck” has been affectionately used to refer to loose hanging skin on a person’s neck or chin. This area (called a wattle on a turkey) is actually caused by our body’s own lack of collagen and elastin production as we get older. Sun damage can speed up this natural loss and cause someone to look prematurely older. The lines and discoloration that worsen due to this sun damage and exposure to harsh environments actually appear worse in people who apply cosmetic creams and get treatments for the skin on their face, but ignore their neck and upper chest area. Beauty regimens dating back to ancient Egypt in 4000 BC refer to mixtures kept in vessels used for skin care that contained ingredients such as copper ore and “pearl essence” derived from fish were used over the face and neck with different applications for the rest of the body. In Ancient Japan, Geishas applied rice flour to the face and neck for skin care as this ritual was reserved for the very elite, much like the women of Ancient Egypt. Skin care regimens throughout time that spanned over multiple continents and cultures that involved true anti-aging rituals and thus beauty standards were all symbols of status. The appearance of not only the face, but mostly the neck and upper chest area of a woman, determined her social class, health status and sensuality by many standards. Women’s fashion allowed those that “had it flaunt it”, as the neck, shoulders and decollete were exposed in popular styles expanding from 16th century Elizabethan era to the most proper southern belle in the 1800’s and back again. Famed 1940’s actress, Marlene Dietrich, kept her professional career alive by appearing timeless for years by utilizing multiple tricks to pull back the skin of her lower face and neck. The most ingenious- was the use of a fine gold chain pulled tightly under her chin secured in her hairline and behind her ears so that it was not captured by the camera. This era also introduced chin strap products, advertised to firm the neck in your sleep and depicted women on television with lengthy night-time routines that included lathering creams onto their necks with diligent upward strokes. Much like all of true anti-aging, prevention is still the key and knowing today how to avoid things later in life is golden. Technology has advanced to surgical corrections for the aged neck, as well as greatly improved, non-surgical corrections to help re-build that lost collagen. Today, we have learned that those original ingredients that was applied to the skin continued on page 54 NOVEMBER 2010





by Dan Jape

nce again, the cold and flu season is upon us and many people will be coughing, sneezing, dealing with sinus problems, fever and feel more like staying inside rather than carry on with normal daily activities. Some people will scramble for any possible remedy that could help them win the battle against these dreaded enemies. When it comes to the common cold and flu, you will hear the word “immunity” in constant use. However, your immune system plays a vital role in daily health, the prevention of disease and treatment of serious health conditions. Without your immune system, you have no health. Our goal in the office, and with this article, is to not only educate you in what immunity really is, but ways that you can boost your immune system. Here are seven natural and healthy ways to super charge and strengthen your immune system from within.


wo years ago when the tax credit program started, December 31, 2010 seemed so far down the road, it would never come. Well, here we are at the end of one of the best deals we have seen and there are only a few months left to take advantage of the $1500 credit that has allowed millions of homeowners to replace old inefficient heating and cooling systems. There have been many negative reports in the media about the stimulus plan and its success or failure has been debated to death by the press and talk radio, but the positive side of this bill is the impact it has had on every average homeowner who had old worn out heating and cooling systems that needed upgraded. These people have been able to purchase top of the line, super high efficiency heating and cooling systems for the same price as an entry level system. A very nice added feature to these new systems is a special thermostat that not only controls temperature, but also controls and removes more humidity than a regular system. The increased moisture removal makes one feel more comfortable at higher temperatures saving cooling dollars. There are many new models and sizes available today that earn the tax credit and they give homeowners many more choices that were not open to them just a few months ago. Another positive side of this tax credit program is that all the different manufacturers of heating and cooling systems have advanced technology and efficiency to meet the government standards and these new models will be around for years after the credit program goes away in a few months. If you have not looked into the tax credit program, you should call your heating and cooling provider and at least explore this program as it ends December 31, 2010 and there is no extension or plans to extend this program, so do not miss this opportunity to cut your utility bills in half and increase your comfort by two fold. The cold weather is here now and it is time to get your furnace checked for proper operation and safety. A properly adjusted furnace can save hundreds of dollars in cost of operation and make sure that your heating system is in top working order. Furnaces should be cleaned of rust and soot and have the heat exchanger inspected thoroughly each year. Gas pressure should be adjusted and the gas jets cleaned to assure proper operation and efficiency. Your air filter should be changed every 2 months and the blower wheel and assembly should be kept clean and free from dirt build up. Another nice addition to your comfort system this season would be a central humidifier that adds moisture to your homes heating system. These units prevent damage to your homes hardwood floors, cabinets and furniture. They also prevent dry

