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1CountyLineDecember2014DECEMBER2014ForsythCountySchools CountyLineDecember2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net2FlagstoneStampedDecorativeConcretePatiosPlantingFlowerBedsMulchingSodDrainageErosionRetainingWallsFirePitsFireplacesSOMUCHMOREFirstImpressionsAre...LastingOnes.LetUsBringTheBestOfWhatTheOutsideOffersDirectlyToYourHomewww.agls.us1732PeachtreeParkway-Cumming770.844.19371797GeorgiaHwy400-Dawsonville706.216.1936NorthMetrosPremierGardenandFarmCenter 3CountyLineDecember2014NorthsideHospitalisthePreferredHealthcarePartneroftheAtlantaFalcons.Andtheirfans.northside.com ContyLneDecember2014www.ContyLneMagazne.net4COVERSTORY16KEEPINGANOPENMINDDEPARTMENTS6FromthePublisher12Paparazzi28HistoryMadeEasyBeforetheCherokeeBuSiNESSFOCuS14TheJoint16 5ContyLneDecember2014FEATuRES8ConnectingwiththeCommunity22S.N.A.P.S.SpecialNeedsAwarenessofPublicSafety24PromotingPreventativeHealthcare26BuildingRelationshipsCOuNTYLiNECOMMuNiTY10ChildrensHealthcareofAtlantas1stAnnualNightattheCircus20ThePlaceAnnouncesDepartureofExecutiveDirectorSandyBeaver30ReectionsisBackatBigCreekElementary26824 CountyLineDecember2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net6SuperintendentJeffBeardenbroughthisexperienceandeducationtoForsythCountySchoolswhenhetookoverleadingthedistrictonSeptember22014.Whathealsobroughtwithhimwashisapproachtochoosingafuturepathbybeingopentonewexperiencesandtryingdifferentthings.FindoutaboutJeffsrootsthepaththatledhimintoeducationthementorthathelpedchangethecourseofhiscareerandhowhegottowhereheistoday.ItwassuchapleasuretomeetJeffandIlookforwardtoworkingwithhimasheleadsForsythCountySchoolsintoanevenbrighterfutureFormorethan10yearsKelliBuchwaldhasbeenthecommunityrelationsmanagerforNorthsideHospital.BesuretoreadhowKellihasincreasedthevisibilityofNorthsidethroughfundraisingeventsandherinvolvementinlocalorganizationsandschools.ReadabouthowS.N.A.P.S.SpecialNeedsAwarenessofPublicSafetyishelpingthoseinourcommunitywithspecialneedstobecomfortablewiththoseinuniform.S.N.A.P.S.meetseverysecondWednesdayofeachmonthintroducingadifferentofcerfromapublicsafetydepartment.JohnsCreekresidentDr.NazeeraDawoodispromotinghealthychangesforourcommunityandthroughoutFultonCountyasProgramManagerforHealthPromotionatFultonCountyHealthSer-vices.YoullbeimpressedwithbothNazeeraandherdedicationtopreventativepracticesforhealthyliving.Northviewhasanewprincipalbuthesnotnewtotheschool.BrianDowneywasassistantprincipalforfouryearsbeforemovingintotheprincipalsofce.BesuretoreadaboutBrianandwhyhebelievesthatbuildingrelationshipsarethefoundationforeducationandsuccess.HistoryMadeEasyfanswillreallyenjoyreadingabouttheNativeAmericansthatlivedonthelandthatwedonowbeforetheCherokee.ThebusinessfocusthisissueisonTheJoint.BesuretoreadabouthowandwhyChiropracticisawaytogethealthyandimprovethequalityoflife.TheJointrecentlyopenedinJohnsCreekTownCenter.Paparazziandmuchmuchmoreareinthisissue.IwouldliketowishCountyLinereadersajoyousandpeacefulholidayseason.EnjoythephotosenjoythereadingandenjoythisissueofCountyLineRespectfullyJudyLeJeunePublisherFromthePublisher 7CountyLineDecember2014PublisherJudyLeJeuneSugarcaneJudyaol.com678-787-3551EditorialSugarcaneJudyaol.comAdvertisingSugarcaneJudyaol.com678-787-3551GraphicDesignSummertimeGraphicsWritersTammyHardenGallowayKathleenKraynickCindyLombardoCoverCoverStoryPhotographyClarkSavageOntheCoverJeffBeardenSuperintendentForsythCountySchoolsCountyLineispublishedbySugarcaneCommunicationsLLC.NoadvertisingeditorialorphotographsinCountyLinemaybereproducedwithoutthepermissionofSugarcaneCommunicationsLLC.24983copiesofthisissueweredeliveredtoallthehomesandbusinessesintheeasthalfofJohnsCreekandSouthForsyth.CountyLine3651PeachtreeParkwaySuite222SuwaneeGA30024678-787-3551www.countylinemagazine.netForallyourskincareneeds3370PaddocksPkwySuwaneeGA30024Off141ClosetoBPGasStation3850PleasantHillRd.DuluthGA30096BetweenPeachtreeIndustrialBufordHighway3331HamiltonMillRd.Suite1106BufordGA30519AcrossfromtheKrogerShoppingCenterGabrielleM.SabiniMDCharlesJ.DouchyMDMatthewJ.ReschlyMDA.DamianDharMDStephanieS.GardnerMDAnjanaM.PatelPA-CSaraA.BarrPA-CStaceyOlivierPA-CKarlyKincaidPA-CALLBOARDCERTIFIEDNorthAtlantaDermatologyAdultPediatricDermatology770.814.8222www.naderm.comDysportRestylanePerlane50off30075off400100off500150off1000Theabovespecialmaynotbecombinedwithanyotheroffers.DecemberSpecialforWomenMenDecember1stthruDecember23rd CountyLineDecember2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net8OvertenyearsagoKelliBuchwaldreportedtoherrstdayatworkinthenewlycreatedpositionofCommunityRelationsManagerforNorthsideHospital.Herjobwastoincreasethevis-ibilityofNorthsidebyconnectingwiththecommu-nity.Shejoinedlocalorganizationsbecameinvolvedwithactivitiesandprogramsatschoolsandorga-nizedeventstospreadawarenessandraisefundsforresearch.OvertheyearsNorthsideHospitalgrewaddingaWomensCenterbuildingatthehospitalinCummingandexpandingmanyoftheirdepartments.Kellisconnectionwiththecommunitygrewaswell.SheincreasedthenumberandcausesforfundraisingeventsbecameinvolvedasaleaderandamemberinlocalorganizationsworkedalongsideofPartnersinEducationandintroducedhealthcareprogramsforstudents.KelliisatalentedenergeticandcreativeleaderwhoisalwaysthinkingthreestepsaheadsaidLynnJacksonNorthsideHospital-ForsythAdministra-tor.Sheworkswiththegoalofavoidingproblemsbeforetheyariseandsheworkshardtounderstandtheneedsanddesiresofotherssoshecancreateprogramsorprocessestomeetthoseneeds.KelliisacommittedandpositiveassetforNorthsideHospitalandweareluckytohaveherasapartofourteam.KellidedicatespartofhereffortseachyeartoHealth-careExplorersaseven-monthprogramdesignedtoprovidestudentsingrades10-12withhospitalexpe-rienceinavarietyofspecialtyeldsthroughlecturesandhands-onexperience.Sheworkswithrepresen-tativesfromtheBoyScoutsofAmericatoinformlocalhighschoolstudentsabouttheprogramandconsidertheapplicationsthataresubmitted.Sheultimatelyselectsthe25studentsthatwillparticipateinthepro-gram.ThestudentsinourHealthcareExplorerPro-gramaresoexcitedandengagedintakinginevery-thingtheycanateachsessionsaidKelli.InOctoberofeachyearKelliandtheNorthsideHos-pitalFoundationteamareinpinkmodeforNationalBreastCancerAwarenessMonthhostingfourTennisAgainstBreastCancereventsthroughoutthemonth.Over1000womencametogetherfortennisdrillswithproslunchafashionshowsilentauctionandabreastcancerawarenessspeaker.TheeventsheldattheAtlantaAthleticClubTheManorandThePoloFieldsraisedover100000fortheBreastCarePro-gramatNorthside.Buildingontherstyears30000raisedatNorth-sidesWineWomenandShoesthisyearseventheldinSeptemberraisedover50000forovarianConnectingwiththeCommunitybyJudyLeJeune 9CountyLineDecember2014andgynecologicresearchattheNorthsideHospitalCancerInstitute.Kelliworkedformonthsprepar-ingfortheeventwhichincludedtheopportunitytobuyfabulousshoestastedelectablewinesbeentertainedbyafashionshowfeaturingCoutureforaCurefashionsfromAtlantadesignersandbeinspiredandmovedbyguestspeakerGayLennerwhoisanovariancancersurvivor.AsIlistenedtoGaysstorysaidKelliIthoughttomyselfThisiswhatitsallabout.Thatswhyweareallheretoday.Herbraveryanddeterminationinspiredusall.ForthethirdyearKellihelpedorganizeafundrais-ingeventforMiracleBabiesinearlyNovember.Northsideistheonlylocationotherthanthisnon-protsheadquartersinSanDiegothathostsaneventanddonatesallproceedstoprovidesupportandnancialassistancetofamilieswithcriticallyillnewbornsintheNeonatalIntensiveCareUnit.Forthepast10yearsKellihasbeenamemberandleaderofmanylocalorganizations.Sheiscur-rentlySecretaryoftheBoardofDirectorsoftheJohnsCreekChamberofCommerceaBoardshehasservedonforseveralyears.LastyearshewasPresidentofLeadershipJohnsCreekandremainsontheirBoardofDirectors.SheisPastPresidentoftheJohnsCreekBusinessAssociationagraduateofLeadershipForsythandhasbeenamemberoftheRotaryClubofJohnsCreekfortenyearshold-ingseveralBoardandCommitteeChairpositions.KelliwearsmanyhatsastheCommunityRelationsManagersaidFredaHardageDirectorFoundationServicesandAlpharettaMedicalCampus.Assur-ingthatNorthsideisvisibleinthecommunitysheworkstirelesslywithsomanydifferentgroups.KellicanbeseenthroughoutNorthFultonandForsythCountyassistingwhereversheisneeded.IhearstoriesnearlyeverydayfromsurvivorsandpatientswhohavebeentreatedatNorth-side.Whetheritsfromparentswhosebabywasinourneonatalintensivecareunitapatientwhowastreatedatourbonemarrowtransplantunitorawomanwhotookactionbecauseofoneofourbreastcancerprogramshelpingspreadawarenessandraisemoneyforthesetypesofprogramsisex-tremelyrewardingformebothpersonallyandpro-fessionallysaidKelli.TheNorthsidecommunityisgratefulthatKellihasmadeconnectionsthatben-etourhealthcareinsomanyways. CountyLineDecember2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net10JoinChildrensHealthcareofAtlantaaswespendanightatthecircusonFebruary272015atTheArenaatGwinnettCenter.ChildrensispartneringwithFeldEntertainmenttocreateanex-clusivenightatthecircusthatwillbenetandraiseawarenessforChildrensHealthcareofAtlanta.Onthisnightandthisnightonlyapercentageofeachticketwillgotowardsoureffortstomakechildrenbettertodayandhealthiertomorrow.BesuretobringyourfriendsandfamilyandenjoyanunforgettablenightatChildrensHealthcareofAtlantas1stAnnualNightattheCircusBeholdthelivinglegendsRinglingBros.andBarnumBaileybringstheunbelievabletoChildrenofAllAgesinanallnewshowRinglingBros.andBarnumBaileyPresentsLEDGENDSSMthe144theditionofTheGreatestShowOnEarthExperienceunimaginablefamilyfunasamazingperformersfromaroundtheglobeperformawe-inspiringfeatsofdaringspectaclesofstrengthandthrillsofwondertosummonthemythicalandmysteriousAUnicornaPega-susandaWoollyMammothJoinusforanunforgettablefamilynightoflegendaryproportionsRing-lingBros.andBarnumBaileyPresentsLEGENDSBelieveintheUnbelievable.FormoreinformationandtopurchaseticketsbenetingChildrensgotowww.choa.orgringling.ForquestionsorinterestinexclusiveexperiencesandsponsorshipopportunitiescontactMelisaMorrowatmelisa.morrowchoa.org.ChildrensHealthcareofAtlantas1stAnnualNightattheCircusNottobecombinedwithotheroffers.Onecouponpercustomer.Expires42013.CallforourWeeklyHolidaySpecialsTheWildBirdCenterofJohnsCreek3651PeachtreeParkwaySuiteI770418-1990www.wildbird.comjohnscreekBringHomeSomeWildHolidayGiftsCENTERSWILDBIRD 11CountyLineDecember2014Waittimesareupdatedevery15minutesandareestimatesbasedontheaveragetimeittakesforapatienttobeplacedinanexamroom.2014ChildrensHealthcareofAtlantaInc.Allrightsreserved.CHILDRENSATFORSYTH410PEACHTREEPARKWAYCUMMINGCHILDRENSATNORTHPOINT3795MANSELLROADALPHARETTAHOLIDAYHOURS9AMTO7PMWETREATFRACTURES.EVENONHOLIDAYBREAKS.OurpediatriciansarestandingbythisThanksgivingChristmasandNewYearsDay.Visitchoa.orgwaitforurgentcarewaittimes. CountyLineDecember2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net12PaparazziKKCAYCEDEBBIEMCBEESUEWINNJOANSMITHJENNYRIDNOURNICOLEBANSAVAGEBONNIEJOSAPHSDR.YVONNESATTERWHITEHOLLYVIGLIOTTIKATHLEENKRAYNICKDR.JAMESHICKSSOLAIREATALLAHKERIJUSTINCHILDERSROBINHRDLICKAWENDYLIUMELISSADANIELSSON 