One of the most talked-about subjects in our Facebook group is restaurants. MIC’s Economic Development Committee decided to visit Mableton restaurants periodically, and provide some basic information about them — or in other words, “shine a spotlight” on the restaurants in our community. MIC does not endorse the restaurants; the Spotlight exists simply to introduce Mabletonians to restaurants in Mableton.
Today’s spotlight is Mr. Beale’s Texas BBQ.
When we went: Thursday, April 19th, 12:15pm
Chef: Mr. Beale!
Our meals: Baby Back Ribs, green beans, baked sweet potato / Chopped Beef Brisket sandwich on potato roll, green beans
Delivery/Takeout: Call-in available for takeout or home delivery via doordash.com, grubhub.com, and seamless.com
Location: Publix shopping center, 5015 Floyd Road SW, #620, Mableton GA 30126
Hours: Su 1pm-6pm, Mo-Th 11am-8pm, Fr-Sa 11am-9pm
Food Safety Score: 99/A – 11.1.17
Ambience: very basic; décor appears to represent the owner’s interests and history (Atlanta Falcons, UGA Football, military service)
Wifi: not detected
Parking info: plenty
Experience: food is ordered at the back counter, meal is served at your table or booth in a Styrofoam container. BBQ sauce is served on the side, and there are many other optional sauces at the counter. Portions not overly large, but rather, reasonable in size and price. Both the brisket and ribs had the requisite “smoke ring”, very tender. Sides were very tasty, seasoned well, and very fresh. When Mr. Beale came in while we were there, he was very cordial in saying a welcoming hello as he walked in the door, and the young lady serving us provided very quick customer service.
The Cobb Schools Foundation recently recognized the Volunteer of the Year at all Cobb County Schools. These volunteers have dedicated countless hours to our students and our schools. Please join MIC in congratulating them and thanking them for their work for our children and community. Here are the Volunteers for the Year for Mableton area schools:
Bryant Elementary School – Leroy “Tre” Hutchins
Clay Elementary School – Laura Zhiss
Harmony Leland Elementary School – Ericka Santiago
Mableton Elementary School – Maryra Recinos
Riverside Intermediate School – Perry Paul
Riverside Primary School – Alondra Reyes
Floyd Middle School – Jennifer Smith
Lindley 6th Grade Academy – Toni Russell
Pebblebrook High School – Mickie McDaniel
South Cobb High School – Felicia Dennis
Great news for the Buckner Road area – sidewalks on Buckner Road are coming! The Board of Commissioners recently approved funding for the project from the 2016 SPLOST funds. Sidewalks, curbs, gutters and drainage improvements will be constructed along Buckner Road from Veterans Memorial Highway to Kilrush Drive on the North/West side of the road and from Veterans Memorial Highway to Rosie Lane on the South/East side of the road. Engineering work will begin in the fall of 2018 and construction will start in the fall of 2019. Click here to see the plans.
The market will open June 7th and that is just around the corner. Market days will be Thursdays, 8:30am til 12:30pm at the Mable House Complex, 5239 Floyd Road. We’ll be doubling SNAP EBT transactions again this season. If you are growing fresh produce and want to sell at the market, click here for more information. All Market vendors must grow or produce what they sell. The 2018 Market is generously sponsored by John Thornton Chevrolet.
District 4 Commissioner Lisa Cupid has announced that she will present 3 State of the District Addresses in April and May. The dates and times published in Commissioner Cupid’s email newsletter are as follows:
South Cobb Rotary
Austell Presbyterian Village
Noon, Thursday, April 19
Cobb Chamber South Cobb Council
General Charge: $30
11:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 1
Open to All – No Charge
South Cobb Recreation Center
7:00 p.m, Tuesday, May 8
For questions, please contact Commissioner Cupid at email@example.com.