by Dr. Sherri Ziomek


1. Vitamin C – A powerful antioxidant has strong immune properties (Vitamins A and E also). 2. Echinacea – Plant source good for the immune and lymph systems. 3. A healthy diet – Primarily fruits and vegetables, with nuts, seeds and grains (high fiber); reduce high fats, meats and sugar which suppress immunity. 4. Garlic – Immune enhancer 5. Reduce Stress – Through meditation, positive affirmations, etc…stress severely hampers immune response 6. Regular Exercise – Reduces stress and elevates mood thus increasing immunity 7. Regular Chiropractic Care – An optimal functioning spine and nervous system = a powerful immune booster While no one is entirely immune to a cold and the flu, it is true that people with healthy spines tend to have a greater level of resistance to the germs that cause these illnesses. Recent research demonstrates the important role that our nervous systems play in our everyday health. Dr. David Felton M.D. Ph.D., explains that “Nerve fibers go into virtually every organ of the immune system and form direct contacts with the immune system cells…if you took the nerves or nerve flow away you virtually stop the immune responses in their tracks.” Further, Dr. Pat Brennan PhD conducted a research study to look at the impact of chiropractic adjustments on the specific immune cells of our body. She found that those levels increased significantly when measured 15 minutes after a specific chiropractic adjustment. This correlated to a major boost in immune status. Other studies have shown this to be maintained over time for patients under chiropractic wellness care. You don’t get colds, flu’s or pneumonia because of the bacteria and viruses that constantly surround us, you get a cold and/or

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It’s Time for . . .

Holiday Helping Hands


s we take the time to plan and prepare for the holidays, remember those who are struggling; and if you are able, lend a helping hand. You CAN make a difference! For many charitable organizations in and around our community, the holiday season is the busiest time of year. Listed below are several organizations to which you could volunteer time, effort, or funds to assist with the bustle of the season. We hope this list is helpful as you consider your participation in giving during this holiday season.

Center for Family Resources — Thanks for Giving

Foster Care Support Foundation Inc.

The Center for Family Resources has been providing Thanksgiving food boxes to local families in need for 25 years. This year, CFR staff will provide 1,500 Cobb families in need with everything they need to enjoy a meal at home together. Due to the economy, CFR continues to see a large increase in requests for assistance, so this year’s effort will be the largest in history, requiring more than 70,000 food items. Thanks for Giving would not be possible without the support of local residents, schools, businesses and civic organizations. The non-profit organization relies heavily on these groups to make the Thanksgiving food distribution possible. Distribution of food boxes to registered families is scheduled for Nov. 19-20 at Jim Miller Park. To learn more about sponsoring the Thanks for Giving 2010, hosting a food drive or volunteering at distribution, visit

Georgia’s 13,000 foster children are given donations of free clothes, toys and infant-care equipment through the nonprofit Foster Care Support Foundation Inc. (FCSF). Donations of new, like new, and gently worn clothing, preemie baby sizes to size 24 teens clothing, (underwear, socks and shoes must be new unless they are infant sizes). New or used toys in good condition are needed to stock the toy shelves for Christmas. Between 100 and 300 foster children are expected to visit FCSF. Monetary donations also are accepted, as well as CDs for teens, teen boy toiletries, portable headset CD players and handheld games. Volunteers are needed to help organize, sort items and fill orders to ship to children who are unable to visit the center. For more information, to be a sponsor, or to volunteer, please visit, e-mail, or call (770) 641-9591.

Papa’s Pantry Papa’s Pantry has several opportunities to offer help this season. In November, Thanksgiving meal items will be given to families in need. The following items are requested: stuffing (bagged or boxed), white potatoes (fresh or boxed), sweet potatoes (fresh or canned), apples, cream of mushroom soup, jarred or canned gravy, chicken stock, green beans, fried onion crispies, cooking oil, coffee, beverages and tin foil. All Thanksgiving donations must be received by Saturday, November 20. Office hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Papa’s is located at 6551 Commerce Pkwy, Suite 200, Woodstock. Financial contributions are needed to purchase turkeys, milk, eggs, butter, spices and fresh veggies. For Christmas giving, families that want to help provide presents will be matched with families that need help. Gifts, Christmas trees, lights and ornaments are some of the holiday needs. The same food items requested for Thanksgiving will be collected at Christmas. Throughout the winter months, Papa’s Pantry also accepts new electric space heaters to give to clients. For more information, please call Papa’s Pantry at (770) 591-4730 or visit 38

Soldiers’ Angels The 501(c)(3) organization is sponsoring “Wrapped in Holiday Spirit,” an effort to send a care package to every service man and woman in every branch of the military stationed in Afghanistan and Iraq. Donations are being accepted of items for each package, which will include a handmade blanket, snacks, socks and holiday card, or money to help pay for shipping.

Does your charitable organization need help this holiday season? Email for inclusion in the December issue.



