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1CountyLineMarch2013MARCH2013KEEPFORSYTHCOUNTYBEAUTIFUL CountyLineMarch2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net2NorthAtlantaDermatologyAdultPediatricDermatologywww.nhaanam.cm770.814.8222ForallyourskincareneedsGabrielleM.SabiniMDCharlesJ.DouchyMDMatthewJ.ReschlyMDA.DamianDharMDAnjanaM.PatelPA-CSaraA.BarrPA-CTracyFriedmanPA-CStaceyOlivierPA-CScarlettMeltonPA-CKarlyKincaidPA-CAllBoArdCertified6610McGinnisFerryRd.Suite200JohnsCreekGA30097BehindPaneraBreadCommunityBank3850PleasantHillRd.DuluthGA30096BetweenPeachtreeIndustrialBufordHighway3331HamiltonMillRd.Suite1106BufordGA30519AcrossfromtheKrogerShoppingCenterDiagnosisTreatmentofSkinCancerTreatmentofSkinHairLossNailDiseasesAcneWartsMolesPsoriasisEczemaetc.SclerotherapyforFineLegVeinsVbeamVascularLaserforRosaceaandTreatmentofLegandFacialVeinsLaserHairRemovalAllSkinTypesBotoxDysportJuvedermLatisseRestylaneRadiesseChemicalPeelsWewelcomeScarlettMeltonPA-CandKarlyKincaidPA-CtoourpracticeSuwaneePeriodonticsDentalImplantsStrivingforExcellenceinPatientCareCallforanappointment770-670-78503921JohnsCreekCourtSuiteASuwanee30024www.leedentalimplants.comLaserPeriodonticsgumsurgeryCosmeticGumTreatmentgummysmilegumrecessionDentalImplantssurgicalandrestorationWeofferSecondOpinionsComplimentaryImplantConsultationsGumtreatmentforkidswithexcessgumtissuefrombracesgingivectomyfrenectomyWewillworkwithyourgeneraldentistasateamorifyoudonothaveageneraldentistwewillworkwithyouinyourcompletedentalimplantcare. 3CountyLineMarch2013GeorgiasmosttrustedhandsbehindeverysurgeryThelatestdiagnosticservicesandtreatmentsareonlyasgoodastheteamperormingthem.AtNorthsideourskilleddoctorsandnursesperormmoresurgeriesthananyotherhospitalinGeorgia.Weprovidealeveloexperienceknowledgeandcompassionatecareyouwontfndanywhereelse.Visitusonlineatwww.northside.com. CountyLineMarch2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net4COVERSTORY16KEEPFORSYTHCOUNTYBEAUTIFULDEPARTMENTS6FromthePublisher12Paparazzi22HistoryMadeEasyHowCloseareWetoTheGreatWesternAtlanticCanal28DayTrippinTheSmithFamilyFarm16 5CountyLineMarch2013FEATURES8St.BenedictCatholicChurchA25YearJourney14ReachingOnetoOne20BackHomeatBigCreek26CommunityCopsConnectionCOUNTYLINECOMMUNITY10TheJohnsCreekArtsCenterGiftsaPaintingtotheCityofJohnsCreek13ForsythCountyParksandRecreationRecognizedforOngoingSupportofSpecialOlympicsBUSINESSFOCUS24ChildrensHealthcareofAtlanta30AdvancedHandUpperExtremitySurgery8202614 CountyLineMarch2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net6In1994KeepForsythCountyBeautifulKFCBwasestablishedasalocalafli-ateoftheKeepAmericaBeautifulandKeepGeorgiaBeautifulprograms.SincethenKFCBhasbeenworkingwithindividualsbusinessesschoolsandorga-nizationstoimprovetheenvironmentofForsythCounty.Throughworkshopspro-gramsandguidanceKFCBeducatesandprovidesopportunitiesforvolunteerstobeamajorpartofkeepingtheircountybeautiful.YouwillbeimpressedwhenyoureadaboutKFCBThankyoutoTammyWrightandKevinSmithforallthatyoudotokeepForsythCountybeautifulItwasapleasuretoworkwithbothofyou.LastyearSt.BenedictCatholicChurchinJohnsCreekcelebratedits25thanniver-saryanddedicatedtherenovationoftheirsanctuary.IknowyouwillenjoyreadingaboutFatherFloodSt.Benedictshistoryandtheirplansforthefuture.FatherFlooditwasanabsolutepleasuretomeetyouThankyoutoGeorgiaStateUniversitysophomoreLeahJordonwhodidanincred-iblejobwritingtheeditorialReachingOnetoOneandtakingphotographsofthestudentsinthisprogram.121ReachisastudentruntutoringmentoringprogramatChattahoocheeJohnsCreekandNorthviewhighschools.Enjoyreadingaboutthisgreatstudentorganizationthatishelpingotherstudents.SherriBlackstartedhercareerineducationasaspeechpathologistandisnowinherfourthyearasprincipalofBigCreekElementary.IknowyouwillenjoyreadingaboutSherrispathtotheprincipalsofce.ThroughworkshopsprogramsandtheiruniquebikepatrolthefourmembersoftheCommunitySer-vicesUnitCSUoftheJohnsCreekPoliceDepartmentreachouttothecommunitywhiletheyprotectandserve.ThankstoLt.JasonHarperSgt.DebbieKalishOfcerMadhusudanaMebergandOfcerMarkJohnsonforallthatyoudofortheJohnsCreekcommunityIfyourelookingforawaytospendthedayandlearnaboutlocalhistorybesuretoreadthisissuesDayTrippinabouttheSmithFamilyFarm.LocatedattheAtlantaHistoryCenteravisittotheSmithFamilyFarmwilltakeyoubacktolifeasitwasforsettlersinAtlantainthemid-1800s.ParentsofchildrenandteensbesuretoreadabouttheveryspecialcareforbrokenbonesthatisprovidedatTheAvenueForsythNorthPointandScottishRitelocationsofChildrensHealthcareofAtlanta.Theytreatnearly100fracturesaweekandspecializeincaringforgrowingbodies.YouwillbesoimpressedwhenyoureadaboutAdvancedHandUpperExtremitySurgeryinJohnsCreekandCummingandwiththeeducationandexperienceofthispracticesdoctorsDr.DeanWorthingstunandDr.WilliamLittleeld.HistoryMadeEasyPaparazziandmuchmoreareinthisissueEnjoythereadingenjoythephotosandenjoythisissueofCountyLine.RespectfullyJudyLeJeunePublisherFromthePublisher 7CountyLineMarch2013PublisherJudyLeJeunepublishercountylinemagazine.net678-787-3551Editorialeditorcountylinemagazine.netAdvertisingadvertisingcountylinemagazine.net678-787-3551GraphicDesignSummertimeGraphicsWritersCarolynAspensonTammyHardenGallowayLeahJordanKathleenKraynickCindyLombardoW.CliffRobertsCoverCoverStoryPhotographyMarkNajjarAtlantaStudiosPhotographyCarolynAspensonCourtesyoftheAtlantaHistoryCenterCourtesyoftheCityofJohnsCreekLeahJordanOntheCoverKeepForsythCountyBeautifulCountyLineispublishedbySugarcaneCommunicationsLLC.NoadvertisingeditorialorphotographsinCountyLinemaybereproducedwithoutthepermissionofSugarcaneCommunicationsLLC.23590copiesofthisissueweredeliveredtoallthehomesandbusinessesintheeasthalfofJohnsCreekandSouthForsyth.CountyLine3651PeachtreeParkwaySuite222SuwaneeGA30024678-787-3551www.countylinemagazine.net1CountyLineMarch2013MARCH2013KEEPFORSYTHCOUNTYBEAUTIFULIyouansweryestoanyotheollowingquestionstakethefrststepandscheduleanappointmentwithaDoctoroAudiology.DopeopleseemtomumbleDoyourequentlyneedtoaskpeopletorepeatthemselvesIsitdifcultoryoutoollowconversationsDoyouneedtoturnupthevolumeonyourTVorradioIscarryingonatelephoneconversationdifcultEmoryAudiologyHearingAidCenteratJohnsCreekprovidesthemostinnovativetreatmentoptionstoimprovehearing.On-siteaudiologyservicesareprovidedbyaDoctoroAudiologywhoistrainedtoassesshearingdisordersanddetermineappropriatetreatmentoptionsorhearingloss.Forappointmentsortoregisterorupcomingeducationalseminarspleasecall770-814-1260.4045JohnsCreekParkwaySuiteBJohnsCreekGAWeacceptCareCreditDeborahWoodwardAuDDoctorofAudiologyHearmore.Anywhere.Anytime.www.emoryhealthcare.org