Senoia

Senoia approves 241-home subdivision

There is beginning to be incremental evidence that the sobering downturn in the residential housing market due to the Great Recession is taking a turn for the better. A bit of that evidence of came March 4 by way of the Senoia City Council and the approval of the 241-home Fieldstone Estates subdivision that will be located on Ga. Highway 16 West.

The approval paves the way for future development of the 268-acre property that is expected to be the eventual site of 241 homes on lots of up to one-half acre. The anticipated price range of the homes is $140,000-160,000. Read More»

Senoia Enterprises receives economic development award

Senoia Enterprises President Scott Tigchelaar (center) received the 2013 Economic Development Award at the 2013 South Metro Development Outlook conference held Feb. 20 at the Ga. International Convention Center in College Park. Also pictured are The Collaborative Firm managing partner Michael Hightower (L) and Coweta County Commission Chairman Bob Blackburn who presented the award. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The annual South Metro Development Outlook conference was held Feb. 20 at the Ga. International Convention Center in College Park. Serving on the panel addressing metro Atlanta and Georgia’s burgeoning film industry was Senoia Enterprises President Scott Tigchelaar, whose company received an award for Outstanding Commitment to Economic Development.

Tigchelaar during the film industry segment of the day-long conference was joined by panelists such as Georgia Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Director Lee Thomas and Tyler Perry Studios location scout Jason Underwood. Read More»

Margaret Helen Jastrzebski, age 88 of Senoia

Margaret Helen Jastrzebski, age 88 of Senoia, Ga. passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 at Cartersville Medical Center.

Mrs. Jastrzebski was cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

She is survived by her sons, Walter Jastrzebski of Canton, John Jastrzebski of Woodstock, William Jastrzebski of Rydell; daughters, Joellen Rosemas of Senoia, Patricia Johnson of Chunchula, Ala.; sister, Betty Millwood of Russelville, Ky., also surviving are 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Read More»

Senoia featured in state travel guide

Senoia featured in state travel guide

The Southern Ground Social Club in Senoia was the setting for the unveiling Feb. 11 of the 2013 edition of the Georgia Travel Guide. Presented as a pair this year, one cover features the hit television series “The Walking Dead” being filmed in and around the city while the other features country music artist Zac Brown. Showing off the new travel guide is, from left, Newnan Coweta Chamber of Commerce board member Dean Jackson, Senoia City Councilman Maurice Grover, Ga. Dept. Read More»

Idea House gives donation to Camp Southern Ground

Idea House gives donation to Camp Southern Ground

A check for more than $37,000 from proceeds of the 2012 Idea House located on the Gin Property in Senoia was presented Feb. 8 to Camp Southern Ground on behalf of Southern Living Magazine. Pictured, from left, are Brian Jagt of Senoia Enterprises, Southern Living’s Kristen Payne, Scott Tigchelaar of Senoia Enterprises, Senoia Downtown Development Authority Chairman Suzanne Helfman and Camp Southern Ground’s Jean Peck. Photo/Special.

Philip John Lewandowski, of Senoia

Philip John Lewandowski, of Senoia, Ga. passed away on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.

He was born in Toledo, Ohio on April 24, 1946.

Philip graduated from Anthony Wayne High School in 1964 and from the University of Toledo in 1969 with a BA Degree in Statistics with Engineering background and was captain of the golf team his senior year. Read More»

Enjoying a ‘Winter Wonderland’

Enjoying a ‘Winter Wonderland’

The Freeman Sasser building in Senoia was packed Feb. 1 when students of the Coweta Charter Academy were joined by their parents for the school’s first Winter Wonderland Ball. The highlight of the evening came when moms danced with their sons and dads danced with their daughters. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Senoia purchases land for new ball fields

The idea of establishing new ball fields in Senoia is something that has been on the minds of city council members for more than a year. And the time to make their move came Feb. 4 when council members voted unanimously to purchase nearly 63 acres on Ga. Highway 16 as a future recreation facility.

The 62.8-acre property, located across Hwy. 16 from the Coweta Charter Academy, was part of a 268-acre site slated for development as a conservation subdivision. The purchase came with a price tag of $376,800. Read More»

Eye on the ball for Cupid Chase

Eye on the ball for Cupid Chase

Colorful clowns were just part of the excitement Saturday morning in Senoia as a few hundred participants turned out in frigid temperatures for the Cupid Chase, a 5K run and 1-mile walk fundraiser for the Citizens United in Research for Epilepsy (CURE). The event was organized by Mikki Lewis, whose daughter Hadley was diagnosed with epilepsy while in kindergarten in 2008. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Robert Beasley of Senoia

Mr. Robert Beasley of Senoia, Ga. passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2013. He was a World War II Veteran and a Veteran of the Korean War.

He is survived by two sons, Jonathan Beasley and Karl Beasley; two grandchildren, Hanna and Alison Beasley and two brothers, Grady and Ike Beasley.

There will be a Graveside Service for Mr. Robert Beasley on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the Georgia National Cemetery located in Canton, Georgia. Read More»