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District 33

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District 33!
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 
Elections staff hard at work to complete manual recount by deadline
Cobb Elections workers have started the manual recount of the county’s nearly 400,000 ballots in the presidential race, as instructed by the Georgia Secretary of State. This “recount” is more accurately called an audit.

The usual audit allowed statistical samples of ballots; however with the margin being so narrow in Georgia, a 100 percent full count audit is being conducted by hand.

Some see this as a recount whereas as others are treating it as a code required audit. Staff started the code audit today and will continue through 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18. The code audit is being conducted at Jim R Miller Park and the public is allowed to observe. 

Apartment rent payment assistance still available to families in need; apply now

Are you an apartment renter in need of rental assistance due to the pandemic? Star-C allocates funds for low-income families living in qualified apartment communities in Cobb County.

There is still about $850,000 in funding to disburse before the end of the year and Star-C staff anticipates being able to provide rental assistance to about 520 more families.

Visit for more information.
Families in need invited to food distribution next week

Cobb Library System and Atlanta Community Food Bank staff will host a drive-through food distribution at Stratton Library 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., or while supplies last, Wednesday, Nov. 18. One package of up to 20 pounds will be distributed per family on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. The donated packages include produce and shelf-stable items.

Stratton Library is located at 1100 Powder Springs Road SW, Marietta.
Cobb approves final hurdle to begin fundraising for $4.1 million Veterans Memorial

Ryan Kolakowski

This week, Cobb’s Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding — an agreement between the board and the Cobb Veterans Memorial Foundation — to establish plans for construction of a memorial on South Fairground Street near the Cobb Aquatic Center. The $4.1 million memorial will be funded through $1 million in special purpose local option sales tax revenues, with the rest of the funds coming from private donations through the memorial foundation.
Serving Community & Country!

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