Marietta man gets it right with recently published book
by Sally Litchfield
December 07, 2013 11:45 PM | 2450 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Mother nature couldn’t keep Melissa and Gary Bottoms’ friends away for their Christmas Celebration last week. Despite the rain, it was a full house at their beautiful Marietta home. Gary Bottoms, president of The Bottoms Group — which provides employee benefit and insurance services for businesses and individuals — unveiled his book, “Getting it Right,” that was released the past week.

Among the nearly one hundred weathering the storm were: Marian and Mike Andrews, Brenda and Earl Adkisson, Lynda and Marshall Ausburn, Nancy and Jim Bodiford, Julie and Jerry Bonner, Brittney and David Bottoms (son and daughter-in-law), Jonathan Bottoms and Jessica Moore (son and friend), Snookie and Bernie Brown, Beth and Mike Capogrossi, Lori and David Chastain, Pat Chilton, Joanna and Paul Conyngham, Carolyn and Bill Curry, Jo and Joe DeSantis, Kathleen and Dan Eggars, Martha Farrar, Nancy and Jim Fleming, Claire and Ron Francis, Brenda Gaskins, Jim Glover, Linda and Johnny Gresham, Carol and Greg Griggs, Cinda and Rick Hamilton, Susan and Doug Haynie, Lynda and Morris Henderson, Becky and Daryle Higginbotham, Laura and Bryan Higginbotham (daughter and son-in-law), Beverly Kelly, Maurine and Jack Kennedy, Phyllis and Bob Kiser, Gregg Litchfield, Judy and Aymar Manning, Mary Ann and Ben Mathis, Marcia and David McGinnis, Donna and Mark Miller, Jim Moye, Pam Newton, Tanise and Steve Nicholson, Mary and Brian Nygaard, Lisa and Sam Olens, Melanie and Jeff Payne, Roger Reisert, Mary Ansley and James Southerland, Joanne and Roy Thurston, Ann and Alan Watkins, Pam and Steve Watt, and Denise and Stan Wise.


Delmar Gardens of Smyrna presented their seventh annual casino night, raising thousands to benefit the Smyrna Public Safety Foundation. Residents and community guests enjoyed an elegant ’20s evening including tasty hors d’oeuvres, casino games and themed “Mary Pickford” drinks from the open bar. An abundance of raffle prizes were given away, donated from more than 30 local businesses and private donors.

Prizes were awarded to top chip holders, with the grand prize going to Delmar Garden’s resident, Florence Mills. Delmar Gardens of Smyrna, a luxury retirement, assisted living, skilled nursing and rehab center, always strives to host quality events for their residents and the Smyrna community.


The Marietta Varsity Wrestling team is conducting a fundraising event today at 6:30 p.m. at Maple Avenue United Methodist Church in Marietta. The event features Barry Lancaster’s One Man Show, a comedy/music variety show that is fun for the whole family. Up-and-coming comedian Tim Ward of Marietta will open the show.

The church is at 63 Maple Ave., Marietta.

Tickets are $10 at the door. Refreshments are available. For more information, call Tommy Carthers at (678) 457-0514.


The Harrison Indoor Percussion Ensemble is having a Holiday Craft Show, a fundraiser for HIPE, today from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Harrison High School Gyms. Hand-made crafts and gifts will be available to ease your holiday shopping pains.

The school is at 4500 Due West Road, Kennesaw.

For more information, visit


Fashion spotlight of the week: In a bright red sweater that would make Santa proud and black slacks — Trish Nicholas of Marietta — beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Sally Litchfield is a longtime Marietta resident. She formerly practiced law in Marietta and now stays home to raise her two children. Send Sally news at Call Sally at (770) 425-8106.
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