CountyLineMarch2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net8AmongtheneighborhoodsofJohnsCreekSt.BenedictCatholicChurchisthrivinginits25thyear.Rev.PaulA.Floodhasledtheparishsince2004.HegreetsparishionersbynamewithanIrishlilttohisvoice.Hisquietcharminstantlymakesvisitorsfeellikefriends.ParishionersfeelblessedtohavehimatSt.BenedictandFatherFloodisgratefulforhischurchfam-ily.ThisisaveryhospitablegraciouscommunitysaidFatherFlood.Thegenerosityanddedicationofthepa-rishionershasmadethechurchthevibrantpartofthecommunityitistoday.SinceitwasestablishedinJune1987bytheArchdio-ceseofAtlantaSt.BenedictCatholicChurchhasex-perienceddynamicgrowthtomatchthesurroundingarea.TheparishbeganwithtenfoundingfamiliesundertheleadershipofRev.JosephL.Peacock.FortherstfewyearstheparishmetatotherlocalchurchesuntiltherstbuildingnowtheParishLifeCenterandAd-ministrativeWingwascompletedonthehilltopprop-ertyalongParsonsRoad.Inthemid-1990sthechurchwasundertheleadershipofRev.TerryYoung.In1998adjoiningacreagewaspurchasedandthemainsanctu-arywascompleted.From1998to2003Rev.HughMar-renservedasthethirdpastorofSt.Benedict.UnderhisleadershipthechurchbecamedebtfreeandcelebratedtherstHispanicMass.WhenFatherFloodarrivedasthefourthpastorofSt.Benedictin2004hisinitialchallengewasutilizingspace.Theparishwaswellestablishedandtheadministrationwasinplace.Thebiggestchallengewasfundingfuturedevelopmentsfortheneedsoftheparish.Despiteapooreconomyinsixyearswecompletedtwomajorbuildingprojectsovertwomilliondollarseach.Thankstothepa-rishionerstheprojectswerecompleteddebtfreesaidFatherFlood.Firstaddressingtheneedsofchildrensre-ligiouseducationtwelveadditionalclassroomsandtheAdorationChapelwereaddedin2007.In2010TaylorLodgewascompletedtogiveparishionersalargefunc-tionroomandanoutdoormeetingfacilitywheretheycouldgatherforactivitiessuchasEasteregghuntsandmoviesonthegreen.June112012wasthe25thanniversaryoftheparish.TheanniversarywascelebratedinSeptemberwiththededicationoftherenovationofthesanctuary.TodaySt.Benedicthasover3200registeredfamilies.Inadditiontothereligiouseducationclassesthechurchalsooffersaweekdaypreschoolprogram.byCindyLombardoA25YEARJOURNEYSt.BenedictCatholicChurchFatherFlood 9CountyLineMarch2013Thestaffisverygoodtothepriestsandtherearesomanyparishionersthatcontributetomakingthechurchaspecialhomeandfamily.IknowIamsurroundedbypeoplewiththebestinterestsofthechurchintheirheartssaidFatherFlood.HeisassistedbyparochialvicarsRev.CarlosQuinterofromColumbiaRev.CharlesOkekefromNigeriaandRev.JosephMullakkarafromIndia.DeaconGerryKazinandDeaconJohnPuetzalsoperformparishduties.OneofeightchildrenFatherFloodwasbornraisedandordainedinDublinIrelandbeforehewassenttotheAtlantaArchdiocesein1990.HisfamilystillresidesinIreland.Jokingaboutthedi-versityofaccentsamongthepriestsofSt.BenedictFa-therFloodsaidWecallourselvesIHOPInternationalHouseofPriests.Theinterpretationofaccentscanbeachallenge.ThischurchisveryrootedintraditionalCatholicism.Indthatpeoplelookforstabilityinbothlifeandfaith.WithstrengthoftraditionthechurchallowsparishionerstocomebacktotherootsofministrysaidFatherFlood.Hefeelsastrongsenseoffamilywithintheparish.AfterreturningfromarecenttriptoIrelandforthefuneralofhisbrotherFatherFloodsaidAyoungboyMatthewreachedupandtookmyhandasIwaswalkingthroughthechurchandsaidImsorryaboutyourbrother.Theinnocenceintheactionsofsuchasmallchildtouchedmyheart.Avisionforfuturedevelopmentatthechurchincludesanoutreachtoteenagememberstoincludeaphysicalspaceforthemtogather.ThecurrentyouthministryisveryactiveandsupportsmanyneedsinthecommunityincludingmakingsandwichesfortheSt.Francessoupkitchenmakinganddeliveringblanketstohomelessandorganizingclothingdrivesforshelters.St.BenedictparishionerssupportthelocalcommunityandbeyondincountlessotherwaysaswellsuchasthroughSt.VincentdePaulSocietyoutreachHabitatforHumanityHispanicMissionpregnancycenterssup-portBeaconofHopeandmissiontripstoNicaraguaandJamaica.AlsoWayneBaughmanSt.BenedictsmusicdirectorleadsanannualholidayconcertwiththeJohnsCreekSymphonyOrchestraforthecommunitytoenjoythelocalarts.ThechurchofferssixSundaymassesincludingateenmassandaSpanishmassonSundayeveningsaswellasdailymassesandSaturdayeveningvigilmasses.Thechurchislocatedat11045ParsonsRoadJohnsCreek.Formoreinformationpleasevisitthewebsitewww.stbenedict.net.CPNAisahighly-skilledandexperiencedcardiologyphysiciangroupwithconvenientlocationsinAtlantaEastCobbRoswellandAlpharetta.Ourboard-certifedcardiologistphysicianassistantsnursesandtechnologistsdiagnoseandtreatcardiovasculardisease.ServicesincludeCPNAhascreatedanetworkotalentskillandtechnologywherepatientsarenotjustcaredortheyarecaredabout.FullSpectrumofCardiovascularCareAtlanta5885GlenridgeDriveSuite225404847-0049Roswell1285UpperHembreeRoad770343-8565EastCobb1121JohnsonFerryRoadSuite305770343-8565Alpharetta3400OldMiltonPkwy.BldgCSuite360770343-8565Hours800amto430pmMonday-FridayFREEPARKINGCardiovascularscreeningAngioplastyStresstestingCholesterolHypertensionArrhythmiaCardiacCathStentswww.cpnapc.comCardiovascularPhysiciansofNorthAtlantaDr.AmolBapatDr.AashishDesaiDr.ApurvaD.ShahDr.GordonAzarJr.Dr.ThomasJordanDr.AmitTibrewalaDrs.BapatandDesai2011-2012Dr.Shah2011TOPDOCSMagazine CountyLineMarch2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net10InspiredbythesixyearsofJohnsCreekcityhoodtheJohnsCreekArtsCenterJCAChostedajuriedartshowopentoJohnsCreekresidentsandstudentsthattakeclassesattheArtsCenter.TherstplacewinnersartpiecewaspurchasedbytheJCACandpresentedtotheCityofJohnsCreekasagifttohangatCityHall.WewanttothanktheCityofJohnsCreekanditsresidentsfortheircontinuedsup-portoftheJohnsCreekArtsCenter.ThethemeJohnsCreekInspirationswascho-senfortheartshowbecausewewantedtocommemo-ratethe6thanniversaryofJohnsCreekbecomingacityandpointoutsomeofthewonderfulattributesofJohnsCreeksaidGailHisleExecutiveDirectoroftheJCAC.Eachpaintingwassubmittedwithastatementpara-graphaboutwhatinspiredtheartisttocreatetheirpiece.ThewinnerwasapaintingbyJillMcGannonti-tledSummerourHouse.ItisanoilpaintingofoneofthebuildingsintheHeritageVillageatAutreyMillNaturePreserveHeritageCenter.JillsstatementparagraphnotedthatthecollectionofbuildingsandTheJohnsCreekArtsCenterGiftsaPaintingtotheCityofJohnsCreekJCACExecutiveDirectorGailHislepresentsthepaintingtotheJohnsCreekCityCouncil.structuresintheHeritageVillagereectthehistoryofJohnsCreek.SheispleasedthattheCityofJohnsCreekispreservingourpastsoourchildrenwillknowmoreaboutwhatlifeusedtobelikeinourcommunity.TherearesomanytalentedartiststhatliveinJohnsCreekandtakeclassesattheArtsCentersothiswasanamazingshowsaidGail.WearealwaysexcitedtobeabletobringwonderfulartprogramsandeventstothelocalcommunityandareproudtopresentthisbeautifulpiecetotheCityofJohnsCreek.DENTALMUCCIOLIComprehensiveDentalServicesforAdultsofAllAgesandChildrenIfyouarelookingforaJohnsCreekdentistyoucantrusttoprovidedentalcareforyourentirefamilypleasecallMuccioliDentaltodayWeoerstate-o-the-artpremiumqualitydentistrywithawarmrelaxingeel.Ourofceeaturesawarmandinvit-ingdcortoenhancethepatientexperienceandadvanceddentaltechnologytoimprovepatientcare.CLEANINGSANDEXAMSFULLMOUTHREHABILITATIONCOSMETICDENTISTRYIMPLANTSPROSTHODONTICS678-389-99556300HospitalParkwaySuite275JohnsCreekConvenientlylocatedacrossfromEmoryJohnsCreekHospitalwww.MDentalSmiles.comDr.RandyMuccioliProsthodontistDr.LydiaMuccioliGeneralDentist 