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Volume 9, Issue 10

Acworth, Georgia

Message from the Mayor School is out and summer has begun! If you are looking for some summer fun, then you are in the right place! Make Acworth your “Staycation Destination” this year! No need to travel far, you can visit one of our three beaches! Lake Acworth alone provides great opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, and fishing. Hang out and picnic at our brand new, state of the art playground at Cauble Park. Visit Dallas Landing throughout the summer and take a ride on the “World’s Largest Inflatable Water Slide.” Keep the kids active this summer by enrolling them in one of our Summer Camp weeks or Sports Camp sessions.

have served in our Armed Forces at 7:45 p.m. Parking will be available in Historic Downtown Acworth, and shuttles will be provided to take you down to the event.

Here in the City of Acworth, we are getting ready for several more exciting things! Here is some information that will keep you informed on what’s going on in your community!

Candidates Forum - July 8

Acworth Farmers Market: Our Downtown Development Authority kicks off another season of the Acworth Farmer’s Market. The market will be held each Friday morning from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. New this year: We are excited to announce that the Farmers Market will be relocated to the Acworth First Baptist Church, located at the corner of Main Street and Church Street! Each Friday through October 31, local farmers will have fresh Georgia grown vegetables, plants, baked pies, cakes, jams and much more from which to choose. Acworth Football and Cheerleading: The Acworth Football and Cheerleading Association is now registering for the 2014 season for football players and cheerleaders between the age of four and twelve. Register early and take advantage of discounted rates. Register online at www.acworthwarriors. com or visit the next onsite registration date on Saturday, June 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Halbrooks Field. July 4th Concert and Fireworks: Celebrate Independence Day with us at Cauble Park on Friday, July 4. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. with fireworks at dark. As tradition holds, there will be special tribute to all those men and women who

The City is very excited with the promotion of the newly published #VisitAcworth campaign and www. website. The Acworth Tourism Bureau, Acworth Downtown Development Authority, Acworth Business Association and the downtown merchants are excited to continue to work together to promote our beautiful city and encourage visitors to travel here! As always, for more information on any of these events or programs, visit, sign up for our e-news program on our home page, “like” the Acworth Parks, Recreation and Community Resource Department and Visit Acworth on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @aprd. God Bless, Tommy

The Acworth Business Association, the City of Acworth and the Cobb Chamber will be hosting a Candidates Forum on Tuesday, July 8, at NorthStar Church located at 3413 Blue Springs Road in Kennesaw. This forum will be for the Acworth Alderman, Cobb Commissioner-District 1, U.S. Representative-District 11 and the U.S. Senator’s seat. This event will allow the candidates to share their views on key topics going into the runoff election. The doors will open at 6 p.m., and the debate will begin at 6:30 p.m. This event is FREE and open to the public. Pete Combs, of WSB, will be the moderator. There will be pre-selected questions as well as questions from the floor. You may also email your questions prior to the event to John Loud at or call (678) 300-9785. Candidates are as follows: • Brett North and Kevin Wigington for the Acworth Alderman • Bill Byrne and Bob Weatherford for the Cobb CommissionerDistrict 1 (R) • Bob Barr and Barry Loudermild for the U.S. RepresentativeDistrict 11 (R) • Jack Kingston and David Perdue for the U.S. Senator (R) Your attendance is encouraged, in order to be well-informed at the voting polls on July 22.

“Finally Free from Arthritis Pain Without Drugs and Harmful Side Effects” Living with arthritis pain can affect every part of your life. It’s keeps you from enjoying the good things in life – time with grandkids, playing golf, even working in the yard. It would be nice to get out of bed – just one morning – without pain. Every time you try and push through the pain… like standing or walking for a long period of time…you pay for it for the next 2-3 days with even more pain. Do you have any of the these Arthritic problems? 3 3 3 3 3 3

Osteoarthritis Rheumatoid arthritis Bursitis/tendonitis Degenerative joint disease Lumbar disc problems Aching pain in the arms or legs Pain Pills Are Not The Answer

Do you remember the Vioxx scandal? It was a medication designed to relieve arthritis pain…but like all drugs, it had side effects. After years of use worldwide, the makers withdrew it from the market because of the overwhelming evidence it caused heart attacks and strokes. There’s a time to use pain medications, BUT not before seeking a natural way to correct the CAUSE of the problem! Ask yourself … after taking all these pain medications…maybe for years…are you any better off? Pain Is Not Just ‘Old Age’ Have you had one doctor after another telling you this is just the natural process of the body getting older - that you should expect to have arthritis. Sure, if you don’t take care of your damaged joints now, as you get older they will be worse (which is why you shouldn’t wait any longer to see if I can help you.) However, old age is not the cause of your arthritis. I’ll venture to say all 360 joints in your body are the same age, yet arthritis and joint degeneration has not affected every one of them – only your previously injured joints that never healed properly.

My name is Dr. Amy Valente owner of North Cobb Spine and Nerve Institute. Over the past six years since we’ve opened the doors, I’ve seen hundreds of people come in suffering with arthritis and leave the office pain free. I’ve made it my mission in practice to help those suffering with chronic pain like you. “I only wished I had found you sooner” I hear this too often, so I decided to do something about it and run this ad. Just call before Jun. 15th and you’ll get my “Arthritis Evaluation” for only $20. • An in-depth consultation about your arthritis where I will listen…really listen. • A complete nerve, muscle and spinal exam to find the “cause” of your problem. • A full set of specialized x-rays to look for joint degeneration (arthritis)… (NOTE: These would normally cost you at least $200). • A thorough analysis of your exam and x-ray findings so I can show you how to fix the problem. I’ll answer all your questions about chiropractic and arthritis pain. The appointment will not take long at all and you won’t be sitting in a waiting room all day either. To take me up on this special offer, you must call before Jun.. 15th. Call today…Phone 678-574-5678

Feel the Improvement and Say “Yes” to Life Again Listen to what someone else has to say about it….. I sought out care at North Cobb Spine and Nerve for the pain and stiffness in my neck. The pain had been bothering me for about 4 months. I was unable to turn my head from side to side, which made driving difficult. Before seeking treatment I had tried multiple muscle relaxants and antiinflammatory medications. Since starting my care I have improved 100%. The pain in my neck is gone and I am now able to turn my head with no pain. What surprised me most was that I have also had fewer headaches. The staff here has treated me great and always show genuine concern about my well -being. Thank you, Diana Toy-Pharmacist When I came into NCS&N I had a lot of knee pain. I was not sleeping very well and I couldn’t

do the things I wanted to do with my family. Now that I have been under care I can ride my bike with my granddaughter, I sleep 3-4 more hours at night and I can exercise twice as much as I could before. I can’t believe how great it really works! I feel 100% better. Thanks, Thomas Weems-Business Owner With my “Arthritis Evaluation”, we can find the problem and then correct it. Think of how you could feel in just a few short weeks. See and feel your life change for the better. Start your body on the way to pain-free, normal living. Feel tight joints rest, relax, free up. Feel muscles tied in knots become more supple. Feel strength in your muscles increase. As you begin to see motion returning to your joints, you’re preventing and reducing chances of disability and a crippling future. You’re playing golf again -- hitting longer drives, smoother putts, and lower scores…without pain. Arthritis can be successfully treated. Healthy, pain-free living should be yours. Please call our 24 Help Line at 678-574-5678 and tell the receptionist you’d like to come in for the Special Arthritis Evaluation before Jun. 15th. We can get started with your consultation, exam and x-rays as soon as there’s an opening in the schedule. North Cobb Spine and Nerve Institute is located at 3451 Cobb Pkwy. Suite 4 in Acworth. (On the corner of Mars Hill Rd. and Cobb Pkwy) I look forward to helping you get rid of your pain so you can start living a healthier, more joyful life. Sincerely, Dr. Amy Valente, D.C. P.S. The only real question to ask you is this… Life’s too short to live in pain like this. Call us today and soon I’ll be giving you the green light to have fun again!

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The Tech Doctors Ribbon Cutting

Recently, the City of Acworth hosted a ribbon cutting for The Tech Doctors located in the Shoppes of Acworth at 3450 Cobb Parkway, Suite 240, (shopping center with Five Guys & Bar-BCutie). At The Tech Doctors, they know your device can mean the world to you and understand how hard it can be without your tablet, laptop or cell phone, so stop in and let them diagnose the issue and help you get back what was lost. Water damage, broken screens, computers, game systems, etc., they do it all. They also carry used phones and accessories for your devices such as cases, chargers, adaptors and more. Family owned and operated, Jeremie & Rebekah Clemons, Ibanez, Tonya & Terry Downtain, look forward to meeting you and providing you with the best repair and customer service around. Find them on Facebook or call (770) 575-0155.

Cloud 9 Nail Salon & Spa Ribbon Cutting

Elite Total Wellness Ribbon Cutting

On Friday, May 16, the City of Acworth hosted a ribbon cutting for Elite Total Wellness located at 3335 Cobb Parkway, NW, Suite 230, next to Michael’s & Best Buys. Mayor Pro Tem Tim Houston congratulated Dr. Kristina Backenstose, D.C. and Faith McMurtrey, owners, on their new business. Elite Total Wellness provides more than Chiropractic care, they work with you to design a treatment plan to help you improve your total body system through a combination of massage therapy, nutrition and diet counseling, Life Coaching as well as Chiropractic care. For more information on Elite Total Wellness, please visit or check them out on Facebook. For more information, please call (678) 594-3119.

CONTEST CORNER Last Month’s Winner: Congratulations to Kim Gray who won a $10 gift certificate to Bar-B-Cutie Restaurant! He was the first to find the wording “It is a simple concept,” on page 42, in Chief Dennard’s article on Community Policing. Kim Gray

On Friday, May 9, the City of Acworth hosted a ribbon cutting for Cloud 9 Nail Salon & Spa, located at 3969 South Main Street, across from Kennworth Park. Mayor Pro Tem Tim Houston congratulated Rosie Lopez, owner, and her staff on their new business. Cloud 9 Nail Salon & Spa is proud to offer a State-of-the-Art Ventilation System designed, engineered and constructed for safety and security. They welcome you to come experience quality, expertise and a relaxing atmosphere any day of the week at Cloud 9. They are open 7 days a week. Walk-ins are welcome! Find them on Facebook or visit their website at For more information, please call (678) 447-2196. 8


***Win a $10 Gift Card to J.D.’s Bar-B-Que*** For this month’s contest, find the wording: “Since the passageway is rigid,” Be the first to call (770) 529-1516 or email: with the correct answer and you will win a $10 gift card to J.D.’s Bar-B-Que (Leaving a message DOES qualify you to be a winner.) Contest rules: A player is eligible to win once every 12 months.


