Your September 2021
Community Update!

Don't Forget Senator Rhett
District 33

Vanderlande Industries Expanding in Cobb County, Creating 500 Jobs

I, Senator Doc Rhett, am pleased that Vanderlande is expanding its operations and presence here in metro Cobb County.

"The growing strength of our region’s supply chain and logistics ecosystem, coupled with assets like Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, will be important contributors to Vanderlande’s continued success at its North American headquarters and beyond."

What's Happening
District 33!
Video on absentee ballot changes for the
2021 election

Residents can currently apply to vote absentee in the November 2021 election. Many applied too early under new elections laws recently passed and those applications were rejected.
We talked with Elections Director Janine Eveler about absentee ballots, including the new time frames for applying for absentee ballots, when Cobb Elections can mail them out, the return process and new ID requirements on the application.
This video will highlight the new application form now available online and how voters will be notified if their application is rejected.

Hospitals and healthcare workers in Cobb County are at the breaking point. Cobb leaders came together to issue a message of support and hope. Help us move forward safely.

Please view by visiting

Community transmission of the COVID-19 virus in Cobb County is five times what is considered "high" and continues to increase. There have been steady increases in case rates, percent positive tests, emergency room visits, and hospitalizations.

Free COVID testing is currently available at Chuck Camp Park, 2270 Benson Poole Road in Smyrna from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays. Pre-registration is required, please click here. *Testing is free, but insurance will be billed.  Public Health officials hope to open more testing sites in the coming days.

Cobb and Douglas Public Health is now offering the Pfizer vaccine at various locations.
Congressman David Scott’s Inaugural Virtual College and Career Fair

Join us tomorrow, August 26 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST for Congressman David Scott’s inaugural College and Career Fair highlighting the merits of post-secondary options at 1890 HBCUs and other institutions throughout the University System of Georgia.
Save the date for a November remembrance event

United Military Care presents a "Give Thanks For Those Who Served" free event 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at East Cobb Park. Join us as we pause to remember the 80th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the 20th anniversary of 9-11, along with all who served and their families who waited on their return.

Enjoy the day at the park Bring the family and take photos with heroes. Special kid's area. Free lunch and desserts. Featuring live music. Additional Information is available at or (770) 973-0014. The park is located at 3322 Roswell Rd., Marietta.
Senator Doc Rhett
Team Cobb Commissioner Sheffield Canvassing the community about rental assistance!
Evictions moratorium comes to an end; where to get help!

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has ended the moratorium on evictions currently in place. Cobb's Chief Magistrate says evictions proceedings will resume, but still not at full capacity due to COVID health restrictions. 

Nonprofits partnering with Cobb County to get federal rental and utility assistance to those impacted by the pandemic have distributed 60 percent of the allocation. Help is still available and if you face eviction or are behind in utility payments seek help! 

To learn how to get help visit

During a recent briefing, the Sheriff’s Office explained the evictions process and its role in it. For details watch the video at


5 Steps To Take If You Can’t Afford Rent due to Covid 19 hardship

1. Communicate With Your Landlord

2. File a Declaration Form With Your Landlord

3. Apply for Rent Relief
Cobb County

The Cobb County agencies are
Must Ministries 
Star c
Center for family resources
Sweet water mission 770-819-0662 ext 16

Other agencies

 St.Vincent DePaul St. Vincent De Paul willing to help. Please share with those in need to call 770-268-0996, leave a message and state there need. They help people with car payments, insurance,

Zion keepers 
Email to request rental assistance 

4. Seek Legal Aid if you Need Help


5.If You’re Called to Court, Attend all Eviction Hearings
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