November 2019
Don't Forget 
Senator Rhett!
District 33

1st black Georgia senator elected 
post-Reconstruction passed this week

Mr.& Mrs Leroy Johnson receive Georgia Senate Resolutions during his 2019 birthday brunch at the Georgian Restaurant 
Senator Donzella James and Senator Doc Rhett 
he passed us the torch of wisdom!

1st black Georgia senator elected 
post-Reconstruction passed this week

ATLANTA (AP) - Leroy Johnson, former Georgia state senator who was the first black lawmaker elected to the upper chamber after Reconstruction has died.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Tuesday that Sen. Leroy Johnson died at 91. Johnson was elected as a Democrat in 1962, three years before the Voting Rights Act was signed, and in the same freshman class as President Jimmy Carter. Johnson served until 1975.
He's credited with a number of civil rights advances, including helping desegregate Georgia capitol facilities. In 1970, Johnson helped restart boxer Muhammad Ali's career after he was penalized for evading the draft. Johnson worked to secure a location for Ali's Atlanta comeback match.
Johnson graduated from Morehouse, then studied law in North Carolina because the University of Georgia didn't yet accept black students.

He has a Georgia State Bar lifetime achievement award.

Senate Study Committees and Commissions

SR 153  - Senate Study Committee on Restoring Voting Rights for Nonviolent Felony Offenders

Sen. Randy Roberston, Chairman    
Sen. Mike Dugan 
Sen. Burt Jones
Sen. Harold Jones
Sen. Michael Doc Rhett

What are your thoughts???

Senator Doc Rhett 
Cobb County
 Environmental Legislator 
of the 
Cobb County Courier

According to the  Environmental Scorecard from  Environment Georgia and the  Georgia Conservation Voters, state Senator Michael Rhett and Representative Teri Anulewicz achieved perfect scores on environmentally-conscious voting in this completed legislative session. 

Rhett represents SD-33, which covers Austell, Powder Springs, Marietta, and parts of Smyrna, Mableton, and Fair Oaks, and Anulewicz represents HD-42 which includes portions of Smyrna, Marietta, and Fair Oaks.
Georgia NAACP Annual Convention
Guest Speakers

Honoring our Korean War Veterans!
American Legion Post 296
Cobb County

It was a privilege to help honor hundreds of our brave Korean War veterans at a special medal and certificate ceremony this week at the Cobb County Civic Center. Georgia veterans with honorable service during the Korean War received the Republic of Korea's Ambassador for Peace Medal and Georgia's Korean War Veteran Certificate of Honor. The event also recognized veterans who participated in the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations through the end of 1955. Thank you for your service to our country!



What's Happening 
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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson moves to Powder Springs
MDJ News
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has closed on the $9.5 million sale of a 46-acre estate near Powder Springs, a local Realtor confirmed to the MDJ.

The Realtor, who wished to remain nameless, said the actor and WWE wrestler paid just under $9.5 million for the 14,791-square-foot, eight-bed-seven-bath mansion south of Hillgrove High School. 

The equestrian estate's garage alone covers more than 2,300 square feet, according to tax records.

Other features on the property include a 12-stall barn, a riding arena with a viewing deck, gardens surrounding a custom pool and pool house and a farmhouse built in 1867 that served as a caretaker's home, according to real estate listing site

CEFA Building Careers & Lives

Mableton banker named 

South Cobb Rotary 

Citizen of the Year

MDJ News Source

Standing, from left, are Donnie Newsome, Wayne Dodd, Eileen Wyatt, Connie Blair Bullock, Bob Prillaman, Darlene Duke, Ken Thigpen, Ford Thigpen, Rev. Joseph Conyers, Murray Homan and Dr. David Markle. Sitting, from left, are Rhonda Reece, Frank Croker and Linda McPherson

The South Cobb Rotary named Rhonda Reece, a longtime Mableton banker, as the 2019 South Cobb Citizen of the Year under the leadership of President Debbie Ginocchio.
This Rotary club was established on Sept. 13, 1938, and is one of the oldest clubs in Cobb County.
The Citizen of the Year award dates back 34 years when James Dalton, CEO of Caraustar Industries, was the first recipient of this award in 1986.
Reece spent most of her career in banking, which brought her to South Cobb in 1972. She still serves the South Cobb community as the vice president of Westside Bank in Mableton.

