June 2020
Don't Forget 
Senator "Doc" Rhett!
District 33

Follow  Bills (legislation) in the legislature

What's Happening 
Georgia State Senate 
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Our efforts paid off!
Cobb County!
African American
Superior Court Judges Elect

                             Judge Angela Brown    Judge Kellie Hill

Now for the August runoff elections!

U.S. Congress 13th District
(Winner) David Scott     Keshia Waites

Cobb County Commissioner  District 4
Shelia Edwards                    Monique Sheffield

Cobb County Superior Court Clerk
Nancy Syrop                           Connie Taylor

Cobb County Commissioner District 2
Fitz Johnson                Andy Smith 

Cobb Count y  Sheriff  
Craig Owens  Gregory Gilstrap

For Updates on the June Primaries results go  Here!

Georgia's Hate Crime Bill 
through the 
Georgia Sen a te
House Bill   426
Senators Elana Parent    Harold Jones     "Doc" Rhett

Democratic Members of the Georgia Senate Judiciary Committee Navigating Georgia's first ever Hate Crime Bill through the senate

View Senate Judiciary Committee Here

Pray for the Senate Judiciary Committee!

Is the Georgia primary meltdown a warning for the November election?

The long-standing wrangle over voting rights and election security came to a head in Georgia, where a messy primary and partisan finger-pointing offered an unsettling preview of November's contest, when battleground states could face a record turnout.

Many Democrats blamed Georgia's Republican secretary of state for hours-long lines, voting machine malfunctions, provisional ballot shortages and absentee ballots failing to arrive in time for Tuesday's elections. Democrat Joe Biden's presidential campaign called it "completely unacceptable."
Georgia Republicans deflected responsibility to metro Atlanta's heavily minority and Democratic-controlled counties, and President Trump's top campaign attorney decried "the chaos in Georgia."

It raised the specter of a worst-case November scenario: a decisive state, such as Florida and its  "hanging chads" and "butterfly ballots" in 2000, remaining in dispute long after polls close. Meanwhile, Trump, Biden and their supporters could offer competing claims of victory or question the election's legitimacy, inflaming an already boiling electorate.
Read More Here!


Peaceful Protests around Cobb County (MDJ News Source)
On Saturday afternoon, protests in Smyrna, Marietta Square and east Cobb drew hundreds more.
Two separate groups of protesters gathered at Marietta Square holding signs that read "Black Lives Matter" and chanting the names of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, a black woman killed in her own apartment by St. Louis police.
"I think for us its very important to spread the message that's all the way down in Atlanta and all the way across the nation up to our small town in Marietta," said Samantha Cook, who organized one of the protests at the square.

Cobb Police Department takes stand against racism and brutality

The Cobb County Police Department takes a firm position against all forms of racism and brutality. The chief, officers and command staff take their oath very seriously.  We hold firm to that calling to serve each and every member of the community with the utmost respect. And we stand behind our words with our daily actions as we serve ALL of Cobb County.

Mableton boosters wary as Smyrna eyes annexation
MDJ News

Smyrna could leapfrog Marietta to become the largest city in Cobb County should it annex areas considered in a recently published study.
The study was approved by the City Council in August 2017 at a cost of $45,000.
Mayor Derek Norton will appoint a committee Thursday to review the study, which analyzed the financial impact of annexing parts of Mableton and other adjacent communities.
Smyrna currently occupies about 15 square miles, Norton said. The four areas under consideration for annexation total almost 10 square miles.
If annexed, they would bring the city's population to about 92,000, according to the study. Smyrna had more than 57,000 residents as of 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Galt Porter, a member of the South Cobb Alliance and chair of t
he Cobb Planning Commission, is skeptical.

Porter said annexation of the land eyed by the South Cobb Alliance would be a blow to the group's efforts to incorporate Mableton.
"Smyrna wants to take the higher dollar stuff for the most part and not necessarily get the parts that are going to need more work," he said. "They want to grab the tax base but not necessarily invest in it."

VA specialty clinic in Marietta to start construction this year
MDJ News Source
A specialty clinic for veterans could start construction as early as this summer, according to a developer building the facility.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Cobb County Multi-Specialty Clinic, planned for 1161 Bells Ferry Road in Marietta, is closer to being built after it was re-bid last summer, and is awaiting the Marietta City Council to approve plans for the site.
The new facility will provide specialty services including primary care, mental health, radiology, audiology, eye and dental, said Gregory Kendall, public affairs officer for Atlanta VA Medical Center. The clinic is designed to serve 17,000 veterans who receive services in Cobb County, and will have 200 employees, he said. 

