Your February 2022
Community Update!

Don't Forget Senator Rhett
District 33

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Team together for legislation addressing breast cancer support!

Watch WSB TV News Anchor Wendy Corona, a breast cancer survivor, discuss the matter with
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What's Happening
District 33!
Congressman David Scott

Congresswoman McBath

Congressman Loudermilk

Senator Doc Rhett, Mayor Tumlin,
Bishop Reginald Jackson, Pastor Tar-u-way,
Marietta Councilman Carlyle
MDJ News
ATLANTA — The proposals to create the new cities of Lost Mountain and Vinings continued their march through the General Assembly Monday as both passed the House of Representatives.

The bills advanced largely along party lines, with Lost Mountain passing 92-61; Vinings carried 99-56.
Cobb redistricting could change your representation

Cobb County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman Lisa Cupid released a statement regarding redistricting being considered in the state legislature. She noted concerns with
shifting boundaries in a way that could impact current commissioners.

"With respect to redistricting, this process is now underway and occurs every 10 years when a new census is taken. As the population changes, the representation of the population is rebalanced so that there is roughly the same population in each area of representation. Cobb County is growing, and thus lines of representation are shifting for the U.S. House of Representatives, our School Board, and our Board of Commissioners. Redistricting is a state process, not a local process."

Remembering Mike Boyce
The Cobb County Government family is deeply saddened about the passing of former Chairman Mike Boyce. During his four years as chairman of the Cobb County Board of Commissioners, Boyce garnered a reputation as a true public servant, putting the needs of those he served above anything else. 

The retired Marine Colonel had a soft heart for the county and often preached he needed to “take care of his troops.”

Boyce was known to handle controversies with grace and diplomacy and insisted on holding multiple town halls, meeting residents face-to-face when tough issues arose. Even when faced with stiff opposition, he would always acknowledge the rights of Cobb residents to question their leaders.

Flags at all Cobb County Government facilities will be flown at half-staff. 

A memorial service will be held on Friday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. at Mt. Bethel UMC, 4385 Lower Roswell Rd. Marietta.  
Why do we celebrate Black History Month?

Black History Month is an annual celebration that started in the US in 1926.

The month of February was chosen to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln, the US president who issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, and Frederick Douglas, an African American orator, social reformer, writer and abolitionist.
Kicked out: Cobb County families say they are not wanted

ATLANTA (CBS46) — Tenants say they are being kicked out of their apartments — not because they aren't paying rent — but instead, how they pay rent. A CBS46 investigation found "source of income discrimination" is widespread, just as the metro's housing market explodes. 
"Poor people are being pushed out of Cobb." 

That's how Susan Mealer describes the past year facing housing insecurity. Everything Mealer loved had to be packed into the boxes which sat behind her, including her late husband. 

"Basically, if you have the section 8 voucher, 'we don't want it,'" she recalled. 
CBS46 obtained a copy of the letter which was a 60 day notice to leave. The grandmother says she regularly paid roughly $700 rent. And the letter suggests she didn't get the boot because of a lack of payment, instead because of the type of payment. 
Ultimately, Mealer faced homelessness — shuffling from hotels and friends' homes. 
"It really does feel illegal because too many people are going through this that are losing their home. If you don't have a place to stay, then you're losing your job, your car. Some people are even losing their mind."

The landlord, according to the letter, no longer wants section 8 tenants. It reads in part, "we are not participating in the renewal of any MHA lease," also know as Marietta Housing
Code Amendments final public hearing tomorrow

Cobb County’s code amendment process is heading for its third and final public hearing at the Board of Commissioners meeting tomorrow, Feb. 8. Following the first two public hearings, and a subsequent hearing at a Planning Commission meeting, some revisions were made.

You can check out the latest code amendment package and a summary of the recent changes made by visiting

This hearing will be held virtually with an option to sign up to make a public comment. The link to register for the meeting can be found on the Public Meeting Calendar located here
You can watch these meetings in real-time by viewing CobbTV’s streams on:
  • YouTube (click on “Live Now” after the meeting starts)
  • Cobb County Website: CobbTV
  • Cable TV: The government access channel on Cobb County cable TV systems
Black Caucus Event Tentatively Cancelled.
American Legion Update
Our student Athlete, Rajaan Bennett. Gone too soon.
Serving Community & Country!
Senator "Doc" Rhett

Georgia State Senator District 33

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

Retired Educator

Doctorate Degree: University of Georgia (UGA)

American Legion Post 296 Marietta, Georgia

Officer/Trustee Turner Chapel AME Church Marietta, GA