13CountyLineDecember2014WithParentsandTeachersafterheartsandnotjustmindsaschooldaycanbeyourbestdayInvestigatingPerimeterSchooldatesJanuary232015February62015630PMRegisteratwww.perimeterschool.orgadmissionsOrcontactLoriAzemarat678.405.2307Scheduleaneyeappointmenttoday404-778-2020RoutineannualeyeexamsScreeningsforeyedisordersSurgicalevaluationsDiabeticeyeexamsCataractsurgeryVisualacuityexamsGlassesprescriptionsContactsprescriptionsOthereyeconcernseyecenter.emory.eduYourvision.Letushelpyouseeaswellasyoucansee.ScheduleaneyeexamtodaywithoneofoureyecareprofessionalsnowservingyourcommunityatJohnsCreekPhysiciansPlazaEmoryJohnsCreekHospital.EmoryJohnsCreekPhysiciansPlaza6335HospitalParkwaySuite115JohnsCreekGA30097AnEmoryEyedoctorinyourneighborhoodRabeeaJanjuaMDPetraJoOD CountyLineDecember2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net14Maintainingahealthywell-alignedspineandnormalfunctioningnervoussystemisperhapsthemostoverlookedkeytoglobalhealth.Chiropracticisthefastestgrowingnaturalhealthcareprofessionintheworld.DoctorsofChiropracticspecializeinlocatingandcorrectingacommonconditionknownasVertebralSubluxation.WhatisaVertebralSubluxationyouaskImagineawaterhosewithaknot.Eventhoughithasaknotthehoseisonlysomewhatuseful.Iftheknotwereremovedimaginetheincreaseofwaterthatcannowow.InthebodyChiropracticreducesnerveinterferencewhichallowshealthynerveenergytoowassistingthebodytoachieveoptimalvitality.AVertebralSubluxationoccurswhenoneormoreofthetwenty-fourmovablebonesofthespinalcolumnbecomemisaligned.Thesemisalignmentscalledsubluxationscausenerveinterferenceandovertimenerveirritationcanresult.Thisirritationcanimpairthebodysabilitytotransmitandreceivevitalnervemessagestothemusclesandorgansofthebody.TherearemanydifferentcausesofVertebralSubluxationshowevercommoncausesincludestressnutritionpoorposturesportsimpactschildhoodfallsingestingmedicationandeventhebirthprocess.ChiropractictreatmentsarecomfortablesafeandhighlyeffectiveinaccuratelytreatingVertebralSubluxations.Peopleofallagesincludinginfantsexpectantmothersandelderlycanreceivechiropracticcareasawaytogethealthyandtoimprovequalityoflife.Asanon-invasiveanddrugfreemethodofassessingthebodyshealthChiropracticqualiesasacrediblealternativetotraditionalmedicine.Enhanceyourwellness.Enhanceyourhealth.VisityourChiropractortoday 15CountyLineDecember2014 CountyLineDecember2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net16KEEPINGANOPESuperintendentJeffBeardentalkswithstudentsatForsythAcademy. 17CountyLineDecember2014Dr.JeffBeardenlikestosharehisstorywithstudentsstrugglingwithchoos-ingacareerpathwayinhighschoolornarrowingdowntheirmajorastheyentercol-lege.Beopenhesays.Haveawillingnesstotrydifferentthingsandyourpathwillcometoyou.Forsomeitjusttakesalittletimetondtherightt.JeffsopennesstonewexperiencesandopportunitiesisalargepartofwhatledtohisselectionasForsythCountySchoolsSuperintendentarolehesteppedintoonSeptember22014.Jeffwasraisedinamilitaryfamilyhisfatherwasa20-yearAirForceveteran.HewasborninVirginiaandlivedinTexasCaliforniaItalyandJapanbythetimehenishedelementaryschool.WhenhisfatherretiredthefamilymovedtohishometownofBremenGeorgiaandJeffattendedschooltherefromseventhgradethroughhighschool.HethenwentontotheUniversityofWestGeorgiabutaftertwoyearsjoinedtheAirForce.Mygrandfa-therandfatherwereintheAirForce.IhavethreebrothersallofwhomservedintheAirForce.Militarykidshaveatendencytofeelreadytomoveonafterbeinginoneplaceforawhileanditwastherightdecisionforme.ThoughhiswishlistofdutystationsincludedthesoutheasternUnitedStatesorEuropetheAirForcesentJefftoLoringAirForceBaseinLimestoneMainelocatedneartheCanadianborderandwithanaverageyearlysnowfallof200inches.ItwasquiteashockforaGeor-giakid.WhenIarrivedin1984wehadsixinchesofsnowonMay3rdJeffremembers.NMINDbyKathleenKraynick CountyLineDecember2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net18WithitsfarnortheasternlocationLoringAirForceBasewasstrategicallyimportantdur-ingtheColdWarastheclosestbasetotheSovietUnioninthecontinentalUnitedStates.WhilestationedthereJeffworkedintheMoraleWelfareandRecreationProgrampartofthemilitaryscommitmenttoitsmembersmaintainingahealthyworklifebalance.Hewasresponsibleforcreatingrecreationalactivitiesforthebaseincludingorganizingsoftballandbasketballleaguesoverseeingartsandhobbyactivitiesandimplementingtnessprograms.Atthesametimehewasapproachedbyalocalhighschooltocoachitsbas-ketballteam.Thoughhehadnotpreviouslycoachedhetookthejobandsoondiscoveredhowmuchheenjoyedworkingwithyoungpeople.JeffreturnedtocollegewhilestillintheAirForcetakingclassesatthebaseandatalocaluniversity.WhenafterfouryearshelefttheAirForceJefffocusedhiseffortsonearninghisBachelorsdegreeandteachingcredentials.HegraduatedfromtheUniversityofMainein1990andtookajobteachingseventhgradelanguageartsandcontinuedtocoachhighschoolbasketball.IfyouhadaskedmethenwhatIdbeingdoingtodayIwouldhavesaidTeachingmiddleschoolstudentsandcoachinginhighschool.Buttherewasadif-ferentpathforJeffandoneofhismostinuentialmentorshelpedhimtotaketherststepsonit.Dr.GehrigJohnsonSuperintendentofNorthernMaineslargestschooldistrictsawlead-ershippotentialinJeffandhiredhimtobeateacherandathleticdirectoratthelargestschoolinMaineSchoolAdministrativeDistrict1.JeffexplainsHetookmeunderhiswinghepromotedmehementoredmeandhesbeenmyfriendeversince.FromthatroleJefftookhisrstsuperintendentjobattheageof36.Itwasasmallschoolsystemwithjust330studentsinkindergartenthroughhighschool.OurcentralofcewasjustthreepeopleJeffrecalls.Itwassuchagoodexperience.Beingsuperintendentinasystemthatsizeyoulearnabouteverythingcurriculumfacilityplanningandmainte-nancetransportation.ImfortunatetohavehadthatexperienceasInowhaveabetterunderstandingofhowallofthedepartmentsinalargerschoolsystemoperate.IcantxaschoolbusbutIdohaveanunderstandingofhowoftentheyneedtobereplaced.JeffwentontoearnhisMastersdegreefromtheUniversityofMaineandaDoctoratede-greefromNovaSoutheasternUniversitywhichwasthelargestdistancelearningprogramineducationatthetime.OnlinelearningwasnotwhatitistodayandJeffexplainsthathestudiedinacohortsystemtraveling400mileseachwaytoandfromBostononweekendstomeetwithfellowstudentsandattendingclassesattheschoolsMiamicampusinthesummer.BeyondearningmydegreetherewasthebenetofbeingabletonetworkwitheducatorsfromalloverthecountryandIlearnedsomuchabouthowdifferenttypesofschoolsystemswork.ItreallybroadenedmyperspectiveJeffshares.Afterspending27yearsinMaineJeffreturnedtohissouthernrootsandbecamesuperin-tendentofFayetteCountyPublicSchoolsin2011.PartofmeknewIwouldendupbackhereatsomepointhesays.HewaslaternamedsuperintendentofRomeCitySchoolsin2013.AgainifyouaskedmethenwhatIwouldbedoingfortherestofmycareerIwouldhavetoldyouIdbeinRome.Itsagreatcitywithasupportivecommunityandschoolboard.MywifeandIhadahouseplandrawnandwereabouttopurchaselandsaidJeff.Butagainhisopennesstonewopportunitiesledhimdownadifferentpath.HavingvisitedForsythCountySchoolsaspartofaBYOTBringYourOwnTechnologyTourJeffsayshewasblownawaybytheschoolshere.ThereislotsofdatatosupportthatthisisthepremiereschoolsysteminthestateandwhenIsawthatthesuperintendent 19CountyLineDecember2014jobwasopenitwasanopportunityIcouldntpassup.AndIwashappywhereIwassotherewasnodownsidetoapplying.JeffswifeLisaisanelementaryschoolteacher.Hehastwodaughtersages24and14anda13-year-oldson.ThemovetoForsythCountyhasbeenagoodonebothprofession-allyandpersonally.Werehomenowandwedontplantomoveagainhesaysemphatically.JeffandLisaregularlyexercisetogetherwalkandhikewiththeirdogandareenjoyingexploringthearealookingfortherightplacetosettleandperhapsbuildthathousetheyhaveplansfor.AnavidreaderJeffenjoysbiographiesandautobiographiesofhistoricalleadersincludingAbrahamLincolnFranklinRooseveltandJohnF.Kennedy.Butasthefatherofteen-agersheadmitsthathesalsoreadtheHarryPotterandTwilightseriesofbooks.HelookstohisownkidsaswellasaStudentAdvisoryCommitteemadeupofForsythCountystudentsofallagesfortheirperspectiveoneducationandsaysthathendsthoseconversationswonderfullyrefresh-ing.Kidswillbehonest.Theylltellyouwhattheyreallythink.Theysharehowtheyusetechnologyintheclass-roomtheyrecognizehowhardtheirteachersworkhesays.WhatJeffndsespeciallyimpressiveisthatnomatterwhereyouliveinForsythCountyyourchildisgoingtoattendanoutstandingschoolsomethingnoteasilyaccom-plishedinadistrictthissize.Ourschoolsarenotcookie-cutterheexplains.Theyrealldifferentandtheyreallexcellent.Hepointsoutthatgivingschoolleadersasmuchexibilityaspossibletogivetheirstudentswhattheyneedisthekeytoindividualschoolsuccess.Havingthisauton-omywithinthestructureofourStrategicPlanandLearnerProlegetssupportfromthecommunityanditssomethingthatwillcontinuewithmeinthisofce.Itstherightthingtodoforourstaffandmoreimportantlytherightthingtodoforourkids.JeffhaslongstudiedleadershipinsportsandndsparticularinspirationfromformerUCLAbasketballcoachJohnWooden.Hetaughthisstudentathletessomuchmorethanbasketball.Hehadgreatrapportwiththekidswasclearaboutexpectationsandaccount-abilityandwasfairpointingoutthatfairdoesntalwaysmeaneveryonehasthesamething.TheseareallqualitiesItrytoemulateinmyownworkJeffsays.Hegoesontoexplainthattheexperienceofgrowingupinamilitaryfamilyandservinginthemilitaryfouryearsthathedescribesasthebestdegreehehasearnedinstilledadeepappreciationofthevalueofeveryroleinanorganizationandrecognitionofhowtheyallmustinteracttobesuccessful.Healsolearnedselessnesstheimportanceofputtingtheneedsofothersbeforeyourownandmakingdecisionsbasedonwhatsbestforanorganizationratherthanitsindividualmembers.AslongasImakedecisionsassuperintendentbasedontheseprinciplesandourboardmembersdothesameparentscanseethat.Evenwhentherearebumpsanddisagreementsalongthewayifweoperatethroughthatlensthereismutualrespectandsupport.ThereislotsofdatatosupportthatthisisthepremiereschoolsysteminthestateandwhenIsawthatthesuperinten-dentjobwasopenitwasanopportunityIcouldntpassup.AndIwashappywhereIwassotherewasnodownsidetoapplying.SuperintendentJeffBearden CountyLineDecember2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net20SandyBeavertheExecutiveDirectorofThePlaceofForsythCountyretiredfromherpositionattheendofOctober.Sandyhadservedtheorganizationsince1995andforfteenofthoseyearssheheldthepositionofExecutiveDirec-tor.ChairmanoftheBoardMaryBethGrennersaidOnbehalfoftheBoardandtheentireteamIwanttothankSandyforhermanycontributionstoThePlaceoverthepastnineteenyearsasweexpandedontheideasoftheAdrianDominicanSis-tersofprovidingbasicemergencysupporttothoseinthecommunitywhoneededassistance.Sandyhasplayedaninstrumentalroleinoursuccessfuleffortstobuildastronganddeepnetworkofhopethatremainsfocusedonmakingsurehumanneedsaremetforfoodshelterwarmthandlifesupportingmedications.IhaveagreatdealofadmirationandrespectforThePlacesteamandIbelievetheyarewellpositionedtoremainattheforefrontofthenon-protstosupportthecommunitysaidSandy.WhilethiswasadifcultdecisioninlightofthemanyyearsIhaveservedandthemanyaccomplishmentsThePlacehasrealizedIbelievethatnowisanappropriatetimetoletnewleadershipchartourfuturecourse.MydeepestthanksandbestwishesgotoThePlaceitsstaffForsythCountyandmostimportantlythedonorswhohavesup-portedthemissionofThePlace.Ihavetremendouscondenceinthelong-termopportu-nitiesforThePlacegoingforward.ThePlaceAnnouncesDepartureofExecutiveDirectorSandyBeaverCompassionateCarebyvetswhoreallylistenandtreatyouandyourpetlikefamily.Askaboutournewclientdiscount770-844-73873571PeachtreeParkwaySuwaneejustnorthofMcGinnisFerryRd.www.fourpawsjohnscreek.comCompleteDiagnosticSurgicalandPreventativeMedicineServicesAFullServiceAnimalHospitalServingSUWANEEJOHNSCREEKCUMMINGALPHARETTAAshleyTharpDVMJaimeChoDVMTheWriteWayProfessionalcopyeditingandproofreadingforerstimpressionofyourwrittenwordsistherstimpressionofyou.Doitthewriteway.Formoreinformationoracomplimentaryquotecall678-417-5490BusinessesAnnualReportsManualsNewslettersCorrespondenceSelf-PublishingAuthorsBooksManuscriptsScreenplaysWebsiteContentMagazinesandJournalsDissertationsandTheses 