April 2019
Don't Forget 
Senator Rhett!
District 33

Watch Senator Doc Rhett 
Representative Gilliard
House Bill 79 
in the 
Georgia S enate.
A civil rights bill for blind parents pertaining to their rights as parents, guardians, child custody 
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Doc Rhett's Senate Bill 31
Police rescue of people and pets in locked cars.
"Hot Dog" Bill!
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For Info call:
Staton Winston 678.787.4981 / Doc Rhett 404 788 6404
A portion of the proceeds raised will be donated to the 
American Legion Post 296 youth programs

Congressman David Scott's 
16th  Annual  Jobs Fair
When: Friday, April 12, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Where: Georgia International Convention Center | 2000 Convention Center Concourse | College Park, GA 30337
Call 770-432-5405 for more information. 

MOON, Rev. Walter Dean Age 78, of Marietta, passed away April 4, 2019. 
Hanley-Shelton Funeral Directors, Marietta, GA. 

Turner Chapel AME Church
April 11, 2019
11:00 A.M.

What's Happening 
Georgia State Senate District 33


April 13 @ 9am
Adopt A Mile Cleanup - Old Powder Springs Road
Meet Jeff Padgett, MIC's Adopt A Mile leader and other MIC volunteers at 9am at the Mableton Pentacostal Church, 1000 Old Powder Springs Road, for the quarterly trash pick-up. It's not glamorous, but it's a great way to lend a hand and just make Mableton look better!
More information

Sting College Tour
STING College Tour 2019

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Cobb Forward
Comprehensive Transportation Plan
Public Meetings
MDJ Source
Cobb County last completed a Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) in 2015-and much has changed in that time! Population has increased, and transportation needs and opinions have shifted within the County and region. At the same time, new technologies and transportation solutions are now available that can enhance and transform Cobb's future transportation system. To update the CTP and leverage these new tools and strategies, the County and the Cities are embarking on Cobb Forward-the County's CTP for 2050.

Cobb Forward will result in a series of project lists that will position the County and Cities for future implementation. Some projects will form the transportation basis of the County's next Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) while other projects may be identified for potential future funding sources. Some projects may be elevated for consideration in the Regional Transportation Plan and compete for federal and state funds. Additionally, the Cobb Forward will include County transit recommendations that can be incorporated into the region's transit vision, which will be developed and managed by the newly formed Atlanta Transit Link Authority (The ATL).
Attend one of the upcoming nine meetings near you:

Wednesday, April 10 | 7-9 p.m.
District 1
West Cobb Senior Center, 4915 Dallas Hwy, Powder Springs, GA 30127
Wednesday, April 17 | 7-9 p.m
City of Smyrna
Community Center, 200 Village Green Cir SE, Smyrna, GA 30080
Thursday, April 18 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.
District 2
East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Rd, Suite 510-B, Marietta, GA 30068
Monday, April 29 | 7-9 p.m.
City of Marietta
Cobb Senior Wellness Center, 1150 Powder Springs St, Marietta, GA 30064
Tuesday, April 30 | 7-9 p.m.
City of Austell
Threadmill Complex
5000 Austell Powder Springs Rd SW, Suite 101, Austell, GA 30106
Date TBD | 7-9 p.m.
City of Acworth
Acworth Community Center, 4361 Cherokee St, Acworth, GA 30101
Tuesday, May 7 | 7-9 p.m.
District 3
East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Rd, Marietta, GA 30066
Wednesday, May 8 | 7-9 p.m.
City of Kennesaw
Ben Robertson Community Center, 2753 Watts Dr., Kennesaw, GA 30144
Thursday, May 9 | 7-9 p.m.
District 4
South Cobb Community Center, 620 Lions Club Dr., Mableton, GA 30126

The Cobb County Board of Education 
Thursday approved a $14.5 million contract 
construct the Cobb Career Academy, 
seen in the above rendering, 
 the campus of Osborne High School. 
MDJ Source

Adults also invited to sharpen job search skills at workshops

Four free workshops will be held in April at CobbWorks Workforce Development Center led by Terence Norman, a veteran human resources professional and director of human resources at Birla Carbon.
  • Behind the Scenes of Resumes: HR's Perspective
    9-11:30 a.m., April 4
    Get an inside look on human resources personnel's perspective of your resume.
  • Getting it Right: Writing a Resume
    9 -11:30 a.m., April 11
    Learn how to properly write your resume to express your skill set and qualifications.
  • Resume and Interviewing Alignment
    9 -11:30 a.m., April 17
    Improve your performance by learning and practicing interview skills.
  • Interview Techniques
    9 -11:30 a.m., April 25
    Learn the interview techniques needed to succeed.
Registration is required. To register, call 770-528-4300 or send an email to  information@cobbworks.org  with your name, address, phone number and workshop selection. The workforce

