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1CountyLineAugust2014AUGUST2014WiredtoLearnTechnologyintheForsythCountySchoolsPhotographedintheMediaCenteratSharonElementary CountyLineAugust2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net2 3CountyLineAugust2014GeorgiastrustedleaderinradiologyInradiologyitsonethingtoseeitsanothertounderstand.Northsidesexpertteamoboard-certifedradiologistsandsub-specialistsaretrainedextensivelytointerpretgeneraltospecializedimagingrompediatricMRItodigitalmammographyandinterventionalradiologyothespine.Wecombineexceptionalcareandthelatesttechnologiesbringingourexpertisetoconvenientlocationsthroughoutyourcommunity.Visitusonlineatwww.northside.com. CountyLineAugust2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net4COVERSTORY16WIREDTOLEARNTechnologyintheForsythCountySchoolsDEPARTMENTS6FromthePublisher20Paparazzi28HistoryMadeEasyTHEFLOODINGOFOSCARVILLETheBuildingofLakeLanier1614 5CountyLineAugust2014FEATURES8ANewPerspective12St.BrendanGardenMinistry14LearningThroughInnovationandTeamwork24TheyreWhatItsAllAboutCOUNTYLINECOMMUNITY10JohnsCreekMayorBodkerElectedGMAFirstVicePresidentBUSINESSFOCUS22NorthsideHospitalSurgeonImplantsPolandsFirstSurgeon-ModiedCustomizedStentforTreatmentofaThorocoabdominalAorticAneurysm26NORTHSIDEHOSPITALCANCERINSTITUTEWheretheExtraordinaryHappensEveryDay30PKSAKarate12824 CountyLineAugust2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net6YouwilldenitelybeimpressedwhenyoureadabouttheuseoftechnologyintheForsythCountySchools.TheBringYourOwnTechnologyBYOTinitiativeisimplementedatallschoolsandhasstudentslearningontheirdevicesfromsmartphonestoe-readers.Besuretoreadabouthowintegratingtechnologyintotheclassroomhasimprovedlearningandprovidedstudentswithnewopportunitiestoenhancetheireducation.TheBYOTinitiativeisrec-ognizedbyotherschoolsystemsacrossthenationasleadingthewaytousetechnologyintheclassroomThankyoutoSharonElementaryPrincipalAmyBartlettforsograciouslyallowingustotakephotosatyourschool.GettoknowCoriDavenporttheJohnsCreekCityCouncilmemberforPost3andndoutwhyshedecidedtorun.Asa17-yearresi-dentPTAvolunteerandmajorcontributortoherfamilyssuccessfulbusinessCoriisbringinganewperspectivetotheJohnsCreekCityCouncil.FiveyearsagoafewparishionersatSt.BrendanCatholicChurchcameupwiththeideatogrowagardenthatwouldcontributetofeedingthoseinneedinourcommunity.BesuretoreadaboutSt.BrendansGardenMinistrythatisproduce-ingtohelpothers.ThemembersoftheRoboticsClubatNorthviewHighSchoolareadiversegroupofstudentswithdifferentinterestsbutwhattheyallhaveincommonisthedesiretodowhatittakesfortheclubtosucceedatcompetitions.Youllbeimpressedwiththisdedicatedgroup.StateBridgeCrossingsPrincipalTreyMartindidntstartoutwithacareerineducationbuthisdesiretohaveajobthathelovedmotivatedhimtomakethechange.ReadaboutTreyspathtotheprincipalsofceandhowheuseshisbackgroundinmarketingtomakeStateBridgeCrossinganevenbetterschool.ThisissuesbusinessfocusisonDr.JosephRicottaaninternationallyrecognizedvascularsurgeonatNorthsideHospitalNorthsideHospitalsCancerInstituteandthenewkaratestu-dioinourcommunityProfessionalKarateSchoolsofAmericaPKSA.BesuretoreadaboutDr.RicottawhorecentlyperformedthersteverimplantofamodiedcustomizedstentfortwothoracoabdominalaorticaneurysmpatientsinPoland.Alsoreadaboutthetreatmentstate-of-the-artimagingresearchminimally-invasivesurgeryandotherservicesprovidedattheCancerInstituteatNorthsideHospital-Forsyth.FindoutwhatmakesPKSAagreatplaceforchildrenadultsandteenagersmenandwomentolearnkaratefrom2ndDegreeBlackBeltInstructorJasonPrice.HistoryMadeEasyfansarenottheonlyreaderswhowillbefascinatedwiththisissuesin-formationaboutthebuildingofLakeLanierEnjoythereadingenjoythephotosandenjoythisissueofCountyLineRespectfullyJudyLeJeunePublisherFromthePublisher 7CountyLineAugust2014PublisherJudyLeJeuneSugarcaneJudyaol.com678-787-3551Editorialeditorcountylinemagazine.netAdvertisingadvertisingcountylinemagazine.net678-787-3551GraphicDesignSummertimeGraphicsWritersCarolynRidderAspensonAnnMarieDusekTammyHardenGallowayKathleenKraynickPhotographyCarolynRidderAspensonCourtesyoftheTechnoTitansCoverCoverStoryPhotographyMarkNajjarAtlantaStudios770-448-0192OntheCoverWiredtoLearnTechnologyintheForsythCountySchoolsPhotographedintheMediaCenteratSharonElementaryCountyLineispublishedbySugarcaneCommunicationsLLC.NoadvertisingeditorialorphotographsinCountyLinemaybereproducedwithoutthepermissionofSugarcaneCommunicationsLLC.24623copiesofthisissueweredeliveredtoallthehomesandbusinessesintheeasthalfofJohnsCreekandSouthForsyth.CountyLine3651PeachtreeParkwaySuite222SuwaneeGA30024678-787-3551www.countylinemagazine.netForallyourskincareneedsDiagnosisTreatmentofSkinCancerTreatmentofSkinHairLossNailDiseasesAcneWartsMolesPsoriasisEczemaetc.SclerotherapyforFineLegVeinsLasersVbeamVascularLaserforRosaceaandTreatmentofLegandFacialVeinsLaserHairRemovalAllSkinTypesYagforFacialRejuvenationandCO2forWrinklesandScars.CosmeticBotoxDysportXeominJuverdermRestylaneRadiesseBeloteroVoluma3370PaddocksPkwySuwaneeGA30024Off141ClosetoBPGasStation3850PleasantHillRd.DuluthGA30096BetweenPeachtreeIndustrialBufordHighway3331HamiltonMillRd.Suite1106BufordGA30519AcrossfromtheKrogerShoppingCenterGabrielleM.SabiniMDCharlesJ.DouchyMDMatthewJ.ReschlyMDA.DamianDharMDStephanieS.GardnerMDAnjanaM.PatelPA-CSaraA.BarrPA-CStaceyOlivierPA-CScarlettMeltonPA-CKarlyKincaidPA-CAllBoArdCertifiedNorthAtlantaDermatologyAdultPediatricDermatology770.814.8222www.nhaanam.cm