21CountyLineDecember201410305MedlockBridgeRoadJohnsCreekGA30097770.622.3081www.harrynorman.comatlantanorth3265SugarloafClubDriveDuluthGA30097770.495.7660www.harrynorman.comsugarloafcountryclubJoyJonesSeniorVicePresidentManagingBrokerCumcgnizhHyNmnRealtorsgndhyknwindfExpertiseTrustndIntegrity.ImginhvinghypfpuinwkingfyufmhHyNmnRealtorshbnuccfuyhpingMAnnwihhindinc1930.MndbuychHarryNormanRealtorsExpertise.Trust.Integrity. CountyLineDecember2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net22Forachildoradultwithspecialneedsencounteringpublicsafetypersonnelintheiruniformcanbeanespeciallyfrighteningandstressfulsituation.Mostpeoplefeelthatsamefearandstressbecausesituationssuchasautomobileaccidentsresormedicalemergen-ciesareanxiety-producinginandofthemselves.ButforthosewithspecialneedscomingintoclosecontactwithaSheriffsOfcedeputyareghterorapara-mediccanbeoverwhelmingandmayproduceareactionthatcouldbemisinterpretedasconfuseddisorientedorhostilefurthercomplicatingthesituation.TheideaforaprogramthatintroducesandfamiliarizesthosewithspecialneedswithuniformedpublicsafetypersonnelwastheresultofaconversationbetweenForsythCountySheriffsOfceFCSOCommunityOutreachSpecialistSonyaCamarilloandherfriendMarkPorter.Markstwenty-one-year-olddaughterRagenisAutis-ticandisoftenveryuncomfortableinsocialsituations.AwarethatSonyaworkedfortheForsythCountySheriffsOfceMarkaskedherifshemightbeabletoarrangeforRagentomeetsomeuniformedpersonnelsoshewouldntbeafraidifshewasstoppedforatrafcviolationorwasinasituationthatinvolvedanyoneinanofcialuniform.Sonyarealizedthatintroducingallthosewithspecialneedstodifferentpublicservicedepartmentper-sonnelmightbeverybenecialandbroughttheideatostartanewprogramtotheCommunityOutreachDepart-ment.TheS.N.A.P.S.SpecialNeedsAwarenessofPublicSafetyprogramwasapprovedandSonyareachedouttoorganizationsthatprovideservicestothosewithspe-cialneedsdistributedyerstointroducetheprogramtothecommunityandplannedakick-offmeetingthattookplaceinJune.ThemeetingswerescheduledforthesecondWednesdayofeachmonthatthePublicSafetyTrainingCenter.Meetingsareattendedbyapproximately50peopleeachmonthwhoarebetweentheagesofveandforty-ve.S.N.A.P.S.hasinvitedrepresentativesfromadifferentpublicsafetydepartmenteachmonthtoprovideade-scriptionoftheirdepartmentsservicestothosewhoattend.SincetherstofcialmeetingthattookplaceinAugustthegrouphasbeenintroducedtoStrangerDangerbydeputiesfromtheForsythCountySheriffsOfceTheFriendlyFiremanbyLauraColemanandJeffLyonsoftheForsythCountyFireDepartmenttheForsythCountySheriffsOfcesK-9dogsandtheirhan-dlersSchoolResourceOfcersandtheDepartmentofNaturalResources.Therehasalsobeenamockdem-onstrationoftrafcstopsandatouroftheFireDe-partmentbuildingandthe911CallCenter.S.N.A.P.S.isdesignedtopresentuniformedpersonneltothosewithspecialneedsinafriendlypersonalenvironmentsaidSonya.WewantthemtoruntothoseinuniformnotrunawayandIbelieveourmeetingsareaccomplishingbyJudyLeJeuneSpecialNeedsAwarenessofPublicSafetyJayLiebrockwiththeU.S.ArmyCorpsofEngineersspeakingattheOctobermeeting.S.N.A.P.S. 23CountyLineDecember2014thisgoal.AttheupcomingmeetingonDecember10thSonyaisplanningtohaveanAngelTreewithSheriffDuaneK.Pipertheretopassoutgifts.InadditiontoplanningthemonthlymeetingswhileateachmeetingSonyatalkswithandlistenstothosewhoattendandwasrecentlytoldbysix-year-oldLockethathehadalwayswantedtogoinsideoneofthebusesparkedinfrontofthejailthatwouldtransportprisonersintheeventofanemergency.SonyaarrangedforoneofthesebusestobeintheparkinglotattheOctobermeetingsoeveryoneatthemeetingcouldgoinsideandseethebus.WiththesuccessoftheprogramestablishedSonyaisfocusingonexpandingtheeffortstohelpthosewithspecialneeds.SheisorganizingaBoardofDirec-torsworkingoncentralizingtheagenciesthatprovideservicesandopportuni-tiesforthosewithspecialneedstohaveallresourcesavailableinonelocationandintroducingabillthatwouldrequireapersonsdisabilitytobedocumentedontheirdriverslicensesuchasitisforthoserequiredtowearglassesorcon-tactlenseswhendriving.Sonyaisreachingouttopublicservicedepartmentsinneighboringcountiestowidenthereachoftheprogramthoughthosewithspe-cialneedsandtheircaregiverswhoarefromneighboringcountiesarewelcometoattend.S.N.A.P.S.wasdesignedtodissolvethefearsthatsomepeoplewithspecialneedshaveofuniformedpublicsafetypersonnelsaidSonyaandIamveryhappythattheprogramisaccomplishingthisgoal.S.N.A.P.S.meetingsareheldonthesecondWednesdayofeverymonthatthePublicSafetyTrainingCenterat6pm.ResidentsandtheircaregiversfromForsythandneighboringcountiesarewelcome.FormoreinformationcontactSonyaCa-marilloat770-781-2222oremailheratsmcamarilloforsythco.com.AngelsfortheAngelTreemaybepickedupat475TribbleGapRoadinCumming.OfcerMouretLockeandSonyaCamarilloattheprisonerstransportbus.AorticAneurysmsCarotidDiseasePeripheralArteryDiseaseRenalandMesentericDiseaseVenousDiseaseDialysisAccessThoracicOutletSyndromeNorthsideVascularSurgeryoffersstate-of-the-artcareinprovidingthefull-spectrumofvascularandendovascularservicesforNorthsideVascularSurgeryisafull-servicevascularandendovasculartherapypracticethatspecificallyfocusesondiagnosisandtreatmentofdisordersoftheveinsandarteries.Ourstaffofboard-certifiedphysiciansbringyearsofvaluableexperienceworkingatsomeofthenationsleadinginstitutions.OfferingarangeofdiagnosticservicesandadvancedtreatmentoptionsNorthsideVascularSurgerytreatstheentirescopeofvasculardiseasesfromthesimplesttothemostcomplex.www.northside.com770292-3490NVS-GA.comFromtheSimplesttotheMostComplexVascularCare.980JohnsonFerryRoadSuite1040AtlantaGA30342145RiverstoneTerraceSuite101CantonGA301141505NorthsideBoulevardSuite2400CummingGA30041939BobArnoldBoulevardSuiteDLithiaSpringsGA30122Dr.SiddharthPatelDr.JosephRicottaDr.EdwardKangDr.CatalinHarbuzariuJosephRicotta2011-2014 CountyLineDecember2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net24Dr.NazeeraDawoodismakinghealthychangesthroughouttheJohnsCreekcommunityandFultonCounty.Equallydedicatedtohermedicalcareerandservingthecommunityshepromoteshealthylifestylepracticesfromgrassrootscollaborationstocountywidepro-grams.FromherchildhoodinIndiatohercurrentpositionasProgramManagerforHealthPromotionatFultonCountyHealthServicesNazeerahasbrokenbarrierstoaccomplishhergoals.InitiallyNazeerabrokethroughtheobstacleofherorthodoxfamilytraditionofeducatingwomenonlyuntiltheirearlyteens.IfeellikeIpavedthewayandchangedthenormsaidNazeera.SheearnedhermedicaldegreefromBanga-loreUniversityinIndia.Whiletreatingpatientsduringherresidencyprogramshesawmanypeopleatayoungagewithdiabetesandheartattacksandbegantofocusonpre-ventionhealthpractices.SheearnedherMastersdegreeinPublicHealthfromUniversityofNorthCarolinain1999thenworkedinmedicalresearchatUniversityofNorthCar-olinahospitalsuntil2002whenshereturnedtoIndiatoworkinaruralcharitablehospital.NazeerasaidMyworkatthehospitalhelpedtoshapemypathfromtreatmenttoprevention.Treatingpatientsone-on-onewasnotgratify-ing.Iwantedtohelppeopletousepreventionandstopbe-ingreactivetohealthproblems.IfeltthatteachingpeopletoeathealthyexercisenotsmokeandotherpreventionpracticeswerepartofmyHippocraticOath.AfterreturningtotheUnitedStatesin2004NazeeraworkedoverveyearsinmedicalresearchatEmoryUni-versity.Shesawgreatdisparityinhealthcareanddiscov-eredthatpatientslackededucationinpreventativemeth-ods.Seekingaroletomakeachangein2010NazeerabeganhercurrentpositionwithFultonCountyintheHealthPromotiondivision.Shefeltitwasaperfectmatchforhertoservethemedicalprofessionandthecommunity.Nazeerahasalwaysbelievedinworkingforagovernmentpositiontoaffectgreatchange.SheisimplementingacomprehensiveplantowardthegoalofmakingFultonCountythehealthiestcountyinthestate.ShesaidWithintherstsixmonthsIeducatedmyteammetwithcouncilmembersandfour-teencitymayorswithinFultonCounty.Imetmanyobsta-clesandlearnedtoactrstandthenaskpermission.Nazeerahasmetwithindividualstolearnabouttheirhealthconcerns.Tearslledhereyesasshespokeabouttwochil-drenwhodiedfromcomplicationswithasthmabecauseeffectivepreventativepolicieswerenotinplace.Shehasreachedouttofamiliesandtheyhaveunitedwithhertomakechangesandimprovepreventioninvarioushealtheldsincludingdiabetesasthmaandcardiovascularcare.Nazeeraisbringingculturestogetherandempoweringfamiliestouniteforcommoncauses.IbuiltsixvolunteerhealthcoalitionscontactedofcialsformedpartnershipsbyCindyLombardoPromotingPreventativeHealthcare 25CountyLineDecember2014andwentintoschools.Allofthesecollaborationswereforthecommongoalofpreventa-tivehealthcareNazeerasaid.HerdeterminationwasrewardedinSeptemberwhenaninemilliondollargrantthatshesubmittedtotheCentersforDiseaseControlandPreventionwasawardedtoFultonCountyforhealthcareprevention.AlongwithnumerousotheracademicprofessionalandcommunityawardsandrecognitionsNazeerareceivedaproclamationfromFultonCountyonOctober12014tohonorherdedicationandaccomplishments.NazeeraalsofocusesherdriveontheJohnsCreekcommunity.InthesubdivisionwheresheliveswithherhusbandandtwodaughtersshebeganahealthpreventioninitiativetoincludeawalkinggroupCPRclasstnessclassandhealthycookingclass.NazeerawasintheLeadershipJohnsCreekclassof2014aprogramthroughwhichshealsoservesashealthcarementortoNorthviewHighSchoolstudents.FulllinghergoaltoimprovehealthcarepreventionNazeeraisoftenmakingpresenta-tionsandbeginswiththestatementImfromthegovernmentandImheretohelp.Peoplelaughedthersttimesheusedthosewordsbuttodayshecontinuestousethatstatementandndsthatpeopletakeherseriously.Withintelligenceandakindquietdemeanorshespeaksandpeoplearelistening.FultonCountyhasmademestrongerasIhavelearnedhowtoovercomebarriers.Iamaboutactionandempoweringotherstohelp.Weasacommunityareinapositiontobreakthestatusquoanddotherightthing.Idontmindbeingdifferent.IamthevoicethatwillspeakupandsaythatthisneedstochangeNazeerasaid.Sheispersistentinhergoalstoservethecommunity.AsaleaderandanadvocateforpeopleshealthNazeeraisaninspirationtoherfamilytheJohnsCreekcommunityandFultonCounty.Nazeerareceivedaproclamationtohonorherdedicationandaccomplishments.GeneralHighRiskPregnancyPre-PregnancyCounselingFamilyPlanningAnnualExamsPreventativeCareMenstrualandotherGynecologicalDisordersUltrasoundsandOfce-BasedProceduresSurgeryLaparascopicMinimallyInvasiveSurgerySujathaVivekMDBoardCertifedObGyn770-771-5270www.nawcare.comProvidingPersonalizedObstetricsandGynecologyMedicalServicesNorthAtlantaWomensCare6300HospitalPkwy.Suite375JohnsCreekGA300973400-AOldMiltonPkwy.Suite300AlpharettaGA30005HospitalAfliationswithEmoryJohnsCreekHospitalandNorthFultonRegionalHospital.DebbieCortjens770.331.6855debbie.cortjensgmail.comLizRyan404.713.6023lizryan2bellsouth.netNowisthetimetoSellYourHouseOur2014soldlistingswereonthemarketanaver-ageof32daysandsoldfor97ofaskingprice.Callustoseewhatyourhomeisworth