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1CountyLineMay2014MAY2014DevelopingaTrueChampionshipProgramJoeBatesTrevorShipesCoachScottBraccoLoganBushAustinShumake CountyLineMay2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net2MilanEyeCenterwaschosenbyZiemertobetherstpracticeintheUnitedStatestousetheirZ6Laser.DontLetCataractsCloudYourFuture.CallTodayforaConsultation770-854-0028www.MilanEyeCenter.com6300HospitalPkwySuite325JohnsCreek970SandersRdSuite100CummingSymptomsincludeglarehalosandorsteadydeclineinvisionCataractSurgerycanrestorevisiontoaglassesfreestateOurpracticeoffersAstigmatismcorrectinglensimplantsandBifocallensimplantsCataractsurgeonsDr.NirajDesaiandDr.MilanPatelhavesafelyperformedover7000cataractsurgeriesAreyouacandidateforBladelessCataractSurgeryNirajDesaiM.D.CataractRefractiveSurgeonMilanR.PatelM.D.CataractRefractiveSurgeonGinaBorgniniO.D.OptometristPriyalGadaniO.D.Optometrist 3CountyLineMay2014Stillthe1placetocelebrateabirthdayAbirthday.Itsadaywecelebrateourentirelives.Northsidewouldbeproudtobepartofyourbabysspecialday.Nooneismorepreparedorhasmoreexperience.Wellmakethebigdayacelebrationfromdayone.Visitusonlineatwww.northside.com. CountyLineMay2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net4COVERSTORY16DEVELOPINGATRUECHAMPIONSHIPPROGRAMDEPARTMENTS6FromthePublisher24Paparazzi28DayTrippinTheBattleofResaca150YearsLaterFEATURES8ContributingwithCare14AheadofHerTime20TeachingwithCreativityandKindness26PresentingChallenges16 5CountyLineMay2014COUNTYLINECOMMUNITY10DerbyDayReturnstoCountryCluboftheSouthtoRaiseFundsforChildrensHealthcareofAtlanta12CASACourtAppointedAdvocatesforChildren22EmoryJohnsCreekHospitalandtheJohnsCreekArtsCenterBeginPartnership25NorthsideHospitalRecognizedwithQualityAchievementAwardsforHeartFailureandStrokeCareBUSINESSFOCUS22WildBirdCenterofJohnsCreek30JohnsCreekAudiologyandHearingAidCenter8142026 CountyLineMay2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net6ScottBraccorecentlynishedcoachingLambertHighSchoolsboysvarsityteamtoanotherrecord-breakingseasonandev-eryoneisalreadylookingforwardtonextyearsseason.ForScottwinninggamesisimportantbutbuildingrelationshipswithhisplayersisevenmoreimportant.BesuretoreadaboutScottsgoalsforLambertsboysvarsityteamandtheexperiencehebroughttoLambertthatpreparedhimtocoachtheteamtoabetterseasoneachyear.LennyZaprowskicaresaboutpeopleandhecaresaboutJohnsCreek.Asalong-timeresidentLennymadethedecisiontohaveapersonalimpactonthefutureofJohnsCreekbyrunningforCityCouncil.HewonandwasswornintoPost1inJanuary.ReadaboutLennyandwhatmotivatedhimtobecomeamemberoftheJohnsCreekCityCouncil.SoonaftertheendofWorldWarIILouiseWarrenfoundherselfliv-ingonanislandandresponsibleforraisingandsupportinghertwodaughters.BesuretoreadhowLouiseturnedthissituationintoalife-longcareerasanentrepreneurandsuccessfulbusinesswoman.Now98-years-oldLouisewassurelyawomanaheadofhertimeRiverwatchMiddleSchoolPrincipalKathyCarpenterhadwantedtobeaneducatorsinceshewasalittlegirl.ReadabouttheteachingandadministrativepositionsthatbroughtKathytotheprincipalsofceatRiverwatch.BesuretoreadaboutForsythCountys2014TeacheroftheYearKristenDeuschle.Car-ingcreativeanddedicatedarebutafewoftheadjectivesusedtodescribeKristenandwhyshewasselectedastheForsythCountySchoolsTeacheroftheYear.TheBusinessFocusthisissueisonJohnsCreekAudiologyandHearingAidCenterandWildBirdCenterofJohnsCreek.Dr.DeborahWoodwardofJohnsCreekAudiologyandHearingAidCenterJCAhasbeenhelpingherpatientshearbetterforover16years.Herexperiencecoversawiderangeofhearingchallengesandworkingwiththelatesttechnologysuchascellphones.FormoreinformationmeetDr.WoodwardatanOpenHousethismonth.SeetheJCAadonpage7forspecicdates.DavidPetersonownerofWildBirdCenterofJohnsCreekrecentlyopenedhisstorewithproductsfortheoc-casionalbird-watchertotheoutdoorenthusiast.WhetheryourelookingforbirdseedbirdfeedersnatureproductsandgiftsoraconversationwithDavidstopbyWildBirdCenterofJohnsCreek.EnjoythereadingenjoythephotosandenjoythisissueofCountyLine.RespectfullyJudyLeJeunePublisherFromthePublisher 7CountyLineMay2014PublisherJudyLeJeuneSugarcaneJudyaol.com678-787-3551Editorialeditorcountylinemagazine.netAdvertisingadvertisingcountylinemagazine.net678-787-3551GraphicDesignSummertimeGraphicsWritersCarolynRidderAspensonTammyHardenGallowayCindyLombardoJanetWaldenCoverCoverStoryPhotographyMarkNajjarAtlantaStudios770-448-0192OntheCoverDevelopingaTrueChampionshipProgramJoeBatesTrevorShipesCoachScottBraccoLoganBushAustinShumakeCountyLineispublishedbySugarcaneCommunicationsLLC.NoadvertisingeditorialorphotographsinCountyLinemaybereproducedwithoutthepermissionofSugarcaneCommunicationsLLC.24479copiesofthisissueweredeliveredtoallthehomesandbusinessesintheeasthalfofJohnsCreekandSouthForsyth.CountyLine3651PeachtreeParkwaySuite222SuwaneeGA30024678-787-3551www.countylinemagazine.netSeehoweasyitistoincreaseyourqualityoflifebyjoiningusforafreedemonstrationand2weektrialofthelatesthearingtechnologyttoyourindividualneeds.CallnowtosecureaNORISKappointmentduringthis3dayeventMay6th-8th.MayisBetterSpeechandHearingMonthHearingbeginswithYOU770-814-12604045JohnsCreekParkwaySuiteBJohnsCreekwww.johnscreekaudiology.comWeAcceptallMajorInsurancePlansDr.DeborahWoodwardDoctorofAudiologyChoosetoEnjoyBetterHearing