MUST Ministries Cherokee MUST Ministries Cherokee will prepare boxed meals for more than 800 families for Thanksgiving. Items needed to complete the boxes include canned corn, green beans, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, boxes of mashed potatoes, stuffing, cornbread, gravy mixes, pie makings and macaroni and cheese. Non-perishable food items can be dropped off 9 a.m.-3 p.m., November 8 - 12, at MUST’s Canton location, 141-B West Marietta Street. MUST officials ask that perishable items, including turkeys and frozen pies, are delivered 8-9 a.m., November 22 – 24. Grocery store gift cards also are accepted. MUST will collect toys suitable for children from infants to age 18 to stock the 2010 Christmas Toy Shop. Toys can be dropped off at the Canton location 9 a.m. — 3 p.m. November 29-December 17. New, unwrapped toys for children and new gifts for teens and for parents are needed. The greatest need is for gifts for older children. MUST also needs donations of new winter hats, mittens, scarves, underwear and socks, Christmas gift wrap and large trash bags. Volunteers are needed to sort toys, set up, staff and tear down the toy shop. For details, please contact the holiday coordinator at (770) 479-5397 ext. 3107 or e-mail

MUST Ministries Cobb We are looking for volunteers to help with the Thanksgiving Meal but shifts are filling up quickly. Cook/prep crew on Wednesday or Thursday are needed and minors must be 16 or older to volunteer with this crew. The plan is to serve 500+ meals. We are still in need of the following donations: Publix, Kroger, Walmart, Target and/or Party City Gift Cards spiral hams, turkey or chicken gravy, sweet tea, lemonade, collard greens, sweet potatoes, cornbread dressing w/ gravy, fresh cranberries for sauce, plastic dinner plates, plastic dessert plates, plastic cups, dinner napkins, take-out containers, gift bags of hats, scarves and gloves for women and men for the donation table. For more information about the 2010 Thanksgiving Meal please contact Jenaila Hawkins our MUST Marietta Volunteer Coordinator at or (770) 790-3873.

Cherokee County Secret Santa Program The Cherokee County Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) Secret Santa program is looking for sponsors to provide Christmas for approximately 175 foster children. To sponsor a child or make a donation, please contact Ann Feczko at (678) 427-9393 or e-mail feczkoj@ For more information, visit www. NOVEMBER 2010

Operation Christmas Child A program sponsored through Samaritan’s Purse for children in need. Volunteers are asked to supply shoe boxes of gifts for boys and girls within one of three age brackets. The shoe boxes need to include a $7 donation that will cover the shipping costs. To find a local drop-off location, visit

12th Annual Shop with a Hero This year, more than ever, we need your Time, Talent, Treasure and Touch. Time — On Saturday, December 11, we need your TIME from 9 a.m. till about 2 p.m. at Kohl’s in Acworth. Talent — We need your TALENT. Shoppers, baggers, logistics, set-up, check-in to name a few of our needs. We also need “Heroes” in uniform. Police; Fire; EMS; Military; Judges (in there robes); Doctors and nurses (in scrubs). This is one of the most critical needs. Treasure — This huge endeavor could not occur without the generosity of others. During the unusually tough year, we know how difficult it is to part with your TREASURE. Any donation, large or small, will be appreciated. Your tax-exempt contribution can be sent to: The Joy Foundation of Georgia, P.O. Box 171, Acworth, GA 30101. Touch — We feel that this is the most important aspect of “Shop with a Hero”. You will TOUCH the hearts of many children and in return your heart will be touched. For more information, visit their website at

American Cancer Society — Love Lights a Tree The American Cancer Society will host a tree lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Friday, November 26, in the downtown Canton gazebo. Residents of the community are invited to help decorate the tree by purchasing an ornament in honor of a loved one who has beat cancer or in memory of a loved one who has lost the battle with cancer. This year’s tree will be dedicated to the memory of Peggy Buchanan and N.J. Wilbanks. Donations for the ornaments begin at $15 and may be mailed to the American Cancer Society Cherokee County, P.O. Box 1149, Canton, GA 30169. For more information, please call Gayle Johnson at (770) 479-5551. Immediately following the tree lighting, a benefit concert, Notes of Hope, will be held featuring inspirational music performed by local artists. The concert will be held at the Arts Center in Canton.





by Tiffany Hughes

by Dr. Dylan Reach


he thing I love about Thanksgiving is that you celebrate your blessings… with food. A holiday focusing solely on meal preparation is like the mother ship calling home all foodies. Typically, the star of the holiday meal is some form of meat. If you are in charge of preparing the turkey, ham, etc., this year, you want to ensure that the finished product does not look like the turkey at the Griswold family Christmas dinner. So let’s begin with the guest of honor, the turkey. No matter your preferred method of cooking Ol’ Tom, you want to enhance the flavor and guarantee moistness in the finished product. I bake or smoke my turkeys with a couple onions or apples placed inside the cavity. Another great flavor booster is compound butter. Simply take 2 softened sticks of butter and mix with a couple tablespoons of fresh herbs, such as basil, parsley or even minced garlic. Put the mixture in a zip top bag and squeeze it until it’s pressed into the bottom of the bag. Place in the freezer until firm. You then have a newly created stick of flavored butter which can be sliced and the pieces slid under the skin of the turkey prior to cooking. The finished result is both flavorful and moist. Frying is also a great method to use, but only if you take all necessary safety precautions. The end result will be a crunchy, yet, super moist, bird. Just make sure you prepare enough sides to feed the fire department if they get called. Let’s next talk about ham. Smoked ham is wonderful, but it’s also just as good in the oven. The key to ham deliciousness is to score it prior to cooking. Simply cut criss-cross lines all over the ham, then put on a rub or baste with a marinade. My favorite dry rub is a couple packets of apple cider mix rubbed generously into the meat. This is also good on a pork shoulder or loin. For marinades, I like to mix my favorite dark-colored soda with apple cider and molasses or honey. Be sure to baste the meat periodically during cooking. No matter what your holiday plans are, be sure to take as much time as possible to enjoy the company of family and friends before, during and after the meal. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! 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 —