11CountyLineMarch2013DedicatedtoAllBetterCHILDRENSATFORSYTH-410PEACHTREEPKWY.ATTHEAVENUEFORSYTHCHILDRENSATNORTHPOINT-3795MANSELLROADALPHARETTA CountyLineMarch2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net12PaparazziJENNYFOSSNANCYFENSTEMACHERIKEDURUIBEJINGHONGYEGUANGHUACHENLAURIEGRAYSONDR.LYDIAMUCCIOLISCOTTALLENLEESETSERROYROBERSIONELAINEWOLFETERRICHECHELEALEXDASILVAYOGILEEDAEJO 13CountyLineMarch2013TheForsythCountyParksandRecreationDepartmenthasreceivedtheSpecialOlympicsGeorgiaTrainingforLifeAwardinrecognitionofitsongoinginvolvementwithandsupportofSpecialOlympics.ThedepartmentsreceiptoftheawardwasannouncedduringtheGeorgiaRecreationandParksAssociationconferenceheldinAthensinNovem-ber.SusanDarlingtonlocalcoordinatorforSpecialOlym-picsForsythCountypresentedtheawardattheForsythCountyBoardofCommissionersJanuarymeeting.SpecialOlympicsForsythnominatedtheParksandRecre-ationDepartmentfortheawardnotingthesupportfa-cilitiesandstaffmadeavailabletoSpecialOlympicsovertheyears.WecannotsayenoughaboutourParksandRecreationDarlingtonsaid.Theyhaveprov-entimeandagainthattheyarecommittedtosupportingSpecialOlympicsForsythandstrivetoin-cludemanyofourathletesintheireverydayactivities.TheForsythCountyParksandRecreationDepartmentprovidesSpecialOlympicsForsythwithfacilitiesforitsannuallocalgameswhichservemorethan350athletes.DepartmentstaffmembersleadeventsandsupportvolunteersatthegamesandalsosupporttheannualSpecialOlympicsBattleoftheBatsSoftballInvitational.DarlingtonnotedthattheinvolvementoftheParksandRec-reationDepartmenthascontributedtotheavailabilityofamultitudeofleisureandsportsactivitiesforSpecialOlym-picsathletesinForsythCounty.Withtheirsupportshesaidweareabletocontinuetostrivetomeetmanyofthesocialandhealthylivingneedsofourcitizenswithdevelop-mentaldisabilities.FORSYTHCOUNTYPARKSANDRECREATIONRecognizedforOngoingSupportofSpecialOlympics CountyLineMarch2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net14CountyLineMarch2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net14ForSelinOdmanandJiaxiuZhongTuesdaysandThursdaysarentoverwhenthelastschoolbellringsinfacttheymightaswellbejustbeginning.TheseniorsatChattahoocheeHighSchoolareco-pres-identsoftheschools121Reachbranchanafter-schooltutoringclub.Since2009volunteerstudentsfromthehighschooltaketwodaysaweektotutormentormiddleschoolstudentsinanysubjectneed.Ontutoringdaysthestudenttutorsgatherinthemiddleschoollibraryandwaitfortheyoungerstudentstocomein.Theyllndeachothergetaplacetositdownandlookthroughtheiragendas.Sometimestheyworkingroupsandsometimestheyworkseparately...itgoesreallysmoothlyJiaxiusaid.121Reachpridesitselfonbeingmorethanjustatutor-inghour.Itsinthename1to1.ItsarelationshipwecallitamentoringexperiencebecausewetrytodomorethanhelpwithhomeworkSelinsaid.Thetutorstalktotheirstudentsaboutorganizationalskillssocialproblemsandmostcommonlythemergeintolifeasahighschoolstudent.TheyhavequestionslikehowmeanaretheteachersWetrytogivethemaglimpseSelinsaid.121Reachleaderstrytokeepthesametutorandstudentpairedthroughoutthesemestersothattheycaneven-tuallybecomefriendswitheachother.Itsnotunusualfortutorsandstudentstoexchangephonenumbersandkeepintouch121ReachPresidentSudarshanMuralidharsaid.Becausetheyaresocloseinagethestudentsoftenfeelmorecomfortablearoundtheirtutorsthantheywouldaroundteachersorcounselors.Sohowexactlydid121ReachgetstartedStudentsFanFanandLydiaAtangchofoundedtheprogramwhentheywerejuniorsin2009.LydiamovedtoAmericafromBel-giumwhenshewasinmiddleschoolandfoundthead-justmentdifcult.Shestarted121Reachtobeamentorandsupporterformiddle-schoolers.FromrsthavingabranchatourschoolwehelpedstarttheothertwoJi-axiusaid.Thereasonthereareonlythreeasofnowismostlyduetologistics.Ourmiddleschoolisnexttoourhighschool.TransportationissuescanbedifcultthisChattahoocheesbranchwasjustconvenientJiaxiusaid.TheotherschoolswithbranchesareJohnsCreekandNorthviewhighschools.Overlookingallthreebranchesasawholeareco-presi-dentsSudarshanMuralidarandAlanZhang.Theywereco-presidentsoftheJohnsCreekbranchin2011-2012beforetheygraduatedandeventhoughtheyrenowpursuingcollegedegreestheyarentnishedwith121Reach.WetakeabitofabackseatSudarshansaid.Wetakecareofadministrativedetailsweapplyforgrantsdotaxesandlloutforms.AlanandSudarshanhavebeenworkingtoget121Reachdeclaredasanon-protorganizationandarecurrentlyintheprocessofbuildinganewwebsite.OurmaingoalistomakesuretheorganizationsurvivestextandphotographybyLeahJordanReachingOnetoOneDestinyDuncanandTeresaChoeCountyLineMarch2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net14 15CountyLineMarch2013andgrowsfromyeartoyear.ThisisthesamereasonFanandLydiastayedinvolvedwith121Reachfortwoyearsaftergraduating.WhentheybecametoobusytocontinueleadingthegroupAlanandItookoverSudarshanexplained.Studentsarereferredto121Reachbyteacherspushingstrugglingstudentstojoin121beforesuggestingarandomtutor.Theressolittleindividualizedat-tentionandwetrytollthatgapSelinsaid.Tutorsareselectedonasign-upbasisandabenetisthattutorsgettospendtimewiththeirfriendsaswellastheirstudents.ItsaverysocialenvironmentandthatssomethingwetrytopromoteJiaxiusaid.121Reachisanon-paidcommitmentforallstudentsinvolved.SelinwaspairedwithastudentwhohadjustmovedfromPalestinewhenshewasin10thgrade.Shewasmissingherhomewasunmotivatedandunhappy.BytheendoftheyearthestudentcameuptoSelinwithanAandwasecstatic.ItwassorewardingtoknowIhadmadeherwanttobehere.ShewantedtotryharderjustsoIcouldbeproudofherSelinsaid.Likeanythingelse121Reachcomeswithitschallenges.Matchingstudentsupwiththeirtutorstowardsthebeginningoftheyearisoneofthemoredifcultprocessestheyfaceanditsnot121allthetime.WedonthaveoneononeasmuchaswedlikebutthatssomethingwereworkingonSelinsays.Theyoccasionallyevenfaceasituationwithadisrespectfulmiddle-schooler.AccordingtoSelinandJiaxiuthegoodoutweighsthebadandnoobstaclewilleverchangethat.StudentsarenttakingfulladvantageofthingsthathavebeengiventothemJiaxiusays.IfIcouldmakeachangewiththatorchangesomeoneslifeinaverysmallwayitsworthwhileforme.JiaxiuZhongandSelinOdmanSeanCorreiaandGiovannaCavagnaroEshanBhojaneandAldrickPaladWilliamG.LittlefeldMDBoardCertifedinOrthopaedicSurgeryFellowshipTrainedwithCertifcateoAddedQualifcationsinHandSurgeryDeanD.WorthingstunDOBoardEligibleinGeneralSurgeryFellowshipTrainedinHandUpperExtremitySurgeryHospitalAfliationsEmoryJohnsCreekHospitalNorthsideHospitalForsythGwinnettMedicalCenterDuluth4255JohnsCreekParkwaySuiteASuwaneeGA300241505NorthsideBoulevardSuite4500CummingGA30041678.608.1951www.ahuespc.comExcellenceBecauseWeCAREAboutYouYourTimeAndYourWell-BeingAdvancedTrainingtoProvideExpertiseinAdultandPediatricCareoHandWristForearmandElbowConditionsandInjuriesSameDayAppointmentsOnSiteX-raySurgicalSuiteAllInsurancesAcceptedReasonableSelPayPolicy CountyLineMarch2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net16KFCBsCommunityOutreachSpecialistKevinSmithconductsaworkshopforGeorgiaAdopt-A-StreamsChemicalAssessmentCertifcationwitha7thgradeScienceclassatSouthForsythMiddleSchool.StudentsassistingKevinwiththedemonstrationarel-rM.E.CravenJordanMcLoughlinHannahDraper. 