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Construction underway on Senoia's Gin Property

The home under construction at the Gin Property adjacent to downtown Senoia is the first of six homes set to be built in coming months. The Gin Property is the location of the 2010 and 2012 Southern Living Magazine Idea House recipients. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It may be a small residential development by most standards, but due to its location adjacent to downtown Senoia, the construction of six new homes on the Gin Property is significant.

Of the six new homes, five will be located on Lower Creek Trail immediately to the west of the brownstones, one of which was the Southern Living Magazine “2010 Idea House.” The sixth home will be located on Morgan Street, immediately south of the brownstones and adjacent to Southern Living’s “2012 Idea House.” Read More»

Labor commissioner talks in Senoia about employment gains

Ga. Dept. of Labor Commissioner Mark Butler spoke Monday at the meeting of the Coweta-Fayette Rotary Club. Butler updated the group on ongoing DOL initiatives to combat unemployment and boost the skills of Georgia workers. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Georgia Dept. of Labor (DOL) Commissioner Mark Butler spoke to the Coweta-Fayette Rotary Club Monday night, updating the group on DOL initiatives designed to combat unemployment and boost the skills needed for the Georgia job market which is becoming increasingly high-tech.

Butler noted that, with high employment from the Great Recession and with the trust fund depleted in 2009, the state had to borrow money from the federal government to meet unemployment insurance obligations. That amount plus interest amounted to nearly $1 billion. Read More»

William L. Tinsley, 65, of Senoia

William L. "Bill" Tinsley, 65, of Senoia passed away Friday, November 1, 2013 at Piedmont Newnan Hospital.  He was born April 16, 1948 in Newnan to William B. Tinsley, Jr.  & the late Joyce Morgan Tinsley.

Bill grew up in Senoia and was a member of Sharpsburg Baptist Church.  He worked for Delta Airlines for over 34 years as a machinist and later helped coordinate and manage the Delta Museum. Bill's ability to repair anything mechanical was known by neighbors & friends afar.  He helped establish "Big T" Community airstrip and enjoyed flying the airplane that he restored.    Read More»

Senoia mayor candidates grilled at forum

Senoia mayoral candidates, from left, Suzanne Helfman, Larry Owens and Don Rehman squared-off in a forum Thursday night. Photo/Ben Nelms.

A packed house of Senoia voters Thursday heard from the three candidates vying for the mayor’s seat to be decided in the Nov. 5 election. Councilman Larry Owens, Senoia Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Chair Suzanne Helfman and retired Col. Don Rehman responded to questions in the forum hosted by the Senoia Forums Group and sponsored by the Senoia Area Business Association.
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Senoia vet joins protest over treatment of fellow veterans

Senoia resident Marshall Huckaby (L) and his friend Bill Brantley of Miami were two of the many veterans to assemble at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 13 during the “government shutdown” to protest the treatment  of the remains of American soldiers killed on Oct. 5 in Afghanistan and returned to Dover Air Force Base. Photo/Special.

For Senoia resident Marshall Huckaby it was a matter of taking a stand. The Vietnam veteran joined countless other veterans in Washington, D.C. Oct. 8 to express their outrage and shame over the treatment received by the families of fallen soldiers at Dover Air Force Base during the recent government shutdown. Read More»

All 3 Senoia mayor candidates to appear at Oct. 17 forum

Voters in Senoia will get only one chance to hear from all three candidates vying for the mayor’s seat on the Senoia City Council. That opportunity will come Oct. 17 at a candidates forum hosted by the Senoia Forums Group.

Councilman Larry Owens, Senoia Downtown Development Authority Chair Suzanne Helfman and retired Col. Don Rehman will square-off at the forum to be held in the courtroom of the Senoia municipal building located at 505 Howard Road. The forum will begin at 7 p.m. Read More»

Senoia Optimists host barbecue fundraiser Oct. 19

The Senoia Optimist Club, “Friend of Youth,” will host its fall barbecue on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Masonic Lodge in downtown Senoia. The lodge is located at 19 Main Street – between Hollberg’s Furniture and Senoia Coffee & Café. Read More»

Senoia OK's $215K for redesign of Hwy. 16/Pylant St.

The intersection at Pylant Street and Ga. Highway 16 in Senoia has long been a traffic safety concern. Remedying the concerns by reconfiguring the intersection and replacing the bridge a short distance away came closer to reality Monday when the Senoia City County awarded a $215,000 design and engineering contract to AMEC Environment and Infrastructure, Inc.

The vote Monday night will begin the process for the $1.7 million project that will likely take several years to complete. Read More»

Coweta eyes path extension linking Senoia to PTC

Armed with grant money, Coweta County is poised to explore the construction of a golf cart path linking Senoia to Peachtree City’s vaunted cart path system.

Peachtree City Manager Jim Pennington said Coweta has already begun planning the path, which would run along Rockaway Road. There is a tunnel along Rockaway that reaches under Ga. Highway 74 to reach the rest of the city’s path system on the south side of town. Read More»

Smooth ride in Senoia for Cruisin' to the Oldies 2013

Smooth ride in Senoia for Cruisin' to the Oldies 2013

That’s something you don’t see every day. But plenty of people did see the Batmobile at the annual “Cruisin’ to the Oldies” car show in Senoia held Sept. 28. The unique vehicle was one of nearly 300 that lined downtown streets. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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