Northwest Exterminating Ribbon Cutting

On Friday, May 9, the City of Acworth hosted a ribbon cutting for Northwest Exterminating Company opening their new service center in Acworth. Mayor Pro Tem Tim Houston congratulated the management team and staff on their new location at 3650 New McEver Road. Northwest Exterminating specialize in residential and commercial termite control, pest control, mosquito control, wildlife services, lawn care and insulation. In 1951, the company was founded on the values of honesty, integrity and excellence and today these values still remain the core of Northwest Exterminating. For a complete list of the services they offer, please visit their website at or call (678) 810-0032.

Celestial Jewelers Ribbon Cutting

The Brow Threading Lounge & Brazilian Wax Ribbon Cutting

On May 7, the City of Acworth hosted a ribbon cutting for The Brow Threading Lounge & Brazilian Wax located at 3103 Cobb Parkway, Suite #103, (by Starbucks and Rosaria’s Italian Restaurant). Mayor Pro Tem Tim Houston congratulated owners, Joshua and Bharisha Patel, on their new business. They offer services for Threading, Waxing, Facials, Henna Tattoos and Ear Candling. Their staff offers years of experience and will shape your brows, pamper and relax your body, and help give you that extra glow you’re looking for. Waxing offers you a way to achieve smooth, radiant, hair-free skin in a safe, clean environment. Ear Candling draws out wax, fungus and debris. Threading is a technique of hair removal that uses a twisting motion of the cotton thread where the hair becomes trapped and is lifted from out of the follicle. As compared with tweezing or waxing, many people find this gentler and less painful on the skin. Stop in and check out their services. Walk-ins are welcome! For more information, please call (770) 975-5989.

Acworth Farmer’s Market NOW OPEN

On Friday, May 2, the City of Acworth hosted a ribbon cutting for Celestial Jewelers, located at 3330 Cobb Parkway, Suite 304, in the Butler Creek Shopping Center next to Kroger. Mayor Pro Tem Tim Houston congratulated Ronda Brunnett and David Grier, Owners, on their new Acworth Business. The Celestial Earth was founded by Ronda and David in 2011 and although they are a full service jewelry store, they are certainly different. Their challenge is to provide everyone with a single source jewelry shopping experience. They provide full service in-house repairs and custom designs. Their focus is to provide unique products with a common theme, everything has a meaning. If you’re looking for something special, they can help you find it or they will make it for you. For more information, call (770) 6274468, visit or find them on Facebook. 10


The Historic Downtown Acworth Farmer’s Market will run each Friday morning from 7 - 11 a.m., through October 31. The market has a new location this year Historic Downtown Acworth – it will be relocated to the Acworth First Baptist Church parking lot, located at the corner of Main Street and Church Street! This will allow more room for vendors and parking. Customers will have a wide variety of garden ripe Georgia grown vegetables, bedding plants, fresh baked pies, cakes, bread and jams to choose from each week. Part of the fun is visiting with the farmers and other participants each week and checking out the new arrivals fresh from the farm. This is sponsored by the Acworth Downtown Development Authority. For more information or to be a vendor, please visit their website at or call (770) 917-1234.


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Outdoor Burn Ban

‘Frozen' Coming to Swift-Cantrell Park

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources issues a ban on open burning through September 30 of each year. Fiftyfour counties in Georgia are affected. During the ban period, residents may not burn leaves, tree limbs or other yard waste, forest land or use air curtain destructors for land clearing. For more information, call (770) 387- 4900 or visit

Kennesaw's FREE outdoor movie series at SwiftCantrell Park continues with a free showing of Disney's Oscar-winning animated film Frozen (rated PG) on Saturday, June 7. Arrive early for entertainment, free and pay-to-play children's activities, giveaways and outdoor fun. For your comfort, bring a blanket or low-back chairs. Pop-up tents, canopies or beach umbrellas that can obstruct the view of others are not permitted. Concessions will be

Cobb Sports Alliance Cup Cobb PARKS, Cobb Soccer Council and the Cobb Sports Alliance are pleased to announce the 1st annual Cobb Sports Alliance Cup! This adult soccer tournament is going to be the premier adult soccer tournament in the area as teams from all over the southeast will be invited to play! This event will be made up of six competitive divisions including Men's Open, Over 30, Over 40 & Over 50 and Women's Open & Over 30. It will be held at the Hubert Soccer Complex in Acworth on June 6 - 8. For more information, call (770) 528-8892 or (770) 591-3160 or visit

Kennesaw Farmers Market The Kennesaw Farmers Market will be open every Tuesday from 7 a.m. - 1 p.m., rain or shine, through the end of October. It will be held at 2753 Watts Drive, in the Adams Park Soccer Field Parking Lot. The Market will feature a variety of vegetables, fruits and herbs grown by local farmers, as well as fresh baked breads, cakes and cookies, landscape plants and flowers and other assorted goods. Support your neighbors by shopping often!

Go Skateboarding Day Join fellow skateboard enthusiasts at Kennesaw Skatepark on Saturday, June 21, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., at an event in recognition of the tenth anniversary of Go Skateboarding Day. The FREE event will feature open skate sessions, live music, "best trick" contests, giveaways, game tables and a misting station. BBQ and frozen treats will be available for purchase. Contest start times are as follows: 1 p.m. - Impact Section, 2 p.m. - Centerpiece Gap and 3 p.m. - Pool. Winners will receive a gift card; runner-ups will receive a skate deck. Advance registration is not required. Go Skateboarding Day, held on June 21 every year, is the official holiday of skateboarding. Founded by the International Association of Skateboard Companies, Go Skateboarding Day gives passionate skateboarders as well as those who are simply inspired by the sport the opportunity to drop everything and get on a skateboard. It is a cooperative of decentralized events that take place around the globe. Skateboard retailers, manufacturers, skateparks, distributors, organizations and individuals of all colors, creeds, and attitudes hold events to celebrate the holiday. For more information, contact the Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department at (770) 422-9714. 12


available for purchase. Swift-Cantrell Park is located at 3140 Old 41 Highway. Parking is available inside the park, and at neighboring Kennesaw Elementary School. For more information, visit www. or call the Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department at (770) 422-9714. (Titles are subject to change; cancellations may occur due to weather conditions.)

FREE Emergency Preparedness Training Cobb County will hold its Community Emergency Response Team training for in June. The CERT program trains people to be better prepared for emergency situations in their communities. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims and organize volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that improve the safety of the community. The classes will be held 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., on June 7, 14 and 21, at the Cobb County Emergency Operations Center. Members must attend all sessions to complete the program. Participants must be at least 16 years old. The Emergency Operations Center is located at 140 North Marietta Parkway, in Marietta. The class size is limited. Register by calling (770) 499-4567 or email

Griefshare Group We know it hurts, and we want to help. If you've lost someone close to you, or know someone who has, consider joining us at Northwest Christian Church for our weekly Griefshare seminar/ support group. The Griefshare group will meet Tuesday nights beginning June 10, from 7-9 p.m. in the Youth House. For more information, please call the church office at (770) 425-2525 or email Northwest Christian Church is located at 3737 Dallas-Acworth Hwy NW, in Acworth.

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EPHS JROTC Drill Team Champions The East Paulding High School Air Force JROTC program and drill teams have continued to grow and have made "Integrity, Service, and Excellence" a way of life. The Drill Teams are champions of the National High School Drill Team Championships at the Challenge Level. Congratulations to all the cadets, coaches and instructors on your success! Armed Team: Andrew Ballard, Erik Clements, James Cole, James Cooksey, Conner Dooley, Dylan Halter, Justin Jackson, John Kercher, Tyler Lecroy, Daniel Rollins, Kyle Thompson & Mitchell Torres. Unarmed Team: Savannah Buford, Rachel Cook, Kaitlin Goldman, Allison Harmon, Kaitlin Ives, Yasmine Jacobs, Breanne Kendall, Alaina Kusek, Taylor Lecroy, Adrianna Roberson, Michelle Smith, Ariana Southall & Sarah Tidwell. Coaches: Black Hawks (Armed Guys) Jesse Brent Scott Black Venom (Unarmed Girls) Natalie Waters Drill Instructor Master Sgt. Jim Greene

Dream Dash 5K The second 5K in the Kennesaw Grand Prix Series, the Dream Dash, held annually on Father’s Day weekend, will take place on Saturday, June 14, at 7:30 a.m., in downtown Kennesaw. The race for adults and children benefits the Dream Foundation and the Bill Thrash Kennesaw Teen Center, whose mission is to engage students, empower leaders and enrich the community. The race follows a fast, flat route through historic downtown Kennesaw and Swift-Cantrell Park and is fun for beginners and accomplished runners and walkers alike. The route is a USA Track and Field Certified course. Register at All registered 5K participants will receive an official race shirt, runner/walker number and goodie bag. Registration is also available at any Big Peach Running Company location. For more information, visit at 14


NCCS Receives Gates Millennium Scholarship Congratulations to senior Mele Girma for being named as a Gates Millennium Scholar. Mele is one of 1,000 students to receive a goodthrough-graduation full scholarship for her to use at the college or university of her choice. Mele was selected for this tremendous honor out of 52,000 students across the country! NCCS is so proud of her for receiving this prestigious scholarship!

NCCS Announces New Lower School Principal North Cobb Christian School is pleased to announce that Dr. Gail Doss has been selected as Lower School Principal beginning in July 2014. Dr. Doss has been the Preschool Principal at The Walker School since 2004, as well as a teacher at The Walker School for 16 years. Additionally, she is an adjunct instructor at Kennesaw State University and has served as a presenter on educational issues in the Atlanta area. The Lower School Search Team feels that Dr. Doss is uniquely qualified to provide vision, enthusiasm, compassion, and innovative programs for our NCCS Lower School students in a safe Christian environment. Welcome!

NPHS Senior Joins the Marines Brandon Jack Townsend just graduated from North Paulding High School after having an amazing senior year. He was a starter for the varsity football team and the team made it all the way to the third round of the state playoffs. Brandon also finished his third year in JROTC and is now looking forward to joining the United States Marine Corps this month. His mother states, “He has grown into a handsome young man with a huge heart, having a genuine love for his friends and family.” Congratulations Brandon, everyone is so proud of you!

Vacation Bible School

Hillcrest Baptist Church presents Agency D3 – Discover, Decide, Defend! VBS will be held June 2 – 6, nightly beginning at 6:45 – 9 p.m. Agency D3, is based on 1 Peter 3:15. Kids of all ages will enjoy a week of fun as they examine eyewitness reports, physical proof, and biblical accounts to uncover and defend the truth about who Jesus really is. The church is located at 6069 Woodstock Road. For more information, call (770) 917-9100 or visit

Kennesaw First Baptist Church presents Agency D3 – Discover, Decide, Defend! VBS will be held on June 2 – 6, from 9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., for children who are 4 years old before 8/31/2014 through completed 5th grade. Agency D3, is based on 1 Peter 3:15. Kids of all ages will enjoy a week of fun as they examine eyewitness reports, physical proof, and biblical accounts to uncover and defend the truth about who Jesus really is. The church is located at 2958 North Main Street, Kennesaw. For more information or to register, call (770) 427-3109 or visit New Hope Baptist Church presents Agency D3 – Discover, Decide, Defend! VBS will be held June 8 – 12, nightly beginning at 6 – 8:30 p.m. Agency D3, is based on 1 Peter 3:15. Kids of all ages, Pre-K – 12th grade, will enjoy a week of fun as they examine eyewitness reports, physical proof, and biblical accounts to uncover and defend the truth about who Jesus really is. Everyone is welcomed. No pre-registration required. The church is located at 3814 New Hope Church Road. For more information, call (770) 382-0548 or visit their website at www. First Baptist Church Acworth presents VBS Scavenger Hunt “VBS Scavenger Hunt” will be held June 9 – 13, from 8:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. Everyone get ready for an adventure-filled scavenger hunt, which begins at Matthew 7:7 and follows a scripture-packed path through bible studies, worship & drama, “craftivities”, games and more; all to help your kids understand their place in God’s story. The church is located at 4583 Church Street. For more information or to register, please visit or call (770) 974-3021. Acworth United Methodist Church presents Weird Animals! VBS will be held June 16 – 20, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., for ages 3 through 5th grade. Kids love crazy, weird animals… the weirder the better. So we searched the globe for the most special, unique, rare, never-before-seen animals we could find

to help kids discover what Jesus’ one-of-a-kind love means in their lives. Cost is $15. The church is located at 4340 Collins Circle. For more information or to register, please call (770) 974-3312 or visit Kennesaw United Methodist Church presents The VIP Join the fun June 16 – 20, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., for a week of fun and learning with this original Kennesaw UMC VBS program as campers witness contestants competing to be the “VIP”! By relating Bible stories to current events, campers will experience the challenges and life lessons of competition, while realizing who the true “VIP” is. “The VIP” is open to all children who will be in K-6th grade for the 2014/15 school year. Register online at or call (770) 428-1543 for details. Mars Hill Presbyterian Church presents Weird Animals! VBS will be held on June 16-20, from 9 a.m. — 12 p.m., for children age 3 years (potty trained) – 4th grade. Kids love crazy, weird animals…the weirder the better. So we searched the globe for the most special, unique, rare, never-before-seen animals we could find to help kids discover what Jesus’ one-of-a-kind love means in their lives. Register by June 8. For more information, to register or to volunteer, please call (770) 974-4395 or visit Piney Grove Baptist Church presents Weird Animals! VBS will be held June 22 – 26, nightly beginning at 6 – 8:45 p.m. Kids love crazy, weird animals…the weirder the better. So we searched the globe for the most special, unique, rare, never-before-seen animals we could find to help kids discover what Jesus’ one-of-a-kind love means in their lives. Join this zoo crew – register to be a part of Piney Grove’s Weird Animals VBS! Ages 3 years – 12th grade. The church is located at 1605 Mars Hill Road. For more information, call (770) 428-5122 or visit Bascomb United Methodist Church presents Weird Animals! VBS will be held July 7 – 11, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.!  Kids love crazy, weird animals…the weirder the better.  So we searched the globe for the most special, unique, rare, never-beforeseen animals we could find to help kids discover what Jesus’ one-of-a-kind love means in their lives.  Ages 4 – upcoming 5th graders can attend and 6th graders and above may volunteer.  For more information or to volunteer, call (770) 9269755 or (770) 926-0397 or visit  The church is located at 2295 Bascomb Carmel Road, Woodstock.

Community Spotlight.... by Cynthia Regalla Dan Madish thought that he loved baseball…until he picked up a Lacrosse stick in high school. He continued to play Lacrosse in college for Widener University, Chester PA, where he received a BS in Hospitality Management. Dan is a Client Executive for the Strategic Sales Team at Avnet Technology Solutions out of Tempe, AZ. Despite having to travel a lot for work, he has been able to coach Lacrosse for 10 years now. He started out coaching for West Cobb Lacrosse and is currently coaching for Allatoona High School. Dan gets why there is no “I” in team and has been a good representative for any team, group or organization that he has been a part of.

Dan Madish Field Lacrosse became a Major League sport in 2001. With eight teams across the US and Canada, the MLL plans to double the number of teams over the next decade. How has the Lacrosse community grown in Acworth since you have been a part of it? The Lacrosse community in West Cobb has certainly exploded since I have been associated with the program. The West Cobb Club was all that was available for youth when we began, and now, just about every school has a youth program. This enables kids to participate and be involved in a Lacrosse program that is associated with their future high school. Our youth program at Allatoona has expanded tremendously, and we are now beginning to see the successes of having our own youth to feed into the high school. The sport has been in existence for centuries and continues to gain popularity. Why do you think so many youth, men and women are playing Lacrosse today? I think that Lacrosse is a great equalizer for kids today. On the boys’ side, there are so many kids that are athletes in baseball/football/ soccer that either get burned out, or candidly, are not the “right size” for some of those sports as they get older. Lacrosse does not require the biggest size to be successful, just a desire to play a cool sport and the drive to practice your individual skills on a wall. Kids of all sizes can find a place on a Lacrosse field if they are willing to work and be a part of the team. The Lacrosse stick has come a long way since its native beginnings. How do you think the “Stick” will change in terms of safety and execution in the near future? Since the sport originated with Native Americans, I will say this…. the stick is merely the Arrow. The Native American is much more important to the sport than the stick. Stick technology changes almost yearly, and clearly adjusts as the governing bodies for the sport attempt to level the playing field for all players. To be honest, just about any stick will work for someone who is playing. It is how much and how hard they practice with it that will matter the most. Helmet technology changes yearly as well, and that is where the greatest advances in the sport have come since my playing days. There is a huge focus from coaches and officials to protect kids from concussions today. Lacrosse is a full contact sport at higher levels, and just as with other sports, injuries occur occasionally. 18


What should a novice to the game of Lacrosse know in order to follow along? Lacrosse is close to hockey from a rules standpoint, but we play with a ball in the air, not a puck on the ice. The defensive schemes are very close to basketball with an additional player. I would say that it is easier to go watch a high school game before trying to watch it on television at the collegiate or pro level. You will be able to see the whole field and it will make a great deal more sense. Why did you choose to coach an older age group? Funny story actually. I was asked to join Allatoona High School when it opened by the Head Coach at the time, John Hunter. I had worked with Coach Hunter in the youth program, and when he went over to Allatoona, he asked if I could come help him start a new program. It was six years ago and I have not turned back. I am thankful that he talked me into coming over and helping him. I have learned a great deal about coaching and being there for the boys from Coach Hunter. He is still someone I can call today to talk about anything. In the Fall, I will help out when I can with our youth programs and provide assistance where I can. In the spring when we are in season, it is much harder as the demands on my time from the varsity program are considerable. I get out and help the program any time I can and enjoy doing so. Growing up, Dan aspired to follow in his father’s footsteps and become an Army officer and fly helicopters. His son Morgan, who is nine years old, shares his father’s passion for Lacrosse and plays for West Cobb Lacrosse. True, his eleven year old, just received an award in Art Excellence at Ford Elementary, and for now he plays with a different stick, a golf club. At home, Dan relies on “his partner in crime,” his wife of eleven years, Stacey, to help keep Team Madish on track. His recommendation for anyone with a desire to be a coach is to watch his favorite movie, “Miracle,” starring Kurt Russell, as coach Herb Brooks. The character was a hockey coach who instilled the values of a “team” as they worked together toward their goal . . . a winning season!

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Boarding, Daycare, Training and More! With your summer vacation right around the corner, there are a lot of details to work out. There are hotels to book, rental car or airline tickets to purchase as well as suitcases to pack. If you’re leaving town and not planning on bringing your four-legged family member, it is also the time of year to be thinking about who will care for him/her. While you are enjoying your summer get-away, shouldn’t they be having a fun time too? There are many options to contemplate when deciding about your dog’s care while you are gone. You could board your companion at a local veterinary office where most of their time will be spent in a small kennel and a lack of supervision at night. You could leave him alone at home and have a pet sitter check in a few times a day. This option leads to a lot of lonely hours when pets get bored, anxious, and possibly destructive. The best option would be to bring him to an enrichment facility that focuses on your canine’s well being 24 hours a day, with plenty of stimulation, love and round the clock care. Pet Play Place offers complete dog care from boarding (affectionately named “sleepovers”) and doggie daycare to comprehensive training and full service grooming. Pet Play Place is a premier pet care facility serving the Acworth/Kennesaw community since opening its doors in 2006, and it has successfully created an environment for dogs that has become their vacation destination and one they look forward to visiting. If you’ve ever taken your dog to another kennel, you will immediately notice the difference Pet Play Place has brought to the industry.



“Pet of the Day” – (See your pets name and picture in lights!)

Pet Play Place recognizes its “Pet of the Day” each and every day of the week (Monday – Friday). The “Pet of the Day” is displayed with his/her picture and name on our digital billboard which is located directly in front of Pike Nurseries on Cobb Parkway in Acworth for the entire day! “This is a fun and unique way to thank our customers for providing us with the opportunity to care for their pets, while also sharing their dogs’ beautiful faces with the Acworth community for all to see. Our customers have enjoyed the recognition and some have even brought their dogs out to the billboard to see for themselves. It has been a lot of fun,” stated Pet Play Place owner Susan Godfrey.