CountyLineAugust2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net8LastsummerCoriDavenportwashavinglunchwithafriendwhosuggestedthatshecon-siderrunningforoneofthetwoopenseatsontheJohnsCreekCityCouncil.TheCityCouncilneedsanewmembertocontributefromanewper-spectivesaidherfriend.ApersonwhohasanextensivebusinessbackgroundandknowshowtoworkwellwithotherswouldbeavaluableadditiontotheCouncilandthatsyouAsaJohnsCreekresidentfor17yearsaparentwhohadbeenactiveinherchildrensPTAattheirelementaryandmiddleschoolacharityvolunteerandacontributortothegrowthandsuccessoftheirfamily-ownedbusinessCoricertainlyhadthequalications.AtthetimeIwashappybeingawifeandmothersaidCori.ButwhenmyfriendsuggestedrunningforCityCouncilIrealizedthatasalong-timeresidentIhadideasaboutthedirectionIthoughttheCityshouldgoinandwhatcouldbedonetomakeitevenbetter.CoriagreedthatshecouldbringanewperspectivetotheCouncilanddecidedtorun.BorninRoanokeVirginiawheresheliveduntilmov-ingtoOklahomaCitywhenshewasnineyearsoldCorisfamilymadeanothermovetoGarlandTexaswhenshewas15.TheyoungestoffourchildrenCoriattendedthesamecollegeashersisterandoneofherolderbrothers.ShemajoredinHomeEconomicsatHyles-AndersonaChristiancollegeinCrownPointIndiana.FollowinggraduationCoriworkedataVictoriasSecretregionalofceforseveralyears.WhileincollegeshemetherfuturehusbandJohn.Hewasraisinghistwo-year-olddaughterKimberlyandIfellinlovewithbothofthemsaidCori.TheymarriedayearandahalfaftermeetingandsettledindowntownChicago.In1997theyaddedtwinsJohnthethirdwhogoesbyJohn-JohnandTiffanytotheirfamily.ThesameyearJohnwastransferredtoAtlantaandtheymovedintothehomewheretheystillliveinJohnsCreek.ThenextyearJohnleftthecompanyhewaswithandstartedhisownbusinessDTI.WorkingintheirbasementCorihandledhumanresourcesJohnworkedsalesandJohnssisterdidtheaccount-ing.DTIgrewandtwoyearslateropeneditsrstofceoutsideoftheirhome.TodayDTIisoneofthelargestprivatelyheldindependentprovidersoflegalinformationmanagementservicesintheU.S.Thecompanyemploysapproximately3500andhasbyJudyLeJeunePerspectiveNewA 9CountyLineAugust2014over20ofcesacrossthecountry.Coriwasama-jorcontributortothegrowthandsuccessofthisbusiness.InadditiontoworkingtobuildDTICoriraisedTiffanyandJohn-JohnandtheyaddedJacobtotheirfamily.ThoughCorihadafullandhappylifeshemadethedecisiontorunforPost3ontheJohnsCreekCityCouncilandwasexcitedaboutthepossibleopportunitytocontributetothecontinuedgrowthoftheCity.AfewdaysaftersubmittingthepaperworktorunatragiceventoccurredintheDavenportfamily.AttheirhomeonLakeLanierwhilethrowingafootballwithfriendsJohn-Johnwasstruckbylightningandstoppedbreathing.Apriestandadoctorwerevisit-ingatanearbyhouseandanursewholivedclosetotheeldheardTiffanysscreams.Theyimmedi-atelystartedtryingtoreviveJohn-John.CoriandJohnwereashortdistanceawayandquicklycametothescene.AfteroverfourminutesJohn-Johnbe-ganbreathingagaintheambulancearrivedandhewasairliftedtotheStillsBurnCenterinAugusta.AfterthreeoperationsandnearlyayearathomerecuperatingJohn-Johnisresumingactivitiesandhasstartedbacktoschool.WhenhecameoutofthecomaheaskedmeifIhadwontheelectionforCityCouncilsaidCori.ItoldhimthattheelectionwasntforafewmoremonthsbutIknewthenthatIneededtostayintherace.Afterwinningarun-offCoriwaselectedtoPost3andhasbeenservingsinceshewassworninonJan-uary6th.IdidntknowexactlywhattoexpectandhavelearnedsomuchsaidCori.ItisrewardingtoworkwithotherCouncilmemberstowardimprovingthisalreadygreatcity.IwanttodeveloptheCityssenseofcommunityandIamcommittedtoexplor-ingoptionsforaCityCenter.IbelievethatwiththelittleamountofavailablelandleftinJohnsCreeknowisthetimetodevelopplanstousethelandtobuildnewparksandaCityCenter.WithCorisbusi-nessexperiencecontributionstotheschoolsandasaresidentforover17yearshernewperspectivewillcontinuetobebenecialtoJohnsCreek.RenewingtheWayYouLookandFeel678-513-16004415FrontNineDriveSuite600Cummingwww.NorthGeorgiaVein.comPeterWrobelM.D.WithminimallyinvasiveandvirtuallypainlessproceduresVaricoseandSpiderVeinscanbeathingoyourpast.FeelandlookbetteralmostimmediatelyProceduresarecoveredbymostmajormedicalinsuranceplansandMedicareSuferingromVaricoseorSpiderVeinsDoyouexperienceanyothesesymptomsItchingorBurningLegPainorCrampsHeavinessorSwellingSkinDiscolorationOurAestheticNurseofersBotoxJuvedermXCVolumaPerectPeelB12injectionsalongwithClaytonShagalskincare. CountyLineAugust2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net10JohnsCreekMayorMikeBodkerwaselectedrstvicepresidentoftheGeorgiaMunicipalAssociationGMAduringtheassociationsannualmeetinginSavannahJune23.Heisnowinlinetobecomepresidentofthe500memberorganizationin2015.Bodkerwhowasrstelectedin2006toservethenewly-createdcityhasservedontheGMABoardofDirectorsforseveralyears.Heisaformerchair-manofGMAsRevenueandFinancePolicyCommitteehasbeenamemberofGMAsLegislativePolicyCouncilinrecentyearsandisthenewchairmanoftheLPC.HehasalsoservedaschairmanoftheMetroAtlantaMayorsAs-sociation.ElectionbyonespeersistrulythehighesthonorsaidMayorBodker.GMAsworkacrossborderstobuildabetterGeorgiaisapositiveforallourcities.IamproudthatasMayorofJohnsCreekIcanplayapartinthateffort.MayorBodkerhasbeenveryinvolvedwithGMAsincehewasrstelectedsaidGMAExecutiveDirectorLamarNorton.Heunderstandstheissuescit-iesfaceandhasplayedanimportantroleinlegislativeeffortsonbehalfofcitiesformanyyears.Welookforwardtohiscontinuedleadershipinthisnewrole.BasedinAtlantaGMAisavoluntarynon-protorganizationthatprovideslegislativeadvocacyeducationalemployeebenetandtechnicalassistanceservicestoits520membercities.JohnsCreekMayorBodkerElectedGMAFirstVicePresident 11CountyLineAugust20142014ChildrensHealthcareofAtlantaInc.Allrightsreserved.SomephysiciansandafliatedhealthcareprofessionalsontheChildrensHealthcareofAtlantateamareindependentprovidersandarenotouremployees.CHILDRENSATFORSYTH-410PEACHTREEPKWY.CUMMINGCHILDRENSATNORTHPOINT-3795MANSELLROADALPHARETTA CountyLineAugust2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net12Fiveyearsagothethoughtofstartingacommu-nitygardentofeedthoseinneedseemednothingshortofimpossible.Theseedofacommunityoutreachprojectwasscatteredamongafewparish-ionersofSt.BrendanCatholicChurch.OnceaseedisplantedtheinevitableoccursitgrowsInOctoberof2009severalgardenenthusiastsat-tendedameetingtodiscussthefeasibilityofgrowingfruitsandvegetablestohelpfeedthehungryinourcommunity.SoonthereaftercommitteeswereformedMinistryleaderswerechosenandallwerereadytodigin.Astormofideassuggestionsandquestionspouredoutlikerainwhereshouldthegardenbelo-catedwhattypeofgardenwoulditbewhowouldmaintainitandwherewouldthemoneycomefromtosupportitFirstandforemostitwasdecidedthatthecommunitygardenwouldbefaith-based.Itwouldservethecom-munitybygrowingconsumableproducetosupplementtheSt.JosephFoodPantryMinistrywhichwasprovid-ingfoodandgoodstoover400families.TheGardenMinistrywouldinviteboththeparishcommunityandotherstogetinvolvedthroughparticipationeducationandspecialevents.OnacoldMarchmorningtheBlessingoftheSeedsandSoilceremonytookplace.Nowthatthegroundswereofciallydedicatedmembersofthenewly-formedGardenMinistrygotrighttoworkeachcontributingtheirtimetreasureandindividualtalentstothegroup.Withthesupportofparishionersandothersinthecom-munitythegardenwasbeginningtotakeshape.AspartofanEagleScoutprojectforty4x6raisedbedswereconstructedandplacedonChurchpropertyonShilohRoad.Everyonewasencouragedtoparticipateanddonationsofmoneygardensuppliesandnewandusedtoolsstartedtopourin.SomeparishionersandfriendsofthegardenstartedseedlingsandplantedanextrarowofplantsintheirownhomegardenssothatanyexcessproducecouldbegiventotheFoodPantry.Thegardenbecameaurryofactivitywithvolunteerspitchinginpreparingthebedsplantingstakinglayeringnews-paperandhayandwatering.InJune2010onlytwoshortmonthsaftertherstplantingdaythegardenhadourishedwithzucchinipeppersandradishesbe-ingharvestedtherstfruitsofthegarden.Overthenextseveralyearsanirrigationsystemcompostbinsposterboardandbeautifulsignagefortheindividualplantswereadded.byAnnMarieDusekST.BRENDANGARDENMINISTRYIfyouhavefaithasagrainofmustardseednothingwillbeimpossibletoyou.Matthew1720RichardTaylorClaireClaireAnnMarieJohnDusekKathyPowell 13CountyLineAugust2014PressureWashingKeepsYourHomeLookingBeautifulandWellMaintainedCallforacomplimentaryestimateDrivewaysSidewalksHousesWoodDecksPoolDecksDeckSealingStainingResidentialCommercialInsuredLocalReferencesTRIDENTPressureWashing404-275-4254www.tridentpw.comThisyearsgardenisstillproducingdespitetherecentsetbacksthatMotherNaturehasthrowntheirway.EachweekofthemonthisassignedadifferentteamsuchastheCoolCukesTomatoTossersBeanieBunchPepperPoppersEggplantersandSpu-dettes.FamilieswithchildrenteensindividualsandaGirlScouttroopmakeupthemembersofeachteam.Ateamcoachorganizesthebestworkingdaysandtimesfortheirteammemberstohelpwiththemain-tenanceandharvesting.Duringthesummergrowingseasontheteamsofvolunteersspendapproximatelytenhoursperweekharvestingthecrops.Distribu-tiontotheFoodPantryismadeeveryWednesdayofwhathasbeenharvestedfromtheCommunityGardenalongwithdonationsfromotherhomegardens.WiththeSt.JosephFoodPantrycurrentlyserving11360people5941adults4734childrenand685seniorstheneedremainsgreat.TomanytheSt.BrendanChurchCommunityGardenhasbeenasourceofexcitementgraticationshar-inglearningfamilytogethernessgratefulnessandhumility.TheGardenMinistryplaysjustasmallpartinproduce-ingforthoseinneedbuttheyarehopingtocreatechangejustoneseedatatimeNottobecombinedwithotheroffers.Onecouponpercustomer.Expires42013.CENTERSWILDBIRDTheWildBirdCenterofJohnsCreek3651PeachtreeParkwaySuiteI770418-1990www.wildbird.comjohnscreekThebirdsarethirstyneedabathComeseeourlargeselectionofbirdbathsItsHotouthere CountyLineAugust2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net14RankedasoneofthetoptenacademicschoolsinGeorgiaitsnosurprisethatNorthviewHighSchoolinJohnsCreekhasaRoboticsClub.ButifsomeonedidntknowabouttheacademicexcellenceoftheschooltheTechnoTitansRoboticsTeamwouldmakeitperfectlyclear.Designedtoimprovestudentsknowledgeandskillsinengineeringthecluboffersmuchmore.TherearemanyelementsnecessaryforthisclubtofunctionClubAdvisorJasonWeinbergersaid.Ourstudentslearnaboutmarketingbusinessmanagementplanninganddevelopmentfundrais-ingandmostimportantlyhowtoworktogetherasateam.Wespendtheyearworkingtocompeteinroboticcompetitionsbutitinvolvesmuchmorethanbuildingarobottocompete.Fundraisinggrantwritingandndingsponsorsarekeytotheclubssuccessandmembersincludestu-dentswithinterestsinEnglishandmarketingnotjustengineering.WehavestudentswhoworkjustongrantwritingandsomewhohelpndcorporatesponsorsJasonsaid.Iftheresanyclubthatdrawsstudentswithdifferentlikesandtalentsitsoursbuttheselectionprocessforclubmembersisveryparticular.Welookatthestudentslikesskillsotherobligationsgradesandfutureplansbecausethecommitmentissobig.In2005theclubbeganwithabout12membersandthisyeartherewere50memberswith33participatinginthespringcompetition.EachyearthestudentsworktogethertoraisefundstocompeteinthreecompetitionstheVEXRoboticCom-petitionFIRSTForInspirationandRecognitionofSci-enceandTechnologyandBESTBoostingEngineeringScienceandTechnology.Creatingarobotisntcheapandthe2013-2014budgetwas45000.Andthatdoesntcoverthefeesthestudentshavetopaytopar-ticipateJasonsaid.Fundingabudgetofthatsizeisnosmallaccomplishmentbutthestudentsworkedto-gethertomakeithappen.ClubmemberCharlesXiaosaidtheclubissomotivatedtocompetethatstudentsweardifferenthatstomakeitwork.Weallwanttoparticipateinthecompetitionssowedowhatneedstobedonewhetheritswritinggrantsgettingcorporatesponsorshipsorworkingontherobothesaid.byCarolynRidderAspensonphotographycourtesyoftheTechnoTitansLearningThroughINNOVATIONANDTEAMWORK 15CountyLineAugust2014ThecommitmentthestudentsmakewhensigningontobeaTechnoTitanisnothingshortofincredible.Theytakethecompetitionsseriously.EachcompetitionhasveryspecicruleswehavetofollowCharlessaid.Ifwedontwereeliminatedandobviouslywedontwantthat.Oncetheyknowtherequirementsforcompetitionsstudentsworktogetherasateamtocreateaconceptandtheprocessisnteasy.Theirbrainsgetaheavyworkoutformulatingaplanfromthegroundup.Welookattherulesandthenbrainstormawaytocre-atesomethingwithinthoseparameters.SometimeswegetanidearightawayandothertimesweonlyhaveafewandhavetogureoutwhichwillworkbestCharlessaid.Fromconceptualizinganddesigntodevelopmentbuildingandimplementationtheclubworksasateamtocreateauniquerobottosuccessfullycompeteinthecompetitions.Thestudentsspendupwardsofthirtyhoursaweekworkingontheconceptandthebuild-ingoftherobotJasonsaid.Theyreatschooluntilnineoclockandthenalldayontheweekends.Whentheyrepreparingforthecompetitionstheybasicallyhavenotimeforanythingelsebuthomework.WiththehelpofmentorsfromcorporatesponsorsthisyeartheclubwontheGeorgiaFIRSTPeachtreeRe-gionalCompetitionheldinAtlantaandadvancedtothenationalchampionshipgamesinSt.LouisMissouri.FIRSTisourvarsitycompetitionandisveryimpor-tanttotheclubJasonsaid.Thisyearthecompeti-tiontitledAerialAssistrequiredustobuildarobotthatcouldpasscatchandshootaballonaat25x54eldstraddledbyatrusssuspendedjustovervefeetabovetheoor.Theobjectivewastoscoreasmanyballsinthegoalsaspossibleduringatwominuteand30secondmatch.Therobothoweverdidntworkalone.Eachteamparticipatedwithtwootherteamsandtherobotswererequiredtoworktogetherwithandwithouthumanparticipation.Charlessaidthero-botswererequiredtofunctionautonomouslyandwithapersoncontrollingthemwithajoystick.Wereonateamwithtwootherrobotsandcantcontrolhowwelltheotherrobotsfunctionhesaid.Andsometimesitsfrustratingiftheotherrobotsdontworkaswellastheyshould.Whiletheteamdidntwinthechampionshipstheydidplaceinthetoptwo-thirdsoftheirdivision.WewerereallypleasedwithhowwedidandhadagreatyearJasonsaid. CountyLineAugust2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net16TechnologyintheForsythCountyWIREDTOLESharonElementaryteacherKristinaGrimeswithstudentsfromher4th-gradeclass. 