Free workshops and job fair for teens seeking summer employment

Do you know a teen who needs a summer job or to learn more about the job search and interviewing process? Staff at Stratton Library can help. During spring break, there will be a teen resume workshop, teen interviewing workshop and teen job fair:
  • Teen Resume Workshop
    1-3 p.m., Monday, April 1
    Participants will learn how to write a resume and leave the workshop with a completed resume. No job experience is no problem.
  • Teen Interviewing Workshop
    1-3 p.m., Tuesday, April 2
    Participants will learn tips to ace the interview, dress for success, make good first impressions, sell themselves and interview etiquette.
  • Teen Job Fair
    10 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday, April 3
    Participants can connect with local businesses, meet with employers, apply for jobs and learn about the hiring process.
Stratton Library is located at 1100 Powder Springs Road, Marietta. For more information on any of these events, call 770-528-2522.

Marietta schools system plans office at 

historically black school site

AJC Source

Lemon Street High School is no longer standing, but the  Marietta City School System wants to incorporate the look of Cobb County's only black high school into its new central office complex.

Although the original school dated to the 1800s, the most recent Lemon Street High  School building opened in 1930 and served as the high school for all black students in Cobb County. It closed in 1967 when schools were integrated. The high school was demolished after the graduation of its final class.

The school system has begun planning to build its new headquarters on the site, which is now home to the former Lemon Street Grammar School. However, the school system's plans will be impacted by whether it can save the old grammar school or if it will have to demolish the building. The grammar school opened in 1951 and closed in 1971. It also served as the home of the Hattie G. Wilson Library until the county shut down its operations in January 2013.

Superintendent Dr. Grant Rivera said the proposed 20,000-square-foot office building would feature a replica of the high school's facade to pay tribute to the school's place in the history books. The building would also include a museum, community room and a room for the Board of Education. Rivera said the system has not developed an estimated cost for the construction project.

The Marietta City School System wants to construct a new central office building that would feature a recreated facade of the old Lemon Street High School (Photo provided 
Once constructed, Marietta City Schools would relocate its central office staff from its building at 250 Howard Street to the new site. If all goes to plan, Rivera said he hopes to open the new structure in August 2021.

Felicia Taylor, who graduated from Lemon Street High School in 1964, said she is interested in seeing the school system's plans move forward, as it could also prevent a piece of Marietta's history from being redeveloped into expensive homes. Taylor, a member of the Lemon Street Heritage Group, said she and her fellow residents have been working to save the grammar school building from development for some time.
"We just didn't want one more thing to be gone," she said.
Rivera said a report commissioned in 2009 noted there were serious structural issues plaguing the grammar school building. If there's a possibility that it can be saved, Rivera said the system is willing to work with Cobb Landmarks and other historic preservation  groups to achieve that goal.

"We are willing to engage anyone and everyone to determine our best options," he said.

The Lemon Street Class of 1966 had 119 graduates. The segregated Marietta high school closed in 1967.

Cobb Landmarks Executive Director Trevor Beemon said his organization is also researching the conditions of the grammar school. Beemon, who said the group didn't know about the plans until last week, added Cobb Landmarks have scheduled a meeting with the Board of Education to learn more about the project.
Beemon said the group would love to see the grammar school saved, but it needs to research the feasibility first.

"If the building has structural damage ... that prevents it from being rehabbed, then what are the next options for the building?" he said of the process.

If the building is beyond saving, Rivera said he will be transparent about the system's next move. "That's really what the next several months are about," he said.

The Marietta City School System is considering whether to demolish the old Lemon Street Grammar School shown here in 2019. (Photo provided by Cobb Landmarks)
To help pay for the construction, Marietta City School system will sell two properties, Rivera said: The current central office building and part of the Allgood School property that houses the Head Start program. The superintendent said the school system is working with the pre-kindergarten program to find another location.
While Rivera said Marietta City Schools has received positive feedback from the community about its plans, there are some who would like to see the system work hard to save the still standing segregation-era grammar school building where black children received an education.