17CountyLineMarch2013ForsythCountysdiversenaturalbeautyitshardwoodforestsrollinghillslakesriversandstreamsisoneoftheprimaryreasonsthatsomanyresidentschoosetomaketheirhomethere.Recognizingtheneedtoestablishthecountysenvironmentandnaturalhis-toryasapriorityin1994KeepForsythCountyBeautifulKFCBwasestablishedandcertiedasalocalafliateofthenationalKeepAmericaBeautifulprogramandthestateKeepGeorgiaBeautifulprogram.TodaytheKFCBafliateprogramisadministeredbyapartnershipbetweenForsythCountyanda501c3BoardofDirectors.ThoughKFCBdeliversandcoordinatesalargenumberofeducationalprogramsandactivitiestheorganizationoperateswithgreatefciencyanditseffortsaremanagedbyjusttwofulltimestaffandavolunteerboard.TammyWrightisManagerofEnvironmentalProgramsandbyKathleenKraynickphotographybyMarkNajjarAtlantaStudiosKEEPFORSYTHCOUNTYBeautiful CountyLineMarch2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net18joinedKFCBfulltimein2005.HoldingadegreeinHu-manRelationsandCounselingTammyscareerbeganwiththeUniversityofGeorgiaExtensionServicewheresheservedasanExtensionAgentfocusingonthe4Hprogram.Itwasduringthistimethatherlovefortheenvironmentandeducatingothersbecameapassion.ShejoinedtheKFCBboardasavolunteeranditulti-matelyledtohercurrentrole.IcameintothisfromaneducationalratherthanasciencebackgroundsaidTammy.Iseemyselfbeingheretoserveapurpose.Sooftenenvironmentalissuesarecontroversialbutwetakeastraightforwardeducationalapproachshar-ingourpassionandconcernfortheenvironment.CommunityOutreachSpecialistKevinSmithalsobeganhisworkwithKFCBasavolunteer.AftersixyearsinthemilitaryKevinworkedasaspecialeducationpara-professionalatVickeryCreekElementary.Whiletherehestartedaschoolrecyclingprogramandbegantopursuetraininginoutdooreducation.JoiningKFCBfulltimein2006Kevinsaysthisjobhasperfectlypulledtogetherhisloveforeducationandtheenvironment.SometimesIjustpinchmyself.IhaveapassionforeducationandnowIgettoworkwithkindergartnersthroughretiredheshares.EngagingindividualstotakegreaterresponsibilityforimprovingtheircommunitysenvironmentisthemissionofKeepAmericaBeautifulandKFCBisoneof1200localafliatesthatcombineeducationwithhands-onstewardshiptoaddresstheneedsofthelocalcommunity.KFCBsprogramsaddressthecorefocusareasestablishedbyKeepAmericaBeautifulprevent-inglitterreducingwasteandbeautifyingcommunities.InadditionbecauseconservingandprotectingourwaterisasignicantconcerninthestateofGeorgiaKFCBseducationalprogramsandactivitiesalsofocusonwaterresources.TheAdopt-A-RoadprogramisoneofKFCBsmostvis-ibleandwell-knowninitiatives.Adopt-A-Roadenablesschoolandchurchgroupsscouttroopshomeownerassociationsbusinessesandfamiliestotakeanactivepartinbeautifyingtheirlocalcommunitybykeepingroadwayslitter-free.Afteradoptingaonemileorlon-gersectionofroadwayvolunteersconductroadsidecleanupeventsandcompletestatusreportsdocu-mentingtheamountoflittercollected.KFCBprovidesglovesorangesafetyveststrashbagsandpicksupbaggedlitterafteritscollectedmakingtheprojectsafeandeasyforvolunteers.Protectingandconservingthecommunitysvaluableandvitalwaterresourceshingesonthreecomponentsmonitoringcleanupandeducation.TheAdopt-A-Streamprogramoffersavarietyoflevelsofinvolve-mentwithvolunteerscommittingtoaone-yearproj-ectonalocalbodyofwater.KFCBprovideshands-ontrainingtovolunteersinaquaticecologyandwaterqualitydatacollectionsamplingandanalysisaward-ingcerticatestothosewhocompletetheworkshopsandpassatest.Theprogramisdesignedforcommuni-tymembersages10andupandisagreatopportunityforfamiliesandothersmallgroupstolearnaboutlocalwaterwaysandhowtoprotectthem.KFCBsAdopt-A-StreamprogramhasbeenrecognizedasoneofthebestinthestateandKevinwasrecentlyhonoredasoneofthetop10trainersstate-wide.Sinceitsincep-tionin2006Adopt-A-Streamhasawardedmorethan2000certicationstoover1500volunteers.InadditiontoregularwatermonitoringprogramsRiversAliveisastate-wideannualvolunteercleanupeventthattargetsstreamsriverslakesbeachesandwetlands.AccordingtoKevinwhoservesasco-chairoftheRiversAliveEducationCommitteeKFCBcoordi-natesrivercleanupsandlakeshoresweepsaspartofthiseventeachOctober.Theparticipationofvolun-teersinForsythCountycontinuestogroweachyear.WeveevendoneacleanupontheChattahoocheethatincludedakayaktripafterwardtocelebrateheex-plains.VolunteersinterestedinstreamriverandlakeshorelinecleanupeffortsarewelcomedthroughouttheyearandreceivethefullsupportofKFCBwhichpro-videsguidanceinconductingthecleanupandsuppliesforvolunteerteams.EducationprogramsarevitaltoKFCBsmissionastheyteachchildrenabouttheimportanceofconservingandprotectingourwaterreducingwasteandappreciatingtheecologicalsystemsaroundus.KFCBoffersmorethanadozenhands-oninteractiveprogramsthatcanbeadaptedforaudiencesrangingfrompreschooltohighschool.Fromtouringarecyclingcentertolearn-inghowtoconductchemicaltestsonwatersamplestolearninghowalandllworksstudentslearntheim-portanceofprotectingtheenvironmentandhowtobeengagedandactiveintheircommunity.NewprogramsareintheworksincludingamobileclassroomwhichpracticingwhatitteachesKFCBbuiltfromanoldre-cyclingcontainer.Kevinconductsmostoftheeducationprogramsandisworkingtotrainteacherstodeliverprogramsintheclassroomallowingthemessagetoreachmorestudents.TammyisproudofthequalityoftheKFCBseducationprogramssayingKevinisatthetopofhiseldandoneofthebesttrainersinthestate.Thisbenetsallofourenvironmentaleducationprogramsandeveryoneinourcommunity. 19CountyLineMarch2013KFCBsGreenSchoolprogramisdesignedtoassistthecountyspublicandprivateschoolswithenvironmentaleducationandimprovementeffortsthatfocusoncon-servationpreservationandbeauticationandrecog-nizesschoolsactivitiesandprograms.SchoolsmustsubmitanannualapplicationforreviewbyKFCBtoachieveGreenSchoolsta-tus.Theprogramrecogniz-esthreelevelsofachieve-mentBronzeSilverandGoldbasedonthenumberofprogramsandlevelofstudentandstaffinvolve-ment.RequirementsforGreenSchoolrecognitionincludeaschoolrecyclingprogramthatincludesataminimumclassroompa-perjunkmailmagazinesnewspapersplasticsalu-minumandcardboard.Schoolsmustconductatleastoneenvironmentaleducationactivityandpar-ticipateinannualeventsthatmayincludephonebookrecyclingEarthDayandArborDaycelebrationsAdopt-A-RoadandAdopt-A-StreamprogramsCleanAirCampaignandothers.AttheSilverandGoldleveltheschoolscampusmustincludeanaturetrailoutdoorclassroomgardenorotheroutdoorenvironmentalprogramming.WorkingwiththeForsythCountyExtensionOfceandMasterGardenersmoreschoolsaredevelopingoutdooredu-cationspacesandnewawardshavebeencreatedtorecognizeSchoolGardenoftheYearandSchoolTrailoftheYear.TheGreenSchoolprogramisthekeytoourconnectionwithschools.IthasgrownsignicantlyoverthepastfewyearsandwillcontinuetodososaysTammy.Todaywhenanewschoolopensrecyclingisapartofthestandardplan.Thatsoneofthebiggestindicatorsthatourmessagehasimpactedbehaviorsandvaluessystem-wide.In2012KFCBrecognized19schoolsinForsythCountyasGreenSchoolswith11ofthoseachievingthetopGoldLevel.KFCBholdsanannualawardsbanquetwhichcel-ebratesnotonlyGreenSchoolsbutalsorecognizesbusinessandgovernmentpartnersaswellasclubsandcivicorganizationsthatsupportenvironmentalef-fortsinthecommunity.Theorganizationhonorsschoolrecyclingcoordinatorsandteacherswhomakeenviron-mentaleducationapriorityandoutstandingstudentsarerecognizedwithKFCBsJuniorLeadershipAward.KFCBholdsanumberofspecialeventsthroughouttheyearincludingelec-tronicsrecyclingwhereresidentscandropoffoldcomputerstelevisionsmi-crowavesandmorewithasmalldonation.ChristmastreerecyclingstationsaresetupeachJanuaryandeveryonewhodropsoffatreetoberecycledgetsaseedlingtoplant.Commu-nityvolunteersparticipateannuallyineventsheldaspartoftheMLKDayofSer-vicetheGreatAmericanCleanUpandEarthDay.Asthecountyspopulationgrowssodoestheneedforconservationandwastere-duction.Itmakessensetoconservelandllspaceandournaturalresources.RecyclingisabusinessthathasbecomemoreeconomicallyviablesoitisnolongerjustaboutdoingtherightthingexplainsTammy.WithgreaterawarenessofenvironmentalissuesamongbothadultsandkidsTammysaysDiscussionsaboutenvironmentalprotectionrecyclingandconservationarenolongerahardsell.Ourcitizensdemandit.GrowingitsprogramsandfurtheringitsmissionisaKFCBpriority.ForthersttimetheKFCBBoardofDirectorsincludes20membersandtheorganizationislookingtocreatewaysforboardmembersandcom-munityvolunteerstobecomemoreengaged.TammyexplainsOurgrowthisdependentongrowingourvol-unteers.Increasingthenumberofvolunteersinvolvedisvital.Andtotakeourprogramtothenextlevelweneedtoutilizevolunteersasleadersprovidingtrainingsothattheycanbestrongeducatorsandadvocates.TolearnmoreaboutKFCBvolunteeropportunitieseventsandeducationprogramsvisitthemonFacebookatwww.facebook.comKFCBorgorcall770-205-4573.Tammyisproudofthequal-ityoftheKFCBseducationprogramssayingKevinisatthetopofhiseldandoneofthebesttrainersinthestate.Thisbenetsallofourenvironmentaleduca-tionprogramsandevery-oneinourcommunity. CountyLineMarch2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net20MovingfromPiscatawayNewJerseytothesmalltownofHawkinsvilleGeorgiawasacultureshockforthirteen-year-oldSherriBlack.Everyonemadefunofmyaccentshesaid.AtthesametimeIcouldntunderstandthem.Overallthetransitionwentwellandherac-centslowlyfaded.Mychangeindialectmayhavesparkedmyinterestinspeechpathologyshesaid.Sherricreditsherparentsformodelingastrongworkethicandhergrandfatherforherinterestineducation.Mygrandfatherwashighlyintelligentreadallthetimeandwasafabulousstoryteller.Hisdesiretolearnthoughhelackedaformaleduca-tioniswhatreallyinspiredmetochallengemyself.Isawinhimahungerforknowledge.Hepasseditalongtoothersthroughparables.Hewasateacher.SherriistheprincipalofBigCreekElementarySchool.Myearlyplanswerenotpointedtowardadministrationshesaid.AsImovedthroughmycareerthepeoplewhoinuencedmethemoststeeredmeinthisdirection.IamgladIhadthosepivotalexperiences.Therstofherfamilytograd-uatefromcollegeSherrireceivedherBachelorofScienceandaMastersdegreeinSpeech-LanguagePathologyfromValdostaStateUniversity.Ifeltastrongpassionforhelpingpeoplesufferingfromspeechdisordersshesaid.AftercollegeSherrimovedtometroAtlantaset-tlinginGwinnettCountyinthelate1980s.Imovedtherebothtobeclosetothecityandformycareer.Iwasinterestedinbeinginanareathatwasgrow-ingandofferedmanyopportunities.Sherrihadsuf-feredfromasthmaasayoungchildandcouldntalwaysparticipateinactivitiesandsports.Herasth-mawentawayatabout12whichgavewaytoherparticipatinginvariousclubsandathleticsinhighschoolandcollege.IwashappiestwhenIwasbusyandinvolvedinwhereIwasandwhatIwasdoing.Iamstilllikethattoday.HerrstjobaftercollegewaswiththeGwinnettCountySchoolSystemasaspeech-languagepa-thologistatGraysonElementary.Ilovedworkingwiththestudentsandtheteachers.Iconnectedwiththeelementaryschool-agedchildshesaid.AfterschoolhoursSherriworkedwiththeelderlyandbraininjuredasaprivatespeechpathologist.WorkingwithseniorsisdifferentthanworkingwithchildrenandIfeltdrawntohelpthemshesaidbuttheschoolenvironmentwaswhatIlovedmost.atBigCreekTEXTANDPHOTOBYCAROLYNASPENSONBackHome 21CountyLineMarch2013WiththesupportofamentorSherridecidedtoworktowardadvancinghercareerineducationandat-tendedtheUniversityofGeorgiaforanEducationalSpecialistdegreeemphasizingLeadershipandSu-pervision.IwasworkingataschoolinSuwaneeandmadeaspecialconnectionwiththeprincipalthere.Sheencouragedmetogointoadministra-tionshesaid.AfriendandItookclassestogetheratUGAandwoulddrivetocampusshesaid.ItwasthisfriendwhointroducedSherritoherhusbandStan.Hewasahighschoolclassmateofhersandshesuggestedwemeet.Wenowhaveabeautifulfamilyandhavebeenmarriedforalmost20years.Heisagreathusbandandfather.SherriandStanhavetwochildrenLaura17andLily14.Iwasfortunatetoworkpart-timewhilemychildrenwereyoung.Iwentbacktoworkfull-timewhenLilyenteredpre-schoolshesaid.Myrstpart-timejobwasatBigCreekasajobshare.SherrifeltaninstantconnectiontotheForsythCountySchoolSystem.Ilovedthefeelinghere.Itwassmallerthepeoplewerefriendlyandwelcom-ingandthevisionwasprogressiveshesaid.ThecountyofferstheopportunitytoworkindifferentschoolssoforthenextsixyearsSherriworkedasafulltimeassistantprincipalatSettlesBridgeCummingandShilohPointelementaryschools.In2009SherriwasappointedprincipalatBigCreekElementary.IcamebacktowhereIstartedinFor-sythCountyshesaid.IfeltgratefultoreturntoBigCreekbecauseIfeltaconnectiontothisschoolandstaffasenseofbelonginghere.SherribelievestherelationshipsatBigCreekarethedrivingfactorforthesuccessoftheschool.Onebecomesapartofthepeopleyouworkwithshesaidandtheybecomeapartofyou.Wefeellikeafamilyandwecareabouteachother.Togetherwemakeagreatteam.Workinginadministrationistime-intensiveSherrisaid.ThankstothesupportofmyschoolfamilymyhusbandandmychildrenIhavemydreamjob.Peoplearoundmeareincrediblysupportiveunder-standingandhelpful.ThathasallowedBigCreekElementarytoourish.Thestudentsstaffandcom-munitylaythefoundationtocreategreatschoolsthisschoolisnoexception.Iamhonoredtohavebeenapartofitandtoworkwiththem. CountyLineMarch2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net22InJanuary1873UlyssesS.GrantinhisannualStateoftheUnionaddressendorsedariverandcanalnetworkacrosstheAmericanSouthlandthatwouldlinktheMississippiValleywiththeAtlanticSea-board.Hecalledtheprojectanationalnecessity.WhatwasthePresidenttalkingaboutAUnionArmyQuartermasternamedJohnA.LynchclaimstohavecomeupwiththeideawhileservingintheAtlantacampaignof1864.LynchnoticedthatthetownofGadsdenAlabamaontheCoosaRiverstoodonly35milesfromthesouthern-mostpointofthemightyTennesseeRiver.Acanalbetweenthesetwopointshetheorizedwouldcreateanall-waterrouteforsteam-boatsandbargesfromSt.Louistothedeep-waterportofMobile.ItwasBushrodWashingtonFrobelhoweverwhobroughttheideatolife.By1870Col.FrobelwasthesuperintendentofpublicworksinGeorgia.Afterrid-ingupanddownnorthGeorgiatheformerConfederatecolonelbelievedthatwhatwasreallyrequiredweretwocanals.Thesecondcanalrunning211milesfromtheEtowahRivernorthofRometotheOcmulgeeRivernearMaconwouldopenanall-waterroutefromSt.LouistoSavannah.FrobeltookhisideatoWashingtonandwonCongres-sionalapprovalforasurveyoftheproposedroute.In1871MajorWalterMcFarlandwasappointedbytheWarDepartmenttoleadthesurvey.Engineerspaidpartic-ularattentiontohowthecanalwouldcrosstheChat-tahoocheeRiversomewherenearpresent-dayAbbottsBridgeRoad.OnDecember271871aletterappearedintheAtlantaConstitutionfromDavidT.MillingoneoftheengineersontheGreatWesternandAtlanticCanalsurveyteam.HewishedtothankthelocalpeopleofSheltonvillenotingthatOurlittlepartyofengineersencampedatthisplacehavejustpassedthroughourmerryChristmasinasplendidmanner.JudgeJacksonGrahamhadinvitedtheengineerstoaturkeydinnerathiselegantresidenceatWarsawonthebanksoftheChattahoocheeRiver.TheengineerswereagreeablyentertainedwithmusicprovidedbyMrs.JuliaGrahamandMissOrrofLawrenceville.OnthewaybacktocamptheengineersstoppedforeggnogatthehomeofCap-tainArmsteadAbbott.MillingwroteWereachedcampnallyrightsideupallofusunanimouslyassertingthatthisdayhadbeenoneofthepleasantestinourlives.InMay1872thecourthouseinAlpharettawaspackedasJacksonGrahamcalledforthemenofMiltontobuysubscriptionsinthenewcanalandworktosecuretheright-of-wayforthecanalthroughMiltonCounty.MajorMcFarlandsubmittedhisofcialreporttoCongressin1872.Heestimatedthecosttobuildthetwocanalstobe39.9millionaboutwhatithadcosttobuildandimprovetheErieCanalinNewYork.TheArmyengineernotedthatunliketheErieCanalthisroutewillneverbeobstructedbyiceorrenderedimpassiblebydrought.The363-mileErieCanalwasanobviouspointofcom-parisonastheNewYorkenterprisehadbeenhighlyprotableformorethan40years.EditorsoftheAtlantaConstitutiontrumpetedOpenthisgreathighwayfromtheTennesseeRivertotheAtlanticandtheWestndsaprotablemarketforherfarmproductstheSouthre-gainscontrolofthecottonmarketsoftheworldandthebyW.CliffRobertsHowCloseareWetoTheGreatWesternAtlanticCanal 23CountyLineMarch2013costofmanufacturingintheNorthischeapenedandthecryforprotectionfromforeigncompetitionceases.Inthespringof1873theCongressionalCommitteeonCommerceissuedafavorablereportasdid17stategovernors.Speakersadvocatingthenewcanalnetworkhadmar-shaledtheirfacts.Watertransportforbulkgoodswasvetimescheaperthanbyrail.FromPaducahKentuckywheretheOhioandMississippiRiversmettoNewOrleanswas1335miles.AtriptoBrunswickGeorgiabywayoftheGreatWesternandAtlanticwouldonlybe964miles.EvenGeneralShermanvoicedhisapprovalfortheSoutherncanals.GeorgiaCongressmanW.P.Priceintroducedabilltobeginconstructionimmedi-ately.NorthernrailroadinterestshoweverwerethreatenedbytheideaofaSoutherncanal.TheNewYorkWorldnotedthatcompetentengineershadpronouncedtheroutefeasiblebutthenewspapersneeredWhatfeasiblemeanstheLordonlyknows.Itisverycertainthatitisnotasynonymforprotability.TheSenatewantedasecondmoredetailedsurvey.Col.Frobelledthiseffortin1875.HisreportnotedthattheaqueductbridgeacrosstheChattahoocheeRiverwouldbe117feetabovetheriversome19000feetlongandcostabout700000.WaterfromtheChattahoocheewouldprovideasteadysupplyofwaterforthenext30milesofthecanal.Unfortunatelyjustasapprovaloftheprojectseemedallbutcertainitwasderailedbynationalpolitics.Thepresidentialelectionof1876markedtheendofReconstructionandtheendofFederalinvolvementinSouthernaffairs.Nationalsupportforthecanalseem-inglyvanishedovernight.JacksonGrahamwasoneofMiltonCountyslargestland-owners.HeisburiedinWarsawCemetery.RevitalizeRejuvenateReplenish1400NorthsideForsythDr.Suite240CummingGA30041770292-3045www.naenta.comYoucanachieveanewyoubychoosingfromproceduresrangingfromBOTOXorCosmeticFillerstoRhinoplastyachievingarenewedandverynaturalappearance.NAENTisoneofthemosttrustedpracticesinAtlantawithmorethan18yearsofexperience.AestheticsFacialPlasticSurgeryServicesCallforanappointmentandjumpstartthenewyoutoday.Achievethebestpossibleyou.BOTOXCosmeticFillersJuvedermrestylaneRhinoplastyOtoplastyScarrevisionSplitearloberepairDr.JoelHoffman Springisintheairandkidsareheadingbackoutdoorswhichmeansmorechancesforbrokenbones.Infact50percentofpediatricfractureshappenoutdoors.FromfallingoffthemonkeybarstoslidingintohomeplateChildrensHealthcareofAtlantahasseenitall.Parentsmaybesurprisedtolearnthattreatmentsusedforfracturessprainsorstrainsonadultscancauseproblemswithnormalbonegrowthifusedonchildrenandteens.Inchildrenandteensbonegrowthhappensatspecicpartsofthebonecalledgrowthplates.Growthplatesareimportantpartsofyourchildsbody.Theydeterminethelengthandshapeofamaturebone.Ifthegrowthplateisdamagedbyafractureyourchildsbonesmaynotgrowthecorrectway.SpringBreaksChildrensHealthcareofAtlantaTacklesBrokenBonesCountyLineMarch2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net24Childrenstreatscloseto100fracturesaweekandourFractureCareProgramoffersyoungpatientsconvenientaccesstonecessarytreatmentssuchasimagingandsplinting.IfcastingorsedationisneededpatientsmaybedirectedtooneofourEmergencyDepartments.HowkidsbonesaredifferentsYoungboneshealfaster.Theyoungerthechildthequickeritwillheal.sBonesaremoreexibleinchildren.Theytendtobuckleorbendratherthanbreak.sChildrenhavegrowthplatesthesearetheareaswherebonegrowthhappens. choa.orgurgentcareCHILDRENSWHYUrgentCareCHOOSELablocationsConvenientx-rayNighthoursweekendholidayBecauseminorillnessesandinjuriescanhappenatanytime.Wearenearbytohelpwithnoappointmentneeded.Ourdoctorsandnursesarespeciallytrainedtotreatchildrenandteens.Testsaredoneduringthesamevisttoquicklydiagnoseyourchild.pediatriciansarestandingbyOurOPENWere5Growthplatesmaybedamagedbyafractureoranotherinjury.ThiscouldsPreventabonefromgrowingfurther.sChangehowabonefunctions.sCauseabonetostopgrowingstraight.sProduceashortenedarmorleg.Itisimportantforchildrentoseedoctorswhospecializeintreatinggrowingbodies.TheorthopaedicspecialistsprovidingservicesforChildrensusetreatmentmethodsthatcancontrolgrowthallowingfracturestohealquicklyusingtheleastinvasivemethodspossible.FractureCareProgramIfyoususpectafracturevisitthepediatric-traineddoctorsandnursesatChildrensfvemetroAtlantaUrgentCareCentersortheEmergencyDepartmentsatourEglestonorScottishRitehospitals.OnsiteX-rayservicesallowourdoctorstoquicklyandaccuratelydiagnoseandtreatachildsinjury.IfadditionalcareisneededthepediatricorthopaedicsurgeonsinourFractureCareProgramcanusedigitaltechnologytoviewX-raysinrealtimeandoffertreatmentrecommendationsevenwhileoffsite.IfyourchildrequiresanX-rayyoucantakecomfortinknowingthatChildrensutilizesadvancedtechnologytoreduceradiationdosesbyupto50percentcomparedtoadultfacilities.Sometimesinjuriesareunavoidablesoitsimportanttohaveaplanandknowwheretogoforcare.ChildrenshastwoconvenientlylocatedUrgentCareCentersforresidentsofForsythCountyandthenortheasthalfofJohnsCreek.ChildrensatForsythatTheAvenueForsyth410PeachtreeParkwaySte300CummingGA30041404-785-3100choa.orgforsythChildrensatNorthPoint3795MansellRoadAlpharettaGA30022404-785-8540choa.orgnorthpointYourclosestChildrensEmergencyDepartmentScottishRite1001JohnsonFerryRoadNEAtlantaGA30342404-785-5252choa.orgscottishrite