Happy Fourth of July Ya'll!
Your July 2021
Community Update!

Don't Forget Senator Rhett
District 33

What's Happening
District 33!
Peachtree Road Race!

Congressman David Scott

Introduces Resolution Designating July 2021 as Uterine Fibroids Awareness Month

NAACP Georgia State Conference v Raffensperger

The NAACP Georgia State Conference, with the Georgia Coalition for the People's Agenda, the League of Women Voters of Georgia, GALEO Latino Community Development Fund, Common Cause, and the Lower Muskogee Creek Tribe, are suing Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and members of the State Election Board to prevent them from enforcing any provisions of SB 202 – Georgia's new voting law that is designed to restrict the right of Georgia citizens to vote. 

The lawsuit states that SB 202 is a violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, which prohibits voting practices or procedures that discriminate based on race, and violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution as undue burdens on the right to vote and the right to free speech and freedom of association.

Cobb County Code bans the use of fireworks from 9 p.m. to 10 a.m. This is spelled out in the county’s code under the noise ordinances. Violations are a misdemeanor offense and you can view the noise ordinances by going here:  Cobb County Noise Ordinance
Social media summer internship available;
apply now
My office is seeking an energetic summer intern! The paid internship will be for about seven weeks and is open to qualified graduating seniors, undergraduate students or graduate students. This intern will manage my social media accounts, so we're seeking a highly-motivated student with exceptional organizational and communication skills, ability to multitask and interest in learning more about county government.

For more information on the position or to apply, click here.
Nonprofit grant applications open for Food Assistance Program
On June 22, the Cobb Board of Commissioners allocated $1.5 million in federal American Rescue Plan funding to support nonprofits' ongoing efforts to provide food assistance for county residents who are in need due to the ongoing national health crisis. Cobb Community Development Block Grant staff is requesting proposals from a wide range of nonprofit organizations to supplement and expand efforts to provide food. Applications must be received by 5 p.m., Monday, July 12.

The Food Assistance Program is a reimbursable grant. Funding will be provided to grant recipients after expenses have been incurred by the agency and receipts submitted for eligible projects. All funds must be expended before Dec. 31.

Applications are being accepted electronically and can be found by clicking here. For more information on the program, view the flyer by clicking here.
Spots still open at drive-in movies
Pack your car with your favorite snacks and drinks, grab your outdoor chairs and blankets and join Cobb PARKS staff for outdoor movie experiences:
  • "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World"
  • Friday, July 9
  • Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton
  • Gates open at 7 p.m. Movie starts around dusk
  • Registration available at cobbcounty.org/parks
  • Kaiser Permanente Movie Series presents "The Sandlot"
  • Saturday, July 10
  • Big Shanty Park, 2050 Kennesaw Due West Road NW, Kennesaw
  • Park opens at 8 p.m. Movie starts around dusk
  • Registration opens at 9 a.m., Saturday, June 26, at cobbcounty.org/parks
Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre staff is kicking off its 2021 season in style, with concerts spanning favorite musical genres.

  • "Remember When Rock Was Young - the Elton John Tribute"
  • Saturday, July 10 (doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8 p.m.)
  • This tribute show is a full strength stage experience capturing the music, costumes and charisma of Sir Elton John. The show stars the multi-award winning, singer/actor/pianist Craig A. Meyer. In addition to his numerous roles in film, television and on Broadway, Meyer has toured internationally and recorded with music legends including Frankie Valli and Barry Manilow. Enjoy a theatrical journey celebrating decades of chart topping hits including “Benny and the Jets,” “Philadelphia Freedom,” “Crocodile Rock,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” and “Candle in the Wind.”

  • Tickets start at $25 and are available at ticketmaster.com.
  • Kokomo: A Tribute to Surf Rock
  • Friday, July 30 (doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8 p.m.)
  • Five talented Atlanta performers will showcase the music of the Beach Boys, the Drifters, Jan and Dean and Chuck Berry. Relive the days of surfboards, woodies and guitars on the beach with all your friends. Wear your tropical shirt and flip flops and get ready for a beach party.
  • Tickets start at $25 and are available at ticketmaster.com.

  • Old School Hip Hop Fest (rescheduled date)
  • Saturday, July 31 (doors open at 6 p.m.; show starts at 7 p.m.)
  • Featuring Rakim, KRS-One, Big Daddy Kane, Kool Moe Dee and Kwame
  • Tickets start at $45 and are available at ticketmaster.com.

  • Wade Ford Concert Series (rescheduled date)
  • Sunday, Aug. 1 (doors open at 6 p.m.; show starts at 7 p.m.)
  • Featuring Morris Day w/ Atlanta Starr and Angela Winbush
  • Tickets start at $45 and are available at ticketmaster.com.

Mable House is located at 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. For more information, visit mablehouse.org or call the box offices at 770-819-7765 during the hours of noon-6 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday.
Grab your fishing poles and head to the rodeo
Cobb PARKS staff is hosting its annual Fishing Rodeo in July. The competition is open to children ages 3-16 and trophies will be awarded for the five biggest fish overall. Participants must bring their own fishing gear and bait.
  • 9-11 a.m., July 10
  • Lost Mountain Park, 4845 Dallas Highway, Powder Springs
  • 9-11 a.m., July 17
  • Ebenezer Downs Park, 4057 Ebenezer Road, Marietta
  • 9-11 a.m., July 24
  • Hyde Farm Park, 726 Hyde Road, Marietta
  • 9-11 a.m., July 31
  • Furr Family Park, 4570 Old Westside Road, Powder Springs
The entry fee is $5 per child. For registration or more information, visit cobbcounty.org/parks and click on the "Outdoor/Nature" tab. You can also contact John Purcell at 770-528-8825 or john.purcell@cobbcounty.org.
Our Senate Reapportionment and Redistricting Committee
 will be
holding joint public hearings with the House Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment Committee.

The dates and locations for the scheduled meetings are set forth below.

All meetings will be 5pm- 7pm.
American Legion Update
American Legion supports White House decision on Afghan visas
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