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Boarding your dog can be stressful on everyone and can be especially difficult for your dog who is use to a certain routine and comfort at home. Pet Play Place is truly a unique pet care facility. At Pet Play Place, Sleepovers are filled with plenty of time to play and exercise both inside and outside, including lots of human and other animal friend interaction. Pet Play Place is an “openplay” facility, which means the guests are continually participating in a bounty of free play in a supervised, safe and open environment; they are not confined to dog runs for their exercise and play time as is the case with most boarding facilities. Adding to the unique boarding experience for your dog are services such as doggy massages, swim time, hot dog “yappy” hour, afternoon biscuits, night-night story time and doggy ice cream. Honestly, your dog may never want to leave. Each animal guest is given a temperament evaluation prior to becoming a member at Pet Play Place. This ensures the safety not only for your dog, but others as well. Other safety precautions include having a staff member on premises 24/7. “Whether it’s 3 o’clock in the afternoon or 3 o’clock in the morning, there is always someone here with your pet,” noted Facility Director, Mark Graziano. “We have our professional staff overseeing the facility every minute of every day. Our team is here on site loving on

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your pet every day of the year. It doesn’t matter if it is a normal busy Wednesday afternoon or Christmas morning, we are going to be here with your pet.” Acworth resident Linda Price brings her dachshund, Gunner, to Pet Play Place. “In addition to the Open Play environment, I have a special respect for the Pet Care Providers. My Gunner recently spent a week at Pet Play Place and from the stories that were shared with me, I knew that he was given a lot of individual time with the staff. It makes going on vacation easier when I know he is not sitting alone in a cage.”

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Pet Play Place also provides doggie daycare in a caring, innovative and safe environment. Assistant Facility Director, Sheri Ray, noted that doggie daycare is very organized and scheduled. Once your pet is initially registered and temperament tested, the check in process is easy and quick, and your dog is free to participate in “Open Play” with his “friends.”

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As anyone with a new puppy knows, training can be a tough obstacle to overcome, especially if you work full time and/or travel. Pet Play Place has the ideal solution for families with training needs. Customers can board their dog for a two-week period where they will experience the same privileges and fun that any sleepover guest has, but also receive comprehensive, individualized training sessions with a private trainer. Upon pickup, you will be greeted by your happy, well-trained and family-ready dog. The board and train program also includes follow up lessons and, best of all, is fully guaranteed.

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Being part of the community is very important to Pet Play Place, which is why they provide the local “Be a Tree” child dog safety program in this area. The program, which is primarily for Pre-K through fifth grade, instructs children on how to avoid dog bites. “We offer this program for free to all local schools as part of our continuing community outreach,” mentioned Mark.

Franchising Opportunities Playtime includes wading pools, bubbles and lots of human interaction. There is even a mandatory quiet or “nap” time, just like in child daycares. Whatever your dog enjoys doing, he’ll be able to do it, make new friends and return to you happy. Krista Torpey has been bringing her dog, Darby, to Pet Play Place since 2007. Darby is a whirlwind of energy who needs the playtime and socialization that Pet Play Place delivers. “I feel totally safe leaving Darby here,” noted Krista. “She comes home exhausted and happy,” she continued.


Pet Play Place is excited to provide franchising opportunities as well. “As a result of significant interest in the Pet Play Place business model, we have begun accepting franchise applications,” noted Robert Godfrey, owner of Pet Play Place. “We hope to expand into not only Cobb and Cherokee Counties, but Metro Atlanta as well,” he continued. If you are interested in Pet Play Place franchising opportunities, please email or call (770) 919-8738 and ask for Robert or Mark. The summer is just around the corner, and now is the perfect time to visit Pet Play Place for your boarding, training and doggie daycare needs. You may contact the facility and see for yourself the difference that makes Pet Play Place the ONLY premier facility for your dog’s needs.

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SAVE THE ACWORTH DEPOT GREAT NEWS! ALL ABOARD! The “Save the Acworth Depot Foundation” has found a relocation site for the reconstruction of our iconic Depot building! The City of Acworth has agreed to let it be located alongside the Caboose – within 50 feet of its original location! Of course, it will have to be slightly smaller but will be proportionally the same as the original and will be using as much of the original building material as possible. WHAT AN ATTRACTION for downtown! The renewed Depot building will serve as a powerful symbol of the history of Acworth as a railroad town. It will become a passive walkthrough history center with mementos, information flyers, local restaurant menus, historic artifacts and photographs a plenty. An ADA accessible ramp will align with access to the caboose so both structures could be open to the public daily from early until late. Think of the photo opportunities! What a delightful way to while away time waiting for your table to be called or to teach your children about the history of this town. According to Mayor Tommy Allegood, “The city is very excited about the initiatives being brought forth by the “Save The Acworth Depot Foundation” to relocate the depot in its original location. AN ESTIMATED COST is projected to be about $500,000 – $600,000. • Purchase and dismantle / catalog the buildings $110,000 • Architectural plans $70,000 • Reassembling / reconstructing / permitting $350,000 • Landscaping $50,000 HOW CAN THIS MONEY BE OBTAINED? I’m glad you asked. Our “Save the Acworth Depot Foundation” group is working toward this goal and YOU CAN HELP!!! Investing in this project will give you or your business public relations opportunities. Honoring your community in such a high profile and worthy preservation of our railroad history will be of long lasting benefit and return to you in branding and good will for your participation. Your children and grandchildren can always see your name on a brick, on a passenger list or on a plaque as a sponsor. What a legacy! Your pride in your town will be available for all to see long into the future. All aboard!

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“We estimate a net cash savings of 30% on every barter transaction.” BILL GOUDEY, OWNER COPELAND’S OF NEW ORLEANS

Running a Business Isn’t Easy … Even for The Big Easy There’s nothing easy about running a business even if that business is modeled after the Big Easy itself, New Orleans. One of the greatest challenges is managing costs especially in the competitive restaurant industry. Bartering within a professional network can save thousands of dollars every year. Now, that’s something every business owner can get jazzed about. For 10 years, Copeland’s of New Orleans, has been working with The Barter Company to exchange their services with other barter clients. “We estimate a net cash savings of 30% on every barter transaction,” said Bill Goudey, owner of two Copeland’s Atlanta locations. “Copeland’s does about $125,000 in barter per year, so the inflow and outflow is double that amount.” Copeland’s of New Orleans restaurants serve New Orleans cuisine in a casual dining atmosphere. The extensive menu includes: seafood, steaks, sandwiches, burgers, and a kid’s menu.

About TBC: The Barter Company is a recognized leader in the barter industry with offices in Georgia and Florida. TBC provides businesses with an alternative currency network by using barter dollars instead of cash to handle your transactions. TBC acts as a third-party records keeper, providing clients with monthly statements that reflect all barter purchases, sales and current barter dollar balance. For more information, please call (770) 591-4343 or visit

Barter is one of the ways to make things a little easier in the restaurant business. Goudey explains: “We barter food and beverage from our restaurant primarily for marketing and repair services. That includes printing, print and broadcast media, restaurant cleaning services, supplies, general construction and maintenance services. We even use gift certificates for entertainment and dining as rewards and prizes.” People have exchanged goods and services for centuries through a simplistic barter system. Today, barter plays an important role in the payments industry with businesses incorporating it into their system along with cash, credit, virtual payments, and loyalty cards. “Alternative currencies are trending for business,” explains Ric Zampatti, The Barter Company CEO. “More and more businesses are taking another look at barter and how it can benefit their cash flow.” The best reason of all to use barter, according to Goudey, is “the introduction of many new clients to the business that would not otherwise visit our establishment. That and the cash savings from leveraging the barter network. Effective bartering takes time so be committed to the concept. The Barter Company’s trade coordinators work hard to help us build barter traffic and spend our dollars wisely.” The Barter Company makes it easy.

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Facts To Know About Wisdom Teeth? If there is ever a dental problem to avoid, it is the dilemma of impacted wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth are your third set of molars, therefore termed “third molars,” which you grow between the ages of 17 and 25. The four wisdom teeth create a total of 32 teeth. They grow into the very back of the jaw area behind your other teeth. Only a small percentage of people have large enough jaws to accommodate ideally positioned wisdom teeth. Unfortunately, most people have jaws that are too small, resulting in impacted wisdom teeth, which are teeth that cannot grow into the oral cavity at all or only partially erupt into the oral cavity. Wisdom teeth fall into several categories. a) Full-Bony Impacted. Tooth is completely emerged in the jaw. b) Partial-Bony Impacted. Tooth is partially emerged out of the jaw. c) Soft-Tissue Impacted. Tooth is fully emerged out of the jaw but remains under the skin. d) Partially Erupted. Tooth is erupted partially above the skin, but remains partially under the skin. e) Erupted. Tooth is fully erupted into the oral cavity. Tooth can be in ideal position or crowded. Since wisdom teeth are typically considered unnecessary and expendable, people tend to disregard them as a nuisance. When wisdom teeth are ignored, they can act like bulldozers and cause your front teeth to become crowded. Those that are partially erupted and break through the skin but not all the way, allow food particles to trap below the gum line, causing infection and bad breath. These can also cause bacterial decay on the exposed tooth area, be difficult to clean, and spread decay down into the root and bone area. Any impacted wisdom teeth can cause significant swelling, pain and infection. Further, wisdom teeth can damage nearby gums, teeth and bone, and in rare instances even result in cysts and tumors Seek wisdom tooth pain relief sooner rather than later. Many people suffer unnecessarily for far too long, enduring wisdom tooth pain and endangering their health. It is important to acknowledge pain and seek professional help rather than hoping your symptoms will just disappear. Oral infections caused by wisdom teeth can easily enter the blood stream and affect the entire body, causing fever and other illness. The most ideal time to have wisdom teeth extracted is at around 17 years of age or before the roots have fully developed, making it easier to remove them. The tops of the teeth form first and the

roots last, opposite of how a tree forms. A panorex x-ray revolves around your head and is designed for viewing your wisdom teeth development and permits choosing the ideal time for removal. Why do we have wisdom teeth if we really don’t need them? Anthropologists Dr. Scott Harden is a dentist at believe wisdom teeth Fountian View Family Dentistry. served a purpose long ago He is a resident of Acworth and when our diets consisted has practiced in Southwest of rough foods (e.g., Cherokee County for over roots, nuts, meats) causing 21 years. He is a Dental Advisor teeth to break down for two nationally renowned and become narrower. dental research companies. Wisdom teeth showed up Office: (770) 926-0000 at the appropriate time to Website: substitute for the missing tooth structure. Since today’s diets consist of softer foods and human jaws have actually become smaller, wisdom teeth no longer have a viable purpose or adequate room in the jaw to erupt. Surgical extraction is a common method for avoiding complications such as wisdom teeth infection. Approximately 85% of people need to have their wisdom teeth removed. Experts believe that when infected wisdom teeth cause complications, they should be removed to prevent further problems. Wisdom teeth extraction can be done either by your general dentist or an oral surgeon. There are some inherent complications that can occur and will be discussed with you by your dental professional. Either local or general anesthesia is administered to create a comfortable procedure. To remove the impacted tooth, an incision is made in your gums so the wisdom tooth and jawbone can be reached. Once the tooth is extracted, you may need stitches to close the incision. The socket where your tooth was located will be packed with gauze to control bleeding and promote healing. Once your wisdom teeth are removed, your dental professional should give you post-op instructions on how to care for your mouth and pain with necessary medications. Be sure to follow their instructions to ensure a prompt recovery. Paid Advertisement




Summer Camps

Summer is almost here! Have you thought about your plans for your children this summer? Take a look at the Summer Camps listed here and learn about the day camps that are sure to bring fun and excitement to your children’s summer.