MIC volunteers are confirming candidates for the Candidates Forum on May 3rd at the South Cobb Community Center in Mableton. Doors open at 6:30 with the program beginning at 7pm. MIC is partnering with the Austell Community Taskforce on this important Election Year event. The Primary Election is May 22nd and its purpose is to select the Democratic and Republican Party candidates for the General Election in November. Here is a list of candidates for the Mableton/Riverside area State Senate, State House, and Cobb County School Board races:
Georgia State Senate – District 33
Michael Rhett (D) (I) https://www.drmichaelrhett.com/
Georgia State Senate – District 38
Horacena Tate (D) (I) http://www.horacenatate.com/
Gabriel Lavine (D) http://gabriellavine.com/
Travis Klavohn (R) http://travisklavohn.com/
Georgia State House – District 38
David Wilkerson (D) (I) http://www.wilkersonforcobb.com/
Georgia State House – District 39
Erica Thomas (D) (I) http://www.electericathomas.com/
Tray S. Deadwyler (D) https://www.facebook.com/trayfor39/
Shelia Edwards (D) http://www.electsheliaedwards.com/
James “J.W.” Morrow Jr. (R) none available
Victoria Randle (D) https://www.facebook.com/victoria.randle.581
Georgia State House – District 40
Matt Bentley (R) https://www.votemattbentley.com/
Taryn Bowman (R) http://bowmanforhouse.com/
Erick E. Allen (D) http://allenforgeorgia.com/
Sandra Bullock (D) none available
Cobb County Board of Education – Post 2
Jaha Howard (D) https://www.jahahoward.com/
Angelia Pressley (D) http://www.angeliapressley4boarded.com/
Compiled with best available information; please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any updates/corrections.
The Mableton Improvement Coalition, Inc. is a community-based, nonprofit, non-partisan organization that does not endorse candidates. This information is provided as a public service.
Mark your calendars for our Adopt-a-Mile cleanup Saturday, May 5th, starting promptly at 9:00am. We will meet in the Kroger Shopping Center parking lot area adjacent to the Autobell Car Wash on Floyd Road.
With your help, it takes only about an hour for MIC volunteers to pick up the accumulated trash and your help will be greatly appreciated. Floyd Road will look a whole lot better when we are done. Wear sturdy shoes or boots and bring gloves if you like. We provide safety vests, latex gloves, trash bags, bottled water — and a cheerful welcome.
Participants must be at least 13 years of age and those under 18 must have a signed parental consent and release of liability. We have the form if needed.
Please contact Jeff Padgett if you plan to participate or if you have any questions/concerns. If we know you’re coming, we’ll keep you posted concerning rescheduling in case of inclement weather.
At the hearing this morning, both April cases before the Cobb County Planning Commission were postponed until May 1st. Punky Pooh, LLC (Z-3) is an application for townhouses next to the fire station on Mableton Parkway. The MIC Zoning Committee is hoping for more details on this project, so that we can better understand its impact on Glore Circle and how the buildings might best be placed on the property. Aziz Farista (Z-11) has applied for commercial zoning for the Old Bankhead Clinic at 1021 Veterans Memorial Highway SE. This property was mistakenly designated as residential years ago when the county adopted its zoning code. MIC has asked for additional conditions on any approval, in order improve the appearance of the property and to avoid certain uses, such as liquor stores, used tire sales, etc. For more information about these cases and other MIC Zoning Committee work, email us.
The HOA Network (HOAN) Board held its first community forum for HOA-governed and non-governed communities on March 1. It was a great start, with a standing room only crowd. Board members from 19 HOAs and several non-HOAs represented their neighborhoods to hear best practices on community safety. Special thanks to Major Stuart VanHoozer, Cobb County Precinct 2 Commander; and Louis Defense, Smyrna’s Public Information Officer, accompanying officers; and Flock Safety Systems, who gave outstanding presentations on what HOA’s can do to better monitor and protect their neighborhoods. Currently, we are working on building out the HOAN infrastructure, including website page and gathering resource information for you. Stay tuned for more to come soon! Questions? Email Ray Thomas.