ver 22 million Americans suffer from allergies and most of those also have ocular (eye) allergies. In the spring and fall of each year, we see many patients with red and itchy eyes. Chronic eye itching is the most common symptom associated with ocular allergies. Other symptoms of ocular allergies include eye redness, eye watering and the sensation that there is a foreign body in the eye. People with ocular allergies may also have general allergies, and, besides itchy eyes, often have symptoms such as a runny nose, scratchy throat and sneezing and sinus congestion. The cause of ocular allergies is usually difficult to pinpoint. Many allergens, including pollen, mold, dust and pet dander, are in the air, where they come in contact with your eyes and nose. If the agent triggering the allergic reaction can be identified, removing it will usually relieve the symptoms. Keeping your home free of pet dander and dust and staying inside with the air conditioner on when there’s a lot of pollen in the air will usually help. If you’re not sure what’s causing your allergy, or you’re not having any luck avoiding it, your next step will be medications to alleviate the symptoms. Over-the-counter and prescription medications each have their advantages. For example, over-the-counter products are often less expensive, while prescription ones are often stronger and more effective. Eye drops are available as simple eye washes, or they may have one or more active ingredients, such as antihistamines, decongestants or mast cell stabilizers. Antihistamines relieve many symptoms caused by airborne allergens, such as itchy, watery eyes, runny nose and sneezing. Decongestants clear up redness and nasal congestion. Some products have ingredients that act as mast cell stabilizers, which alleviate redness and swelling. Mast cell stabilizers are similar to antihistamines, but while antihistamines are known for their immediate relief, mast cell stabilizers are known for their long-lasting relief. Antihistamines, decongestants and mast cell stabilizers are available in pill form, but pills don’t work as quickly to bring eye relief. If you wear contact lenses, keep in mind that certain drops can discolor or damage certain lenses. Before using any new eye drops, ask your eye doctor if it will affect your contacts. The newer prescription allergy eye drops contain all of the above mentioned ingredients and are more convenient to use with contact lenses. Dr. Dylan Reach is practice at Acworth Family Eyecare. He can be reached at (770) 974-3153 or





his is my favorite time of year, with the weather changing, leaves turning color and my yard has finally stopped growing. However, we do have leaves to rake and some weeds to pull. So, now that we all have this newly found time, what should we do with it? Watch Football, NO. Sleep a little later on the weekend, NO. I know, let’s walk around our house and see how well the home has fared through another year in Georgia’s crazy climate. I know this is not what you had in mind, but this is really very important and should be done once a year. Start by walking around your home and using a key to poke around the bottom of your garage door surrounds, entrance doors and window trim. If they are soft or appear discolored, these could be signs of water damage or even TERMITES. Then, look at your gutters, are they overflowing with leaves and debris. If so, take the time to clean them out properly or hire a licensed and insured contractor to clean them for you. Clogged gutters will cause rain water to run underneath shingles and behind soffit and facia boards, causing them to rot prematurely and spur some nasty roof leaks. If you have plantings around the perimeter of your home, make sure that they have been trimmed to leave about 18” of distance from your foundation. This will allow air to circulate and prevent mold and mildew from accumulating on your home’s exterior. It will also prevent roots and limbs from infiltrating your home’s exterior treatment and also keeps the bugs and other critters away. Lastly, look at your homes trim and siding. Check to see if the caulking has pulled apart or even fallen out. If so, re-caulk those areas to prevent bugs and air infiltration and remember, keeping your home sealed and caulked tightly will save you money on your heating and cooling bills so be thorough. If your home’s siding is chalky, cracked or even pealing, it is probably time for a paint job. Unfortunately, Georgia’s climate is hard on our homes exterior and if it has been more than 5 years since your homes last paint job, it is probably time to do it again. If you want to attempt this job as a homeowner, do your research and buy a good quality paint. However, if you choose to hire a contractor, make sure that the company you use is properly licensed and insured with plenty of quality references. Just remember that cheaper does not mean better especially when you are painting. The time spent cleaning its exterior, removing lose paint, replace damaged or rotten wood, caulking and priming are just as important as the paint itself. Caulking some joints and going spray happy with a paint gun does not make a good paint continued on page 54 42



The 15th Israeli Police Delegation Visits Acworth The delegation is the 15th group from Israel to participate in the Georgia State University’s Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange (GILEE). In May, a group of top Georgia officers traveled to Israel to study anti-terrorism techniques. Chief Wilkie himself visited Israel last summer as a member of the 17th delegation of GILEE.

Sixteen high ranking members of the Israel Police, including a Brigadier General, recently visited Georgia to study policing techniques from local and state law enforcement officials. The delegation consisted of members who were carefully selected based on job performance in their home country. They visited the Georgia Public Safety Training facility in Forsyth and were briefed by federal state and local agencies, including the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Secret Service, the joint terrorism Task Force, the Atlanta Police Department and met with Chief Michael Wilkie at the Acworth Police Department.

Dr. Robbie Friedmann, founding director of GILEE, feels that it is important for major allies such as the U.S and Israel to participate in this exchange of information and key personnel. “In the era of increased terrorism threats to the free world, it is important to remember that police forces are tasked with providing essential public service and handling crime and public order issues. GILEE aims at bringing police forces together to learn from each other and improve their service delivery."

Chief Wilkie provided them with a review of the agency as well, as a tour of its facility and the detention center. The Acworth Police serves a population of about 20,000 L — R: Chief Michael Wilkie, Dr. Robbie Friedmann and and is typical of many police the Israeli Brigadier General departments. The Acworth Police Department, together with community members, state and federal elected officials, GILEE has coordinated similar collaborations between police including Representatives Phil Gingrey and Ed Setzler, attended organizations from 27 additional U.S. states and eight other a community dinner in honor of the Israel Police delegation as countries, including Austria, Canada, China, Hungary, Holland, the officers ended their training here in Georgia. Italy, Japan and the U.K.

Chief Wilkie presents an Acworth Police Department uniform to the Israel Brigadier General. 44



GOBBLE, GOBBLE by Scott Lemmon


efore you enjoy Grandma’s traditional Thanksgiving turkey, maybe you’d like to know a little more about this truly American bird. Many of you have seen the ancestor of the domestic turkey strolling through your neighborhoods here in Cherokee County, and they’re here year-round. Did you know that Benjamin Franklin preferred the wild turkey as the national bird of the United States? He criticized the choice of the bald eagle and suggested that a turkey would have made a better alternative. In a letter to his daughter, he wrote:

European explorers took them to Europe from Mexico in the early 1500s. They were so successfully domesticated there that English colonists brought turkeys back with them when they settled on the Atlantic Coast. The range and numbers of wild turkeys had decreased in the early 1900s due to hunting and loss of habitat. Game managers believe that their numbers were as low as 30,000, but current estimates place their population at more than 7 million.

“For the truth the Turkey is in comparison (to the Bald Eagle) a much more respectable bird, and withal a true original native of America... He is besides, though a little vain & silly, a bird of courage...”

The wild turkey prefers oak and pine forests, and young birds (known as poults) need open areas where they can forage for insects. Wild turkeys are omnivorous, but prefer eating acorns, nuts, seeds, berries, roots and insects. They sometimes visit backyard bird feeders to pick uneaten seed from the ground. Turkeys are strong flyers, and are often seen high up in trees, although they prefer to forage on the ground.

This letter to Franklin’s daughter was written after Congress spent six years choosing the bald eagle as the emblem of the United States!

So before you enjoy your Thanksgiving feast with all the trimmings, take a little time to give thanks for the resiliency of the wild turkey.

The wild turkey is one of only two domesticated birds originating in the New World. (The other is the Muscovy duck.) 46

Scott Lemmon can be reached at (770) 928-3014 or by e-mail at





by Ken Hagler

by C.A. Phillips


like to do things my way. I like to eat my cereal with a tablespoon not a teaspoon. I like to mow my grass in a routine way. When I clean the bathrooms, I have my routine and cleaners that I like to use. I like my week’s schedule to go just so. When I get up in the mornings, I have my routine and the same when I go to bed at night. I really like to do things my way.

The lion liked things his way too. One day he met a monkey in the jungle. The lion pounced on the poor monkey and said, “Who is king of the jungle?” The frightened monkey replied, “You are, O mighty lion.” So the lion let him go. The next animal the lion met was a zebra. He pounced on it and roared, “Who is king of the jungle?” “You are, O mighty lion.” So the lion let him go. The lion next met an elephant and asked the same question. The elephant grabbed the lion, twirled him around the threw him 50 feet. The lion picked himself up and huffed, “Just because you don’t know the answer is no reason to get so rough.” 2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15 tells the story of Naaman, who was someone who liked things his way too. As general over the armies of Aram, he knew had plenty of power and knew how to get his way, but he had one flaw. He was leper and his leprosy was taking it’s toll on his health. From a slave girl he learned of the prophet Elisha in Israel and so journeyed to seek healing. When he arrived at Elisha’s house, Elisha’s servant came out to Naaman and told him to wash in the river Jordan seven times and he would be healed. But Naaman wanted more! He wanted a show and a ritual! He didn’t want wash in the nasty, dirty Jordan River! (5:13) But his servants approached and said to him, “Father, if the prophet had commanded you to do something difficult, would you not have done it? How much more, when all he said to you was, ‘Wash, and be clean’?” (5:14) So he went down and immersed himself seven times in the Jordan, according to the word of the man of God; his flesh was restored like the flesh of a young boy, and he was clean. (5:15c) Then he returned to the man of God, he and all his company; he came and stood before him and said, “Now I know that there is no God in all the earth except in Israel...” Do not be confused with the idea that God’s way is easier. God’s way is for our best not for our comfort or to sooth our pride. This Thanksgiving, take time to give thanks for all the ways God has led you, even for those times when you did not get your way but God’s. 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 48