CountyLineDecember2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net26InhisrstyearasprincipalofNorthviewHighSchoolBrianDowneyisstrivingtofosteraca-demicbalanceandbuildrelationshipsamongteachersandstudents.ThisisBriansfthyearasanadministratoratNorthview.Hejoinedtheschoolasanassistantprincipalinthesummerof2010andservedinthatrolefouryearsbeforebeingnamedprincipalinJune2014.Involvedwitheducationthroughouthislifeasastudentteacherandadmin-istratorBrianbelievesthatrelationshipsprovidethefoundationforstrongeducationandfuturesuccess.RelationshipsformedBriansearlyyearsgrowingupinCherryHillNewJersey.Heenjoyedthecomfortandsecurityofatraditionalfamilywithhisfathermotherandoldersister.LookingbackIrealizethatIhadanideallifegrowingupwithtwowonderfulsupportiveparentswhoprovidedasafestableandlovingenvironmentBriansaid.Schoolprovidedgreatexperiencesforhimwithteachersandfriends.Mrs.Stewarthis4thand6thgradeteacherwasarolemodelthatstoodoutbecauseshehadagreatpersonalityintheclassroomandhadhighexpecta-tionswithaninsistencethatstudentsmeetthem.Inhighschoolheservedonstudentcouncilandplayedsoccerfouryears.Soccerwasahugeinuenceonhissocialandphysicallifeandhewentontocoachhighschoolsoccerforsixteenyears.Brianbelievesthatthoseearlyrelationshipswithparentsteacherscoachesandfriendsbuiltaframeworkforhislife.AfterhighschoolBrianmajoredinbiologyatProv-idenceCollegeinRhodeIslandwithaspirationstondajobinthebiotechnologyormedicaleld.Itwasntuntilhebecameateachingassistanttohisbi-ologyteacherFatherMarkNowellthatBrianturnedtotheideaofeducationasaprofession.UnderFa-therNowellsmentoringBrianranthebiologylabhisjuniorandsenioryearsandthatrststepintoteachinginuencedhispath.AftergraduatingwithaBachelorofScienceinBiol-ogyBrianremainedinProvidenceandbeganteach-ingatnearbyAttleboroHighSchool.DuringhisrstseveralyearsatAttleboroBrianformedbondswithotherteachers.HesaidAttleborohadayoungstaffofteachersthatstartedandgrewupineducationtogether.Wereliedonandsupportedeachotherandlearnedhowtobebetter.Nowweallllleader-shiprolesineducation.JeffNewmanwasanassis-tantprincipalthatevaluatedandsupervisedmeasbyCindyLombardoRelationshipsBuilding 27CountyLineDecember2014ateacherandbecameinstrumentalinmymoveintoeducationalleadership.BrianwaspromotedtoDeanofStudentsandfollowedaclassofover400stu-dentsfromfreshmanthroughsenioryear.Hedevel-opedrelationshipswithstudentsandtheirfamiliesandprovidedsupporttokidsthatstruggled.Itookonthechallengesthestudentsfacedwhetheritwasdrugsalcoholgangorfamilyproblems.Iwastry-ingtoremovethesehugeobstaclesfromkids.Itwasaphenomenaltransformationtowatchandbepartofkidslivesastheybecameadults.ToseestudentswalkacrossthestagewithadiplomaandmoveontothenextstageoflifeisthegreatestrewardBriansaid.WhileworkingasanadministratorBrianat-tendedFitchburgStateCollegeinMassachusettsandearnedaMasterofEducationLeadership.Inadmin-istrationIfeelthatIcanhaveagreaterimpactonagreaternumberofstudentshesaid.DuringhisyearsinProvidenceBrianmarriedRandioriginallyfromSandySpringsGeorgia.AftertheirdaughterEviewasbornBrianandRandidecidedtomovetoGeorgiatobeclosertoRandisfamily.BrianacceptedtheassistantprincipalpositionatNorth-viewduringthesummerof2010andheandRandimovedtoJohnsCreek.TheirdaughterEvieisnowveandtheyalsohaveasonLiamsoonturningthree.BrianbelievesthatNorthviewwithadiversepopula-tionofover1900studentsisauniqueandwonder-fulplaceforstudentsandstaff.WhenIwalkintothebuildingeverydayIgivethanksandfeelblessedtohavesuchacreativeintelligentstudentbody.Stu-dentsareheretolearnandembraceeducation.MychallengeishowtocreatemoreopportunitiesforthesekidsBriansaid.Throughleadershipandreal-lifeexperienceinternshipskidsarerisingtochal-lenges.Brianisalsotryingtohelpndapositivebalanceinstudentlife.DuringtherstweekofOc-toberNorthviewcelebratedStressAwarenessWeekastudentledinitiative.Additionallyonenighteachmonthiscommunitynightforstudentsandstaffsotheycanstepbackfromacademics.Nohomeworkisassignedandnotestsaregiventhenextday.Thehopeistoalleviatepressureforteachersandstu-dentsandspendtimewithfamilyfriendsandcom-munity.Irmlybelievethatchildrenwillrememberhowtheyweretaughtandwhotaughttheminaddi-tiontowhattheylearned.Teachingisaboutrelation-shipsBriansaid.FirstParktohaveaNinjaCourseAfterSchoolandWeekendFunfortheEntireFamilyToddlerJumpAreaParentsLoungeTeenNightBirthdayPartiesCorporateEventsFitnessClassesBurnupto1000calorieswhilehavingfun404-260-19353985LakeeldCt.SuwaneejustnorthofMcGinnisFerryRd.www.GetAirJohnsCreek.comTrampolineParksOpeningNovember15BoardCertiedPediatricDentistOneDoctorPracticeChildrenofAllAgesTreatedParentsWelcomeinTreatmentAreasIn-NetworkwithMostInsurancesLowRadiationDigitalX-raysSedationSpecialNeedsDentistry678-822-981810475medlockbridgeroadsuite501johnscreekwww.pdJohnsCreek.com CountyLineDecember2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net28MostcurrentresidentsofNorthGeorgiaknowthattheCherokeenationonceinhabitedthearea.ButbeforetheCherokeenationexperiencedtheTrailofTearsandthelandlotteriestherewereotherinhabitants.ThersthumansknowntohavelivedhereweredescendantsofthePaleo-IndianscalledArchaicIndians.Thisgroupofnomadichuntersandgathererslivedoffbeardeerturkeyduckrabbitsquirrelraccoonfoxandopossum.Theirdietwassupplementedbytheberriesseedsnutsleavesandrootsthewomencollected.Thisgroupexistedfrom8000B.C.to1000B.C.andwasgraduallyreplacedwiththeWoodlandIndiansoverapproximately1000years.InsteadofrelyingonndingrandomberriesornutstheWoodlandIndiansbecamefarmersbycreatingclearingsintheforestforplantingseedssavedfromtheirpreviousharvest.Oftentheseclearingswereinoodplainsorlow-lyingareasalongstreamsmakingirrigationeasier.Theygrewsquashcornbeanspumpkinsandsunowersforoil.Theylivedinwoodenstructuresandmadepotterywithintricatepatternswiththeuseofcarvedpaddles.TheWoodlandIndiansexistedfrom1000B.C.to800A.D.ThenextdenedperiodofinhabitantsfortheareaweretheMississippianIndianswhoexistedfrom800A.D.to1540A.D.ThetermMississippianisusedbecausetherstsignsofthisnewculturewerefoundinvillagesalongtheMississippiRiver.ThisgroupbuiltvillagesalongthemajorriversliketheirWoodlandpredecessorsbuttheydifferedbecausetheygroupedintotribeswithchiefdoms.Attheheadoftherulingfamilywasachiefwithpowerinheritedthroughhismotherbeingamatriarchalsociety.TheMississippiansleftmorepotteryandartifactsthanalltheotherIndiansbeforethemcombined.AnotheradvancementoftheMississippianswastheirabilitytomakecanoesoutoftrunksoflargetreesbyburningandchippingthemoutandtheirlastinglegacyforustoobservetodayarethemoundstheyconstructedaroundthesoutheasternUnitedStates.From1540A.D.thereisevidencethatsomeCreekIndiansorMuscogeeastheyreferredtothemselveslivedinthearea.TheycamefromthewestpushedbywarringtribesfromtheothersideoftheMississippiRiver.WhileMuscogeemigratedfromthewesttheCherokeeweremigratingfromNorthCarolinaandTennesseeintothemountainsofNorthGeorgia.ThetwotribesclashedfourmileseastofpresentdayBallGroundintheBattleofTaliwain1755.TheCherokeedrovetheMuscogeeacrosstheChattahoocheeRiverandtheriverbecametheboundarybetweenthetwonations.Proofofthesepreviousinhabitantscomesfromnumerousarchaeologicalsitesinthearea.TherearesiteslocatedontheChattahoocheeRiverjustsouthofGeorgiaHighway20.OtherswerediscoverednorthofthehighwayalongtheriverandotherswhichwerenorthofBufordDamarenowbyTammyHardenGallowayBeforetheCherokee 29CountyLineDecember2014underthewatersofLakeLanier.TheSmithsonianInstitutionidentied60prehistoricsitesduringtheconstructionofthedaminthenowoodedareawhichincludedearthenmoundsandSummerouranarcheologicaldigofanIndianhomesitedatingback8000years.OneofthelargestarchaeologicalsitesintheareawastheStricklandFerrysitelocatedwhereGeorgiaHighway20crossestheChattahoocheeRiver.CharlotteCorderyVickeryanIndianwomanlivedattheferryinthe1830sandownedhalfinterestinOrrsFerrywhichwastheforerunnerofStricklandsFerry.ThereisavillagesiteonthewestbankoftheriverwherelargeamountsofpotteryshardshavebeenrecovereddatingfromprehistoricpeoplesthroughWoodlandculturesandamatureMississippiansocietytotheCherokee.Eachofthesecultureshadthreetofourdifferentpotterypatternsfordecorationmarkingtheevolutionofthoseculturesforarcheologists.AnothernotablearchaeologicalsiteintheareaistheThomasSitewhichislocatedneartheChattahoocheeRiverhalfamilewestoftheSuwaneeBridgeandaquartermilenorthoftheroadleadingtoShakerag.Atthislocationtherewasamoundofearthtentotwelvefeethighwhichhasbeendestroyedthroughconstruction.Itwasplowedandmanyshardsofpotterywerefoundbutwhathappenedtothecollectionofshardsandwhatdetailsthesepiecesofpotterycouldhavetoldushavebeenlost.Alsomentionedincorrespondencesbetween1849and1854wereseveralsmallmoundsontheplantationofJohnRogers.Wehaveverylittleevidenceintheareatodayofthesepreviouscultures.YetseveralofthenamesofCherokeevillagessurvivedinthearealikeEtowahSuwaneeavillagenearcurrentSuwaneeandStandingPeachTreeorpitchtreewherePeachtreeCreekowsintotheChattahoocheeRiverinnorthwestAtlantatheoriginofPeachtreeStreet.AMississippianstampedpottery. CountyLineDecember2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net30TheBigCreekElementarySchoolPTAdecidedtobringbacktheReectionsArtsRec-ognitionProgramanationalprogramsponsoredbytheGeorgiaPTA.Thiswonder-fulopportunitygavetheirstudentsachancetolettheircreativetalentshine.Studentsenteredinsixcontestcategoriesincludingliteraturedancevisualartsincludesdraw-ingpaintingcollageprintmakingflmphotographyandmusicalcomposition.ThisyearsthemewasTheworldwouldbeabetterplaceif...Theschoolcouldnotanticipatewhatthecontestparticipationlevelwouldbeandwasveryexcitedwhentheyreceivedentriesfrom119studentsThewinnerswereannouncedataGalleryCelebrationnightwhichwasheldonOctober28th.TrophywinnersincludedKooperLittleDarshikaDommaRishiKandulaJessicaMaraSrihithVelisettyMichaelHarbinNicoleLiuDharanijaPeramNinaThakurSriragTatavartiNishikaBayakodandLinaDo.Over200studentsparentsfriendsandrela-tivesattendedtheevent.The1stand2ndplacewinnersineachcategorywillcompetenextattheForsythCountylevel.WinnersoftheForsythCountycompetitionwillmoveontocompeteattheGeorgiaPTAstatelevelandthenthenationalcompetition.BigCreekElementarySchoolisveryproudofeachandeverystudentthatparticipatedinReectionsthisyear.Thisprogramismorethanjustacontest.BygivingstudentsthisopportunitytousetheirimaginationandcreativitytheendresultiscultivatingPRIDE.REFLECTIONSISBACKATBIGCREEKELEMENTARYbyConnieMaraKooperLittlethe1stplacewinnerforKindergartenReectionsLiteratureEntriesVCNorthAtlantaVascularClinicVeinCenterUthanVivekMDBoardCertifedVascularSurgeonVaricoseVeinsP.A.D.AneurysmCarotidDiseaseDiabeticFootLegUlcerLegPain1-800-VEIN-DOCwww.navascularclinic.com6300HospitalPkwySte375JohnsCreekGA30097770.771.5260ProvidingOptimumVascularTreatment 31CountyLineDecember2014Lyrictheworldsfrstandonly100invisible247wearablesweat-prooshower-prooor-months-at-a-timehearingdevicecan.AHEARINGAIDTHATCANDOALLTHISwww.johnscreekaudiology.com770-285-2882CalltomakeanappointmenttodayIndividualreplacementneedsmayvary.Durationodevicebatterylievariesbypatientandissubjecttoindividualearconditions.Lyriciswaterresistantnotwaterprooandshouldnotbecompletelysubmergedunderwater.Proessionaleesmayapply.Annualsubscriptionbeginsthefrstdayotrial.Lyricisnotappropriateorallpatients.SeeaLyricProvidertodetermineiLyricisrightoryou.LyricDistributedbyPhonakLLC2014.Allrightsreserved.MS033878NEW870FINALLYEFFORTLESSHEARINGCLEARNATURALSOUNDQUALITYEVENSHOWERPROOFwww.lyrichearing.com3-DAYSPECIALEVENTJULY8TH-JULY10TH2014Risk-Free30-DayTrialComplimentaryLiveDemonstrationNOWFITSMOREPEOPLECertiedLyricHearingProfessional4045JohnsCreekParkwaySuiteBJohnsCreekGA30024DeborahWoodwardAu.D.DoctorofAudiologyEQUALHOUSINGOPPORTUNITY CountyLineDecember2014www.CountyLineMagazine.net32