2014 Allatoona High School Basketball Summer Camps 3300 Dallas Acworth Highway NW, Acworth GA 30101

Camps are for 1st – 8th graders and will take place in the Main Gym June 9 – 12 Cost: $100 ($15/sibling discount) Boys Basketball Skills Camp: 9 am – 12 pm June 16 – 19 Cost: $100 ($15/sibling discount) Girls Basketball Skills Camp: 9 am – 12 pm June 23 – 25 Cost: $65 ($55 w/Skills Camp) Boys and Girls Basketball Shooting Camp Evening Camp: 6 – 8 pm For more information or to register & pay online, visit




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Speed & Agility

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July 21 – 25

Little Kids Football

July 22 – 24

Fees and ages vary for the different sports camps.

Camp Acworth summer Summer Day Camp day camp provides a safe and Session Dates active environment for your child to enjoy their summer. 1 June 2 – 6 Campers will enjoy various 2 June 9 – 13 outdoor activities including 3 June 16 – 20 swimming, canoeing, hiking 4 June 23 – 27 and archery as well as arts and crafts and team sport 5 July 7 – 11 activities. Campers will 6 July 14 – 18 take a field trip each week 7 July 21 – 25 to exciting places like Stars 8 July 28 – August 1 and Strikes, Zoo Atlanta and the World of Coke. Camp Acworth is for children ages 6 – 14. Normal camp hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and extended hours are available that allows for drop off as early as 7:30 a.m. and pick up as late as 5:30 p.m. The registration fee for City of Acworth residents is $95 per week and the non-resident fee is $110 per week. Extended hours are an additional $20 per week for city residents and $25 per week for non-residents.

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Goodbye, Dr. Susan Galante! She is retiring from being Principal at Durham Middle School. You will be greatly missed. Thank you for your dedication to the students and your service. Best wishes!

Debbie Morris, you’ll be missed! Congratulations on your upcoming retirement as Principal at Acworth Intermediate School. Thank you for your many years of service and commitment to the students and the community. Best wishes!

Jackson Morrell with his 4th grade teacher Dylan Carr with his Grandmother, Mrs. Riggins. Jackson won two awards: Billie Carr, at Bascomb UMC “The Leader-in-Me Award” & “Excellent Preschool’s Mother’s Day Luncheon. Academic Achievement” Congratulations!

Siara Caspari named Miss Georgia Sweetheart – Siara will now compete for the National Pageant title of Miss American Sweetheart in Florida over Thanksgiving 2014.

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North Cobb Christian School 9th Grade BBQ Bash L - R: Mark Watson, Chris Sander, Armon Butler, Lee Cunningham & Hunter Titus

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North Cobb Christian School 9th Grade BBQ Bash L - R: Jessie McCraney, Madelyn Dennard, Ansley Davies, Joseph Worrall, Ethan Punch, Eden Allen & T J Anderson

North Cobb Christian School 9th Grade BBQ Bash L - R: Matthew Turner, Hunter Titus, Mark Watson, Joseph Clark, Chris Allen, Trey Collins & Blake Punch

Katarina Guarino, Zach Englert, Taylor Papantonis, Daniel Jones, Alexis Cornell & Chaz Post Savannah Collett & Bo Cain

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Acworth Police Department Citizens’ Police Academy

In April of 2000, the first class of the Acworth Police Department Citizens’ Police Academy graduated its first class of eight students. We are pleased to announce that on May 19th, the 2014 Citizens’ Police Academy became our largest graduating class ever with nearly 40 graduates. The Citizens’ Police Academy is one of the most important and most successful outreach programs that the police department has, because it opens the lines of communication between the community and the police department in a unique and personal way. Students take part in weekly classes over the course of 12 weeks. Each week, the class focuses on a specific area of law enforcement including: Constitutional Law, Criminal Investigations, Traffic Law, Domestic Violence, Drug Enforcement, and much more. Students have the opportunity to visit the medical examiner’s office, the 911 dispatch center, the Acworth Detention Center, and even Chief Wayne Dennard participate in training on the rifle range. Almost every member of the police department participates in the Citizens’ Police Academy in some way. The best part is that no officer is required to participate, each individual who participates in the program, whether officer or student, does so because of their desire to be involved, to learn, and to connect with members of our community. By the time graduation arrives, our citizen students are more than just students, they are part of our police department family. It all goes back to Sir Robert Peel’s philosophy that “We are the public and the public are the police.” Enforcement is certainly one aspect of what policing is, and many times it is the most visible portion. However, education and outreach are equally important parts of police activity. The main difference is that educational activities typically do not occur out in the open with blue lights blazing and sirens blaring. The educational activities are quieter and draw less attention, but they are integral to our operations as a police department and as members of the community as a whole. Outreach activities such as the Citizens’ Police Academy rarely make the nightly news. It is not sensational enough for television, but while some police activities that make the news are swiftly forgotten, our educational programs make a lasting impression on those who participate in them. They are the core of what we do and who we are. Our thanks go out to the Acworth Community Magazine for highlighting the outstanding graduates of this year’s Citizens’ Police Academy, and most importantly, thank you so much to our 2014 graduates. Arnold, Drew Asby, Ronald Bowe, Tamika Box, Helen Boyd, Caylee Clark, Joshua Diaz, Mayra Ferdinand, Steven Grine, George Harrison, William Hilderbrand, Danielle Jackson, Caryn Jeske, Allan

Johnson, Lee Johnson, Sheena Jones, Clark Kenny, Michael LaBarbera, Catherine Lackey, Ben Lanier, Zachary Markana, Linda Martinez, Angibel Mitchell, Stacy Moore, Claudia Newman, Raoul Nickerson, Eric

Sampson, Dawn Sharp, Albert Sharp, Phyllis Thomas, Jay Watkins, Jonathan Watt, Kim Weinaug, Mary Weinaug, Raymond Wigington, Kim Williams, Nicolle Windham, Andrew Zarach, Ellen

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Keyshawn Butts Basketball Rhodes College

Taylor Brittingham

Soccer Campbellsville University

Zach Englert

Soccer Piedmont College

HARRISON HIGH SCHOOL Tony Patrick Basketball Emory Oxford


Swimming Indian River State College

Andersen Carter Football Berry College

Katie McNutt

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Olivia Jacobi


Alexis Downing Lacrosse Point University

Cooper Murphy Baseball Emmanuel College

Andrew Patrick

Jack Forrest

Baseball Andrew College

Basketball Oglethorpe University

Christopher Ferguson

Dylan Lownestein

Lacrosse Berry College

Spencer Sherer Baseball Emmanuel College

Lacrosse Mount Olive University

Justin Wade

Football Lindsey Wilson College

C ampfire K itchen

Tiffany Hughes

When I was young, my family camped the old-fashioned way – we hiked into our camping spot, dragging all our gear with us. We caught what fish we could and supplemented our catch with food from home. In our world, there were no RVs with fully stocked refrigerators and gas-powered stoves. We cooked solely over an open flame.

While rustic is fun, it’s also quite a bit of work. If you’re taking the tribe camping this summer, try making it easier on yourself by preparing food ahead of time to cook at the campsite. For instance, cube a pound of chicken breasts or steak, then dice four large potatoes and a large onion. Add a pack of baby carrots, then season with salt, pepper, and Italian dressing. Divide amongst four tin foil packets, and seal tightly. At the campsite, lay the grilling rack over the top of your campfire and put the packets on top. Cook about 15-20 minutes, then flip and cook until meat and veggies are done. The foil packets will seal in the flavors and marinate the food while it cooks. Seafood packets can be made by combining 1 pound of raw shrimp with 4 cups of cooked rice, and 4 oz. of feta cheese. Divide into four foil packets, season with salt, pepper and lemon juice, then seal. Cook approximately 10-15 minutes over an open flame, or just until the shrimp are pink. For added flavor, leave the shells on the shrimp while cooking. Breakfast at a campsite should be a big meal so you’ll be fortified for a day of fun. One easy idea is to make freezer French toast at home to bring. Simply take a baguette and cut into 1 ½” slices. In a large bowl, whisk together 8 eggs, ½ cup of milk, ½ tsp. of salt, 1 tsp. of nutmeg and ¾ cup of sugar. Soak each piece of bread in the egg mixture, then place the pieces separately on a baking sheet, and put in the freezer till firm. Store in a zip-top bag in the freezer. They can be cooked in a pan (or on a piece of foil) over an open flame and will taste marvelous. If cooking at home, simply bake in a single layer on a greased sheet for approximately 30 minutes at 400°.

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Whether you are loading the family up for a weekend in the great outdoors or planning a fun night with a blanket fort in the living room, campfire foods are always a good idea. Just make sure you keep Yogi Bear away from the picnic basket! Happy cooking everyone! Tiffany Hughes is an Acworth resident who enjoys spending time with her family and furbabies. She will gladly provide additional recipes if you email her at

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American Legion Post 304 Do you know what Neil Armstrong, Bill Clinton, Tom Brokaw, Michael Jordan, Jon Bon Jovi, and Rush Limbaugh all have in common? All of these notables are graduates of the American Legion Boys State program.


