Senoia

Senoia OKs $2.5M budget

The Senoia mayor and council approved the budget Dec. 15 for fiscal year 2015. The budget increased from last year’s by 7.82 percent. The 2015 budget’s general fund (the government’s chief operating fund) is $2,538,200, which is $55,900 more than 2014’s budget of $2,482,300.

Part of the increase has to do with the addition of a new police officer–something that Senoia Police Chief Jason Edens Read More»

Senoia honors employees

Senoia honors employees

From left, Officer of the year Chance Leveilland, Chief of Police Jason Edens, employee of the year Valerie Burns and Senoia Mayor Larry Owens. Senoia Officer Chance Leveillard and Public Safety Clerk Valerie Burns were honored with officer of the year and employee of the year at Senoia's Dec. 15 council meeting. Photo/Bethan Adams. 

Senoia tour of homes is Dec. 14

It’s the time of year to step back into Senoia’s residential history. The annual Senoia Candlelight Tour of Homes will be held Dec. 14.

The annual event will run from 5-8 p.m. and will include the following locations:

-Senoia United Methodist Church, Bridge and Seavy Streets, Circa1897

-Atkinson-Rogers House, 351 Seavy Street, Circa 1870

-Towns-Serenity House, 83 Barnes Street, Circa1840

-Massengale-Harvey House, 225 Pylant Street, Circa 1867

-Freeman-Fiorini House, 279 Pylant Street, Circa 1924

-Cooper-Cottrill House, 111 Baggarly Way, Circa 1920 Read More»

A holiday tradition

A holiday tradition

The Clydesdales were back in Senoia again this Christmas season. Two of the large horses were on hand Dec. 6 for the “Light Up Senoia” event. Before the final walk along Main Street, long lines formed with people anxious to have their photo taken with the famous horses. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Kenneth Odell Baker II, age 51, of Senoia

Kenneth Odell Baker II

Kenneth Odell Baker II (Kenny), age 51, of Senoia, Ga., passed away on Tuesday, December 02, 2014, in Fayetteville, Ga.

He was born in Huntington, W. Va., to Kenneth and Lois Baker. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lois Baker. Read More»

Time to 'Light Up Senoia'

Expect Senoia’s downtown area to look a lot like Christmas on Dec. 6 as the festivities associated with the annual Light Up Senoia event get underway. The action begins at approximately 1:30 p.m. with the Clydesdales (weather permitting). The many activities will continue through the afternoon and end with the annual parade (rain or shine) at dusk. Photo/Ben Nelms.

When it comes to the festivities leading up to Christmas, Senoia is one place that should be on everyone’s list. The Christmas season begins Dec. 6 with the many activities included in the annual Light Up Senoia event.

First up from approximately 1:30-3:30 p.m. will be the return of the world-famous Clydesdales (weather permitting). Their appearance is always a hit and has drawn more than 1,000 people in past years during each visit. Read More»

Council approves plan to expand downtown area

An artistic rendering of the Senoia Main Street project. Graphic/Submitted.

Senoia will be expanding downtown off of Main Street.

At the council meeting Dec. 1, the Senoia mayor and council unanimously approved development plans for a duo residential and commercial space.

The roughly 6,000 sq. ft. space sits on Main and Barnes Street, roughly two lots north of the Senoia Coffee Company and by the parking lot across from the Veranda Inn. Read More»

All we want for Christmas...

Gracie Wilson talks to Santa at the Coweta County Senior Center. Tony Bell, dressed as Santa, surprised Wilson and others at the monthly Senior Center luncheon. Photo/Submitted.

Santa surprises seniors at weekly luncheon

A surprise visitor came to Wednesday’s luncheon at the Coweta County Senior Center in Senoia.

“I never saw a room with so many 29-year-olds,” said Santa, as he entered the Senior Center.

There were lots of smiles and candy canes as Santa visited each table.

Later, seniors and guests had the opportunity to tell Santa what they wanted for Christmas.

Some requests included a brand new Corvette with gas, “a happy Christmas for all my family,” and even an Easy-Bake Oven.

Doing the honors as Santa was Tony Bell.
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Movie town

This church was just one of the many sets built in Senoia this year for the filming of “The Walking Dead.” Photo/Ben Nelms.

This church was just one of the many sets built in Senoia this year for the filming of “The Walking Dead.” Photo/Ben Nelms.

Light Up Senoia

Holiday event, ft. Clydesdales

Light Up Senoia is Saturday, Dec. 6. The food court next to City Hall opens at noon, and the famous Budweiser Clydesdales are coming from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., weather permitting, and will be available for photos.

The holiday festivities include a food court (which opens at noon), music from East Coweta High School’s band, lighting of the tree, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, pony rides and face painting.

There will also be a Santa’s Workshop at the Masonic Lodge next to the library. Read More»

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