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Your December Community Update!

Don't Forget Senator Rhett
District 33

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Senator "Doc Rhett"
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As I reflect on the year that is coming to a close, it is certainly not the year that any of us could have ever predicted. And while we continue to suffer and manage our way through this pandemic, I am amazed at the remarkable things our Cobb Chamber has accomplished. Let’s take a look at the year that was 2020.

When we started the year, my hope was to add to the legacy of bringing people together to focus on what’s best for Cobb County…..because Together, We Can! Together, We Can became much more than just a slogan but a way of life for us-even as we had to quarantine and socially distance! I have never been more proud of our community as we faced such adversity and came together to help one another as we tried to survive and revive our businesses.

As you may know, my 3 strategic priorities this year as the Chairman of your Cobb Chamber: (1) Small Business focus, (2) Workforce Development and (3) U.S. Military/Dobbins Air Reserve. I feel that some of our biggest accomplishments support these three pillars which are so vital to our community.

VECTR: This summer, Governor Kemp signed the most recent budget for the state of Georgia allocating $2.25 million dollars to create VECTR (Veterans Education Career Transition Resources), a center that will be a gateway for veterans and their families transitioning to civilian life and will provide local businesses highly skilled talent that we have not had access to before.

This VECTR Center will be located on the Marietta campus of Chattahoochee Technical College. The Chamber worked closely with Representatives Bert Reeves and John Carson and Senators Doc Rhett and Kay Kirkpatrick who played a pivotal role in getting this center into the budget and ultimately passed.

Congressman David Scott Named Chairman of House Agriculture Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today Congressman David Scott (GA-13) was approved by the Democratic Caucus to serve as the first African American Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee. The committee is empowered with legislative oversight relating to the U.S. agriculture industry, forestry, nutrition, and rural development. 
Upcoming swearing-in ceremonies to be streamed live

Newly-elected officials will take office in Cobb County on Jan. 1. Most will have small ceremonies surrounding their swearing-in events. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CobbTV staff will live-stream most of these events on our YouTube and Facebook pages.

The ceremony for Judge Diana Simmons was held Friday afternoon and can be viewed in its entirety by clicking here.

The remaining schedule is subject to change, but below are tentative dates and times:
  • 3:45 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 10
  • Judge Jason Marbutt
  • Ceremonial Courtroom

  • 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11
  • District Attorney Flynn Broady
  • Ceremonial Courtroom

  • 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 15
  • Sheriff Craig Owens
  • Public Safety Training Facility

  • 12:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 18
  • Judge Kellie Hill
  • Ceremonial Courtroom

  • 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 22
  • District Four Commissioner Monique Sheffield
  • BOC Meeting Room

  • 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 31
  • District Two Commissioner Jerica Richardson
  • Cobb County Civic Center

  • 3 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 7
  • Chair Lisa Cupid
  • Cobb County Civic Center

Visit for streaming information.

Are you in need of financial relief to get caught up on your delinquent mortgage payments due to COVID-19? In partnership with Experian North America the NAACP will award grants to African American delinquent homeowners to preserve and protect one of your most valuable assets; YOUR HOME! 

The Home Preservation Grant will provide up to $10,000.00 per family in mortgage relief to qualified homeowners.  Application deadline has been extended to Thursday December 10, 2020 – 11:59pm EST. 

Live in the metro Atlanta area 
Became delinquent on your mortgage because of COVID-19  
Currently employed and able to maintain your mortgage 
Proof of mortgage delinquency and last 30 days pay stub 

Questions regarding the grant application should be sent to:
You can enroll in or change 2021 Marketplace health insurance right now. The 2021 Open Enrollment Period runs from Sunday, November 1, 2020 to Tuesday, December 15, 2020.

Important: 2021 Open Enrollment ends December 15 If you don’t act by December 15, you can’t get 2021 coverage unless you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

Senator "Doc" Rhett

Cobb County NAACP "Life Membership"
Cobb County SCLC Membership

Don't leave home without your membership!

Still time to register to vote in Jan. 5 runoff; request absentee ballots now

Georgia voters will decide who our U.S. senators will be during the Jan. 5 runoff election. The runoff election for Public Service Commissioner originally scheduled for Dec. 1 has also been rolled into the Jan. 5 runoff election. Those who are not registered to vote can register now through Dec. 7. To register to vote, update your address or check your registration status, visit

You can request your absentee ballot for the Jan. 5 election now through the State of Georgia's online portal by visiting You can also download an application and submit it to Cobb Elections. For more information, visit

Advance in-person voting will begin Monday, Dec. 14.

For more information on any voting matter, visit 

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Senator Doc Rhett Featured as the King's Guard
On Saturday, STING, Inc. participated in Bell Ringing at the Walmart on East West Connector in Austell, in collaboration with The Kiwanis of Greater South Cobb in partnership with the Salvation Army.
Lindley Middle School Outdoor Learning Center Dedicated
MIC Education Committee Chair Nate Smith and MIC Board Chair Ray Thomas joined the celebration as the Outdoor Learning Center at Lindley Middle School was dedicated last month. Thanks to the generosity of MIC, local businesses and community donations, our kids will enjoy this space for years to come.

Serving Community & Country!
Senator "Doc" Rhett

Master Sergeant Michael "Doc" Rhett
U. S. Air Force Reserves

Retired Educator

American Legion Post 296 Marietta, Georgia

Officer/Trustee Turner Chapel AME Church Marietta, GA

South Cobb County Rotary Club

Cobb County NAACP

Cobb County SCLC