Fear Not FEAR - False Evidence Appearing Real. Its effect is paralyzing. Its feel is real. Its consequences can be eternal. Like pain, you are willing to do anything to stop its effect. The immediate fight or flee mechanism kicks in. Your mental, physical and spiritual strength will determine which one you choose. The most common lie in in fear is that “you are all alone,” followed by the urgency to answer, “what are you going to do?” Fear happens to all of us. What to do with it is your choice. It is important to discern when fear has been a factor to make or not to make a decision. A decision based on fear will never leave you satisfied as the “what if?” question will stay lingering and attached to the decision. Perhaps a feeling of unfulfillment or emptiness may also accompany the results of decisions based on it. One thing is for sure, fear is not your friend and will not lead you to your right path. At our Center, fear is something that we hear often during our coaching appointments. Questions in regards to the uncertainty of the future with another child are real. “How am I going to afford it? Who’s going to take care of her? How am I going to tell my boss? What is my husband going to say? What about my school?” Comments such as “We have no health insurance!” “My parents are going to kill me!” or a simple “I’m not ready, I just don’t know how to be a parent,” may also be uttered. Like any life changing event, these are normal questions to a very real situation. However, fear should not be the loudest voice to which you listen. “Do not be afraid; you will not suffer shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated.” Isaiah 54:4. In times of fear, you may be inundated with hundreds of thoughts at one time; this is why it is so important to discern what is real from what is not. Talking with someone may help you accomplish just that. “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear.” 1 John 4:18. The AWC is a free community-based non-profit (501c3) medical clinic dedicated to providing caring, trustworthy, support to women and their families facing crisis pregnancies understand their options while promoting life-affirming choices and faithbased support. We are 100% privately funded by donors and supporters like you.

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American Legion Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for U.S. high school students. Established in 1935 by two Illinois Legionnaires, Boys State is a participatory program in which high school students become part of the operation of “fictional” local, county and state governments. Attendees learn the rights, privileges and responsibilities of franchised citizens. The training is objective and centers on the structure of city, county and state governments. Operated by students elected to various offices, Boys State activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law-enforcement presentations, assemblies, bands, choruses and recre ational programs. The eligibility requirements for Boys State are: 1. Be a “rising” Senior in high school 2. Have a 3.0 GPA or greater, and 3. Be recommended by the staff of the high school. The cost of the program is approximately $250 per attendee for the one week session, held in June of each year here in Georgia. Post 304 provides “scholarships” that cover the entire cost for each attendee. No eligible student is denied the opportunity to attend. Girls State is a similar program (with the same eligibility requirements) held at the same time as Boys State. Cost for Girls State is $265 per attendee. If you would like to partner with Post 304 and sponsor one or more students to Boys State or Girls State in June 2014, contact Post 304 Boys State Chairperson David Burdette, God Bless America! Commander Ron

Donations can be mailed to: North Cobb Post 304 P.O. Box 15 Kennesaw, GA 30156-0015 or via the “Donate Tab” on the Post website

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40 seniors celebrating the end of the school year at the Atlanta Brave’s game.

Alyx Johnson celebrating at her graduation party with Kaci Pollack & Sydney Oden.

Prom – Erica Wagstaff, Julia Nichols, Sam Nettie, Megan Caudell, Abigail Gonzalez, Alyx Johnson, Madison Kazerooni & Emma Batch

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Sydney Oden, Abigail Gonzalez, Kaci Pollack & Alyx Johnson after their graduation ceremony.

Honor Graduates – Samantha Stammen, Kaci Pollack, Gabby Aladesuyi, Kimberlyn Hughes & Kendall Uvena

Students pictured with one of their favorite teachers, Joe Maselli (center). L-R: Madison Kazerooni, Katie Mikos, Emma Batch, Brian Morgan, Joe Maselli, Kaci Pollack, Joey Brooker, Randhir Patil, Vuk Lacmonovic at Kaci’s graduation party.

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Erica Wagstaff & James Stockmana

Aleiya Armstrong, Madison Kazerooni, Abigail Gonzalez, Kaci Pollack, Alyx Johnson, Emma Batch, Madison Holland at the AHS Senior Breakfast.

Graduates: Emma Batch, Madison Kazerooni, Abigail Gonzalez, Aleiya Armstrong, Madison Holland & Gabby Aladesuyi

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The 2014 MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour made its return to Acworth recently. The event brings riders and visitors to our city from all over the world. Fans enjoyed watching the live competition, shopping for water-sports accessories, fashions and equipment from top vendors, fun in the sun and chances to win free stuff. The event continued onto downtown Acworth for the Block Party with activities, great food and drinks, live music by The Paul Hand Band and a mechanical surfboard for spectators to try their luck.



The Eyes Look, The Brain Sees Our eyes take in the sights around us, but it is our brains that actually see. Visual and auditory processing involve recognizing and interpreting information taken in through the senses of sight and sound. Although there are many types of perception, the two most common areas of difficulty involved with a learning disability are visual perception and auditory perception. In fact, 80% of Dr. Julie Poteet what we perceive is from the visual system. Since so much information in the classroom and at home is presented visually and/or verbally, the child with a visual or auditory perceptual disorder can be at a disadvantage. A visual processing or perceptual disorder is different from problems involving sight or sharpness of vision. In fact, many people with a visual processing disorder do not even need glasses, but they seek out vision exams in hopes that simply prescribing glasses will rectify their problems with reading and processing the world around them. Visual processing disorders can be treated, and it is always best to identify the problem as early as possible. It is often said by educators that children are learning to read up until the third grade, and then thereafter they are reading to learn. Visual processing disorders will hinder a child’s ability to successfully learn to read at the appropriate pace. A person struggling with visual processing issues will often display some of the following symptoms: • Reading reversals (“was” for “saw,” “on” for “no,” “big” for “dig,” etc.) • Poor reading comprehension and poor recall of visually presented material • Trouble with spelling and sight vocabulary • Trouble distinguishing differences among similar objects or forms • Skipping of small words when reading • Oral reading that is smooth at the beginning of the page, but becomes more labored the longer a child reads • Yawning shortly after reading begins • Misjudging spatial relationships of objects in the environment, often bumping into furniture or misstepping on stairs and curbs • Confusing right and left and having a poor sense of direction The test we use to diagnose visual perceptual disorders is the Test of Visual Perceptual Skills-R (TVPS-R). It is a test that usually takes around 20 minutes to complete, and it breaks down visual processing into seven distinct categories. Vision therapy is then initiated to address weaknesses in any one of the seven categories. We do in-office perceptual training as well as home-based perceptual training on the computer.

Dr. Dylan Reach

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While visual processing disorder is just one of the many reasons a child may struggle with schoolwork, if left untreated, it can lead to intense frustration and loss of self-esteem. That is why it is so important to understand that it is not just 20/20 vision that makes us see what we see. Dr. Julie Poteet is in practice at Acworth Family Eyecare. For more information, contact them at 770-974-3153 or

What is Composite Decking? Living in our climate can be a problem when it comes to our backyard decks. In order to keep your deck looking new, it’s important to choose the right kind of decking material. However, when it comes to composite decking, there are so many options available it’s hard to know if you’re getting a quality product.

Jeff Glover

Following are tips for choosing a topquality composite deck.

What is Composite Decking – Composite decking is generally more durable than other decking materials because it is made of wood fibers that are sheathed in plastic. This aides in preventing the wear and tear that we see on our wooden decks here in our Southern climate. Composite decking is renowned for its weather resistance, making it less likely to be damaged by abrupt temperature changes that do a number on many quality woods. Being encased in plastic further keeps the wood from rotting due to moisture. However, the cost of composite decking materials is far more expensive than any P.T. wood decking materials. But, composite decking will not crack or splinter like solid wood. Furthermore, it repels insects that may cause harm to the wood and maintenance such as painting, staining, or sealing are not needed for composite wood. Composite decks can last two to three times as long as solid wood decking materials, and in addition, remains stronger for longer periods of time and retain their quality appearance too. Composite decking’s appearance is often a major selling point, as it typically provides a brilliant, consistent color. Additionally, composite decks can have a wood grain appearance, and contain an added UV protectant to guard against the sun’s harmful UV rays to prevent fading. Lastly, some composite decking manufacturers make hollow deck boards so they’ll be more lightweight and easier to handle, while other brands feature solid boards that are both heavier and stronger. For a stronger, sturdier deck, many homeowners prefer solid boards. Environmental Reason – The environmental impact of your decking material is important in this day and age. With the world increasingly going green to help the future of the planet, seemingly minor choices such as decking material can help out a lot. For this reason, composite decking surfaced to respond to the environment’s growing needs. Not only is composite decking made from recycled materials, but it’s also more durable than wood and requires no stain. However, decking materials can vary in terms of the amount of recycled materials they include, from none at all to 100 percent. As well, the components that make up the materials can differ in the type of recycled plastic the manufacturer used. Assess your priorities and consult with your contractor about his/ her opinions and what options are available before you commit. Make sure that composite decking will meet your needs and expectations for creating a beautiful and long-lasting outdoor living space.

Jeff Glover is a Georgia licensed and insured General Contractor. He is a lifelong resident of Cobb County who grew up in Marietta and has lived the last 15 years in the Acworth community. He has been in the construction industry for 17 years and is married to Melissa and they have two children, Brendan and Abigail. You can contact him at (404) 694-0550 or visit

Schedule an Air Conditioner Tune-up Today and Save! Have you heard HVAC contractor ads for an air conditioner tune-up and wondered what all the fuss was about? Tune-ups help homeowners get their air conditioners ready for the summer heat, and they should give you peace of mind that your A/C will work as efficiently and durably as possible — even when scorching summer temperatures place extreme Dan Jape demands on the unit. The good news is that tune-ups are a cost-effective way to keep your system in good operating condition. Investing in the service every year pays off in terms of lower operating costs and a longer service life for the A/C unit. Many manufacturers void warranties if an A/C hasn’t been serviced. They know that tune-ups help the individual components inside the system last longer so the system’s total life span is longer. If you purchased a warranty for your air conditioner, you could risk voiding it if you don’t schedule annual service appointments and keep records of the service. Be sure to ask your HVAC company about a maintenance agreement and the requirements when installing a new systems.