CountyLineMay2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net8LennyZaprowskiisanindividualwhocares.Hecaresabouthisfamilyhischurchandhiscom-munity.SoitwasntasurprisetothosewhoknowLennythatheranforapositionontheJohnsCreekCityCouncilbecausetheyknowhecaresaboutJohnsCreek.HewontheelectionlastfallandwassworninasthecouncilmemberforPost1onJanuary6th.ThisAtlantanativewhogrewupintheareathatisnowJohnsCreekandhaslivedheremostofhisadultlifeisnowinapositiontomakepositivecontributionstothecommunityhecaressomuchabout.LennywasborninAtlantaandmovedtothisareawhenhewastenyearsold.HewenttohighschoolatMaristandthentoGeorgiaTechwherehema-joredinManagementandgraduatedwithaBach-elorofSciencedegreein1991.HewenttoworkfortheEnvironmentalProtectionAgencybutafterthreeyearsLennyrealizedthatthiswasntwhathewantedtodoashislifescareer.Hecompletednumerouscareeraptitudecomputerprogramsin-dicatinghislikesanddislikesstrengthsandweak-nessesandeveryonepointedtochiropracticasthecareerforwhichhewasbestsuited.In1994LennystartedtheprogramatLifeUniversityinAtlantatobecomeachiropractor.Aftergraduationhewenttoworkforapracticeforthreeyearsandin1999Lennyopenedhisownpractice.WhilehewasinschoolatLifeUniversityLennywasintroducedbymutualfriendstohisfuturewifeHol-ly.Theyweremarriedin1995andtheirdaughterCarlinwasbornthenextyear.CarlinisnowajunioratMaristandplayssocceratahighlevel.ThiskeepsLennybusytravelingtocitiesthroughoutthesouth-eastforCarlinssoccerteam.TherestoftheyearCarlinplaysontheMaristsoccerteamandLennyistheretowatchherplayatalmosteverygame.ContributingwithCarebyJudyLeJeune 9CountyLineMay2014AdevoutCatholicLennyisamemberofSt.BrigidCatholicChurch.CaringabouttheparishLennyhasservedontheparishcouncilasanusheraEucha-risticministerandaspresidentofthechildrensathleticboard.HeisamemberoftheKnightsofColumbusandhasalsoservedasanofcer.Lennyhasalwaysbeenaverycaringperson.Heisagoodpersonwhichisrecognizedbypeoplewhoknowhim.HehasmanyfriendsfromhisdaysatMaristandTechthatheisstillveryclosetotoday.AsaresidentoftheNewtownareaofJohnsCreekLennyhadbeeninvolvedinrepresentingthein-terestsofthatarea.Hewasapproachedbysev-eralpeopleandaskedifhewouldrunforaseatoncitycouncilbutdeclined.LastsummerLennyrecognizedthattherewereissuesfacingtheCityandthathewantedtohaveanintegralpartresolv-ingtheseissuesinthebestinterestofthecitizens.IcareabouttheCityofJohnsCreekitsresidentsandbusinessownersandIwantedtobeapartofmovingthissuccessfulcityforwardintherightdi-rectionsaidLenny.NowthatheisservingasacouncilmemberLennysaysIamincrediblyimpressedwiththestaffoftheCityofJohnsCreek.IhavemetmanypeoplewhoworkfortheCitythataresogoodatwhattheydoandImverypleasedtoknowthatthecaliberofemployeesissohigh.Lennysgoalistoincreasetheinvolvementofthecitizensandbusinessown-ersintheissuesthatarecriticaltothefutureoftheCity.Thereareincrediblycompetentandex-periencedpeoplelivinginJohnsCreekandIwanttogetthemmoreinvolvedinguidingtheCitysfu-turesaidLenny.Iamalsoveryinterestedinseek-ingwaystoattractmorebusinessestoJohnsCreekbecausethisthrivingcommunityhasamarketformanykindsofbusinessesandisagreatcityforem-ployeesofcorporationstoliveandworkin.Lennyalsothinksthattheschoolsareoneofthisareasgreatestassets.WhenhesnotatworkLennylikestoworkoutandenjoysplayinggolfsoftballandpick-upbasketball.HealsolikestotakevacationstowarmplaceswhenhecanndthetimeLennycaresaboutpeople.Hecaresaboutthepeo-plelivingandworkinginJohnsCreekandthiswillhaveapositiveimpactonthedecisionshemakesasamemberoftheJohnsCreekCityCouncil.AskusaboutournewclientdiscountWeareJohnsCreeksDogGroomingandPetWashpremierfacility.Wemakecleaneasy.Bringinyourdogtodayforourselforfull-servicedogwashorgroomingservices.WeareproudsupportersoftheForsythHumaneSocietyofferingservicestoFosterAdoptionandPetTherapyprograms.THEDROP-INTHEDROP-OFFDineInTakeOutCateringOpen11am-10pm7DaysaWeek770-888-8100Seethemenuonourwebsitewww.babasgyros.com2310RonaldReaganBlvdCummingAuthenticGreekPersianItalianCuisineFullServiceBarBabasGyroKabob CountyLineMay2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net10The8thannualDerbyDaywillbeSaturdayMay3rdat4pmatCountryCluboftheSouth.ThisuniqueeventiscreativelystructuredaroundtheKentuckyDerbyandwillbethefocalpointofthedaywithhorsevotingboothsanextensivesilentauctionauthenticDerby-stylefoodandbeveragesentertainmentandlargescreentelevisionstoviewTheMostExcitingTwoMinutesinSports.AllproceedsfromtheeventwillhelpfundprogramsandequipmenttoservepatientsandfamiliesatChildrensHealthcareofAtlanta.ChildrensHealthcareofAtlantaanot-for-protorganizationisdedicat-edtomakingkidsbettertodayandhealthiertomorrow.Proceedsfromthe2014DerbyDaywillhelpfundprogramsandequipmenttofulllseveralcrucialneeds.ThroughFriendsthecommunityvolunteerorga-nizationofChildrensHealthcareofAtlantawithmembersthroughoutmetroAtlantaChildrensisabletonotonlyofferpatientsspecializedcareandequipmentbutalsofundcutting-edgeresearchintonewtreat-ments.OurFriendsgroupsareworkingtosupportsixmainareasin2014includingNursingscholarshipsforMarcusAutismCenterStrong4LifewellnessmovementsupportofHughesSpaldinghospitalandtheFriendsResearchFund.Ticketsmustbepurchasedinadvancebycalling404-785-7337orvisitingwww.choa.orgderbyday.DERBYDAYRETURNSTOCOUNTRYCLUBOFTHESOUTHTORAISEFUNDSFORCHILDRENSHEALTHCAREOFATLANTAPhotoscourtesyofJillsFamilyPhotographyTreatingyouandyourpetlikefamilyAFullServiceAnimalHospitalServingSUWANEEJOHNSCREEKCUMMINGALPHARETTACompleteDiagnosticSurgicalandPreventativeMedicineServicesAskaboutournewclientdiscount770-844-73873571PeachtreeParkwaySuwaneejustnorthofMcGinnisFerryRd.www.fourpawsjohnscreek.comMonday-Friday8am-6pmSaturday8am-NoonAshleyTharpDVMJaimeChoDVMAnnualExamsIn-HouseLabSpayNeuterGroomingDentistryBoardingTherapeuticLaserDigitalRadiologyBelindaandMillieBurnette 11CountyLineMay2014FromrepairingbrokenbonestorehabbingtornligamentsChildrensSportsMedicinehelpsyoungathletesgetbacktofullspeed.Formoreinformationvisitchoa.orgsportsmed.CHILDRENSATFORSYTH-410PEACHTREEPKWY.CUMMINGCHILDRENSATWEBBBRIDGE-3155NORTHPOINTPARKWAYALPHARETTA