Baseball Hall of Fame Member Hank Aaron, Congressman David Scott, & Senator Doc Rhett enjoy an Atlanta Braves Baseball Game
Sterigenics failed to timely report toxic leak from Cobb facility per documents
Another incident at the Sterigenics medical sterilization facility in Cobb County is under investigation as pressure from the public continues over its use of ethylene oxide and subsequent emissions of the carcinogen into the surrounding Smyrna air.0
Sterigenics issued a statement to the MDJ on Tuesday evening about a small leak of ethylene oxide at its Cobb facility July 31, which was detected by ethylene oxide sensors inside.
"Consistent with company procedures, employees properly vacated the area and the incident was immediately investigated," a company spokesperson said. "The source of the release was immediately identified and stopped."
Early fundraising for some Cobb senators, little activity for others
Campaign finance disclosure reports reveal a wide range of fundraising and spending by Cobb's six state senators.
State Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick, R-east Cobb, has the largest campaign chest. Kirkpatrick's campaign had a balance of $88,218, reporting $12,550 in contributions and $2,568 in expenditures.
Sen. Jen Jordan, D-Atlanta. Jordan has an even $65,000 in her campaign account, pulling in $74,425 in contributions and spending $16,910 during the first six months of the non-election year. Many of the contributors listed in her disclosure reports are attorneys and law firms.
State Sen. Michael "Doc" Rhett, D-Marietta, had a campaign balance of $37,147 after raising $12,906 during the period and spending $3,072.
Donations with local connections included $2,800 from the Gov. Roy Barnes Law Group, $1,000 from Metro Atlanta Ambulance Service in Marietta, $300 Other donations included $500 from the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals, $400 from the Georgia Association of Realtors, $360 from the United Transportation Union and $300 from the Georgia Chiropractic Association.
State Sen. Lindsey Tippins, R-west Cobb, received just one itemized contribution - $500 from the Associated Builders and Contractors of Georgia PAC - during the reporting period, and after spending $252 in the time frame had a net balance of $77,776.
The campaign of state Sen. Bruce Thompson, R-White, reported no contributions during the period but tallied just over $6,200 in spending, leaving a $25,417 balance.
Reporting no contributions, no expenditures and a balance of zero was State Sen. Horacena Tate's campaign, of which Tate is listed as both the chair and treasurer.
Commemorating 400 years Of Black History In Hampton, Virginia
There was African drumming, gospel music, healing rituals, poetry, speeches-along with prayers and tears-as thousands gathered in Hampton, Virginia to commemorate 400 years since slavery began in English North America.
"We wanted to create a pilgrimage for African Americans and all Americans," said Terry Brown, the first African American superintendent at Fort Monroe, a unit of the National Park Service. "We wanted people to learn about the heritage, struggles and triumphs of the first Africans who were brought to the shores of Point Comfort."
Fort Monroe, which president Barack Obama designated a national monument in 2011, bustled this weekend with visitors hailing from around the country and world. In lawn chairs under white tents, children and adults waved American and flags from African nations. Artisans such as Loretta Craig of Virginia sold beautiful handmade quilts. The sounds of African drums, gospel, and classical music filled the air. Many people were dressed in colorful African attire.
Georgia State Senate District 3
Welcome New Division 15 Lieutenant Governor
We are proud to announce our very own Greater South Cobb Charter Member and Past President Henry Lust is now Georgia's Division 15 Lieutenant Governor. Henry was officially passed the 'Home Club' banner by Lt. Gov Tim McDaniel at the 100th Annual Georgia Kiwanis District Convention in Augusta, GA
Most influential Latinos
The Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has released its annual list of the 50 Most Influential Latinos in Georgia. Belisa Urbina, executive director for the organization and Jerry James, board member and president of the Atlanta Gladiators, sit among the honorees. Join us in celebration of Latino professionals and leaders in our community at SunTrust Park.
When: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 4
Where: INFINITI Club at SunTrust Park
CobbLinc service changes and improvements
coming in September
In celebration of its 30th anniversary, CobbLinc staff will implement several service changes on Sunday, Sept. 8, to best accommodate passengers. Changes will include:
* New Rapid 10 route
(including local routes and paratransit)
* Updated schedules
* Streamlined route alignments
Phase one changes will also include the elimination of Routes 10A, 10B and 10C from service.
Information on commute alternatives for these routes, as well as detailed information on the changes outlined above, is available online at www.cobblinc.com under "Service Announcements."
These systemwide changes are the result of more than a year of study and data analysis and aim to provide a more reliable commute and enhanced riding experience for passengers.
The start date for phase two of the service changes is still pending and includes implementation of a Transportation Network Companies Partnership Zone as well as recommended changes to Routes 25 and 30.
Updated information on all services changes can be found at cobblinc.com
Ensure our community gets needed resources by participating in 2020 Census
It is very important that ALL residents in our community take part in the 2020 Census. The U.S. Census ensures that each community gets the right number of representatives in government. It also helps with the equitable distribution of public funds, such as federal and state funding for educational programs, healthcare, law enforcement and highways. The Census provides an important view on how our country is changing. To get the most accurate information, we need to make sure everyone in our community is counted where they reside and properly identifies demographic information. For more information on the 2020 Census, visit
We want you to participate in the 2020 Census and know how to identify Census officials in your neighborhoods. Watch a two-minute video describing the process and how to identify officials:
There are also still plenty of job and volunteer opportunities available for the 2020 Census. For more information, visit
Remembering our student leader!
Please join us for lunch at O'Charleys, 4130 Austell Rd
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South Cobb Rotary
Powder Springs Community Task-force
Worship With Wonders Church
Pastor Roger Ve
Pastor Michael Lewis
Roswell Street Baptist Church
Seven Springs Church
Senior Pastor Dr. Bright
Pastor Sammie Dow
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church
Zion Baptist Shurch
Shaw Temple A.M. E. Zion Church
Pastor Eldren D. Morrison
Wright Street Baptist Church
Baptist church in Marietta, Georgia
395 Wright St SW, Marietta, GA 30064
Liberty Hill Baptist Church
Pastor Amos Williams
Noonday Missionary Baptist Church
Cole Street Baptist Church
416 Cole Street; Marietta, Georgia 30060.
Phone, (770) 427-6467
Pastor: Rev. Ricky Hammond
New Friendship Baptist Church
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church
Gathering of Championship Baptist Church
Linked UP Church
Pastors Joel and Patricia Gregory
Marietta Chapel AME
Bishop Keith Young, SR
Visions for Souls Church
Destiny Church Austell Georgia
Pilgrim Baptist Church
Pastor Lenton Mitchell
Mt Sinai Baptist Church
Greater Community Church of God in Christ!
IN HIS IMAGE MINISTRY
Word of Faith Church
Pastor Larry J. Lockett, Jr. Word of Faith AME Church
Bethesda Baptist Church Austell, GA
Pastor Frank V. Johnson
Cobb County Democrats
Cobb County Progressive Party
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