Donors sought for Senoia Optmist blood drive Aug. 5

Amanda Minix (left) and her grandmother Olitta Bennett (former Senoia police chief) came together to the last Senoia Area blood drive that was held in May at the Senoia United Methodist Church. Donors are encouraged to participate in the next area drive, sponsored by the Senoia Optimist Club, on August 5th. Photo/Special.

The Optimist Club of Senoia will sponsor a blood drive for the Senoia area on August 5. The community drive will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the Senoia United Methodist Church from 1 to 6 p.m. Read More»

Stories and songs for the summer

Stories and songs for the summer

There is a lot more to “Story Time” that just listening to interesting stories. These youngsters began the weekly activity at the Senoia Library with a song that was geared to set the mood for the story that followed. Story Time is held each Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Coweta charter school finishing major expansion

A significant part of the expansion of the Coweta Charter Academy in Senoia is the addition of a 36,000 sq. ft. classroom building. The school’s student population is increasing rapidly and will provide K-6 classes beginning in August. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The large expansion of the Coweta Charter Academy at Senoia is nearly complete, and with it students old and new will return to class in August to find a new 36,000 sq. ft. classroom building and a host of other additions to the school.

Principal Tiffany Pollock on Wednesday reviewed the expansion of the campus on Ga. Highway 16 and the inclusion of more academic offerings to accommodate the 660 students who will attend during the 2013-2014 school year.

“I couldn’t be any prouder, and I’m so excited for the opportunities we will continue to bring to the community,” Pollock said. Read More»

Bikers tour Senoia

Bikers tour Senoia

These were but a few of the nearly 350 riders participating July 13 in the Senoia Century bike ride sponsored by SouthSide Cycling to benefit the non-profit Pedal for Pets organization. The cyclists assembled at Senoia United Methodist Church and set off on their tour of the city that has become home to the fourth season of “The Walking Dead” television show. Photo/Special.

Criminal theft charges mount up against former FCHS AD Darren Handley

Charges against recently resigned Fayette County High School Athletic Director and Assistant Principal Darren A. Handley keep mounting up.

Handley now faces five charges of theft by taking in connection to approximately $10,000 stolen from several of the school’s athletic accounts and a separate charge brought by Senoia Police for felony theft by conversion of nearly $8,000 from a homeowners association in Senoia for which Handley was the former treasurer. Read More»

Film company coming to downtown Senoia

Film distribution service company Go 2 Studios announced Tuesday it will establish an office in Senoia.

Company president Latanya Potts said Go 2 Studios is a leading mainstream film distribution outlet servicing companies such as Redbox, Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Netflix and an array of other nationally-acclaimed television networks. Read More»

New hotel chain will call Senoia its home

“Southern Living” magazine announced Friday the realization of Southern Living Hotel Collection. A total of 15 upscale, independent hotels are charter members of the collection and the offices for the hotel collection will be located in Senoia. Read More»

Serenading Senoia

Serenading Senoia

Seven Handle Circus was one of the groups bringing music to the streets in Senoia June 15 for the first-ever Senoia Social, a concert benefiting Camp Southern Ground, which is a camp designed to blend special needs children with their able-bodied counterparts. CSG, the brainchild of music superstar Zac Brown and his family, is expected to open next year in rural Fayette County. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Kennesaw State coming to Senoia for film industry classes

Kennesaw State University is coming to Senoia to be part of the growing movie and television industry that is expanding in Coweta and Fayette counties. The university will be partnering with Senoia Enterprises to bring its entertainment business courses to the city beginning next spring.

Kennesaw State University’s Joel A. Katz Music and Entertainment Business (MEBUS) program is partnering with Senoia Enterprises, Inc., to provide a home base for executive education courses in entertainment business, according to the university. Read More»

Senoia invaded . . . by fun-seekers

Senoia invaded . . . by fun-seekers

An unprecedented number of visitors to Senoia flooded into the downtown area June 15 for the first of what is expected to be the annual Senoia Social, a day of live music to benefit Camp Southern Ground for disabled children. A project of Grammy award-winning artist Zac Brown, the fundraiser featured a host of bands on Brown’s record label. The camp is located in central Fayette and serves specials needs children. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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