CountyLineMay2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net12Righthereinourcommunitythereareabusedandneglectedchildrenwholiveintheshadowsofourlives.Shemaybethelittlegirlinyoursonskin-dergartenclasswhohadtomovehomesandchangeschoolsthreeorfourtimesinthelastyear.Hemaybethelonelychildattheparkwhodoesntjointhegame.Thefostercareandchildwelfaresystemisfullofcom-passionatelawyersjudgessocialworkersandfosterfamiliesbutaccordingtorecentstatisticseachyearmorethan660000childrenareplacedinfostercarenationally223abusedandneglectedchildrenwereservedbyourlocalCASACourtAppointedSpecialAdvo-cateprogram.Thisintenseneedcanstrainthesystemtothepointwheretheyaresimplyunabletoprotecttherightsofeachchild.Sothelittlegirlwhohasalreadysufferedinanabusivehomeentersthefostercaresystemwhichplacesherinthreeorfourdifferenthomesinjustafewmonths.Orthetwosiblingswholosttheirmothertoincarcera-tionaresplitupandliveondifferentsidesofthesamecounty.Thisisntjustaproblemitisnothingshortofaviolationoftheirhumanrights.AchildcannotdefendhisorherownrightsbutaCASAvolunteercanCASAofForsythCountyInc.isalocalnonprotorga-nizationwhichtrainsandsupportsvolunteerspeoplelikeyouandmetospeakandactasadvocatesforthebestinterestsofabusedandneglectedchildren.Theyaretrainedtoworkwithinthechildwelfareandfamilycourtsystemsandareappointedbyjudgestoindividualcases.WiththehelpofaCASAvolunteerachildishalfaslikelytolanguishinthefostercaresystemandmuchmorelikelytondasafeandpermanenthome.IhaveseenrsthandthetransformativeimpactaCASAvolunteercanhaveonachild.Itisthestoryofachildwhoenteredfostercareatageeightandhasspentnearlytenyearsbouncingfrom30differentplacementsinfour-teendifferentcountieswhohassuccessfullycompletedhisGEDandiscelebratingtheAshereceivedonhismid-termshisrstsemesterofcollege.Orthe14-year-oldmomwhohasgainedboththeeducationandparentingskillssheneededtoliveindependentlyandsuccessfullyparentandprovideforheryoungchild.OrtheyoungmanwhowiththehelpofCASAfoundanoldersisterwhowaswillingtoprovideahomeforhim.Withthisnewlyfoundpermanenceinhislifetheyoungmanwasabletosuccessfullytransitionfromaresidentialpsychi-atrictreatmentfacilitytoahomeandschoolwherehenowplaysonhismiddleschoolfootballteam.Everychildhasarighttothrive.Tobetreatedwithdignityandtoliveinasafelovinghome.Everychilddeservesaghtingchance.Oncegrowntheseformerfosterkidscouldbeourfuturedoctorsteachersandleaders.Comingthroughaperiodofvulnerabilityandfearthechildcanthenunderstandhispotentialandhisrights.Shewillbelieveinherself.Thatisouropportunityandourchallenge.Iinviteyoutostandupwithmeandsupportthesechil-dren.Gotowww.forsythcountycasa.orgorcall770-886-4082andseehowyoucanbethehopeforachildinneed.byExecutiveDirectorJanetWaldenCASACourtAppointedAdvocatesforChildren 13CountyLineMay2014 CountyLineMay2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net14MargaretLouiseWarrenwasbornin1916andraisedonafarminLockHavenPenn-sylvania.Herfamilysustainedthemselvesonlivestockandproducefromtheirfarmandsoldextrasataroadsidestand.Whenshewaseight-years-oldLouisewasputinchargeofsalesatthestand.Thiswasthebeginningofacareerasanen-trepreneurforawomanwhoat98yearsoldlooksbackonherlifeasbeingalonewomansucceedinginamansworld.NecessityaremarkableacumenforbusinessanabilitytoseizeanopportunitytosucceedcourageandsheerdeterminationdroveLouisethroughmanychallengesandbarriersasshetookabusinessfrom500chickstoachickenem-pire.LouisemarriedrightoutofhighschoolandhadherrstdaughterJeanwhenshewasnineteen.ThemarriageendedafterveyearsandLouisemovedinwithherparents.IntroducedtoherbrothersfriendwhowasintheAirForceLouisemarriedagainandwhenherhusbandwasdischargedattheendofWorldWarIItheyreturnedtoLockHaventolivewithherfamily.Thehousewastoofulltoac-commodatethemsoLouisesfatherofferedtohavethemliveinasummerhomeona14-acreislandhehadrecentlypurchasedasaninvestment.Thehousewasoneoftwohomesandagristmillsitu-atedontheisland.AnotherdaughterPatwasbornbutbythistimeLouisesmarriagewasunstable.IrealizedthatitwasgoingtobemyresponsibilitytoraiseandeducatemydaughtersrecallsLouise.Sheneededtondawaytosupportherselfandhergirls.LouisescousinhadabusinesssellingbabychicksandLouisedecidedtobuyitandseeifshecouldmakealiving.Shepurchased500chicksraisedthemuntiltheywere12weeksoldsoldthemtolocalfarmersandmadea365prot.BeingtheenterprisingwomanthatIwasLouissaidIusedtheprottopurchaseadditionalequipmentIen-largedthebarnmadedealstogetfeedonloanandbought1000chicks.Whatshedidntknowisthatthereisaseasonaldemandforchicksanditwasover.Whileshewasdecidingwhattodowith1000chicksshecouldntsellthechicksgrewbiggerandstartedlayingeggs.SoLouisedecidedtosellthebyJudyLeJeuneAheadofHerTime 15CountyLineMay2014eggsandstartedworkingwithaclearinghousethatdistributedhereggstostores.Hernextchallengewasdiscoveringthatshehadtoomanygrownchick-enssoshedecidedtokillthesurplusremovethefeatherscleanthemandsellthemasreadyfortheoven.Shewasnowinthewholesalewholechickenbusinesssellingdoor-to-doorandtolocalstores.Herlargestcustomerwasamarketchainwith14locations.WithalocalteenagertohelpherfeedthechickensandninewomentopreparethechickensLouisesbusinessTheIslandPoultryFarmcontin-uedtogrow.Shebuilta3-storybuildingontheis-landboughtautomaticfeedersandwaterdispens-ersandraised8000chickensatatime.Shestartedsellingchickenpieceslegsandbreasts.EventuallyLouiseheardthatthemarketchainwaslookingaroundforalessexpensivesupplierandshewasconcernedabouthavingallhereggsinonebas-ket.SincelegswereabettersellerthanbreastsLouisedecidedtotryanewproductlinewiththeextrabreasts.Shede-bonedandstuffedthebreastswithafamilyrecipe.Itwas1963andafteralmost20yearssellingeggsandchickensLouisetransi-tionedherbusinessintopreparedfoods.Sheaddedtotheselectionofready-to-cookbreastsandusedleftoverscrapsfromthebreastsbygrindingthemformingthemintoapattybreadingandfryingthemtomakeaready-to-eatchickenpatty.PennStateUniversitybecameoneofherlargestcustom-ersorderingthousandsofherchickenpatties.Shebecamethesupplierofachick-on-a-stickproductfortheCharlieChanfranchisesellingthousandsdailytosupplytheirrestaurants.LouisesbusinesswasUSDAapprovedpassingdailyinspections.ItwaslistedonDunnBradstreet.Louisehadbuiltachickenempire.In1980Louisesoldthebusinessandtheislandfor1-milliondollarsanamountthatisequiva-lenttodaytoabout3.5-million.ShebuilthomesinPennsylvaniaandFloridadividinghertimebetweenthetwo.In2001LouisemovedtoAtlantatobenearherdaughterPatViarsandcurrentlylivesinSouthForsyth.LouiseandPathavewrittenabookaboutheramazingaccomplishmentsbuildingasuccessfulbusinessduringatimewhenfewwomenworkedoutsideoftheirhomeandevenfewerownedasuccessfulbusiness.MargaretLouiseWarrenwasawomanaheadofhertime.TheWildBirdCenterofJohnsCreek3651PeachtreeParkwaySuiteISuwaneeGA30024770418-1990www.wildbird.comjohnscreekanewhomemusicalinterludesgivemomgoldtreasuresbeautifulbathsbackyardpleasures.GiftstokeepMOMsingingCelebrateMomwiththegiftofnaturethisMothersDay.Wehavejustthethingtosuitherstyleawideselectionofwonderfulgiftssuretopleaseeverymom...eventhoseofthefeatheredvariety.FromnestboxestochimescolorfulhummingbirdfeederstobeautifulbathstheWildBirdCenterofJohnsCreekistheperfectdestinationforallyourbirdingneeds. CountyLineMay2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net16ScottBraccoisasuccessfulcoachandfamilyman.NotonlyishedevotedtohiswifeKaraandtheirthreeyoungboysbuthealsocon-sidersLambertHighSchoolsboysvarsitybasketballteamashisextendedfamily.InhisrsttwoyearsasheadcoachScotthasledtheboysvarsityteamtostateplayoffswhilebreakingschoolrecords.ForthepasttwoyearstheteamhasbeenhonoredasForsythCountyTeamoftheYearandScotthasbeennamedForsythCountyCoachoftheYear.Hisenthusiasmonandoffthecourtsinspireshisteamandfuelshisworkethic.SincegrowingupinPeachtreeCityastheoldestofthreechildrenScotthasalwaysbeenpassionateaboutsports.WhileattendingMcIntoshHighSchoolheplayedfootballbasketballandgolf.Ihadagreatexperiencewithschoolandathletics.Iwasagoodstu-dentandenjoyedmyteacherswhichprobablyhelpedmakemydecisiontodowhatIdotodayScottsaid.Hisfatheradvisedhimtogotocollegeandchooseamajorinsomethinghewouldlovetodofortherestofhislife.MydadcoachedallofmyteamsasIwasgrowingup.IfollowedinhisfootstepstryingtoimpactthelivesofyoungpeopleScottsaid.NotlongafterScottleftforcollegehisfatherKenretiredfromasuccessfulcareerinrealestatetobeginhissecondca-reerasateacherandcoach.ChampionshDevelopingaTrue 17CountyLineMay2014ipProgrambyCindyLombardophotographybyMarkNajjarAtlantaStudios CountyLineMay2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net18ScottpursuedsportsrelatedstudiesandmajoredinPhysicalEducationPEwhileplayingbasketballasashootingguardthroughoutcollege.HestartedatFaulknerStateCollegeinAlabamawhereheplayedbasketballandgolffrom1989-1991.Nextheat-tendedMaryvilleCollegeinTennesseeforayearandtransferredtoJacksonvilleStateUniversityinAlabamawhereheearnedhisBachelorofSciencedegreein1994.Yearslaterwhilehewasworkingfull-timeasateacherandcoachScottearnedaMastersdegreeinHealthStudiesfromtheUniver-sityofAlabamaandaSpecialistDegreefromValdo-staStateUniversity.ScottbeganhiscareeratHaralsonCountyHighSchoolinWestGeorgiawherehetaughtPEandcoachedfootballbasketballandbaseball.In1996hetookhisrstheadbasketballcoachingposi-tionatMountZionHighSchoolinCarrollton.Thenhemovedtothecollegelevelin1998asanas-sistantbasketballcoachatGeorgiaSouthernUni-versity.Myexperiencetherewasphenomenal.ItwaswhereIdevelopedalotofthecoachingstylesIhavetoday.ThereasonIwantedtocoachcollegebasketballwasthepassionIhaveforit.Iwantedtofocusonallaspectsofbasketballandwasabletoatthecollegelevel.Workingatthatlevelhelpedmetolearnthebreakdownsideandgaingreatorgani-zationskills.Irunaverydetailedorganizationonandoffthecourt.IfeellikeIabsorbedtenyearsofbasketballinashorttimeScottsaid.ThedrawbacktoDivisionIlevelcoachingatGeorgiaSouthernwasthatitrequiredalotoftravel.Want-ingtostartafamilylifeScottreturnedtothehighschoollevelwithajobasheadbasketballcoachandPEteacheratDun-woodyHighSchool.ScottandKaraweremarriedin2000andmovedtotheJohnsCreekareawheretheystillreside.From2000to2009ScottledtheDunwoodyWildcatstofour-nalfoursfourregionchampionshipsandtwoback-to-backstatecham-pionships.Mydadbecamemyassistantcoachin2003.Isaidthatifwegetmydadwewillgotothenalfourandwedid.DunwoodyiswhereIachievedmygreatestsuccessasabasketballcoach.Isentoverfortyplayerstothecollegiateleveltoplaybasketballandproducedmultipleall-stateandall-regionplayers.ThereweregreatkidsatDun-woodythatstillemailandtextme.ThatswhyIdothis.ItsaboutbuildingrelationshipswiththekidsScottsaid.Hewasalsobuildingafamilyathome.WhileatDunwoodyScottbecameafather.HeandKaranowhavethreesonsBryceage10Blakeage7andBradenage5.WantinganewchallengeScottleftDunwoodytocoachatSouthGwinnettHighSchoolfrom2009-2012.ThelongcommutetookawaytimewithhisfamilysoScottmadethemovetoLambertin2012.Hisprevioussuccesscoachingatthehighschoollevelmadehimagoodmatchtobuild-upLambertsbasketballteamstartingitsfourthseason.LambertLambertisthebestplaceIhaveevercoached.Thereareincrediblefamiliesandastrongboosterclub.MyguyscometopracticeeverydaywithpositiveattitudesandrespectforeachotherandthecoachesScottsaid. 19CountyLineMay2014isthebestplaceIhaveevercoached.Therearein-crediblefamiliesandastrongboosterclub.MyguyscometopracticeeverydaywithpositiveattitudesandrespectforeachotherandthecoachesScottsaid.HisfatherKenremainspartofScottscoach-ingsuccessservingastheDirectorofScoutingandoneofveassistantbasketballcoaches.LastyearScottsrstyearcoachingatLamberttheteamsetschoolrecordswitha17-11overallrecorda10-4regionrecordandearnedatriptotheGHSAstateplayoffsforthersttime.ThisyeartheLonghornshadevengreatersuccess.Theteamnishedwitha23-7overallrecorda13-1regionrecordandplayedintherstregioncham-pionshipplayoffinLambertshistorytonishasrunnerupinRegion6-AAAAAA.TheyreachedtheSweet16intheGHSAstateplayoffsforthersttimeinschoolhistory.LoganBushateamcaptainand2-timeForsythCountyPlayeroftheYearsetaLonghornrecordwhenhesurpassed1200points.LastyearthreeseniorsweretherstfromLamberttoplaybasketballincollegeandthisyeartherewillbethreemore.Scotthasdevelopedhisstyleovertheyearsfromworkingwithdifferentcoaches.IworkeverydaytobethebestpersonandcoachthatIcanbe.Theplayershaveadoptedthesamephilosophyandat-titude.Theyareself-motivatedandachievegreat-nessintheclassroom.OurLonghorncultureisaboutbeingpositiveenthusiasticandpassionateandIwanteachofmyplayerstobecomeabetterpersonScottsaid.Hisgoalforthebasketballteamisforthemtobethehardestworkingteaminthestateandhetriestomakepracticestougherthananyopponenttheywillplayallyear.Scottbelievesreachingthatgoalinpracticehelpedachievetheirsuccessthepasttwoyears.Inmyprogrampartofthecultureisdevelopingachampionshipmindset.Ourplayersexpecttowineverygametheyplay.IsawthedisappointmentintheireyeswhenwelosttoAlpharettaintheRegionChampionship.TheyboughtintothecultureandIamproudofthewaystheyareacceptingthesystemIhaveimplementedhereatLambertScottsaid.TheLonghornsaretheonlyteaminForsythCountythathasqualiedforstateplayoffsinthelasttwoyears.ScottwouldliketobringahigherlevelofbasketballtotheCountyandbelievesitisontherise.Tobesuccessfulplayersmustbeexposedtoahigherlevelofcompetitionatyoungerages.Ihavedevelopedaprogramreachingourfeedersystemtothehighschoolincludingafallinstruc-tionalprogramformiddleschoolgrades.Thehighschoolstaffandplayersareinvolvedinworkingwiththesekids.WeimplementtheLonghornsystematanearlyage.IfIamgoingtobuildaprogramIcanonlybesuccessfulfromthegroundupbygettingtoknowkidswhiletheyareyoungandbuildingarela-tionship.IthinkIamdevelopingatruechampion-shipprogramScottsaid.HealsohostsasummerbasketballcampatLambertfortwoweeksinJune.Lastyearoveronehundredkidsfromkindergartenthroughninthgradeattendedeachweek.Scottfeelshisbiggestaccomplishmentsareinthepersonalachievementsofhisplayerssuchaswhenheisabletohelpaplayerearnabasketballschol-arship.Itisrewardingtohavetheabilitytohelpimpactthelivesofyoungpeople.Buildingrelation-shipswithplayersandfamiliesisimportantwinninggamesisabonus.Peopleforgetthegamestheywonbuttheydontforgetrelationships.Idontre-memberthescoreofthe2006championshipgamewewonatDunwoodybutcantellyouthenamesofeveryplayerontheteamwheretheywenttocol-legeandwhattheyaredoingtodayScottsaid.AtLambertHighSchoolScottisbuildingasuccess-fulbasketballprogramandhascreatedanenviron-mentencompassingmorethanwinninggames.HeKaraandtheirboyshavedevelopedafamilywithinabasketballfamily.ScottsaidKarahasdonesomuchtosupportmeinmycareerandunderstandmygoalsasafatherandacoach.Sheandtheboyscometoeverygame.Itisspecialtometoseemyplayersplayingwithmyboys. CountyLineMay2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net20Weallhaveafavoriteteachertheonewhomadelearningfunpaidalittleextraatten-tiontousandmadeitseemlikewewerentbeingtaught.FormanystudentsatPineyGroveMiddleSchoolthatteacherisMediaSpecialistKristenDeus-chle.CreativeandapproachableKristenhasthekindofsmilethatlightsuparoom.Talkingwithherisliketalkingwithanoldfriendorforatweenacondantthatacceptsthemandrespectsthemtoo.PeopleocktoKristenbecausesheradiateshappiness.Perhapsthatspartofthereasonshewasrecentlynamedthe2014ForsythCountyTeacheroftheYearbutifitisitsnewstoher.Kristendoesntwanttotakecreditforearningthathonor.Insteadsheviewsitasacollectiveeffortoftheschoolstaffstudentsandparents.Imstillincrediblyshockedshesaid.ItsanamazinghonorandIamsogratefulbutIbelievetheawardisreallyforthem.RaisedinDeanceOhiobyanelementaryschoolprin-cipalandamiddleschoolteacherteachingisinKris-tensblood.AsanasthmaticchildIspentmostofmytimeinthelibrarysurroundedbybooksandrecords.InmiddleschoolwhenKristenwasntreadingshewasperforming.SomeoneactuallythoughtIcouldsing.Andsingshecould.Inbothherjuniorandsenioryearsofhighschoolshewonthebestperformerawardformusicandtheater.AfterhighschoolsheheadedtoOlivetCollegeinMichiganwheresheintendedtoearnaBachelorsdegreeinMusicbuthadsecondthoughts.Ididntwantittobemywork.Sheswitchedherma-jortoElementaryEducationinstead.KristenreceivedherBachelorsin1992andmovedtoVirginiaBeachforherrstjobteachingsecondgradersinanat-riskschool.Thiswasthekindofareawherekidsdidntleavetheirhomestoplayoutsideoftenbe-causeitwastoodangerousshesaid.ShemetherhusbandDukeinalocaltheaterwhereheplayedHenrytheVIII.Wereliketwopeoplewithonebrainshesaid.Wetperfectly.Theymarriedin1997andmovedtoGeorgiawhereKristencontin-uedhereducationandreceivedherMastersdegreeinScienceEducationatNorthGeorgiaandaSpecialistByCarolynRidderAspensonwithCreativityandKindnessTeaching 21CountyLineMay2014DegreeinInstructionalTechnologyandDesigninMediaattheUniversityofGeorgia.UponmovingtoGeorgiaKristenappliedforateach-ingjobandwashiredatamiddleschool.Shewasapprehensiveandtheprincipalsuggestedshemeetwithanothermiddleschoolteachertolearntheropes.ShesbeenmybestfriendsincethatdayKristensaidofCherylKnorr-Kolkka.Shetaughtmeabsolutelyev-erythingIknowaboutmiddleschoolandifnotforherIwouldntbetheteacherIamtoday.KristenandCheryltaughttogetherinFultonandForsythcountiesuntilshemovedtoPineyGrovetwoyearsago.Imissworkingwithhershesaid.Itslikepartofmyselfismissingwearethatconnected.AsthemediaspecialistKristenspendsherdayswork-ingonuniquewaystohelpstudentslearn.Sheworksdirectlywithteacherstodesignlessonplansandthinkoutsideofthenormalteachingbox.Imluckytohaveawonderfulstaffinthelibraryandamazingvolunteerswhoallworktogetherandallowmetheopportunitytoworkmorecloselywiththeteacherstogivethestu-dentsavarietyofcreativelearningopportunities.Sheconsidersherjobtobecreativecurriculumdevelop-ment.Idothethingsteachersdonthavetimetodobecausetheyretoobusyteaching.Butshedoesntjustfocusontheintellectualwell-beingofthekids.Shetacklestheemotionalsideofteachingtoo.Iamallergictodogsbutmysonreallywantedone.WenallyfoundaBostonterriermixthatIamnotallergictoandwevetrainedhimasatherapydog.KristenbringsherdogCooperintoschooleveryFridaytoworkwithkidsinthespecialeducationprogramaswellaskidswhomaybegoingthroughatoughtime.Kristensaidherten-year-oldsonMaxkeepsbothherandherhusbandbusy.Shespendsherfreetimewatch-inghimfenceandindulginghisdesiretobeachef.Wejusthadourkitchencompletelyremodeledandspendalotoftimecookingasafamily.Kristensaidsheisblessedtohaveherlife.HavingamediaspecialistrecognizedastheTeacheroftheYearisawonderfulvalidationforwhatIdoanditsveryim-portantthatothersunderstandwhatamediaspecialistcandofortheirschoolshesaid.ButItrulyhavethebestofbothworlds.IlovetogotoworkeverydayandIlovecominghometomyfamily.Teexperiencedboard-certifedcardiologistsatCPNAworkwithateamohighly-skillednursestechnologistsandboard-certifedphysicianassistantstoprovideyouthefnestcardiovascularcarepossible.CPNAsservicesincludeExceptionalCardiovascularCareCardiovascularscreeningCardiacCarotidUltrasoundStressTestingCholesterolHypertensionArrhythmiaCardiacCathStentsCPNAhascreatedanetworkotalentskillandtechnologywherepatientsarentjustcaredortheyarecaredabout.Atlanta5885GlenridgeDriveSuite225AtlantaGA30328404847-0049Roswell1285UpperHembreeRdRoswellGA30076770343-8565EastCobb1163JohnsonFerryRdSuite250MariettaGA30068770343-8565Alpharetta3400OldMiltonParkwayBldgCSuite360AlpharettaGA30005770343-8565Cumming1505NorthsideBlvd.Suite4700CummingGA30041770343-8565GordonAzarJr.M.D.AmolBapatM.D.ThomasJordanM.D.AmitTibrewalaM.D.ApurvaShahM.D.AashishDesaiM.D.www.cpnapc.com CountyLineMay2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net22PatientsandvisitorswhoentertheCenterforBreastCareatEmoryJohnsCreekHospitalknowtheywillreceivepersonal-izedtreatmentinaspa-likeenvironment.ButnowtheexperiencehasbeenenhancedwiththeadditionofsomelocalcultureonloanfromtheJohnsCreekArtsCenter.ThispartnershipbetweenEmoryJohnsCreekHospitalandtheJohnsCreekArtsCenterJCACwillnotonlybenetpatientsandstaffbutthecommunityaswell.BringingartfromlocalartistsintothehospitalsettingstemmedfromanideaposedbyLeonelVasquezMDCommunityRadiologyDivisionChiefofService.LaurieHansenAssociateAdministratoratEmoryJohnsCreekHospitalwasintriguedbythisconceptandcontactedtheJohnsCreekArtsCenter.GailHisleExecutiveDirectoroftheJCACwasthrilledwiththeidea.OneofhergoalsandthegoaloftheJCACistobringartoutsideoftheArtsCenterandplaceitthroughoutthecommunity.AlloftheartdisplayedintheCenterforBreastCareiscreatedbylocalartistswhoarestudentsinstructorsorGuildmembersoftheJCAC.Currentlytheartisexhibitedgallery-styleonwhatwasformerlyabarewallintheCenterforBreastCare.Theoverallobjectiveofthispartnershipistocreateacalmingsoothingenvironmentforpatientsstaffandthecommunitybyofferinganappealingvisualmedium.EmoryJohnsCreekHospitalandtheJohnsCreekArtsCenterBeginPartnershipJohnsCreekSouthForsythresidentshaveanewplacetomi-grateforalltheirwildbirdsupplies.OwnerDavidPetersonhasopenedhisWildBirdCenterstoreconvenientlylocatedinthewell-knownKrogerShoppingPlazaatMcGinnisFerryandPeachtreeParkwaySR141.TheWildBirdCenterofJohnsCreekisauniqueretailbusinessof-feringcustomersawiderangeofnature-relatedproductsincludingpremiumqualitybirdseedsuetcakesbirdfeederspolesystemsbafeshousesbinocularswindchimesbirdbathsandadistinc-tivevarietyofnaturegifts.Thestoresgoalistoguidecustomerstothebestpossibleexperiencesfromtheirbird-feedinghobbyandnature-relatedactivities.Mr.Petersonisalong-timeresidentoftheareawithkeeninter-estsintheenvironmentandwildbirds.AsanatureandoutdoorsenthusiastPetersonrecentlydecidedtoexpandhislocalbusinessinterestsintothebird-feedingandbird-watchingmarket.WearefortunatetoattractbeautifulbackyardbirdsinourregionofGeor-giasoourgoalistohelppeopleattractandenjoythesedelight-fulcreaturesineverywaypossiblesaidPeterson.Wealsoareheretohelppeoplecreateandimprovebackyardbirdandwildlifehabitatstoenhanceourcommunity.Iamveryexcitedaboutthisopportunitytoserveourlocalcommunityformanyyearstocome.ContactOwnerDavidPetersonat770418-1990orvisitwww.wildbird.comjohnscreek 23CountyLineMay2014GIFTCARD CountyLineMay2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net24PaparazziKIMEMILEASHRAFMITHUNDIVYABABULESLIEBAKERCOOKIEMADELINEMCMANUSBETHCATLEDGEADIPAZGENOSARCHRISTIESTRICKLINSETHTHOMPSONNIDIAERICKKEVINRECIOMANDYSMITHALEXGREEN 25CountyLineMay2014NorthsideHospital-AtlantaandNorthsideHospital-ForsythhavereceivedtheGetWithTheGuidelinesHeartFailureSilver-PlusQualityAchievementAwardforimplementingspecicqualityimprovementmea-suresoutlinedbytheAmericanHeartAssociationAHAAmericanCollegeofCardiologyFoundationsecondarypreventionguidelinesforheartfailurepatients.Addi-tionallythetwohospitalsreceivedtheBronzeQualityAchievementAwardforimplementingqualityimprove-mentmeasuresoutlinedbyAHAandtheAmericanStrokeAssociationASAforthetreatmentofstrokepatients.NorthsideHospitalisdedicatedtoimprovingthequal-ityofcareforourcardiovascularandstrokepatientsandimplementingtheAmericanHeartAssociationsGetWithTheGuidelinesprogramhelpsustoaccomplishthisgoalbytrackingandmeasuringoursuccessinmeetinginternationally-respectedguidelinessaidPatriciaTy-sonadministrativedirectorNorthsideHospitalHeartandVascularInstitute.Iamveryproudofourphysiciansandstafffortheirhardworkinachievingtheseawards.GetWithTheGuidelinesistheAHAASAhospital-basedqualityimprovementprogramthathelpshospitalspro-videthemostup-to-dateresearch-basedguidelineswiththegoalofspeedingrecoveryandreducinghospitalread-missionsforheartfailureandstrokepatients.NorthsideHospital-AtlantaandNorthsideHospital-Forsythearnedtheirawardsbymeetingspecicqualityachievementmeasuresforthediagnosisandtreatmentofheartfailureandstrokepatientsatasetlevelforadesignatedperiod.Formoreinformationvisithttpwww.northside.com.NorthsideHospitalRecognizedwithQualityAchievementAwardsforHeartFailureandStrokeCareToinquireaboutadvertisinginCountyLineemailadvertisingcountylinemagazine.netorcall678-787-3551.QuestionHowcanIgetmybusinessmessagereadbyover50000potentialbuyersorclientsAnswerAdvertiseinCountyLine. CountyLineMay2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net26Spendingtwenty-oneyearsineducationwiththelasttenofthoseasaprincipalKathyCarpentersenthusiasmanddedicationfortheprofessionisundeniable.AstheprincipalofRiv-erwatchMiddleSchoolshehasgrownintoherca-reerwhichfulllsherdesiretochallengekidswhileenrichingtheirlives.EarlyonIknewasearlyaselementaryschoolthatIwantedtohelpkidsKathysays