Manufacturers assign an efficiency rating, called a seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER), to all A/C units based on tests under ideal running conditions. If conditions are not ideal, the A/C won’t achieve its highest-possible efficiency. Lessthan-ideal conditions can include a leaky home or too little insulation, but these conditions also extend to factors such as dirt buildup on the coils and too little refrigerant. Checking for these conditions, as well as cleaning the outside unit, is something a technician will do during a tune-up to ensure the system operates as efficiently as possible. Inspect, clean, or change air filters once a month in your central air conditioner, furnace, and/or heat pump. A dirty filter can increase energy costs and damage your equipment, leading to early failure. When your A/C is running well, it uses less energy to cool your home. Lower energy use means bigger savings for you on your monthly utility bills. An air conditioner tune-up will save you lots of money in both the long and short term…and provide peace of mind.

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The Tingling Wrist! We have been experiencing an influx of patients coming in the clinic with weakness in one or both hands, numbness or tingling in the thumb and fingers, wrist pain and weak grip or difficulty carrying bags. These are symptoms associated with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. So what is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the compression of the median nerve. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is common in people who perform repetitive motions of the hand and wrist, such as typing. When the wrist is poorly positioned, there isn’t enough space for the median nerve to travel to the hand. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is caused by pressure exerted on the median nerve at the point where it passes through the wrist. The median nerve supplies sensation to the thumb-side of the ring finger. It also supplies movement to the hand. The nerve centers the hand between the wrist bones and the tough membrane that holds the bones together. This space is called the carpal tunnel. Since the passageway is rigid, any swelling in this area can cause compression of the nerve. Dr. Craig Gruber

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Management of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is based on severity. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is commonly treated by chiropractors. The methods used in our office and in most chiropractic offices are very similar. Treatment includes manipulation of the wrist, elbow, upper spine, ultrasound therapy and wrist supports. Most people’s symptoms clear up within a few months with conservative treatment. If left untreated, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in advanced stages can become quite serious involving a loss of sensation, muscle deterioration, and permanent loss of function. As a chiropractor, I am all about health and nutrition. There are a few tips that may reduce symptoms. Eliminate all suspected food allergens including diary, wheat (gluten), soy, corn, preservatives and chemical additives. Reduce or eliminate trans fatty acids found in baked goods such as cookies, crackers, cakes, French fries and processed foods. Finally, avoid coffee and other stimulants, alcohol and tobacco. These simple tips will help tremendously in reducing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome symptoms. Dr. Craig Gruber is the owner/operator of Discover Chiropractic. He has over 20 years of chiropractic experience and can be reached at (770) 423-9010.



June Events Monthly Luncheon

Thursday, June 5 @ 11:30 a.m.

Guest Speaker: Wendy Kinney Sponsor: Barry Stover Insurance Caterer: Creations by Cookie Held at NorthStar Church, 3413 Blue Springs Road, Kennesaw

Alive After Five

“Make It Happen”

May Luncheon The guest speaker for the May luncheon was Author, Brian Hilliard. The luncheon was sponsored by Cobb EMC and Carrabba’s Italian Grill was the caterer.

Thursday, June 12 @ 5:30 p.m.

Held at: J.D.’s Bar-B-Que 4424 S. Main Street, Acworth

Morning Jolt

June 10 & 24 at 8 a.m.

Held at Panera Bread 3384 Cobb Parkway (Target Shopping Center)

Leads Exchange


June 10 @ 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Held at Fast Eddie’s Sports Cafe 3330 Cobb Parkway, Acworth ABA Scholarship Winners:

Guest Speaker, Brian Hilliard and ABA President Jay White. Brian is the author of the best-selling book Networking Like a Pro.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill catered the May luncheon. Owner, Mike Schroeder (right) is pictured with his staff Mike Yudiskas and Jenine Angelini.

Seated L-R: Smera Saikumar (NCHS), Kaci Pollack (AHS), and Emma Batch (AHS). Standing L-R: Mitchell Kenny (NPHS), Dalton Becker (NCHS), David Kime (NCHS) and Ian Webb (AHS). (Not pictured Erica Dunbar (AHS), Karan Shah (AHS) and Ohenewaa Aninakwa (AHS)

2014 Acworth Business Association Scholarships

ABA President Jay White pictured with Chip Nelson, President & CEO of Cobb EMC; Ron Sumpter, Director, Community Affairs of Cobb EMC and Kevan Espy, Vice President, Marketing & Corporate Communications of Cobb EMC.

The ABA presented a check to Acworth Elementary and recognized them as the School of the Month. Pictured L-R: Teacher of the Year Peggy Clay, Principal Debbie Morris and ABA Board Member Hanna Pintozzi.

• Gene Cheatham “All American” – Dalton Becker • Marlon Longacre “Outstanding Performing Arts” – Erica Dunbar • Grady Clark “Outstanding Performing Arts” – David Kime • Calvin Diemer “Outstanding Student Athlete” – Emma Batch • Doug Allen “Outstanding Student Athlete” – Mitchell Kenny • Rhonda Hutton “Outstanding Leadership” – Kaci Pollack • Jim Payne “Outstanding Leadership” – Ian Webb • Jeff Glover “Outstanding Community Service” – Smera Salkumar • Brian Bulthuis “Outstanding Community Service” – Karan Shah • James Albright “GEM Award” – Ohenewaa Aninakwa

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May’s Alive After Five held at Fast Eddie’s Sports Cafe

Door Prize Winners pictured with ABA Alive After Five Chairman Ryan Blythe (third from left): Vince DiCecco, Bonnie Barrett, Alexandra Carpanzano, Bob Povenz and Susan Cash (not pictured Crystal Carr).

Ken Adams, Reg Lepper & Scott Miller

Joy and Bob Povenz & Zack Barfield

Linda Thurwanger & Alexandra Carpanzano

Marlon Longacre, Cindy Lamme & Jada Williams

Keith Ivey & Chuck Burge

Bonnie Barrett, Jay Thomas, Tori Boyd & Nicole Williams

Holly Sirois, Bob Weatherford & Suzi Riedling

Jude Dooley, Kelly Wilson, Kevin Marcy & Vince DiCecco

Ryan Blythe & Roy Rosacia

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S ummer I s F or S trategy

J. R. Lee

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. School is out. Vacation season has arrived. It’s time for the pool, cookouts, friends, family, relaxation, and the list goes on and on.

Work ON it not just IN it.

I do know your working rhythm, but there might need to be one more word that comes to mind this time of year.


Wait for it…

Make time to work on your business not just in your business, on your family not just in your family. Working on it enables you to be ready for the season ahead, instead of always feeling like you are operating from a deficit. Make time to do what it is that replenishes your life. Find a hobby. Go to a movie. Volunteer. Take a nap. Refueling physically, emotionally, relationally, and spiritually is an investment in yourself and others that you must make time to complete.


Consume THEN produce.

Strategy? Really? I know, it seems like such a buzz-kill, but hang with me.

Production is important; however, if you don’t take time to receive, you will not have anything left to give. If you want to consistently make withdrawals, you better make sure that you are making consistent deposits. Deposits in your life are made primarily through the books you read, the places you go, and the people who are speaking into your life.

We all live busy lives. As a result, it’s easy to get caught in an endless cycle which leaves us depleted physically, emotionally, relationally, and spiritually. The bad news is that we know the feeling all too well. The good news is that we don’t have to live our lives that way. It’s not as difficult to make the change as you might think, and the summer is the perfect time to recalibrate and prepare for the next season of your life. Here are a few strategic things that are helping me and that I believe can help you take advantage of the opportunities that are yours this summer.



These will not happen by accident. You must make the conscious decision to make the time to make these a strategic priority in your life.

What do you have to lose? J.R. Lee is the Pastor of Freedom Church, located at 3611 Cobb Parkway in Acworth. You may reach J.R. by calling the church at (770) 529-6006 or visit Also, check out his blog at

“H eads U p !” Harry R. Truman (not the president Harry S. Truman) operated the Spirit Lake Lodge in Washington State. He was happy. Spirit Lake was at the foot of a beautiful, snow-covered mountain. Guests who visited marveled at Harry’s colorful stories and his 16 cats. One day, government officials gave Harry R. Truman a “heads up.” They warned that the nearby mountain was actually a volcano, and it was about to erupt. They urged Harry to James Gwin move to a safer area. He chose to stay put saying, “I’m gonna stay till hell freezes over.” You may have heard the end of this story. The warning was correct. Early one morning in May of 1980, Mount St. Helens erupted, burying Harry, his 16 cats, and his lodge beneath 200 feet of rubble. Noah got a “heads up.” God told Noah to build a big boat. Noah did and his family was saved. Like Noah and Harry, I receive warnings every day. Between doctors, family, friends, preachers, and weather forecasters, deciding on which “heads up” to heed and which to “let slide” can be a matter of life and death. Below are three practices that help me. I offer them in hopes you may find them helpful. 1. Trust God: When you hear a “heads up” that captures your attention, do you continue to dwell upon it for hours? If yes, then ask, “God, is this something you are calling me to do?” If you feel God calling you to take action, then trust God and take the first step.

2. Trust Others: Share your feelings and thoughts with a few helpful people. Choose people who will argue with you. Those people will tell you the truth, even if you do not want to hear it. Seek input from “solid people” who will ask questions and share concerns. It will help you clarify your next step. 3. Trust Yourself. Over the years, I have come to better recognize “God’s voice.” If you recognize God’s “heads up” and respond rightly, then I believe you will be more likely to respond appropriately the next time God speaks. (Sadly, the opposite also is true.) Yet, never start with trusting yourself. There is great risk in only trusting yourself. When you leave God and others out of the equation, it may be to your own peril. You and I are faced with decisions every day. If we begin by trusting God, trusting feedback from others, and trusting our “gut,” then we may discover our little decisions change the world for the better. It might even save somebody. I am about to do something new. It is beginning to happen even now. Don’t you see it coming? I am going to make a way for you to go through the desert. I will make streams of water in the dry and empty land. Isaiah 43:19 (NIV) James Gwin is the Pastor of Acworth United Methodist Church located at 4340 Collins Circle in Acworth. You may contact him by calling the church at (770) 974-3312 or by visitng their website at

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

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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. Wed. Svc: 7 p.m. Pastor: Rev. Loy Frix Calvary Baptist Church of Acworth 4361 Westside Drive, (770) 974-4965 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Wed. Svc: 6:30 p.m. Cedarcrest Church 4600 Cobb Pkwy NW, (678) 460-3500 Sunday Service: 9:30 & 11 a.m. Adult & Children’s: 9:30 & 11 a.m. Student Service: 9:30 a.m. Pastor: George Wright Christ’s Baptist Church 5496 Highway 92, (678) 744-8222 Meets at Furtah Prep School Bible Study: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Dr. Aaron Johnson 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. Wed. Svc: 6 p.m. Pastor: Dr. David M. Joyner Glade Road Baptist Church 3460 Kellogg Creek Road (770) 975-1143 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Wed. Svc: 7 p.m. Pastor: Chuck Smith 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. Wed. Svc: 7 p.m. Pastor: Dr. Dan Reed Hickory Grove Baptist Church 2862 Hickory Grove Road Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Pastor: Wendell King

Wed. Svc: 7 p.m.