CountyLineMarch2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net26Thepublicsperceptionoftheirpolicedepartmentisoftenthattheygiveticketstodriverswhocommittrafcviolationsandarrestthosewhocommitcrimes.ThoughtheofcersoftheJohnsCreekPoliceDepart-mentJCPDprotectthecommunitybyenforcingthelawtheyalsoservethecommunitybyprovidingcommunity-orientedservicestoresidentsandbusinessownersinJohnsCreekthroughtheCommunityServicesUnitCSU.Webelievethatcommunityinvolvementandsupportisthekeytooursuc-cessandweseekopportunitiestoworkcloselywiththecitizensandbusi-nessesofJohnsCreekthroughourvariouscommunityservicessaidPoliceChiefEdDensmore.Lt.JasonHarperisheadofthedepartmentsSpecialOperationswhichincludestheTrafcDivisionandtheCommunityServicesUnit.Lt.HarperjoinedtheJCPDwhenitlaunchedin2008andbecameheadofSpecialOperationsinJanuary2012.InadditiontoLt.HarpertheotherofcersworkingintheCSUareSgt.DebbieKalishOfcerMadhusudanaMebergandOfcerMarkJohnson.Lt.HarperandSgt.KalishoperateoutoftheJCPDheadquartersonJohnsCreekParkwayandOfcersMebergandJohnsonworkfromthesub-stationonOldAlabamaRoad.ThefocusoftheCSUistoprovideopportunitiestoeducatecitizensofallagesinthecommu-nitythroughworkshopsandprogramsandtomeetandbeavailabletothecitizensofJohnsCreek.TheofcersoftheCSUusebikepatroltoprotectthecommunitybydeterringcrimethroughtheirpresenceandtoputafaceontheJCPDwithinthecom-munity.TheyridebikesthroughshoppingcentersparksandneighborhoodswithavisibilitythatisseenbybothpotentialperpetratorsandthosewholiveandworkinJohnsCreek.Atypical10-15milebikepatrolfortheofcersbe-CommunityCopsConnectionbyJudyLeJeunePhotocourtesyoftheCityofJohnsCreek.TheCommunityServicesUnitOfcerMarkJohnsonOfcerMadhusudanaMebergSgt.DebbieKalishandLt.JasonHarper.OfcerMarkJohnsonstopstotalkwhileonbikepatrolinNewtownPark.Childrenages5-7learnedtheskillstoprotectthemselvesatarecentradKIDStraining.PhotocourtesyoftheCityofJohnsCreek. 27CountyLineMarch2013ginswithridingthroughtheshoppingcentersonMed-lockBridgeandStateBridgeandcontinueswiththemridingthroughNewtownParkandvariousneighbor-hoods.WethoroughlyenjoytheopportunitytomeetandinteractwiththecitizensofJohnsCreekwhileonbikepatrolsaidSgt.Kalish.Lt.HarperaddedBeingonbikesgivesusaccesstoareasofthecitythatarenotalwaysaccessiblebycar.Wefocusonautobreak-insandeducateourcitizensontheimportanceoflock-ingtheircarwhileitisparkedintheirdrivewayorinaparkinglot.Sinceover60ofautobreak-insaretocarsthatareleftunlockedwecanpreventfuturebreak-insbyeducatingdriversontheimportanceoflockingtheircarstopreventthemfrombeingavictimofanautobreak-in.EducationprogramsareaveryimportantaspectoftheservicesprovidedtothecommunitybytheCSU.Theyconducta3-hourself-defenseclassforwomenasafetyclassforteengirlsandradKIDStrainingforchildrenages5-12.radKIDSisanationalorganiza-tioncommittedtoprovidingeducationtochildrenthatgivesthemtheknowledgetheskillsandthepowertoprotectthemselvesfromviolenceandharm.Theweek-longradKIDStrainingisahands-onactivity-basedphysicalskilldevelopmentprogram.TheCSUofcersandJCPDofcersfromotherunitsattenda40-hourradKIDSinstructorstrainingprogramandarePersonalEmpowermentSafetyEducationProgramcertied.Theirgoalistoteachchildrentheskillsthattheycanusetostartleandgetawayifapproachedbyastranger.ThePACTPoliceAndCommunityTogetherprogramisacollaborationbetweenCSUofcersandhomeown-ersassociationsHOAdesignedtoeducatehome-ownersonhowtosafeguardtheirproperty.TheCSUpartnerswithapproximately150HOAsinJohnsCreek.TheCSUalsogivestoursofthestationandthecourt-roomtolocalscouttroopsandschoolgroupsexplain-inghowthedepartmentworkstoprotectandservetheircommunity.TheyalsoworkwiththeMunicipalCourttoconductSTOPSolicitorTeenOfcerParentaninterventionprogramthateducatestrafcviola-torswhoare21andunderondriversafety.AsanextensionoftheJCPDthathasface-to-facein-teractionwiththecitizensofJohnsCreektheCom-munityServicesUnitiscommittedtoprovidingcom-munity-friendlyprogramsandservicesandtobeingaccessibletothosewholiveandworkinJohnsCreek.FormoreinformationontheCommunityServicesUnitvisitwww.johnscreekga.govservicespoliceorcall678-474-1587.TheMostStunningDaffodilGardenEverGibbsGardensDaodilFestivalburstsonthesceneasmorethan50acresobloomingdaodilscreateanunorgettableeastorthesensesromMarch1throughApril15.Millionsodaodilsanestimated16to20millionblossomsin60varietiesoweracrosssprawlinghillsandfeldstopaintagoldandsilverpanoramaSouthernLivingcallsthemostspectaculardisplayobloomsthissideoHolland.Experiencenaturesownspringbouquetdaodilsorsythiaquinceandspireacanopiedbyhundredsoblossomingwhitedogwoodandoweringcherrytrees.1987GibbsDriveBallGroundGA30107www.gibbsgardens.com770-893-1880OPENINGMARCH12013 CountyLineMarch2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net28TheSmiThFamilyFarmDayTrippinHaveyoueverwonderedwhatlifewaslikeforearlysettlersinGeorgiasPiedmontRegionItishardtoimagineAtlantaasasmallfrontiertownsurroundedbyfarmlandwhileyouarestandingintheshadowsofsky-scrapersorsittingintrafcjams.Butwiththeassistanceofsomeactualbuildingsandartifactsfromthoseearlydaystravelingbackintimeismadeeasier.FortunatelytheAt-lantaHistoryCenterhasawonderfulexampleofatypicallocalhomesteadintheSmithFamilyFarm.RobertSmithandhisfamilybuiltthehouseanditsseparatekitchenaround1840atthepresentdayintersectionofI85andNorthDruidHills.Kitchenreswereverycommonwiththepracticeofopenhearthcookinganditwasthenormtobuildthekitchenasaseparateunattachedbuildingbehindthehouse.Intheeventofakitchenrethehouseandthefamilyspossessionswouldbespared.Thehouseitselfisatypicalyeomanormiddleclassfarm-ershomeandisreferredtoasaPlantationPlainstylehousewiththemainoorconsistingoftworoomseachservingmultiplefunctionsandanarrowsteepstaircasegoingtothesecondstoryconsistingoftwosmallerrooms.Twoad-ditionalroomswereaddedunderashedstyleroofontherearofthehouseinthefollowingyearsaswasthefrontporch.ThehousehasseveralfeatureswhichclassifyitasPlantationPlainstyleincludingtheweatherboardsidingasinglegablethebrickmasonrychimneyandthesimplewindowtrim.ThehousesatontheSmithFamilyFarmwhichgrewto800acreswith200ofthosecultivatedwhilegrazinganimalsoccupiedtherest.Theoriginalhomesteadbecameunsuit-ableasdevelopmentofthecityandinterstatesencircleditcausingittofacedemolition.Inthe1970sitwasmovedtoitscurrentlocationinBuckheadbytheAtlantaHistori-calSociety.ItbecamepartofthegroundsattheAtlantaHistoryCenterandwasaddedtotheNationalRegisterofHistoricPlaces.AnotheraspectoftheSmithFamilyFarmthatmakeitsuchagreatresourceisthatitisfurnishedwithmanyexamplesofperiodpiecesincludingaplantationdeskapiecheststandinginlittlesaucerswhichwouldhavecontainedwaterandbedswithropesupportswhichhadtobetightenednightlygivingusthemeaningofsleeptight.Onefeatureofthehousewhichdrawstheinterestofvisi-torsisthetravelersroomjustoffthefrontporch.Thisguestroomisonlyaccessiblefromtheexteriorofthehouseandwasavailabletoanyonetravelingthroughtheareathatneededaplacetosleep.Wearytravelerscouldletthem-selvesintotheroomanytimeduringthenightandsleepinthebedprovidedbythefamily.Inthemorningtheywereexpectedtojointhefamilyforbreakfastwheretheywouldsharenewstheyhadlearnedduringtheirjourney.OthersimilarbuildingswhichwouldhavebeentypicalforafarmlikethatoftheSmithshavebeengatheredonthebyTammyHardenGallowayphotographycourtesyoftheAtlantaHistoryCenter 