June is Men's Health Month, a national observance used to raise awareness about health care for men and focus on encouraging boys, men and their families to practice and implement healthy living decisions, such as exercising, eating healthy, and caring for their mental health. Here are some suggestions to get you started!
Tweak your diet: Men's Health Month is a great opportunity to change the way you eat. Cut back on alcohol this month or up your intake of healthy fermented foods like sauerkraut and kefir. You can do anything for a month, and if you do it for a month, you can do it for life!
Set some goals: Use this month to take stock of your health now and think about where you want it to be. Do you want to lose weight? Gain muscle? Simply eat more vegetables? Set small and achievable goals and work with your doctor to make them a reality.
Mind Your Mental Health: 
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, men with mental illnesses are also less likely to have received mental health treatment than women. Make sure you are taking care of your mental health as well as your physical health. If you or someone you know needs help, contact Cobb County Community Services Board. We help those who are uninsured and underinsured. 

The Summer Adventure 2020 is a reading program for all ages and encourages participants to learn and explore now through Aug. 1.
Participants can track their reading and activities by creating a Beanstack account. As participants read and engage in activities, they are eligible to earn badges and prizes. They will also be entered into the grand prize drawing for a free box of books at the fall 2020 book sale.
For more information, visit  cobbcat.org/summer .

June 20 @ 9am - Clay Road
Adopt-A-Mile Cleanup
Meet Jeff Padgett, MIC's Adopt A Mile leader, Kim Landmon, and other volunteers for our quarterly trash pick-up on Clay Road. We will meet in the Library parking lot at 9am. Jeff will have masks for all volunteers and "social distancing" will be the order of the day!

City of Mableton 
AJC News

Senator Rhett's  bills signed by the governor.

Law enforcement liability coverage when rescuing children and animals locked in hot cars 

See Senator Doc Rhett's Bill (SB 31) signed by the governor 

2019-2020 Regular Session - HB 79
Blind persons; child custody rights; provisions

Senate Bill 15
Free weapon permit for  law enforcement officers who had to retire honorably  because of a disability

It will increase the personal allowance allotted for  people in nursing homes to purchase personal hygiene and toiletry items to $70 dollars a month.

They will now have more money for their personal needs 
It was attached to House Bill 206 adopted and signed by the governor.

The last increase was about 10 years ago!


Cobb County Democratic Party Legislator 
of the Year!
Senator Doc Rhett

Senator Doc Rhett 
American Legion Post 296

Cobb County 
Environmental Legislator of the year !
Senator Doc Rhett

Senator Doc Rhett 
Remembering our student leader!

Please join us for lunch at O'Charleys, 4130 Austell Rd 
Each Tuesday
Kiwanis Greater South Cobb | PO Box 232, Mableton GA 30126

South Cobb Rotary


Powder Springs Community Task-force

our comm unity!

Worship With Wonders Church

Pastor Roger Ve st


Pastor Michael Lewis
Roswell Street Baptist Church


Seven Springs Church


"Please visit www.divineorderchurch.org for more details"

Senior Pastor Dr. Bright

Pastor Sammie Dow
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church

Zion Baptist Shurch
Pastor Beckham

Shaw Temple A.M. E. Zion Church
 Pastor Eldren D. Morrison

Wright Street Baptist Church
Baptist church in Marietta, Georgia
Address 395 Wright St SW, Marietta, GA 30064
Phone (770) 422-5851
Pastor Daniels

Liberty Hill Baptist Church
Pastor Amos Williams

Noonday Missionary Baptist Church
Pastor Abernathy

Pastor Mason

Cole Street Baptist Church
Cole Street Missionary Baptist
Baptist church in Marietta, Georgia
Address 159 Cole St NE, Marietta, GA 30060
Phone (404) 931-0373
Pastor Purvis


416 Cole Street; Marietta, Georgia 30060.
Phone, (770) 427-6467 
PastorRev. Dr. Roslyn Mafico

New Friendship Baptist Church
Pastor Zollicoffer

Pastor Steed 
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church

Gathering of Championship Baptist Church
Pastor Hodges

Pastor Todd

Linked UP Church
Pastors Joel and Patricia Gregory

Marietta Chapel AME
Pastor Harkness

Pastor Keith Young 
Bishop Keith Young, SR
Visions for Souls Church

Pastor Purvis
Destiny Church Austell Georgia

Pilgrim Baptist Church
Pilgrim Baptist Church
Pastor Lenton Mitchell

Pastor Slade
Mt Sinai Baptist Church

Greater Community Church of God in Christ!
Pastor Brown

pastor woods
Union Chapel 
Pastor Woods


Word of Faith Church
Bishop Bronner

Pastor Larry J. Lockett, Jr.

Word of Faith AME Church

Bethesda Baptist Church Austell, GA
Pastor Frank V. Johnson


South Cobb Alliance


Cobb Democrats
Cobb County Democrats

Cobb County Progressive Party

Stop Sign 

Master Sergeant Doc Rhett
United States Air Force Reserves

Senator Doc Rhett 
American Legion Post 296 
Marietta, GA

Senator Doc Rhett
Turner Chapel AME Church
Marietta. GA
Cobb/Paulding Adult Education Center
Senator Doc Rhett
Marietta, GA