17CountyLineAugust2014Elementaryschoolstudentshaveincubatedandhatchedchicksfromeggsintheirclassroomsaspartoflearningaboutlifecyclesforgenerations.ButwhenasecondgradeclassatSharonElementarySchoolinForsythCountyhatchedchickslastschoolyearstudentsdidnthavetoworrythatthebabiesmightbegintheirbreak-outafterschoolhours.UsinglivestreamvideosetupintheclassroomstudentscouldlogintocheckontheeggsfromtheircomputerphoneoriPodfromhomenotmissingasinglepeckorpeep.Thestudentsalsopreparedlifecyclepresentationsusingphotosvideoclipsandfactsgleanedfromresearch.Aclassoffth-gradersusedSkypetointerviewascientistbasedintheArcticCircle.FirstgradestudentsincludedQRcodesonaMothersDaycraftthecodeslinkedtoarecordedmessagethateachstudentcreatedforhisorhermom.Thebenetsofintegratingtechnologyintoclassroomsarenumerousandtheirimpactisimpressive.SeveralyearsagoForsythCountySchoolsledthewayinbringingtechnologyintotheclassroombyexpandingitswire-lessnetworkandoutttingallofitsclassroomswithinterac-tivesmartboardswhichallowteachersandstudentstoeas-ilyshareonlineresourcespresentationsvideoclosedcircuitbroadcastsandmore.TheschoolsBYOTBringYourOwnTechnologyinitiativeencouragesstudentstousetechnol-ogydevicesfromlaptopstosmartphonestoe-readersandmoreintheclassroom.TheinitialphaseofBYOTintegrationincluded40teacherswhoexploredcreativeusesoftechnol-ogyintheclassroom.TodayBYOTisimplementedthroughouttheschoolsystem.Dr.BusterEvansformerForsythCountySchoolssuperintendentwasachampionofBYOTadvocat-ingfortheresourcesnecessarytoexpandandbetterinte-gratetechnologyuse.AccordingtoDr.MartyBraytheschoolsystemschieftechnologyandinformationofcercommunitysupportisalsocritical.HesaidheseesbroadsupportofBYOTandthatparentswhilesometimesinitiallyhesitantcomeon-boardquickly.Parentsalsoserveasavaluableresourceinschoolsoftenleadingfundraisingeffortsfortechnologypur-chasesanddonatingequipmentandprofessionalexpertise.byKathleenKraynickphotographybyMarkNajjarAtlantaStudiosSchoolsARN CountyLineAugust2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net18AccordingtoAmyBartlettprincipalatSharonElementaryoneofthegreatestearlychalleng-eswastoencourageteachersmanyofwhomwerenotasfamiliarwithtechnologyastheirstudentstoallowstudentstoutilizedevicesandsoftware.HoweverteachershavebecomestrongsupportersofBYOTaswellseeingrst-handthecollaborationandcreativityfosteredbytheuseoftechnology.Acrossallgradelevelsuseoftechnologymakesiteasierforstu-dentsworkingingroupstocommunicateamongteammembersanddivideupthetaskstocompleteaprojectskillsthattheyneedtomasterforsuccessincollegeandtheworkplace.Weseethatstudentsreallyusetechnologytofosterhigher-levelthinkingandcreativity.Theyrenotsimplydoingre-searchandtakingininforma-tion.Whentheyregivenanassignmenttheycanuseavarietyofapplicationstocre-ateandpresenttheirwork.Theymightmakeamovieoraslideshowdevelopablogorawebsite.Theychoosetheproducttomeettheirobjec-tiveandtheyreempoweredbythatsaysAmy.KristinMorrisseyForsythCountySchoolBoardrepresentativeforDistrict2explainsFor-sythCountystudentshavegrownupwithtechnologyandarenaturallylearningtointegrateitintotheclassroom.Usingtechnologyasatoolandre-sourceforproblemsolvingisalifeskillourstudentswilltakewiththemintotheworkforce.AsherThompsonasenioratLambertHighSchoolagrees.IneveryoneofmyclassesyoullseestudentsworkingonalaptopaniPadaphoneandonpaper.Itmightlooklikewerealldoingdifferentthingsbutwerealllearningheshares.Headmitsthathavingasmartphonecomputerortabletavailablealldaycanbeadistractionandthattheresalearningcurveforbothstudentsandparentsparticularlyinhighschoolswheredevicesarehighlyintegratedintothelearningprocess.Teacherscanputtheinformationouttherebutitsourchoicetolearn.IreallyfeellikethisisgettingmereadyforcollegewhereIllneedtobeabletoworkindependently.AndifIdidnthavemyphoneandlaptopatschoolIwouldntgetasmuchdone.WhileBYOTfocusesonstudentsusingdeviceswithwhichtheyaremostfamiliarresourcesareavailableforstudentswhodonotowndevicesorbringthemtoschool.InadditiontocomputersiPadsandiPodsavailableintheschoolsMartyexplainsthatthereisaprogramforstudentstopurchaserecycledandrefurbishedequipmentforhomeuse.Healsonotesthataspricesdroptabletsandotherdevicesaremorereadilyaccessible.ForInternetaccessoutsideofschoolhepointstoadirectoryoffreeWi-Firesourcesofferedbylocalbusinessesavailableontheschoolsystemswebsiteandsaysthatamobilehotspotdeviceisavailableforstudentshomeuse.Studentsafetyandsecurityonlineisalwaysattheforefrontoftheschoolsystemstechnol-ogyinitiatives.MartyexplainsthattheBYOTnetworkinschoolsislteredtoprohibitaccesstoinappropriateonlinecontentandthatsafetymeasuresensurethatvirusesarenoteasilytransmittedviathenetwork.HegoesontoexplainItsimportantthatweteachstudentscyber-safetyandprovidethemwiththeskillstodifferentiatebetweensafeandunsafeweb-sitesaswellasbetweengoodauthenticonlinesourcesandthosethatarenot.KristinMorrisseyForsythCountySchoolBoardrepresentativeforDistrict2explainsForsythCountystudentshavegrownupwithtechnol-ogyandarenaturallylearningtointegrateitintotheclassroom.Usingtechnologyasatoolandresourceforproblemsolvingisalifeskillourstu-dentswilltakewiththemintotheworkforce. 