Taylor, who now lives in Kennesaw, said she hopes the school system can save the grammar school, but added it's wise for the superintendent and his team to take into account how much of the public's money will be needed to bring the building up to code.

"I'd love to see the building saved, but I have to be realistic about my tax dollars," she said.

Carson's nonpartisan Cobb judge bills headed to governor; draws criticism from Cobb GOP chair
MDJ Source

The Georgia Senate on Friday passed a pair of bills that would change the offices of the Cobb County chief magistrate judge and probate judge from partisan to nonpartisan.
Both House Bill 284, which aims to change the magistrate judge, and HB 285, which is for the probate judge, passed the Senate by a 35-12 vote. Both local offices are held by Republicans, Joyette Holmes and Kelli Wolk, respectively.
In the Cobb delegation, the votes were split mainly on partisan lines among the three who voted on the measures, with Republican Sens. Bruce Thompson and Lindsey Tippins voting in favor and Sen. Michael Rhett, D-Marietta, the sole opposing vote out of Cobb's six senators. Sens. Jen Jordan, Kay Kirkpatrick and Horacena Tate were marked excused from the vote.
"It's being (opposed) by the Democrats because they see things from an elections standpoint trending their way," said state Rep. John Carson, R-northeast Cobb, who sponsored both bills. "I think it's a good idea because I don't think judges should be partisan, whether you're probating a will or going to magistrate court. It should not matter whether how that judge assigned that case is a Republican or a Democrat."
But the sentiment of approval was not shared by Cobb GOP Chairman Jason Shepherd.
"I know many Republicans, including myself, have expressed a lot of disappointment that Rep. John Carson took up such important legislation and never once bothered to reach out to the Cobb County Republican Party," Shepherd said Friday. "We are tasked with qualifying candidates for local office, including the two offices that he has now made nonpartisan. He has told the press he discussed it with the current office holders but never the representatives of the party these elected officials have qualified for years to run under. Many people complain when legislators made decisions that are seen to expressly benefit their own re-elections, and this was no different."
Partisan elections, Shepherd adds, help voters make more informed choices.
"We have seen judicial elections in Cobb where the election results were in alphabetical order by last name. When a candidate runs as a Republican or Democrat, voters at least know a little about their philosophy," Shepherd added. "Rep. Carson just took that away from voters."


March 22 2019, 11:35 a.m.
THE DEMOCRATIC Campaign Committee warned political strategists and vendors Thursday night that if they support candidates mounting primary challenges against incumbent  Democrats, the party will cut them off from business.
The news was officially announced Friday morning, paired with a statement on the committee's commitment to diversity in consulting - "which, obviously, is just to give themselves cover," a Democratic political consultant who learned of it Thursday told The Intercept. The consultant asked for anonymity given their relationship with the DCCC, and the party organization's professed strategy of blacklisting firms that don't fall in line.
To apply to become a preferred vendor in the 2020 cycle, firms must agree to a set of standards that includes agreeing not to work with anyone challenging an incumbent.
"I understand the above statement that the DCCC will not conduct business with, nor recommend to any of its targeted campaigns, any consultant that works with an opponent of a sitting Member of the Democratic Caucus," the  form reads.

Calendar Events
Cobb County Democratic Committee
Special Election for New Chair
Only Post Seat Holders are eligible to vote.
Smyrna Community Center
200 Village Green Circle SE
Smyrna, GA 30080

4/13 Saturday
Democrats & Donuts
Smyrna Community Center
200 Village Green Circle SE
Smyrna, GA 30080
10 am

CDW Board Installations and Awards Ceremony
6:00pm Greet & Eat
7:00pm Meeting
Golden Corral
2011 Cobb Parkway (41 North)
Smyrna, GA 30080
(on hill near Target)

GFDW Annual Spring Luncheon and Election of Officers
Location: Douglas County, GA

(Venue and Details forthcoming)

For more information 
contact Rhonda Jones to register by 
March 1, 2019,
rhondajones@gmail.com or 678-425-8017.

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

President "Big" AL Mcrae

Powder Springs Community Task-force


our comm unity!

Cobb Police Chief Michael Register / Senator Doc Rhett
Our South Cobb County 
Faith Forum 
Tag Team!

Building better community relationships
faith and dialogue!
Join our team!

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. Ricky Hammond

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

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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