erhaps my favorite quote of all-time was uttered by George Will, author and Pulitzer Prize winning political commentator: “The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.” I feel this quote sums up my attitude for the first 30-plus years of my life. This is exactly how I lived. I always expected the worst and hoped for the best. This mentality always allowed me to say, “See, I told you so.” And, at worst, if I was wrong, then any positive outcome was just a bonus. Always having a negative outlook on life may be an easier way to live, but it’s certainly not a better way to live. If you’ve spent any time around miserable old codgers, you know how widespread the claws of pessimism can reach. I had to put up with one recently myself, and it truly opened my eyes to how it can adversely affect people around you. Amy and I, and our two boys, went out to Boulder, Colorado last month for the UGA-Colorado football game. Now, I am the first to say that this season has been a huge disappointment for Dawg fans. Nevertheless, most Dawg fans are loyal, and will stick with the team through thick and thin. But, every fan base has “those” kinds of fans – the ones that get under your skin. The ones who cannot find anything to cheer about. The ones who make the game miserable for everyone around them. That is who I had the misfortune of sitting in front of in Boulder. Despite the fact that we were actually leading the game at halftime, this guy – probably around 65 years of age – insisted on complaining about everything. “Grantham is a $2.5 million dollar mistake,” he shouted at the top of his lungs. “Bobo needs to go! I hope they leave him here in Colorado!” He booed the officials after every single call. He even booed Bill McCartney, the coach of Colorado’s 1990 National Football team, when he was introduced during a ceremony. And, for me, that was the last straw. I couldn’t take it anymore. I turned to this guy, and as politely and as under control as I could, I asked, “Can you find anything at all positive to say? Because I am really getting tired of hearing nothing but negative. I’m just wondering if you can find something good to say.” The man had his arms folded, and had a smirk on his face. “Maybe,” he said. “I might. We’ll see.” And, while he wasn’t as outspoken about his disdain for all things except A.J. Green, the guy continued to focus on the negative aspects of the game. At one point, we were up by three points, and were on the 10-yard line, 3rd Down and Goal to go.


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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).



Step2 Company, of Streetsboro, Ohio, is voluntarily recalling approximately 56,000 in the United States (7,700 in Canada) Sand & Water Transportation Station toys. The light blue plastic wheels on the train cars can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

(U.S.), Inc. of Towson, MD is voluntarily recalling approximately 160,000 Black & Decker and Craftsman brand cordless electric lawnmowers (these lawnmowers were previously recalled in September 2002, and that recall expanded in August 2006, for a fire hazard). The lawnmower’s motor and blade can unexpectedly turn on after the mower’s safety key is removed, posing a laceration hazard to consumers. Removing the safety key is designed to keep this from occurring.

INFLATABLE BALLS. Fisher-Price, Inc. of East Aurora, NY, is voluntarily recalling approximately 2.8 million Baby Playzone™ Crawl & Cruise Playgrounds™, Baby Playzone™ Crawl & Slide Arcades™ , Baby Gymtastics™ Play Wall, Ocean Wonders™ Kick & Crawl™ Aquarium (C3068 and H8094), 1-2-3 Tetherballs™, and Bat & Score Goals™ (in the United States and 125,000 in Canada). The valve of the inflatable ball on these toys can come off and pose a choking hazard to young children.

NIGHT LIGHTS. Molenaar LLC of Willmar, MN is voluntarily recalling approximately 315,000 electroluminescent night lights. The night lights can become hot to the touch and melt, resulting in risk of possible shock or fire.

HIGH CHAIRS. Fisher-Price, Inc. of East Aurora, NY is voluntarily recalling approximately 950,000 Healthy Care, Easy Clean and Close to Me high chairs (in the United States and 125,000 in Canada). Children can fall on or against the pegs on the rear legs of the high chair resulting in injuries or lacerations. The pegs are used for high chair tray storage.

LITTLE PEOPLE WHEELIES STAND ‘N PLAY RAMPWAY. Fisher-Price, Inc. of East Aurora, NY is voluntarily recalling approximately 100,000 Fisher-Price Little People Wheelies Stand ‘n Play Rampways (in the United States and 20,000 in Canada). The wheels on the purple and the green cars can come off, posing a choking hazard to young children.

CHILDREN’S TRIKES. Fisher-Price, Inc. of East Aurora, NY is voluntarily recalling approximately 7 million Fisher Price trikes and tough trikes toddler tricycles (in the United States and 150,000 in Canada). A child can strike, sit or fall on the protruding plastic ignition key resulting in serious injury, including genital bleeding.