Hickory Heights Baptist Church 221 Dabbs Bridge Road, (404) 488-3667 Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Wed. Svc: 7 p.m. Pastor: Phil Miller Hillcrest Baptist Church 6069 Woodstock Road, (770) 917-9100 Sunday Services: 10:45 a.m. &  6 p.m. Sunday Alive Groups: 9:30 a.m. Wed. Services: Youth/6:30 p.m. & Adults/7 p.m. Pastor: Mike Maxwell 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 56

Johnson Ferry Baptist Church @ Cedarcrest 3950 Cobb Parkway, Suite 604, (678) 460-3510 Keystone Baptist Church Meets at Allatoona High School 3300 Dallas Acworth Highway, (678) 230-5317 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Pastor: Terry Nelson Morning View Baptist Church 3750 Dallas Acworth Hwy (770) 443-5600 Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. Wed. Svc: 7:15 p.m. Pastor: Sammy Burgess Mount Olivet Baptist Church 2385 Acworth Due West Road, (770) 974-8335 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Wed. Svc: 6 p.m. Pastor: Michael A. Smith New Hope Baptist Church 3814 New Hope Church Road, (770) 312-5562 Sunday Services: 11 a.m & 6 p.m. Sunday School: 10 a.m. Wed. Svc: 6:30 p.m. Pastor: Richard Goodwin Piney Grove Baptist Church 1605 Mars Hill Road, (770) 428-5122 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Wed. Svc: 7 p.m. Pastor: Scotty Davis 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: 11 a.m. Sunday School: 9:15 a.m. Wed. Svc: 7 p.m. Pastor: James Holloway Summit Baptist Church 4310 Moon Station Lane, (770) 975-4595 Sunday Bible Study: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Services:  11 a.m. Pastor: Dr. Scott Miller Thankful Baptist Church 928 Kennesaw Due West, Kenn. Sunday Service: 10 a.m. Pastor: John Harris

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The Entire Bible Baptist Church 4980 North Cobb Parkway (770) 926-1464 Sunday Services: 11 a.m., 6 p.m. Sunday School: 10 a.m. Wed. Svc: 7:30 p.m. Pastor: Bill Avery Three Taverns Church 3575 Acworth Due West Road, (678) 856-8002 Sunday Services: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Wed. Svc: 7 p.m. Pastor: Doug Burrier

Western Hills Baptist Church 700 Mars Hill Road, Kennesaw, (770) 425-7118 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.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 Zion Hill Baptist Church 4255 Taylor St., (770) 974-8221 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Wed. Svc: 7:30 p.m. Pastor: Dr. Frank Johnson, Jr.

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

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

JUDAISM 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.

LUTHERAN Living Hope Lutheran Church 3450 Stilesboro Road, (770) 425-6726 Sunday Services: 9:15 & 11:15 a.m. Pastor: John Schubert First United Lutheran Church 3481 Campus Loop Rd., Kennesaw (770) 427-0325 Sunday Services: 9 & 11:15 a.m. Pastor: Tony Prinsen


Victory Baptist Church 5717 Priest Road, Sunday Services: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Sunday School: 10 a.m. Wed. Svc: 7 p.m. Pastor: Bro. Donald E. Lewis

Acworth Presbyterian Church 4561 Church Street, (770) 974-6552 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Tara Bulger

West Ridge Church 3522 Hiram Acworth Hwy., (770) 222-2125 Sunday Services: 9, 10:45 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Pastor: Brian Bloye

Christ Community Church Meets at Kennesaw Comm. Ctr., (770) 529-2600 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Mike Glass


Kirkwood Presbyterian Church USA 618 Acworth Due West Road, (770) 427-3545 Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Catherine Renken

Calvary Chapel River Oaks Meets at Brookwood Christian Academy 4728 Wood Street, (770) 881-4862 or (678) 977-0087 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Grady Clark

Mars Hill Presbyterian Church 3385 Mars Hill Road NW, (770) 974-4395 Sunday Services: 8:45 & 11:15 a.m. Pastor: Dr. Bryant C. Harris

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

ROMAN CATHOLIC 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, 2 & 5 p.m. Pastor: Rev. John M. Matejek

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: James Gwin 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. Scott Pickering Due West Methodist 3956 Due West Road, (770) 427-3835 Sunday Services: 8:30, 9:39, 9:45 & 11:05 a.m. Sunday School: 9:39 & 11:05 a.m. Pastor: Dr. Tom Davis Kennesaw United Methodist Church 1808 Ben King Road, (770) 428-1543 Sunday Service: 8:30, 9:39, 9:45 & 11 a.m. Sunday School: 9:39 & 11 a.m. Tuesday: 7 p.m. REVIVE Pastor: Wallace Wheeles New Beginnings United Methodist Church 2925 Mack Dobbs Road, (770) 421-9980 Sunday Service: 9:30 & 10:45 a.m. Pastor: Scott Brown


Activation Church 3415 Old Highway 41, Suite 720, Kennesaw Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Pastor: Aram Mushegan Acworth Christian Church 4476 Northside Drive, (770) 974-1358 Acworth Church of God of Prophecy Ministry 3891 Nance Road NW, (770) 975-1124 Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Service: 7 p.m. Pastor: Rev. John Paul Benning Branches of Christ 5946 Jacobs Road, (770) 917-4964 Pastor: Steve Pettit Bethel A.M.E. Church 4826 School Street, (770) 597-7111 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Wed. Svc: 7 p.m. Pastor: Rev. Leela Brown Waller

Cobb Vineyard Church 3206 Old Highway 41, (678) 574-0005 Sunday Services: 10 & 11:30 a.m. Pastor: Thomas Cooley Dayspring Church 6835 Victory Drive, (770) 516-5733 Sunday Service: 10 a.m. Wednesday Service: 7 p.m. Pastor: Tony Crawford Eagle Pointe Church 5100 Old Stilesboro Road, (770) 421-1643 Sunday Services: 10, 11:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Pastor: Howard Koepka Empowerment Worship Center 2012 Hickory Grove Road, (770) 609-9062 Sunday Celebration: 10 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Deanna Fountain-Breeden

Mount Olives Church of God 5065 Cherokee Street, (678) 651-9042 Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday Bible Study: 7:30 p.m. Pastor: Reneau Luzincourt New Covenant Full Gospel Inc 5653 Priest Road, (770) 974-0685 NorthStar Church 3413 Blue Springs Road, (770) 420-9808 Sunday Services: 9:30 & 11 a.m. Pastor: Mike Linch Northwest Christian Church 3737 Dallas-Acworth Hwy, (770) 425-2525 Sunday School: 9:30 & 11 a.m. Sunday Services: 9:30 & 11 a.m. Pastor: Ron Mobley Prayer & Praise Christian Fellowship Church 6409 Bells Ferry Road, (770) 928-2795 Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. Christian Living Class: 10 a.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting: 7:30 p.m. Pastor: Larry Baker River’s Edge Church 3450 Acworth Due West Road NW, (678) 318-1918 Sunday Bible Class: 8:30 a.m. Sunday Services: 10 a.m. Hispano Servicio Domingo: 2 p.m. Pastor: David Moore

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. River of Life Church Meets at Northwest Family YMCA, (770) 598-4090 Four Points Church Sunday Services: 10 a.m. Meets at Picketts Mill Elementary Pastor: Randy McGovern 6400 Old Stilesboro Road, (678) 402-6632 www. Sunday Service: 10 a.m. Pastor: Brent Stephens RiverStone Church 2005 Stilesboro Road, (678) 384-5200 Freedom Church Sunday Services: 9 & 11 a.m. 3611 Cobb Parkway (770) 529-6006 Pastor: Tom Tanner Pastor: J.R. Lee Sanctuary Church Gateway Church 700 Mars Hill Road, (770) 884-1963 1455 Ben King Road, (770) 423-0982 Sunday Services: 9:30 & 11:30 a.m. Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Pastor: Craig Bowler Pastor: Andy Smith Unity of Kennesaw Household of Faith Bible Church Meets at Big Shanty Elementary, (770) 422-9552 Meets at North Cobb Christian School, (770) 365-6723 Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. 4500 Lakeview Drive Sunday Service & Youth Ministry: 11 a.m. Sunday Service: 10 a.m. Rev. Kelly Thomas Pastor: L. Keith Lewis Victory North Church Joshua Gospel Tabernacle Meets at Palmer Middle School, (770) 794-7366 4161 Southside Drive, Sunday Service: 10 a.m. Sunday Bible Study:  9:45 a.m.; Pastor: Jeff Hidden Sunday Service:  11 a.m., Wed. Service: 7:30 p.m. Pastor: Tim Houston Vintage 242 Church 8492 Hiram Acworth Highway, (678) 383-2299 Sunday Services: 9 & 11 a.m. Kellogg Creek Church of Christ Pastor: Steve Hambrick 3510 Kellogg Creek Road, (770) 974-2814 Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m. Word of God Word of Truth Church Sunday School: 9:30 a.m., Wed. Service: 7:30 p.m. Sunday Services being held at The Scout Hut-Roberts Park (770) 428-8279 LifeBridge Church 3102 Loring Road, (770) 422-3010 Sunday Service: 9:30 & 11:15 a.m. Pastor: Aaron Gable Love Community Church 5598 Bells Ferry Road, (404) 663-1828 Sunday Service: 10 a.m. Pastor: Donna Lucas

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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. Rev. Adrian Pleus

Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints Sunday Services: 9 & 11:30 a.m. 5095 Holt Road NW, (770) 975-1788

Mission For Life Church Meets at Pitner Elementary School, (678) 549-8070 4575 Wade Green Rd. Bible Study: 10 a.m. Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Pastor Kim C. Moore

Sunday Service: 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Galen Bias

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Pet Play Place (770) 919-8738 2687-C McCollum Parkway, Kennesaw

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Restaurants/Food Services Cookies by Design (770) 578-0200

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Vape Life (678) 702-3224

Governors Family Medical Group (770) 975-9077 4900 Ivey Road, #1826, Acworth

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