19CountyLineAugust2014ForsythCountysBYOTinitiativeisrecognizedbothnationallyandinternationally.EachyeartheschoolsystemoffersseveralBYOTone-daytourswhichhavebecomesopopularthattheyrelimitedto150participantseach.Foursuchtourslleduplastschoolyearwitheduca-torsfromschooldistrictsaroundthecountryspendingthedayvisitinganelementarymiddleandhighschool.Theyreabletoseetechnologyatuseintheclassroomsandmeetandtalkwithteachersadministratorsstudentsandparents.Atthestartofthe2013-2014schoolyearForsythCountySchoolsintroducedItsLearningasystemthatprovidesstudentsandteachersonlineaccesstoresourcestosupplementclassroomlearning.ThroughItsLearningteachersshareclasssyllabinotespresentationsandstudyguideswithstudentsandparents.Theyalsoprovideaccessforstudentstoonlineactivitiessuchasgamesandquizzestoreinforceskills.ItsLearningiscustomizedforForsythCountySchoolsprovidingteacherswithresourceoptionsbasedoneducationstandards.Andwiththeabilitytoofferavarietyofresourcesandactivitiesstudentscanchoosewhatworksbestforthem.Thesystemalsohasthecapabilitytoassessastudentsstrengthsandweaknessesinaparticularsubjectortopicandrecommendremediationorenrichmentop-portunitiestailoredtoeachstudent.Forexamplestudentscantakepracticetestsandthenbasedontheirindividualperformanceengageinactivitiesthatimprovetheirunderstandinginareaswheretheyneedfurtherreview.Havingresourcesavailableonlineoffersgreatexibility.ForexamplewhenwinterweatherclosedForsythCountyschoolsforseveraldaysinearly2014manyteacherscontinuedtoprovidestudentswithassignmentsandactivitiesthroughItsLearningreducingtheamountofinstructionaltimelost.Lookingaheadexpandingtheuseoftechnologyinschoolsmakesblendedlearningapossibility.Inablendedlearningenvironmentstudentsspendapartofeachweekintheschoolclassroomaswellaslearningfromhomethroughliveinteractiveexperiencesandcompletingworkonlineattheirownpace.TosupportteachersschoolsemployInstructionalTechnologySpecialistsandMediaInstruc-tionalSpecialistswhofunctionasinstructionalcoachesineachschool.Theseprofessionalshandletechnicalissuesandtroubleshootingintheschoolaswellasworkingwithteacherstorecommendinstructionalstrategiesandresources.SchoolMediaCentersarechangingtoo.MartyexplainsWereintheearlystagesofreimaginingtheMediaCenterfocusingoncol-laborativespacesforstudentsworkingonresearchprojectspresentationsandvideoproduc-tions.AprototypeforfutureMediaCenterswasestablishedatLambertHighSchoolin2011.ThedesignincludesseatingthatcanbeeasilyreconguredforsmallgroupcollaborationandmeetingspacewhichsupportsBYOTanddenedareaswithintheMediaCenterthatprovideformultipleactivitiestotakeplacesimultaneously.Greateruseoftechnologyisalsohelpingtoimprovecommunicationbetweenschoolspar-entsandstudents.Publishingnewslettersandupdatesonlineanddistributingthemviaemailmeansnomoredigginginthebottomofkidsbackpacksforimportantformsandreminders.ManyschoolsshareschooleventphotosstudentachievementsandathleticaccomplishmentsonFacebookandTwitter.Martythinksthisenhancescommunitysupportofschools.Ithelpstokeepanopendialoguebetweenparentsandteacherswhenparentshaveabetterunder-standingofwhatshappeningintheclassroomhesays.TeachersoftenutilizeTwitterandone-waytextmessagingtoremindstudentsaboutassignmentsandupcomingtests.LookingattheimpactoftechnologyineducationPrincipalAmyBartlettsaysWefocusonwhatitdoesforthelearner.Itallowsthemtotakeownershipandcontrolandempowersourstudentstobeself-startersthinkerscreators.Technologyistheperfectwaytoachievethatresult. CountyLineAugust2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net20PaparazziLOUISEWARRENPATVIARSSCOTTRAGLANDCOURTNEYBERNARDIBETHANYLAVIGNOFORSYTHCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERBRIANTAMELIJAHHUMPHRIESCINDYBENCLARKCAROLYNJOHNJOELNEWSOMCONNIEMASTERSAMELIAJAMESCLARKLIAMHUMPHRIES 21CountyLineAugust2014YOUVEWORKEDHARDFORWHATYOUHAVE.YoushoulddecidewhathappenstoyourassetsnowANDwhenyouregone.InterestedinLearningMoreWeinviteyoutoattendanESTATEPLANNINGWORKSHOPJuly312014930a.m.August72014930a.m.August142014600p.m.August212014930a.m.August282014600p.m.SPACEISLIMITEDCall770.822.2723toreserveyourspot234LuckieStreetLawrencevilleGA3004611555MedlockBridgeRoadSuite100JohnsCreekGA30097www.LetsTalkEstatePlanning.comThereisnocostorobligationtoattend.DebbieCortjens770.331.6855debbie.cortjensgmail.comLizRyan404.713.6023lizryan2bellsouth.netNowisthetimetoSellYourHouseOur2013listingswereonthemarketanaverageof17daysandsoldfor97ofaskingprice.CallustomakethemoveOver20vendorsofferingyoulocally-grownfoodfarm-freshproduceanduniqueitems.BROOKWOODFARMERSMARKETEveryFridayfrom47pmMarketprotsbenetBrookwoodElementaryWerebackatouroriginallocationat2980VaughanDriveCummingoffJonesBridgebetweenMcGinnisFerrySR141OrganicFarmFreshBeefWatsoniaFarmsPeaches-organicconventionalFreshfromthelocalfarmfruitsvegetablesEuphoriaRawhandmadesoapspara-banfreedeodorantFresh-bakedbreadcheeselocalhoneyjamsjelliesSalsabyZocaloSpicesandrubsandmuchmuchmore CountyLineAugust2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net22Dr.JosephRicottaanationallyandinternationallyrecognizedvascularsurgeonatAtlantasNorthsideHospitalrecentlytraveledtoPolandtoperformthecountrysrsteverimplantofamodiedcustomizedstentfortwopatientswiththoracoabdominalaorticaneurysmsTAAA.TheprocedurestookplaceattheMedicalUniversityofWarsawandtheMedicalUniversityofLublinPoland.Dr.RicottaisthemedicaldirectorofvascularservicesatNorthsideHospitalsHeartVascularIn-stituteandthechairofvascularsurgeryandendovasculartherapyatNorthsideVascularSurgery.HeistherstsurgeonintheUnitedStatestoreceiveFDAapprovaltocreateandimplantcustom-modiedendograftsforhigh-riskpatientswithTAAA.HeperformedhisrstcaseaspartofhisMOSTEGRAMOdiedSTEntGRAftclinicaltrialatNorthsideHospital-Forsythin2013.Dr.RicottahasgainedvastknowledgeandexperienceworkingatthenationsleadingvascularsurgeryinstitutessuchasJohnsHopkinsMayoClinicandClevelandClinicandbringsthatex-pertisetoNorthsideHospital.PhysiciansfromallovertheworldcometoNorthsidetoobserveandlearnfromhim.InOctober2013twovascularsurgeonsfromPolanddidjustthat.AfterreturninghometheyidentiedtwopatientswhoqualiedforDr.RicottasprocedureandtheninvitedhimtoPolandtoperformthemhimself.WhenIvisitedDr.RicottaatNorthsideHospitalIlookedatoperationsofmodiedstent-graftsinpatientswithjuxtarenalaneurysmaswellasthoracoabdominalaneurysm.AlthoughtheprocedureswereextremelycomplicatedallofthemweresuccessfulsaidDr.RobertProczkadepartmentofsurgeryMedicalUniversityofWarsaw.Dr.RicottaagreedtocometoPolandtosharehisskillsandexperience.Despitemanyadvancesintheevaluationandcareofpatientswiththoracoabdominalaortican-eurysmsformidablechallengesremainsaysDr.Ricotta.Patientswhohavetheseaneurysmsandwhohaveunderlyingseriousmedicalconditionsorpresentasanemergencyaresimplynotgoodcandidatesforthetraditionalopensurgicalapproach.Approximately15000peopledieeachyearfromarupturedaneurysmand200000newcasesarediagnosedannuallyprimarilyaffectingmenandindividualsage65yearsandolder.Opensurgerycarriesahighmorbidityandmortalityriskincludinga50to70percentmortalityrateforpatientswitharupturedTAAA.Acommerciallymanufacturedcustomizedfenestratedendograftcantakeaslongas6to12weekstocreatemakingitunavailableforpatientswhorequireemergencysurgery.AccordingtoDr.Ricottaitisnotuncommonforapatientsaneurysmtorupturewhiletheywaitfortheirdevicetobemanufacturedandthenforsurgery.Hissurgeon-modiedendograftwhichcantakeaslittleas30minutestocreatedrasticallyreducesthewaitingperiodforpatientsandenableshimtotreataorticemergencies.CurrentlythereisnocommerciallyavailableendovascularalternativeforthetreatmentofaTAAAintheU.S.Formoreinformationaboutthesurgeon-modiedcustomizedstentfortreatmentofTAAAorotherservicesavailablethroughNorthsideHospitalsHeartandVascularInstitutevisitwww.nvs-ga.comorwww.northside.com.NorthsideHospitalSurgeonImplantsPolandsFirstSurgeon-ModifedCustomizedStentorTreatmentoaThorocoabdominalAorticAneurysmDr.JosephRicotta 23CountyLineAugust2014SeehoweasyitistotransformyourqualityoflifeScheduleanappointmenttodayandletusempoweryouwithahearingsolutionasindividualasyouare.HearingbeginswithYOUDr.DeborahWoodwardDoctorofAudiologyHearMore.Anywhere.Anytime.770-814-12604045JohnsCreekParkwaySuiteBJohnsCreekwww.johnscreekaudiology.comWeAcceptallMajorInsurancePlansSaturdayAppointmentsAvailable CountyLineAugust2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net24StateBridgeCrossingElementarySchoolsPrinci-palJohnMartindidntgrowupwantingtobeaneducator.Treyaseveryonecallshimgureditoutafterhegraduatedfromcollege.ImajoredinMar-ketingatSouthernMethodistUniversitysaidTrey.IreceivedaBachelorswithaminorinPsychologybutmyheartjustwasntinit.WhatchangedhismindAsummerjobasacampcounselor.IworkedduringthesummersasacampcounseloratCampChattahoocheeandIjustlovedbeingaroundthekids.Ilovedworkingwiththemandmakingthemlaugh.Ienjoyedgoingtoworkeveryday.Hesaidthemoretimehespentwiththekidsthemorehefeltasthoughhewasmeanttoworkwiththem.AfterhegraduatedfromSMUTreystartedhiscareerwithasalesjobintelecommunications.IjustwasnthappygoingtoanofceeverydaysoIwentandtalkedtothecurriculumspecialistfrommychildhoodelemen-taryschoolandmadethedecisiontoswitchcareers.Re-alizingthathewantedtomakeadifferenceTreydecidedtogobacktoschooltobecomeateacherbutbreakingthenewstohisfatherwasnteasy.HeworriedthatIwouldntmakeenoughmoneybuthecamearound.Heknewitwasaboutmorethanthatforme.IwantedajobthatIlovedsothatitwouldfeelasifIwasalreadyretired.Treystartedhiscareerineducationasapara-profession-alatHighPointElementaryandatCrabappleCrossingElementaryinFultonCountywhileheearnedhisteach-ingcerticateandstudiedforaMastersdegreeinMiddleGradeEducationatMercerUniversity.IwantedtoworkinFultonCountybecausethatswhereIwenttoschoolandthatswheremyheartwasandstillishesaid.AndIvebeenwiththeFultonCountySchoolssystemtextandphotobyCarolynRidderAspensonTheyreWhatItsAllAbout 25CountyLineAugust2014eversince.TreytaughtfthgradeatbothCrabappleCrossingandSweetAppleelementaryschools.SweetAppleholdsspecialmemoriesforhim.ImetmywifeChristinetherehesaid.Shewasasubstituteteacherworkingacrossthehall.AfterashorttimeteachingatSweetAppleTreywentbacktoCrabappleCrossingastheassistantprincipal.Ispentthreeyearsthereastheassistantprincipalandthenin2004IwasofferedthepositionasprincipalatStateBridgeCrossing.Treysmarketingbackgroundhasbeenanassetandhelpshimtobeamoreeffectiveadministrator.Ivead-optedthephilosophytodowhateverittakestomakesurethatStateBridgeCrossingcontinuestogrowasagreatplacetogotoschoolhesaid.BecauseofmymarketingbackgroundImcustomerfocusedandmycustomersaremystudentstheirparentsandthestaff.Istrivetomaketheirexperienceherethebestitcanbe.Treybelievesthataneffectiveleaderworkstoexceedexpectationsandheworkstodothatbothprofession-allyandpersonally.TreyandChristinemarriedin1999andhavetwochil-drenMadisonandJohnthe4th.Treysinfectioussmilelightsupatthementionofhisfamily.Wespendalotoftimetogetherhesaidandalotoftimeinvolvedwiththekidsactivities.Thirteen-year-olddaughterMadisonisaverydedicateddancer.ShesbeenanestingdollintheFoxTheatersNutcrackerforfouryears.Shestartedoutdoinggymnasticsbutswitchedovertodancing.ShelovesitBeamingwithprideTreyisjustasproudofeleven-year-oldsonJohn.Heplaysfootballbasketballandsoccerandisreallyagreatathlete.HoweverIammostproudofhimbecauseofthewayhetreatsothers.BothTreyandhissonsharehisfathersnameJohnEd-wardMartin.ImthethirdsopeoplecallmeTrey.Treysbusyscheduledoesntstophimfromstayingphysicallyactiveandhetsinatennismatchorarunasoftenaspossible.HesaregularparticipantinthePeachtreeRoadRaceandhasruneveryyearsince1991withtheexceptionof2003.MysonwasbornonJuly3rdthatyearTreyexplains.Iwantedtostaywiththematthehospital.TreyalsoenjoyshikingandhasfondmemoriesofhistimeontheAppalachianTrailhik-ingwithhisfather.MyfatherpassedawayveyearsagosaidTrey.ImisshikingwithhimbutnowIhikewithmysonandwebothenjoythetimetogetherandtheexerciseTreydescribeshislifeasfulllingandhappygivingcred-ittohisparentsandsiblingsandmostimportantlytoChristineandtheirchildren.IlovethetimeIspendasaprincipalandthetimeIspendwithmyfamilysaidTrey.Theyrewhatitsallabout.CompassionateCarebyvetswhoreallylistenandtreatyouandyourpetlikefamily.Askaboutournewclientdiscount770-844-73873571PeachtreeParkwaySuwaneejustnorthofMcGinnisFerryRd.www.fourpawsjohnscreek.comMonday-Friday8am-6pmSaturday8am-NoonAshleyTharpDVMJaimeChoDVMCompleteDiagnosticSurgicalandPreventativeMedicineServicesAnnualExamsIn-HouseLabSpayNeuterGroomingDentistryBoardingTherapeuticLaserDigitalRadiologyAFullServiceAnimalHospitalServingSUWANEEJOHNSCREEKCUMMINGALPHARETTA