29CountyLineMarch2013siteaswellofferingvis-itorsarareopportunitytoseehowmanydiffer-entcomponentsthereweretoaself-sufcientfarmonthefrontier.Notonlyistherethehouseanddisconnectedkitch-enbutalsothereisabarnadoublecorncribablacksmithshopadairyasmokehouseandaslavecabin.Eachoftheseprovidedavalu-ablefunctiononafarmintheregion.InadditiontothebuildingsthegroundsoftheSmithFarmattheAtlantaHistoryCenterhavebeenrecreatedtodemonstratehowtheyeomanfarmerusedtheland.Thereisaeldvegetableherbowerandslavegardensonthegrounds.CostumedinterpretersleadtoursofthehouseofferingawealthofinformationabouttheSmithfamilyandtypicalfarmersofthe1840s.Throughouttheyeardifferentspecialeventsareper-formeddemonstratingactivitiesthatwouldhavebeenpartoffrontierlifeincludingshearingsheepspinningwoolandcottonintoyarndyeingyarnweavingclothonaloomdippingcandlesshoeinghorsesandcookinginanopenhearthreplace.TheAtlantaHistoryCenterislocatedat130WestPacesFerryRoadNW.ToursoftheSmithFamilyFarmareavailableMondaythroughSaturdayfrom11amto4pmandonSundaysfrom1to4pm.Toursarescheduledbytheonsiteadmissionsstaffandspaceonthehousetoursislimited.Guestsareadvisedtoarriveearlytoensuretheycanbeaccommodated.Formoreinformationandacal-endarofupcomingeventsvisittheAtlantaHistoryCenterswebsiteatwww.atlantahistorycenter.comorcall404-814-4000.404-388-630310475MedlockBridgeRd.Suite500JohnsCreek30097www.AlltopSchool.comChallengingLecture-basedMathandEnglishClasses1st-12thGradeLevelsMultimediainteractiveteachingenvironmentStrategiesandtacticsincreaseproblemsolvingskillscriticalreadingwritingskillsCompetitiontraining-OurstudentshaveconsistentlywonRegionalStateNationalCom-petitionsincludingAMCMath-countsandMathOlympiad.ClassesheldTuesday-Friday5-930pmSaturdaySunday9am-630pmCallforinformationaboutourIntensiveSATandDUKETIPSATProgramsMATHINSTRUCTOR-JamesChenPh.D.Mathhasover20yearsofclass-roomteachingexperience.ENGLISHINSTRUCTORS-LanguageArtsteachersarefromlocalhigh-rankinghighschools.Over500StudentsEnrolled CountyLineMarch2013www.CountyLineMagazine.net30Call678-608-1951toscheduleanappointment.Visitourwebsiteahuespc.com.AdvancedHandandUpperExtremitySurgeryisapracticeoftwofellowship-trainedsurgeonsDr.WilliamLittleeldandDr.DeanWorthingstun.WehaveofcesinJohnsCreekDuluthandCumming.Allconditionsfrombelowtheelbowtothengertipsarecaredforincludingcarpaltunnelsyndromeothernervecompressionsyndromestriggerdigitstendonitisar-thritisDupuytrensdiseasefracturesanddislocationsinjuriesandworkrelatedconditionsinpersonsofallagesincludingchildrenandadolescents.Wealsocareforpersonswithtennnisandgolferselbow.Car-ingforathletesofallagesandskilllevelsareafocusforthedoctors.Ourofcesfeaturesame-dayappoint-mentson-siteX-rayandsurgeryforminorprocedures.Ourdoctorshavebeentrainedinthelatesttechniquesinthenon-operativeandoperativetreatmentsofhandwristforearmandcertainelbowconditions.Weanswerourtele-phonestakeallinsuranceplansincludingTriCareexceptKaiserandwillseepatientsonthesamedayorwithin24hoursMondaythroughFriday.Ofcehoursareasearlyas7amandaslateas6pm.Eachpatientisgiventhedoc-torscellphonenumberaswedonotusepagersnoranansweringservice.Ouruniqueschedulingsystemallowsourdoctorstostayontimebarringanyemergencies.WehavehospitalprivilegesatNorthsideForsythGwin-nettMedicalCenterDuluthandEmoryJohnsCreekhospitals.Dr.LittleeldisateamphysicianforSouthForsythHighSchoolandprovidescaretoathletesrang-ingfromtheeliteprofessionaltorecreationalwithanemphasisongolfersfootballbaseballsoftballla-crossebasketballgymnasticsandcricket.Closecom-municationwithathletictrainerstherapistsandcoach-esallowreturntocompetitionassoonaspossible.Dr.LittleeldisanelevenyearveteranservingintheUnitedStatesAirForceandseparatingasaLt.Colonel.Heattend-edOhioUniversityonabasketballscholarshipreceivingAcademicAll-AmericahonorshissenioryearandreceivedhisM.D.fromOhioStateUniversityin1983.HecompletedhisfellowshipinHandandUpperExtremitySurgeryatDukeUniversityin1992.AmemberoftheprestigiousAmericanSocietyforSurgeryoftheHandandaFellowoftheAmeri-canAcademyofOrthopaedicSurgeonsDr.LittleeldalsoiscertiedbytheAmericanBoardofOrthopaedicSurgeonsandholdstheCerticateofAddedQualicationforSurgeryoftheHand.HeisSouthwestDirectorforIMPACTanon-protorganizationthatbringscleanwatertovillagesinHondurasandtravelsyearlytoHondurastoparticipate.Dr.WorthingstungraduatedfromtheUnitedStatesAirForceAcademyandwascommissionedintheUSNavyin1980.HereceivedhiswingsasaNavalFlightOfcerandwasqualiedasaRadarInterceptOfcerintheF-14.AgraduateofTopgunandtheUnitedStatesNavalTestPilotSchoolheparticipatedinDesertStormandretiredasaCommanderafteratwentyoneyearcareerintheUSNavy.HeattendedNovaSoutheasternUniversityCollegeofOsteopathicMedicineandreceivedhisDoctorofOsteo-pathicMedicinein2005.HecompletedhisinternshipatOakwoodSouthshoreMedicalCenterandhisGeneralSur-geryResidencyatHenryFordWyandotteHospital.HethencompletedtraininginhandsurgerythroughtheStateUni-versityofNewYorkatBuffalo.Dr.WorthingstunisboardeligibleinGeneralSurgeryandisacandidatememberoftheAmericanSocietyforSurgeryoftheHand.HeisamemberoftheAmericanCollegeofOsteopathicSurgeons.WearededicatedtoourmissionEXCELLENCEbecauseweCAREaboutYOUyourTIMEandyourWELL-BEING.Ourfriendlyandpolitestaffarepreparedtobeginyourex-periencewithourpracticewhichisdesignedtomakeeveryaspectofyourtimespentwithusapositiveone.Dr.WilliamLittlefeldandDr.DeanWorthingstun 31CountyLineMarch2013DoItYourselforHaveUsDeliverandInstallNowistheTimetoFillinThinWashedOutorWornAreasinYourLawnWeinstallandsellBermudaZoysiasodbythepieceorthepallet.WehaveShade-TolerantBermudaSodHrwooMulchColoreMulchBoulersTopSoilRiverSnPeGrvelEggRockPineStrwSteppingStonesCut-StoneStepsFlgstoneRiverRockCrossTiesSmallorLargeWeHaveWhatYouNeedtoConquerYourYard770-844-19371732PechtreePrkwwww.gls.usMon-Fri7m-4pmStur8m-2pmScottAllenRoyRobersionOwnersBROWNMULCHRIVERROCKBERMUdaZOySIaSOdREdMULCH770.886.0402ServingForsythFultonCountiessince1991LocallyOwnedandOperated1732PeachtreeParkwaywww.robersionslandscape.comAlandscapearchitectisonstaffformasterplans.FirePitsFPatiosWalksFRetainingWallsFDrainageSolutionsMulchingSandingFTreesShrubsSodInstallationFWeFillRepairSinkholesROBERSIONSLANDSCAPINGTheexpertsatRobersionswillhelpyoudesignplantandbuildyourdreamlandscape. 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