Senoia woman in critical condition after Hwy. 16 accident

The driver of this car had to be extricated by fireman after her vehicle collided with a tractor trailer on Ga. Highway 16 Wednesday afternoon. Police believe the driver of the car turned into the path of the big rig. Photo/Special.

A Senoia wwoman was critically injured in an April 17 crash on Ga. Highway 16 when her vehicle struck a tractor-trailer rig.

Senoia Police Maj. Steve Tomlin said officers responded at approximately 5:10 p.m. to the two-vehicle accident that occurred in the area of Hwy. 16 and Harper Road. Read More»

Senoia swats back at unusual lawsuit

Senoia city attorney Drew Whalen has filed a response to the March 15 lawsuit filed in Coweta County Superior Court by resident Don Rehman against the mayor and city council over a city ordinance that he maintains amounts to a requirement that all males within city limits be required to possess one ounce or more of marijuana. Whalen in the response said the city ordinance making possession of less than an ounce a misdemeanor is not in violation of state law and that Rehman is asking the court for an advisory opinion on what in his mind is a political issue or question. Read More»

Senoia family featured on ‘Family Feud’

A Senoia family will try to prove they have the right stuff as they try to take down a family from Michigan on the “Family Feud” television game show that will be aired April 22.

The Pope family from Senoia will face off against the Parker Family from Lansing, Mich., in front of a live studio audience in Atlanta with the chance to win up to $100,000 and a brand new car, along with some serious bragging rights, said Family Feud spokesperson Megan Barker. The show airs Monday, April 22 at 7 p.m. on WUPA (The CW 69). Read More»

Senoia Optimist Club names oratorical winners

Senoia Optimist Club names oratorical winners

Senoia Optimist Club President Tony Bell stands with winners of the club’s recent oratorical contest who centered their verbal skills to address “Why my voice is important.” Pictured with Bell, from left, are Jeremiah Murrell (Northgate High School), Josiah Millan (Northgate), Hope Hazelton (Coweta Charter Academy), Rachael Williams (East Coweta High School), Haley Potter (Northgate), Madison Fouche (East Coweta), Briana Spencer (Northgate), Emma Goodwin (East Coweta), Brittney Seguin (Northgate), Amanda Sechrest (Northgate), Meaghan Johnson (East Coweta) and Yehong Zhu (East Coweta). Read More»

Senoia gains statewide attention

It seems like Senoia is always making the news, including in stories outside Coweta County. Most recently the city was featured on the cover of the statewide Georgia Travel Guide. Now the city has been featured in the 2013 Economic Yearbook of “Georgia Trend” magazine. Read More»

Senoia tables hotel tax ordinance

The Senoia City Council last week tabled a proposed ordinance that would establish a Hotel/Motel Excise Tax. Tabled until the proposal can be researched further, the ordinance is expected to surface again in the near future.

As written, the tax would carry a rate of 3 percent on the price of room rental and would apply to a variety of lodging accommodations. Senoia currently has only bed and breakfast businesses and no hotels or motels. Read More»

Bigfoot sighted at Senoia council meeting

It was a most unusual meeting of the Senoia City Council on April 1 when the legendary Bigfoot appeared and took a seat among city residents. The bipedal beast at meeting’s end made his way to the dais and gave Mayor Robert Belisle a friendly hug. Photo/Ben Nelms.

It was a sight never seen before at a meeting of the Senoia City Council, or likely at any government meeting for that matter. But the April 1 council meeting included an unexpected guest, one whose visit prompted a unanimous vote to proclaim every April 1 as Bigfoot Day in Senoia.

For generations, Bigfoot has been the subject of folklore. But all that changed Monday night when the mythical creature entered the council chambers in the flesh and calmly took a seat among the city’s residents. Read More»

Marian Allene Smith, of Senoia

Marian Allene Smith, of Senoia, passed away April 3, 2013. She was born and raised in Atlanta. She lived 40 years of her life in Riverdale.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years James Ray Smith and grandson Stephen Roberson.

She is survived by her daughters Raylene and husband Robert Brown of Senoia and Rhonda and husband Doug Joyce of Flowery Branch; grandson Philip Roberson of Great Lakes, Ill.; great-grandchild Carley Roberson of Mechanicsville, Md. Read More»

Senoia man arrested for residential burglary

A Senoia man was arrested April 3 in connection with a residential burglary and is a suspect in four other residential burglaries that occurred in recent months on Senoia’s northeast side.

James A. Robinson, age 38, of Bridge Street, was charged with burglary, theft by receiving stolen property and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, according to Senoia Police Det. Jason Ercole. Read More»

Senoia water tower to become restaurant, bar with a view

Now surplused property by the city, Senoia’s 110-foot tower will be converted by Scott Tigchelaar’s company, Historic Development Ventures, LLC, into a restaurant at the tower’s base and a bar above that overlooks Senoia’s skyline. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Ever since Scott Tigchelaar was a kid he wanted a water tower. That dream came true recently when his company purchased the old water tower in downtown Senoia that was put out for bid by the Senoia City Council last year as surplus property. As for the 110-foot water tower, look for it to be transformed in the future into a restaurant on ground level with a bar in the tower’s bowl that will provide a scenic view of the surrounding area. Read More»

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