CountyLineAugust2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net26Cancercanbeafrighteningexperienceandpatientswantthebestchancepossibleforacure.MorecasesofcancerarediagnosedandtreatedattheNorthsideHospitalCancerInstituteeachyearthananywhereelseinGeorgia.NorthsideisanationallyrecognizedleaderincancerdiagnosistreatmentandresearchandremainstheonlyhospitalinAtlantachosenbytheNationalCancerInstituteNCItobeaCommunityCancerCenter.AttheCancerCenteratNorthsideHospital-ForsythpatientshaveaccesstothefullcontinuumofcancercarethatNorthsidehastoofferincludingradiationtherapyimagingsurgeryandsupportservices.ComprehensiveTreatmentNearlytwo-thirdsofallcancerpatientsreceiveradiationtherapyatsomepointduringtheirtreatment.In2013theCancerCenteratNorthsideHospital-Forsythsawapproximately450newcancerpatientsanddeliverednearly9800radiationtherapytreatmentsforavarietyofcancers.TheCenteroffersIntensityModulatedRadiationTherapyIMRTandImage-GuidedRadiationTherapyIGRTaswellasHigh-Dose-RateBrachytherapywhichcanbeusedtotreatprostatepartialbreastlungandGYNcancers.By2016theCancerCenteralsoplanstoofferthemostadvancedandnon-invasiveGammaKnifetechnologytotreatawiderangeofbraintumorsandotherneurologicalconditions.AtthehospitalsInfusionCenterchemotherapyisadministeredonanoutpatientbasisbyregisterednurseswhoarecertiedinchemotherapyadmin-istrationandalsoprovideongoingphysicalassess-ments.AdditionalradiationtherapycentersarelocatednearbyinAlpharettaSandySpringsandCantonalongwithmorethan30infusioncentersacrossMetroAtlanta.CombinedwithanexperiencedstaffNorthsidecancerpatientshavesuccessratesthatoftenexceedthenationalaverage. 27CountyLineAugust2014State-of-the-ArtImagingNorthsideisranked1amongAtlantaconsumersforimagingservicesandoffersthelatestimagingtechnologywithconvenientlocationsinCummingJohnsCreekDawsonvilleAlpharettaSugarHillandtheirnewestlocationinLawrencevilleamongothers.Examsareperformedbyregisteredtech-nologistsandimagesareinterpretedbyateamofboard-certiedradiologistsmanyofwhomaresub-specialized.Acomprehensivearrayofadvancedimagingservic-esareavailableincludingbonedensitometrydigitaldiagnosticradiologydigitalmammographyscreen-inganddiagnosticwithComputer-AidedDetectionstereotacticbreastproceduresuoroscopyMRImulti-sliceCTPETCTnuclearmedicineultrasoundandmore.MorecasesofbreastcancerarediagnosedandtreatedatNorthsidethanatanyotherhospitalintheSoutheast.TheBreastCareCenteratNorth-sideHospital-ForsythandthehospitalsAlpharettaWomensImagingeacharedesignatedaBreastIm-agingCenterofExcellencebytheAmericanCollegeofRadiologythehighestlevelofaccreditationthatcanbeattainedbyabreastimagingcenter.Bothfacilitiesalsooffer3Dmammographywhichallowsphysicianstounmaskcancersthatmaybehiddenbydensebreasttissue.MinimallyInvasiveSurgeryNorthsideranksinthetop5ofallroboticGYNprogramsandthetop10forroboticprostatectomyprogramsinthecountry.AttheCenterforAdvancedSurgicalTechnologyatNorthsideHospital-Forsythcomputer-assistedroboticsurgerysingle-incisionsurgeryandotherminimallyinvasivetechniquesyieldbetteroutcomeswhileofferingpatientsthebenetsofsmallerincisionsreducedrecoverytimeandshorterhospitalstays.AttheNorthsideAlpharettaMedicalCampusthelatestinbreastsurgerymastectomyandrecon-structionisavailableaswellasradiationtherapychemotherapyandhormonetherapygenetictest-inglymphedemamanagementrehabilitationandothersurvivorshipservices.Leading-EdgeResearchClinicaltrialshelptoexpandtheunderstandingdiagnosistreatmentandpreventionofdisease.In2013theNorthsideHospitalCancerInstitutequaliedfortheNationalComprehensiveCancerNetworkNCCNAfliateResearchProjectasacommunity-basedassociateoftheUniversityofAlabamaatBirminghamComprehensiveCancerCenteroneofjust23NCCNMemberInstitutions.ThroughthispartnershipandotherswithNCIandtheDana-FarberCancerInstitutepatientsatNorthsideHospital-Forsythhaveaccesstotheverylatestcancertreatmentandpreventionadvancesallowingthemtoreceivestate-of-the-artclinicalexpertiseandcompassionatecareclosetohome.CompassionateSupportTheCommissiononCanceroftheAmericanCollegeofSurgeonsrecentlygranteditsOutstandingAchievementAwardtoNorthsideforexcellenceinprovidingqualitycaretocancerpatientsandisoneofonly10inthecountrytheonlyoneinthesoutheasttoreceivetheawardfourconsecutivetimes.AtNorthsidepatientsareanythingbutaloneintheirjourneytorecovery.Certiedoncologynavigatorsareavailabletoprovideeducationandsupporttopatientsduringandaftertreatment.ThroughNorth-sidespartnershipwithTheCancerSupportCommu-nity-Atlantapatientsalsohaveaccesstosupportgroupseducationalworkshopsstressreductionclassesandsocialeventsallcompletelyfreetopatientstheirfamiliesandfriendsandsurvivors.ProgramsareavailableatNorthsideHospital-For-sythaswellasatNorthsidescampusesinAtlantaandCherokee.CancerisalongjourneyandforthousandsofsurvivorsNorthsideHospitalsCancerInstituteiswhereitbegins.Northsideisproudtohavehelpedsomanysurvivecancer.Formoreinformationvisitnorthside.comCancerInstitute. CountyLineAugust2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net28NorthofAtlantasitsLakeSidneyLaniernamedfortheGeorgiabornpoetandmusicianSidneyLanierwhoinspiredbytheareaspicturesquelandscapewroteSongoftheChattahoochee.ThelakewhichservesasareservoirformetroAtlantawascreatedin1956whentheArmyCorpsofEngi-neersdammedtheChattahoocheeandtheChestateeriverswiththeconstructionofBufordDam.Itconsistsof38000acresor59squaremilesofwaterandcre-ates692milesofshorelinesurroundedbyHallFor-sythDawsonGwinnettandLumpkincounties.In1946theArmyCorpofEngineersidentiedthesiteforthedamaspartofthenationalwaterwaysimprove-mentinitiativetoprotectpopulatedareasfromoodsprovidewaterduringperiodsofdraughtandgener-atehydroelectricity.In1949therstfundswereal-locatedaspartofapublicworksprograminitiatingtherststepstowardbuildingthedam.TheprojectwasapprovedandthegroundbreakingceremonywasheldonMarch11950.Oneyearlaterwith2millionalreadyspentandconstructionunderwaytheHouseAppropriationsCommitteedeclinedtorenewtheproj-ectsbudget.AroundofpoliticalnegotiationsensuedwithAtlantasmayorWilliamB.HartseldtravelingtoWashingtonD.C.severaltimesandworkingwithGeor-giassenatorstoacquirethenecessaryfunds.Onemajorpartofbuildingthedamwasthepeopleitwoulddisplace.TheFederalgovernmenthadtoac-quire56000acresoflandfromprivatelandownersinsmallcommunitieslikeOscarvilleinForsythCounty.Theconstructionofthelakeaffectedover700families.Multiplegenerationslivedandfarmedtheselandsandtheconstructionofthelakecausedresentmentandhostility.Whilesomelandownerssoldwillinglyotherseventuallyhadtheirpropertyseizedviaeminentdo-mainwheretheywerecompensatedfortheirlandandpropertybasedonfairmarketvalue.Manyhistoricsiteslieatthebottomofthelakein-cludingtheShadburnFerrywhichwastherstprivatepropertysoldfortheconstruction.HenryShadburnsoldhis100-acrefarmtotheFederalgovernmentfor4100.Atoll-ferryoperatedbyCherokeeChiefJamesVannaswellashisplantationarealsoamongthesites.TheSmithsonianInstitutionidentied60prehis-toricsitesintheOscarvillecommunityandthedigofSummerouranarcheologicaldiginOscarvilleprovid-edevidenceofanIndianhomesitedatingback8000years.Includedintheareawereearthenmoundsbuiltwithbasketsofsoilandusedforreligiousrites.AsspelledoutintheRiverandHarborActcarefulattentionwaspaidtotheremovalofanywoodenstruc-turesincludinghousesbarnswellsandfenceselimi-natingobstructionstothenavigationofthelake.Thisincludednumerousbridges6churches15businessesaswellastherelocationofgravesfrom20cemeter-ies.Thisaspectoftheprojectcost19milliondollars.byTammyHardenGallowayTHEFLOODINGOFOSCARVILLETheBuildingofLakeLanier 29CountyLineAugust2014Whilewoodenstructureswereremovedconcreteandstoneitemsremained.DuringrecentdraughtsthetoprowsoftheconcretegrandstandsoftheLooperSpeed-wayapopularhalf-miledirttrackoffLaurelParkwerevisible.Onethingironicallycoveredbythewaterwastherstattemptatadambuiltin1902inGainesvilleandasmallerlakeLakeWarner.OnFebruary11956thegatesoftheintakesystemwereclosedandthelakestartedtoll.TheArmyCorpofEngineersdeterminedthataminimumreleaseof6.5cubicfeetofwaterwasneededtokeepacontinu-ousowforthepreservationofwildlifehabitationsandbreedinggroundsdownstream.In1957thedambe-gantoproducepowerbutitwasnotuntil1959overthreeyearsafterthegatesrstclosedthatthelakewasfullat1071feetabovesealeveland211feetdeepatthedam.Onlytwoyearsafterthelakebe-gantolltheusefulnessofthelakeandBufordDamwasapparentwhenatwo-monthdraughtrequiredad-ditionalwatertobereleased.SincethedamwasbuiltmetroAtlantahasonlysufferedthreemajoroodingincidents.Sincethe1990sFloridaAlabamaGeorgiaandtheCorpshavefoughtovertherightstothewaterstoredinLakeLanier.BeyondsupplyingwatertometroAt-lantaLakeLanieralsohastoreleasewaterforthemusselsinApalachicolaBayasprotectedbytheEn-dangeredSpeciesActwhilealsoreleasingenoughwa-tertokeepanuclearpowerplantinAlabamacoolandoperatingsafely.Recreationallythelakehosts8millionvisitorsayearinits68parksandrecreationalareas12campgroundswithatotalof1200campingsitesand10full-sizedmarinas.Theprojectwascompletedforatotalcon-structioncostof45million.Ithasproduced96mil-liondollarsofelectricitysince1957.Duringthe2006draughtthetoprowsoftheconcretegrand-standsoftheLooperSpeedwaywerevisible. CountyLineAugust2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net30WhoandwheredidPKSAbeginTheProfessionalKarateSchoolsofAmericaPKSAwasfoundedbyMasterRichardR.CollinsJr.in2000.Hestartedmartialartswithhisfatherin1969attheageof4.Afterbeinghighlysuccessfulinmartialartscompeti-tionshebegantocreatechampionswhowouldwinallovertheworld.MasterCollinshasfourdecadesofTangSooDoexperienceandhasdevelopedanorganizationofcloseto40schoolsalldedicatedtothehighestqual-ityofmartialartstraining.Hiscommitmenttohisor-ganizationtakeshimthroughouttheUnitedStatesforbelttestingseminarstournamentsandotherPKSA-relatedfunctions.Heishighlysoughtforhisbusinessknowledgeandcontinuestocreateambitiousinstruc-torswhoarehungrytohelptheircommunitiesthroughteachingthemartialartofTangSooDoMooDukKwan.KyoSaNimJasonPrice2ndDegreeBlackBeltandCer-tiedInstructorstartedtrainingin2002.Heachievedblackbeltinjust5yearsandwantedmore.WhenhisinstructorjoinedthePKSAorganizationhewaspre-sentedwiththeopportunitytohavehisownPKSAfran-chiselocation.SeeingthevisionandstrongguidanceofMasterCollinsJr.JasondecidedtoopenhisownfranchiseinhistownofDenhamSpringsLouisiana.Afterbuildingastronglocationfor5yearstheoppor-tunitytomovethefranchisetoGeorgiacameup.WiththeoverwhelmingsupportofhiswifeJanetthePKSAFamilyandalltheirfamilyandfriendsthemovewasonNumerousvisitstotheJohnsCreekareaconvincedbothJasonandJanetthatthiswastheperfectsitefortherstPKSAGeorgialocation.TheyaresoexcitedtobringProfessionalKarateSchoolsofAmericatoGeor-giaandgrowingthePKSAfamilyhere.WhyProfessionalKarateSchoolsofAmericaEachPKSAlocationprovidesthebestprofessionalandexperiencedinstructionintheartofTangSooDo.EachschoolisoperatedbyanInternationallyCertiedIn-structorunderthedirectguidanceandpersonalsuper-visionofMasterR.CollinsSr.andMasterR.CollinsJr.Ourorganizationiscommittedtoteachingtraditionalmartialartswhileimprovingthestudentsconcentra-tionself-disciplinerespectleadershipskillsfocusself-condenceandphysicaltness.Intodayssocietywearelackingpositiveattributesinyoungpeopleandweareheretogetthemback.WhocanbenetfromPKSAEveryonecanbenetfromthetraditionalmartialartTangSooDo.Itistrulyanartforallpeople.Menwom-enandchildrenareencouragedtojoinusinaprogramofself-improvement.PKSAisveryfamily-orientedhavingclassestotalllifestyles.Weencouragefami-liestotraintogether.OurmottoisAfamilythattrainstogetherstaystogether.Whatothersportouttherecanincludebothparentsandtheirchildren2HOURSAWEEKCANCHANGEYOURLIFEParentsGetinshapeKidsHaveFunThereisnobet-terreasontocallandbegintodayTangSooDoisanexcellentwaytorevitalizethemindandbodyUnderhighlytrainedsupervisionTangSooDoissafefunandeasytolearn.InstructorsandstudentsregardlessofrankoryearsoftrainingwillofferyouabrotherhoodofencouragementandsupportPKSAislocatedat4090JohnsCreekParkway.Formoreinformationortoregistercall678-835-9588.Youmayalsovisitwww.pksa.com.CertiedInstructorJasonPrice 31CountyLineAugust201410305MedlockBridgeRoadJohnsCreekGA30097770.622.3081www.harrynorman.comatlantanorth3265SugarloafClubDriveDuluthGA30097770.495.7660www.harrynorman.comsugarloafcountryclub4230OldAlabamaRoadAlpharettaGA30022770.442.3838www.harrynorman.comcountryclubofthesouth3AreAOfficestOserveAllYOurreAlestAteNeedsTToRealEstateAgentsHARRYNORMANRealtorsbcuwhvpvnbuinmddynmicnvinmnndcuufcbin.MoreTopAgentsMoreListingsMoreCommunicationMoreEnergyMoreBusinessHARRYNORMANRealtorsihpcwhbuinhppn.ExpriencewhyhpwfHARRYNORMANRealtorsiighfyu.JoinusJoyJonesSeniorVicePresidentManagingBroker CountyLineAugust2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net32