NOTEBOOK COMPUTERS. Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. of Irvine, CA is voluntarily recalling approximately 41,000 (worldwide) Satellite T135, Satellite T135D and Satellite ProT130 Notebook Computers. The notebook computers can overheat at the notebook’s plug-in to the AC adapter, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

CHILDREN’S MOOD RINGS AND NECKLACES. D&D Distributing-Wholesale, Inc. of Tacoma, WA is voluntarily recalling approximately 19,000 mood rings and 4,000 necklaces. The metal rings and necklaces contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. LIGHT-UP RINGS AND STAR GLASSES. CEC Entertainment, Inc. of Irving, Texas, is voluntarily recalling approximately 1,100,000 light-up rings and 120,000 star glasses. If crushed or pulled apart, the plastic casing can break into small pieces and possibly expose the batteries, posing an ingestion hazard to children. If ingested, the batteries may be damaging to either the stomach, intestine, esophagus or nasal mucus membrane.

For more information on these and many other warnings issued by the Consumer Products Safety Commission, visit or call 1-800-638-2772. 52





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Consider this strategy as your family saves for college. Close friends and family members may be willing (or even excited) to make ongoing contributions to a college savings plan for your child and/or an annual “birthday” contribution. They may find giving such a gift to be much more meaningful and fulfilling than a mere toy or item of clothing.

the flu because your body’s natural immunity to these viruses is weakened or impaired thus affecting your health. Remember, building a strong immune system is a process – just as life and health are both processes. It is impossible to build a strong immune system overnight. Do not get discouraged if you don’t “see” results right away. Every choice you make either builds or destroys your immunity! Be Well.

In short, hunting for every scholarship or alumni connection you can and finding a great school at a reasonable price – that’s important. But it may be just as useful (if not more) to be both creative and consistent as you save for college. While it has always been a challenge, by putting some thought into it, most families and students can find ways to respond. 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. This material was prepared by Peter Montoya Inc. For more complete information about the 529 savings plan, including investment objectives, risks, fees and expenses associated with it, please read the issuer’s official statement. The issuer’s official statement can be obtained from your financial advisor. Please read it carefully before investing. Please consider, before investing, whether your home state offers any state tax or other benefits that are only available for investments in your state’s qualified tuition program. Other benefits may include reduced or waived program fees, matching grants, and scholarships to state colleges. Any state-based benefit offered with respect to a particular 529 college savings plan should be one of many appropriately weighted factors to be considered in making an investment decision. You should consult with your financial, tax or other adviser to learn more about how state-based benefits (including any limitations) would apply to your specific circumstances and you also may wish to contact your home state or any other 529 college savings plan to learn more about the features, benefits and limitations of that state’s 529 college savings plan.


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.

MISERABLE OLD CODGERS, continued from page 46 A.J. Green wasn’t on the field, and the guy started screaming about how bad our offense was, and how the Offensive Coordinator only knew five plays he could call. Well, on the very next play, Aaron Murray hit Marlon Brown across the middle for a touchdown! I caught the guy out of the corner of my eye, and he had his arms still crossed, and wasn’t high-fiving like the rest of us. I turned to Amy and said sarcastically, “I’m sure Bobo probably didn’t call that play. He must only call the plays that don’t work.” That poor guy’s wife sat there quietly for most of the game. She was embarrassed and ashamed. And, the one time she spoke up to ask him to stop “being that way,” he scolded her and said, “Don’t you talk to me that way.” Hopefully, this story doesn’t describe you. If it does, I encourage you to do your very best to keep your negativity to yourself, and try – just TRY – to find some silver lining in the situation. You might even turn your scowl into a smile, and multiply that positive attitude into a winning result!

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with an organic base actually do work and that exercise, even of the neck, helps to tighten and firm this area. With time, our knowledge has been enhanced by learning that changing our internal nutritional status also contributes to the external appearance of our skin. Stay hydrated, use sunscreen and take plenty of Vitamin C (that helps with the production of collagen). How you look and feel should run neck and neck with your age and by looking the best you can, you will come out ahead.

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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skin and static electricity and reduce the heating bills, as it is more comfortable at a lower temperature when the moisture is increased. This is the opposite of the summer when comfort is increased with lower humidity. Dan Jape is the owner of Reliable Heating & Air. You may contact him at (770) 594-9096 54

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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job. Do it right, take your time and you will get many more years out of your paint job and you will know that you have spent your money wisely. So, get outside, love on your home and make it an annual event. Remember, in these turbulent times, your home is your most important investment. If you decide to purchase a new home, maybe you are getting transferred or if you have to sell it for financial reasons, it will be in tip top and sellable condition and should lead to quick and profitable sale. Jeff Glover is the owner of Bren-Abby Construction Services, Inc. a state licensed and insured company. He is a Marietta native and a lifelong resident of Cobb County with 16 years of construction experience in the industry. He lives in Acworth with his wife Melissa and two children Brendan and Abigail. He can be reached at (678) 574-0900 or visit his website



Acworth Area Churches

ANGLICAN Church of the Trinity Meets at Theatre on Main, 4857 Main Street (678) 469-5640 Sunday Service: 10 a.m. Pastor: Archbishop Mark S. Camp

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

Antioch Baptist Bible Church 5871 Glade Road, (770) 529-1546 Pastor: Dr. Edward Kirsche, Sr.

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

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.

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.

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.