.Sherecallsplayingschoolasayoungchildandpretendingtobeateacherwithherlittlechalkboard.BorninupstateNewYorkKathymovedtoFloridawithherparentswhenshewasjustaninfantandlookingbackshesaysIcannowseehowspecialitwastogrowupinthisbeachtownwithitssmalltownfeelandnatu-ralbeauty.ImmediatelyfollowinghighschoolKathyattendedGeorgiaSouthernUniversitywhereshereceivedaBachelorofEducationspecializinginmiddlegradesmathandsocialstudies.HerrstteachingjobwasinCobbCountyatNashMiddleSchool.AfterveyearsthereshetookajobteachinginCherokeeCountybeforebecomingamemberoftheopeningstaffofVickeryCreekMiddleSchool.Whenconsid-eringgettingaMastersdegreeKathysmentorsDr.EllenCohanandJaneFuquaencouragedhertogetthedegreeineducationandgointoadministra-tion.WhileworkingatVickeryCreekMiddleKathyattendedGeorgiaStateUniversityandreceivedherMastersdegreeinEducationin1999.ThenextyearshewasselectedasVickeryCreekMiddleSchoolsTeacheroftheYear.Inthefallof2000Kathyjumpedattheopportu-nitytoworkasanadministrativemathassistantatPebblebrookHighSchoolinCobbCountybutitwasaheart-wrenchingyearforher.ItwastherstyearthatIwasntintheclassroom.SuddenlyIdidnthavethedailyone-on-oneinteractionsIwasaccus-tomedtohavingwiththestudents.ImissedthoserelationshipsandIalmostleftadministration.ButshestayedonandasForsythCountysschoolsys-temgrewtheirneedforadministratorsincreasedandthenextyearKathytookanassistantprinci-palpositionatDavesCreekElementary.Shestayedthereforsixyearsandin2007shebecametheprincipalofRiverwatchMiddleSchool.PresentingChallengestextandphotobyTammyHardenGalloway 27CountyLineMay2014AsidefromschoolKathywhohasbeenmarriedfor12yearskeepsbusyasthemomoftwodaughterswhoarebothstudentsatSettlesBridgeElemen-tary.MyfamilyistheloveofmylifesaysKathy.Ienjoyandtreasurethetimewesharetogether.FamilyactivitiesincludesearchingoutbiketrailsandpathwaysaroundGeorgia.Kathyalsodescribesherselfasanon-again-off-againrunnerwhohasn-ishedtwohalf-marathons.OneofthesewasseveralyearsagoinNashvillejustbeforethatcityooded.TherewasanofcerblockingofftheroadwhotoldusifwedidntspeedupwewerentgoingtonishbecausetheoodwaterswerecomingfastKathyrecalls.Thatwasourincentivetorunveryfastshesayswithalaugh.KathyalsoenjoysservingastheVolunteerTeamCoordinatorfortheElementaryHostTeamsatBrownBridgeCommunityChurchapositionshehasheldsince2010.InherquiettimeKathyisanavidreaderofSouthernauthors.OfherroleasprincipalKathycommentsthatex-pectationsofwhataprincipalshoulddohavechangedovertheyears.Idontrememberseeingmyprincipalsmilinggreetingstudentsinthehall-wayswhenIwasastudent.ButthatiswhatItrytodo.Imintheatriumeverymorninggreetingthestudentswithasmile.Iwantthemtofeelthatiftheyhaveaproblemtheycancometome.Beinginthehallwayshelpsmeconnectwiththem.Icantouchbasewiththemandinturnithelpsmeknowtheirconcerns.ExamplesoftheseconcernshavecomeupseveraltimesasstudentshaveapproachedKathywantingtoholdfundraisersforvariouscharitablecauses.Shendsthatthestudentshaveagenuineinterestinhelpingothersandtheylookforopportunitiestodoso.Theyalsoareveryintunewithwhatisworkingintheschoolandwhatchangescouldbemadetoimprovetheschool.Thesekidsareawareofwhattheyneedandhowthingsaregoing.Ien-joygettingtheirfeedbackonimprovementswecanmake.IbelievethattheparentsandtheschoolhavetohaveagoodrelationshiptoworkthroughissuesandthatwecanaccomplishsomuchtogetherforthefutureofthesekidssaidKathy.Ireallybe-lievethatwhenwepresentkidswithachallengeandsupportthemtheyachievetotheirgreatestpotential.Iamblessedtoworkheregettingtoseethesekidseveryday.WeAcceptMostDentalPlanswww.johnscreekdentaltown.com770622-1515JOHNSCREEK4330JohnsCreekPkwySte.100Suwanee770887-8807THECOLLECTIONATFORSYTH410PeachtreeParkwayBld.400Ste4250CummingOurhighlyskilledteamhascreatedanimagi-nativeatmospherewhereweconsistentlyprovidecomprehensivecompassionatecaretoeveryoneasiftheywereourfamily.AskAboutOurSpecialOffersforNewPatientsMichaelHansenDDSPediatricDentistryAdultDentistryRyanSchwendimanDMDMBAOrthodonticsMichaelCrosbyDDSMSPediatricDentistryTroyDavidsonDDSGetreadyforsummerwithabrighthealthysmile CountyLineMay2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net28THEBATTLEOFRESACA150YEARSLATERDayTrippinThemonthofMaymarksthesesquicentennialan-niversaryofoneofthemostimportantbattlesintheAmericanCivilWartheBattleofResaca.AsthelargestandrstmajorbattleoftheAtlantaCampaigntheBattleofResacawaspivotalintheUnionArmysadvance-mentstowardAtlantafollowingtheirvictoryinChatta-noogathepreviousfall.FoughtinGordonandWhiteldCountiesonMay13-151864theUnionArmyledbyMa-jorGeneralWilliamT.ShermandefeatedtheConfeder-ateArmyofTennesseewhichwasunderthecommandofGeneralJosephE.Johnston.FollowingthedefeatinChattanoogainNovemberof1863theConfederateforceshadretreatedsome30milessouthintoGeorgiaalongtheWesternandAtlanticRailroadtoDaltonandcampedthereforthewinter.TheWesternandAtlanticRailroadwasastrategicmainarteryconnectingAtlantatoChattanoogaandbeyond.ItcarriedsuppliestotheConfederatearmyfromAtlantamakingitvitalintheSouthswarefforts.Protectionoftherailroadandtheneedtobeinconstantcontactwithitplayedamajorroleinbotharmiesmovements.Inthespringof1864GeneralJosephE.JohnstontookovercommandofthedemoralizedSoutherntroopswhowereentrenchedaroundDaltonandinthemountainousareasurroundingthetownonRockyFaceRidge.HerewastherstengagementofGeneralShermansforceswiththeConfederatearmyintheAtlantaCampaign.TheConfeder-ateforceswereimpregnableintheirearthworksonthefaceofthesteepridgeandtheyheldtheirpositionduringtheghtingfromMay7-13.HowevertheskirmishesweremoreofadistractiontokeeptheConfederatesoccupiedwhileUnionforcesmovedaroundthemunnoticed.Sher-manneverintendedtotaketheridgewithafull-frontalattackbutinsteadheankedtheConfederatesatRockyFaceRidge.HearingthatadivisionofFederaltroopshadoutankedthemandwerenowbetweentheConfederatearmyandAtlantawithfullaccesstotherailroadJohnstonhadtoquicklymovehistroopsfromwheretheywereentrenchedtofallbacktothehillsaroundResaca.LocatedonthenorthernbackoftheOostanaulaRiverResacaiswheretheWesternandAtlanticRailroadcrosstheriverroughly75milesnorthwestofAtlanta.ThereJohnstonhopedtopreventUnionforcesfromcrossingtheriver.FightingcontinuedfortwofulldaysinResacaonlyendingwhenShermansentadivisionofUniontroopsacrosstheriveratLaysFerryusinghisnewlyacquiredCumberlandpontoonbridges.OnceagainwiththerailroadinjeopardyJohnstonwasforcedtofallfurthersouthtoprotecttherailorriskhisarmybeingcutofffromAtlanta.InhopesofslowingtheUnionadvancementwhileretreat-ingJohnstondestroyedthetraintrestleandthewagonbridgecrossingtheOostanaulaRiveratResaca.ButhiseffortsdidlittletodelaytheUnionarmyfromcrossingtheriver.WithhispullingfurthersouththeBattleofRe-sacaofciallyendedwith6100casualties3500fromtheUnionarmyand2600fromtheConfederatearmy.Fight-ingresumedtwodayslaterattheBattleofAdairsville.Thebattleeldwhichconsistedoffarmlandspasturesandwoodlandswereallprivatelyownedandremainedlargelyundisturbeduntilthe1960swhentheconstruc-tionofInterstate75destroyedapproximatelyonehalftheConfederateearthworks.In1994agroupcallingthem-selvesFriendsofResacaBattleeldbeganlobbyingthestateofGeorgiatopurchasetheremainingbattleeldlandsinhopesofpreservingit.In2000theGeorgiaCivilWarCommissionhelpedfacilitatethepurchaseofthe508acresofbattleeld.Tocommemoratethe150thanniversaryofthisbattleaCivilWarreenactmentsponsoredbytheU.S.NationalParksServicewilltakeplaceMay16-18inResaca.High-lightswillincludebattlesSaturdayandSundayafternoonsat200pmandcamptoursandtalkswithsoldiers.Othermilitaryrelatedeventswillincludecavalrycompetitionsandmedicaldemonstrationsasrelatedtobattleeldin-byTammyHardenGalloway 29CountyLineMay2014juriesandtreatments.ReenactmentsrelatedtothehomefrontwillincludelivinghistoryactivitiesawomensteaaperioddanceSaturdayeveningandperiodchurchser-vicesSundaymorning.Variouslectureswillalsobegiventhroughouttheweekendtoenhancethevisitorsexperi-enceandunderstandingofthebattle.Inadditiontovisitingthereenactmentonthebattleeldvisitorsarealsoencouragedtovisitthegravesof450Con-federatesoldierswhowerekilledthereandburiedinRe-sacasConfederateCemeterytheResacaBattleeldStateHistoricSitecompletedin2013andthenewFortWayneHistoricSitewhichwaspartofthedefenseearthworksdefendingtheriverandthetownofResaca.Visithttpwww.georgiadivision.orgbor_reenactment.htmlformoreinformation.ResacaBattlefeld1864ForallyourskincareneedsGabrielleM.SabiniMDCharlesJ.DouchyMDMatthewJ.ReschlyMDA.DamianDharMDStephanieS.GardnerMDAnjanaM.PatelPA-CSaraA.BarrPA-CStaceyOlivierPA-CScarlettMeltonPA-CKarlyKincaidPA-CALLBOARDCERTIFIED3370PaddocksPkwySuwaneeGA30024Off141ClosetoBPGasStation3850PleasantHillRd.DuluthGA30096BetweenPeachtreeIndustrialBufordHighway3331HamiltonMillRd.Suite1106BufordGA30519AcrossfromtheKrogerShoppingCenterDiagnosisTreatmentofSkinCancerTreatmentofSkinHairLossNailDiseasesAcneWartsMolesPsoriasisEczemaetc.SclerotherapyforFineLegVeinsLasersVbeamVascularLaserforRosaceaandTreatmentofLegandFacialVeinsLaserHairRemovalAllSkinTypesYagforFacialRejuvenationandCO2forWrinklesandScars.CosmeticBotoxDysportXeominJuverdermRestylaneRadiesseBeloteroVolumaMAYISMELANOMAMONTHTakeacloserlook...CelebratebyschedulingyourannualexamTODAYEarlyDetectionSavesLives.NorthAtlantaDermatologyAdultPediatricDermatologywww.northatlantaderm.com770.814.8222 CountyLineMay2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net30Ourcomputers.Ourcellphones.Ourcars.Ourhomes.Ourownbodies.Themarvelsoftechnologyhaveallowedustobeconnectedtothetoolsweuseinourdailylivesanddependingonthedecadeyouwereborninrefusetolivewithout.AstheworldarounduscontinuesbecomingmoretechorientedshouldnotourabilitytohearatahighlevelofdetailkeepupaswellIfyoundyourselfmissingsomeofthisdetailyouarenotalone.36millionAmericansexperiencehearingchallengesinvariousenvironmentsandsituations.Thisgroupisclearlyatadisadvantagewhencommunicatinginthisnewworld.Asthecommunitysleadinglinktobetterhearingoverthepast16yearsDr.DeborahWoodwardandherstaffhavesuccessfullyledthousandsofhearing-challengedpatientstoamoreenjoyableandfulllinglife.Dr.WoodwardandtheJohnsCreekAudiologyandHearingAidCenterofferpatientsnotonlyimprovedday-to-daycommunicationbutalsothesolutionstothosechal-lenginglisteningenvironments.Theseincluderestaurantsgroupmeetingroomsphonecommunicationandyesthatageoldargumentbetweenspousesonthecorrectloudnessofthetelevisionvolume.Withtheinventionofwirelessconnec-tionssuchasBluetoothDr.WoodwardcanplugpatientsdirectlyintotheaudioofaphoneaTVacomputeroranyotherdevicepatientsmayneedtousethroughouttheday.Ofparticularpopularityisthehandsfreeconnectivitywhencommunicat-ingonthecellphone.Dr.WoodwardcanprovidetheoptimalsolutionresultinginaveryclearphoneconversationinbothearssimultaneouslywithoutdgetingwiththeplacementofthephoneandwithoutfeedbackfromyourhearingdevicewhiletryingtotalkWithallthedevicesnowavailabletoassistthehearingchallengedyoutrulyneedtheexpertiseofaDoctorofAudiologyandaCenterwithaprovenTRUSTrecordtohelpplanyourpersonalanduniquesolutiontobetterhearing.JohnsCreekAudiol-ogyandHearingAidCentercanalsoprovidediagnostictestingforhearingdisorderstinnitusringingintheearsvertigoandearwaxmanagement.AllmajorinsuranceplansareacceptednointerestnanceplansareofferedandSaturdayappointmentsareavailable.JohnsCreekAudiologyishostinganOpenHousetoprovidecomplimentaryhearingaidcleaningsandinspectionsinMayasthismonthisBetterHearingandSpeechmonth.Pleaseseetheadonpage7forOpenHousedatesandcall770-814-1260foranappointmenttotakeadvantageofthisopportunity.THEMOSTIMPORTANTCOMPONETOFHEARINGTECHNOLOGYISTRUSTToscheduleanappointmentorformoreinformationcall770-814-1260orvisitthewebsiteatwwwjohnscreekaudiology.com.JohnsCreekAudiologyandHearingAidCenterislocatedat4045JohnsCreekParkwaySuiteB.HearingAidDispenserDerekHenriquesAudiologistDr.DeborahWoodwardOfceManagerAnnMarieDusekTheFutureisNow 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