Austell, Georgia Candidates For Mayor
Left to Right
Cindi Thompson, Ikaika Anderson, Chris Djonis, Mayor Ollie Clemons

Austell, Georgia City Council Candidates 
Shontae Brown Melanie Elder Devon Myrick
Sarah Shurden

Elections in Powder Spring, Georgia
Al Thurman
Al Thurman Mayor

Powder Springs, GA City Council Candidates

Patrick Bordelon  Larry Thomas  Patricia Wisdom
 Nancy Hudson Guenevere Reed

Pebblebrook Highschool parents propose new performing arts school

Mdj News
MARIETTA -  Pebblebrook High School parents and volunteers from its performing arts magnet school are calling on the Cobb school board to create a stand-alone performing arts school in the district.
Stacy Remaley, president of the school's Performing Arts Patrons Association and mother of two Pebblebrook students, said the high school's performing arts magnet school needs to expand its offerings but doesn't have the space at Pebblebrook.
The Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts, located on Pebblebrook's campus, was established in the mid-1980s as the first magnet program introduced in the Cobb County School District.
"I myself have made my living as a performing artist," Herrera said, addressing the school board. "I know what it takes to get into one of these schools and what it takes to make a living as a performing artist. ... Our kids are competing against the entire country for coveted spots at performing arts programs at universities where the acceptance rates are 6%-19%. That is the same as Harvard University or Yale."
Availability of land is another issue, Morgan said. Available real estate is also what the district has said is holding up the construction of a new middle school in Smyrna.
"That's just one of the boxes that would have to be checked for that to be able to go forward," Morgan said, referring to construction of a new performing arts school.
He added that he would be open to meeting with proponents of the new school to talk more specifically about what it would take to make it a reality.
Tre Hutchins, an alumnus of the magnet program who plans to run for school board, said he studied under Earl Reese, who the school's theater is named for, when he arrived in 1989. Hutchins, who will challenge Morgan in November 2020 should Morgan seek reelection, said he also supports the creation of a new performing arts school, saying it's an opportunity for the district to make a statement and to do something unique in the state.

Powder Springs Sports Complex 
MDJ News

Starting next fall, Powder Springs residents won't have to go far to get their soccer, pickleball or even futsal fix.
City and county officials broke ground this week on a $10 million sports complex set to open in August 2020.
The Westside Woods Sports Complex, to be located along Hill Road, just off state Route 278, is expected to span 22 acres, featuring a 60-yard-by-40-yard indoor soccer field and a 40,000-square-foot building with concessions, a bar, offices, conference rooms and retail spaces, according to Jon Gargis, a spokesman for the city.
Outdoor amenities will include three full-size, lighted turf soccer fields and two futsal courts that can double as pickleball courts, Gargis said. Similar to soccer, futsal is a 5-on-5 small-sided game played on a basketball-court-sized hard surface with a smaller, low-bounce ball, according to United States Youth Futsal's website.

Safe and fun alternative to traditional trick-or-treating this Thursday
Bring the whole family to enjoy Halloween festivities at the 20th Annual Fall Festival of Fun 4:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31, at Jim Miller Park. The event will include costume dance contests, arts and crafts, games, music, inflatable rides, treats, hayrides and giveaways.

Schedule of events:
4:30 p.m.: Doors open (ongoing games and activities all evening)
5 p.m.: Monster Mash Costume Dance I
6 p.m.: Costume Dance II
7 p.m.: Costume Dance III
7:30 p.m.: Event ends

Parking, entrance to the park, games, candy and contests are free. There will be a small fee for concessions and inflatable rides. Come wearing your Halloween costume and be sure to bring a bag to carry all of your candy. Miller Park is located at 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. For more information, call 770-528-8875.

Doc'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 
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 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



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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