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,

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

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


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


3950 Cobb Parkway, Suite 604, (678) 460-3510

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 AROUNDABOUT ACWORTH

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 NOVEMBER 2010


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


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 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

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

(770) 720-7712 (770) 427-0418 (678) 363-8570

Child Support Enforcement: Department of Family & Children Services: Cherokee Cobb Paulding

(404) 921-1490


(404) 624-7000 (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

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

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

(770) 516-4195 (770) 528-1135 (770) 443-0119


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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

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

LIBRARIES: Cherokee Co. Libraries Cobb Co. Libraries Acworth Libraries

(770) 479-3090 (770) 528-2320 (770) 917-5165

NON-EMERGENCY 911: Cherokee Cobb Paulding

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

Water: Cherokee Cobb Paulding

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

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



School County Websites

Bartow: Cherokee: Cobb: Paulding:


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


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



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

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) 529-9003x 401 Website:

KSU Small Business Development Center

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

(770) 423-6450 LeadsNet Business Referral Group (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:

Girl Scout Council of North Georgia 4941 George Washington Avenue (770) 974-4278 Girl Scout — Camp Pine Acres 3963 Bartow Carver Road NW (770) 974-6696 Junior League of Cobb — Marietta (770) 422-5266 Website:

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

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 MOMS Club of Acworth-West Website: MOMS Club of Acworth-East

Kennesaw-Acworth Lions Club P.O. Box 748 Acworth, GA 30101

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

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

West Cobb Lacrosse Club (770) 641-2222

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

West Cobb Mothers and More (770) 314-1211

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

Wildlife Action, Inc. (770) 926-8481

Here Am I Ministries, Inc. (770) 529-4644 Contact: Rev. DeAnna Fountain

Southern Hope Humane Society (770) 445-7294 Website: 60

Civic Organization

Support Organizations Political Organizations

Cherokee County Democratic Party (770) 345-3489 Cherokee County Republican Party (770) 592-0575 Cobb County Democracy For America Meetup Group Website: Cobb County Democratic Party (770) 420-7133 Cobb County Libertarian Party (770) 425-2856 Cobb County Republican Party (770) 421-1833 Cobb County Republican Women’s Club (770) 785-2522 AROUNDABOUT ACWORTH

Celebrate Life International Cherokee Focus (770) 345-5483 Grandparents Support Group (678) 699-3400 Jewish Havurah Contact: Marcia, (770) 345-8687 Newcomers of Cobb County (678) 402-6152 Website: Sisters of Support (Breast Cancer Support) Contact: Sandy, (770) 926-3488 Widows / Widowers Grief Support Recovery (770) 590-0334 Website: NOVEMBER 2010

United States Government:

Paulding County Board of Commissioners

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

(202) 224-3521 fax: (202) 224-0103

Senator Johnny Isakson (R) 1 Overton Park, Suite 970 3625 Cumberland Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30339 Website:

(202) 224-3643 GA: (770) 661-0999 fax: (770) 661-0768

Rep. Phil Gingrey, M.D. (R), District 11 219 Roswell St., Marietta, GA 30060 Website:

(202) 225-2931 GA: (770) 429-1776 fax: (770) 795-9551

Rep. Tom Price (R), District 6 P.O. Box 425, Roswell, GA 30077 Website: e-mail:

(202) 225-4501 GA: (770) 565-4990 fax: (770) 565-7570

Rep. John Linder (R), District 7 90 North Street, Suite 360, Canton, GA 30114 Website:

(202) 225-4272 GA: (770) 479-1888 fax: (770) 479-2999

Governor Sonny Perdue (R) State Capitol, Room 111 Atlanta, GA 30334

(404) 652-7003 fax: (404) 652-7123

Senator Chip Rogers (R), District 21 e-mail:

(770) 516-0543 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

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

(404) 656-0126

Cherokee County Board of Commissioners 1130 Bluffs Parkway Canton, GA 30114 Website: Commissioners: Buzz Ahrens (R), Chairperson e-mail: Jason Nelms, (R) Post 4 e-mail:

(678) 493-6000

(678) 493-6001 (678) 493-6000

Commissioners: Wayne Kirby , Post 4

(770) 443-7550, x4009

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:

Cobb County School System Superintendent, Fred Sanderson

(770) 704-4398, x4370 (770) 426-3300 (770) 426-3453

Board of Education: Lynnda Crowder-Eagle (R), Post 1 e-mail: Dr. John Abraham (R), Post 4 e-mail:

Paulding County School System Superintendent, Cliff Cole

(770) 443-8000

Board of Education: Kim Curl, District 6

(770) 445-2600

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

(770) 720-6393

Cobb County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Neill Warren (R) 185 Roswell Street Marietta, GA 30060 Website:

(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

City of Acworth Board of Aldermen:

Cobb County Board of Commissioners

(770) 443-7550 fax: (770) 443-7537

(770) 974-3112 (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

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

100 Cherokee Street Marietta, GA 30090 Website: Commissioners: Tim Lee (R), Chairman e-mail:


(770) 528-3300 fax: (770) 720-6361



State Government:

240 Constitution Blvd. Dallas, GA 30132 Website:


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


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


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